Diet drinks can make thicker middles, not thinner ones

Diet drinks may be free of calories but they are not free of consequences.

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What is one to do?  Decide for yourself what battles you are fighting right now.  Take one unhealthy habit and work at replacing it with a healthier one.  For some people, cold turkey is the way to go.  Others need more of a “dip the toe in water” approach.

If you would like to reduce or eliminate the negative effects of diet drinks, decide if you are going to quit cold turkey or gradually.  Then, pick a day, soon.  And start.  Take each decision one day at time.  Then one day becomes two days, becomes a week, becomes a month.  Be ready to push your restart button for slips ups.  Don’t throw in the towel, just restart.  3 steps forward and one step back is still two steps forward.

And don’t just quit the bad habit, replace it with a healthier one.  If you are trying to stop drinking diet coke, and you are tempted to drink, have pure water instead or some pure herbal tea-hot or iced.  .Don’t replace your diet cola with cola.  Two of my favorite replacements for diet pop is  water with a drop or two of Young Living’s Tangerine Oil and Boresha’s Nuvo Gene Tea. 

Tom and Vicki Dau are the founders of TeamDau Wellness in business of “Busting the Barriers to Release your Potential.” 

Barriers may be manifesting as stress, weight gain, lack of quality sleep, low energy or pain.  Visit their Website or Contact them for more information.  630-745-1120

Cortisol not welcomed here!

When we are under stress, our bodies product cortisol, which tends to deposit fat in the gut.  By reducing the physical effects of stress, we can release weight, or not put it on to begin with.  Two very effective products from Young Living are:

Stress Away:  This unique blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba, and other pure essential oils relieves daily stress, encourages relaxation, and reduces nervous tension.   Apply generously to wrists, temples, neck, or any desired area as needed.


 

Life 5: contains 5 of the most health-promoting and viable probiotic strains ever combined in a single capsule.  Three are considered “super strains” for their ability to not only adhere and out colonize harmful bacteria in the intestines, but to also promote and improve the adherence of other friendly bacteria as well.  These “super strains” boost immunity, improve nutrient absorption and relieve bowel distress.  It is even safe for children and proven that giving probiotic bacteria to children may actually help “prevent allergic disease.”

Order at http://www.youngliving.com/teamdau or Contact Vicki 630-745-8281

Tom and Vicki Dau are the founders of TeamDau Wellness in business of “Busting the Barriers to Release your Potential.” 

Barriers may be manifesting as stress, weight gain, lack of quality sleep, low energy or pain.  Visit their Website or Contact them for more information.  630-745-1120

Eight is the optimum

Kids?  Glasses of water?  How about hours of rest EACH NIGHT- not per week!  Do you know how important sleep is?  Experts agree that we need a minimum of 6 hours a night, with 8-10 hours being optimum.  Just how important is sleep?  and what are the effects of losing it?  Check out the article  from the American Psychological Association of Why Sleep is Important.

We are so very grateful for the plethora, you like that word, plethora?  We are so very grateful for the plethora of resources at our fingertips to combat our lack of quality sleep.

  • My favorite Young Living Essential Oil is Peace & Calming.   I put a drop on the bottoms of my feet and even on my chest or ears every night.  LOVE the blend of orange, tangerine, patchouli and ylang ylang and blue tansy
  • If my brain won’t shut down, I rub Tranquil Roll-on right on my temples.  If I run it down my jaw as well, I get the added benefit of not clenching my teeth in the night- Double bonus!
  • We keep our cell phones and any electronic equipment, except our clock radio, out of our bedroom.  The electromagnetic energy that is emitted from those devices has a negative effect on our systems and to be exposed to that all night long is not a good idea.
  • Releasing 90 lbs for me and 49 for Tom

    Releasing 49 pounds

    accounts for less snoring and better night’s sleep that is for sure.

  • Can’t wait to get the Nikken sleep system.Plan to start out with the eye mask  but then we want to invest in the mattress topper, pillows and comforters. I got a 5 minute Japanese energy treatment which mimics the effects of a full night’s sleep on the sleep system and felt the positive effects on my body for 2 days following the brief treatment!!

Vicki Dau and her husband Tom started their TeamDau Wellness Weight Release Program in July of 2010.  Based on the HCG Protocol of Dr. ATW Simeons, they have added tracking materials, a cookbook and support to help their members reach their ideal created weight and stay there.  Their mission is to bring Hope and Truth to the frustrated and discouraged.  More information can be found on their Comprehensive website  Order Nikken products directly here.   Order Young Living Products directly here.

Speed Eating

Busy, busy, busy.  On the go.  Squeeze one more thing in.  Oh, shoot, I need to eat first, or I haven’t all day and I am starving but don’t have the time to sit down and eat.  Grab and go.  Shove it in, shove it down.  Did I even taste a bite of it?  I read a part of a book once, “The Slow Down Diet.”  The concepts made sense, but I didn’t finish the book and implement the ideas ’cause I didn’t have the time…

Shoveling the food down not only denies us the sensual pleasure of the tastes and textures of the food we are eating, but prevents us from digesting our food properly, if we have chewed it into halfway digestible pieces to begin with.  Poorly digested food manifests into bad bacteria in our gut and can lead to inflammation and disease.  It is kept at bay by good bacteria.  If it is not, it can cause stomach ulcers, gastric cancer, candida, hormone disruption, chronic fatigue, gastro-intestinal issues like constipation and diarrhea.  A certain virus in our gut has even been linked to obesity, turning normal cells into fat cells.   Like we need anymore of those to be multiplying.  Negative bacteria has long-term consequences and proper microbial balance is imperative.  Enter Young Living’s Life 5 Probiotic. It contains 5 of the most health-promoting and viable probiotic strains ever combined in a single capsule.  Three are considered “super strains” for their ability to not only adhere and out colonize harmful bacteria in the intestines, but to also promote and improve the stickiness of other friendly bacteria as well.  These “super strains” boost immunity, improve nutrient absorption and relieve bowel distress.  It is even safe for kids and proven that giving probiotic bacteria to children may actually help “prevent allergic disease.”    So, slow it down, chew it up and take a Life 5 before you go to bed.

Remedy for Speed Eating

Tom and Vicki Dau are the founders of TeamDau Wellness, partners on the journey to optimal health.  Their family of 9 has been antibiotic free for 23 years and they collectively have dropped 240 pounds last year.  They wish to help you improve the quality of live especially in the areas of low energy, lack of quality sleep, pain or weight gain. Consider them “wellness brokers”  offering personalized protocols and support on the journey to optimal health.

Visit their Website or Contact them for more information.  630-745-1120