Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Plastic-Free Meals

Although it is very hard to avoid living with plastic, its important to understand its impact on our health. When you consider the chemicals in plastic, you should also note they are released while being used and heated.

It has been noted many times before that scratches in plastic containers can be problematic and difficult to clean. Food and drinks stored in plastic absorb the chemicals of the container. When used in microwaves, heat releases the toxins of the compound that is plastic. It is a product that touches every member of the family and pose a high risk to pregnant women, babies and young children whose hormone and early brain development can be effected. Yes, there are concerns but also practical ways to avoid using it.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can speak to landfills and other impacts plastic has on our environment. However, you can imagine how that summary might go, and frankly, I'm on their side. Americans annually send an estimated 29 million tons of plastic to the landfill. It deteriorates but never fully breaks down. It is one of the least recycled forms of packaging, due to its numerous recycling codes and disposable convenience. -Just consider how many of us return plastic grocery bags to the store. BPA molecules are linked to form the plastic, but some molecules can escape and leach into food contents. BPA is a known hormone disruptor that has been tied to miscarriage, prostate and breast cancer, obesity and in children, behavioral and cognitive problems. If the plastic is worn, scratched, repeatedly washed or heated, leaching is more likely.

Plastic has its place, but not as much as we have given it. It's a wonderfully versatile compound that works well and with many uses. Styrofoam takeout containers pose an issue too. So my advice is cut down exposure whenever possible. I opt for glass or stainless steel reusables in the kitchen wherever possible. I rather wrap sandwiches in parchment which keeps sandwiches from drying out. I like cloth lunch bags that wash clean in the laundry. Bamboo utensils and stainless steel snack containers are great options too. These alternative products are easily available.

Lastly, I transfer products to my preferred storage containers when I get them home such as with milk, juice and cereals. There are so many fun storage containers on the market that will add style to your kitchen and pantry without breaking the budget. I say, take advantage of the green home options available and have fun being proactive!

Sources: SimplyPure Water Purification System,; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,; United Nations Environment Programme,; Healthy Child Healthy World,; Our Stolen Future,

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Simple Truths

Good-day everyone! I believe you'll all enjoy this video. Truly, the right perspective makes for a successful transformation! If you're financial challenges seem overwhelming, consider becoming an Independent Consultant today!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Welcome to Beyond Organic

I would like to introduce you to Beyond Organic. Beyond Organic's commitment is to produce healthy and delicious foods that you can be proud to feed your family and friends! Beyond Organic and I am here to help you achieve your goals, so together we can transform the health of this nation one life at a time, but that’s just the beginning!
We believe that changing your diet is only the first step. We want to help you achieve what we call 3 Dimensional Success:
  1. Change your Diet - by consuming healthy Beyond Organic foods for you and your family
  2. Change your Life - by becoming educated and achieving financial goals you have set for yourself
  3. Change your World - by living out our mission to feed, clothe, and shelter widows and orphans around the world
Whether you join for our one-of-a-kind product line or you already have your eyes set on your own personal peak of success--I encourage you to consult my website as your enroller and/or sponsor, as well as Beyond Organic customer service, as a means of supporting you in your own personal journey. This is an opportunity to achieve your dreams, and I'm here to help you every step of the way.

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I look forward to celebrating your achievements and empowering you to create 3 Dimensional Success in your life!
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Make Healthy Food Choices Using MyPlate

Click on MyPlate above to start tracking your super.

So you've completed your Cleansing Fast for 2012. Now you want to maintain the progress you've made by making healthy food choices. You are what you eat and how you eat, I might add. First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative and Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin have stepped out with a new food icon called MyPlate which offers a visual reminder to make healthy food choices when you choose your next meal. Check out both videos below!

MyPlate can help prioritize food choices by reminding us to make half of our plate fruits and vegetables and shows us the  other important food groups for a well-balanced meal: whole grains, lean proteins, and low fat dairy. To say the least, this is a tremendous move forward in the battle against obesity. 

Below: The White House Chef uses MyPlate to create school lunches.

What I really like about MyPlate is that it's so easy to follow. This is effortless as it's gonna get. In the end, the rest really is up to you. MyPlate just seems to simplify something that was not really complicated from the beginning. It's all the @*#(%? delicious choices on the grocery shelf that makes us forget about the better choices. So this gives you the support you need to build on all you have accomplished. -Keep going! Use the SuperTracker to help you go the distance. (click the MyPlate icon at the top to start tracking your meal)

Lastly, sign-up for the Beyond Organic Preferred Customer Value Pack with FREE Membership. You will be amazed at the difference it makes.