Am I making any Vitamin D? Helpful hint!

Recently, as part of my yearly physical, I requested to have my Vitamin D levels checked. I assumed my levels would be pretty good between my supplement intake, teaching an outdoor Boot Camp Class a few times a week and walking the dog:-) My levels were OK but not optimal.

Answering a questionnaire on skin color, BMI, age, where you live and how much sun exposure you get on a daily basis gives us a good estimate on the recommended supplementation needs according to your responses but testing your blood is imperative. I recommend this take at home test from the Vitamin D Council.It seems pretty economical and expedient. Please visit my Vitamin D Website to get started with the Vita D quiz.


May 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Blog, Personal Journey, Vitamin D

How much skin are you exposing?

Several years ago I was diagnosed with skin cancer. I contributed my fair European skin and many years of water skiing to too much sun exposure. After my surgery I gave up doing triathlons as all the swimming, biking and running would expose me to lots more sun all the time.  I used sun screen religiously and kept my skin protected all the time, till I started reading more and more about the importance of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is a nutrient the body produces in response to sun exposure. Simply put, people aren’t getting as much sun exposure as they used to. In turn, people aren’t getting enough vitamin D, and vitamin D deficiency is so common in the 21st century, that researchers are calling it a pandemic.

Now, I’m re-thinking my time in the sun on a more regular basis and I trust my vitamin regimen to give me enough supplemental Vitamin D to keep me at a more optimal level.


May 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Blog, Personal Journey, Vitamin D

Over 200 Million North Americans are Vitamin D deficient!

You can’t afford to be one of them. I’m on a mission and I need your help!

Did you know that in 2007, Time Magazine named Vitamin D one of the “Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of the Year”? Or that in 2010, the Institute of Medicine tripled its recommendation for daily intake of vitamin D?

Vitamin D deficiency comes with extraordinary risks to human health. Fortunately, maintaining healthy vitamin D levels protects you from some of the most common and costly medical conditions, and represents one of the most simple and affordable ways to support overall health and longevity!

Recently, several of my close friends have been diagnosed with cancer. What they had in common at the time of diagnosis was a very low level of vitamin D.

Besides supporting my friends through prayer, nutrition information, and helping with family needs I kept thinking if only there was more I could do to help get vital information out to people on a topic that not many know about.

I’ve decided to dedicate the month of May to educating as many people as possible about the importance of optimal Vitamin D levels.

That is where I need your help. I’d like to personally let 100 people take a Vitamin D quiz and fill in a Health Questionnaire to establish a HQ score( Health Quotient). I’ll provide feedback for each of them free of charge.

Please help me get the word out and share this with your friends. The website is full of valuable vitamin D information and you can also take the test there. There is no cost or obligation to buy anything!

Over 200 Million North Americans are Vitamin D deficient!

You can’t afford to be one of them. I don’t want you to be one of them.

Knowledge is Power. Please take the test at



May 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Blog, Personal Journey, Vitamin D

Make a Difference this Earth Day Month!

April 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Blog, Newsletter

Enjoy Fresh Eggs!

Do you like to eat eggs? Have you ever wondered if your eggs are fresh?

My neighbor keeps chickens and I feel most comfortable grabbing the fresh eggs right out of the chicken cube. It will be helpful to check the expiration date on your egg carton. If you are not sure, you can do the water test.

You may wonder why eggs go bad and I found out that there are almost 20,000 tiny pores in egg shells. If tiny bacteria have set into the egg, they release gasses as a waste product and therefore the egg floats. So if it floats it means that bacteria has set in and the egg is bad.

Enjoy your eggs fresh and in moderation!

April 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Blog, Food Tips

Not to late to do a 180 before summer!

Can you believe swim suit season is just around the corner.  How are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions?

It seems that now in April, the excitement and determination to lose weight, exercise more, start eating healthier, and other such resolutions is gone…but it doesn’t have to be that way!  You can develop a lifestyle of health and fitness now, just in time to look and feel great this summer!

Are you ready to do a 180?  If so, we have an incredible solution for you!  The #1 natural nutrition company in the US designed a program with your health and success in mind.  With 90 days to lose weight, then another 90 days to help you learn how to keep it off, a 180 has never been easier!

Join us now! If you live in the Lake Nona, Orlando area, we offer a weekly support meeting in person exercising together and sharing nutrition success tips. Ask me for details. Not close by – not a problem! We’ll support you via phone and internet. Contact us for more info or click here!

April 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Blog, Weight Loss

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

April 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Blog, Recipes, Weight Loss

March “Spring is in the Air” Newsletter

April 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Blog, Newsletter

Time to DeTox: 10 Day Cleanse done:-)

10 days, 40 servings of fruits and vegetables, many protein shakes and multiple lunches, dinners and a party to attend ….and it was a great success! I feel very energetic and mentally sharp, the pain in my should due to an impingement is almost gone and I feel like I want to eat like this the rest of my life:-)

One more vitamin that kept me going was the multinutrient supplement with 80 bio-optimized nutrients clinically proven to create a foundation for a longer, healthier life from Shaklee. Vitalizer is the powerful and convenient approach to complete supplementation providing the best spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-aging phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics, all in one daily serving. I use this every day and recommend it to all my clients as a basic supplementation regimen.

March 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Blog, DeTox, Personal Journey

Time to DeTox: What about the Liver?

Liver DTX:

Your skin is the largest external organ of the body and your liver is the largest internal organ. The liver helps your body detoxify, and does hundreds of other important functions. Shaklee’s Liver DTX Complex supports liver function by providing antioxidant protection to cells and for liver cell repair by supporting protein synthesis. It helps maintain bile flow to eliminate compounds detoxified by the liver. Liver DTX also helps to combat allergies, bronchitis and free radical damage due to toxicity. It also helps with bad breath and body odor, increases immunity and helps lower cholesterol levels. For more information or to order Shaklee’s DTX online go to:

March 20, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Blog, DeTox, Personal Journey

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