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2 Year-Old Triumphs Over Respiratory Failure

November 16th, 2016

Have you ever had to “fight” for a breath of air?

Now imagine what that would be like if you were just 2 years old, not knowing why your life was being taken away.

Today we share the story of Eli Bump, told by his mother, Jennifer, when her infant son was stricken with lung failure and facing a lifetime of steroids, drugs, inhalers and physical therapy.

Through our natural formulas, a special high oxygen diet, daily exercise and his mother’s love, together we turned a near-disaster into a miracle of recovery.

Take a moment, will you, and watch the video of Jennifer and Eli sharing their story of how we gave Eli a 3rd lung, without surgery, drugs or steroids.

Jennifer choice to be strong when faced with unfavorable options for helping her son do the very thing most of us do naturally without thought. Take a BREATH. She took matters into her own hands and sought alternative options. This is the miracle of Contagious Health!





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The Hormone Nightmare in Children

August 26th, 2015

I am observing boys and girls 8-10 years old with underarm hair, breast development and mood swings like a hurricane.

Sound familiar?

Childhood hormonal imbalance is now commonplace, and very serious for the children and those around them. The cause? Junk food and sodas (all from GMO’s that mimic hormones!), hamburgers, fried chicken and pizzas are hormonal ticking bombs, due to the growth hormones being used by producers. Add to that contributors from our water, air, and mass produced plastics, and the stage is set for your child’s hormones to go crazy!

What can you do?

Be diligent in your efforts to remove “empty” foods from your child’s life. When cooking your own meals, limit meat and ban ALL dairy products – they are meant to pack pounds on a baby cow, not a human being. Switch to organic almond milk or coconut milk (my favorite), or the new flax seed milk. If you consume meat, make it organic, grass-fed beef or wild-caught salmon. Introduce more plant-strong meals with salads, grains and homemade soups.

Finally, add supplements that will assist in keeping their hormones balanced and give them the additional nutrition their growing bodies need.

Hormones are NOT just for Moms and Dads

Healthy FamilyWhile most of us think about the raging hormones of teen-aged boys and girls, hormones are present in a child’s body from birth.

When these hormones become out of balance is when we start to see young children having issues with excessive weight gain like the increasingly present “tire” around the middle of our youth’s waists, underarm hair growth, and developing breasts.

Heading into their teens these problems persist and then can be compounded further with severe mood swings, even to the point of anger, anxiety, or depression. Your child can feel like they’re living in a nightmare.

What is at the “Root” of Hormone Imbalance?

Many factors are involved, from chemicals in the water, and dangerous ingredients that are found in water bottles, cans, non-stick pans and even microwave popcorn.

Is Your Child’s Food Altering Their Hormones?
Between growth hormones in beef and poultry farming, to GMO production in our grains, there is strong evidence that this is leading to a country filled with young people whose hormones are out of balance.

There are frightening reports out there, such as babies growing breasts due to formula with bovine growth hormones in it. Can you trust any facet of the food industry to have your child’s best interest at heart?

Growth Hormones and GMO’s harm your family at far greater levels than the food industry is willing to admit. What they continually express as being safe is actually far from it.

We hear the horror stories of kids who start their day with an energy drink, loaded with caffeine equivalent to 7 cups of coffee, and a GMO granola bar for lunch. Their hormones don’t have a fighting chance. Not only that, but kids are dying from these drinks! Click here to read about the dangers of energy drinks.

Because we understand the lifelong consequences (including unhealthy hormone levels) of eating meat, dairy, GMO grains and processed foods, our team loves to share the benefits of healthy, balanced, plant-strong eating. If you’d like to learn more about Plant-Strong Nutritional Support, contact us.

Make Probiotics Your Child’s New “Best Friend”

When it comes to elevating health, probiotics are essential for well-being. Beneficial microbes metabolize and recycle hormones, including estrogen, thyroid hormones, and phytoestrogens.

Probiotics play a major role in helping to maintain hormonal balance in women from the teenage menstruating years to the postmenopausal years. If this balance is thrown out from an excess of estrogen, hormone imbalance results. Estrogen dominance symptoms are weight gain, PMS, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, hot flashes, migraines, autoimmune diseases and even an increased risk of breast cancer.

Non-GMO Healthy & Chewy Granola Bars

Ingredients:
1 2/3 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup raw honey (not suggested for children under 2 – substitute maple syrup)
1/4 cup organic brown sugar (substitute rapadura or sucanat)
1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup melted Earth’s Balance spread

Directions:
1. Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
3. Place the mixture into the prepared baking pan and pat down firmly.
4. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
5. Allow to cool before cutting.

Hormone-Healthy Supplements for Young People

Life Transfusion Ionic Liquid Mineral Complex Life Transfusion Liquid Mineral Complex is the foundation to help run every organ in the body. Minerals make your heart beat, your brain think, your lungs pump and your pancreas function. They help in creating new bone, hair, skin, and nails. Minerals build the immune system, control insulin and much, much more!

No matter how well you eat, you cannot fulfill your daily mineral requirements. These are the foundation for everything in your body to work more effectively.

Balanced Woman is the ONE supplement made for women from the ages of 9-90. Balanced Woman combines ancient adaptogenic herbs from the Far East known for centuries to balance and support the production of estrogen and progesterone hormones with mineral/trace mineral compounds, quality vitamins and antioxidants to deliver effective nutritional support for the female hormonal system.

Ideal for aiding the symptoms of PMS (including cramps, mood swings, and even feelings of unexplained hopelessness) and a woman’s monthly menstruation cycle, fertility enhancement, and peri- as well as post-menopausal symptoms.

Aphrodite Mega Nutrient for Women Aphrodite Daily Mega-Nutrient for Women is more than just a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral formula, it is truly a MEGA-Nutrient formulation designed to nourish and support hormonal balance, PMS, healthy bones and beautiful skin in women. And it works in harmony with our best selling Balanced Woman formula.

Safe for young girls beginning puberty, Aphrodite combines vitamins, minerals and special female supporting nutrients.

A woman’s body is a magnificently orchestrated electrical machine and it requires a special combination of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to conduct this electricity life force on a daily basis.

Zeus Mega Nutrient for Men Zeus Mega-Nutrient Daily Formula for Men is more than just a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral formula, it is truly a MEGA-Nutrient formulation designed to support Prostate health, memory recall, Testosterone and energy production.

Safe for young men starting at 13 years old, Zeus combines vitamins, minerals and special male supporting nutrients like Zinc and Saw Palmetto for the prostate.

A young man’s body is a magnificently orchestrated electrical machine and it requires a special combination of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to conduct this electricity life force on a daily basis.

Pro-Biotic Max Friendly Bacteria formula. Pro-Biotic Max contains a high quality spectrum of 25 Billion live probiotics or “friendly bacteria” per capsule to support gastrointestinal health, promoting the absorption of nutrients in the stomach and intestines, as well as improve elimination of toxic compounds.

Healthy people usually have a ratio of approximately 85% good to 15% potentially harmful organisms in the intestinal tract. Daily exposure to environmental toxins such as chlorinated water, meat, dairy and antibiotics change the optimal microbial balance essential for good health.

Pro-Biotic Max contains a blend of 10 different probiotic strains totaling 25 billion live bacteria per capsule at time of manufacturing.

Nature's Energy Secret Nature’s Energy Secret combines 3 natural and powerful herbs to increase your energy, reduce your stress and make you smarter!

Muhammed Ali considered DMG to be his secret weapon while the heavy weight boxing champion of the world, for how it enhances oxygenation of tissues and reducing lactic acid buildup, boosting performance and moderating fatigue.

The Queen of Adaptogens, Rhodiola Rosea, aids the body in lowering cortisol, the primary stress hormone, balancing the body’s emergency alert system and strengthening the body’s response to physical, mental, and emotional stress.

Indian Gooseberry or Amla fruit, is one of the most important fruits in Ayurvedic medicine. A concentrated source of vitamin C, Amla also contains 30 times more polyphenols than red wine, is a superior free radical fighter and antioxidant, beneficial for metabolism, digestion, blood flow and anti-aging.

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Smart Kids Don’t Do Drugs

August 12th, 2015

Today’s world is like a war zone against our children, mentally and physically. From an onslaught of toxins like pesticides, herbicides and artificial flavorings and colorings in our food, fluoride and chemicals in our water, most children are diet poor, which creates conditions for the “perfect storm” where focus is impaired.

When a child has lack of focus or concentration in school, they are often labeled as “hyperactive”or worse, diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and prescribed drugs like Ritalin or Adderall.

Drugs just mask the symptoms, they never get to the heart of the matter. And are often dangerous, altering the personality of the child and their ability to learn. Another downside, is that a child once considered to be too “active”, is now behaving like a child-Zombie, even falling asleep during class.

We don’t believe your child need drugs to focus! Join us over the next 3 weeks, as we cover this topic, as well as others, affecting our young people, including hormones and keeping our young athletes strong and healthy.

We hope you’ll join us. Pass this along to your grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or anyone you know that could benefit from hearing truth in the face of this drug-driven world our young people live in.

Mental FOCUS is Important at any Age

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses are on the rise in our nation, with more than 3 million new diagnosis each year.

Scientists have not been able to pinpoint a single cause of this epidemic. However, there are many factors that can contribute. Eleven percent (yes, 11%) of children ages 4-17 were diagnosed with ADHD, a 16% increase since 2007. Click Here to Read More

Do you know a child dealing with attention deficit issues? Here are some areas that are considered to be contributing factors:

1. Pesticides - Consumption of pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables, even in the pregnant mother, are now showing at higher than normal rates of ADD/ADHD in their children.
2. Lead exposure - a neurotoxin, lead has been removed from most homes and schools, but traces of it are still everywhere.  A 2009 study found that children with ADHD tend to have higher blood-lead levels than other kids.
3. Food additives – While most European countries have banned certain preservatives, after research linked hyperactivity in children to food that contained mixtures of artificial colors and preservatives, the FDA continues to say that they are safe.
4. Overall Diet – Certain dietary components may affect behavior, and a recent Australian study suggested that adolescents with diets high in fat, refined sugar, soda, and sodium were two times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD as other kids.
5. Overexposure to Chemicals – Researchers have found a link between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PCFs) – industrial compounds widely used in products like stain-resistance coatings and food packaging, and ADHD. Phthalates – found in items like toys, food packaging and cosmetics, have also been linked to ADHD.
6. Deficiencies in Omega-3 fatty acids -  which are important for brain development and function, can contribute to ADHD symptoms.
7. Home Environment – can make for stressed and unhealthy children:

  • Second-hand smoke
  • Stress in the home
  • Disorder – children thrive on routine and boundaries
  • Sleep – children need more sleep than adults and without it become cranky and irritable
  • Lack of a quiet place for homework, creative thinking or reading

Give Your Child Fuel to FOCUS

To help your child with their focus, look at the overall picture, beginning with diet. Studies in school children consistently show that kids who eat breakfast are better able to focus and learn.
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A Plant-Strong Diet is Beneficial. You can start by removing hormone and antibiotic laden cow’s milk.  Switch to almond, coconut or rice milk.

Here’s a list of food ideas to help you nourish your children.

Breakfast:

  • Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs
  • Whole Grain Toast with Almond Butter and Banana
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit
  • Fruit Smoothies

Pamela’s  Favorite Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
Makes 1 smoothie

Protein Plus Super Food SmoothieIngredients:
8 -10 oz. Almond, Coconut, Hemp or Soy milk
1 scoop of Protein Plus Superfood Powder
1 cup of your favorite frozen fruits (instead of ice) such as; strawberries, mixed berries, blueberries etc.
1 banana or 1/2 an avocado
½ to 1 teaspoon of Life Transfusion Liquid Minerals
½ to 1 teaspoon Agave
handful of kale
dash or two of Turmeric
dash of Vanilla
dash of Nutmeg (if you use a banana)
Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend till smooth.


Lunch:

Think color and variety! Your young people won’t tire of a lunch box that is filled with different options each day.

Here’s just a quick list to pick from:

  • Bagel spread with Tofutti Cream Cheese
  • Berries of all kinds!
  • Almond Butter Sandwich
  • Cold Pasta Dishes filled with cut up veggies (make enough for several different lunches)
  • Cut up apples with almond butter
  • Pita Chips and Hummus
  • Nuts, nuts, nuts (these are so good for the brain!)
  • Seeds
  • Salad and a breadstick
  • Soups (Buy a thermos to send all kinds of leftover soups and casseroles.  Older kids will love this)
  • Crackers with vegan “pepperoni” and soy cheese slices cut to cracker sizes.
  • Applesauce



Dinner:

Quesadillas with Feta, hummus and avocado

Ingredients:
8 small tortilla
2 avocados
6 oz feta
9 oz canned chickpeas
3 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
1/2 Tbsp cumin
a little olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon (2-4 Tbsp lemon juice)
some parsley or cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions:
For this quick hummus put chickpeas, tahini, cumin and lemon juice into a blender and chop. Start adding olive oil until the hummus is creamy.

Spread some hummus on each tortillas and sprinkle chopped parsley/coriander over the tortillas. Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone and remove the flesh with a spoon. Cut into slices and put two or three of them on top of the hummus.

Crumble some of the feta over it and fold the tortilla in half and press together slightly. Heat oil in a pan and fry the quesadillas on both sides crispy.

More Dinner Ideas:


Keeping Your Child Focused

The side effects of ADD/ADHD drugs can be highly detrimental to children and young adults. Issues can range from sleep issues, decreased appetite, to delayed growth and tics. Click Here to Read More

There is a different way to treat children who lack focus. When supplemented properly, combined with control of surrounding environment and diet, many children can go on to lead successful school careers, apart from drugs.

Life Transfusion Liquid Mineral Complex is a complete trace mineral formula high in Magnesium, the tranquility mineral. Magnesium deficiency is rampant today and leads to anxiety and hyperactivity.

Minerals run every organ in the body. They make your heart beat, your brain think, your lungs pump, your pancreas function, they make bones and new hair, skin, nails.

Minerals build the immune system, control insulin and much, much more. Minerals conduct electricity through the cells and the body, particularly the brain.

Add a few drops to your child’s morning smoothie (or mix with cranberry or carrot juice) and you’ll notice a calmness to their mood throughout the day.


Mind Power is ideal for any child over the age of 3, just reduce the number of capsules according to weight.

This extraordinary formula dramatically increases oxygen flow to the brain allowing it to “think clearly”, while conducting high electrical thought patterns and increased volume of thinking.

Mind Power is like an “Einstein-pill” that fuels the genius inside of all of us.


Omega 3/6/9 contains Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) that are just that – “essential” for the body.

EFA’s are the major constituents of all cell membranes. Without fatty acids, the membranes are unable to function. This means the life process comes to a shuddering halt.

“The brain, when its water weight is removed, consists primarily of Essential Fatty Acids. That is why there is so much attention deficit problems with our children. They get next to zero amounts of EFA’s in their junkfood diet.”
-Dr. Linda Page, ND


Nature’s Energy Secret is an amazing supplement naturally supporting the transport and absorption of oxygen throughout the body and especially the brain!

This one ingredient can help a student in all of these areas:

  • Attention Span
  • Increase circulation to the brain
  • Fight depression and emotional stress
  • Improve cognitive skills
  • Enhance mental work capacity
  • Heightens the body’s resistance to stressors

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USA TODAY – “10 states report outbreak of respiratory illness in kids”

September 16th, 2014

According to USA Today and all major news organizations, a virulent virus is rapidly spreading across the country. 12 states have seen cases at this point, and as many as 15% of infected children have been hospitalized, primarily due to breathing difficulties.

The number of hospitalizations could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases,” Mark Pallansch, director of the CDC’s Division of Viral Diseases, told CNN.

This virus – enterovirus D68, is typical in that is similar to what the medical community sees during the cold and flu season, but atypical in that we are seeing cases much sooner than the cold and flu season that usually begins soon after Halloween, and also the number of hospitalizations is far greater with this virus than with the common cold.  “There are about 100 types of illnesses in the enterovirus family, which affect about 10 million to 15 million Americans each year”, the CDC said.

Dr. Christine Nyquist, medical director of infection control at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said the hospital sent samples to the CDC from patients with respiratory illness. Around 75% were confirmed to be EV-D68.  Colorado has seen more then 900 cases of this virus since August 18th.

The reason health officials are concerned this year is that there have been so many hospitalizations.

That’s the scary part — the unpredictability, I think,” Nyquist said.

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The Only Kids Complete Multi-Vitamin (Gummies!) They’ll ASK for!

September 9th, 2014

“Rates of Stroke, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Childhood Obesity were found to be 70% higher in neighborhoods the closest to a fast food outlet.”

Our children are being subjected to a highly sophisticated, mass-marketing campaign to eat more junk-food and are becoming the sickest generation ever to live – all due to their diet.

Massively bankrolled propaganda campaigns devised by Madison Avenue, with battalions of research insight into the workings of a child’s mind, make the consumption of disease generating, sugar and fat-laden junk food a “wild and exciting adventure”.

The implications of this downturn are terrifying:

  • declining educational performance & learning disabilities
  • mental disorders like attention deficit syndrome are at epidemic proportions
  • massive instances of obesity, leukemia, cancer, diabetes and heart disease

This is evidence of a vast decline in our children’s health and well being.  Just look at the increase in school violence on a scale unheard of in my childhood – now totally commonplace.

Healthy diet for the body and mind is the only answer! Healthy food is the most important way to keep a child’s body and defense mechanisms working. Pathogenic organisms and viruses are everywhere. Not just in our junk food but also in our “junk TV”.

Unfortunately, most of us can take a trip to a school playground or local  mall and count the number of skinny kids you can find.  You’ll be lucky to find one.  Most are dreadfully overweight, have early onset diabetes, heart disease and are a breeding ground for cancers.

These kids are eating themselves to death. They’re overfed and undernourished. You can help change that with our new Kids’ Gummies formula.

We know you do your best to give your kids healthy food, but even your best efforts aren’t always perfect and that’s OK!

Our newest formula – Kids’ Gummies formula – is developed to fill in the gaps of healthy food and give your precious ones a complete vitamin and mineral boost!

This yummy – gluten free – gummy has all the vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and other important co-factors to support children’s growth, strong bones, brain function, internal organs and heart health – basically, this formula contains every conceivable nutrient proven to help your kids grow big and strong!

Don’t wait to get this one!  We’re not going to be able to keep it on the shelves!  You may not resist sneaking a few of these healthy “treats” for yourself and even your teens will love them.  In fact, don’t just get one bottle, why don’t you pick up two!

“These are REALLY good…I can’t eat just one.” – Malik, Kansas City, MO

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

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