Apr 152018
 

Blue Flowers 2-26-17

 

From RHL’s March 2017 posts … enjoy!

  • 3/17/17

There are many things to be fearful of, yet it’s not until we face and conquer our fears that things begin to happen. Talk to yourself like you’re your best friend and say, “This is what I’m afraid of. How can I change that?” Then do it. You can change what you want to, and many aspects of health and wellness – financial, physical, mental and emotional, and natural and spiritual. mlr

  • 3/16/17

In the middle of the word “believe” is the word “lie”. Negative self-talk can make us believe a lie, for example, “I can’t change!”, “I can’t do it!”, “This doesn’t work!”. You can do it and it does work. You can improve your health, change the habit, improve your financial situation – whatever it is … just don’t give up, give it time, and keep moving forward. Don’t believe the lie. Believe you can.

Believe 3-16-17

  • 3/14/17

Let’s invest our time wisely. Doing that improves our businesses, our health, our minds and hearts, our relationships.

TimePriceless 3-14-17

  • 3/13/17

Good Monday morning! We all need to know where we are going and why. When we know those things, we can help others. Work on finding your direction today.

WhereAreYouGoing 3-13-17

  • 3/12/17

I like Firefox’s ‘Free Thought’​ for the day. From a wellness standpoint, it can spur creativity. Wearing fun socks can help your brain think differently. ;)

  • 3/11/17

When we know who we are, then we can start to develop relationships. It’s important to know who we are. mlr

WhoAreYou 3-11-17

  • 3/10/17

We develop business relationships by asking questions and listening with both ears open. Oh, and this helps in personal relationships too! Today, listen to someone with both ears open. It can unlock a whole new world for the one listening and the one speaking. mlr

  • 3/9/17

Do you ever feel like you don’t have any influence? If so, remember that the concept of being an influential person does not require materialistic influence, it requires passion. People convince themselves they need to have something before they are influential. Not true. — From the Monday morning business training I attend. These tips came from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.’s book, ‘Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion’.

InfluenceDefinition 3-9-17

  • 3/8/17

We all have influence in one way or another. Use it in a good way to be a good leader.

  • 3/7/17

Setting goals will help you stay focused. Staying focused with help you reach your goals. We can do this together. mlr

FocusGoals 3-7-17

  • 3/6/17

Post from March 5, 2014 ·

There is an ancient saying, “Let your ‘yes’ mean ‘yes’, and your ‘no’, ‘no’. When we stick to that, we save ourselves and others a lot of misery

When we say what we mean and mean what we say, it makes us very credible and trustworthy, in our businesses dealings and other areas of life. Be strong today. People will notice and you will encourage others to do the same.

  • 3/5/17

Something I shared almost two years ago:

March 2, 2014 ·

The second you get on the bike is the moment you start learning about how to ride it. :)

We have to take the first step to get anywhere.

  • 3/4/17

This is a quote I posted two years ago. I think it is a good reminder. February 26, 2014 · “When you know yourself, you have the strength to keep from being locked in a box without options.” — Floyd Flake

  • 3/3/17

Commit: 2: to carry into action deliberately — Mirriam-Webster dot com What is your goal? What is your why? How are you getting there? Do you want to start a home business working from the luxury of your own home? Do you want to start a fitness routine or a nutritional routine? You can do any of these things. Be positive, and committed.

OneMustBeCommitted 3-3-17

  • 3/2/17

Know where you are going, or you will never get there. mlr

  • 3/1/17

Good morning. March 1st is a good day to spring into action.

 

Mar 012018
 

GirlDoingLaundryCDC 2-28-18

A European Lung Health Study was published in the peer reviewed, American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine on February 16, 2018. This study is gathering great consideration worldwide.

Read more about the study.

6,230 women and men were evaluated in this ground-breaking, 20-year study which measured the long-term impact of using home cleaning products containing ammonia, chlorine bleach, and quaternary ammonium compounds. The study focused on lung health and breathing capacity.

In women, the study showed that accelerated lung function decline was comparable to the effects of smoking a pack of cigarettes every day for 20 years! The study came to the conclusion that long-term respiratory health is significantly impaired after using cleaning products containing these chemicals.

Why Be Concerned?

When we bring toxic chemicals into our homes, we put our families at risk.

The CDC says:


We all face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. … Some are risks we might decide to avoid if we had the opportunity to make informed choices. Indoor air pollution and exposure to hazardous substances in the home are risks we can do something about.”

What can you do?

  1. Make the decision to NOT bring toxic chemicals into your home.

  2. Choose products that do not use ammonia, chlorine bleach, or quaternary ammonium compounds.

  3. Look for safe, environmentally responsible ingredients that gently clean and disinfect.

There are cleaning products, you can use to get safer, worry-free cleaning.  We recommend cleaning products that are so safe, they don’t require a childproof cap;  in which toxic chemicals are not used, and which do not produce harmful fumes.

Using products such as mentioned above, helps makes the world a cleaner, and a safer place for you and your family.

Dec 202017
 

Coffee40BDllrMrkt 12-20-17

Coffee is the #1 source of anti-oxidants in the North American diet.

BenefitsOfCoffee 12-20-17

During the brewing process, the antioxidants released are just as potent as vitamins C and E. One cup of coffee contains the amounts of antioxidants as three oranges, most notably potassium and magnesium.

The health benefits of coffee have become so recognized that the US Dietary Guidelines made coffee a recommendation for a healthy lifestyle.




 

 

Nov 122017
 

By Charu Fnu

With an increase in prevalence of Breast cancer, awareness of breast cancer – its causes, prevention, and treatment options has also increased.   October month is dedicated as Breast cancer awareness month when various foundations, groups, companies, and people like to come together to raise money and promote awareness of breast cancer.   The reason for all this attention to the Breast cancer is because it is the second most leading cause of death in women in United States.   This means that every 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.   According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming thousands of women’s lives each year and affecting most countries.   The good news is that Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1990, due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.   There has also been major shift in the mindset of society with success not being measured as “cancer free” but also returning back to “pain free active lifestyle”.   With this emerging mind set, Physical therapists serve as valuable members of a multidisciplinary breast cancer team.

 
Physical Therapy plays a major role in rehabilitation both before and after breast cancer treatment.  The Physical therapist would perform a “pre-surgical screening evaluation” before the breast cancer treatment.  This is an important procedure as the physical therapist will gather baseline information regarding physical status which will assist the therapist in designing an individualized treatment program after breast cancer surgery as well as treatment through chemotherapy, radiation, initial and reconstructive therapies, and years afterwards if difficulties persist.

 
Women and men who have surgical procedures to remove cancerous tumors often experience pain and a decreased range-of-motion after surgery.   Swelling, or lymphedema, may also be a risk.   Working with a rehabilitation specialist before and after procedure can significantly impact functionality and pain levels as the patient recovers.   Post-Surgery Physical therapist helps the patient restore their mobility, manage their pain, limit and reduce lymphedema, improve function and help the patient go back to life.   Patients undergoing radiation therapy often experience tightening of skin, fascia and muscles. Physical therapy can help that through various stretching exercises, manual therapy and patient education to manage and improve flexibility. Exercise significantly improves attention, and memory in breast cancer patients.   Considering that many breast cancer patients suffer from ‘chemo brain’, a feeling of ‘fogginess’ or difficulty with thinking and memory that can occur after breast cancer treatment, Physical Therapy offers a nice recovery option.

 
Physical Therapy helps patients manage delayed complications as well.   Complications like Lymphedema can present within few years or even 30 years post breast cancer treatment.   Although there is no cure for Lymphedema, Physical Therapists can help normalize the size of the arm and help reduce the risk of infection.   Physical therapist can also prescribe compression garments to maintain reduced arm girth.   Fatigue is also another major complaint reported by 90 percent of the patient’s even years after breast cancer treatment.   Physical therapists can help the patient improve activity threshold with gradual exercise increment sessions.

 
In core, Physical therapy has a lot of offer for patients with breast cancer. It is important to remember that the goal of the multidisciplinary approach is to make Breast Cancer patients “live” and not just survive!!!

 
About the Author: Charu Fnu is a physical therapist with Spooner Physical Therapy. She is passionate about treating breast cancer warriors. She can be contacted at c.fnu@spoonerpt.com or 602-243-1476 if you have any questions in regards to breast cancer rehab.

Jul 172016
 

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What makes people happy is doing what you said you would do. Especially what you promise yourself.

From my weekly business meeting earlier this month.

Just like iron sharpens iron, we need to talk with one another. When we express our wants and needs in a respectful way, and listen the same way, it fosters respect and trust among work mates, team mates, friends and family.

John Schneider said in this interview, “We are better together than we are apart.”
This is an encouraging story about how someone can make a fresh start.

There is a universal principal that says we reap what we sow. So, doing the activities everyday that bring the results we want is important, such as changing our eating habits, starting an exercise routine, making calls for our home business, reading a positive spiritual or motivating quote and meditating on it, etc. Start small, with one or two things, but do them consistently, every day. All things starts small. Remember when we put the seed in the ground, water it gently everyday, then be patient for it to sprout.

 

Listen from the heart, not just with our ears. When we do that, we’re not thinking of what we’re going to say while the other person is still talking. It helps us understand each other better and helps our relationships with our customers, team members and work mates, and friends and family members as well.

FAITH TRUST BELIEF

Let’s apply these to our business and personal lives.

Feb 092016
 
  • Consistency. Not very glamorous, but it does work effectively.
  • These gems came from business meeting Monday: We can have results or excuses, not both.

Three things to ask ourselves: 1) Am I slightly uncomfortable, stretching to develop new habits?
2) Am I consistently engaged in correct activities?
3) Am I consistently adhering to the same principles, course or form?
If you have a home business or even if you are trying to develop some new habits, try these things. They work!
SET A NEW PATTERN.

  • My friends at The Garage Personal Training are having their one-year anniversary! Stop by and say hi, see demos, get motivated. I plan on stopping by and doing all of the above and I’m looking forward to seeing Darien Mathews and Anthony L Fisher!
  • You are the master of your own ship.
  • Tomorrow is today. Giddy-up.
Feb 042016
 

This was posted on Mike Akins’ Facebook page, 2-3-16.

 

“Thank you Jamie for the important question about transfer factor and the Zika virus. I was asked this question by one of my distributors from India. Below you will find my response.

Hi Jay,

Yes I believe transfer factors will be very useful in helping the immune system destroy the virus quickly.

The Zika virus belongs to the Flaviviridae family and genus Flavivirus and is related to the dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses.

Snce the virus is spead by mosquitoes, the mosquitoes bite cows and chickens. The West Nile virus is very wide spread in the USA. This means there is a very good chance that some of our cows and chickens have transfer factors programmed to recognize a relative of the Zika virus. Since transfer factors do not have to have an exact match of the antigens of a virus (like antibodies do) then transfer factors have the potential to recognize any related virus to the West Nile virus.

Also the Zika virus has already mutated some according to a study by the group of scientist listed below and published in BioRxvi.

The key to the immune system response is recognition and how quick the response is. Transfer factors help the immune system skip the normal process of macrophages bumping into a foreign invader, consuming it and presenting it to another immune system cell type such as the CD4. Then the antigen is presented to B cells that manufacture antibodies that roam the body searching for a match and then attaching itself to the virus and signaling other  ” immune cells such as Natural Killer cells to destroy the viruses.

Transfer factors skip this process and bump into a virus and directly alert other immune system cells to come to the kill as well as cause B cells to produce antibodies to join the fight.

There are no studies on transfer factors and the Zika virus. This is my personal theory.

Now keep in mind that transfer factors do not treat or cure the Zika infection but alerts the immune system to do its job. The FDA has not evaluated these statements and do not normally evaluate statements concerning nutritional products before they are made.

The faster the immune system recognizes a virus and kills the viruses the better. Thank you for the question. Be blessed. Mike

Study reference:
Freire, Caio Cesar de Melo; Iamarino, Atila; Neto, Daniel Ferreira de Lima; Sall, Amadou Alpha; Zanotto, Paolo Marinho de Andrade (25 November 2015). “Spread of the pandemic Zika virus lineage is associated with NS1 codon usage adaptation in humans” (PDF). BioRxiv: 032839. doi:10.1101/032839.”

 

As the research continues on the benefits Transfer Factor, we will continue to work to keep you updated.  For more information on Transfer Factor, call me at 505-750-7847, email me at marthapmintl@gmail.com or go to www.TransferFactorLady.com.

Feb 032016
 

Had a great time yesterday talking to the students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, in conjunction with South Mountain Community College and the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce. We talked about E-commerce! They have wonderful ideas and plans in the works. So much to look forward to. Good job!

Some of the things we talked about were:

 

THE WEB AND MY BUSINESS.
If I did not have a web presence, no one would know about my website.  RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com has gotten most of it’s exposure from social networking.
Having a company website has allowed people to see what I do and what I offer from many platforms, for instance, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google +.
Managing a website takes consistent work and effort.   You have to keep it updated.

  • Understand Your Customers.

Describe your customers’ needs and wishes.  You must know what your customers are looking for.  For instance, my customers are looking for health and wellness information and products.
What do Walmart shoppers want and need?
Food, clothes, auto supplies.
They can go the store to buy, but can also order online. They can get store hours and numbers online.

  •  Keep the Main Page Simple.

Keep the main page simple.  Need the ‘Title’, an ‘About’ link, a ‘Contact’ link, and ‘Categories’.  Use RHL and goop as examples.
Keep it clean.  Simple is clean.  Clean and non-cluttered helps the people who are looking at it find what they need.  Also keep it free from bad language, illegal activities, and pornography.   Don’t use copy-writed materials.

 

For more information, contact me at 505-750-7847, or marthapmintl@gmail.               Martha

Sep 032014
 

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality released its report for the air quality forecast for the week of Monday, September 1, – Friday, September 5, 2014, for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

They are forecasting that the ozone levels will be in the mid to low moderate range this week and that PM-10 levels will be in the good to upper moderate range.

Monsoon comeback in the forecast.

Read the daily forecast for the Phoenix metropolitan area here http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/air/ozone/ensemble.pdf.

Aug 132014
 

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality released its report for the air quality forecast for the week of Monday, August 11, – Friday, August 15, 2014, for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

They are forecasting that the ozone levels will be low to moderate this week and that PM-10 levels will be in the good range.

The rain helped.

Read the daily forecast for the Phoenix metropolitan area here http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/air/ozone/ensemble.pdf.