April 30th Show
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All about April!
Updates, emails, reviews
April Spring cleaning technology tip
Cinco de Mayo
Probiotics, Prebiotics and how to heal yourself
April Spring Cleaning Technology Tip #4
Surge protectors aren’t like diamonds. They have a definite lifespan. At some point, your surge protector will stop protecting your gear from power surges and become a simple power strip.
It’s difficult to tell exactly when a surge protector loses those protective powers and just functions as a power strip. But, if you’re still using an old surge protector you purchased ten years ago, it’s probably long past time to replace it.
Your surge protector can only absorb so many surges before it stops functioning as a surge protector and starts functioning as a simple power strip that’ll let everything through to your devices. Time to review your current equipment and secure yourself for the coming rainy season. I've taken the time to buy, use and review quality options for your replacements and these are my Life with Moxie Approved suggestions for you.
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is almost here, time to celebrate Mexico's Independence....? Right? Mmmmm... No. May 5 is obverved as the day, in 1862, when the Mexican Army defeated the French forces at the Battle of Peubla. The French force, that had not been defeated in over 50 years, numbered 8,000+ while the Mexican force was barely pushing 4,000. Now THAT is some MOXIE!
But don't let that stop you from celebrating Mexico's Independence Day, you'll just have to wait until September 16th to do it.
For either celebration, traditional Mexican food is in order. Classics like Enchiladas, squash blossoms, moles, red rice, chili stew, guacemole and a margarita are quintessential. Looking for a more relaxed and modern take? Create a Taco Salad bar with a separate Margarita bar and enjoy your party!
Mother's Day is an opportunity to show your mother or mother of your children, how much you appreciate them. Flowers, chocolates and and being awakened with breakfast in bed is lovely, here are some additional ideas that you may want to mix it up with.
Mom's participated in quick research study to find out what they REALLY wanted... and here's what they said:
1. Unpaid Time off
Gives here the ability to get her personal to-do list done that is routinely put on backburner... for months.
Let mom go to bed early, sleep in and let her wake with no childrens voices from anywhere. She won't complain at ALL if you can't pull this off at home and decide to send her of to a local hotel. Send her with bubble bath and wine.
3. Clean House
At the least, have the kids clean their rooms. Better...? Hire a professional for a one-time deep clean.
4. Spa Day
A massage, mani/pedi, or even just a gift card to a local drug store to splurge on new nail polish, lips and bubble bath. Want to go big?! Book a full day at the local spa.
5. A full day to not have to do "mom" anything. No getting anyone ready, no dishes, no driving, no homework, nada.
6. Car wash
What mom has time or willingness to spend time getting their car done. Want hero status? Get the super premium bells, whistles, and glitter detail package.
7. Home Delivery Service
8. Turn the honey-do into a honey-done list. Your Father's Day will be remarkable if you pick this one!
Someone else doing the decision making, shopping cooking and clean-up for dinner would be amazing. We recommend taking that on for one week, especial if thats what mom does for the other 51 weeks.
10. If these are just not enough for the Moxified mom in your world, you could always go for what is on the top of my list, a diamond encrusted wonder woman cape...
Probiotics, Prebiotics and how to heal yourself
Following up on the amazing response we received from last weeks interview with Suzanne Somers, we decided to follow up on her challenge to us that "If you only choose to take one suppliment, take a probiotic." So... heres what you need to know:
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
Things that are linked to bad bacteria that can be relieved or sometimes eliminated by good bacteria:
4. Abdominal pain or cramping
5. Constipation (much less common than diarrhea)
6. Diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease
7. Food intolerances such as gluten, casein, lactose, fructose and more
8. Chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, neuromuscular disorders and autoimmune diseases.
9. B12 deficiency as well as other vitamins and minerals
10. Fat malabsorption
13. Bone loss
Foods with naturally occurring probiotics:
Traditional Ginger ale, NOT the sugared up edition in a can... Click here to make it yourself!
Raw Yogurt… regular grocery store yogurt seems like a good idea, but sugar levels are sky high (refined sugar creates bad bacteria) and it pasteurized which kills most of it.
As for sauerkraut and pickles, make sure they are raw and refridgerated as the shelf stable versions aren't actually fermented, they are simply pickled with vinegar.. not helpful.
For Probiotics to remain strong and healthy, we need to feed them Prebiotics.
high fiber, nutrient rich foods are what probiotics thrive on, such as
Knowing what the traditional American diet looks like, increasing our probiotic levels to the levels we need exclusively through food is very unlikely. So let's get shopping for a supplement to jump start your health!
When shopping for a supplement, the strain with the distinction of being one of the few bacterial species for which probiotic attributes have been shown to be effective is Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, so make sure to search the ingredient list for this strain.
Donate your gently used sporting equiptment to Re-run Sports. They will distribute it to local kids in need.
Call Tyson @ 239-431-1744 or Robert @ 239-530-8434 for pick-up.