Fitness, Food, Focus and Fun Tips

Jan. 22, 2020

Learning how to boost your immune system doesn’t have to be a challenge. There are many easy ways to support yourself that don’t cost much and are available to you already.

Temperatures are dropping! Time to figure out how to boost immune system this winter.
Winter is here, and so are the germs.
You can Help your body build up its natural defenses.
Nutrition is a big part of it, but there’s more to staying healthy during winter than just washing your hands and staying away from sick people. Although those are great and may work.

HERE ARE SOME OTHER WAYS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IN WINTER

#1 Drink more water. Even mild dehydration can lower your defenses.

#2 Pay attention to your coffee and tea intake. They may be a diuretic, which leads to losing more water than you take in.

# 3 Use a Probiotic. Like Life 9... When the good bacteria in the gut are outnumbered by unhealthy ones, the immune system is compromised.

#4 Eat Breakfast. Research shows that people who skip on the day’s first meal are more likely to catch colds

#5 Get enough sleep. There’s a relationship between cortisol and sleep deprivation, where this “stress hormone” rises the more tired your system is.

#6 Reduce Stress. An overtaxed or stressed body becomes quickly depleted of energy, which in turn lowers your defenses and makes you easy prey for viruses.

#7 Try Eco-friendly cleaning supplies. Most traditional cleaning supplies are full of dangerous toxins that overwhelm the liver - it absorbs everything you eat, touch and breathe. To support healthy liver function and immune response, the fewer toxins, the better.

#9 Eat Less Suagr. Excess sugar consumption, could lead to internal inflammation. An acidic and inflamed body might become a breeding ground for viruses, colds, and the flu.

#10 Stay Warm. It’s not the weather that makes you sick, it’s the continuous and rapid change in temperatures that lead the body to shock.

#11 Avoid Alcohol. Alcohol has been linked to immune system suppression and inhibition.

#12 Stay Connected. But I don't want to be around people... when they could be carrying germs. Well it turns out that research shows that loneliness lowers immunity and the reason behind it may be psychological stress.

#13 Keep working out. Researchers found that exercising could give you 50% more chances to stay healthy and avoid cold viruses, and if the worst came to pass it might also reduce the severity of an infection.

#14 Use supplements that help support the immune system...I take several and haven't had a cold in over 5 years. My favorite is The High Antioxidant Superfood Ningxia Red

Learn more about my favorite Red Drink Here
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Jan. 15, 2020

I recently read an article "6 Things to Stop Bragging about on Facebook"

  1. Your perfect spouse
  2. Your perfect kids
  3. Your dress size
  4. Your weight
  5. Your amazing job
  6. Your workout

The point being was that nobody has a perfect life and when we portray only the perfect life on facebook we turn others off and  can cause some to feel hopeless.  I admit that the circumstances in my life are not perfect and things certainly do not always go as planned, but I must say that I feel over the top blessed to lead the life that I do. Now don't stop reading, I am going to get real with you and let you see my vulnerable side. You may ask why this blog is on my Young Living website, but keep reading, you will see why.

Do I have a perfect spouse? Yes in my eyes I do. He is perfect for me because he balances me out very well.

  • When I am dreaming out of reality he brings me back from my fantasy world.
  • When I play around too much or get too competitive he reminds me to get back to work and take it easy on myself and others.
  • When I want to do something totally out of the ordinary like quit my job and start my own horse business, then add a bunkhouse (causing him to loose privacy of his kingdom) and then when I start another network marketing business helping people discover healthier options to live above the wellness line, he rolls his eyes and says, "it all sounds crazy, but whatever you want to make you happy and fulfilled."
  • He quietly goes to work everyday to a job that he doesn't like to provide us with stability and insurance while I run around living my dreams.
  • He takes care of our property and horses with excellence and never complains, so when he buys I don't know how many bows, motorcycles, and other man toys, I am so glad that he is my man.
  • So if you think I am bragging. I AM! He is also super good looking, has a great sense of humor and takes life one day at a time.
  • Does he frustrate me at times, and make me angry? AHH Yes!
  • Can I figure his way of thinking out? Well of course not, but I have learned how to adapt and live in harmony even though we have very different ideas about certain things.
  • Are there some things I wish he would change?  I would be lying if I said, no. However, I have learned to focus on the positive, honor and respect him for who he is, and life truly is SWEET!

Now for #2. You won't see me bragging about my own kids unless they are the 4 legged kind, because I don't have any of the human kind, at least not biological. I have and still am influencing the lives of kids through teaching, church, horses, camps, mentoring and more. And yes, I might brag about them from time to time because everyone needs an atta boy/girl. There is no greater honor than to mentor a young person, to inspire them to live with grace, truth, love, and confidence. Helping them discover their purpose and potential is rewarding at the highest level.

I don't think I have ever bragged about my dress size or weight, and it is none of your business, so we will go on to my amazing job!

Which job? I am a women who wears many hats. Isn't that the truth about most women? Currently I have many jobs.

  • Housewife: I admit my house is hardly ever clean, the laundry is not always done, and I can be annoyingly happy to my husband. I spend too much time on the computer and the phone. I have too many plants in our small house, but they make me happy. I complain about my gross bathroom (that has needed a facelift since we moved in 14 years ago). I long for a prettier bigger house. I have drawn and designed I don't know how many dream homes. But I am grateful that I have a home that is paid for. I do fix Keith breakfast every morning, and try to make healthy meals at supper time for him. I admit I wish I had a cleaning lady, a grocery shopper, a personal chef, and a gardner, but heck it is a job and somebody has to do it, so I do it with joy.
  • Horsemanship Instructor/Trainer: Horses have been my passion since I was 4 years old. I can't remember not riding. So 12 years ago I turned my passion into a business "Heart in Your Hand Horsemanship". It was tough to quit the security of the monthly teacher paycheck for the unknown, but I have never looked back, and never regretted it. A lot of people think I have the dream job, but they only see the fun stuff. I do enjoy giving lessons, riding people's horses, and seeing the changes in both horse and rider. However, that is only a small part of running the business, that is the glory side. On the other side it is not the perfect job, because the hours are long, the weather is bad, the learning is never-ending (just when I think I got it figured out, something else pops up), the cancellations are numerous, the disappointments ongoing, the bookwork overwhelming, the marketing confusing, the scheduling downright frustrating, comparing myself to other more successful trainers is disheartening, and the paycheck very unpredictable. However in the end, my husband is right I don't want to work for anyone else, I enjoy my FREEDOM! I am obsessed with horses and couldn't imagine not having them in my life.  So I will continue this for the rest of my life, as long as my body allows it, (which I am confident will be long time because of my healthy lifestyle with Young Living).
  • Horse Lovers Bunkhouse: I consider this another job too, even though many of my horse customers use it for camps and lessons. But I also have people who come to the nearby Calamus Lake to fish, boat etc. It is fun to meet new people and see how much they enjoy our beautiful sandhills. However, cleaning, laundry and upkeep is ongoing. It is either feast of famine. Again scheduling and cancellations are annoying, but part of the business. I didn't go to college to clean toilets, but again I love being my own boss. It beats working for someone else in a job I hate. Someday I would like to hire help, but for now life is good even though it includes hard work.  I don't have to retire because I can keep this open as an extra income for years to come. And what the heck retirement isn't all it is cracked up to be. I see so many people retire and then their health deteriorates when they quit working.  Having a purpose and passion keeps one young.
  • Inspirational Speaker: Maybe this isn't really a job but a ministry. However, it is an important work that I will continue to do as long as I live. I love studying and writing the presentations. It is about bringing a message of  encouragement, hope, grace, love, and truth. There is only one draw back to this job and that is travel. Boy of boy I am such a homebody. But I will go when I am asked because it is about touching people's lives in a meaningful way, it isn't about me.
  • Sandhill Oils: This is my latest adventure. Four years ago I was introduced to Young Living Oils by my dear friend Alyce Carter from WY. With her encouragement and support from Jeanna Anderson I have discovered a new passion, purpose and abundance in my life that I wasn't even expecting. Is it an amazing opportunity that I will brag about? YES, YES, YES!  There is no other way to impact the lives of people in so many areas of their life than through being a part of the YL Team. I have grown more in every area of my life than I thought was possible. I have learned how to develop relationships, interact with different personalities, and leadership, communication, and listening skills that I didn't even know I was missing. It has been very humbling and rewarding at the same time. Is it the perfect job. YES, because it allows me freedom, opportunity to help others, and a residual income for my older years that is even willable. Is it hard? YES, because it teaches me selfless service to others, how to deal with rejection and disappointments, unanswered emails, text, and phone calls, no shows, and how to work as part of a team. However, the teamwork is a nice addition to my life because I have been on my own for so long. The support and encouragement from our team members is so uplifting. They believe in me and I believe in them.

Well I hope you have made it to here and you are not sick of my bragging yet. Ha Ha. Actually I didn't forget #6 my workout. Darn, you got me there. I have been known to brag about my workouts. Why I do not know? Because they are probably not that fantastic or I would be in even better shape. I have a rather strong competitive part of me that likes to win. Thankfully I only compete against myself now, because I can get ugly when I try to beat an opponent. I have learned to tame that part of me and use it in a positive way. At least most of the time. I am still a work in progress. How about you?

Now I know this blog post has gone on way to long. I hope you got to know me by reading this, and you will trust me to guide you on this healthy lifestyle journey that is the heart of Young Living. We are way more than oils. We are impacting the live of people all over the planet in so many ways. I would love to have you join us on this very big mission. Whether you decide to join the business as I have or be a wholesale customer supporting those of us who are making a difference you are an important part of our work. We love you and care about you. We will be there for you in the perfect parts of your life and in the challenges.

From my heart,

sherry Jarvis

 

Jan. 12, 2020

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Jan. 2, 2020
Dietary supplements – in my book, they’re essential health-boosters that can help fill in nutritional gaps and protect your body against the occasional diet slip-up. While they won’t make up for a bad diet, think of dietary supplements as your nutritional pit crew, standing at the ready to make those quick adjustments, tweaks and fixes to your internal engines and get you back out on the road, raring to go.
Fact of the matter is, with so much of our food grown in soil that’s depleted of nutrients, it’s tough to get the necessary nutrition from food alone. Furthermore, if your meal features foods that have been genetically modified, sprayed with pesticides, processed, packaged and trucked long distances, most of the nutritional value has been lost by the time it hits your plate. So our bodies wind up being overfed with empty calories – and starved of nutrients.
 
While I recommend everyone should eat whole, preferably organic foods or from farmers’ markets, I also believe that supplements are important as well. So where to start? Here’s my list of supplement superstars that just about everyone can benefit from
 
1. Fish Oils are rich in the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are vital to good health. They support your body’s ability to prevent chronic diseases and help protect it against inflammation. They also promote a stronger immune system; cardiovascular, joint and vision health; strengthen skin, hair, and nails; and enhance nutrient absorption, metabolic function as well as attention, mood and memory skills. In short, fish oil is seriously good stuff, but as with Vitamin D, you can’t make your own omega-3 fatty acids, so you’ve got to get it from outside sources. Fatty fish and fish oil supplements are your best sources – so I urge everyone to indulge!
I use Omegagize from Young Living 
 
2. Probiotics are the naturally occurring “good” bacteria that live in your gut and play a significant role in your total wellness. When you’re healthy, your intestinal tract hosts a battalion of more than 100 trillion friendly bacteria, who spend their days aiding digestion, boosting your immune system and consuming bad bacteria. They manufacture key nutrients and limit the growth of yeast and unhealthy bacteria – and in their spare time, they also help inhibit bouts of lactose intolerance, poor digestion and diarrhea. But as strong as your belly battalion might be, poor diet, stress, pollution and antibiotic use can wipe out the good guys – so it’s up to you to fortify and repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria – which is where probiotics come in. A daily dose of probiotics is a fantastic way to swiftly and significantly improve digestion and strengthen immunity – no prescription required!
I use Life 9 from Young Living 
 
3. Vitamin C Called the king of the anti-oxidants and the most powerful one in the body, vitamin C has over forty six different beneficial effects alone. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin which can not be stored in the organs or fatty tissues as fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, and E can. The body needs to be recharged with vitamin C in six hour intervals because it is quickly used up and eliminated from the body
Due to a critical deficiency of a certain enzyme in the liver humans are one of only a half dozen species that can't manufacture their own vitamin C, so we have to be completely supplied with it from the diet.
The current recommendations from the FDA of 60-90mg is way too low. That's because those guidelines are only minimums to prevent diseases that occur due to deficiency of that nutrient. They're no where near the proper amounts that the body needs to truly be healthy, thrive and prevent disease.
I use Super C from young Living 
 
4. Vitamin D
Vitamin D, actually a pre-hormone and not a vitamin, is like the office busy body – it’s involved in just about everything – playing an essential role in the making of hundreds of disease-preventing proteins and enzymes, and affecting more than 2,000 genes in the body. It enhances muscle strength, builds bone, has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects and bolsters the immune system. Come up perpetually short and over time, you could be leaving your body vulnerable to scourges like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Here’s the tricky part: it’s virtually impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin D from food, so you have to get it from supplements and sun exposure
Make sure to get enough sunlight exposure on a daily basis. Typically about 15-20 minutes per day on the skin of the upper body and face is adequate to generate sufficient vitamin D to protect you from cancer and boost immunity. Vitamin D is often thought of as a vitamin but it's really a steroid hormone precursor that is primarily formed when our skin is exposed to sunshine.
But check with your doctor or get regular vitamin D blood tests to make sure that your not overdosing at this level of intake. Since vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and is not flushed out from the body as water soluble vitamins are, making certain that your vitamin D levels are correct is an important consideration.
There is Vit D in the Omegagize I take and I get lots of sunshine.
 
5. Vitamin B The vitamin B complex refers to all of the known essential water-soluble vitamins except for vitamin C. These include thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), biotin, folic acid and the cobalamins (vitamin B12).
Vitamin B complex provides potent anti-oxidant protection to the body and particularly to the cells of the brain and central nervous system. Since they are part of a family of vitamins which function best as a team they should all be taken together instead of separately.
I use Super B from Young Living 
Jan. 2, 2020
In today's world, it has become increasingly difficult to buy or grow food with all the nutrients that our bodies need. It is so sad that our water, air, and soil have become so polluted and devitalized that even the food grown in the best soils does not contain the same nutritional value that it did even 10 years ago.
Young Living provides some of the most potent nutritional supplements available to support health and well-being, combining herbs and various nutrients formulated with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, which act as catalysts to help with nutrient absorption as well as assist in removing cellular wastes.
I am very passionate about using supplements and I share because I care about your health. This is meant for educational purposes only, what you do with it is your choice. I only use Young Living supplements now after reading the labels of cheap ones I used to buy at stores. The information about each of these products is from Essential Oil Desk Reference 7th Edition
Here are the supplements that I use:
 
1. Omegagize
This formula blends the moega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA with powerful CoQ10, a vitamin-like substance that powers energy in every cell in the body while performing as an impressive antioxidant. The fish oil complex is derived from some of the cleanest water on the planet and is enhanced with essential oils and mixed carotenoids for stability. It also contains Vitamin D and E. Volumes of research confirm that omega-3 fats reduce systemic inflammation and support cardiovascular, join, eye, and brain health.
 
2. Super B
This is a comprehensive source of the B vitamins essential for good health, including thiamine( Vit B1) riboflavin(B2) Niacin (B3) pyridoxine (B6) also Vitamin B12, biotin, folic acid, and PABA. It also includes minerals that aid in the assimilation and metabolism of B vitamins. This vitamin is very important during times of stress when reserves are depleted. To avoid stomach upset this Super B uses a special formulation process to isolate the various vitamins so that they are released at different times.
 
3. Super C
Physical stress, alcohol, smoking, and using certain medications may lower the blood levels of this essential vitamin. Super C is properly balanced with rutin, biotin, bioflavonoids and trace minerals to work synergistically, balance the electrolytes and increase the absorption rate of Vitamin C. Without bioflavonoids, Vitamin C has a hard time getting inside cells, and without proper electrolyte balance and trace minerals, it will not stay there for long.
 
4. Life 9 (probiotic)
The high-potency probiotic builds and restores intestinal health. The bowels are the source of health and vitality, and where nutrient are absorbed into the bloodstream. They are the command center of the immune system and eliminators of waste products. If the bowels are not working properly, optimal health is impossible and the body is vulnerable to myriad conditions. Probiotics are necessary for every intestinal function and to prevent the proliferation of harmful bacteria.
We may do many things that can increase the need for probiotic supplementation such as taking drugs and antibiotics, drinking chlorinated water, consuming sugar, eating a low-fiber diet, and undergoing stress.
Life 9 is a high-potency combination of nine beneficial bacteria strains that promote natural digestive balance and support a healthy immune system. Life 9’s 17 billion beneficial active cultures per serving bypass the stomach which improves overall product efficacy.
Probiotics have been shown to assist the body in manufacturing B vitamins, improve nutrient absorption, support immune function, improve digestion, and reduce yeast growth.
 
5. Multi-greens
This is a nutritious chlorophyll formula designed to boost vitality by working with the glandular nervous and circulatory systems. It is a natural sustainable energy source with bioactive sea vegetables that increase vitality, nutrient-dense bee pollen, a purifying therapeutic-grade essential oil blend to increase assimilation and an excellent source of choline, critical for energy production.
Clinical experience has shown that before putting essential oils in the this formula, there was a a42% blood absorption in 24 hours. After adding the essential oils to the formula, blood absorption increased to 64 % in 20 minutes, and 86% in one hour. The conclusion was that the cells were now receiving nutrients that they had previously not been able to assimilate.
 
6. Immupro
Tasty tablet boost melatonin and T-lymphocyte immune cells. It is designed for people who want a restful night, or have low immunity. It is a powerful antioxidant that provides energy. It combines complex and potent, immune-boosting minerals such as zinc, copper, and selenium. it also contains melatonin one of the most powerful immune stimulants known. Melatonin levels steadily decrease with age which is a factor that contributes to accelerated aging.
 
7. Agilease
Perfect for the active lifestyle. It supports and promotes healthy joint flexibility and mobility, and support cartilage health. I really can’t be without this one.
8. Ningxia Red
Promotes free radical scavenging by providing high levels of powerful antioxidants while boosting energy. It supports brain and cognitive health as well as digestive health. It fortifies the cardiovascular system and supports healthy blood pressure levels while promoting restful sleep patterns. It enhances immune function, it promotes a feeling of satiety taken prior to meals. Also supports proper muscle and joint health.
 
9. Super Cal
This is a high-powered Calcium, potassium, and magnesium complex that restores proper electrolyte and hormonal balance and improves muscle and bone development.
 
10. Sulfurzyme
It is a unique combination of MSM the protein-building compound found in breast milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, and Ningxia Wolfberry. together they create a new concept in balancing the immunie system and supporting almost every major function in the body. MSM has the ability to equalize water pressure inside the cells, which is a considerable benefit. Ningxia wolfberry supplies nutrients to enhance the proper assimilation and metabolism of sulfur.
 
10. Progessence Plus and Prenolone + Body cream
Balancing and normalizing hormone levels.
 
11. Ningxia Red
It is a powerful antioxidant supplement drink made from wolfberry juice, blueberry juice, pomegranate juice, apricot juice, raspberry juices, and lemon and orange essential oils. It support immune function, liver function and eye health and is reported to increase energy.
It is the highest known protection against the dangerous superoxide free radicals as documented in the S ORACE test conducted by Brunsweick Labs... It is rich in ellagic acid, polyphenols, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals. In addition, it has 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, beta-carotene,and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E.
It is an excellent whole-food source of nutrients that gives energy and strength to the body without harmful stimulants. It also has an amazing low glycemic index of 11 that does not spike the blood sugar levels.
 
12. Amino Wise
I use this onw after my workouts at the gym.
AminoWise was developed and formulated to fill  a need for an optimized post-workout product within the Nutritional Product Line. It is more than just an amino acid supplement. It is triple-targeted with branched chain amino acids for muscle building and repair, polyphenol and antioxidants for recovery, and a hydrating mineral blend to replace important minerals that are lost during exercise. This triple-targeted formula makes AminoWise  a perfect during and post-workout supplement.
BENEFITS AND FEATURES
• Helps support muscles during and after exercise  to help fight fatigue and enhance recovery.
• Lessens fatigue and enhances muscle recovery  during and after exercise.
• Reduces lactic acid induced by exercise through complex blend of antioxidants and minerals.
• Helps support the production of nitric oxide which can improve vascular blood flow.
• Contains branched chain amino acids which have been shown to aid in preventing muscle catabolism from exercise.
• Supports hydration by replenishing important minerals lost during exercise.
• Provides a good source of Vitamin E and zinc
• Formulated with wolfberry powder
• Flavored with Lemon and Lime essential oils
• Contains no preservatives, synthetic colors,  or artificial flavors
• Contains no added sugar or artificial sweeteners