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Mother’s Nutrition **Before Pregnancy** May Alter Function of Her Children’s Genes

Epigenetics: Mother’s Nutrition **Before Pregnancy** May Alter Function of Her Children’s Genes

We’ve read a lot recently about how as a woman, your health means so much more than just being healthy for yourself. It’s about what you are going to pass on to your children. Not only does this mean that what you eat may be changing your DNA. Imagine that. You are not passing on the healthy genes your grandparents passed onto their children, because your eating habits are actually changing your DNA. A New Scientist article recently quoted a study that was done on rats. It showed how specific supplements injected into pregnant rats alter the DNA expression of their children. So too does injection of specific supplements change their behavior. You’ve probably seen some of this in your children with food coloring, etc.Back in your school biology class all of you probably learned that DNA is your genetic code. In other words it’s the cellular instructions to make proteins. When our DNA is damaged, we subject ourselves to numerous health problems. Our cells become inhibited in producing what our bodies need and our bodies become challenged in re-growing healthy cells.That being said, have you ever heard of Pottenger’s cats? O

ne particular question that Pottenger addressed in his study had to do with the nutritive value of heat-labile elements — nutrients destroyed by heat and available only in raw foods. Dr. Pottenger then devised a series of controlled experiments along with Dr. Alvin Foord, a professor of pathology at the University of Southern California and pathologist at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. In the first experiment, the cats were divided into two groups. A control group of cats was fed a raw food diet composed of raw meat, raw milk, and cod liver oil. A second group was fed a diet composed of cooked meat and processed milk (CFD) plus the cod liver oil. <br></br>The 1st through 4th generation of Pottenger’s cats were great, happy, lots of great little kittens. There was no 4th generation of CFD cats. No CFD cats of the 3rd generation could give birth to healthy offspring. Either the third generation parents were sterile or the fourth generation cats died before birth.

So what do you think now that we have given birth to the third or fourth generation of kids eating processed foods… what do you think we’ve done to them? These cats developed diseases and illnesses near the end of their lives. Then the third generation of cats began manifesting unhealthy conditions in the beginning of their lives and many died before six months of age. Like I said, there was no 4th generation of CFD cats. A really great article on the these bad bio-franken-created foods is here – http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/food-how-altered/When you switch over to a healthier lifestyle you will be moving to a mostly unprocessed style of eating, and you need to focus on organics when you use anything processed at all. Processed foods almost always mean genetically modified. Never forget that altering the DNA of your food directly affects the human or animal’s DNA that eats it. I love using the whole food capsules as a natural supplement, and then working with your doctor to get the added needed prenatal supplementation (keeping in mind talking about the folate vs folic needs for your personal genetics)

Sometimes a good complete protein shake can be helpful especially when you are busy, you may not be getting enough nutrients on the go. Pregnancy and work or motherhood can be taxing, right?

Blip … Blip .. Blip… How to market your business for success

How to market your business for success using the right communication tools

blip  (blp) n.
1. A spot of light on a radar or sonar screen indicating the position of a detected object
2. A transient sharp upward (or downward) movement, as on a graph.

You have to shock the system by creating a BLIP Strategy today. That is the push that I’m going through after the Breakthrough series and now at day 8 on the 30 Day Push. {even coaches look to be coached, to get better, to grow!}

B– Blog
L– Lead
I– Invite
P– Promote

Business, Life and Wellness Coach Barbara Christensen I Paleo Vegeo I Bija Coaching

By doing this you are going to taking advantage of the top items to build your business. This allows you to be “big business’ on the outside, while staying true to and working within the confines of your small business needs.I see this again and again within my coaching business when working with people just like you.

The average business will lose 10% – 30% of thier customer base every year, so keeping the customer base you have is the most effective marketing strategy you have. A fundamental first step in developing that effective relationshop marketing is to leverage yourself as the leader in what you do best.

And effective strategy would be concise, and focus on a single meaningful attribute, rather than trying to be everything to everyone. If you have never tried eating a dinosaur, how do you know what the best place to start is? Do you start at the front, the back, the legs? But if you’ve made 700 amazing green smoothies, then you have all of the knowledge to share with others on the how and why of how things go together.

And the most effective marketing strategy is to be rated as the BEST in one or more meaningful qualities. If you can’t be the best, then you try to better than most or different than the majority. But never settle for second best because your customers never will.

Studies have shown that 30% of all customers make decisions based on price. So don’t make price the deciding factor, because it’s not. Promote how you are going to be a detected item on the radar that they just can’t stop thinking about. BLIP… BLIP… BLIP… and by doing so you are going to be able to overcome most pricing objections because you are giving them what they have been thinking about over and over again.

What do you think would happen if you had an entire room of people and the lights suddenly went off? 

Turning off the power will not only gain you the most attending {turn back on} but it allows you to zero in on your clients as they collect outside to figure out what you are doing! You are inviting them to come on over and check you out. So what are you doing? Do you take the time to turn off the power? Or do you bombard them with heavy neon lights all day long?

The ideal way to market your product or service is to lead with the most compelling functional “need” you offer. and then appeal to the psychological needs of your niche market. If you can do this in a way that shows the primary differences between you and your competitors – then you have covered all of your bases, and you are see that graph start to move on up.

Now, you may just be choosing the wrong customers. This costs you in several ways. These customers are short term… they were never really into it in the first place. If you are building a team of people that want to be there, you are on track. If you are building a team of people that just said yes because you are that good… you are going to find that they are going to be very labor intensive. They will cost you time, money and in the end future referrals because you never should have sold to that customer perhaps in the first place. It’s best to avoid those customers and release yourself from focusing on those people that will never be happy with what you are offering.

When creating your marketing strategy you want to stop, think and ask, “So what? It helps you to translate the features of a promotion to the benefits. This will help you to develop how you will approach your customers when the time comes. It’s not going to always happen, and most of the time won’t happen the first time someone sees your post, your blog, your promotion, your website. The research has shown that the majority of sales are carried out after SEVEN exposures to your product. So you have to develop a way to keep bringing them back.

Blip… Blip… Blip… 

The average marketing communication must gain the interest of the consumer in 2 seconds. So you have to be quick, consise, yet make them want to come back? Pictures say more than words, and you can share that in your own image more than using someone else. Pull them in, and help them to continue to pay attention to your marketing message.

So take that moment in time where you get it… let this click! Watch the next Breakthrough with Anthony Robbins and start to take the shift to create  the quality of life that you deserve, and start thinking about your business in the way that your customers do. If you get the answer for this question in this video, you will figure out your niche. I promise. The decisions you make without targeting, what do you get? You don’t get the change you want. You have to be concise. Listen to the beginning of you journey, and start to develop those BLIPS!

You may not realize how all of this works together right now, but I hope that you watch the video, and then come back maybe later today, or in a week and re-read what you need to do and that’s when it will all really click.

The Magic of 12.12.12

The Magic of 12.12.12 and how you  can build on that

Today is 12.12.12 and it feels a little magical doesn’t it?

Maybe it’s the holidays. Maybe it’s the chill in the winter air. Maybe it’s the smell of cinnamon at every turn.

All I know is that when it feels like this, I don’t ask why, I just hold on tight and enjoy the ride.

Speaking of ride…

The next big event we have for you to check out is the upcoming BE Green 21-Day Smoothie Detox!

The program launches on New Year’s Day 2013 — starting just in time to help everyone kick start those resolutions.

You can check out the program here: http://bit.ly/VBau3w

Admit it! This time of year the temptation for shortbread and chocolate covered almonds is at an all time high. The gingerbread cookies and candy canes are everywhere and hard to resist! If you make it through this holiday season packing on a few extra pounds, you’ll be just like the rest of us, setting New Year’s
Resolutions to eat less and get in shape in 2013. Weeeeeell, this year, I’ve got the perfect thing to help you make your new year’s resolutions STICK!

My friend, Tera Warner and her special guest fitness wizard, Teresa Tapp are teaming up to help you
make your new year’s resolutions STICK in January 2013! The combination of green smoothies and T-Tapp fitness will make for the most potent green smoothie detox EVERhttp://bit.ly/VBau3w

Meet the Lean & Green Detox Experts:

Robyn Openshaw

Robyn Openshaw, also known as Green Smoothie Girl, is passionate about green smoothies, teaching others about the health benefits and raising a healthy family. She was raised as the oldest of eight in a one-income family. Dinner growing up was simple: a bowl of black-eyed peas with a little vinegar added, and some cantaloupe. Or a bowl of meatless chili (beans) and a green salad. Or a baked or boiled potato, corn on the cob, and a salad.

Victoria Boutenko

Beloved pioneer in the Raw Food Movement, Victoria is the courageous mother who overnight turned her family ‘raw’ when they were all faced with serious health challenges. She has inspired thousands and thousands of people with her simple, effective communication and fascinating research. Her books Raw Family: A True Story of Awakening12-Steps to Raw Foods-How to End Your Addiction To Cooked Food, and Green for Life are best-sellers.

Angela Stokes-Monarch

Angela Stokes experienced recovery from morbid obesity through a raw food lifestyle. She has been eating raw for nearly 5 years now and has lost around 160lbs (approx. 12 stone) during that time. Her life has been completely transformed on every level and she now devotes her life to spreading this message of hope for natural and healthy weight loss for others living with overweight, obesity and overeating issues.

Teresa Tapp

Teresa Tapp is an exercise physiologist/ rehabilitative trainer whose specialty is real fitness from the inside out. Teresa’s program isn’t about weighing yourself and counting calories or working out 7 days a week for 3-4 hours a day. The T-Tapp program is about RESULTS! Let’s face it – it really does come down to inch loss. Who really cares what the scale says if you look great when you look in the mirror?

You don’t want to miss this one. It’s a great way to clean out before you get started on your new Paleo Vegeo journey. The program starts on January 1st, but registrations are happening now! Sign up and don’t miss this chance to get on board and make 2013 your healthiest year yet!

With the 21-Day Green Smoothie Detox and 15 minutes a day of T-Tapp flab-busting practices, you’ll be
starting off the year lookin’ and feeling better than ever!

Love and leafy greens,



You and I both know that usually by January 5th the commitment to stick to our resolutions is already
waning. This year you can have your own cheerleading squad and personal resolution coach to help you stick to your guns, go green and get fit!!

21 Day Green Smoothie Detox starting January 1st, 2013