We are proud to announce that Heritage Makers is on the cutting edge of new technology—being one of the first companies in our industry to allow you to place your customized QR codes on our customizable products.
QR Codes have been around for a while but are now entering the mainstream of our lives. It’s time for us to get on board and start making our 2-dimensional projects come to life with this new interactive technology.
You may be asking some of the following questions:
What is a QR Code?
How does the QR Code App Work?
*Tips and Tricks for Successfully Using a QR Code on a Studio Project:
#1 — Never print a QR code which is smaller than ¾-inch square on a card and always print larger if used on a poster or canvas. The more data you put into the code, the smaller the dots become, so size adjustments may need to be made. For most smart phones, the relationship between scan distance and minimum QR code size is approx. 10:1. That means a 1-inch code will be most effectively scanned at 10-inches or less.
#2 — Always test your QR Code before publishing your project. Always, always! After you have created your own QR code and dropped it into your Studio project, give it a test to make sure that it is readable at 100% of the project size. If you go to “View” at the top of your Studio page, scroll down to Zoom and select 100%. That will give you an accurate view of the size it will be when printed. Simply hold your smart phone up to your computer screen and scan. Did it take you to where you wanted to go? If not, try re-generating the code or making the QR Code larger in your project.
#3 — Until people become aware of QR Codes and how to use them, we suggest placing some simple instructions on your holiday cards this year. For instance: “To see what’s new in our lives, simply open up a QR Code reader app on your smart phone, point your phone’s camera at the code on the card and scan.”
#4 — We suggest that you always use the QR Code in its original black and white form. If you choose to add color, always remember that the code color should be dark and placed against a light-colored background. Make sure the contrast is sufficient or the code will be difficult to scan. A reversed-out code, where the background is dark and the pixels are light, is never recommended. And always, always test before publishing!
**QR Code FAQ’s:
Is there any way to access QR codes without a smart phone?
**How else can a QR Code be used?
The possibilities are endless with QR Codes. Clearly, our society values all things digital but QR Codes are also fun to play with and can add that “cool factor” to your Heritage Makers projects. There is no need to fear the unknown. We, at Heritage Makers, encourage you to give it a try and to see how simple and easy it can be.
Discover the 12 foods that are bad for the human body and should not be eaten. It will hurt you in more ways than one.
Dr. Peter Glidden proclaims healing is easy, all we have to do is stop eating the foods that prevent the absorption of nutrients, stop eating the foods that hurt us and take the nutrients our body want and need to help it fix itself.
To get the 90 Essential Nutrients that Dr. Peter Glidden uses and recommends go here.
If you were to ask any individual whether they believe they’re getting the proper nutrition on a daily basis, many would say they are. An eight-year-old might tell you he ate all his cereal and drank all his milk for breakfast. An adult might say she had a healthy turkey sandwich and potato salad. On the surface, it seems that they’ve taken care of their daily nutritional requirements. Though, looking at the big picture, you’d see there are many essential nutrients lacking from a typical Standard American Diet. You could try to justify eating a hamburger and fries by saying they contain protein, veggies, and grains. While that may be one view, we should also consider how those foods are processed and prepared before they hit our plates. Not the prettiest picture, right? Your body deserves the best nutrition it can get!Even within recent decades, nutritional standards and food consumption by much of the population has changed. The Oxford Dictionary defines nutrition as:
nu·tri·tion the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
n(y)o͞oˈtriSH(ə)n/ • noun
However, a burger and fries are considerably far from providing “the food necessary for health and growth.” For starters, a hamburger combo meal is typically high in polyunsaturated fats (vegetable, corn, and soybean oils) and simple carbohydrates (breads, milk, and sodas), both of which provide very little nutrition. Additionally, many protein sources are low quality and contain added hormones and preservatives, which may be harmful to your health. A Standard American Diet is also very low in green leafy vegetables, which contain many of the essential nutrients necessary for your health. A 2005 study reviewing compliance with the dietary guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed that only one out of ten Americans consumed the recommended amount of vegetables. For example, the average American only eats about half a teaspoon of kale per week!
Unfortunately, convincing most of the population to replace their hamburgers and sodas with Crunchy Kale Salads and green tea isn’t going to be easy. Still, promoting small, nutritional changes to one’s daily food consumption may eventually lead to better food choices and improved nutrition, and in turn to better overall health—that’s the goal! This is even more true for athletes and those with an active lifestyle. Through energy exertion and sweat, athletes deplete their bodies of key vitamins & nutrients and require additional protein to enhance the body’s ability to repair and grow muscle tissue. Due to lack of time or poor eating habits, many athletes, or those introducing themselves to an active lifestyle, may not receive the amount of protein they need to allow their bodies to thrive.
The new Super Greens™ and FitShake™ were developed specifically to give individuals advanced nutrition and they perfectly complement any supplement or diet regimen, including 90 For Life Healthy Body Paks™. The Super Greens shake contains powerful superfoods, organic whole fruits, vegetables, and herbs that give you a dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help balance your diet—the perfect complement to lunch or dinner. The FitShake consists of unique proteins that may assist with the repair of strong muscles and joints — the perfect post-workout shake.
*This Article from the Youngevity website.
The senior with the help of the buddy will answer 2-3 questions a day or 10-20 questions a week. Answering the questions can be done on their own or they can use the weekly class time to answer the questions.
The buddy will gather photos/memorabilia that relate to the questions.
The buddy will scan the photos/memorabilia at least 300 dpi (jpeg format) and upload them to the online publishing account that I will provide the senior. At the end of the class each senior will receive a personal hard bound storybook that will be presented to them at the publishing party.
This sets The Nursing Home apart from other communities and provides valid, self-esteem boosting, valuable activity for your monthly calendar. It helps with admissions - families will know their loved ones’ stories will never be forgotten, creates opportunity for volunteers in your community to get involved, strengthen rapport among staff and seniors by getting to know the residents by reading their books and creates a feeling of unity and friendship among the residents, staff, volunteers and management.
Our mission is to help seniors and others everywhere write and publish their life stories so they will never be forgotten. Please Contact me if interested in starting My Life My Story Program in your area.
In my search for a better answer for what causes clogged arteries, and one of the symptoms is high blood pressure I found that everything we eat today does effect our health. If I could go back 30 years ago knowing what I know now! Dr. Peter Glidden says atherosclerosis is simply the build up of cholesterol plague inside an artery. Cholesterol acts as a band-aide for a tear in an artery caused by oxidative stress or free radicals. Now you might say, "What is free radicals and how do they clog arteries?" 1. free radicals pile up at the bends of arteries 2. The free radicals cause oxidative damage to the artery wall. 3. The artery wall starts to TEAR 4. the body repairs the tear with cholesterol.
Free radicals are :
and by the supplement -->SELENIUM
The food that you eat can be either the best and the most powerful form of medication or the slowest form of poison. For a list of 15 Free Radical Fighting Foods go to youngofficial.com/15-free-radical-fighting-foods/.
Sometimes in picking out a good vitamin/mineral it can be overwhelming. I came across this pamphet, on How to Pick A Good Supplement, by Suzy Cohen, RPH and I thought it beneficial in sharing it with you.
Suzy Cohen says In picking out a great supplement:
The filty 5 is listed below and to learn more about each one please download the short pamphlet explaining why to avoid the filthy 5. The main thing is to READ LABELS.
For more information on Suzy, you can go to her website @ www.SuzyCohen.com.
The filthy 5
2. Stearic Acid or Magnesium Stearate
5. Titanium Dioxide
I want to recommend a great book on Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care, the ebook is $9.25 at Amazon
its called Body into Balance:An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care, and would be a great addition to anyone's library.
Jordan Rubin, founder of Beyond Organic, developed a cultured-whey cleanse that is now a part of our Youngevity family of products. One of the most common questions asked from people looking to jump start their healthier lifestyle journey is, “Should I do a cleanse and if so, for how long?” We believe that in just three days of avoiding what is wrong and consuming what is right, you can jump start your health. Toxicity is a major reason why most Americans can’t lose weight. People that have used the Suero Viv Cleanse have experienced an increase in energy, transformed their health from the inside out and even lost a few pounds in just three days, This product is designed to support the body’s natural detoxification systems and reach a higher level of health.
Key steps to cellular cleansing:
Frequently asked questions.
Q: What are your thoughts on juice cleansing?
A: Juice cleansing has great benefits, but can be very time consuming if you make the juice yourself. And if you try one of the popular pre-packaged 3 Day juice cleanses you could spend approximately $200 plus shipping. The Suero Cleanse is cost effective, and can create incredible results!
Q: What should I do after the cleanse?
A: Consume 1-2 bottles of SueroViv a day until your next Suero Cleanse. Reduce the consumption of processed foods from your diet and follow a healthy eating plan that includes organic meats, cultured dairy, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains and legumes.
Q: Can I eat while on the Suero Cleanse?
A: For best results do not consume any food or beverage other than SueroViv during the three day Suero Cleanse.
Q: Can I continue to take my Youngevity 90 for Life supplements?
A. Absolutely! In fact, you can even mix them into our cleanse.
Q: After a day or two on the Suero Cleanse I have a coated tongue is that normal?
A: When cleansing it is very common to experience a coated tongue or other minor changes including an increase in activity of the urinary tract and digestive system.
Q: Can I cleanse if I have diabetes?
A: If you have diabetes or are being treated for any illness, it is advised to consult your physician before undertaking any cleanse.
Q: Can I cleanse if I am on medications?
A: If you’re on Rx medications, please consult your physician before undertaking any cleanse.
Q: Will I have any symptoms during the cleanse?
A: Everyone has a different experience while cleansing but some people may experience minor fatigue on the first day or two followed by an increase in energy by day three.
Q: Can I exercise during a cleanse?
A: You may participate in light exercise and stretching, but be careful not to overdo it.
Q: I’ve been told that fasting is a good way to cleanse. Do you agree?
A: There are many ways to cleanse the body and one of the most popular is fasting. Fasting is a great way to cleanse, but can be very difficult causing extreme fatigue and for some who are extremely toxic can even be dangerous.
I need to get myself a hydrator. I am sharing this article from the Youngevity Official Blog -- This week we’re going to explore another option for how to be a bit more healthy and also save some money over time by dehydrating foods at home.
You would of course need your own food dehydrator in order to make these foods at home; but luckily currently there are many affordable options on the market today. The savings these machines provide overtime can easily pay for themselves.
Making your personal dehydrated food has a great deal of advantages. If you utilize your food dehydrator frequently, it can offer you savings, wellness advantages as well as a greener way of life. You simply must understand the benefits and basics of making your own dried food.
1. Tastes Great
Dehydrated food is just food– normally fruit, vegetables or meat– with all the moisture dried of it. Without the wetness to water down the flavor, the food is rich and also scrumptious. Not just that, but the food is also fresh when you make it on your own. Making it on your own enables you to enjoy this quality, unlike you would if you consumed the dehydrated food bought the food store.
Processed snacks cost quite a bit of cash on their own, and healthy and balanced organic dehydrated food cost much more. You can save a lot of money by acquiring fresh food in bulk and dehydrating it on your own. This way you could take advantage of any kind of bargains you locate at your grocery store’s fruit and vegetables area by dehydrating it and keeping it for later on.
You can also often find local deals at farmer’s markets or bulk suppliers. This method will certainly also allow you to change your selection of many store-bought treats. All of this builds up, and you will certainly find that you are spending a whole lot less over time.
3. All Natural
When you purchase dehydrated food or various other treats, you don’t always understand what remains in it. There are many ingredients and also chemicals put in processed foods. These chemicals expand the life span of the food and also will commonly alter the nature balance of the food.
Sugar is commonly added to dehydrated fruit; nonetheless, when you make it on your own in your food dehydrator, you are in control of what is and also is not included. You can also sweeten these foods with small amounts of honey as an alternative.
You won’t have to read the active ingredient list on bundles as well as fret about exactly how those unpronounceable chemicals are influencing your body. Rather, you can merely dry your very own fresh foods as well as have a treat for the road.
It can be difficult to locate healthy and balanced food that you could take on the go. Aside from bananas, there isn’t much that is very easy to eat aside from trail mixes. With your dehydrated food, you could simply have a plastic bag on your lap full of your treat. It’s wonderful for kids’s lunches at school or a midday treat at work, also.
5. Lowers Waste
In the U.S. alone, we throw away $165 billion worth of food yearly. With a dehydrator, you can lower waste by dehydrating foods that are appearing to spoil. When your fresh fruit begins going soft, slice it up and put it in the food dehydrator. If you have meat that needs to be prepared, make some jerky. This method could keep you from throwing out that sack of apples or bunch of bananas that you forgot about till they started turning brown. Merely cut them up and appreciate them later on!
Ever come across the French Paradox? It’s the apparent contradiction that individuals in France generally consume a diet regimen that’s high in fat-laden pastries and also creamy sauces, yet have better heart wellness compared to many Americans.
What researchers have realized is that at the very least, part of the explanation for this could be the French individuals’s fondness for merlot. Red wine includes resveratrol, a powerful anti-oxidant that helps to protect and restore health.
As a matter of fact, many researchers consider the advantages of resveratrol to be the ‘missing link’ of anti-aging. In normal dosages, resveratrol has been revealed to promote much better cardio wellness, decrease oxidative stress as well as inflammation, provide assistance for normal cell replication, and also promotes a strong, healthy heart and mind.
What Is Resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a special type of antioxidant, called a phytoalexin. It’s located in the skin of red grapes, red wine, purple grape juice, peanuts and raspberries. It’s manufactured in plants as a defense against attacking fungis.
What researchers have been amazed about is that similar protective benefits of resveratrol are passed into humans when they eat it.
How Does Resveratrol Operate in the Body?
Primarily, resveratrol is an effective anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants secure your body’s cells from the normal, yet damaging, procedure of oxidation. Research has shown that the benefits of resveratrol could likewise promote regular cell duplication.
Resveratrol also has the benefit of a healthy inflammatory feedback in your body– including assisting to reduce a few of the oxidative tensions as well as swelling that can lead to early aging. Initial study likewise finds the benefits of resveratrol may assist to protect the capillary wall surfaces versus oxidation, promoting heart and vascular health and wellness.
Just what the Studies Say About the Advantages of Resveratrol--
Thousands of researches involving resveratrol have actually been conducted since the 1980s. One research study at Harvard University showed that when mice ate a high-fat, high-calorie diet plus resveratrol start at One Year old (equivalent to age 40 in humans), they not only lived an additional 30 percent longer compared to a control group, and additionally had significantly less age-associated illness.
These amazing outcomes stired up interest in the clinical area and, to this day, more than 3,400 peer-reviewed journal posts have actually been released on this substance. Although a lot of the researches have actually involved rodents, they leave no question concerning resveratrol’s healing capacity.
Preliminary studies suggest the polyphenols in resveratrol might inhibit platelet aggregation as well as could shield the blood vessel wall surfaces versus oxidative stress. Animal study also suggests wine polyphenols sustain healthy and balanced high blood pressure and also capillary expansion. Plus, it might contribute in promoting healthy aging because of its antioxidant powers.
Ways to Make the Benefits of Resveratrol Work for You
One way to benefit from resveratrol is by raising your intake of the foods which contain high quantities of it: Purple grapes and grape juice, peanuts, cranberries and red wine– the darker the much better.
But it would be tough, otherwise impossible, to obtain the 100-250 mg suggested dosage of resveratrol from food alone. For instance, you would need to consume about 170 glasses of merlot each day to get that quantity of resveratrol!
Fortunately, resveratrol is additionally available in supplement form.
*previously printed from Youngevity Official Blog
We have 54 days to Christmas, and we have lots of specials at Mialisia Jewelry. I would love to save you some money in shopping with me.
What you were probably taught about nutrition is wrong. The food pyramid that the government put out there, is totally incorrect and should be reversed. Vegetables and Good Fats should on the bottom and Grains should be on the top. Listen to Dr. Mike and he will explain on the importance of nutrition and fasting.
Find out how Bokeh can add softness to an otherwise brightly lit photograph....don't you just love the look?
I just love summer. The carefree days when you can sit back and reflect on life and just be. The never ending list of things I need to complete, no rush, no pressure, just goals that I made for myself. I go to the beach to run, walk and read, I quilt a new project, I DigiCrop and publish books, I try cooking a new recipe. Sometimes its just my husband & I and we just go out. But when the end of August comes around I am ready to start another school year of new beginnings.
This is Glen Lake just down the streets where I live....technically its a river but because of the dam its named a lake.
I always drive by this house, but when viewed from another perspective it looks beautiful here nestled by the trees and lake.
All in all, today I enjoyed myself on the lake...
Everyone has a story. Activity directors know this is true. But how do you draw out the fascinating tales of your residents' lives in a way which preserves and shares their unique view of history? Capturing the life stories of elders helps to both engage their mind and activate their memories. I conduct writing workshops with small groups of residents to produce personalized articles, booklets, and books as mini biographies to share with family and friends.
Publish Your Stories has benefits for residents, their families and activity directors at independent retirement communities, assisted living facilities and senior centers. For the families, the benefits are invaluable -- a memory keeping gift that continues to give for generations to come. The basis of the story will likely serve as the person's obituary so that the facility and family are not 'scrambling' when the time comes. The cost of the program depend on the depth of the finished product. A group workshop includes 2+ hours on-site and the cost of all handouts. For an additional per person charge, participants will receive a book about them. Another service I offer for activity directors, is I will interview, write, print and frame 'A Life Story Article'. The framed article, usually featuring a new resident, can be placed in a lobby for a week or so to introduce a new resident to the community. Afterwards it can be given to the resident for their apartment or room.
In the month of August I am offering a 25% discount towards a book. For more information call me @ 603.860.0553.