It Works 90 Day Challenge

Start your new year off right!  Grab your friends and family and join the It Works 90 Day Challenge using It Works products!

ItWorks 90 Day Challenge

It Works 90 Day Challenge

Get a free Wholesale Membership when you sign up to use all natural ItWorks products for 3 months in your 90 Day Challenge.  You will also get Health and Wellness support from me for 90 days as you begin your journey to better health in 2015.

Giveaway:

Upon completion of the It Works 90 Day Challenge, turn in a before and after picture and brief review summary of the product or products you used and how they improved your health and wellness goals. Your name will then be entered into a drawing for giveaway prize package. More information on the prize package will come in a future post.

YOU Choose

You choose the areas of Health and Wellness to focus on:

1) Sign Up

2) What area of your health and wellness do you want to work on?

3) Pick your strategy (A-E below). Pick one product (or more products if desired) at wholesale cost with your membership, to address a specific area (or areas) to focus on for three months.

itWorks Pack

Greens $33 (normalize and balance PH levels, nourish cells, boost immune system, detox)
Vital Core $29 (whole food multi vitamin support)
Regular $27 (detox and normalize)
Thermofit $39 (rev up the metabolism, reduce cravings)
Hair, Skin, and Nails $39 (restore, support, renew, and balance)
Wraps 4/$59 (reduce sagging skin, reduce cellulite, tighten, and firm anywhere on the body)
Defining Gel $45 (tones and firms)
Stretchmark Cream $39 (reduce or eliminate scars anywhere on the body)

You can choose as few or as many products as you like. There is no minimum or maximum. As long as you choose at least one product to address a specific healthy focus goal each month for three months, that is all that is required. The purpose of this 90 day challenge is to introduce you to healthy products than can support you in reaching your healthy living goals.

Here are five different STRATEGY choices for your 90 Day Challenge:

A) Pick one product to use each month for 3 months
Month One: Greens $33
Month Two: Greens $33
Month Three: Greens $33

B) Pick a different product to use each month.
Month One: Greens $33
Month Two: Thermofit $39
Month Three: Wraps $59

C) Pick a baseline product and then build a progressive strategy for transforming your health by adding additional products on each month.
Month One: Greens $33
Month Two: Greens $33 + Thermofit $39
Month Three: Greens $33 + Thermofit $39 + Wraps $59

D) Try the established ItWorks method for weight loss, balancing, detoxing, and tightening
Month One: Greens $33 + Core $29 + Regular $23
Month Two: Greens $33 + Thermofit $39 + Fat Fighter $27
Month Three: Greens $33 + Wraps $59 + Defining Gel $45

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E) Or try the “Whole Enchilada” of nutritional support, detoxing, immune boosting, restoring, balancing, and firming.
Month One: Greens + Core + Minerals + Omega + Regular + Hair Skin Nails
Month Two: Greens + Core + Minerals + Omega + Regular + Hair Skin Nails + Thermofit + Stretchmark Cream
Month Three: Greens + Core + Minerals + Omega + Regular + Hair Skin Nails + Thermofit + Stretchmark Cream + Wraps (+ additional defining gel and facial wraps if you have more skin to tone and tighten as your body adjusts to a slimmer and healthier you).

Creating A Strategy For Success.

What’s your strategy to reach your health and wellness goals for the next 90 days? Creating a strategy is a key step to success in reaching your goals for 2015. Don’t let another momement go by and leave you feeling defeated. Take this challenge! What have you got to loose? Using these great healthy products, the only thing I hope you will loose is your lack of motivation! Oh yeah! That’s right, I am challenging you to a draw! Let’s do this!

Transform your healthy living lifestyle with a strategy to support your various body systems, creating balance while you tighten and tone over the course of 90 days. This is a phenomenal strategy to reach your health and wellness goals. When you evaluate how far you have come and the progress you have made over the 3 month challenge, perhaps you will desire to do it again, repeat the process to nourish, restore, balance, detox, tone, tighten, firm, etc. for the next 90 days.

You are going to be an inspiration for change. I just know it! I am so excited to work with you and about your potential for better living, better health, and reaching your goals in the next 90 days.

Get ahold of me as soon as you decide what area you want to focus on and what product you want to work with. You can see a complete list of products available at It Works.

When viewing products on the web site, you will see the retail prices until you sign up with me for the free membership with commitment to buy your challenge product for 3 months at wholesale costs.

Once you are signed up, you will log in to with your own membership number. When you log in as a member, wholesale prices will be visible on the website for you to view along with all the products. You can also make retail purchases from the website without committing to a membership if you wish. A wholesale membership enables you to purchase all the products at wholesale which saves you 25 to 40 percent of retail prices depending on the products you choose.

Combine your all natural ItWorks product strategy choices with eating nutritious meals (3 meals + 2 snacks a day spaced 3 hours apart), drinking plenty of water, and doing mild to moderate exercise 3 times a week (go for a walk one day, stretch one day, and strength train one day a week with a day or two of rest in between) is a strategy for success. You are creating an amazing personal plan to get your nutritional support for various body systems, maximizing your efforts, and your results.

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Christmas Shopping

Can I help you with your Christmas shopping?

Christmas Gifts

I will help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones on your Christmas list.

 

doTerra

You can find lots of great essential oils, vitamins and supplements, soaps, skin care, hair care, and more healthy living products to support your immune system and lifestyle for you and your loved ones at doTerra.

doTerra Diamond Kit

 

ItWorks

You can also pick up great healthy living items at ItWorks and while you are there, be sure to check out the WRAPS, natural super-food supplements, and body care products to make this coming year the best and healthiest year yet!  The most popular product is the Wrap Applicator which used to be sold in exclusive spas in Europe for over $300 and is available through ItWorks for $25 a piece. With products from ItWorks, you can create your own spa right at home for a fraction of the cost.

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Garden Tower

Another great Christmas gift idea is a Garden Tower and try out a great way to capture water for your plants with the Rain Barrel.  You and your loved ones can grow organic food year around (indoors or outdoors) in these amazing vertical gardens. The Garden Tower holds 50 plants in less than 4 square feet.

Terracotta Composting 50-Plant Garden Tower by Garden Tower Project

 

 

Just For Kids:

A great idea for those all natural creative kids (your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, and neighbor kids too) in your life, is to get them kid friendly healthy living items from doTerra and ItWorks .  There are so many totally terrific items for kids available that will help them live a healthier life.

Also why not Give the gift of creativity with Green Kid Crafts!  These awesome arts, crafts, and educational activities are sure to please kids of all ages!

Another option is to purchase excellent resources from the Answers in Genesis Bookstore for folks of all ages too. They have books, CD’s, DVD’s, Games, and more, and there is something special for everyone!

If you need assistance, or have any questions, just leave me a message, and I will get in touch with you with great gifts options you will love and help you make this Christmas really special!

 

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Healthy Living Support

Hey Everyone,

I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving holiday!

Many of you know my heart in helping people heal and stay healthy naturally. It has been a passion of mine for nearly 20 years. It helped me heal from 9 years of infertility, and so much more. My passion for natural remedies was birthed from watching my Grandmother. She loves herbs, homesteading, and healthy living and even wrote a book many years ago that she handed out at campgrounds and to friends and family.

My desire to help others live a healthy lifestyle also stemmed from working as the social service director first in a health department serving women and children (1991-1992), and then in a nursing facility (1993-1996) for the elderly and also for the mentally disabled and watching folks die from the side effects of being over medicated and downward spiral of medical conditions that were not improved by the dietary and pharmaceutical interventions.

Another huge influence on my journey was made by my husband’s mother. I cared for my mother in-law who had breast cancer for the last year of her life in my home (1996-1997), and with each chemo pill and pain pill she took, I watched the life in her eyes diminish bit by bit until she took her last breath in March of 1997. I was so broken hearted from loosing her and knew deep down there was a better way to deal with illness from some of the “all natural/ green living” friends I was making. Her death was the turning point for me to abandon cultural norms of hospitals and doctor’s offices to heal disease and instead view them as beneficial for trauma centers, but not healthly life centers.

In 1993-1997 I was friends with a 75 year old neighbor who had farmed organically all his life and sold Organic Gardner and Mother Earth News magazines for many years. He was “green” before anyone knew what it was to be green. He owned a campground near Muncie, IN and farmed and sold his produce to a local nursing home and folks who came to his campground and farm. I spent a lot of time learning from him and his wife. They gave me tips on organic gardening, pursuing a “greener” life, and really helped me a lot.

In 1995 I began meeting Amish folks who turned to natural medicine as the cure for most of their healthy living needs. This was life changing for me too. I would spend two or three days aweek in their homes learning. They thought they were just teaching me about making bread, canning, gardening, etc. But in reality, they were teaching me a life of healthy natural living I was dying to know. I did’t agree with the bondage of their Amish Church, instead I have freedom in Jesus, so that was not a draw for me. By watching them, I had made a connection with the knowledge of generations gone by who knew how to make home remedies to handle sickness, and knew how to eat to avoid most sickness. I found answers!

The life of living with locally raised food, home births, kids who were occupied with phycial self directed playtime, and also the productivity of chores instead of sitting with TV, who go to bed at a good hour and rise in the mornings rested, respect for each other, adults who came together as a community to support one another, and who found answers to thier sickness and diseases by using herbs and diet, were able to live a way of life that seldom needed attention from hospitals and regular checkups or sick visits to a clinic. This inspired me.

All Americans should have this knowledge. It is the knowledge all cultures possessed until just two hundred years ago, when western hospitals, doctors, and pharmacies became the focus of our faith. Somehow Americans have turned over their basic health care to the local doctor who is controlled to a high degree by pharmecutical companies selling man made synthetic ingredients to control disease, but never heal disease, and ultimately secondary side effects of those medications develop into knew life threatening disease and so on. When I left my carrer in the nursing facility, on average, each patient was taking 21 different prescription medications. Each medication had a side effect and needed a different medication to counteract it. This is the life today in America. It is no longer just the elderly who are over medicated, it is even our babies and children. Every public school and daycare now tells the parents their children must be vaccinated, and to put many of their kids on medication to make them sit still in a classroom. The numbers of kids on medications is astounding! Over use of medication is an epidemic in our country and it is getting worse. Babies are now vaccinated with over 40 man made toxic medications before the age of 2. Autism, a brain disorder that affects speach, behavior, and the ability to sit still now affect 1 in 48 boys and 1 in68 gilrs, or an average of 1 in 55 children. Do what? America, wake up!

After applying what I learned from the Amish and my organic focussed friends, I made some tough decisions. I stopped taking presecription medications for colds and flus. I stopped taking over the counter medications for headaches and other illnesses too. Instead, I found a natural medication in herbs and foods to deal with each illness that arose. I soon overcame infertility and became pregnant in 1999, and gave birth to our first child in 2000. That was a miricle. I had been married for 9 years with no pregnancy and the doctor diagnosed me as infertile. But I wasn’t infertile, instead I was malnurished and toxic from the American lifestyle. Once I detoxed and ate nourishing foods, my body did what it was designed to do, to heal and reproduce.

As more folks found out that I had been healed by the Lord and using the wisdom of returning to traditional foods (local food, grassfed meats, eggs, and raw milk, fermented foods, etc) and using herbs for tea and remedies for health, others wanted my resources and sales for food and herbs grew into a stronger business. By 2004 I opened a healthy food and herbal remedy store and coop called Weiser Natural Foods, and God has surely used these life experiences and knowledge to bless my life and many others I have shared with.

As you well know, seasons in our life change. The past few years of moving and having birthed 6 kids and 2 miscarriages have brought new challenges and adaptations. But some things never change, and I am still as passionate about healthy living and natural cures and raising natural foods as I have ever been. Though I don’t currently have a store walk in anymore, perhaps I will be able to open a walk in store again someday. For now I am getting resettled on a certified organic homestead in Richmond, Indiana and getting my feet back under me. I have dreams of a solar greenhouse, hydroponics and aquaponics, and educational workshops too. But until that day comes, I will be reaching out and sharing great products with you and teach healthy living tips, and help as many people as I can.

I have affiliate links to help you find the healthy products you need in my sidebar.

I am a distributor a couple of great companies too:

itWorks Body Wraps and healthy products
http://weisernaturalfoods.myitworks.com/

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doTerra Essential Oils and more great healthy products
http://www.mydoterra.com/weisernaturalfoods/

doTerra

I would love to help you take care of your healthy living needs with wonderful wholesome products, and also help you get ready for the holidays with thoughtful gifts for yourself and your family and friends.

Both of these companies offer some amazing gift packs and specials for the holidays. These gifts really make a difference in your health and wellbeing. These products will also help boost your immune system and help you stay healthy through the holidays and winter season.

Some of the great features of the itWorks body wraps include helping you tone and tighten areas of your body. It is a botanically based cloth that you can place anywhere on the body that you want to tone and tighten the skin and reduce cellulite. It helps reduce the appearance of cellulite with a great herbal lotion. It can work wonders with your weight loss goals and I am thrilled to include this product in my toolbox of healthy living.

Some of the great features of the doTerra essential oils are purifying the air in your home, pain management, mood management, focus and attention, remedies for common ailments including colds, flu, and ear infections, weight loss support, healing of glands and systems of the body like the thyroid,adrenal glands, lymph system, and immune system, and so much more.

I will post more about these great products in the days and weeks ahead. I would love to talk with you more about them. You can shop from home at the links posted above, or feel free to contact me with questions too. I just wanted to give you a heads up, and if you are interested in following my healthy life journey you can follow along on my website at www.weiseracademy.com

I would love to talk with you more about healthy living support. I am glad to talk online, or by phone, or if you are local to my area we can host workshops at your home, or church, or club with your family and friends too. Just let me know how I can help you.

Please PM me through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/weiseracademy, or email (weiseracademy at aol dot com), or stop in at the product links for information about each of the products I sell, and contact me there with questions too. I can get you set up with everything you need to reach your healthy living goals.

I look forward to working with you.

Be blessed!

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GreenKid Crafts

I have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t enjoy getting crafty. Some like it more than others, but all seem to like it to some degree. And with winter right around the corner, that means less playtime outdoors, and kids will need some great crafts to keep boredom at bay.

GreenKids Crafts is offering lots of great deals right now on their monthly subscriptions for crafts sent right to your door to keep your kids busy this winter.

Check out the Black Friday sales going on untill Dec. too.  Your kids will love these creating with these fun activities!

 

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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Give thanks to God!
May your Thanksgiving be filled with love,
forgiveness, peace, blessings, joy, and thankfulness.

Thanksgiving Greeting

God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people.
So be gentle, kind, humble, meek, and patient.
Put up with each other, and forgive anyone who does you wrong,
just as Christ has forgiven you.
Love is more important than anything else.
It is what ties everything completely together.
Each one of you is part of the body of Christ,
and you were chosen to live together in peace.
So let the peace that comes from Christ control your thoughts.
And be grateful.
Let the message about Christ completely fill your lives,
while you use all your wisdom to teach and instruct each other.
With thankful hearts, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
Whatever you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus,
as you give thanks to God the Father because of him.”
Colossians 3:12-17

Be Blessed!

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Snake Oil Review

Have you ever watched the old time movies, and someone has come to town and is standing on their wagon and talking to a crowd full of people trying to sell them a bottle of potion that is supposed to cure every single problem they have ever encountered? Well by golly, if you bought his bottle of “Fix what ails ya” potion, then you got yourself a real genuine bottle of Snake Oil!

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We had the privilege to play a hilarious game with the same name called Snake Oil by Out of the Box Publishing Inc.

Snake Oil Game box

Snake Oil

Ages 10 to Adult
3-10 players
5 Minutes to learn
20-30 minutes per game
Suggested Retail $19.99

This game is hilarious as well as educational. It’s educational because it has my kids reading and coming up with funny compound word combinations they can “sell” as a “fix what ails ya” potion to some unsuspecting stranger.

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But the twist is,… they have to come up with a sales pitch for whatever random customer is drawn from the card deck.  The customer could end up being a super hero, one green alien, a bride, a sorority girl, or a nerdy geek, etc.

We played the game with 5 players.  So each round of the game had one customer and four venders.  Each vender was given a hand of seven random snake oil cards.  For the customer’s turn, that person drew a random card from the customer card pile.

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It is up the kids to find a way to sell their Snake Oil product while using the various word cards in their hand. They get to pick two of the word cards out of their handful of seven cards and make a compound word to name their product.  Their product is an imaginary special fix all potion that will solve the customer’s problems.

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After they create the product name, they must come up with a sales pitch.  This is the super duper funny part.  How to make a sales pitch to an off the wall customer with your compound word you created from your random cards.

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The “vender” with the best product name and most convincing sales pitch and wins the approval of the “customer”.  When the customer chooses his or her favorite product the “vender” gets to collect the customer’s name card. The player with the most customer name cards at the end wins the game.

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There are so many random word combinations and then put them in perspective to the potential customer needs, it is absolutely hilarious.  Perhaps a geek needs a beach lamp or muscle gum, or maybe an alien needs pony spit or an energy ball, or maybe the super hero needs  and all you have to do is to convince them they need it and to buy it from you.

Youtube Video about How to play Snake Oil

My kids really enjoyed playing this game. This would make a great holiday or birthday gift and to use for family game nights. It would also be a lot of fun to use during a youth group, club meeting, or homeschool coop get together. I can guarantee you it will bring a whole lot of laughs and you just might feel better and perhaps have less ailments after playing, ha ha!!

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Purposeful Design Review

” Wow!” is what I want to say to describe the photography and illustrations in Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation by Jay Schabacker.

Purposeful Design

Purposeful Design

Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation
Written by Jay Schabacker
Hard back book
$18.95 (currently 25% off regular retail $24.95)
For all ages

Jay Schabacker has an amazing story to tell. He is both a scienctist and a follower of Jesus. He believes that God is the Creator and he created everything with a purpose. Jay has numerous educational degrees and has worked for NASA, and also in Business Management, Church Leadership, Authored books and curriculum, and taught numerous workshops. But most important of all is that he loves the Lord!

In Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation, he gives us a beautiful full color glimpse of the universe God has created during the seven days of Creation in Genisis.

Book Table of Contents (Abbreviated)

Chapter 1 – The First Day
The Foundation of it All
What Keeps Things Going?

Chapter 2 – The Second Day
Creation of the Atmosphere and Water
Quenching the Thirsty Earth – The “Rain Cycle”

Chapter 3 – The Third Day
Creation of the Dry Land and Vegetation
The Importance of Vegetation and Plants to Humans

Chapter 4 – The Fourth Day
Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Stars
Many Benefits of the Sun, Moon, and Stars

Chapter 5 – The Fifth Day
Creation of the Birds and the Fish
Why the Birds and the Fish were Created

Chapter 6 – The Sixth Day
Creation of Land Creatures and Humans
The Amazing Uniqueness of the Human Being

Chapter 7 – The Seventh Day
The Sabbath is the Day of Rest

Epilogue – Who Made the Cookies?

You can try out a free sample of the book before you buy. Don’t forget to also download the free Young Explorer’s Club curriculum (both student and teacher versions) that goes along with the the book too.

Jay is an aerospace scientist and worked on Nasa’s Appollo Moon Project. Through amazing photographs and scientific and biblical truths, he helps us to see the richness of God’s creation as can be understood once a person can see the amazing pieces of the puzzle. For many, it can be difficult to understand how God could have created the universe and created it in seven days. But Jay takes us through the process and shows how science lines up with the scriptures. The photography that Jay shares is amazing. This is a book you will want to leave out on display to share with folks who stop by your home. It is stunning.

How We Used Puposeful Design:

I read through the book with my children.  We spent a couple of weeks learning about each day in creation. There is a lot of science, scripture, and a lot of beauty packed into this book.  We love learning about space and I was very impressed with the space photos.

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I was really greatful for the free downloadable curriculum too. The curriculum broke the book down into teachable units with questions, discussions, and a few activites to further the learning. I printed everything off and stored it in a handy three ring binder for easy use. There were also certificates of completion that correspond to each day of creation in the Young Explorer’s Club curriculum and a final certificate of achievement too. These are nice progress achievments to add to your studnets portfollio.

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I was so impressed with this book that I decided to take it to our Homeschool Coop class. We did a focus on space exploration and studied about the lights in the heavens specifically the creation of the SUN, MOON, and STARS and how they give us light and control the seasons.  We studies the verses in the bible about DAY FOUR of CREATION found in Genesis 1:14-19. This book went with our study perfectly.

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I brought the free downloadable curriculum questions I had put into my binder, and gathered up a few props to go with the book including coloring pages, flash cards, space display, earth and moon in space puzzles, space sensory bin, and more to our class.

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The kids really enjoyed looking at the photographs of space in the book.  They also enjoyed creating their own space exploration to learn more about the amazing universe God has designed.

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Wouldn’t it be cool to visit some of the places in space that God created like the moon? I think it would be cool too to go into space with a scientist who believes in God and understands the scriptures and who is experienced with planets, moons, stars, and galaxies and see all of it first hand.

The kids pretended that Jay was joining them for a space adventure and divided into two teams (5 white astronauts and 5 orange astronauts) to create an exploration all terain vehicals with Legos to explore the moon, and create a space exploration diorama. Kids learn so much more and remember what they have learned when they can use several of their senses in the learning process. Sharing the pictures from the book, putting together a puzzle of the moon and the earth, creating vehicals and pretending we were taking a trip to explore the moon that God created made the learning experience all the more memorable.

I love this book! I would encourage every homeschool family and Sunday School Class and Bible Study group to get a hold of one these books and learn about our amazing Creator and his Purposeful Design in Creation.

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