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Ready For Winter November 2004
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  • No Flu Vaccine?
  • Kid's Corner
  • Indoor Germs
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar Recipe
  • Greetings!

    We all enjoy the beautiful show of colors as leaves change each autumn. As summer ends and autumn comes, the days get shorter and shorter. This is how the trees "know" to begin getting ready for winter.

    In this issue we would like to explore some of the ways we can help you get ready for winter and stay hail and hearty all through the season.

    Pam Budner

    No Flu Vaccine?

    The immune system protects the body from bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other harmful organisms. Scientific studies suggest that along with a healthy diet and getting enough rest, consuming certain herbal ingredienets can help you be prepared for the moment when you first feel the need to bolster your immune system.

    Echinacea is known for its large flower heads that turn to seed in the fall. A great choice for cut flowers, adding a wilderness look to your garden. Not only is it a prized perennial for many gardeners, but also a potent medicine. It has been reported that Echinacea increases immune function, reduces the effects of colds and flu's, fights off viral, bacterial and fungal infections and purifies the blood and flushes waste from the lymphatic system.

    Defend & Resist Complex is our unique blend of echinacea, black elderberry, larch tree and zinc. It's for people who want to supercharge their immune system so they can avoid catching every bug or cold that is making the rounds. There are 4 easy ways to take it for everyone in the family to enjoy:

    1. Swallow.
    2. Chew.
    3. Drink it dissolved in hot water as a tea.
    4. Dissolve it in your mouth, then chew.
    As our special "thank you" this month, if your November order includes a Defend and Resist, you will receive a free bottle of Chewable Vita-C. Kids just love the "sweet and tart" flavor of Chewable C.

    Kid's Corner

    One of the best things we can do for our children is send them out the door each morning with a good, high protein breakfast. Did you know that most kids who only have carbs and sugar (a bagel and juice, for example), are hungry by mid-morning. Not only that, but the drop in their blood sugar can mean that they find it difficult to concentrate or focus. Meal Shakes are fast food with smart nutrition built in. All you need is some milk or juice, a blender or shaker. (For an extra protein boost, add a scoop of Energizing Soy Protein.) Choose Bavarian Cocoa or French Vanilla, add some fruit or yogurt and you have an instant nutrient packed breakfast on the go. Morgan Butler has been sending her two boys off to school with a Meal Shake breakfast for over 6 years now:

    "I like the Meal Shakes because they are a quick, easy, and tasty way to give my boys a nutritious breakfast, especially on school days. They would rather sleep late than eat a lot of breakfast! The cocoa ones are yummy with an added dollop or two of peanut butter, some banana, and a few ice cubes. Or, we like to add any frozen (preferably organic) fruits to the vanilla Meal Shakes....a sneaky way to add some fruits to the boys' meals. Applesauce and cinnamon makes a good variation in the vanilla flavor, as well."

    Indoor Germs

    Did you know that germ regrowth with bleach is about one hour? Did you know that Lysol is only effective against eight of the most common pathogens? Did you know that mixing chlorine bleach with ammonia or vinegar can release a harmful gas?

    Basic-G is effective against 33 different pathogens, or disease causing organisms. It safely cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes in one easy step. It's fresh, pine scent makes it ever so much more pleasant to use than chlorine bleach.

  • Effective
  • Safe & Convenient
  • EPA Registered
  • Laboratory Tested
  • Kind to the Earth
  • Economical
  • Easy to Use
  • We use a Basic-G solution to disinfect the laundry, bathrooms and all the places where hands touch, like door knobs and telephone receivers. A tiny bit goes a long way, and when you clean with it, you'll know that germs aren't going to regrow for about 72 hours.

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar Recipe

    • 10 Tbsp Instant Protein Soy Mix
    • 1 1/2 C Fiber Crunch
    • 3/4 C honey
    • 1 C quick cooking, old- fashioned oats, uncooked
    • 1 C non-hydrogenated peanut butter
    • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 2/3 cup chocolate chips

    1. Combine oats, protein & fiber in large bowl and set aside.
    2. Bring honey to a boil on stovetop. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
    3. Immediately add honey mixture to dry mixture until well incorporated.
    4. Refrigerate for 20 -25 minutes.
    5. Stir in chocolate chips and press into 8 x 8" square pan.
    6. Refrigerate approx. 20 - 25 minutes or until firm.
    7. Cut into 12 bars and serve.
    8. Store bars in an airtight container.

    Hope these suggestions help you and your family get ready for winter! See you next month, Pam

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