Sunday, October 30, 2016

Answers for the 4A Epidemic Healing for Kids with Autism, ADHD, Asthma, Allergies by Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro


On Monday, October 31st I will have the pleasure of listening to Dr. Joseph A. Cannizzaro, MD author of The Answers for the 4A Epidemic Healing for Kids with Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies thanks to The Juice Plus+ Company.  

I have  had the privilege to meet with Dr. Cannizzarro on several occasions where he is always kind, caring and connects easily with others. When observing him in conversations with concerned parents he is always, comforting and reassuring. When you're with him you know you are in good hands. 

Dr. Cannizzaro's book is an great resource and very helpful for parents of children with any or all of these conditions. Dr. Cannizzaro believes that these four conditions often go together, so if you or your child has one you are likely to have one or all of the other conditions.  You may not know this autism prevalence in our population is 1 in 68. 

The book is divided into three sections:

1. first discussing the statistics of the condition
2. a description of each condition  
3. then ending with healing therapies including nutrition, supplementation therapy, detoxification, medication and other alternative therapies.

If your child has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Asthma or Allergies, this is a must have resource to keep on your bookshelf.  


The topic of tomorrow's teleconference presentation is  "Whole Food Nutrition, Scary Info Not to Know" to optimize your lifestyle for a longer, happier, healthier life. 

The presentation tomorrow will include: 

1. Principles of food preservation (drying)
2. Growing food in your garden
3. Relationships with food


If you would like to be on this conference call RSVP on FACEBOOK
Can't wait? Cheryl Cortese Interviews Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro HERE 

Your partner in health, 









Cindy Cohen RN, BS BA
Certified Health Coach 
Wellness Consultant
WELCOA Faculty 
C2 Your Health LLC

Dr. C recommends Juice Plus+ whole food vitamin supplements for his mommy's and kids. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Why doesn't everyone catch the flu bug?



You may not know this....

Despite what you are seeing on your favorite nightly news program according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Incidence of flu in the U.Son any given day the is 4.5% in the general population. The Situation Update reported the flu season varies from 13 - 19 weeks. This number too has remained constant for the last 13 seasons although this season started a little earlier than usual. 

Did you see the University of Michigan Study?

In a recent study performed by University of Michigan researchers infected 17 healthy people with the flu virus and discovered that everyone who is exposed to the flu actually is affected by it, but their bodies just have a different way of reacting to it. Half of the study participants got sick; the other half didn't notice a thing.

Why?  Because each of us has an "immune response which accounts for the resistance to the flu of certain people getting sick..." says Alfred Hero, professor at the University of Michigan College of Engineering and author of the study, which was published in the journal PLoS Genetics.  read more 

This year the flu vaccine was only 23% effective - oops!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) these findings are not surprising. In early December, CDC officials warned the vaccine probably would not work very well because it was not well matched to a strain that's been spreading widely.

How did this happen? Each year, the flu vaccine is reformulated, based on the experts' best guess at which three or four strains will be the biggest problem for the following flu season. Those decisions are usually made in February, months before the flu season, to give companies that make flu shots and nasal spray vaccine enough time to make enough doses. So getting a flu shot does not always mean you will not get the flu. 

This year of the ones who did receive the flu vaccine, if they were infected by the projected flu virus 87% would have gotten the flu anyways. read more 

A. Because some people have stronger immune systems than others. Experts agree the best way is to protect yourself from the flu is with a strong immune system.

Experts agree and you know too being "stressed out" increases your likelihood of getting sick whether it's flu season or not.  

You may not know this  ....

There are 3 types of immune system stress:

1. Physical - an injury,inactivity, sleeplessness
2. Chemical (environmental toxins) - processed foods, caffeine, sugar
3. Emotional - recent world events, work conflicts, financial worries

The key to a strong immune system is to maintain and improve your health through exercise, making good food choices, getting a good nights sleep and 
re-framing your worries and conflicts to a vision of hopeful outlook or resolution. 

With your body there is no neutral ... you are either building for health or 
dis-ease each minute of each day.   

Here are 6 strategies you can use to strengthen and protect your immune system. 

1. Eat a diet loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables.  
The USDA recommends 9 - 13 1/2 cup servings of a wide variety every day. This is equivalent to eating 4 fruits and 5 vegetables which strengthens the immune system.

2. Reduce environmental toxins.  
According to Dr. Mitra Ray, Bio - Chemist, Shining Star International, non - organic, processed foods are highly toxic on the body recommends reducing this controllable toxic load. These toxins damage the immune system. 

3. Get plenty of sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends between 6 - 8 hours per night. During sleep your body heals itself, manages stress and replenishes for the next day. 

4. Exercise regularly.
The article Exercise and Immunity reports activity helps you to excrete germs and pathogens through the sweat glands. It also activates the immune system.  

5. Take a break - de - stress.
Experts have known for a long time stress even the perception of stress impacts your immune system. What you can do to de -stress effectively is very individual however, pretty much everyone feels better when they remove themselves from the current stress. When ever you feel overloaded ... walk away even it is just for a few minutes. 

6. Take a whole food antioxidant.  
Foods boost the immune system such as broccoli, carrots, kale and berries. The best antioxidants are come in the form of whole foods. Even the best antioxidants in the form of a supplement is still a chemical. The one we recommend is Juice Plus+

    Your partner in health, 









Wellness Consultant
Certified Health Coach 
WELCOA Faculty 


Monday, October 17, 2016

National Apple Month That's a Cause to Celebrate


When I think of October I think of the changing of the leaves, cool weather, Halloween candy and apple picking. Who knew it was National Apple Month too? So I did a little research and came up with the US Apple Association who is committed to this time honored fruit.  After exploring their website I have a new appreciation of the health benefits of this old fashion and unassuming fruit maybe you will too. 

You may be surprised to know the latest scientific research results demonstrates a link between apples and weight loss, brain health (including Alzheimer’s disease), certain forms of cancer, lung and heart health and stroke.

Apples are an excellent source of dietary fiber. In addition, apples are also a healthy source of antioxidants, which have been linked to disease prevention. Here is a quick abbreviated list of what is listed on the Health Benefits Research Summary hosted on the website.

✔️Weight loss: Women who ate 3 apples a day lost more weight than those who did not.

✔️Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s: Apples protect you against oxidative brain damage, significantly improved mood and behavior.

✔️Cancer: Flavonols present in apples prevent and reduce your risk, quercetin, a plant-based nutrient found most abundantly in apples, is found to prevent and treat cancer.

✔️Metabolic Syndrome: Apples lower blood pressure and trimmer waistlines, resulting in a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health issues related to diabetes and heart disease.

✔️Heart Disease: Apples lower risk of several heart disease risk factors, including overweight, elevated waist-to-hip ratio reduce oxidative stress, improved measures of blood pressure, cholesterol reduction.

✔️Immunity: Apples reduce the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthen the immune system.

✔️Gut Health: Apples boost the health of your intestines as well as your immune system a boost – by increasing the numbers of good gut bacteria.

This is a case to celebrate. Grab an apple and let's celebrate together #nationalapplemonth. 

I guess it’s true, an apple a day does keep the doctor away! Maybe the more apples you eat the further away they go! How about adding apples to your One Simple Change program? Can’t, won’t or don’t know how … The Juice Plus+ Company has an easy, affordable way to get in those life saving apples everyday.  

That being said, looking for some great healthy apple recipes? The US Apple Association has that too! Click Here to give these recipes a try!

Your partner in health, 










Certified Health Coach
Wellness Consultant 
WELCOA Faculty 

National Apple Month That's a Cause to Celebrate


When I think of October I think of the changing of the leaves, cool weather, Halloween candy and apple picking. Who knew it was National Apple Month too? So I did a little research and came up with the US Apple Association who is committed to this time honored fruit.  After exploring their website I have a new appreciation of the health benefits of this old fashion and unassuming fruit maybe you will too. 

You may be surprised to know the latest scientific research results demonstrates a link between apples and weight loss, brain health (including Alzheimer’s disease), certain forms of cancer, lung and heart health and stroke.

Apples are an excellent source of dietary fiber. In addition, apples are also a healthy source of antioxidants, which have been linked to disease prevention. Here is a quick abbreviated list of what is listed on the Health Benefits Research Summary hosted on the website.

✔️Weight loss: Women who ate 3 apples a day lost more weight than those who did not.

✔️Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s: Apples protect you against oxidative brain damage, significantly improved mood and behavior.

✔️Cancer: Flavonols present in apples prevent and reduce your risk, quercetin, a plant-based nutrient found most abundantly in apples, is found to prevent and treat cancer.

✔️Metabolic Syndrome: Apples lower blood pressure and trimmer waistlines, resulting in a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health issues related to diabetes and heart disease.

✔️Heart Disease: Apples lower risk of several heart disease risk factors, including overweight, elevated waist-to-hip ratio reduce oxidative stress, improved measures of blood pressure, cholesterol reduction.

✔️Immunity: Apples reduce the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthen the immune system.

✔️Gut Health: Apples boost the health of your intestines as well as your immune system a boost – by increasing the numbers of good gut bacteria.

This is a case to celebrate. Grab an apple and let's celebrate together #nationalapplemonth. 

I guess it’s true, an apple a day does keep the doctor away! Maybe the more apples you eat the further away they go! How about adding apples to your One Simple Change program? Can’t, won’t or don’t know how … The Juice Plus+ Company has an easy, affordable way to get in those life saving apples everyday.  

That being said, looking for some great healthy apple recipes? The US Apple Association has that too! Click Here to give these recipes a try!

Your partner in health, 










Certified Health Coach
Wellness Consultant 
WELCOA Faculty 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Best Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer



I'll never forget the day when I attended The Juice Plus+ Company sponsored Cancer Prevention event featuring Dr. Delia Garcia, Oncologist from St. Louis, MO. She shared the story of a 17 year old girl who is the youngest person she has ever treated with breast cancer.  Dr. Garcia said “At a time a girl should be picking out her prom dress, she was picking our breast cancer treatment options.” When asked why she thought a girl so young developed breast cancer, Dr. Garcia remarked “The breast cancer developed as a result of a lifetime of process foods “no real nutrition.

It's something to think about the next time you grab a quick dinner where the manufactured process foods hang out in your local grocery store; in the freezer, box or bag on the shelf.


As both a breast cancer specialist and a survivor of the disease, I know well that all women are at risk for breast cancer – no matter their family history of the disease.

Only about 10 percent of breast cancers are associated with an inherited gene, such as the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations. The other 90 percent of breast cancers are mostly due to lifestyle causes, reproductive choices and environmental exposures.

While some of these factors are beyond our control, there are a number of things we can do to substantially lower our risk of developing breast cancer. In fact, half of all breast cancers could be prevented through a combination of lifestyle changes, starting as late as age 50 – and there's a number of ways you can lower your risk you can start with these. 

Maintain a healthy weight - with a plant based diet
Limit alcohol.
Find an exercise rhythum.
Get serious about sleep.

To read the rest of the article click here   

Your partner in health, 






Cindy Cohen RN, BS BA 
Certified Health Coach 
Wellness Consultant 
WELCOA Faculty 




Monday, October 3, 2016

Say Bye Bye to Your Seasonal Allergies



Today I opened my email and boom. The allergy tracker says the pollen count is high. I got to thinking why an allergy tracker? I’m thinking if you have seasonal allergies you certainly don’t need an allergy tracker to let you know how miserable you feel. Right?

With the fall the days get shorter, the fluctuating weather, comes  the changing of the leaves, then falling, raking and burning of them all kicking in those ever present allergies. All the smells of fall are a challenge for people who suffer from these allergies not just because of the leaves, it’s the mold, ragweed, grass and various plant pollens triggering that scratchy throat, watering scratching eyes, runny nose and nasal congestion all making you miserable. 

Allergies or the containment of is no small business. According to Allergy Statistics Fact Sheet from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology almost 50 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies, which begin in the spring and can last through the first frost. Americans spend as much as $4.5 billion annually on medications and doctor visits to treat their allergies.

What’s the problem with long term use of antihistamines? You might be surprised to know more than just drying up your eyes and nose.

Neurology Today published a new study published in the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA), anticholinergics (antihistamines) have been linked to memory loss, dementia and severe cognitive decline.

Instead of spending your hard earn dollars on allergy medications and saving yourself from developing dementia how about you spend it on good for you foods to help to get at the root cause of seasonal allergies … poor or reduced immune system function?

If you are ready to get started making a change up the foods you are eating read on.

Your doctor has known for a long time fruits and vegetables are closely linked to immune function preventing colds, flu, allergies and a host of chronic disease. The more fruits and vegetables you eat the stronger it is, the less the weaker.

According to a 2013 report in the Journal of Asthma choosing a diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, fish, and olive oil, with a lesser amount of meat such as the Mediterranean diet, increases your chance of controlling allergy related asthma.

In a recent study by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology researchers have found that being obese may make your asthma worse. The study reviewed 15 earlier studies on weight loss and asthma found these was asthma improvement after weight loss. So if you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see, losing weight now will help reduce your allergy symptoms including asthma, plus you will love how you look and feel. If you need some help finding a healthy eating program, to help you lose weight we recommend this one Transform30.

Diets that encourage you to eat whole foods such as fresh raw apples, oranges, berries, cabbage and broccoli are high in Vitamin C and contain large amounts of quercetin. Quercetin prevents the immune system from releasing histamines that cause the allergy response and vitamin C aids in healing. The more of these foods you eat the less allergy symptoms you will experience. Looking for easy whole food nutrition that's simple, easy and affordable? Check into The Juice Plus Company for clinically research nutrition.

Experts agree taking a vitamin tablet is not as effective as eating two oranges per day. The vitamins in your food are the ones your body recognizes and know what to do with. Fresh is always best. 

Your partner in health, 








Wellness Consultant  
Certified Health Coach 
WELCOA Faculty