Add Decades To Your Life – Watch the Human Longevity Project!

Starting June 19th Revealed Films will be running their feature film “The Human Longevity Project”.

Over 100 Years Young – Find out How!

You’ve got to see this.

New research reveals stunning health outcomes…

The NEW truth about health in 2019

Has Modern Medicine Failed You?

Did you know that there are populations all over the world that are virtually free of chronic disease?

Listen, as you know, we have an epidemic of chronic disease, particularly in the Western World.

Even more disturbing is that fact that our children’s generation may be the first to have shorter lifespans than their parents

We can do better. We have to.

So what is it about these magical people living well into their 90s and 100s?

That was the question my friend, and health researcher, Jason Prall wanted the answer to as well.

So he went there himself to learn more, and now he’s taking us along on this amazing journey.

He not only traveled the world to learn from these healthy populations, but he also interviewed leading researchers, doctors and experts to uncover the underlying mechanisms that afforded them such long, healthy and happy lives.

The results are stunning.

Here’s the best part, Jason is revealing these findings in a first-of-its-kind documentary series.

You can follow along as he travels to these beautiful places.

You can sit in on the life-changing expert interviews.

And you can learn the secrets of the world’s healthiest people, and how to apply their wisdom to your modern life.

All for FREE!

Beginning on June 19th, you can join The Human Longevity Project.

Go here to save your seat. http://trk.humanlongevityfilm.com/aff_c?offer_id=1&aff_id=330

I believe the information revealed in this series can change our future and the future of our children for the better.

With so many people suffering from preventable diseases, and so much confusion coming from the health space, I know that this is what the world needs right now.

Straight from the source. Straight from the healthiest people on the planet.

Will you join me?

Register Here For Free. <= http://trk.humanlongevityfilm.com/aff_c?offer_id=1&aff_id=330

Sincerely,

Sarah

P.S. In episode one, Jason reveals some surprising truths about aging. Make sure to Save Your Seat Here. <= http://trk.humanlongevityfilm.com/aff_c?offer_id=1&aff_id=330

P.P.S. One last thing… I have the inside scoop that this is the very last time they’re releasing this series for free. Be sure to sign up now while you can!

Life Isn’t a Contest

Keeping up with the Joneses has become a national pass time. Bigger, better, faster, more – we are a living in a consumeristic society. Materialism has taken hold and become a staple especially in the younger generations.

How much do you really need and why?

Basic needs come down to food and shelter. There are over half a million homeless in the United States alone in 2019. It seems like we need a reality check some times. If you have a job, a car, a home (rented or not), food to eat, and clothes to wear – Yes, you are blessed.

Beyond the basics

Once we have our basic needs covered, it is human nature to want more. We all want money to upgrade all of the basic necessities, to travel and enjoy life, to take care of our health and wellbeing. There is nothing wrong with working hard and enjoying the fruits of your labors. The American dream has long been a self sustaining abundant life.

More and more though it feels like many are not appreciative or grateful for everything they have. They run around comparing their lives to everyone else’s. When they don’t match up or exceed, sometimes they fall in to the trap of feeling not good enough, which leads to depression. To judge based on outside appearances only gives a false reading.

“The true measure of a man is how much he would be worth if he lost everything.”

We have some how propagated the idea that the one who accumulates the most and dies with the most toys wins. Im not knocking money, having money, or being rich. I am fully in favor of all three. What I am knocking is the idea that more money makes you a better person or guarantees that you have a better life.

Fact is there are plenty of depressed miserable people in every tax bracket.

Where Joy Comes From

The simple answer is within. Rather than focusing on what you don’t have, try flipping the script and focus on what you do have – what you are happy for, what you appreciate, your health if you have it, your friends, family, your pets, anything that makes you feel good at any level.

Like attracts like. Opposites do not attract, at least not on a vibrational level. When you give your attention to something you bring in more of it – good or bad. If you focus on always being broke… chances are that streak will continue. Stop it.

When you stop and look around and realize that your life isn’t a contest and the destination isn’t the end all be all, the beauty is in the NOW. It makes it easier to realize you are likely doing better than you may have thought.

At the end of life, no one says “Oh I wish I had worked more” They say “I wish I had spent more time taking a breath, appreciating the little things, and actually saying yes to experiences”.

There is only one you. You are living a life no one else will ever get to live and experience. Make it your own and enjoy it

Drop the Sugar, Boost Your Health

When it comes to health, refined sugar seems to be the new “cigarette”. We all thought it was just fine for us for years to consume a moderate level of refined sugar, just as, back in the ’40s and 50’s advertising had us believe that smoking was non-health threatening.

The truth is sugar is just as dangerous as smoking. Both are appealing because they target the pleasure centers of the brain. Hand in hand, both are highly addictive. Not much was known about the dangers of sugars to the body until recent years.

The harmful effects of a high sugar diet are becoming more publicly known, but many are still unaware. They still view soda, candy, cake, cookies, and other sweets all just as food. While there is other nutritional value to it, that sugar intake adds up quickly.

We all keep hearing “Sugar is bad”, but rarely do you get the explanation behind the statement. Let’s delve into it and see exactly why it’s been deemed “bad”.

You will end up visiting the dentist more often:
Sugar loves your teeth, but it’s a one-way relationship. Sugar sticks to your teeth and feeds the bacteria found there. Over time, teeth can decay and rot as a result.

Your liver has to work harder

Sugar is just plain bad for your liver. Excess sugar consumption has a similar effect on the liver as drinking mass amounts of alcohol. This is because of the high fructose content in sugar, which turns into fat, and after becoming lodged in the liver, it can often develop into non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Sugar can cause type II diabetes.

High amounts of sugar in your diet can result in insulin resistance. Insulin resistance can result in an excess of glucose in the blood which is toxic. This can cause a number of conditions to develop, perhaps the worst of which is type II diabetes.

The Big C (Cancer)
Sugar feeds cancer cells. Numerous studies have shown that there is a connection between sugar in excess and cancer. Once again relating to insulin – sugar creates elevated insulin levels, creating an environment where the body can’t properly regulate the abnormal growth and multiplication of unwanted cells, thus, potentially leading to cancer.

Addiction

Sugar attaches to the same pleasure centers in the brain that result from doing heavy drugs and is equally addictive. It may be hard for people to practice moderation when it comes to junk food. Quitting cold turkey can actually lead to withdrawal symptoms. It’s best to ease it out of your diet if you are a big sugar fan.

Sugar contributes to obesity. If you eat a lot of sugar, you will have a higher tendency to become overweight. Fat gained from sugar consumption attaches around your gut, earning itself the nickname “sugar belly.”

Heart Disease

That’s right. Consuming sugar excessively over time can lead directly to heart disease.
Heart disease is the #1 killer worldwide, and recent studies show that a diet high in sugar could be a major contributing factor.

Other issues

Sugar can raise your blood glucose and insulin levels

Sugar leads to obesity

Sugar can make you depressed.

Sugar contributes greatly to your overall mental health

Sugar can bring on anxiety
Sugar has even been related to memory issues especially later in life.

For further guidance please make an appointment with the onsite nutritionist available at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates by calling (813) 975-2800. Not only are our physicians dedicated to keeping your heart health at its best, but we’ll do anything we can to help you improve your everyday quality of life through important lifestyle choices. www.tampacardio.com.

Originally posted on www.tampacardio.com

Charlotte County Woman Sues the Maker of Roundup, Retailers, and County over Health Issues

A new lawsuit is filed surrounding Roundup, the weed killer and pesticide. A woman is suing the company that makes it and the stores that sell it, claiming it ruined her and her neighbors’ health.

More and more people in Charlotte County are speaking up about their symptoms they say are related to Roundup.

Not only is Michele Stevens suing the County, she is also suing stores that sell the herbicide.

Stevens says she started getting sick in 2010 and that the symptoms are pretty extreme, “digestive issues, balance issues, blurred vision, fatigue, huge fatigue.”

The list goes on and on, but it took years to figure out what she believes caused it.

“We saw them spraying the lake,” Stevens said. “But that isn’t what we were thinking was making us sick, we really didn’t know.”

According to the new lawsuit, Roundup, which is a pesticide containing glyphosate, was sprayed all around Sunshine Lake and Sunshine Waterway where Stevens lived.

“We obviously spoke to doctors and experts to make sure that this was all related to the exposure. We did testing and obtained information both from former County employees who sprayed the area, as well as individuals who resided in the area. And it all became very clear that there was excessive spraying at Lake Surprise.” Stevens said.

Monsanto is the company that patented Roundup, and continues to advocate for its safe use on their website.

Stevens said she stop because she knows her health, “I am a vegetarian, I don’t drink, smoke, do drugs. This was not me.”

Now Stevens is suing Monsanto, Charlotte County and many of the stores that the County purchased roundup from including Sunshine Ace Hardware.

“My goal is to bring this awareness to the public, the health issues. People are out there struggling. They’re sick, they don’t know why they’re sick, like me,” Stevens said. “My goal is to ban Roundup. Ban glyphosate.”

Attorney Steven Marks said Stevens is just the first of many clients who will be filing a lawsuit.

WINK News reached out to the County and Sunshine Ace Hardware for response.

At the time of publishing, only the County replied, saying they don’t comment on pending litigation.

Roundup Lawsuit in Florida

Author/Reporter: Morgan Rynor. A big thank you to her!
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As A Business, Why Use Social Media?

If you are a business owner you may look at social media and think “What’s the point?”. That’s a valid question.

Ultimately you want potential customers and clients to find your business. That is the goal. Social media channels are avenues to accomplish that. Be it Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram, Google Adwords, SnapChat, or some other new site or app, it’s all a funnel.

Users go online and use a search engine such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, or something else to key in search terms for what they are looking for. That search engine then reaches out to its crawlers which scour the internet for relevant matching key terms and feeds back the answers of the top found businesses and websites in order by page.

That is why you will notice if you look for yourself you may be on page 1 of Google (congratulation if that is the case) or you may have to dig 20 pages in if you are a new start-up business (at least online). It takes time to move up in the ranks and gains are not permanent. Think of it as running in a marathon. You and other runners are competing for the same spots in the head of the pack. It’s not a short race. You may pull ahead for a bit only to be passed by another athlete for a time.

Organic vs. Paid Advertising

Organic traffic refers to gains that are made organically/naturally. On page (on your website) SEO (search engine optimization), Regularly posted blogs done in SEO format, relevant content, updated on a continual basis, and an easy to navigate user-friendly site where customers can easily find you, contact you, and buy from you or procure your services.

With organic SEO your results tend to stick, even if you bounce around a little in the rankings.

Paid Advertising such as Google Adwords or buying ad space on another site can be a hit – it can drive traffic and business immediately, it is however costly, and the results and listings are gone the moment you stop paying to place the ads.

Social media can fall into the same two categories because they offer boosting of ads. Consistency is key just as it is with your site. Posting relevant information often lets users know that you are #1 still in business, #2 active in the community, #3 are interested in having them hear from you. Many people use Facebook and Twitter the same way they do Google, to check information on a business. A good solid personalized page can mean more business.

Non boosted ads still reach a good number of visitors, and the boosted paid ads allow you to target directly the area, age group, sex, and interests you believe your customers fall in to. It’s a great way to market directly with minimal effort.

Interested in working with us to achieve the best social media and SEO results possible? Sarah Barendse Creative works in conjunction with Damonaz Design. We would love to chat with you and do a custom quote. Great pricing and amazing results with personalized service. www.damonazdesign.comdz@damonazdesign.com.

239-244-8350.

Originally posted: https://www.damonazdesign.com/2019/02/why-use-social-media-as-a-business-2/

Social Media Isn’t About ROI

Let’s set the record straight. You need social media in this day and age to advertise your business. But, I also need to add that it is not about direct ROI (return on income) its about brand recognition and getting your name out there… Social media helps lend credibility to your company as a viable brand. If you expect to get rich over night only doing social media you are in for a rude awakening. 

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram – they all help your company via visibility. People often check to see if you are present the same way they look you up on Google for reviews and a presence there. They may even go to Facebook for your address or phone number.

All of it is just a piece of a marketing funnel… and you need the entire funnel, not just one piece and certainly not just a short period of time. The world is flooded with businesses just like yours. The idea behind social media is to help yours stand out and express its individuality and confirm why people should trust and go with you when buying or using a service. 

The main complaint we hear from clients is “But we aren’t getting sales directly off of our social media. Maybe we should just stop.” While you are more than welcome to of course, it is a bad idea. Continued presence makes an impression of success. Likes, though fairly meaningless, make the impression that other people like the page and they should too. Success breeds success.

Mixing Social Media, Fresh Original Content on your web site and SEO (search engine optimization) along with some paid marketing efforts is the mix to go for.

Create fresh original content by way of regular well key worded blogs, spicing up on page content to keep the crawlers crawling, and doing great on page SEO targeting the audience you are looking to capture is key. Add to that directed marketing efforts like direct paper mailings and online AdWords ads which push people to your site where your message and products reside – now that is where your ROI comes in. That is where the right combination = money in your bank account.

We all want instant results. While paid ads can deliver that, it is the organic natural formation of SEO strategies that last over time. Blogs get shared, links built, your name pops up more and more. You move up in the ranks of Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines.
When the payment on pay per click ads stop – so do the ads and so does the traffic. With organic SEO, even if you stopped all efforts today… results would stay and possibly still keep building over time.

If you want your business to succeed online you have to give it time, effort, consistency, and yes invest some money into it as well. Very few businesses operate solely online. If you operate a service business and expect to sit back and just watch the customers roll in with no effort on your part other than hiring a marketer, you are in for a short rough ride. Nothing beats great word of mouth advertising. Great products, service, and overall attitude of the company will make a company while the opposite surely also holds true.

Interested in learning more about how you can grow your business online? Talk with us here at Sarah Barendse Creative www.sarahbarendse.com or Visit our sister site www.damonazdesign.com 239-244-8350. DZ@damonazdesign.com 

Mine is the path of the Sayer

Mine is the path of the Sayer. The way shower. My mom called me Sar growing up (pronounced Say-er), which only really occurred to me in recent years. I am a speaker of truth. Not for personal gain, but because I cannot seem to do otherwise. I am compelled.

I, after much soul searching, truly believe I have hopped in on the very front seat of the roller coaster we call this earth ride because I am a spiritual adrenalin junkie. I have the soul level urge to do everything first and leap into the unknown relatively fearlessly.

This has not been an easy or painless choice for this incarnation. My life has been filled with ups and downs of epic proportion. People have always looked to me for advice, even from a very very young age, with them being older even most of the time. I am an old soul. I do not know everything and sometimes doubt myself. But I seem to have an innate knowing because I trust my inner guidance and always have. I thankfully didn’t have to learn that, at least not in this life.

I believe that unconditional love and forgiveness can heal anything and do a pretty good job of living it in my own existence. Not at all to say I don’t get mad, clearly I do. I am human. I am a soul having a human experience. All of us came here for that -To experience contrast. Love and hate, happiness and sadness, dark and light.

I believe we are all here to teach each other lessons, some harder than others. All agreed to by both parties pre-birth to this incarnation. I look around in this earth realm and see so many false prophets. Some who start out well intentioned and get wrapped up in ego losing themselves, yet people still follow blindly not being able to trust their true guides……themselves.

If someone has to tell you that they are a Master. They are likely not. I am not claiming to be a master of anything. I am a work in progress. I always will be. I am perfect in my imperfections. As are you. Just felt the need to express all of that. Thank you for being here with me. You are appreciated.

Sarah

Circa 2012

Missing the quaintness, but not the cold!

I love AZ…….. The weather is lovely… I do not miss the freezing north….but I will say this……… I do miss the unique quaintness of Vermont. 

Of course many of the things I miss are no longer there….I can remember weekends with my mom just driving about, wandering and exploring, seeing what we could find…. one of my favorite places was TheCandle Mill in East Arlington, VT. An old wooden huge 2 story building that had the feel of a renovated barn with all kinds of nook and cranny rooms to explore. As soon as you opened the door the intoxicating scents of a multitude of candles would hit you like a wall of “Ahhhh”. It was right on a river and had several small alcoves you could sit in over top of the water and just enjoy it.

They had every kind of wonderful candle you could think of and you could even dip (color) your own in big vats of colorful wax. Huge candles bigger than me, and candles that looked like ribbon candy that were carved. Interesting boxes, bags and a whole floor of music boxes including one I was totally enamored with that hung on the wall there for years. It was a mirrored box, 2ft wide by 1ft high. Had it been in a home rather than on display it could have been mounted in a wall to look like an ornate flat normal mirror. The switch on the side though, when flipped on, was amazing. The mirroring faded away and revealed a ballroom with several figures inside dancing.

This was back in the day when kids were well behaved enough at shops like this still allowed you to explore and touch things without signs everywhere yelling at you before you even did anything.

This was an amazing little “plaza”, and I use that word loosely. It was a series of connected buildings, all that had their own interest. Right next door was the Rosebud Toy Company and RAH Earth. Rosebud was filled with stuffed animals and toys that required imagination to play with  – cool interesting and out of the box.It was an amazing place for gifts. RAH Earth was owned by a lovely woman named Roseanne who made beautiful custom pottery including music boxes, one of whichI still have. It is little clay me and my dog pumpkin sitting on a park bench.

Next door to them was a cheese shop that had cheeses from all over the world and samples galore. At the end was a hat shop where you could play dress up and see how you looked in just about every kind of hat there was.

In the neighboring town of Manchester was the world famous Jelly Mill. This monstrous converted barn was enormous and had heavy welded artistic metal doors. This is the single most unique “shop” I have yet to find. It was an indoor mall of sorts, in that it housed 20 or so individual shops. The building was old and creaked when you walked. It added character, and also made you wonder if one day someone wouldn’t just simply disappear, falling through the floor while shopping.

Jelly Mill early 80’s

There were gift cards, amazing unique jewelry collected from all over the world, crystals, plants, hand made figurines, a huge collection of fancy soaps that smelled wonderful, candies, pastries, candles, trinkets,boxes, cookware, toys, and a fantastic little café restaurant called TheButtery. I loved having lunch there, as a kid I guess that was my version of a tea party and it made me feel import and “fancy” as I only got to go there on special occasions. You could stay in there for hours and still not see everything. I do distinctly recall liking to go there with my dad better because he would buy me jellybeans.

The more you wandered around Vermont, the more eclectic tiny mom and pop shops you could find. We never knew what we might come home with and it was always an adventure.

Especially in retrospect, Vermont was a lovely place to grow up.

Wishing all my VT friends warm thoughts on this cold day!

Outgrowing Friendships

In life, there come periods where change is inevitable.

Nothing can stay the same forever. That includes our circle of friends. Friendships are based on commonalities, not just whether you like each other or not. When those common interests begin to fall away, it means that growth is happening to one, the other, or hopefully both parties.

Growth is the natural order of things. As we age, we change. As we explore the world we find new exciting things that trip our fancy, we form opinions based on our experiences, we work on ourselves letting go of old baggage that doesn’t serve us any longer.

Friends will sometimes remark “you’ve changed” and mean it in a not so nice fashion. Take it as a compliment. It means you haven’t been remaining stagnant. Whether your friend approves or not is inconsequential.

Friends are wonderful things. It is important to have people in your world who genuinely care about you and your wellbeing and vice versa. All friendships aren’t meant to last a lifetime though. It may feel strange or uncomfortable to feel like you should walk away and leave someone in your past, but it is a natural occurrence in life and will happen time and time again. It doesn’t mean you no longer care about them or that they didn’t play a major role in your life for a time.

What it means is that we all are destined to walk our own path and not everyone is meant to follow along. They have their own trail to go down too. If you feel like you have outgrown your friend or group of friends, it’s likely you have. Wish them well and continue on your way.

Clearing room in your social circle opens up space energetically for new better-suited matches to arrive in your life.

Be excited to see who is next.