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Are you doing everything you can to fight Osteoporosis??

Are you doing everything you can to prevent Osteoporosis??🙄

This is an “OMG I can’t believe I did that” look! AND a “thank God it’s done” look! 😱🏋🏼‍♀️ It was a hard workout!

🧘Exercise is just ONE aspect of a wellness journey, but one this 53 year old is not quitting even though it kicks my arse sometimes! 🥵

👩‍🏫There were many reasons I started my wellness journey back in 2015 one of them was preventing Osteoporosis.

👵You see as a young child I watched my grandmother suffer horribly with this disease. I remember her back braces, her hunch back, her wheelchair, and yes even her pain. ☹️
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SO as I began to age I knew I had to take better care of myself.👌 ➡️Osteoporosis does run in families. …but it doesn’t mean you will get it. So it is especially IMPORTANT to STRENGTHEN your bones through EXERCISE and a healthy DIET if you have this risk factor. But now….
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🚨 NOW there is NEW RESEARCH!! 🚨

When I started converting my family to being TOXIN FREE I learned about the toxin Tricolsan. New research is showing that there is a direct link between this toxin, other endocrine distributors, and Osteoporosis. 🤬
Thank goodness these are no longer common in my home and products that we use daily !

Common Products Linked To Osteoporosis

🤷We can’t control our destiny nor our genetics, but what we can control is what comes into to our home; and goes into and on our bodies.

🛒🛍️So glad I found our shop club with over 400 toxin free products for my family.

🤸🏽‍♀️🌿Exercise, nutrition, and toxin free! My way of aging gracefully!!❤️

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What is creative content and why do so many people struggle with it?

 

What is creative content and why do so many people struggle with it? 😵

I have 4 simple ways to come up with content for your Social Media marketing for any Niche!!

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Fight Fibromyalgia With A Total Lifestyle Change! It really is that easy!!

Two Years ago, it was hard for me to get out of bed every morning! The thought of exercising, doing lunges, and even lifting any sort of weights scared me to death. Walking was about the only thing I could tolerate! In 2011 I was diagnosed for a second time with Fibromyalgia! I went through the medications, the shots, the therapy, you name it and nothing seemed to help. Then one day I said enough and decided it was time for a lifestyle change.

I began exercising following a guided program, eating clean and healthy following specific meal plans, I was feeling better and a bit stronger but I still had a substantial amount of flare ups!! After 1 month I began drinking Shakeology and really started to feel the difference. After 60 days of drinking this amazing super food I went to my doctor and told her how amazing I felt.  Full blood work panel was done and there was no sign of any autoimmune disease! In fact my results were beyond fantastic!!!

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I do not say I cured Fibromyalgia, nooo!!! Not at all!!! However I do believe that our life style, environment, and our eating habits play a vital role in how we feel and why this disease is so complicated!!! We have to take responsibility for what we put into and on our body and stop looking for quick fixes!!

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, tender joints and chronic fatigue. Fibromyalgia can be mild or severe, sporadic or chronic and has no known cure. Medications are available to reduce the pain of Fibromyalgia, but do not eliminate the pain completely. In addition, these medications often have side effects. One particular side effect being the havoc they wreak on the intestinal tract, causing an overgrowth of Candida which may lead to “leaky gut syndrome.” Not only did I have Leaky Gut, but a host of gastrological issues!! Doctors don’t know what causes fibromyalgia, but it most likely involves a variety of factors working together.

Lifestyle changes are the key when living with Fibromyalgia in order to identify triggers and control or dissipate the symptoms. Those living with the most chronic and debilitating type of Fibromyalgia can almost always alleviate the two most severe symptoms – chronic pain and fatigue – by adopting lifestyle changes with or without the use of medication.   Nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress management can make a huge impact on pain management and quality of life.


Nutrition is one of the most  important in obtaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle. For those who live with Fibromyalgia, a healthy diet is vital. Nutrition is more than just eating your fruits and veggies. Nutrition also refers to the avoidance of highly-processed foods. Unfortunately Scientific research is limited on the relationship between nutrition/diet and Fibromyalgia; many cases show that people experience a decrease in symptoms when highly processed food, caffeine, alcohol, red meat, refined sugar and fried food are removed from their diet. This is how I have conquered it!

Several foods should be avoided when trying to reduce Fibromyalgia symptoms and these are based on my own experience, but the research is out there to validate. These food categories include:

  • High fat dairy food
  • Refined (white) sugars
  • White flour
  • Fried foods
  • Preservatives and additives
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Junk food High salt foods
  • Red meat Meats preserved by being smoked cured or nitrate cured, such as lunch meats
  • Coffee and caffeine
  • Sodas and carbonated beverages
  • Aspartame and all other artificial sweeteners
  • MSG (monosodium glutamate)

Fitness is another key component to reducing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia! No it is not easy at first but eventually over time you get stronger, the pain goes away, and it does get easier. Stretching, yoga, and Myofacial release are all important routines to incorporate into any Fitness program for someone suffering with Fibromyalgia!

Exercise helps break the chronic pain cycle of FIbromyalgia.  When I don’t exercise even something as simple as walking I have Fibro Flare ups.  Getting that oxygen to my muscles, tendons, and brain always helps with my symptoms.

You can’t just jump into something so do your research, higher a good quality personal trainers, and most important talk to your medical team.

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Here is a great article for research!!
https://www.fmcpaware.org/exercise/strength-training-for-the-person-with-fibromyalgia.html


A Toxic Environment is another avenue that is so important to focus on when you have Fibromyalgia!! This is important one that gets over looked often so please don’t dismiss this!! There is so much information out there so please do your own research. I can only share what I know and what I have experienced on my wellness journey!!

According to the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health.  There are 2983 ingredients in our cleaning products at home.

  • 884 are toxic ingredients
  • 314 cause biological mutations
  • 218 cause reproductive problems
  • 778 are toxic to the human body
  • 146 are known to cause cancerous tumors but still allowed in the US even though they are banned in other countries
  • 376 cause eye and skin irritation

 26 seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body

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The top 10 most dangerous chemicals in our home are in:

  • Air Fresheners, Candles, Laundry Soap/Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets
    • All-Purpose Cleaner/Furniture Polishes/Window Cleaners
    • Shower/Tub/Sink/Toilet Cleaners
    • Bleach/Dish Soap/Dish Washer Detergent
    • Drain and Oven Cleaners

(Courtesy of United States Environmental Protection Agency)

What Happens When Your Body Is Chemically Overloaded?

You may see something as catastrophic as cancer, but most of us feel it in a different way like:

  • Lethargy and inability to focus/Headaches/Respiratory conditions
  • Sleep trouble/Hormone issues/Skin issues
  • Chronic inflammation & pain like fibromyalgia
  • Stress, anxiety and fear

    All are Symptoms of Fibromyaligia

If you face any of these issues, it’s time to do something about it.  You can’t control what happens in the world, but you can control what happens in your home.


As an online Mindsest and wellnes Coach I work with people everyday that are going back to the basics! With whole natural foods and products that are not saturated with toxic chemicals and additives!!  Lives are being changed, my life was changed, and yours can to!!

Medicine doesn’t always work and it is not the end all be all! Doctors Don’t know what causes it that is why there is such a hodge podge of information out there that just confuses us more!

Honestly think about it, what do you have to loose but try???
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I am back!! Hey where has she been? Lessons From Hurricane Michael

It has been so long since I have posted on here so first let me say that I apologize for that!! The last 6 months have been unbelievable insane!!

Let me give you a little piece advice, always listen to your instincts no matter how crazy they seem!! Life is to short and life is to complicated to listen to everyone else instead of what is in your heart!!

If you are not following me on Facebook please do so, so much has been going on and changing and I usually stay up to date on there!  http://www.facebook.com/coachdebbieforand 

So where have I been!!

Well in August I decided to change companies that I was with. I had been with my previous company for three years and it was not going the way I wanted it to. Sure I loved everyone with Team Beachbody, I love their workouts and the Shakeology but something was missing! I joined an MLM to work from home, to earn enough income to pay off debts, and it wasn’t happening with that company!

So after a lot , and I mean a lot of research I stumbled upon and Eco friendly, Green company that I just fell in love with. I fell in love with their products, the people, and yes the business compensation plan!

So with anything new and any change you make in your life it takes focus and that is exactly what I was doing until October 9th!

On October 9th my family and I packed up, boarded up, and took shelter in a safer location because we thought we were going to get a small hurricane. On October 10th our lives changed! The small Hurricane turned out to be one of the largest to hit the county!

Yes Hurricane Michael!!

Our home, our town and even us were in the direct path of it!! The eye went right over where we were sheltered. The eye wall tore through our home! We were devastated!!
We lost a lot and it was life changing!! I learned a lot over these past few months and the biggest thing that I learned was to always listen to my instincts.

It was my instinct that led me to insisting that we ( 5 disabled, three were elderly and my son who is disabled) evacuate our home! It was my instinct that led us to boarding our windows at the last moment! It was my instinct that kept us a live! And… It was my instinct that led me to this amazing new company and opportunity for my family!!

I have so much to share on this new path I have been placed on, please be sure that you are subscribed to my blog and / or following me on social media!
I also have so much to share about what we went through and are still going through because everything is a lesson learned! Every heartache we have endured these pass few months showed us something new about us and about our lives!

Your know what they say is true, things happen for a reason! Hurricane Michael happened for a reason! We can’t explain it or justify it we just have to accept it and move forward!!

I believe this new opportunity has happened for a reason! I can not question it, I just need to trust the universe and always listen to my instincts!

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