Archive for December, 2011

How To Cite Sources On Your Delta Home Business Blog I mentor several Delta entrepreneurs who have online home business blogs. Some of these home business owners are new to the online marketplace and are learning the principles of small business blogging. Today’s Delta article explains how to cite third-party information in your home business blog.

Generally, it is permissible to include third-party information as long as you include a source reference. For example, if I wanted to include an excerpt from an article about a Peanut Butter Cups research study, I would cite the name of the article, the journal, the author, and the date. If I accessed it from a website, I would include that also.

Here is an example from webmd.com. The article: ‘Dark Chocolate Takes a Bite Out of Stress’ by Jennifer Warner is about a study conducted at the Nestle Research Center in Lausanne Switzerland. At the end of the article, the following paragraph is included: ‘The study appears in the Journal of Proteome Research and was conducted by researchers at the Nestle Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.’

Qualityhealth.com included an article by Tabby Biddle that also cites the Swiss study and several others. They cited their sources at the end of the article in the following format:

American Chemical Society. New evidence that dark chocolate helps ease emotional stress. ScienceDaily. http://www.sciencedaily.com  /releases/2009/11/091111123612.htm. Accessed Dec. 7, 2009.

If you want to include material that is licensed, follow the appropriate procedure to obtain permission outlined by the owners of the content. Then be sure to let your readers know that you have permission by saying: ‘Reprinted by permission of so-and-so.’ Delta home business bloggers who reprint information without permission damage their credibility and run the risk of legal action.

I am Delta entrepreneur coach Phil Hoskins. I own a Peanut Butter Cups business based in my Delta home. I advise new Delta Peanut Butter Cups home business owners on sales, marketing, and recruiting.

If you want to own your own Delta online business but need some guidance to get started, give me a call at 604.943.8598. I will make sure your Delta home business hits the ground running.

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
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Helping Vancouver Kids Cope With Seasonal Allergies

Hello Vancouver! Welcome to today’s children’s health and nutrition blog. Today, we are discussing seasonal allergies. Many Vancouver parents wonder if their child’s sneezing and runny nose are temporary symptoms of a cold or seasonal allergies. Generally, colds also come with aches and a low fever and last only a week, while allergies can persist for an entire season. Vancouver doctors are seeing new cases of seasonal allergies among people of all ages, especially adults. Is this an unintended result of more aggressive germ-fighting in childhood?

‘Researchers speculate that thanks to antibacterial soaps, hand sanitizers and other powerful germ-killing products, kids today are less likely to be exposed to the bacteria and viruses that help the immune system shift into gear and prevent them from developing allergies and asthma as they grow up.’1

Regardless of the possibility that allergies may persist into adulthood, there are several steps Vancouver parents can take to help their child get through the allergy prone months with minimal discomfort:

Replace your filters (AC and furnace) at least every two or three months, and look for MERV ratings of 11 or 12 for maximum efficiency filters. Though it may be difficult during the hot Vancouver months, remember to keep your windows closed at home and in the car. Check pollen levels online and try to have your child wait until evening to go outdoors when pollen counts are lower.

Have your child shower before going to bed to wash allergen out of his or her hair and skin so it won’t transfer to bedding and increase irritation during the night. You can also use plastic or allergen-proof covers for your child’s mattress, box springs, and pillows for extra protection.

Your Vancouver doctor can test your child to determine the specific allergens and prescribe safe and effective medications.

For more information on children’s health and Peanut Butter Cups nutritional products contact:

Phil Hoskins
http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai
604.943.8598
phil@philhoskins.com

1Beth Howard, “Breathe Easy: How to Prevent and Treat Fall Allergies,” Family Circle, October 17, 2011, http://www.familycircle.com/health/concerns/allergies-asthma/fall-allergies/?page=4, accessed on November 9, 2011

22
Dec

Make Money For College In Langley

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Make Money For College In Langley

Hello Langley college students. If you are like most Langley undergrads, money is tight. Tuition, books, and rent require most students to work either part time or full time.

If you are looking for a way to pay for college, I recommend a part time Peanut Butter Cups home based business. MLMs offer flexibility and valuable work experience for young men and women like yourself. Many BC college students fail to look beyond the traditional student jobs: fast food, on-campus custodial, and summer nanny positions.

Peanut Butter Cups is an equal-opportunity employer. Your age, gender, ethnicity, and prior work experience have no bearing on your chances for success.

Why not start a career as an entrepreneur before graduation?
Many BC students have discovered why an MLM is a great college job. Contact me today for more information about starting your own Peanut Butter Cups business while you are working toward your degree.

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC zip code V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com

20
Dec

DASH Diet Better For Teens In Delta

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

DASH Diet Better For Teens In Delta Attention Delta teens: The Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) helps prevent adolescent obesity, according to a recent study.1

The study was published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The DASH diet includes low-fat dairy, chicken, lean, beef, chicken, nuts, fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and legumes.

Surprisingly, study participants who followed DASH actually ate, on average, 250 more calories than those who ate a typical Delta teen diet: high-fat meats, cheeses, highly processed foods, and fast food meals.

Delta parents who emphasize a ‘calorie deficit’ plan for teen weight loss may want to consider focusing more on the quality of the foods eaten.

I am a small business owner and teen health advocate in Delta. The products I sell promote health for people of all ages. For information on my health and wellness products, contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Delta children’s health blog.

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598   phil@philhoskins.com

1Holly Lebowitz Rossi, ‘New Findings on Preventing Teen Obesity,’ Parents, June 7, 2011, http://www.parents.com/blogs/parents-news-now/2011/06/07/child-health/new-findings-on-preventing-teen-obesity/, June 24, 2011.

15
Dec

Fun Exercise Ideas For Langley Kids

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Fun Exercise Ideas For Langley Kids

When I was growing up in Langley, my friends and I never ran out of things to do, and most of our activities provided at least a little bit of exercise. I have fond memories of playing kick-the-can on warm summer nights and swimming at the old Langley community pool.

Unfortunately, many of today’s Langley kids spend hours daily in sedentary activities. Exercise benefits our physical, mental, and emotional health. Perhaps you might enjoy participating in some of these with your son or daughter.

Fun exercise suggestions:

  • Fly a kite (It’s even more fun if you sing the song from Mary Poppins while you are doing it.)
  • Wheels: bike, skateboard, longboard, inline skates, rip stick, scooter (don’t forget a helmet!)
  • Rake the yard
  • Hula hoop (The Langley Wal-Mart carried them last time I checked.)
  • Martial arts
  • Juggling
  • Hacky sack
  • Badminton
  • Weight lifting
  • Hopscotch
  • Jump-roping
  • Tug-of-war

I am concerned about the state of children’s health in BC and like to share information about health issues in my blog. If you are looking for a low-fat, high antioxidant chocolate product that tastes like a diet-buster, call me today. I sell Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups, two tasty treats that help my kids stay healthy.

Phil Hoskins
604.943.8598     phil@philhoskins.com
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12
Dec

Great Tasting Artisan Chocolate In Delta

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Great Tasting Artisan Chocolate In Delta

Get started today and boost your energy naturally with some Xocai artisan chocolate.

People around Delta are finding that it’s not often that they can do something amazing for their health and still eat or drink wonderful healthy chocolate. A lot of companies tout artisan chocolate, but miss the mark on the health benefits that good dark chocolate can deliver.

Did you know that almost 50 percent of the cravings we have are for chocolate? The good news for all of you Delta residents, is that now you can have your chocolate and get healthy at the same time!

Folks in Delta are finding that not only can they finally do something to satisfy their cravings for chocolate, but they can also help boost their energy, while giving their body some extra nutrition and antioxidants, too!

Delta residents never have to feel guilty with Xocai chocolate, either.

Xocai chocolate is a natural chocolate. It doesn’t contain any bad fats, dairy, fillers, preservatives, waxes or refined sugars. Amazing!

I love everything Xocai does for me! I feel energetic and alert without the caffeine jitters. I can choose from a delicious piece of chocolate to satisfy my cravings, or I can drink the yummy Xe Energy drink. I have to say that I love the Natural energy boost I get from an Xe Energy drink, and you will too!

Dr. Steven Warren once said that “Numerous studies have confirmed the benefits of healthy, dark chocolate. Of course, it’s crucial that any chocolate be processed properly to maintain its nutrient and antioxidant content. The good news is that Xocai healthy chocolate products provide just that.” —I couldn’t agree more; Xocai chocolate is a great way to eat a healthy snack that tastes great and is good for you!

Residents of Delta, and the greater Vancouver area can take pride in the fact that our packaging is
considered renewable or ‘green’.  We feel a responsibility for our environmental stewardship at Xocai, and work hard to make sure we do our best to protect our planet.

So Vancouver residents in the V4M 1Z9 zip code area, give yourself the gift of health; get your choco fix today, in a healthy way! 

Give me a call at 604.943.8598 and I can help you get started on your own healthy journey with Xocai chocolate.

9
Dec

Prevent Sports Mouth Injuries For Delta Kids

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Prevent Sports Mouth Injuries For Delta Kids

Active Delta children are involved in a variety of different sports these days, and while this is great news for kid’s health, parents need to be aware of the risk of mouth injuries.

All Delta children participating in contact sports can reduce the risk of mouth and tooth injuries by wearing a mouthguard. Properly fitted mouth protectors can prevent broken or lost teeth as well as lip, tongue, and jaw injuries.

Kids mouth protectors come in a variety of styles. ‘One size fits all,’ boil and bite, and custom. Not surprisingly, custom-fitted mouth protectors are the safest and can be made by your Vancouver dentist to make sure your child has a perfect fit.

Mouth protectors are extremely important for Vancouver children undergoing orthodontic treatment. Metal braces can cause serious oral injuries in instances of impact. (It can also cost Vancouver parents a bundle to replace broken braces.)

I’m Phil Hoskins and children’s health is very important to me. I am the owner of a successful Delta home business that sells Peanut Butter Cups. If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai or give me a call at 604.943.8598.

6
Dec

Prevent Classroom Sickness In Richmond

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Prevent Classroom Sickness In Richmond

To curb the spread of viruses, lice, and other kid’s health threats in Richmond schools, parents need to teach their kids proper hygiene practices and review them on a regular basis.

Here is a rundown of some unwelcome classroom visitors and steps to combat them:

  • Head lice: wash hands frequently, don’t share combs, hats, scarves.
  • Ringworm (skin infection with circular lesions, not actually caused by worms): keep sores covered, don’t share combs or clothing.
  • Pinkeye: vigilant hand washing can help stop the spread. Richmond parents should keep kids home if their eyes are pink or draining fluid.
  • Colds, flu, strep: anti-bacterial wipes and no-rinse hand sanitizer can supplement soap and water scrubbing. Remind kids not to share drinks, snacks, lotion, chap stick, and lip gloss.

Richmond children who know and practice these safeguards will be prepared when the next H1N1 threat visits Vancouver.

I promote children’s health issues in Vancouver. For information on my health business, contact me today.

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC zip code V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage

2
Dec

Tips For Feeding Sick Delta Kids

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Tips For Feeding Sick Delta Kids

Though the Vancouver media is more focused on rampant Delta childhood obesity, there are some underweight children in BC.

When Vancouver kids refuse to eat, it is a challenge for Vancouver parents to make sure they get proper nutrition.

Understandably, Delta kids that usually eat normally often lose their appetite when they are sick. Kids who don’t eat much during a two-day bout with the flu will probably have no health issues from the temporary reduction in nutrition.

Delta children who undergo chemo treatment at Vancouver hospitals, however, are at greater risk for malnutrition. Ironically, this is the time when adequate calories, vitamins, and minerals are needed the most for ill Delta children.

Here are some suggestions for helping Vancouver kids with poor appetites receive adequate nutrition:

Don’t let your Delta child fill up on beverages before meals, serve liquids between meals
Offer small meals throughout the day
Always have healthy snacks available like protein bars, fruit, and cheese
Alter food temperature to see if it makes the food more appealing to your Vancouver child
Try smoothies and soups if your sick Delta child has a hard time swallowing
If your child is turned off by intense smells or flavors, try bland foods with little seasoning

I want every Delta child to receive excellent nutrition and the best healthcare available in BC. I am excited about a new Vancouver children’s nutrition product and would love to tell you about it. Call me today for more information.

Phil Hoskins 604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Delta, BC zip code V4M 1Z9