Archive for March, 2012

30
Mar

Safest Cars For Surrey Families

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Safest Cars For Surrey Families

Hello Surrey parents! Welcome to my Vancouver children’s health blog. I am an advocate for improved health and safety for Surrey kids. I also sell an exceptional nutritional product called Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage. If you would like to learn more about one of the best snacks for kids, call me today at 604.943.8598.

I like lists, they are short and to-the-point. Every once in a while I run across a ‘Top Five’ or ‘Top Ten’ article such as: ‘The Ten Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Surrey,’ ‘The Top Five Nutritional Kids Foods,’ or ‘The Five Best Family Attractions in the Vancouver Area.’

I recently read an article on Forbes.com that lists the safest cars of the year1. Here are three that caught my eye with my comments thrown in:

1) The Tesla Model S four-door electric sedan. (I’ve never heard of this car but the makers claim it will go ‘300 zero-emission miles on one charge.’1 That’s a lot of trips to your closest Surrey grocery store with no adverse environmental impact!)
2) BMW Five Series. (This isn’t your ordinary Surrey kid hauler but it sure is pretty.)
3) Chevrolet Cruze. (This small sedan has the most budget-friendly MSRP of $16,275.)

As Vancouver parents, our children’s’ health and safety should be our top priority. When it comes time to buy a new family car in Surrey, remember to check the safety ratings.

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

1Hannah Elliot, ‘The Safest Cars of 2011,’ January 17, 2011, Forbes.com, http://www.forbes.com/2011/01/15/safest-cars-2011-business-autos.html, accessed on December 8, 2011

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

28
Mar

Are Multivitamins Necessary For Surrey Kids?

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Are Multivitamins Necessary For Surrey Kids?

Hello Surrey! Welcome to today’s Surrey children’s nutrition post. I am Phil Hoskins, and I promote children’s health in Surrey and the V4M 1Z9 zip code area.

Today’s post discusses children’s vitamins. Many Surrey parents give their kids a chewable or liquid multivitamin. We all know that it is essential for Surrey kids to get sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals and we often give them a pill to fill in nutritional gaps, just in case. Are multivitamins necessary for Surrey kids?

I have found that Surrey pediatricians have varying opinions about this issue. Some Vancouver children’s doctors recommend parents give their children vitamins in pill form or at least don’t discourage it.

More importantly, Surrey pediatricians urge parents to feed their children a variety of nutritious foods, presumably because vitamins and minerals in foods are better absorbed.

The Mayo Clinic website offers the following advice for Surrey parents who give their children a multivitamin:1

Make sure the multivitamin is designed for your child’s age group.
Choose one that provides 100 percent of the daily value (DV) for all vitamins and minerals.
Store multivitamins out of your child’s reach and make it clear that they are not candy.
Don’t use multivitamins as a replacement for proper nutrition.
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I sell a great-tasting healthy snack packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other good stuff for kids. To order, contact me today.

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

1Jay L. Hoecker, M.D., ‘Should I Give Multivitamins to My Preschooler Who’s A Picky Eater?,’ The Mayo Clinic, August 3, 2010, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/multivitamins/AN01406, accessed on December 8, 2011

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

NIH Children's Check-Up Guidelines In VancouverAs BC parents, we know our children’s health includes physical, mental and social well-being. Most Vancouver parents are aware of the essentials in keeping their kids healthy; providing nutritious meals, making sure they get adequate sleep and physical activity, and guaranteeing their safety.

It is also necessary for our Vancouver kids to receive regular checkups with their BC health care providers. Not only will these visits track your Vancouver child’s development, but will aid in averting health problems.

According to the NIH, besides regular checkups, school-age Richmond and Delta children should also see their Vancouver doctor for:

  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Sleep problems or change in behavior
  • Fever higher than 102
  • Rashes or skin infections
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Breathing problems

I would love to share more children’s health information with you. Please call me today!

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

 

 

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

21
Mar

Treating Delta Kids’ Minor Cuts And Bumps

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Treating Delta Kids' Minor Cuts And Bumps

Spending lots of time outside is important for healthy kids in Delta, and with all that outdoor adventure come the inevitable bumps, scrapes, and cuts. But parents in the Richmond, Surrey, and Langley areas shouldn’t fear, all you need to know are a few simple steps for treating your children’s minor injuries.

A minor cut should stop bleeding on its own, but using a clean cloth and applying gentle pressure may be necessary.

Once bleeding has stopped, rinse the wound with water and pull out any debris with alcohol-cleansed tweezers. The area around the wound can be cleaned with mild soap and a washcloth, no hydrogen peroxide or alcohol is necessary.

Once the wound is clean, apply a thin layer of antibiotic cream or ointment. Appropriate topical antibiotics can be found at any drugstore in the Delta area. Next, you should cover your child’s wound with a bandage. When the bandage becomes wet or dirty it should be changed. Once a wound has healed enough to keep infection out, bandages should not be used since air exposure will speed your child’s healing.

Remember to watch for signs of infection such as redness, drainage, increased pain, swelling, or warmth. Contact your Richmond, Surrey, or Langley area pediatrician if you have any other concerns.

I’m Phil Hoskins of Delta,
BC. Children’s health in BC is very important to me. I am the owner of a Delta home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai or call me at 604.943.8598.

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

16
Mar

Internet Safety For Richmond Kids

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Internet Safety For Richmond Kids

No Richmond parent wants their child to be exposed to Internet pornography, however, this tragedy occurs everyday. Why is there such a disconnect?

Some Richmond parents may not realize that their young child can navigate the computer like a pro. Others may believe that their child would never go looking for inappropriate material.

If you think your Vancouver kids are too young to worry about it, don’t be so sure. BC parents continue to report that they found out too late that their child was exposed. I urge you to take precautions now.

With Internet pornography increasing everyday and young people succumbing to this cybermonster, Vancouver parents wonder what they can do to prevent this from ever happening to their kids.

This advice bears repeating: Richmond parents should put the computer in an open area so that it can be monitored. In addition, many forms of web protection are available for free. Though it is time-consuming, Richmond parents would be wise to only allow their child use the Internet with Mom or Dad present.

Talk to your kids and ask them if they have encountered Internet pornography. Ask them what they did or what they would do in such a situation. Though this is a secondary concern: explain to them that certain web pages and ‘pop ups’ contain viruses that can damage the computer. Open communication is essential.

If your Richmond children have encountered pornography, perhaps at a friend’s house, emphasize its destructive nature and teach them that what they saw is degrading to men, women, and healthy relationships. Internet pornography is a plague with many Richmond victims, including children. It is up to Richmond parents and youth leaders to help Richmond children be safe online.

My name is Phil Hoskins and I care about Internet safety for Richmond kids. For more information about child raising topics, or to hear about a new healthy kids snack, contact me today at phil@philhoskins.com.

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

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

13
Mar

Delta Kids And Headaches

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Delta Kids And Headaches

Hello Delta! My name is Phil Hoskins. Welcome to my children’s health blog. I am a local Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage representative and I am also an advocate for BC children’s health.

Children are no less prone to headaches than adults. If your Delta child complains of pain in their head don’t ignore it.

Some of the most common triggers for headaches in children are:

Missing meals or dehydration
Getting insufficient sleep
Being under stress
Taking certain medications
Spending too much time in front of a flat screen
Consuming caffeine
Receiving a mild head injury
Infection

Eating certain foods can also trigger headaches for Delta kids and teens. Keeping a food log for your child can help you determine if diet is a factor.

If you are prone to migraines, The National Headache Foundation recommends avoiding nuts, ripened cheeses, herring, pizza, and anything fermented.

For more information about children’s health or Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage, contact me today!

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

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

9
Mar

Is Juicing Better For Vancouver Kids?

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Is Juicing Better For Vancouver Kids?

Vancouver health trends come and go and I have recently noticed that the practice of juicing fruits and vegetables has made its way back into the BC children’s nutrition spotlight.

In my experience, I have found that the only Vancouver parents who have been successful at making their own super-healthy juices over the long term are Vancouver vegetarians who dedicate a lot of daily time to preparing their food.

Most Vancouver people who buy an expensive juicer use it for a few weeks before it is relegated to the back shelf of the pantry. Though juicing provides a way to improve your children’s nutrition, it can be time-consuming and expensive. After buying fresh fruits and vegetables, it can cost several dollars to make one glass. Of course, if you have ever tasted fruit and vegetable juices made fresh, you know how delicious they are. For many Vancouver parents, this is worth every minute and every dollar spent.

Does juicing provide more nutrition than eating whole fruits and vegetables?

I haven’t come across any convincing evidence of this but I do see the value for Vancouver parents whose kids enjoy drinking juice more than eating whole fruits and vegetable. Mixing vegetables with sweet fruits in a juice can disguise their taste and make them more palatable than the same vegetables raw or cooked.

Vancouver parents who would like to start juicing should keep in mind the fact that juicing usually removes all the fiber from the fruits and veggies used. A glass of fresh juice also contains a lot of calories!

To order a fantastic kids snack that is packed with vitamins and minerals, call me today at 604.943.8598.

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

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

'How-To' Market Your Delta Home Based Business Some Delta online or MLM business owners don’t understand the power of How-To’s in generating content for their Delta online business blogs or e-stores.

If you are selling Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage (as I am) or selling a financial opportunity like the Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home based business opportunity (as I am also) you have experience describing the benefits of your product and opportunity to potential customers.

If you have been running your Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage online business for a while, perhaps you have personalized your demos to make them more compelling for your target market. If potential Vancouver customers relate to you and your experience, they will be more likely to purchase your product or join your BC network marketing team.

If you can explain how you perform a task with your product or service, or how your product solves a problem, you can document this process to create a How-To article or video.

It’s easy:

  1. Perform the steps in the process, and write them down.
  2. Edit them for clarity and add personal details about how this process has benefited you or your customers.
  3. End with a quick summary.

For example, a How-To article describing how to sign up to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home based business opportunity would include:

  1. Call Phil Hoskins at 604.943.8598 or email phil@philhoskins.com.
  2. Pay the low start-up fee with check or credit card.
  3. Receive your Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage start-up kit.
  4. Register for your Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage online store.
  5. Personalize your Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage e-store.
  6. Follow the marketing methods I provide.
  7. Process the Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage orders you receive.
  8. Receive checks for your sales.

Of course, many of these steps could be described in more detail, but you get the idea.

I challenge all my Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage MLM network members to create a How-To article or video this month. I am eager to see you express your creativity in your Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage marketing.

Thanks for visiting. Check back often for more information on the Delta Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage entrepreneur opportunity.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them — Walt Disney

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

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

6
Mar

Underemployed in Delta?

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Underemployed in Delta?

While unemployment statistics are the numbers that usually make the news, underemployment is usually more common here in Delta. Working Vancouver people who are ‘underemployed’ have jobs that are not sufficient. This usually means the position is part-time or it doesn’t pay enough.

One solution for people in the Vancouver area who find themselves underemployed is to start a home based business. I’m Phil Hoskins and I have a home business selling Peanut Butter Cups in and around Richmond, Surrey, and Langley.

Members of my Xocai team enjoy earning supplemental income in their free time, and they find that the personal nature of direct sales is the optimal way to sell Peanut Butter Cups.

If you are an underemployed Delta resident who would like the opportunity to earn residual income from home, call me at 604.943.8598. I would love to tell you why I chose Xocai for my Delta home business.

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Xocai

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.