Archive for April, 2012

The Right Bedtime Snack Can Help Delta Kids Fall Asleep

Richmond parents know that sleep is important for their child’s health. If your Delta child has a hard time falling asleep, you may want to try a bedtime snack. Well-chosen evening snacks can help ease the transition to sleep.

Eating too much before bedtime is never a good idea for anyone, but a small snack may be just the ticket to dreamland for little ones in Richmond. Foods containing the amino acid tryptophan are a natural sleep aid, especially if they are coupled with carbohydrates, which help make tryptophan more available to the brain.

Bedtime foods you can purchase at your local Delta grocer include soy milk, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and legumes, such as lentils or chick peas. These foods coupled with a healthy carbohydrate make the perfect bedtime snack. Your Delta kiddos will be visiting the sandman before you know it.

Try a glass of soy milk with a few whole grain crackers or string cheese and apple slices. Low-fat cottage cheese with pineapple helps my munchkins fall asleep.

I am a local Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage representative and a children’s health advocate. If you live in Vancouver, Richmond, or Surrey and would like to learn more about children’s health contact me today!

Phil Hoskins
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.

Vancouver Parents: Think Twice Before Buying A Used Car Seat

In these days of rising prices and shrinking paychecks, Vancouver parents are trying to save money wherever they can. They shop sales for food, clothes, school supplies, and other necessities.

Many Vancouver thrift stores have seen their business increase in the past few years as parents have discovered how much money they can save by buying used items. Perfectly good toys, clothes, books, sports gear, and children’s furniture can be purchased for a fraction of retail price at Vancouver thrift stores.

One place Vancouver parents should not scrimp, however, is on their child’s car seat. If you are considering buying a used child safety seat, make sure it comes with the user’s manual, the model number, and date of manufacture. You want to be certain that you know the complete history of the car seat. Check to see if it is on the list of recalled products. (Information at http://www.carseat.org/Recalls/recall.shtml.) If it has ever been involved in anything more severe than a low-speed fender bender, don’t buy it.

For more information about children’s safety in Vancouver, or my favorite nutritional product, contact 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.

20
Apr

Delta Teens At Risk For Eating Disorders

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Delta Teens At Risk For Eating Disorders

Hello! Welcome to the Delta children’s health blog. I am entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins. At this site, I publish information on nutrition and health issues that affect Delta children and families. My goal is to improve the state of children’s health in the Vancouver area.

Despite decades of increased awareness in Vancouver about the dangers of a distorted body image and extreme dieting, eating disorders are still a serious problem.

A recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) study revealed disturbing facts about eating disorders among children.1 According to the report, 0.5 percent of teenage girls in the country are estimated to have anorexia. The bulimia rate among adolescent girls is estimated at more than double that at 1 to 2 percent. Though anorexia and bulimia are usually thought of as a problem for adolescents, Delta parents should be aware that even young Vancouver children are at risk, as well as males, though the rates are lower.

BC pediatricians can help Delta parents with children affected by an eating disorder. The AAP recommends a combination approach for the treatment of eating disorders in children. Treatment plans usually include nutritional guidance and psychiatric counseling along with the appropriate medical care.

For information about my Vancouver wellness business, call me today!

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

1‘News Highlights,’ American Academy of Pediatrics, November, 22, 2010, http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/november2910studies.htm, accessed on Oct 14, 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.

18
Apr

‘Don’t Worry Mom, I’m Saving The World!’

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Dont Worry Mom, Im Saving The World!

Vancouver parents: do you know what video games your kids are playing? If you haven’t looked through their games for a while, it’s probably time that you did. While playing rock band or sports games can be fun and entertaining, other games can be wrongly influencing your child with graphic violence and course language.

Some Delta parents are unaware that many games have become more questionable when it comes to content. Many companies that sell violent games target their marketing at younger boys even though mature ratings specify seventeen and up. As with most forms of entertainment, the video game industry has continued down a slide of immorality and vulgarity.

Many Vancouver kids rationalize: ‘Oh, they don’t affect me,’ or, ‘It’s just a shooting game,’ or ‘I’m only killing zombies,’ or, ‘I can turn the blood off.’

I believe that many Vancouver kids are being desensitized by very graphic portrayals of violence and criminal behavior.
Especially if they play hours on end.

Video games with the mature rating have become as bad or worse then R rated films. It is up to Delta parents to monitor their children’s game purchases and decide what is and what isn’t allowed.

If your son or daughter wants to play questionable games, discuss the content and explain why you object. Show concern for your kids by monitoring their games and limiting their playing time. Remember that video games, like other leisurely pastimes, can interfere with school.

I know some Delta parents who have hidden the gaming controllers because their child kept sneaking improper games into the house.

This BC children’s health blog is dedicated to Vancouver parents who are trying to raise physically and emotionally healthy children. I own a successful home business that features a unique line of super-healthy kids snacks. To order Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage, call me today!

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC zip code 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.

Tweet Your Vancouver Online Business Greetings to my Vancouver direct selling blog followers! Today’s article is for Vancouver home business owners who want to use Twitter to promote their businesses.

If you have never used Twitter, here is a quick rundown from the Twitter folks themselves:

‘Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. People write short updates, often called ‘Tweets’ of 140 characters or fewer. These messages are posted to your profile or your blog, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search.’ twitter.com

This begs the question, ‘What is a follower?’

Having someone ‘follow’ you means they receive your tweets, or Twitter updates about your Vancouver business. For example, the followers of my Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business receive my tweets on their Twitter home page in real time.

Even if you are one of the many Vancouver social media newbies, I hope the wheels are turning in your entrepreneurial head. The business promotion possibilities are endless.

How about special limited time Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage discounts for your Twitter followers? How about reposting positive tweets on your home businesses Facebook page or online store? How about having your tweets automatically posted to your Vancouver home based business blog? (You can do this easily by installing a Twitter widget.)

As with other forms of social media, Twitter updates gain speed as more and more people repost them. You can enhance your businesses’ brand by reposting positive online reviews from any source.

As I continue to discover new ways to use Twitter to promote my Vancouver Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business, I will share them with my network marketing team members. Check back often.

If you are looking for the best home based business opportunity in Vancouver, call me today.

The Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage market has ample growth potential in the Vancouver and absolutely explosive growth potential globally. (Remember, you can sell Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage online to anyone with an internet connection, whether they live in Caracas or Khartoum.)

Future Vancouver MLM blogs will describe additional ways to use social media to sell product and recruit downline members. If you have discovered something new that works, I would love to hear about it.

http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai 604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Vancouver Network Marketer Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
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.

11
Apr

Energy Drinks Pose Health Risks For Surrey Kids

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Energy Drinks Pose Health Risks For Surrey Kids

Hello Surrey! Welcome to my children’s health blog. I am a concerned parent and advocate for improved children’s health in the Surrey area.

Today’s topic is energy drinks. Many Surrey teens are under the false impression that energy drinks like Rock Star and Red Bull are similar to sports drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade.

Energy drinks are completely different from electrolyte replacement drinks and we need to help our children understand the health risks they pose. Energy drinks contain dangerous chemicals that can harm kid’s growing bodies, especially their teeth.

Energy drinks contain citric acid, fruit juices and extracts, sugar, and a dangerous chemical that gives them their bright color. They can damage tooth enamel with prolonged use.

It is important for us Surrey parents to model healthy behavior for our children. If your kids see you guzzle energy drinks, you may want to think about the example you are setting.

I sell child-friendly nutritional products that are enjoyed by healthy Surrey families. To order healthy energy-boosters, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

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.

6
Apr

Plastic Alert For Langley Parents

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Plastic Alert For Langley Parents Hello new Langley parents. Today’s Healthy Langley Children’s blog focuses on BPA. Bisphenol A (BPA), the dangerous compound used in plastics manufacturing can now be detected everywhere in our environment: in our food, clothing, homes, offices, soil, water: you name it.

‘Since at least 1936 it has been known that BPA mimics estrogens, binding to the same receptors throughout the human body as natural female hormones.’1

What does this mean for Langley kids? Numerous scientific studies suggest an increased risk of cancer and neurological problems.

Langley infants are the most susceptible to even minute amounts of BPAs. Unfortunately, most infant formula containers and plastic bottles contain BPAs and other toxins.

What can Langley parents do to reduce the risk of these chemicals finding their way into their child’s formula or baby food?

 

1) Do not heat plastic containers in the microwave.
2) Do not wash plastic containers in hot water.
3) Consider using glass bottles and containers.

These are simple steps that any Langley parent or day-care provider can take. Toss your plastic bottles today! For more information about children’s health issues, call me at 604.943.8598.

1David Biello, “Plastic (Not) Fantastic: Food Containers Leach a Potentially Harmful Chemical,” Scientific American, Feb. 19, 2008, www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=plastic-not-fantastic-with-bisphenol-a, accessed on May 16, 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.

Call Me Today To Start Your Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage Business

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business in Delta but have never taken the next step? What’s stopping you? Do you feel like you don’t have enough business experience? Are you nervous about the economy? Are you afraid it is going to cost too much to get going?

If your dream of business ownership is ever going to become a reality, you need to do something soon. How about today?

You can easily pick up the phone and call me at 604.943.8598. I can answer all your questions about my Delta Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home based business.

I am an independent Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage representative in Delta. I sell Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups in my current hometown, Delta, and throughout the V4M 1Z9 zip code area. I also have an online Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage store where customers all over the world can order my products.

Before I launched my Delta home business, I also had concerns about my entrepreneurial capabilities, the initial start-up costs, and running a direct sales business in a shrinking economy.

I am glad I talked to an experienced Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage direct seller or I wouldn’t be where I am today.

My direct sales mentor helped me overcome all my concerns.

Today! You’ve got to do something today to live your dreams tomorrow. Call 604.943.8598 now!

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
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.