Laugh at the Flu!

Don’t Let the BIG BAD FLU Ruin Your Winter This Year

I have 12 proven ways to laugh at the flu and have the most fabulously FUN winter you’ve ever had. In fact, you’ll be laughing at any and every viral onslaught that comes your way.

I live in Colorado, and as far as Winter Fun, THIS is the state to live in – in fact, Winter is the new Summer!

My absolute FAVORITE thing to do in the winter is take my kids sledding! It’s such a blast and we come home to warm cider and blankets and laughter. Don’t even get me started on ice skating, skiing and building snowmen, and roasting marshmallows in the fire pit!

My LEAST favorite part of the fall and winter is facing the dreaded cold and flu season. Invariably, one of the girls will come home from school having been exposed to some horrific virus. In fact, several years ago, our school system was actually shut down for days because so many students and staff were deathly ill with the Swine Flu!

No matter if you live in a gloriously sunny state where you wear shorts and play golf all winter, or an absolute dreary place where the sun NEVER peaks out from behind the clouds – we want to prepare you for what’s ahead.

Our goal for you this winter is that you have more fun than you’ve ever had and don’t get sick!

Think it’s impossible? It’s not!

Last winter, I followed the advice I’m giving you today, not even to a tee, and didn’t get sick one time! Neither did my girls. We were 100% healthy and happy and had so much FUN doing all the winter activities Colorado is famous for.

And we didn’t get a flu shot either! They don’t work and they seriously affect the immune system – why would I want to do that to myself or my precious children?

So, I took Wayne’s advice and I am going to share it with you now!


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GMO Food Labeling Uproar

A protest of GMOs, in which a girl holds a sign that says, "I am not a science experiment"

Genetic engineering companies want to create a situation where you have to get permission from a corporation to eat.
Jerry Brown, Governor of the State of California

The Dangers of GMOs

Experts say that 85% of corn and up to 90% of soybeans are genetically engineered. At least 70% of processed foods on supermarket shelves in America have genetically modified ingredients.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are being introduced in our food supply without our knowledge or our consent.

Many other countries have banned or restricted the import, distribution, sale and commercial planting of GMO seeds, including China, Japan and the EU because of the lack of testing done on humans.

The testing on animals has brought horrifying results: animals refuse to eat GMO feed, and upon being force-fed, developed lesions, abnormalities and deadly diseases. The poor animals couldn’t fight back.

In the United States, manufacturers are not even required to identify or declare on the label that genetically modified ingredients are being used in food or body products.

These products NEED to be labeled for our basic safety!

The Origin of the GMO Labeling Debate

The beginnings of GMO labeling battle began in Europe. The EU’s regulatory policy on the genetic engineering of food evolved from a basic premise known as the “Precautionary Principle.”

A license plate with the text "OMG GMO".The Precautionary Principle states:

“if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus that the action or policy is harmful, the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking the action.”

The Precautionary Principle was the guiding philosophy of many U.S. regulations between the late 1960s and mid 1980s. It was even written into the founding directives of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Why the U.S. abandoned the Precautionary Principle is a very complicated story, starring Ronald Reagan as the deregulator, but more important to the GMO issue is this question: why did the EU change course and adopt the precautionary principle as its regulatory philosophy in the 1990s?

The answer is Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or Mad Cow Disease.

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