Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Vitamin D/Sunscreen Dilemma In Ellaville

The Vitamin D/Sunscreen Dilemma In Ellaville For the past thirty years or so, dutiful Ellaville parents have been slathering their children with sunscreen when the little swimmers or soccer players head out into the sun. Ellaville dermatologists and oncologists have urged us to be vigilant about skin cancer risks.

That’s all well and good, right? Then we started hearing about the importance of Vitamin D.

As it turns out, millions of American children, many here in Ellaville, are dangerously deficient in this elusive nutrient.

Vitamin D is important for bone health, cell growth, immune system function, and keeping inflammation in check. Ironically, researchers are finding evidence that Vitamin D can help prevent many types of cancer.

What’s a confused Ellaville parent to do? Ellaville pediatricians don’t encourage parents to stop protecting their children from sunburn, but many say that 5-20 minutes of unprotected exposure may help ensure that your child has adequate levels of Vitamin D. When it comes to sun exposure, a little goes a long way.

If you wonder whether your Ellaville child needs Vitamin D supplements, talk to your Oglethorpe pediatrician or primary care doctor.

This site is for Ellaville people who are dedicated to improving the health of children in the Oglethorpe area. I am Derrick Winkel. I sell a nutritional product that Ellaville parents can feel good about. If you would like to try Xocai Xe Energy Drink, contact me by phone or email.

Derrick Winkel
Ellaville, Georgia  zip code
31806    949 412-1001
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Welcome To My Ellaville Home-Based Business Blog

Welcome To My Ellaville Home-Based Business Blog

Hello! Welcome to the Ellaville home based business blog. This site contains articles about home based businesses and other self-employment opportunities. We cover a broad range of topics including:

The best Ellaville home based businesses
Advice for first time business owners
How to use technology to advertise your home based business
Expanding your direct sales network in Ellaville, Georgia
SEO tips for your online business
Managing your online store
Quality customer service

Hundreds of Oglethorpe entrepreneurs have home businesses of all sizes. They range from one man or woman shops to large organizations with dozens of employees or independent contractors.

If you are a home based business owner in Ellaville, we invite you to visit us often. If you would like to learn about the Oglethorpe Xocai Xe opportunity, contact me today. You can email me at or call me at 949 412-1001 to set up a meeting.

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Prevent Classroom Sickness In Andersonville

Prevent Classroom Sickness In Andersonville

To curb the spread of viruses, lice, and other kid’s health threats in Andersonville 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. Andersonville 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.

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

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

Organic Energy Chocolate Consultant Derrick Winkel
Ellaville, Georgia zip code 31806
949 412-1001
Xocai Xe Energy Drink

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Jeanette L. Brooks of Xocai Has Vision, Courage And Perseverance

Jeanette L. Brooks of Xocai in Ellaville Like most successful Oglethorpe corporate leaders, MXI’s Jeanette L. Brooks manifests the qualities of vision, courage, and perseverance.

Xocai co-founder and President Jeanette Brooks’ vision was to share healthy chocolate with Andersonville, Ellaville and the rest of the chocolate-loving world.

Jeanette could see beyond most Ellaville peoples’ perception of chocolate as a guilty-pleasure candy. She envisioned chocolate for Andersonville as a health food that could be eaten as a meal or in protein bars, energy drinks, or meal-replacement shakes.

It took courage for Jeanette and MXI co-founder/COO Andrew Brooks to leave their previous company, Pure De-Lite, to take a risk with a new product. Pure De-Lite had an extensive line of diet and low-carb products with sales topping $300 million. Not only did Jeanette and Andrew walk away from Pure De-Lite, they changed from a retail to a network marketing business model.

Developing a processing method that would preserve the antioxidants found naturally in the cacao bean was not easy. Perhaps that is why no other Andersonville company had done it before. Jeanette led a team of food scientists that worked tirelessly until they solved the puzzle. Though it wasn’t cheap or easy, Jeanette’s gamble paid off.

MXI sales have doubled every year since 2005 when the first Xocai antioxidant dark chocolate products were sold in Ellaville, Ellaville and elsewhere by Xocai chocolate consultants. MXI antioxidant chocolate is growing so fast in Europe that a division was recently opened in Denmark.

Do you have vision, courage and perseverance? Just as Jeanette has built a global chocolate empire, you can build your own Oglethorpe chocolate dynasty with Xocai healthy chocolate. You don’t have to create a revolutionary Ellaville health product, Jeanette has done that already. You can use your innate tenacity to build a Xocai healthy chocolate business just as Jeanette and thousands of others have done.

Are you ready for a new challenge?

I can help you get started with the top home business opportunity in Oglethorpe. Call me at 949 412-1001 today!

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Flu Shot Guidelines For Andersonville Kids

Flu Shot Guidelines For Andersonville Kids

Every year as winter approaches, many Andersonville parents wonder if they should get their kids a flu shot.

Everyone gets the flu, right? Is it that big of a deal?

In most cases, the flu is an inconvenience, but not detrimental beyond missing a few days of school. However, Andersonville pediatricians caution that it is extremely important for high risk kids to get a flu shot. Ditto if your child is in regular contact with a high risk person.

What qualifies a child as high risk? Andersonville experts say that chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or asthma puts a child at greater risk because the flu can contribute to serious complications. Many Andersonville doctors also recommend flu shots for all children under five years old. Andersonville experts advise getting your child’s flu vaccination as early as possible, in August or September or as soon as it is available, to protect them through the entire season which generally lasts from October to April.

Remember that two shots are required for children under the age of eight, given four weeks apart, for full protection your first year of getting vaccinated. Just one shot per year is needed after that.

Flumist is a nasal spray vaccine that can be given to healthy children ages two and up, an option that can be more child friendly. Side effects from either method of vaccination may include runny nose, muscle aches, vomiting, or low grade fever. The new flu vaccines offer protection from both H1N1 and the seasonal flu.

For more information on current Andersonville children’s health issues or to learn more about my Xocai Xe health and wellness business, call me today!

Organic Energy Chocolate Consultant Derrick Winkel
949 412-1001
Xocai Xe Energy Drink     Xocai Xe

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Chocolate Wealth in Ellaville

Chocolate Wealth in Ellaville Xocai healthy chocolate distributors in Oglethorpe and around the world have discovered that chocolate is recession resistant, though some are more surprised than others.

The ‘instant believers’ in Ellaville Georgia that recognized the potential of Xocai dark chocolate when they first heard about it expected their current level of success. Their initial positive vibes were quickly confirmed.

Others joined with some hesitation. Some had been laid off and needed an income while they looked for work. Hundreds of those who started their Xocai home business ‘on the side’ have built their antioxidant chocolate businesses to the point where it has become their primary means of support. It is interesting to hear stories of people who say that losing their nine-to-five job was the best thing that ever happened to them. To know that your income potential is unlimited is a heady feeling for many former wage earners.

Founders Jeanette L. Brooks and Andrew N. Brooks are gratified to know that thousands of families have been helped financially through the Xocai business opportunity.

And the best part? Being a part of the healthy chocolate revolution! Can you think of a better way to bring happiness to chocolate lovers who want to improve their health? Do you think global chocolate demand will ever diminish? This is not a home business secret; MXI Corp welcomes everyone to the wonderful world of Xocai healthy chocolate.

If you want to sell New York Times style chocolate in and around Andersonville or Ellaville, call Derrick Winkel at 949 412-1001 or visit my healthy chocolate website. Have a new area to open up? Give me a call!

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RIF in Andersonville?

Andersonville online business I am intrigued and inspired by the way some Andersonville people respond to financial challenges.

I have seen Andersonville friends whose jobs were outsourced waste no time and retrain for new careers even though they were close to retirement age.

I’ve heard of executive level Andersonville businessmen and women who, after finding themselves ‘RIFed,’ take much lower paying positions to support their families.

I’ve heard of entrepreneurs who lost their homes build a small business that allowed them to buy another, nicer Andersonville home in just a few years.

I’ve even heard of Andersonville stay-at-home moms start online businesses that eventually generated an income larger than their husbands’ earnings at the pinnacle of his career.

If you are sinking financially but have not yet found a solution, I invite you to learn about my Andersonville business. I sell Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in the Andersonville area.

Starting your own business for the first time can be overwhelming. I remember how apprehensive I was. Fortunately, I received all the tools and support promised to me when I signed up as a new Xocai Xe Energy Drink distributor. That has also been the experience of the Xocai Xe distributors in my network–because I have provided the same attentive mentoring! (It’s hard to be humble when your Xocai Xe team is breaking sales records.)

If you are trying to cope with a financial reversal, let me help you turn things around with Xocai Xe Energy Drink.

I hold Xocai Xe Energy Drink meetings at Xocai Online in Ellaville. If you join my Xocai Xe Energy Drink sales team, I pledge to provide you all the support and business tools you will need to succeed.

Organic Energy Chocolate Consultant Derrick Winkel
Ellaville, Georgia
949 412-1001
Xocai Xe Energy Drink Xocai Xe

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Healthy Snacks For Happy Studying In Ellaville

Healthy Snacks For Happy Studying In Ellaville

Welcome to my Oglethorpe children’s health blog. My fifth grader’s elementary teacher recently sent home a note encouraging good homework habits for all of her Ellaville students. The note included this suggestion: ‘Eat a healthy snack before sitting down to study.’

My kids and I sat down to brainstorm some healthy snacks they could eat before beginning their homework each afternoon. After compiling our list we headed to our favorite Oglethorpe grocery store to stock up on after-school snacks.

Here are my kids top ten healthy homework snacks!

Frozen grapes (or other favorite fruit)
String cheese
Fruit leather
Dried apricots
Hummus with veggies
Celery dipped in peanut butter
Fruit smoothies

Oglethorpe kids can focus better when they have healthy snacks handy. Another important thing to remember is that kids are more likely to eat healthy snacks if they can choose their favorites. I am a local Xocai Xe Energy Drink representative and an advocate for children’s health in Georgia. To learn more about healthy snacking, contact me today at 949 412-1001 or

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Tell Your Home Business Success Story In Ellaville

Tell Your Home Business Success Story In Ellaville If you are a Ellaville home based business owner, you have a story. Perhaps you don’t think your story is very interesting, but I bet others would. Especially other Ellaville folks who would like to own their own Ellaville Xocai Xe Energy Drink Direct Sales or internet business.

Your personal story can be used as a case study in your marketing materials. Think of the memorable personal stories that could be drawn from the lives of these famous entrepreneurs:

Walt Disney (Started an empire with a vision and a small loan.)
Martha Stewart (Made DIY home decorating chic and rebounded after legal troubles.)
Warren Buffet (Where do I start?)

In addition to using experiences from your own life as a direct marketer in Ellaville, you can use stories about how your products, services, or financial opportunity has affected one of your customers or team members.

If no interesting stories immediately come to mind, don’t dismiss this effective marketing tool. Just keep it in mind as you go about your business in the next few weeks.

As you interact with your home business customers and people in your Ellaville network, something might pique your interest. Jot it down for future development.

If you observe your business interactions from a storyteller’s perspective, the marketing possibilities will jump out at you.

How has my experience as a Xocai Xe Energy Drink network marketer in Ellaville dramatically improved my life? Email me today and I’ll tell you all about it. -Hope to see you again

Derrick Winkel
Ellaville, Georgia 31806 949 412-1001

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