Archive for June, 2011

Can 7MinuteWorkout Prevent Alzheimer’s?

My son got married at the weekend and as much as I love him and his new wife, I am concerned about their weight.

Since they’ve lived together they’ve both “blossomed” for want of a better word and although people say gaining weight is a sign of contentment, it’s also a sign of ill health.

I’m particularly concerned because they are both carrying a LOT of weight around their tummy areas, and apparently there’s considerable evidence to suggest that can be a contributory factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Currently I have my mother-in-law staying with me and she suffers from that.

It’s not pleasant, especially for my father-in-law who has to look after her 24/7.  He’s almost 87 years old and the constant worry is getting him down.

They came to the wedding, but she doesn’t remember.  Often she mistakes my husband (her son) for her own husband and calls him by the wrong name.  At other times she has no idea who my husband is and asks, “Who are you?”

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia over the age of 65, and the risk of being affected by it increases with each decade.

No-one really knows what causes it but lifestyle clearly plays an important part, and things such as
• Weight
• Physical activity
• Diabetes
• Mental activity
• Toxicity
• Oxidation
all play a role.

When a person develops Alzheimer’s, the electrical and chemical signals generated by the neurons in the brain helping you think, remember and feel, (physically and emotionally), begin to die.

It’s so sad.  You just get left with a shell.

Although there’s currently no cure, many believe there are things you can do to prevent the disease and much of it includes sensible eating and exercise.

That’s why I’m glad I discovered the 7MinuteWorkout in March of this year and why, when they return from honeymoon, I shall be introducing it to the happy couple…

…just in case!

I’m not going to do some sales pitch on you because I hate that.  All I will say is the 7MinuteWorkout is complete exercise and nutritional program, which anyone can do from home and everyone I know who’s stuck to it, regardless of age, has achieved some amazing results.

Of course, all diet and exercise programs say that, but the difference I can see with the 7MinuteWorkout is it is sustainable long terms and that’s a big thing.
Most health and fitness programs or diets are just five minute wonders!

Anyway, the program is currently for people who want to develop a business with it, BUT sometime next month it will be available just for people who are concerned about their health.  I think we all understand the importance of exercise, fitness and eating healthily, especially as we get older.
As nice as all these fast food, pre-packed meals are, they’re NOT good for us and the only people who benefit are the big food and drugs companies.  When you think about it, there’s almost a conspiracy going on.

Many food additives are produced in laboratories by chemists whose sole aim is to make us become addicted to the taste and eat more.  The result is we become overweight and then rely on drugs and medication to make us better. Of course, once you’re on medication, the drugs companies don’t want you to get off so basically unless you take control of your heath, you’ll be hooked for life.

It’s a vicious cycle and the only people who really benefit from the tasty but nutritionally devoid “junk” food and drink we all enjoy so much and indulge in so often, are the giant food manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

As they’re all controlled by Wall Street and their share holders, health and nutrition don’t count for much.

Anyway, if you want to check out what I’m doing in an attempt NOT to end up like my mother-in-law,  you can visit my site –


Garry Parkes and Gary Simpson – Magnificent Mentors Or Double Trouble?

I’m not sure if you’ve ever checked out any of my interviews, but I’ve put them all together on one site to make things easier here –

Garry ParkesGary SimpsonAnyway, IF you’ve listened to the ones I did with Garry Parkes and Gary Simpson, you’ll know they discussed joining forces and working together on a new program.

Well, they’ve finally done it.

They’re firm friends, strong characters and know what they’re talking about. I haven’t seen their course, BUT have no doubt it’s brilliant because I know both guys personally. I’ve always found them to be honest, ethical and reliable.

They’re also VERY thorough, which means when they explain something, you’ll get it.

There’s no doubt the world is changing and more and more transactions are taking place on line.

Whether you like it or not, digital is the future and apparently 97,547 people are joining the Internet every hour!

That means Internet Marketing is the way of the future and not just in the over saturated make money online niche.

If you want to take advantage of the growing trend and learn to do it properly, I suspect Internet Business CodeX  could well be a wise investment.

Apparently it’s a step-by-step online marketing coaching and mentoring course teaching you from the ground up to prevent you from struggling and figuring everything out for yourself.

As I said,  I’ve never seen the course, but based on what these two guys have produced in the past, I’m pretty confident Internet Business CodeX will live up to my expectations.

Internet Business CodeX

Garry Parkes and Gary Simpson are certainly two of the “good” guys and have that all important Know, Like and Trust factor.

Why not listen to my interviews with them and then check out their new course?

Here’s what they have to say about it –

 “We don’t know what your experience is but it doesn’t matter. We start at ground level and teach you how to climb the ladder ONE rung at a time. 

We offer no tricks, no false promises, no push-button schemes that don’t work, no get-rich-quick rubbish. Just SOLID information to help you move ahead.”

It has a 60 day money back guarantee so it all sounds good to me.  You’ll need to check it out for yourself though .

Internet Business Code X


Instantly Looking Slimmer Even Without The 7Minute Workout Which Launched Today And Another Of My Poems!

I don’t do “posh” and since my autistic son was born, twenty two years ago I haven’t done heels either.

I’m much more comfortable in jeans and flip-flops, but my eldest son is getting married on 25th June so I’ve got to make an effort.

Finally, I’ve bought an outfit and this week sees me tottering around in heels in the hope I won’t break my ankle on his big day. I’m supposed to be doing a reading and don’t want to do something stupid as I walk up to the front of the church.

Anyway, one of the reasons my outfit has been a last minute decision, apart from the fact I hate shopping, is because I wanted to lose a bit of weight, or at least tone up, especially around the arms. You know how it is –  women of a certain age do tend to go a bit flabby in certain areas unless they work out and until recently, I didn’t.

Execise has never really been top of my list of priorities,even though I was advised to do some resistance training because of thinning bones.  It was just too time consuming and difficult to fit into my busy schedule.

7MinuteSuccessWorkout.comHowever, I’ve been a beta tester for the 7MinuteWorkout for a few weeks now and surprise, surprise, I actually enjoy the exercises…

…especially when they’re over!

No seriously, they’re okay and I never dread having to do them.  I’ve even started them as late as 10.30 p.m. in the evening, because the really nice thing about them is they only take 7 minutes to do, and that’s only every other day.

You just work on five different muscle groups over a ten day period so your whole body gets a workout.  The logic behind it is this –

Exercise creates the stimulus for improvement and rest provides the actual benefit.

I know it sounds a bit weird and too good to be true, but trust me, it works.

I’m stronger, fitter, more toned and I’ve lost inches since starting it, although my scales don’t say I’ve lost much weight.  However, they don’t reveal the whole picture because muscle is heavier than fat.

The 7MinuteWorkout is actually a  full nutrition and exercise program designed to help properly educate people on how to achieve permanent weight loss regardless of genetics, age, muscle size, strength and previous experience, and I have to tell you there are some beta testers in the program  MUCH older than me who really put me to shame.

Their results are phenomenal, and I don’t just mean they’ve lost weight, but  there’s been a marked increase  in their strength and flexibility too, and let’s face it as we age, they’re two things we really need to keep an eye on.

Anyway, I know you’re sceptical.  I was too before I signed up for the program, but not any more.

If you want to listen to the interview I did with one of the co-founders of the 7MinuteWorkout go here.

The 7MinuteWorkout  actually being launched to the general public today so if you want to check it out for yourself – go here

I have to admit I think the  first video is a bit hypey, but there are three in the promotional series and the second and third are really good so you might just want to watch them all.

Meanwhile, I’m off to do some more “tottering”. You never know, I may start wearing heels more often because there’s no doubt about it, they do make you stand differently and look instantly taller and slimmer, even without doing the 7Minute Workout.

(I don’t recommended them for men though – just stick to the exercises!)

By the way – here’s a poem I’ve written about it.


What message did Carl Macro, Alex Jeffreys and Dean Holland give me this weekend?

Balloons symbolising hope This weekend I was privileged to be invited to two totally different events.  Both were special in their own way and involved young men.

Now before your mind goes off on a tangent, let me explain what made these occasions so memorable.

On Saturday, I went to an event celebrating the life of Carl Macro, who sadly died on Monday, 30th May, 2011. Had he lived another few weeks he would have been just 29 years old.

I’ve known Carl since he was a very small boy and his short life has always been plagued with ill health.  He had his first liver transplant aged 12 years old and a second when he was twenty-four.The reality is Carl was always on borrowed time, but he was one of the bravest, most inspirational people I’ve ever come across.

Despite all he had to go through, he remained cheerful, optimistic and was a great support for anyone in need.  When I needed volunteers for the Son-Rise Program I was running for my youngest son who has autism, Carl was the first to volunteer his time.

I’ll never forget him, or his Celebration of Life ceremony held this weekend.

It was attended by many different age groups, each with our own special memories, and the event took on a party type atmosphere. 

That was Carl’s wish.

Life is for living!

He wanted no mourning dress, just bright colours and at the end we all released balloons into the sky.

It was beautiful, and everyone who attended left with the feeling there was “hope” life could get better…

… even if it wasn’t on this earth.

Carl’s faith was strong.  His message was clear.

Sunday’s event was totally different.

Again everyone left with a feeling of “hope”, but not for a better future in the after world but in the present.

Dean HollandAlex JeffreysInstant Profit Seminar was a free two day event hosted by Alex Jeffreys and Dean Holland and offered simple, effective and actionable ideas people could implement online to promote their product or service.

Their ethical strategies have helped them personally achieve financial freedom and their desired lifestyle, and as I listened to their marketing messages, I couldn’t help compare them to Carl’s.

Both really said the same thing.

Life is short.  Live each day as if it’s your last and don’t waste your precious time on things that aren’t necessary or aren’t taking you where you want to go.

Never stop believing things will get better.

Focus on what’s important in your life, always give your best, and provide value to others.

Carl did,  and Alex and Dean are doing so too, just in a very different way.

So what was their message?

…NEVER give up HOPE!

Carl Macro’s sadly left us
He’s on this earth no more,
Missed by all who knew him
Of that you can be sure
Young Carl was such a fighter
And cheerful to the end
Someone we were pleased to know
And proud to call a friend
Ill health took Carl from us
But looking down from up above
He can be sure that all who knew him
Remember him with love.

P.S. I’ve just published my new site –, and as the name suggests I’ve interviewed several people with more to follow.

Each individual had hope and has changed their lives for the better and if you want to listen in and see if you identify with any of their stories, please feel free to check them out here –




Going Green – We Didn’t Have That Green Thing In Our Day

In the line at the  store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery  bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

The woman apologized to him and explained, 

“We didn’t have that green thing in our day”

  The clerk responded,

“That’s our problem today.The former generation did not care enough to save our environment.”

He was right, that generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.

Back then, they  returned their milk bottles,soda bottles  and beer bottles to the store.The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled,so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But they didn’t have the green thing back in that customer’s day.

In her day, they walked up stairs,because they didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building.They walked to the grocery store anddidn’t climb into a             300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.

But she was right.  They didn’t have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby’s diapers because they didn’t have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up      220 volts.  Wind and solar power really did dry the clothes.

Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that old lady is right, they didn’t have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the  house – not a TV in every room, and the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the state of Montana .

In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn’t have electric machines to do everything for you.

When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, they didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn.  They used a push mower that ran on human power.

They exercised by working so they didn’t need to go to a  health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she’s right, they didn’t have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water.

They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen,and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But they didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.

They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances.And they didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out  in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks were just because they didn’t have the green thing back then?

Makes you think, doesn’t it?