Category Archives: Child Health

Keeping Saint George Kids Regular

Nutrition for Santa Clara children

It might be an awkward subject for St. George parents to bring up with an older child, but making sure your son or daughter is having regular bowel movements is essential for their health – at all ages. If your child is experiencing problems with this, try these natural fixes before you resort to a medication.

Increased water intake is often all it takes for Santa Clara area kids to overcome this problem since dehydration is a common cause.

To encourage your child to drink more water, try getting them their own water bottle and keeping it full in the fridge. That way, even if your child is too small to reach the tap themselves, they always have easy access to cold water.

It’s important to evaluate the diet of your child and look for opportunities to introduce more fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These foods contain the fiber that is necessary for bowel health. Plus, you’ll see lots of additional health benefits from these steps toward proper nutrition.

If natural remedies don’t alleviate the problem, consult with your Washington, Saint George, or Ivins pediatrician.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I want to help St. George families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity in Ivins concern me. I also own a fantastic Santa Clara area home business that sells X Power Squares and Xocai XoBiotic Squares.

Please contact me today at 801.437.5984 if you would like to know more about X Power Squares. I hope to talk to you soon!

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a St. George-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai XoBiotic Squares and X Power Squares online and in St. George, Washington, Saint George, and Ivins. Our valued Santa Clara customers recommend X Power Squares because X Power Squares cheap chocolates from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xocai XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Santa Clara area. Utah entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Utah healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

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3 Tips For Improving St. George Kids’ Attention Spans

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Hello Utah parents! Today in the St. George Children’s Health Blog, we are going to look at various ways to lengthen kids’ attention spans. An increased attention span can improve learning ability as well as behavior and is an important aspect of kids health in Washington.

1. Find an activity that will hold their attention. This might mean that you need to experiment with different types of toys and crafts. One child might enjoy building blocks while another may become engrossed in an art project. There are many craft and hobby stores in the Ivins, Saint George, and Washington area where parents can get great ideas.

2. Recorded stories are a wonderful resource for increasing attention spans. Have your child lie on the floor and close their eyes, then play a recorded story. When it’s finished, have your child retell the story to you. Local Santa Clara libraries are perfect for finding recorded books and stories. Or you can download audio books for your iPad or other electronic reader.

3. Make sure that your child is using age-appropriate toys, crafts, and media. Age recommendations can be very helpful when deciding what activities will effectively engage your child.

Remember that it’s natural for different children to have varying attention spans, but the attention span of all kids should improve with age.

I’m Derrick Winkel and I am passionate about helping Utah parents raise healthy and happy kids. I try to keep apprised on the latest in proper nutrition, childhood obesity, and immunizations. I am the owner of my own St. George home business that promotes X Power Squares. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/ or give me a call at 801.437.5984.

Xobiotic Cacao Proponent Derrick Winkel
St. George, Utah 84790
801.437.5984
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The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Paxton, Jackie, & Shoemake, Teresa, “Fun Ways to Increase Children’s Attention Span”, http://www.atu.edu/research/ProfessionalDevelopmentGrants/06-07/JackiePaxton/Final_Report-Fun_Ways_to_Increase_Children_s_Attention_Span.pdf, accessed on October 10, 2013

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a St. George-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai XoBiotic Squares and X Power Squares online and in St. George, Washington, Saint George, and Ivins. Our valued Santa Clara customers recommend X Power Squares because X Power Squares cheap chocolates from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xocai XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Santa Clara area. Utah entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Utah healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai XoBiotic Squares business in St. George, Washington, Saint George, or Ivins.

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Mosaic Magic For St. George Kids

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Parents in the Washington area know how important it is for kids to express themselves artistically. This can be a great boon for a child’s cognitive development as well as their emotional health.

But sometimes the crayons and paper can get a little boring for kids. Luckily, there are lots of easy ways to encourage Saint George and Ivins children to create pictures and designs with unique materials and methods.

One of these methods is mosaics. Instead of drawing on paper, cut pieces of colored paper into small pieces. Then, allow your kids to organize the small pieces into a picture or design. Once they’ve completed their picture, give them some glue and have them adhere the mosaic to another complete piece of paper.

And you don’t have to stop at paper. There are plenty of materials that can be made into a mosaic.

A favorite material is dried beans. They are inexpensive, come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes, and can be found in any Santa Clara, Washington, or Saint George grocery store. However, remember that dried beans can be a choking hazard, so only use these and other small objects with older children.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I am passionate about kids health in Washington. I want to help Santa Clara parents to raise happy, healthy kids.

I own my own St. George home based business that sells X Power Squares. If you would like to learn more, please contact me at 801.437.5984. We can discuss one of the many children’s health issues that is important to me, such as children’s nutrition and immunizations.

Contact me today!

Xobiotic Cacao Proponent Derrick Winkel
St. George, Utah 84790
801.437.5984
916derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xocai XoBiotic Squares
X Power Squares

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a St. George-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai XoBiotic Squares and X Power Squares online and in St. George, Washington, Saint George, and Ivins. Our valued Santa Clara customers recommend X Power Squares because X Power Squares cheap chocolates from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xocai XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Santa Clara area. Utah entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Utah healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai XoBiotic Squares business in St. George, Washington, Saint George, or Ivins.

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Music is Magic for St. George Kids

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Parents in and around St. George know that healthy kids need proper nutrition, lots of exercise, and well-rounded lives. It’s also safe to say that for all children, a well-rounded life should include music in one form or another.

Studies have shown that music does so much more than simply entertain!

Did you know that children who are involved in some kind of musical training during school perform better in math and science? They also develop better coordination, do better in reading, concentrating, and goal setting. Studies show that students who are involved in a music education program also perform better on their SATs, and are more likely to attend college.

While it’s ideal for Ivins, Saint George, and Washington parents to start their kids young, it is never too late to learn a musical instrument. Music stores in the Santa Clara area will have great advice on age-appropriate music lessons and teachers for your curious child.

But lessons aren’t the only way! Keep an eye out in the St. George community for musical events such as church, school, and community performance programs. Check with Ivins, Saint George, and Washington libraries, websites, and community centers for more information.

Keep up the good work, St. George parents! Your children are lucky to have you to help them stay safe, healthy, and happy!

My name is Derrick Winkel and I am very interested in kids health in Washington. I am the owner of a Santa Clara area home business that sells X Power Squares. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/ or give me a call at 801.437.5984.

Xobiotic Cacao Proponent Derrick Winkel
St. George, Utah 84790
801.437.5984
916derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xocai XoBiotic Squares
X Power Squares


The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Brown, Laura Lewis, “The Benefits of Music Education”, http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-benefits-of-music-education/, accessed on October 10, 2013

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a St. George-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai XoBiotic Squares and X Power Squares online and in St. George, Washington, Saint George, and Ivins. Our valued Santa Clara customers recommend X Power Squares because X Power Squares cheap chocolates from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xocai XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Santa Clara area. Utah entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Utah healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai XoBiotic Squares business in St. George, Washington, Saint George, or Ivins.

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Critical Bike Safety Rules For Washington Parents

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Parents in the Santa Clara, Saint George, and Ivins area who want to encourage their children to be active and healthy have probably considered bike riding. This is a great option for kids, so today in the St. George Kid’s Health Blog we want to point out some basic principles of bicycle safety.

Don’t compromise on the helmet, parents!
No matter how short the excursion is, insist that your child wear a helmet each time they ride their bike. Helmets can be purchased at any bike store and at most big box stores in the 84790 area. And remember the power of example when it comes to children’s health (this means you need to wear your helmets too, mom and dad!).

Patience is important as your child develops biking skills. Don’t take off the training wheels until the child is ready and hold off on hand brakes until your child is an experienced rider. Remember that kids grow fast. Last year’s bike may now be too small.

Oversized bikes pose a safety risk. Take your child with you to your Santa Clara or Saint George store when you purchase a bike so that you can make sure it is the proper size.

Active kids are healthy kids, and I want to do all I can to promote kids health in Washington. My name is Derrick Winkel and I work from my St. George home business selling X Power Squares. If you would like to learn more, please give me a call at 801.437.5984 or visit me on the web at http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Xobiotic Cacao Proponent Derrick Winkel
St. George, Utah 84790
801.437.5984
916derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
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X Power Squares


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Summer-Safety-Tips.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token, accessed on July 15, 2013

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a St. George-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai XoBiotic Squares and X Power Squares online and in St. George, Washington, Saint George, and Ivins. Our valued Santa Clara customers recommend X Power Squares because X Power Squares cheap chocolates from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xocai XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Santa Clara area. Utah entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Utah healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai XoBiotic Squares business in St. George, Washington, Saint George, or Ivins.

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3 Critical Toy Safety Rules For St. George Parents

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Between holidays and birthdays, there are plenty of opportunities for gift giving in the Santa Clara area, so parents are often on the lookout for toys to give at the next big event. Toys can promote children’s health by stimulating the mind, encouraging imagination, or by getting kids moving around and exercising. But whatever toy you choose, make sure it is safe.

Next time you are browsing the toy aisle of your favorite Washington, Saint George, or Ivins department store, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind.

1. Be sure that you purchase toys that suit the child’s age and abilities. Buying a toy that is meant for older children is a possible safety hazard and should always be avoided.

2. Once you’ve chosen an age-appropriate toy, read all of the enclosed instructions before allowing your kids to play with it.

3. This can be difficult when you have children of differing ages, but you should always make sure that older kids play with toys containing small parts away from younger children, and never allow them to leave the game pieces unattended.

And, speaking of gifts, remember that ribbons and strings should be taken away immediately after a gift or toy is unwrapped.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I am passionate about kids health in Washington. I want to help parents in and around Santa Clara to raise healthy children and I do this by discussing important issues in my Children’s Health Blog, such as proper nutrition, immunization schedules, and safety.

I own a home based business here in St. George that sells X Power Squares. If you would like to learn more, call me at 801.437.5984 or visit me on the web at http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Thanks for reading, Santa Clara parents!

The following webpage was consulted for this post:
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Holiday-Safety-Tips.aspx, accessed on August 15, 2013.

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a St. George-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai XoBiotic Squares and X Power Squares online and in St. George, Washington, Saint George, and Ivins. Our valued Santa Clara customers recommend X Power Squares because X Power Squares cheap chocolates from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xocai XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Santa Clara area. Utah entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Utah healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai XoBiotic Squares business in St. George, Washington, Saint George, or Ivins.

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3 Ways To Cut Your Kids’ Sugar Intake In Ivins

3 Ways To Cut Your Kids' Sugar Intake In Ivins

If your Ivins children are like mine, they love sweets. It seems like it takes a few years for children to appreciate flavors more sophisticated than Hubba Bubba and Fruity Pebbles. If my kids were in charge of the grocery list, we would eat popsicles for breakfast and gummy bears for dinner.

If you are trying to wean your kids (or yourself) off sugar, I suggest you reduce it in phases. Radical changes rarely succeed for Ivins children.

Here are 3 ways to reduce the sugar in your kid’s diets.

1) Drink less soda: they are loaded with sugar and empty calories.
2) Use whole grains: complex carbs provide long-term energy. Brown rice, whole wheat bread, and whole-grain pasta are all readily available at Ivins grocery stores.
3) Substitute natural sweeteners like stevia, honey, and 100% fruit juice. The more subtle sweetness provided by natural sweeteners helps taste buds adjust gradually to less sugar.

Xocai offers many low-glycemic healthy chocolate products that kids love. See http://www.mxicorp.com/ for more information.

Check back here next week for more timely tips on improving your children’s health or call 801.437.5984 today. Here’s to a healthy week!

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a St. George-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai XoBiotic Squares and X Power Squares online and in St. George, Washington, Saint George, and Ivins. Our valued Santa Clara customers recommend X Power Squares because X Power Squares cheap chocolates from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xocai XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Santa Clara area. Utah entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Utah healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai XoBiotic Squares business in St. George, Washington, Saint George, or Ivins.

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Food Safety Tips For Saint George Parents

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Parents in the Santa Clara and Ivins area who want to give their children proper nutrition usually start by buying more fresh, unprocessed food. This is always a step in the right direction for your children’s health, but you should be aware of how long these foods stay fresh and safe to eat.

After picking up produce at your local Washington or St. George grocery store, make sure you know the best way to store the various types of fruits and vegetables that your family enjoys.

Check the expiration dates on your dairy products. Store them in the coolest parts of your fridge, never in the door. It’s also a good idea to keep a cooler bag in your car so you can keep these items cool as you drive home from your Ivins grocer or Santa Clara area farmer’s market.

Be sure to rinse all produce well before eating. Meat should also be kept cold until you are ready to cook it. It should be kept in the fridge and used within 2 or 3 days. Cooked meat should be kept no longer than 4 days in the fridge. If your kids like healthy leftovers that include meat, make sure you eat them within the next day or two, or freeze for later use.

Fresh food is usually far more nutritious than pre-packaged convenience items, so don’t be afraid of fresh food. Making a meal plan before you shop helps ensure that you will use all of the fresh ingredients before they go bad.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I am passionate about kids health in Washington. I own a fantastic St. George home based business that sells X Power Squares. If you would like to learn more, please contact me at 801.437.5984. We can discuss the children’s health issues that are important to me, such as childhood obesity and immunizations. Contact me today!


Xobiotic Cacao Proponent Derrick Winkel
St. George, Utah 84790
801.437.5984
916derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xocai XoBiotic Squares
X Power Squares

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a St. George-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai XoBiotic Squares and X Power Squares online and in St. George, Washington, Saint George, and Ivins. Our valued Santa Clara customers recommend X Power Squares because X Power Squares cheap chocolates from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xocai XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Santa Clara area. Utah entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Utah healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai XoBiotic Squares business in St. George, Washington, Saint George, or Ivins.

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6 Fun Day-Off-School Activities For Washington Kids

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Most of the elementary schools in Santa Clara seem to have more random days off than in years past. Sometimes these days can catch parents off guard. What to do when your kids are going to be home all day in the middle of the week?! Well, if you didn’t schedule appointments with your St. George pediatrician or dentist for a check-up, then try one of these fun ideas to keep your kids active and healthy on their days off.

1. Help them make a treasure hunt, indoors our out, depending on the weather. Once they’re done they can invite friends over to find the treasure (the treasure can be almost anything, since the real prize is following the clues!). When the hunt is over, serve a small picnic for the hungry hunters.

2. Hold an art exhibit. Get out the paints and modeling clay and then let your kids spend the morning creating works of art to display.

3. Healthy kids are active kids, so help them plan a kid Olympics! Give them the freedom to choose how to judge and award medals, then sit back and watch them wear themselves out!

4. Have a family history day. Encourage your kids to write in their journals and ask them to share some favorite family stories that you can record in their own words. If you have stories of your ancestors, this is a good time to share them with your kids.

5. Go visit a local Washington, Saint George, or Ivins museum, historical site, petting zoo, or aquarium. Remember, this is a day to do something with your kids that you’ve always been putting off, so do it!

6. Visit a resident of a local Santa Clara convalescent home. Some elderly men and women rarely get visitors. Your kids will feel good about brightening someone’s day. They could bring them flowers or an original piece of art. (See activity number 2.) My name is Derrick Winkel and I want to help Santa Clara families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity in Ivins concern me. I am the owner of a Santa Clara area home business that sells X Power Squares.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/ or call me at 801.437.5984.

Xobiotic Cacao Proponent Derrick Winkel
St. George, Utah 84790
801.437.5984
916derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xocai XoBiotic Squares
X Power Squares

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a St. George-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai XoBiotic Squares and X Power Squares online and in St. George, Washington, Saint George, and Ivins. Our valued Santa Clara customers recommend X Power Squares because X Power Squares cheap chocolates from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xocai XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Santa Clara area. Utah entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Utah healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai XoBiotic Squares business in St. George, Washington, Saint George, or Ivins.

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Keep Young Washington Athletes Hydrated

Keep Young Washington Athletes Hydrated

It’s important for kids to be active, but during times of prolonged exercise, especially during hot weather, Washington kids can become dehydrated. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration, when your child says he’s thirsty, he may already be suffering from dehydration.

Ironically, swimming increases the risk of dehydration because water activities forestall feelings of thirst.

Encourage your Washington child to drink extra fluids before an activity begins and continue drinking every 20 to 30 minutes during the course of the event. Try to schedule practices and games in the mornings or evenings, especially during the Washington summer sports season to avoid the hottest part of the day.

Signs of dehydration can include:

dry mouth
lack of, or dark yellow, urine
cool, dry skin
lethargy, or irritability
dizziness
headaches

When treating a child for dehydration, water is best for the first hour or two, then sports drinks with electrolytes can be added. Most 84790 zip code area parks and ball fields are near convenience stores that carry Gatorade or Propel, but it’s best to keep a bottle or two in the car. If hydration is not restored, hurry to the nearest St. George emergency room.

To learn about a kid friendly nutritional product available in St. George contact me today.

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a St. George-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai XoBiotic Squares and X Power Squares online and in St. George, Washington, Saint George, and Ivins. Our valued Santa Clara customers recommend X Power Squares because X Power Squares cheap chocolates from Xocai contain acai!.

Winner’s Circle International is also a fantastic Xocai XoBiotic Squares home-based business in the Santa Clara area. Utah entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Utah healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle International, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/contact-us/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai XoBiotic Squares business in St. George, Washington, Saint George, or Ivins.

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