Solar Energy

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Solar Energy is rapidly becoming a more viable solution to our energy needs

We are certain that you are aware of the rising costs of electricity, and it is steadily rising.  We have been researching alternative power sources over the past several months.  We have recently affiliated with a rapidly growing company that is bringing solar to the local market and nationally.  The experts will share the many advantages to having Affiliate Solar work with you about installing solar panels on your home and how you can save money.

If you live along the Wasatch Front in Utah, we invite you and your spouse to attend a special meeting so we can share the important information that we have gathered.

If you are able to come early, around 6:30 p.m. May 4th, and bring your most recent power bill, we could share with you an estimate of the money you will save by installing solar on your home through Affiliate Solar. Otherwise, the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting is located at Healthy Life Institute, 1156 S State St, Suite 206, Orem UT (in business building behind Arby’s)  There is plenty of free parking.

Break Addiction to Carbohydrates

What to Eat:

  • SGut-BrainConnectionelect natural, unprocessed foods
  • Choose foods low to moderate on Glycemic Index
  • Do not skip meals
  • For several weeks, avoid dairy, breads and cereals of any kind
  • Eliminate corn and peanuts
  • Balance protein intake with green leafy vegetables daily

Thinking Out Loud:

  • The Human Body is the greatest creation
  • The thing that gives the body and the spirit its greatest significance Is:
    • The BRAIN
    • The MIND
    • The Ability to THINK
      • “As a man [woman] thinketh . . ., so is he . . . .” Proverbs 23:7

Important Questions to Ask Yourself:

  1. Why should I think?
  2. How should I think?
  3. What should I think about?
  4. What should I do about what I think?

The first question:  Why should I think?

It helps me to determine what I will accomplish in breaking my addiction to carbohydrates

It also helps me to determine what I will become

Second Question:  How should I think?

It helps me to determine what attitudes I am going to have for the day, the week, the month or even the year

It helps me build my character:






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Third Question:  What should I think about?

It helps me when I think about the decisions I am making

  • What am I going to eat for the day, for the week ahead–plan ahead
  • What other activities am I going to do to keep from craving fast foods, etc.

Fourth Question:  What should I do about what I think?

It is believed that when I write down my goals or decisions, they become more realistic or tangible

It helps me build on my accomplishments

I am more careful to use good judgment and wisdom in reaching my potential

Follow a Pattern

Read great ideas aloud to yourself

  • Pass an idea through your mind
  • You hear this idea
  • What you are saying stirs your emotions
  • The idea becomes deeply stamped into your heart
  • You have now addressed a very important person–yourself


  1. Memorize uplifting ideas that have been put into the best words and sentences by others
    1. These ideas will be almost as valuable to me as if I thought them myself
    2. They will help me get my mind off of food cravings that sabotage my health
  2. This is an important procedure for:
    1. Self-Motivation
    2. Self-Inspiration
    3. Self-Development

Leaving You with this Thought:

I think the deepest hunger of the human soul is to be recognized, valued, appreciated and understood.  When you acknowledge others and adapt yourself in an effort to reach them, in effect you say to them, . . .’You matter.  You are a person of worth.  You have intrinsic merit, and I’m not comparing you with anyone.  You are precious.  And if you allow me into your world, I know that I’m on sacred ground.”  ~ Stephen R. Covey

An affirmation you could use from the above quote might be:

I matter.  I am a person of worth.  I have intrinsic merit, and I’m not comparing myself with anyone else.  I am precious.

Natural Toothpaste

Are Commercialized “Natural” Toothpastes so Natural?o-BRUSH-TEETH-facebook

Let’s talk about ingredients found in these toothpastes:  (Sugar Alcohols)

1.  Xylitol — “natural Sweetener” — it ferments the Gut –Yuck!  There is enough xylitol in two pieces of gum to kill a 100 gram rodent.  According to lab tests, a 100 gram rodent can be killed by approximately 1.65 grams of xylitol about half of the time.  There is no long-term safety data.

2.  Erythritol (Truvia) — poison for fruit flies — another sugar alcohol that is produced by the industrialized process of sugar hydrogenation with a heavy metal catalyst.  Erythritol is exclusively derived from corn and much if it is GMO corn.

Note:  While xylitol is poorly absorbed in the gut, erythritol is well absorbed but is poorly metabolized.

Metabolic acidosis can lead to acid reflux and an increased risk or danger to the larynx.  It also promotes dehydration and loss of electrolytes which increases a feeling of thirst.  Erythritol is a commonly used food additive approved by the Food & Drug Administration.  Oh My!

3.  Tee Tree Oil — a volatile oil from the native Australian evergreen, Melaleuca alternifolia.  This oil has active components like terpenes which make it a powerful antimicrobial capable of destroying bacteria on contact.  It can be toxic to pets and may cause toxic and allergic reactions in humans, especially  if swallowed.  Contact to the eyes, nose and mouth should be avoided.  Serious side effects include confusion, inability to walk, unsteadiness, rash, and hormonal imbalances.

In conclusion, I have found a recipe on Pinterest for homemade toothpaste on Crunchy Betty.  

The ingredients are:

6 tablespoons coconut oil

6 tablespoons baking soda

25 drops essential oils (I used Wild Orange by doTerra

1 teaspoon Natural Stevia (about 5 droppers full) for sweetening — Ingredients in it include: Purified/Active Water, Organic Stevia (Leaf) extract


1.  Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  I used my electric hand mixer on low first, then turned it up to get a light, creamy texture.

2.  Pour into small jars and put lid on until ready to use.

Getting out the toothpaste can be a little tricky, but you can use your toothbrush and dip into it; or you can use a clean popsicle stick.  Also a hair dye bottle with pointed tip can be used to store the toothpaste in.

We love how it makes our teeth and mouth feel after brushing gently.  You don’t want to brush so vigorously that you wear away your gums.  The brushing of teeth is to gently sweep out any and all food particles.  Then flossing in between each tooth and the ends is important for healthy teeth and gums.

Enjoy brushing your teeth with peace of mind and without damaging the good bacteria in your mouth!

Seasonal Affective Disorder


Do you look forward to or dread the brisk fall and winter days?

Are you in the 6.7% population of the United States of America who suffer from worsening symptoms of depression during the winter months?  Or do you have less severe form of depression dubbed “winter blues”?

Do you have symptoms of:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Too much sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Weight gain

They are other symptoms of depression.

Experts believe that Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD starts with a body clock that’s out of sync.  Believe it or not, it is associated with the lack of natural sunlight.  It produces such feelings as sluggishness and food cravings.  Who would have thought!  Also, it manifests itself when you have difficulty getting up and getting to work on time.

Your Brain needs sunlight; otherwise, it works overtime producing melatonin.  It is an important hormone regulating your Gu-BrainImagebody clock and sleep patterns and it has been linked to depression.  Not only your skin, but your Brain needs Vitamin D.  Are you getting enough Vitamin D?  It certainly helps with those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Beat the Winter Blues:

  1. Get 30 minutes of sunlight daily
  2. Get outside and exercise like walking
  3. Eat a Healthy Diet including vegetables, protein, and some complex carbohydrates; avoid white breads, rice, and sugar, Genetically Modified Foods, etc.
  4. Work on those New Year’s Resolutions–Are they attainable? Are they worked on daily?
  5. Embrace the Season by looking for the best the Cold and Snow has to offer you
  6. RELAX!  We know you’re busy, but everyone needs some time off.  Read a book or take Yoga classes to help you
  7. Get Social Support with someone when you’re down.  Giving someone else a boost is a great reliever of depression or stress
  8. Catch up on Sleep–with a little time management and self-discipline you can meet this need—Be consistent with when you go to bed and when you wake up
  9. Treat Yourself! Do something that motivates you–like going to a play, taking a class or a series of classes, a day at the spa, or even a weekend trip
  10. Forgive Yourself and Others–Let go of the Wrongs people have done to you.  Let Your Light shine!
  11. Take off those sunglasses and let the light in
  12. *Order some Vitamin D3 with K2 in Capsule or Liquid form to take daily–these are in their natural form and have been known to reverse skin and mood disorders
  13. Replace indoor light bulbs with Full-Spectrum light bulbs.  *Himalayan Salt Lamps are a great resource for those suffering with SAD because they take the Negative Ions out of the air you breathe in your home or office

Direct sun exposure is the best source of Vitamin D, but it is not enough:

  • It takes 48 hours from the time you’re in the sun until vitamin D reaches your blood stream;
  • Sunscreen blocks or limits your vitamin D intake;
  • UV-A rays through windows of your home, your car or your office deplete Vitamin D
  • Eat Fish, *Fish Oil Supplements like Omega 3, 6 & 9, Sweet Potatoes, Sunflower Seeds, Mushrooms and Sprouts to get more Vitamin D
  • Supplement with Vitamin D if you’re taking Statin Drugs to lower your cholesterol levels; Vitamin D production is dependent on having adequate cholesterol in your body.


  • Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, The Life Force Diet, Five Natural Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, October 28, 2010.
  • Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor and Health Educator, 10 Cool Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, 2011.
  • Kathleen Doheny, Fending Off Depression Symptoms in Winter, WebMD Feature, accessed 1/2015.
  • Ionizing Himalayan Salt Lamps are available at Healthy Life Institute*
  • Vitamin D3 with K2 (capsule or liquid form) are available at Healthy LIfe Institute*

Call Healthy LIfe Institute at 801-358-4777 to schedule an appointment to have your hormones tested or see if you lack Vitamin D.  Your questions are important to us, please call!  

Common Chronic Medical Conditions

What you put on your plate is as important as breathing.

What you put on your plate is as important as breathing.

Studies indicate that asthma and allergies are second only to lower back pain in the United States of America.  There are many symptoms, but they are only outward manifestations of something much more serious and internal.  Mostly people are concerned with the discomforts that these symptoms cause.

Having an allergy is one of the major signs of toxic build-up in your Immune system.  So the focus ought to be balancing the Immune System.

What most people do not understand is this:  Digestion is absolutely at the foundation of your health

Keeping your Immune system healthy and strong is vital for your protection from disease.

To strengthen Your Immune System:

1.  Have a Positive Attitude

2.  Eat a diet that consists of fresh raw fruits and vegetables as well as fiber for roughage, for example, wheat bran

3.  Avoid simple carbohydrates–foods processed with refined ingredients such as in pre-packaged foods

4.  Ample Sleep and Relaxation

5.  Moderate Exercise to combat fatigue and stress

The Gut is the Key to Overall Health

Certain medications can irritate or damage the lining of your intestines causing a serious problem such as Leaky Gut:

Antibiotics are one of the biggest offenders and can annihilate your friendly gut flora.

Radiation, chemotherapy steroid drugs, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and other NSAIDs can increase intestinal permeability.

Other health issues besides Leaky gut that may show up are:  Parasites, Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome–these all are traced to food intolerance.

For information on Wholistic Ways to Prevent Allergies, please contact Healthy Life Institute at 801-358-4777.

You might also be interested in Sarica Cernohous’ 7-week on-line course at

Sarica will teach you simple tried and true methods of preparing healthy food for your family without staying in the kitchen for endless hours.  It is a wise investment you ought to take advantage of.  Tell her you were invited by Healthy Life Institute in Orem UT — thanks, G & C Larsen

Awareness of Toxic Beauty


Your fingernails can tell a lot about the health of your liver.

Toxic beauty not only affects the outside of your body, but the inside as well!  There is information out there on this subject matter, which is of great concern to us at Healthy Life Institute.  There are healthier products to use on your face, hair, nails, skin and even your laundry.

One example:  I came across a world-renowned celebrity green nail stylist, Jenna Hipp, from an article I read.  I really haven’t been to keen on putting toxic chemicals on my nails except in rare cases like my wedding, or the like.  Jenna Hipp was experiencing negative side effects when she applied nail polish to her clients, and would end up bleeding all over their hands–not good for business–but more important, not good for her own health.

Jenny Hipp uses her exclusive “Five Free Formulas” in her nail enamel products:  Contains No Dibutyl Phthalate; Contains No Formaldehyde Resin; Contains No Formaldehyde; Contains No Toluene; and Contains No Camphor.

I’ve tried those nail polishes and love them, not only for the fact that they do not contain the above toxins, but for their long-lasting beauty.

Go to this  website for more information:


Visit the site below to check your beauty products.  LEASE NOTE: You want your product to score 0-2 and ALWAYS look at the product detailed page. The detailed page should display all the ingredients in your product and is basing the score of all (not just 1) ingredient!

Some Examples Below:

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free (moisturizer)      Score is a 2 = Fair

Hazard score key:

Low hazard Moderate hazard High hazard

Data score key:

Data: None
Data availability rating: the scope of ingredient safety data contained in Skin Deep®, and the number of studies available in the open scientific literature
Data: Limited
Data: Fair
Data: Good
Data: Robust

dermalogica daily microfoliant

See all:

International Dermal Institute, Inc., The
exfoliant / scrub
EWG scientists reviewed dermalogica daily microfoliant for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG’s rating for dermalogica daily microfoliant is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:

Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions
Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
LIMONENE Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABEN Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PAPAIN Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
TALC Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
Data: Limited
PCA Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Fair
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CYCLODEXTRIN Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
Data: None
GINKGO BILOBA None Identified
Data: Fair
None Identified
Data: Limited
Data: None
Data: Fair
ALLANTOIN None Identified
Data: Fair
Data: Robust

About the ratings — Total Score:  4 for this product.

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product – not the product itself – compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any.Learn more | Legal Disclaimer

Other dermalogica products:

dermalogica multivitamin power firm (anti-aging)
Data: Limited
dermalogica multivitamin power recovery masque (mask)
Data: Limited


Abba Pure Performance Hair Care products:

Abba Finish Gel styling gel/lotion


The above are just a few examples of beauty products commonly used.

Below are Five most commonly used ingredients in the majority of beauty products:

1.  Diethanolamine (DEA) is found in over 600 home and personal care products such as soaps, lotions, cosmetics, bubble baths, laundry and dishwashing detergents and more.  DEA is used to provide a rich lather in shampoos and keeps a good consistency in lotions and creams.

2.  Propylene Glycol is a substance used in antifreeze solutions and hydraulic fluids as a powerful solvent.  Ironically enough, it is also found in childhood vaccinations, cosmetics, toothpastes, shampoos, deodorants, lotions, and even processed foods (including pet foods).  Propylene Glycol helps products retain moisture, and when used on your skin, helps it stay soft and moist.  That’s why it is found in most baby wipes and skin lotions.

3.  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is perhaps the most common of the three chemicals and by no means any less toxic.  SLS is used as a surfactant to break down the surface tension of water.  Therefore it will break up grease and is used in concrete floor cleaners, engine degreasers, and carwash detergents.  Unfortunately the same degreaser is being used in practically every soap, shampoo and toothpaste on the market today.

4. Phthalates are dangerous chemicals found in plastics that cause endocrine disruption and cancer. Phthalates are also found in baby care products. A study testing the urine of 163 infants between two and twenty five months of age found 80% of the infants had at least 7 phthalate metabolites in their urine. All infants in the study had detectable levels of at least one phthalate metabolite. Almost all of the mothers had used baby wipes and over half of the mothers had used baby shampoo on their infants within 24 hours of the urine collection.

5. Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that involves manipulation of materials at the scale of atoms and molecules. To give you an idea of how small a nanometer is, a human hair is 80,000 nanometers in diameter. This technology is entirely unregulated and almost no testing has been done for its health effects. Nanotechnology is of a concern because it is now being used in virtually all personal care products from make-up to toothpaste and perfume. Unless you call the companies that manufacture your personal care products and ask if they use nanotechnology, there is no way of knowing if those products contain nanoparticles. Companies are not required to test nanoparticles or label them.


Look for safer products/resources!

Aubrey Organics –  (They are fairly affordable skin care)

Lavera –  (All natural and organic–more pricey skin care) (Their Mascara and Eye Liner are the best.  They also have Soap Nuts–berries that naturally contain soap for your laundry, even HE washing machines–great for the environment, too!)

Healthy Life Institute offers free, educational workshops which are starting back up in the Fall 2014.