Be Heathy by Choice, Not by Chance

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"We can be our body's greatest friend or its worst enemy. Our choices of food, rest, exercise, fresh air, energized water, sunshine and attitude have the greatest impact on our health."  Ron Garner, Bed, MSc, ND


We've certainly heard a lot about aging, yet there is a newly emerging paradigm called, 'youthing.'  Preventive, holistic medicine believes disease and 'falling apart' during the aging process are not inevitable.  That 'youthing' and anti-aging are possible. 

I like the sound of that and I've signed on!  I'm in my seventies now and I am grateful that I have chosen to invest in smart and savvy ways to age gracefully and participate in youthing! 




"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."  Jim Rohn

What's The Big Deal About Staying Fit?

The health benefits of exercise include: lower blood pressure, increased metabolism, weight loss, weight management and diabetes prevention. It's been reported that regular exercise will boost the immune system, keep one more mentally alert, more emotionally balanced and physically healthier.

Choose your favorite activity:  walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics, yoga, tai chi, karate, dancing, skiing, going to the gym or doing workout videos at home.

What to know about food?  Eliminating or reducing processed and fast foods will promote the body's ability to detoxify. Eating organic fruits and vegetables, whole grains, salads, sprouts and lightly steamed vegetables will help offset the destruction that has taken place from processed foods, which rob nutrition from the body and contribute to degenerative disease conditions. 

I didn't start life thinking about fitness, nutrition or how to take care of my body.  None of us did.  It seems like it came natural to stretch and move, though.  




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All body movement and awareness of that movement is exercise. Exercise is part of life, ingrained in human existence, not something you have to view as an alien discipline. Feel good about moving your body. You will gravitate toward moving it more and more."

Harvey Diamond








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I like starting my morning with something delicious that's going to nourish and energize me. 

When I am going out-and-about I want to take something with me that's simple to prepare, easy to transport and good for me....and, of course, delicious.

Along came the world of shakes.  As you know, not all shakes are created equal.  Warning, carefully read all labels.  Marketing doesn't always  tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  Being vegetarian / vegan, I wanted to ensure that I had quality protein and nutrients to support my gracefully aging and nicely youthing bones, brain and whole being. 




Kenzen Vital Balance (KVB) Shake is a USDA Certified Organic, vegan protein shake with the highest quality of ingredients.  Enjoy a variety of benefits:  pre and probiotics, digestive enzymes, cleansing and detox support, mental clarity, natural energy, lean muscle, weight loss, gain or management.  KVB is a superfood for your body and mind.  It allows you to get started on a life of sustained health and well-being. 

It's delicious, simple and easy to incorporate into life, which I do!  Shake with water, milk or an alternative-milk.  Blend with fruit and berries.  You might like to add Super CIAGA for an extra-power-packed treat.  If you want to go deep-chocolate, go for Kenzen Total Vegan Drink Mix  and enjoy a delicious chocolate flavor along with the benefits of 4 servings of organic, vegan superfruits and veggies. 

Here I am, on-the-go with my best buddies, the Nikken PiMag Sport Bottle and a Kenzen Vital Balance (KVB) Shake  For the best pricing of KVB, KTVDM, and other high quality supplements, skin care and hair products set up a Wellness Subscription and receive a 10% discount.  Contact me FMI.




 Professional Athletes share their personal experiences using a variety of Nikken Products that's fun to listen to.  It's an older video.  Do you recognize anyone?



Feel sore, stiff or achey from exercising and working out?  Or, just because of life's daily activities?  Self-massage with Nikken's Magnetic MagDuo works wonders.  It can be used separately or in conjunction with a scheduled massage from your favorite practitioner.  The Kenko Touch is another self-care, not to be missed Magnetic Massage Product.  




CM Complex Cream is an anti-inflammatory that gives practically instantaneous relief for muscles, joints and just about everything achy.  Think of it as the WD40 to lubricate all your joints, really well!




Yes, I use all of these - on a daily basis.  Not because I always have aches and stiffness, yet to promote flexibility, comfort and a natural source of energy.  They are in my self-care solution tool box, my natural energy and prevention medicine chest. 




I've always loved music and dance.  For the past couple of years I've had the pleasure of being an usher at the Waterville Opera House.  They have hosted some amazing musicians.  The amount of time, practice, energy and travel musicians invest in following their passion is phenomenal.  And, they often-to-usually pay a price with repetitive motion injuries, exhaustion due to lack of sleep and the challenge of eating healthy while at gigs and on the road. 

I'm interested to let musicians, singers and dancers learn how they can reduce injuries, get better sleep and have more energy while they practice, perform and travel.  They give so much of themselves to give so much joy to us.  A great way to give back is by sharing this website with your musician family members and friends.  Thanks!




These recommendations are in no way meant to exclude your massage therapist, chiropractor or other holistic practitioner.  These technologies complement those practices. As they do western medicine.  They give people the opportunity to have an on-going source of relief with comfort, increased energy and enhanced performance.  Most practitioners, when introduced to these, invest in them to use themselves and to include in their practice for the benefit of all! 

If you or someone you know is into sports, music, dance or are a weekend warrior, amateur and professional athletes rely on and endorse all of the Nikken Active Wellness Solutions.

They really feel the difference in their balance, range-of-motion, energy, vitality and fitness levels.  If injured, their recovery time is minimized as their healing process is accelerated.  They also reap the benefits of enhanced performance!





  • Deep restful sleep allows the body to recover, for fats to be metabolized, toxins to be flushed and nutrients to be absorbed.
  • Proper nutrition and hydration are critical to quality exercise.
  • Quality exercise improves the utilization of food and water by the body.
  • Fresh air and deep breathing circulate oxygen, reduce stress and generate energy.




"I have been using the vanilla healthy meal replacement once a day. I love the taste and I am WOW-ed that it keeps me feeling full for hours! As a business professional and a busy mom, I feel great knowing that KVB is natural. Now I can easily get the nutrition I need to keep me going."

"KVB is convenient, delicious and it 'holds me for a long time.' I don't feel hungry for several hours. I can take it everywhere and it is so full of healthy nutrition and wonderful ingredients, I always have good sustenance whether I am in a rush or looking to shed a few pounds."

The Growing Problem of Obesity

The National Health and Examination Survey reports that during the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese. Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years are obese.


"It is natural to be healthy. Our body does whatever it can to be in a state of health. If you support your body with health promoting choices, your body will respond!"

Ron Garner

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