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Chemical-free Cleaning For Healthier Alaska Homes

Chemical-free Cleaning For Healthier Alaska Homes

Hello Alaska! Ester parents do such a great job at keeping their children safe and healthy. They help them with homework, take them to parks and museums, keep up on their well-child visits and immunizations, and feed them healthy well-rounded diets. Here is one more thing parents can do for their children’s health.

Because we live in such a chemical-filled world, any time parents can cut down on the amounts of chemicals used in the home, the better. Here are a few ways to do that using something you probably already have in your pantry: white vinegar.

  • Clean windows with a spray bottle filled with 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and a dab of liquid dish soap. Make sure you label the bottle and keep it out of the reach of children.
  • Clean your drains and pipes with 1 cup baking soda, and 1 cup hot white vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse the drain with hot water. The baking soda and vinegar will foam up in the pipes, and clean away debris and germs.
  • Deodorize your home by boiling a mixture of water and white distilled vinegar in a pot. The vinegar odor will only last a few minutes, and will carry away odors with it.
  • Use distilled white vinegar to keep ants away from your home. Spray undiluted distilled white vinegar along the outside of your home wherever they like to come in.

There are many other natural home cleaning products: just search the internet! Good luck North Pole parents – you are wonderful, and so are your children!

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Fairbanks-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Omega Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright. Our valued Ester customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets chocolate of the month club will make you feel great!.

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

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Omega Squares business in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright.

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3 Critical Toy Safety Rules For Fairbanks Parents

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Between holidays and birthdays, there are plenty of opportunities for gift giving in the Ester 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 North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright 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 North Pole. I want to help parents in and around Ester 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 Fairbanks that sells Xocai Nuggets. If you would like to learn more, call me at 801.437.5984 or visit me on the web at http://derrickwinkel.com/about/.

Thanks for reading, Ester 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 Fairbanks-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Omega Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright. Our valued Ester customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets chocolate of the month club will make you feel great!.

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

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Omega Squares business in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright.

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4 Critical Playground Rules For Ester Kids

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The local playground is a good place for North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright children to enjoy exercise and social interaction. However, there is potential for injury. Today in the Fairbanks Kid’s Health Blog, we want to give you some helpful playground safety advice.

First, in the hot Alaska summer months parents should be sure to check any metal equipment such as slides before a child climbs on. The sun can quickly heat metal to the point that it can burn skin. Also, never allow children to play on the playground without wearing shoes.

Next, parents should pay special attention to the moving parts at their Ester play area. These areas should be out of reach for children, but parents should always double-check to make sure that kids can’t reach these danger zones.

Third, don’t allow children to attach other items, such as jump ropes or leashes, onto the playground equipment.

Lastly, many families choose to ride bikes to the park. This can be the perfect way to get exercise and avoid childhood obesity in Fort Wainwright. Just make sure children remove their helmets as well as anything else that is around their necks (like hoodies with drawstrings).

My name is Derrick Winkel and I want to help Ester families raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition and kid’s immunization schedules are often on my mind. I am the proud owner of my own Ester area home business that sells Xocai Nuggets.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://derrickwinkel.com/about/ or call me at 801.437.5984.

Dark Chocolate Advocate Derrick Winkel
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
801.437.5984
2derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xocai Omega Squares
Xocai Nuggets

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 Fairbanks-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Omega Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright. Our valued Ester customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets chocolate of the month club will make you feel great!.

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

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Omega Squares business in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright.

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3 Easy Ways For Fairbanks Kids to Get More Antioxidants

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Because antioxidants are associated with cell damage and cell death, parents in the North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright area often mistakenly assume that antioxidants are only important for adults and the elderly, those with more visible cell death and damage. But that simply isn’t the case. Everyone needs antioxidants for their health, even kids.

Antioxidants work their magic by protecting cells from free radicals. Free radicals are a by-product of the normal metabolic processes that take place in everyone’s bodies (even kids!) all the time. Free radicals may also occur from pollutants, such as cigarette smoke, or when the body breaks down certain medicines.

Free radicals damage cells through oxidation. You might remember from chemistry class that this is the same process that causes an apple slice to turn brown. During oxidation in the cells, DNA can be damaged and changed, which can create the beginnings of disease. A chain reaction of damage can also occur with one damaged molecule becomes a free radical itself and then damages another, and so on.

Now that you know their importance, here are 3 great ways to get more antioxidants into your kids’ diets.

1. Get more veggies on their plates at dinner time and in their lunch boxes

2. Make fruit the snack of choice for your family

3. When buying processed snacks, choose those fortified with antioxidants.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I sell Xocai Omega Squares in the Fairbanks and Ester areas. If you are interested in learning more about how Xocai Omega Squares can be a part of your child’s healthy lifestyle, call me today at 801.437.5984.

Dark Chocolate Advocate Derrick Winkel
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
801.437.5984
2derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xocai Omega Squares
Xocai Nuggets

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Fairbanks-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Omega Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright. Our valued Ester customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets chocolate of the month club will make you feel great!.

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

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Omega Squares business in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright.

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Is Your Fairbanks Child Anxious About Exams?

Is Your Fairbanks Child Anxious About Exams?

Though stress can be brought on by a variety of different events, school tests are a common cause of nerves and anxiety for kids in the Ester area. Since stress that isn’t reduced or dealt with properly can be bad for a child’s health, here are a few pointers for helping your child deal with test stress.

Your child may manifest their stress in different ways. Some kids lose sleep or their appetite, while others may be irritable or seem depressed. Kids with excess stress often complain of pains in the stomach or headaches.

Speak with your child about what they are feeling and stay in communication with the teachers and administrators at your child’s Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, or North Pole school. Explain to your child that nervousness is normal in these circumstances. Help them catalogue all the ways they have prepared so they can feel more in control.

Make sure to eliminate as much stress in their home life by being well-organized and flexible so they will have a calm place to study.

Remember to support all your child’s efforts and never be critical.

Continue encouraging healthy habits for your child, like sufficient sleep, healthy, regular meals for proper nutrition, and active exercise.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I am an advocate for kids health in North Pole. I have a direct sales business Ester area home business that sells Xocai Nuggets. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://derrickwinkel.com/about/ or give me a call at 801.437.5984.

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Fairbanks-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Omega Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright. Our valued Ester customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets chocolate of the month club will make you feel great!.

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

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Omega Squares business in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright.

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Keep Kids Hydrated In Fairbanks

Keep Kids Hydrated In Fairbanks

Children, with their smaller body weights and higher turnover of electrolytes and water, are very susceptible to dehydration. Most Fairbanks parents know to look for the signs of dehydration when their children have a stomach sickness, but even healthy kids are at risk for dehydration, especially when they are outside on warm, sunny days. The risk is particularly high for kids who play outdoor sports in North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright.

Since dehydration is such an important issue in children’s health, be sure to insist on regular fluid intake before and during all physical activity. Opt for lightweight, loose, and light-colored clothing that covers as much skin as possible. Also, stay in close communication with coaches and make sure they are aware of dehydration risk.

Children who don’t exercise much, are obese, or who are sick, have an increased risk of dehydration. It’s important to allow all kids to acclimate to the heat when the temperature goes up in Fairbanks. Let them take it easy for the first few practice sessions.

It’s also important to help your kids recognize the symptoms of dehydration:

Thirst
Dry mouth
Headache
Dizziness
Cramps
Excessive fatigue

My name is Derrick Winkel and children’s health is a top priority of mine. I am the owner of a Fairbanks home business that sells nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://derrickwinkel.com/about/.

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Fairbanks-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Omega Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright. Our valued Ester customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets chocolate of the month club will make you feel great!.

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

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Omega Squares business in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright.

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Old-School Snacks For Ester Kids

Less Meat, More Plants For Healthier North Pole Kids

What does it take to make a healthy snack? The aisles at every North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright grocery store are lined with packages that claim to be healthy and to contain the newest, most exciting vitamin or mineral. But is that really what makes a snack healthy?

Chances are that the answer is no. A lot of the foods that make healthy snacks are not the ones that you find packaged in the middle of the supermarket. Rather, they are what we would consider plain old food.

Plain old food has the advantage of being unprocessed and free of chemicals and preservatives. So, let’s take a look at these seemingly boring snack ingredients.

Cheese is a real protein powerhouse for your kids, so a little goes a long way. For a fun twist, try using cookie cutters to make shapes that your kids will love to gobble up!

Peanut butter and childhood go together like, well, peanut butter and jelly. Ants on a log, peanut butter spread on celery with raisins is always a fun treat. If your child has peanut allergies, you can always substitute almond butter in most recipes.

Low-fat yogurt is probably a favorite of your child’s already, but this versatile source of calcium has plenty of tricks up its sleeves. Try adding berries, or something crunchy like granola or whole-grain cereal. And, in the hot summer months, a yogurt pop can really hit the spot.

The humble egg isn’t just for breakfast anymore. Hard-boiled eggs kept in the fridge might be one of the most convenient ways to enjoy this high-protein snack.

As you can see, the secret to children’s nutrition might just be that there is no secret at all. Find real food, make it into a snack, and ignore the claims made by processed, pre-packaged food.

Hi. My name is Derrick Winkel and I am passionate about kids health in North Pole. I want to help parents in and around Ester to raise healthy, happy children. One way I do this by discussing important issues in my Children’s Health Blog, such as childhood obesity in Fort Wainwright, immunization schedules, and safety.

I own a home based business in Fairbanks that sells Xocai Nuggets. If you would like to learn more, call me at 801.437.5984 or visit me on the web at http://derrickwinkel.com/about/.

Thanks so much for reading, Ester parents!

The following online article was used to write this post:
http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/feeding/healthy-eating/the-20-best-snacks-for-kids/#page=4, accessed on September 4, 2013.

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Fairbanks-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Omega Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright. Our valued Ester customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets chocolate of the month club will make you feel great!.

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

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Omega Squares business in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright.

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SpongeBob Doesn’t Care About Your Ester Child’s Health

SpongeBob Doesn't Care About Your Ester Child's Health

National and local Ester food advertisers can sabotage your Fairbanks child’s health. Food manufacturers, like most Ester corporations, are motivated by profit, not by what’s best for Fairbanks kids.

Their tools are deceptive language, cartoon characters, celebrities, and false promises of popularity. Fairbanks parents can help youth better handle the constant media barrage by teaching them:

The components of a healthy diet
The implied messages and false promises of Fairbanks food ads
Nutritional balance and moderation
How to read and understand Ester food labels
How excessive TV watching and internet viewing can affect health

If you encounter a local Fairbanks food ad that is deceptive, contact the Ester Better Business Bureau. To complain about national ads, send a letter to the Children’s Advertising Review Unit, Council of Better Business Bureaus, 845 Third Ave, New York, NY 10022.

Nothing will change until Ester families unite to fight deceptive advertising aimed at Fairbanks children. For more information on children’s nutrition in Ester, call me today.

Derrick Winkel Fairbanks, Alaska 99709 801.437.5984 2derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Fairbanks-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Omega Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright. Our valued Ester customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets chocolate of the month club will make you feel great!.

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

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Omega Squares business in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright.

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6 Fun Day-Off-School Activities For North Pole Kids

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Most of the elementary schools in Ester 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 Fairbanks 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 North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright 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 Ester 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 Ester families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity in Fort Wainwright concern me. I am the owner of a Ester area home business that sells Xocai Nuggets.

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

Dark Chocolate Advocate Derrick Winkel
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
801.437.5984
2derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xocai Omega Squares
Xocai Nuggets

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Fairbanks-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Omega Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright. Our valued Ester customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets chocolate of the month club will make you feel great!.

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

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Omega Squares business in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright.

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The Ester Children’s Health Blog: Your Source For Helpful Information

Nutrition for Ester children

Hi! My name is Derrick Winkel of Fairbanks. I own a home based business that sells Xocai Nuggets. I am passionate about helping North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright parents raise happy and healthy kids. That is why I started the Children’s Health Blog. Today I would like to explain what the blog can do for you.

There truly is a wealth of children’s health and wellness information on the internet, but sometimes it can feel a bit like getting a drink from a fire hose. In my blog, I try to distill this information into helpful tips that busy Ester parents can really use.

Some of the topics that I am most concerned with are proper nutrition, childhood obesity, and immunization schedules.

Keeping our kids healthy can really be a challenge these days. They seem to be eating more junk food, watching more television, and playing outside less and less. But having healthy children is possible. Visit the blog often to find out how!

If you would like to discuss any children’s health issues, or if you would like to know more about my home business and the Xocai Nuggets that I sell, please feel free to give me a call at 801.437.5984. You can also visit my website at http://derrickwinkel.com/about/ or email me at 2derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com.

Contact me today!

Dark Chocolate Advocate Derrick Winkel
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
801.437.5984
2derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xocai Omega Squares
Xocai Nuggets

Join Winner’s Circle International today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Fairbanks-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in February 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Omega Squares and Xocai Nuggets online and in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright. Our valued Ester customers recommend Xocai Nuggets because Xocai Nuggets chocolate of the month club will make you feel great!.

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

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Omega Squares business in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fairbanks, or Fort Wainwright.

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