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New Alkaline Water Dispenser~ Guest Speaker Lyme Disease Testimonial ~ Diabetes Breakthrough Sessions ~ Fair Trade Fashions & Mother's Day Gift Ideas
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May News
Thanks to everyone who came out and made our Grand Opening a great success!  We had a lot of fun and hope you did too.  Congratulations to all of our gift basket winners and Vitality Tanning winner and thanks for picking up your prizes so soon!  If you missed it, here's a little clip from the news about it, featuring some of our great customers and our own Caitlin Hauser-Esper!
Water, Water Everywhere..

Us Michiganders are very fortunate to be sitting in the middle of the largest fresh water system in the world.  It may be easy for us to take our water for granted here in the Great Lakes State.  Though the occasional oil spill, dioxin plume, and lead water crisis reminds us - water is life, and quality matters.

For example, Frankenmuth Municipal water is sourced from Lake Huron, one of the highest quality sources of freshwater in the world, the risk of contamination was rated "moderately low" by the MI Dept. of Environmental Quality as of 2015.  Water - which was tested in a facility before making its way to our homes - may not be a biohazard, but still may contain trace amounts of chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals you don't want to drink.  Whether you have a well or municipal water, contaminants, particulates,  and residues from industry and agriculture can still come through when you turn on your faucet.

Lucky for us, we have a wonderful system that not only purifies the water, but decontaminates and alkalizes water in a timely fashion with minimal waste. Try it! Your body will thank you.
Our Setup
  • Pre-filter for sediment and rust filtration
  • Pre-Carbon Filter to reduce chlorine and chemicals
  • Fluoride Filter to reduce fluoride
  • Filters harmful contaminants like lead, herbicides, pesticides, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), THMs, and MTBE (found in fuel additives).
  • Multi-barrier disinfection unit with:
    • 400 layer-membrane that filters down to 1/2 micron to remove Bacteria/Virus/Cysts
    •  UV light with 186 mJ of energy (which destroys any remaining bacteria or virus
  • (Optional)  Alkaline unit for increasing pH (to about 9-9.5) while adding a negative millivolt charge to the mineral water. 
Surprised to see what the city water supply still contains? Here's a used & clean filter.
From there, water can be filled from our NEW PUSH-BUTTON DISPENSER!  Simply line up your bottle under the spout, and push one of the buttons for the purest water around! 
This system will help reduce water waste from over-filling bottles, or trying to adjust flow.  Plus, it is easier to manage full 3-5 gal. jugs, just lift them a little over the lip.  Just as before, filling your own water bottles saves you and the environment from single-use plastic bottles.  Refills are still just $2 per gallon.

HIGHLY CRAVE-ABLE
Taste the difference of water that's so good, you may find yourself or kids choosing WATER over sugary drinks!
LIVE FAIR One Product at a Time
May 12 is World Fair Trade Day!
This month, we are highlighting companies who value transparency and accountability in their supply chain, to improve the lives of the small producers across the globe whose labor provides some of our favorite commodities like coffee, chocolate, and cotton. 
Seen here is a scarf by Terra Natural Designs which makes Jewelry & Accessories from S. America.  These women and artisans make a living wage with work that allows for economic opportunity within their rainforest community, which helps preserve Amazon Rainforest habitat as well!
Fast Fashion is UNFAIR
If you have been shopping for clothes in the past decade, you may have noticed that the material used is getting thinner, stitching may be rather loose, and the clothes tend to wear out and fall apart more quickly.  This is the direct result of the "fast fashion" phenomena whereby styles change quickly, and clothes are not made to last.  The $9 shirt seems like a deal, but it may come at the expense of the environment and underpaid workers.
Some unsettling facts (from this Forbes article):
  • In the US, only 10% of donated clothes are resold, leaving 13 Trillion tons to go to landfills, where toxic chemicals and dyes can leach out.
  • 80% of our clothes are made by women ages 18-24 (maybe as young as 14), working an average of 14hr days for an average $3 per day.  Not enough to lift them out of poverty.
  • Cotton production is a water-intensive process.  Countries like China and India are already facing water shortages, made worse by increasing fashion demands.
  • The fashion industry’s CO2 emissions are projected to increase by more than 60% to nearly 2.8 billion tons per year by 2030.
Get off the Fast Fashion Train!  Choose quality clothes from ethical producers in styles right for your body, and you'll always feel fabulous!
While we aren't in the fashion biz, Here are more fair trade/fair labor companies we love:
 African Market Baskets from Ghana
Alter Eco Chocolate from S. America
Endanged Species Chocolate from W. Africa
Equal Exchange Chocolate & Cocoa powder from S. America
Dr. Bronner's Coconut Oils from Sri Lanka
Guayaki Yerba Mate Drinks from S. America
Maggie's Organics Socks* & Leggings from the Americas 
  *Select Styles 15% Off in May - See Flyer below
Higher Grounds Coffee from sustainable, organic plantations worldwide
Bead for Life Jewelry from Uganda
To Mom, With Love
Magnetized Hematite bracelets make a great Mother's Day gift, just choose Mom's favorite color or gemstone!  Magnets and gemstones have been used throughout history to aid in circulation, reduce joint pain, and improve mood.  Each is strung on memory wire, which easily adjusts and can be worn on the wrist or as an anklet.  Made in Michigan!  Each bracelet is labeled with the corresponding real gemstone. A great buy at $13.99 each!  Only one of each style, so hurry!
Check out our In Store FLYER
Find larger images on our website

***  WELLNESS CENTER  Events***

Breakthrough
Diabetes Info

Thur. May 10 & 17   
5:30p - 6:30p

Led by Suzan Moody CNHP
Cost:  $25  or
$20 for Loyalty Members

Are you one of the 116 million Americans suffering from Type 2 Diabetes?
High blood sugar is a precursor to many dangerous health issues, including diabetes, heart disease, nerve and kidney damage and neuropathy.

This two class series will answer the following questions.

  • What are the early signs of diabetes?
  • Can high A1C levels be lowered naturally?
  • Is there a way to stabilize or reduce blood sugars levels?
  • Can you be skinny and still have diabetes?
  • Does the Paleo or ketogenic diet really work for diabetics?
  • And what's a good meal plan?
  • What is a good beginner execise plan?
  • Whats the difference between Type 1 and Type 2?
  • Is it possible to prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes?

You'll learn more about natural alternative options to support healthy insulin function. 

Space is Limited.  Sign up below or give us a call 989-652-0537.

Sign Up for this Class

 Ticked Off: A Lyme’s Horror Story & New Approach

Thur. May 24   5:30 - 6:30p

You are invited to hear Jim Lannom’s personal story, his battles and his relentless pursuit of treatment.  After trying traditional medicine with no results and a worsening of the illness, he and his wife decided to try a different way. 

Jim has been a Lyme Warrior for over a year.  With astonishing toughness and determination, Jim’s story gives inspiration, hope and revels a new approach to healing from Lyme disease.  Please call and reserve your spot.  Space is limited.  The event is FREE.
Regularly $5 per class. *First time visitors and YL Distributors under HH4L attend FREE
Marie's YL#1567748
Marie_Koch@hotmail.com

YOUNG LIVING Essential Oil Classes:

Classes are every SECOND TUESDAY now:

May 8      Oral Care Naturally
June 12  Power of Thieves   
July 19   Annoying Insect Tricks

Zyto Scans are available by appointment.  This simple assessment uses your skin's electricity to determine biomarkers and the body's systems that are out of balance.  

FOR THE LATEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, VIEW OUR CALENDAR
*Disclaimer: Statements made on this newsletter, have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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