Category Archives: Child Health

3 Tips For Improving SW Florida Kids’ Attention Spans

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Hello Florida parents! Today in the SW Florida 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 Tampa.

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 Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa 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 North Port 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 Evan Henk and I am passionate about helping Florida 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 SW Florida home business that promotes Xobiotic chocolate. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://churroblog4chocolate.com or give me a call at 941-268-3827.

Business Owner Evan Henk
SW Florida, Florida 33983
941-268-3827
evan@evoulie.com
X-Protein Meal Shakes
Xobiotic chocolate


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 Evan Henk, and I am a SW Florida-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2010. I sell the industry-leading X-Protein Meal Shakes and Xobiotic chocolate online and in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Our valued North Port customers recommend Xobiotic chocolate because Xobiotic chocolate has helped me with my autism symptoms.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic X-Protein Meal Shakes home-based business in the North Port area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Call me at 941-268-3827 to own your own X-Protein Meal Shakes business in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers.

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Music is Magic for SW Florida Kids

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Parents in and around SW Florida 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 Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa parents to start their kids young, it is never too late to learn a musical instrument. Music stores in the North Port 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 SW Florida community for musical events such as church, school, and community performance programs. Check with Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa libraries, websites, and community centers for more information.

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

My name is Evan Henk and I am very interested in kids health in Tampa. I am the owner of a North Port area home business that sells Xobiotic chocolate. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://churroblog4chocolate.com or give me a call at 941-268-3827.

Business Owner Evan Henk
SW Florida, Florida 33983
941-268-3827
evan@evoulie.com
X-Protein Meal Shakes
Xobiotic chocolate


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 Evan Henk, and I am a SW Florida-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2010. I sell the industry-leading X-Protein Meal Shakes and Xobiotic chocolate online and in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Our valued North Port customers recommend Xobiotic chocolate because Xobiotic chocolate has helped me with my autism symptoms.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic X-Protein Meal Shakes home-based business in the North Port area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Call me at 941-268-3827 to own your own X-Protein Meal Shakes business in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers.

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3 Easy Ways For SW Florida Kids to Get More Antioxidants

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Because antioxidants are associated with cell damage and cell death, parents in the Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers 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 Evan Henk and I sell X-Protein Meal Shakes in the SW Florida and North Port areas. If you are interested in learning more about how X-Protein Meal Shakes can be a part of your child’s healthy lifestyle, call me today at 941-268-3827.

Business Owner Evan Henk
SW Florida, Florida 33983
941-268-3827
evan@evoulie.com
X-Protein Meal Shakes
Xobiotic chocolate

Join Eagle Express Team today!

I am Evan Henk, and I am a SW Florida-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2010. I sell the industry-leading X-Protein Meal Shakes and Xobiotic chocolate online and in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Our valued North Port customers recommend Xobiotic chocolate because Xobiotic chocolate has helped me with my autism symptoms.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic X-Protein Meal Shakes home-based business in the North Port area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Call me at 941-268-3827 to own your own X-Protein Meal Shakes business in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers.

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3 Critical Toy Safety Rules For SW Florida Parents

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Between holidays and birthdays, there are plenty of opportunities for gift giving in the North Port 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 Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers 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 Evan Henk and I am passionate about kids health in Tampa. I want to help parents in and around North Port 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 SW Florida that sells Xobiotic chocolate. If you would like to learn more, call me at 941-268-3827 or visit me on the web at http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Thanks for reading, North Port 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 Evan Henk, and I am a SW Florida-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2010. I sell the industry-leading X-Protein Meal Shakes and Xobiotic chocolate online and in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Our valued North Port customers recommend Xobiotic chocolate because Xobiotic chocolate has helped me with my autism symptoms.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic X-Protein Meal Shakes home-based business in the North Port area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Call me at 941-268-3827 to own your own X-Protein Meal Shakes business in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers.

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Old-School Snacks For North Port Kids

Less Meat, More Plants For Healthier Tampa Kids

What does it take to make a healthy snack? The aisles at every Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers 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 Evan Henk and I am passionate about kids health in Tampa. I want to help parents in and around North Port 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 Myers, immunization schedules, and safety.

I own a home based business in SW Florida that sells Xobiotic chocolate. If you would like to learn more, call me at 941-268-3827 or visit me on the web at http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Thanks so much for reading, North Port 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 Evan Henk, and I am a SW Florida-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2010. I sell the industry-leading X-Protein Meal Shakes and Xobiotic chocolate online and in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Our valued North Port customers recommend Xobiotic chocolate because Xobiotic chocolate has helped me with my autism symptoms.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic X-Protein Meal Shakes home-based business in the North Port area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Call me at 941-268-3827 to own your own X-Protein Meal Shakes business in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers.

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

Nutrition for North Port children

Hi! My name is Evan Henk of SW Florida. I own a home based business that sells Xobiotic chocolate. I am passionate about helping Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers 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 North Port 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 Xobiotic chocolate that I sell, please feel free to give me a call at 941-268-3827. You can also visit my website at http://churroblog4chocolate.com or email me at evan@evoulie.com.

Contact me today!

Business Owner Evan Henk
SW Florida, Florida 33983
941-268-3827
evan@evoulie.com
X-Protein Meal Shakes
Xobiotic chocolate

Join Eagle Express Team today!

I am Evan Henk, and I am a SW Florida-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2010. I sell the industry-leading X-Protein Meal Shakes and Xobiotic chocolate online and in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Our valued North Port customers recommend Xobiotic chocolate because Xobiotic chocolate has helped me with my autism symptoms.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic X-Protein Meal Shakes home-based business in the North Port area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Call me at 941-268-3827 to own your own X-Protein Meal Shakes business in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers.

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How Does Nature Make Tampa Kids Happier?

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Hello SW Florida parents! Welcome the the North Port Kid’s Health Blog. I’m sure most of you know how important it is for your kids health to spend time outdoors each and every day. But it may be even more important than you think.

Just like proper nutrition, immunizations, and vitamins, getting outside is essential for your child’s health.

One reason if for the natural light of the outdoors. This natural light keeps kids alert and healthy. Also, exposure to this light in the morning has a way of setting children’s internal clocks to promote better sleep and earlier bedtimes. (And what Fort Myers parent doesn’t want earlier bedtimes?!) Another reason is that nature soothes and comforts children in safe, healthy ways. Studies have shown that children have better ability to focus with increased time outdoors. This will translate to more productive learning time as well as more tranquility in the home. Lastly, outdoor exercise is superior to indoor exercise because it promotes more physically vigorous play like jumping, running, and tumbling. These are all of the things that Orlando area parents are always telling their kids to stop doing in the living room!

Arrange your family’s schedule so that your children have time to explore the SW Florida outdoors, and everyone will be better for it!

My name is Evan Henk and I want to help SW Florida families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of a North Port area home business that sells Xobiotic chocolate. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://churroblog4chocolate.com or give me a call at 941-268-3827.

The following online article was used for this post: “Green Time for Sleep Time”, http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Why-Be-Out-There/Benefits/Green-Time-Sleep-Time.aspx, accessed on Aug 16, 2013.

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I am Evan Henk, and I am a SW Florida-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2010. I sell the industry-leading X-Protein Meal Shakes and Xobiotic chocolate online and in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Our valued North Port customers recommend Xobiotic chocolate because Xobiotic chocolate has helped me with my autism symptoms.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic X-Protein Meal Shakes home-based business in the North Port area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Call me at 941-268-3827 to own your own X-Protein Meal Shakes business in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers.

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Healthy Habits For Kids In North Port

Healthy Habits For Kids In North Port

The English author Samuel Johnson wrote:

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

All of us know the power of a habit, and parents in the Fort Myers area want to make sure that the habits their children are developing are good ones, especially when it comes to habits that affect their health. Among these are eating habits and exercise habits.

Getting SW Florida kids to develop good eating habits is essential to their proper nutrition. One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to cook and eat with your children.

Offering a variety of healthy foods is a must, and make sure that you don’t use any type of food as a reward as this suggests to your child that these treats are superior to regular food.

As for exercise, a simple trip to the park or a walk in the neighborhood may be all you need. Be sure to notice what your child is good at and enjoys, such as throwing a ball or crossing the monkey bars, and encourage them in those events.

Setting a good example in both healthy eating habits and activity levels is something all Orlando and Tampa parents should do. Your kids need you to show the way to good habits so they won’t have to break the bad ones later in life.

My name is Evan Henk and I want to help SW Florida families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as childhood obesity in Fort Myers, immunizations, and vitamins are important to me. I am the owner of my own SW Florida home business that sells Xobiotic chocolate. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://churroblog4chocolate.com or give me a call at 941-268-3827.

Build some healthy habits, North Port!

Join Eagle Express Team today!

I am Evan Henk, and I am a SW Florida-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2010. I sell the industry-leading X-Protein Meal Shakes and Xobiotic chocolate online and in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Our valued North Port customers recommend Xobiotic chocolate because Xobiotic chocolate has helped me with my autism symptoms.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic X-Protein Meal Shakes home-based business in the North Port area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Call me at 941-268-3827 to own your own X-Protein Meal Shakes business in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers.

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Critical Bike Safety Rules For Tampa Parents

Tampa Kids Vitamins

Parents in the North Port, Orlando, and Fort Myers 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 SW Florida 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 33983 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 North Port or Orlando 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 Tampa. My name is Evan Henk and I work from my SW Florida home business selling Xobiotic chocolate. If you would like to learn more, please give me a call at 941-268-3827 or visit me on the web at http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Business Owner Evan Henk
SW Florida, Florida 33983
941-268-3827
evan@evoulie.com
X-Protein Meal Shakes
Xobiotic chocolate


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

Join Eagle Express Team today!

I am Evan Henk, and I am a SW Florida-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2010. I sell the industry-leading X-Protein Meal Shakes and Xobiotic chocolate online and in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Our valued North Port customers recommend Xobiotic chocolate because Xobiotic chocolate has helped me with my autism symptoms.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic X-Protein Meal Shakes home-based business in the North Port area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Call me at 941-268-3827 to own your own X-Protein Meal Shakes business in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers.

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Prevent Sports Mouth Injuries For SW Florida Kids

Prevent Sports Mouth Injuries For SW Florida Kids

Active SW Florida children are involved in a variety of different sports these days, and while this is great news for kid’s health, parents need to be aware of the risk of mouth injuries.

All SW Florida children participating in contact sports can reduce the risk of mouth and tooth injuries by wearing a mouthguard. Properly fitted mouth protectors can prevent broken or lost teeth as well as lip, tongue, and jaw injuries.

Kids mouth protectors come in a variety of styles. ‘One size fits all,’ boil and bite, and custom. Not surprisingly, custom-fitted mouth protectors are the safest and can be made by your North Port dentist to make sure your child has a perfect fit.

Mouth protectors are extremely important for North Port children undergoing orthodontic treatment. Metal braces can cause serious oral injuries in instances of impact. (It can also cost North Port parents a bundle to replace broken braces.)

I’m Evan Henk and children’s health is very important to me. I am the owner of a successful SW Florida home business that sells Xobiotic chocolate. If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://churroblog4chocolate.com or give me a call at 941-268-3827.

Join Eagle Express Team today!

I am Evan Henk, and I am a SW Florida-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in October 2010. I sell the industry-leading X-Protein Meal Shakes and Xobiotic chocolate online and in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Our valued North Port customers recommend Xobiotic chocolate because Xobiotic chocolate has helped me with my autism symptoms.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic X-Protein Meal Shakes home-based business in the North Port area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://churroblog4chocolate.com.

Call me at 941-268-3827 to own your own X-Protein Meal Shakes business in SW Florida, Tampa, Orlando, or Fort Myers.

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