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3 Critical Toy Safety Rules For Bishop Parents

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Between holidays and birthdays, there are plenty of opportunities for gift giving in the Mammoth Lakes 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 Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer 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 Big Pine. I want to help parents in and around Mammoth Lakes 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 Bishop that sells Xocai Xe. If you would like to learn more, call me at 801.437.5984 or visit me on the web at http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Thanks for reading, Mammoth Lakes 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 Bishop-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in July 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer. Our valued Mammoth Lakes customers recommend Xocai Xe because Xocai Xe gourmet chocolate will make you feel great!.

Winner’s Circle is also a fantastic Xocai Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Mammoth Lakes area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Xe Energy Drink business in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer.

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Hidden Sugar In Big Pine Kid’s Snacks

Hidden Sugar In Big Pine Kid's Snacks Excessive sugar is a serious health threat for Big Pine children. Do you know how much sugar your Mammoth Lakes son or daughter is really consuming? I am children’s nutrition advocate Derrick Winkel.

Here are some popular Mammoth Lakes kid’s snacks with more sugar than I realized:

Yogurt covered raisins
Fruit Roll-ups, Gushers, and Fruit By The Foot
Quaker Rice Cakes
Yoplait yogurt
Gogurt
Juice drinks: Capri Sun, Minute Maid
Flavored milk

The next time you and your kids are shopping for snacks at your Big Pine grocery store, Mammoth Lakes convenience store,  or Bishop ball park snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Limiting the amount of sugar in your Big Pine child’s diet is an important step toward better lifelong eating and oral health. To hear about another great way to improve your child’s nutrition in California, call me today!

Derrick Winkel 801.437.5984 79derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Bishop-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in July 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer. Our valued Mammoth Lakes customers recommend Xocai Xe because Xocai Xe gourmet chocolate will make you feel great!.

Winner’s Circle is also a fantastic Xocai Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Mammoth Lakes area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Xe Energy Drink business in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer.

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5 Benefits Of Family Dinners For Dyer Kids

Big Pine Kids Health

Dyer parents have to juggle schedules in order to help their kids use their time to do things that will help them be healthy and successful. Prioritizing is the name of the game for most Big Pine, Bishop and Bishop families. With all this competition for your child’s time, don’t discount the powerful benefits from simple family rituals such as family meal time.

Studies have shown that kids who have frequent family dinners gain the following benefits:

1. Their grades improve

2. The meals they eat are healthier

3. They are less likely to try cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana

4. They enjoy an increase in family communication

5. These children are less likely to suffer from childhood obesity

If your family dinners are less frequent than you would like them to be, here are some tips. Start by setting a small goal, like sitting down for dinner twice a week, and then add days on after that. Next, involve the kids by letting them help plan and prepare the meals and set the table. Lastly, always make mealtime a technology-free zone: no TV or phones allowed!

And remember, even if you’re in a rush and have to pick up dinner at a local Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer restaurant, take the time to sit down together to eat. Your family will still enjoy many of these benefits.

My name is Derrick Winkel and I want to help Bishop families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of my own Mammoth Lakes area home business that sells Xocai Xe. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/ or give me a call at 801.437.5984. We can discuss various issues regarding kids health in Big Pine.

Thank you for visiting the Mammoth Lakes Children’s Health Blog!

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Jeanie Lerche Davis, “Family Dinners Are Important,” WebMD, http://children.webmd.com/guide/family-dinners-are-important, accessed on Apr. 24, 2013

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Bishop-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in July 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer. Our valued Mammoth Lakes customers recommend Xocai Xe because Xocai Xe gourmet chocolate will make you feel great!.

Winner’s Circle is also a fantastic Xocai Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Mammoth Lakes area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Xe Energy Drink business in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer.

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Dehydration Can Trigger Tantrums In Bishop

Dehydration Can Trigger Tantrums In Bishop

Most Bishop parents have experienced a tantrum or meltdown with their children. My kids usually lose it when they are hungry or need a nap. Some kids flip out if their routine is altered. My Mammoth Lakes co-worker claims her kids get crazy when there is a full moon.

Lack of sleep and low blood sugar are the usual suspects causing irritability in my Mammoth Lakes child, but a new study in the Journal of Nutrition points the finger at another culprit.1 Dehydration seems to lead to a low mood in healthy women. The study only included young women, but I did a little experiment on my own kids and noticed when they were mildly dehydrated they were fatigued and irritable.

Bishop kids need nutritious food and plenty of water to help maintain good physical and mental health.
I am Derrick Winkel and I am an advocate for children’s health in California. To learn more about Mammoth Lakes children’s nutrition and Xocai Xe contact me today!

Derrick Winkel
Bishop, California 93514
801.437.5984 79derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
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1Lawrence E. Armstrong, Matthew S. Ganio, Douglas J. Casa, Elaine C. Lee, Brendon P. McDermott, Jennifer F. Klau, Liliana Jimenez, Laurent Le Bellego, Emmanuel Chevillotte, and Harris R. Lieberman ‘Mild Dehydration Affects Mood in Healthy Young Women,’ The Journal of Nutrition, December 21, 2011. http://jn.nutrition.org/search?fulltext=dehydration+mood&submit=yes&x=0&y=0, accessed on February 3, 2012

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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Bishop-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in July 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer. Our valued Mammoth Lakes customers recommend Xocai Xe because Xocai Xe gourmet chocolate will make you feel great!.

Winner’s Circle is also a fantastic Xocai Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Mammoth Lakes area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Xe Energy Drink business in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer.

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3 Tips For Improving Bishop Kids’ Attention Spans

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Hello California parents! Today in the Bishop 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 Big Pine.

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 Dyer, Bishop, and Big Pine 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 Mammoth Lakes 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 Derrick Winkel and I am passionate about helping California 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 Bishop home business that promotes Xocai Xe. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/ or give me a call at 801.437.5984.

Chocolate Connoisseur Derrick Winkel
Bishop, California 93514
801.437.5984
79derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xocai Xe Energy Drink
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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 Derrick Winkel, and I am a Bishop-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in July 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer. Our valued Mammoth Lakes customers recommend Xocai Xe because Xocai Xe gourmet chocolate will make you feel great!.

Winner’s Circle is also a fantastic Xocai Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Mammoth Lakes area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Xe Energy Drink business in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer.

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6 Fun Day-Off-School Activities For Big Pine Kids

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Most of the elementary schools in Mammoth Lakes 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 Bishop 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 Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer 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 Mammoth Lakes 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 Mammoth Lakes families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity in Dyer concern me. I am the owner of a Mammoth Lakes area home business that sells Xocai Xe.

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

Chocolate Connoisseur Derrick Winkel
Bishop, California 93514
801.437.5984
79derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
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Join Winner’s Circle today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Bishop-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in July 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer. Our valued Mammoth Lakes customers recommend Xocai Xe because Xocai Xe gourmet chocolate will make you feel great!.

Winner’s Circle is also a fantastic Xocai Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Mammoth Lakes area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Xe Energy Drink business in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer.

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Keep Bishop Kids Moving With An At-Home Dance Party!

Big Pine Kids Health

Healthy Mammoth Lakes area children don’t spend too much time sitting around. They keep busy with active play and Bishop recreational sports. But sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate.

When it’s too hot, cold, or wet for your kids to go out, don’t just turn on the TV or share your iPad, get your kids moving with a dance party!

Many moms have discovered how fun it is to dance their way to health in exercise classes such as Zumba and Hip Hop. If you’ve attended these classes at your local Dyer or Big Pine gym, try teaching your kids some of the simpler routines.

However, even if you prefer running to dancing, your kids will have fun. Just choose some music and start moving. You’ll be having fun and preventing childhood obesity at the same time.

Mammoth Lakes parents, don’t let the weather stop you from helping your kids find a way to move around and stay healthy!

My name is Derrick Winkel and I am very interested in kids health in Big Pine. I am the owner of my own Mammoth Lakes area home business that sells Xocai Xe.

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

Chocolate Connoisseur Derrick Winkel
Bishop, California 93514
801.437.5984
79derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
Xocai Xe Energy Drink
Xocai Xe

Join Winner’s Circle today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Bishop-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in July 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer. Our valued Mammoth Lakes customers recommend Xocai Xe because Xocai Xe gourmet chocolate will make you feel great!.

Winner’s Circle is also a fantastic Xocai Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Mammoth Lakes area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Xe Energy Drink business in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer.

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How Does Nature Make Big Pine Kids Happier?

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Hello Bishop parents! Welcome the the Mammoth Lakes 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 Dyer 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 Bishop 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 Bishop outdoors, and everyone will be better for it!

My name is Derrick Winkel and I want to help Bishop families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of a Mammoth Lakes area home business that sells Xocai Xe. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/ or give me a call at 801.437.5984.

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 Derrick Winkel, and I am a Bishop-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in July 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer. Our valued Mammoth Lakes customers recommend Xocai Xe because Xocai Xe gourmet chocolate will make you feel great!.

Winner’s Circle is also a fantastic Xocai Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Mammoth Lakes area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Xe Energy Drink business in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer.

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

Nutrition for Mammoth Lakes children

Hi! My name is Derrick Winkel of Bishop. I own a home based business that sells Xocai Xe. I am passionate about helping Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer 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 Mammoth Lakes 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 Xe 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/my-journey/ or email me at 79derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com.

Contact me today!

Chocolate Connoisseur Derrick Winkel
Bishop, California 93514
801.437.5984
79derrickwinkel@derrickwinkel.com
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Join Winner’s Circle today!

I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Bishop-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in July 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer. Our valued Mammoth Lakes customers recommend Xocai Xe because Xocai Xe gourmet chocolate will make you feel great!.

Winner’s Circle is also a fantastic Xocai Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Mammoth Lakes area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Xe Energy Drink business in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer.

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NIH Children’s Check-Up Guidelines In Mammoth Lakes

NIH Children's Check-Up Guidelines In Mammoth LakesAs California parents, we know our children’s health includes physical, mental and social well-being. Most Mammoth Lakes parents are aware of the essentials in keeping their kids healthy; providing nutritious meals, making sure they get adequate sleep and physical activity, and guaranteeing their safety.

It is also necessary for our Mammoth Lakes kids to receive regular checkups with their California health care providers. Not only will these visits track your Mammoth Lakes child’s development, but will aid in averting health problems.

According to the NIH, besides regular checkups, school-age Big Pine and Bishop children should also see their Mammoth Lakes doctor for:

  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Sleep problems or change in behavior
  • Fever higher than 102
  • Rashes or skin infections
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Breathing problems

I would love to share more children’s health information with you. Please call me today!

Chocolate Connoisseur Derrick Winkel
Bishop, California 93514
801.437.5984
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I am Derrick Winkel, and I am a Bishop-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in July 2006. I sell the industry-leading Xocai Xe Energy Drink and Xocai Xe online and in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, and Dyer. Our valued Mammoth Lakes customers recommend Xocai Xe because Xocai Xe gourmet chocolate will make you feel great!.

Winner’s Circle is also a fantastic Xocai Xe Energy Drink home-based business in the Mammoth Lakes area. California entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand California healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Winner’s Circle, visit http://derrickwinkel.com/my-journey/.

Call me at 801.437.5984 to own your own Xocai Xe Energy Drink business in Bishop, Big Pine, Bishop, or Dyer.

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