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March 31 , 2013

The Case for Coops
a sliver of lining in the criminal enterprise called retail

Our products are sold in hundreds of retail stores across the US and abroad. This is something we have worked very hard to achieve but, it hasn't come without a very steep price. The sweetener market is a competitive one and when distributors and big retailers know this they take advantage of it by charging manufactures and farmers fee for everything from putting the products on the shelves to massive marketing allowances. These fees go directly to the retailer and distributors lining their pockets while picking yours and mine. Welcome to the criminal enterprise we call retail distribution.

I am sure you have noticed your grocery bill steadily climbing. I can assure you that none of those increases are making their way to farmers or smaller food manufactures. Those hard earned dollars are going right into the coffers of big corporations. In this economy that is tantamount to kicking a fellow when he is down.

A couple of weeks ago I was flipping through the paper and I saw Safeway had London Broil on sale for $2.29 per lb. I considered taking advantage of this deal but, something stopped me. While $2.29 is a very good price somebody is going to be paying the difference and it wasn't going to be Safeway. My dad was involved in the cattle ranching industry. While growing up I had the opportunity to witness first hand a farmers and ranchers life style and it is far from lavish. If it weren't for the fact that a lot of them have had their properties handed down to them for generations free from huge mortgages they would not be able to stay in business. When family farms and ranches go under they are often picked up for pennies on the dollar by large corporate interests that funnel billions of dollars to politicians and lobbyists. With this accumulated collective power they can influence our government to continue subsidies that fill their pockets and while picking ours even further. Much thought went into making my purchase and I sincerely wish more people would do this. I felt compelled to start making all of my buying decisions this way.

What ultimately made sense for me was to start making all of my food purchases at a coop. Coops are not-for-profit. The owners are the people who shop there. Each coop member owns a share of the store and can be instrumental in the running of the coop. Coops negotiate fair deals on local and healthy products without gouging the farmers or manufacturers. As a manufacturer we love doing business with coops because they are so fair and they pass whatever discounts we provide directly to the consumer. To find your local coop use this link: http://www.localharvest.org/food-coops/ . Whether you shop at Whole Foods or Safeway moving to a coop will benefit the community you live in and eventually benefit you.

Have a sensational week!

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.

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Success Can Come From Hardship
Max Steingart

The world is so constructed that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.

Success is not measured by what you accomplish. It's measured by the opposition you encounter, and the courage with which you maintain your struggle against the odds.

You'll find all things are difficult before they are easy. The greater your obstacles, the more glory in overcoming them. So, make up your mind before you start that sacrifice is part of the package.

No pain, no gain;
No thorns, no throne;
No cross, no crown.

You've got to go through the negative before you get to the positive.

copyright 2013 www.yourdailymotivation.com


The Power of Protein
three sources to stabilize blood sugar

A healthy diet is made up of carbohydrates, fat and protein. Unfortunately in American society we have gone into an extreme overload of the first two, creating high blood sugar levels and a rise in insulin resistance and diabetes. Sadly, the most affected age group is children. Often people reach for high carbohydrates when their blood sugar levels are low or on a roller coaster, this is where the power protein comes in, it can stabilize blood sugar levels.

Changing the way we eat starts with our first meal. Breakfast is a pivotal part of starting the day right, and it is done with protein. If you find your one of those people who runs out of the house on an empty stomach you got to change this bad habit! After a night of sleeping your body is a fasting state and to push it through a hectic morning only reeks havoc by stressing your body out even more. A good amount of protein each day can very depending on ones needs for women and men the minimal mount is and 46 and 56 grams respectively, however other sources suggest 1 gram per pound of body weight. Ideally, talk to your trusted health professional for your needs.

Try one of these three protein sources within one hour of waking in the morning and eat every two to three hours to maintain healthy blood sugar levels:

1. Protein shake: Quick and easy source of protein available as "fast food". Look for a source that does not have artificial ingredients. It is best to probably find this out your local health food store. Most shakes provide 20 to 25 g of protein.

2. Eggs: An amazing food that can be made in so many ways. Each egg provides a 6 g of protein so best to have two or three. Make them scrambled, into an omelet or hard-boiled if you're on the go. Buying organic is best.

3. Nonfat plain Greek yogurt: Easy and part of the conventional breakfast, add berries and ground flax seeds for added fiber and taste. Eat at home or in the office if in time crunch.

Keep the highs and lows of your blood sugar balanced with more protein.

In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Dr. Alisha N.D.

This information and other information on this site is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.


Doing for Others
Solace in Service

by Madisyn Taylor

So many times, when we are being of service to others, we find the answer or solution to our own problems.

When we feel bad, often our first instinct is to isolate ourselves and focus on what’s upsetting us. Sometimes we really do need some downtime, but many times the best way to get out of the blues quickly is to turn our attention to other people. In being of service to others, paradoxically, we often find answers to our own questions and solutions to our own problems. We also end up feeling more connected to the people around us, as well as empowered by the experience of helping someone.

When we reach out to people we can help, we confirm that we are not alone in our own need for support and inspiration, and we also remind ourselves that we are powerful and capable in certain ways. Even as our own problems or moods get the better of us sometimes, there is always someone else who can use our particular gifts and energy to help them out. They, in turn, remind us that we are not the only people in the world with difficulties or issues. We all struggle with the problems of life, and we all feel overwhelmed from time to time, but we can almost always find solace in service.

In the most ideal situation, the person we are helping sheds light on our own dilemma, sometimes with a direct piece of advice, and sometimes without saying anything at all. Sometimes just the act of getting our minds out of the obsessive mode of trying to figure out what to do about our own life does the trick. Many great inventors and artists have found that the inspiration they need to get to the next level in their work comes not when they’re working but when they’re walking around the block or doing dishes. We do ourselves and everyone else a great service when we take a break from our sorrows and extend ourselves to someone in need.


Low Glycemic No Added Sugar Super Easy Celery Salad
(makes 6 servings)
Carbs Per Serving: 6.5 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Celery provides an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber.  It is a very good source of folic acid, potassium, and vitamins B1 and B6.  Celery also offers a good source of vitamin B2 and calcium. Celery's best feature is that is refreshing, delicious and makes an awesome salad!

6 stalks celery
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dill
2 tablespoons Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder


Using a food processor, finely chop celery, garlic, and green onions.

Place in a bowl and whisk in the lemon juice,dill, cracked pepper, vinegar, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder, mixing well.

Whisk in olive oil and mayonnaise and continue to whisk until well blended.

Refrigerate until ready to use.

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