Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Well it's official. Lucky2BeMe is now a 501c3

Amazing, after 3 years we are now officially a 501c3.

Next in line.  Try to find a grant writer who can help us write a grant to be able to get some funds for these graduating teens to attend some college and or a tech school.

I've been making my way through Integrative Nutrition which is a school founded by Joshua Rosenthal.  It is one of the most exciting classes I've ever taken.  What it has taught me about education (my background is a systems engineer obtained at a community college) is that these graduating teens can obtain a certification as a health coach (providing they are interested in health, nutrition and fitness) and start a business after 1 year.  Way less money than a 4 year degree and just as important as a systems engineer.

So my goal is to help these graduating teens become certified health coaches.  If you search the need for these educated health coaches, you'll realize in todays fast paced life that doctors don't have the time to educate you on becoming healthy from the inside out.  That inflammation starts on the inside by what we put into our bodies as well as the effect of the environment and what it does to us internally.

After watching my mom pass away from lung cancer (not caused by cigarette smoke), I saw the need for people to have someone who cares about them, someone who will just listen but more importantly, someone who will offer hope.  None of this was offered to my mom lying in a hospital bed and she was given no hope by the doctors who treated her due to the fact that they didn't have the 10 minutes to give her the hope she desperately needed. It takes little to no effort to offer someone hope.   If it weren't for my daughter Taylor, who is also in this class with me and a fitness coach herself, my mom would have passed away with no hope at all.

Why don't doctors educate on crowding out the crappy food we eat by crowding in some of the healthy more nutritious foods.  Why do they want to offer a pharmaceutical pill or a surgery to fix something that may possibly be fixed by foods that contain Antioxidants, Flavonoids or Carotenoids  within our foods?

Flavonoids are a group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects. These molecules are found in a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Carotenoids are a class of more than 600 naturally occurring pigments synthesized by plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria. These richly colored molecules are the sources of the yellow, orange, and red colors of many plants (1). Fruit and vegetables provide most of the carotenoids in the human diet. 
Antioxidants are a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction involving the loss of electrons or an increase in oxidation state. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions.  Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals that have the potential to harm cells.

Why aren't we educating our young adults about Primary Foods?  Physical, Career, Relationships and Spirituality.  We want these young adults to be successful, compassionate and caring yet we offer them nothing to educate them on the reasons for it.

Why is it that the medical community supports pharmaceutical pills to fix and not supplemnts and nutrients to help. 

So with this said, my goal is to educate you on helping yourself help yourself through nutrition for your inside, relationship and career building , forgiveness and love for the soul and exercise for the body.

By providing this information, we can educate one young adult on the importance of primary foods and how becoming a health coach can put them on a path to success just as a systems engineer is on a path to success.  Both equally important but one less expensive than the other with the same opportunity to make money. 

A thought to ponder on...