Gail Stolzenburg

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Welsome to Connections Now – April 5, 2021
In this issue  – book review  The Treasure of Quotes by Jim Rohn,  5 Action Monday, Red O’Laughlin’s Review of 13 Covid Vaccines, Recorded events,  Meet Termite Watkins, boxing champion, coach,   International Keynote Speaker, Movie Star in a film directed by Sylvester Stallone. Regularly scheduled networking events, and Houston West Chamber events..

It’s the start of the second quarter. Let’s Make It A Record Quarter!&
Top Houston Area Networking Events
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Top Houston Area Networking & Training Events
    Wed Apr 14 PDN – Personal Development Networking 10:00 am, a Houston West Chamber Event, featuring Termite Watkins, Youngest National Golden Gloves Champion, Had 58 Professional Fights with 48 Knock Outs, Fought for the World Title in same event a Muhammed Ali, Built an Iraqi boxing team in the middle of the war, Making a movie “They call me Termite” with Director Sylvester Stallone, International Keynote Speaker on a variety of topics, ,. Register at https://tinyurl.com/jtez5y4j for the Zoom session.

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Thur Apr 08 The Senior Estate Concierge Virtual Zoom Meeting 9:30 am hosted by Bill Graff For more information on this resource group for seniors and their families go to https://www.seniorestateconcierge.com/.  


Mon Apr 19 Meet & Mingle 7:00 pm via Zoom  hosted by Steve and Barbara Levine Register with
Steve.Levine@SBTMagazine.net   

Tues Apr 20 Houston Continuity of Care 11:30 am Zoom meeting.  Email vicki164@yahoo.com or register at www.HoustonAreaContinuityOfCare.com   

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Regularly Scheduled Networking Events



Free Zoom Networking with Joe Axline  Joe@Axline.us & Scot Moran
  Every Monday at 10 am Zoom Development
  Every Wednesday at 10 am Zoom Networking Skills
Register at https://freezoomnetworking.com/


3rd Tuesday at 5:30 pm InHouston Katy Business Professional Zoom Networking Mixer, 5:30 pm  hosted by Newell Cheatheam Register at https://tinyurl.com/y5fulnec or contact Newell@NewellCheatheam.com
  
 
 
 
CBFA Live Lunches  11:30 – 1pm Go to www.thecbfa.com
2nd Thur  – Los Tios Mexican Restaurant 9527 Westheimer (Tanglewilde Center)
3rd Tues  – Rudy’s Grill and Cantina 11760 Grant Rd (Grant & Lakewood Forest Dr.)
3rd Thur – Ray’s Mexican Restaurant 870 S. Mason Rd., Katy TX
4th Tues Sugar Land 15929 City Walk. Sugar Land

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Every Tuesday 5:30-7:0 pm InHouston Katy Business Professional Networking Newell Cheatheam is your host and leader for his meeting. Contact Newell@NewellCheatheam.com  


Every Tuesday  – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Register at https://bit.ly/KPNMEETING 
Meeting Leaders:  Sonja Stephens and Vincent Vecchioni
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Every Wednesday 7:15 am Services Cooperative Association 7:15 am hosted by C. Dean Kring at Corner Bakery Cafe, 9311 Katy Fwy #H   Join us for the Business Building Breakfast Wednesday, either in person or remotely via Skype with a 20% Cyber Monday discount.. Go to  https://tinyurl.com/yxpp3ozp   *******************************************************************************************  

Houston West Chamber of Commerce Events    


Wed Apr 07 Houston West Chamber Zoom Orientation 12:00 pm Go to www.hwcoc.org  

Wed Apr 14 PDN – Personal Development Networking 10:00 am, a Houston West Chamber Event,  featuring Termite Watkins,  International Keynote Speaker on a variety of topics, Youngest National Golden Gloves Champion, Had 58 Professional Fights with 48 Knock Outs, Fought for the World Title in same event a Muhammed Ali, Built an Iraqi boxing team in the middle of the war, Making a movie “They call me Termite” with Director Sylvester Stallone,.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/jtez5y4j for the Zoom session.


 Wed Apr 21 HWCOC Rise & Grind 10:15 am  In-Person hosted at Cantina Laredo 11129 Westheimer Rd.  Go to www.HWCOC.org  


Tues Apr 27 Brunch & Business 10:00 am Complimentary Zoom meeting. www.hwcoc.org   

Wed Apr 28 SEO411 Internet Marketing & Social Media Training by Beth Guide 11:00 am.  This is a Houston West Chamber of Commerce session. To register for the training, go to www.HWCOC.org or email Beth@SEO411.com  
Thur Apr 29 Governmental Affairs Lunch – Education Webinar 11:30 am Register Now: https://business.hwcoc.org/events/details/governmental-affairs-luncheon-webinar-18528 


Thur May 06 Coffee Talk by Houston West Chamber 7:45 am Join Zoom Meeting. www.hwcoc.org to register.

 
Thur May 27 HWCOC Celebration 4:30 pm The Ark by Norris 21402 Merchants Way, Katy. A special celebration to award and thank those who made 2019 & 2020 so successful.  www.hwcoc.org
 
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  5 Action Monday  

What I am reading  –
The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn, America’s Foremost Business Philosopher

What I am listening to –
 Working Successfully From Home Modules by Eric Lofholm

Health Tip I’m using  –
Fascia stretching is often credited as the most effective bodywork one can do, as it enables the development of deep foundational strength, promotes increased circulation, and lubricates and hydrates of the entire body. 

 Quote I am pondering –
“Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And, if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people or find a difference room” – Michael Dell   Product I am reviewing –
Digestive Health Protein Drink – protein- and fiber-packed digestive support supplement roviding plant-based protein as well as prebiotic fiber and digestive enzymes, this drink is a low-glycemic option for maintaining a healthy, happy gut microbiome. For more information email Gail@GailStolzenburg.com   

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Boomer Connection. a TV  series For Seniors, By Senors s now featured on: The Dove Channel
UPTV
CW Network Ch 39 Houston
Crossflix  https://crossflix.com/search/?keyword=boomer
Truli www.truli.com/video/394786/boomer-connection-show-1
Parables TV

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Mass Texting System I am using –
When you send a mass email, you will get an open rate of about 17% based on my experience and I send thousands of emails. According to a report from MobileSquared entitled Conversational Advertising, 90% of SMS marketing messages are opened within 3 minutes. What’s even crazier is that 99% of SMS marketing messages are opened within 20 minutes, plus it is easier to track. That’s why I am using mass texting.

There are many mass-texting systems out there and most cost money. After trying many, the system I use costs me $20 per month and I get 1,000 texts with no cost for replies, free outbound calling and unlimited chats. I have found no better deal. You can start with 500 texts for only $10 and all incoming SMS and MMS messages are free and unlimited and you have an unlimited number of contacts. You also get an equal number of bonus texts with your first order. Month to month, no long term contracts. And, you can import lists in a few minutes. I have imported over 1,000 at a time.

Disclaimer: This is no affiliated marketing company and I receive no money. However, if you use the link below, you will get another 500 credits on the first order. For more information go here.

https://www.projectbroadcast.com/gailstolzenburgsays/join.

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Do you know the best way to spotlight your business? Get it in front of people looking for you? How would you like to be interviewed for the Houston Area Small Business Spotlight show? Well, most people spend over $500 for infomercials but you could do it for less than $100 like I just did and  be mentioned in the next 13 episodes. Check the link below to listen to the spotlight they did for me, then text (713) 269-4620 to learn more.
http://lonestarpodcast.com/gail-stolzenburg-health-and-wealth-sprint/ 

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Did you miss . . .?


The private workshop with a multi-millionaire Bill Walsh on How to Survive and Thrive in Any Economy, gives you mobile marketing secrets, and includes a public speaker mastery session was held on Wednesday March 17th at 12 noon at the Woodlands Country Club. To see his presentation on Feb 10th at PDN – Personal Development Networking, go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lzspnlgDocwLqYuNDuGzByprhctbQbTq/view

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Be sure to get your copy of the upcoming issue of Small Business Today Magazine (Feb –Mar) with my article on “Networking During a Crisis”. Go to SBTMagazine.net


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Vaccinated People Getting the Pandemic Virus Called Rare Breakthroughs – True?  


A white Bengal tiger is rare, but becoming infected after a vaccination is not.
I research a lot of headlines before deciding what to write about each day. I avoid the pandemic news, but sometimes there are overwhelming reasons to dive into a story and find out what else is there.

Remember several months ago when states were setting daily records for new cases of COVID-19, but there was no corresponding increase in daily deaths? Headlines catch attention and hook a person into reading a story. I run my headlines for my articles through an app to determine the appeal and interest.

My headline today changed quite a bit from my original thought to the final product. It is part of catching an eye of a reader to spend a moment and decide if something is worth reading.

Rare Breakthrough Cases
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/rare-breakthrough-cases-of-covid-19-are-occurring-in-vaccinated-people. I saw this headline today (see link for full article). We know that vaccines are good protection for around 95% of people. Five percent of those vaccinated will come down with the disease based on the clinical trials. I do not consider five percent to be rare.

The people in the 5% group should not be hospitalized or be at high risk of death. The vaccine affords some level of protection. Even vaccines reported having 75% efficacy can afford people decent protection. No vaccine is 100% effective. Why is there a vaccine for a disease that 99% of people survive anyway?

Regardless, this editorial keeps harping on the rare occurrences of vaccinated people becoming infected. I think that is the norm, not the rare ‘breakthrough’ reported in the article. There were no analytical statistics associated with the story. It was strictly qualitative. I wrote a commentary a week or so ago covering this exact topic – the post-vaccinated infection rate.

My Article – Same Theme
https://wp.me/p4ztmz-1iO is a link to that analysis. The short story is around 1% of vaccinated front-line healthcare workers have come down with the virus. A vaccine has 95% effectiveness for the public, yet vaccinated healthcare workers in the midst of infected patients daily had a 1% infection rate.

I do not consider one percent to be ‘rare,’ but it does tell us the vaccine is working. Will the percent infected go up when a person has a compromised immune system? Probably. It might go to two or three percent, but the reality is that two or three percent will likely not have to go to the hospital.

What about variants? The story so far is that the current vaccines are effective against the known variants. Is a 95% vaccine protective at the 95% level against a variant? Probably not. One data set I examined a short while ago shows the variant was twice as transmittable, and the symptoms were more noticeable, but the death rate was not appreciably different.

Yes, I am sure a viral variant will come along and change the death rate from around 1% to 2% or even 3%. The vaccines will still provide a level of protection compared to no vaccine.

Conclusion
Be careful of headlines. They catch your eye and lure you into reading the ‘rest of the story.’ Sometimes the story does not have a leg to stand on when it comes to cold, hard facts.
Live Longer & Enjoy Life – Red O’Laughlin – RedOLaughin.com
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Book Review – The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn
America’s Foremost Business Philosopher

   
Jim Rohn’s most memorable and noteworthy quotes all in one place! This collection of over 365 quotes on 60 topics was compiled from Jim Rohn’s personal journals, seminars and books.

This book reflects Rohn’s 40 years of experience in business, sharing ideas and affecting lives. Topics include Goals, America, Success, Leadership, Discipline, Personal Development, Time Management and more!  

Todate, Jim Rohn’s message has reached an audience of over 4 million people. May Jim’s words now affect you, your family, and business associates as you feast upon the treasury of life-changing ideas and inspiration.  

“To all those who have encouraged me to share my message with them over the past years. This is for you” Jim Rohn    
“Having the meet, talk with, and learn from Jim Rohn is one of the greatest experiences of my life”.- Gail Stolzenburg

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Have a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Safe Week!


   

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Welcome to Connections Now! – March 29, 2021

In this issue  – Meet Termite Watkins, boxing champion & coachInternational Keynote Speaker, Movie Star in a film directed by Sylvester Stallone; book review –  1% Success Habits by Brandon Nankivell;  5 Action Monday; Red O’Laughlin Getting the Virus Twice; Recorded events;  Regularly scheduled networking events; and Houston West Chamber events.

 Did you miss . . .?


The private workshop with a multi-millionaire Bill Walsh on How to Survive and Thrive in Any Economy, gives you mobile marketing secrets, and includes a public speaker mastery session was held on Wednesday March 17th at 12 noon at the Woodlands Country Club. To see his presentation on Feb 10th at PDN – Personal Development Networking, go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lzspnlgDocwLqYuNDuGzByprhctbQbTq/view


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Be sure to get your copy of the upcoming issue of Small Business Today Magazine (Feb –Mar) with my article on “Networking During a Crisis”. Go to SBTMagazine.net

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Top Houston Area Networking Events 

  Thur Mar 25 The Senior Estate Concierge Virtual Zoom Meeting 9:30 am hosted by Bill Graff For more information on this resource group for seniors and their families go
to https://www.seniorestateconcierge.com/


Mon Apr 12 Meet & Mingle 7:00 pm via Zoom  hosted by Steve and Barbara Levine Register with Steve.Levine@SBTMagazine.net 
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Wed Apr 14 PDN – Personal Development Networking 10:00 am, a Houston West Chamber event featuring Termite Watkins, Boxing Champion, International Keynote Speaker, Movie Star. Register at https://tinyurl.com/jtez5y4j for the Zoom session.
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5 Action Monday 
What I am reading  –
1% Success Habits by Brandon Nankivell

What I am listening to –
 How to Find and Hang Out with Awesome People by Darrn Hardy

Health Tip I’m using  –
Develop the habit of some physical activity every day. Such as stretching, weight resistance, and cardio.

 Quote I am pondering –
In the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller: “Give & Take” – Adam Grant argues that the greatest untapped source of motivation, is a sense of service to others. Focusing on the contribution of our work to other people’s lives has the potential to make us more productive than thinking about helping ourselves.

Product I am reviewing
Hepacil Detox-Support Complex delivers a comprehensive array of phytochemicals, including green-tea extract, milk-thistle extract, broccoli concentrate, and olive-fruit extract. For more information contact Gail@GailStolzenburg.com
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Boomer Connection. a TV  series For Seniors, By Seniors for Seniors now featured on:
The Dove Channel
UPTV
CW Network Ch 39 Houston
Crossflix  
https://crossflix.com/search/?keyword=boomer
Truli www.truli.com/video/394786/boomer-connection-show-1
Parables TV

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Mass Texting System I am using everyday!

When you send a mass email using Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, etc. you will get an open rate of about 17% based on my experience and I send thousands of emails. According to a report from MobileSquared entitled Conversational Advertising, 90% of SMS marketing messages are opened within 3 minutes. What’s even crazier is that 99% of SMS marketing messages are opened within 20 minutes, plus it is easier to track. That’s why I am using more texting.

There are many mass-texting systems out there and most cost money. After trying many, the system I use costs me $20 per month and I get 1,000 texts with no cost for replies, free outbound calling and unlimited chats. I have found no better deal.

You can start with 500 texts for only $10 and all incoming SMS and MMS messages are free and unlimited and you have an unlimited number of contacts. You also get an equal number of bonus texts with your first order. Month to month, no long term contracts. And, you can import lists in a few minutes. I have imported over 1,000 at a time.

Disclaimer: This is no affiliated marketing company and I receive no money. However, if you use the link below, you will get another 500 credits on the first order. For more information go here.
https://www.projectbroadcast.com/gailstolzenburgsays/join.

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Do you know the best way to spotlight your business? Get it in front of people looking for you? How would you like to be interviewed for the Houston Area Small Business Spotlight show? Well, most people spend over $500 for infomercials but you could do it for less than $100 like I just did and  be mentioned in the next 13 episodes. Check the link below to listen to the spotlight they did for me, then text (713) 269-4620 to learn more.
http://lonestarpodcast.com/gail-stolzenburg-health-and-wealth-sprint/ 

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Regularly Scheduled Networking Events



Free Zoom Networking with Joe Axline  Joe@Axline.us & Scot Moran
  Every Monday at 10 am 
Zoom Development
  Every Wednesday at 10 am Zoom Networking Skills
Register at https://freezoomnetworking.com/

3rd Tuesday at 5:30 pmInHouston Katy Business Professional Zoom Networking Mixer, 5:30 pm  hosted by Newell Cheatheam Register at https://tinyurl.com/y5fulnec or contact Newell@NewellCheatheam.com
  
 
 
 
CBFA Live Lunches  11:30 – 1pm Go to www.thecbfa.com
2nd Thur  – Los Tios Mexican Restaurant 9527 Westheimer (Tanglewilde Center)
3rd Tues  – Rudy’s Grill and Cantina 11760 Grant Rd (Grant & Lakewood Forest Dr.)
3rd Thur – Ray’s Mexican Restaurant 870 S. Mason Rd., Katy TX
4th Tues Sugar Land 15929 City Walk. Sugar Land


Every Tuesday 5:30-7:0 pm InHouston Katy Business Professional Networking Newell Cheatheam is your host and leader for his meeting. Contact Newell@NewellCheatheam.com 


Every Tuesday  – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Register at https://bit.ly/KPNMEETING 
Meeting Leaders:  Sonja Stephens and Vincent Vecchioni

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Every Wednesday 7:15 am Services Cooperative Association 7:15 am hosted by C. Dean Kring at Corner Bakery Cafe, 9311 Katy Fwy #H   Join us for the Business Building Breakfast Wednesday, either in person or remotely via Skype with a 20% Cyber Monday discount.. Go to  https://tinyurl.com/yxpp3ozp 

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Houston West Chamber of Commerce Events


Thur Mar 25 Governmental Affairs Lunch – Education Webinar 11:30 am Register Now: https://business.hwcoc.org/events/details/governmental-affairs-luncheon-webinar-18528  


 Fri Mar 26 Business & Education – State of Education 11:30 amRegister Register: https://business.hwcoc.org/events/details/business-and-education-state-of-education-part-2-18506

 Tues Mar 30 Brunch & Business 10:00 am Complimentary Zoom meeting. www.hwcoc.org  Wed Mar 31 SEO411 Internet Marketing & Social Media Training by Beth Guide 11:00 am.  This is a Houston West Chamber of Commerce session. To register for the training, go to www.HWCOC.org or email Beth@SEO411.com 


Thur Apr 01 Coffee Talk by Houston West Chamber 7:45 am Join Zoom Meeting. www.hwcoc.org to register. 


Wed Apr 07 Houston West Chamber Zoom Orientation 12:00 pm Go to www.hwcoc.org 
Tues Apr 20 Houston Continuity of Care 11:30 am Zoom meeting.  Email vicki164@yahoo.com or register at www.HoustonAreaContinuityOfCare.com 

              
Wed Apr 21 HWCOC Rise & Grind 10:15 am  In-Person hosted at Cantina Laredo 11129 Westheimer Rd.  Go to www.HWCOC.org
 Thur May 27 HWCOC Celebration 4:30 pm The Ark by Norris 21402 Merchants Way, Katy. A special celebration to award and thank those who made 2019 & 2020 so successful.  www.hwcoc.org 
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What is the latest about getting the virus twice?

What can you do to avoid the hospital for coronavirus a second time?

My daughter asked me last week about the possibility of becoming re-infected with coronavirus. She had recovered quickly from it in February. I told her that there is not much out there, but a few cases have been reported.

Today I noticed a study from Denmark on this topic.

Coronavirus Reinfection
https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210318/covid-reinfections-rare-but-riskiest-after-65. What protects us from getting any virus? Our immune system. What diminishes the intensity level of any disease? Our immune system. It is not a surprise when a study tells us that people over the age of 65 have a higher risk of becoming reinfected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
 
The Study
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00575-4/fulltext. When you are young, and your immune system is working well, you can survive most diseases and live a long healthy life. The immune system protects you against reinfection in most cases. Sometimes, new viruses or variants of old viruses might cause a problem.
 
What have we seen with infections from coronavirus? Roughly 75% of under the age of 64 have become infected with the virus. Around fourteen percent are over 65 years of age caught the disease. Why such a disparity? The obvious reason is that there are a lot more people alive under the age of 65. However, there is more to the story – read on!

One reason is the immunocompromised health of older adults. Obesity accounts for over half the deaths. https://consumer.healthday.com/3-3-covid-death-rates-10-times-higher-in-countries-where-most-are-overweight-report-2650888507.html.

The records of four million Danes who had become infected with coronavirus were analyzed to determine reinfection rates. Overall, less than 1% of those infected contracted the disease a second time. Those over 65 years of age are more at risk than those younger.

During the second viral surge, 1.2% of first-line health care workers succumbed to the disease a second time. Yes, it is possible to get COVID-19 twice (or more), but it is rare. Variants are still being evaluated against those having had the virus and those vaccinated.

Demographics of Interest
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#demographicsovertime. We had two COVID-19 surges in the United States. The first started almost one year ago and lasted two and a half months. The second began before Thanksgiving and ended after the new year started. When you remove the deaths by age for people over 65, the number of deaths is relatively flat with a very slight increase during the two surges, but not enough to write home about.

COVID-19 can be a deadly disease for older people with compromised immune systems. Overweight and cardiovascular issues lead to the parade of health challenges that contribute to hospitalizations and death associated with coronavirus.

Why should we not expect reinfections with people who have severely weakened immune systems? The first level of defense has been eradicated.

Conclusion
Infection provides immunity to a degree. It depends on your immune system. Vaccines provide immunity also. A vaccine may be better than natural immunity, and it will take time to assess how long a person is immune from coronavirus because of infection or vaccination.

If you are over 65 years of age and in good health, the odds are with you to survive this pandemic and any follow-on outbreaks of this virus. However, if dangerous or life-threatening health conditions challenge your health, then you should continue to protect yourself as much as possible, even having taken the vaccine.

Food is the primary way we protect our bodies from foreign invaders. We need over 30 nutrients daily to provide all the ingredients for a healthy body. I am passing 90 hours into my monthly 72-hour-fast this morning. I fast with water and unsweetened iced tea only. I schedule 72 hours and usually end up over one hundred or one hundred and twenty. I reassess how many hours of fasting I will continue each day.

Why did I mention fasting and eating foods to build or rebuild an immune system? Extended fasting rebuilds the immune system from scratch. Around 72 hours, the body surmises that it needs to take action to protect itself. It begins a purge of nonfunctioning and damaged cells. More information is found at https://news.usc.edu/63669/fasting-triggers-stem-cell-regeneration-of-damaged-old-immune-system/.

I have been doing an extended monthly fast for almost three years. Our immune system is our first line of defense. Know how to build it up and keep it at high levels to ward off any strange or unfamiliar interlopers wandering around inside your bodies.

Live Longer & Enjoy Life – Red O’Laughlin – RedOLaughin.com

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Book Review – 1% Success Habits by Brandon Nankivell 



 How did the top 1% of successful people in the world like Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, and Jay Shetty get to where they are today? Habits. They developed habits so that their good behaviours became automatic.

In this book, founder of the educational organization and YouTube channel OnePercentBetter—Brandon Nankivell shares his top ten success habits. He also shares 10 principles to ingrain habits for a life-time. many of which are based on science, best-selling books, and the top habits of the top 1% of successful people in the world. Reading this book will never improve your life, but implementing the habits will.  
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Have a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Safe Week!

 
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