No Bake Cookies

 

No Bake Cookies

Ingno-bake-cookiesredients

  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.

 

Unofficial Neiman Marcus Cookies

NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIES

NM Cookies 1

(Recipe may be halved) I make about 130 cookies from this recipe. It’s a favorite!!! : )

2 cups butter (4 sticks of butter)

4 cups flour

2 tsp. soda

2 cups sugar

5 cups blended oatmeal

24 oz. chocolate chips

2 cups brown sugar

1 tsp. salt

1- 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated or finely chopped) or 8 oz. shaved semi sweet chocolate

4 eggs

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. vanilla

3 cups chopped or chipped nuts (optional)

Directions:

* Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.

* Cream the butter and both sugars.

* Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.

* Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts (optional).

* Roll into 1 inch balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees (time may vary due to elevation and oven)

Four Ways that IDLife is Changing the Face of Personalized Nutrition

IDLife, developed by Logan Stout, is a revolutionary health company that is designed to provide targeted nutritional supplements. By Amanda Moore (Patch Poster) – Updated Sep 8, 2017 6:02 pm ET

Try the free nutrition assessment at https://debbiestrauch.idlife.com/

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 70% of men and over 65% of women in the United States are classified as overweight or obese. While many people may see this as primarily an appearance-related issue, the fact is that being overweight or obese carries many health risks with it. Being overweight can negatively impact relationships, jobs, and normal daily functioning. However, it can also drastically increase an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and many other serious health problems.

The health and wellness industry is already a billion dollar industry, with the addition of new products every year that are promoted as the solution to the health crisis faced in America today. However, many people who have taken these types of products in the past are left disappointed when they don’t bring about the results they hoped for. Now, however, the prospect of personalized nutrition may change this outcome for many individuals looking toward supplementation as part of the answer to their health and weight issues. Here we will discuss four factors that make IDLife a unique concept in the world of nutritional supplementation.

What is IDLife?

IDLife is a revolutionary health and wellness company that is designed to provide targeted nutritional supplements to each customer based on their unique needs. IDLife recognizes that no two people are the same. Therefore, treating nutritional supplements as if one product can address the issues of everyone is a faulty way of thinking. We all differ in terms of genetics, diet, medication use, existing health problems, learned behaviors that derail fitness programs, and many other components of health. IDLife recognized that the majority of wellness products on the market today are designed with a one size fits all approach. This approach is a large part of the reason why so many nutritional supplement users don’t get the results they desire and feel they wasted their money. IDLife set out to change this concept by creating personalized nutrition based on the needs of each individual.

Four Factors that Make IDLife Unique

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There are thousands of companies that manufacture health and wellness supplements. Most, if not all, describe their products as the answer to the health and weight issues currently experienced by millions of Americans. However, the fact that these issues still remain a huge problem indicate that many of these supplements are not providing positive results for the majority of those who take them. Below are four ways in which IDLife is different than many other nutritional supplement manufacturers.

Changing the Face of the Supplement Market

The supplement industry has been booming for many years. Part of this increase is due to the fact that many of Americans have a vested interest in getting healthier and losing weight. It’s not a lack of desire to perform these tasks. For the most part, people just don’t know where to start to get the job done. Recent statistics indicate that just a few nutritional companies make up over 20% of the market share when it comes to nutritional supplements. IDLife is attempting to set itself apart from the rest and provide targeted nutrition options for the masses.

Powerful Executives and Motivated Investors

A business is only as successful as its leaders. IDLife is backed by a world-renowned corporate team of professionals and investors who are motivated by an intrinsic desire to help others succeed.

High-Quality Ingredients Sourced Responsibly

IDLife set out to raise the bar on the typical standards used to create nutritional supplements. After all, a supplement is only going to be as good as the individual ingredients that go into it. IDLife utilizes responsibly sourced ingredients of the highest quality to provide supplements that live up to their name.

Backed by Proven Science

The creation of IDLife nutritional supplements involved the study and implementation of data retrieved from peer-reviewed medical journals and clinical trials. This was to ensure the products were of a superior quality and served their intended purpose.

Why Focus on Personalized Nutrition?

From the time of conception, we are all wonderfully unique. All the way down the genetic code making up the trillions of cells in the body, each individual is unique in a multitude of ways. It only stands to reason that each person is also unique in their nutritional deficiencies, vitamin and nutrient needs, health conditions, and wellness goals. If people are all so different in a number of ways, they simply cannot expect to get the same results from nutritional supplements. Targeting nutritional supplements to each person’s unique needs and goals ensures a superior outcome and better success from the chosen products.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 70% of men and over 65% of women in the United States are classified as overweight or obese. While many people may see this as primarily an appearance related issue, the fact is that being overweight or obese carries many health risks with it. Being overweight can negatively impact relationships, jobs, and normal daily functioning. However, it can also drastically increase an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and many other serious health problems.

The health and wellness industry is already a billion dollar industry, with the addition of new products every year that are promoted as the solution to the health crisis faced in America today. However, many people who have taken these types of products in the past are left disappointed when they don’t bring about the results they hoped for. Now, however, the prospect of personalized nutrition may change this outcome for many individuals looking toward supplementation as part of the answer to their health and weight issues. Here we will discuss four factors that make IDLife a unique concept in the world of nutritional supplementation.

What is IDLife?

IDLife is a revolutionary health and wellness company that is designed to provide targeted nutritional supplements to each customer based on their unique needs. IDLife recognizes that no two people are the same. Therefore, treating nutritional supplements as if one product can address the issues of everyone is a faulty way of thinking. We all differ in terms of genetics, diet, medication use, existing health problems, learned behaviors that derail fitness programs, and many other components of health. IDLife recognized that the majority of wellness products on the market today are designed with a one size fits all approach. This approach is a large part of the reason why so many nutritional supplement users don’t get the results they desire and feel they wasted their money. IDLife set out to change this concept by creating personalized nutrition based on the needs of each individual.

Four Factors that Make IDLife Unique

There are thousands of companies that manufacture health and wellness supplements. Most, if not all, describe their products as the answer to the health and weight issues currently experienced by millions of Americans. However, the fact that these issues still remain a huge problem indicate that many of these supplements are not providing positive results for the majority of those who take them. Below are four ways in which IDLife is different than many other nutritional supplement manufacturers.

Changing the Face of the Supplement Market

The supplement industry has been booming for many years. Part of this increase is due to the fact that many of Americans have a vested interest in getting healthier and losing weight. It’s not a lack of desire to perform these tasks. For the most part, people just don’t know where to start to get the job done. Recent statistics indicate that just a few nutritional companies make up over 20% of the market share when it comes to nutritional supplements. IDLife is attempting to set itself apart from the rest and provide targeted nutrition options for the masses.

Powerful Executives and Motivated Investors

A business is only as successful as its leaders. IDLife is backed by a world-renowned corporate team of professionals and investors who are motivated by an intrinsic desire to help others succeed.

High-Quality Ingredients Sourced Responsibly

IDLife set out to raise the bar on the typical standards used to create nutritional supplements. After all, a supplement is only going to be as good as the individual ingredients that go into it. IDLife utilizes responsibly sourced ingredients of the highest quality to provide supplements that live up to their name.

Backed by Proven Science

The creation of IDLife nutritional supplements involved the study and implementation of data retrieved from peer-reviewed medical journals and clinical trials. This was to ensure the products were of a superior quality and served their intended purpose.

Why Focus on Personalized Nutrition?

From the time of conception, we are all wonderfully unique. All the way down the genetic code making up the trillions of cells in the body, each individual is unique in a multitude of ways. It only stands to reason that each person is also unique in their nutritional deficiencies, vitamin and nutrient needs, health conditions, and wellness goals. If people are all so different in a number of ways, they simply cannot expect to get the same results from nutritional supplements. Targeting nutritional supplements to each person’s unique needs and goals ensures a superior outcome and better success from the chosen products.

Arthritis and Essential Oils

I can tell you nothing hurts more when you have arthritis in your body. For me, it’s on my left index finger. Crazy, I know but it really hurts and the only thing that soothes it is my essential oils.  Here are some other natural foods that have essential oils named for them that may help with your pain. I sell essential oils and you can email me for more information at strauch4essentialoils@gmail.com

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Pray for Southeast Texas

Many people are homeless now that the floods have destroyed their homes. Due to the stall of this Hurricane, rain continues to fall and wash out roads and highways. Completly bringing cities to a standstill displacing thousands of people to other cities and homes.

The silver lining in all this tragedy is the many people and organizations that have come together. Helping those with shelter, food, and clothing. Some of the early images are priceless, such as the Hawk that flies into a cab seeking shelter, the dog walking down the road carrying his treats and toys, or the dogs leading a group of cows down the street to safety.

The pictures that bring us outrage seeing the elderly in a nursing home walking around in waist deep water. Just going about their usual day knitting in the recliner waiting for the call to be rescued. They were rescued and taken to shelter but what precious memories these and so many others have lost. The people were warned well in advance but there was no mandatory evacuation by the Mayor. It’s easy to point fingers in a tragedy but look at the beautiful response by so many first responders and volunteers.

The America I know and love is right here in times like these when people come together and help each other. The America I know loves each other and takes care of their own. We’re Americans and we need to continue to appreciate the differences in our country not sabotage and hurt each other.

Now, take a deep breath through your nose as you inhale and breathe out slowly through your mouth as though you were breathing out of a straw. Proud to be an American and a Texan.

 

Verify: Is it safe to hydrate with sparkling water?

David Schechter, WFAA 10:19 PM. CDT June 30, 2017

In the heat of the summer, staying hydrated is essential. That means drinking plenty of water. But what about carbonated soda water? Some people worry too much soda is bad for you. Is it?

Let’s kick this story off talking about Topo Chico, sparkling mineral water from Mexico. When it comes to Texas favorites, it’s hard to beat tacos and Topo Chico.

At Verify, we recently got a question, about Topo Chico, from a 20 year old college student. Take it away, Cooper Brehm.

“I’m addicted to drinking TC. I drink about 4 to 5 a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner– in between.  I am exclusively drinking Topo Chico. Is this okay? Is this healthy?” Cooper asked.

“I think this question is important because I know a lot of people like me that also drink a lot of carbonated water.  Can carbonated water substitute for water?” he added.

Is it healthy to drink a lot of carbonated water?  For answers, we’re looking at several research papers.  And checking in with Dr. Aubrey Frantz, the Chair of Life and Health Sciences at the University of North Texas at Dallas.

“Do you have any concern about someone drinking a ton of carbonated water?” I asked.

“There are no negative health effects to drinking pure carbonated water,” she said.

Cooper’s gonna love that. But, let’s dig a little deeper.

Some people worry, sparkling water can leach calcium from your bones. This study says that is a problem but it’s “confined to caffeinated beverages.”

This one found, “very low” levels of tooth enamel erosion from sparkling water.

A Harvard professor showed sugary colas can lower bone density in hips for women. But that’s only associated with the intake of cola “not of other carbonated soft drinks” like soda water.

“Where does carbonated water fit in the best ways to hydrate?” I asked Frantz.

“Carbonated water hydrates just as well as still water. As long as there is not added salt, sugar or other ingredients,” she said.

Dr. Frantz ran a few numbers and found drinking four or five Topo Chico’s, can add to about 3 percent of your daily average sodium intake. But most of us that’s no problem.

If you’ve got something you want to be verified, send me an email: david@verifytv.com

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