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“Yummiloo” Funded — A Food-Adventure TV Show for Kids is in the Works

Donate Now to Bring Quality TV to Children Nationwide
An Invitation to Health Colleagues, Concerned Parents, Chefs & Healthy Eaters & Anyone Who Enjoys Eating Well:
Wouldn’t it be AWESOME if millions of preschool-aged-children across the U.S. could watch a clever, creative TV show, which encouraged them to eat healthy foods?
The time is finally here!
This is your chance to make a BIG difference.
“Yummiloo,” an animated food-adventure TV show for preschoolers, is in the works.
Based on the award-winning app, “Rainbow Power,” the TV show, “Yummiloo,” focuses on eating well.
But the television show’s creators—award-winning, highly acclaimed TV and film veterans—need our financial support now to fund their pilot.
You need to ACT FAST though.
“Yummiloo’s” Kickstarter campaign ends June 9 at 5 pm PST.
In a hurry? Donate now to this valuable “Yummiloo” TV project at:
So what’s “Yummiloo” about?
Just imagine if Willy Wonka’s Land of Pure Imagination were filled with irresistible characters, who enjoy healthy food instead of candy!
“Yummiloo” is home to the Yum Yums, adorable elfin creatures, whose younger generation—led by best friends Rooty and Red—embark on amazing adventures, where they explore and learn.
Even better, “Yummiloo” sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Plus, “Yummiloo” makes food FUN.
Now learn about the creators of “Yummiloo,” who are, as they say, “the real deal.” Meet:
Traci Paige Johnson, co-creator of the blockbuster franchise, “Blue’s Clues,” Nickelodeon’s acclaimed children’s franchise ($1bn merchandising business);
Caroline Baron, Oscar-nominated film producer (“Capote,” “Monsoon Wedding”) and associate producer of the original TV hit series, “The Wonder Years”;
Anthony Weintraub, feature film writer, director, producer and content creator.
Bob Mowen, director, cinematographer, and visual effects creator for commercials, broadcast design and film.
They’re also parents and principals of Yummico, which is dedicated to creating quality children’s TV.
Learn about the other creators here.
Please join me now to support “Yummiloo.”
By the way, if you act fast and donate at least $5,000, you can have a TV character named after you.
Make your donation now to create “Yummiloo.”.
You can show mainstream media, who have been slow to back this exciting children’s TV show.
Join me now in “Yummiloo,” bringing quality TV to kids nationwide.
Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC
Sweet Freedom Guide, Healthy Eating Advocate, and Author, Sugar Shock (Berkley Books), Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House), and Crush Your Crazy Cravings (upcoming)
P.S. If you hurry and donate $5,000, you can have a cute TV character named after you.
Make your donation now to “Yummiloo’s” Kickstarter campaign.
Food for Conversation: Why are you donating to “Yummiloo”?
P.P.S. Please spread the word about the “Yummiloo” campaign.

How to Reverse Fatigue: Your 3-Step Plan to Feeling Awesome: Guest Post by By Yuri Elkaim

Note from Connie: Today, it’s my pleasuret to present a guest post from my colleague Yuri Elkaim, author of the new book, The All-Day Energy Diet.
Join Yuri and me tomorrow, when he joins my Gab with the Gurus Show to tell you how to get more consistent, steady energy. Remember, as with all of my shows, you can listen live or later.
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If you’re tired most of the time, then it means your body is crying for help. Low energy is a warning sign that something inside your body isn’t quite right.
Considering the amount of sickness and “overweightness” that has now engulfed our world, it’s no surprise that more and more, people are feeling exhausted.
What’s important for you to know is that when you improve your energy, you improve your health.
The most common question I get asked is, “Yuri, what’s the #1 thing I can do have more energy?”
Thankfully, the answer to that question is easy to answer. And it has nothing to do with shots of espresso or sugar-filled treats.
The secret to fatigue-proofing your body (and raising your overall level of health) boils down to optimizing what’s going on inside your body.
Yuri ElkaimLet me explain…
Each of us is at war, and we don’t even know it. The private war we each wage is a daily assault on our body by acid-forming foods such as alcohol, animal products, and refined sugars, as well as by bacteria, virus, fungus, yeasts, and molds.
We have entered what might be referred to as critical mass when it comes to this onslaught being waged against us by stronger and stronger killer bugs and poorer and poorer food choices.
Our immune systems are becoming weaker and over-taxed in this war. Even the medical profession’s first line of defense, the antibiotic, is becoming less and less effective against resistant new strains being created daily as the bacteria mutate.
Since Louis Pasteur discovered the germ theory of disease stating that germs are the cause of disease, time has corrected him. Even Dr. Pasteur himself noted in his dying words: “The germ is nothing, the environment is everything.”
The environment referred to in Dr. Pasteur’s statement is known as our biological terrain and refers to the health of our “internal” environment.
A major determinant of our internal health is the acid-alkaline balance within many of our body’s fluids, namely our blood.
Our blood is alkaline by design and acid by function – meaning that it produces acid as a function of metabolism. Maintaining proper alkalinity is therefore essential for life, health, and vitality.
Under ideal alkaline conditions, the red blood cells (RBCs) within our blood are able to deliver energy-producing oxygen to our cells. However, an imbalance of alkalinity creates a condition whereby our RBCs begin to clump together, making it more difficult for them to reach their ultimate destination and drop off that much needed oxygen to our cells.
And if your blood is sluggish, you will be, too.
Leading biochemists and medical physiologists have recognized pH (or the acid-alkaline balance) as the most important aspect of a healthy (and energized) body. They have long known that the maintenance of an alkaline pH in the tissues and cells is critical to our health.
For instance, Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize recipient, was the first to show that cancer cells cannot grow in alkaline environments.
Unfortunately, for most people, current lifestyle habits have created highly acidic bodies. The standard western diet is characterized by an overindulgence of all types of foods and drinks that disrupt our blood’s ideal pH balance. As a result, we feel less than ideal as we go through our days.
So how can you make your body (your blood really) more alkaline to stay healthy and energetic? Here are a few simple steps you can take immediately:
Eat and drink more greens. Green vegetables are the greatest source of alkaline minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium, and they deposit a large alkaline load in the body. They are pure energy, and they also give your body tremendous amounts of vital nutrients. The easiest way to benefit from their powers is to enjoy a fresh-pressed green juice or homemade smoothie at least once per day.
Limit your caffeine consumption. I know this might be tough, but caffeine is a huge contributor of acid and provides unnecessary stimulation in your body. Other than the quick “artificial jolt” that it produces, chronic reliance on this stimulant taxes your adrenal glands (which are needed to help you cope with stress) and wreaks havoc on your blood sugar levels, both of which affect how you feel throughout the day.
Start your day with a glass of freshly squeezed lemon water. Lemon, although acid in nature, is alkaline-forming inside the body. It is also highly beneficial for cleansing your liver, the organ responsible for filtering toxins that circulate in the body. Happy liver, happy body.
Apply these simple steps and you’ll be well on your way to having more energy from the time you wake up until you call it a day.
Here’a one quick recipe to help you on your way:
Sprout Salad
Makes 2 servings
3 cups sprouts (broccoli sprouts, alfalfa, lentils, etc.) 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Splash of lemon juice
Pinch of sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper
Combine sprouts and tomatoes in a bowl.
Whisk all other ingredients together. Combine vinaigrette with sprout mixture and serve.
Yuri Elkaim is a holistic nutritionist, fitness expert, and author of The All-Day Energy Diet. He is known for helping people enjoy all-day energy and amazing health in a very short period of time without radical diets or gimmicks. He’s on a mission to transform the lives of more than 10 million people by 2018. For more visit
Note from Connie: Remember to catch Yuri this week when he comes on my Gab with the Gurus Show to tell you how to get more consistent, steady energy. (As with all my Gab with the Gurus Shows, you can listen live or later.

Taking a Quick Time Out to Write My Next Book to Help You

Join the Conversation: Have you ever written a book or wanted to write a book?
I’m taking a few days away from emails and the Internet during this Easter weekend and post-Passover time to work on my next book.
At present, I need to get back to writing, but let me briefly share that this book is the follow-up to my first book, Sugar Shock, which Dr. Mehmet Oz praised, and Beyond Sugar Shock, which was published by Hay House and was endorsed by many health and empowerment gurus such as Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Daniel Amen, Brian Tracy, Dr. Christiane Northrup and many others.
For my third book, I’m not going through a traditional publisher.
Instead, I’m taking the self-publishing route, and Balboa press Logo_MainI’ve signed up with Balboa Press, which is a division of Hay House.
My publishing contacts at Balboa Press are being so incredibly nice to me — I couldn’t be happier! — and they’re helping me implement some very innovative things. (More later.)
What’s really nice about self-publishing with Balboa Press is that I can speed up the timeline and schedule my book when I want it to come out.
I’ll announce the publication date soon, but it’s a pub date that may make you chuckle. Seriously!
Right now, I have to get back to writing my next book, but right now, let me share my fondest wish and deepest desire for this book — my mission is to help and serve people worldwide. Stay tuned.
Join the Conversation: Have you ever written a book or wanted to write a book?

Pam Grout on E-Squared & The Power of Your Thoughts

The inspiring Pam Grout, author of the New York Times bestseller E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality, is my guest on this week’s Gab with the Gurus Showt.
Grout — the author of 16 books, three plays, a TV series, and two iPhone apps, as well as a contributor to People Magazine,, and The Huffington Post andcreator of the GeorgeClooneySleptThere blog — will discuss what led her to create nine do-it-yourself energy experiments, which prove that you shape your life with your mind.
On this Gab with the Gurus Show, Pam Grout will share with listeners:
How there is an invisitible energy force or field of infiniite possibilities.
Why you can compare God to electricity.
How to let the universe do the heavy lifting or why “the how” is not up to you.
How your connection to the field provides accurate and unlimited guidance.
What she does every morning as a spiritual practice.
The importance of gratitude.
Why she wrote this book about energy and spirituality.
Some of the biggest myths about God.
The importance of making your dreams a reality fun.
How your thoughts and consciousness impact matter.
Listeners will be invited to conduct their own nine. 48-hour experiments to prove there really is a positive, loving, totally hip force in the universe and then report back here on their successes.
Tune into this Gab with the Gurus show live at 5 pm PST, or later, at your convenience. Please spread the word about this show to your friends and colleagues..
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Do You Crave Sugar? Or a Life that’s Sweeterlicious?

Invitation from Connie. Join the conversation. What does sweeterlicious mean to you?
As you may already know, most sugaraholics or carb junkies—the millions battling sugar shock—are leading “lives of quiet desperation” as Henry David Thoreau put it years ago.
Woo Hoo!As we enter a new year, I invite you to realize: Are you, like mitllions, now enduring a life of quiet sugar desperation because of your over-consumption of what I call culprit carbs?
Are you also enduring a life filled with persistent depression and overwhelming anxiety, both of which can be triggered by eating too many sweets and refined carbs?
Thankfully, in 1998, I left behind my sugar-shock gloom by quitting sweets and quickie carbs on doctor’s orders due to my many health woes.
Ever since letting go of sweets 15-plus years ago, it’s been an honor and pleasure to help sugar addicts and carb addicts release their over-attachment to dangerous sweets and such rapidly processed carbohydrates as chips, popcorn, and French fries,
Sure enough, as people have been letting go of their sugar or carb addiction, their dreary, dismal, bleak feelings disappear, too. What a joy to witness!
With the new year here, I invite you to consider turning your back on these dangerous carbs, which make you fat, sluggish, and unhealthy.
When you say “No, thank you” to these quickie carbs, you’ll get more sweetness, juiciness, or joy into your life.
In other words, when you say “Yes, please” to real, live, organic foods, you”re paving the way to get a life that’s sweeterlicious. By that I mean sweeter, delicious, luscious, scrumptious, and sensuous.
Sweeterlicious also conveys fun, love, passion, pleasure, purpose, harmony, laughter, satisfaction, and connection with yourself, other people and your higher power.
Read my article now on Heal Your Life to discover three steps to help you have a life that’s sweeterlicious.
Invitation from Connie. Join the conversation. What does sweeterlicious mean to you?
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Sugar at “Safe” Levels Can be Deadly

Inevitably, the damning research about sugar keeps pouring in.
Indeed, another study reveals sugar’s deadly dangers — even when consumed in “safe” amounts.
Talk about scary.
The mice died more often, as shared by
Science Daily. Not only that, but they had fewer babies.
For the study, University of Utah researchers gave mice a diet of 25 percent extra sugar and ran a sensitive toxicity test. (When you give a mouse 25 percent extra sugar, it’s the equivalent of a healthy human diet, plus three cans of soda daily.)
Although the mice didn’t become obese, the females on the sugar-added diet died at twice the rate of the control group. In addition, the males on the sugar-added diet produced 25 percent fewer offspring than the control group and acquired fewer territories, according to a University of Utah news release.
“These findings represent the lowest level of sugar consumption shown to adversely affect mammalian health,” states the study abstract, published today in the journal Nature Communications.
Does this finding scare you enough to make you want to quit sugar?
If so, I invite you to get help in my latest book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter. I’m honored that this book, from Hay House, has been praised by a Who’s Who of health and empowerment experts, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Dr. Daniel Amen.
If you get Beyond Sugar Shock, let me know what you liked most about it.

Learn How to Easily Tap Away Your Cravings, Pain, Stress & More with Nick Ortner

Have you heard yet about tapping, the simple, but remarkable technique, which can help you easily manage and get to the core causes of your cravings, stress, anxiety, chronic pain, addiction, excess weight and just about any situation or challenge you’re facing?
No matter what you’re facing, you absolutely MUST learn about tapping or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), which is revolutionary, but extraordinarily easy-to-do process.
Stay tuned, because next week (April 24), on my Gab with the Gurus Show, you’ll have a chance to learn about tapping from Nick Ortner, author of the fabulous New York Times bestselling book, The Tapping Solution. (As with all Gab with the Gurus Shows, you can listen live or later.)
Nick will explain to you that tapping or EFT is based on principles of both ancient acupressure and modern psychology. You’ll concentrate on specific meridian endpoints while you focus on negative emotions or physical sensations. (Yes, you want to zero in on what’s going on that’s driving you to sweets, making you anxious, or creating agony. Last night, tapping helped me so much with my grief-triggered insomnia — darn, did I sleep well afterwards!)
Nick, who is quite personable (he was on on my Sugar Freedom Now Virtual Camp a while back) will explain how, when you combine tapping with the spoken word, you’ll calm your nervous system to restore the balance of energy in the body and rewire your brain to respond in healthy ways.
Anyhow, make sure to join Nick Ortner and me on the Gab with the Gurus Show.
Spread the word to your friends, too.
All who listen to the Gab with the Gurus Show with Nick Ortner and buy his book, The Tapping Solution, will be able to get two free gifts. These will be of special interest to sugar or carb addicts or people, who want to shed weight.
You’ll get a program in which Nick helps sugar and carb addicts by helping you come up with the right words to use as you bid your addiction bye-bye. (This is a program Nick and I did to help members of my Sugar Freedom Now Virtual Retreat.)
You’ll also get a program, in which I interviewed tapping expert Carol Look, who helps you to deal with your cravings.
Both of these programs are quite powerful.
Obviously, you can guess that I’m a HUGE fan of tapping or EFT. In fact, I’m so excited about this simple, but revolutionary technique to help people with cravings, trauma, stress, and pain that I’ll soon undergo training myself to become a tapping practitioner. Plus, I’m working with an expert referred by Nick to help me triump however my traumatic last year with mom and its devastating aftermath.
Remember, to save the date: April 24 at 9 am PST to learn about tapping with Nick Ortner, author of the fabulous New York Times bestselling book, The Tapping Solution.

Sugar Addicts in the San Francisco Bay Area: Let Me Liberate You Sat., April 13

Connie celery_clean copySugar and carb addicts, get help to free yourself from your potentially deadly habits on Sat., April 13 at 7 pm at Book Passage in Corte Madera.
Indeed, it’s now my honor and privilege to personally guide, coach, educate and empower sugar and carb addicts in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, April 13, which is, coincidentally, two days before a momentous time for me.
Yes, on April 15, I will have gone 15 years sugar-free (mostly)! Bear in mind that I wasn’t perfect, and not beating up on myself too much or slipping is one of the keys to my success. (You’ll find out how you, too, can be imperfect but still triumph over your sugar addiction.)
The program at Book Passage is being presented, thanks to the remarkable organization, Left Coast Writers, a fabulous group that supports new and established writers.
Please note that this appearance at Book Passage is my first talk and book signing since the publication of my book, Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter.
The reason that I didn’t do any book signings or give any solo talks in 2012 (other than one appearance as part of a group of authors) is because I wanted to spend as much time as possible with my terminally ill Mom before she passed away. Recently, I lost her. (In fact, I moved from the East Coast to the West Coast to be near her and be of service to Mom before she passed away. (One of our most fabulous moments during our last year together was when two boxes of books arrived from my publisher, Hay House, and my mother raved, “Absolutely terrific” and “Beautiful.” I have a video of the special occasion.)
Anyhow, during my first Beyond Sugar Shock appearance on April 13, I’ll give you insights and simple starter secrets so you can:
Activate the positive power of one of procrastination. (Huh? Trust me — it’s a simple, calming tool.)
Quickly decode and then welcome (really!) your annoying sugar cravings.
Remember the sour scoop about sugar (that it can lead to cancer, type 2 diabetes and even kill you early) when you’re overcome by must-have-sugar-now! feelings.
Pick yourself up after you’ve “slipped” and fallen off your less or no-sugar plan, especially after emotionally trying times.
Dissolve your desire for dangerous sweets but still enjoy tasty chocolate treats. You’ll even find out how to get recipes for healthy choco-goodie and get to savor tasty sugar-free desserts.
Stop being duped by innocent-looking, seductive foods that are actually sugar traps.
Laugh at my — and your — silly-on-sugar behavior. (You’ll chuckle at my former Sugar Shrew ways!)
In short, in our time together, you’ll get to Turbocharge your Sugar-Free Power.
The event on April 13 takes place at:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera
For those of you who don’t know my background, here’s a short bio:
Bestseller Beyond Sugar Shock BSThe Sugar Liberator Connie Bennett is transformational speaker and author of the international bestseller Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter. The Hay House book has been praised by a Who’s Who of health and empowerment experts, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Dr. Daniel Amen.
Connie’s second book is the eagerly awaited follow-up to her acclaimed bestseller, Sugar Shock! How Sweets and Simple Carbs Can Derail Your Life—And How You Can Get Back on Track, which has been praised by America’s Favorite Doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Connie’s sour-to-sweet journey began in 1998, when she was pummeled by 44 ailments, including crushing fatigue, brain fog, horrible headaches, rollercoaster mood swings, and severe PMS. When Connie’s new doctor blamed every single symptom on her excessive sugar habit and ordered her to quit consuming her cherished sweets, she reluctantly complied. Much to her surprise, all her ailments vanished, and Connie became energetic, focused, and free.
She succeeded, because while shedding her dangerous habit, Connie created cool tools to ease her dreaded and difficult transition and turn it into a positive, fun-filled, life-changing adventure. Since 2001, Connie has been coaching, guiding, and inspiring thousands of people worldwide on how to easily triumph over their carb addiction so they can discover that Life is Sweeter When Sugar Doesn’t Seduce You.™
Now, Connie runs her popular Sugar Freedom Now Retreat (virtual, recorded, and live), which is the companion program to Beyond Sugar Shock. She is also host of the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show, for which she interviews top names in a variety of fields from health to the Law of Attraction. Connie studied at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Get free gifts to help you reach Sugar Freedom at