• Products We Love For Summer

    Freezable Cooler Have a long car trip planned or just want to keep lunch cold for a picnic at the park? Try a PackIt freezable cooler – which keeps food and drinks cold for up to 10 hours with no need for icepacks! Available in a variety of colors and sizes, from sandwich bag and…

    Products We Love For Summer
  • Oatmeal: A healthy, whole grain

    Like so many other parts of the supermarket, the hot cereal aisle now offers endless choices. However, with all the choices and combinations available, confusion about nutritional value is swirling – which oatmeal is best? Here is some good information: For starters, recognize that oats are a whole grain. According to the Dietary Guidelines for…

    Oatmeal: A healthy, whole grain
  • Author of Save Your Brain shares these tips

    Written By: Kindra Gordon How do you keep your brain healthy throughout all stages of life? Clinical neuropsychologist Paul Nussbaum has devoted his career to that question, and highlights five things everyone can do to keep their brain young and sharp in his book Save Your Brain. Here, he shares some insight: Foremost, says Nussbaum…

    Author of Save Your Brain shares these tips
  • Digital Domain Apps & Online Insights

    Game On: Get Fit Fitocracy is a website and app that tracks and shares workout routines, but it makes it competitively fun. Developed by a former video game guru, the site appeals to users by rewarding them with badges and points every time they submit workout details. For example, a 2-mile jog might net a…

    Digital Domain Apps & Online Insights
  • Black Hills

    Summer Bucket List Ride a Bike. The Mickelson Trail offers over 100 miles of peaceful trails. Many local bike shops offer rentals. Cool off in a Cave. Jewel Cave, Wind Cave, Rushmore Cave and several others feature underground adventures and stay a cool 50 degrees year-round. Picnic at a Park. City parks provide playgrounds, tennis…

    Black Hills
  • Snacking? Keep It Healthy

    Snacking between meals is part of most American children and adults every day routine. In fact, a 2010 study reported in the Journal of Nutrition found that snacking makes up 25% of most individual’s total daily calories. But, snacking doesn’t have to be a bad thing – so long as snacks are healthy and eaten…

    Snacking? Keep It Healthy
  • Five Things To Know About Probiotics

    Perhaps you’ve heard people talk about probiotics – what are they and what do they do? Here are five things you need to know: 1. Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the gastrointestinal tract, or gut. Probiotics are also called ‘friendly bacteria’ or ‘good bacteria.’ These friendly bacteria perform…

    Five Things To Know About Probiotics
  • Think Different!

    Guest Opinion By Lori Weischedel, CFT Fitness is not just about losing body fat and getting in shape. It’s about being healthy and well overall – having a good metabolism and body composition, preventing premature aging as well as the negative conditions that are associated with aging. As a 47-year-old busy mother of two, I…

    Think Different!
  • Stop Snack Attacks: Tips for Mindful Munching

    Source: Marjore Zastrow, SDSU Extension Do you ever find yourself just eating for no apparent reason? You’re not hungry, you’re bored, you’re nervous or anxious about something, you have food in front of you, or you just don’t have anything else to do? Many of us are trying to maintain a healthful diet and consciously…

    Stop Snack Attacks: Tips for Mindful Munching

Yoli helps with Cystic Fibrosis

Sammie pink sweater ship portraitThere’s no cure, it’s progressive, and it’s fatal. Most people with it don’t live past their mid 30s. It will destroy your digestion and slowly shut down your respiratory system. Fortunately, I have a mild version of it, but still, I have Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

Thankfully, my CF is much more manageable since I found and started using the Yoli Better Body System. I am Sammie Kephart from Spearfish, SD, and here’s how Yoli has changed how I live every day even though I have CF.

Most people with CF find out they have it before they turn 3 years old; it is genetic. But even though I struggled for years with digestion first, then with my respiratory area, I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 35. That’s right. I went to 18 doctors in a 20-year period and got down to 91 lbs. By the time I was diagnosed, I could barely get to the top of our stairs, and reading to my girls every night was a coughing challenge at every page.

With the proper diagnosis and starting treatment for CF, I improved my lung function, improved my digestion, and started gaining weight. Finally, I was able to feel like I could do “mom stuff” and feel pretty normal. I just had to do my daily routine of clearing my lungs and taking prescription digestive enzymes, inhalers, bronchodilators and sometimes antibiotics, and eating a high calorie/high protein diet.

Fast forward to 2013, 11 years after post diagnosis. Remember, CF is progressive … each year, my challenges with digestion and respiratory increased. By this time, I had been on IV antibiotics, been to the ER (some trips via the ambulance), and been hospitalized. You can imagine the medical bills!

In July 2013, my friend tells me about Yoli – a company that makes an all plant-based (no soy either) product line that addresses multiple areas of health including digestion, blood sugar support, pH support, energy loss, hormone issues, weight loss, depression, and more. Even though I had tried so many products for over 20 years with no result, I was intrigued because of the pH aspect. I told her, “I’ve never seen anything that addressed and corrects “Metabolic Acidosis,” which is acidity THROUGHOUT your body, not just from your mouth to your stomach.

So, I tried it with little expectation for at least a few weeks. To my surprise, on the first day my pancreas and liver started clearing, my digestion started coming around, and the aches and cramping in my gut were gone. In the first week to 10 days, my gut was balanced, regular, and comfortable! After that my respiratory area started to improve. My sinuses were clearing and my lung clearance was easier to do. Also my arthritis in my left thumb and heartburn were gone! PLUS, my muffin top that came when I hit middle age disappeared!

I have heard of so many other people’s success stories with Yoli, but honestly, since my problems are genetic, I couldn’t understand how I was experiencing such improvement. I can honestly say that Yoli has changed how I live every day. Even at 47, I have the energy of a high school student. My digestion is award-winning J, my respiratory issues are much easier to handle, and I’m on fewer medications!

I will always be grateful that my friend shared Yoli with me. And since then, I’m committed to helping others transform their health and lives, as well.