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  • Protect Yourself From West Nile

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  • Don’t Just Sit There

    Make movement a priority every day. By Steve Howard Many of us sit too much. I have even heard some in the exercise world say that ‘sitting is the root of all evil,’ and I can’t really disagree. We sit to drive, watch television, play video games, use a computer, and often while we work.…

    Don’t Just Sit There
  • Local Expert Shares Suggestions to Ease Senior Living Transition

    By Jess Richter   Few decisions in life are harder than the decision of whether or not to put Mom or Dad in a nursing home. This isn’t something that anyone can tell you how to do, and there are a lot of options for various assisted living facilities. There are also thousands of articles…

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  • Seeking Healthy Fast Food?

    Eating healthy while on-the-go is often challenging – but it can be done. Here are several options to consider: McDonald’s: Premium Southwest Salad. Opt for this hearty, fresh salad, which comes with mixed greens, black beans, corn, cheese, and tortilla strips. To keep it extra-light, hold the chicken and wield the lime wedge instead of…

    Seeking Healthy Fast Food?
  • Hike For Your Health

    There are a bevy of benefits from hiking, and the Black Hills offers the perfect backdrop. By Kindra Gordon Beautiful scenery, the fresh scent of pine trees, blue sky overhead and a peaceful trail that unfolds in front of you. These are the ingredients for an inspiring hike in the Black Hills. Better yet, hiking…

    Hike For Your Health
  • Review: FitBit Flex

    Living a healthy life seems to be all the rage right now, from eating organic and raw to exercising and taking care of your body inside and out there are many products on the market to help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals. I wanted something that would track my activity throughout the day, log…

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  • Ginger Gray Entertainment Brings the Festival Experience to the Black Hills

    When Ginger Gray Entertainment, LLC set foot on Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort in early March and saw the beautiful Black Hills rolling across the skyline just as the sun was beginning to set, the three owners knew they had found the perfect location for the company’s big plans. They could see the people, hear the…

    Ginger Gray Entertainment Brings the Festival Experience to the Black Hills
  • Bay Leaf Bliss

    By Kindra Gordon Foodies know that a “bay leaf” can be the perfect ingredient to flavor soups, stews, vegetables and meats. In Spearfish, food aficionados will find a unique restaurant that’s been adding flavor to the community for more than two decades – the Bay Leaf Café. The menu touts a range of items with…

    Bay Leaf Bliss

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.