Tavala’s Amazon Gold … The Inside “Scoop”

I reached out to a dear friend and colleague, Keli McBride when the new Amazon Gold product was recently introduced.  I knew she would help us understand the magnitude of what we have in this one product.

26 years ago Keli began her career in the nutritional supplement industry where she learned that we have way more power over our health than we know! She was fortunate enough to work closely with her company Nutritional Biochemist as well as our Corporate Nutritionist.  She shared that early on, she learned the concepts of Alternative and Complimentary Medicines and how when medicine is necessary like antibiotics, we can then compliment that protocol with probiotics in order to maintain gut health.

Introducing Amazon Gold…..Tavala’s newest product! 

In her own words….

“I had a light bulb moment… Amazon Gold + Quantum Relief Strips are a Power Couple!

Amazon Gold has a significant SIDE BENEFIT (liver support) for people who have been on or are taking over the counter pain relievers or pain medication. We know how toxic those products can be on the liver so of course I saw a total marriage between Amazon Gold and the Quantum Relief Strips. I swear I heard wedding bells.  (Quantum Relief Strips are a natural product for the relief of pain and discomfort.

Click here to learn more. QRS Product Information

Keli went on to say, I am currently using the strips to reduce my medication for pain. I’m 3 days into the Amazon Gold and I am feeling totally AWAKE on a CELLULAR LEVEL!

I’m feeling like a sports car that just got my oil changed, a new filter, new spark plugs and a full tank of gas. My body just feels alert and ready. I remember having an experience like this before when I did a liver cleanse. Soooooooo, let me share.

The liver is the body’s primary filter. It converts toxins into waste products that the body will eliminate. It also helps cleanse the blood and metabolize nutrients. As a result, it needs a lot of love and support.

Nutrients like Antioxidants, Essential Amino Acids (substances the body CAN NOT make), B vitamins, Vitamins C & E and Minerals like zinc and selenium along with omega fatty acids are important nutrients that support healthy everyday functioning of the liver and are found within the whole food Super Foods in Amazon Gold! Anything that we can do to protect liver cells while the liver works to rid the body of toxins is critical to overall health.

Superfoods are called Superfoods because they are nutrient dense. Combining antioxidant rich Superfoods such as Acai, Camu Camu and Cupuacu with power packed and antioxidant rich whole fruits in one formula provides what I like to call WHOLE BODY SUPPORT. Amazon Gold is such a product because it addresses many areas.

Given the variety of naturally occurring nutrients found within all these fruits, Amazon Gold is able to benefit the immune system, liver function, skin health (help protect skin against oxidative stress and UV light), heart health, circulation, glucose utilization and vascular integrity. “*

If you are looking for a product to support optimum health, try the Amazon Gold today.  If you have any questions give us a call and we’ll offer our professional guidance on products that may also support your quest for health and vitality.  802-846-7530, or info@DaveandJoy.com.

Ready to order the Amazon Gold now?  Simply go to www.DaveandJoy.com

Dave and Joy/Tavala Global Leaders and Trainers




The “Joy” of the Body Image Movement: from Loathing to Loving your Body!

I recently stumbled upon the Body Image Movement on Facebook, founded by Taryn Brumfitt, and I am now reading her compelling and humor-filled book, “EMBRACE”.  Taryn also wrote her opinion on Weight Watchers now targeting their advertising to include their moms and daughters.

I’ll share how the word ‘diet’ has shaped my life. In high school my mother and I went to – you guessed it “Weight Watchers” together.  She was not really over weight but may have wanted to lose 10-15 lbs. As for me, it taught me healthy eating and I did drop some weight….but did I really need to? I thought so, now I am not so sure.

Being on Weight Watches then was a secret….I was embarrassed to tell anyone (except my best friend) as none of us ever discussed dieting back then. (Thank God)

Weight Watchers became an obsession, especially in my teen years.  (Thinking about meals, preparing, then measuring and weighing everything I ate) – and I guess the question is, is that normal and OK? or was it setting a girl up for future dieting???? and the feeling of not being enough?

I embraced the Weight Watchers lifestyle and lost 16 lbs. in 6 weeks, not deviating one crumb from the rigid program that it was back in the 1970s…. I went from a healthy teen with a little extra body fat to a very lean young woman. (But could it be maintained? Certainly not when I went off to college!)

Was it positive? Yes, in some ways….but damaging in others… as it set me up to feel like I was never quite the size or shape I wanted to be. Looking back I rarely have felt I am OKAY as I am…. esp. back then when the media starting idealizing Twiggy and stick shape models and talking more about celebrity bodies.

I did get into body building in my late 20s…. which had its pros and cons…..Pros in that I was building muscle in a healthy way and embracing my athletic God gifted body, but negative in other ways.  Example, much like Taryn in the book Embrace describes, after a body building competition there is only way to go….and that is ‘down’ from your goal.  Yes even though I got down to 8.5% body fat, sculpted my body the way I wanted and WON my division… How did I feel???? As I look back I still didn’t feel the success or HAPPY, I thought I would or think my body was ‘perfect enough’.

OMG, that is so sad…. maybe why this ‘movement called Body Image Movement hits so close to home today.

For those who do fitness or body building competitions (or other athletic endeavors) perhaps you can relate. Even though you know intellectually it is not possible or even healthy to stay in that physically lean condition….it truly became hard for me returning to what was a ‘normal’ body and honestly it devastated me.

How did I handle it? I remained fit and worked out religiously in my 40s and 50s- warding off any middle age bulge that I was told would surely and eventually find me… and then in my mid-50’s I went through menopause.  Fortunately I didn’t experience drastic mood swings, but I did have the ‘hot flash’ symptoms and put on belly fat…which I called my “men-o-pot”.   For the first time in my life, I truly hated my body.  I didn’t think it was fair that God would create this ‘widening’ of the body at the time when we women stopped being able to create babies.

Today, at 61 years old- it’s about time to embrace how I am and how I look. I finally get it and want to help others with The Body Image Movement. I think part of my motivation is I have a daughter, 2 step- daughters and daughter- in- law, who thank GOD all appear to have healthy body images….and I also have 4 granddaughters (add 2 more from my step-daughter)…that is 6 young females in our family tree. There is no way I want them to obsess with their body image….I want them to believe they are beautiful and talented HOW THEY ARE…and that they are capable of doing and becoming anything they want in life.







Heck, wouldn’t you agree that there are far more  important things in the world to worry about than what number is on the scale or the size of your belly, butt or thighs?  LOVING YOUR BODY FROM THE INSIDE OUT IS TARYN’S MISSION!  (I bought her book, Embrace, off Amazon and am finding it hard to put down!)

Who else can relate? I’d love to know.

This is just the beginning for me….and it’s interesting as the company I work with has an entire division dedicated to weight loss.

For me, MY focus is the health benefits of being at a healthy weight, versus sliding into ‘skinny jeans’ or wearing a bikini.  But along with this I also love it when people are empowered and have confidence as when they do, they become unstoppable….  It may not happen overnight- but beginning to love our body from the inside out is a movement that is happening around the world.

I believe the key is to love your body no matter what size you are and to strive to embrace health as a habit, not an event.

Let’s just say, people who are confident in their own ‘skin’ also have a different “PEP IN THEIR STEP” which in turn attracts a higher vibration to them.  Ultimately isn’t that what we want?  To live, create more in our lives of things we want and deserve.

Comments are welcome.

Joy Edgerton




Below you can learn about the Body Image Movement from Taryn herself.