Category Archives: Blogs

Summer Hydration Tips

Phew! It’s hot out there and staying properly hydrated can sometimes be a challenged! Summer is in full-force and definately not over in many states, which means that you’re probably sweating a lot. Keeping hydrated is important for your body, not only in these summer months, but also when you’re exercising or taking part in athletic activities and, it goes beyond simply drinking water. You also need to replace the nutrients you lose when you sweat. So, what are the options available on the shelf for replenishing your hydration? A good start to stay hydrated is eating foods that hydrate your body with essential nutrients.

Here are 3 foods that can help keep you hydrated and nourished.

  1. Watermelons

Of course, we all know this one. I mean, it even says “water” in the name! But it’s true – watermelon is an excellent choice for keeping you hydrated, as it is 92% water! Additionally, the fruit contains a bit of salt, calcium, magnesium, and is a good source of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C, making it the perfect hydration snack. Summer is the peak season for this delicious, refreshing snack! So, make sure you grab one the next time you visit your local farmer’s market!

  1. Strawberries

Watermelon isn’t the only fruit that is 92% water. Strawberries have just as much water in them! They are also loaded with fiber and vitamin C, making them good for hydration AND good for your body. The peak season for strawberries is April-June, but they thrive in warm climates like California and Florida year round. This makes them readily available at most supermarkets all year for your nutritious smoothies and snacks.

  1. Cucumbers

Aside from fruit, many vegetables offer your body hydration, like cucumber. Cucumber flies to the top of the list for fruits and veggies that keep you hydrated, for containing 96% water! Cucumbers are also rich in essential minerals such as potassium and vitamin K. Cucumbers are an excellent choice for your summer garden. Growing best in warm weather, they are easy to grow and have a relatively short growing period. Once your seeds have been planted, cucumbers are usually ready to pick in about 55-65 days.

Though there are plenty of options for fruits and veggies that can keep you hydrated, sometimes it is nice just to have a refreshing, cold drink after a workout. Walk into grocery or convenience store and you’ll see a plethora of drinks that are marketed towards athletes as something healthy to consume post-workout. But, are they really healthy? How can you avoid making the mistake of purchasing a drink that doesn’t actually do what you want it to do?

Youngevity offers a truly healthy alternative to those sport and energy drinks available on the shelf, that may have tons of extra sugar and sodium that do more harm than good to your body. Former NBA All-Star Theo Ratliff, who established himself as one of the NBA’s premier shot blockers, loves Youngevity’s Rebound fx Citrus Punch to stay hydrated! It supplies a quick sustained energy, while offering a balance of antioxidants, natural herbs, and the minerals that must be replenished in order for the body to function at optimal levels!

During the month of July only, Youngevity brought back some of their most popular Swap Where You Shop bundles! Youngevity’s Rebound fx Citrus Punch was included in this year’s Swap Where You Shop bundles! Since July has passed you still can purchase the ReboundFX sports drink that dose moer than just hydrate you.

Make sure you stay hydrated this summer and #SwapWhereYouShop

 

Bruce Jacobs
Youngevity Rep ID# E100397
http://escapeyoung.youngevity.com/

 

The info shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease.

A Coffee Club that Gives Back

That's because 100% of the proceeds come from these humble beans go to our Be The Change Foundation that helps people and communities in need around the world It all began in 2014 when Youngevity International purchased a 1,000-acre coffee plantation in the lush rainforest of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. At the time, the plantation was in a state of disrepair, but was home to 180 dedicated workers and their families. Moved by the plight of the plantation community–and the possibilities of restoring their home to its former splendor the Youngevity Be The Change Foundation was born. 

The foundation's first order of business was to care for the people who lived at the plantation by organizing a clothing and shoe drive. Next-in partnership with Fair Trade-the foundation built a new hydroelectricity plant to generate green power and a three-story Condominium-style dormitory, here the families could live and thrive. It also reopened the school and added a daycare. And, in an effort to reach out to all ages, their partner, Marisol Siles, started a literacy program for the adults at the plantation, many of whom could not even sign their names when the program began. The literacy program has been so successful, it now extends to the adults of neighboring plantations.

Today, Youngevity's Be The Change Foundation reaches far beyond the lush mountains of Matagalpa, Nicaragua and contributes to a host of charities. By purchasing Be The Change Foundation coffee, you're not only choosing the world's best coffee, you're doing a world of good by helping our foundation make extraordinary changes in everyday lives. All of the profits generated from Be The Change Coffee purchases are donated to the Be The Change Foundation, which supports the life-changing organizations listed below.

  • The American Red Cross
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • My Story Matters
  • Catarina’s Club
  • The Mike Glenn Foundation
  • Gary Sinise Foundation
  • The Gesundheit! Institute (Patch Adams)
  • Our Nicaragua Coffee Plantation

Youngevity’s Be The Change Coffee is grown under the strictest standards and ensures the best 100% Pure Arabica, Rainforest Alliance Certified™, Fair Trade Certified™, and environmentally-friendly coffee is produced.  Get started now by joining Youngevity's Javalution Coffee Club. With your help, Youngevity's Be The Change Foundation are changing lives, one cup at a time. http://90hive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Jclub2-1024x353.png

Get your coffee and support "Be The Change" by Clicking Here Now

 

Bruce Jacobs (Contributor / Distributor)

The info shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease.

The World’s Best Coffee Serves A Purpose

That's because 100% of the proceeds come from these humble beans go to our Be The Change Foundation that helps people and communities in need around the world It all began in 2014 when Youngevity International purchased a 1,000-acre coffee plantation in the lush rainforest of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. At the time, the plantation was in a state of disrepair, but was home to 180 dedicated workers and their families. Moved by the plight of the plantation community–and the possibilities of restoring their home to its former splendor the Youngevity Be The Change Foundation was born. 

The foundation's first order of business was to care for the people who lived at the plantation by organizing a clothing and shoe drive. Next-in partnership with Fair Trade-the foundation built a new hydroelectricity plant to generate green power and a three-story Condominium-style dormitory, here the families could live and thrive. It also reopened the school and added a daycare. And, in an effort to reach out to all ages, their partner, Marisol Siles, started a literacy program for the adults at the plantation, many of whom could not even sign their names when the program began. The literacy program has been so successful, it now extends to the adults of neighboring plantations.

Today, Youngevity's Be The Change Foundation reaches far beyond the lush mountains of Matagalpa, Nicaragua and contributes to a host of charities. By purchasing Be The Change Foundation coffee, you're not only choosing the world's best coffee, you're doing a world of good by helping our foundation make extraordinary changes in everyday lives. All of the profits generated from Be The Change Coffee purchases are donated to the Be The Change Foundation, which supports the life-changing organizations listed below.

  • The American Red Cross
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • My Story Matters
  • Catarina’s Club
  • The Mike Glenn Foundation
  • Gary Sinise Foundation
  • The Gesundheit! Institute (Patch Adams)
  • Our Nicaragua Coffee Plantation

Youngevity’s Be The Change Coffee is grown under the strictest standards and ensures the best 100% Pure Arabica, Rainforest Alliance Certified™, Fair Trade Certified™, and environmentally-friendly coffee is produced.  Get started now by joining Youngevity's Javalution Coffee Club. With your help, Youngevity's Be The Change Foundation are changing lives, one cup at a time. http://90hive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Jclub2-1024x353.png

Get your coffee and support "Be The Change" by Clicking Here Now

 

Bruce Jacobs (Contributor / Distributor)

The info shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease.

Product and Supplements Testing Is A Good Thing

If the Integrity, authenticity and reliability of a company and or product is important to you, look for the NFS or iOS label within their product line. The testing and certification results of all natural based products to determine what's in their product many times will be considered when deciding which products you're willing to consume.  Too many athletes, parents and kids are taking supplements (which they should) without being told the whole truth. Wouldn't you feel better knowing that what's on the label is in the product? Would you also get a better feeling knowing that you're also not consuming any extra hidden ingredients that's not on the label?

When a company is willing to have their products go through the intense independent testing process of NFS or iOS, just know it's a long tedious and expensive encounter. This is one reason why only a few companies send only a few other products through the certification process and not their entire product line. Some companies have dozens or even hundreds of products, so imagine what the time and cost it would be to send all.
 
No matter how big the company name and how long they've been doing business, they owe it to their current and potential consumers to have their product credibility authenticity is proven. If you're looking for the highest quality products, look for the certification labels from the NFS and iOS.  If a company chooses not to certify any of their products, that doesn't mean they're a bad company or they may be hiding something in their products.  After all,  the NFS and iOS certifications may affect the product to cost more. Someone may have to pay for the testing cost process and it just maybe you. 
 
The NSF mark is your assurance that the product has been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations in existence today. It is valued by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies worldwide. The NSF certification mark on a product means that the product complies with all standard requirements. NSF conducts periodic unannounced inspections and product testing to verify that the product continues to comply with the standard. More info about NSF can be found at http://www.nsf.org/about-nsf/nsf-mark/  The International Fish Oil Standards™ (IFOS™) Program is the only third party testing and certification program for fish oils. IFOS sets the world's highest standards for purity, potency and freshness The purpose of IFOS is to allow companies to showcase their high quality, premium products, and to provide consumers with an easy, transparent way to compare fish oil products before they buy. More info about NSF can be found at http://www.nutrasource.ca/ifos/
 

Here below are a few of the products that was discussed in the above video.
Have a better Peace of Mind knowing that they are willing to put their money where your health is. If you would like to see what other doctors are saying that's leading the nutritional product industy Click here
 
 
Bruce Jacobs (E100397-Contributor)

The info shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease.

What’s In Your Supplements?

The testing and certification results of all natural based products to determine what's in their product many times will be considered when deciding which products you're willing to consume.  Too many athletes, parents and kids are taking supplements (which they should) without being told the whole truth. Wouldn't you feel better knowing that what's on the label is in the product? Would you also get a better feeling knowing that you're also not consuming any extra hidden ingredients that's not on the label?

When a company is willing to have their products go through the intense independent testing process of NFS or iOS, just know it's a long tedious and expensive encounter. This is one reason why only a few companies send only a few other products through the certification process and not their entire product line. Some companies have dozens or even hundreds of products, so imagine what the time and cost it would be to send all.
 
No matter how big the company name and how long they've been doing business, they owe it to their current and potential consumers to have their product credibility authenticity is proven. If you're looking for the highest quality products, look for the certification labels from the NFS and iOS.  If a company chooses not to certify any of their products, that doesn't mean they're a bad company or they may be hiding something in their products.  After all,  the NFS and iOS certifications may affect the product to cost more. Someone may have to pay for the testing cost process and it just maybe you. 
 
The NSF mark is your assurance that the product has been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations in existence today. It is valued by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies worldwide. The NSF certification mark on a product means that the product complies with all standard requirements. NSF conducts periodic unannounced inspections and product testing to verify that the product continues to comply with the standard. More info about NSF can be found at http://www.nsf.org/about-nsf/nsf-mark/  The International Fish Oil Standards™ (IFOS™) Program is the only third party testing and certification program for fish oils. IFOS sets the world's highest standards for purity, potency and freshness The purpose of IFOS is to allow companies to showcase their high quality, premium products, and to provide consumers with an easy, transparent way to compare fish oil products before they buy. More info about NSF can be found at http://www.nutrasource.ca/ifos/
 

Here below are a few of the products that was discussed in the above video.
If the Integrity, authenticity and reliability of a company and or product is important to you, look for the NFS or iOS label within their product line. Have a better Peace of Mind knowing that they are willing to put their money where your health is. If you would like to see what other doctors are saying that's leading the nutritional product industy Click here
 
 
Bruce Jacobs (E100397-Contributor)

The info shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease.

5 Best Coffee Tips

The sweet aroma of freshly brewed coffee, the sound of the milk steaming machine, and the chatter between other coffee shop goers all bring together the perfect coffee shop vibe. The one thing that really stands out from your morning trip to the local coffee brewer down the street, and the coffee you make at home, is the that cafe-brewed coffee seems to taste so much better! Wouldn’t it be great if we could make the best cup of coffee in our own kitchen every morning, without having to pay an arm and a leg for just 12 ounces of coffee? Well, you can!

There are a few simple things that you can do, right in your very own kitchen, to get the same delicious tasting cup of coffee that they make down the street for five dollars a cup!

Here are 5 simple ways that can make your morning cup of joe taste a lot fresher, smoother, and more satisfying:

  1. Some think all water is the same, but it is not! The quality of the water you use to brew your coffee has a great impact on the way that it will taste. Depending on where you live, using tap water to brew your coffee could result in a rusty, sulfurous, or even chlorine-esque taste in your fresh-brewed cup. It’s best to use alkaline water, which can reduce acidity in the coffee itself. But, filtered water also works; if that’s all you have to work with. Additionally, make sure that the water is cold prior to brewing, to ensure the proper temperature for optimal extraction.
  2. Make sure you are keeping your coffee pot clean consistently to ensure the most pure pot of coffee every time.
  3. The way that you grind your beans is very important for the quality of coffee that you brew. Most people brew their coffee the old fashioned way, in a typical drip coffee machine. Your beans should be a medium grind, not too fine, and not too coarse. Each method of brewing has different standards for ground coffee. If you are using a French press your beans should be ground course, but ground very fine for espresso machines. The grinding process will have a huge impact on the taste of your coffee, and it’s super important to find the right grind for you and your brewing method. For more information about the difference in roasts, check out our article here.
  4. The type of coffee filter you use greatly affects the way that your coffee will taste! White, bleached coffee filters make your coffee taste different than if you use the unbleached, brown filters.
  5. Coffee beans taste best when they are at their freshest. Coffee beans become stale after a week of being opened. No, they won’t poison you, but they may not taste as good as the day that you opened the bag. So, be sure that you are using fresh beans to ensure that your morning cup of coffee tastes its best! Youngevity Be the Change Coffee is an excellent choice to replace that old, stale bag of coffee that’s been collecting dust in your cupboard!

Javalution by CLR Coffee Roasting from Bruce Jacobs

We often mention our Be The Change Coffee, as we are incredibly proud of this product – it’s USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified, and Rainforest Alliance Certified. The profits from Be The Change Coffee support are donated to the Youngevity Be the Change Foundation, which supports many incredible non-profit organizations in working to achieve their missions.

Get delicious, single origin coffee delivered to you each month with members-only perks. You’ll receive two 12 oz. bags of coffee: one whole bean country of origin coffee, and one flavored ground coffee, made from the same specialty bean. Exclusive loyalty gifts, featured recipes, and fascinating stories accompany your coffee every month. Join the Youngevity Be the Change Foundation Coffee Club now by clicking here

Contributor (#Youngevity)

Bruce Jacobs

The info shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease.

BEST CUP OF COFFEE EVER – EVERY TIME

The sweet aroma of freshly brewed coffee, the sound of the milk steaming machine, and the chatter between other coffee shop goers all bring together the perfect coffee shop vibe. The one thing that really stands out from your morning trip to the local coffee brewer down the street, and the coffee you make at home, is the that cafe-brewed coffee seems to taste so much better! Wouldn’t it be great if we could make the best cup of coffee in our own kitchen every morning, without having to pay an arm and a leg for just 12 ounces of coffee? Well, you can!

There are a few simple things that you can do, right in your very own kitchen, to get the same delicious tasting cup of coffee that they make down the street for five dollars a cup!

Here are 5 simple ways that can make your morning cup of joe taste a lot fresher, smoother, and more satisfying:

  1. Some think all water is the same, but it is not! The quality of the water you use to brew your coffee has a great impact on the way that it will taste. Depending on where you live, using tap water to brew your coffee could result in a rusty, sulfurous, or even chlorine-esque taste in your fresh-brewed cup. It’s best to use alkaline water, which can reduce acidity in the coffee itself. But, filtered water also works; if that’s all you have to work with. Additionally, make sure that the water is cold prior to brewing, to ensure the proper temperature for optimal extraction.
  2. Make sure you are keeping your coffee pot clean consistently to ensure the most pure pot of coffee every time.
  3. The way that you grind your beans is very important for the quality of coffee that you brew. Most people brew their coffee the old fashioned way, in a typical drip coffee machine. Your beans should be a medium grind, not too fine, and not too coarse. Each method of brewing has different standards for ground coffee. If you are using a French press your beans should be ground course, but ground very fine for espresso machines. The grinding process will have a huge impact on the taste of your coffee, and it’s super important to find the right grind for you and your brewing method. For more information about the difference in roasts, check out our article here.
  4. The type of coffee filter you use greatly affects the way that your coffee will taste! White, bleached coffee filters make your coffee taste different than if you use the unbleached, brown filters.
  5. Coffee beans taste best when they are at their freshest. Coffee beans become stale after a week of being opened. No, they won’t poison you, but they may not taste as good as the day that you opened the bag. So, be sure that you are using fresh beans to ensure that your morning cup of coffee tastes its best! Youngevity Be the Change Coffee is an excellent choice to replace that old, stale bag of coffee that’s been collecting dust in your cupboard!

Javalution by CLR Coffee Roasting from Bruce Jacobs

We often mention our Be The Change Coffee, as we are incredibly proud of this product – it’s USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified, and Rainforest Alliance Certified. The profits from Be The Change Coffee support are donated to the Youngevity Be the Change Foundation, which supports many incredible non-profit organizations in working to achieve their missions.

Get delicious, single origin coffee delivered to you each month with members-only perks. You’ll receive two 12 oz. bags of coffee: one whole bean country of origin coffee, and one flavored ground coffee, made from the same specialty bean. Exclusive loyalty gifts, featured recipes, and fascinating stories accompany your coffee every month. Join the Youngevity Be the Change Foundation Coffee Club now by clicking here

Contributor (#Youngevity)

The info shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease.

Base Nutrition with Essential Nutrients

The belief that people can get all of the daily required nutrients from the basic four food groups just may not be possible according to doctors and scientist from around the world. The philosophy and understanding of "Essential Nutrients" is real. How many and which nutrients that are essential is what medical industry struggles with. If essential nutrients was such a myth then doctors may not waste their time in writing a prescription for prenatal vitamins. Unfortunately some prenatal prescriptions may contain anywhere from 15 – 40 nutrients (a few more or less), so why the disparity? One thing for sure doctors know that the body requires essential nutrients that helps the unborn baby for sure.

According to the World Health Organization, these nutrients must come from food, and they are vital for disease prevention, growth, and good health. My only question is "What if the foods we're eating don't contain enough essential nutrients? I would then naturally assume that we would need to supplement our nutrient intake. Once again if the doctor believes that there's enough quality essential nutrients in the right amounts in our consumption, there would be no need to write that prenatal prescription. 
 
So what is an "Essential Nutrient"? Most describe an essential nutrient as a nutrient required for normal body functioning that must be obtained from the diet because the body cannot make it in sufficient quantity to meet its needs. If you would like to know what are the essential nutrients and how many there are, take a look at this doctor wellness seminar below. This doctor understands nutrients, nutrition and wellness from a different medical perspective. Dr. Wallach has a medical background in Pathology which most family physicians don't. 
 
If you think you're eating healthy enough to get all of the essential nutrients each day then you must be smarter than most of the people within the agricultural and medical industry right now. There's too much documentation by scientist, doctors and others that have documented that our soils just don't have the nutrients in it like it did 50 years ago. if you think that the supplements that you're taking now are effective, ask yourself "how more effective would they be if your baseline nutrition requirements were met with all of the essential nutrients first.
 
Learn about the crucial essential nutrients that this doctor believes can support a healthier you. This wellness lecture has been sold and distributed to millions of people worldwide since the 90's and is still selling today. Watch it for yourself right now below
 

 
If you would like to purchase the book, DVD or CD, just let me know by clicking here to become a Free Preferred Customer of mine.
 
 
Bruce Jacobs (Contributor)
* Statements appearing herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. No statement herein nor item purveyed is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The info shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease.

Essential Nutrients for Base Nutrition

The philosophy and understanding of "Essential Nutrients" is real. How many and which nutrients that are essential is what medical industry struggles with. If essential nutrients was such a myth then doctors may not waste their time in writing a prescription for prenatal vitamins. Unfortunately some prenatal prescriptions may contain anywhere from 15 – 40 nutrients (a few more or less), so why the disparity? One thing for sure doctors know that the body requires essential nutrients that helps the unborn baby for sure.

According to the World Health Organization, these nutrients must come from food, and they are vital for disease prevention, growth, and good health. My only question is "What if the foods we're eating don't contain enough essential nutrients? I would then naturally assume that we would need to supplement our nutrient intake. Once again if the doctor believes that there's enough quality essential nutrients in the right amounts in our consumption, there would be no need to write that prenatal prescription. 
 
So what is an "Essential Nutrient"? Most describe an essential nutrient as a nutrient required for normal body functioning that must be obtained from the diet because the body cannot make it in sufficient quantity to meet its needs. If you would like to know what are the essential nutrients and how many there are, take a look at this doctor wellness seminar below. This doctor understands nutrients, nutrition and wellness from a different medical perspective. Dr. Wallach has a medical background in Pathology which most family physicians don't. 
 
If you think you're eating healthy enough to get all of the essential nutrients each day then you must be smarter than most of the people within the agricultural and medical industry right now. There's too much documentation by scientist, doctors and others that have documented that our soils just don't have the nutrients in it like it did 50 years ago. if you think that the supplements that you're taking now are effective, ask yourself "how more effective would they be if your baseline nutrition requirements were met with all of the essential nutrients first.
 
Learn about the crucial essential nutrients that this doctor believes can support a healthier you. This wellness lecture has been sold and distributed to millions of people worldwide since the 90's and is still selling today. Watch it for yourself right now below
 

 
If you would like to purchase the book, DVD or CD, just let me know by clicking here to become a Free Preferred Customer of mine.
 
 
Bruce Jacobs (Contributor)
* Statements appearing herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. No statement herein nor item purveyed is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The info shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease.

Philadelphia Sixers Fans Getting Excited

The Philadelphia 76ers selects Markelle Futz in this years NBA 2017 draft, or that's what Sixers fans are hoping.  The Sixers were originally slated to pick in the 3rd overall top spot in this years NBA draft. The Philadelphia 76ers traded a future #1 pick along with swapping out their current 3rd overall pick position with the Boston Celtics to acquire this year NBA number #1 top draft spot. The Sixers making this move signals a huge "Moment" in their "Trust the Process" journey. While this journey for the basketball deprived Sixers fans has been as rough as it's been over the last 30 plus years, the Sixers fan  moment has come. There are real reason for the first time in many years that our Sixers fan base will have something to cheer and get excited about. In a league in an era of the NBA when you only need a couple of superstars and a solid complimenting cast, the Sixers have an opportunity to do just that. Though the Sixers are still about 2 years away from being more than relevant, winning a NBA playoff series this coming season may not be far fetch.

Whether it's speculation, predictions or just hopes, it seems as if Markelle Fultz will be the number one pick of this years NBA draft by our Philadelphia 76ers. Adding a talented Fultz to a group of young talented group players such as Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jahlil Okafor and Dario Saric could prove to be very interesting. When you're talking about having a core of superstar players for our Sixers, I will go out on the limb and say Embiid and Simmons have superstar talent. I have heard some crazy talk about people comparing some of Fultz skills to Iverson and Moe Cheeks. I'm not willing to go nowhere near that conversation but if Markelle Fultz has some of that explosiveness, the ability to knock down the mid-range jumper that has a level of coolness, then he's off on the right track. When you add Fultz skillset to key intangibles of a high basketball IQ, the willingness to be dilligent in working hard that's driven with high goals with a chip on his shoulders gives him an opportunity to be special. Keep in mind again that if the formula to success in the NBA is built around 2 – 3 superstars with a quality surrounding cast, the Philadelphia 76ers are headed for happy times again.

Another reason for the Philadelphia fan to be excited and hopeful is that the Sixers fan is that they can expedite their chances of success with a quality veteran free agent. Adding either Paul George or Jimmy Butler would be ideal but maybe not practical.  We all know what talent level Embiid is working with. Even if Simmons and Fultz combines together as one talent, adding a proven quality veteran talent such as Rudy Gay or Serge Ibaka could be a great choice too. These two players should compliment and solidify the Sixers offensive mid-range to low post game around Embiid while providing quality defense too. The Sixers salary cap should not be an issue unless these guys want 4 and 5 year contracts. Even if money and length of contracts becomes an issue then they could sign Ersan Ilyasova along with JJ Reddick or Kyle Lowery and call it a day. This would give the Sixers long range, mid-range and a unfair advantage offensively underneath too. As crazy as this may sound I'm not sure how hurt Henderson and Bayless was last year. These are 2 nice size guards that can score from the outside and defend very well. Let's say that Sixers starting team consist of Markelle Fultz, Gerald Henderson (or Kyle Lowry), Ben Simmons, Rudy Gay and Joel Embiid. Two more players to look out for could also be Gordon Hayward and Danilo Gallinari

Do you realize that your new second unit were the Sixers starters for most of last season. Now you're asking last year starters to go against the second teamers of other NBA teams. Last years Sixers starters (without Embiid) had more problems in the second half of games rather than in the first half.   If you're second team unit consist of Jahlil Okafor, Dario Saric, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless and JJ Reddick, I believe our Sixers should have an advantage. This is one reason why I'm so glad the Sixers have not traded Okafor or Saric. Okafor should dominate any 2nd level centers coming off the bench offensively and defensively. While Dario is also good enough to start on this team, he's my new Sixers era Bobby Jones. For the ones reading this that can't go back that far just remember Aaron McKie.  You need your bench to be able to give you something when you get deep in a playoff series. Not only can this bench  give you both offense and defense they are also seasoned with experience.
 

As we "Trust The Process" with this years NBA draft selection, the real "Moment" starts when the Sixers they add the core key veterans around their next 3 young core players. Hello Sixers fans, it's time to pay attention and get excited

Bruce Jacobs
Contributor
www.PhillyHive.com

The info shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any illness or disease.