I once heard it said that the best diet is the one you stick to! Man is that painfully true! The problem is not our lack of knowledge. It is our lack of wisdom (the application of the knowledge)! There are 10-15 diets out there that are nutritionally sound. Our job is to find the right one for us based on our unique makeup, lifestyle and metabolism. That's why I believe in getting a thorough medical exam. Especially if you have any existing health problems or special challenges. Have an extensive blood and or hair analysis done. And follow the type of diet and exercise regime that you can stick with for life. Let's face it folks, there is no magic pill, drink, food or potion that is going to take the place of a healthy disciplined lifestyle!
Today's thoughts were inspired by an e-mail that I received today from one of my mentors. I met Brett Rademacher online about a month and a half ago and we are now in business together. He is a super successful network marketer especially in the health and nutrition market. He is also a good guy and seriously interested in helping us build a successful home based business while helping ourselves and others reach optimal health. Here is the e-mail he sent:
Every once in awhile I feel the need to send out an email like this. I HAVE to because I feel I have a responsibility to prompt people to a higher purpose in their lives. Uri’s products are not all about selling and making money. It is also about making a REAL difference and CHANGING lives. And I don’t say that tritely. One of the biggest falsehoods in the nutrition business is when someone says or implies you only need one nutritional product to be totally healthy. And you don’t need to do anything else. This is simply not true or possible. Good Health is based on a number of correct things, done consistently.
Good health does NOT come from a magic bullet product. Good health is NOT something you are entitled too. Good health is something you EARN by how you take care of yourself. Good health is primarily determined by what you put in your mouth. So if you are eating garbage food all day long as you drink your glass of Uri Feast or Beyond Berries, you aren’t really laying the foundation for GOOD health are you? Sure it is WAY better than drinking a coke. And Uri’s products are about the NEXT BEST thing to eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Uri’s products can help you jump start a healthy eating regime. Uri’s products can help provide alternatives to unhealthy snacks and drinks.They can supplement a healthy eating regime, by providing nutrients from many fruits and vegetables you do not eat at all or on a regular basis. But they are not a magic bullet all by themselves. You want them to be the foundation of good eating because they are so easy to take. Think of taking Uri’s powder juice mixes as your daily rituals for staying ON track. Take them 2 to 3 times a day. You will feel so great you will not want to eat a whole lot of junk food. But you still need eat as many fresh, raw fruits and vegetables a day as you can. Preferably local and organic. Try eating one BIG salad, loaded all kinds of vegetables, nuts, and fruits every day for lunch or dinner.Great healthy salad dressing recipe my wife Michelle makes:¼ cup olive oil (virgin, cold pressed, organic), 2T apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s brand), 1T honey (raw and local if available), ½ tsp red wine vinegar, ½ tsp salt (sea salt or Himalayan salt), ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper (mixed peppercorns), dash of Tabasco or hot pepper sauce. Mix the above ingredients together and serve. Try to eat 1-2 pieces of fruit for breakfast. Try to eat an apple before you go to bed. Eat some raw nuts or seeds throughout the day. Drop the desert and late night junk food snacks. Buy a cookbook or two on raw foods. Add some raw food dishes to your menus, you will be blown away by the tastes. When you have a craving, drink a glass of the Feast mixed with Beyond Berries and Barley Pure. WORK at learning the habit of eating healthy.
You also need to cut back on the things you know are not good for you. Are you cutting back on:White Sugar, Table salt (sea salt and Himalayan salt are GOOD Salts), Caffeine (Coffee, tea, coke, energy drinks), Bread and pastries, Desserts, candies and sweets, Fried foods, Empty calorie snacks, hydrogenated oils, and trans fats?
Are you eating fresh raw fruits and vegetables everyday? How many servings? Are you exercising? Are you drinking quality water? Are you eating the good oils, such as olive oil, coconut oil and macadamia nut oil? Try eating as much as possible at least 5 fruits,vegetables a day plus some nuts, seeds, sprouts preferably raw, local and organic when possible.
You are being lied to everyday by people who want to sell you their unhealthy products, with no interest at all in what it does to your health. The more you educate yourself the more you will realize how incredible Uri’s products are, and why it is so important that you REALLY pay attention to what is going to the food supply in our country. Because what goes into the food supply is going into your mouth and your body. And what goes into our body is literally what your body uses to recreate itself. The SYNTHETIC chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers,hormones, vitamins, the antibiotics, gmo (Genetically modified organisms), irradiation and pasteurization are literally DESTROYING our food and water supply. People are addicted to sugar, caffeine, junk food, and high fat, dead, totally processed crap.
They even put ingredients in certain foods to cause us to eat more. MSG is one of the worst things you can put in food. It enhances taste and causes people to eat more, but is also an excito-toxin which means it literally destroys brain cells. And guess what? The crafty people that make MSG, have worked it out with the people who oversee our food supply so that they can put that toxic chemical in our food under the term “natural flavors’. They did this after people started wising up to what MSG was really all about. These are NOT people who care about your health. They just want to sell you more food. And they do not care if you get fat or sick.
Did you know that fluoride was first used in the water of Nazi concentration camps to keep the prisoners docile and compliant, and it is a key ingredient in Prozac and Sarin nerve gas? And they put it in our water and toothpaste? Why would they do that? Do your research. If I wrote about some of the things I have learned about what is going on with our food supply you would be so blown away, you probably would not even believe it. So start doing your OWN research. Educate YOURSELF. It is YOUR body and YOU are responsible for taking care of it. If you don’t who else will? No one. So get SELF educated and take care of your health. Don’t let just your taste buds dictate what you put in your month. It will lead you astray. Let your brain do it too.
Get educated. BUT as you get educated do NOT use the information to go out and sell Uri’s products, especially if it is making health claims or implying our product cures anything, or is a replacement for eating fruits or vegetables. There is a very fine line between selling nutritional products and saying things you should not. So don't even go there. Be a catalyst for people getting educated about their health. But don't associate any cures or health claims to Uri's products.
One of the BEST books on nutrition EVER written…And I have read and looked at a lot of books on nutrition, is called the Brag Healthy Lifestyle. Excerpt here: http://www.bragg.com/books/bhl_excerpt.html It is absolutely one of the best all around books on TRUE health written. Paul Bragg was THE pioneer of the health food industry. And his eating philosophy was about whole live, foods. He is dead now. If I recall correctly, he died in his 90's in a surfboard accident. Can you believe that? Most people can barely get out of bed at that age, if they live that long. That is a TRUE testimony to his health regime. He has the whole program. Not just one piece. Paul is even credited with being the inspiration behind the starting up of several well known network marketing companies such as Herbal Life and Shaklee. Here is more on Paul Bragg:http://www.bragg.com/aboutbragg/paul.html Paul mentored Jack LaLanne the exercise guru of the60's and 70's. Jack LaLanne is like 92 now and still going strong. Jack mentions Paul Bragg in his bio here: http://www.jacklalanne.com/biograph.html
The reason I am sending you this, is because Uri International is not just about our products, but about a lifestyle. URI's products help you with that lifestyle and fill in the gaps. But if you are still sitting on your butt, eating hot dogs and ice cream, and watching TV 6 hours every day, you are not truly living up to your health potential.(Not saying you are, just giving an extreme example)
URI products are about being a catalyst for changing your entire life, and starting with your health. What a great product line to represent, what a great business to be in, what a great purpose to have. Helping others with their health and well being and their finances. And it all starts with you being a product of the product, and an example of the lifestyle. I highly recommend Paul's book, Bragg Healthy Lifestyle. You won't find any better. And if you just follow his program, you will need no other. I hope his book and this information inspires you. Combining Paul's health wisdom, with Uri's products is an incredible lifestyle program. You can order Paul's book from the Bragg website here or Amazon.comhttp://www.bragg.com/books/books.html Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make it count for something good. Be a blessing to others! Brett Rademacher
You can hear and see more of Brett at this site: http://www.urilife.com/realfoodforlife
Grace and Peace,Ed