Dearest Client & Reader…

We are looking forward to a thriving 2011 as HighEnergyBound! pursues onward in the health and fitness realm to bring you valuable information, products and support. Including important information that affects our daily lives, we will fetch up reliable sources that hold the key to our health and happiness and stands behind solid facts, studies and research.

Being a “student” in the wellness industry can be a very overwhelming journey to walk. But you don’t have to walk it alone.

Here are some very basic but important points to consider when looking for information or products to purchase in this health arena of so many companies.

:)Beware, as there are many individuals and companies out there globally jumping on the fast track to get information from or to you but with an angle to sell, sell, and sell more products faster in order to make more, more and more money off you the consumer.These type of sellers and manufacturers do not really care about your health.

:)Question and research on your own and don’t believe everything you are told by someone or business establishment just because they have initials behind their name or appear to know what they are talking about. Most of the products these companies are promoting have no real documented facts to back them up and can be poisonous or of no value to your overall health. Good news is many are being found out and revealed to the public in hopes that many will heed the warnings.

:)Check food labels of items before you purchase them to find out what the ingredients are and what you are really ingesting. If you are not sure, find out or ask a reliable source. Here are a few helpful websites;
www.hsph.harvard.edu/www.mayoclinic.org/www.diabetes.org/www.cancer.gov/www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org.
You are also welcome to email us here and we will research through our resources of physicians and universities.

:)Finally, be sure to always check with your health care provider before making any major changes in your diet or exercise routine.

To help you along your way to being better informed, we thought it very important to let you know…

These seed companies;  Syngenta, BASF and Monsanto, are in the news again. You may remember them from the documented movie, The Future of Food, which came out in 2004. Due to the controversy regarding the health concerns of their GMO (genetically modified organism) altered seeds for better yield production they are now back in the news because they are working on developing genetically modified wheat. Since Monsanto is the world’s largest seed company it is closely watched worldwide. Their main goal is to use genetic modification to develop a higher yielding and more drought and stress-tolerant crops. How they genetically alter the plant is by injecting it with a virus and a bacteria. That way when Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide is sprayed on the plant,  they will not be killed. This leads to more crops and in turn, cheaper food. 85% of soybeans, corn, sugar beets and canola are now grown from GMO seeds, and the majority of GMO seeds come from the Monsanto Corporation.  Over six countries in Europe have banned the purchase of any GMO products due to the harmful effects they are sure will come from ingesting these products. However, some countries have been feeding GMO products to livestock and the outcome is there are numerous reports of sick, sterile and dead livestock from feeding them GMO Foods. You can refer to these website for more information; AcademicsReview.org, BioFortified.org and ucbiotech.org.
You might want to check out this video from Mike Adams, “The Health Ranger”.
This is an outstanding interview with the author, John Perkins, referred to as the “Economic Hit Man”. They talk about global economics and how large corporations rule and how we as the consumer have more power then we realize to change how decisions are made on a corporate level that continue to affect our health and happiness. This is definitively a must see video…

 

 

Since we are on the subject of understanding and being aware of the products we consume, you may also want to learn there are more recent studies out confirming High Fructose Corn Syrup increases the risk of Obesity, Diabetes II, Heart Disease and certain types of Cancers. “All sugars are the same,” or “It’s that people consume too much sugar” are the phrases that have been repeatedly stated by the American Beverage Association and other food companies. But this has been proven to be false! Just last year, “Princeton University research team demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same….”

We are also finding out the human body uses fructose differently from glucose in that cancer cells use fructose to divide and increase. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers known today. Findings from a research team at the University of California, Los Angeles, published in the journal, Cancer Research, can now help explain other studies that have linked that form of cancer with fructose intake. In regards to the study, Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center and his colleagues stated;

“These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation. They have major significance for cancer patients given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth.”

Shockingly the US takes in huge amounts of high fructose corn syrup mainly through soft drinks and sweets. Not to exclude canned, bottled and frozen foods and even breads. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported in 2004 that U.S. consumption of high fructose corn syrup went up 1,000 percent between 1970 and 1990 and increasing every year!

This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what is going on in our world and behind the scenes that most of us were unaware of. In order to achieve a healthy lifestyle and gain optimal health free from disease we all need to stop being so trusting and start acting responsibly. We have forgotten how to put our minds into motion first, taking the time to think about the choices we are about to make in the moment (instant gratification), and consider the consequences that will come if we continue going down this path. We must do our homework and search out the truths for ourselves. Would we want any less for our children, families or friends?

And are the choices you have made in the past concerning your health working for you today?

Hopefully we have motivated and inspired you to stop and consider what choices you will be making tomorrow to educate yourself and your loved ones. Along with being defensive, we need to put our feelings and emotions aside so we can clearly get back to healthy living. So we can start making healthier choices and taking responsibility and working toward taking better care of our families and ourselves for future generations to be happy, healthy and productive people.

Don’t you agree, we all need to work together to make this a healthier world?
Remember it took a long time to get where we are today so know it will take some work and effort for change to come about tomorrow.

Achieving healthy weight loss and optimal health does not need to put you all in a state of panic or being overwhelmed, discouraged or even in a state of despair or depression. Be assured to know there is a caring support system to help in getting you started on your way to a healthier you, and to lead you to a healthy lifestyle. Look locally for support groups or someone you feel close to you can buddy up with for accountability.

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns or need help getting started on a healthy weight loss program. Click on “Contact Us!” or  sign up for our free Newsletter, “FREE Weight Loss Tips” , menu ideas and more.

Blessings,

Sandi :)
Certified Health Coach &
Weight Management Consultant

We are here for you and want you to live life from surviving to thriving.
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