By: Kim Peterson
While National Nutrition Month is sponsored or endorsed or created by ConAgra (ahem…Foods You Love… seriously?) and The American Dietetic Association who’s web site is Eat Right.Org (if they are on board with Chef Boyardee, Kid Cuisine, Banquet Frozen Meals, Snack Pacs & Redi-Whip as eating right well then I think we have a…dare I say…conflict of interest?)
I thought it would be refreshing to give some props to the guys out in the field trying to make the world a better place by sharing their successes and knowledge one person at a time.
Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage 4 cancer in 2003. She is a survivor who has turned her challenges into an opportunity to help change the world for the better.
Here is a little snipped from a book endorsement she recently made (a book written by an M.D)
What life threatening, life sapping, energy robbing condition affects one in every two Americans (that is, every other person) including 80 percent of those overweight and up to 40 percent of normal weight people? What condition is responsible for more deaths from heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and dementia than anything else? What condition also causes acne, infertility, sexual dysfunction, and depression?
What condition accounts for more then 70 percent of our $2.4 trillion annual health care bill and will account for most of the $47 trillion we will spend globally over the next 20 years to deal with chronic disease? What is responsible for nearly twice as many deaths every year as infectious disease, even in the developing world? And what condition is not even diagnosed in over 90 percent of those who suffer from it?
What condition are doctors not trained or reimbursed to diagnose, treat or prevent, yet makes up the majority of health care visits and costs? And what condition is nearly 100 percent preventable, treatable, and reversible?
It is the single biggest health challenge facing us individually, as a nation, and as a global community.
The solution is not coming from our healthcare system or doctors, not from our government, or from most corporations. There are too many people vested in maintaining the status quo or worse: profiting from making us fat and sick. We need a solution.
The solution is diet, more correctly called proper nutrition.
How about a little ditty from the land down under…the story of Joe Cross the creator or Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
Let me tell you my story: around 4 years ago, I was 45kg overweight. I was taking medication night and day. I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. My blood test results weren’t great… some things were in the normal range, but most were either too high or too low. Basically, I was a mess.
When I turned 40, I looked in the mirror and said: “Enough is enough”. I decided to take matters into my own hands. There was no magic pill to cure me, indeed the pills I was on clearly weren’t cutting the mustard, though maybe they were keeping me alive. So, I got to wondering about radically changing my diet. I’d done juice fasts (what I now call ‘Reboots’) before, with success. So I wondered what would happen if I only drank fruit and veggie juices for 60 days? What would that do to my health? It was literally an experiment I planned myself, based on this question: If I only consumed plant food: vegetables, fruit, nuts, beans, legumes and seeds, would I be able to get off my medication?
I did my first fully-fledged 60-day Reboot in late 2007 and was completely off my medication in March 2008. I’ve been off medication ever since and remain trim, taut, and terrific – if I don’t say so myself! So, when we wrapped ‘Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead’, the crew, the medical team that was monitoring me, and I all knew was we had something very special and inspirational to tell the world. I decided to create a community that would enable everyone to experience this life-changing approach to looking after ourselves.
Or the advice of those that believe that buying local and eating real food is important to not only your health but the health of our planet.
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And to better understand one of the major threats to our food supply and survival in general…
So it may be a good idea to do this…clean up your act a little.
“Food is the big ticket to good health. If you eat garbage, your body will show it. If you eat whole, healthy and fresh foods, your body, skin and soul will glow with health that gives you endless energy.”
So while I appreciate the focus on Nutrition in March, I just thought you would appreciate a bit of a different perspective.
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Kim Peterson is a highly accomplished Natural Health and Wellness expert who has devoted 20 + years of her life to helping others with her extensive experience. Kim is best known for her popular website,CommonSenseHealth.org, which she launched in November of 2009. Through her work, she has not only become a valuable teacher in the wellness industry, but she is also skilled in wellness business marketing. Kim has been a voracious student of health and wellness since her early 20’s. She began by being completely self-educated and expanded her knowledge through countless seminars, books and programs. Kim experienced her first taste of wellness entrepreneurship when her light therapy business started with nothing and became a multi million-dollar leader in the light therapy industry within a five-year period. Today, due to her highly successful business experience and her devotion to continuing her study of health, Kim is well equipped to help others solve their wellness business challenges, lead better lives and improve their health naturally.