102 – Get Educated Not Medicated – The Key To An Achievable And Sustainable Healthy Life!

I am a qualified health and fitness professional in Australia and have been training and educating my clients how to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, many of us think we are healthy and well by our lifestyles. Yet of the many hundreds of clients I have seen in my profession, only a few “tell me their daily nutrition” and appear to be on track, however even fewer of these are telling me 100% of the daily nutrition and wonder weeks later why their health has decreased.

Have you ever wondered why you seem to be unhealthy even though you think your eating the best food, or doing the hardest workouts in the gym. Many of us have been misinformed or are simply uneducated toward holistic nutrition.

I received an article from a health professional who will remain nameless.

The article began addressing the benefits of gastric balloning/ banding and liposuction. It sincerely vexes me that health professionals around the world are promoting artificial, short term, bandaid solution, so called remedies to thousands of people struggling with their weight. Why do we think that we can fix our health in such a short term. There are serious elements missing in the use of such methods and I am here to educate you further as to why you should address the root cause! Some doctors will make thousands of dollars commission by simply introducing the specific weightloss surgery model to clients.

However I believe the article to be misinformation. I am sorry if it comes across offensive. I am passionate about root cause health! I have been educating and training many of clients some being seriously overweight people and I will insist on real nutritional education over drugs and weightloss surgery.

You need to address what you eat, when you eat, how much you eat and most importantly where it comes from. Much of the food supplied to the western world is artificially produced. The soils are so nutritionally depleted. The growth method now includes toxic chemicals that are used to feed the soil, so the plants can absorb the nutrients needed to grow, so that our livestock can eat food to get fat!

We want fat livestock and not fat humans…Yet we feed ourselves the meat and vegetables that grow on soils that have been made to artificially grow through toxic chemical. Compounds that have been created in labs!

Let me ask you: do you know what these numbers mean?

202, 211, 270, 330,160a, 415, 476, 509, 412, 401, 402

these could be random numbers… Or they could be the additives and preservatives that are in your daily nutrition: like margarine! And believe me.. They go into the thousands. You will find numbers up in the 1400s.

So do you know what your eating. Next time you go shopping look at the ingredients of what you buy on a daily basis and then research what you are eating. Its complex and sophisticated…And it’s not good for us. These chemicals have been put in the foods to preserve the look, texture, taste.

Unless you buy everything from an organically certifiable market place from toothpaste and shampoo to chicken and vegetables… You will be absorbing many of these numbers.

I don’t agree with any benefits gastric ballooning/ banding or suction has for the body. People will refuse to address the root cause of this worldwide obesity epidemic and so use expensive and artificial methods which are not long term solutions and can cause serious health issues later in life. I cannot and will not support any use of weightloss surgery and implore you to rethink your strategy. I believe many of us are living a bandaid solutions profession and i am appauled that such methods have become the norm.

Why do health practitioners insist on delivering a second rate answer for first rate health…Human health…Not animals, however unknowledgeable humans may be, human life has never been so compromised and neglected as we progress scientifically. Man man drugs, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy. I’m not just talking about weightloss. I’m talking about overall health and wellness. I truly believe that to study as a nutritionist, dietitian or a nutritional psychologist in with possible other options like biochestry to become the new doctor. The new gp to go to when needing advice. When it comes to real, long term overall health and learning about our bodies internal function from a cellular level. We are made up of billions of cells, why don’t we address our cellular health. They are after all the life source that has created us as humans.

Some of our daily decisions are creating adverse effects on our health. A simple example below: a smoker who eats junk food and has a highly stressful job

-if your a smoker, the chances of multiple health deficiencies and not even that distant in the future are increased far greater. Eg heart disease,
-if you don’t eat healthy organic nutrition, the chance of multiple health deficiencies will be greatly increased. E.G increased fat (visceral) on the organs, high blood pressure
-if you have high blood pressure and don’t address the root cause, the chances of multiple health deficiences are far greater.E.G heart attack, stroke…

We are living in a quick fix society and are unwilling to address the reasons/root cause for our inaccuracies of health!

Take note…And take care


Many Senior Citizens and Baby Boomers Alike Say That “Happiness is Pets”

Many Senior Citizens and the baby boomer generation will exclaim that “Happiness is Pets”!

There is a good reason for that statement. Aging pet owners experience physical and emotional health benefits from having a pet that they may not even be aware they are experiencing.

Here are just a few of the health benefits of having a pet:

Reduces stress and anxiety — pet owners, even without research studies will tell you how great they feel when they are greeted and spend time with their loving pet. Pets show unconditional love. Our pets are there for us when we need them, even when others in our life can’t be there for us. We can talk to our pets, share our innermost thoughts and feelings and not worry about rejection. The mere act of petting releases naturally occurring chemicals into our bodies that calm and soothe our nerves.

Lowers blood pressure — the same chemicals that are released when we pet our faithful companions are also the ones responsible for helping lower your blood pressure. In fact, one study found that pet owners on medication for high blood pressure, were less likely to experience spikes in the blood pressure and heart rate, than those that did not have a pet at home. Maintaining a steady and healthy blood pressure and pulse decreases your risk for a heart attack or stroke. Research has also shown that those individuals that experienced a heart attack had a longer survival rate if they had a faithful and loving pet they had bonded with when they returned home.

Improve your mood–pets become part of the family. They provide companionship and help to alleviate loneliness and depression. It is hard to be in a bad mood when you have a pet. Every time you enter your home, or even a room, your loving companion will greet you. Even if it is just to look up and acknowledge you are there! They keep you company and keep you active. Having a pet means taking care of your friend. That may mean anything from walking, feeding or even just cleaning out the litter box. What ever the activity, the animals in your life, make you take an interest in living. Even if it is just caring for them. Pets never hesitate to show their love or appreciation of the care you give them. Some show it more enthusiastically than others.

More of why “Happiness is Pets” to Senior citizens and the baby boomer group

Promotes heart health–having pets decreases stress, anxiety and depression. A pet in your life also promotes physical activity and emotional well being. The companionship of a pet promotes emotional and psychological stability. There is a link between the chemicals released when enjoying your pet and the lowering of cholesterol and triglycerides. Studies show there is a link between pet owners and a decrease in heart disease versus non pet owners.

Enhances your immune system– pet owners experience decreased stress, improved mood and emotional well being. This causes an increase in your ability to fight off or prevent illness. Research studies show that pet owners are less likely to make a visit to their doctor or health care professional for the less serious sicknesses they may experience. The study did not address if the aging seniors with pets were sick less often or just did not see the need to seek medical attention for their minor illnesses. There are insurance companies that now include asking if you have a pet for their clients over seventy five years of age as part of their pre screening process. Surprisingly, if the answer is “yes”, the insurance company looks more favorably on the senior with a pet than one that does not have a pet.

Provide balance in life– pets offer intangible benefits to our lives. They offer social interaction, even if it is just between the aging senior and the pet. If a senior is walking a pet, it is not unusual for someone to interact with the aging senior to ask about their furry companion. They offer relief from loneliness and promote physical activity as well as mental stimulation.

There may be skeptics out there that believe that pets do not make you feel better. Science now confirms that having a pet enhances the physical and emotional well being of the owners. It is easy to understand why many senior citizens exclaim “Happiness is Pets!”