This blog will
include wellness and weight management tips that will correlate with a blogtalk
radio show at www.blogtalkradio.com/elevate-the-soul
I have teamed up with Emilio at www.lifetreestation.wordpress.com
to spread the word to the blogtalk world. In radio land I am also now being
featured on Cumulus Radio station every Tuesday morning as their Health Expert,
and this blog will serve as a forum to expound on the health tips being shared
on Z93.7 Lite Rock. In addition, you could also hear some ads running on the Clear
channel radio stations. We will be auctioning off several combo packages with www.clearchannel.com in May.
Since this is the inaugural blog post for www.realpeoplewithrealresults.com
I want to start out by congratulating you for seeking answers, and looking for
ways to be more healthy and attain your weight management goals. After spending
the last decade speaking, coaching and encouraging people just like you, I
decided it was time to expand my borders. In a country where the majority of
people are overweight, and a staggering number find themselves in the obese
category, finding a way to reach more people has compelled me to transfer my
coaching to an online setting, and blogging is just one more way to expand the
Each week I will address a particular health or weight
related issue that I touch on via the Cumulus Radio stations. our goal is to expound even further every Monday at 2pm with Emilio at www.lifetreestation.wordpress.com If you want to join us visit www.blogtalkradio.com/elevate-the-soul
or dial in to ask questions or share your experiences 347-215-7828
The topic this week addresses the three major reasons that
people have health challenges: Malnutrition, toxins, and dehydration.
Convincing everyone to agree that we are bombarded with
toxins isn’t difficult. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and
the food we eat. Toxins are used to preserve, toxins are used to sweeten,
toxins are used to flavor. They are the end result of the machines we use, and
every breath we take is laden with tiny molecules that cause oxidative stress
in our bodies. Not only does oxidative stress cause us to age faster, it puts
us at risk for disease because it lowers our body’s defense system. It is no
wonder that cancer is occurring at epidemic rates.
With proper nutrition, oxidative stress damage is minimal,
and outwardly just looks like the normal aging process. However, if our cells
aren’t “armed” with good nutrition, they are unable to ward off the attacks.
Sometimes the result is recurring illnesses. Other times we find ourselves
facing chronic problems. Auto-immune conditions are a result of an immune
system that can not communicate properly. Contrary to what many think, it is
not an “over active” immune system that causes auto-immune conditions. Proper
nutrition can restore the communication so that the body no longer attacks
itself. Watch for another blog devoted just to this topic. In the mean time,
realize that we can’t get our nutrition from our current food supply anymore.
We green harvest even the organic foods you buy at the store. Picking green
means that the fruit or vegetable is still nutritionally deficient. So how do
we increase our nutrition if we can’t get it from the grocery store? Start
buying your fruits and vegetables from someone who grows locally; or even
better – grow them yourself. Even if you live in the city container gardens are
extremely efficient. Zija’s Smart Mix has the most concentrated absorbable nutrition
you can obtain and should be a part of everyone’s diet.
And lastly, one of the easiest things you can do to improve
your health is to drink purified water. As a nation, we are just as dehydrated
as we are malnourished and overweight. The old adage that 8 eight ounce glasses
of water is all you need has deceived everyone into thinking they are drinking
adequate amounts of water. Only if you weigh 128 pounds or less does that rule
apply. In order to stay hydrated you must drink .5 ounces of water for every
pound you weigh. Using that formula a person weighing 200lbs would need 100
ounces of water. Just as important is the source of your water. Bottled water
should not even be considered unless it is in glass or a hard plastic that is
BPA free. According to Dr. Russ Bianchi, the soft collapsible bottles are “blown”
like glass, and cooled by filling them with water. Heating plastic causes
toxins to be released, and it leaches into the water. Save yourself hundreds of
dollars per year by getting a decent filter to put on your faucet, and drink
out of glass or BPA free plastic. Other reasons not to drink bottled water
would include the enormous amount of waste that we are creating, and the
astronomical cost. The cost of bottled water is somewhere between six and eight
dollars per gallon!
If you are concerned about your health, these are some of
the simplest things you can do to live longer, and improve your quality of life.