As time goes on, not a day goes by that we don’t hear another statistic or new term related to the increases of poor health and the costs of our illnesses. It’s absolutely mind boggling that those numbers just continue to increase even with all the available information, products, books, diets, drugs and exercise programs. Still — we manage to get sicker and sicker — so much so that last year almost 3 billion prescriptions were written in an effort to help us get well.
Not only do we make poor decisions for ourselves when it comes to health, but we make poor decisions for our families. Over 18 million kids fit the criteria for obesity and type II diabetes is becoming an epidemic.
So you may think we say the same old thing but there’s a reason for that. While some of you have started to make changes for the better there are still a lot of you who have not. The statistics tell the story. About 70 to 80 percent of people in America are overweight; more than 31 percent fit the criteria for obesity.
An estimated 1.1 million people died last year from heart disease, over 700,000 from stroke. I could go on and on.
Many of the above statistics are not related to genetics; they are related to a breakdown in the body from poor nutrition and toxins. Toxins enter our bodies every day from chemicals that are in the water we drink, the highly processed foods we eat and the air we breathe. These chemicals and pollutants clog our vascular system, stress our livers and cause a breakdown of our bodies’ vital organs.
Did you know there are more than 700,000 tons of pollution in our air and over 700 chemicals have been detected in our water? Your skin is the largest organ of the body and comes in contact with numerous toxins daily and absorbs toxins when you wash. Did you know that chickens, beef and other animals we consume daily are injected with hormones and steroids to make them bigger and fatter and some animals are even given antibiotics to offset illness and disease? Let’s not leave out the fertilizers and pesticides. But it doesn’t stop there. Toxic chemicals can be found in some of the cosmetics and cleaning solutions we use everyday.
You can start taking personal responsibility by cleansing and detoxifying your body. Toxins travel through your intestines, your liver and then store themselves within your fat cells. When you cleanse, not only are you helping your body get rid of these toxins, but you’ll lose some weight, improve your metabolism and have more energy. You won’t be able to get away from all the toxins in our environment, but you can learn how to combat them by keeping your system clean.
We have found fasting is a great way to get rid of toxins. Not only does fasting cleanse the body, it offers you a way to get your body ready for a nutrition change and replenish the essential nutrients your body needs to be healthy.
Try fasting one day a week by only consuming low-sugar juice such as unsweetened cranberry or vegetable juice, kelp or blue green algae tablets every four hours and water every hour. There are also some great products you can use to help cleanse your body and we offer some of them on our website. You’ll be amazed at how your body reacts to a regular fast and cleansing. Start with one day per week and then try for two. It won’t be as difficult as you may think once you get by the “mental” hang-up.
If you have questions about cleansing give us a call at (888) FIT-ROAD (348-7623). We are here to help answer your questions. You can also visit our website, fitnessroad.com, and start your new life. We offer great cleanses and other very effective nutrition products, portable exercise equipment, nutritional guidelines, phone coaching and other tools to help you to get on the road to great health.
God bless you and yours, Mick.
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