Hind-Sight Syndrome – Everyone that develops a life-style disease too early in life wishes they could go back and change some things. I watched my own father go through this “hind-sight” syndrome. In his early forties, he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. His high blood pressure was due solely to his lifestyle. I remember my mother arguing with him about his unwillingness to take his high blood pressure medication, get more exercise, lose some weight, reduce his sodium, change his diet, etc. He ignored that advice and was often heard saying that “everyone has to die sometime, so why not enjoy yourself while you’re alive.”
In his early sixties, he had a stroke and for the next ten horrific years before his death, he lived to regret this cavalier attitude toward his health and my mother’s advice.
If only we could go back in time.
The real issue is that most people believe that their rhythm is good enough, so most are willing to the gamble that their choices will unlikely result in an unhappy ending like my father’s. The sad part of this mindset is that you are likely giving away some of the most precious years of your life over an unwillingness to change a rhythm.
And those rhythms are learned. Perhaps the biggest obstacles we will ever face in our lives are in the rhythms we learn from early childhood. I was fortunate that my mother’s health and lifestyle choices were the complete opposite of my father’s, so I got both sides. After my father’s death, I dedicated my life to nutritional research and human wellness mostly in an effort to understand how to avoid what he went through. As it turned out, human nutrition was the major puzzle piece and eventually the impetus for creating my company, WholeBody Green. I am convinced that if my father had something like WholeBody Green in his diet early enough in his life, he would still be alive and healthy today. Hindsight.
Today, in spite of the massive amount of research and supporting data on how to potentially avoid the major landmines of lifestyle diseases, we still have epidemic rates of obesity, heart-disease and Type II diabetes. “Metabolic Syndrome” is the fountainhead of these killer diseases and I will later dedicate another full article on this important subject. Remember that these poor lifestyle habits are the result of rhythms that can be changed if properly addressed. Too often, we fail over and over with essential lifestyle changes because we do not address the root cause – learned childhood behaviors.
So where do we start to actually change our poor lifestyle habits and rhythms into healthy ones?
Small changes in the right order…
In the beginning of our quest to live a healthier life, we need to start with small, incremental, positive changes that give us a reward; a benefit that makes us feel a certain way. Study after study shows a strong correlation between long-lasting behavioral changes and measurable, consistent reward. The opposite is true as well. If you begin an exercise routine and get sore, you stop. If you eat something healthy, but it doesn’t taste good, you stop. In short order, you go back to the Oreos and the couch.
Hunger Cravings Modification
Forget fad diets. They don’t work for the long-term and most of them starve your body of essential nutrition. Hunger cravings modification through supplemental, superfood nutrition is the new science in weight management. What we need is something easy that changes our cravings for the better and makes us feel good – that reward thing. And further, we need to find a reward that is greater than the sugar, fat, salt reward.
This is where high, net gain foods come in. The Natural Foods industry has created a type of supplementation called extracts and concentrates. They essentially remove the bulk and water out of highly nutritious foods and leave the nutrients behind. Superfoods like broccoli, kale, spinach, papaya, beet juice, carrot juice, pumpkin, cherry, artichoke, high quality proteins, and many, many more can be extracted or concentrated and combined together into one meal…a super meal that showers your body with more nutrition per gram than any other food known to human kind. And it’s virtually pre-digested so it can dramatically lower nutritional stress and provides a high, net-gain in energy.
This is the pivotal puzzle piece that gets everything else working towards a rhythm or lifestyle change. When you consume these superfood extracts and concentrates on a daily basis (especially in the morning), your body is satiated (nutritionally speaking) and does not look for nutrition in unhealthy foods (false cravings). You migrate naturally toward healthier foods. Not only that, but you feel better with more energy, so you start to move around more. Exercise now seems reasonable and feels good. Mental clarity starts to follow. It’s the “Domino Effect” toward a wonderful transformation that everyone deserves and when you get there, you NEVER want to go back to that old rhythm again! But it all starts with one commitment; the commitment of consuming a superfood smoothie in the morning, every morning for the rest of your life.
I have dedicated my life to making these superfood combinations accessible to everyone. It simply changes lives. Our customers are world-wide and the transformations that I have seen in their lives have validated the massive amount of time, energy and money that I have invested in bringing this important type of supplementation to market.
It tastes so good that kids love it. It makes you feel instantly better and gives you back that energy that you thought you’d lost forever. If you’re an athlete, you need this in your recovery drink. If you’re a stay at home mom, you need this EVERY morning to get the most out of your day. If you’re just overweight and have tried everything, try this and the pounds will come off and stay off.
Remember, if you’re overweight now, you are more likely than not on a path of early heart disease. You owe it to yourself, your family and the society you live in to take your own personal health seriously. Life is just too short.
Take a stand today. Change your rhythm and change your life.