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Three Big Health Investment Tips

Here are my Top Three recommended "investments" for good health and a high quality of life.

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The most important health investment you will ever make is in purchasing healthy food. Dr. Bernard Jensen used to tell his wife to spend money on healthy food because if she didn't she'd wind up spending more on doctor bills.

Even if you’re on a tight budget, food is not the place to cut corners. Sure, white bread and white flour pasta are cheaper than their whole grain counterparts, but is this really a bargain? No, because whole grains will fill you up faster and you’ll eat less and get better nutrition at the same time.

So, don’t fall prey to the hawkers of the Cheap Food Money Saving Scheme. Like so many scams, it looks appealing on the surface, but you’ll lose in the long run. In this case, you may not lose your life savings, but you will lose your mental clarity, your energy, your health and maybe even your life. It’s not worth it.

Believe it or not, you can actually eat healthy and save money at the same time. How? Skip the sodas, chips, frozen TV dinners and other processed convenience foods and learn how to prepare whole, natural foods yourself.  Purchase a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, peas, lentils and nuts. These foods are surprisingly inexpensive, filling, and highly nutritious.

Use olive oil, coconut oil, organic butter and cream for fats. The most expensive part of eating healthy will be purchasing organic, grass-fed eggs, meat, dairy and poultry. However, you’ll be healthier if you eat smaller portions of these foods anyway. Generally speaking, 3-4 ounces (1/4 pound) of animal protein is sufficient for any meal.

I learned the real price of cheap food and the real value of natural foods many years ago when I was financially struggling with my young family after graduating from college. I had been unable to find the kind of job I wanted to support my wife and child and had to seek assistance from my church. They provided us with some food, but most of what they provided was white flour products, canned goods and other processed foods.

My wife and I tried to utilize the best parts of this offering, but our health suffered as a result. When I got a little extra money, we went to the grocery store and bought fresh fruits and vegetables. They weren’t even organic, but as soon as we started to eat them, I could see a difference in our health and energy. More importantly, I noticed that I was able to think more clearly, which also helped me resolve our problems. I have never tried to save money by eating low quality food since that time.

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Nutritional Supplement
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When we purchase insurance, we’re buying something that we may or may not need. We don’t want to get into an accident and total our car or have our house burn to the ground, but we purchase insurance so we won’t be financially devastated if these things happen.

Using supplements for prevention of disease is a similar investment. We may or may not need them, but they can bolster our health against devastating and unforeseen problems.

Of course, our first investment should always be in quality food, but it isn't easy to find quality food in today's world unless you grow it yourself.  Produce typically spends two weeks in cold storage before it arrives on the supermarket shelf. There is a significant loss of nutritional value during this time.

Not all food we get is organically grown, and even organically grown food can be grown in soil that hasn’t been properly cared for. Locally-grown food that is not organic often has more nutritional value.

The bottom line is that it makes sense to supplement one’s diet with herbs and nutrients that help insure we are getting the nutrition our bodies need to stay healthy. Like an insurance policy, we may or may not need it, but it improves our ability to bounce back when we experience difficulties.

There are seven basic supplements that my research suggests most people benefit from. You may or may not need any particular one of these seven, but they're a good place to start.

Begin with a good whole food supplement. Many people start with a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement, but in my personal experience, supplements using whole nutrients work better. A whole food supplement will not only give you extra vitamins and minerals, it will also provide numerous phytochemicals for which science hasn’t yet determined the nutritional value.

NSP’s Ultimate GreenZone is a great example of a whole food supplement, and there are others in the marketplace you can also consider.  My personal favorite is LiVE from Nuriche.  It's a blend of 30 fruits, 30 vegetables and a selection of seeds, nuts, sprouts, enzymes, fulvic minerals and probiotics.  One scoop is equal to about two servings of fresh fruits and vegetables.

For elderly people I often recommend taking two tablets of Mega-Chel daily in place of a multiple vitamin. This seems to do wonders for maintaining good circulation and general health.

I’d also consider taking some kind of trace mineral supplement. A few to consider include HSN-W, Colloidal Minerals, Ionic Minerals, and Mineral Chi Tonic. Even the best diets are lacking in trace minerals due to our poor agricultural practices.

Most diets are also deficient in omega-3 essential fatty acids. If you don’t eat organic grass-fed meat and dairy products or deep ocean fish (farm-raised salmon doesn’t count) on a regular basis, you should probably take flax seed oil, cod liver oil, Omega-3 EPA or Krill Oil.

If you don’t eat yoghurt with live bacteria or other cultured foods daily, you should also consider a probiotic supplement like Acidophilus, Bifidophilus Flora Force or Probiotic Eleven.

A fiber supplement is essential for most people to maintain both colon health and general health. Just taking a heaping teaspoon of Psyllium Hulls Combination, Nature’s Three or Everybody’s Fiber once a day can make a big difference in your health. My favorite is to mix Psyllium Hulls with equal parts of freshly ground flax seeds. 

Fiber is great, but be sure to accompany each serving with a large glass of water.  If you don't drink lots of water with fiber, it can actually "bind you."

Most people in our society don’t get enough enzymes because they eat mostly cooked food. Hence, enzyme supplements are another basic nutrient many people need. Enzymes become even more critical as we grow older because our body’s production of enzymes and hydrochloric acid tends to diminish with age. Therefore, enzyme supplements like Proactazyme or Food Enzymes are basically essential for most people over 50.

The final basic supplement to add to your health assurance policy is some form of antioxidants. Naturally present in fresh fruits and vegetables, antioxidants reduce inflammation and free radical damage, the underlying cause of most chronic and degenerative diseases associated with aging. Thai-Go is a great choice for an antioxidant supplement because it is so pleasant-tasting and easy to take. LiVe is also great as an antioxidant supplement.

So, if you want to help ensure your good health, invest first in high quality food and then, if your budget allows, take out some added insurance by selecting a few appropriate supplements.

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Natural Healing
Low Risk
Mutual Health Fund

When most people get ill, they invest their money in Big Pharma’s High Risk Common Stock. It’s common because the vast majority of people do it. After all, aren’t drugs “scientifically-proven?” Isn’t modern medicine the best and most advanced option out there?

Unfortunately, using drugs as your first choice when you get ill puts you at high risk for a loss of health. Just like my parents observed, people who wind up taking several drugs never seem to do well in the health department. In fact, they are at a high risk for losing their health and their quality of life.

How can this be?  The answer is simple.  Drugs are designed to address specific symptoms such as high cholesterol, pain, high blood pressure, etc. But, does relieving symptoms result in an overall improvement of health?  Often it does not.  In fact, people typically experience a net loss of health because the drugs they take are so toxic.

If you’re willing to listen to my investment advice, I suggest that you utilize the Natural Healing Low Risk Mutual Health Fund like my parents did. You can invest in this program by doing the following:

First, whenever you have a health problem that is not life-threatening, try solving it with natural remedies first. For example, change your diet, exercise more, use herbal remedies or supplements, see a chiropractor or massage therapist, and look at your emotional issues and the stresses in your life.

If the problem doesn’t resolve itself naturally, you can always fall back on modern medicine.  Everybody gets this backwards. Natural medicine should be the first choice and modern medicine the alternative. Instead, most people try modern medicine first, and then when it doesn’t work they use natural medicine as the alternative.

Second, if the problem is life-threatening, use modern medicine first. This is because modern medicine excels at stabilizing extreme situations. However, after the situation has been stabilized, utilize natural medicine to help your body heal and to correct the underlying imbalances that caused you to become ill in the first place.

Investing in Big Pharma may give you instant relief, but it’s also high risk. Natural Healing may not give you the quick fix, but it’s a very low risk option. And even if the first remedy you try doesn't resolve the specific problem you’re trying to correct, at least if won't damage your health like drugs can.

Remember that there are no guarantees with doctors, either. On several occasions when I was having trouble resolving a health problem with natural remedies and went to the doctor, he didn’t do any better than I was doing. So, I went back to figuring out how to fix the problem naturally and learned a lot in the process.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of social pressure to put your money and energy into Big Pharma’s High Risk Common Stock. Insurance policies cover drugs and surgery, but not natural remedies. If you don’t take the drugs the doctor prescribes, you can be labeled non-compliant and lose your insurance. Family and friends may be very critical of your choice to try natural remedies. Doctors may use fear tactics to intimidate you into trusting your life and investing your health in Big Pharma.

Here’s a story that illustrates what I’m talking about. My mother had a friend whose husband was developing Alzheimer’s. I suggested she try the Mega-Chel Oral Chelation Program. She did, and after two months she noticed improvement in her husband’s cognitive abilities. However, she stopped the program because it was too expensive. It was costing $150 per month. Their insurance would pay for the drugs, but not the supplements.

Again, I ask, what good does money do if you don’t have the health and mental capacity to enjoy it? The people I see who invest in natural healing in the manner I just described are typically much healthier and lead a better quality of life than the people who are taking a lot of drugs. That alone is enough to convince me that the Natural Healing Low Risk Mutual Health Fund is the best investment for my time and money.

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