Over the last year, I've spent at least a thousand hours researching these causes of health, which brings my total research time spent on nutrition and health to around 5,000 hours. And in that time, I've also written at least 1,500 additional articles on health, reviewed a couple thousand news reports and researched items on healing foods, the relationships between foods and health and the true causes of disease. And out of all of that research, the most astounding thing I've learned is not about one particular herb, or the healing effects of some nutritional supplement, but rather that the best and most powerful healing strategies – I call them health habits – are available to you free of charge.
The realization that may surprise you is that you live in such a society today. These things are available right now. The trick is, almost no one knows about them. These strategies and solutions are right in front of us, but they are not promoted because they make money for no one. I have gathered up the nine most powerful strategies that fit this category. They are either free of charge or relatively low-cost, and all nine of them are easy to follow. In fact, out of a survey of 763 people, all nine of these were rated as being easy to follow and easy to stick with, which is a key component here. Sometimes you may learn about powerful health strategies, but you may not be able to stick with them.
For example, we may know that jogging three hours a day is pretty good for your heart, if you can work up to it and tolerate it, but who's really going to jog three hours a day? Nobody I know is going to do that, including myself, and I do spend hours a day in physical training. We've got to get realistic about things that work to prevent disease and treat illness, and "realistic" means relying on habits that people can stick with. Thus, this survey has revealed the habits that people find doable.
These are things that take five minutes instead of three hours, and more often than not, they require little or no exertion. In fact, the most vigorous exercise strategy in this entire list is walking. That's something that virtually everyone can do. And if you can't walk because you have bone-wasting disease or muscle aches and pains, there are some other habits in this book that can often treat those conditions, and even reverse things like osteomalacia, and get you back on your feet walking again.
Now, if this sounds like some kind of shortcut book, let me qualify that. If you've read any of my work over the years, you know that I don't believe in shortcuts to health. There is no such thing as a magic weight loss pill. There is no such thing as a contraption you can strap onto your abdomen that will suck out your body fat and make you look athletic if you're not willing to do the exercise and get that way naturally. There is no such thing as results without effort. However, there are some strategies that are far smarter than others. There are some strategies that have a big payoff, versus others that have a small payoff.
What "The Five Habits of Health Transformation" focuses on are the strategies that have the biggest payoff, with the least amount of effort. It's not about taking short cuts; it's about being efficient. And let me give you an idea of where this is coming from with a little bit about my background: In 1993, I launched Arial Software, which has since grown into one of the most successful permission e-mail marketing companies in the world. I've since launched another company called ReleMail, which certifies ethical, professional email practices for some of the best-known companies in the world.
I know what it takes to run a company, I know what type of time demands are involved and I see how this works with employees and managers in my own company. Everybody's busy, everybody has a million things to do and everybody has a list that's longer than the number of hours in the day. By the time I was 30 years old, I had met my childhood goal of being a millionaire, but I was in terrible health. Even though I learned how to successfully launch, grow and operate a business, I didn't know how to take care of my own body, and I found myself in the situation of obesity, borderline diabetes and severe, chronic and debilitating back pain. I was in this situation, because for most of my life, I had decided that I was going to sacrifice everything to meet my goal of being a millionaire. I was going to give up good health to attain dollars.
And that is, in fact, exactly what I did. I suspect you might be in much the same situation. You might be following a career path, or maybe you've decided to spend more time with your family and your children than you spend taking care of your own health. Maybe you own a company, or maybe you're in real estate or sales, and you know what kind of time demands are on your life. You're pulled in a million directions and can't seem to find time to take care of your own health. If you are in that situation, this book was written for you. It's written by a guy who knows the value of time, and who has made tremendous success in the corporate world and in personal life based on the philosophy of doing things efficiently. That is, getting the most bang for your buck and the biggest payoff for the least amount of required effort.
This book is not written by some kind of highfalutin intellectual who's going to bore you with a bunch of nutritional theory. It's also not written by some fitness trainer who can bench press 350 pounds, but has no concept whatsoever of the value of time. It's written by a guy who shares a lot in common with you in your world, who knows the professional demands placed upon you, and who also wants to pursue health, happiness, clarity of mind and the absence of disease. If all of that rings true with you, or if any of it rings true, you owe it to yourself to check out "The Five Habits of Health Transformation."
Don't laugh when you find out how simple it is. Let me reveal it by explaining that this involves a nutrient that is crucial for your mental and physical health. This nutrient, when it is circulating in your body, prevents and even helps reverse early stages of prostate cancer and breast cancer. It prevents ovarian cancer; it prevents and treats osteoporosis and even the severe stages of the bone wasting disease known as osteomalacia. It prevents depression and schizophrenia, enhances brain function and the function of the pancreas. It may even increase insulin sensitivity in the body, which means it would help diabetics. In my own experience, this nutrient even helps you lose weight and sleep better while giving you far more energy during the day.
At the same time, this is a nutrient that is chronically deficient in most Americans. People simply aren't getting enough of this nutrient. It is underrated in the conventional medical community, and it is thought of as old news, but I believe it is the single most important nutrient for overall health. What is the nutrient, and how do you get it into your body? Here's the interesting part: This nutrient is manufactured by your body. Your body is a vitamin factory, and it can actually synthesize this nutrient in your skin, where it then goes to your bloodstream and gets circulated throughout your body, where it has special functions in your kidneys, liver and all the other organs where it helps prevent disease and enhance performance.
What is this nutrient? It's called vitamin D, and it is automatically produced by your skin when your skin cells are exposed to the healing rays of natural sunlight. By simply exposing your skin to ultraviolet light, your body automatically produces this nutrient, and then gets it circulating throughout your body to prevent all these diseases and enhance the function of your body and mind. This is an astounding realization, and it just goes to show you the innate healing potential of the human body when it is able to work in conjunction with the natural environment.
It's also interesting to note that your body automatically produces just the right amount of vitamin D. If you get more sunlight than you need, you cannot overdose on vitamin D. Your skin will produce only what's needed, and no more. But the truth is, people don't get enough of this nutrient, and thus they suffer from diseases like depression, schizophrenia, breast cancer, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and many others.
Now here's the best part of all: How much does it cost you to get sunlight on your skin? Last time I checked, it was free of charge. You walk outside, get some sun on your face and arms, or, if it's the right time of year, maybe you can get some sun on your legs or even your back. You get a sensible amount of sunlight, but not so much that you burn. Just five to ten minutes a day, on average, will get this vitamin D in your body.
And the best part is that if you skip a day, you can actually make up for it the next day because your body stores this vitamin D. In fact, you can go a couple of months without renewing the vitamin if you have a full storage of vitamin D in your body, because remember, the human body is designed to make it through the winter and still be healthy. You can store this nutrient by getting more sunlight one day than the next.
Now unbelievably, people in this culture have been taught that sunlight is dangerous and that it will kill them. They have been taught to wear sunscreen at all times, and never get any exposure to the sun. And although this may seem a bold statement, that information is right now causing the untold death and suffering of hundreds and thousands of people. That is bad information, and it is information that is already being overturned in the minds of medical authorities around the world. In the UK, it has been announced to doctors that they should stop telling people to avoid the sun, and that in fact, the avoidance of the sun is causing far more disease than sun exposure and even overexposure would cause. What people need is sensible exposure to the sun and its healing rays.
This is just one strategy that can dramatically enhance your health, and yet takes little or no effort and is available free of charge. If you'd like to learn the others, get the book "The Five Habits of Health Transformation" at http://www.truthpublishing.com, and find out the real story on what you've been missing here. There is a universe of information that can help you be healthier, happier and experience far less disease in your life.
This is information that's not being promoted, because nobody makes money when you walk out and get some sunlight on your skin. No one can rent you the sun. They can't restrict the sun and then sell it back to you in pills. But you can bet that if they could, they would be doing that, and the sun would be the number one selling drug in the country. That's how good it is, because it prevents so much disease and enhances your health to such a high degree.
So if you're busy and want to prevent disease, there are ways to do it that don't take three hours a day. There are ways to do it that only take you three minutes. I can show you the list, show you how they work and provide evidence of how these health habits are going to create these promised effects. It's all in the book, "The Five Habits of Health Transformation."