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Wheelchair-bound fitness icon proves that anyone can be healthy through exercise and nutrition

Saturday, August 07, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: physical fitness, nutrition, human spirit

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Kevin Saunders is riding a wheelchair across the country to serve as an example that people can attain physical fitness no matter what obstacles may stand in the way. He was paralyzed from the chest down due to a work injury. He later pursued physical fitness and became a para-olympian, winning bronze metals in the pentathlon. Kevin was inspired to pursue his cross-country wheelchair ride by hoping to serve as an example and get the message out to people that if they exercise, eat right, and get plenty of rest, they, too can be healthy, just like he is.

I applaud this effort by Kevin, and would also like to add that if a man paralyzed from the chest down can find a way to make time to eat right, drink plenty of water, and get a daily dose of physical exercise, I'm willing to bet that you can too. Look to Kevin as a shining example of what the human body and human spirit can accomplish when properly motivated.

Following that, take a look at your own life, your own body and situation -- chances are, you have the function of your legs. So the question goes out to you, and all the readers today -- if you have all your body parts, why not put them to good use? If Kevin can ride a wheelchair across the country without the use of most of his body, I'm willing to bet that you can find time to make it to the gym, pump a few weights, and get on the treadmill at least 3 times a week. It will be good for you, and if take up some good nutritional habits, avoid of metabolic disruptors, eat superfoods and take plenty of nutritional supplements, you too can achieve outstanding human health.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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