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Health begins with the first step (opinion)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by: Hesh Goldstein
Tags: health, steps, sports

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(NaturalNews) Right now we are in the midst of basketball finals comprised of individuals that are paid to stay healthy and strong.

Pretty soon we will be in the midst of the Olympics comprised of individuals that have spent years keeping fit for the sheer joy of competition and the test of personal prowess.

There will be enormous hoopla, thundering crowd roars, and the witnessing of what years of preparation, persistence, patience, and dedication will achieve through varied colored medals.

What motivates the professional athlete or the Olympian should be the same motivation that motivates all of us.

Why does the preparation, persistence, patience and dedication have to apply only to a select few? What about the rest of us?

At the beginning of the year I'm sure there must have been untold numbers of us making New Years' resolutions to lose weight, live healthier lives, and adopt better eating habits.

So what happens? Busy schedules, old habits prevailing, and somehow that insane desire we had, dwindling.

Bear in mind that it is not an overnight thing to change habits to change your body. And guess what? It doesn't happen overnight.

Those habits that we are entrenched with are nothing more than a routine or a behavior that we repeat regularly, automatically, and many times, unconsciously.

To develop a new habit is hard work especially if the new one competes with the old one and, in our minds, contradicts the old ones.

For the most part many of us measure our standards of health by the size of out waist or by seeing a few lesser pounds on the scale.

Those are just some of the side effects of a lifestyle characterized by our habits.

What we don't realize is that there are habits we can develop that we normally would not think of.

When was the last time you chose the stairs over the escalator?

When was the last time you opted for water instead of the health debilitating, weight gaining, neurologically destructive, aspartame laden, diet soda?

When was the last time you opted for salad and used lemon juice or olive oil and balsamic vinegar as the salad dressing instead of thick, creamy, salad dressing?

When was the last time you passed on the bread or anything that had a face or a mother or even the chicken's period?

All these, subtle as they may be, add up to a healthier lifestyle.

We watch ads on TV and see buff guys and women with incredible 6-packs selling products to make us look like them.

Do you really believe that they look the way they do because they used that piece of equipment three times a week for 20 minutes with a full money-back guarantee?

Hell no! It took them years.

One thing you will accomplish though is giving your body a new signal - the signal that you are using it.
If used consistently, you will give your body enough signals and if you do so over a long period of time, your torso will be toned.

Time and consistency are the keys.

Our problem is that we want instant results and try to change everything at once.

Instead of looking for that change immediately, give yourself time, be it anywhere from two weeks to two months.
Your body needs to adjust to its new format or new habit of regular exercise.
There are some that say you should take 10,000 steps a day. That means you will have to buy a pedometer and become obsessed with fulfilling your step requirements. Paranoia comes in all forms.

And, it's not different with new eating habits.

We know that sugar causes a myriad of problems so cut out the soda, cookies, cakes, candies and the like.

Since "diet" anything containing artificial sweeteners is a disaster, pass on it big time. The problem is it is hardly ever labeled.

So, your hidden or revealed sources of aspartame, Splenda, Amino Sweet, and other garbage is: diet sodas, yogurts, chewing gum (except for Xylitol or Spry), commercial cooking sauces, drink powders, flavored water, sugarfree anything, commercial cereals, children's medicines, and tabletop sweeteners.

Then, saturated fat, coming from anything that had a face or a mother, is well known for its artery clogging abilities leading to cancer, heart disease, arthritis, erectile dysfunction (a funny story to follow), stroke and just about every debilitating disease known.

Finally, stop eating GMOs. If it is NOT organic corn, soy, or cotton, it is likely genetically modified. But, what the hell, if it's killing off the bees, how bad can it be, right?

With regard to Canola oil, be it organic or non-organic, STAY AWAY! if you tell me where in nature you can find a canola I might think differently.

But like everything else, for most people, change takes time.

Do it slowly but wean yourself away from those things that will cause you to be a repeat "customer" for your doctor.

Here's a challenge: get yourself slowly and steadily to the point where you are exercising regularly and eating a plant/whole grain based diet.

When you finally get there do it consistently for two months. After those two months are up, look at yourself and your health.

If you like what you see, stick with it. If you don't like what you see, go back. When you do, you will feel the difference immediately but you should embrace the nausea, diarrhea, bloating, and weight gain with open arms.

Here's that funny story I said you would get.

Most of you know that I sell a product called organic sulfur crystals that reverse many major health issues. One day, at my softball league, one of the guys asks me if the crystals will help with erectile dysfunction. I tell him it will. He buys it.

Two weeks later I ask him how it's working and he says OK, but he's only taking it once a day. I remind him that he should be taking it twice a day to be really effective because twice a day keeps the oxygen continually permeating and healing all the cells in the body. He then says that he is aware of that but that his wife can't handle it when he takes it twice a day. So much for his erectile dysfunction!


About the author:
I have been doing a weekly radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called "Health Talk". In 2007 I was "forced" to get a Masters degree in Nutrition because of all the doctors that would call in asking for my credentials. They do not call in anymore. Going to www.healthtalkhawaii.com enables you, among other things, to listen to the shows. I am an activist. In addition to espousing an organic vegan diet for optimum health, I am strongly opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation and everything else that the pimps (Big Pharma, Monsanto and the large food companies) and the hookers (the doctors, the government agencies, the public health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the tricks.
After being vaccinated with the DTP vaccine as a child I developed asthma. After taking the organic sulfur crystals (they are harvested from the pine trees in Louisiana) in November of 2008 for 10 days my asthma reversed and has not come back over 4 years later, 18 cases, so far, of autism have been reversed, as has cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, joint pain, astigmatism, gum disease, increased sexual activity, heavy metal and radiation elimination, parasite elimination, free radicals elimination, faster athletic recovery time, increased blood circulation, reduced inflammation, resistance to getting the flu, reduction of wrinkles, allergy reduction, reduced PMS and monthly period pain, nausea, migraines and so much more. And it's only possible because of the oxygen it releases that floods the cells of the body. The sulfur, as proven by the University of Southampton in England, enables the body to produce vitamin B12 and the essential amino acids. You can find out more about this incredible nutrient also on my website - www.healthtalkhawaii.com -.
My book, "a Sane Diet For An Insane World", has been published. It can be viewed at

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