Originally published August 21 2008
Health Ranger Volunteers to be Michael Phelps' Nutritionist to Win More Gold in 2012 Olympics
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) In previous articles here on NaturalNews, I've criticized Olympian Michael Phelps for promoting McDonald's fast food and sugary breakfast cereals to children. I've also reported on Phelps' atrocious diet of processed foods and the astonishing fact that his own mother designed nutrition programs at a middle school in Maryland where she serves as the Principal. But rather than merely criticizing Phelps, I think it's important to educate the young man about a better solution than junk foods: Superfoods and plant-based nutrition!
In this article, you'll read my message for Phelps where I urge him to turn to superfoods nutrition if he wants to do well in the 2012 Olympics. I also volunteer my own services as his nutrition coach, and I even offer to retract my criticism articles on NaturalNews if he will announce an end to his promotions of junk foods.
Here's the message to Phelps:
Michael Phelps: You can still be a hero to America!Here's a message straight to Michael Phelps: It's not too late for you to be a true hero! You can end your endorsements of junk foods and hold a press conference, announcing you will from now on limit your endorsements to those products that receive approval from an advisory board of informed nutritionists (or a similar group). You can transcend your tremendous victories as an athlete and become a multi-faceted champion for health, serving as a role model for hundreds of millions of children around the world.
And if you choose to pursue this route of socially-responsible endorsements, you will even transcend the other celebrities who have failed to make such responsible choices, positioning yourself as a champion among champions -- a person who not only has astounding athletic skills, but who also has an open heart and a sense of compassion for fellow human beings.
Michael Phelps, if you make the choice to end your promotions of junk foods and processed foods -- and instead promote healthful foods for children -- NaturalNews will retract our previous stories about you and write a glowing review of how you have transformed both inside and outside the Olympics, becoming a true role model for your many fans.
Here at NaturalNews, we can't financially compete with a million-dollar deal from Kellogg's, but with our option, you get your ethics back, too. The entire natural health community, I'm sure, is urging you to reconsider your endorsements, and should you choose to do so, you could emerge as a remarkable champion worth so much more to the world than mere money.
Here's a bonus: You want to kick butt in the 2012 Olympics? The diet you've been eating is holding you back. If you switch to a diet of superfoods and plant-based nutrients, your performance can take a quantum leap forward. If you really want to go down in history as the best swimmer ever -- and perhaps win NINE gold medals in 2012, superfoods nutrition is the the missing piece that will get you there.
At age 23, junk food seems like it doesn't affect you. But believe me, it does. And at age 27, it will clobber you. Your swimming career depends on you maximizing your nutrition, and you can't do that eating McDonald's, Corn Flakes and pizza.
In fact, I personally volunteer to be your nutrition advisor, should you ever want to take me up on that offer. No charge. I don't have anything against you personally, Michael, but if you continue to use your celebrity status to promote junk foods, you will never be a true role model. Yet, if you make the choice to leave the Dark Side and embrace honest nutrition (for yourself and for others), you can be a multi-faceted champion the world will never forget.
Do you want to be remembered as the Olympian who won eight gold medals and then bombed out in 2012 while cashing in on junk food endorsements? Or do you want to be a repeat world champion who serves as an inspiration to millions, both in and out of the pool?
The world will respond to your choices. YOU are the one who determines whether the response is positive or negative. You are writing your own history now. I urge you to use this opportunity to MAKE history. Transcend your sport. Become a champion of a human being for people everywhere! Ditch the junk foods. Endorse healthful foods. Earn the right to remain a celebrated human being.
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