Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Health and Fitness Related Companies Show Spike In Public Interest:

Clearwater- “As modern lifestyles bring their share of health risks, people have become more aware of their bodies and how to take care of them. Instead of the quick fixes of the 70s and 80s, people are opting for more holistic healing methods” writes health columnist Abigail Mathias.
Vitamins-nutrition.org has seen a growth of over 30 percent of total visitors to their site per month. HealthAtoZ.com is up 43 percent in the last months leading to 2008, and is reporting over 850,000 visitors to the site per month at peak times. These aren’t just a few people making good on their New Year’s Resolutions; this kind of growth indicates a real booming interest as of late. The public is becoming more aware of health and fitness, and is actively seeking safe, natural ways to look and feel healthier.
Two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling says “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” American soil is the most over farmed, and most mineral deficient soil in the world. The FDA is set to approve cloned sources of food, still lacking many essential minerals. The FDA has already stated that cloned meat is legal for sale and consumption, and doesn’t even need to be labeled differently. With such a dwindling supply of essential minerals and trace minerals available, it seems that many Americans are turning to supplements and other alternative ways to get the vitamins and minerals their bodies require.
Suddenly Slender, the world’s first, and still premier Body Wrap company, has shown a great amount of growth in the past year, and also reports a very interesting fact. A recent survey indicated that patrons of Body Wrap Salons nationwide are interested in two things primarily: the first, of course, was “appearing slimmer”, but the remarkably close second was “feeling healthier”.
“My Body Wrap includes all of the minerals and trace minerals required for daily life, wrapped up into one package. Then there are the supplements, which supply very specific vitamins, herbs, and minerals, and the flagship supplement, Mineral Magic Plus, which has all of those same minerals and trace minerals found in The Body Wrap.” says Victoria Morton, President of Suddenly Slender The Body Wrap.
With all of the recent interest in health, fitness, and better living, it is no wonder that Suddenly Slender and other natural health oriented companies are bracing for massive popularity in 2008. Suddenly Slender negotiated 18 Franchises in the latter half of 2007, and is prepared to train many more Franchisees in 2008.
Suddenly Slender Franchising USA, LLC is a privately held US corporation. The company conducts business on a global basis out of its World Headquarters and Training Center located at 172 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater, Florida. 33765. The President, Founder and sole owner of Suddenly Slender is Victoria Morton, who invented and developed The Body Wrap System in 1969.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


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Monday, January 7, 2008

Detoxification: is it real?

Here is one of my favorite old posts. I'm re-posting, because the information in it is as relevant today as it was when I posted it a while back.

Detoxification, is it real?

Detox, detox, detox! It has become the war cry of every health and beauty guru. Why are we listening now, they’ve been saying this for years? Is it that we have finally wised up to the fact that we are being poisoned by the very society that promises to keep us healthy? Is it because science has once again gone mad on the subject of creating no-food food? Food composed completely of chemicals? Is it because there is now a drug for everything from a bad mood to hangnails? Have we bought into the idea that if you are grieving for a lost loved one you have to be drugged to get through it? As if honest emotions can be medicated away? That they should be? Or are we looking for a natural way to handle the ups and downs of life and the all too obvious signs of aging? Or is it simpler than that, are we just sick and tired of being sick and tired?

It is true that our environment is enormously more dangerous for our health than it has ever been. For example there are tens of thousands of LEGAL food additives, mostly chemicals, designed to keep food from deteriorating on the store shelves. or to make it taste decent, or to make it unpalatable and unfit for bugs. YUCK!

Sugar is often used to make food addictive. If you doubt this, just start reading labels. It may be disguised as lactose, maltose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup or any of a dozen other names but they all mean sugar. We are allergic to sugar. Why? Up to about 150 years ago the average American consumed 1 Tablespoon of sugar a year, it just wasn’t available.

Now the average person consumes from 30 to 300 pounds of sugar a year.

Impossible, you say! A 12 ounce can of soda has from 1/3 to 2/3 cups of sugar, If you have only 1 can a day of the lower sugar variety you have consumed over 120 pounds of sugar that year in soda alone. This of course, is assuming you had no birthday cake, pie, cookies, candy bars, protein bars, hot chocolate, sweet liquors, canned vegetables or fruit, ham, bacon, corned beef, hot dogs, lunch meat, chewing gum, breath mints, pancake syrup, honey, canned food of any kind and added no sugar to your coffee and tea and that ice cream makes you break out in a rash.

The human body does not evolve quickly enough to switch from an intake of 1 tablespoon of anything to a thousand or more times as much. At least not in 150 years. We puff up (the bodies’ natural response to being poisoned), we gain weight, we have no energy, we feel awful, depressed and unhappy, We look for a way to detox our bodies. We go on special detoxification diets and they help, hard to stick with though, but they don’t really handle the junk built up in our bodies over the years. That is when we start looking for a way to detox ourselves. But where do we look, what really works?

Whatever the reason you are searching for detoxification, it is definitely something we all need. The human body was not designed to be a healthy waste dump. And it has been found that even chemicals ingested or inhaled by our mothers, while we were still unborn, remain with us for life. A person breaks an ankle, it remains larger than the unbroken ankle forever, retaining some of the decomposing lymphatic fluid released when it was broken. It ‘acts up’ when a storm is coming and dull pain becomes your personal weather man. There are literally thousands of methods for detoxification, many of which are not new to the human race. Nomads stopped at mineral springs on their annual treks and made bathing in them an important part of their lives. In Europe an annual two week trip to the mineral Bads (baths) is a way of life. They immerse themselves several times daily in those mineral-rich springs. American Indians used sweat lodges to cleanse their bodies. Some northern Europeans used very hot saunas, alternating with whipping their bodies with birch branches and rolling nude in the snow. For some strange reason this has not caught on in America!

Modern day Americans try many approaches for detoxification, kidney, colon and liver cleanses, foot baths, high colonics and saunas. But they seem to have gotten away from the basics our forefathers used so effectively; minerals. Why would minerals be so important to someone who wants to live a long and healthy life? Why is it so vital now more than ever? We have never, in human history been so surrounded by chemicals, We are all exposed to them, they are in the air, water, food and even in the detergents and fabric softeners we use on our clothing. We spoke with the owners of a company that routinely tests blood for medical professionals, they told us that every sample of blood they get contains detergent and fabric softener. You can stop using them, there are great alternatives, but how do you get out what is already stored in your body?

Take a good look at someone who works with farm chemicals, hair dyes and bleaches, people who clean homes, chemical workers, what do they all have in common? They look older than they should for their ages. But actually so do most people. Toxicity is aging!

Most of the services designed to make one look younger are external fixes; face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, chemical skin peels, none of which actually cleanse your body or have any positive effect upon your health and body age, underneath the younger external appearance you are still just as tired, old and toxic, plus you have added the stress and drugs used in those procedures to your personal toxin level.

What we have learned is that it takes a LOT of the minerals your body has to metabolize toxins out of the body so they are already in short supply. Add to that, that we are not getting the minerals we need from foods grown on our over-farmed land. The net result is that virtually everyone is mineral deficient to some degree. Here is a quote from a familiar source we can all respect:

"The net result of our research indicates that minerals are the answer for detoxification and cleansing, not just the major minerals, we need the trace or minor minerals as well. There are some minerals that if you are deficient in less than the amount it takes to cover the head of a pin, your body is in trouble. Believe it or not the body actually needs that tiny fraction of each of them for optimum health and body cleansing. As the Europeans have learned, the skin can absorb far more minerals than your stomach can. So in your search for what will handle the life-long build up of undesirable chemicals we suggest that you look for a system that provides both major and trace minerals applied topically. They should be in contact with your skin for at least an hour and work best if applied with materials that hold the minerals. in a liquid form, against your skin during that time preferably while you are mobile as circulation aids in absorption." -Dr. Linus Pauling, Library of Congress Archives

We wish you the best of luck in getting back the pep and energy and wonderful feeling of well being we all took for granted as children.

Hello brave new blog readers!

I'll be making this first post as a brief introduction. I've had blogs on sites like Xanga and Livejournal before, but this community seems to be more mature, and more lively than either of those, so I've decided to move here.

I blog about being healthy. And it's about that simple! Or complex, that is. This day in age, there are so many ways to look, feel, and be healthier, it boggles the mind.

I am firmly of the mind that each of us has the ability to be healthy, and to do so on our terms. Plastic surgery, liposuction, legal "speed" medications, those are all more harmful than they are beneficial! I believe that with the right information, determination, and maybe a little help from your friends, anyone can be healthy, look great, and feel great, naturally.