"When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper which should have been gold, are a token of honor -- your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money." ~ Ayn Rand
Your Health Is Your Ultimate Freedom (Part 1)
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The portrait that you see on your left was taken in my apartment on May 30, 2006 . You've read that right. Not in 1996 at age 18, but in 2006 at age 28! Isn't it amazing how quickly one's life can change for the better when learning the truth about something, and putting it into practice?
That 'something' has turned out to be natural health and an organic lifestyle. It is a topic that powerful lobbyists, government elites, and the mainstream media all wish to suppress -- and dubiously 'debunk' -- to the best of their abilities. They want to make you sick (in order to sell you expensive drugs and surgery), thus keeping you as a slave to their grandiose 'healthcare' scheme to maintain their power, and to preserve your place as a peon in their marvelous little machine of madness. In its arrogance, for example, the Food and Drug Administration has enacted its own 'law.' This 'law' pompously proclaims, 'Only a drug can cure, prevent, or treat a disease,' thereby creating a medical monopoly among the largest and most prevalent pharmaceutical companies, protected by the guns of government.
Luckily, I discovered this shocking stuff the easy way, and not in the excruciatingly painful (and often fatal) way that many others do. I was quite skeptical when first exposed to these topics, but when finally giving the organic lifestyle a try, the result was the most unexpected and greatest thing that had ever happened to me. It also has given me insight into the most effective and hardcore method of 'striking the root.'
Prior to this year, my life was already coming together. Based upon the Brave New World of economic hardship that we now face in the early 21st Century, my new professional and financial hopes and dreams that I planted in the spring of 2004 were taking shape beautifully. I had found a career with my vocational certification as a repair technician, and had finally moved out of my parents' house for good. I loved my job and was living below my means, and my gold bullion investment was performing well. 2005 had been my best year ever, and by late December, life was great.
But deep in the back of my mind, something worried me. I was 5'9' and weighed roughly 225 pounds, and had been at that weight for more than 5 1/2 years. I had high blood pressure. I felt tired throughout the day. And for the first 20 minutes after climbing into bed each night, my heart would throb like crazy and couldn't understand why. I always dreaded the distant future of my health. Was I destined to die of a heart attack by age 65, and develop diabetes in the decades prior?
And in the meantime, I wondered what 2006 would bring. Would it be a boring year of doldrums (or at least until finding a girlfriend)? What would become of me?
So there I was on New Year's Eve, sitting on the couch in my apartment that afternoon, flipping through the cable TV stations. It was then that I came across Kevin Trudeau's infomercial, in which he was promoting his bestseller Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About.
This TV program rang a familiar tone. I remembered seeing another infomercial of his a year earlier, and it struck a chord with my libertarian views and my intellectually rebellious way of looking at the world. But I also was somewhat skeptical. 'Is this guy really for real,' I thought, 'or does he just want to sell me snake oil?'
Nonetheless, after seeing his new infomercial and being somewhat inspired, I said, 'OK . . . I'll walk across the street to the bookstore and purchase it. If what he says in the book works, then that's great. If not, then it's only $30. What have I to lose?'
Unfortunately, the bookstore closed early that day. So I went downtown that night to dance, to have fun, to reflect upon my personal success of a blockbuster 'breakthrough' 2005, and to ring in the New Year. When watching the fireworks at midnight , I pondered, 'Life can't get any better than this, can it?'
My goodness, was I so wrong.
It was on New Year's Day when I bought the Natural Cures book (and I do not make New Year's resolutions). I immediately devoured the first several chapters, and even peeked ahead at the numerous lists of things to do, and not to do.
On the evening of January 2nd, I took my first tiny steps into what would become the greatest thing that ever happened to me.
In Part 2, I'd like to share with you a long list of what my organic lifestyle involves, and just as importantly, what it does not involve. Then, in Part 3, I will discuss the ongoing results in my life, the political and philosophical implications of one's personal health, and how to strike at the very core of 'the root.' I also will defend the book's author Kevin Trudeau from some of the empty criticisms that he constantly receives from the government, the medical establishment, and the media.
With this being said, you are now about to learn the most powerful and effective actions that you can utilize to strike the root and set yourself free.