Is there a holy grail to defying the aging
process? Can we really slow and even
turn back the clock by 'turning off' the
While generally we believe that alarms
should be going off when we hear of a single
'fix' for health and aging issues.
This is the disease-driven approach that has
got so much of society in trouble.
People are conditioned to seek drugs that
simply put a band-aid on the problem,
ignoring the real underlying root cause,
holding us captive to the developing
condition and drug, while opening ourselves
up to adverse side effects of those
drugs. This dangerous mindset, driven
by pharmaceutical companies, is the
equivalent to having your auto's check
engine light come on and simply clipping the
indicator's wire to get rid of the nuisance.
We've missed the point and opened the door
to bigger chronic issues by not addressing
the real need - frequently a deficiency.
Whether it is insufficient oil in your auto
or nutritional deficiency in your body, we
must address the need, not just mask the
engine light or symptom in the body.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine
nailed it when he said, "Let thy food be
thy medicine and thy medicine thy food."
Maybe mom was right - "You are what you
eat." To fully appreciate the
power of this and taking control of your
health - we suggest you watch the movie, Food Matters, online or DVD (both
We believe strongly in not focusing on
disease, but focus on what we can do to
increase our health and wellness.
With that stated, we sometimes come across
natural food sources that offer such
compelling health benefits, clearly
separating them from anything else regarding
their specific benefits.
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That has clearly been the case with what we
have found in the açaí
berry. The benefits packed into that
little berry have proven to be more than
what was thought to be possible not many
There is another compelling discovery that
warrants our attention for both anti-aging
and cardiovascular benefits.
Science has long looked at the so called
"French Paradox" - how France eats such a
high- fat diet and high wine consumption,
yet exhibits such low heart disease rates.
The association has long been made to the
regular consumption of red wine.
We now know about the anthrocyanins in red
grapes. In fact, we discovered that
berry has up to thirty times the
anthrocyanins of red grapes! As we
look at the latest research, it also points
to a substance called resveratrol, found in
The benefits of resveratrol are proving to
be very exciting indeed. However what
is disturbing is where the focus goes for
profits. Drug company Glaxo Smith
Kline recently invested $750 million into
the development of a synthetic resveratrol
to market as a drug.
Resveratrol exists perfectly in nature for
our benefit. We know that all the
synthetics such as for vitamin C, E and so
forth are not effectively used in the body
and mainly pass through our system, because
it was not directly from a plant source.
However, no one can patent or have exclusive
rights to a natural source, in a fruit, as
they can with an artificially developed