If you've arrived at this site to find answers to the questions...
Well...you're at the right place!
Several years ago, my health took a nosedive.
After a stroke, heart attack, triple bypass surgery and subsequent heart weakening (called "congestive heart failure")...
I had barely enough energy to sit at the computer and rest.
Not fun at all.
I didn't know enough about what it takes to be healthy in order to do anything about my condition, but I sure wanted to regain my energy and physical wellness...!
I suffered from evil, exhausting side effects from the prescription drugs I had to take.
I got to the point where I really wanted to feel better so I could enjoy my life more, but didn't know where to start... I had no useful understanding on how to get and stay healthy.
Needless to say, I was very frustrated!
The situation I discovered when searching for useful information about improving my physical condition was that there isn't easy to understand, simple basics that anyone can understand and use themselves to improve their health.
I could not find any sort of basic information in "plain English", and I realized that it certainly wasn't ever taught in grade school or even high school.
Well, I thought that was weird.
All workable subjects have basics!
Nothing I researched was very simple, much of the data I studied was conflicting, incomplete or blatantly false and certainly confusing!
This site offers answers and solutions to the questions above - the simple basics fished from a sea of confusing and misleading information.
"This site doesn't bombard me and make me feel like I have to do sooooooo much to improve my health that I give up before I start...
I've been looking for weeks for a site that I could actually use and keep referring to without being "turned off" by it's complexity or expecting too much of me to want to go back.
Thanks for that.
Your site is great."
~ Janis T.
Health improvement CAN be simple when you know the fundamentals of what the body needs to work right.
How do I know?
I've applied them to my own body and situations and gotten positive results. Who needs more proof than that?
You probably have a good idea of what it takes to improve your physical condition...
But... with all the bits and pieces of information that we get bombarded with, information that is conflicting, incomplete or even outright false, how can we decide for ourselves what's true even if we had enough time to check it all out??
Having tons of conflicting and erroneous data makes it almost impossible to understand things and hides the simple, yet powerful basics under a mountain of confusion.
You CAN do something about feeling better and increasing your energy.
It's not hopeless like I once felt it was.
It comes from knowing and understanding the basics so that you can apply them to yourself.
These are the four basic elements that the body requires in order to function well:
It doesn't make sense that grunting and groaning and having a hard time would work to achieve something that makes you feel good does it?
How could you really achieve anything if getting there was painful?
So come on in, let's grab something to wet our whistles and chat about taking charge of our bodies - and most importantly, enjoying our lives more!
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health begins with good information."