|My Doctor was surprised when I refused the medication, but was very pleased when my triglycerides fell by 300 points in only 2 months! True Omega-3 will change your life! Here’s what happened to me: In June 2005, I received really bad news from my doctor. My triglycerides were in the RED ZONE – “High Risk” for stroke. The ambulance sirens went off in my head! 508 was the count to be exact. 508 became my magic number. In life, sometimes there are little keys given to you that unlock big doors. 508 was a little key for me that opened a big door exposing a problem that I had neglected for 15 years. Once you hit “500” you are “high risk” for heart disease. LDLs were high and the HDLs were real low. Ratios were terrible. The doctor prescribed some pharmaceuticals but I wasn’t buying. When you read about all the dangerous and nasty side effects of statin drugs, you will understand why. I hadn’t taken an antibiotic in 30 years. This was not the time to start going pharmaceutical.
“True Omega-3 saved my life!
Now my friends call me the Omega-3 Man!”
I was about 15 lbs overweight, had that spare tire growing around the mid-section. My liver was not in good shape from a bout of hepatitis I contracted while on a mission in India way back in 1976. An ultrasound was ordered. Results show I have a “fatty” liver! Enough was enough. The time for change had come! What is your magic number? What is your little key that is going to unlock your big door? This was my motivation to make significant changes in my life and in my health regimen!
Wake Up Call and Commitment
This time became a “wake up call” knowing that I had to make some drastic changes in my life if I was ever going to get back in shape and take charge of my life, instead of letting chaos and health challenges ruin me. I stopped eating beef (for the most part). I love beef! I met Joe Theisman, the NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback. He was the keynote at a tradeshow. He had stopped eating beef 20 years ago. “Why Joe?”
“Not only have we got hormone problems with the beef, but did you know it takes 3 days to digest or longer? I haven’t got time to digest for 3 days, I am a busy man!” I will still enjoy the occasional steak but at least I know if I choose to eat beef, I have my work cut out for me and I better get my exercise in!
I joined a gym and found out they offered classes for free and I made some commitments.
Think about this: A personal trainer can run you $50 – $75 an hour. If you join a Gym, and take advantage of the free classes such as Yoga, Body Flow, Body Pump, RPM (cycling), etc., then you can get “personal” instruction included in the price of the membership. Most of the classes I take have 3 to 8 people in attendance. Not only do I get “personal” instruction, I have the added benefit of the support and chemistry involved in a group activity. Let’s see: I take on average 3-4 free classes a week (there are literally 40 hours of group classes scheduled!) and my membership costs $40 a month. That works out to about $2.87 per class hour. This of course doesn’t take into account the unlimited number of hours that the gym is open to me with over one million dollars in various workout equipment if I choose to use it. If I do a measly two hours a week in the gym using all this great equipment then my fee per hour reduces to under $1.80. There is some unique value there. But you say, what if I don’t go? Well, that’s where you gotta have some commitment.
I decided I was willing to do what’s hard. I decided to act in spite of my fears. I committed that I was bigger than any obstacle and that I would never give up. These were powerful commitments.
No one said it’s easy but complicated it is not. The philosophy of the Enlightened Warrior became my creed. A warrior by definition is one who goes about “to conquer.”An Enlightened Warrior is one who seeks to “conquer oneself.” How tough is that? Well, try breaking a life long habit! Here’s a challenge: Try a Yoga! You will learn a lot about conquering yourself! Of all exercise routines, yoga is my favorite. I have a great teacher and I come away from a one hour yoga class, exercised to be sure, but feeling refreshed and centered. There are many men taking yoga today and it’s a great place to meet the ladies, so there is not enough good to be said about signing up for a weekly yoga class!
True Omega-3 to the Rescue!
Will the first sign of heart disease be sudden death?
I had heard about Omega-3s on the Radio and figured this was the time to put up or shut up. I called in and ordered a 3 month supply of the full line of products. Was it hard to shell out a few hundred bucks? Well, how much did I want to pay the doctors and hospitals? Thousands? That would be the ultimate in being penny-wise pound foolish! I can’t really say I had the money for it but I did have a credit card and didn’t want to have a stroke or heart attack! What do you value most?
For a lot of people, the first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack! A full 50% of those end in a medical condition known as “sudden death”. Did I really want to suffer a heart attack or was I going to stop being chintzy and playing around with my health and my heart?
After 3 months of taking the product, I went for a retest. My triglycerides were down to 200! -A drop of 308 points. I lost 15 lbs. Healthy “good oils” and going to the gym can help you lose weight! I lost 3 inches off my waist and pant size. I became a believer. Will these supplements do it all? Actually I think they would, but I am honestly telling you my story and what I did to change my habits which includes not being a slouch, getting my body moving, and eating sensibly.