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What Are Binding Machines?

Posted on January 23, 2018 By In Uncategorized With no comments

The pages and covers of a book or document need to be bound together for making them last longer and enhancing their appearance. Binding machines are used for purposes in which thread is used to bind together pages and covers, through a strip sewn over or along the edge for strengthening or decoration.

The most commonly available binding machines include comb, coil, velobind, tape, double loop wire, and thermal binding and padding. A number of companies manufacture these machines, including GBC, HOP, Plastikoil, Renz, Rhino Tuff, Rollabind, Standard, and Speil.

It is a fact that bound documents last longer than the unbound ones. A binding machine has manual punch or electric punch. Manual punch is frequently used for small and medium volume jobs, where the electric punch is used for medium and large volume jobs. Currently available binding machines are fully automated for ensuring efficiency and effective time utilization. Presentation effect, manufacturing speed, and number of pages per bind will decide which binding technology is best suited for a particular application. It is generally observed that electric binding machines are more efficient and enable higher quality binding.

There are two commonly used methods of binding: friction type and knotted ends type. In friction type, binding knots pass at least once around a load of papers, and are held in place by the friction caused between the windings of the line that pass over top of the other winding. The binding knots, in the knotted end types, are passed at least once around the load and are eliminated in the position by two ends of the line, which are knotted together.

While choosing a binding machine, it is recommended to look out for certain features. These are punch capacity – how many sheets it can punch at one time, bind capacity – how many sheets it can bind at one time, the accepted paper size, and its mode of function.

Source by Alison Cole

Get Idiot-Proof Instructions to Build a Windmill

Posted on January 23, 2018 By In Uncategorized With no comments

Do high electricity costs and the battered economy have you thinking of alternate energy sources? Well, you would be surprised at how easy it is to save money on electricity by making your own windmill. If you're ready to generate cheap energy for yourself and need instructions to build a windmill (even if you're an idiot), you've come to the right place!

You may ask yourself 'why go to the effort of producing cheap energy yourself?' Well, there are several reasons. The most obvious reason is cost. Electricity costs have been rising for years. Even with the recent plunge of commodity prices, your electricity bill has probably continued to increase. By generating your own cheap energy by using your very own renewable energy source, you have the opportunity to not only cut your own electricity bill, but also sell excess electricity back to the power company!

The second reason to generate cheap energy is reliability. This year, many people, including myself, were hit by an ice storm. I knew people that were without power for 9 days. Do you think they were miserable? If they had followed our instructions to build a windmill at their home, they would not have missed their television shows or had been without warm meals or heat. Face it, if you live in an area that gets hit by thunderstorms, hurricanes, ice, or heavy snow, you run the risk of being without power at any time. Heck, even a squirrel can cause a power outage. Why take the risk?

A third reason to generate your own power is that it helps save the earth. The earth is your friend, and you can use its resources to your advantage to generate power without polluting the environment. By using the wind to recycle energy, you are using nature to create power instead of fuels or other pollutants. How clean would our earth be if everyone stopped polluting the environment and built their own very windmill?

A fourth reason to generate cheap energy is that it is inexpensive to build your own wind turbine. Your total cost is usually under $ 100. In fact, you have many of the items you'll need just lying around the house. It will pay for itself quickly in the savings you'll see on your electric bill!

A fifth reason to generate cheap energy is that once people see that your windmill really works to generate power, they'll want one of their own (but will be too lazy do build one themselves). Since it is so inexpensive for you to build a windmill, you'll be able to build windmills and sell them to make a $ 300-800 profit every time you make a sale!

Obviously, the time is now to begin "going green". Generate power at home with wind energy to eliminate your power bill. It's cost effective. It's environmentally friendly. It's easy to do.

Source by RW Harris

The Easy Ways To Find Affordable Building Supplies

Posted on January 23, 2018 By In Uncategorized With no comments

Building construction is an expensive form of investment. Whether you are going to build a house or a commercial space for your business, you have to spend a handsome amount for that. With regards to this, many people are thinking of ways on how to save money from building supplies. Will there be any possible way to save money while you are doing your construction?

Of course, there is! You can save money if you learn the ways to find cheap and affordable building supplies!

Getting cheap or affordable materials is considered as one of the most important things for anyone who likes to build something simply because this can help him save money. So, for you to find these cheap building supplies, you need to be extra careful in performing it so that you will not feel sorry and regretful in the end. When we talk about the right process to purchase cheap building materials, reading this article will definitely help you. Continue reading and learning the best information for your construction needs so you can make them suitable for you.

* Knowing the kind of building you are going to make is the first ting you need to do. If you know the type of building, then you will also know the right kind of materials to buy. This will reduce the chance of committing mistakes in the process of buying building supplies.

* Spend time to walk in your area and look for other constructions. This will help you pinpoint the type of construction you will have.

* You also need to talk with the construction workers and make a discussion about the kind of materials and building supplies to be used for the construction. Talking to these people will allow you to have a clear picture or estimate about the bud get for your construction. Feel free to tell them the kind of construction you want so they can help you assess it.

* Information about building supplies can be obtained from the center of building and construction supplies. Prices are presented in each center, so you will have the option to compare prices from one center to another. This will lead you to purchase the more affordable ones.

* The moment you have gathered enough information, you may now go home, finalize your decision, and start the kind of construction you want. Just make sure that you do the preparation in a correct way.

Source by Petro Solt

Solar Powered Money Saver

Posted on January 23, 2018 By In Uncategorized With no comments

We've all heard the warnings concerning the depletion non-renewable energy sources and the need for alternative energy supplies. Any many of us know first hand of the increasing expenses for traditional electrical and power use. We are reminded each month when we open a power bill or make a payment for electricity. Today more and more consumers who are listening to the warnings or becoming discouraged with costs of traditional energy are beginning to make significant changes to their lifestyles. An increasingly popular choice is to live "off the grid".

Living 'off the grid' means the replacement traditional methods of power and electricity use with renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines. This move is certainly good for the environment and it can literally save you hundreds of dollars in electric expenses.

Alternative energy solutions such as solar and wind power reduce your dependence on public services which in turn saves you money. Lack of power failures, sources of free energy, and abundance of natural power are other added benefits. Renewable energy sources will heat your home, light your room and even cook your food!

But before you rush out to purchase solar paneling or wind turbines and hire an installer consider this: pre-manufactured panels and professional installation could be well over $ 20,000 and take 30 years to recover the initial conversion of a solar house. Usually that's too much money and too long of a payback time for most people.

So how about creating and installing your own solar panels? Or building and setting up your own wind turbine? It's not as intimidating as you may think. With the proper plans, training and support you can set up a solar-powered home in no time. It's a lot cheaper and will pay for itself in months instead of decades. And this may surprise you, but do-it-yourself (DIY) solar paneling and wind turbine building can be very easy. In fact anyone can do it. People from all parts of the world are doing just that and saving thousands of dollars in retail prices.

Get your solar energy project started off to a great start with the right tools and clear, correct step-by step-instructions. Expert, detailed and easy to follow plans and videos cab teach you to:

mount and install solar panels;
apply for solar tax credits and rebates;
make professional s0lar panels and wind turbines for $ 200 or less
calculate the amount of power you can expect from your wind turbine
and much, much more.

Living off the grid can reduce energy costs, eliminate your electricity bills and provide you with a quick return on your investment. Get started with your DIY solar project today.

George Harlow

Source by George Harlow

Go Slow to Go Fast – Why Over 80% Of High Tech Startups Fail And What To Do About It

Posted on January 23, 2018 By In Uncategorized With no comments

With billions of dollars of venture capital residing down the street on Sand Hill Road, two Stanford professors are attempting to answer a fundamental question "why does it always take longer and cost more to build a hi-tech company than anyone ever expects?" For all the intellect, experience and graduate degrees in the venture capital industry, the sad truth is that 80% of venture capital investments do not pan out. While the reasons for this high attrition rate are too numerous to list here, a simple fact defines every successful investment – the company figures out how to bring in more money than it spends. The secret to solving this fundamental equation is two professors believe lies in the Sales Learning Curve.

Mark Leslie, an entrepreneur turned Stanford lecturer who took a startup company, Veritas, from nascent stages to over $ 1B in revenues and a recent $ 13.5B merged with Symantec, and Charles Holloway, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professor of Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business have developed a framework, that goes a long way towards answering the question "why it always takes longer and costs more?" Leslie and Holloway call this framework the Sales Learning Curve (SLC) and believe that it will prove as powerful a constructed in the high tech sector as the Manufacturing Learning Curve (MLC) was to the manufacturing sector in the early (date?). Today, manufacturers would not think of running their operation without tracking the MLC because of the dramatic improvements in productivity that it offers. Similarly, Leslie and Holloway believe the SLC holds the potential to fundamentally change how high tech companies are managed and will lead to more high tech companies reaching the promised land of "positive free cashflow." Increasing the number of cashflow positive companies should lead to greater venture capital returns, more capital being allocated to the sector by LPS, more early stage company formation, more innovation, more jobs, and increased productivity.

So what is the Sales Learning Curve?

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As illustrated above, the Sales Learning Curve tracks the contribution margin per sales rep (Sales Yield) against the number of customer transactions. The shape of the curve will be different for every company and every sector but the central tenant of the SLC remains constant – the "go-to-market" phase is when companies should "Go Slow to Go Fast" (which is some advice from a Nordic skiing expert that I recently received when I asked for some tips on improving my performance prior to an upcoming race – Google the phrase and you will find that triathletes, grade school teachers, executive coaches, swimmers, and karate instructors are all well aware of the Go Slow to Go Fast benefits).

Leslie and Holloway believe the "organizational learning" that occurs as sales reps interact with customers to close initial sales is critical to the ultimate success of the organization. The classic "go-to-market" strategy involves hiring a VP of sales once the beta product is complete and then hiring as many reps as the balance sheet will allow in order to "drive revenue and get to breakeven." According to Leslie and Holloway, this strategy is doomed to failure because the company has failed to take the time to understand the shape of the SLC for its product in its market. Some reports generated over the last two years by Fenwick and West, a prominent Silicon Valley law firm, bear out their assertion. There is a consistent pattern of inflated B round valuations; the percentage of down rounds for C and later rounds is always greater than B rounds. As Leslie and Holloway state, "One inference from this is that both entrepreneurs and VC's underestimate the cost and time required to move up the SLC after completion of the Beta product. VCs and entrepreneurs often assume that the company is ready to gain market transaction at this stage when in fact the company is only ready to begin the SLC learning process, which like product development stages has a certain indeterminate duration. "

When moving from beta release to first release, Leslie and Holloway argument that only a few technically versant sales reps should be hired. These sales reps should serve as a conduit between the initial customers and the engineering team and compensated not on revenue targets but on the "organizational lessons" that are achieved. Only after sufficient of these "lessons" have been incorporated into consequent releases of the product and the organization knows how to sell the product (defined as the point at which each sales rep's contribution margin is twice their fully burdened cost) does it make sense to aggressively hire additional sales reps. Leslie and Holloway posit that the SLC is immutable and can point to numerous theoretical models and concrete examples that indicate that until you have reached this pivotal point on the SLC, the capital invested in hiring additional sales reps is simply wasted.

My firm's principals have served as executives, investors, board members, and consultants to nearly 50 early stage companies in the technology sector – some successful (Microsoft) – some not. We have found consistently the go-to-market stage (more so than product development or market expansion) is where there is the highest degree of uncertainty and the greatest potential to burn through finite cash resources typically through a misallocation of sales & marketing resources. Needless to say, once we were exposed to the SLC, we immediately began working to develop the tools and constructs needed to apply the theory behind the SLC to the day-to-day operating reality of rapidly growing companies.

The last thing most CEOs and venture investors want to hear is "Go Slow" when they have a product that is out of beta testing. Having become intimately involved with the SLC and Leslie and Holloway's thinking, we are firmly convinced that is strictly what companies must do either they are a start up launching a brand new product or an established company starting a new line of business.

When companies are pushing a product out of beta, it is not unusual for a startup to have a reliably poor handle on questions such as the following:

• What is the true Customer ROI?

• Does the company have a clear segmentation and customer focus strategy?

• Has the Sales Model been clearly defined?

Most management teams feel like they have a strong grip on these topics based on a few "high touch" initial sales, the feeling that it is time to put the "pedal to the metal." Typically, when "v1" is shipped, it is a time of rising excitation, enthusiasm and confidence within the organization. There is also an expectation from investors that with rising expenses that management is going to push to get to breakeven in the shortest time period possible. Since revenue is only generated from sales activity which is directly related to the number of sales people in the field, there is a tremendous amount of pressure to hire and deploy reps ASAP.

Unfortunately, these sales reps are frequently deployed before the product is grounded in market reality and an effective sales and marketing process has been developed. Consequently, these sales reps are unproductive, "sales activity" never turns into revenue, and precious cash is wasted at an alarming rate.

What is the alternative? Our experience, which is echoed by the SLC, has shown that taking a lot different approach to sales when introducing a new product into the market can result in far more favorable out comes. At this stage, management should focus on capturing market and customer feedback rather than strictly on generating near-term revenue. The rate at which this customer feedback is accepted and assimilated into the product is critical to a company's ability to move up the SLC. Defining sales success in terms of the "amount of feedback collected from customers" influences the type of sales people hired at this stage as well as how they are compensated.

How does a company know the shape of its SLC and how to gauge its progress along it? A number of primary drivers of the SLC exist: readiness of the product, sales and marketing, product type, market structure and macro-economic conditions.

In tandem with the Venture Dynamics Group, we have developed a dynamic simulation model that estimates the SLC under different scenarios. The model helps entrepreneurs and investors model the shape of the SLC given a certain set of assumptions and then see the resulting impact on cash flow.

There are several actions an early stage business should take to apply the SLC framework that my firm, as well as Leslie and Holloway, are espousing. The following are some highlights:

• Identify and prioritize product, sales and marketing factors impacting the SLC

• Shore up gaps as well as exploit your strengths based on findings from broad customer contact and market experience.

• Engage in a regular process of analyzing how learning can be accelerated.

• Mobilize entity organization to engage with customers (engineering, product marketing, sales and finance)

• Staff and operate at the appropriate levels based on where you are on SLC.

The management team can then mobilize their own organization towards learning and accelerate their path up the SLC. While some of the management team may believe that this process will slow the rate of revenue growth, it is important to remind them that this process is intended to accelerate the process by which companies reach the ultimate corporate goal, cash flow positive.

Although it can seem counterintuitive to slow down the go-go energy upon initial product delivery, a well-grounded approach that keeps the SLC principles in mind will end up being the fastest path to rapid market penetration and sales growth. This will ensure you avoid the old saying, "haste makes waste" while giving your team and investors the kind of financial return you desire.

If you would like to see a complete SLC presentation given by Mark Leslie at a recent event, go to [].

Source by Dave Chase

Electric Baseboard Heaters – A Viable Alternative To Typical Electric Heaters or a Waste of Money?

Posted on January 23, 2018 By In Uncategorized With no comments

Heat you home with an electric heater and you could be looking at warm, cozy days. Electric heaters can be a great convenience for any living space. However, since there are so many varieties of heating appliances such as baseboard heaters, space heaters, ceramic heaters, and quartz heaters, it can become a little overwhelming to figure out which specific appliance to choose. Luckily, there’s information that can really get to heart of electric baseboard heaters.

Electric baseboard heaters are usually found along the base of a wall. This is where the term “baseboard” comes from. They come with metal pipes that encase their heating elements and they look very similar to hydronic baseboard heaters, the main difference being the use of electric heating coils. They work via convection heating where cool air gets pulled up into the slots on the bottom of the heating unit. Then, that air is heated up by the coils and fins located on the interior, heating the air near the floor. That warm air then rises and spreads itself throughout the room, pushing any cold air it finds down to the floor.

Electric baseboard heaters have a reputation for being a suitable alternative or supplement for other heating sources because they don’t take up much space at all and they are very energy efficient. A silent heating solution, electric baseboard heaters are good for the baby’s room or any other place in the home where your would like to have peace and quiet.

Since there’s no interior fan, this appliance differs from the typical electric heater. Many electric heaters not only come with fans that blow out hot air, but also other interior motorized parts as well. Because baseboard electric heaters have no moving parts, they don’t require maintenance. They’re a breeze to install, and they significantly lower energy costs because after the heater warms all the air in the room to a desired temperature, it automatically shuts itself off, conserving energy.

Perfect for hallways and bedrooms, many people use these appliances as an alternative or supplement to their central heating unit. Considering the energy savings, ease of installation, and lack of maintenance, electric baseboard heaters seem like a viable alternative to the typical electric heater.

Source by Ben Hurr

Buy The Best Warm Morning Gas Heaters

Posted on January 23, 2018 By In Uncategorized With no comments

Warm morning heaters can provide warmth for your home at low cost. These types of heaters provide warmth in any area of your home without hiking up your utility bills. During winters, electric power outages occur, and the gas heating systems provide much needed warmth during these times without forcing you to leave your home.

Many Benefits

Now, most home owners invest in warm morning heaters as they heat the air to higher temperatures by using less energy at less cost. Your money goes a long way when you buy these heaters as they have 99.99 percent fuel efficiency. These indoor morning heaters are popularly used for their environmentally friendly features. The by- products are mostly vapor and small amounts of carbon dioxide, and the emissions are relatively few when compared to other toxic warming systems.

Another advantage of this gas is that you will not run out of fuel as it can use gas from your home gas supply pipeline. This heating system doesn’t need vents or air from outside. They work with the oxygen available in the indoor space. There is no need of a flue, chimney, or outlet venting ducts when you install warm morning gas. There are no harmful emissions in these types of heaters, making them a safer option.

Proper Use

If you have enough ventilation in your room, gas heaters are best if you use them correctly. When you use indoor morning heaters, there is no wastage of fuel, and the gas used is a clean fuel, which does not produce harmful emissions. You can also move them around your home anywhere you wish due to their portability.

Warm morning heaters can be used for indoor as well as outdoor space where it is uneconomical to heat a large volume of air. The heaters are designed to heat a room faster than electric heaters, have the capability of producing up to 30,000 BTUs, and can adequately heat a room. You can operate these heaters comfortably on nights when you don’t have electricity.


There are many varieties of these types of portable ones, including vent free, convection, and radiant heaters. Some have features that include a pilot and oxygen depletion sensor, which automatically shut off if there is not enough air. The heater is easy to use, and you simply need to push a button for ignition to enjoy a dependable source of affordable heat.

Safety must be your first concern when installing any heater in your home. Make sure there is enough ventilation to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide over time due to the combustion process. Some people have a carbon monoxide monitor when they use indoor gas heaters. But, because most heaters come with built-in automatic shut-off features and heat guards, these heaters are trusted and used by a large number of home owners. You can use warm morning gas heaters, as your home deserves an alternative heating source in the cold winter season.

Source by Johnny Marry Jacobs

What Is a Charpy Test?

Posted on January 23, 2018 By In Uncategorized With no comments

It’s important to understand what a Charpy test is so that you can focus on structural integrity. Any time you use steel, you should be having this test conducted so that you know more about strain-rate.

Essentially, the test is going to show whether a metal should be classified as ductile or brittle. If you don’t take the time to understand how it is classified, you could end up using it in the wrong application.

How the Test is Conducted

The Charpy test is conducted in a relatively simple manner. However, you will generally use a third-party to conduct the test for you. It will provide you with all of the statistics needed so that you can learn more about the parent metal.

A standard notched specimen is struck with a controlled weight pendulum, which is one from a second site. There is an anvil and a pendulum in order to make sure that the specimen is struck in the right location. The amount of energy absorbed is recorded to identify how tough the test material is.

It’s also possible to have the tests carried out under different temperature settings. This will help to generate more information about the ductile to brittle transition curve.

Why Get it Done?

Even though you may have already done plenty of research to find out about the different alloys and their characteristics, you need to know as much as possible about how ductile or brittle a metal is. It will ensure you know more about how it is going to hold up in various situations.

A Charpy test will not take very long to conduct. The information can be extremely important to help you determine how easily the metal will break and under what situations. If you know that the metal is going to become more brittle after a certain temperature, you will know not to expose the metal to such a temperature – or choose a different alloy entirely.

The absorbed energy will always be reported when conducting the test. You will get these results on the report. There are a few other aspects that may or may not be reported, including crystallinity and lateral expansion. You want this data on the report, you will need to let the company who is conducting the test know this.

You will also need to remember that this information will not be used to calculate the toughness of a weld.

Now that you know what a Charpy test is, you can decide whether you need one or not. It may be beneficial for you to get the information so that you can learn more about the metal and whether it is capable of performing under the environment you plan on exposing it to.

Further, you want to make sure that you choose a company that will be able to carry out the test in the best conditions. It’s a good idea to discuss the test with several different third parties so that you can learn more about what kinds of information they can provide on the test. You want to work with someone who uses the highest quality standards and who has competitive prices. Further, you want someone who is going to build a long-lasting relationship with you as it is likely that you will need more Charpy tests in the future.

Source by Jeff Weigang

How Advisory Companies Help Energy Consumers Lower Their Electric Bills

Posted on January 23, 2018 By In Uncategorized With no comments

Before we begin to explain what advisory companies do, let me explain what electricity deregulation is all about.

The US electric industry is undergoing a sea change in the way it delivers electricity to millions of households and businesses nationwide. The $ 220 billion industry, which has been called the last great government-sanctioned monopoly, is slowly but certainly being deregulated and opened to competition, giving consumers the power to choose their electricity provider in much the same way they choose telephone carriers.

Advocates of deregulation say reducing government control of the industry will benefit consumers – lowering prices while expanding services and giving the public a say in those supplies the power that runs their computers, toasters, lamps, and more. Deregulation in most cases leads to lower prices for the consumers. This helps the consumer save money by giving him / her the choice to buy electricity at lower rates.

In summary, deregulation takes away the "monopoly" your state regulated utility offered you, and allows you to choose from different suppliers while continuing to be billed by your local utility.

Next, we will take a look at what advisory companies do and how they help energy consumers save money on their electric bills.

A typical advisory company in a deregulated market will focus on 3 things. Different Energy suppliers. Products that decrease energy usage. And alternative energy methodology in your area.

When you call an advisory company, make sure it is your local office, and not a big corporate "co-op." This is because the local offices have more incentive to help you and gain you as their "customer." Local agents work hand in hand with consumers to make sure they understand the benefits and risks of a deregulated market.

Source by Daniel Patel

Two Phenomenal Opportunities to Help You Weather the Coming Storms!

Posted on January 23, 2018 By In Uncategorized With no comments

My intent for this article was to discuss nutrition because we all eat. But in typical fashion I've been consistently affected by a local event and a new book.

Last week I took my son to hear a lecture by Bill McKibben. Bill has written over a dozen books; my son (13) and I are reading "Eaarth" together and he's scared. The reason it's relevant to the topic of getting healthy and the subtopic of nutrition is this: food production as we know it is over, forever.

Wet regions worldwide are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier. Think mold and drought. Everywhere is getting warmer. Think pests that no longer die. Storms are getting stormier – OK, not a scientific term – with an impact to herds, soil erosion, crops, salt water intrusion into fresh water supplies, and infrastructure.

Between 2000 and 2012, the World Bank global food price index 104.5%. Rising energy prices (up 183.6%) and fertilizer prices (up 104.8%) boost up food prices by adding to production, processing, transportation, and storage costs. Food commodity prices will likely be both higher and more volatile in coming decades; as climate change increases the incidence of extreme weather events, production shocks will become more frequent. Social chaos due to starvation and environmental refugees is increasing. (Winter is coming!)

So I wanted to discuss nutrition but like everything else these days, nothing is simple.

Nutrition has an individual element (we make choices), a national element (our country sets policy), and an international element (the globe is subject to a variety of economic, political, and environmental pressures.)

Regarding the individual element, many of us are either uninformed or misinformed when it comes to walking down the aisle – the grocery aisle. Given the deluge of information, misinformation, and conflicting recommendations based on substance or not-so-subtle (national) agendas it is not surprising we are confused.

Here's an example: 1) the US (unlike many other countries) permits food marketers to target children – think cereal commercials; 2) politicians make the laws governing markets; 3) big ag (cultural) corporations fund election campaigns for politicians … 4) so ​​when you see a rosy image on your screen telling you that good mothers should start their child's day with product "Y" you can bet there is a strategic agenda behind the "information" being delivered directly into your home!

Another example: why is milk a staple in public school lunches? The answer? Economics and big government contracts. If health were a criterion in the decision, milk (as we know it today) would be outlawed (as would fluoridated water!)

Meanwhile there are as many experts as diets.

Some gurus swear by the "Paleo Diet." They counsel us to eat as our ancestors did which would be great if we got the exercise our ancestors did, only wanted a lifespan of 20-30 years, and the quality of nutrients was the same as a millennia ago without any of the toxins, drugs, and disease that today's mass produced meat contains.

Other experts recommend we eat only raw foods but to receive the same level of nutrition from uncooked fruit and vegetables that our ancestors did we had to consume absurd quantities daily. Not a realistic option.

Additionally, large corporations employ floors of scientists using MRI's and other expensive tools to create what is called "food" that targets pleasure centers in our brains to keep us eating more. More processed items that come in all sorts of convenient packaging and are about as far removed from what used to be 'food' as can be.

What does this have to do with getting healthy, with nutrition, with business?

It's important that you are making conscious, informed decisions about what you put in your body – and how often and how much. Lead by example so your children and grandchildren have a fighting chance.

In the US, almost 24 million children are overweight or obese (70% of their parents – US adults over the age of 20 – are overweight or obese) and children as young as 6 are suffering from obesity-related strokes! It is increasingly common for children as young as 12 to be prescribed medication for high cholesterol and blood pressure.

There is something VERY wrong with these statistics!

We get "food" from the grocery store, we get "food" at restaurants, or from fast food joints. And we 'graze' our way through the landscape of convenience stores, vending machines, and ubiquitous stripalls – not to mention the array of snacks we have stored at home. Gone are the days that nutrition was sustantance only (and perhaps in the not too distant future, gone are the days when food is affordable and easily accessible.)

Through much trial and error I have found what works for me.

At a broad brush, however, here are some things for you to research for yourself:

  • the benefits of eating breakfast;
  • the benefits of intermittent fasting;
  • the difference between omegas 6 and 3;
  • foods that cause inflammation (hint: this relates to a dramatic rise in severe food allergies and asthma);
  • nutrient den food;
  • genetically modified food (and the impact of corn and soy which are now in almost every processed item you consume);
  • soil depletion, what that means to the nutrient value of even "good" organic food and the quantity you now need to consume to receive decent nutrition (in other words the recommendation to "just eat healthy food and you'll be fine" is flawed );
  • the source of your beef, pork, poultry, and fish – what they are fed, how they are raised, and how sick they are prior to becoming your breakfast, lunch, or dinner;
  • how packaging leaches chemicals into what you eat and drink, especially when storing or microwaving the contents (studies have linked bottled water to breast cancer, for example.)
  • Finally, learn the facts (not media dreamsay) about what carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber, and calories are and what balance of each you should target in your daily consumption.

Again, I have a simple and proven method of achieving good nutrition that I'd be more than happy to share should you decide to ask me.

I know it feels overwhelming to navigate something as basic as life-supporting nutrients. Do not be the person who throws your hands up saying, "Oh, well, we're all going to die anyway so I might as well just enjoy myself." It's not enjoyable to spend the last several years of your existence bedridden or on dialysis. It's not enjoyable to be at the mercy of total strangers, not all of them competent or caring, in a hospital or nursing facility. It's not enjoyable to watch loved ones struggle, especially if they are too young. And medication, long-term care, hospitalization – even home help – is far from cheap! Very few are prepared for the financial implications of sustained ill health and state coffers are already struggling with items other than healthcare for those who can not pay for themselves.

Decide to get healthy. Take action. When it does not work the first time, learn from your mistakes and keep trying. Understanding that getting healthy is not just about hitting a number on a scale. (You can be "skinny fat" and still subject to disease.) Health is about getting lean so you are not holding onto toxin-storing fat and it's about bolstering your immune system so you are better able to ward off the increasingly complex array of insults our environment subjects us to – not the least of which is stress.

Regardless of your view on climate change, we all need the stamina to dodge incrementally frequent economic and sociale curveballs. Do yourself and your family a favor; understand nutrition to live your healthiest and most productive life. Do not be uninformed or misinformed when you walk down the (grocery) aisle and do not let nutritional ignorance or indifference cost you years or quality until death do you part.

History has shown repeatedly during times of crisis there is always tremendous opportunity. Fortunately for us, when you have your own business in the Evolved Economy and you partner with the amazing super nutrition company I have partnered with, you get two phenomenal opportunities to help you weather the coming storms. You get the benefit of a Master Formulator who has created unique nutritional systems unlike any other available that will provide you all the best nutrition from the purest sources provided in easy-to-follow systems. And you get access to a system for owning your own business generating residual, or passive, revenue – lots of it! If this leaves you hungry to know more, then contact the person who referred you to this article to co-create your own Evolved Economy business right now while the forecast is clear.

If you arrived here independently and desire to know more, all my contact information is in the "resource" section and I'd welcome hearing from you.

Source by Jamie B Wolf