Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Health is Wealth
By Dr. Bill Releford
Published April 4, 2013

Miracle Berry Juices. Fact or Hype


Known as “natural Viagra,” this berry supposedly increases sex drive and promotes weight loss. Harvested along the lush Amazon River, this wonder purportedly fights disease, improves vision, and slows aging.


Grown in China, the medicinal properties of another berry have been recognized for thousands of years. Often dried like raisins, its proponents claim it helps the kidneys and liver, strengthens immune systems, and boosts energy and fertility.


Originating in Western Africa, this berry was discovered by Europeans in the 1700s. Simply eating it makes sour food taste sweet, and it may help prevent Alzheimer’s, reduce heart disease, and lower cholesterol.


All three berries sound miraculous. Wouldn’t you like to know their names, so you can buy some right now?


That’s just what the manufacturers of the pills, waters, and balms made from these berries want you to do! They want you to become the next member of their “berry of the month” club!


I don’t have anything against berries in general. They provide vital nutrients, and including them in your diet will help you achieve better health by consuming five colors a day of fruit, vegetables, and proteins.


Too many people, though, think all they need is a daily dose of acai, goji, or miracle berries to stay healthy and feel strong.


The fact is, no single exotic or sexy-sounding berry, juice, or nut will ensure your health and wellbeing. So savvy marketers prey upon those who essentially want something for nothing. 


People, you can’t succeed without sacrifice, especially when it comes to your health. Look at the alternatives: ICU visits, heart attacks, strokes, nursing homes – you get the picture.


How do you stay healthy? Share your challenges on Facebook or Twitter, or text “fit” to 313131 to become a member of Fit2LeadFit2Serve.org.

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