Wednesday, November 26, 2008


In the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving Day each year on the the fourth Thursday of November. So tomorrow, November 27th, is our Thanksgiving Day this year. I think most other nations around the world also have a day set aside to remember all of the good that has been given to them, a day to express gratitude.

There is no doubt that most of us have much to be grateful for this year. Certainly success in business is important and can provide many wonderful blessings, but in a deeper and far more fundamental way our hearts turn to blessings other than money and worldly things. Our families, our deeply held beliefs, our health and our opportunities to serve others and to be served by others. These and other considerations are on our minds when we think about gratitude, appreciation and thanksgiving. During this special time of year I think about these great blessings that have been given to me.

One of the more special blessings is my association with each of you. Over the past few years I have made so many new friends and hold those friendships very dear. I have strengthened old friendships and also treasure those associations. My sense of our purpose as a company creates a sustainable source of energy for me and I am very grateful for that. I hope you can feel my appreciation for you and all that you do to make life better for others in your sphere of influence.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Simply Slim Part 2 of 4

As I shared with you in my last posting, our Global Marketing Department is creating some great information to help you share Bios Life Slim with your family and friends. Below is Part Two of how Slim can help you burn fat. Stay tuned for more. Slim continues to sell well in every market in which it has been introduced. I hope you are taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see your business explode!

All the best,

Part Two of Four—How a modern diet and lifestyle has transformed the body from a fat burning machine into a fat storing machine.
See if this sounds familiar…
You get up in the morning and want breakfast. Maybe some pancakes with syrup, or some cold cereal with milk. Add some toast with butter and jam. If you’re in a hurry you grab a doughnut or a Pop Tart.
Have you eaten stuff like that for breakfast?
When that breakfast enters your body it’s converted to glucose and rushes into the bloodstream—the more sugary the breakfast, the faster and higher the blood sugar or glucose level rises in your bloodstream.
Your pancreas senses this spike in glucose in your blood. It responds by pumping out insulin and creating an insulin spike in response to the spike in my glucose level.
That surge of insulin works the way it’s supposed to—it opens up the doors to your cells allowing the glucose to enter and feed them—then the excess glucose is stored in your fat cells. Since your cells are feasting on glucose and the extra is being stored away, the glucose level in your blood falls.
But insulin takes a longer time before it detaches from the receptor site and leaves the body. Insulin is a long-chain polypeptide—and is a more complex molecule than glucose. So, it takes more time before it can leave your system. Glucose takes an hour to an hour and a half to spike up and come back down, but insulin takes three to five hours to do that.
In the meantime, your cells need nourishment 24-hours-a-day. However, with lots of insulin in your body, your fat cells can’t release those Free Fatty Acids to feed your cells—even if those cells are starting to want more food.
So what happens an hour or two after breakfast? You start feeling a little irritable, you can’t concentrate, you get tired, and then, the cravings begin! Do you get that way about mid-morning?
There you are, low blood sugar level, you can’t use your stored fat because insulin is still there blocking the way out, and you probably won’t wait 3 to 5 hours in order for your insulin to go away so you can feed your body with my stored fat.
So unfortunately, the obvious answer is to eat something to make your hunger go away and to feel more energetic, and so you grab whatever is around—maybe a Snickers bar from the candy machine. Have you ever done that?
Now, your glucose level spikes back up, which causes your body to release more insulin, which pulls that glucose back down into the cells, and the extra gets stored away in your fat cells again.
But because the insulin level is still high, you’re not able to burn any Free Fatty Acids. In other words, you’re adding to the fat storage, but never taking any out.
Now it’s noon, and you’re really hungry but swamped at work. You grab something quick for lunch. The fast food you eat forces your insulin level back up and the cycle continues into the afternoon!
You end up bathing your body in insulin the entire day. You understand that insulin is important; you have to have it in order to get the glucose out of the bloodstream and into the cells to feed them. But when you have too much insulin in your body for too long, it can create problems.
Your pancreas is straining to produce all that insulin, and that stress is bad. If it gets bad enough, you can develop adult onset diabetes—which nowadays you don’t have to be an adult to get—it’s even happening to children, and is called type 2 diabetes.
Month after month, over a period of years, this sort of cycle can wear out your pancreas, or your body becomes less and less sensitive to insulin so you need more and more of it in order to open the doors of your cells.
What’s more, your body keeps getting fatter and fatter because it’s storing fat at almost every meal but not able to burn much, if any.
That’s how the modern diet and lifestyle works with your body without Bios Life Slim.