4 Trends Leading People to Shaklee TREND: HEAL THYSELF With 47 million Americans uninsured and health- care costs still rising, hi-tech diagnostic testing and drug and surgical intervention are unaffordable for many. This, combined with persistent reports of prescription drug risks, will lead to a revolt against our drug-dependent and invasive medical culture. Look for Americans to start taking much more responsibility for their own health and attaining health benefits through the integration of diverse therapies and better lifestyle choices Gerald Celente, founder of The Trends Research Institute, Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking Practitioners of the healing arts…such as chiropractors, naturopaths, and anyone who can teach people how to get and stay healthy …will enjoy booming business. Entrepreneurs who provide simple but effective remedies or high-quality ingredients for these remedies will gain the greatest share of the expanding “Heal Yourself Health Care” market, perhaps the biggest growth industry of the next decade. Even people who have never considered a career in health care might consider this field. Gerald Celente, founder of The Trends Research Institute, Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking Americans want work that: ◦ allows independence ◦ To work on their own terms rather someone’s else’s ◦ Flexibility for family time ◦ Strong desire to work from home (87%) (especially parents and middle class) ◦ 80% are ‘concerned” about making money for the future. .. (in category $40,000 to $100,000 +) Americans associate the future with words like “struggle” and “survival”. Only ¼ of Americans have a job they would describe as a career. 93% believe the American Dream is about making money on your own talents and on your own terms. U.S. ranks 34th in life expectancy yet … U.S. spends $2.1 trillion on health care ( 2006) ( $7000 per person per year) 4 of top 10 causes of death are chronic diseases with well-established links to diet… ◦ Coronary Heart Disease ◦ Cancer ◦ Diabetes ◦ Stroke Psychiatric disorders 26% of adults 20% of kids Depression…20 million Anxiety …40 million 1 in 10 Americans takes an anti-depressant Psychiatric disorders are expensive ( in ‘06, $200 billion ) 8 million US kids take ADD medication (1 in 10 children) Asthma affects 16 million adults …7 million children Asthma causes 3600 deaths/year 6000 children between 5 and 14 years old die each year. Number one cause .. ACCIDENTS Number two cause – CANCER From US Center for Disease Control , Ultra Mind Solution Mark Hyman MD, Books, documentaries, movies, articles, scientists , environmentalists, nutritionists are raising alarm regarding: American factory farm practices “Industrialized Food Industry” Genetically Modified Foods Meat-packing industry Poor food safety regulation, etc #1 New York Times Best Seller ”In Defense of Food” Michael Pollan Omnivore’s Dilemma (Pollan), Food, Inc. (Weber), Fast Food Nation (Schlosser), Super Size Me, King Corn… Prevention and Wellness A Good Diet …with “real food” (In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan) Exercise Adequate rest Love and laughter Quality supplements that help maximize prevention of disease (some nutrients are so critical they can not be left to chance) Share with others as if their life depended on it … because it does. This is our time.
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