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									Feel Great Now!
      A Special Report by

         Katie Williams


     © Katie Williams, 2009

The need for you to take responsibility for your own wellness has never been greater than it is right now.

We are in the middle of a war against illness, and with unprecedented rates of obesity, Diabetes, cancer and
heart disease, it would appear that we are losing.

The Western world clings to a medical system that is overstretched and underfinanced, relying on overworked
and inadequately resourced medics to ‘cure’ them, should their deliberate lifestyle choices result in ill health, and
believing they will always provide unbiased advice despite the huge funding that pharmaceutical companies
provide for medical training.

There is, however, good news. A growing number of people are joining the wellness revolution. These people
are taking complete responsibility for their own and their families’ wellbeing. They are seeking out information
about how to live a healthier life and avoid the illnesses that their peers are heading towards.

If you are new to this wellness revolution and just beginning to learn about the incredible impact you can have on
your own health, a lot of the information you will receive from me will contradict what your parents, friends and
doctors have told you. That does not mean that this information is incorrect, or that it cannot help you.

No matter what stage you are at; whether you are trying to do the best for your young family, or are a baby
boomer with a recent ill health diagnosis, I promise you that this information can, and will, change your life.

You are at a very liberating place right now – you have found information that can give you the power to take
complete ownership of your health.
                                             Getting The Right Advice

If your car breaks down, who do you call?

A mechanic, of course.

And if your tap won’t switch off, you’d call the plumber.

Garden infested with grass-killing insects? Call a specialist lawn care company.

Knowing which expert to call in the right situation is crucial to achieving the correct result.

If you have a pain in your chest, and a tingling in your arm, you definitely need to be calling for an ambulance.
You need urgent medical attention.

If you are involved in a car accident (maybe after you take your car to the gardener instead of the mechanic!),
you shouldn’t consider calling for anyone but the medics.

I want to make it very clear upfront that I am not anti-medicine. Our health systems are, for the larger part, full of
men and women who care so much they have dedicated their lives to helping others. Most are overworked and
underpaid, and are fully aware that this will be the case when they choose the career.

But the fact is, the health system is being abused by a huge number of people. The doctors and nurses,
surgeons and consultants are overworked partly because of the public and our excessive reliance on them.

I have to agree with Norman Cousins, author of a series of bestselling non-fiction books on illness and healing,
who said; “We are becoming a nation of sissies and hypochondriacs, a self-medicating society easily
intimidated by pain and prone to panic. We understand almost nothing about the essential robustness
of the human body or its ability to meet the challenge of illness.”

Have a headache? Call the doctor.

And yet what are the two most common causes of headaches? Dehydration and needing to excrete. So
perhaps before you call the doctor, you could drink some water and go to the toilet. Maybe you could also switch
off the TV and close the computer down to give your eyes a rest from the glare.

We have become so used to the availability of the medical profession that we no longer see it as necessary to
look after our own health. We eat fatty foods, binge drink, smoke, live through high amounts of stress, ignore our
body’s warning signs by using stimulants to get us through another day, walk no further than to our car, and then
when ill health appears we rely on the doctor to fix us.

It is nobody’s responsibility but your own to look after your own health.

Good health is the most important, wonderful thing you can ever achieve in your life. If your health is good, you
should fight every day to keep it that way. And if your health is poor, you should be fighting to improve it.

This is where recognising which expert to call becomes so important.

There is a correct time and place to call your doctor, or an ambulance.

But right now, you need to be calling experts in natural health – experts in wellness.
The medical profession is misleadingly known as the ‘health system’ – it is actually the sickness system.

It should be your biggest goal in life to avoid ending up in the cogs of the sickness system.

And to achieve that goal, you need to learn as much as you possibly can from the wellness system; from
information like this.
                                       Understand What Wellness Means

There are a few myths that we have to tackle.

Firstly, we have to redefine wellness. Many people believe that if they are free from pain, they are healthy and
well. This is a dangerous assumption.

For example, let me introduce you to Bob. Bob isn’t a real person, but he represents many people. You
probably know a Bob or two, and you might even be Bob.

Bob is a smoker. He’s 20 pounds overweight, although he promises each new year that he will get back in
shape. His diet is standard – he eats the same as all his family and friends. Most mornings he skips breakfast –
who has time for breakfast?! – but treats himself to a cappuccino from the office canteen, the first of several each
day. He’s an old fashioned kind of guy so dinner is usually meat and vegetables.

If you ask Bob whether he is healthy, he’ll say he could be healthier – he knows he needs to kick the smoking
habit and lose some weight, and shouldn’t he eat some fruit? But if you ask Bob whether he is well, he’ll say of
course he is. He feels fine.

The problem is, it will only take one visit to the doctor for Bob to discover that he may have cancer. Diabetes.
Heart disease. High blood pressure.

So, was Bob ‘well’ when he said he was? Only on the surface, and maybe not even that.

The truth is that illness grows over time, and often we can feel fine while that is happening. And then maybe
some test results come back and discover a health problem. Maybe a routine smear returns worrying results.
Maybe one day we start coughing up blood.

Or maybe, as is the case for too many, we don’t get that warning; that second chance to turn things around.
Maybe we are going about our life when suddenly we suffer a fatal heart attack.

This happened to my own father.

He was out shopping one day, saw several people he knew; chatted and joked with them, walked home and got
right to his front door, even put his key in the door, then collapsed and died.

Please, please, do not make the dangerous mistake of thinking that because you feel ok, all is well inside your

The second myth we need to challenge is that of the unwavering trust we tend to have in the medical system.

This is easy to understand. Since most of us mere mortals have little if any medical knowledge, it may seem like
we have no choice but to trust the experts. After all, they are the ones with years of study and letters after their
names. They must know something!

And yet most of us would not dream of placing so much trust in someone else’s hands in any other area of our
life. We are used to shopping around, getting second opinions, taking time to consider before making a decision.

How many people take this approach when a doctor writes out a prescription for them?
The problem with relying so heavily on one person’s advice is that that person is human; meaning there is room
for human error within their advice. Bear in mind how overworked and highly stressed most doctors are, as well
as the pressure they face to make sure your appointment fits into the small time frame their schedule allows, and
then ask whether you should take their advice so blindly.

How can you possibly explain all of your symptoms, all of your present life circumstances, all of your feelings, in
a space of 7 minutes before the next patient is due in the room? Rushed in this way, is there not a large chance
that you will forget (or not get time) to mention an important part of your symptoms? And if this is the case,
logically that has to create the possibility of the drugs your doctor prescribes for you actually being inadequate or

By way of comparison, as a practicing nutritionist, my client appointments last for between 45-90 minutes,
depending on the client’s needs. During each appointment, we discuss not only eating habits but also exercise
routines, ill health symptoms and early warning signs, and lifestyle. Why? Because you are one whole person,
not a series of separate, isolated parts. Your emotions affect your physical health, and vice versa.

For example; imagine Brenda (not a real person, but again you may know or even be a Brenda) going to the
doctors. She is having trouble sleeping and, when she manages to, she has terrible nightmares. She looks
haggard and severely tired, and the doctor helps her by prescribing sleeping pills. That may seem like good
advice. But what if Brenda has been recently bereaved? Given this emotional trauma, I would certainly hope
that the doctor would examine other options instead of (but it’s more likely as well as) sleeping pills, because the
emotional trauma is manifesting itself in physical symptoms.

This is a pretty extreme example – I’d certainly like to hope that even in a rushed doctor’s appointment, Brenda
would be prompted to mention something as devastating as a bereavement. But life does not always give us
extreme realities. For many people, subtle life stressors or changes in circumstances may be leading to physical
symptoms without them ever connecting the two.

Many people may not see the problem in this. Our reliance on, and trust in, the medical profession often leads
us to believe that their advice could not possibly harm us. All too often I hear people say things like, “it must be
safe or they wouldn’t be allowed to prescribe it” when they have absolutely no evidence to justify this opinion.

The frightening truth is that over 750,000 people in the United States alone die each year due to conventional
medicine mistakes. Within this number, over 100,000 of these deaths are the results of prescription drugs.

Our heavy reliance on prescription drugs is costing us more than we would like to believe, while factors that
affect our health such as stress levels, lack of exercise, high calorie intake, processed food intake and exposure
to environmental toxins are virtually ignored.

We must all understand that the medical system is focused on masking symptoms of ill health more than it is
focused on preventing, and then overcoming the causes of, ill health. Too often this has fatal consequences.

Please, please, educate yourself about how you can avoid illness.

The next myth I want to challenge in this report is that of fad diets.

Let me put this as simply as possible: diets do not work.
The idea of a diet has become so misrepresented that just the word can strike terror in the hearts of many, and
send people straight to the chocolate supply. For many people, a diet means deprivation, bland food,
embarrassing weekly weigh-ins and temporary (if any) success.

In fact, studies show that yo-yo dieters (and people who ‘diets’ appeal to do tend to be yo-yo dieters, often for
their whole lives) actually follow a path of losing some weight while on a fad diet, caving in to temptation and
putting on weight, starting another new diet with limited success, falling off the bandwagon and gaining weight,
attempting to lose weight for summer, gaining weight over the Thanksgiving/Christmas period, and on and on.
And, if you track that person’s weight from the very start of their dieting, their weight will actually increase quarter
by quarter, year by year.

This is soul-destroying for the person’s confidence and belief that they may ever lose weight successfully, but it
is also extremely bad news for that person’s health. This yo-yo cycle of losing and gaining weight is actually
more harmful to the body than it would be for a person to remain a consistent weight, even if that weight is

People are, however, so desperate to believe in quick fixes and miracle diets that they are quick to convince
themselves to try ‘the next best thing’. Any diet that does not provide a healthy balance of the necessary food
groups will not be successful as it is not realistic over a long-term period. Some people will lose weight while
following the diet, but as soon as they finish the programme or get bored of eating cabbage soup, they return to
their old eating habits and enter the yo-yo cycle.

Now, this is fairly controversial advice for me to offer as a nutritionist, but if you are overweight and have had
unsuccessful attempts at shifting the excess weight in the past – your problem is probably not food. Do not
follow another diet. Instead, I would strongly recommend that you examine your emotional attachments to food
and how your lifestyle affects your food choices. You might like to discuss this with a friend who would be
completely honest with you, but if you feel that there are deeply ingrained emotional triggers that see you
heading towards the biscuit tin, you may require the help of a professional. In this situation, I find that NLP
practitioners achieve the most successful results in breaking the attachments that have formed.

Please, please, do not let clever marketing fool you into following fad diets. Healthy eating is a lifestyle choice
that has to be sustainable every single day.

Finally, be careful whose advice you take.

More than ever, we find that everyone considers themselves an expert. Everyone has an opinion, and sadly
many people feel the need to share their opinions even if they are uninformed, ignorant, outdated and incorrect.

(It also seems like everyone has a website to share their opinions from! Remember, any schmuck with an
internet connection can do this.)

Be very careful who you are influenced by.

Find qualified, experienced experts and learn from them.

And please, use me as a resource for your questions and concerns. Let me know what information you would
like to see in the newsletter and on the website. Get in touch if differing opinions have left you completely
I thank you for your time in reading this report – please feel free to share it with people you care about. Taking
control of your wellness is an exhilarating, exciting journey and I hope we can walk together on this path for a
long time to come.

If you’d like to take the next step on the road to feeling better than you have for years, you can have a full
consultation with me for less than half price! I usually charge £75 for this service, but if you book your
consultation in the next 2 days, it will be just £30. That’s a huge saving and an incredibly low price for a
consultation with a qualified nutritionist. Claim your consultation now by eMailing me at katiektk@hotmail.co.uk

To your wellness,

Katie Williams
W: http://www.glyco247.wordpress.com
E: katiektk@hotmail.co.uk
T: 44 7795 116284

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