I received my Summit Magazine from 4Life today! It is always great to open up the pages of each FREE issue from 4Life to read inspiring stories of success, and health! But this issue tugged on my heart strings as I read "Welcome Home" to our beloved founders, David and Bianca.
I wanted to take some time to share just how lucky we are to have such amazing founders supporting our futures!
Having the right leadership is vital to our long term success. There was a study conducted by Research & Marketing Consultants that found various vital factors that help determine the long term success of both individuals and companies in the MLM industry.
One of the factors that plays a vital role in long-term security for us and distributors is the leadership of a company. The future success of a company depends on those foundational stages of that company just as much as it does current and future choices.
An example would be, did the company go to investors to help them get the company started and off the ground? You may be asking, "why is this relevant". When a company starts its journey through outside investors, they have to look at this from a dollar sign perspective. They aren't thinking about you or me, they are thinking about the money. Later on, these investors will have a say in how things are ran and can make changes that better compensate their pockets... Not ours.
David thought about this and decided to personally invest his own money for the first few years to help get this company launched! Now we are a debt free company and he and his great leadership team have been able to make the best choices for you and I over the years! They hold this power today because of the choice David made in 1998!
Let's go back a little bit in time now to learn more about this great leader we have!
Did you know back in 1985 David Partnered with another individual to help launch the MLM program Enrich?
David decided to sell his shares in Enrich once the sales reached 200 million USD annually to go into research as it was his passion to help others around the world achieve their best health. It was during this stage in his life that he stumbled across a miracle molecule that would help impact thousands of lives around the world!
One day as David was studying he stumbled across something that caught his full attention. There were studies conducted by a brilliant immunology pioneer, Dr. H. Sherwood Lawrence back in 1949.
You can check out an article on Dr. H. Sherwood Lawrence here: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/08/nyregion/h-sherwood-lawrence-87-immunology-pioneer.html
When David came across this discovery he knew it was something that would revolutionize lives across the world. So he purchased the existing patent and hired a full team of researchers and scientists to help him expand the study of transfer factors. David and his team, with the help of new technology, took the study of transfer factors to an entirely new level.
They found transfer factors were not specie specific and could be transferred from one entity to another. They then found an exclusive and effective way to extract the transfer factor from cow colostrum. This resulted in our first product, Transfer Factor Classic.
David could have sold his findings to pharmaceuticals for millions, easily. Instead of taking the easy money, he chose to walk the hard path so more people around the world could utilize transfer factors in their health at an affordable price. He started the company we now know as 4Life Research!
He did not go to investors! He invested his own money to help this company launch! He was thinking about you and I when he and Bianca made this choice Starting a MLM company from scratch is not easy and it is not cheap. It is a huge risk for someone to take. But he took it anyways. Because of this hard choice, we are building our futures with the greatest company in the world! This company has quality products that are unique, with no competition! 4Life pays back more to its members than any legitimate other company in the industry!
So, as you can se leadership is a vital factor in your long-term security and success!
We have great leaders in Bianca and David! These are leaders that genuinely care about others from the depths of their hearts. Their children are the same way. I have been honored to get to know this family over the years.
David and Bianca have also been passionate humanitarians for many years. They just returned from a 3 year mission in Brazil! Hence the welcome home. This family is a truly amazing family with a passion to make a difference in others lives.
I have total confidence this company will be around for the rest of my life and beyond! Being only 2 days shy of 25 years of age, this is important that I invest my time and efforts in a company that I can rely on to compensate me a steady, residual income for 75-90+ more years (I plan on living to be 100-125 years of age thanks to 4Life Transfer Factor countering pre-mature aging)! I do have this confidence. If I had any doubts, I would not be investing the majority of my time to this every day.
My passion is to be able to build orphanages, rehabilitation enters, homeless shelters, nursing homes, youth centers, start several non-profit foundations and more. I know in order to achieve these goals I need to have a very good income and freedom of my time. This is that vehicle for me and it can yours too!
This opportunity is worth your time and efforts. You will be able to reap the rewards for the rest of your life. Plus while you are building your financial future by connecting others to this great opportunity, you are no doubt impacting lives across the globe through these unparalleled products and unique opportunity!
In honor of the great lives David and Bianca I want to say, let your legacy you leave on this earth be one that lives on through others for eternity! Live every moment to the best of your ability and let every mistake be something to learn from. Don't take the easy path, choose to take the best path for your life, no matter what. If David had not chose this way thousands of lives would be different.
Choose to live your best you and never stop climbing. The harder the current pushes against you, the stronger you get! To meet success, you must be willing face temporary failures and keep moving forward.
Be the Rocky of your life. When you are faced with hardship and it hits you hard, stand up and hit back harder every time. David and Bianca are strong testimonies of the rewards that come from never giving up against hardships and living their dreams and becoming their full potential.
You can do this too!
So in conclusion, a BIG welcome home to David and Bianca! Thanks for everything you have done, are doing and will do. You have impacted thousands of lives around the world.
If you do not already follow, our founders have a blog too! Connect and follow here: http://davidandbianca.blogspot.com/
Lauren Nichole Roberts
The topic for this article is glycation. Glycation is one of the greatest factors in premature aging. All of us experience glycation, but if not controlled, it can rapidly increase the rate you age and lead to disease or a poor health condition.
I used to believe that what individuals in their 70s, 80s, and 90s experienced was simple aging. I have learned a great deal through traveling around the world and by being around individuals that are in great shape and consume the right nutritional products.
There are three avenues that determine how long we live and what condition our health will be in the sunset years of our lives: genetics, the condition of our immune systems, and the damage we accumulate throughout our lives.
I used to believe that I couldn’t change my “genetic destiny.” My mentor changed my perspective. His family tree is full of diabetes, cancer, arthritis, heart attacks, strokes, obesity, high blood pressure, premature death, high cholesterol, and so on.
Earlier in his life, he experienced several of these conditions; however, now at age 70, he doesn’t suffer from any of these conditions and is in amazing health. How in the world does an individual escape his or her “genetic destiny?”
An example would be the liver producing too much high density small LDL cholesterol. A gene doesn’t produce cholesterol; it contains the code that causes a change reaction or pathway that ends up manufacturing this form of cholesterol. The small-density LDL become very dangerous when oxidized.
This pathway or change of events can be interrupted with statin drugs or with certain nutritional products. This principle is true with most genetic programming. Antioxidants can interrupt the oxidation of LDL, lowering the risk of damaging your arteries.
In this article, I would like to address the damage we accumulate throughout our lives. One of the greatest factors in this lifetime process is glycation. Glycation is a fusion of a glucose molecule to a protein or lipid molecule without a managing enzyme.
When this fusion takes place in one of your organs, the function of the organ is compromised. For example, glycation in the eyes leads to poor eyesight or a disease within your eyes.
If glycation develops in your heart, this leads to heart disease. Glycation can lead to just about any health condition you can think of and can affect your emotions, your energy, and your overall health.
Your skin becomes wrinkled and saggy. How young you look depends a great deal of how much glycation your skin has endured. The stiffness and lack of flexibility with elderly people is mostly from glycation. My mentor has no more stiffness than I do at 24 years old.
The hemoglobin A1c test measures how much glycation there is in your blood over the past four months. Consuming sugars and certain short chain carbohydrates increases glycation.
Even what we call normal glucose levels cause some glycation after meal glucose spikes. The greatest damage from diabetes is glycation.
What is the answer to this damaging process of glycation? First, decrease your consumption of refined sugar. Secondly, consume certain nutrients that can interrupt the glycation process.
Carnosine, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate, and benfotiamine help control this glycation process.
In the next issue, we will address inflammation.
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I have witnessed so many people sacrifice their health because they needed to earn an income. The stress and lack of time robbed so many of them of enjoying good health throughout their lives.
I was on this track until my mentor exposed me to network marketing, where I could consume the highest quality of nutrients while developing an income. Wow! Now I can enjoy good health while promoting good health!
Working alongside Mike Akins has been an enlightening experience. I have several relatives his age (69+) and I thought it was normal to be like my grandparents and other individuals this age. I thought slowing down, becoming stiff, suffering from arthritis, and living a limited life in one’s 60s, 70s and 80s was inevitable. Mike’s physical and mental condition has totally changed my perspective.
Now I have a whole new perspective about aging. I actually look forward to my journey of aging. There is so much we can do to maintain our “youthful” experience. Aging is the accumulation of damage throughout our lives.
Some of this damage can be reversed and we can slow this process down to a crawl. Where do we start? Where does premature aging come from? Oxidation, inflammation, and glycation!
Oxidation damages our DNA, cells, and glands that produce important body chemicals that keep us younger. As these glands and producing cells malfunction, producing less or too much of these important chemicals, we experience the side effects of this damage, physically and psychologically.
Limiting the wrong kind of oxidation can extend our “youthfulness” and allow us to enjoy great health long past 100 years old. Many scientists believe we can live to be 120 to 150 years old with the right regimen.
There are several different kinds of free radicals that cause deterioration. Most are oxygen radicals such as superoxide ion, hydroxyl radical, hydrogen peroxide, and singlet oxygen. There are also reactive nitrogen species.
The answer is antioxidants! The challenge is that different radicals require different antioxidants. Also, the environment that the radicals are active in requires both water and fat soluble antioxidants.
Another challenge is getting the antioxidant to the right areas of the body and mind. When you consume an antioxidant, it is used up as it circulates through the body and mind. The cells at the end of the journey may not get what they need.
Also, the body has a protective mechanism that protects it from overdoses. When you consume too much at one time, the body washes the excess out.
What is the answer? The answer is consuming nutritional products that cause the body to produce its own antioxidants. The body does this because it uses oxidation to transform food into energy, and the immune system uses free radicals to kill pathogens.
The body manufactures powerful antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase, and catalases.
The best approach is to consume a variety of antioxidants along with nutrients that cause the body to produce its own antioxidants. I personally consume transfer factor to achieve this objective.
In the next issue, we will address glycation.
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