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Why "Quick" Is Not Really a Fix

If we're all honest with ourselves, what we really want is a "quick fix." Fast food, fast communication, fast transportation, and fast health improvements are just a few that can be found in a plethora of "quick fix" options. These things are popular because they are fast and easy. If we really stop and think, though, we would probably agree that things in our lives which take time to develop are often richer and more enjoyable than the "quick fixes."

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For instance, if you had the time, would you still choose fast food over a home cooked meal? However, we choose to rush on with "quick fixes." We take the fast lane to get the results we want, with little regard for how we might be hurting ourselves in the process. Nowhere is this more evident than in health. If someone has a pounding headache, aspirin is usually the default treatment. If someone wants to lose weight, that person will generally look for something that requires minimal effort but that can produce maximum results. The problem is, by this logic, anorexia becomes a viable weight loss option. An anorexic can drop weight quickly, but do terrible damage to himself or herself in the process. In reality, there are no "quick fixes"--especially in health--and if we do not create boundaries between what should and should not be subject to the fast lane, even dangerous paths can seem viable.

When it comes to natural health products, Health Canada often operates in the fast lane. Like the average Joe, they spend their focus on the endgame: is a natural product safe for public consumption? However, the problem is that once a product is given the green light, Health Canada's focus moves on to the next one, with little regard for how the now-approved product should be formulated. The "quick fix" result may be there--the product may be licensed now--but no sourcing parameters are given to ensure a healthy, effective product. Manufacturers take the license and run with it, and may never be questioned about where the product comes from, or what scientific studies are used to back their exaggerated claims of "miraculous, fast relief." In this sense, NPN licensing simply becomes window dressing. It creates empty hope for those who are suffering and seeking natural relief.

Although we would like to think that those in the natural health industry formulate cautiously because they feel a weight of responsibility for their products, this cannot be assumed. As a society with a natural proclivity to take the easiest, fastest path to success, we are all subject to the lure of shortcuts. The best way to avoid being burned by a shortcut is to slow down, do some digging, and commit to the path of action that is the best--not just the fastest.

The truth is, the route we choose to get a result is just as important as the result itself. This is why sourcing is so important. If a supplement company is looking for something fast and easy, it can be found, without a doubt. Many raw material suppliers have no qualms in throwing together some cheap, questionably sourced raw material for a little business. The resulting products can be manufactured quickly and sold to hopeful customers for next to nothing. When the customer begins taking the product, though, the results (or lack of) will quickly reveal whether that person has chosen well, or become another victim of a shortcut product.

At Life Choice, we never take shortcuts, and it shows in the therapeutic results of our products. All our raw materials are purchased based on the purest possible pharmaceutical grade, and are manufactured in Japan, the USA, or Europe, and only at GMP facilities. Hormonal products are vegetarian, with the exception of our raw tissue gland formulations. Our glandulars are concentrates, not extracts, and are derived from New Zealand range-grazed bovine. The grasslands are non-fertilized and the animals are not administered feed supplements, hormones or antibiotics. All amino acids are free form, and purity must be 99.9% or higher. We also choose accurate capsule sizes, which reduces the need for extra fillers. When fillers must be used, we use the minimal amount for capsule fullness: microcrystalline cellulose (vegetable source) or steric acid as a flow agent (vegetable source). The capsule shell is cellulose from a vegetarian source; no animal gelatin is used.

At Life Choice, we believe that high quality products will prove themselves with high quality results, and we invite you to come on a journey of health with Life Choice.

Dr. Eldon Dahl, ND is the Founder and CEO of Life Choice TM nutraceutical product line

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