Thrive Life Prices & Pricing Levels: How to Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods

Thrive Life Prices & Pricing Levels

 

You have 18 fruit choices when you save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods.

Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods Today!

You save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods. Not only will you minimize the impact of food inflation through food storage, eliminating waste and lowering your monthly grocery expenses (see “Cheaper than the Grocery Store”) but you’ll be giving yourself healthy food for your body. Because it offers GMO free, MSG free, aspartame free, rBGH and rbst (animal hormone) free foods, you can use the foods you eat to help build up your immune system or lessen your allergies. When shopping always use our Allergens Chart which identifies potential allergens or reactives that might be relevant to you (i.e., gluten, wheat, soy, etc.)

Thrive is Premium, Healthy Freeze Dried Food.

After battling multiple health issues (see “About Me”) and seeking GMO free (genetically modified organisms) foods for groceries and food storage, I came across Thrive as a solution to my food and nutrition needs. It helps protect and build my immune system and reduce allergies. There’s a growing body of medical research that GMOs, MSG, “hidden MSG”, and aspartame may be adversely affecting our health (see “Healthier than the Grocery Store”). GMOs have been linked to altering DNA, increasing allergies and adversing affecting our immune system. Studies of rats eating a GMO diet showed a variety of adverse effects on them, including, but not limited to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, infertility, organ failure, etc. MSG and aspartame have also been negatively linked to the same or similar adverse health effects (see Allergens & Reactives”).

With Thrive Foods you have a healthy alternative that saves you money!

Thrive foods are the best quality at the lowest price. Shelf Reliance guarantees you get the lowest food prices working with an independent consultant. They have 4 pricing levels on their freeze dried food:

Retail (You go to the Thrive Life [formerly Shelf Reliance] website and purchase through the company directly. The black bar across the page identifying the consultant is not present.)

Web Store -Home Party Price (You purchase off a consultant’s web store or through one of their parties. You see a black bar across the page identifying the consultant’s name. (This store is identified as “survive-thrive.us” on the black bar.) Savings approximately 5 to 15%.

Q Club (This is their frequent buyer program, where you agree to purchase a minimum amount, i.e., $100, per month. Savings approximately 10 to 25%.)

Unadvertised Specials (These are periodic specials, heavily discounted, i.e., up to 45% off, that the independent consultant emails you the pending specials. These specials are not publicly posted in the web store. They are password protected. To receive them you must give the independent consultant your email address per corporate policy. Once I have your email address I will email you the password.)

If you are interested in deep discounts, would like to see the unadvertised specials, then view my page on How to Get DEEP Discounts: Become Our Customer.

As an attorney (see “About Me” tab) I have a special sensitivity to privacy and confidentiality issues. Your information is kept private and is not shared. I only send out emails with the monthly sale specials, unadvertised specials and new products added which is usually once a month. I also will share once a month food supply, health articles or videos you might want to read on GMOs, food additives and how they adversely impact our health. Many of you are like me trying to purify our food supplies and eat healthy. It can be done.

Knowledge is power!

Explore this website. It contains a condensed summary of facts (with links to reputable third party sources) about issues going on with our food supply that are causing a broad range of health issues. Even if you don’t purchase anything from my store, I encourage you to share this site with others. We need to learn more about what makes us healthier and how to avoid illness. When you look at the scientific data and research, excessive calorie consumption is not the real poster child. Learn why and you’ll get healthier!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at thrive@northstate.net. Isn’t now the time for you to save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods?

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive Life/Shelf Reliance store:

Save Up to 45% on Freeze Dried Food

 

WHY THRIVE FOODS?

WHY THRIVE FOODS?

 

 

I get asked this question many times about Thrive Foods!  The answer is simple:  Overall it is the best choice for quality and value!  It’s a win-win for the consumer!

These are just a few of the many good reasons to switch to Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) food products:

HEALTH

Our foods are healthier than the foods offered at the traditional grocery stores as they are not dominated with GMOs, MSG, and Aspartame, ingredients or processes which either have not been fully tested with long term studies by independent scientists.  At best GMOs, MSG and Aspartame are controversial and highly debated within the scientific community.  Are you or your family interested in being part of an ongoing experiment as many claim these growing methods and additives are?  See our page Healthier Than The Grocery Store for more information.

SAVE  MONEY

Food prices are skyrocketing, whether from companies changing their ingredients to cheaper ones, substituting ingredients, reducing the quantity, or just increasing the price.  Thrive Foods, because of their long term storage (many 25 or more years) and time to eat our foods once opened (usually 1 to 2 years) allows you to lock in lower prices as an offset to inflation, including potential upcoming hyperinflation.

Moreover, Thrive Life also offers you price stability that the grocery stores, whether those stressing whole foods or the traditional grocery store are unlikely to have.  The company adjusts it price schedule 4 times a year (for each season).  I’ve even seen our regular prices on food items go down.  Ask youself how often that happens at the grocery store these days?  To learn more about how we are cheaper, visit the page  Cheaper Than The Grocery Store.

KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD

As you know millions of consumers want more information on their food labels to indicate whether a food product is genetically modified.  There was a knock-down fight of David and Goliath in California with the November 2012 referendum about whether we could get pro-consumer food labeling.  Unfortunately the last 40 days before the vote, Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Syngenta, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Co and other minions heavily engaged in shoveling GMOs into your food supply (and believe with their corporate practices that you are NOT entitled to know whether GMOs are in your food) won Round 1 because they poured millions into their campaign.  (Ask yourself:  If GMOs are so good then why don’t they want you to know that one or more ingredients in a product is genetically modified?)

Consumers during these challenging times did not have the financial means to offset these multinational corporations.

So battle may have been lost but the war is far from over.  The “genie” is out of the bottle.  That “bloodbath” caused more consumers to learn about the GMO issues not just inside but outside of California.

Before this referendum Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) was already providing potential customers information on whether their food products contained GMOs.  In fact they voluntarily give customers more information than the law requires.  Learn why this is important by reading my page:  “Natural” or “All Natural” Misleading Labels.

CATERS TO THOSE WITH HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD ALLERGIES

When I was growing up it was rare to hear that anyone had a food allergy, and even rarer to hear that a child had a food allergy.  Now, there is a dramatic increase in the number of food allergies not just for adults but of children.  Learn more about this from my page Allergens and Reactives.

THE BEST ONLINE FOOD GROCERY STORE, PERIOD.

Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) is providing you with an ever expanding number of whole foods, sauces and seasonings.  It really is a high quality online grocery store.  Look at our offerings:  Freeze Dried Grocery Store.  Why battle the long lines, be exposed to the end counter high leader product placements, the time spent, and the gas you burn going between grocery stores.  Thrive Foods are a online shopping service that is a one stop shopping experience that will save you not only time, but money.

 “We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive/Shelf Reliance store:

Save Up to 45% on Freeze Dried Food

Going Gluten Free

Going Gluten Free

Should you go gluten free?  This is the debate because there is a growing trend of consumers eliminating gluten from their diet.  It’s not just individuals who have Celiac Disease that are trying to eliminate gluten from their diet.  There are many who have a sensitivity to gluten.

I am posting this article from Fox News by Tanya Zuckerbrot below which discusses the current debate.  My question to the dietician is wouldn’t our health be better off without all the bread, pasta, and desserts?  These types of foods tend to also be high in sugar and carbohydrates.  They’re a source of weight gain independent of the bloating issues.

In layman’s language, an analogy of gluten, one could argue, would be food glue or a thickener.  Don’t we need to have our gastrointestinal “plumbing” flushed and flowing?  Do we need to add one more potential inflammatory to our gastrointestinal system?

Remember, our gastrointestinal system houses about 80% of our immune system.

Do your own research about gluten and decide whether you want to try going gluten free to see if you feel better.  Discuss gluten with your physician especially if you are suffering from any chronic conditions to see if gluten could be contributing to your illness.  Ask your physician about whether you should experiment with a gluten free diet.  No Name Atty

Addendum:  Those who have Celiac Disease or desire a more gluten free diet, Thrive does have over 100 certified gluten free foods.

Should you go gluten-free?

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Published December 02, 2012

FoxNews.com

It’s not often that a serious medical condition sparks a dieting fad. Such is  the case with the gluten-free craze. Sufferers of Celiac Disease, an autoimmune  digestive disease, absolutely must avoid foods containing gluten, but somehow  gluten-free has caught on with non-sufferers who think cutting out gluten will  help them eat better or lose weight. It won’t necessarily do either, yet right  now there are loads of gluten-free products being marketed to the general  population that suggest they can. Even Domino’s Pizza is on the bandwagon with  gluten-free pizza crust, although the company’s website cautions that it is not  recommended for true Celiac suffers!

Perhaps you have been considered going gluten-free?  Before you stop  eating breads, pastas and cereals let’s look at the facts about gluten, Celiac,  gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity.

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GET DEEP DISCOUNTS: BE OUR CUSTOMER

GET DEEP DISCOUNTS: BECOME OUR CUSTOMER

Why is it important to become our customer so you can get Deep Discounts on Thrive Foods?

Political Cartoon Captures What We're Facing in 2013

Political Cartoon Captures What We’re Facing in 2013

With food inflation setting to soar in 2016, saving money on your grocery bill is important.  I’ve seen figures reported groceries used to make up 6% of our monthly budget.  As of 2013 Max Keiser, an economic journalist, reported in the U.S. groceries rose on average to 16% of a family’s monthly income.

Two ways that you can significantly lower your grocery bill while simultaneously eating better food than is offered at the traditional grocery store (i.e., non-gmo, no msg, no hidden msg, no aspartame), is using Thrive’s Unadvertised Specials and the Q Club.

Since unadvertised specials, which can save up to 45% off of the retail price, are NOT published on the Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) website, then to receive these you must have a relationship with a Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) Consultant.  The consultant sends these to you via email, newsletter and/or has them on their website password protected.  These are the distribution requirements by Thrive Life corporate office.

How Survive-Thrive.Us Distributes Unadvertised Specials to Potential Customers:

1.    We require all customers or potential customers to sign up for our Email Newsletter.  Each month around the 2nd to the 5th day, we send out our newsletter.

2.    Within the newsletter there will be a link to the current unadvertised specials.  All unadvertised specials are subject to being discontinued at any time.

3.    Since unadvertised specials fluctuate how often that they are updated and to keep down the number of emails sent, we also post on the website, password protected, a copy of the current unadvertised specials.  So before purchasing you should check on the website to see if it has been updated.

4.    The website copy is password protected.  All customers are given the password.  It is subject to being periodically changed for security reasons.  If a customer loses or forgets the password, then please email me at thrive@northstate.net and I will resend the current password.

5.      Your information is not shared or sold by me.  Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) likewise does not share or sell your information.

Who Can Join Our Email Newsletter:

1.    Anyone who is not already signed up for the Q Club under a consultant.  (Exception:  Those who are a Q Club customer of a Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team member are allowed to sign up to the newsletter.  Write me first at thrive@northstate.net giving me your name so I can verify whether your consultant is on the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team.)

2.    If you have purchased from another consultant, but are not enrolled as a Q Club customer, and you feel that the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry better meets your needs, then you will receive the newsletter if you decide to become our customer.  This means that you:

a.    Notify the consultant that you want to be taken off of their email list, newsletter, etc.

b.    Agree that the Survive-Thrive.Us newsletter and other communications are proprietary and will not share them with a non-ministry consultant.  We go to great lengths to minimize any potential conflict of interest and mitigate any risks of inadvertent copyright violations for the benefit of everyone.

c.    Should you decide at some point that you wish to discontinue being a Survive-Thrive.Us ministry customer, then you notify us in writing to take you off all communication lists.  We will quickly comply with your wishes.

 When You Become Our Customer, Then You Give Us Permission:

1.    Send you our newsletter, special sales or important food news.

You will be added to our email database hosted currently by Constant Contact.

We are conservative in sending out emails and other communications.  We realize it is a privilege and respect the trust you have given.

2.    Add your name to our Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) customer database.  This will create your login ID and issue a temporary password so you can shop at your convenience.

3.    Enroll you automatically (as long as you are an active customer) in periodical contests and giveaways.

4.    Verify with Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) that you qualify to be a customer and eligible to receive our Email Newsletter, contests and giveaway prizes.

5.    Verify with Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) your consultant history so that if you have been associated with a Survive-Thrive ministry team consultant your account stays with them. 

Survive-Thrive.Us and its ministry team members have a team approach and work closely together on many projects.  We have an agreement we do not take customers from each other.  Therefore, when we are entering your customer information into the Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) database, if you are already in the database, then we will need to take steps not to break our agreement. 

Please note if you are associated with a ministry team consultant you are eligible to join this website’s newsletter.

 Who Is Not Eligible to Become a Customer or Join Our Email Newsletter:

1.    A Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) Consultant who is not a member of the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team.

2.    A family member of a Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) Consultant who is not a member of the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team.

3.    An individual who resides in the household of a Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) Consultant who is not a member of the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team.

4.    An individual who has a Q Club account with a Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) Consultant who is not a member of the Survive-Thrive.Us ministry team.

If you have any questions about any of the above policies, then please send me an email at thrive@northstate.net.  If you are uncertain as to whether you are associated with another consultant, or whether you have a Q Club account, then write me.  I will research the matter and share with you the results.

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“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) Store:

Save Up to 45% on Freeze Dried Food


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Want to Become A Japan Thrive Life Consultant?

Want to Become a Japan Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) Consultant?  Welcome to the Survive-Thrive Ministry Team!

生き残る-THRIVE省チームへようこそ!

           Shelf Reliance is opening in Japan January 2013. This is an outstanding opportunity to become a Shelf Reliance consultant. You can be a blessing to others by helping them obtain quality food.

 

 Your health is pricelessYour citizens need quality food to support their immune systems. 

 You can provide a priceless service to your fellow citizens by connecting them to Thrive Life’s Thrive Freeze Dried Foods!  Our food is non-GMO (See our Thrive Allergen Report), without artificial preservatives.

Thrive Life is opening in Japan in January 2013.  They are allowing interested Japanese residents to enroll now before officially opening.  This gives new consultants time to study, become knowledgable about our products and be ready to sell on opening day!

 Thrive Life requires you to have an enroller, someone who signs you with Shelf Thrive Life.  The person you select as an enroller is one of the most important decisions you can make as a consultant.

 If you like my website then you should discuss with me about joining the Survive-Thrive.us team.

Every enroller has an unique background.  You should decide if their skills will help you in achieving a successful business.

Here’s a list of some of my skills for your consideration:

  • Licensed attorney with an extensive business background.  I obtained my educational degrees from top-rated, prestigious universities.
  • Adjunct graduate school professor teaching MBA students business law.  Some subjects I teach include forming a business, international trade and contracts.
  • Extensive background in communications.
  • Develop marketing and selling campaigns, strategies and visual aides that I share with myteam members.
  • Know how to effectively teach or train others.
  • Help you develop your business plan.
  • Knowledgeable and researched for years food safety, food supply, health and economic issues.
  • Assist you in complying  with company (see Thrive Life Japan Consultantsand other legal rules and regulations.

Some Thrive Life consultant enrollers post their name, email address and ID number for anyone to sign up with them.  I do not. I want us to talk with each other, whether on the phone, through instant messaging, Skype, etc, before I give anyone this information.

Why?  How do you know that you will blend into the Survive-Thrive.us food ministry team without speaking with me?  How do you know if I will meet your training and business needs?

I do not sign up consultants so I can have as many consultants as possible.  I believe anyone I sign up I must be able to help them and have the appropriate time to work with them.

I am selective in signing up team members because I invest my professional experience, education and business time in my team members.  You also have valuable skills and talents to contribute.  Why would you invest them in someone without talking to your enroller?

So how can we discuss whether you want to join the Survive-Thrive.us food ministry team?   Write me a note,  including your name and sharing about your business background.  Share with me what kind of team leader (enroller) better meets your needs.  Also discuss whether you use instant messaging, Skype or other communication methods for international communications.  My email address is thrive@northstate.net

I look forward to  the privilege of speaking with you and learning more about you!

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars

(or our Japanese YEN)!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive Life (Shelf Reliance) Store:

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Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods

​We also have a limited number of unadvertised specials that have up to 49% off if you buy by the case or bucket.

​If interested contact me as we are not allow to publicly publish them. Thanks!

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​If you are wanting a food storage consult, contact me.  We can tailor a plan to your needs in just 5 minutes or less!

​Having difficulty seeing the flyer?  Click here for the PDF file.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at thrive@northstate.net or call 336 823 0008.


Allergens & Reactives

Food Allergens & Reactives: 

Are They Disruptive To Our Immune System?

 

Too many Americans suffer from food allergies, whether from known or unknown issues.  Allergies are one of the ways our body lets us know that our immune system is NOT functioning as it should.

Independent of this,  over 80% of the food we buy in grocery stores contains one or more GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients.  Many long term food storage companies likewise use GMOs.

How many long term food storage companies are willing to put in writing that they are selling you non-GMO or organic food?

Ask yourself:

Do you consider food  “gourmet” or “premium” if one or more of a meal’s ingredients came from seeds which are genetically modified by having different organisms inserted into the seed so it could be more resistant to a pesticide, such as Roundup? 

Do you think that foods grown from those seeds are exposed to more pesticides by all the spraying of the farm fields? 

Or what if those seeds were injected with a natural bug and worm killer, such as BT, to make corn crops more resistant to pests? 

Do you consider foods grown with such corporate farming techniques “gourmet” or “premium” if some of the ingredients could potentially affect our DNA or our immune system?

Thrive Life puts in writing which of its food items are GMO free and Gluten Free.   (Click here for Thrive Allergen Report)  They want their customers to get the healthiest food possible.  They identify potential allergens so you can make informed choices.  A part of that commitment publicly they made the commitment in 2014 that new products introduced would not have any GMOs, even those which are “processed” and not whole food items.

The concerns about methods used in corporate farming go beyond plants to meat and dairy products.  Corporate farming puts emphasis on fattening animals faster so they can take them to slaughter earlier.   In accelerating animal growth beyond Mother Nature’s time table, animals are injected with growth hormones.

Bovine growth hormones not only affect the meat but with cows you have to be concerned with the dairy products having elevated IGF in their milk.  Elevated IGFs in long term use may increase one’s risk to cancer. Milk from cows injected with the bovine growth hormone is a major factor in children experiencing earlier puberty.

Finally when buying any prepared long term storage meals you need to consider whether any neurotoxins or excitotoxins are in the ingredients.  Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a neurotoxin, has multiple names given to it by the food processing and manufacturing industry.  It is estimated that approximately 30% of the population may have chemical reactions to MSG. Neurotoxins and excitotoxins  attack your brain cells and nervous system.  They also weaken your immune system.  As your immune system weakens this can make your allergies worse.  Likewise, if you strengthen your immune system you decrease or resolve your allergy symptoms.

The goal is to avoid the allergens and reactives in our food supply.  Thrive foods simplifies one’s efforts to minimize their exposure to allergens and reactives and helps you “purify” your food supplies.

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) Store:

Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods

You have 18 fruit choices when you save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods.

Save Money Buying Healthy Thrive Freeze Dried Foods Today!

You save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods.  Not only will you minimize the impact of food inflation through food storage, eliminating waste and lowering your monthly grocery expenses  (see  “Cheaper than the Grocery Store”) but you’ll be giving yourself  healthy food for your body.  Because it offers GMO free, MSG free, aspartame free, rBGH and rbst (animal hormone) free foods, you can use the foods you eat to help build up your immune system or lessen your allergies.  When shopping always use our Allergens Chart which identifies potential allergens or reactives that might be relevant to you (i.e., gluten, wheat, soy, etc.)

Thrive is Premium, Healthy Freeze Dried Food.

After battling multiple health issues (see “About Me”) and seeking GMO free (genetically modified organisms) foods for groceries and food storage, I came across Thrive as a solution to my food and nutrition needs.  It helps protect and build my immune system and reduce allergies.  There’s a growing body of medical research that GMOs, MSG, “hidden MSG”, and aspartame may be adversely affecting our health (see “Healthier than the Grocery Store”).  GMOs have been linked to altering DNA, increasing allergies and adversely affecting our immune system.  Studies of rats eating a GMO diet showed a variety of adverse effects on them, including, but not limited to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, infertility, organ failure, etc.  MSG and aspartame have also been negatively linked to the same or similar adverse health effects (see Allergens & Reactives”).

With Thrive Foods you have a healthy alternative that saves you money!

Thrive foods are the best quality at the lowest priceShelf Reliance guarantees you get the lowest food prices working with an independent consultant.  They have 4 pricing levels on their freeze dried food:

Retail (You go to the Shelf Reliance website and purchase through the company directly. The black bar across the page identifying the consultant is not present.)

Web Store -Home Party Price (You purchase off a consultant’s web store or through one of their parties. You see a black bar across the page identifying the consultant’s name.  (This store is identified as “survive-thrive.us” on the black bar.)  Savings approximately 5 to 15%.

Q Club (This is their frequent buyer program, where you agree to purchase a minimum amount, i.e., $100, per month.   Savings approximately 10 to 25%.)

Unadvertised Specials (These are periodic specials, heavily discounted, i.e., up to 45% off, that the independent consultant emails you the pending specials. These specials are not publicly posted in the web store. They are password protected.  To receive them you must give the independent consultant your email address per corporate policy.  Once I have your email address I will email you the password.)

If you are interested in deep discounts, would like to see the unadvertised specials, then please email me at thrive@northstate.net.  You can also use the contact button in my store to contact me.

As an attorney (see “About Me” tab) I have a special sensitivity to privacy and confidentiality issues.  Your information is kept private and is not shared.  I only send out emails with the monthly sale specials, unadvertised specials and new products added which is usually once a month.  I also will share once a month  food supply, health articles or videos you might want to read on GMOs, food additives and how they adversely impact our health.  Many of you are like me trying to purify our food supplies and eat healthy.  It can be done.

Knowledge is power!

Explore this website.  It contains a condensed summary of facts (with links to reputable third party sources) about issues going on with our food supply that are causing a broad range of health issuesEven if you don’t purchase anything from my store, I encourage you to share this site with others.  We need to learn more about what makes us healthier and how to avoid illness.  When you look at the scientific data and research, excessive calorie consumption is not the real poster child.  Learn why and you’ll get healthier!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at thrive@survive-thrive.us. Isn’t now the time for you to save money buying healthy Thrive freeze dried foods?

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

Click here to go to my Thrive/Shelf Reliance store:

Save Up to 45% on Freeze Dried Food

 

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About ME 🙂

The focus of this page is not about me, but where I have been.  I hope it will help you learn, avoid chronic illness and improve the quality of your health.  After all, the state of our health affects our attitudes, abilities, performance and pours over to those around us.

First, thank you for visiting my blog about healthy eating and Thrive’s Premium Freeze Dried food.  If you have any questions, just contact me at Thrive@northstate.net.  I will be happy to assist you.

My path to selling freeze dried food is not a typical journey.

I am an attorney.   For 20 plus years I was a litigator, focused on complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases.   My “specialty” or interest was determining medical causation and damages.  In those years I probably read more medical journal articles than legal cases.  I spent countless hours reading medical records, researching in medical libraries and preparing and taking medical depositions.

Then in 2005 my world turned upside down.  In treating injuries from a serious auto accident I developed 9 blood clots and almost died.  While treating the blood clots I was given SSRI medications for the bad pain.  Unbeknownst to me I was allergic to the medications.  By 2009 I had dysautonomia (involuntary nervous system was malfunctioning).  I was on oxygen 24/7, had irregular heart rate and blood pressure, circulatory issues, seriously swollen and red feet and other health issues.

This shows how my feet would swell within a couple of minutes when I would put them on the floor. Photos taken in January 2007.

This shows how my feet would swell within a couple of minutes when I would put them on the floor. Notice the discoloration of not just my skin but nail beds.

Photo taken less than 5 minutes later. Compare the advancing discoloration and edema with the earlier photo. Neurological expert said it was as though my blood vessels in my legs were open pipes. The lack of blood vessel constriction made it difficult and very painful to walk. Most of the 4 years I spent in bed with my feet elevated. I could not sleep without my feet elevated to lessen the pain. If you have systemic swelling and edema, please ask your treating physican if you could be allergic to one of your medications or having an adverse reaction to the combination of multiple drugs. When you have an allergic reaction, it is akin to having a toxic reaction.

During that time I gained 48 pounds and was wearing size 1x in women’s clothing. I was miserable and felt I was dying.  My liver was starting to malfunction.  It was like my body was having electrical shortages occurring, moving from place to place.  In late 2009 it was discovered that I was having allergic reactions to the SSRI drugs!  They were slowly toxing me.

Although I lost the 48 pounds in 1 year after I was off the medicines making me sick, I did not improve substantially.  I was still on the oxygen, blood pressure medicine, had the heart monitor, taking medications for neuropathy and experiencing neurological dysfunction.

Then in February 2011 I happened to watch a movie called   “The World According to Monsanto”.   It is about how GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are in our food supply and potentially harming our health and our environment.  I began to wonder if the change in the DNA process and the Roundup™ herbicide used in such corporate farming was adversely affecting me.

At that time I made a commitment to eat organic or non-GMO foods.  I also learned about how there are excitotoxins in our food.

I started reading labels, trying to eat vegetables out of the garden, juicing and detoxing.  I increased my supplements that boost the immune system.  I also began drinking daily three or 4 glasses minimum of green and white tea.

While on this journey I felt I needed some non-GMO or organic food for storage.  I spent months researching freeze dried food companies and looking at their ingredients.  Most companies that sell freeze dried foods use GMO vegetables or they cannot guarantee that their food is without GMOs.  Moreover, many of the prepared or prepackaged foods that the freeze dried community sells have multiple ingredients containing MSG (i.e., anything “hydrolyzed”, vegetable protein, TVP, enzymes, yeast extract, autolyzed yeast, etc.), an excitotoxin, and have high sodium (salt) content.

I was impressed that Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) gives customers information identifying whether allergens, GMOs, etc. is in their food.

Feet-Nov-2013

Here’s those same feet in November 2013! This has been done with a diet of no GMOs, MSG, Hidden MSG or aspartame. I also try to eat gluten free. About 80% of the food I eat comes from Thrive foods.

Feb. 2014 feet

Feet again mid February 2014. Some of my team members and friends “had a cow” over my need for a pedicure. What can I say but that the cobbler’s children have no shoes.
Nevertheless, I can laugh at myself and have some fun! I turned down their generous offers to pay for a pedicure and finally had it done.
Still doesn’t the November 2013 picture look so much better (even without a pedicure) than the pics I showed you from 2007? (I’m humbled and grateful to the Lord.)
Those burning feet were a reflection of the living torment I experienced (not just on my feet but in multiple areas of my body) which only progressed until 2009 when it was discovered I was allergic to the prescribed drugs.

I bought the food and loved it!  I saw that they had an opportunity for consultants.  I decided this would give me an opportunity to share my story about how toxins can hurt you.  It would allow me to share with others how important it is to be an inspector and policeman of everything you put in your mouth if you want to be healthy or remain healthy.  It also would allow me to share how food can contribute to allergies, allergic reactions and can affect your overall health.

Today I am significantly healthier than I was in February 2011.  My heart monitor is out.  I am off my blood pressure medicine.  It has been 2012 since I have used supplemental oxygen.  I can wear shoes that I have not been able to wear since 2005 from the severe feet swelling and pain.  I’ve lost two more dress sizes (now to size eight) without losing any more weight. (Since I did not lose any weight, the only thing I can think of that caused me to drop 2 sizes in clothes was I eliminated more toxins, inflammation and removed more allergens.)   My allergies have significantly improved.  Many days I can even skip a day from taking my over-the-counter Zytrec.  (Before I was taking Singulair, a prescription allergy drug.)

I do not regularly take any prescription medicine.  While I was going through my “hell on earth” I was up to probably 12 or more prescription medicines.  (Please re-read that!)

[8/2014 Addendum:  Just saw this week that in 2011 over 2 MILLION (not a typo) SERIOUS ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS EACH YEAR Add to that that we BURY over 100,000 Americans each year to adverse drug reactions.  This is the 4th LARGEST KILLER IN THE  U.S.  Americans, please wake up!  If you would just get better engaged, eat better and supplement you would not be playing RUSSIAN ROULETTE with your quality of life or your longevity!!!!]

Now I just fill my body with supplements and healthy food.   The Lord provides marvelous, natural healing aides.  As Hippocrates said:  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”    (Hint, hint:  Wake up America!  The solution is under your nose!)

1-5-2016-Feet-Cropped-Red-polish

The healing continues! I took this photo of the puppies on 1-5-2016. Compare with the pink polish one above. I know, I have an ugly double jointed toe on my right foot. But that’s NOT what I am showing you. Look at the coloration of the feet, especially around the nail beds and how they are smaller (better circulation/little or no inflammation). Do you see how some of the darkness is going away? This photo was taken on the same floor as my other post 2007 pictures.
People, this is what Jesus has done!
We expect instant miracles but most of His miracles does not happen that way. God’s timing is not our own. He has purposes and reasons for allowing our experiences. I have an electric wheelchair in my house. It was looking like before the allergic drug reaction discovery that the electric wheelchair was my fate if I ever wanted to work again or not be housebound. But it did not turn out that way!
I can tell you that I can’t give enough P-R-A-I-S-E and G-L-O-R-Y unto HIM!

I feel so much better!  I am grateful.  I know that the only reason I survived all of this was through His grace, healing and leading me to the right physician, care and information in His time.  I will also be forever grateful for all the prayers by many believers for healing.

(And may I say that for those who say that miracles do not exist that I am living proof that the Lord does miracles every day.  Remember me sharing I had 9 blood clots?  One was over 10 inches long and another was over 4 inches long.  Four (4) years after they occurred they could not find any radiological evidence I had even one blood clot!  What are the odds of 1 blood clot “disappearing”?  Try 9 blood clots!  I am so grateful and give Jesus the glory and credit!)

It is by sharing this information I hope you will begin your own research into whether non-GMO or organic foods, meat and poultry without hormones or unnecessary antibiotics and food without aspartame and MSG would improve the quality of your health.

(Independently, I think each one of us needs to ask from a spiritual perspective:  Is the net effect of GMOs and excitotoxins spiritual warfare against mankind?  Each one of us needs to wrestle with this $64,000 question not just from a health perspective but whether we should be buying these items. And if GMOs, for example, were really beneficial to our health, don’t you think that these companies would put in bright letters on their labels: “Contains GMOS!”  After all, food manufacturers do that when they add vitamins, a product has Omega 3 or if their product is low in sodium.

Instead, these major manufacturers and multinational corporations, contribute millions of dollars, cloaking themselves by using the Grocery Manufacturers Association as the “donor”, fighting truthful labeling in states such as California and Washington State.  They want to deny you the knowledge of whether their products have GMOs.  This not only reflects upon their business ethics but causes a reasonable person to wonder whether GMOs can adversely affect your health.

When we buy food products containing GMOs and excitotoxins and know that there may be a risk to our health and others, then are we ratifying this socially irresponsible conduct in a de facto fashion?  These companies could not be spreading the GMOs and excitotoxins in our food supply unless we financially support it.  Think about it!

If you are having any health issues, then I encourage you to consult your physician as to whether the types of foods you are eating and their ingredients could be a cause of your health condition.  As we say in law, for causation to exist, it does not have to be the only cause but “a” cause.  You might want to keep a food diary for a couple of weeks and share that with your doctor.

I wish everyone the best of health.   Stay engaged.  Remember, “We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

NOTICE:  The information contained on this website is for health educational purposes only.   I am not a physician.  It is important to discuss your concerns with your treating physician, especially if you have chronic ongoing conditions.

Addendum

I am frequently asked if I am a Christian, and if so, my denomination.

I am.  Jesus is my Redeemer.  The Bible is the God’s inerrant word.

When I repented (smartest thing I ever did) in 1999 the Lord put three churches on my heart to visit, none of which I knew any person before going there.  One of those was Green Street Baptist Church in High Point, NC.  I felt His presence there, stayed (became a member) and continue being an active member.  I love my church, my pastors and my brothers and sisters.  They are my family.

Green Street is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention.  Let me say that no church has exclusive rights on Jesus, whether denominational or non-denominational.  The question is do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, who came to die for your sins so that if you repented you will spend eternity with Him, God and the Holy Spirit?  Have you made Him Lord and Master of your life? (Or did you “repent” using the words as a form of “fire insurance”?) Do you believe that the Bible is the errant word of God?  Do you follow His precepts?  Can people tell you are a Christian by your deeds, not your words?

Repentance, living your life as a walking testimony of his grace, love and His word is what matters!

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