A Fresh Approach To Timeless Principles
To understand Natural Healing we must look back to 460 BC when Hippocrates, The Father of Medicine, was born. Hippocrates is remembered for saying, "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."
Natural Healing is an art, and not an easy feat in today's fast food society that has us eating foods that are grown in depleted soils, that are over-cooked, over-processed, or hormone injected, and loaded with antibiotics. Foods in our supermarkets can't give the body what it needs, even if we eat only organically grown, raw vegetables and organically grown meats. The nutrients are simply not there. Today, supplementation is a necessity.
Functional medicine that focuses on cellular function instead of organ failure, together with holistic healing forms such as Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and tools like Herbal Medicine, and Homeopathy, will in the long run be more successful in maintaining our health. With their help we can support and restore the body to its natural homeostatic balance.
The approach of Natural Healing has been losing ground to the industrial methods promoted by big business in agriculture and medicine, giving us refined foods, drugs, herbicides and pesticides, fertilizers, and a very unhealthy population in general. Their focus on individual symptom suppression instead of treating the whole patient has been the cause of much unnecessary suffering.
Life Enthusiast is a dynamic group working together towards a shared goal of healthy and highly functioning lifestyle that provides enjoyment of every moment each of us gets to spend on this planet. We are evolving together, discovering solutions to common problems, sharing ideas, finding better choices we all can make.
Our website is a work in progress. We work to expose common medical techniques, habits, and messages that are putting your health in danger. By exposing motives - usually greed - that form the basis of commercial interactions, we work to remove barriers to your healing. We are continually adding products and services with one common theme: "restoring vitality to you and the planet". We will have achieved our mission when people throughout the world are taught in their schools and in their communities the holistic principles of life that everything affects everything else.
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History of Life Enthusiast
Jevari Oberon launched the original Life Enthusiast Co-op on July 4, 1989 to share his superfood formulas with these words: "Life Enthusiast Co-op is dedicated to developing the most functionally advanced life energy goods available."
By 1994 Life Enthusiast had 70 employees and sales of half a million dollars per month. Life Enthusiast was a great success. When the FDA came to disband the company that same year, they succeeded through a technicality that allowed them to force the management to cease operations - citing a problem with some published information on a brochure. Following the disruption, Darren Beddard carried the torch for a while, and helped inspire Martin Pytela to revive the movement.
Life Enthusiast Co-op relaunched in 2001 directed by Martin Pytela, with products from Twilight America, Miracle II, ORMUS, and ADR. In 2005 we have restarted the manufacture of Exsula products, bringing them back from the brink of extinction. Life Enthusiast Co-op has continued to bloom with success, reaching like minded people seeking natural health solutions to their chronic and degenerative health conditions.
Our work will be done when all medical professionals are truly committed to their patients' health and well-being and when natural healing is no longer called alternative.
We invite you to join the thousands of customers who wish to live their lives to their fullest to embrace the concept of becoming a true "life-enthusiast".
Join us and spread the word that vibrant health, clear minds and strong bodies are not just a lofty concept, but an achievable reality.
Martin Pytela, Life Enthusiast
New to Western Medicine
I grew up behind the Iron Curtain, in Czechoslovakia and studied Business Administration and Computer Science at the Institute of Economics in Prague in the 1970s. I was 25 when I stepped into a dentist's office needing a checkup and a small filling. I was a fresh immigrant from Eastern Europe, and trusted the dentist implicitly when he told me I needed a dozen of mercury amalgams. Before the month long process of receiving my fillings was over I had already experienced an outbreak of herpes on my lip. That should have been my first clue.
Within a year I started having back problems. Despite seeing a chiropractor twice a week regularly, by year two I was so debilitated with pain I had to change jobs to something less physically demanding. I also started having carpal tunnel syndrome. In year three I developed serious dental problems - periodontal disease, gum recession, loose teeth. I was successful in my career working in Computer technology, spending lavishly on dental care to save my teeth and gums.
Out of curiosity I had my hair analysed at age 28 (to check for toxins), and it came back with mercury toxicity. I should have clued in then, but did not connect the mercury poisoning to the dental upgrade I had received three years prior.
And so began my quest for the solution to the problem. Rather than looking for the cause, I was seeing medical doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, chiropractors, naturopaths, physiotherapists, and a good range of more esoteric therapists. The decline continued. I was still eating the Standard American Diet, and I was beginning to put on some weight.
By age 35 I came down with severe allergies, debilitating me for several weeks each spring. My doctor offered me Sudafed saying I would have to take it for the rest of my life. There was no cure for allergies, he told me.
Making a change for myself
Not one of these well trained people suggested mercury poisoning, and yet, that's what I was suffering from. Not one of them tried to find the cause, they were all just treating the symptoms.
I finally hit the proverbial wall. I realized that I would have to help myself, because the professionals were not going to do it for me. I started studying books about health and healing. I read books by Bernard Jensen, Herbert Shelton, John Tilden, and also Harvey Diamond.
I started the Fit For Life regimen - mostly raw food, lots of detoxification with algae and proper food combining. After five years of that my back problems subsided, and after ten years my allergies went away. By that time I was at least as well read as any naturopathic doctor or nutritionist, and I decided to start a health and wellness company.
Making a change for others
I have been the CEO of Life Enthusiast Co-op since 2001. With a drive for continual study I have a serious commitment to help those with chronic and degenerative health conditions. I seek dedicated researchers, doctors, and natural healers to help me deliver the content found on this website, and offer products that aid in healing wholly. I wish to give customers a new hope in natural healing methods, to ease years of suffering through education and providing a wealth of knowledge and support from a developing online community.
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