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News headlines have been sharing reports on how some name branded energy drinks are linked to death and heart attacks. Some of these popular drinks are under investigation by the FDA. Even with this information in the news these are very popular drinks. People are seeking that quick fix and want more energy to help them get through the day. With hectic and stressful lifestyles people need help and believe the energy drinks are a healthy choice because that is how they are promoted, but are they really that healthy for us? Let's take a closer look at these energy drinks and how we really can get that healthy boost of energy.

If you really investigate the ingredients of many of the energy drinks on the market they have tons of sugar like regular sodas, plus they have caffeine and other stimulants in their ingredients. 5-Hour Energy drink and the Monster drink are under investigation after the results of deaths and sending people to the emergency. The drinks are popular because they do give you that quick rush but it doesn't last long, causing some people to drink several of these drinks a day.

If you feel you need an energy drink to get through the day you need to ask yourself:

1. Are you getting enough sleep (8 hours a night)?
2. Are you getting the proper nutrition in your regular diet or just eating lots of empty calories?
3. Are you physically active?
4. Are you overweight?
5. Are you dealing with chronic diseases (such as diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, high cholesterol and more)?
6. Are you dealing with side-effects of medications?
7. Are you dealing with stress?

When you are overweight, dealing with disease and disorders, not working out or doing any physical activity, along with not getting the proper rest, an energy drink will not do much. It takes some serious lifestyle changes to increase your energy. These serious health conditions are a result of:

1. Nutritional deficiencies and dehydration:
The soil was declared deficient in the 1940s. Most food in our local grocery stores are processed and loaded with chemicals, hormones and antibiotics, this is what causes disease, dehydration and death.

2. Accumulated waste and toxins:
People are walking around with years of waste that has built up in their blood vessels (60,000 miles of vessels), their colon (the colon is 22 to 30 feet long), cells and tissues. The years of processed foods and mucous causing foods built up in the body, accumulating years of waste.

3. Stress:
Stress is a “silent killer,” causing the body to excrete major vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium and important B vitamins that supports the body and nervous system. Many health disorders are linked to magnesium deficiencies such as migraine headaches and more.

To fight diseases, disorders and have the energy you need for your busy lifestyle address these issues:

Cleanse your system the same way you maintain your car; changing the oil and filters. Safe herbal colon cleanses are available to help cleanse the extra waste, mucous, gas and parasites out of your body.
Eat more fresh, whole foods.
Drink lots of purified water daily.
Take your supplements daily.

NOTE: People who are taking three medications statistically stand a 50% chance of ending up in a hospital for emergency treatment. Those on 5 or more medications stand a 100% chance. (Just listen to the commercial ads that state all the side-effects of the drugs they recommend.)

If you or someone you know is on a vicious cycle of daily medications, dialysis, and more, you must know that there is help and you don't have to continue to suffer. A well rounded natural health program will help you bounce back. Contact Certified Herbalist, Marguerite Wright at: for a personalized program.

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