The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea
Dr. Michael E. Rosenbaum
1 November, 2011 by
The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea

Do you hate the shopping frenzy that descends on us all right now? Frustrated trying to come up with the perfect gift idea?

The truth is most of us don't need more stuff. Most of us need something that's hard to find in a store. One of the best gifts you can give your family - or receive - is the gift of making a healthy life change. In fact there's many ways to give this gift . . .

You can give this gift to your loved ones by taking care of yourself so they don't have to worry about you and fear losing you to health problems.

When you give this gift to yourself, you not only remove worry and fear from your family's lives but also you give them the gift of your increased energy, better mood and more time to spend with them.

Alternatively, you can give this gift to a family member who is struggling to make a good change by supporting them.

You can find ways to work alongside them in making this change, offer words of encouragement and celebrate their progress together!

In turn, you can use their decision to change as inspiration to tackle your own challenges. See how it becomes an ever-expanding circle of giving and better health?

D.J. Logan gave this invaluable gift to himself and his family a few years ago . . .

"I was on that merry-go-round of life . . . I went to work. I came home. I took care of the kids. Did the laundry and before I knew it it's time to go back to work again. It's so easy to get stuck doing the same thing over and over again."

As D.J. Logan acknowledges, sometimes it's hard to shake routine and habits. But when he hit 274 pounds, he knew things had to change. "It's the definition of insanity - you keep doing the same thing over and over again, even though it's bringing bad results. But you just don't make the change. That's how I gained so much weight!"

Having served in Vietnam, worked in business and raised a family, D.J. had worked hard all his life. He wasn't about to miss out on anything now because he couldn't change. "I worked so hard to get here, I want to enjoy it. I have 6 grandchildren and 3 grown children. I want to be around for a long time."

So D.J. gave himself one of the best gifts ever. He made a decision to get more active, eat better and take care of himself.

He took up golf and started playing several times a week. He started taking a multivitamin. He gave up ham and salami and started eating more chicken and turkey. Whereas before he grudgingly ate green beans, he started eating salads, vegetables and fruit all the time.

With these changes he dropped 40 pounds.

D.J. started taking 5 Sun Chlorella tablets a day and eventually worked up to 15 a day. And he hasn't looked back since. "I feel great. I feel like I did when I was 50. I have so much energy I don't need to take naps. I sleep well at night. I don't have cravings like I used to. I even dropped 8 pounds in the first few weeks of taking it!"

It's only been 6 months since D.J. started with Sun Chlorella. But he loves to learn about it. The more he learns about it, the more excited he is to continue to take it and see how it helps him.

"If someone is wondering about starting chlorella, I'd tell them don't wait. I wish I had started this 15 years ago. I can only imagine how it would have helped me then."

DJ's shared the gift of health he gave himself by encouraging his younger daughter to lose weight and make healthy changes in her life.

And his gift continues to give. He loves having the energy and time to spend with his grandson, something he plans to do for years to come. "My grandson's one years old. Seeing him is such a reminder of why I've made all these shifts to take care of my health. I want to have the energy to play and to be around for a while to see him and all my other grandchildren grow up."

Ready to put this beautiful holiday gift idea to work? Here are some ideas:
1. Think about what you could do in your life to be healthier and happier. Make a commitment to yourself to start doing this.
2. Ask for support in doing this. In fact, you can even ask your family to offer support instead of other holiday gifts. Maybe this means your spouse commits to going for a bike ride with you once a week. Or your son cooks up a healthy meal on Saturdays.
3. Offer to support someone in your family who is trying to make this change. For example, get a gym membership together and make a regular weekly date to go swimming or play basketball. Plant a garden together and share the produce.Dress these gifts up and give them more impact. You can create a certificate committing to healthy living. Or put together a card filled with coupons for bike rides, healthy meals or even loving reminders to get off the couch.

These are the kinds of gifts that never cost anything, only bring benefits. They can be cherished and also passed on to other people. And they make everyone - both the giver and the recipient - better off.

About Dr. Michael E. Rosenbaum, M.D.
Dr. Michael E. Rosenbaum is a 35-year veteran and widely recognized pioneer in the field of nutritional medicine, alternative healthcare and medical acupuncture. As one of America's most respected experts in natural health and healing, Dr. Rosenbaum has been a frequent lecturer to professional medical groups and has participated in numerous television and radio talk shows. He is also an esteemed member of the Sun Chlorella Advisory Board, which helps guide the medical innovation behind Sun Chlorella products.

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