The system is sicker than the patients!

August 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Posted in Business, Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle | Leave a comment
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imageBack in 2008 I sought out a copy of the IBM report which looked at why  the  health systems around the world were heading for an economic meltdown.

In the summary (click on the cover to see the full report) the core issues are laid out.

The crux of the report was that the current health care (the “sickness” approach) is broken and cannot be repaired by throwing more money or more expensive treatments or bigger and bigger hospitals and more staff at the system to get a better result.

The simple economics of an aging population that will live longer (mostly kept alive longer) and a following population that has a lower tax base is already reflected in both the constantly escalating health budget with no improvement in how satisfied people are with the result; and the greater and greater share of government budgets being allocated to health care.

Now, while IBM’s business agenda in this report is to use technology better and more intensively (this simply keeps a dying system alive a bit longer) the assessment of the alarming state of heath systems around the world is terrifying.

The fact that the forecast for Ontario’s health budget to reach 50% of government spending by 2011 should have been a wakeup call to anyone reading this report.

I have just checked the latest figures (as at 20 July 2010) and the health budget for this year is 46% of the budget and seems likely to rise by 7% per year.

And, Ontario says healthcare could eat up 70% of its budget in 12 years

Here in Australia, the deal is just as bad

What bothers me most is the clear indication that for governments and health officials it is just business as usual.

The fact that the continuing support for a model that just cannot work is sheer madness seems to escape the policy makers (and we could speculate on why for some time).

The solution?

As we have been saying for years; the choice is simple:

wait until you have something diagnosed and pray that there is a solution available; or

stack the odds in your favour with the strongest defences possible for your body.

I know where I’m placing my trust!


What is it about MLM that gets people so emotional? (Part 3)

July 4, 2010 at 10:35 am | Posted in Lifestyle, MLM | Leave a comment
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This is becoming a very interesting journey. I started down this path looking for the logical explanation to the question with an expectation that once having uncovered the root cause of all the angst, that there would be a perfectly simple resolution.

But so far, nothing that simple. What we have discovered so far is:

  • The industry is huge and supported by over 65 million people worldwide.
  • Those involved seem to have, overwhelmingly, a positive opinion of the industry
  • By and large, the industry weathered the GFC well and continues to grow.
  • Significant business commentators and educators seem equally positive in their assessment of the industry.
  • A financial assessment of some of the significant players in the MLM industry reveals listed corporations that are well managed, financially sounds, and, for the most part, good investment prospects.
  • And the business model provides an equal opportunity.

Which has got me to the point of looking at

  1. Is it the ‘marketing’ part of MLM that gets people worked up?
  2. Is it telling people you know that you are involved in a MLM business?
  3. Is it a personal fear of failing in a business where anyone (and I do mean anyone) can succeed?
  4. Or is it just the fear of something we don’t really understand?

Let’s take a moment and get analytical about these 4 possible answers.

#1 Marketing, selling, the fact is we all sell every day.

From the first time we negotiated with a parent for the toy we wanted in the store we began selling.

Presenting ourselves to someone new (we only have one chance to make a good first impression); convincing friends that we should go to the new Mongolian restaurant; making sure the boss understands the phenomenal job we did on the new project; inviting the good looking new team member to lunch; negotiating with our children, spouse, partner, family on just about every thing imaginable; and even selling ourselves on the idea that it will all work out ok in the end if we just work harder, give more, learn more.

And the list goes on and on.

But, whatever it is or isn’t, it sure is selling! And we all sell, every single day of our lives.

#2 Hi Mum, guess what your favourite son, the budding lawyer, is about to do?

(this is courtesy of my business partner – I am, of course, much nicer Smile)

I remember the first time that a good friend asked me to look at a new business opportunity. Until then no-one had ever prospected me for anything (something to do with an attitude that even a Mum has problems with) so I had no idea what network marketing was about, but I sure as heck had an opinion; not worth anything, but nonetheless my opinion.

So, as all good friends would do I immediately let go with both barrels and told one of my closest friends exactly what I thought of people who got involved in ‘that sort of thing’ Now, I must have been really good at selling my opinion (no facts, no experience, no research, no basis for anything I was saying) because he quit on his dream.

And that is what we do when we are too lazy, too arrogant, and too full of our opinions; we sell our garbage to everyone else.

Roll the clock forward several years. I am running my own multinational software business with an ego that has not got smaller with the passage of time, and my wife tells me we are going to have coffee one evening with our closest friends and hear about the new business that he is looking at.

Wow! Déjà vu, it’s one of those things again (I just know, my antennae are alert to this sort of rubbish) but I agree to behave and go and listen.

Body language (arms crossed, head down, legs crossed) says ‘ok, do your best, you’re not getting my wallet’ but I listen; perhaps because they have a friend, Irish, interesting, a successful businessman doing the talking. He explains the business model, he talks about creating passive income, and he shares how he has built the life of freedom that he has always expected, but never saw, in his own business.

What I saw was the starkest contrast between his new business model and my conventional business model that had me running a day-care for very expensive, very talented, adults.

What I saw was an opportunity to have the income, the time, and the ability to live my life on my terms, not according to the demands of a boss or a business.

So, for me, the journey started, and I thank God every day for network marketing.

Well Mum, no lawyer or business executive, I have decided to take control of my life.

#3 Fear of failure? Most people are driven more by the desire to avoid pain than the desire to gain pleasure.

But, failing is just not in the vocabulary – right?

It is, after all, such a simple business programme so how could I, especially having enjoyed some success in a far more complex business structure, be anything other than an overnight success?

But success in MLM is not based on prior success, education, or any measurable demographic; it is an industry predicated on being the last bastion of free enterprise, the ultimate level paying field, the peoples franchise.

So, if an unemployed college dropout can become a superstar in MLM, what does that mean for my success prospects if future success is not based on my past successes?

Start from scratch, learn a new business, learn new skills, become more focused on the success of team members, and become a committed coach and leader.

Seems like this is either a great encouragement for the serious team builder or a great threat for the solo act.

#4 Fear of the unknown

I heard an expression some years back to the effect that ‘the only people not involved in MLM are those who don’t understand what it is all about’. Bit extreme perhaps, but I guess we are controlled by a fear of the unknown.

Certainly MLM is a business model that is, for most of us, the antithesis of every other business or job we have been exposed to. Now, for me, that was its #1 appeal; it is so not like a conventional business.

    • If you are struggling you don’t get fired; you get support and encouragement and mentoring for as long as you want.
    • People who have succeeded want to share their insight not hoard it as their ‘edge’.
    • There is no glass half empty mentality; other people’s success does not diminish your prospects, it grows the industry, so we all win.
    • The more successful we are in helping others achieve everything they want, the bigger and stronger the business that we end up with.
    • But, look at the dialogue that goes on in our head

But it can’t be that easy; after all, we all know that if it seems too good to be true then it probably isn’t true.

Yep, that’s it; too good to be true.

But who said that it was easy?

What they did, or should have said, is that it is a very simple business with minimal overheads, low downside risk and great upside benefits.

Simple; not easy!

Nothing worthwhile is easy; it requires hard work, commitment, learning new skills, stepping outside our comfort zone, and growing as a person.

We don’t become different people because of our success; we become successful because we change as people.

Growth is always confronting, always uncomfortable, always a stretch. But if we have a desire to be more, have more, contribute more then we need to become more than we are right now.

Makes sense when you think about it. If right now we were everything we needed to be to be more than we are, then why aren’t we?). Easy to see why

MLM has been described as a total immersion personal development experience!

And maybe that’s it.

Perhaps the idea of becoming a different person is just too scary; and what if it isn’t enough? What if I can’t be the person I need to be? What if I don’t know how to grow into that person?

Ok, I will stay where I am, after all, it isn’t that bad. Right?

Yeah …. right!   But, what if I did succeed, what if I could have a different life?

Questions …..

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

What could you achieve if someone could show you and coach you on a system that takes the guess work and uncertainty out of building a successful business that creates real passive income?

For about 2 million people this year that possibility is the Holy Grail in their quest for true freedom.

Now, that sounds like another good topic ….

What is it about MLM that gets people so emotional? (Part 2)

June 29, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Posted in Lifestyle, MLM | 1 Comment
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Despite the vocal condemnation of Network Marketing, it so far seems that the facts speak clearly to the contrary view.

  • We have seen that the industry is huge and supported by over 65 million people worldwide.
  • Those involved seem to have, overwhelming, a positive opinion of the industry
  • By and large, the industry weathered the GFC well and continued to grow.
  • And, significant business commentators and educators seem equally positive in their assessment of the industry.

Let’s take a look at the financial stability of the industry. After all, if this is a questionable business it would be reasonable to expect that the players are equally questionable.

An extract from a recent investment banker report (October 2009) sheds interesting light on the state of the industry. It is worth noting that many of the major players are publicly listed corporations.

Direct selling companies have been gaining momentum this year driven by their ability to recruit in times of rising unemployment, coupled with their broad global diversity, providing access to the consumer-growth markets of the world. Underlying momentum should continue to build, with reported results poised to benefit from recent currency headwinds becoming tailwinds beginning in the fourth quarter. We have seen steady and marked acceleration in results for our direct sellers (Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP­—NYSE), Herbalife Ltd (HLF—NYSE), USANA Health Sciences Inc. (USNA—NASDAQ), Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS—NYSE) and Avon Products Inc. (AVP—NYSE) that are on calendar quarters vis-à-vis expectations over the past couple of quarters after what we believe was the fundamental bottom in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Direct sellers, on average, beat consensus EPS by more than 21.5% on an equal-weighted basis in the second quarter of 2009, up from more than 8.9% in the first quarter, after missing by nearly 1% in the fourth quarter of 2008.

The complete article can be read at Direct Selling News


Once again, this seems more like the assessment one would have expected of the more robust end of the business spectrum; hardly indicative of a shaky business model.

Now, this isn’t really a great surprise given that the business model is so compelling.

I believe that the biggest challenge for people looking at MLM for the first time is to acknowledge that the business model is different and although we can compare and contrast, the reality is that it is different – and different by design!

There are primary and fundamental beliefs in this business model:

the recommendations of a friend or trusted person have the greatest influence on our buying decisions;

wealth is created by either putting money to work or people to work; and

significant numbers of people want to be in control of their financial future.

Creating leverage in any business requires a business model where every person has the same amount to gain. Where one person has more to gain than another then that disparity of opportunity will always result in an equal or greater disparity of effort and commitment. The typical business model pays an employee just enough to have them turn up every day and go through the motions.

If this seems outlandish for any of you – how big a pay cut will it take for you to start looking around? And that assumes that you are currently happy with what you are paid.

Hence the “equal playing field”.

Everyone has the same opportunity to reach whatever income they desire. This does not mean that everyone does but anyone can, provided they are prepared to do the work.

As an aside, when I started with my current company there were already almost 500,000 registered associates but in less than 6 months I was in the top 100 income earners. Obviously timing was not the issue, nor location, nor gender – just a willingness to do the work.

The products and services that MLM companies take to market are promoted by people who are already committed users of the product (“a product of the product”) which ensures that the promotion is based on personal experience and credibility, not a slick advertising programme.

It also places on the company the obligation to create superior products and services that are innovative, creative, segment leaders with clear consumer benefits.

In many instances, the products are unique, patented, and only available from the associate – and almost without exception consumable, ensuring automatic repeat business.

Given that the industry continues to grow, typically above the growth rate of the retail sector, we have to come to the conclusion that the products represent outstanding quality and value.

The alternative, highly improbable given the unprecedented regulatory scrutiny that the industry operate under, is that there is a huge group of people worldwide who are either oblivious of, or uniformly ignore, the quality, efficacy, value considerations and prostitute themselves and their relationships in their quest for a dollar.

Ok, let’s now look at the “marketing” part of MLM.

Next blog …

What is it about MLM that gets people so emotional?

June 21, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Lifestyle, MLM | Leave a comment
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It seems to me that for many people there is just an immediate, emotive response that is just not supported by any serious analysis; and even more interesting, despite this apparently almost universal knee-jerk distain, not only are there more and more people involved in MLM, but most of the people actually seem happy with the experience.

So, what are the facts?

2008 (the most current figures that I could find):

In the U.S.

  • 15.1 million people involved in some form of direct sales (that’s 5% of the US population!)
  • $29.6 billion in sales


  • 65.3 million people involved
  • $114 billion in sales

Satisfaction surveys run by the Direct Selling Association in the U.S. revealed –

  • 80% of sellers say direct selling meets or exceeds their expectations; and
  • 85% of sellers report a good, very good or excellent experience with direct selling

And most revealing, 74% of U.S. adults have purchased products from a direct seller!

If, as is asserted so loudly, most people would have nothing to do with MLM, why would 74% of adults buy products and services from such an apparently distasteful distribution channel? It makes no sense!

In 2009 the world experienced an epidemic of layoffs, down-sizing, and corporate failures but not one person involved in MLM lost their job. What happened instead reflects the basic integrity of MLM.

A recent update on MLM in 2009 commented “direct selling is still strong around the world. Seventeen countries now have more than US$1 billion in sales annually through this channel of distribution.

The results are indisputable. Business in North America is gaining representatives; Asia is decreasing slightly in revenues, but growing in direct sellers; South America continues to rise; and Europe is doing well.”

With a history that goes back over 50 years, MLM has been scrutinised by probably more regulators than almost any other industry, and continues to be subject to intense scrutiny, MLM has grown to be the distribution method of choice for many companies:

  • Robert Kiyosaki has applauded the industry. Check out his video clip.
  • Donald Trump has even endorsed and promoted a MLM (ACN, the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications services) and featured one of their products on Celebrity Apprentice.
  • Warren Buffet has bought several direct sales companies including Pampered Chef and is reported as saying “dollar for dollar, it’s the best investment I’ve ever made.”
  • Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records and a host of other Virgin companies, founded Virgin Cosmetics in the UK — a direct sales company.

And, seriously, it sure as heck can’t be related to the unreasonable expectation that everyone who joins a MLM company is going to make a bucket of money – that is just impossible!

Let’s face it; do you remember the job interviews where you got the pitch about the great career prospects that were on offer for you in the company? And how you could go all the way to the top?

The reality is that it didn’t happen and wasn’t ever likely to happen. We just knew that believing otherwise is just fairy tale stuff.

The standard business structure is the same – a pyramid shape – where the chance for most of us ever crawling up the pyramid to the top is about zero.  Of the 350,000 who work for GM only 1 gets to the top – no level playing field; no chance for an aspiring new recruit; and very long odds.

In a MLM business everyone starts with the same opportunity and can reach the top levels regardless of when they start and what their background is – as long as they have a determination to treat their business as a business not a lottery.

And the odds of making it to the top? About 1 in a 1,000 – better odds than 1 in 350,000

So, what is the real reason so many apparently have a negative attitude towards a good, solid, open business opportunity that gives someone willing to invest some time the chance to live life for real?

More on that in my next post.

Exercise and Weight Loss

June 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Health R&D, Lifestyle | Leave a comment
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Just when you thought that getting out of bed early to go jogging in the rain, or pumping iron for hour after boring hour in the gym, was the key to losing weight along comes science and rains on our parade. Not so says the research!

A recent article in the New York Times Magazine (click here for the complete article) reported on new science:

“The newest science suggests that exercise alone will not make you thin, but it may determine whether you stay thin, if you can achieve that state.”

It seems that the basic formula for weight loss (burn more calories than you consume) is typically violated by exercise. For many of us, women especially, as we exercise we get more hungry and eat more!

The really unfair part of this is the gender bias; women’s bodies being more efficient than men’s in maintaining the level of body fat (see my blog on why fat not weight is the issue). Some of this bias may be related to a need to maintain energy stores for reproduction.

Good news is, however, that exercise does have a major impact on health and life expectancy (see my blog – lifestyle and health)

A lack of exercise is implicated in some pretty serious stuff that most of us would rather avoid:  

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis

clip_image002So it seems that we might just as well get into the habit of increased activity for good health.

Then, when we have lost the excess fat that is going to kill us faster than a lack of exercise, we need to continue with the lifestyle changes that will improve our chances of dying from the least likely cause of death – old age!

And, while you are in the mood for some lifestyle changes; take a long and serious look at high quality, natural, food form supplements comprising real food nutrients to give your body the essential resources to defend, repair and build.

Living in an environment that is, increasingly, hostile to good health we need every advantage we can get.

Of course, we could be like my friend “Jack” (not his real name, for obvious reasons) who got really excited when his weight dropped enough for his BMI to go from “obese” to just “overweight”.

Not that this is an accomplishment to be dismissed – it is a huge effort that required discipline and serious commitment.

But, it’s just such a mind numbingly crazy state of affairs when a person has to be classed “obese” before their brain kicks in and they start doing what they should have been doing way back while the odds of a long and healthy life were more in their favour.

Seriously, we all need to get really committed to making lifestyle changes right now.

Stay happy or at least smile a lot; it tends to annoy the hell of all those grumpy people


Type 2 Diabetes in India. A Pandemic

April 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Posted in Business, Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle | 1 Comment
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The International Diabetes Federation recently published findings revealing that in 2007, the country with the largest numbers of people with diabetes is India (40.9 million), followed by China (39.8 million), the United States (19.2 million), Russia (9.6 million) and Germany (7.4 million).

The latest estimates (2010) for India put the number of people with diabetes at over 50 million – about 7.1% of the population for 2010. Deaths attributable to diabetes is estimated at over 1 million.

India is set to become the Type 2 capital of the world – with numbers forecast to double in a generation!

This 2009 BBC documentary highlights the dimensions of this global epidemic and discusses the state of the research and some approaches (click on the image to view the video).

As with the rest of the world, obesity is on the rise, driven by changing diets, more junk food in the diet, and changing lifestyles.

Of major concern is the even more pronounced levels of body fat in India where people have more body fat per kg resulting in 5 times the risk of Europeans.

Add to this the increase in maternal obesity and it is very clear that the inter-generational risks are severe.

For more on the link between excess body fat and the alarming array of health challenges that result read my blog Increased Body Fat – It’s Not Just About How We Look! (March 5 2010).

What is also very clear is the evidence that the most effective preventative as well as an effective treatment regime is lifestyle modification.

The NIH-funded Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial studied over 3,000 adults at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes due to elevated blood sugar levels and overweight. The lifestyle intervention reduced by 58 percent the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. This dramatic result was achieved through modest weight loss (5 to 7 percent of body weight) and 30 minutes of exercise 5 times weekly. In another arm of the study, the drug metformin reduced development of diabetes by 31 percent. Both Caucasian and minority populations benefited from the interventions.

This early intervention approach has lead to the definition of a range of indicators that link being overweight or obese to a whole range of health issues, not just type 2 diabetes. This tendency to a pre-diabetic state seems to lead to a number of serious health issues.

My blog Now it’s a syndrome (March 8 2020) talks more about this and presents useful information on Metabolic Syndrome.

Lifestyle changes are the perfect starting point for intervention.

Regrettably, for many, the whole weight/fat loss programme seems to characterised by failure more often than not as people struggle to embrace changes that, for many, are just not easily sustainable.

An ideal, clinically trialled, natural, sustainable approach to fat loss is available> The merits of OsoLean are explained in our blog “How many kilos overweight should you be at age 50?” (March 12, 2010).

Breakfast Might Be The Missing Key To Weight Loss

March 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle | 1 Comment
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If you have been working on losing fat (you will understand the importance of focusing on fat loss rather than weight loss if you have read our blogs on this subject) but the results are not happening there may be a simple explanation.

It could be what you have for breakfast.

GI News LogoIn the March 2010 GI Newsletter (click on the logo for their blog) there were several very interesting pieces of research.

“Why breakfast is important is that it breaks the longest time your body goes without incoming food so what you eat affects your blood glucose and insulin levels more than meals and snacks later in the day.”

The importance of breakfast cannot be under estimated.

“What you eat for breakfast is what really matters. A healthy low GI breakfast can sustain you until lunchtime, prime your metabolism to burn fat and reduce your day-long insulin levels more effectively than any other single dietary change. It’s easy to put together. It just needs some:

  • Low GI carbs. Why? They trickle glucose into the blood stream, fill you up, give you energy and can reduce your day-long insulin levels more effectively than any other single dietary change.
  • Protein. Why? It’s the feel-fuller-for-longer nutrient, keeping hunger pangs at bay between meals. It also lowers the glycemic load (by replacing some of the carbohydrate).
  • Fruit and/or vegetables. Why? A high fruit and veg intake is consistently linked with better health. If you don’t have some for breakfast it will be hard to achieve your daily target (2 serves of fruit and 5 of vegetables is recommended in Australia, for example)What you eat for breakfast is what really matters. A healthy low GI breakfast can sustain you until lunchtime, prime your metabolism to burn fat and reduce your day-long insulin levels more effectively than any other single dietary change. It’s easy to put together. It just needs some:
    • Low GI carbs. Why? They trickle glucose into the blood stream, fill you up, give you energy and can reduce your day-long insulin levels more effectively than any other single dietary change.
    • Protein. Why? It’s the feel-fuller-for-longer nutrient, keeping hunger pangs at bay between meals. It also lowers the glycemic load (by replacing some of the carbohydrate).
    • Fruit and/or vegetables. Why? A high fruit and veg intake is consistently linked with better health. If you don’t have some for breakfast it will be hard to achieve your daily target (2 serves of fruit and 5 of vegetables is recommended in Australia, for example)

    Choose foods from each column and prime your metabolism to burn fat:”


And if all of that is not enough to get you thinking about eating breakfast and what you eat for breakfast then this bit of news will really get you going!

New research published in the Journal Of Nutrition highlights the benefits of eating breakfast before you exercise.

A low GI breakfast prior to exercise increases fat oxidation (the conversion of fat to energy) compared to a higher GI breakfast.

It’s all food for thought

Life’s Simple Moments

March 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Posted in Business, Lifestyle | Leave a comment
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In life, it’s what’s in our hearts that sets our destiny – and that applies equally to individuals and businesses.

I was once advised to always check motive and intent, and 2 minutes of your time will reveal ours:

We all have lives filled with busy schedules, lofty ambitions and the challenge of trying to get ahead. But beyond these things, in simple moments, we find the true value of life when people show a realness that touches our hearts.

Mannatech understands this greater value to life and strives to make it the backbone of everything they do. They create products based on Real Food Technology(SM) solutions.

We are a community of people with real passion for the well-being of other people. And we offer real possibilities for a better way of life.

Our entire mission is summed up in one phrase: helping more people Live For Real.

If you would like to see more, learn more, or understand more go to our presentation (click on the image).

How many kilos overweight should you be at age 50?

March 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Business, Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle | Leave a comment
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What should the answer be?   None!

And how many diets have you been on trying to get there?   Heaps!

So, how come we know the answer, we try the programmes, and the weight is still there?

Because we have been chasing the wrong goal. Chasing kilos is not the answer.Inches not Pounds

It’s time to do it once, do it right, and get the results that you deserve.

It’s time for a change that focuses on losing centimetres not kilos. That focuses on losing fat not weight. Time to preserve the essential lean muscle that burns the calories.

The results are in and the science is proven. There is a better way that is simple, effective, sustainable and guaranteed!

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“Oh my gosh! Nothing prepared me for just how much would change or how fast. Being older, I didn’t expect to lose 11½cm off my midriff in just 3 weeks.” Annette L, Ashburton

“I just wanted to target my stomach and right on cue 3cm off in the first week and 4cm by the second. Down a size in my jeans already!”  Raylene S, Ashburton

“What can I say? 19½cm in total the first week, 25½cm in the second and down from a 6XL to a 3XL. For the first time in years my wife can put her arms around me and touch her hands.”  Brian W, Morayfield

If you have some time, you might like to hear some more OsoLean experiences.   

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A Super Dressing to spice up that Salad

March 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Posted in Healthy Recipes | Leave a comment
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Salad Dressing Containers

Here’s a really nice dressing I use to tart up that boring chicken and salad.

A great combination of tastes – tangy and different.



I small tin of mandarins (unsweetened).
Chilli – chopped, deseeded (as much or as little as you like) or leave out.
Fresh Sweet basil leaves – chopped.
Garlic – fresh – again as much as you like, but a little goes a long way!
2 tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar.


Drain the mandarins well and toss into the salad.
Combine all other ingredients including juice from mandarins.

Serve on the side or pour the dressing over and mix into the salad.

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