Posted On: 2007-01-14
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Well hello, and welcome to another session of on-demand radio with The Market Guys. I'm Rick Swope, and we have another exciting show for you today. If you heard our earlier show where I was interviewing Dean Rossen and we were talking about the physiological aspects of managing risk and managing your finances, a little bit off the beaten path for us, because we often talk about the direct application of finances, but this is every bit as important. If you missed the first show, let me take just a brief moment to introduce our guest. Our guest is Dean Rossen, and Dean welcome. Will you give us again, just for the benefit of those who didn't catch the first show, the Reader's Digest version of who you are.
Formerly an obese individual who got my act together. I went down from, I was at 220 pounds, down to 167 pounds. Before my 40th birthday I entered a body building contest where I literally competed against 22-year-old guys in the peak of their physiological advancement. A lot of them were on steroids, I was not, I was 100% natural. I did very well. And then from there continued to just develop my understanding of nutrition in the process of writing several books. Been on 1100 radio stations, spoke to an estimate 18 million people, none of which I've met. And basically, just touring the country right now, touring the world, and giving seminars and workshops and writing books.
Good. Good. Good. And this has become your passion, is helping other people discover what you've discovered, and that is, that yes you can change. We're not talking about a quick fix here, we're not talking about anything magic, we're just talking about operating these machines that we call our bodies the way they were designed to be operated. Isn't that correct?
That is 100 percent correct. I even call it the delivery mechanism because each one of us has a certain gift, talent, ability, even your trading ability, and yet if your body breaks down, it means nothing.
I like that. The delivery mechanism. Well let's pick up where we left off on the last broadcast. We had talked about things such as sleep and sugars. I do want to revisit just a brief moment, not take a lot of time, but revisit this issue of sugars simply because it is omni-present in our contemporary diet.
Yes it is. Matter of fact, sugar is found in just about everything. And even the synthetic sweeteners are very bad for you. We don't have time to get involved with that. But if you have an opportunity to eliminate any artificial sweetener except for what we call stevia, look up stevia on Google, and you'll find that stevia is one of the best alternatives to sugar.
How do you spell that?
S-T-E-V-I-A. Ok. That's easy. And so, sugars, what do they do? Give us kind of a quick snapshot of what they're doing to us.
Well, sugars primarily decreases your energy level, causes drowsiness, causes depression, anxiety, difficulty concentrating. There literally are 78 side effects of consuming sugar. And what a lot of people are just starring to understand, carbohydrates, especially with the more simple carbohydrates, the packaged foods, they metabolize into simple sugar...