Failure = Success.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Failing is not failure, failure is no longer trying to succeed. Failure is success as long as you keep trying. If you didn’t fail in life, you wouldn’t know what succeeding is. You simply wouldn’t know how to appreciate success without failure.

See, there’s going to be hard times and there’s going to be good times. The question is can you get through the times and bounce back? Nobody wants to be on a ship with a captain who never been through a storm. Failing isn’t failing, failing is growing and learning.

No matter what the situation is, whenever you failed, you always know better or become a better you after you failed. Every time you fail at something, you should want it even more and find better ways of getting it. That’s exactly what we do when we fail and it’s exactly how to achieve success. If you never failed, you’ll never be successful or find yourself accomplishing goals.

People who avoid failure, also avoid success. You can’t be afraid to stop and start over with a wiser mind. Sometimes it takes a reset to get things working right or to gain a fresh perspective from experiencing. It’s okay to stumble. It’s okay to refocus and it’s okay to fall. It’s okay to question. It’s NOT okay to quit! Don’t cry over spilled milk, clean it up and pour another glass.

Failure is nothing more than a rehearsal for success. Keep practicing, keep trying, keep improving and you’ll succeed.

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PS. When you’re successful, you’ll look back to your failures as a collection of moments that made you who you are – better, wiser, stronger, successful. You’ll realize that failure is the key to success. 

My Perspective On World Ventures.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Before I begin this blog, I want you know I was in World Ventures. I’m a former World Ventures representative and I voluntarily quit due to the information I found out up front being in the company. Therefore my perspective of the company is valid and what I present here is both factual and opinionated.

What Is World Ventures?

For those who don’t know, World Ventures is a multi-level marketing company (MLM) that sells travel. Multi-level marketing companies are pyramid scheme companies that sell products to keep themselves on the right side of law. Therefore, since WV sells travel or vacations through their “Dream Trips”, it’s a legitimate pyramid scheme multi-level marketing company. And it’s absolutely not a scam. You actually can make some money off this company, travel on vacations and even get a free car but your chances are very low to succeed. I’ll explain why.

The idea behind World Ventures is that you make money not just through your own sales work, but by recruiting other salespeople and making a cut of any sales that they make. Recruit enough people below you and you can just relax and watch the money roll in.

To become a sales representative for World Ventures you have to pay a sign-up fee and monthly fees. Your monthly fees are waived if you recruit just 4 people in a month.

World Ventures has a virtually inscrutable payout schedule comprising seven ranks and two pyramid-shaped hierarchies. The first pyramid is called the “lineage.” You sit at the top and everyone you’ve personally recruited is added directly below you, and everyone they’ve recruited is below them, and so on. Lineage is factored into rank, which is factored into compensation. The second pyramid is the binary organization. Here the pyramid spreads out by twos—the top spot sits directly above a left and a right spot, each of which sits above its own pairs, and so on. You can then earn bonuses based on sales made by the binary organization, which is comprised of the reps you recruit, and the reps they recruit.

Below is a chart of how it works:

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So if you manage to master that pyramid, you could potentially make a lot of money.

But you most likely won’t and I’ll explain why.

  • MLM companies are a grind. Most reps fail to make money and lose a lot of money. In World Ventures, not only do you have to pay for the Dream Trips membership monthly (if you don’t recruit enough people) for trips which are priced the same or even higher than if you booked the exact same trip online or better through your travel agent who would take care of your flights too and treat you like a good valued customer, but you are bombarded every month with these company trainings costing from $30 to $300. Marketing tools that should be offered for free by the World Ventures cost and is extracted out of it’s reps and members. Not to mention, you have to pay a membership fee to join the company in the first place. Someone is making a heck of a lot of money out of WorldVentures, and it’s very unlikely you would.
  • So if you become a representative, you will be heavily encouraged to spend your money on World Ventures training events, since “training” is the only way you’ll succeed in such MLM company.
  • World Ventures compensation system have been a frequent subject of criticism and lawsuits. Criticism has focused on their similarity to illegal pyramid schemes, price fixing of products, high initial entry costs (for marketing kit and first products), emphasis on recruitment of others over actual sales, encouraging if not requiring members to purchase and use the company’s products, exploitation of personal relationships as both sales and recruiting targets, complex and sometimes exaggerated compensation schemes, the company making major money off its training events and materials, and cult-like techniques which groups use to enhance their members enthusiasm and devotion.
  • According to World Ventures official documents, “75% of reps fail to earn a commission and only 0.1 percent earn a yearly income.” The average rep earns $325 in a year. According to their own information, 90% of World Ventures reps actually lose money – in accounting for the price of joining, the monthly fees, other maintenance fees and the cost of attending training events. You can have better odds at a casino making money!
  • Also World Ventures has a tendency to sue its former employees who move to competing MLMs or those who speak negatively about the company after quitting which is their attempt to squash public dissent.

The catch phrase of World Ventures is “Make a living living.”  And who wouldn’t want that? Who wouldn’t want to travel and make money? Sounds too good to be true right? 

“You Should Be Here” or “I Wish You Were Here” banners – I know you seen them before. People send you private messages to ask if you like to travel, want to travel to exotic destinations at great prices, and/or make money while traveling, or say you can retire at an early age, or you don’t have to work your 9-5 or 40 hours a week anymore. Others invite you over to show you a presentation of World Ventures or write cryptic messages on their Facebook wall or Twitter timeline how they’re flying off for free again or making lots more money while having fun (thus prompting you to ask them what exactly they are doing, because you’re now curious).

See, World Ventures attracts low-income people. These people are swindled by a get rich scheme and sold dreams. Most of the people who join are people who can’t afford a vacation trip on their own or lack common sense of what type of company World Ventures is. Others who join are people looking for an opportunity and are tired of working that 9-5 job for $10/hr. Others have that entrepreneur mindset but are motivated by a false reality of success not realizing that World Ventures is a multi-level marketing company that you have to put all your time and effort in to become successful.

Now here’s a fact: If anyone trying to lure you in with the promise of fast easy money is pulling a fast one on you. Particularly if you have to lay out money at the beginning to get involved. Fact is, you are not going to get rich off of World Ventures, but if you sign up, World Ventures is going to continue to get quite rich off of you.

Before I keep going, I want everyone reading this blog to know that it is possible to make some money off of this company. I know 3 people personally who make residue income, go on trips and they each got a free BMW for recruiting more than 30 people that recruited people. That’s why I joined!!!

However, if marketing isn’t for you, like it isn’t for me, don’t even bother. Not only you need to know people to achieve success in this company, more importantly you need to have high training and skills in marketing and networking. Your chances of making money and succeeding here is very low as 90% of people who join don’t even succeed, don’t make money and lose lots of money and time. The statistics speaks for itself.

Fact: You need to put all your time and effort if you really want to succeed in a MLM company. 

The saddest thing for me is that World Ventures appears to actually be growing in numbers, which means a lot of people are being conned into paying their hard earning good money and effort down a rabbit hole when there are far more productive ways to achieve your travel dreams and make money. Don’t be fooled, never go for the “easy money” and “easy opportunities” because they’re always too good to be true. I promise you can do better. You have a better chance of going on vacation trips and making a lot of money by either establishing your own business or simply working that 9-5 job and saving up a little.

So there’s no magical way to travel around the world and get rich while doing it. That’s simply a false reality that grabs the attention of young people and low income people. But that doesn’t mean you can’t see the world though. You should already know there are plenty of ways to travel around the world for far less money than you think. Just do some research and find some legitimate deals. And yes, they require some of that less-fun stuff like working hard, and saving, but the end result is way more satisfying and sustainable.

As for me, I quit because I felt marketing wasn’t for me. It cheats people out of their time and money tricking people by a get rich quick scheme and sells them dreams. It goes against my character to be involved in marketing. Ever since, I’m doing great working at Delta Airlines as a supervisor cargo agent in LaGuardia airport. I can travel whenever I want with the airline benefits. 🙂

As for you, I wish you best of luck with this opportunity if you are involved in it. It’s certainly  a opportunity and certainly possible to succeed and it’s definitely “not a scam” like most people think.

But just stop and think… ask yourself “How is World Ventures sustaining itself as a company?” or “How does a multi-level marketing company work?”. World Ventures is getting richer off every representative who joins and doesn’t succeed. It’s in fact a pyramid scheme that presents a opportunity that doesn’t add up to it’s statistics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Ways To Know If He is Thinking Long-Term About You. (For the ladies)

by Jeremy Michaels

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A lot of women may think or ask themselves “How do I know if my man is serious about me?”

I’ve always approached this question from an overall view of the “getting to know process”, because there are varying factors involved in really knowing the true motives of a man or woman. With that being said, I want women to understand it takes time to truly know the real intentions of a man. Especially in this generation of lies, deception, bad intentions and hidden ways.

A lot of what I am about to share with you will take between 6 to 12 months to see any of it.

Often women and men get excited when you meet someone you really like and emotions will make you want to rush things into a commitment. I would strongly urge you not to rush, but to take your time and enjoy the journey. Ladies, if you set the standard high and allow a man to be a man, he will clearly show you if he sees you for friendship, fun, sex, wife potential, or just flirting.

Here are… 10 Ways To Know If a Man is Thinking Long-Term About You:

1 – He will take his time getting to know you. One word of caution I got to give to women is to watch out for a man who is in a hurry to wine or dine you. If he truly is interested in you for the right reasons, he will be more interested in having a lot of phone conversations and developing a friendship. If he is rushing, it’s because he is after something, and that’ll always equal bad intentions.

2 – He opens up and communicates to you. A man who truly is interested in something long term with you will open up to you about his dreams, goals, values, hopes, etc. and will want to know yours. He understands it’s easier to build a life with you when you can help, encourage, and support his dreams and vice versa.

3 – He will not attempt or pressure you to have sex. Now, don’t get it twisted. No matter how gentlemanly he is, he will want to have sex with you because it’s natural and normal. But sexual restraint and self discipline shows true colors. When he knows to work for it, you will notice a man of worth. So, single ladies, set the bar very high by not having sex with your new partner so easily and men will have no choice but to step up. When you remove the sex, you remove the men who are only pursing you for sex.

4 – He will remove other females from his life. This is important because it shows he is very serious about you. When you are involved in a serious courtship, having other options around only erodes the possibility of what is before you. Too many options just increases the chance no choice will be made. A gentleman will have friends, but will be responsible to not let them affect his love life.

5 – He wants to move into an exclusive courtship, not date you. This means he wants to take the time getting to know you and move on into a serious commitment with the goal of loving you, making each other better, getting married, etc. Keep in mind that “dating” is just a process of elimination for a single person. Dating is simply looking for potential or fun in casual relationships.

6 – He will introduce you to his family and friends. When the foundation of the relationship has been established he will show you off and introduce you to his loved ones and friends. This is important because it speaks to his desire to want to share who you are with the people he loves and he deems important in his life. You might call this his credible others stage and him being proud to have you as his girlfriend.

7 – He shows interest in your children (if you have children). He will take interest in your child or children and want them to be a part of his life, but as stated above you will learn this over a period of time. So, don’t expect a man to readily step out of the gate in this area. You have to first determine his feelings or thoughts about kids with you over time because it will vary from woman to woman. After all, a man interested in long term with a single mother, will not back away from her baggage, but instead help her unpack.

8 – He says “I love you” and shows it and means it. His heart is pure towards you and his actions are chivalrous. He shows signs of care, loyalty, support and gratitude and expresses his emotions for you in a way that reflects long term goals.

9 – He’s consistent and shows effort. He listens to you and more importantly, understands you. He shows effort and goes out of his way to make you happy. He pays attention to detail and values the little things that matter the most. He’s also trying to find ways to realize your desires, and that’s one of key signs that he’s thinking about you long term.

10 – He likes to refer to you and him as “we” and “us.” 

 


Ladies, keep in mind these are not all the signs, but I covered the ones I feel are most important if you are confused or unsure about whether the man you are with sees you as a long term option for his life. Please understand friendship before love will always create the foundation needed for a strong successful relationship.

PS. Attract a gentleman.

 

 

The Top 10 Mistakes Women Make In Bed.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Ladies, be honest, when your sex life downfalls, out comes the mental catalogue of all the ways your partner isn’t measuring up to your satisfaction. Men tend to get a bad rep when it comes to understanding women’s bodies and what turns women on, making them easy targets in the blame game when sexual satisfaction starts to die. And sure, men make their fair share of bedroom errors. But as the saying goes, it takes two to tango. Just like men, women make plenty of sex mistakes of their own.

Here are the TOP 10 MISTAKES WOMEN MAKE IN BED:

1 – Major Insecurities In Bed. Everyone has insecurities whether they admit it or not, but the presence of insecurities in the bedroom makes a person undesirable to others. Almost all men absolutely love the female body, in varying shapes and sizes, and cannot see the imperfections women see. Big or small, short or tall, what men find a turn-on more than anything is how a woman carries herself – her confidence. Confidence in the bedroom is the sexiest thing anyone can portray. If you’re not owning your body, if you’re not embracing your figure and sexual nature, you fail to flaunt one of your biggest assets – you. Acting overly shy to get naked, or wanting to have sex with the lights off, or under the covers, or not being yourself while having sex are instant turnoffs that can lead to bad sex. Women should concentrate on the emotion connection and pleasure they’re getting and receiving rather than how their make-up looks in bed, how their belly fat looks, or how they look having sex. So walk around naked, have sex with the lights on and learn to embrace the skin you’re in. This will help you boost your sex comfort and his.

2 – Bad Hygiene. Take a shower! Shave your legs! Trim your pubic hair! Brush your teeth! Bad hygiene definitely doesn’t have it’s place in the bedroom. Take care of your body and he will take care of you. 

3 – Faking an orgasm. Never, ever fake it! To fake an orgasm is to settle with failure. Honesty is best in the bed. If the man can’t do what you need him to do, teach him how, or get rid of him, but don’t ever fake it. If you fake it, you’re not having sex, you’re pretending to have sex. If he thinks he’s doing everything right, nothing will change and he will never know he’s doing something wrong which will lead to unfulfilling sex and a big ego. If he’s doing something that is stopping you from orgasming, let him know. If you feel incapable of reaching orgasm and wish to do so, then make the effort yourself to get one. Remember that you’re not forced to have sex with anyone so why fake an orgasm with someone you’re volunteering to have sex with?

4 – Being inactive. Some women often make the mistake of being inactive during sex. Lying there like a lump on a log will not achieve great sex and will absolutely turn off your partner. You should always be active in your sex life and your quest for orgasm. Discover what you like and teach him how to please you if you have to. Sex suppose to be fun, not boring. Get involved and active or he will seek his pleasure elsewhere. Sex doesn’t always have to be a workout, either. Slow, relaxing lovemaking definitely has its place and time.

5 – Not initiating. Yet another two-way street. Your man enjoys being pursued as much as you do. It is the glue that holds an intimate relationship together. Neglecting your job to initiate sexual contact and/or sexual desire will send your lover the message that you aren’t interested in it at all. Both partners have got to keep their spoons in the pot.

6 – Improper Techniques. If you haven’t done it before, warn us! Don’t try to fool men into thinking you’re an experienced sex partner or a porn star, if you have no idea what you’re doing. I’m not saying you have to be great, but learn, and if you don’t know, don’t act like you do. Don’t rely on porn, classes, books, magazines, sex tips as experience. Remember that communication and honesty in the bedroom equals great sex.

7 – The Menstrual Surprise. Some of us don’t mind, some of us do. I think it’s safe to say all of us would like a little advance warning. Me, I can honestly say it’s never happened to me. But, I sure as hell prefer a conversation rather than reaching down, feeling blood, and wondering if she’s wounded. Talk to us, educate us, shit, give men charts and graphs if you have to. Also, don’t lie that it’s that time of the month if it’s not. Be honest – if you don’t feel in the mood.

8 – Not Checking If He Has An STD. Women nowadays sleep with men without checking first if their partner is STD-free. Many people with STDs fear they’ll be rejected if they share their status with their partner. This “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is a serious breach of sexual etiquette and it puts your health at risk. Condoms aren’t 100% effective at blocking STDs; for example, herpes can be transmitted even when a condom is used. Ladies make sure your male partner is 100% clean before opening your legs to him.

9 – Sex Soul Tie. One big mistake women make in bed is assuming that sex equals a relationship. Love has nothing to do with sex. Unless you’re talking about how much you love getting pounded by him. Getting a soul tie from sex can sometimes be an instant turnoff to men who will sometimes distant himself if it’s not mutual. The only relationship you have is that he sticked his hoo-hoo in your cha-cha, and that’s as far as it goes unless otherwise noted.

10 – Not Being Spontaneous Enough. Being closed-minded about sex can be a big mistake and turnoff. I’m not saying you should let him try crazy things like suffocating you with a grocery bag or urinating on you, but don’t automatically refuse something you haven’t tried because it’s different. If you do the same thing all the time, sex is going to be boring and will eventually neither you or your partner will feel like doing it anymore. Like women, men have sexual fantasies too. Compromise and move forward but always have an open mind to try new things to spice up your sex life. Remember that women have a duty to keep things interesting as much as men do.

The Top 10 Mistakes Men Make In Bed.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Even the most experienced men may make a mistake or two in the bedroom from time to time and some end up fumbling more times than their favorite football team. It’s up to you to keep things interesting and to avoid making sexual errors that irritate women, so if you steer clear of the following top 10 behaviors, you will be headed toward being the kind of lover that attracts women like magnets and keeps them coming back for more.

Here are the TOP 10 MISTAKES MEN MAKE IN BED:

1 – Not returning sexual favors. Women often complain about men who gladly accept oral pleasuring, but never return the favor. Being a selfish lover can be an intimacy killer because one partner cannot be expected to continually please the other while not being pleasured themselves. Although you may get incredible sexual gratification from your lover’s abilities, just remember that she needs attention too, most likely more.

2 – Insufficient foreplay. At one time or another, we’ve all experienced a moment so passionate that wasting time on foreplay was unthinkable. But getting caught up in the heat of the moment is quite different from pouncing on her out of nowhere, and cutting straight to the chase on a regular basis. The thing that makes sex incredible for a woman is anticipation and being sexually teased. So insufficient foreplay can undermine the entire act of sex and can be the biggest turnoff that leads to bad sex. Take your time and master the art of foreplay in order to drive your woman wild.

3 – Being silent and emotionless. Women want and need strong emotional experiences in bed. Men generally believe that remaining silent during sex is a better option than speaking out what they desire, but if you are not at least dirty talking or moaning during lovemaking and creating a strong emotional experience for her, she can’t be totally fulfilled. Something as simple as a little moan, or even saying something like, “That feels so good,” will encourage her and can probably make her orgasm better.

4 – Assuming she’s satisfied. Concentrating solely on your own sexual gratification is likely to leave your lover feeling underwhelmed or unsatisfied once you finish. Just because you got off, that doesn’t mean that she’s satisfied. Remember, a good lover makes the effort to make sure his partner is satisfied before he is. She comes first, you come last, pour the glass.

5 – Lack of grooming. When you’re in the midst of passion, having your beard stubble brushing back and forth across her body isn’t so sexy. If there’s one thing that turns women off, it’s a lover whose personal hygiene isn’t up to her standards. Keeping yourself clean and properly groomed, especially in the more intimate corners of your anatomy, is not just a matter of courtesy, it’s a ticket back to the bedroom.

6 – Not lasting long enough. This mistake is well known and very simple, but no list of mistakes in the bedroom would be complete without it. You need to have good penile control to ensure that you can ejaculate at an appropriate time. If you can’t control yourself and end up letting go too soon, then it’s urgent that you spend a lot more time on foreplay. Either way you need you develop sexual tactics to make your woman satisfied. Although it’s a debatable topic, most women will be happy if you can last at least 30 minutes.

7 – Ignoring her erogenous zones. Most women have more erogenous areas than simply her breasts, nipples, and genitals. Take the time to learn your lover’s other “hot” zones, particularly her neck, shoulders, lower back, ears, buttocks and feet. Focus on her entire body. It will turn her on more and, in turn, increase the chances of her pleasuring you back.

8 – Forcing sexual fantasies. Men often commit the mistake of not respecting a woman’s comfort zone and boundaries, and simply expect women to do just about everything in bed to please them. Most women have an adventurous side and are willing to try new things in bed once they trust their lover enough. But, if you ever want her to reach that point with you, the last thing you should do is impose your sexual desires and fantasies upon her too soon into the relationship. Remember real sex is not like sex in adult films, so always try to introduce new positions and reveal fantasies slowly but surely.

9 – Thinking what works for one woman works for them all. Men often make assumptions about what a woman’s wants based upon what they’ve done with other women. There is a great deal of variation between what different women like in the bedroom as well as their own differing levels of experience and confidence. If you have trouble reading your girlfriend’s responses, there is no harm in asking her directly what she likes. Even if you feel that you do know what will keep her satisfied in bed, constantly giving her a variety of sexual experiences is the fastest way to a fulfilling sex-life.

10 – Not kissing enough. Believe it or not, many men don’t kiss the woman they’re with when they’re having sex. And that’s one of the biggest mistakes to avoid in bed. Women love being kissed because it makes them feel soft, sexy, beautiful, loved and adds the romance that they crave. Kissing also makes her more horny and intensifies the experience so it’s a win win.

CLOSING THOUGHT:

  • Fellas, remember that every woman is different. There’s women who don’t care for foreplay or grooming or returning sexual pleasures and there’s women who do. There’s women who wants a gentleman who knows when not to be gentle and there’s women who want that rough hair pulling choking hard sex. Just know every woman is different and you have to be willing to learn your sexual partner.

It’s Time To Fix The Family.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Grudges, perceptions, pain, distrust, baggage and pride. Families are destroyed everyday because of these things. I first of all want to emphasize on the importance of family by saying that God blessed you with them whether you like it or not. Whether cousin, aunt, uncle, grandma, grandpa, mother, father, brother, sister, niece or nephew; they are family.

Everyone falls out with a family member now and then. However, sometimes disagreements turn into long-term grudges with feelings of animosity and anger ruining love and family bonds.

But no matter the reason the problem began, you should always forgive family members now before it’s too late.

It’s true that unforgiving, bitter, angry and negative people are often unhealthy throughout their lives and die earlier. Stress can cause you to suffer from high blood pressure, depression, headaches, chronic pain, digestive problems, insomnia, a week immune system and more. Holding in anger and resentment, and holding on to hurt and pain, takes a lot of energy. Your body and your mind have to work harder to accommodate all that negativity, which eventually causes damage to both your mental and physical health. No grudge is worth that pain. By forgiving family members, letting go of grudges and releasing the past, your mind and body can become free and healthy.

Also children look to their parents first as role models. If you are unforgiving of relatives and others, your children will grow up with feelings of anger and resentment as well, causing difficulties in school, friendships, personal relationships and all aspects of their lives. Even if you want to spend your life bottled down with feelings of anger, frustration, revenge and resentment, you don’t want the same thing for your little ones. If you cannot let go and forgive for your own sake, hopefully you can for your children’s sake, and for being a better you.

Developing a genuine, strong character happens over your lifetime. You develop character by dealing with difficult things, and overcoming them. If you’ve ever talked with people you admire with strong character and integrity, they will tell you the importance of forgiveness and letting go of the wrong feelings. You cannot begin to build a positive, strong character if you cannot move on from negative aspects in your life.

There are two sides to every story and if you had problems with a family member, chances are you believe what happened is all or mostly their person’s fault. However, there are two sides to every story. If this person treated you badly or did something you believe was morally wrong, chances are he/she was going through something difficult personally. When people act and behave wrong, it’s generally because they are facing challenges that they find it hard to handle. Consider the other side of the story and take steps toward forgiveness. Even if the person is just evil, envious, rude, selfish, always negative, forgive them for yourself and accept them for who they are.

Grudges, arguments, resentment and anger can make gatherings difficult for everyone. The stress of family can take a toll not only on you, but the rest of your relatives as well. When it comes down to it, the biggest reason that you should forgive family members is because life is too short. And forgiveness is for you. Unforgiveness is a blockage between you and your positive mindset. And remember that forgiving someone doesn’t always mean you have to constantly be in their everyday life. Just know you will never know when you are going to lose someone to death so always look at the big picture. Forgive and mend your relationships with family and loved ones. You don’t want to be left with regrets once they are gone.

Don’t wait until funerals to appreciate your family.

Sunny Delight: It’s Harmful & Unhealthy Ingredients Explained.

by Jeremy Michaels

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Okay, so you love Sunny D.

But do you know the harmful and unhealthy ingredients Sunny Delight juice contains? Reading the ingredient list on it and knowing what it is, are 2 different things.

Can you imagine what these ingredients are doing to your body? Well don’t imagine. Know! Educate yourself.

I decided to focus on this cheap popular juice because it’s so common and we grew up drinking it.

Read on to learn exactly what’s in Sunny D and what it’s doing to your health…

SUNNY DELIGHT’S INGREDIENTS ARE: Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Concentrated Juices (Orange, Tangerine, Apple, Lime, Grapefruit), Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Calcium Hydrate, Ascorbic Acid, thiamine Hydrochloride, Natural Flavors, Food Starch-Modified, Canola Oil, Cellulose Gum,Sodium Erythorbate to Protect Color, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Yellow No. 5 and Yellow No.6.

1. HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP: An artificial corn sweetener representing more than 50% of calories in the averaged supermarket. Corn starch is processed to corn syrup and then treated with enzymes to convert glucose in fructose. This is basically added sugar or empty calories.

Bad health effects: Increases the risk of colon cancer, diabetes, kidney stones, weight gain, raises your bad cholesterol (LDL) levels, tooth decay, tissue damage and may cause tumors.

2. CONCENTRATED JUICES (Orange, Tangerine, Apple, Lime, Grapefruit): Juices that has been concentrated, meaning processed and most of the water and fruit nectar and pulp has been removed.

Bad health effects: None.

3. CITRIC ACID: A preservative extracted from citrus fruits or made by fermentation of yeast or mold that’s used a flavoring.

Bad health effects: None, but excessive amounts of citric acid may cause stomach problems then kidney problems.

4. MALIC ACID: Malic acid is an organic compound that is naturally found in fruits such as apples and is known for its ability to increase energy and tolerance to exercise.

Bad health effects: Considered safe but may cause gastrointestinal problems such as bloating or cramping.

5. CALCIUM HYDRATE: A caustic substance produced by heating limestone. Not natural.

Bad health effects: May cause severe throat pain, a burning sensation in the mouth, abdominal pain, vomiting, bloody stool or vomit and rapidly falling blood pressure.

6. ASCORBIC ACID: A synthetic version of vitamin C. 

Bad health effects: None.

7. THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE: A synthetic version of Vitamin B1.

Bad health effects: None.

8. NATURAL FLAVORSFlavors that are not chemicals that come from animal or plant foods. Made to provide flavor to a food rather than nutritional value.

 

Bad health effects: None.

9. MODIFIED CORN STARCH: Corn starch that has been processed chemically, a highly processed starch.

Bad health effects: None, unless you’re trying to avoid gluten and wheat, it may cause allergies.

10. CANOLA OIL: Canola oil is extracted from the seeds of the canola plant seeds. Why does Sunny D juice contain canola oil?

Bad health effects: 90% of corn and canola plants in the U.S. is genetically modified (GMOs) therefore canola oil may cause health risks. Also 40% of the fats from canola oil is “trans fat” which contributes to weight gain, inflammation, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

11. CELLULOSE GUM: It’s a common name for carboxymethyl cellulose, or CMC. It comes from the cell walls of woody plants, most often trees and cotton.

Bad health effects: None. Your body is not able to break down cellulose gum, so it simply passes through your digestive tract and you do not absorb it into your bloodstream.

12. SODIUM ERYTHORBATE: A chemical variation of ascorbic acid used as a food preservative to protect flavorings and color.

Bad health effects: Considered safe for most but some people may be sensitive and develop the following side effects…headaches, body flushing, generalized fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gastritis, abdominal cramping and diarrhea.

13. POTASSIUM SORBATE: A naturally occurring preservative.

Bad health effects: May irritate skin.

14. SODIUM BENZOATEA preservative that is the sodium salt of Benzoic acid. Benzoic acid is synthesized commercially from toluene. Toluene is produced in the gasoline making process and the making of coke (carbon fuel produced by distillation of coal) from coal. Therefore, sodium benzoate is a petroleum or coal tar derivative.

Bad health effects: Asthma, hives, hay fever, mouth irritation, and other allergic reactions. Neurotoxicity and brain damage: linked to hyperactivity and decreased intellect in children. May cause DNA damage, leading to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

15. YELLOW NO. 5: Yellow 5 is a chemical food dye also known as tartrazine or E102. It’s widely used in making many unhealthy processed foods. It’s also added to shampoo and other cosmetic products, as well as vitamins and certain medications. Yellow 5 is banned in Austria and Norway, and many European countries have issued warnings about their side effects.

Bad health effects: Asthma, allergies and allergic reactions, hyperactivity and may increase the risks of cancers.

16. YELLOW NO. 6: Another unhealthy chemical food dye and the third most widely used food coloring in the U.S. Yellow No. 6 is also banned in many European and Asian countries.

Bad health effects: Like Yellow No. 5, it’s bad health effects cause cancer, hyperactivity, ADHD and allergic reactions. 

 

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Now that you know the facts and what’s exactly in Sunny Delight, you can make an informed decision.

Sunny D is mainly sugar (31G) and has many harmful processed chemicals, food additives and synthetic versions of vitamins as explained above. One should ban this juice completely!

Drink real juice that’s 100% juice such as 100% orange juice, 100% apple juice, 100% grape juice, etc. not from concentrate.