If you really think about it, what could be more exciting than getting up every morning feeling refreshed from a good night's sleep, then feeling fit and rearin 'to go! Looking forward to getting out in the world, whatever you do – head for work, exercise, head for the near cafe – whatever, but just feeling really good about what you are doing while you are doing it and living in the Now. Lunch, the same enjoyable outlook while you eat. Afternoon and evening the same great feeling of health and fitness.

I believe that is the way we are expected to live. But why are so many people not feeling that kind of lifestyle? Why do we see so many overweight people walking around with glum, tired, even angry looks on their faces. Why are so many in America so overweight. Spend some time abroad and then come back to the US It can be very shocking sometimes after coming back from abroad and having grown accustomed to people whose bodies are grossly normal. Suddenly here you are at an American airport and whoa! Look at all that flab walking around.

Do not get me wrong, I'm as American as apple pie, but the obesity in this country needs to stop right now!

There's a reason for it. We have the most wonderful soils in America and we have the most sophisticated farming methods, but the processors control our food supply. The processing companies, in their quest to gain market share focus on sweet flavors, long shelf life, and attractive packaging. Nutrition is often only a list on the can. And it's often insufficient.

That's why we need to buy organically grown foods and take supplements that really work.

We can all have a healthy lifestyle. The products are available now. And we need to promote sustainable agriculture as one of our countries (and the world's) highest priorities. We need farming methods that renew the soils not deplete them. Get involved, buy organic foods and support the movement towards sustainable farming methods.

Also consider taking all natural supplements, but be certain that they have a delivery system that works. One way to know if they work or not, is to check and see if the US Patent Office has issued them a patent for their delivery system. It's difficult to get a US Patent for a nutritional product, so if they have one, you can be sure it works. Also look for a money back guarantee that they work. Do not trust a product that the manufacturer does not stand behind with a guarantee of some kine.

In short, the only thing that causes the obesity epidemic that we have in America today is ignorance of what nutrition is and what it means. The corporations that produce the processed foods that keep us sluggish and obese do not publicize their defects. Consumers themselves must search for them and understood. The corporations that process foods are not interested in whether you have a healthy lifestyle of not. If you want a healthy lifestyle, if you want to feel good, if you want to live a long and energetic life, you can. All you have to do is a little searching and get away from TV commercials.