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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 10:59 -- mike

All our lives, we’ve been told that you just need to eat right and exercise to be healthy. Why is that so hard? Is the problem as simple as eating too much and exercising too little? If so, how do we explain away the epidemic of obese 6-month-old infants around the world? Perhaps the answer is much more complicated than it seems.

When 90% of people think they eat "healthy" and yet almost 70% are overweight, something isn’t adding up. Something also doesn’t make sense when 50% of heart attacks happen in people with supposedly "normal" cholesterol levels. Most people would be shocked to learn that almost half of adults in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes . Roughly that same number of people are also estimated to have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Considering the above, at some point you have to wonder if our “experts” have it all wrong.

Why didn’t our prior generations (40+ years ago) have a weight problem?  Those generations didn’t have dietitians, nutritionists, doctors and the government telling them how to eat. No one was taking expensive supplements. Housewives weren’t doing Zumba. No one was wearing electronic devices to monitor their activity. Many back then didn’t even know what a calorie was, let alone consider counting them.

We know that most of you reading this want to lose weight. We know that many of you have struggled with your weight for a long time. There’s no doubt we can help you with that problem, as our Success Stories illustrate. However, losing weight is a by-product of being healthy which is what our system really is about. Most importantly, we’re focused on the long-term from the beginning. There are no gimmicks and no shortcuts. Come with an open mind that much of what you’ve learned about health is not only wrong, but in some respects the opposite of what’s most effective. We’ll give you a different perspective about what healthy really means and give you the tools to make improvements all while you enjoy how great real food can taste with innovative recipes.

In a nutshell, Confydo is a solution to reclaim your health. Our system is 100% online and there are no meetings to attend. You work on your own, at your own pace. Two of the biggest differences you’ll notice about Confydo are our recipes and our approach to eating, though we have many more differences from conventional wisdom that you’ll discover over time through our recurring content series. Confydo's mission is to substantially improve the world's health and wealth IQ by providing its members with the knowledge, system and tools necessary to create dramatic improvements in their lives.

Headquartered in Roseville, CA, Confydo was started after our CEO, Jeremy Almand, lost his 34-year-old brother, Chris, to an instantly fatal heart attack. Shockingly, Chris’s arteries were somehow clogged by as much as 100% while he appeared—on the outside, at least—to be the picture of health. Chris didn’t need to lose weight, didn’t eat fast food, and had no family history of heart disease. How is that possible?

Prior to Chris’s death, Jeremy had developed a system he used to coach family and friends to lose weight. It was ironic that of all the people Jeremy had helped to lose weight, the person whose health was most at risk didn’t need to lose any.

Years were then devoted to studying many aspects of health, where it became crystal clear as to why our health epidemic is as bad as it is today. You can start with the simple fact that there’s no consensus of how you even define whether or not you’re healthy. We also found that conventional health wisdom and many nutrition studies are terrible and, in many cases, flat out wrong. This is consistent with a legendary quote from a dean at Harvard Medical School, who said: "Half of what we are going to teach you is wrong, and half of it is right. Our problem is that we don't know which half is which."

We believe that by not having a scientific background in the medical, nutrition or dietitian fields, along with not being affiliated with the government, we are able to objectively evaluate the problem. We also don’t have conflicts of interest when solutions appear that would disrupt the status quo.