GC Control In My Coffee

As I’ve blogged in the past, one of the tools I use to maintain my sugar levels is the Attain GC Control Shake.  I’ve been using this product daily for two and a half years now.  I consider it an essential tool in my fight to control diabetes.  I’ve taken to sprinkling a teaspoon full of the powder in my coffee in the morning.  It’s delicious and it’s really helping me keep my sugar levels down during the day.  I can’t remember the last time I saw my sugar go anywhere above 180, even an hour or two after eating.  My fasting sugar is averaging in the 70’s and 80’s.  This morning it was 83.  Losing weight and running are definitely helping, but this amazing product is still an essential part of my daily routine.  And I always have a full shake in the evenings, about two or three hours after dinner.  This guarantees my sugar will never be high at night when I go to bed.

In the past I used to suffer from restless leg syndrome when I went to bed.  Since I’ve been drinking GC Control I haven’t had that problem once.  Just one more reason I love my GC Control Shake!

And finally, as I’ve blogged before, I am officially off my diabetes medication, Metformin.  My A1C came down from 7.2 in December to 5.8 in June.

Life is good!

Health Matters

Health has to be one of the most important issues facing us today.  With obesity, diabetes and heart disease reaching epidemic levels, something has to give.  When you’re in good health, it’s something that can be taken for granted.  But when a major health issue strikes it suddenly becomes the most important issue in your life.  It can even threaten your life.

As I’ve stated in other blogs I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic in August 2008.  It affected my whole life.  So many people just eat whatever they want without giving it a second thought.  And when you’re young and in good health that seems okay.  Now I have to watch everything I eat.  I have to get more exercise.  Becoming a vegan seems to have helped.  I’m even more conscious of what I put in my body.  I have to make sure I get all the necessary nutrients.  Luckily there is enough protein in natural foods.  Meat is definitely not the only source, or even the best source, of protein.

All this makes me even more glad we have our Wellness company.  It helps back up our health.  Between the GC Control shakes that help regulate my blood sugar (yes I still drink them every day), the Attain range to help with natural sustainable weight loss, the patented Access bars that help fuel your workout and help you burn off excess fat, not to mention the wide range of naturally derived cleaning products that are free of the harmful toxins found in most store bought brands and an amazing skin care lotion called Renew that is really helping people who suffer from eczema, this company can revolutionize your health.  It’s available for everyone.  With over 400 products that cover all the products you would use in your bathroom, kitchen, and a healthy range of nutritional foods, we have you covered. 

If you’d like to know more you can visit our website: http://www.4pathstowellness.com. Watch a four minute video then leave your name and phone number and we will call you back as soon as possible.  There is no cost in simply taking a look.  I know I’m so grateful to have these products backing up my health.

A Life In Balance

I created this blog and my Twitter account mainly to promote our home based business.  But my blog seems to have morphed into something bigger.  I have written several blogs about the GC Control shakes that I still drink daily.  They are still doing a great job in lowering my blood sugar level when it’s high.  I’ve been drinking them for a year and a half now. Note, I am not touting the shakes as some sort of miracle cure.  I know diabetics are often targeted by snake oil salesmen offering some form of miracle cure.  But the GC Control shakes are an excellent tool to help you control your blood sugar levels.

Recently I became a vegetarian.  I then quickly moved on to become a vegan.  My reasons are mainly ethical:  As an animal lover I could no longer just I ft to myself eating meat.  I’ve already written blogs that go into this.  But I have noticed that there are plenty of health reasons for making the switch.  I’ve already lost a few pounds and I find I have more energy.

As my blog is called 4 Paths To Wellness I feel this would be a good time to delve into what those four paths are:

1. personal.
2. Physical.
3. Environmental.
4. Financial.

More people these days are looking at their diet and realizing there is a connection between what they eat and how they feel.  The vegan lifestyle is becoming more popular, as evidenced by the growing number of vegan foods that are becoming available in mainstream grocery stores.  I was amazed the other night at the array of vegan options in our local Stop and Shop.  Vegan cheese, butter,  mayonnaise and even ice cream!

Gyms have always been popular.  People want to get in shape.  Obesity has become an epidemic.  Diseases like diabetes are consquently on the rise.  There is a definite need to take care of our health.  We need to take back our Wellness!

Diet and exercise are part of two paths to Wellness.  Personal and physical.  But so many people overlook the third path; environmental.  This can have more of a detrimental impact on our health than we realize.  We don’t pay enough attention to the cleaning products we bring into our homes and use daily.  Products that contain so many harmful chemicals and toxins.  We have a real toxic stew in our homes and we don’t even realize it!  Respiratory illnesses, like asthma, and skin conditions, like eczema, are on the rise.  Most of them are triggered by the chemicals in the store bought cleaning products.  We’re conditioned to go on buying them.  Mainly because everyone else does and because we don’t know any better.

There is another way!

We are partnered with a Wellness company that helps us take care of all four paths to Wellness.  Yes, even financial!  We manufacture over 350 naturally derived products, including household cleaning items.  These are better than store bought products and healthier for you.  We offer free Webinars that you can view in the comfort of your home.  These Webinars are audio-visual presentations that go into detail about who we are and what we offer. These products are 100% safe and I guarantee that this company does not test on animals.   To find out more please visit http://www.4pathstowellness.com.  watch a four minute video and then leave a phone number we can contact you on.  We will call you as soon as possible and set you up to view a Webinar.  These Webinars are available daily. 

While most people are thinking more about two paths to Wellness, personal and physical, we offer a way to align all four paths and help you to create a life in balance.

And We’re Off!

Momentum leads to excitement.

Excitement leads to anticipation.

Anticipation leads to expectation.

Expectation leads to action.

Action leads to results!

Those words came to me a week or so ago.  We’re really starting to see the power in those words.

Our business is all about helping people.  Helping people with their health.  With the amazing array of naturally derived products that are helping people with asthma, eczema, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and so many other ailments. 

The other way to help people is financially.  By helping them grow their business.  And we’ve found someone who really gets it.  Someone who sees the power and potential of what we do.  So we’re going to help her every step of the way.  We’ll match her effort for effort to grow her business.  Working together we’re going to build a team.  A team that builds momentum.  Momentum that will lead to belief and action and will get amazing results.

There really is nothing else like this out there.  Sure, there are plenty of home-based business opportunities if you look around. 

But nothing like ours.  Nothing that encourages you to help your people succeed.  The only way we can see progress is by helping other people succeed.

There is power in teamwork.  There is power in helping other people grow.  In helping other people win.  This really is the most wonderful business.

We’re always looking for other people we can help succeed.  People we can help to rise above the rat race we call daily life.  Maybe we can team up with you.  There’s no harm in taking a/look.  If you don’t like it you can always say no.  But it costs nothing to look.  And you would have so much to gain if you GET IT.

Why not visit http://www.4pathstowellness.com today.  Watch a brief 4 minute video.  Then leave your contact details.  We will get back to you as soon as we can to show you who we are and what we’re about.  And if YOU get it, if YOU want to gain momentum to change your life, we will help YOU every step of the way. 

One thing I can promise you is you will NEVER be alone!

Making A Difference

OK, I’ve shared my story about my fight with diabetes, how I’ve been battling it since 2008.  And I’ve shared about my experiences with the GC Control shakes and about how they continually lower my blood sugar when it’s high.

What I haven’t shared is my wife’s story. About her asthma. About her eczema. About her problems with chronic fatigue syndrome.  When I married her she had chronic asthma.  She’s been in hospital twice with it in the space of three years.  We also used to have a cat that gave her terrible skin rashes all up her arms.  And yes, she had chronic fatigue syndrome.  Often after working a full week she would sleep until 1 PM.  She would frequently be tired through the day.  And during the winter her knuckles would often crack and even bleed due to the harsh coldness of winters in New York.  So she had a pretty fair amount of issues to deal with.

Then we found our Wellness company with its unique and amazing products.  She hasn’t suffered a bad asthma attack since we converted our home to safer cleaning products.  We buy nothing from the grocery store other than food and paper products.  An amazing skin lotion called Renew took care of her rashes and her eczema.  Now her skin is as soft and supple as it should be.  We’ve heard a lot of similar stories about how Renew is helping deal with a lot of skin conditions.  She has a lot more energy now she is taking vitamins and supplements from our company.  And those dry, cracked knuckles?  For the past three winters she hasn’t had one problem.  And, as anyone in the northeast will tell you, this past winter was brutally long and cold!

This Wellness company has helped us in so many ways, with so many health issues.  So we’re looking to pay it forward.  We KNOW these products can help you, too.  We’re confident of that.

Here’s what our Wellness company is making a difference with.

Diabetes and related metabolism problems.
Eczema, and related skin conditions.
Lyme disease.
Chronic fatigue.
High blood pressure.
High cholesterol.
Heart conditions.

I’m not saying these products will cure all the above.  But they can help control them.  Which is the next best thing, right?  And this list isn’t all.  I’m sure we can help with other issues.  These are the main conditions that come to mind.

If you suffer from the above, or if you know someone who does please visit our website…


The main idea behind this company is switching stores to buy safer, healthier products.  Leave your contact details and we will call you back as soon as we can.  Just take a look.  We’ll show you who we are and how we can help you. 

Oh, there is also a financial opportunity attached to this company but this is entirely optional.

Either way, we look forward to talking to you and helping you in the future the way this amazing Wellness company is helping us.

Refueling The Passion

We just returned from our business convention.  It was a great experience.  Three days of extensive training and meeting so many people who are with our amazing company.

We couldn’t be more fired up!

I’m still drinking the GC Control shakes every day.  They’re still doing an amazing job on bringing my sugar levels down after eating.

Although I’ve been concentrating on their benefits to diabetics, they also do have one other benefit.  They help with weight loss.  Because the shakes stabilize your blood sugar levels, they prevent wild swings and they also prevent sugar crashes that can lead to binging on sweet foods.  They also help suppress appetite for sweet but unhealthy foods and can be used to replace snacks.  I drink two shakes a day.  They taste amazing and they’re so beneficial!  I see I get hits pretty much every day from people looking into this product.

Try it!  I guarantee you have nothing to lose (except weight!). And you have so much to gain (except weight) from this product and so many others that our amazing company manufactures themselves.  There is so much research that goes into every product ensuring it is of the highest quality and there are no harmful side effects.  We have products that are helping people with asthma, eczema, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint pain and, of course, diabetes and other related blood sugar issues.

Visit http://www.4pathstowellness.com to view a five minute video, then leave your contact information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  There is no obligation in simply taking a look at what we have to offer.

You never know, it could change your life!

Diabetes: My Personal Story

August 2008 is when my life changed forever.  My wife and I had been to a convention.  It was a chaotic three day event with barely a moment to breathe, let alone eat healthy.  At some point I must have been bitten by a bug of some sort.  Right at the top of the back of my thigh.  What started as a bite quickly blew up into a full blown absess. I had to endure a five hour flight sitting on this thing.  I was in agony!  I popped Tylenol all the way home like it was candy.  That was the longest five hours I’ve ever experienced.

I went to a doctor the day after we returned home. He told me it would need to be surgically removed as it was now too big to lance.  I was admitted to hospital the next day.  As is usual, I had a blood test after being admitted.  Purely routine.  Or so I thought.  I had the surgery.  I then woke to the news my fasting sugar was 320.

I was informed I was a diabetic.

I didn’t really understand at first exactly what that meant.  I’d heard of diabetes, obviously, but I didn’t really know that much about it.  I remembered reading an autobiography written by a soccer player called Gary Mabbutt.  He was type 1 diabetic and he had to inject himself with insulin before every game.  You’d never have guessed it if you’d seen him play.  He used to cover every blade of grass in every game and was often one of the hardest working players on the pitch.

Once I was out of hospital, the first chance I had, I bought a book, the Dummies Guide to Diabetes.  What I read frightened the life out of me.  Now I knew what I was up against.  Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure, liver failure, amputation…the list goes on.  This horrifying disease can cause so many dreadful complications.

I went through the usual phases:  Denial.  Anger.  Why me?

The years since have been a constant struggle.  My A1C has been up and down.  My fasting sugar levels have been up and down.

My emotions have been up and down.

Now, I’m controlling it.  I’m exercising.  I’m eating a (reasonably) healthy diet.

Now, my A1C is up.  My fasting sugar levels are up.  I can’t be bothered to exercise. 

Now, I’m back in Control.


The endless vicious circle.

This has been my life for the past six years.

It’s a rollercoaster ride.

It’s a whirlwind.

It’s a never ending vicious cycle, just waiting for the next time I fall off.

But at the end of the day I’m determined to win, to keep a good quality of life.  My biggest fear is going blind.  I actually fear that more than dying.

The one constant positive is the GCcontrol shakes I’ve blogged so much about.  They really do help.  But they are not a cure.  They are only a tool.  They are only at their most effective when combined with exercise and a decent diet.  I don’t eat anywhere near as healthy as I should, yet they continue to lower my sugar when it is high.

With or without the shakes, the battle goes on.  I’ll continue to post updates.  I just wanted to share my story.  To anyone out there who has been diagnosed as a diabetic, maybe it’s only just happened, I will say this.  Hang in there.  It’s going to be a bumpy rides.  You will have your ups and downs, just like I have.  But you can fight it with the right tools and with enough determination!

What Are The 4 Paths To Wellness?


What’s in a name?

I came up with the brand name 4 Paths To Wellness to use on WordPress, Twitter and Facebook.  Today I want to explain where the name came from.

I created my blog account because I wanted to share to anyone who is concerned about their health, the environment and anyone who is concerned about what’s in the cleaning products everyone has in their home.  

Yes, I’ve blogged and tweeted about naturally derived green products.  But there is so much more to share.  These are products that aren’t just good for you, they are literally changing lives.  Many people have been helped by a skin care lotion that is having amazing results in clearing up skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.  We have a shake that helps regulate blood sugar.  Read my other blogs on this.  I drink a shake every day.  I wouldn’t be without them!  Vitamins that unlike most store bought brands, really do seem to make a difference.  This is just a few of the over 350 products we have in our range covering five different aisles you shop for in your grocery store every month. 

We have the Ecosense aisle, where you will buy all your cleaning products that are free of all the harmful chemicals that are prevalent in most store bought cleaners. 

The Pharmaceutical aisle where you will buy all the over the counter type products you would usually buy in your local pharmacy.  We have products that can help with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, allergies etc.  Again, all naturally derived and toxin free.

The Bath and Body aisle where you get all your skin care items, basically everything you wash or care for your body with.

The Sei Bella aisle is a great range of hair care, skin care and makeup products that are salon quality but not salon price.  Again all free from any harmful additives or chemicals.

The Vitality aisle, where you buy all your healthy snacks including a wonderful protein bar that actually helps you burn fat and gives you a better workout.  We also have the best cheese crackers you will ever taste!  And they’re good for you!  This aisle also contains a wide variety of vitamins and supplements designed to give your body all the nutrients it needs.

So, the 4 paths to wellness.  What are they? 

1.  Physical. So many people seem to be suffering from one ailment or another, or even multiple conditions.  Skin problems such as eczema, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, lupus, lyme disease and crohns disease.  I’ve been hearing some amazing stories from people who shop with our Wellness company that are reporting great success from using our products.  We have the best multi vitamin range you can buy.  There has been a lot of noise in the news lately about how most vitamins are pretty much useless.  Our patented Oligo range of vitamins have been scientifically proven to help your body absorb the minerals and fight the free radicals that do so much damage to our organs.  Our skin lotion is having remarkable success at combating eczema.  Again, I’ve blogged extensively about how GC Control shakes are helping bring down my blood sugar when it’s high.  I’m not saying we have a cure for diabetes, but at least we have some products that are helping keep blood sugar levels under control.  Many people are reporting that switching stores to us and getting rid of all the toxins and chemicals so common in household cleaning products is helping a lot with chronic problems such as asthma.  My wife used to suffer from asthma  but we can’t even remember the last time she needed her inhaler.  This fact alone should be enough to make you sit up and pay attention.  If you know anyone who suffers from asthma, diabetes, eczema or any of the conditions listed above, please pass this blog on to them.

2. Environmental.  This one dovetails with personal as it mainly covers our naturally derived cleaning products that are so much better than the toxic stew you probably have in your kitchen cupboard.  No formaldehyde, no chlorine, no bleach, no ammonia, all the poisons that commonly affect your breathing or burn your skin.  Again, many people who suffer from asthma have reported the problem easing a lot after ridding their homes of the poisonous chemical laden products found in stores and replacing them with our naturally derived cleaners.  And they’re just as effective.

3.  Financial.  There is a business opportunity that comes with this company that is unlike anything else that’s out there.  While the principle is simple enough, it would be impossible to do justice to it in a blog.  We have webcasts that you can view in the comfort of your own home that will go into detail about this as well as explain about our top products.  The business is entirely optional, you don’t have to build a business to enjoy our fantastic products.  But it could be a way to add income to your regular job for just a few hours a week.

4.  Personal.  This is basically the peace of mind of knowing your home is safe and toxin free.  This is priceless, especially if you have children or animals in your home.  The cleaners are safe to use even around them.  No skin burning or eye burning chemicals here.

So, this is a simple overview to what we have.  If I have piqued your interest and you would like to know more email me at dave@4pathstowellness.com and I will set up an opportunity for you to view our free webcast.  This way you can make an informed decision if you would like to try our products, risk free.  The idea is for you to simply switch stores and buy products that are better for you and your home.    There is no pressure and if you decide after trying them they’re not doing what you want, it’s easy to quit too.  Plus you get a full refund if you’re not happy and you quit within two months.  So you have nothing to lose.  But you have so much to gain, especially from a health point of view. 

Send me an email today. 




Drinking To Health


No, not alcohol.  I’m sorry to disappoint you! hehe  I know I’ve been very quiet of late.  Life has been crazy.  We’re looking after an elderly relative who broke his hip in July and had to have an operation, rehab, the whole nine yards.  He’s also suffered a series of mini strokes in the last year or so and he has aphasia, which means he can’t talk.  At all.  He can understand us and write his responses, but he can’t talk.  It’s so sad to see him like this.  We’ve been helping him as much as we can.

I’ve also blogged a lot in the past that I drink a shake that helps to lower my blood sugar.  I just wanted to update that I still drink it daily, and it still helps me just as much as ever.   That product is a Godsend!  I hate to think what my A1c would be like without it.  As it is, it’s been holding its own.  I really don’t eat as well as I should and without these shakes my A1c would probably be much higher.  So I drink one or two of them a day and my sugar levels always come down.

My wife and I also use a product called Fiberwise, which, as the name suggests, has a lot of fiber in it.  It’s better than orange juice.  Especially for me as a type 2 diabetic.  It tastes similar to orange juice but doesn’t have the crazy sugar levels that regular orange juice contains.  We also use a product called Sustain Sport.  It’s a bit similar to Gatorade in that it has the electrolites and is great for when you’ve finished a workout.  It’s low in calories, just 15 calories per glass.  It has none of the unhealthy junk you find in most drinks today, no high fructose corn syrup, very little sugar but it tastes great!  I don’t know about you, but I find plain old water so boring.  But most other flavored drinks aren’t good for you.  So it’s nice to have one drink that tastes amazing and is actually healthy! 

So every day that’s three products from our amazing Wellness company that I consume.  That’s just in drinks!  Then there are exercise bars that help your body burn off fat, skin care products that are very effective in dealing with conditions such as eczema, all natural cleaning products that are hugely effective but without the harmful chemicals, the bath and body products, the tasty snacks, my God the list goes on and on!  If I wanted to cover every product we have my blog would become a novel!  We have hair care products, beauty and makeup products, all of them highly effective and all of them completely natural!  What I’m talking about is basically a shopping club where you buy products every month at great prices.  You get great rewards, both financially and health wise.  There is also a financial business opportunity attached to this company where you can make some serious money if you put the effort in.  You do have to put the effort in, though.  No sitting on your butt waiting for the money to come rolling in.  You get full training and a lot of support. If you decide this is for you, you will become part of a team, earning and learning together! 

If any of this sounds interesting to you and you’d like to find out more then please email me at Dave@4pathstowellness.com. I will be happy to answer any questions.

We also offer 45 minute webcasts to show you what we are about. There is no commitment in taking a look.  If at the end you decide it’s not for you, simply say no thank you.  We will thank you for your time and that will be it.  If you do want to go ahead and join our health revolution then great!  We will welcome you to our family and you will have a ton of support.  It’s all there for you if you want it.  If the business opportunity doesn’t interest you, you can simply be a customer and start reaping the rewards of a healthier life.  Whatever you choose to do, you will reap the benefits of healthier natural products that are transforming people’s lives all across the country. 

A Little Background On Our Wellness Company

I realise that I’ve been neglecting my blog lately.  I know some people blog almost every day.  Although I’m too busy to do that, I should be able to produce two or three blogs a week.  How often do you all blog anyway?  Note to self: Must do better!

I’ve noticed that my blogs about  the Attain GC Control Shakes are getting hits almost daily.  That’s great.  It’s a wonderful product.  As a type two diabetic I swear by this product.  I want to reach out and help other diabetics.  If I can help just one person battling this horrible disease then my blogs have been really worth something.  I still drink the shakes daily and they are still helping me keep my sugar levels down.  As i’ve said in previous blogs it’s no miracle cure.  I still have to (semi) watch my diet.  If you don’t, there’s only so much the shakes can do.  But my sugar never used to come down when it was high.  Now it comes down every time.  You can read my other blogs on this product so I don’t need to say anything more, except they come in three great flavors so I never get bored with them.  And they’re delicious!

But our Wellness company has much more to offer that I haven’t really gone into.  Like a great skin care lotion called Renew.  This lotion has been receiving rave reviews from people who suffer from eczema.   My wife suffered from this skin condition for years.  We had a cat and she kept having allergic reactions, but as she put it, getting rid of the cat wasn’t an option.  Her arms got all blotchy so she had to wear long sleeves even in the Summer.  So she was prepared to suffer.  Until she heard about Renew.  Within two weeks of using Renew daily, her arms had completely cleared up.  Not only that, but it helped with another more painful condition.  Every winter her knuckles would crack with the cold dry air.  Taking a shower was so painful for her when the water made contact with her cracked skin.  Now for the last three winters she hasn’t had this problem at all.  Renew is wonderful.  Renew is an all over body lotion and she applies it every day after showering.  They even have little pocket size packs you can carry with you so it’s there whenever you need it. 

We have all natural cleaning products, that are powerful and yet safe to use around children and pets.  No toxic fumes, no burned skin.  No formaldehyde, noi bleach, no toxic chemicals. 

We have a wide range of hygiene and beauty products.  If you brush your teeth, if you shower or bath (and if you don’t we don’t want to meet you!) ;)  if you wash your hair, if you do your own laundry, if you clean your house, if you take vitamins and supplements, if you work out, if you want to lose weight, if you do any of these things you will love our products and you will want to buy them. 

We have a range of fitness and weightloss products.  Like the Access bar, a delicious protein bar you eat fifteen minutes before working out or doing any physical activity.  It helps your body burn more fat, boosts your energy levels and doesn’t leave you feeling achy the next day.  We use them every time we go to the gym. They come in several flavors and they are DELICIOUS!

There is also a serious financial opportunity with this Wellness company.  I could not do justice to this opportunity in a blog, but I can give you a chance to see for yourself via a totally free online Webinar.  This is simply a conference call you attend on your computer and on the phone.  It’s an audio visual presentation that talks about the over 350 products and the financial incentives.  There is absolutely no commitment in taking a look.  This is an invitation not an obligation.  We don’t sell products at all.  We don’t stock inventory, or deliver or chase people for money.  This is a very simple system of duplication that can steadily build you a solid second income.  It makes for a GREAT Plan B. 

If you’re interested in taking a look, either message me on this blog or visit www.4pathstowellness.com and leave your contact details.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.  Just take a look.  You never know, it might just change your life.  As well as your health.  My wife and I do this full time so we will always be on hand to answer any questions.  If you do decide to board the money train we will give you full support.  You will never be in this alone.  The most beautiful thing about this company is you have to help other people succeed in order to succeed yourself.  The company motto is “enhancing the lives of those we touch by helping others reach their goals.  We take this motto seriously.