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>> i remember nights where i would go to sleep, and i would pray that i wouldn't wake up. i never considered suicide because it was against my religion. i got up every morning. i was sick. i'd have panic attacks. i'd take a shower, i would get dressed, and i would go to work. and then when i got home i would get in my pajamas, and i would lay on the couch and i would just wait.
"i'm done. please, just let me go." i look back on that, and it's-- it makes me so sad. [dramatic music] ♪ ♪ >> oh, it's absolutely terrifying because you're no longer the person that you used to be. you're starting to become this person that's terrified of everything. i couldn't leave my home and i would go into panic and have anxiety at work. i would quit my jobs because i was embarrassed. i was afraid that someone would find out that, you know, i'm hiding behind the filing cabinet having an anxiety attack and i didn't want everybody to think i was crazy 'cause that's what you think you're doing: you're going crazy. >> as i was going through life and everything like that "boom, boom, boom, boom," just this big old hammer just smacking down on me constantly. "you can't do this. you can't do that. don't go there.
don't say that." all i was was a nail and this big old hammer was just gonna pound me right into the ground, and it might have just been a huge-sized coffin that i was pounding these nails in, because that's how i felt. i just felt dead. dead inside. >> i was off duty for about four months. i had both my neck and my lower back operated on and on the first day back in i was the engineer, or driver. our first call came in and i pulled out of quarters and i got about two blocks away. and all of a sudden, i had to pull over, and the captain looked at me, and he said, "what's the matter?" and i said, "i think i'm gonna die." i said, "i'm having a heart attack or something." i said, "i'm dizzy. i feel like i'm gonna pass out." they called an ambulance out and they took me to the hospital. and for the next six months, i went through a series of doctors trying to figure out what was wrong with me. i told my wife that since i couldn't drive fire trucks anymore that we were probably looking at a minimum pension and that we better sell everything we own and get debt-free so that our kids
could go to school. so i did. i sold the dream home that my wife and i had built. >> i didn't really notice any bad symptoms of anxiety until i was, oh, maybe 65. well, i don't know what brought it on. it's like my life got littler and littler. >> it was right after high school that i started to have anxiety. i actually had a girlfriend who passed away in a car accident. i woke up in the middle of the night. i just couldn't breathe, and i actually went outside on my parents' deck, 'cause i just felt like i needed air. from then on, that is when i really knew that i was scared, and i didn't know why. >> i never wanted therapy. i never sought it. i really tried to just hope it'd all go away. i was just not wanting to live. i don't know that there was any answers out there for me. i absolutely had no hope up until this point. i didn't want to exist. i really didn't want to exist. >> i'm seeing the right doctors. i'm going to a psychiatrist. he tells me i'm not crazy. i'm going to a psychologist, and he's helping me the best that he can.
i think i should get more help but i'm getting the best that i can, and i'm getting worse. >> my daughter was living in ontario, and she was getting married, and they were having a shower for her. i was a nervous wreck knowing that, "how am i going to get on that plane?" and i was sitting there waiting for us to get ready for take-off. and it hit. it hit like the biggest storm ever. the sweat. the heart rate. the full-blown panic attack. and i just said to the stewardess, i said "you have to get me off this plane. i am not going to be able to settle down." and then, like, i just started to scream, and i said, "you have to get me off the flight now, or we're gonnathe pilot's gonna have to turn around and land somewhere, because i am not gonna be able to stay on this plane for 3/12 hours." and, i mean, i was embarrassed. i was crying, but i couldn't control the panic attack. the pilot said, "okay, fine. we have to get her off the flight."
>> my mom would sit me down or tell me before i would leave that she might not be there when i got back. she would allude to the fact that she was going to kill herself. i thought it was my responsibility to make sure that those bad things that i feared did not happen, and that's when my panic attacks started. >> well, my self-esteem plummeted, and i lost all of my confidence. no independence. i just started to depend on people. i became a victim, you know. i just turned myself into a victim of these circumstances, and it was just an awful, awful feeling to be so powerless. and i figured, "this is just terrible. i'm 35 years old and this it. this is gonna be for the rest of my life, and i hate it," but i sort of just started to accept it. >> i think i stayed in bed for like, six months. i was just totally depressed. i didn't--i didn't want to live anymore because it was too painful to watch myself
just basically fall apart. >> i became socially phobic. i was uncomfortable staying in other people's houses. i was uncomfortable traveling in other people's cars. and i lived in my own little world, and i didn't tell anyone. i would go to bed at night and just lie there and worry that i was gonna become possessed, that i was going to become mentally ill or that i was gonna die of a terminal illness. those seemed to be my three fears at about 14. >> i think one of my biggest symptoms was, i felt kind of dizzy and light-headed and i felt like i was gonna pass out. and my biggest fear was, "what if i pass out while i'm driving with my two young kids in the car?" and that scared the heck out of me. and even if i was in a store i thought, "well, what if i pass out right here and then you know, the ambulance has to come or something like that, and then my little daughter who's just two years old is standing there wondering what's happening to mommy? what if i never wake up? what if i end up in a mental institution?" i mean, all those things were going through my mind.
>> after my first incident where i had to stop driving the fire engine, i probably went through a dozen or more doctors. i was in a shop with a doctor. she was a specialist on balance and inner-ear problems. and she was having me do a bunch of balance tests, and they had strobe lights going and the whole bit. she finally stopped the whole thing, and she just kind of chuckled, and she said "why are we doing this?" she says, "i know what's wrong with you." she says, "you're having panic attacks." i can remember i looked at her and i went, "you're kidding, right?" i said, "do you know what i do for a living? i'm a fireman, so i'm not afraid of anything." i said, "do you know where i've been and what i've seen in my career and in my life?" and she said, "well, it's real common with motor officers with firefighters, with soldiers." she says, "it's the stress that you're under that you don't realize." >> i work with couples and families and individuals people who have problems in their relationships people who have problems with anxiety and depression, addictions. i myself had anxiety disorder
when i was in my 20s and it kind of came on me very suddenly, and it was very debilitating. so i know the terrible feeling of anxiety disorder, the horrors of a panic attack. i've experienced that myself. >> the thing that alcohol did for me is, it numbed the depression. the depression was 24-7. i was able to work a job and really excel with it because i had learned to be a hard worker. and once i got home, i had nowhere to turn. my mom was a nurse. pills were everywhere. in fact, when i started the program, my mom says "why don't you just take a pill?" >> anxiety and depression are two of the main reasons people miss work, visit the family doctor, and take prescription medication. take control of your anxiety and depression, and you'll take control of your life. you'll think more clearly, have more energy, sleep better and be happier. take the first step right now. there is hope. there are options. call for a wonderful free cd
that will show you how. >> it was unbelievable to me that you can do and you can achieve whatever you want. >> it's motivated me to do many different things that i've always wanted to do but was just so scared to do. >> i'm feeling physically better. you know, suddenly i could sleep. suddenly i was able to take my kids to disneyland. i could do all these things and not be afraid that i was gonna have to leave. >> before i found the attacking anxiety and depression program, there wasn't a single therapy that helped me. thank god for this. i am so blessed. >> you want help for your anxiety and depression. you want to feel better. you just don't know what to do. let the midwest center help you take the first step. >> i think the program was wonderful. it did--was a miracle to me. >> these are life skills that really, really do stay with you. >> i cleared out my attic. then i found me. and i found out i like me.
>> like, i never get anxious and i'll never have a panic attack for the rest of my life. and i know i won't, 'cause i'll never allow that to happen. >> it was just so freeing to feel that heaviness come off myself. there's hope. there is a way out of this. >> right now there's someone waiting to talk to you who understands what you're going through. call now for this wonderful free cd. >> i was on medication after medication. i think every six weeks for a couple of years, i was being switched to a different medication and going through the side effects and weight loss and weight gain and nausea and irritability. it was horrible, and i was doing it to myself. i was on this quest for something that would make me feel better immediately. >> and i'm getting angrier because there's nobody helping me medically. all the doctors are saying is take, you know, prescriptions
and try another antidepressant and try this anti-- you know, they just kept switching the drugs around. and i said, "but that's-- it's not helping. none of it's helping." so i finally went into therapy and i just didn't find it helpful at all. i was just frustrated with them. i said, "but i need to understand what i'm going through and why i'm going through and how i can fix this." >> i remember there was no safe place anymore. i couldn't talk to my mother on the phone. that made me anxious. i couldn't drive to my favorite grocery store. that made me anxious. i just was living in this little shell wondering how much worse it was gonna get, and i prayed to god, and i said, "please, show me one person that's gone through this and lived and thrived, and i'll help you for the rest of my life." and the next morning, i woke up and turned a show on and it was a woman talking about panic attacks. >> when you're dealing with anxiety and depression, you know, you go through so many different physical symptoms, and one of them is insomnia. and so anyway, one morning at 4:00 in the morning i get up, and i said "i'm gonna switch on the tv.
i'm not sleeping anyway." and then i see lucinda. i'm listening to her and i'm going, "oh, my gosh. that sounds just like me." >> i was so incredibly excited when i found the midwest center for stress and anxiety. i knew that i was on to something. i had found something that was gonna work for me. >> nobody ever told me that it's about changing the way that you think, and that was-- when i found this attacking anxiety and depression program that was the major, major thing. and it's something so simple. i wish would have learned before then. >> the first thing that was so helpful was, i understood exactly what anxiety was. she described it, she explained it, and she told you why it is and what it does to you physically and emotionally and the whole chemistry imbalance in your body. and i'm thinking, "why couldn't a doctor tell me that?" >> i really enjoy working with people in therapy who are using the program, because it is a great complement to the therapy.
it's just great to have people kind of in that therapeutic environment for the entire week other than when--the hour that they're with me. if people don't have access to therapy or don't particularly need therapy but have the program they can do a really god job by working with this program and with the midwest center to recover from anxiety and depression. there is a lot of support from the midwest center, phone support. there's coaching support. >> i could take a negative thought and run with it, and i could catastrophize the worst-case scenarios. and talking with other coaches i find out that this is probably one of the biggest obstacles for everyone, and certainly, the clients that i've coached, that's the main focus that i work on. >> my days started to change. my thoughts started to change, and it changed my life. it gave me the freedom to live my life, because before, i didn't. i was too scared.
>> i had to give up my security blanket, and my security blanket was fear. my security blanket was, "do not go there." my security blanket was, "don't do that. don't trust the world." because i was brought up in believing that it was a bad place. >> it was a shock, 'cause it was like, "oh, my gosh. it's been me all along? like, i'm the one that's causing this?" but then when you find out that it is under your control and you can solve it that in itself just gives you that oomph. "oh, okay. i've just got to follow this program." you don't want to listen to the fact that, you know, you've been victimizing yourself all this time, because you're very angry at the fact that you've allowed yourself to do that. >> you know, it was a whole different way of thinking, because for a long time, people believed that people who were anxious and depressed were deficient or that they were sick or unstable or incapable of helping themselves. and the different twist that i saw to the whole thing is that, "no, wait a minute. people with anxiety and
depression are creative and intuitive and futuristic thinkers, and they have a vivid imagination. and if you could take all that creative energy that they're turning inward and making themselves sick with and turn it outward where it belongs, these people could conquer the world." >> i learned what i was missing, and it lit a fire under me that i don't know anybody could ever put out. my world opened up and my life opened up, and my heart opened up and my mind opened up. and the things that i probably should have been doing or could have been doing for the first 30 years started happening. i was not living. and i'm living now. >> the program is utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy. it helps you to learn to identify how your own thinking is impacting your feelings and that your body is responding
to your thinking and creating this panic and anxiety. medication can relieve the symptoms of the anxiety disorder, but the medication really doesn't do anything at all to correct the negative self-talk that's going on. >> yes, you can take medication. yes, you can self-medicate with alcohol, but that's not gonna help you in the long term. and that's not the kind of message you want your children to see. you want to be self-empowered. you want to know that no matter what, you can pick yourself up dust yourself off, and get your energy and your confidence back no matter what's going on around you. and that's what this program does. >> the macho image-- it's hard for people to open up. it's hard for men to open up to get them to admit their weaknesses, to show their emotions, to really come up with a plan of action, to take control of their life, and just admit their fears. >> in fact, i've been told that, by a psychiatrist, that my defense mechanism is always on.
[laughs] i'm always denying that there's a problem and that it's the way that it is. same thing with pain is, that's the way that i get through my life day to day: i deny that i'm hurt. i think one of the hugest breakthroughs that encouraged me to start the program was the information, and something i had never heard from one of my doctors is that i wasn't sick, i didn't have a disease, that it was a condition that basically i had developed throughout my life and that i didn't have to be cured from it, that i could teach myself and use the tools that were provided through the program to get over it. >> i like the way that it made me realize that i was causing the problem, and i think that's one of the things that took me a long time to get into my head, but as it went on and on i think i finally realized that nothing outside is making this happen. it is me that's causing it. >> life for me now is amazing.
i can seriously say that i'm just--i'm blessed, and i'm so happy. i could have never been on a plane, you know, before and fly for six hours by myself, but i'm just my own safe person now. i don't rely on others to cheer me up all the time. i can do that for me now. >> you cannot put a price on what it gives you. it gave me my life back. it made me find me. >> the attacking anxiety and depression program is something that i keep in my car, i keep on my ipod. i go back to it all the time. it's like having a good friend that's sitting in my car with me. if i'm worried, i'll put in the "worry" cd, and i remember that that doesn't do me any good. "it doesn't do me any good to worry. what can i do to change that?" and you know what? sometimes we need that friend. we need that, "you know, you can do this. you might have forgotten that you can do this but you can do this. i've seen you get through worse things." and that's what it is for me. >> it's time to take control
of your worry, anxiety and depression. it's time to put an end to the fear and "what if" thinking it creates. please, pick up the phone and call right now for a wonderful free cd that will show you how to finally free yourself from the obsessive worry, fear and exhaustion that's caused by anxiety and depression. you can get your life back. you can feel good again. call now for your free cd to learn how. >> just to get that freedom and be able to appreciate the things i had really, really--it was more than help. it was a dream come true. every day in my prayers i thank god for that blessing. >> i think the program gave me a new way of looking at things and looking at life, and it made me feel like i can do anything. >> keep practicing the skills, and it will work. and i'm proof that it works. >> we want to help you help yourself. you can control your anxiety stress, and depression, and we can show you how.
call now. >> it hit home. there were people that had exactly what i had. >> life now is much, much, much better. i feel like i can handle my life now. >> it's amazing. sometimes i have to step back and say, "oh, my god. i used to do that. i used to worry all the time. i used to make myself sick. i just am so happy with where i am in my life. >> the midwest center saved me in so many different ways that i could honestly say that i'm no longer scared to death. i feel like i'm a part of something now. this program really works. >> you have a right to be happy. you have a right to not feel anxious and depressed. life is supposed to feel good. call now for this motivating free cd and take control of your life. >> there is a changing your life. you have to commit to it.
you have to believe that you're worth it. and you just keep going. but if you don't use it, it's not gonna do you any good. i go back to it every day. i live it. it's a way of life. >> i'm a totally different person. i am so in control of my life. i'm so happy. i have confidence. my self-esteem is just fantastic, and i can't even believe that i put myself through that. i feel like i had to probably go through it to get to where i am in my life. it's given me my independence back, and it's totally empowered me to know that i can succeed and do and work at anything i want to do. >> it's literally allowed me to get my life back in order; whereas before, it was just chaotic. >> i definitely feel like the program saved my life. i mean, i don't know what i would have done without it because you are your own parachute, and i was the only one who could save myself. it's actually one of my proudest accomplishments.
>> it's something i definitely could have used years earlier, and i think it would have helped me even before i had panic attacks. it was a life changer for me a real life changer. >> i've changed. it's not the world around me that has changed. it's still the same world that i grew up in, but it doesn't scare me like it used to, because i know who i am now. and i know that no matter what happens, good or bad, i will land on my feet and i'm gonna get through it and good and bad things happen to us all and it's about choosing whether or not you want to be a victim or you want to be a victor. >> i think this program could help everybody in the way they think about life. it's full of wisdom about how to live your life in a successful way and in a healthy way, and most of us didn't get that blueprint. so, you know, this program has kind of gathered up thinking from just a huge range of places
and made it accessible in one place. >> i mean, life is life, and stress is stress, but the incredible thing about it is, you know when it's coming on and you see that you're gonna be in a stressful situation. you just have the skills to deal with it. you just live in the moment, and that's a definite you'll have to do. don't go sweating about the past and beating yourself up about the past. don't get too far into the future, because you really have no control over the future. and it's to stay in the present moment, and that's where i've been for the last year and a half--staying in the present moment. and my life has been fantastic. >> it was so simple, because knowledge is power. and getting the education and having someone explain to me what was happening with my body and that i wasn't the only one going through it and that other people have been successful at it-- there's a recipe for success right there. >> because of the attacking anxiety and depression program i am more confident than ever,
any time in my entire life that i can decide for myself. i can live with my choices. it's like you're unleashing the side of you that's nice, that's normal. it empowers you in such a way that you never even thought possible. it makes you prouder of yourself than ever before. >> this program is for any single person living in this day and age. our lives are so stressful. it's life skills that you need to learn. whether you have problems with anxiety, stress, worry, depression, it certainly helps. and it helps you keep on the straight and narrow. i still pull out the cds and listen to 'em when i'm frazzled or i notice myself going back into some negative phrases and things like that. >> i have grown backwards. i think i was 80 when i was about 8. [laughs] then in my 30s, i'm starting to play. this is the first time i've ever had a childhood, and i'm gonna have it. i'm gonna experience every
single thing about it that i can and i wasn't able to before. and i can now. >> i wanted to illustrate what i was like before the program. basically, i was hunched over, basically like the hunchback of notre dame basically. this is how i'd be walking. just like that. but after the program, check it out. the sky's the limits. whoo! >> it just worked. you get control of yourself and control of your mind and your life. and i took control, and i've been traveling ever since, and i've got total independence. i went to stay in new zealand for five or six weeks. then i went up to australia for a month, and then i went over to thailand for 2 1/2 months, and i did all of this by myself. trains, planes, and automobiles. >> life now is fantastic.
i appreciate each day. i've learned how to slow down. i've learned how to relax. i've learned how to actually do nothing and feel good about it and know that it's healthy to do nothing. i used to have a belief that you had to be doing something productive at every minute or you're wasting your time. and that's not the case at all. that's not being healthy. i'm enjoying life. >> don't let anyone ever tell you that you have to live with anxiety and depression the rest of your life or that you have to take medication for the rest of your life, because it's not true. what you need to do is believe in yourself and go deep inside of yourself and take a look at who you really are. and you need the skills to know how to get your confidence back and be self-empowered so that you can live in the moment and help yourself. >> i know what it feels like to live on that edge and hoping beyond hope that somebody would just go ahead and push me over and get it over with.
i also know what it feels like to have somebody come up and take my hand and walk me away and show me the beauty that, you know, was beyond that cliff. and i'm no better than anybody else. i don't--i'm no smarter. it's taking the program, the attacking anxiety and depression program and it is attacking all of those bad things that you've been telling yourself, all of those horrible things that you may have learned, and it is putting your foot down and refusing to live the way that you've been living any longer. you just have to say no. [uplifting music] ♪ ♪
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easy-to-swallow gel capsule that can go directly into your system and will effectively reduce your inflammation. >> fish oils generally, though have an aftertaste. and they also cause burping, 'cause i used to have a problem with that, and i don't anymore. >> sure. >> does your product have these side effects? >> no, it really doesn't. i'll tell you why. we've brought some fish-oil capsules. these are the standard fish-oil capsules with their 1,000 milligram. >> anybody who takes fish-oil product knows this product. >> exactly. or you can take this small omega xl capsule, which one of these is equivalent to 10 of these. let me pour 10 in your hand, larry. you'd have to take all 10 of these to get the benefits of one small omega xl capsule. so, women and children and men -- nobody wants to swallow 10 minivans, if you will. you can have one. >> well, how can you get all this in this? >> well, i think the doctor can answer that -- why it's such a unique formulation. >> the difference in the quality
of the oil is the extraction process gives us something called a free fatty acid, which is the type of fatty acid that your body can utilize. whereas in this fish-oil capsule, the reason it has to be so big is that this is the triglyceride form, which means that it's bound and your body can't utilize it readily. when you take this, this is just fatty acids that can go directly into your system, and they can be effective for reducing your inflammation. >> well, there's something very important, also. in today's world, with a doctor here, the average person over 55 today is on five different prescription medications. omega xl has no drug-drug interaction, which is so important. the improper use of prescription medication is probably the sixth cause of death today. so, you have people that have difficulty sleeping at night -- aches and pains cause loss of sleep -- and they worry about the medicine they're taking.
omega xl releases that fear of "is it going to interact with my other drugs," and it reduces the inflammatory pain that you may have in your back, your legs and so on, to give you a good night's sleep. >> i've got to say, i've done very few testimonials in my life -- you can count them on one hand -- and this is a terrific product. it's wonderful being associated with you. >> i have been practicing medicine for over 20 years, and i have never endorsed a product, either. >> really? >> and i just feel that this product is so valuable and so important that it's a privilege to be associated with it. >> in fact, i'm gonna take two now. >> well, i will add this, and this is one thing. 80% of our customers are women that call in to buy our product. the women are the gatekeepers of the family's health. >> mm-hmm. >> grandmothers are able to now bend over and pick up their grandchild when the grandchild's running towards them instead of saying, "no, no, no. grandma's back hurts." so, you have this aging society, this active society
this active lifestyle, and everyone wants to move and breathe naturally. they want to be able to get up. they want to be able to walk. they want to be able to enjoy themselves. it is a life-changing product that is just truly one of a kind. >> and, by the way, they're so small that i just swallowed them without water. >> you have hundreds of people hundreds of family and, we call them employees, but associates at great healthworks today so proud that you're here to help us with our message. >> there's the number. >> there's two different benefits that i've noticed by taking omega xl, one being the increased benefit of not having to worry about stiffness or joint problems. the other benefit has been the difference i've seen in my skin. >> i'm amazed at how many people that i talk to suffer from some sort of back discomfort, usually in the lower back, and i have recommended omega xl numerous occasions and will continue to do so, and i'll be on it for life. >> the omega xl capsule is so small that it's just -- it's so simple to swallow. you get most of these pills that
have -- that are huge to take, to swallow. it's very hard. but these -- the omega xl capsules are very small, very easy to take. >> you have to know the pain that you've been through in order to know how much better you feel with the omega xl. >> announcer: if you're living in pain, listen up. every day, people suffer from symptoms including back, neck, knee, and joint pain. studies have proven that inflammation is the culprit, but now you can fight it with omega xl. as part of the show, we are extending a special offer. call and we'll double your order. don't miss the opportunity to regain control of your life. there's no financial risk. omega xl offers a 90-day money-back guarantee. you have nothing to lose. time's running out. call now. >> why is it so effective, ken? >> why is it so effective? it's one of a kind. it truly is one of a kind. there's been 25 years of
research. it comes from a green-lipped mussel. nature has provided an oil extract that's one of a kind. it's patent protected. >> this is a nutritional supplement, and what it can do is reduce the signs and symptoms associated with inflammation. you know, inflammation is prevalent in many diseases, so it's helpful in many different conditions. >> people say, "well, how can this be so good?" well, because the biggest problem to your body is inflammatory-related conditions. doesn't matter if you're a truck driver, if you're a police officer, if you're a fireman, if you work in construction, if you work in the restaurant business, if you are a lady that stands on your feet all day -- >> almost if you move. >> if you move. >> [ chuckles ] >> because pain just ruins your day. >> you're looking at someone. >> it ruins your day. >> i have a low tolerance. >> it's hard to enjoy your life. everybody has a low tolerance, particularly when you have back pain. back pain will strike 80% of everyone in their lifetime. and it's an over-use condition -- chronic, chronic back pain. so, when you have back pain, you
have arthritic pain, particularly if you use your body for your work. do you know that insurance companies today, with all the crazy things that are going on in our insurance world, one of the first questions they're asking you when you fill out your form to get new insurance is, "does any part of your body hurt when you come home from work?" so, they know that we're overusing our bodies, which tends to cause more corrective action, which causes the rates to go up to keep you in great shape. so, healthcare, while it's important, the important word is self-care. if you don't do something for yourself, omega xl is the beginning of self-care. >> not available in stores. >> no. >> why? >> you know, retail is an important part of the distribution channel of life but they cannot give the quality care -- customer care that we give. at great healthworks, when a customer calls, you're calling a customer-care person at great healthworks. they're knowledgeable. but that way, we control the experience of the product.
>> announcer: hundreds of thousands of people around the world are enjoying better health today because of the difference omega xl has made in their lives. this natural anti-inflammatory comes from the green-lipped mussel, grown in the marlborough sound of new zealand, the cleanest waters in the world. >> the key to the way that we process things is we manage the temperature, we manage the storage chain, we know the chemistry we're looking for, and we make really sure that we're getting the right chemistry to the consumer. i cannot say that any of the people who are selling seafood mussels are gonna be concerned about the same thing. you may cook it in a way or deal with it in a way that simply destroys that bioactivity, so not only are you taking a dozen mussels, you may be getting no benefit. so, the certain way of getting the benefit is to take a capsule, and that's so convenient. it's a tiny, little capsule. it's dead easy to take, and you can be sure about what the outcome will be. so, there's no doubt at all in my mind that taking omega-3 every day is a very good way of ensuring that, for well people that they stay well, and for
people who aren't well, that they get better. there's so much evidence that that's the case. and if you're gonna do that, why not take the best? omega xl is the best. >> announcer: omega xl is a one-of-a-kind, powerful omega-3 oil that helps to reduce inflammation associated with joint pain, arthritis, bronchial tightness, and more. omega xl is the ultimate natural solution in great health and well-being. >> i was ready to pretty much try anything 'cause i was sore. i was real sore. i didn't want to be weighed down by pain. i didn't want to -- i didn't want to accept it that i was getting older and that pain was starting to take over. so, with omega xl -- i fully believe in omega xl. it allows me to sleep better. it allows me to be more a part of each and every day. i have clarity and focus like i haven't had before. >> i'm on my feet 10 hours a day at least. i had knee surgery like four years ago. there was a lot of inflammation
after the surgery. i was in so much pain, tears were coming to my eyes. that's how much pain i was in. and, well, you know, my knee is bending so much better now, and that inflammation is going away, and that is because of omega xl. >> so, inflammation's the culprit? >> it's the culprit, and then it makes the joint unstable, and then that makes it worse. and it's like a snowball rolling downhill. all of a sudden, the condition just gets worse and worse. so, if we can control inflammation -- and omega xl has been shown to be 100 times more powerful than other fish oils in controlling the inflammation -- we can control the pain and the disability and actually help maintain a healthier joint. >> it's everyday life. people that drive trucks firemen, people that stand on their feet all day, women who are hair dressers -- whatever you do, we're overusing our bodies. we're living longer, and we're wearing our joints out faster because we're more involved with sports at a later age -- golfing, lower-back inflammation, so it's part of
our lives that is causing these problems. >> can you tell me from your experience how omega xl has improved people's lives? >> by the hundreds of thousands. i'll start with you. when we started to talk about you doing this program, you said, "i want to send it to family and friends." >> correct. >> and how did that work out? >> worked out terrific. i used to -- when i got up in the morning to put on my socks, to bend over to put them on, i used to have -- it was really pain. i don't have it anymore. >> now, this is not a music show. this is not a sports show. this is a show about pain care so when someone watches this program, either they have pain or someone they know has pain. and here's a very powerful and frightening statistic. today, there are 60 million women between 40 and 60 who are acting as caregivers to their mothers. and the daughter, from 40 to 60, is using their body up, having more pain prematurely, at a younger age than ever before. you have 100 million people in the u.s. today over 50 years old.
and in a few short years, you'll have 70 million people over 65. inflammation is going to play a devastating role in our society unless you can control it. >> announcer: if you've been living in pain and you're tired of trying products that just don't work, you are not alone. today, 1.5 billion people worldwide are living in chronic pain. don't let pain deny you the life you deserve. join hundreds of thousands of omega xl users that have chosen to fight inflammation and get rid of pain. now they're living life to the fullest, thanks to omega xl -- the all-natural anti-inflammatory that has more available omega-3s than regular fish oil. >> i would not go without omega xl, because it's made a huge impact in my daily life. >> i want to tell everybody. i'm telling you about it. i'm telling you about something that's gonna change your life if you'll try it. >> announcer: if you're living in pain, listen up. every day, people suffer from symptoms including back, neck, knee, and joint pain. studies have proven that
inflammation is the culprit, but now you can fight it with omega xl. as part of the show, we are extending a special offer. call and we'll double your order. don't miss the opportunity to regain control of your life. there's no financial risk. omega xl offers a 90-day money-back guarantee. you have nothing to lose. time's running out. call now. >> how does it help, doctor, arthritis or chronic pain? >> it actually affects 53 different pathways that cause inflammation in your body, and in that regard, it's unique. i mean, osteoarthritis, which affects, currently 50 million americans is the wear-and-tear arthritis, and as we get older, we're gonna have more symptoms and more disability due to that condition. but it comes from a small injury in the joint or maybe a sports injury in the joint that creates inflammation. >> all right, how about people
who are allergic to things like shellfish, yeah. >> they're actually allergic to the protein in the shellfish. we extract all the protein, all the carbohydrate, and all of the sodium. so this is an allergy-free omega-3. there's nothing like it. >> doctor, have you had any personal experience with your patients, results that they had with the product? >> i've had consistently great results with everyone that i've tried the product with. it is just unbelievable for back pain, back-pain relief. it's very effective in reducing the symptoms associated with arthritis, and we treat a lot of arthritis in our clinic. >> your patients are happy with it. >> my patients are happy with it, and it's easy for them to take. and i can honestly say, before i knew about this product, i would recommend fish oil, but, i mean, they just couldn't take it because of the side effects -- the dyspepsia and the size of the pill. so i'm hopeful that, really, everybody would try this product, and i think that it
would improve the health of anyone who would take it. >> i'm 57 years old, and i've tried a lot of products. i've been in the fitness industry for over 36 years. before taking omega xl, i would have a really hard time with my elbows, and i thought that was just because of age. but after taking omega xl, it started to reduce the swelling and now i feel no pain at all. my recovery period and my stamina has increased tenfold. >> i wish that they had omega xl 30 years ago when i first got arthritis. i've been now playing golf, and i noticed great effects from being able to do that, and i'm able to exercise after 25 years of not being able to exercise. >> what i had to do was go out and buy every known bottle opener, jar opener. never, never got this particular lingonberry jam open. and today... here you are. >> announcer: all these stories are from people that have experienced the benefits of
omega xl. 25 years of clinical studies have proven that omega xl has far better benefits than ordinary fish oils. this is due to omega xl's source, the green-lipped mussel. this mussel is farmed in the purest waters in the world the marlborough sound in new zealand. once harvested, it goes through a patented super-critical co2-extraction process. this unique process allows omega xl to have 22 times the fatty-acid availability and makes it more powerful than regular fish oils. therefore, omega xl is more effective at reducing inflammation, the cause of pain. you don't need to suffer anymore. omega xl will help you get rid of pain and live the life you deserve. >> and, you know, doctor, i'm involved with cardiac health having had the problems myself. i have my foundation. how can omega xl help reduce the risk of heart attacks? >> 30 years of studies that have shown the benefits of omega-3s for reducing plaque formation on
the arteries, which actually clog the arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes. it actually helps to reduce triglyceride levels, which are an independent-risk factor which put people at risk for heart disease. so i recommend omega xl to all of my patients to help protect their hearts, preserve their heart and vascular health. >> ken, omega xl seems to be a life-changing product. >> omega xl is a one-of-a-kind omega-3. there's nothing like it. we believe it's the most powerful omega-3 on the face of the planet, which offers tremendous anti-inflammatory benefits. you have hundreds of people, hundreds of family and, we call them employees, but associates at great healthworks today so proud that you're here to help us with our message. >> oh, i'm very proud to be part of it, 'cause it is -- it's wonderful being associated with this and wonderful having you and wonderful meeting you. there's the number.
>> announcer: hundreds of thousands of people around the world are enjoying better health today because of the difference omega xl has made in their lives. this natural anti-inflammatory comes from the green-lipped mussel, grown in the marlborough sound of new zealand, the cleanest waters in the world. due to its unique extraction process, omega xl gives us something called free fatty acids, which our body can utilize instantly, whereas regular fish oil comes in the triglyceride form that is bound and our body cannot utilize it readily. this is the reason why fish-oil pills have to be so big. omega xl is a small, safe, easy-to-swallow gel capsule that can go directly into your system and will effectively reduce your inflammation. >> the key to the way that we process things is we manage the temperature, we manage the storage chain, we know the chemistry we're looking for, and we make really sure that we're getting the right chemistry to the consumer. i can't say that any of the people who are selling seafood mussels are gonna be concerned about the same thing.
you may cook it in a way or deal with it in a way that simply destroys that bioactivity. so not only are you taking a dozen mussels, you may be getting no benefit. so the certain way of getting the benefit is to take a capsule, and that's so convenient. it's a tiny, little capsule, it's dead easy to take, and you can be sure about what the outcome will be. so there's no doubt at all, in my mind, that taking omega-3 every day is a very good way of ensuring that, for well people that they stay well, and for people who aren't well, that they get better. there's so much evidence that that's the case. and if you're gonna do that, why not take the best? omega xl is the best. >> announcer: omega xl is a one-of-a-kind, powerful omega-3 oil that helps to reduce inflammation associated with joint pain, arthritis, bronchial tightness, and more. omega xl is the ultimate natural solution in great health and well-being. >> omega xl not only helped my hand, it helped my whole body. i can walk around. i can move around. my hand -- i can make fists.
i can stretch my fingers. i can turn my hands around without extreme pain. it all has come together because of omega xl. >> well, i had two compressed disks. i went to see a very renowned back specialist here in miami and was told there was really nothing i could do for it -- not even surgery. but i started taking the omega xl, and in about 72 hours, i started noticing a significant difference in my back, and the swelling was a lot less. it was really an answer to prayer. i didn't know what i was gonna do. i have children down to a very young age, and i want to be active with them as long as i can. it's allowed me to keep up with them and experience good things. and that's thanks to omega xl. no doubt about it. >> announcer: if you're living in pain, listen up. every day, people suffer from symptoms including back, neck, knee, and joint pain. studies have proven that
inflammation is the culprit, but now you can fight it with omega xl. as part of the show, we are extending a special offer. call and we'll double your order. don't miss the opportunity to regain control of your life. there's no financial risk. omega xl offers a 90-day money-back guarantee. you have nothing to lose. time's running out. call now. >> we want to tell you about the larry king cardiac foundation. i started it 25 years ago, and shawn is our chair. our mission? to save hearts. why? because cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of american men. >> it's also the number-one cause of death in american women, costing us 400,000 moms sisters, and daughters each year. >> it's the cause of 1 in 4 deaths for men, but regardless of your gender, certain lifestyle behaviors impact your chance of developing heart disease in the first place. now, there's nothing you can do about family history or age, but you can take control and
drastically minimize risks by doing simple things. >> exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, including heart-healthy supplements. prevention is the key. >> that's right. so our foundation is dedicated not only to helping those who have heart disease, we are actively fighting to bring those numbers down by pushing prevention. >> "exercise and good nutrition" -- we're casting that message far and wide. please join us. help spread the word. together we can build a heart-healthy future. >> join the movement. find us on facebook or www.lkcf.org. >> announcer: the preceding has been a paid advertisement for omega xl.