Joel Therien had a thriving career as a personal trainer and he started his second professional career right out of University as a Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist at the Montford Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Although he had an amazing boss, great working colleagues and a pretty good salary of $52,000 a year, Joel wanted more. He wanted to provide a better future for himself and his family. So… the thought of doing stress testing at a hospital for the next 40 years started to lose its appeal. Hence he quit after eight months into it.
However, at 27 years of age he started to lose his health and became a “medical mystery”, as he referred to his health problem. He had been misdiagnosed with either Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or brain cancer. He went from a lean muscular 240 pounds with 7% body fat down to 165 pounds. As a bodybuilder, this deeply concerned him and this is when he turned to the internet to look for answers.
Joel used the internet to find the answer or reason for his ill-health. He claimed that it was “ASPARTAME”, (additive code E 951), the artificial sweetener found in all diet soft drinks and in many foods today. You see, he was on diet of various products that contained aspartame, to maintain his low body fat levels. And he felt that due to the over consumption of aspartame, he was poisoning himself. Although aspartame has been approved by various world food authorities, the debate on its toxicity still goes on.
Joel Therien spent almost 12 hours a day for two full years on the Internet in a small 800 sq. ft. row house with his young family. Although his expenses were relatively little he was near emotional, physical, and financial ruin.
“I still wasn’t feeling well physically and I still had not made a single sale online in 2 years. The emotional pressure was overwhelming.”
Despite the health setbacks he was able to build up a very profitable multi million dollar business that has been up and running now since 1998. That company is Global Virtual Opportunities (GVO)
His motto “You do NOT have a great opportunity if you do NOT have great products that people are willing to pay for despite the opportunity”
Joel admits, during the climb of GVO he was still suffering from the effects of aspartame poisoning. Constant food allergies, debilitating migraines were the norm. But he pushed on.
However, after a lot of homeopathy, acupuncture, and organic foods, Joel says his worst days are behind him. “For the past 5 years I have been once again in the gym regularly. It feels great to have built the same body I once had in my 20ies but now even better at age 44”
“You know” says Joel, “Getting so sick was a blessing in disguise, I would have never founded GVO and now with 18 years experience and feeling healthy again I am able to launch NowLifstyle.com Our very first Health and Wellness lifestyle platform that is also our very first truly consumer based product line..”
NowLifeStyle.com will be by far the biggest and most successful program we have ever done. Now that I am healthy again, I am able to share my true passions for health and wellness with the world.. You combine that with 18 years of online marketing and MLM experience and 33 years of Personal Training experience and you have a real home run!!!
So yeah.. I don’t mind getting a bit sick, it was worth the wait, it is time to transform millions of lives all over the world.
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