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Posted on 10/14/2008

Well, I’m getting fired up by so many expressions of support, which make me even more determined to convince insurance companies they can reduce the health crisis in America—and increase their own profits—by helping people afford preventive health measures—such as defraying some of the cost of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.

Oh, there’s no doubt that Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating meal replacement does the job.  We have no end of written and oral testimonies.  Goodness, we see the good results with our own eyes and hear the thanks of our customers with our own ears.  

In an industry riff with hype and deliberately false claims, we are the one company that—simply put—does it absolutely right—no gimmicks, no shortcuts.  Our customers eat the way nature intended.  

So many people understand this and though we keep our prices as low as prudence allows, it breaks my heart when I hear from people who need help to stay on our meals. Yes, the majority can afford it and—in fact—I’m proud that the cost of our meals program is tightly competitive with the cost of buying food at the grocery store.  We’re much less expensive than dining out.  Plus our meals are calorie controlled and totally healthy.

Tens of thousands of diabetics are healthier because of our meals plan.  A larger number of the obese (many of them also diabetics) have lost weight and significantly reduced their health risks.  I could go on: senior citizens, new mothers, people wanting to lose a little weight and improve/safeguard their health, etc. and etc.

Oh my!  I’m ranting.  Kelly always asks me to check my blood pressure when I begin to preach like this.  I’m sure he’s right, but for goodness sakes, I promise to do everything I can to help the insurance companies do the right thing.
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My daughter Paula informs me that “Stephen” called this week to report his weight loss since starting Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating two weeks ago.  He weighed 416 pounds when he started and is down to 399.  He is so happy!  Way to go!  Keep it up!  Or should I say, keep taking it off! 

What makes Stephen even more interesting in lieu of today’s blog is that he had stomach stapling some years ago.  Insurance paid for it.  Didn’t work.  Stephen reports that after the operation he was in “so much” pain—as much as he could tolerate, really.  BTW, the cost of the operation was more than 100 weeks of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  Are you listening, Mr. Insurance Company President?
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Golly!  There are so many people who need Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  I received a letter from a young lady getting married in December who wants to lose weight before the Big Day.  That’s wonderful.  Others need to lose so they can have surgery for a new knee, or a kidney transplant.  I sincerely wish we could help them all by adjusting the price, but it is what it has to be.   Money isn’t the most important thing, but if you want to be in business, the money has to work.  So we’re charging what is required by today’s economic circumstances.  Insurance companies have no obligation to help us, but they do have it in their power to help their customers and—by spending a little now, reduce their expenses and increase their profits in the near and far future.
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By the way—for any of you brides-to-be out there.  I have a suggestion for a wonderful shower and/or wedding gift if you want to lose weight and eat healthy.  Big surprise!  One or more weeks of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating!  Okay!
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Cindy Loftus of WGN read my comments about Ron Santo in last week’s blog.  She’s also a big fan of Ron’s.  Cindy reminded me that the Cub icon is up again for nomination to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  We’ll find out Dec. 8th if he makes it this year.

I know how much this means to Ron.  And I am positive that he deserves it.  Of course, he’s a Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating Hall of Famer.  

His talent, competitive fire, constant hustle, and baseball numbers certainly should put him in Cooperstown.  I know that my entire family and I—not to mention our customers—are sending him most positive thoughts of support.

What worries me is that the Cubs have not won a pennant in so long that the Hall of Fame voters don’t give their players enough respect.  Perhaps you could email a sports reporter or broadcaster and encourage them to help Ron Santo win this battle.

Thanks to all.  And more about the insurance next time.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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