Can You Handle the Truth? 10 Day Challenge Review

Do you remember the Jack Nicholson line in the movie A Few Good Men when he, as a Marine Colonel, was on the witness stand being interrogated by the Navy JAG? A crime had been committed against a rank-and-file Marine, and the subsequent code of silence was frustrating the JAG who got in the Colonel’s face and demanded the truth. The Colonel’s bloodshot eyes narrowed and he looked directly into the disrespectful young officer’s face and said, “SON, YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” He then went on a lengthy tirade explaining that the dangerous work Marines do keeps the totally oblivious American populace safe and secure, while simultaneously providing the opportunity for young idealistic military lawyers to prosper. It was a classic scene. I often use it to make a point, in this case to drive home the very purpose for the existence of Wilderness Athlete by pointing out an unpleasant truth.

We all know what foods we should eat in order to improve our physical health. A diet should be high in fruits, vegetables, lean cuts of meat, whole grains, beans and legumes, while the consumption of highly processed foods and saturated fats should be held to a minimum. Not exactly rocket science! We are the most educated generation, nutritionally speaking, the world has ever known. And, we are living longer than ever. So what’s the rub? The dirty little secret is that, according to the latest research, the last 20% of the average American’s lifespan is spent in sickness, and some form of infirmity and pain. The really sad part of this statistic is that it just doesn’t have to be.

Simply put, “That which you pay attention to improves!” I’m not asking you to eat sprouts every day, I’m just asking you to pay a little attention to your health. I love the guy who tells me to take a hike with my advice, and then goes and has a stroke. His wife and children are then forced to take care of a shell of a man until the end, often 20 years down the road! Trust me, I speak from personal experience. Most of us know people who fit into this scenario. Not taking reasonable care of your health is incredibly selfish! There are no guarantees in life, and that’s what makes it worth living. Asking for trouble over something as easy to address as a little discipline in what you eat, some concentrated nutritional supplementation from Wilderness Athlete, and a little movement, is just lazy. The fact is the majority of Americans use the “finger in the dam” approach to health. This may work for a while, but when it blows, it BLOWS! Dr. Cooper, from the famous Cooper Heart Institute in Dallas, once stated, “It is far cheaper and more effective to pay attention to your health while you have it, than it is to try and recapture it once it’s gone.”

Why am I busting your chops like this? I want you around on God’s green earth as long as possible so you can enjoy life, and so you can have an impact on the future of the lifestyle we all love. Some call it “tough love” but I prefer to just call it the truth. You folks reading this magazine are my kind of people, and most of you would crawl over broken glass to chase big animals. Now that’s passion! The vast majority of you would stop to help a fellow hunter pack an animal out to the trail head, even though it meant losing precious time on your own hunt. That’s just who you are, and I live to hang around with all of you in this special fraternity. The spirit of my comments is intended to help and encourage, not irritate. I’m not good at pleading but here goes: PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR HEALTH! If you are one of the millions of Americans who have neglected your health for years, I want to assure you that it’s never too late to start. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself.

The Challenge

Take the Wilderness Athlete 10 Day Challenge. I want to call you out, ask you to put your toes in the water, and see how easy it is make a marked improvement in your health. Hopefully, by getting you to first base, you will decide to keep right on going to second. Try a 10-day supply of three Wilderness Athlete products for the low price of $39.99 and see if they ignite a little spark of “feel good interest” in taking better care of yourself.

This power-packed bundle includes a bottle of our Wilderness Athlete Multi-Vitamin. Our vitamins contain the highest quality ingredients that provide 99% absorption (most over-the-counter multi-vitamins provide only 5-10% absorption). This product is a foundation for good health, since the vast majority of sickness and disease is related to either vitamin or mineral deficiency. “Can’t you get all you need from the foods you eat?” is a question I hear every day. No, you can’t. Dr. Harry Preuss, the overseer of our product formulations and raw materials in all WA products, and the Chair of Georgetown Medical Center, recently sent me a study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture illustrating the drop in vital nutrients in the foods we consume. For example, one cup of spinach in the year 1900 supplied 150 mg of iron while that same cup today yields only 2.2 mg of iron. Let Wilderness Athlete’s Multi-Vitamin be your vitamin-mineral insurance policy.

Wilderness Athlete Hydrate & Recover is also included in the 10 Day Challenge.  Hydrate & Recover is the most advanced hydration drink ever assembled. By incorporating balanced electrolytes with an energy profile that includes a limited amount of fast-acting sugars for an instantaneous energy boost, and a healthy dose of staged carbohydrates for prolonged energy, this product has no peer. To solidify our position as the leader in hydration we added 1000 mg of vitamin C, for anti-oxidant and immune support, and amino acids for repair and recovery of damaged muscle at the cellular level. The frosting on the cake is provided by the addition of 50 mg of Golden Root, one of the most powerful adaptogens in the world, which allows for better oxygen utilization. Golden Root also aids the body during periods of physical stress. Last but not least, we added 250 mg of glucosamine, which hydrates the tissue surrounding joints for lubrication and pain-free movement. Wilderness Athlete’s Hydrate and Recover is a product I am proud to be associated with. Test it and see the results for yourself.

Wilderness Athlete Energy & Focus is the final product included in the 10 Day Challenge. It is not just another convenience store sugar rush, it is literally a life changer! Energy & Focus is scientifically formulated to take advantage of the body’s natural energy pathways without squeezing the adrenal glands, which is how most energy drinks work. This product is actually good for you! Packed with B-vitamins, minerals, amino acids, another dose of Golden Root, and natural energy co-factors that help you move fat into the blood stream to be burned, Energy & Focus literally allows you to whistle while you work. Humans thrive on and rely on energy, which is why coffee is so popular around the world. Why not try a healthier version that and includes other nutritional benefits as well?  Put the coffee pot aside for 10 days and give this healthy alternative a chance to reset your adrenal glands, while providing five to six hours of “mountain lion chasing” energy! Oh, and did I mention that it contains zero sugars?

Here’s the deal: take two Wilderness Athlete Multi-Vitamins, along with one Hydrate & Recover drink and one Energy & Focus each day for 10 straight days. If you don’t feel the difference, we will refund 100% of your money. And don’t forget, the most important piece of equipment you own is YOU!

Hunt Long–Hunt Strong.


Mark Paulsen