The Health Crisis
It is becoming apparent that we have a health crisis in America, and the crisis is largely self-inflicted because of malnutrition (not for lack of food) and the use of engineered proteins and chemicals in popular processed foods. People are not becoming obese and sick primarily because of a lack of exercise. Their body chemistry is simply reacting adversely to both the unnatural substances and the unnatural concentrations of substances such as refined sugars in the food supply.
Obese people are told to “eat less and exercise more” blaming a lack of “personal responsibility” for their condition. While it is true that we can make a difference by what we put in our one and only body, and exercise is important, we now know that millions of people have literally become addicted to the refined sugars abundant in all processed foods and beverages. Our bodies react to these assualts by turning on biological mechanism that make us gain weight while blocking signals to the brain that we have had enough to eat.
The constant misleading advertising from the processed food industry aimed at our children, together with the outrageous pharmaceutical ads aimed at adults to promote the questionable use of drugs as the solution to the increase in heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other degenerative diseases, is wreaking havoc on our health. Creating, and then treating not the cause but only the symptoms of the resulting illnesses, has become big business. We believe that increasing people's understanding of the true nature of our health crisis is a necessary first step to reversing this social and economic tragedy. The video below helps explain in part the challenges we are facing.(See also Back to Nature)
A growing number of investors are beginning to understand that they can make an impact by voting their conscience with their investment dollars, just like they do as consumers. You can make your voice heard through the products you chose to buy and the companies and technologies you choose to invest in. The voice of the individual investor, when combined with the simultaneous decisions of millions of like-minded people, can and is making a difference.
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Investors are also discovering that when companies treat their employees fairly, when they utilize technologies that benefit the environment rather than degrade it, and when they act as good corporate citizens, they prosper through customer loyalty and a reduced exposure to legal problems. In fact, historical evidence indicates that socially responsible investments have tended to outperform traditional investment models over the long term for those very reasons.
Our Corporate Culture
The failure of large financial institutions and regulatory agencies to protect the public good makes clear the importance of working with financial advisors who share your ethical values. Portfolio Resources is a unique privately-owned company where advisors can focus their practices solely on their client's best interests. The firm's Advisory Council, made up of leading independent Associates, provides direct input to the firm's strategic decision making process. This atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration benefits both clients and advisors.