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My 2008 Health Experiment - Diet or Supplements?

Get rid of your symptoms with supplements alone?
Do you try to overcome a bad diet with great supplements? Is that even possible?
My 2008 Health Experiment demonstrates why most people fail to reach their best health ever.

The Wall Street Collapse and Your Health

I worked in the pharmaceutical industry. I saw the house of cards this industry is building with respect to our overall health. One day, I woke up and said, “I just don’t have faith in this anymore,” and I walked away.

Safety Update on Pharmaceutical Drugs

Here’s a quick friendly word of warning for all of you taking pharmaceutical drugs: The FDA issued changes on the safety labeling of fifty-one, (51), drugs during the month of June. That’s fifty-one changes in one month!

Diabetes Drug Swells Up the Pancreas

The FDA has received several reports recently that the diabetes drug, Amylin, may be causing harm to patient’s pancreases.  In turn, the FDA is thinking about putting a “black box” warning on the drug. 
Here’s what a warning does.  It warns doctors of some potential side effects.  But there are so many side effects already, what will [...]

Marketing Framed As Science

One of the things we in the natural health field are accused of is “ignoring science”.  This is laughable, of course, but it highlights how well the conventional medicine machine has done at casting us as ignorant and naïve.
I’m not the one to look to for high IQ, academic gravitas.  I’m just a guy from [...]

WARNING LABEL: A Weak "Weight Management Protein Drink"

A family member recently joined a reputable multi-level company, and I’m starting to be asked to evaluate a lot of their products.  So far, I’m not impressed, (especially for the cost).
This time, it is a “weight management” powder.  Now, normally I love meal replacement powders, (“MRPs”).  There are some good studies showing that if the [...]

What I'm Trying: VPX's Meltdown

I don’t take supplements for fat loss, but Meltdown is marketed as such.
I don’t take “thermogenic aides”, but Meltdown is billed as having thermogenic properties.
I don’t usually take supplements that warn that they could increase your heart rate and/or blood pressure, but Meltdown warns about these possible symptoms.
In spite of all of these red flags [...]

WARNING LABEL of the Week: An MLM's Low-Potency Hype

I have no problem with multi-level marketing companies.  I was in Excel once, and really liked the company, but I’m just bad at doing what it takes to succeed.  There are some good nutritional MLM companies out there, and I am not attacking the multi-level concept of marketing products in any way.  I’m just pointing [...]

"The Dip" for Health

Have you seen Seth Godin’s book, The Dip?
It’s really about marketing, but I try to take concepts from everywhere and apply them to health. 
One of the things he says that we all know is, “It is human nature to quit when it hurts.”  He’s basically saying that if you get past the struggle period, [...]

Pet Food Isn't "People Food"

I’m no expert at pet health except that I try to carry the same basic principles of health from the “people” world over to the pet world… at least sort of. 
I see a lot of companies trying to put carrots and Brussels sprouts and the like in their pet foods.  They’re trying to make [...]

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