If you don’t know who Doug Kaufmann is, or watch his TV show, Know the Cause, make sure to click on one the links.  There’s a whole new world of health theory out there, and I think Doug got it right.
I started working for Doug in 2005.  Dream job.  The first “job” I truly loved.  [...]

"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, [...]

Understanding Your Success Calendar

In the last post, I talked about the idea of planning for contingencies in your health habits.  You’ll crave cake now and then; better be prepared for that.
One of the things I’ve noticed in following Doug Kaufmann’s Phase One Diet is that, initially, I’m always really bad at it.  I can’t figure out my menus, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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