I Heard it on TV, it must be true, A Doctor said so.

heard it on TV

Have you ever wondered why you do not get the same miracle results that you see in an advertisement or on a popular doctor television program?  But the doctor said that if I take this I would lose weight.  It’s time to smarten up and get to the truth and anyone can do it.  First realize that a lot of programming is subsidized or receives payment in some form for the content delivered.

Some products you hear about really do help and work but you must figure out the truth.  I do not care what program or what doctor said that something will work and neither should you.  It’s all about checking out the story.  Do you believe all of those political ads during an election? Well it’s the same with all these sensational stories that are delivered to you daily to increase viewers and sell you something.

One of the best ways to check out an ingredient is to go to the www.nih.gov website.  Enter the name of the ingredient and then enter what it is for.  Example:  “garcinia cambogia” and then the term “weight-loss” or “weight reduction” or other combination.  You then choose “enter”.  Below you should see multiple clinical studies that are published hopefully in respected medical journals that even your family physician has heard of.  If nothing come up the bells should be going off that something is not right about the alleged claim being made.  Click on a few of these studies if they come up.  See  how many people were in the study.  Do you see a “p=0.1” also called a “p value”  this indicates statistical significance.  Without a “p value” it basically means that it has no value.

Another way to check out a company and or product is to use the internet.  One of the best sites that makes this easy for consumers is the site:  www.bestprostatereview.com .  I know it says prostate but ignore that.  The site offers consumers 5 or 6 tools on the right hand side that allow you to get to the bottom about any product or manufacturer.  These tools are:

  • FDA – enter manufacturer’s name
  • Consumer Complaints Board – enter product or manufacturer name
  • Better Business Bureau – enter Company look at number of complaints not rating
  • Who Is Database – enter website URL and see if it is hiding behind a proxy
  • Natural Products Foundation – see what they have to say

Get off the roller coaster and find out the truth.  Not everything is a lie but get to the bottom of the story before it gets to the bottom of your pocket book or wallet.  There is an old saying and they often bare repeating.  “You can catch a thief but you can’t catch a liar”. Simply said you were better off with a thief as you have a better chance of catching them.

Stop being taken advantage of.  Empower yourself.  Hopefully this article has provided you with some tools to get to the “rest of the story” as the famous Paul Harvey use to say.  Now most of you that read this site know who Paul Harvey was.  He was a famous radio announcer back in the day.

 

 

 

 

Weight Loss and Losing Weight

Nutrition vs Calories Matrix - Diet of the Best Foods

There are so many diets what works and motivates?  There are so many gimmicks about this berry or that that claim to be the answer.  It is pathetic.  The weight loss industry is a multi-billion dollar industry.  At IMS Supplements, Inc.  we receive telephone calls about this pill or that and people want the truth.  The truth is there is no magic bullet or pill when it comes to weight loss.  The only thing lighter after watching some program or advertisement is your pocket book.

The truth is that we are hungry due to all the empty calories that we are consuming in processed foods.  I never was one to recommend multi-vitamins but it appears despite alleged vitamin fortification in this and that in the grocery store we may be getting short changed when we are shopping in the produce section.  The vitamins and minerals in produce come from the soil.  When the soil is over farmed and simply replanted after every crop without rest the amount of nutrients become reduced.  More and more people are gravitating towards USDA organic products and non-GMO and this is obviously the best place to start.

After the first step you need motivation.  Well what motivates you?  For many of us it is as simple as looking in the mirror.  Next it is about education.  There are multiple ways to educate yourself.  The easiest is to search out video programming on the internet.  Even Netflix® has some great documentaries.  Well you may ask – what are they?

In no particular order of importance these are our recommendations: koverk  hungrykillratlrg farmagedfatsickKoverKextvegicatedengine2frankbeef

In addition the following video is excellent by Michael Moseley, MD


Eat, Fast & Live Longer HD by limoslight

And your video education would not be complete without: The-world-according-to-monsant

It is important to note that we have no affiliation nor do we receive compensation for or from any of the video or books mentioned in this article.

These informational video documentaries should be enough to convince anybody that we are in a nutritional crisis in North America. Obesity and Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease are endangering the lives of a majority of Americans and Canadians.

Here are several more to motivate you to do something to change the inevitable sickness and ensuing death.

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So what are the solutions?  Well personally I have purchased and read the following books.  This is step two of the education and motivation.  I am not sure what will work for you individually but the point is begin.  Find the way that works for you.  And this is why I went out and purchased the following:

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Through reading and education one must truly find a way that allows and encourages them to make changes that are healthy and that they can live with.  Part of this journey involves finding recipes and foods that you enjoy.  A few of my favorites are:

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I’m on a journey and I hope you are too.  A healthy and happier one.  Oh I almost forgot. My best friend is an app (yes application) on my smart phone and tablet that allows me to track what I’m eating nutritionally and calorically.  It’s called “My Fitness Pal”  Check it out at: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

A Health Coach is another viable option for those seeking help.  A special program         ” The Secret to Losing Weight Once and For All ” Healthy Habits.

Check out: http://yourinfinitewellness.com/healthy-habits/ and sign up today!

Before you begin any weight loss or fitness program you should consult your health care provider to ensure that it is safe for you.

 

The Secret to Losing Weight Once and For All

Check out Healthy Habits  at:   http://yourinfinitewellness.com/healthy-habits/

THE SECRET TO LOSING WEIGHT ONCE AND FOR ALL
I know what you’re thinking – ” Yeah right. I’ve heard that one before. “
If you’re like most people, every time you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve done it wrong ……
We’ve all done it. We’ve all been there. You go through a weight loss program, you deny yourself everything you love, you torture yourself at the gym, and you lose weight. You think you’ve done a good thing for your health, for your life, for your family.
And then the weight comes creeping back. Maybe even some extra on top.
Sound familiar? Click on the link below to see why this time it’ll be different.
This program starts on April 21st, 2014 — there is still time to enroll.
by Kathleen Ogar

Sugar – Addictive and Dangerous is it?

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 10% of our calories should come from sugars at most and now they believe it should be as low as 5%. Is sugar the next addictive substance to be hit hard by health groups, but how addictive and dangerous is it? In recent findings by the World Health Organization (WHO), it’s been discovered
that sugar is even worse for our health than we once thought. Although it was already known that sugar is both incredibly addictive and damaging to our health, potentially harming our pancreas and adrenal glands, it’s now believed that we have to half our intake to only 6 tablespoons a day – around 25 grams. The shocking findings come at the expense of numerous companies whose products contain considerably more sugar
than is recommended and a backlash is expected. Read this article for more about the recent findings on sugar.

http://www.kwikmed.org/sugar-sweetest-poison/

This article was contributed by Laura Chapman.

Laura worked in the nutritional health sector for over ten years before taking up
writing so she could be closer to her new family. She tries to keep up to date
with new trends and findings, while enjoying her passion for writing.