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    Whole30 Diet Review

    Review overview Summary Whole30 is a program in which men and women of all ages follow a diet that is supposedly “wholesome” for a consecutive 30 days. ProsInexpensive ConsCreates intolerances Minimal direct customer support Eliminate several food groups at once Extensive amount of time Ratings in depth Effectiveness Scientific Backing Customer Reviews Customer Support Money […]

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    Written by Kylie Daniels

    Kylie Daniels

    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    Genius Burn Review

    Nootropics Genius Burn is a caffeine free, thermogenic fat burner that is made by The Genius Brand. There are 60 capsules that come in one bottle for around $49.99 before shipping. It is supposed to help you burn fat, lose weight, and give you improved results just by taking 1-2 capsules 1-3 times per day. So what exactly does nootropics mean? If you are not familiar with this terminology, it is a drug that is used to help with improving memory and cognitive function. [1] The company that created Genius Burn is based out of Seattle, Washington, but they do not provide an address or any customer support outside of their e-mail form on the website. They push this product saying it works without having to incorporate any harmful stimulants, so I wanted to dig deeper on the effectiveness of this product as a whole for weight loss. Is this the best nootropics product out there, and does it live it up to the large claims that are being made?

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    Genius Burn Claims

    They claim, “Unlike any other formula on the market, Genius Burn features 9 clinically backed ingredients in efficacious doses that support both brain health & fat loss. The inclusion of these TESTED ingredients guarantees effectiveness, safety, and ultimately, results.” [2] Other claims regarding the ingredients are: “Boost memory, focus, & clarity without the use of cheap artificial stimulant like synthetic caffeine. Cognizin, AlphaSize, & TeaCrine come together to improve key brain functions (nootropic) including concentration & focus while protecting neural tissue from free radicals.”

    In addition to increasing the metabolic rate and stimulating thermogenesis, Genius Burn boasts sensoril ashwagandha, which has shown to reduce stress, combat overeating, and enhance mood. It also helps weight management through cortisol regulation. In place of synthetic caffeine, Genius Burn boasts 200mg of clinically studied TeaCrine. Known for its increase in mental energy without the crash, it provides a great alternative to caffeine. [2]

    These are some of the main claims involving their ingredients, but there are no outside studies done to prove why these ingredients really do work.

    They warn if you are pregnant or breastfeeding not to take this product, and if you have certain medical conditions to run it by your doctor before taking it. These are simple precautions, but they are to be followed. It is also not advised to take this diet pill if you are under 18 years of age, especially without an adult's consent.

    Genius Burn Ingredients

    Camellia sinensis leaf extract, tuber fleeceflower root extract, loranthus parasiticus extract, ashwagandha, glycoside conjugates, theacrine, cognizin, alphasize, GS4, paradoxine, capsimax, astragin, and huperzia serrata. [3]

    There wasn’t much information on alphasize, but there was a study involving theacrine (otherwise known as TeaCrine) and its effects on cognitive performance and how it compares to actual caffeine. They studied 20 different healthy men between the ages of 18 and 31, and all of these men were regular consumers of caffeine. Each day they were given either theacrine, caffeine, or a placebo. Both the caffeine and the theacrine contained around 150 mg. Each participant had to come in three days in a row, at the same time in the morning with strict rules regarding resting, diet, and stimulation.

    So what was their finding? All of the participants completed the study and they found:

    Our data indicates that acute intake of the theacrine-containing dietary supplement TheaTrim does not significantly alter heart rate or blood pressure in healthy men or women. Moreover, neither TheaTrim nor caffeine alone improves cognitive performance in a statistically significant manner. However, TheaTrim does appear to favorably impact multiple subjective feelings related to energy and mood compared to caffeine and a placebo. [5]

    Lastly, I wanted to touch on ashwagandha, because the company states that this ingredient can reduce stress, give you a better mood, and reduce your appetite. While there are studies that show this ingredient can reduce stress there are no studies that prove it can combat overeating. Instead, it is traditionally used for medicinal purposes. “The health applications for ashwagandha in traditional Indian and Ayurvedic medicine are extensive. Of particular note is its use against tumors, inflammation (including arthritis), and a wide range of infectious diseases.” [7]
    8] While they do not mention anything about this ingredient, I wanted to touch on it in case you were unaware of its functions.

    Word On The Street About Genius Burn

    When looking into these nootropic supplement reviews, it was rather insightful to see how people were reacting to this product overall. There were a majority of happy customers versus unhappy, which was nice to see. However, with those who were unhappy there was a lot of feedback about the product making them sick, giving them headaches, or doing nothing at all. Take a look below at the mixture of reviews on the supplement Genius Burn.

    V.L. (5.21.17, 1 star) said,

    While I admit it seemed to be burning fat, I felt just AWFUL! Though I increased water consumption as suggested, I had headaches, stomach aches, and jittery feeling. I was hoping a non-caffeine product would be more do-able. If you have a sensitive system like me, it may not be for you. [9]

    Jeannie (2.12.17, 1 star)   said,

    I cannot tell any difference before or after taking this. About the only thing I've noticed is the uptick in heartburn episodes. I don't feel more energy, enhanced concentration, or any noticeable weight loss. Honestly, why companies are allowed to sell this junk with the claims they make is beyond me. [10]

    Jela (1.6.17, 4 star) said,

    The Bottom Line: Is Genius Burn Worth A Try?

    Insufficient Data. There is something about a caffeine free, thermogenic fat burning pill that just doesn’t add up, as it almost seems too good to be true. There were some customers who were happy with the results, however, but the company could not provide one study as to why their product really does work. For those who were unhappy, it was apparent that the product really didn’t work for them at all! Headaches, foul taste from the supplement, and sickness were some of the main complaints. For some it apparently worked, but it is hard to know if they were paid or not for a nice review. There really isn’t enough data to say stay away from the product, but there is not enough evidence to make me believe that this product will truly help with fat loss and metabolic stimulation either.

    Review Sources

    1. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nootropic?s=t
    2. http://supplementsmarter.com/product/genius-burn/
    3. https://www.amazon.com/GENIUS-BURN-Thermogenic-Suppressant-Ashwagandha/dp/B01GP2Y3BS
    4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695184/
    5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4663612/
    6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/
    7. http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2039005
    8. https://noxnutrients.com/what-is-astragin-exactly/ 
    9. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RXDGRGJCWPFSI/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01GP2Y3BS
    10. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3R9DSOV1LVQ8S/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01GP2Y3BS
    11. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/ROP809FWTUFGQ/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01GP2Y3BS

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    Kylie Daniels

    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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    Sugar Busters Diet Review

    Is it really possible to give up one of the most addictive ingredients?

    The Sugar Busters Review

    Review overview

    Summary

    Since 1998, sugar cutting diets have flown off the shelf, starting with “Sugar Busters! Cut the sugar to Trim Fat” by authors, H. Leighton Steward, Morrison Bethea M.D., Sam Andrews M.D., and Luis Balart M.D. The Sugar Busters Diet is also a low calorie weight loss plan that has people give up all refined sugars in hopes of helping them lose weight. The book contains a list of every item of food and every drink that people need to avoid to have success on the diet. [1]

    Difficultly

    The typical dieter will have a very tough time sticking with the Sugar Busters Diet because of all of its restrictions. Most people do enjoy a lot of foods with sugar in them, so it will be very tough to give them all up permanently. On top of that, since the diet also makes people give up beer, they will even have to be picky when they go out to a bar or over to friends’ houses. That just makes a tough diet even tougher since it affects every area of a dieter’s life. [4]

    Conclusion

    One of the pros of this diet program is that you won’t have to worry about membership costs or fees.  Diet protocol can easily be found online but it will most likely be helpful to have the book with proper guidelines and recipes. [3]

    The biggest con for the diet is that there is very little to like about the Sugar Busters Diet since it asks far too much of people without actually being a complete weight loss program. Even if people are able to lose weight after spending $25 on the book, there is a very good chance that they will give up soon after they start, simply because the Sugar Busters Diet is far too difficult to implement long term.

    Resources

    1. https://www.amazon.com/sugarbusters
    2. https://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/sugar-busters-what-it-is
    3. https://www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/when-you-stop-eating-sugar/
    4. https://www.sweetdefeat.com/blog/what-happens-when-you-stop-eating-sugar

    Review overview

    Summary

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    Information on this website is not to replace the advise of the doctor, but rather for general education purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and should not be considered as medical advice. Always consult your doctor before starting any diet or taking any dietary supplements.

    Articles, reviews and investigations are our own opinion, and written based on the information publicly available or simply contacting the companies. We try our best to stay up to date with constantly changing information. If you find any information inaccurate, please email us, we’ll verify for accuracy and update it.

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    Mackenzie Mealey

    My name is Mackenzie Mealey and I’ve had a love for the health and fitness field since I was 13. I grew up in Scottsdale, AZ for 23 years with my parents and 2 sisters and attended Paradise Valley Community College to obtain my Nutrition and Dietetics Degree. Life had some other plans that lead me to move up by extended family where I also met my significant other and we get to hike, ride our motorcycles and take care of our 2 dogs. In the last 5 years I developed several food allergies which has driven me to further pursue my knowledge in the food and health field around us to help educate those around me on how to better themselves.

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    5 Natural Ways For Varicose Veins

    Along with genetics, varicose veins can be formed from poor blood circulation

    Along with genetics, varicose veins can be formed from poor blood circulation

    5 Natural Ways To Get Rid of Unwanted Varicose Veins

    We have all seen the infamous blue and back veins overtaking the beautiful legs of an individual. More often than not it takes over your self-esteem, making you never want to show your legs in public ever again. Many times, varicose veins are genetic but there are onslaughts of ways you can prevent them from becoming unmanageable. Varicose veins are gnarled and mangled veins that are more often than not a cosmetic concern. However, there are times when pain is a symptom from varicose veins, and treatment may be in order. They appear in the legs and feet, as there is much more pressure going to these parts of the body.

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    Written by Sharon Smith

    Sharon Smith

    Sharon Smith is a health education specialist and writer of 7 years. After receiving her masters degree in public health and Certified Health Education Specialist designation, she began her writing career by designing worksite wellness programs and health promotion materials for AirTran Airways and the Medical College of Georgia. Besides writing, Sharon loves counseling patients on making better health decisions, cuddling with her little dog Annie, and drinking coffee like it's going out of style.

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    Scabies Relief

    3 Natural Ways To Eliminate Scabies For Good

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    3 Natural Ways To Eliminate Scabies For Good

    We have all had nightmares about the creepy crawly bugs that can burrow into our skin, ears, and noses, when all of the sudden we wake up and realize it is a bigger threat than we thought. Scabies is one of those infestations of the skin that can leave us itching nonstop, and with a painful red rash. As defined by The Center for Disease Control,

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    The New Body Type Guide Review

    It categorizes people into distinct groups based on their metabolic status.  

    The New Body Type Guide Review

    “The New Body Type Guide” Claims

    The New Body Type Guide is a comprehensive work by Chiropractor Dr. Eric Berg. It categorizes people into distinct groups based on their metabolic status.  Dr. Berg is quite popular for his earlier diet book called “The 7 Principles of Fat Burning[1]” that helped innumerable people understand the role of hormones in controlling weight gain. It enabled many of them to self-regulate their hormonal status and food intake to achieve successful weight loss. The New Body Type Guide takes it one step ahead by providing a thorough understanding of one’s body type to make the weight loss efforts even more effective.

    Most of us are familiar with the fruit-shape based body typing which compares the overall shape of the body to fruits such as apple, pear or banana depending on the areas of major fat deposition. While your tendency to accumulate fat in specific areas can give some indication of how your body works, it’s more useful for choosing your wardrobe rather than your diet. The new body types depicted by Dr Eric Berg delve deeper than outward appearances. He describes the typical characteristics of each body type and gives credible explanations of why those types are different.

    Healthcare professionals, nutritionists, and exercise specialists often advise overweight and obese people to lose weight to become healthy.[1] Dr. Berg, on the other hand, insists that one has to first become healthy to lose extra weight. According to him, it’s not overeating or lack of exercise per se that causes weight gain, but glandular dysfunctions that predispose people to eating disorders and lethargy. Unless those root causes are tackled and set right, no amount of exercise or starving can give lasting results. That’s exactly why people who temporarily lose weight through severely calorie-restricted diets and rigorous exercise regimen often gain back all the lost weight, and some more, within 1-5 years.[2]

    It is common knowledge that some people respond well to certain diets while those same diets have little or no effect on others. The same is true about exercise programs. The New Body Types explains why it is so, and how people belonging to different types can do things differently to achieve desired weight loss. Four main body types are recognized, although some people may be a combination of two or more types.

    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. ExpertsKnowBest.com disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. *Results may vary.

    Does “The New Body Type Guide” Have Scientific Backing?

    The Adrenal Type

    Adrenal glands are a pair of small organs found on top of the kidneys. They secrete the hormone adrenaline in response to stress.[1] Adrenaline is called the fight-or-flight hormone because it prepares the body to respond to danger with either fighting or taking flight. This hormone can be a lifesaver in the face of real danger, because it brings in extra glucose and oxygen into the muscles by increasing blood supply. But, more often than not, adrenaline is produced in our body in response to stress from everyday situations that pose no real danger.

    When adrenaline levels remain high, it produces many side effects such as irritability, poor sleep quality, and unnecessary anxiety. It also triggers the production of cortisol, another hormone produced by the same gland.[1] This hormone is associated with weight gain in the upper part of the body, especially face, chest, and the abdominal area. Poor sleep also contributes to weight gain because growth hormones that favor fat burn are produced during sleep at night.

    People of adrenal body type find it difficult or even impossible to lose weight with calorie restricted diets. That’s because starvation increases stress, which, in turn, increases the production of adrenaline and cortisol. Strenuous workouts also have a similar effect, and sabotage their weight loss efforts. Adrenal type happens to be the most common body type. Dr. Berg’s advice to the Adrenal type is to take it easy, supply the body with the nutrients that support proper adrenal function and, most importantly, get sufficient sleep.

    The Thyroid Type

    Thyroid is an endocrine organ (hormone producing gland) found in the front lower neck portion, but it produces hormones that regulate cell metabolism, heart function and overall physical and mental development.[1] Proper functioning of thyroid is essential for weight management because it also controls appetite and gut function, including the utilization of glucose and basal metabolic rate. A sluggish thyroid could be the reason for weight gain in many people. Thyroid body types accumulate fat all over the body rather than concentrating it in any specific area. Other characteristic symptoms are hair loss and ridged nails.

    Many women struggling with obesity, especially following childbirth have thyroid problems. That is because of excess circulating levels of the hormone estrogen during pregnancy tend to suppress thyroid function.

    The Ovary Type

    Ovaries are a pair of small reproductive organs found on either side of the uterus in women. Besides producing eggs during their reproductive phase, they also act as endocrine glands secreting hormones.[1]  Overactive ovaries can cause hormonal imbalance that may lead to weight gain, particularly in the lower abdomen and thighs. Sagging stomach and saddlebags constitute the typical Ovary type body shape. It may be accompanied by heavy and painful periods, bloating, facial hair, and acne. Extra estrogen production during pregnancy can turn an Ovary type person into a Thyroid type person after childbirth and result in further fat deposition all over the body.

    The Liver Type

    Liver is the largest internal organ in the body occupying the upper portion of abdomen. It is the main chemical factory of the body and performs various functions related to digestion and absorption of food, glucose metabolism, and protein synthesis. People with Liver type body typically have big bellies and thin legs. Although the protruding stomach makes them look fat, they have low levels of body fat. The bulge is due to ascites––a collection of fluid in the abdominal cavity as a result of liver dysfunction.[1] One characteristic of Liver type is craving for carbohydrates because fats are not properly digested due to insufficient production of bile. Other symptoms include gas and abdominal discomfort after eating and irritability in the morning due to low blood sugar.

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    What Are “The New Body Type Guide” Side Effects?”

    Nutritional Profile

    The nutritional profile of the diet varies with the body type. The high protein and fat allowances of the Adrenal and Ovary types ensures a regular supply of all the essential nutrients. The diet also includes large amounts of vegetables, which provide fiber as well as vitamins and minerals.

    As for the Thyroid and Liver types that are required to stick to a low protein-low fat diet, they may be lacking in some of the nutrients, especially fat soluble A and D vitamins. They may require extra food supplements to make up the deficit. Dr. Berg’s specially formulated products may serve as a good source.

    Is “The New Body Type Guide” Effective?

    Do People Lose Weight with the New Body Type Guide?

    The book is actually named Dr. Berg's New Body Type Guide: Get Healthy Lose Weight & Feel Great[1]. According to the author, that is the exact sequence of events: you need to first get healthy to lose excess weight. Correct nutrition––taking in food that contains the specific nutrients your body type requires and avoiding certain items that have a negative effect on your endocrine function––is the key to regulating your metabolism and weight.

    Dieters who have found it nearly impossible to lose weight or to keep it off with other weight loss diets not only get to know why it was so but also find new, extremely effective  ways to achieve their goal. For example, a weight loss diet that required people to consume large quantities of cruciferous vegetables––cabbage, kale, and broccoli––would have worked well for some people. However, if you are a Thyroid type, it wouldn’t have helped you shed pounds because these vegetables suppress thyroid function by depleting iodine. Recognizing your body type is the first step, and then all it takes is following the diet guidelines for healing. Weight loss comes as a natural outcome.  

    Is Exercise Involved?

    Exercise is not projected as essential to weight loss in this guide. To many overweight people who consider workouts to be the hardest part of weight loss programs, Dr. Berg’s recommendations may come as a relief. Excessive fat deposition is viewed as a disease symptom resulting from hormonal imbalance, so the focus is on treating the underlying problem, not adding to the stress by introducing exercise.

    The Adrenal type in particular should avoid all forms of physical exertion over and above a sedate walk on level ground. Not only actual workouts, but the very requirement of having to exercise can be stressful and produce a negative effect. At the same time, Dr. Berg’s Body Type Program outlines when and how people can safely exercise and derive health benefits.

    Level of Effort

    The effort required to follow through the nutritional program varies depending on your body type. For instance, people of Adrenal and Ovary body types are encouraged to eat lots of protein and fat, particularly animal protein and fat. Most dieters would find it surprisingly easy to follow compared to the many starvation diets they would have tried in the past with little effect. But, Liver and Thyroid types are prescribed a low protein-low fat diet, which may be relatively harder.

    Similarly, Ovary and Thyroid Types should avoid soy protein, but for entirely different reasons––soy proteins suppress thyroid function in Thyroid types but exacerbate the symptoms of Ovary types since it increases estrogen levels. Soy protein is very hard to avoid, since most ready-made foods, including health bars and protein shakes have soy in some form of other. Vegetarians and vegans also might find the food guidelines relatively hard; they have limited sources of good protein, except for spirulina.

    “The New Body Type Guide” Support

    If finding the right nutrients for your body type is hard, one could depend on Dr. Berg’s nutritional supplements tailor-made for different body types. They are available through the website. Additionally, The Body Type Program available online, would guide you through food and exercise choices for your body type. These product and services obviously cost quite a bit. But the book, available for under $20, is a small investment for the wealth of knowledge it provides.

    Bottom Line

    The Cost Factor

    The cost of the New Body Type Guide is only a small part of the diet. The specific food requirements of each body type have to be met either through freshly prepared foods or specially formulated supplements or a combination of both. Processed foods should be excluded from the diet as they may contain lots of additives such as soy protein that can harm some body types. Healthy, organically grown produce is a must, and they should be consumed in large amounts, especially the vegetables. This can increase your grocery bills, not to mention the cost of supplements if you decide to take them as well.

    Conclusion

    ProsCons
    •    Creates Healthy Habits
    •    Provides Weight Loss.
    •    Cost Of Going Organic Food

    •    Cost Of Recommended Supplements

    The New Body Type Guide contains invaluable insights into metabolism and nutrition. It can work as your personal guide to understand your own body and its unique nutritional needs. Since no one else understands your body as well as you can, it is worth learning how you can tackle your weight issues as well as other health problems through correct diet that you can work out for yourself.

    References

    [1] “Dr. Berg's New Body Type Guide: Get Healthy Lose Weight & Feel ….” https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Bergs-Body-Type-Guide/dp/0982601638. Accessed 24 Jan. 2019.

    [2] “Losing Weight | Healthy Weight | CDC.” 13 Feb. 2018, https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/index.html. Accessed 31 Jan. 2019.

    [3] “Slideshow Your Body's Reaction To Yo-Yo Diets Explained … – WebMD.” 23 Feb. 2018, https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-diet-yo-yo-diet-effect. Accessed 31 Jan. 2019.

    [4] “An Overview of the Adrenal Glands – Beyond Fight or … – EndocrineWeb.” 8 Apr. 2015, https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-adrenal-glands. Accessed 31 Jan. 2019.

    [5] “Cortisol: What It Does & How To Regulate Cortisol Levels – WebMD.” 22 Dec. 2018, https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-cortisol. Accessed 31 Jan. 2019.

    [6] “Thyroid gland overview: what to know about this … – EndocrineWeb.” 6 Jul. 2018, https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/thyroid-nodules/thyroid-gland-controls-bodys-metabolism-how-it-works-symptoms-hyperthyroi. Accessed 31 Jan. 2019.

    [7] “An Overview of the Ovaries – Estrogen, Progesterone … – EndocrineWeb.” 8 Apr. 2015, https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-ovaries. Accessed 31 Jan. 2019.

    [8] “Liver (Anatomy): Picture, Function, Conditions, Tests … – WebMD.” 13 Mar. 2017, https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-liver. Accessed 31 Jan. 2019.

    [9] “Dr. Berg's New Body Type Guide: Get Healthy Lose Weight & Feel ….” https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Bergs-Body-Type-Guide/dp/0982601638. Accessed 24 Jan. 2019.

    [10] “Dr. Berg's Books.” https://shop.drberg.com/books. Accessed 24 Jan. 2019.

    [11] “Dr. Berg's Packages/Kits.” https://shop.drberg.com/packages-kits. Accessed 24 Jan. 2019.

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    Mackenzie Mealey

    My name is Mackenzie Mealey and I’ve had a love for the health and fitness field since I was 13. I grew up in Scottsdale, AZ for 23 years with my parents and 2 sisters and attended Paradise Valley Community College to obtain my Nutrition and Dietetics Degree. Life had some other plans that lead me to move up by extended family where I also met my significant other and we get to hike, ride our motorcycles and take care of our 2 dogs. In the last 5 years I developed several food allergies which has driven me to further pursue my knowledge in the food and health field around us to help educate those around me on how to better themselves.

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    Cloud Bread Recipe

    Ever Dream Of Eating White Bread While Losing Weight? Now You Can!

    One of the things most of us miss while trying to be good and eat clean is white bread. Here is good news! Whoever invented this delicious heavenly alternative should be thanked a lot. It is a saving grace for many of us white bread addicts. I thank you, whoever you are from the bottom of all of us!

    Prep Time: 10min                Servings: 8                  Total Cooking Time: 40min

    Ingredientscloud bread recipe

    3 large eggs, at room temperature
    1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
    Pinch of kosher salt
    2 oz. cream cheese, softened

    Preparation

    • Preheat the oven to 300°and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Separate egg whites from yolks into two medium glass bowls. Add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites, then using a hand mixer, beat until stiff peaks from, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cream cheese to egg yolks, then, using a hand mixer, mix yolks and cream cheese until combined. Gently fold egg yolk mixture into egg whites.
    • Divide mixture into 8 mounds on prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 4” apart.
    • Bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
    • Immediately sprinkle each piece of bread with cheese and bake about 2 to 3 minutes more. Let cool slightly.

    Enjoy and make sure to share this goodness with others!

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    Lauren Jones

    My name is Lauren, and I come from a longstanding background of fitness and nutrition. Whether it be hiking, running, camping, or just enjoying cooking in the kitchen I have made health a focal point of my life. I love to incorporate movement, and wellness in everything I do!

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    Simply Weight Loss Review

    Is Weight Loss Really That Simple?

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    The Bottom Line: Is Simply Weight Loss Worth a Try? 

    No, based on Insufficient data provided. While there is anecdotal evidence that Simply Weight Loss has worked for a few people, there isn’t enough scientific proof to actually be sure. With there being so little data and the extreme prices, it’s not even worth purchasing to test for possible results. Those who want to lose weight would likely be better off trying a diet that is backed by science. Such a diet would be more likely to provide the results dieters really want.

    Losing weight is hard work, so many people look for a solution to help them get on track. Simply Weight Loss promises to be one such solution.  

    In order to follow the Simply Weight Loss diet, you need to purchase a kit. Each kit lasts for six weeks and contains the Simply Weight Loss pills you’ll take to lose weight. 

    • The Peak Performance Kit is $525 (The company promises the best results with it) 
    • The Intro Kit is $425 
    • Simply Day and Nighttime Kit is $219 

    Let’s take a closer look at how this diet works.  

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    Simply Weight Loss Claims 

    Simply Weight Loss claims that people can double their weight loss within six weeks by using the products contained in the kits. Along with losing 15–22 pounds in six weeks, the company states the Simply Weight Loss products target that hard-to-lose belly fat while toning and tightening the skin. 

    Simply Weight Loss also claims to support the cardiovascular system, smooth out wrinkles, and control the body’s inflammatory response. 

    In addition, the manufacturer states the products help with sleep and mood while increasing energy levels and relieving stress. 

    These claims mean Simply Weight Loss isn’t meant to be merely a diet solution. It’s supposed to boost people’s overall health and well-being.  

    Simply Weight Loss Ingredients/Plan 

    Simply Weight Loss consists of a three-step plan. Dieters need to drink water, take the herbs provided in the kit, and eat enough food. In fact, while other diets cut calories, Simply Weight Loss encourages people to eat enough so they can maintain their energy levels while losing weight. 

    The Peak Performance Kit

    Touted as the option for those who want accelerate weight loss. This kit includes: 

    • Day and Nighttime Formula 
    • EFA (Essential Fatty Acids) 
    • 2 Carbo-Block 
    • 1 Small and 1 Large Fat Stabilizer 
    • 1 Water Bottle  

    The Intro Kit

    This kit includes: 

    • 6 Week Supply Day and Night Time Formula 
    • 1 Essential Fatty Acids 
    • 1 Carbo-Block 
    • 1 Small Fat Stabilizer 
    • Water Bottle (sizes and colors may vary) 

    Lastly, the Day and Nighttime Kit, which according to Simply Weight Loss, these products are the most important aspects of the diet to losing the weight. 

    The Herbs

    The Simply Weight Loss pills contain an assortment of herbs. These pills include: 

    • Bladderwrack 
    • Chromium 
    • Fo-Ti 
    • Guarana 
    • Hawthorn Berry 
    • Iodine 
    • Licorice Root 
    • Citrus Aurantium 
    • Mate 
    • Magnolia Bark 
    • Uva-Ursi 
    • Vanadium 
    • Calcium Phosphate 
    • Cascara Sagrada 
    • Chamomile 
    • Fennel 
    • Orange Peel 
    • Senna 
    • Valerian Root 

    The Science (or Lack Thereof) Behind Simply Weight Loss 

    There has yet to be any clinical research backing up the claims made by Simply Weight Loss. However, some of the ingredients used in the Simply Weight Loss pills have proven benefits.  

    Chromium is one such ingredient with proven results. Studies show chromium regulates insulin. Insulin is responsible for maintaining normal blood sugar levels in the body and metabolizing carbohydrates, this makes it easier to lose weight. 

    Iodine is also present in the Simply Weight Loss products. Research has shown that it stimulates the metabolism. Iodine stimulates thyroid hormones and boosts the immune system function because of its antibacterial effects on the human body. With a properly working thyroid, many people experience weight loss naturally. 

    Simply Weight Loss pills also include Magnolia Bark which helps lower anxiety and stress. One study found that Relora reduces cortisol levels, and the participants reported less depression, anger, fatigue, tension, and overall stress. Relora contains a combination of tree bark extracts, including magnolia bark, so this study backs up Simply Weight Loss claims.  

    Questionable Evidence

    Guarana is also in Simply Weight Loss pills, but the evidence for this supplement it isn’t as clear-cut. Simply Weight Loss claims that it helps stimulate the blood flow, and that reduces headaches in those who take it. Guarana contains caffeine, and research has shown that caffeine can prevent headaches. However, when combined with caffeine in energy drinks, it can damage a person’s cardiovascular health, according to a study. In fact, some young adults have been admitted to emergency rooms after ingesting guarana-based energy drinks. While caffeine is not listed as an ingredient in Simply Weight Loss, dieters need to be aware of potential side effects.  

    The evidence for hawthorn berry is also found in Simply Weight Loss pills. SWL claims that it normalizes blood pressure, and that is partially true. A study of diabetics with hypertension found that hawthorn reduces diastolic blood pressure but does not have an impact on systolic blood pressure. That means it doesn’t reduce the pressure your heart exerts when pumping blood through your body.  

    Citrus Aurantium is included in Simply Weight Loss pills to boost energy and suppress the appetite. It’s also supposed to increase metabolic rates and help people burn more calories. This supplement became popular after Ephedra was banned in the US by the FDA for causing severe life-threatening or disabling conditions in some people. 

    While these herbs have at least some evidence to back up Simply Weight Loss claims, others do not.

    Not Quite Beneficial

    Bladderwrack is supposed to regulate the amount of iodine in the thyroid. This is important since the thyroid keeps your metabolism running, and that’s needed to burn fat. However, scientific studies have yet to prove this. 

    Fo-ti is supposed to prevent premature aging while increasing energy and fertility. While some preliminary research in China has found that it might improve immune function, high cholesterol, and constipation, there is no evidence to suggest that it actually rejuvenates the body.  

    Simply Weight Loss claims that licorice root has a soothing effect on your stomach when combined with herbal formulas, but research does not back up that claim. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health states that while studies on licorice root have been completed, researchers do not have enough evidence to support its use for health conditions. It can even be dangerous. If licorice root is taken in large doses over a long period of time, it can lower potassium levels and cause high blood pressure. That can eventually lead to muscle and heart issues.  

    While many of the ingredients are used based on scientific studies, no study has been done to show how these ingredients interact with one another or if, when taken together, they provide a healthy alternative for weight loss.  

    Word on the Street About Simply Weight Loss 

    A large majority of reviews that were found on SWL are positive. Many people claim that it makes it easier for them to sleep, and they feel more energized when they wake up in the mornings. 

    That’s not all. According to testimonial and social media reviews, this product helps people achieve their weight loss goals. It jump-starts weight loss and makes it easier to keep the weight off for the long term. 

    While the Simply Weight Loss reviews are positive, they are also limited. There are only a few Simply Weight Loss reviews available online.  

    The Bottom Line: Is Simply Weight Loss Worth a Try? 

    No, based on Insufficient data provided. While there is anecdotal evidence that Simply Weight Loss has worked for a few people, there isn’t enough scientific proof to actually be sure. With there being so little data and the extreme prices, it’s not even worth purchasing to test for possible results. Those who want to lose weight would likely be better off trying a diet that is backed by science. Such a diet would be more likely to provide the results dieters really want.

    Resources

    Hua, Yinan et al. “Molecular mechanisms of chromium in alleviating insulin resistance” Journal of nutritional biochemistry vol. 23,4 (2012): 313-9.

    Ahad, Farhana and Shaiq A Ganie. “Iodine, Iodine metabolism and Iodine deficiency disorders revisited” Indian journal of endocrinology and metabolismvol. 14,1 (2010): 13-7.

    Talbott, Shawn M et al. “Effect of Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense (Relora®) on cortisol and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition vol. 10,1 37. 7 Aug. 2013, doi:10.1186/1550-2783-10-37

    “SWL Today -.” SWL Today –, swltoday.com/.

    “Citrus Aurantium.” NeuroImage, Academic Press, www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/citrus-aurantium.

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    Anavar Review

    Don't Mistake A Steroid For A Diet Supplement

    Anavar Review© by http://www.teragonlabs.co/anavar-20

    Anavar is a steroid that is not legal to purchase for consumption to the general public. The only way you can obtain Anavar otherwise known as Oxandrolone is through a prescription. Teragon Labs is one of the manufacturers for Anavar. The bottle comes with 50 oral tablets. Body builders are famous for getting their hands on Anavar because it is a chemical compound, otherwise known as an anabolic steroid. [1] Anavar is meant to help bulk your muscle and lean your body out at the same time. The product came out in 1962 and it was named Anavar over code name Anabolic Androgenic Steroid, and it was originally produced by company G.D Searle and Co.

    How Anavar Works

    This is an oral pill and nothing more than that generally taken in cycles of 6 weeks. The user will take it daily anywhere from 2-4 times per day and do their workouts, all while waiting to see results. It is not recommended to take more than 100mg each day. Oxandrolone was originally created to help people gain weight. It was also meant for bone pain relief from osteoporosis. [2] For example, people lying in a hospital bed may lose muscle mass so this steroid helped them regain their muscle mass.

    This drug is three times more powerful than testosterone, so do keep in mind this if you are interested in taking it due to potential side effects (more on that later). It can be used for both men and women simply because it is aromatizing and has a low chance of virilization (which means females start to take on male characteristics). [3] It a nutshell the product will help carry more oxygen to your muscles by decreasing your overall red blood cell levels. Simply put, it allows the user to work out for longer periods of time without fatigue.

    This product goes in cycles of 6 weeks, meant to be taken no more than 100 mg per day.

    Safety or Lack of Behind Anavar

    It is not sold to the general public, and comes with massive side effects. I would not call this product safe by any means for anyone to take. Sure, you might feel good at the time while taking it (maybe) but it is an anabolic steroid that will pose risks when taking it. It can be toxic to the lover, so drinking alcohol and mixing this steroid is not a good idea. The risks of taking Anavar include:

    • Testosterone Suppression- risks throwing natural testosterone levels off.
    • Increases LDL cholesterol while suppressing the HDL cholesterol- aka potential cardiovascular issues.
    • Hair loss
    • Acne
    • Possible interference with the bodies estrogen levels (female).

    Anavar Chemical Properties

    “Oxandrolone (AKA Anavar) Chemical Name: 17?-hydroxy-17?-methyl-2-oxa-5?-androstane-3-one Molecular Weight: 306.44 g/mol Formula: C19H30O3 Original Manufacturer: Searle Laboratories (Pfizer Inc.) Half Life: 8-9 hours Detection Time: 3-4 weeks Anabolic Rating: 322 – 630 Androgenic Rating: 24” [4]

    No this is not a safe steroid to take, even though it is touted as the safest steroid (if you have to take one).

    Anavar: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    If you are a patient on bed rest in the hospital with no means to move, this will be a game changer for you when administered by the doctors not to lose your muscle definition. The dosages are typically pretty low (30 mg). This is the only pro I see. It is a mild steroid, and yes there are more harsh ones on the market but it is still illegal in the United States (con). The side effects are also a large con in my book, as there are too many wild card factors to take into consideration when taking Anavar. Even though it is not a potent androgenic steroid, that does not mean it is okay to take to become more built.

    Lastly, it is an expensive steroid to get your hands on! For 60 pills of 10 mg each it can cost around $150. For a four week cycle it will cost over $450, so it is also not affordable by any means!

    The only pro in using this steroid is at a medical level for patients who need to maintain muscle.

    The Bottom Line

    At the end of the day, just walk away. It is not for sale legally to the general public without a prescription, but can be found in an illegal way which I do not recommend trying out. With side effects, and a high cost it just does not seem like a smart purchase. There are better, safer, and more affordable ways to get lean and cut like a body builder and it will entail hard work and discipline. Stay away from Anavar if you love your body, and want to nourish it well!

    References

    Anavar (Oxandrolone) – A Medical Review – Evolutionary.org. www.evolutionary.org/anavar-oxandrolone-a-medical-review-online/.

    “Oxandrolone Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing.” WebMD, WebMD, www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-8822/oxandrolone-oral/details.

    “The Truth About Anavar – Everything You Need To Know From A Real User.” Iron Junkies, ironjunkies.com/anavar-review.

    “Anavar (Oxandrolone) – Steroids Profile.” Steroid Abuse, www.steroidabuse.org/steroid-profiles/anavar/#toc1.

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    Uforia Science Review

    Should DNA Be Your Guide For Weight Loss?

    Uforia Science

    Review overview

    Summary

    We all care about protecting ourselves from an identity fraud but how secure would our DNA be sent to a lab that we have very little knowledge about. Can we trust their word about the security? What about the products itself?

    Pros

    • Novelty
    • Delivered to your door

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Possible DNA data exposure
    • Expensive

    Uforia Science is a multi-level marketing company that offers DNA testing, and personalized nutritional supplements based on your DNA results. I will get into the details regarding how the company works in the sections below. Uforia Science was founded by CEO Ron Williams and it was all started in October of 2018. This is a relatively new business, so they are recruiting people like crazy to join the multi-level marketing team. The headquarters is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. This company personalizes in nutrition solely based on your personal nutrition profile, so what you receive is going to be completely isolated to your personal health needs. [1]

    How Uforia Science Works

    There are three steps when looking to get Uforia products sent to your door.

    1. Purchase the “Ustart” DNA kit
    2. Register the kit online (where you will pay lab fees) and where the company will decide which “Utrition” formulas to send you. Send samples in
    3. Start taking the Pretrition 30-day cleanse included in your kit to kickstart [2]

    In the DNA test kit it will come with 180 veggie caps (pretrition),  and two sterile cytology brushes which are also know as DNA swabs. Your saliva essentially holds all of the necessary nutritional information it takes to get a proper test. When the test swabs are sent to the lab, your personal report is completed, and in return you will receive products such as superfoods, prebiotics, vitamins, and enzymes to kickstart your health journey with Uforia Science.

    The Pretrition capsules are essentially a 30 day “cleanse” you will start and it comes in the form of the veggie capsules. I assume this is what they have the customer taking while they are waiting for the results to come back from the lab. The starting cost is $159.00 for the test kit and cleanse, and then another $99 for actual results. All of the nutritional supplements are non gmo, vegan, and gluten free.

    The customer will purchase the DNA test kit for $159.00 and get started on the pretrition cleanse while they are waiting for their lab results to come back. They will spend another $99 for lab testing, and then another unknown cost to actually purchase the personalized supplements.

    What Is In Uforia Science?

    Because your saliva holds the blueprint for your body essentially, it is a safe and smart way to really take a deep dive into what supplements would best serve your health. Some of the ingredients in the products you may be sent are:

    (AC-11, Acai Juice Powder Acerola Powder Ext. Apple Extract, Alpha Lipoic Acid Artichoke Extract   Biotin, Broccoli Juice Powder Broccoli Sprout Extract  Broccoli Powder  Burdock Root Powder  Carrot Juice Powder Choline Biltartrate ,Maltake Mushroom Ext., Mangosteen Ext. Milk Thistle Ext. Mixed Carotenes, Organic Black Currant, Organic Blueberry Ext. Organic Flax Seed, Organic Reishi Mushroom Ext. Turmeric Ext.  Ubiquinol Ubiquinone, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2  Vitamin B3  Vitamin B5  Vitamin B6,  Vitamin B12,  Vitamin E). [2]

    As you can see, there is nothing inherently dangerous about the products, or the process you will go through to get the supplements. The process can be time consuming and take some work on your end, but nothing is dangerous with Uforia Science. The pretrition capsules that are meant to cleanse for 30 days are made up of raw food/ herbs, so it is safe as well. The ingredient list for the capsules are found on the main website.

    All of the supplements they send you are clean, and safe to take. As a precaution if you are concerned, run it by your doctor if you are on certain medication you think may interfere with some of the ingredients on the website.

    Uforia Science: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    It is cool that the products you are being sent are because of direct DNA samples from your body. Their labs are CLIA certified, and HIPPA compliant, so this is another pro. You can be confident that the supplements being sent to you are for a reason, and not just a “guess” as to what supplements you may be needing. A con is how expensive it is to purchase for a 30-day supply, and how time consuming it can be. It can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks for your tests to come back, so do not lose momentum in that time period.

    Because every body is so different, the company estimates there are around 400 million different combinations for the Utrition that could come about. This is another pro, as it sets in stone the true personalization the company gives to each customer. The last con I noticed is the fact that it is a MLM company, as I am not a fan of these marketing styles personally.

    This company offers a very personalized nutritional profile for each customer, and it is very expensive when it is all said and done!

    The Bottom Line

    This company is new to the scene, and they are offering a service that is not generally seen in the supplement world. It’s not every day you get an in depth look into what supplements your body really needs in order to achieve optimal health and wellness. Their labs are certified which is a relief, and the turnaround time is about a month so there is a wait involved. If you can get past the work on the front end such as the 30-day cleanse, completing your DNA kit, shipping it in, and waiting for the results it may be the right investment for you. Keep in mind, it is $159 for just the kit, and another $99 for the analysis which is a lot not including the supplement cost. Try it out for size, there is nothing dangerous (minus the cost) about the company.

    References

    “Uforia Science Launch with Ron Williams.” Chris Tinney, 18 Nov. 2018, christinney.com/uforia-science-mlm/.

    “UFORIA Science – UFORIA Science.” UFORIA Science, uforiascience.com/.

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    My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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