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Are Genetically Modified Foods Fattening?

fat fruitIf you know me, you probably already know the answer to this question, but let me explain a few facts first.

1.) It’s been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that toxins are fattening. The reason for this is because once a toxin is ingested, it starts to break your system down and negatively affects your health. Your body quickly recognizes this and goes into action to get that crap out of your system as fast as possible. It can do this through vomiting and diarrhea, as with food poisoning, or as in the case of more subtle poisons, it will decide to store that poison in the safest storage facility possible, which ends up being your fat cells. Now that your fat cells are full of poison, your body will be more reluctant to liberate those cells to be burned off for energy because that would let the poison back out.

2.) GM foods are full of (more…)

Cereal Killer

Cereal_Killer28bDetailWe all know how many fatal diseases are cased by obesity. That’s not even a debate anymore. It’s just fact. Therefore, it’s logical to say that obesity kills.

So what causes obesity? Well, your doctor or your nutritionist might tell you it’s a lack of exercise or eating too much fat, but they need to get up to speed with the current research because this recent research has proven otherwise.

Sure, exercise helps, but it’s only about 30% of the battle. The other 70% is all about the kind of calories you’re eating, and fat isn’t the culprit. The real cause for the current obesity pandemic is due to a certain type of carbohydrate – one that I call, “fast” carbs.

“Fast” carbs are found in things like (more…)

Coffee, Fat Burning and Fitness

w-Giant-Coffee-Cup75917Coffee has been villainized among fitness gurus and trainers in recent years, but the most recent research indicates that it doesn’t have to be a bad thing, as long as some precautions are taken.

The first precaution is to consume it in moderation because coffee tends to be acidic, which leads to inflammation, which can cause health problems and can also make fat loss more challenging. As long as consumption is kept to 1 to 2 cups a day, the inflammation issue shouldn’t be too significant though.

The second precaution is to make sure that your coffee is organic. Coffee is pretty difficult to grow, therefore huge amounts of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are used on the conventional coffee plantations.

The third precaution is to be mindful of what you put in your coffee, because (more…)

My Top 7 Get Well Supplements

photoBeing sick sucks, and when clients are sick, they have to miss their X Gym workout. No one wants that. We don’t want that, and clients don’t want that, because it gets in their way of getting in shape!

If you saw my post on staying well, you saw my top seven tips and tricks for that. If you follow those, you won’t get sick very often. I sure follow them, and I rarely do. If you don’t follow them however, and do and up getting sick, then here are the top 7 supplements I recommend for getting well as fast as possible.

Along with these supplements, taking it easy, resting, drinking lots of pure water, staying warm, and (more…)

Are Vitamin Supplements Really Worthless?

vitaminsThe recent news media came out with many stories blasting the use of multivitamins based on what a handful of doctors reported of their “findings” in the Annals of Internal Medicine

First of all, the original report came from medical doctors, which always makes me suspicious because they are experts on drugs, not supplements. In fact, most of the time spent in medical school is on the study of drugs. It’s no coincidence that the pharmacological industry is the largest financial supporter of medical schools. Big Pharma wants doctors to be their sales people, so they make sure to fund those schools enough to gain influence over what those schools teach.

This is why when you go to most medical doctors, they spent most of the time talking to you about what drugs they can prescribe for you to treat the symptoms and spend little (if any) time talking about the root cause of your condition and what to do about it. They have been brainwashed to think that treating symptoms with drugs is the same as curing, but we all know that isn’t the case.

Besides, Doctors tend to (more…)

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