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Is Gluten-Free Good?

"Those nice people who make gluten-free foods with junk carbohydrate ingredients don’t know that their products cause coronary disease and heart attacks, cataracts, arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, inflammation, and growth of visceral fat." - Dr. William Davis, M.D. and author of the book, "Wheat Belly"

"I've lost 158 pounds in 30 months."

"Since adopting the LCHF lifestyle, I have lost 158 pounds in 30 months." (Low Carb High Fat)

Dan Moffett began his weight loss journey at 340 pounds and a lot of health issues. To learn more, click here.

Are You Doing What You Want to Do?

"If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. - Kevin Purdyin Fast Company magazine

USDA: Kids Need 5 to 9 Fruits and Vegetables a Day

To learn more about BarleyLife® Xtra, Click Here.

Portait Of A Wheat Belly

Artist Lesley Spanos, from Indiana, painted this acrylic of a wheat-bellied man that recently caught her eye.

For more of Lesley’s work, check out her portfolio.

To learn how to avoid a belly made from wheat, Click Here.

Wheat Belly Talk On The Low Carb Cruise

Video One

Video Two

Is Pork Good For You?

"Half the fat in pork is monosaturated - like olive oil - and rest will raise your HDL. It’s good for you." - Tom Naughton, writer and creator of the documentary, 'Fat Head'

The Wheat Belly Biker

Thomas lost 83 pounds and transformed his health by eliminating "healthy whole grains" from his diet.

Source: here

Brady's First Day Of School!

My little man is in kindergarten!

The Greener, The Better with BarleyLife®

The wealth of nutrients in barley grass makes Barleylife® the most nutritious whole-food concentrate available in the marketplace. Supplemental greens do not get any better. One of the many reasons is the presence of chlorophyll, with its many beneficial properties, including purification, anti-inflammation and renewal.

Often referred to as plant blood, chlorophyll has a molecular structure very similar to that of hemoglobin. This molecule transports oxygen in the human bloodstream. Dark green, leafy vegetables rich in chlorophyll provide many health benefits for our blood and therefore, our bodies.

While you should be regularly eating a diet of fresh greens, supplementing daily with BarleyLife® provides you with another rich source of chlorophyll. This helps to purify and build your blood. In addition to supporting healthy circulation, chlorophyll helps to regulate blood sugar levels, which have a big effect on your overall health.

Chlorophyll also binds to toxins, which prevents the…

Health Myth: Being Skinny Means Being Healthy

"Internal fat poses a risk to people who don’t appear to have risk factors from the outside. Forty-five percent of women and sixty percent of men studied with normal BMI’s were found to have excessive levels of internal fat.

The study also showed that people who maintain healthy eating habits but are not active are most likely to have excessive internal fat, as well as people with sugary diets." - Data From Britain’s Medical Research Council

Read the full article here.

One way to build up internal fat, especially on the liver, is to consume high-fructose corn syrup and refined sugar. If you're skinny and drinking sugary drinks, there's a pretty high chance that you have internal fat.

Do Vegetable Oils Cause Premature Aging?

Vegetable Oils Cause Premature Aging in Millions of Americans
"A plastic surgeon did a study in which he examined the diets of his patients and correlated them with facial skin wrinkling. Those patients eating a high vegetable fat diet had 78% more facial wrinkles and many appeared twenty years older than they were." - William Campbell Douglass, M.D., author of "Eat Your Cholesterol"

Note: Vegetable oils are also one reason your skin gets sunburned. They are found in baked goods and other processed foods such as cookies, cakes, crackers, breads, doughnuts and deep-fried French fries. Take these out of your diet, add in good quality fats and good oils (especially virgin olive oil) and you'll likely notice a difference when you're exposed to the sun.

Low Carb Paleo with Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson runs the wildly popular fitness blog Mark's Daily Apple, and is the author of a number of books including the bestseller The Primal Blueprint. He's also one of the leaders behind the growing Paleo movement.

Despite running a fitness and health business, Mark Sisson also finds the time to stay in a shape that would be the envy of anybody half his age. And he seems to enjoy every minute.

How is it possible? In this interview he shares his secrets.

Five Heart Disease Prevention Strategies

Yesterday, I saw the news that actor Ron Palillo of Horshack and 'Welcome Back Kotter' fame had died of a heart attack. He was sixty-three years old.

So I tried to find an old article to read. It's titled, "The Five Most Powerful Heart Disease Prevention Strategies" by Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist.

It took me a long time to find it. So I decided to post it here on my health website. Next time, I'll have an easier time getting to the article. Here it is:

You've seen such lists before: 5 steps to prevent heart disease or some such thing. These lists usually say things like "cut your saturated fat," eat a "balanced diet" (whatever the heck that means), exercise, and don't smoke.

I would offer a different list. You already know that smoking is a supremely idiotic habit, so I won’t repeat that. Here are the 5 most important strategies I know of that help you prevent heart disease and heart attack:


One Way To Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer

Source: here

The Nutrition In Egg Yokes

Don't get rid of the egg yoke. You wouldn't buy a multivitamin and throw it the trash?

So why would you buy eggs and then only consume the egg whites?

The Olympic Competition - How To Be Successful

"Imagine working four years for one moment. This is their Super Bowl. Bigger, even. Such a good lesson for all of us. They work hard for hours a day, day after day, with no one watching. There's no result right away. You can't see the benefit of what you're doing right away. It's the same for us here in camp. In a football practice, you practice your craft every day. It's tedious, tiring, regimented. But if you don't do the tedious stuff, you'll never win. That's one of the things the Olympics can teach us all.'' -Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, on the Olympic competition

How to Cook Grass-fed Beef

#1- Never use the microwave to thaw frozen meat! The best way to thaw frozen meat is in the refrigerator. If you need to thaw the meat more quickly you can place it in a bowl of warm (not hot) water turning it occasionally until thawed. It is best if the meat thaws out slowly.

#2- Lower the cooking temperature. Because grass-fed beef is leaner you need to cook it at a slightly lower temperature for less time. You should lower the temperature by about 50 degrees and shorten the cooking time by about 30%. Grass-fed beef is best when cooked rare to medium rare. It’s a good idea to use a meat thermometer, especially if you are new to cooking grass-fed beef. The desired internal temperatures are:

Rare 120 – 125 degrees

Medium-rare 130 – 135 degrees

Medium 140 – 145 degrees

Medium-well 150 – 155 degrees (Not recommended for grass-fed beef)

Well done 160 degrees and above (definitely not recommended for grass-fed beef)

#3- Don’t poke your …

How To Burn Fat Throughout The Day

"A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that college students who skipped breakfast and ate their first meal at lunch consumed significantly more high-calorie, high-carb foods than students who had eaten breakfast." - Charles Poliquin (read the rest of his blog posthere.)

Fat Burning Tip: Eating low-carb protein for breakfast sets you up to burn fat the rest of the day.

There is No Competition for BarleyLife® and LeafGreens™

Three brands in the green retail marketplace are "Pines", "Greens +" and "Kyogreens." These three competitors are essentially whole leaf products, which are made by harvesting leaves, dehydrating them and grinding them into a fine powder.

About one-third of these whole leaf products are indigestible, insoluble cellulose fiber. Many of the nutrients are locked within the fiber, where your body cannot get to them. Most Members of The AIM Companies™ know it is vital you consume juice powders like BarleyLife® and LeafGreens™ to get the optimal nutrition from plants.

A typical leaf contains about 70% water. When a whole leaf product is dried, it is reduced to about a third of its original weight. In other words, three pounds of fresh leaves equals one pound of dried whole leaf powder.

It takes eleven pounds of barley leaves to make one pound of BarleyLife® and forty-four pounds of barley, bean, pea and spinach leaves to make one pound of LeafGreens™.

AIM cons…

Can You Be Fat and Healthy?

"It’s not being fat that kills you. But the foods that are likely to make you fat are also likely to make you sick. You can be fat and healthy, and you can be skinny and sick." - Tom Naughton, writer and creator of the documentary, 'Fat Head'

The Importance of Omega 3 Fatty Acids In Your Diet

"If you are missing omega 3 fatty acids in your diet, you're likely to have problems with the development of the middle face (maxilla) - leading to crooked teeth, and smaller frontal brain (where decisions get made, where we control impulsive behavior) and a higher risk for autoimmune problems, behavior problems and heart problems." - Dr. Terry Wahls, M.D., author and physician who has recovered from multiple sclerosis

Dr. Julian Whitaker and Green Barley Juice

Health and Healing - Tomorrow’s Medicine Today November 1992 - Volume 2, Number 12
Dear Reader,

Have you noticed how mainstream doctors (the majority who know little about nutrition) are quick to attribute the beneficial effects of natural remedies to the "placebo effect"?

What they're saying is, it's all in your mind.

The following story is an example of this nonsense. I'm sure you know someone who has had a similar experience as one of my patients, Evelyn.

Natural remedies not only work, but can be used to prevent the problem, which is what you and I both want.

Barley Juice: Nature's Recipe  For Helping Your Body Cure Itself
Evelyn S. was in my office a few weeks ago for treatment of a relatively mild diabetes.

However, ten years before her diabetes was diagnosed, Evelyn suffered with debilitating arthritis, associated with patches of psoriasis on the skin.

Psoriatic arthritis is a first cousin of rheumatoid arthritis and is characterized by inflammation, pain…

The Power of Purple Foods

Purple foods are known for their anti-aging properties.

These foods have tons of antioxidants (plant medicines), which are called anthocyanins and phenolics. They help improve circulation and prevent blood clots, which helps prevent heart disease, cancer and your overall health.

They are also known to help memory function and urinary tract health and to reduce free radical damage.

Blueberries are one of the best purple foods. They contain large amounts of antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanidins. This plant pigment is responsible for the color of blueberries as well as for several of the health benefits.

Blueberries are good sources of vitamin C, manganese and fiber.

Some of the health benefits linked to blueberries include decreasing one's risk of heart disease, improving nighttime visual acuity, lowering the risk of developing of age-related macular degeneration of the eyes, and reducing the risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Eating Out Is The Number One Budget Killer

The average American has nearly $8,000 in health care costs per year, with approximately $960 of that being out of pocket costs; alternately, that same person will spend $1,820 per year on fast food.

This means that the average person spends twice as much on "convenience foods" as they do to keep themselves healthy.

Is it no wonder that people are continuously finding themselves ill with no apparent cause or reason?

How Do You Like Your Bananas?

How do you like to eat your bananas?

Did you know unripe fruits are not only less nutritious, but also contain hard to digest starches? This can cause gas and indigestion.

So eat your bananas with lots of brown spots. Your body (and friends!) will thank you.

Is This Network Marketing?

“How can I earn big money at home in my spare time?”
A few years ago, my wife and I went to a small two-day conference in Houston, Texas. Though I had been a customer of The AIM Companies™ for over ten years, I had never been to any type of meeting. I really liked their nutritional supplements and wanted to learn how to market them.

Sunday afternoon, we left the conference of a hundred people or so and I was a bit disappointed. Not a single word was said about how to make money, build a business or market their products. The entire weekend, the speakers concentrated on weight loss, health and nutrition.

I later found out AIM does have a few online webinars about marketing their nutritional supplements. But for the most part, they focus on health and nutrition - not kool-aid drinking, stand-in-your-chair, money-making meetings. The AIM Companies™ is a no nonsense business opportunity.

(Why do most network marketing companies have large doses of motivational psychology? How many carpent…