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Coconut Oil, Health and Weight Loss

"I recommended coconut oil to a friend for aches and pains. It was miraculous and she didn't change anything else and actually lost weight. Udo Erasmus, an expert on fats, recommends four tablespoons per day for good health. He also recommends it to his body builders when they are preparing for competitions to help them melt the bad fat and help define their muscles. Good fats actually help melt the bad fats." - Jean Vlk Dukes

"We Are Hungry"

Since students don't like what's being served at school, they should boycott the cafeteria and pack lunches at home. Money talks.

By the way, if you want healthy kids, then do the exact opposite of government recommendations.

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Can Vitamin K Help Reduce The Risk of Cardiovascular Plaques?

Vitamin K is essential to get calcium from the blood. This prevents it from oxidizing with LDL cholesterol, which forms deadly coronary plaque.

In other words, vitamin K can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular plaques.

Also, vitamin K plays a role in bone growth as well as the maintenance of bone density.

Three servings of BarleyLife® per day provides 360 mcg of vitamin K. One serving of LeafGreens™ provides 221 mcg of vitamin K daily.

The vitamin K in both of these nutritional supplements is complimentary to the calcium in CalciAIM™.

To learn more about vitamin K, Click Here.

Are You Eating Cat Food For Dinner?

How does this ingredient list sound?

Potatoes, corn, sunflower seed oil, onion powder, salt, and cheddar cheese.

How about this nutrition facts panel?

Twenty-one grams of protein, 30 percent daily value of calcium, 10 percent daily value of iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, and only 160 calories.

If you were tempted by either of these foods, then you might be surprised to find out that they are flavored Lay’s potato chips and a Lunchables snack pack, and not the healthy alternatives you may have expected.

Darryl Hicks from Apple Valley, Minnesota has seen his fair share of tricks over the years. He has made a point of educating potential Members about the danger of processed foods and food labels and the virtues of whole foods.

"People need to realize that you can find bad products - unhealthy products - that are labeled healthy," Darryl says. "If companies want to put on the big words that it has fiber and glucosamine but it has 12 grams of sugar, frosting, and sprinkles, I think …

The Food Police on The John Stossel Show

The New York City health board recently voted to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and other venues.

In this 2010 video, John Stossel interviews two food cops on his show.

The Manhattan Project of Nutrition

Could the Nutrition Science Initiative - also known as the Manhattan Project of Nutrition - be the solution to the obesity epidemic?

That's what Peter Attia, M.D and the President of NuSI, thinks.

Do You Take Your Health For Granted?

"Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it." - Bronnie Ware, palliative care nurse

Note: A palliative care nurse is someone who cares for patients in the last twelve weeks of their lives.

To read the full article, click here.

Fats, Oils and Frankenstein-Fats

Butter, lard and coconut oil were used by our grandparents or great-grandparents. Yet back then, obesity, diabetes and Alzheimer's rates were lower.

So how did natural fats end up being replaced by Frankenstein fats?

Comparing LeafGreens™ to BarleyMax™ and BarleyGreen™

The top six nutrients to look for in a quality green product include chlorophyll, vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, chromium and ORAC.

LeafGreens™ has twice the chlorophyll, 1.5 times the vitamin A and 30% more ORAC than BarleyMax™. LeafGreens™ has four times the chlorophyll, three times the vitamin A and thirteen times the ORAC as BarleyGreen™. It also has greater than 9.5 times the chromium and thirteen times the iron as both of these competitor products.

Using these quality markers, LeafGreens™ has five times the average nutrient content of BarleyMax™ and eight times the nutrient content of BarleyGreen™.

LeafGreens™ also contains a few phytonutrients that are only specifically found in the faba bean leaf, pea leaf, spinach and broccoli sprout. These include quercetin (for allergies), kaempherol (limits LDL cholesterol oxidation), sulforaphane (activates phase II liver enzymes for toxin removal).

If these are specific things you are looking for or if you’re just looking convenience of one…

Does Food Labeling Work?

The food police want to use labels and menu laws to control how other people eat. But does it work?

Body Composition is 80% Diet and 20% Exercise

"Food is the single most important factor in body composition. You can exercise all you want, but as long as you’re eating garbage and too much of it, you won’t get very far. For that reason, any real attempt to modify your body composition has to begin by addressing what you put in your mouth." - Mark Sisson of MarksDailyApple.com

$tatin Nation

Conventional wisdom says the higher your total cholesterol, the greater your risk of heart disease and a heart attack. Consequently, you need statin drugs to bring your lipid levels down to a safe level.

British cholesterol skeptic, author and documentary filmmaker Justin Smith exposes these falsehoods in his film, "$tatin Nation". To learn more, click here.

Are Nutritional Supplements A Good Idea?

A study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows the loss of vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables since 1975:
Apples: Vitamin A is down 41%Sweet peppers : Vitamin C is down 31%Watercress: Iron is down 88% Broccoli: Calcium and vitamin A are down 50% Cauliflower: Vitamin C is down 45%; vitamin B1 is down 48%; and vitamin B2 is down 47%Collards greens: Magnesium is down 85% When you eat an apple, it has one-fifth of the nutrition of an apple fifty years ago. You need to eat five times the amount of food your grandparents ate to receive the same nutritional value. So an apple a day won't keep the doctor away.

Do you believe nutritional supplements might be a good idea?

A Simple Weight Loss Formula

Step 1: Eat Natural Food

Step 2: Challenge Yourself Physically Once A Day

Step 3: Remove Every Barrier That’s Stopping You From Doing Steps 1 and 2

- by Michael Marsh, author of "New Body, New Life"

Why We Get Fat - An Interview With Gary Taubes

Why do we get fat and what should we do about it? Conventional wisdom says eat less, move more. The problem is this advice rarely works.

Science writer Gary Taubes has spent the last decade finding a better way. His books, "Good Calories Bad Calories" as well as "Why We Get Fat – And What to Do About It" help provide answers.

In this interview, Taubes discusses his theories and the criticism from people who still believe calories are all that matter.

Fat Head - The Movie

Tom Naughton, writer and creator of the documentary, 'Fat Head', uses this film to drive home his thesis that most of what we know about "healthy eating" is wrong.

P.S.Click Here to check out the Fathead website.