Saturday, 30 March 2013

The 10 Worst Toxins Hidden In Vitamins, supplements and health foods

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

I'm absolutely shocked at how many people don't investigate what's really in the products they swallow. When something is sold as an herb, vitamin, superfood or supplement, they think it's automatically safe. And while the natural products industry has a truly remarkable safety record -- especially in contrast to the massive number of deaths caused by pharmaceuticals -- it still suffers from a lot of hidden toxins that are routinely used throughout the industry.

I know this because I've been an investigative journalist and activist in the natural health industry for over a decade. Natural News is arguably the most-read natural health news website in the world, reaching millions of readers a month. I've walked the floors of countless trade shows, conducted hundreds of interviews and spent tens of thousands of dollars on laboratory tests to determine what's in these products. On top of that, I'm deep into organic product formulations and certified organic food production, serving as the supervisor of a USDA-certified organic food production and packing facility.

When I look around the natural products industry, I see examples of super honest, high-integrity companies like Nature's Path and Dr. Bronner's. I also see an alarming number of cheats, crooks and charlatans who are only involved in the industry to profit from the explosion of interest in health supplements. In truth, some nutritional products are downright dangerous to your health. My role as a journalist and activist is to help you tell the difference between products that are GOOD for you vs. products that might actually be toxic. Because ultimately, I want you to be healthy, vibrant, intelligent and active. I want you to enjoy life and improve the quality of your life.

Be prepared to be shocked in reading what follows. After reviewing this list, you will probably throw out quite a few products in your refrigerator and pantry. Very few people are willing to tell you the truth revealed here, so some of this may come as a complete shock (see #1 and #2, below).

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Can eliminating wheat from your diet shrink your belly?

A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat can shrink your belly . . . and save your health.

Cardiologist William Davis, MD, started his career repairing damaged hearts through surgical angioplasty and stents. "That's what I was trained to do, and at first, that's what I wanted to do," he explains. But when his own mother died of a heart attack in 1995, despite receiving the best cardiac care, he was forced to face nagging concerns about his profession.

"I realized how silly it was," he says. "I'd fix a patient's heart, only to see her come back, and back and back with the same problems. It was just a band-aid, with no effort to identify the cause of the disease."

So he sailed his practice toward highly uncharted medical territory--prevention--and spent the next 15 years examining the causes of heart disease in his own patients. The resulting discoveries are revealed in Wheat Belly, his New York Times best-selling book, which attributes many of our nation's physical problems, including heart disease, diabetes and obesity, to our consumption of wheat.

The ‘slim while you sleep’ diet

The Overnight Diet by Dr Caroline Apovian

London - All diets promise you’ll lose weight if you stick at them for long enough. But most require huge sacrifices and a monumental amount of iron will to do so.

Now an exciting new diet from the US promises you can shed more than half a stone (about 3kg) in just one week while still enjoying potatoes, pasta and even a daily glass of wine.

The Overnight Diet is the brainchild of Dr Caroline Apovian, who has helped thousands of people to reach their ideal size in her role as a director of nutrition and weight management at the Boston Medical Centre - one of the US’s top hospitals.

She says her patients typically lose up to 9lb (4kg) in the first week (and every week thereafter) on the plan without experiencing hunger or cravings - and two of those pounds are lost while you sleep on one of the plan’s fasting days.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong. Dr Apovian has spent the past 25 years fine-tuning her eating plan and testing it out on clients - and the method of this simple yet effective weight loss regime is being serialised exclusively in Life & Style.

Monday, 25 March 2013

21 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than Average People

World’s richest woman Gina Rinehart is enduring a media firestorm over an article in which she takes the “jealous” middle class to task for “drinking, or smoking and socializing” rather than working to earn their own fortune.

What if she has a point?

Steve Siebold, author of “How Rich People Think,” spent nearly three decades interviewing millionaires around the world to find out what separates them from everyone else. It had little to do with money itself, he told Business Insider. It was about their mentality. ”[The middle class] tells people to be happy with what they have,” he said. “And on the whole, most people are steeped in fear when it comes to money.”

Average people think MONEY is the root of all evil. Rich people believe POVERTY is the root of all evil.
“The average person has been brainwashed to believe rich people are lucky or dishonest,” Siebold writes. That’s why there’s a certain shame that comes along with “getting rich” in lower-income communities. ”The world class knows that while having money doesn’t guarantee happiness, it does make your life easier and more enjoyable.”