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Product Review: Qalo silicone wedding bands for an active lifestyle

  

The ring is pretty cool! It’s for an active lifestyle. For example: lifting weights will scratch a metal band and do you really want to wear your gold/silver/platinum/titanium ring to a mudrun? 

Furthermore; metal rings are hazardous to work with they can snag on things and potentially rip your finger off, or can cause serious burns if working with electricity. 

The silicone ring is made to break away and if you get hit with wires on the rings which is a small change since it is so tiny, but if you did silicone is an insulator not a conductor. 

I am not used to rings, so it is a little annoying to me, but I can wear it for a few hours before I have to take it off. 

The cool part is it comes with a tiny, zippered mesh bag with a plastic clip that you can clip on a backpack or if you are a women you can clip it to your purse. If your name is Julian (hehe) you can also clip it to your murse! 


Product Review: not all Pooper Scoopers are created equal! Get the facts! 

How many of you have a dog or new puppy? 

  
Having dogs you know eventually you have to pick up the poop or you will eventually step in it and curse and swear the rest of the day away! Are you tired of putting a bag over your hand and feeling the heat of the poop on your hand? What if there’s a hole in the bag! Yuk! What about bending down and getting a whiff in the face? Gag city!!! You don’t have to do that anymore! 

Enter the pooper scooper! 

  
If any of you know this dust pan like pooper scooper you know it’s ineffective! You can’t get deep into the grass and get all the poop! And if the poop is stuck to the grass you will never get it off! 

Enter the grabber like poop scooper! 

  
They sell this at most pet stores for $15-20, but don’t be fooled! This cheap  imposter is not worth your hard earned money! This cheap knockoff is missing the most important part of picking up poop in the grass! What is that? Teeth! 

Enter the best pooper scooper on the market! 

 
For around $27 (here it’s listed for $19.22, but they probably charge shipping) you can get the best pooper scooper that scrapes and rips the poop from the lawn without bending over and without getting your hands dirty! Just carry a garbage bag and wait a few days and do a full sweep of the yard and clean it all up in a snap! 
 


Product Review: Gym Gear – Cool Fat Burner & Cool Gut Buster

 
The Cool Fat Burner and Cool Gut Buster are the world’s first and only proven brown fat, calorie burning cooling vests. The Cool Fat Burner allows you to burn hundreds of calories an hour while you sit and lounge.
This means you can burn as many calories JUST FROM WEARING THE VEST, as you would from working out.
The first and only calorie-burning cooling vest to show TRIPLE CALORIE BURN:
A man of my size would burn ~ 500 calories in 2 hours during this experiment. (This experiment was conducted at the University of CA, San Diego. They do not endorse the use of any product or protocol for cold induced calorie burning; results may vary.)
First conceived in 2010, the Cool Fat Burner was initially made by hand in my mom’s basement. We’ve gone on to become the world’s leading weight loss cooling vest, the only one backed up by scientific testing and real-user testimonials, making one breakthrough and discovery after another, and we now need your help to take the next big step…
The Cool Fat Burner and Cool Gut Buster are the world’s first and only proven brown fat, calorie burning cooling vests. The Cool Fat Burner allows you to burn hundreds of calories an hour while you sit and lounge.
This means you can burn as many calories JUST FROM WEARING THE VEST, as you would from working out.
The first and only calorie-burning cooling vest to show TRIPLE CALORIE BURN:
A man of my size would burn ~ 500 calories in 2 hours during this experiment. (This experiment was conducted at the University of CA, San Diego. They do not endorse the use of any product or protocol for cold induced calorie burning; results may vary.)
First conceived in 2010, the Cool Fat Burner was initially made by hand in my mom’s basement. We’ve gone on to become the world’s leading weight loss cooling vest, the only one backed up by scientific testing and real-user testimonials, making one breakthrough and discovery after another, and we now need your help to take the next big step…

Goal: $10,000. Experiment 1: Conduct the first ever university group study on the Cool Fat Burner and it’s effects on calorie burning along with testing “Before & After” of other important health markers and physiological functions.  
Stretch Goal: $80-110,00. Experiment 2: First ever university group study on the Cool Fat Burner and its effects on weight loss and muscle and strength gains, on college-aged men over a 6 to 8 week period.
Rewards: The Cool Fat Burner, the Cool Gut Buster, our unique cold packs, and fingerless knit gloves.

The Cool Fat Burner and Cool Gut Buster are specialized cooling vests that cover “brown fat” zones on the body, and are designed to burn massive amounts of calories.

(Both the Cool Fat Burner & Cool Gut Buster are patent pending.)

(PET scan of Eric’s “brown fat” being activated from 1 hour wearing the Cool Fat Burner)

(Sizing chart at very bottom in the FAQ)

Watch where I burned OVER 2500 CALORIES IN 1 DAY — as much as running a marathon — with the Cool Fat Burner and general cold thermogenesis, all verified by university DEXA scans and indirect calorimetry!  

It’s the same reason how:

Michael Phelps can eat thousands of extra calories a day, and stay ripped.(the water is cooler than his body temperature, it pulls the heat out, so he burns more calories to maintain body temp)

And how climbers of Mt Everest can lose up to 1/3 of their body-weight in a single day, despite eating sticks of butter!

Scientists in Antarctica and soldiers stationed in Siberia are required to eat 6000 to 8000 calories a day, just to maintain their body-weight.

And why Dr Oz had an audience member stand in a cold shower. (she didn’t like it!)
The Cool Fat Burner is the only cooling vest shown able to activate calorie-burning brown fat:
And the only cooling vest to show that being cold-adapted raises your resting metabolism — this means you burn more calories at rest, even on days you don’t even wear the Cool Fat Burner!

You can wear the Cool Fat Burner at different intensities — Beginner, Moderate, and Hardcore. Other cooling vests can only function at Beginner intensity, where no real calorie burning occurs — the Cool Fat Burner can go all the way to ‘Hardcore’ intensity, where massive calories are burned!

The 3 levels of cold thermogenesis. Only the higher intensities can induce significant calorie burning.
How do you control or change intensity levels? 

more or less clothing

room temp

posture

drink ice water during your session

wear both the Cool Fat Burner & Cool Gut Buster simultaneously

increase your cold-adaptation
No, and there are several reasons why.
1. First, “Fingers, toes, ears, & nose.” Socks, gloves, and a hat are your friends during cold thermogenesis sessions.

2. Second, the Cool Fat Burner allows you freedom to do what you want, so you keep your mind on what you’re doing. Lounge around the house, watch TV, play video games.

3. Cold adaptation. As you become more cold-adapted, you’ll actually feel normal in what used to feel like cold temps.  
I’ve been experimenting with controlled cold exposure for over twenty years.
I’ve always loved things that put me “in the moment.” Athletics, martial arts, meditation, and cold exposure. And because I loved to lose myself in those activities, I could perform at peak potential and get the best results.
I first started taking cold showers in high school. I loved how you had to “let go” of yourself and be completely in the moment so as to go past the sensation of cold. Later I started competing in “No Holds Barred” fighting, what is now called “MMA.” During this period I started doing outside waterfall meditations, again for the serene, clear state of mind, as well as post-workout recovery.

I eventually retired from fighting, traveled the country, stopped healthy living. And got fat. And then in 2010 I saw this picture:

I had a family history of heart disease and early death. I knew I had to do SOMETHING. I heard about people taking ice baths to burn calories… but I was older and wiser now and knew I’d never stick to ice baths or cold showers. So I jumped online to look for a cooling vest that could do the trick. Nothing existed, and my first reaction was frustration. THEN IT HIT ME: I would make the cooling vest that in that moment I wanted but didn’t exist, and offer it to others with the same goal!

Testing, experimenting, R & D. My brother and I made the packs in our basement, and I made the first 600 vests myself! Slowly, the word spread, and people heard about the Cool Fat Burner.
I reinvested every single penny. We put our reputation on the line, going to an independent, 3rd party university lab, filming the whole thing, and did the original indirect calorimetry experiment that showed the Cool Fat Burner could triple a person’s metabolism.  

No one else was doing any of this; we were out there making scientific breakthroughs. We were the first and only to show you could easily burn 500 calories in a few hours wearing the Cool Fat Burner. Then it started to snowball. Experiment after experiment, success after success…

The Cool Fat Burner was the first.  

A lifelong passion for health, fitness, meditation, maximum performance and top-notch results. 

I’ve experimented with cold exposure for decades.

I started making the Cool Fat Burner by hand, in my mom’s basement, because nothing else like it existed. (If it had already existed, I would have happily bought it!) It’s creation was natural and organic, and a labor of love.

We’ve proven ourselves time and again by putting our reputation on the line, proving ourselves with real, verifiable, independent 3rd party experiments.

Top-notch customer service & the very best in cold thermogenesis knowledge, advice, and breakthroughs. (see upcoming CoolFatBurnerGuides.com)

Original research, experiments, and discoveries. We’ve led the way in cold thermogenesis.  

Our testimonials are all of real users.  

We have professional athletes, fighters, bodybuilders, fitness competitors, and all around champions who wear the Cool Fat Burner. Our customers are smart, informed winners who demand results.

We’ve offered a 60-day, 110% money back guarantee from day one.
Everything we do is backed up by real science. Independent 3rd party experiments, controlled, recorded, and shared for all to see.  

In just the last few weeks the University of CA San Diego tested the Cool Fat Burner against other newcomer vests who claimed to do what only the Cool Fat Burner was already shown to do — triple metabolism and burn hundreds of calories an hour.
Once again we BLEW AWAY the competition!

(This experiment was conducted at the University of CA, San Diego. They do not endorse the use of any product or protocol for cold induced calorie burning; results may vary.)

World class athletes use the Cool Fat Burner to passively burn “junk” calories w/o wearing down their bodies.

The Cool Fat Burner is helpful for combat athletes with weight classes.

Isaac is a world-class athlete, fitness adviser, and biomedical engineer. He uses the Cool Fat Burner to help passively burn calories as well as help achieve a deeper sleep.

Brian is a former power-lifting champion. He used the Cool Fat Burner for exercise recovery.

Kevin & Katie used the Cool Fat Burner (Kevin also used the Gut Buster) to lose a total of 15lbs in one month, without dieting or exercise!  

Junior is a life-long combat athlete who used the Cool Fat Burner to speed up calorie burning and recover from workouts.

Karl is a lifelong lifter. He used the Cool Fat Burner for exercise recovery.  

Jane uses the Cool Fat Burner to help burn extra calories while she works on the computer.  

John H. has experienced fast calorie burning with the Cool Gut Buster.
The Cool Fat Burner and Cool Gut Buster are the world’s first and only proven brown fat, calorie burning cooling vests. The Cool Fat Burner allows you to burn hundreds of calories an hour while you sit and lounge.
This means you can burn as many calories JUST FROM WEARING THE VEST, as you would from working out.
The first and only calorie-burning cooling vest to show TRIPLE CALORIE BURN:
A man of my size would burn ~ 500 calories in 2 hours during this experiment. (This experiment was conducted at the University of CA, San Diego. They do not endorse the use of any product or protocol for cold induced calorie burning; results may vary.)
First conceived in 2010, the Cool Fat Burner was initially made by hand in my mom’s basement. We’ve gone on to become the world’s leading weight loss cooling vest, the only one backed up by scientific testing and real-user testimonials, making one breakthrough and discovery after another, and we now need your help to take the next big step…

Goal: $10,000. Experiment 1: Conduct the first ever university group study on the Cool Fat Burner and it’s effects on calorie burning along with testing “Before & After” of other important health markers and physiological functions.  
Stretch Goal: $80-110,00. Experiment 2: First ever university group study on the Cool Fat Burner and its effects on weight loss and muscle and strength gains, on college-aged men over a 6 to 8 week period.
Rewards: The Cool Fat Burner, the Cool Gut Buster, our unique cold packs, and fingerless knit gloves.

The Cool Fat Burner and Cool Gut Buster are specialized cooling vests that cover “brown fat” zones on the body, and are designed to burn massive amounts of calories.

(Both the Cool Fat Burner & Cool Gut Buster are patent pending.)

(PET scan of Eric’s “brown fat” being activated from 1 hour wearing the Cool Fat Burner)

(Sizing chart at very bottom in the FAQ)

Watch where I burned OVER 2500 CALORIES IN 1 DAY — as much as running a marathon — with the Cool Fat Burner and general cold thermogenesis, all verified by university DEXA scans and indirect calorimetry!  

It’s the same reason how:

Michael Phelps can eat thousands of extra calories a day, and stay ripped.(the water is cooler than his body temperature, it pulls the heat out, so he burns more calories to maintain body temp)

And how climbers of Mt Everest can lose up to 1/3 of their body-weight in a single day, despite eating sticks of butter!

Scientists in Antarctica and soldiers stationed in Siberia are required to eat 6000 to 8000 calories a day, just to maintain their body-weight.

And why Dr Oz had an audience member stand in a cold shower. (she didn’t like it!)
The Cool Fat Burner is the only cooling vest shown able to activate calorie-burning brown fat:
And the only cooling vest to show that being cold-adapted raises your resting metabolism — this means you burn more calories at rest, even on days you don’t even wear the Cool Fat Burner!

You can wear the Cool Fat Burner at different intensities — Beginner, Moderate, and Hardcore. Other cooling vests can only function at Beginner intensity, where no real calorie burning occurs — the Cool Fat Burner can go all the way to ‘Hardcore’ intensity, where massive calories are burned!

The 3 levels of cold thermogenesis. Only the higher intensities can induce significant calorie burning.
How do you control or change intensity levels? 

more or less clothing

room temp

posture

drink ice water during your session

wear both the Cool Fat Burner & Cool Gut Buster simultaneously

increase your cold-adaptation
No, and there are several reasons why.
1. First, “Fingers, toes, ears, & nose.” Socks, gloves, and a hat are your friends during cold thermogenesis sessions.

2. Second, the Cool Fat Burner allows you freedom to do what you want, so you keep your mind on what you’re doing. Lounge around the house, watch TV, play video games.

3. Cold adaptation. As you become more cold-adapted, you’ll actually feel normal in what used to feel like cold temps.  

(When cold adapted, this doesn’t even cause goosebumps)

Goal: Experiment 1 — $12,000 – university group study on the Cool Fat Burner’s ability to burn calories and effect various other physiological markers
Subjects will give a “Before” blood sample to test for various health markers

Subjects will sit at a desk and have their metabolism measured for 15 min (this will show their baseline energy expenditure – how many calories they burn, just by sitting)

The subjects will put on the Cool Fat Burner and Cool Gut Buster, drink several glasses of water, and be tested with indirect calorimetry (calorie burning) for 20 minutes

The subjects will again drink several glasses of water, and be tested with indirect calorimetry (calorie burning) for the final 20 minutes

Subjects will remove the cooling vests and have the “After” blood drawn, to test for differences in the various health markers

Stretch Goal: Experiment 2 — $80,000 to 100,000 – university group study on the Cool Fat Burner’s ability to induce fat burning and muscle and strength gains in 12 to 20 college-aged men, over a 6 to 8 week period
Subjects will wear the Cool Fat Burner and Cool Gut Buster for 1.5 hrs a day, 6 days a week, for 6 weeks. “Before & After” DEXA scans (for fat and muscle composition) as well as physical tests (for strength and endurance) will be tested and recorded

I’ve been experimenting with controlled cold exposure for over twenty years.
I’ve always loved things that put me “in the moment.” Athletics, martial arts, meditation, and cold exposure. And because I loved to lose myself in those activities, I could perform at peak potential and get the best results.
I first started taking cold showers in high school. I loved how you had to “let go” of yourself and be completely in the moment so as to go past the sensation of cold. Later I started competing in “No Holds Barred” fighting, what is now called “MMA.” During this period I started doing outside waterfall meditations, again for the serene, clear state of mind, as well as post-workout recovery.

I eventually retired from fighting, traveled the country, stopped healthy living. And got fat. And then in 2010 I saw this picture:

I had a family history of heart disease and early death. I knew I had to do SOMETHING. I heard about people taking ice baths to burn calories… but I was older and wiser now and knew I’d never stick to ice baths or cold showers. So I jumped online to look for a cooling vest that could do the trick. Nothing existed, and my first reaction was frustration. THEN IT HIT ME: I would make the cooling vest that in that moment I wanted but didn’t exist, and offer it to others with the same goal!

Testing, experimenting, R & D. My brother and I made the packs in our basement, and I made the first 600 vests myself! Slowly, the word spread, and people heard about the Cool Fat Burner.
I reinvested every single penny. We put our reputation on the line, going to an independent, 3rd party university lab, filming the whole thing, and did the original indirect calorimetry experiment that showed the Cool Fat Burner could triple a person’s metabolism.  

No one else was doing any of this; we were out there making scientific breakthroughs. We were the first and only to show you could easily burn 500 calories in a few hours wearing the Cool Fat Burner. Then it started to snowball. Experiment after experiment, success after success…

The Cool Fat Burner was the first.  

A lifelong passion for health, fitness, meditation, maximum performance and top-notch results. 

I’ve experimented with cold exposure for decades.

I started making the Cool Fat Burner by hand, in my mom’s basement, because nothing else like it existed. (If it had already existed, I would have happily bought it!) It’s creation was natural and organic, and a labor of love.

We’ve proven ourselves time and again by putting our reputation on the line, proving ourselves with real, verifiable, independent 3rd party experiments.

Top-notch customer service & the very best in cold thermogenesis knowledge, advice, and breakthroughs. (see upcoming CoolFatBurnerGuides.com)

Original research, experiments, and discoveries. We’ve led the way in cold thermogenesis.  

Our testimonials are all of real users.  

We have professional athletes, fighters, bodybuilders, fitness competitors, and all around champions who wear the Cool Fat Burner. Our customers are smart, informed winners who demand results.

We’ve offered a 60-day, 110% money back guarantee from day one.
Everything we do is backed up by real science. Independent 3rd party experiments, controlled, recorded, and shared for all to see.  

In just the last few weeks the University of CA San Diego tested the Cool Fat Burner against other newcomer vests who claimed to do what only the Cool Fat Burner was already shown to do — triple metabolism and burn hundreds of calories an hour.
Once again we BLEW AWAY the competition!

(This experiment was conducted at the University of CA, San Diego. They do not endorse the use of any product or protocol for cold induced calorie burning; results may vary.)

World class athletes use the Cool Fat Burner to passively burn “junk” calories w/o wearing down their bodies.

The Cool Fat Burner is helpful for combat athletes with weight classes.

Isaac is a world-class athlete, fitness adviser, and biomedical engineer. He uses the Cool Fat Burner to help passively burn calories as well as help achieve a deeper sleep.

Brian is a former power-lifting champion. He used the Cool Fat Burner for exercise recovery.

Kevin & Katie used the Cool Fat Burner (Kevin also used the Gut Buster) to lose a total of 15lbs in one month, without dieting or exercise!  

Junior is a life-long combat athlete who used the Cool Fat Burner to speed up calorie burning and recover from workouts.

Karl is a lifelong lifter. He used the Cool Fat Burner for exercise recovery.  

Jane uses the Cool Fat Burner to help burn extra calories while she works on the computer.  

John H. has experienced fast calorie burning with the Cool Gut Buster.

All backers will get free access to CoolFatBurnerGuides.com (coming soon!)
Each Cool Fat Burner & Cool Gut Buster comes with 4 packs by default. Some perks offer extra sets of packs.  
You will choose vest sizes and pack types at the end of the project when we send you a questionnaire.
All perks already include shipping…but international backers should also choose the proper shipping perk.
(All Perks will be shipped between April – June, depending on the size chosen)

1 set of packs. Choose pack type via questionnaire at the end of the project.

2 sets of packs. Choose pack type via questionnaire at the end of the project.

1 Cool Fat Burner, comes w/ 4 packs. You can choose Hybrid or Soft. Shipping included. 
1 Cool Gut Buster. Makes reaching ‘Hardcore’ level of cold thermogenesis quicker and easier. Med to X-Lg can all hold more than the default 4 packs. Shipping included.

1 Cool Fat Burner, 1 extra set of packs (you can choose either Hybrid or Soft on both) Includes shipping.

1 Cool Gut Buster, 1 extra set of packs (recommended, since Gut Busters can hold more than the 4 default packs) Free shipping.

1 Cool Fat Burner, 1 Cool Gut Buster, and 1 extra set of packs (you choose size and type for each) Free shipping

2 Cool Fat Burners, 2 Cool Gut Busters, 2 sets of extra packs, 2 pairs knit gloves! Shipping included.

Please visit out site FAQ here.

You can read the Disclaimer at the bottom of any page on the official website.

What is the difference between the Cool Fat Burner & Cool Gut Buster?
The Cool Fat Burner covers the brown fat zones and makes contact with a number of major vessels. The Cool Gut Buster covers the stomach and love handles, can hold more packs, and makes inducing cold thermogenesis easier.
One of the big tricks to going into ‘Hardcore’ intensity is guzzling down ice water throughout your session. Many people can go all the way into all-out shivering just by wearing the CFB and drinking lots of cold water. But what if you want to do an evening session? If you drink that much water, you may have to get up to use the bathroom, disrupting sleep.
That’s why it’s helpful to simultaneously wear the Cool Gut Buster; it makes it a lot easier to get cooled down, induce cold thermogenesis and burn lots of calories w/o drinking so much ice water. And the CGB can also replicate the conditions necessary to “freeze away” stomach fat, though not officially endorsed or recommended for that use.

Can I wear the Cool Fat Burner during exercise?
In theory you could. And it might speed up calorie burning, depending on the exercise involved. Having said that, exercise itself will generate heat which will defeat the purpose of cold thermogenesis.
Even when I do cold-weather walks wearing the cooling vests, I make sure to walk slow and casually, so as to not generate heat via the exercise, but instead via cold adaptation.

Why is international shipping so high?
Each unit — a Cool Fat Burner, Cool Gut Buster, or set of packs — weighs ~ 6-7lbs. A combo deal (all three) will weigh nearly 20lbs. That’s why international shipping rates are so steep.
Please keep in mind, it’s actually MORE than what you pay; we take on some of the cost ourselves, usually around ~ 10%.

Where do we choose the sizes, packs types, and so on?
When the campaign ends, you will receive a questionnaire asking about what sizes and pack types you want.
Here is the sizing chart off the main site, to give you an idea: 
Cool Fat Burner Sizing (Chest Size)
Small 30-35″

Medium 36-42″

Large 43-48″

X-Large 49-54″

XX-Large 55-60″

Cool Gut Buster Sizing (Waistline)
Small 26-29″

Medium 30-36″

Large 36-42″

X-Large 42-48″

-indiegogo.com 

This seems crazy! Like it’s going to be a miserable time! I hope you all enjoy what I subject my body to for all of my readers! First it was the ultra hot infrared light: Fit body wrap and now it’s the icy: Cool Fat Burner

Will this work? Is this a viable hypothesis? I thought the Far Infrared was a viable hypothesis however; it failed miserably. I have heard of this technology! People in the bodybuilding magazines have consistently said to lower the heat in your house from 70 to I think it was 58 degrees to burn more calories at rest. That’s realllllly cold! If this technology can simulate this that is awesome! For one; your cooling bills in the summer will be much lower. 

If this can simulate that technology utilizing ice packs that’s awesome. I just hope I have freezer space! I am not looking forward to the cold lol, but like they said your hands, neck and head will be exposed. 

I wonder how cold it really is. Will it really cause you to burn calories? Will it lead to greater fat loss or will it just increase your appetite? What are the benefits as opposed to the negatives? 
Stay tuned and you will find out the answers and much more! 

**Update** June 24th 2015

Still waiting on the indiegogo package to arrive. 


Supplement Review: Quest releases Mint Chocolate Chunk Bar

  

Love at first bite! Irresistible mint and decadent chocolate finally meet in the latest protein-packed Quest Bar! With no added sugar and 20g of protein, this double-dose of deliciousness is a #CheatClean delight!

Mint Chocolate Chunk

INGREDIENTS: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Water, Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Dextrin, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Sucralose, Color (Fruit Juice, Turmeric), Coconut Oil, Xanthan Gum, Baking Soda, Peppermint Oil, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size 1 (60g)

Calories 190

Calories from Fat 80

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Amount/Serving%Daily Value*Total Fat9g14%Saturated Fat4g20%Trans Fat0gCholesterol5mg2%Sodium210mg9%Potassium125mg4%Total Carbohydrate21g7%Dietary Fiber15g60%Sugars<1gErythritol2gProtein20gVitamin A2%•Vitamin C0%Magnesium2%•Phosphorus10%Calcium15%•Iron4%

CONTAINS: Almonds, Coconut and Milk-Derived Ingredients.

Only 4g net carbs and they’re all from nuts – not sugars!

Only 4g net carbs (and they’re all from nuts – not sugar). 

The only true low carb bar on the market.

-questnutrition.com 

First off where’s the mint? I’m not talking about the mint green colored pieces in the bar; I’m talking about the flavor! It’s not there at all!! I originally thought it would be sickening sweet, but it’s the opposite! It also has the same dryer consistency as the Smores bar. I don’t know if that’s their new formula? But it’s not working for the mint chunk! The Smores is awesome and tastes great! 

Stay away from this bar it’s nasty! 


Product Review: Shark Tank – Squatty Potty

 

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We are designed to squat.

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The modern day toilet is convenient, but has one major fault; it requires us to sit. While sitting to do our business may be considered “civilized”, studies show the natural squat position improves our ability to eliminate.

NOT ELIMINATING FULLY?

IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT. HUMANS ARE DESIGNED TO SQUAT.
The Science Is Simple

Whether you’re already a believer in the benefits of squatting to eliminate, or you’ve stumbled onto this site as your first introduction to the whole concept, here’s the low-down on why squatting to poop is in your best interest and why using the Squatty Potty® is the most convenient and effective way to improve your bathroom posture.
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS KNOW THE BENEFITS OF SQUATTING TO ELIMINATE

Medical doctors, naturopaths, and assorted holistic health professionals have pointed out the hazards of the modern toilet for years. There is empirical evidence that elevating your feet during elimination is healthier.
The modern day toilet is convenient, but has one major fault; it requires us to sit. While sitting to do our business may be considered “civilized”, studies show the natural squat position improves our ability to eliminate. Better elimination may decrease many modern day ailments including bloating, straining, hemorrhoids and constipation.
UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM

Primary (simple) constipation is a consequence of habitual bowel elimination on common toilet seats. A considerable proportion of the population with normal bowel movement frequency has difficulty emptying their bowels, the principal cause of which is the obstructive nature of the recto-anal angle and its association with the sitting posture normally used in defecation.
FIX THE PROBLEM

The alignment of the anorectal angle associated with squatting permits smooth bowel elimination. This prevents excessive straining with the potential for resultant damage to the recto-anal region and, possibly, to the colon and other organs. There is no evidence that habitual bowel elimination at a given time each day contributes considerably to the final act of rectal emptying. The natural behavior to empty the bowels in response to a strong defecation reflex alleviates bowel emptying by means of the recto anal inhibitory reflex.
THE ONLY NATURAL DEFECATION POSTURE FOR A HUMAN BEING IS SQUATTING
MEDICAL CASE STUDIES >>
5 PROBLEMS WITH SITTING ON YOUR TOILET

1. CONSTIPATION
5 Problems constipation

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines constipation as having fewer than three bowel movements per seven days. According to the NIH about four million Americans suffer from constipation. Are you one of these people? Do you know someone who is?
One of the biggest obstacles to your success may be not realizing you’re constipated in the first place. The bowel is the body’s main elimination organ, yet amongst many Americans today, this central elimination system is compromised, as evidenced by high rates of constipation. The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 4 million Americans have constipation, defined as having a bowel movement less than three times per week. Yet, when you consider that most experts believe that it is normal for the body to eliminate after each meal (three times a day), the prevalence of constipation may be much higher.
Squatty Potty® toilet stools create healthy toilet posture to relieve and prevent constipation in the following ways:
In the squatting position, gravity does most of the work. The weight of the torso presses against the thighs and naturally compresses the colon. Gentle pressure from the diaphragm supplements the force of gravity.

Squatting relaxes the puborectalis muscle, allowing the anorectal angle to straighten and the bowel to empty completely.

Squatting lifts the sigmoid colon to unlock the “kink” at the entrance to the rectum. This kink also helps prevent incontinence, by taking some of the pressure off the puborectalis muscle.

The colon is equipped with an inlet valve (the ileocecal valve) and an outlet valve (the puborectalis muscle). Squatting simultaneously closes the inlet valve, to keep the small intestine clean, and opens the outlet valve, to allow wastes to pass freely. The sitting position defeats the purpose of both valves, making elimination difficult and incomplete, and soiling the small intestine.

2. HEMORRHOIDS
Hemorrhoids (HEM-uh-roids) are swollen and inflamed veins in your anus and lower rectum. When we’re standing or sitting the bend, called the anorectal angle, is kinked which puts upward pressure on the rectum and keeps the feces inside. The sitting posture actually keeps us in ‘continence mode’. We thank our lucky stars for this muscle when we don’t want to go but when we need to go, and sit on our toilet to do it – it sure makes elimination difficult and incomplete, creating the need to STRAIN.
By age 50, about half of adults have had to deal with the itching, discomfort and bleeding that can signal the presence of hemorrhoids. The veins around your anus tend to stretch under pressure and may bulge or swell. Swollen veins — hemorrhoids — can develop from an increase in pressure in the lower rectum.
THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT HEMORRHOIDS…
Hemorrhoids can heal without relapse when the squat posture is adopted for bowel movements.
3. COLON DISEASE
Eliminating completely and often helps maintain good colon health. Many studies point to fecal buildup in the colon as a cause of diseases including colon cancer. And when there is buildup in the colon, our bodies can’t absorb all the nutrients from the food we eat, leaving us without the energy we could enjoy if our colons were healthy.
4. URINARY DIFFICULTY/INFECTIONS
Urinary flow is usually stronger and easier when women squat to urinate. The bladder is emptied more completely when squatting rather than sitting or “hovering”. Squatting can help reduce episodes of urinary tract infections in both frequency and intensity. Now, that is good news!
5. PELVIC FLOOR ISSUES
A 2008 study by Kaiser Permanente published in Obstetrics & Gynecology found that one-third of women suffer from one or more pelvic floor disorders. In addition, aging, obesity, and childbirth increase the likelihood of experiencing these issues. Although pelvic floor disorders are more common in women, men also suffer from similar symptoms; the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reports that nearly one in every five men ages 60 and older experience incontinence.
A network of ligaments, muscles and connective tissues, the pelvic floor acts as a “hammock” to support the pelvic organs, including the bladder and rectum – and in women, the uterus and vagina. Pelvic floor disorders, also called pelvic floor dysfunction, occur in both men and women when muscles and nerves in this area become damaged or weakened, causing the pelvic organs to prolapse (drop), which can lead to symptoms such as constipation and fecal and urinary incontinence.
“Most pelvic floor disorders are tied to the de-evolution of our normal evolutionary biology,” said Dr. Jack Kruse, optimal health coach and Nashville, Tenn.-based neurosurgeon specializing in treating chronic pain, neck pain and back pain. “By correcting our bathroom posture, the Squatty Potty can be a huge help to people suffering from these health problems. Not only is the Squatty Potty aesthetically pleasing, but it also makes a tremendous amount of sense with how we should eliminate.”
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SQUATTY POTTY IS THE SIMPLE SOLUTION

All these problems, and more, can be helped with the use of the Squatty Potty®. This innovative, health-giving toilet stool is easy to use and highly effective in positioning the colon for effortless bowel movements.
Unlike other contraptions you may have tried to assist in achieving a simulated or full squatting position over your toilet, the Squatty Potty mimics a natural squat posture, is ergonomic, comfortable, sturdy, convenient and affordable. It even slides out of the way under your toilet when not in use.

-squattypotty.com

Lori Greiner one of the nicer Sharks on Shark Tank made a wise purchase of Squatty Potty! My wife always quotes a place she went to in Florida with her mother called Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach. It’s a Vegan diet based program and they have a bench like the Squatty Potty and preach the same benefits and have been doing so for many years. 

I have to say, after using the Squatty Potty, I do not see a difference! It is highly unconfortable! Possibly due to my size and the weight of my legs. It also brace yourself! Hurts my asshole lol it feels like it’s stretched. 

I do have 2 out of 3 bathrooms equipped with the Squatty Potty just for the sake of colon health. Will they remain for years to come? Probably not unless I have children and they like them. 

Or unless I see a benefit of prolonged use. The jury is still out on this one! 

If you try a Squatty Potty let me know how you like it! 

**Update** June 2nd 2015

The Squatty Potty doesn’t hurt as bad on an elongated (oval) toilet as it does on a round toilet. Does it help? I don’t think so! 


Product Review: Sox compression socks

  

Sox are Created to Enhance the Support and Health of Your Feet – They Do Not Feel Super Tight 

Suitable for anyone – from hiker, biker, rock climber, fisher, runner, walker, even for around the house – who wants superior moisture management, comfort and support. The major foot arteries are the farthest away from the heart, blood flow is always a challenge making foot pain and Plantar fasciitis treatments very slow. Helping provide fresh increased blood flow to the damaged area and tissue helps heal your feet. 
Sox Come in 4 Different Styles For Your Compression and Support Plans 

The best compression is always going to be our Over The Calf Graduated Compression Socks The SS1211, the Crew SS3011 provides more arch and ankle support, the Ped SS4011 and the NEW No Show Ghost SS6011 provide mainly arch support. They all have our exclusive Silver Dry Stat, a bacterial, fungal, and odor resistant fiber that dry very quickly preventing moisture which can lead to blisters. 
Feel the Difference 

The ultra thin toe seam construction, superior ventilation, wicking and drying capabilities, provide the protective interface between footwear and foot that prevents friction, blistering and rubbing. No special cleaning instructions necessary – simply turn inside out and machine wash normal! Manufactured using the latest technology and exclusive fibers at Arcos in Italy, leading the way in compression socks since 1998. Trust the only patented graduated compression technology from their trusted brands: Travelsox, Vitalsox, Eurosocks, SOX, Caresox, Arcosox and Worksox. 

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Have they been helping my feet? Probably not! My heel still hurts! 

However; they have greatly cut down my foot sweating and odor from a full day’s work commuting hours back and forth from NJ to Manhattan! I actually wear these under my dress shoes and no one is the wiser! 

They are comfortable and soft! I would love to replace all my socks if only they were all solid black! I would do it in a heartbeat! 

Check these socks out if you have an active lifestyle! 

Ps I wear my socks inside out because they are much softer and the seams are on the outside, but that’s a different discussion! 

Go watch the movie Finding Forrester with Sean Connery and you will know why lol! 


Supplement Review: Robert Irvine’s Fit Crunch Releases – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

 

FORTIFX CHEF ROBERT IRVINE FIT CRUNCH BARS – CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH

One of the best protein bars on the market, designed to be a perfect meal replacement or on-the-go protein source with unbeatable taste (or even a guilt-free dessert) comes out with their newest, highly-anticipated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor! Currently, you won’t find them anywhere else.
 NUTRITION FACTS:

Serving Size: One Bar (88g)

Calories: 380
Calories from Fat: 144
Total Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Sodium: 320mg
Potassium: 100mg
Total Carbohydrates: 27g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 6g
Sugar Alcohols: 16g
Protein: 30g
INGREDIENTS:
Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate, Maltitol, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Oils (Palm, Palm Kernel), Sorbitol, Cocoa (processed with Alkali), Palm Oil, Gelatin, Corn Syrup, Sugar, and Water. Contains 2% or less of the following: Cocoa Butter, Rice Flour, Sunflower Oil, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors, Salt, Soybean Oil, Baking Soda, Maltodextrin, Sodium Caseinate, Propylene Glycol Monoesters, Tapioca Starch, Acetylated Monoglycerides, Mono- and Di-Glycerides, Sucarlose, Potassium Sorbate, Whey, Soybean Lecithin, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate, Natural Tocopherols, and Silicone Dioxide.
CONTAINS MILK AND SOY. MANUFACTURED IN A PLANT THAT PROCESSES MILK, SOY, WHEAT, TREE NUT, PEANUT, AND EGG PRODUCTS.
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Well; I wish the news was good. I wasn’t crazy about the new flavor. The Peanut Butter is my absolute favorite protein bar on the easily available market with Supreme Peanut Butter & Jelly second and Fit Crunch Cookies & Cream third followed by a few Quest Bars. 

However; not everyone’s taste is the same. Quite possibly you (It hurst me to say this) hate Peanut Butter or are allergic and one of the others are your favorite. If that’s the case maybe this will be your favorite bar! 

Try it for yourself! It’s out there! A delicious Large (biggest bar I have seen) baked protein bar is just waiting for you to snatch it up! 

Sink your teeth in! 

**Update** June 20th 2015

I found that they make minis at Walgreens. 


Product Review: Nano X by Triggerpoint Performance 

  

I just received my Nano X Foot Roller! Stay tuned for my review!

It’s a little softer and more giving than I originally thought. But I really like it. The Mojo foot roller I previously reviewed is hard and unforgiving. It really hurts even if you do not have foot pain. This is comfortable, but still does the job. I have developed Plantar Fasciitis recently due to an Air Force pt test on their concrete running track (ridiculous to run on concrete! Banging the joints of their troops and shortening their careers, a clay track although more expensive would be beneficial and prolong careers) 

Anyway, I like the roller and have brought it to work to use under my desk while I work in hopes of allowing my foot to heal. Along with a pair of  

 

Check out the review of Sox coming soon!   


Supplement Review: Cavalier – Gentleman’s Products  

Coming Soon!! 


Preppers: Gardening for Success

Ok so you want a garden for free vegetables. Vegetables that you make and know there are no chemicals or pesticides in them. Well; how can we set ourselves up for success? 

I purchased a book by Robyn Jasko entitled home sweet home grown 

Her book is amazing! She teaches you everything you need to know! How far to space the plants, what to plant next to what and what to avoid, what to feed the plants, how to take care of them, and many many other tips! 

She is at the Union Square farmers market every Friday! She is super sweet and is always ready to help and answer any questions you have and she also sells her homemade hot sauces! She is getting me a Trinidad Scorpion Pepper & Ghost Pepper plant (hottest pepper in the world and second hottest pepper)

-homesweethomegrown.com

My garden is 20′ x 11′ This is the first time I am making a garden of this magnitude, but I have had small gardens before. So, I first planned out my garden and put up a really fine chicken wire fence to keep mostly my dog out and possibly a few rabbits out.  

 

Then I planted the plants approx every 8-12′ apart. Except the tomato plants I put them 24″ apart. I left room for me to walk through the garden and I sporadically planted marigolds to keep pests away (they don’t like the smell of them) and the marigolds also benefit the gardens balance. 

So I planted $63 of plants and the first day it was 83 degrees outside and I came home from work and the plants were all wilted! I thought I killed them all the first day! Luckily; I immediately watered them so much there were small puddles in the garden and this morning they were all sprung back up! The ground sucked in the water. I then woke up and when I saw them sprung up the ground was a little wet so, I watered them again with another impending 83 degree day today looking over my head. Luckily tomorrow is a 63 degree day. 

So here I was planning to make 2 concoctions to help my garden and the heat almost killed it before I could start. 

So; what was I going to make? Natural Rabbit/ Animal Repellant and weed killer. What’s the sense of growing vegetables of you aren’t the one eating them? 

How to Make Rabbit Repellent

Items needed:

  • empty milk jug, water
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap

Directions:

To make the repellent fill an old milk jug with water, add 5 crushed garlic cloves, a teaspoon of crushed red peppers (you can save a packet from the pizza delivery for this) and 1 Tablespoon of dish soap. Shake well; then let it sit in the sun for a day or two to make sure the water is saturated with the flavors and smells. Shake well, then spray or pour on the plants that you don’t want the rabbits to eat.

I had to reapply once a week for a couple of weeks to convince the rabbits that my tulips were never going to taste good again. With my other bulbs I sprayed them as soon as they started to poke through the ground and then reapplied the repellent once a week and after it rains

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I think I would substitute cayenne pepper as it is hotter and a finer powder and will coat the flowers better. 

Secondly: All Natural Weed Killer. Whatever you do, don’t mix these two bottles up!!!! 

How to make Natural Weed Killer: 

  
Get a spray bottle and combine one gallon white vinegar with one cup of salt and a few squirts of dish detergent. 

-lemongroveblog.com

It’s that easy! Preferably spray this on at 10am on a hot day and the sun will do the rest of the work and bake your weeds away! 

I will report in once I douse my garden and my fire pit! This evening! 

Between the 2 mixes and just plain water my garden should thrive! Oh and as long as you have a garden 

Never throw out: 

1. Egg shells

2. Banana Peels

3. Used coffee grounds

You can sprinkle them around the garden for natural fertilizer. 

Luckily; my wife is baking up a storm today so, I will have a bunch of egg shells to mash up and sprinkle throughout the garden. However; my garden is much too big. So I may have to buy cheap coffee from Costco and sprinkle it around. 

**Update** May 19th 2015

This past weekend I weeded the hell out of the garden for a good 1- 1 1/2 hours.

Then I sprinkled fertilizer around the garden. 

   

 

I watered the garden daily while it was hot and dry. The past couple days it has been raining and misting so God has helped me water it for free. I bought 2 bags of fertilizer, so the next hot day I will fertilize it again and water it again. Most of the plants are starting to shoot up! 

Ready for phase 2 the herb spiral.   Followed by phase 3 tomato cages and staking the plants that need it. My plan is to install hooks for the cucumbers to grow along the fence. I may install a lattice wall with hooks on it. Not sure yet. That’s part of phase 3 lol. 

**Tip** my wife is a hair dresser. She cut her families hair this weekend and I sprinkled the human hair clippings around the entry ways of the garden to help ward off animals. 

**Update** May 22nd 2015 

I started the bottom tier of my herb spiral and tomorrow I will complete it! 

Here is my basic layout!  


I got this off of Pinterest! Next to the dill I will add mint for my wife. She has been begging me for mint. Against my better judgement; (mint is an invasive pest just like bamboo) I am planting mint.  I am going to try and find watercress or water chestnuts for the pond. 

After I build the herb spiral I will re-fertilize everything and water it again. 

P.s. so far it hasn’t been hot enough (since I found the weed killer recipe) to use it. 

  
The herb spiral is complete! It contains: stevia, rosemary, thyme, hot and spicy oregano and Italian oregano, flat and curly parsley, sweet basil and Thai basil, lavender, cilantro, dill, mint and chocolate mint. 

**Update** May 24rd 2015

The garden is now completed with a trellis for the cucumber plants 

 
Then I put in labels for the herbs, because my wife thought they were cute. 

   

**Update** May 29th 2015

Hopefully I will be meeting up with Robyn Jasko at the Union Square Farmers Market to pick up a Scorpion Pepper and Ghost Pepper Plant today to super charge my Garden! 

Wednesday I was out in the garden in my underwear, a shirt and sandals during a thunderstorm with a handrake and I was raking all around the plants churning up the dirt so the water gets better penetration and pulling out the weeds. I left the weeds in the ground and just churned the dirt around. Hopefully the weeds will die and help fertilize the soil. 

We will see! The garden looks a million times better and the plants look huge since the storm! 

It’s going to be an adventure today transporting my plants back on the bus lol 

Today I have to change the water in the pond again, it must be done every 2-3 days so the water doesn’t get stagnant. The good part is; you can water your plants with the pond water!  So there is no wasting water. 

**Update** June 1st 2015

Ok so I have a bunch of ants in my garden and so far they haven’t done anything, but I am not taking a chance! I am whipping up a batch of organic any killer to exterminate the 20 or so any hills in my garden! 

Baking soda and powdered sugar! 

1/4 cup powdered sugar to 3/4 cup baking soda and sprinkle it around the ant hills they will eat it and bring it back and feed their queen and they will create carbon dioxide inside their bodies and the gas will kill them all! 

Boom! Bye bye ants! 


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