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Product Review: Cavitat Ultra

CavitatUltra: A Visionary Device

Fat-Spot Reduction, Cellulite Removal, Slimming, Tightening and Lifting – Combined In One Handy Machine. MySlimLife Exclusively Introduces The CavitatUltra:

Ultrasound Fat cavitation is the word of mouth. Doctors, Dermatologist, and even high-level Celebrities swear on its effectiveness. Local Beauty Centers charge hundreds for a single Treatment – MySlimLife offers the home-based solution. Enjoy unlimited applications and be able to see results in a matter of Days.

 

The CavitatUltra is revolutionary. Advanced EMS, Ultrasonic and Infrared Technology are optimized to deliver outstanding results.

Especially developed for the treatment of Fat-Reduction, Cellulite, and Skin-Health. Ultrasound Cavitation is able to help with excessive fat deposits on spots like the belly, thighs, and legs but can also be used on your face, decollete and any other area.

6 REASONS FOR ULTRASOUND FAT CAVITATION

1️⃣ Safe & Non-Invasive

The non-invasive alternative to liposuction can help you to eliminate local fat deposits without carrying any ugly risk. You can barely feel the Sound-waves. No discomfort is caused, no needles, no repercussions. Everything happens via a natural process.

2️⃣ Convenient & Effective

CavitatUltra can be used in the comfort of your own Home. 5-15 Minutes of daily Treatments can result in visible results immediately. Get rid of Deposits that will not disappear with diet and exercise alone

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Countless studies have proven the effectiveness of ultrasound fat cavitation and concluded that treatments can lead to lasting results in regards to the skin condition, fat deposits, and cellulite treatment.

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HOW IT WORKS

Utilizing 1MHz per second, the ultrasonic waves (alone or coupled with our ‘slimming gel’) generate frictional heat which accelerates blood circulation, muscle relaxation and decomposes cellulite to break down excess fatty tissue

  • Microscopic bubbles within the fat cells that expand are formed
  • Pressure is produced that causes the fat cells to burst
  • And release the fatty acids to be metabolized
  • NO HEAT is ever released the whole Process is based on Frequency

“Ease Pain, Lose Weight And Rejuvenate Skin All Together With This Handy Ultrasonic Infrared Machine. Keep Healthy Your Way And Try It Out Today!”

WHAT FOX NEWS HAS TO SAY ABOUT ULTRACAVITATION:

 

FOR A GOOD CAUSE:

Elevating your outward appearance and becoming the version of yourself that you can be proud of is amazing. Nonetheless, we believe that everybody needs to be more alert regarding our health and well-being. As many as 24,000 people with diabetes are dying unnecessarily each year. MySlimLife cares! Therefore a fixed percentage of all Revenue is donated towards the American Diabetes Association®️

**Update** August 25th 2019

I am not sure about the validity of this product. My stomach is slimming, but I think it’s through diet and exercise not this product! I think this is doing absolutely nothing! I’ll keep trying it.


Product Review: Chipwich Releases New Flavor! Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip!

To make a long story short, these were not good at all! The cookies were rubbery the peanut butter chips didn’t coat the entire outside like the originals and the chocolate ice cream was plain chocolate so I didn’t really taste the peanut butter at all.

Absolutely a failure! I have one of their packaging boxes it’s short and square and the chipwich are standing on their sides like a bookshelf rather than the long skinny box.

Well, on the bottom of the box it has 2 additional flavors. These and birthday cake! I can’t wait to try birthday cake! I just hope it’s not a letdown!

Ps a message for chipwich: try researching before releasing new flavors.

Here I’ll help you!

I would have all of these before birthday cake. This is what America is buying. Also know your demographics the biggest consumer is women. That’s where the butter pecan comes in. That was my mother’s favorite flavor. Also the age group.

” Americans over age 55 eat more ice cream per capita than any other age group, according to a new study on frozen sweets. The average American eats ice cream at home 41 times per year, but the over-55-year-olds eat it an average of 56 times annually.

I think that is a bullshit number however. As a child, I had a bowl everyday for dessert before bed. That would make me have at least 300times a year. Have to subtract the at least 56 times a year I was bad and went to bed without dessert 🤣

I did make them a few suggestions like look at the original recipe and look where you went wrong. Why is the original cookies soft and delicious and these are hard and rubbery. Possibly ditch these cookies and use the original cookies and change the ice cream to chocolate with a peanut butter ripple and use the peanut butter chips for your peanut butter choc chip cookies.

Hopefully they tweaked the recipe before they released it. If they did I can’t wait to try it. If not this will be an utter failure.


Supplement Review: Battle of the Protein Poofs! Robert Irvine Fit Crunch Puffs

Coming Soon!


Supplement Review: Battle of the Protein Poofs! Promix Protein Puffs

Description

PROMIX Nutrition offers these Unflavored Grass-Fed Whey Isolate Protein Puffs for athletes, coaches, and anyone invested in their health. With the highest standards in whey protein at the most cost effective price, PROMIX is the best choice for adding whey to your diet. BETTER NUTRITION: Our unflavored, unsweetened whey isolate puffs are like nutritional gold. With 10g of protein, 0g sugar and only 50 calories per serving, these crunchy puffs let you add that extra kick of protein to your meal with some added crunch and very few calories. Want to sweeten the deal? Try our Chocolate Whey Isolate Protein Puffs! MAKES FITNESS FUN: Why add powder when you can add crunch? Mix these fun protein crunchies into your cereal, smoothie bowl, parfait, yogurt cup or shake for a boost of energy and better overall bodybuilding and weight loss results. ALWAYS GRASS FED: For over five years we have partnered with Northern California farms for our high quality year-round supply of whey. Our whey has always been and always will be 100% grass fed, bringing a new standard of quality to the industry for a protein powder you can trust. HIGHER TESTING STANDARDS: PROMIX is constantly raising the bar for quality. We are proud to be Third Party tested as well as corn free, soy free, gluten free, non GMO, and hormone free. Our whey does not contain chemical bleaching or additives of any kind. MORE THAN JUST WHEY: For a powder that dissolves more fully, PROMIX includes 0.75% sunflower lecithin. Sunflower lecithin has been studied for its high levels of phosphatidyl choline (PC), the most important phospholipid in the cell membrane, responsible for synaptic function and cellular signaling. – 14.39oz PROMIX Whey Isolate Protein Puffs – Ingredients: Whey Isolate, Whey Concentrate, Non-GMO Tapioca Starch, Calcium, Less than 1% Non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin – Corn Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Hormone Free, Non-GMO – No Chemical Bleaching or Additives

Features & details

  • BETTER NUTRITION: Our chocolate, whey isolate puffs are nutritional gold. With 10g of protein, 0g sugar and only 50 calories per serving, these crunchy puffs provide the optimum combination of ingredients for supplementing your diet
  • MAKES FITNESS FUN: Why use powder when you can add crunch? Mix these fun protein crunchies into your cereal, smoothie bowl, yogurt cup or shake for a boost of energy and better bodybuilding weight loss results for both women and men
  • ALWAYS GRASS-FED: Unlike other whey proteins, our Northern California source farms ensure year-round grass-fed supply. For over five years we have worked with the same farms. PROMIX brings years of true quality you can trust to your whey protein supplements
  • HIGHER TESTING STANDARDS: PROMIX has higher testing standards on whey quality than any other whey protein: Corn free, soy free, gluten free, non GMO, hormone free and no chemical bleaching or additives. Our vital ingredients are all naturals.
  • MORE THAN JUST WHEY: Our whey miracle formula has 0.75% sunflower lecithin for extra nutrition and to make PROMIX easier to mix than any other whey. Add it to a shake, a smoothie bowl, or your homemade protein bars

-promix

*review 4/21/19

DO NOT BUY THESE!!

These are absolute shit!!

1. It says chocolate flavor! But if you read on it says unflavored! Well wtf is it! It’s unflavored these taste like shit! Like an unflavored dog food biscuit! And they are extremely dry! Thank God they offered the trial size! I almost bought the full-size one! Btw the giant bottle pictured above is tiny! It’s this big!

The Puffs aren’t Puffs at all! They are like fish food pellets! And the fish food probably tastes better!

These absolutely lose! However; since they claim to be grass fed protein, they are definitely ahead of the chemical Puffs!!

1. ISO Poofs! That actually taste like apple cinnamon!

2. Promix no taste pellets! I refuse to call them Puffs!

3. Twin Peaks chemical Puffs!

Number 3 is in the garbage and Number 2 is sure to follow!


Supplement Review: Battle of the Protein Poofs! MPA ISO Poofs

MPA Iso Poofs is the perfect snack or cereal for anyone who enjoys satisfying a sweet craving without sabotaging their dieting efforts. In fact, you can conveniently incorporate MPA Iso Poofs into your nutrition plan as it would be a sufficient animal protein or whey protein shake replacement.

I created MPA Iso Poofs to be as low in dietary fat and carbohydrates as possible. I wanted to create something that would be interchangeable with your standard whey protein shakes that people use in diet plans regularly.

Let’s face it, strict dieting to get into amazing shape takes strong discipline, rigid dieting practices, and the mental toughness to endure oftentimes a bland and monotonous nutrition protocol. MPA Iso Poofs allows you to keep to your high protein, low fat, and low carbohydrate program perfectly while enjoying something that satisfies your “sweet tooth” or sugar-filled craving!

MPA Iso Poofs can be enjoyed as a delicious cereal, accompanied with your choice of fat-free milk, or your preferred milk replacement i.e., (Almond, coconut, cashew milk etc…). You could also use pasteurized liquid egg whites as a “milk substitute” as well.

MPA Iso Poofs can also be enjoyed simply as a snack, eaten dry like you would a bowl of popcorn or any “finger food” snack.

Finally you can truly enjoy and consume something sweet, delicious, yet nutritious every day on your strict diet plan without sabotaging your progress. Don’t be fooled by other supposed “diet friendly” food/snack products, such as chips, popcorn, bars, etc… Read their nutrition facts and while one might be “low in carbs” — it will be higher in dietary fat, and contain more oils than you should feel comfortable dieting with.

I am very particular and picky with my own nutritional needs and MPA Iso Poofs get’s the MPA stamp of approval — so you can feel confident enjoying them on your own diet.

Features & details

  • Less Than 1g of Sugar Per Serving
  • Less Than 1g of Fat Per Serving
  • 19g of Protein Per Serving
  • High Protein Cereal or Dry Snack

-MPA

The product although in a cardboard box comes in a giant ziplock bag.

ISO poofs!! Now this is the real deal!!! No chemical smell and it tastes like apple cinnamon! It also really has a cereal taste!

The calories are low and the macros are nice!

wow these taste great! They come in apple cinnamon and French toast! I want both! I want to add these as a tool to my summer cut!

Be happy losing weight! If you are miserable you might not succeed!

These make me happy!

hands down these win the battle of the poofs!

So far! We have one more entry!

Promix protein puffs


Supplement Review: Battle of the Protein Poofs! Twin Peaks Protein Puffs

Twin Peaks Ingredients believes you should push your health to the peak. That’s why we’re named after a monumental double crested mountain located in the Southwestern United States. We help you reach your highest potential through sound nutrition. Our Protein Puffs dominate the snack market because they provide 21 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbs, and less than 4g of fat per serving. Not only that, they fit into every diet—our puffs are gluten free, soy free, nut free, potato free, and keto friendly. Protein is an essential part of every diet. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. Protein is also needed to make enzymes, hormones, other body chemicals, and is the building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Instead of resorting to protein powder to reach your daily goal, eat delicious real food! Try our puffs today and push your health to the peak! Nacho Cheese (300g, 21g Protein, 2g Carbs, 130 Cals)

Twin Peaks Ingredients Nacho Cheese Protein Puffs
Push your health to the Peak!
naturally occurring branched-chain amino acids, BCAA, essential amino acids, muscle growth
gluten free, nut free, low calorie, soy free, potato free, low carb
sports nutrition snack made with milk protein isolate and natural flavors

Features & details

  • FITS INTO EVERY DIET: Our Protein Puffs are completely free of junk—no nuts, no soy, no gluten, no potatoes, low carbs and low fat. It’s even Ketogenic! We bake our quality ingredients so you get the best puff possible.
  • REAL FOOD. GREAT PROTEIN: You no longer have to resort to protein powder to meet your dietary goals—our puffs are real food with a great taste. One cup has 21g of protein with 4.2g BCAAs and 4.5g Glutamic Acid.
  • HIGH IN PROTEIN, LOW IN CARBS: Our puffs have as much protein as they do flavor at 21 grams of protein per serving. Plus they only have 2 grams of carbs! Looking for a healthier snack? We’ve got you covered.
  • LOW IN CALORIES, HIGH IN FLAVOR: Each serving contains only 130 calories! Our puffs are tossed in a robust seasoning, promptly packaged and sealed with a tamper proof/stay-fresh seal to ensure product safety and maximum flavor.
  • MILK PROTEIN: Protein Puffs are derived from high quality milk protein isolate. Unlike concentrates, our milk protein isolate undergoes microfiltration to separate protein from lactose & fat, resulting in less calories.
-twin peaks ingredients

I got these poofs because I am doing a keto diet and I wanted a low carb snack that’s not a: protein shake, nuts, beef jerky, or nut butter

The product definitely intrigued me!

But what I got was disappointing!

When I opened the bottle and took off the safety seal I took a big whiff and all I smelled is chemicals! And not surprisingly, I tasted not much of anything except chemicals and chalk!

Two huge thumbs down! However, they do have a ton of flavors! Maybe, this flavor just sucks! Bad!

I may try a different flavor, but for the price it’s is super unlikely!


Supplement Review: Betancourt BCAAs

Coming soon!


Supplement Review: L-Carnitine 1500 Heat by VMI Sports

L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT uses a trifecta of three different Carnitine supplements to help ignite your metabolism, enhance calorie burning, and accelerate fat loss without the use of any stimulants whatsoever.

1.5g L-Carnitine ⎹ 750mg Acetyl L-Carnitine ⎹ 750mg L-Carnitine L-Tartrate

INCREASED FAT BURNING

Carnitine enhances your body’s ability to burn fat for fuel, potentially transforming you into a pure fat burning machine.

IMPROVED BODY COMPOSITION

The combination of proven fat loss agents in L-Carnitine, Grains of Paradise, Green Tea, and Gamma-Butyrobetaine (GBB) can provide rapid results leading to superior body composition.

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Carnitine allows your body the ability to burn fat for energy while training, allowing you to last longer during your workouts, for increased calorie burning and performance.

NON-STOP USE

L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT contains no stimulants whatsoever, meaning there’s no tolerance build up and you never a need to cycle on and off.

FAQ

What is Carnitine?

Carnitine is a substance naturally produced by the body that’s found in all cells. It can improve the body’s ability to metabolize fat for energy, thus transforming you into a true, blue fat-burning machine. L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT uses three highly bioavailable forms of L-Carnitine (L-Carnitine, Acetyl L-Carnitine & L-Carnitine L-Tartrate), for maximum effectiveness to help promote weight loss.

What is Green Tea Leaf Extract?

Green tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages on the planet. It’s loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols (including EGCG), which have been shown to boost metabolism and enhance fat loss.

What is Gamma-Butyrobetaine Ethyl Ester Chloride?

Gamma-Butyrobetaine (GBB) is a precursor to Carnitine, which has been dubbed as a “Super Carnitine” because of its ability to increase carnitine production by up to 300%!

What is Grains of Paradise?

Grains of Paradise is a premium grade extract standardized to 12.5% 6-paradol. Research demonstrates it enhances energy expenditure and can reduce body fat, all without the use of stimulants.

Who can take L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT?

L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT can be used by anyone looking to help burn some extra fat without the use of any extra stimulants, which could affect heart rate or sleep.

How much should I take?

Consume 1 serving (1 tablespoon), preferably on an empty stomach, prior to a meal or prior to exercise.

Do not consume consume more than one serving at a time, and no more than two servings within a 24-hour period.

How much caffeine does L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT contain?

L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT contains absolutely zero caffeine. It is a stimulant free fat loss supplement that improves the body’s natural fat burning mechanisms for greater calorie burning and improved weight loss.

Do I need to cycle L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT?

No, since there are no stimulants in L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT, it can be used continually.

What can I stack L-Carnitine 1500 HEAT with?

Pre-workout: Stack 1 serving in Vasogen®Powder or K-XR®, for some extra fat burning during your workout.

Before breakfast: Stack 1 serving with Caffinity® to reduce appetite and enhance fat burning all day long.

This stuff is delicious and I feel the noticeable increase in body heat about 15mins later!

This is great and can’t hurt to use it as it tastes great! Definite treat on a low carb Keto diet!


Recipe: Healthy Keto Shrimp and Zucchini Pasta

Ingredients:

1 bag Cooked peeled shrimp

1 package Multicolor zucchini noodles

Italian Options Seasoning:

Johnny’s garlic bread seasoning

Cayenne pepper

white cheddar kernel season’s popcorn seasoning

Basil

Olive Oil

Recipe:

Toss noodles in olive oil then place in pan.

Add spices and shrimp stir a few times and cover pan

Cook until shrimp is thawed and hot.

If you like crunchier noodles thaw shrimp first then add noodles and spices.

Spanish Options Changes:

1. switch fresh Cilantro for the Basil!

2. add some adobo and use fresh garlic instead of Johnny’s.


Recipe: homemade low carb Buffalo Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

Chicken: grilled, smoked or rotisserie

Celery (diced)

Gorgonzola blue cheese or any blue cheese

And Franks red hot (buffalo wing sauce)

Directions:

As most of you know I got an awesome Bluetooth smoker

And I have been smoking 3 chickens a week for my diet.

12-14hrs. I just pour a little mustard bbq sauce on the skin and rub it in and boom let it cook and it’s done.

Pull all the meat off when it’s hot and it just falls off the bone!

Once you have your buckets of meat take some add the ingredients above:

Celery, buffalo wing sauce, and blue cheese and then toss in a closed container! Boom that’s it!

serve over cauliflower rice and Enjoy!


Recipe: Low Carb, Low Fat General Tso’s Turkey


Gen Tso’s Ground Turkey

Ingredients:

3lbs ground turkey 

2 red peppers (any color)

1 bag riced Cauliflower 

Mushrooms (I used fresh baby Bella’s this time)

Olive oil 

1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos 


1/2 cup rice vinegar (no sodium no sugar added) 


1 spice packet of Gen Tsos chicken 


Meat seasoning optional: 

Cayenne pepper

Black pepper 

Chipotle pepper

And I topped it with jalepeno pepper flakes 

Directions:

Pour olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan a little extra is ok! 

Brown the meat and season it then drain offf the excess oil into the original container and throw out! Don’t clog your sink drain! 

Then add the remaining ingredients and stir thouroughly! 

Cover and cook on 5 for 10mins 

Add the jalepeno flakes garnish 

Remove from heat and allow to cool a little and then enjoy! It’s that easy! 


For the authentic Asian feel you can top with hot sauce and drizzle sirarcha mayo! 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Recipe: Low carb, low fat, Taco Turkey Sola

This is a recipe given to me from female bodybuilder Women’s Physique competitor Caridad Sola! 


Ingredients: 

Olive oil 

3lbs ground turkey 

1 bag of Riced Cauliflower 

2 red bell peppers (any color will do)

1 packet of 30% less taco seasoning 

1 8oz can of tomato sauce 

Optional: 

Mushrooms

I added: 

Cayenne pepper 

Chipotle pepper 

Black pepper


My store wanted to charge $5.95 for riced cauliflower and this bag of diced up was $2.99 so I went with the better buy! 




You can go fresh mushrooms, I used can because they last longer and I will have them on hand. Make sure you buy the no sodium added! 

Directions:
Chop up peppers and mushrooms if you have to and set aside. 

Pour olive oil into a deep pan to cover the bottom, don’t worry if you pour too much the extra benefits will be good for you! 

Brown the turkey meat and pour off the extra fat back into the original container. Don’t pour it down the drain! You will eventually clog it! I cooked it on a 5 heat

Add the remaining ingredients cook on high for 10mins and then turn to 2 and simmer for 20mins. 

At first it will look like there isn’t enough liquid, but once you cook it, the juices from the pepper will release and add to the tomato sauce! 


Serve and enjoy! 

If you want to get shredded add this to your diet regimine and work your butt off in the gym! 

**Update** 1 hr later

I made a second batch and it came out much better! The only thing I did different was brown the meat with the additional spices. I still waited to add the taco spice packet after the meat was browned and the other ingredients were added. 


Spice it up! 

Try it you will like it! 

**Update** June 25th 2017 

This is the riced Cauliflower


This is the final dish


The riced Cauliflower is more money in my store. The benefit is in the cook time! 

10 mins on high and 5mins to simmer after the meat is brown because you don’t need the extra time to make the cauliflower bits to get soft. The riced Cauliflower cooks really fast. The extra 5 mins is to make sure the peppers are cooked and the juices released. 

Check it out try it both ways see what you like best! You can also grab a whole head of Cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor/vitamix for the ultra money saver! If you have one. 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Supplement Review: Trimfit water with Trisynex

  TRIMFIT IS THE FUTURE OF FUNCTIONAL BEVERAGES. A CATEGORY CREATOR.
All natural weight loss water clinically
proven to help people:

LOSE WEIGHT

LOWER BODY FAT

BUILD LEAN MUSCLE

TRIMFIT is a category-creating functional beverage containing a proprietary active ingredient that is patented and clinically proven to safely help people lose weight and lower body fat while building lean muscle. While diet colas and other zero calorie flavored waters are targeting those who are simply looking to avoid extra calories and weight gain, TrimFit is the only beverage that helps people lose weight. With the obesity epidemic affecting millions of Americans, the need for a true functional weight loss beverage couldn’t be greater.
UNIQUE FORMULATION

TrimFit is the only bevereage in the world containing the patented ingredient Trisynex. TrimFit’s formulation is:

ALL NATURAL

SUGAR-FREE

STIMULANT-FREE

GRAS CERTIFIED

5 CALORIES IN EACH 8OZ. SERVING

HOW IT WORKS

Trisynex naturally adjusts your “fuel gauge” hormone leptin and a “fat-burning” hormone called adiponectin. These two harmones elevate your fat-burning potential so you stay satisfied (less hungry), lose body fat, and build lean muscle. While results may vary, TrimFit, with a balanced diet and exercise program can help you achieve and maintain healthy weight levels and a toned body shape. 

THE TRIMFIT WAY

Our consumer marketing strategy is designed to drive awareness and trial by introducing TrimFit’s all natural, healthy approach to weight loss. 

 trisynex-featuresIn an eight week clinical trial at the prestigious University of Connecticut Human Performance Laboratory, the average weight lost among those consuming Trisynex was 21 lbs – 10.5% of their starting weight and 17% loss in Body Fat.

The clinical claims are as follows:

Significantly reduces body fat and body weight

Significantly reduces hip, waist and thigh circumference

Modulates the key “fat” hormones, Leptin and Adiponectin

Increases lean muscle

Increases energy

Additional Research and Development

7 years of research and development at the University of Minnesota
US patent covering 29 structure function claims

Additional study at the Pennington Biomedical Research Lab

Study publication in the European Journal of Applied Physiology

-revbrandsinc.com

This has a promising ingredient profile! That was the first thing that caught my eye! 

  

That label above is not what is on my water! Did they improve the ingredients? 

  
On the one bottle it says vegetable and fruit juice for color and on this one they add a bunch of vegetables and fruits. Yet it is still less than 1% 

This is what I hate to say: exactly what Michelle Obama is talking about! The 1st label is accurate! Fruit juice for color. Less than 1% means it will give you no benefits! 

However the new label lists them all out as they are in there and tricking you to believe they are benefiting you! 

You look at the label and say: Wow a sports water with spinach, carrot, beet, shiitake mushroom! Nice! But then if you pay attention (key word if) you see it is less than 1%! 

Not cool! But does the Trisynex really work? Stay tuned! 

I actually didn’t see the Erythritol when I first looked at the label! But I certainly tasted it! Yuk! 

**Update** April 4th 2016

Check this coolness out! I was having trouble finding the product. The gas station I typically get it at $2/bottle is out of stock. I wrote the company and they wrote back: you can save money and buy on Groupon. The offer was removed from Groupon and I wrote back telling them that. What happened next? The CEO called me directly telling me he will honor the price and Mailout the cases and I can send in a check after I receive them. How cool is that?? That’s awesome! 

**Update** April 28th 2016

I see a big difference in belly fat! I have gone through 3 cases of 12 and I have been having 2 drinks a day. 1 at 6am on an empty stomach and one at 430pm with a meal. 

I have been doing a low carb meal for 3 weeks and 1hr of cardio a day, but my weight hasn’t moved much. I am still 287-288. My arms are massive right now (on a low carb diet that is awesome) usually I’m flat after a while. 

**Update** May 5th 2016

I have now finished 4 cases 2 drinks a day! I had a carbohydrate refeed day and any weight lost is now back and my stomach is puffy. That tells me the loss was only water weight and the product doesn’t work to reduce fat! I am seriously disappointed! I am going to have to call this myth busted! (I miss myth busters)! 


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Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout the years! I appreciate your continued support, your insightful questions and comments and I would love to hear more from all of you, whether it’s nice or bad! Just speak your mind and above all have fun! 

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Recipe: Grilled Chicken Bacon and Avocado Salad

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Prep: 15 minutes

Serves: 6-8 (Depends how you serve it. It’ll go farther on sandwiches.)

6 organic chicken breasts, grilled (organic chicken breasts typically are quite a bit smaller than the huge, non-organic because of the lack of hormones. So keep that in mind)

5-6 green onions, diced

1 package bacon

2 avocados, cubed

2-3 tablespoons organic or homemade mayo

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 400 and bake bacon on a cookie sheet until slightly crispy. When finished, transfer to a lined plate and blot excess grease. Finely chop.

-Grill the chicken (I used garlic, salt, pepper and onion. Pretty basic.) and let rest. Cube when cooled.

-Dice green onions and cube the avocado. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and add mayo. Start small and add more if you need to. I don’t put very much at all, as you can tell in the photo. Just enough to give it a little moisture. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with sandwich buns or alone.

This is also really yummy leftovers, so it can be eaten at any temperature. Warm, cold or room temp.

-akitchencafe.com

As you know I like to take healthy Pinterest recipes and make them healthier!

I have a couple great tweaks!

1. bake the chicken you can add whatever spices to it to make you happy.

2. (Tweak) instead of bacon use turkey bacon. I used applewood farms

3. I diced up scallions and (tweak) I added fresh cilantro

4. Homemade Mayo or organic mayo is still mayo! You can dress up a turd it’s still a turd! (Tweak) I made a healthy dressing! Take a cup of plain greek yogurt add in powered ranch dressing.

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I then added a dash of garlic powder and a dash of cayenne pepper for taste. Mix and add as needed to the recipe.

5. Cube up 2 avocados.

Mix everything up in a big bowl and use a big slotted spoon it’s much easier to mix that way!

Then I am going to make a healthy salad/spinach salad, add some vegetables and fresh mozzarella then top with the avocado chicken bacon salad mix and drizzle it with fig balsamic glaze.

Viola you are done and ready to enjoy with no guilt!

Stay tuned for the practical application!

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My wife made sliders

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I made a salad with mozzarella, I finished the ricotta Salata, I chopped up pickles, red pepper, used my ghost pepper hot sauce and drizzled it with the balsamic glaze.

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It was delicious!!

Enjoy!

Remember; like always if you make one of my recipes send me an email with your practical application and pictures and I’ll post it! Feel free to comment also!


Supplement Review: Munchable Cordyceps

Cordyceps Munchable

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Cordyceps is a mushroom. The wild variety used in herbalism grows in very high mountains, primarily in Asia. The most famous, Di Tao source of wild Cordyceps is the Himalayas. This wild Cordyceps is very rare and extremely expensive. Mycologists have developed a cultured (cultivated) variety using the Cordyceps militaris species of Cordyceps. It is grown in a super-clean environment on a base of organic brown rice. This “munchable,” or edible, Cordyceps is an amazing treasure of health. It is a superb value. It is many multiples less expensive than the wild variety from the snowline of Tibet or Bhutan, yet it is very close in nutrition and herbal potency. In fact, it has a higher content of the established key component of Cordyceps, cordycepin, than the wild variety. It may be eaten raw, several pieces a day, or may be cooked into soups and teas. It has a delicious and interesting mushroom flavor that makes it easy to consume regularly. This amazing superfood should be in every home elixir bar and kitchen.*

Ingredients: Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris) ascocarp (fruiting body)

Usage: Consume several strands at a time for energy and well being. Or cook in soup or tonic tea.

Remember Ron Teeguarden’s “First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

-dragonherbs.com

Studies with Cordyceps sinensis

Much of what is known about Cordyceps sinensis we owe to the research of Dr. Georges Halpern, a physician and professor emeritus with the University of Hong Kong, and author of several books about Cordyceps.

Research suggests that Cordyceps may improve the BIO ENERGY status of animals and probably in humans. This would happen because Cordyceps improves the internal balance mechanism, thus making the utilization of OXYGEN more efficient. These properties may account for the overall physical enhancement, the added endurance, and the anti-fatigue effects which are seen in humans using the Cordyceps supplement.

1. Cordyceps Improves the Respiratory Function
Several scientific studies have demonstrated the benefits of Cordyceps sinensis in alleviating the symptoms of several respiratory illnesses including chronic bronchitis and asthma (Reference 2, Chapter “Effects on the Respiratory System”, pages 429-432). In a double blind, placebo controlled study with 30 elderly volunteers Cordyceps significantly improved the maximum amount of oxygen these people were able to assimilate (Reference 4).

2..Cordyceps increases cellular Oxygen Absorption by up to 40%
(Lou Y, Liao X, Lu Y. Cardiovascular pharmacological studies of ethanol extracts of Cordyceps mycelia and Cordyceps fermentation solution. Chinese Traditional and Herbal Drugs 1986;17(5):17-21,209-213) Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases improvement of 40% after Cordyceps supplement. (Wang WQ. J. Administration Traditional Chinese Med 1995;5 (supp;):24)

3. Cordyceps Improves the Functioning of the Heart
Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of Cordyceps sinensis on heart rhythm disturbances, such as cardiac arrhythmias and chronic heart failure (Reference 2, Chapter “Effects on the Cardiovascular System”, pages 436 – 441).

An even more vigorous study was conducted using “in vivo” mouse model induced acute Pulmonary Edema (Pneumonia) which causes systemic lack of oxygen, acidic body, and death. Research results show that animals taking Cordyceps had a significantly greater survival rate of 20% mortality vs. 80% mortality in 30 minutes. This is a startling 400% improvement. (From Wan F, Zhang S. Clinical observations of fermented Cordyceps sinensis (Cs-4) in antitussive, expectorant, and antathematic effects. Collection on the Basic Medicinal and Clinical Studies of Submerged Culture Cordyceps sinensis. Beijing, Nanchang, China:Jiangxi TCM/IMM, 1985:35-39)

4. Cordyceps Helps Maintain Cholesterol
Four excellent studies have demonstrated that Cordyceps sinensis helps to lower total cholesterol by 10 to 21% and triglycerides by 9 to 26%. At the same time it helps to increase HDL-cholesterol (“good cholesterol”) by 27 to 30% (Reference 1, Chapter “Effects on blood lipid metabolism and arteriosclerosis”, pages 299 – 301).

Blood Cells – Improves Blood Cell Viability & Function.

Genetic – Promotes DNA Repair

Liver Protection – Improves Liver Functions, helps with Hepatitis and Cirrhosis Sub chronic and chronic hepatitis on related liver diseases are more prevalent than most people think. Liver is the living filter of the human body, cleaning the blood and all other fluids of impurities. There is no way for you to survive, much less feel healthy, without a functioning liver.

Research clinical trials on 33 patients with Hepatitis “B” and on another 8 patients with cirrhosis taking Cordyceps supplement showed 71.9% improvement on “Thymol Turbidity Test” and 78.6% improvement in” SGPT Test” both of these are enzyme test showing improving functions of the liver. (Zhou LT, Yang YZ, Xu YM, Zhu QY, Zhu YR, Ge XY, Gao JD. Short term curative effect of cultured Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc. Mycelia in chronic hepatitis B. China J Chinese Materia Medica 1990;15(1):53-55)

5. Chronic kidney diseases improvement
(3) Chronic kidney diseases improvement of 51% after only one month with Cordyceps supplement.(Jiang JC, Gao YF. J Administration Traditional Chinese Med 1995;5(suppl):23-24)

6. Cordyceps Reduces Tumor Size in Cancer Patients
Several clinical studies have been conducted in China and Japan with cancer patients (References 1 and 2). The studies were done with CSE (Cordyceps sinensis mycelium) using a therapeutic dose of 6 grams per day (= 4 capsules twice daily). In one study with 50 lung cancer patients administered CSE in conjunction with chemotherapy, tumors reduced in size in 46% of patients. A study in cancer patients with various types of tumors found CSE (6 g/day for over 2 months) improved subjective symptoms in the majority of patients. White blood cell counts were maintained and tumor size was significantly reduced in about half of the patients. Researchers in Japan reported that CSE enhances the general reactivity of the immune system in individuals with cancer. To discover this, they subcutaneously injected mice with cancerous (lymphoma) cells and then orally administered CSE. This lead to a reduction of tumor size and prolongation of the host survival time. CSE also improved the antibody responses.

7. Immune System
Increases NK cell activity, makes more MUSCLE – Increases Power, builds better/younger cells.

Recharge the Protective Army of NK cells – Your body’s ability to fight infections and tumors depends on the availability of Natural Killer (NK) Cells. These are essential first lines of defense for our body’s protection mechanisms commonly known as the Immune System.

Several scientific studies of Cordyceps have especially focused on Natural Killer (NK) cells and Cordyceps effect on them and cancer formation. One such in-vitro study demonstrated Cordyceps adding significant enhancement of NK cell activity in normal individuals as well as leukemia stricken individuals. (Liu C, Lu S, Ji MR, Xie Y. effects of Cordyceps sinensis on in-vitro natural killer cells.

Chinese J Integrated Traditional Western Med (Chung-Kuo Chung His I Chieh Ho Tsa Chih) 1992;12(5):267-269) showed that natural Cordyceps enhanced the NK cell activity of normal patients by 74% and increased the NK activity of leukemia patients by 400% and similar improvements of NK cell activities was found in big melanoma cancer (Xu RH, Peng XE, Chen GZ, Chen GL. Effects of Cordyceps sinensis on natural killer activity and colony formation of B16 melanoma. Chinese Med J 1992;105(2):97-101)

8. Improvements in the Immune System
The improvements in the Immune System were so impressive that Dr. Zhu at the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 1998 stated: “Because of the above profound influence on immune functions, natural Cordyceps products have been used in many clinical conditions in patients with altered immune functions.”

9. Anti-aging
The First Anti-Aging Supplement Known to Mankind
It’s An Anti-Aging Fighter with clinical research proof in controlled studies which showed that elderly patients suffering from fatigue and some senility related symptoms reported. (1) Improvements in the reduction of fatigue 92%, of feeling cold 89%, in dizziness 83%, after taking Cordyceps for 30 days. Patients with respiratory/breathing problems felt physically stronger and some were able to jog for 600 ft. (Cao A, Wen Y. J Applied Traditional Chinese Med 1993;1:32-33)

10. Cordyceps Protects against Free Radical Damage
Several studies have shown that Cordyceps sinensis protects against the damages caused by free radicals, and as such has powerful antioxidant properties (Reference 1, Chapter “Äntisenescence and Oxygen-Free Radical Scavenging Activity”)

11. Cordyceps Reduces Fatigue
Several studies with animals have demonstrated that Cordyceps sinensis increases the cellular energy production and oxygen supply. A double blind, placebo controlled investigation showed a marked reduction in fatigue in elderly patients when they were given three grams of Cordyceps daily. In another study, Cordyceps sinensis improved shortness of breath and reduced fatigue in patients suffering from chronic heart failure (Reference 1, Chapter “Improvement of physical performance and quality of life”, pages 293 – 295).

12. Cordyceps Helps Discomforts from Tired Legs
Several studies have shown that Cordyceps sinensis improves the flow of blood in the body by relaxing the smooth muscles of the blood vessels allowing them to expand. Cordyceps also improves the functioning of the heart and lungs (see above). Cordyceps therefore prevents or reduces the contraction of blood vessels which interferes with the flow of blood vessels in the legs, the main cause of tired legs (Reference 2, Chapter “Effect on the Cardiovascular System”, pages 436 – 441).

13. Endurance & Stamina
Reduces muscle Soreness, Enhances Recovery, Promotes Better Oxygen efficiency,

14. Fitness
Increases ATP Synthesis, Promotes Faster Energy Recovery, Reduces Fatigue, Improves Physical Function, Provides More Stamina.

15. Cordyceps Improves Stamina and Athletic Performance
Several studies with animals have shown that Cordyceps sinensis increases the cellular energy production and oxygen uptake ( Reference 1, Chapter “Improvement of physical performance and quality of life”, pages 293 – 295). A study with mice demonstrated their improved swimming capabilities after six weeks of Cordyceps supplementation compared with a control group (Reference 3, page 260).

16. Cordyceps radically increases cellular energy
Cellular energy, which is also known scientifically as the ATP/IP ratio. Cordyceps has been clinically proven to increase cellular Bio-Energy by as much as 55% (Reported XU C.F et al in ZHU J-S, Halpern GM, Jones K. The Scientific rediscovery of a precious ancient Chinese herbal regimen: Cordyceps sinensis: Part I. J Alt Comp Med 1998;4(3):289-303.)

17. Cordyceps Combats Sexual Dysfunction
Three separate Chinese double blind and placebo-controlled studies with over 200 men with “reduced libido and other sexual problems” showed remarkably similar results. On average, 64% of the Cordyceps-users reported significant improvement at the conclusion of the experimental period compared with 24% of the placebo group. In another double blind, placebo controlled study conducted with 21 elderly women with similar complaints, 90% reported improvements of their condition following the use of Cordyceps, compared with none in the control group (Reference 1).

18. Hormones – Adrenal Thymus, Mitochondrial energy.
Dramatic Natural Improvements are seen in endocrine hormone levels, in fertility, and in Sexual Libido for men and women.

19. Sexual Function
Improves Libido and Quality of Life in Men & Women, Fights infertility, Increases Sperm Count, Increases Sperm Survival.

(1) Research on animal studies shows cordyceps increases natural sex hormones(Wan F, Guo Y, Deng X. Chinese Traditional Patented Med 1988;9:29-31)

(2) Prevention and improvement of adrenal glands and thymus hormones, and infertile sperm count improve by 300% after cordyceps supplement.(Huang Y, Lu J, Zhu B, Wen Q, Jia F, Zeng S, Chen T, Li Y, Xheng G, Yi Z.. Zhongchengyao Yanjiu 1987;(10):24-25)

(3) Human clinical studies involving both men and women of 189 patients with decreased libido and desire showed improvement of symptoms and desire of 66% (Wan F, Guo Y, Deng X. Chinese Traditional Patented Med 1988;9:29-31) and

(4) Another double blind study by the Institute of Materia Medica in Beijing, China showed a woman improvement of libido and desire at 86%. (JIA-SHI ZHU, M.D., Ph.D. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Vol.4, Number 3, 1998, pp.289-303)

(5) The most dramatic physical proof came from Fertility Study (Guo YZ. J Modern Diagnostics Therapeutics 1986;(1):60-65) involving a clinical research of 22 males showed that cordyceps supplement increased clear evidence of 33% increase in sperm count, decreased 29% incidence of sperm malformations, and a 79% increase in survival rate after 8 weeks of cordyceps supplement.

Acknowledgement
Much of what is known about Cordyceps sinensis we owe to the research of Dr. Georges Halpern, a physician and professor emeritus with the University of Hong Kong, and author of several books about Cordyceps. His interest and commitment have resulted in making available to the Western world the many research studies conducted by Chinese scientists published in various Chinese scientific journals. These investigations with Cordyceps sinensis have been summarized in the following scientific articles:

1. Zhu, J.S., Halpern, G.M., and Jones, K. (1998): The Scientific Rediscovery of an Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine: Cordyceps sinensis. Part I. Journal of Alternative and complementary Medicine 4(3), pp 289-303.

2. Zhu, J.S., Halpern, G.M., and Jones, K. (1998): The Scientific Rediscovery of a Precious Ancient Chinese Herbal Regimen: Cordyceps sinensis. Part II. Journal of Alternative and complementary Medicine 4(4), pp 429-457.

3. Mizuno T. (1999): Medicinal effects and utilization of Cordyceps (Fr.) Link (Ascomycetes) and Isaria Fr. (Mitosporic Fungi) Chinese Caterpillar Fungi, “Tochukaso” (Review). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 1 (3), pp 251-261.

4. Xiao Y., Huang X.Z., Chen G.,Wang M.B., Zhu J.S., Cooper C.B.: Increased Aerobic Capacity in Healthy Elderly Humans given fermented Cordyceps Cs-4: a Placebo controlled Trial. Ann. Meeting American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA, June 3-5, 1999.

For Performance Enhancement

Biological Active Ingredient Levels about 5.3 times higher
than the best wild collected samples

Increases ATP production – Increases Oxygen Utilization
Decreases Blood Pressure – Regulates Blood Sugar
Decreases Appetite – Increases Libido & Sexual Function
Decreases Alcohol Desire

Product Applications

Sports and Performance Enhancement
Alcohol-ex Preparations
Weight Loss
Sexual Function in Men and Women
Diabetes Control Supplements
Jet Lag
Immunomodulation
Veterinary Medicine

-earthpulse.com

Sinensis or Cordyceps Militaris?
AUTHOR STAFF WRITER
Cordyceps
You may have heard about Cordyceps medicinal mushrooms, but are all Cordyceps really alike? Should I choose Cordyceps Sinensis or Cordyceps Militaris?

In order to demonstrate how supplements that sound very similar can have dramatically different health benefits, let’s discuss magnesium for a moment.

Many people think that all magnesium supplements produce the same health benefits. And yet, some of the supplements consist of magnesium oxide, some contain magnesium citrate and yet others may include magnesium bis-glycinate. The sad fact is that all of these supplements have different potencies and differ greatly when it comes to your body’s ability to absorb magnesium. And, did you know that magnesium stearate is used in the lubrication process when producing supplements? If ANY of your supplements contain magnesium stearate – listed as an inactive ingredient – the supplement’s absorption rate is probably reduced!

Should I choose Cordyceps Sinensis or Cordyceps Militaris?

Medicinal Mushroom Information Center wrote a story last year about Cordyceps medicinal mushrooms, asking how is it possible that you can buy a bottle of Cordyceps Sinensis from a U.S. manufacturer, probably for $2-$4 per bottle, even though China’s Xinhua news agency reported that the price of Cordyceps Sinensis has surged to a new record: $1,500 per pound! Cordyceps is collected between May and July in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan around heights of over 11,000 feet above sea level. This makes it extremely difficult to collect, and therefore the price has gone up ten-fold in just ten years.

Because of the high price of the original Cordyceps, other strains of Cordyceps are being marketed. We are not quite sure if wild Cordyceps Sinensis or more industrially produced Cordyceps Militaris produce exactly the same health benefits, but the sales of Cordyceps Militaris are booming in China! According to a new research report by Reportsnreports, China’s Cordyceps Militaris market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 20% until 2017.

According to the report, Cordyceps Militaris’ cordycepin content is higher than the content of wild Cordyceps Sinensis and yet, its price is more easily accepted by consumers.

It sounds almost too good to be true! Is it really possible that much cheaper Cordyceps Militaris is as potent or even more potent than Cordyceps Sinensis? Or is Cordyceps Sinensis more potent because of possible synergistic qualities that natural compounds often have, and artificial strains may not?

Diabetes Relief behind popularity of Cordyceps Sinensis or Cordyceps Militaris?

It is understandable why Chinese people have a craving for Cordyceps, whether it is Cordyceps Sinensis or Cordyceps Militaris. Diabetes has become even a bigger problem in China than it is in the United States. The country has a higher rate of incidence than the U.S., and screening for the disease is not covered by insurance plans.

China now has the largest diabetic population in the world (114 million), according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

China’s diabetes prevalence has increased from just one percent in 1980 to 11.6% in 2010, which is even higher than the United States (11.3%). What is even worse is that almost half a billion people or 50% of all adults in China are believed to have pre-diabetes!

Medicinal Mushroom Information Center earlier reported that researchers Kan Wei-Chih, Wang Hsien-Yi, et al. set out to test the effect of Cordyceps Sinensis on blood sugar levels, glucose and insulin tolerance, cholesterol triglycerides, and levels of lipoproteins in mice with induced diabetes.

One group of mice were fed a high-fat diet over a course of eight weeks while a second group had a regular, control diet. Cordyceps sinensis extract was given to diabetic mice over two or four weeks while body weight and blood samples were recorded throughout the trial. The results showed no significant effect of cordyceps sinensis on cholesterol or triglyceride levels after four weeks but increased insulin levels in the blood. They believe this is due to stimulation of cells in the pancreas.

In other words, Cordyceps could provide much needed relief for China’s diabetes epidemic. Whether this can be accomplished by using Cordyceps Sinensis or Cordyceps Militaris remains to be seen.

-medicinalmushroominfo.com

You are supposed to eat a few strands at a time and at .1 grams of carbs that’s not a problem!

They actually taste great also!

Check them out! With all the potential health benefits it’s worth the price! Buy now and munch away!


Recipe: Avocado Breakfast Pizza, low carb, gluten free!

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You know I can’t just copy a recipe on Pinterest! I have to alter it to make it more healthy and delicious!

Alterations:
Instead of bacon I will use Turkey Apple Sausage with Gouda. Instead of Queso Fresco I will use Ricotta Salata I got at whole foods. It crumbles nicely and the sheep’s milk is nice!

For bread I got a low carb, gluten free flatbread for me and a whole wheat pita for my wife.

I will probably add sweet red peppers and a dash cayenne pepper to hers and straight up hot sauce to mine. Probably Trinidad Scorpion Pepper sauce!

Stay tuned for the practical application

**Update** January 22nd 2015

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Half a lime is too much! I used a half a lime on all 4 pizzas. Also eating it like a pizza is hard! We ate it like a taco.
It was awesome however!

This was awesome! I soooo enjoyed it! I would continue to play around with the different crumbled cheeses, possibly Feta, Ricotta Salata or Queso Fresco.

Do you know any other cheese that crumbles and would be great on top? If so please tell us!

Play around with the toppings and create a new meal every time!

Play around with the meat: possibly bacon, turkey bacon, sausage, turkey sausage, lump crab meat, ground beef etc…

Next time I would add cilantro and lime juice. I love fresh cilantro!


Supplement Review: Paleo Wraps – low carb made from coconut

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These 100% Paleo Coconut Wraps have revolutionized the Paleo community. Our Paleo coconut wraps are a convenient, tortilla alternative for your Paleo Lifestyle. Whether you are travelling abroad, eating at your favorite restaurant or just going to work, school, or home, these portable wraps are for you.

With a shelf-life of nine months, there is no need to refrigerate or freeze these “tortillas” at all. You may enjoy our wraps after storing in near room temperatures. Our dehydration process acts as a natural preserver. But be sure to not put them in direct sunlight or high heat for extended periods of time.

Key Benefits

70 Calories
4 Net Carbs (fiber minus carbs)
Minimal to NO IMPACT to blood sugar
High Level Of MCT’s (From Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil)
Healthy?

Absolutely. Our Paleo Wraps are derived from organic coconut meat & coconut water. They are nourishing since they are made with beneficial coconuts and are a raw, alkaline food choice, filled with enzymes. This Paleo staple is extremely pure given that they are made from hand-harvested, unadulterated organic coconuts with absolutely no unnatural preservatives added. Not to mention, they are raw, gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. Oh, and did you know that oil in coconut meat promotes weight loss? Now you do.

Versatile?

You bet. Feel free to create whatever dish you’re craving with our wraps. Whether you desire burritos, quesadillas, sandwiches, sushi, crepes, or just a simple snack, our Paleo wraps are ideal for stuffing whatever you see fit into them. You are only limited by your creativity. They don’t tear or fall apart and the texture’s amazing.

BPA Free Bags?

You know it. We package these Paleo wraps inside a BPA-Free bag, which causes absolutely no harm to your body.

Paleo Wraps are low in calories, carbs and sugar with no cholesterol whatsoever. Adding these scrumptious “tortillas” to your low calorie diet, is perfect. You can’t go wrong with these low carb wraps either.

Ingredients: *Coconut Meat, and *Coconut Water, *Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil. (*Derived From Organic Coconuts)

Paleo Wraps Are Lab Verified By Medallion Labs: (Click Here)

Allergen Free

No Gluten
No Grain
No Soy
No Junk
No Dairy
No Added Salt
Just Amazing Flavor!
Paleo Wraps are made in a dedicated gluten free facility! So if you’re like me and can’t have gluten then these wraps are perfect.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (14g) 1 Wrap
Servings Per Container 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 0%
Potassium 270mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g (4 Impact Carbs) 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Soluble Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%

-paleowrap.com

These wraps are just as good as the competition and Green Life Market in Butler, NJ sells them for $8.99 as opposed to Grass Roots in Denville, NJ selling Sunfoods wraps for $11.99

Paleo Wraps come in regular and Tumeric. They taste the same, but you get the added benefit of tumeric.


Supplement Review: Sunfood Raw Vegan Coconut Wraps

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Coconut Wraps
Derived from organic coconuts, our raw coconut wraps are a healthy and mouthwatering way to make a variety of dishes such as burritos, wraps and sushi. A cholesterol-free food that’s low in carbohydrates, these wraps have fiber, protein, healthy fats, and minerals such as potassium, calcium and iron. A gluten-free alternative to wheat, corn and flour based tortillas, they’re a nutritious and delicious way to make your favorite raw snacks.
The Sunfood Difference
Our raw, vegan, non-GMO, coconut wraps are made with the simplest of organic ingredients: nothing more than coconut meat, coconut water and unrefined coconut oil. Packed with delicious flavor, they’re free of added salt, preservatives, grains, dairy or soy. These wraps can last nine months from the day they’re made without the need for refrigeration or freezing.
For further reading, check out this article!
Say Goodbye to Bread and Tortillas

Brand Sunfood
Benefits
Coconut Wraps have:
Potassium which may help maintain healthy blood pressure in combination with a low sodium diet

Calcium which may assist in supporting strong bones

Suggested Use : Try as a replacement for bread or tortillas. Wrap your favorite raw veggies like avocado, tomato or lettuce, or various spreads like hummus or nut butters to make a healthy snack anytime!

Ingredients: All derived from organic coconuts: Coconut meat, coconut water, and unrefined coconut oil

Specifications: Non-GMO, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Storage: Place in a sealed container and store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
-Sunfood.com

These wraps are awesome! They are also much stronger than I thought! I jam packed it with grilled chicken and a little fresh mozzarella and it didn’t break at all!! The taste is very good, it doesn’t have an overpowering coconut taste, but It does have a coconut aftertaste.

These are awesome if you are on a low carb diet! Hunt them down!

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Supplement Review: Chia Pod

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The perfect energy boosting breakfast, Chia Pods contain one full serving of sun ripened chia seeds mixed with fruit and coconut milk.

DARK CACAO
Bittersweet dark cacao is blended with creamy almond milk and sun ripened chia seeds.

BLUEBERRY
The tartness of real blueberries, blended with sun ripened chia seeds and pure coconut milk – with no added sugar.

COFFEE BEAN
Rich, cold-brewed coffee is blended with sun ripened chia seeds and coconut milk.

LEMON & DATE
Sweet, sticky dates and the freshness of lemon, blended with sun ripened chia seeds and coconut milk.

STRAWBERRY
Sun ripened chia seeds are blended with the sweetness of juicy, ripe strawberries and coconut milk.

MANGO
The tropical freshness of real mango, blended with sun ripened chia seeds and pure coconut milk – with no added sugar.

BANANA
Naturally sweet ripe bananas are blended with sun ripened chia seeds and pure coconut milk – with no added sugar.

VANILLA BEAN
12 Pack
Sun ripened chia seeds and pure coconut milk are blended with the sweet spice of vanilla and cinnamon- with no added sugar.

Whether at home or eating on the go, get a head start on your daily nutrition with this delicious, nutrient rich breakfast.
-thechiaco.com.au

An Australian company available in the U.S. I found it in whole foods.

Chia Pod is a really good source of fiber! The blueberry has whole real blueberries in it. The taste…. Well… Isn’t the greatest, but it is good for you! If you need a low carb, high fiber snack; this is a great choice. It’s also all natural.

If you are wondering about the consistency it is exactly like tapioca pudding without the cream.

Check it out!


Recipe: Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche

In honor of Cevich here is a delicious Ceviche Recipe for Ceviche Tacos – for a healthy low carb meal substitute a small salad for the Tortillas!

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They give the nutritional value but I think it’s for the whole recipe with the 12 tortillas so it is skewed! Eliminate the Tortillas and who would eat 12 tortillas in one sitting, even I wouldn’t do that on a cheat day!

I can’t wait to try this! Stay tuned!


Restaurant Review: Cevich – Union Square NYC

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Cevich brings a brand new healthy food option to Union Square as New York City’s first grab-n-go Ceviche restaurant. This small but modern and relaxing restaurant offers a variety of dishes that blend traditional Peruvian recipes along with other culinary influences. Cevich’s dishes are fresh, affordable, customizable and gluten-free. Located in one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods, Cevich is close to famous attractions such as the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park, as well as many boutique and name brand shops. Under the direction of co-owners and operators Reina Laws and Lindsay Goldstein, Cevich will become a trusted brand of the Ceviche product in a rapidly growing food market.

Cevich offers a variety of dishes inspired by the ancient South American cuisine in which fresh fish and seafood is “cold cooked” in a marinade of citrus juices, spices and other ingredients such as chilies, red onions and cilantro. The origins can be traced to the coastal regions of South America and is believed to have been created after Spanish settlers brought citrus trees to the region and Japanese immigrants their new culinary techniques and flavors. Executive Chef Evelyn Alberto executes the menu with sauces made in house daily with local, fresh ingredients. Menu items range from ceviche burritos and tacos to 12 or 16 oz. ceviche bowls and entrée salads.

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-cevich.com

I got the Ceviche bowl with coconut rice, lime n da coconut (hold the red onion) and shrimp with avocado (not worth the $2 extra couldn’t even find the microscopic pieces) and Rocoto Sofrito hot sauce (that was amazing)

I loved it all except the price welcome to NYC! The food was fresh and light! If you order it with greens it’s perfect for gluten free and low carb diets!

Check this place out for something out of the ordinary and delicious!


Supplement Review: So Delicious Unflavored Vanilla Coconut Milk

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Unsweetened Vanilla
COCONUT MILK BEVERAGE

Slide over soymilk and move over milk, So Delicious Original Coconut Milk Beverage is here! This delicious beverage goes great over cereal, in coffee, mixed into recipes and poured into a tall glass. Available in shelf-stable quarts & refrigerated half gallons.

Serving Size 1 cup (240 mL)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45
Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg %
Sodium 15mg 1%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugar 0g
Protein 0g
• Vitamin A10%• Vitamin C0%• Calcium10%• Iron4%• Vitamin D30%• Folate6%• Vitamin B1250%• Magnesium10%• Zinc4%• Selenium8%
** Comprised of 65% medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs)
Ingredients: INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC COCONUT MILK (WATER, ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM), VANILLA EXTRACT, NATURAL FLAVORS, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE, CARRAGEENAN, GUAR GUM, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D-2, L-SELENOMETHIONINE (SELENIUM), ZINC OXIDE, FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN B-12.
-sodeliciousdairyfree.com

I am sooooo addicted to this (thanks Nicole my baby) it is so delicious! Unsweetened is less carbs and sugar than real milk (even though real milk is naturally sweetened by the cow) this has more calcium than real milk and it has the healthy MCT’s from the coconut! This is a no brainer! Sooo love it! Yum!

Check it out! And maybe you will convert your milk habits also!

Btw make sure you get the unflavored! It tastes good and you don’t need the excess sugar and calories!! Use your calories in a wiser way than getting flavored! Unflavored vanilla tastes flavored lol