More on Research
(or should I say “Moron” Research?)
told you in the past about how research information is skewed
and twisted in order to sell products.
I want people to be protected.
It would be nice if we could count on the government,
the media, or our local health clubs as sources of valid and
legitimate fitness and weight loss info.
Unfortunately, we can’t!
We have to become our own watchdogs, identifying fraud
and deception, and sorting through all of the available info
to ascertain what actually plays a role in the process of
Americans become more and more deconditioned, the research
becomes even more skewed and twisted.
On my radio show a few months ago Dr. Carlon Colker
joined me. Dr.
Colker has done a great deal of research on the best selling
read actual product advertisements that referenced his studies,
used his name, and followed with ridiculous claims such as
“pyruvate proven to burn 456% more fat!”
Dr. Colker was appalled, but agreed that this industry
is too out of control to police.
a 2-Day Juice Diet is being marketed.
It sells for about $30 a bottle.
It’s very simply, expensive fruit juice!
The diet suggests you don’t eat for 2 days, and every
few hours you drink your juice. Their “amazing” ingredient is something they call ADVANTRA
Z. I did some
actually an herb called Chinese Bitter
is the active ingredient in the herb, and while it is being
included in many thermogenic formulas as an adjunct to ephedrine,
the research on humans is far too vague for conclusions to
be drawn. One
of the ads I found references a research study in claiming
this “miracle herb’ is a great fat burner.
I looked up the study.
It was done. On cockroaches! How’s
that for a stretch?
worst violators of misrepresenting research information are
the companies that promote and sell the new Growth Hormone
(GH formulas). I
have a good amount of info on these products throughout my
bottom line is, injectable GH is only supposed to be sold
by prescription for individuals with compromised GH production.
It is extremely expensive.
Athletes who use black market GH often spend up to
and over $150 per day.
The research does appear to prove that injectable GH
can increase bone density, enhance well being, and reduce
fat. That doesn’t
mean the same benefits can be touted for a product administered
orally in hopes of boosting GH.
These formulas and precursors have not been shown to
have any of the effects injectable GH delivers.
That doesn’t stop them from using research to market
and sell great quantities of products that have absolutely
nothing to do with the studies referenced.
manner in which the supplement sellers extrapolate their claims
is almost comical. Following
suit, I could sell dried turkey meat as a great fat burner!
I could give the dried meat “formula” a new name, like
. . . Gobble The Fat Away, and then sell it on TV and in print
ads with the claim, “proven in research to burn fat.” How can I do that? Well,
research suggests that the amino acid tryptophan activates
neurotransmitters in the brain that bring on sleep.
Turkey has tryptophan in it.
Research shows that your endogenous Growth Hormones
levels increase while you sleep.
Research shows that GH can faciliate fat release.
There you have it.
Turkey burns fat! Is it true? Of
course not, but the manner in which I discerned my conclusive
claim is pretty much directly in line with what supplement
sellers do to sell their wares.
48 Hours Wednesday, March 14, 2001, they featured stories
of individuals trying to lose weight and explored the varied
options. It frustrated
me. If I were somebody who needed legitimate weight loss information,
that show would leave me even more confused.
First they explored the dangers of the ephedra products.
It was enough to deter anybody from using any ephedrine
based formula . . . until . . . an advocate for the supplement
industry laid claim to the virtues of caffeine and ephedrine
as weight loss aids.
“Sure some people died, but out of 12 million, not
“diet guru” on the show met with a NY Fire Department to help
the firefighters lose weight.
He did an impressive demonstration of how much “healthy
food” you could eat to replace the calories taken in through
high fat foods. The problem was, his program was based upon calorie deprivation.
Regardless of the outcome for the sake of the show,
if cutting back on calories is the primary strategy for long
term weight loss, it’s in all likelihood going to fail
so simple. If
you want to lose fat, you have to burn it.
If you want to burn fat you have to eat in a manner
that supports metabolism and you have to exercise to improve
blood flow and protect muscle tissue.
If it’s that simple, why is our population getting
fatter and fatter? They’re
being deceived! You
no longer have to.
Explore my site, pick up all the informational protection
you can handle . . . and then . .
. it’s in your hands.
Your physical destiny is up to you.
meet with many people who tell me they want something “other”
than exercise. These
are prime victims for “miracle solution” sellers.
They’re sitting ducks waiting to be blown away by yet
another too good to be true offering.
If you want an outcome, you have to take responsibility.
If you wanted to be a medical doctor, you’d have to go to
no way around it. It’s
a required step toward achieving your goal.
If you want to drive from New York to LA, you have
to put gas in your car.
It’s a required step toward achieving your goal.
If you want to love your body, you have to eat supportively
ad exercise. There’s
no way around it. The
“alternatives” are traps.
It’s time for a new mindset.
A mindset that tells you that you CAN do this!
Anyone can! It
starts with a step.
Whatever that step, whether it’s a 12 minute walk,
a brief exercise session with dumbbells, a visit to the gym
or health club, or preparing your meals for tomorrow . . .
take it now and you’re instantly on your way to physical excellence.
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