"Staying Fit, Trim, and Lean in an Increasingly Fat World"*
Today, two out of three American adults are overweight. But this problem is not limited to the U.S.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), data collected between 2000 and 2008 reveal the 10 countries with the highest percentages of an overweight population:
#1 - American Samoa, 93.5 percent
#2 - Kiribati, 81.5 percent
#3 - U.S., 66.7 percent
#4 - Germany, 66.5 percent
#5 - Egypt, 66 percent
#6 - Bosnia-Herzegovina, 62.9 percent
#7 - New Zealand, 62.7 percent
#8 - Israel, 61.9 percent
#9 - Croatia, 61.4 percent
#10 - United Kingdom, 61 percent
This trend concerns me, as being overweight can lead to a lower quality of life, as well as keep you from optimal health. And reliable projections show this worldwide trend is only increasing.
How HFCS Contributes to the Fattening of the World and Why the Corn Industry Continues to Deny it…
Scientists figured out how to create fructose from corn in the mid-1970s and opened Pandora’s box by devising a process that was so cheap that this dangerous sugar is now added to virtually every processed food.
However, this is not what the food industry or corn industry wants you to know.
You deserve to know the truth about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), especially since, in my opinion, its consumption plays a major role in the fattening of not just the U.S., but the entire world.
Here are the scientifically backed facts that support why I consider high fructose corn syrup to be such a disastrous "food" substance:
- Is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than other sugars
- Is metabolized in your liver, where it turns directly to fat and cholesterol (table sugar, or sucrose, is metabolized in your intestines)
- Leads to fat deposits in your liver, increasing buildup of lipoproteins
- Contributes to plaque buildup and narrowing of blood vessels
- Generates uric acid within mere minutes of ingestion, leading to an increased risk of numerous diseases
- Contributes to increased food intake and weight gain because of its inability to stimulate appetite-dampening hormones
And ironically, levels of HFCS tend to be highest in low-fat foods, the very foods dieters most often select!
It's Not Just an Unhealthy Diet…
Obviously, it takes more than just eating high fructose corn syrup and other unhealthy foods to create excess fat.
Lack of physical activity adds its fair share.
With the increasing popularity of computers, television, video games, online media, and other sedentary activities, activity levels continue to plummet worldwide.
The 'Healthy' Solution
to Help You and Your Family Stay Lean and Fit
In my opinion, the best approach to help you and your family stay lean and fit comes back to the basics:
- Increase activity and follow an effective exercise plan, especially Peak Fitness, which you can read more about on my site.
- Turn off the television and monitor computer time for your kids (and yourself).
- Purchase and eat foods that are right for your personal Nutritional Type.
- Read package labels and avoid foods and beverages that contain high fructose corn syrup. Limit your overall consumption of fructose, including fruit juices and many varieties of fresh fruit.
- Avoid purchasing processed foods and eat as much fresh, organic, unprocessed whole foods as possible.
There's something else, too, that may help you and your loved ones…*
The Ingredient That May Help You Stay Lean and Trim*
A very powerful, naturally occurring polyunsaturated fatty acid called conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, has in recent years attracted intense interest – and intense scrutiny – for its role in health and maintaining a normal body composition.*
Animal studies suggest that CLA may actually boost the metabolic rate and help your body burn calories faster.*
As beneficial as CLA may be,* unfortunately your body cannot make its own supply. You must rely totally on food sources.
And as you'll soon see, CLA is available to you in only a few choice foods…
In My Opinion, the Top Source of CLA Roams Freely in Pastures
You already know I'm a major proponent of grass-fed beef and raw grass-fed dairy products.
Cattle that roam outdoors and feed on natural diets of grass produce high levels of CLA.
These animals are a far cry from the traditional, factory-farmed, grain-fed animals whose meat and milk contain only a fifth to a third of the CLA found with grass-fed cattle.
When you consume grass-fed beef and grass-fed raw dairy products, you also receive a greater dose of healthy omega-3 fatty acids than you do with grain-fed animals.
And here's another great benefit… grass-fed beef is lower in calories, too.
Don't Be Fooled By 'Organic' Beef
Just because beef is labeled "organic," don't assume it's grass-fed. Many times it's not.
The “organic” certification may just mean the animal was fed organic grains, most likely corn. And that’s not a good thing, as cows were not designed to eat corn and do not do so naturally, so it is not the healthiest thing for a cow – just as it isn’t the healthiest thing for you, as discussed above.
Rather, you want to look for beef that is specifically labeled "grass-fed."
Keep in mind, grass-fed may not be organic. That's okay, as most grass-fed cattle typically graze on grass that's not heavily treated with pesticides, fertilizers, and other toxic chemicals.
If you've not yet tried it, you might notice that the flavor, look, and texture of grass-fed beef differ somewhat from grain-fed beef.
I've been eating grass-fed beef since 2001 and truly enjoy the taste. When you discover its delicious "real beef" flavor along with its superior health benefits, making the switch to strictly grass-fed beef is a no-brainer.*
And know, too, when you make this important switch, you're not only supporting your and your family's overall health, you're helping the environment, too.
The waste and waste treatment methods of grain-fed cattle are believed to be responsible for producing a significant portion of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide – along with other harmful gasses.
Raw Grass-Fed Dairy – The Reigning Queen of Protein Foods
I believe that there is no higher quality – that is, no other protein with such a high biological value – than the whey found in unpasteurized milk and dairy.
Surprisingly, in my opinion, whey's many health qualities make raw milk and dairy a better source of protein for your body than meat, fish, or even eggs.
I want to emphasize that I'm referring to raw, grass-fed milk and pasteurized milk. And for the highest CLA content, whey products, including raw milk cheeses, must be cold processed and not exposed to acid.
Raw milk from grass-fed cows contains not only plentiful CLA, but other good things, too, that your body thrives on, such as healthy bacteria, enzymes, and fat.
And it's one of the few foods that contains the ideal ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fats, along with calcium and vitamin K2.
Pasteurized milk may cause a multitude of health issues, from digestive upset to possibly autism and blood sugar problems.* It's important to note that it's the pasteurization process and not the milk itself that causes the problem.
If you are pregnant or if your immune system is compromised, I don't recommend that you consume raw milk products.
What to Do If You Can't Find Grass-Fed Beef and Dairy
The sad truth is, it's likely you don't have easy access to grass-fed beef and grass-fed raw dairy products.
And your ability to find and legally purchase pure, wholesome sources of raw grass-fed dairy products becomes more difficult each day.
What about other foods with CLA? As you can see on the chart to the right, a few foods contain much smaller amounts of CLA.
As a general rule, since CLA is found in fat, the more fat a food contains, the more CLA you're likely to find (in CLA-containing foods).
To compute a total, determine the grams of fat a serving size contains. Then, multiply that number by the mg of CLA in the chart.
For example, an ounce of raw grass-fed milk cheddar cheese typically contains nine grams of fat. If you multiply that by the average CLA content, you get 225 mg of CLA (9 X 25 = 225) in that one ounce of cheddar cheese.
On the other hand, an ounce of pasteurized cheddar cheese from a factory-farmed cow eating a typical grain diet contains only about a fifth of that – or less than 45 mg of CLA.
What to Look for When Choosing a CLA Supplement
If you decide that CLA supplementation is for you, then the next step is crucial.
A number of CLA supplements are available today, and I believe that many are best avoided, for reasons I'll share with you.
While searching for a CLA supplement that met my strict requirements, I was shocked by what I found. Tainted oils from China, rancidity, serious formulation, and manufacturing issues were among them. Frankly, I was appalled by what I saw.
Unfortunately, what I discovered was the sobering fact that some companies simply look for the cheapest CLA they can find.
Rancidity is the greatest challenge you'll encounter when shopping for a CLA supplement.
If your CLA is rancid, in my opinion, it's better not to take it at all. Taking rancid oil is dangerous because oxidized fats may actually raise your risk of heart disease and blood clots.
At the very least, here's what you need to look for in a CLA supplement:
- How does the manufacturer ensure its CLA is free from rancidity?
- Does the manufacturer test the raw materials for rancidity?
- What quality control measures are in place to protect you, the user?
Why this Supplement Manufacturer Wins My Vote
After careful research, I've identified an outstanding manufacturer that I can trust to provide a CLA product meeting my exacting standards every time.
This manufacturer is a multiple award-winner, including the 5-Star Gold Medal of Achievement for several of its supplements. The independent research firm, NutriSearch Corporation, issues this top award to the manufacturer in its Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements. Of the over 1500 products evaluated, only 4 manufacturers received this top award.
If you're currently using a CLA supplement, does its manufacturer adhere to rigorous manufacturing standards? Most importantly, do they guarantee you a rancidity-free product? You owe it to your health to investigate and assure that they do.
They Take it One Step Further… Voluntarily
Here's a list of the strict quality control standards and certifications that this supplement developer and manufacturer has in place today.
Some of these standards are voluntary, so you may not find them in your comparison with other manufacturers.
- Ensures top-quality raw materials used in the product
- Maintains high health standards
- Ensures finished products meet and exceed quality standards -- adherence to United States Pharmacopeia (USP30) specifications
You can see why I view this manufacturer so highly – and why I'm excited to be working with them to provide a quality CLA supplement.
The Iron-Clad Delivery System that Seals in Freshness…
I made sure my CLA Supplement was delivered in a super high-quality encapsulation and delivery system.
Many producers of CLA formulas settle for gelcap-type delivery systems, or even standard run-of-the-mill capsules.
My CLA supplement takes advantage of what I consider to be the highest technology available for delivery and encapsulation of the nutrients.
Here's how the unique Licaps® capsule technology helps deliver such an outstanding CLA formula:
- Uses industry state-of-the-art technology advancements (Fusion Technology) in capsule filling
- Employs a nitrogen-flushing process to ensure CLA freshness during capsule filling
- Uses innovative hermtical sealing technology to deliver an airtight capsule that prevents leakage of CLA nutrients
- Helps optimize fast release of the nutrients due to its versatile thin shell construction
- Creates an airtight capsule that's almost impossible to open without leaving visible damage - thus providing excellent tamper protection
With my team's manufacturer of choice and the phenominal Licaps® delivery system for the CLA Supplement, you can be assured you're getting fresh CLA.
For the low, low price of only $19.97, you can start enjoying CLA today. It's an investment you'll be glad you made!
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Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
% Daily Value
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Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
|*Daily Value (DV) not established
|Ingredients: Capsule (Hypromellose, Water), Silicone Dioxide, Rosemary Leaf Extract.
|SUGGESTED USE: Adults, as a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules per day.
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- Q: What makes our CLA a smart choice?
A: Unfortunately, many manufacturers cut corners on quality when it comes to raw ingredients to save on costs.
Rancidity is the greatest challenge you'll come across when selecting a CLA supplement. It's difficult to know the source of the oil in your pills, and much is currently coming from China.
If the manufacturer can't assure you of its quality or demonstrate their raw materials are protected from rancidity, it's best to avoid it entirely.
Our manufacturer follows strict quality controls and uses only top-quality raw materials to protect the CLA from becoming rancid.
- Q: How do I know the product won't go rancid once I open the bottle?
A: Unlike softgels that allow air to enter the capsule and oxidize the oil inside (and turn rancid), our CLA is packaged in a special 2-piece “caplique” with a sealed band to lock in freshness.
The vegetarian hard shell provides a strong barrier to oxygen and other contaminants while preventing leakage.
- Q: Can I get enough CLA by drinking raw milk?
A: Grass-fed raw milk is an excellent source of CLA, depending upon how much you want to consume.
Eight ounces of grass-fed raw milk supplies nine grams of fat, or about 225 mg of CLA. You would have to drink over 4 glasses of raw milk a day to get 1 g of CLA!
- Q: Does CLA act as a stimulant?
A: CLA does not increase your heart rate or stimulate your nervous system.
- Q: If CLA is an omega-6 fatty acid then do I need to adjust my krill oil or other omega-3 supplement dosage to keep a healthy ratio?
A: If you are consuming grass-fed raw milk or meat, then you are also getting more omega-3 fatty acids.
If you are eating a diet containing wild cold water fish like salmon and sardines that are high in omega-3s and not consuming large amounts of high omega-6 refined vegetable oils, you probably don't need to adjust your omega-3 supplements.
However, if you are consuming a typical American diet that is high in omega-6s and limited in wild cold water fish, then I recommend you increase your intake of krill oil.
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