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Many people on a diet, desperate to lose weight, eat at exactly the wrong time. A good analogy is comparing the human body to a car. You would never expect your car to get you from one place to another without enough fuel in the tank. And you wouldn’t try to put more fuel in the tank than it’s designed to hold. But that’s how many of us operate our bodies. We try to run on empty for hours, then dump more fuel in than we can handle.
Say you want to jog in the morning. And since you’re trying to lose weight, you decide to do so on an empty stomach. The easiest way for the body to get energy is to break down muscle mass. Your body can convert specific amino acids – the building blocks of muscle – to glucose, the sugar that powers human activity. So running before eating may actually be breaking down the very tissue you’re trying to improve. That’s the “muscle loss” diet.
The other way that’s pretty typical is called the “fat gain” diet. You wait a long time between meals, and then, when you’re ravenously hungry, you wipe out an entire buffet line. This guarantees that you’ll get a larger surge of the hormone insulin than you ordinarily would. That means fat storage. Some people combine the “muscle loss” and “fat gain” strategies and turn their bodies into a perfect muscle-burning, fat-storage machine. So if you go out and run 10 miles on an empty stomach, then eat enough to fuel a 15-mile run, the net effect is that you’ve lost muscle on the run and gained fat from the post-run meal.
Energy balance is the answer. The best results occur when you stay within 300-500 calories of perfect balance throughout the day.
Eat something as soon as you get up. Even if you’re going right to the gym or for a run, there are foods that the body can assimilate easily: VT. whey protein shake or banana and hard-boiled egg, or whole grain cereal with soymilk. Plan to eat five or six small meals during the day to keep blood sugar stable, and have ready your before and post workout meals. A little planning can take you a long way to your goals.


This is far more than some philosophical discussion. America is standing at a precipice. Three-quarters of the population is overweight or obese … and those numbers are growing every day. Our health care system is going broke, the average 9 year old child in our country has half their arteries closed by fat, people are having heart attacks in their thirties, diabetes in their twenties. This research, which began as an interesting article, quickly became an imperative. Here is what I found:
As I discuss in my book, Why We Eat… and why we keep eating, there are numerous ways in which the body signals the brain to switch the appetite center off and on.
Sugary foods trigger an endorphin reaction, which, as we have explained previously induces feelings of euphoria. Sugary foods, and foods high on the glycemic scale, also signal the release of insulin, which causes food cravings. Foods high in saturated fats trigger endorphin release, while foods low in saturated fat trigger the release of CCK, a hormone that signals the brain to shut down the appetite center. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish curb the appetite. Monosaturated fats in olive oil, nuts, and free-ranging animals curb the appetite. Fiber expands the stomach that turns off the appetite. Chocolate is a powerful endorphin trigger.
Now comes new research by Dr. Alan Hirsch, M.D., a neurologist and founder of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, in Chicago. Dr. Hirsch has uncovered some amazing facts. He explains that the taste and smell of the foods we eat can effectively turn off the appetite center in the brain. His research showed that certain smells caused overweight people to reduce their cravings, and therefore eat less. He found that foods cooked with aromatic ingredients like garlic, onions, herbs and spices satisfy the appetite more completely.
So, lets combine what we know concerning fast food. First, they are high in saturated fat, which is one of the strongest endorphin releasers. Two, sugar, another endorphin trigger, is used liberally in fountain drinks and shakes. Three, all breads and buns contain gluten, another famous endorphin trigger. Four, many of the foods (think French fries) are high on the glycemic scale. Five, most of the foods available in fast food chains are not cooked with any of the spices (see above) that signal the satiety center in the brain to shut down the appetite.
Fast food chains use all of the available tricks to get you to eat their fare … and to keep eating. We have to fight back with the knowledge of how they do it, and to have ready alternatives at hand. My book, Why We Eat… and why we keep eating, provides you with the information and the motivation to use the information! There’s a synergy that occurs when you’ve got the info, the inspiration, and the supplements that minimize your appetite so you can regain control of your diet and your life. Our proprietary line of products can help you to get and keep control of your appetite and rev up your metabolism so you can lose weight even when you’re not on an exercise program.


Yes, it’s not only possible, it’s proven! You can burn fat without exercising. But you’ll do even better if you add just a workout to your daily routine. Here are the very best fat-burners we’ve seen:
Thyroid boost: When you consume less calories, the body slows down metabolism making fat loss that much more difficult Levels of thyroid hormone, which help support metabolism, drop off when calories decline. The following three products support thyroid levels so you can continue burning the maximum calories while dieting.
1 ) Phosphates. Phosphates salts of sodium, calcium, potassium keep thyroid levels up while dieting. A study showed that women eating as few as 1,000 calories per day increased their metabolism by 12%-19% when taking a supplement that consisted of sodium phosphate 25mg., potassium phosphate 107 mg., and calcium phosphate 537 mg. Several manufactures offer this balanced supplement: MuscleTech Caffeine-free Hydroxycut, FSI Nutrition Phosphate Edge.
2) 7-Keto. This is a precursor to DHEA that supports thyroid levels. A study showed that overweight women taking 200 mg. daily lost more weight than those not taking the supplement.
3) Guggulsterone. This is a plant derivate common to India that supports thyroid hormones. Guggulsterone has been used for hundreds of years in Asia as a weight-loss remedy. It helps burn fat and can help lower cholesterol. Take 500 mg. daily
Mildly increasing core body temperature, causing more calories to be burned rather than stored as fat. When dieting, thermogensís often declines. The following four ingredients help.
1) Capsicum. Red pepper. They incite the sympathetic nervous system, causing the body to burn more calories. Research shows that peppers boost metabolic rate. 100 mg. three times a day.
2) Green tea. Green tea contains a small amount of caffeine, which increases calorie expenditure. But it is the polyphenols that stimulate calories burning brown fat that surrounds the organs and spinal column. Combining green tea and caffeine boosts the metabolic rate and thus fat-burning potential for a full day. Green tea also contains antioxidants that prevent the development of some forms of cancer. Dosage: 400-mg. daily.
3) Citrus Aurantium. Also called bitter orange or Zhi shi, this fruit is common to Asia. Extracts stimulate special parts of the nervous system called beta-3 receptors, resulting in calorie-burning. It burns calories without “wiring” you. It prolongs the effects of caffeine. One study showed that caffeine and citrus Aurantium added to the herb St. John’s wart was extremely effective in shedding fat. Dosage: 15 mg. daily.
4) Forskolin. The main ingredient of the herb Coleus Forskolin, it initiates fat-burning by activating an enzyme called adenylate cyclase, which encourages
5) the use of fat for fuel. It is a member of the mint family and is used in herbal medicines to treat indigestion and some heart aliments. Dosage: 30 mg. daily
1 ) Fenugreek. This is an herb that may control the rise in blood sugar associated with eating. Controlling blood sugar levels helps you stay out of a fat-storing mode and keeps your appetite under wraps. Dosage 500 mg. twice daily.
2) Yohimbe. Is an herb derived from the Carynanthe yohimbe tree common in West Africa. It blocks the release of alpha-adrenergic fat-cell receptors, which in turn upgrades fat-burning. Dosage: 20-30 mg. daily
3) Garlic. Garlic is known as stinking rose. It stimulates adrenaline and UCP (uncoupling proteins). UCPs are located in brown fat, the metabolically active fat surrounding the spine. UCPs cab increase calorie-burning. Garlic may help regulate blood-sugar levels, preventing the crash from eating carbs. Dosage: fresh garlic daily.
4) Calcium. Dietary calcium triggers hormones that prevent fat production and boost fat breakdown. Calcium helps control body weight by reducing the amount of fat absorbed after meals. Non-fat dairy products (stick to the cheese and yogurt – many are allergic to milk) help maintain blood sugar longer. Adequate calcium intake is important for bone health and weight control. And calcium, it seems, helps overweight individuals lose weight primarily from their waistlines. Dosage 200 mg. daily.


We’ve researched countries around the globe to find out the secrets of longevity. Here’s just a sample of what we’ve learned from studying the diets of people around the world.
France: Secret – appreciating food. The French use dinning as a time to share and communicate with friends and loved ones. As such, they are more attentive to quality food rather than processed foods. Their secret is that they taste better because they season them with olive oil and herbs! Americans tend to eat a lot of their meals alone, on the run. That makes for an environment where any food is acceptable.
Spain: Secret – lots of fish, nuts, and vegetables. Also, healthy fats from olive oil. Surrounded by the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, a mainstay of their diet is fish. They don’t snack on sweets, but on nuts. Almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, and pine nuts are all common in Spanish dishes.
China: Secret – rice, vegetables, and tea. The Chinese eat less than a half-pound of red meat per month. Tea drinkers are half as likely to develop gastric and esphophageal cancers and heart disease as non-tea drinkers. Tea is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which may neutralize cancer-causing free radicals in the body. And a compound found in green tea may boost metabolism.


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Alzheimer’s is not hereditary. It is bad habits that are passed on (eating sugar, fats, drinking sugary drinks, not exercising) not some Alzheimer’s gene. Alzheimer’s is not inevitable. Alzheimer’s is due to diet, not old age.
How is this possible? Modern medicine says it is a disease of old age and that it cannot be stopped and the only hope is that drug companies find a cure. You are listening to people who only make money when you buy and take their medications. They make money treating diseases, not preventing them. They work in a narrow corridor: they don’t want you to be cured and stop using their meds, and they don’t want you to die because then you stop being a customer. They have a vested interest (a multi-billion dollar vested interest) in seeing to it that you get sick, then take their medicines that cause more harm than good and have worse side effects than the disease they claim to cure.
If Alzheimer’s is a disease of old age, why is it that the fastest growing segment of the population for this disease is 55-65, not 85 and older?
The rapid increase in Alzheimer disease is not due to a higher percentage of the population living longer. The conclusions drawn from the statistics are patently incorrect. 85% of the increase in life expectancy since 1900 has come from better prenatal care and control of infectious disease. If those factors are taken out of the equation, the increase in life expectancy has only gone up 4% – while the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease has gone up over 1000%
Alzheimer’s is caused by two dietary factors.
1) The consumption of sugary foods.
2) The consumption of sugar drinks which allow the sugar to pass though the blood brain barrier and start the process of growing amyloidal plaque.
Alzheimer’s is preventable. It just means getting on my program and getting on it early. All this is laid out for you in my book, “The Myth of Alzheimer’s.”



When I wrote “Why We Eat… and why we keep eating,” I thought the bulk of my work was done. But some recent research in the field led me to realize how important “when we eat” is. I touched on the subject in my book, but that explanation, I now know, was not complete. There are people who eat all the right foods, get plenty of exercise, and still do not reach their ideal weight. The problem may be not what they eat, or how much, but when they eat. Researchers at the analyzed the eating habits of 500 men and women and found some interesting connections between the way people eat and their risk of becoming overweight. Here are the findings of that study:
Habit Changes obesity rate by:
Eating at least one midday snack -39%
Eating dinner as your biggest meal of the day +6%
Waiting more than 3 hours after Waking to eat breakfast +43%
Eating more than a third of your Meals in restaurants +69%
Going to bed hungry (3 or more hours after your last meal) +101%
Eating breakfast away from home +137%
Not eating breakfast +450%


Meat is bad for you?? Your doctor told you to stay away from red meat. Really? Did you know that the average doctor has one course in nutrition his entire career?
Eat low-fat meat abundantly. Meat, and other protein, made up an average of 35% of the calories consumed by our ancestors. Nutritionists today tell us to beware eating red meat. However, such blanket statements are rarely correct. Protein is an essential nutrient, needed to build muscle and repair tissue. Protein also stimulates the release of the hormone, CCK, which signals the brain to shut down the appetite center.
You do not simply inherit genes. Genes are passed from parent to child. But that is not the end of the story. Genes need to be told to turn on; this is called methylation. The nutrients in certain foods turn on good genes or turn off bad genes. Those nutrients are B-12, folic acid, and Methionine. Where are those nutrients found in abundance? Meat. The Meat is essential for methylation to take place. No barbeque. The fats released in high heat grilling are carcinogenic.




It is impossible to lose weight by going on a conventional diet. As soon as you begin to lose weight, the body thinks you are in starvation mode and slows down the metabolic rate. A person who maintained a steady weight while eating 2400 calories, and then goes on a failed diet, will gain weight eating only 1200 calories! Most people, dependent on diet alone, would have to consume eight hundred calories per day, or less, to lose weight.

It is impossible to get enough essential vitamins and minerals in eight hundred calories to maintain a healthy, functional immune system. A plethora of diseases would follow. One cannot consume enough calcium and magnesium to build bone and thereby almost assuredly would undergo osteoporosis. Food cravings and bingeing would overwhelm even the strongest resolve. Without certain nutrients, anxiety and depression are assured.

Your Metabolic Rate

You might ask, “Why is our metabolic rate is so low now that we can’t possibly succeed on a diet? What has changed so drastically in the last fifty years to precipitate obesity rates to go from 10% of the population in 1950 to 50% of the population in 2007?” That is a fair question. The answer is fluoridation.


Fluoridation of our water supply is the key contributor to the greatly increased rate of obesity in the past 50 years. It is no coincidence that fluoridation of our water supply began in 1950, when only one in ten people were obese. Today, 50 years after fluoridation began, obesity rates have reached 50%** of the population (** Using 1950’s standards, which have been relaxed to make us seem less fat).

Fluoridation of our water supplies significantly inhibits DNA synthesis and repair enzymes. Even as little as 1 part per million of fluoride inhibits DNA repair activity by 50%. Animal studies found that in 1 part per million, fluoride has caused chromosome damage.

Thyroid hormones rely on iodine, which is in the same group of four elements as fluorine. Fluorine displaces iodine in the body, which leads to serious problems with the thyroid gland. Children can be particularly affected if their mother was short of iodine during pregnancy.

Fluoridation affects thyroid function. The thyroid gland has a major role in controlling the metabolic rate. Fluoride slows down that rate, thereby burning fewer calories. Fluoridation is the generic name for the process of treating our water supplies. Technically the process is aluminum fluoridation. Yes, aluminum, as in one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s disease! Autopsies of the brains of people who have died due to Alzheimer’s disease showed a direct causal relationship between the absorption of aluminum (either through food or environmental exposure) and the disease. To reach the brain, aluminum must pass the blood-brain barrier, an elaborate structure that filters the blood before it reaches this vital organ. Elemental aluminum does not readily pass through this barrier, but certain aluminum compounds, such as aluminum fluoride, do. Many municipal water supplies are treated with both aluminum sulfate and aluminum fluoride, and these two chemicals readily combine with each other in the blood. Moreover, aluminum fluoride, once formed, is very poorly excreted in the urine.

The obesity epidemic that is plaguing the US, the UK and other industrialized countries is unequivocally linked to fluoride in drinking water. Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield says that “there is no doubt that fluoride is enzyme disruptive and one thing it affects is thyroid hormones”, adding that “People end up with an under-activity of the thyroid gland.” And children may be particularly susceptible to obesity if their mothers drank fluoridated water while pregnant

But exactly how does the environment affect the thyroid?

We now have substantial research to demonstrate that environmental chemicals have a direct impact on the thyroid gland. It’s clear that PCBs and other industrial petrochemical toxins can lower thyroid function, as well as other pollutants such as chlorine, bromide, and fluoride. Almost all these elements and dangers reach us via our water supply.

Since the thyroid produces hormones that manage your metabolism, anything that affects your thyroid will ultimately affect your metabolism. In fact, there’s evidence that toxins boost the excretion of thyroid hormones, leaving you with less of this hormone to control your metabolism – and a decreased ability to burn fat. The truth is your thyroid plays a huge role in weight control, and in determining your metabolic rate.

The question is not if, but how much is today’s obesity epidemic linked to the harmful effects of environmental toxins on metabolism. I’ve seen so many patients struggle with their weight, only to have the pounds melt off when we addressed their thyroid problems.

Now here is the most important question. How do we address those thyroid problems? Allopathic medicine (mainstream medicine) uses pharmaceutical drugs to treat thyroid malfunction. These drugs have serious side effects and do not boost the metabolic rates to optimal levels and hold it there all day. Pharmaceutical meds are one size, fits all. Further, these drugs are known to produce anxiety, depression, debilitating migraine headaches, fuzzy thinking, memory problems, etc. They are not tailored to individual needs or individual metabolisms, or changes to metabolism that happen over time. Many doctors can miss the subtle signs of thyroid problems, and conventional medicine often treats low thyroid function with inadequate, one-size-fits-all drugs like Synthroid. Thyroid dysfunction requires you to become an active partner in your care.

Other factors that can affect thyroid deficiencies.  For example, food allergies, like sensitivities to gluten and other foods, also negatively affect thyroid function – and are frequently undiagnosed. Likewise, deficiencies in nutrients important to good thyroid function – like selenium, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, iodine and tyrosine – can also trigger thyroid problems. With all of these factors that can affect your thyroid, it’s clear that we need a new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease in order to regain control of our appetites and maintain a healthy, attractive, desired weight.

There’s no doubt that thyroid disease is on the rise. From the research I’ve reviewed and the patients I’ve seen in the last 20 years, it’s clear to me that the thyroid gland is sensitive to many different influences – your diet, your lifestyle, and the world around you.

So, it’s not surprising that as we eat more toxic foods and are increasingly exposed to pollution, petrochemical and industrial wastes, and heavy metals that thyroid problems have skyrocketed. In fact, more than 80% of women and men in the United States have thyroid dysfunctions – and half of them don’t even know it!

Correcting a dysfunctional thyroid: Know that the problem can be fixed … simply. By following my program (The caffeine Diet: Sipping your way to Slim), you can get your thyroid working properly, keep your weight under control, and start feeling better today. And you will be in total control of your thyroid, metabolism, and weight loss goals.

You cannot eliminate all external or internal causes of an under active thyroid. What you can do is eliminate the most invasive and prevalent, and then follow my program.

Tap water can make you fat

Can’t you simply stop drinking tap water? It’s not that simple. Even if you have a good filtration system for the drinking water in your home you still absorb the equivalent of eight 8 ounce glasses of water every time you take a shower. Further, that would still not address the other toxins in our environment that affect the thyroid or water drank outside the home. And no, bottled water – unless it employs activated charcoal, reverse osmosis and distillation – is beneficial.





I’ve been a gym rat for most of my life. But the truth is my metabolism slowed down a long time ago. If I depended solely on exercise to burn calories, I wouldn’t have as low a body fat ratio as I do. Even with all my hard work, I couldn’t have made the progress I have without some help from science. Here’s how I’ve been able to keep my body fat ratio at 8% at the age of 57.

There are a number of supplements that can help you burn fat while you sleep. Here are some of the best:

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). This naturally occurring group of linoleic acid derivatives promotes fat loss and the prevention of further fat gain while simultaneously stimulating muscle growth. CLA not only helps you lose fat by decreasing the amount that’s stored in your fat cells by boosting metabolism, but it also increases the amount of fat that’s burned during sleep. This supplement must be taken consistently. Guaaulsterone: When you diet, the body tends to slow down the metabolism because your brain thinks you’re starving. The idea is to keep your metabolism up without keep you up at night. Guggulsterone, an extract from the resin of Indian Commiphora mukul trees, keeps your metabolic rate up without keeping you up.

Glucomannan. This fiber, derived from the konjac root, expands to 50 times its original volume when mixed with water. This fills your stomach, giving you a sense of fullness and helping you avoid late-night snacking. It also slows the digestion of foods like carbohydrate to prevent unwanted insulin spikes and further help weight loss.