Bigger isn’t always better, or is it?

I wasn’t sure about raising this topic, it’s a bit touchy, then my friend told me to go for it, so here it is! In a story run by MSNBC today it was stated that “Penis Size Does Matter” 

So, why the title? Well that comes from Dr. Oz.

And, losing weight improves the sex lives of men in another way. "If you lose 35 pounds, if you’re a male, you are gaining one inch of penis length," he says. Often when a man is carrying a lot of extra weight, Dr. Oz says a fat bundle builds up and starts to surround the shaft. As a man drops the weight, that fat starts to recede.”

(I do want to clarify that by losing 35 pounds he means 35 pounds of extra weight not by losing 35 of your 70 pound body, sorry.)

I’m not saying that the size of a man’s penis makes a difference one way or another, I am not a scientist. 

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What I am saying is if this: If losing 10-100 pounds or more could help you in any way, I am here to assist you, coach and support you. I’ve lost over 55 pounds and kept it off for over 5 1/2 years and I have a host of colleagues that are here to work with us as you dive into your goal.

Contact me for a consultation to see what would be the best plan of action to get you back on the road to better health, and maybe better… Smile

Can’t believe I’ve been drinking coffee with Beaver Butt!

So, I start working for my friend, Mark Ackerman, and he makes coffee at the office.  I love a good cup of coffee (just one) with some flavored creamer… or at least I did.

Last weekend I was looking over a blog by Sean Croxton and this morning, my coffee had an off flavor that I just couldn’t overcome to complete drinking the cup. (I also felt the need to share such information with my co-workers.) Smile

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So I did some research this morning and here is some of what I found… Wikipedia stated,

“Food use: In the United States, castoreum as a food additive is considered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be generally recognized as safe,[11] often referenced simply as a "natural

flavoring" in products’ lists of ingredients. While it can be used in both foods and beverages as a vanilla, raspberry and strawberry flavoring,[12] the annual industry consumption is around 300 pounds.[13]

Castoreum has been traditionally used in Scandinavia for flavoring snaps commonly referred to as "Bäverhojt".[14]

Then I moved to health.com to get their take on the issue.

“While it sounds downright disgusting, the FDA says it’s GRAS, meaning it’s “generally recognized as safe.” You won’t see this one on the food label because it’s generally listed as “natural flavoring.” It’s natural all right—naturally icky.”

Finally, I found a bit more information “According to G.A. Burdock in a 2007 article published in the International Journal of Toxicology, “Castoreum extract… is a natural product prepared by direct hot-alcohol extraction of castoreum, the dried and macerated castor sac scent glands (and their secretions) from the male or female beaver. It has been used extensively in perfumery and has been added to food as a flavor ingredient for at least 80 years. Both the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regard castoreum extract as generally recognized as safe (GRAS).”

When castoreum occurs in a food, it does not have to be listed by its name. It is considered a “natural flavor” and may be so designated on a food package according to the CFR: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=501.22

Here is the interview with Sean Croxton explaining Beaver Butt!

Whether Beaver Butt is true or not, it should be understood, that just because something states it contains “natural flavoring” that “natural” derivative may not be from what you were originally thinking… 

I will now purchase products that LIST their ingredients rather than HIDING them with words like “natural”.  “Natural Beaver Butt” is something I’d prefer to be CERTAIN is NOT in my coffee! Smile

Candy–1 step at a time!

I am so excited about a new find, introduced to me by my friend, Shirley Koritnik.  An option for candy that my daughter can have safely, (corn allergy) and that I can feel good about (no artificial ingredients) as an occasional treat for her.

UNREAL CANDY

Meet UnReal!  WOW… Here you can see what its made of and who is eating it. 

Tom Brady + Gisele Bundchen + Matt Damon + John Legend + Jack Dorsey + Mark Hyman = UnJunked!

 

Now, when you feel the need for a sweet snack, you have an option that doesn’t contain all of the artificial schtuff.  You have a choice! UNREAL!

Dr. Mark Hyman has written an excellent blog article on this as well, you can find it here.

We vote, every day with our $$’s.  Vote today for something that is VERY UnReal!

Make it a GREAT Day! 

Oh, almost forgot… places we can find it in SW Florida…  Walgreens, CVS, Michael’s, Staples, and very soon…TARGET!   I can hardly wait!!!!