The Venus Factor: An Honest Review

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(NOTE:The Venus Factor is a program designed specifically for women. Men should check out our review of the E-Factor Diet!)

What is the Venus Factor?

The Venus Factor program is one of the only weight loss 4242051-femaleprograms designed specifically for women. It bills itself as a step by step system that brings results quickly by raising your metabolism while not restricting the foods you eat.

The Venus Factor system was authored by John Barban, and the story behind why he began researching female metabolism is rather touching. John’s beloved sister, Lisa, weighed 200 lbs after giving birth to her first child. She suffered from self-image issues which affected her personal life. That was heart-wrenching for John to see and had a profound effect on him, and so he set out to help his sister Lisa. John stumbled upon research that later became the basis for the Venus Factor program. Through the program, John helped his sister Lisa lose 53 lbs and drop 12 dress sizes in only five months. Wow! I just love this story. 🙂

You’re not alone if you’ve ever wondered whether the authors of all those diet programs we see floating around on the Internet really take into account the biological differences between men and women when they design their programs. What I love about the Venus Factor program is that it specifically takes into account the fact that women’s metabolisms are different from those of men. In my eyes, that alone places the program above all others as a woman.

How does the Venus Factor work?

Barban goes as far as to completely advise women against using men’s diet programs, because they fail to take into account the importance of the one of the most important factors of the differences in weight loss between men and women: the hormone Leptin. The entire program is premised on this hormone.

sharma-obesity-leptinHigh levels of Leptin will speed up metabolism while low levels of Leptin slow metabolism and signal the body to store fat. Low Leptin levels also tend to make you hungry. Here’s a really shocking fact recently revealed by science: women have twice as much Leptin in their bodies as men do. However, their bodies aren’t using it because of what is known as Leptin resistance. Overweight people often have high levels of Leptin resistance [1]. If there was a way to surmount Leptin resistance and become more Leptin sensitive, women’s bodies could potentially burn fat twice as fast as men could. That sounds like it would be exciting… if it were even possible. 😉

In fact, that is exactly what the Venus Factor aims to do: to unleash women’s full fat burning potential by optimizing their bodies’ Leptin sensitivity, which accelerates our metabolisms and lets us burn fat much faster.

Personal Testimonial

I recently came to the conclusion that I had suffered from low Leptin levels before I tried the Venus Factor protocols. I was always feeling hungry, and at 5’5 190lbs, I suppose I wasn’t exactly in the best shape of my life.

 

I have been on the protocols for about six months now and I am happy to say that since before-after-venus-factor-dietthen, I am down to
135lbs! The diet promises results in two weeks, once you’ve gotten a feel for the whole program. I found that to be a fair and accurate statement. I attribute a lot of my success to the Leptin aspect of this diet. About two weeks in, I stopped feeling cravings for food all the time. Those cravings would always lead me into eating way more than I should have, and eliminating them was a huge step in my journey to fitness.

What can you eat while on Venus Factor protocols?

 

The Venus Factor blows the lid off this idea that there are specific foods you should and shouldn’t eat. In a section of the book titled “Disinhibited Eating – ‘Good Food’ vs ‘Bad Food’ Thinking Must Go,” you
will learn about the myths of “good food” versus “bad food.” The authors make the point that trying to always avoid “bad foods” only makes you binge eat at one point or another. The program gives you a lot of freedom in this regard. You should not feel limited under on the Venus Factor program.

That said, you will learn that certain things you put in your mouth actually do increase Leptin sensitivity and you should strongly consider cutting them out of your diet for the fastest weight loss. The book also contains scheduled meal plans to follow if you absolutely want to ensure the program works for you.

Exercise and the Venus Factor

The exercise component in the Venus Factor is optional and completely complementary to losing weight and is actually included as a bonus to the program.

2016-01-01 20_52_28-Venus FactorIf your goal is to lose weight, then all you need to do is follow the diet found in the program. If you want to speed up the process, then you will also be following the program’s workout protocols. But don’t think that you need to spend hour upon hour in the gym. The workouts are meant to be done at home; there is no need to go to the gym! The workouts are all clearly demonstrated and explained in the program’s downloaded videos.

You will also find out why women should work out less and in less intense sessions than men, exercises women should avoid, and why exercise can increase metabolism and increase Leptin sensitivity.

Venus Immersion

One bonus I really adored which I wanted to mention briefly is the Venus Immersion bonus included with the Venus Factor program. Being part of the Venus Immersion community lets you connect with other women in the program. I love that, because if something isn’t working for you, you can ask someone else in the community about your problem and they are always willing to help you out. Not to mention all the new friends I have acquired through the network!

Pros and Cons of the Venus Factor

Pros

  • Program tailored specifically for women
  • Unlocks your body’s fat burning potential by supporting your Leptin hormone
  • Enjoy the foods you have always loved while losing weight
  • Comes with many cool and useful features and lots of bonus material
  • Digital product; buy it now to begin your weight loss journey
  • Be part of the Venus Factor social network

Cons

  • As per the website, the program may not stay at the listed price of $37 forever, so the program is operating under a limited time offer
  • You must dedicate yourself to a new dietary program

In conclusion, I found that the Venus Factor system worked very well for me personally. I love the scientific aspects of the program; I feel that supporting your body’s Leptin is by far the fastest way a woman can lose weight. At $37, it has been one of the best investments of my life. Please click here if you are interested in getting involved with the Venus Factor program! Happy New Year!

 

-Leanna, randomactsofhealth blogger

 

REFERENCES:

[1] http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/the-facts-on-leptin-faq?page=2

The Venus Factor: An Honest Review

Defeating Diabetes Kit Review

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The Defeating Diabetes Kit was created by Yuri Elkaim, a nutritionist and author of the New York Times bestseller The All Day Energy Diet. You may have seen Elkaim all over the national media. He has been a contributor to the Dr. Oz Show, AskMen, Yahoo News, and the Huffington Post, among others.

 

Although Elkaim does not suffer from diabetes himself, his father suffered from type-2 diabetes, until Elkaim claimed to have cured him of the disease. Elkaim has went as far as to make the claims that “type 2 diabetes is one-hundred percent reversible through lifestyle alone.” Since then, Elkaim claims that he has helped over 500,000 people improve their health using dietary strategies – the Defeating Diabetes Kit being one of them.

 

Elkaim’s site contains many glowing testimonials of clients, some of whom have decreased their blood sugar numbers by significant margins while on his protocols. Others claim to have lost weight and have become more clear thinking and less lethargic. So whatever Elkaim is doing, it seems to be working.

 

no-more-diabetes-pills1One of the really nice things we can say about the program right off the bat is that it does not involve needles, medications, finger pricking or test strips or trips to the doctor. This is a natural approach to remedying the disease backed up by medical research.

 

The Defeating Diabetes Kit advocates eliminating certain foods that
aggravate your diabetes and replacing them with natural and healthy foods. In particular, the dietary system revolves around what Elkaim the-best-sources-of-resistant-starchrefers to as “super starch,” otherwise known as resistance starch. Resistance starch is structurally different from other starches, making it act like a fiber. It is not easily digestible and will reach the colon intact. There, it is eaten by beneficial bacteria, promoting their growth on an exponential level. These beneficial bacteria heal the intestinal barrier separating the digestive tract from the body, thus fixing the weak point through which toxins that cause insulin resistance use to get into the bloodstream. Thus, the beneficial bacteria work to reduce insulin resistance throughout the entire body.

 

Additionally, resistance starch slows the rate at which the stomach digests food, thereby minimizing blood sugar spikes. Resistance starch also helps beneficial basteria produce short-chain fatty acids, which are absorbed into the bloodstream and carry profound health benefits.

 

As an added bonus, resistance starch elicits a feeling of satiety, so by adhering to the recipes and food choices found in the book, you will feel fuller throughout the day. So the program even helps you lose weight, which is a vital component of managing diabetes, according to Elkaim.

 

These claims are backed up by quite a bit of medical research, which you can find on Elkaim’s site.

 

By purchasing the program you gain access to four primary components:

 

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Component #1: The Super Starch Solution. In this ebook you gain access to:

 

  • Knowledge of the four best food sources of resistance starch,
  • How to prepare these foods to increase their levels of resistance starch,
  • White starch in powder form,
  • And more.

 

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Component #2: How to Eat to beat Diabetes. This ebook contains:

 

  • Fourteen diabetes-friendly recipes,
  • Elkaim’s own “7-Day Rapid Results” diabetes-friendly meal plan,
  • Nutrition guidelines for stabilizing insulin and blood sugar levels,
  • A list of the best low-glycemic foods to enjoy,
  • And more.

 

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Component #3: 20 Delicious Diabetes Recipes. It contains:

 

  • Contains twenty “no-thinking-required,” 100%-diabetes friendly recipes

 

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Component #4: Iso Burn “No Movement” Workout

 

  • Elkaim’s proprietary workout routine for reversing diabetes. This workout is easily done from home. Elkaim provides you with instructional video and audio, so he acts as your own personal trainer, as well as coach and motivator.

 

In conclusion, while there is no known cure for diabetes, you can, for a bargain price, gain access to knowledge that will help you abate the disease and make living with diabetes that much easier. In managing a disease like diabetes, every little thing you do helps. Elkaim claims that type-2 diabetics can reverse the disease entirely. At such a low price – $37 – it certainly cannot hurt to try. The Defeating Diabetes Kit is a fantastic natural remedy to diabetes. Take a moment to check out Elkaim’s site and consider buying the program!

 

-Dan & Victoria

Defeating Diabetes Kit Review

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If you are a sufferer of acid reflux disease, you know how debilitating and humiliating the disease can be. Some of the rituals to which you must adhere are avoiding spicy and acidic foods and taking big pharmaceutical companies’ medications (and enduring the side effects). You must endure bad breath, burping and bloating. You also endure a constant bitter taste in your mouth, regurgitation of acid into the throat, dry coughing and heartburn.

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But acid reflux is also potentially life-threatening, as it can lead to stomach ulcers, small intestine ulcers and stomach cancer.

 

All of this, as well as acid reflex disease itself, is caused by bacteria named H. Pylori, which live in the stomach.

 

There’s been an incredible breakthrough in acid reflux relief that attacks these bacteria and thus tackles the issue at its core. The Rapid Reflux Relief system was created by Nick O’Conner and Richard Harrow, both of whom were previous heartburn sufferers. The system is makes use of five natural chemicals to attack acid reflux and eliminate the condition in three weeks or less.

 

The Rapid Reflux Relief system contains two primary components. The first is a comprehensive list of all natural foods that contain the aforementioned chemicals. However, these foods must be consumed in a rather specific way. That’s where the second component comes in. The second component is a guide you must follow to combine these foods in a way that will produce the effect of eliminating H.Pylori permanently from your system.

 

easy-bbq-chicken-400x400The great thing about the list of foods prescribed by O’Connor and Harrow is that it is in no way limiting. You will have many options, because the five chemicals are actually found in a wide variety of foods, drinks and supplements. Furthermore, you do not need to stay on the diet forever. Once H.Pylori is gone from your system, you are free to resume your previous diet.

 

By  following the Rapid Reflux Relief system, you will finally be able to get off big pharma’s medications, which do not solve acid reflux disease at its core but merely offer temporary relief and also come with side effects. Being able to treat the problem naturally and permanently is a privilege afforded to us through independent research.

 

Indeed, big pharma does not want the Rapid Reflux Relief system to succeed, because big pharma lines its pockets with the money made off acid reflux disease medications. If you read my review of Dr. Miles Channing’s solution to high blood pressure and hypertension, you know I value the independent researcher’s efforts to provide a natural alternative remedy to big pharma’s medications, the long term effects of which we really do not know. The natural approach is more effective and is safer in
the long term.

 

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Consider the fact that the program has already cured 110,200 Americans cure their acid reflux disease. You would think such a program would receive more exaltation in the media. Due to the efforts of big pharma, this is not so. Be mindful that this program may not be around forever — big pharma is armed to the teeth with lobbyists and lawyers, and they will stop at nothing to take down anything that threatens their revenues.

 

Pros of the Rapid Reflux Relief System:

  • Permanently be rid of the debilitating and humiliating condition known as acid reflux disease
  • Preemptively fight cancers caused by acid reflux disease
  • Enjoy a wide variety of foods
  • Sixty-day refund guarantee if your acid reflux is not cured two months from the time you purchase the program

 

Cons:

  • It’s a diet – who among us is good at following diets?

 

In conclusion, I highly suggest you check out the Rapid Reflex Relief system if you are suffering from acid reflux disease. You can start your journey to eliminating acid reflux disease permanently right away!

 

-Dan & Victoria

Dr. Miles Channing’s Blood Pressure Protocol: A Review

hypertensionThere is an unpleasant truth about the state of high blood pressure treatment. Big pharma make billions from blood pressure medications like ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin receptor blockers, Calcium-channel blockers, Beta-blockers and more. Big pharma has brainwashed the public into believing that medication is the best way to keep blood pressure in check. Doctors often prescribe more and more drugs and medication to treat high blood pressure with little tangible benefit.

 

Big pharma doesn’t really care about our health when it comes to effectively treating high blood pressure and is screwing us for its own financial benefit.

 

What people do not know is that there is a way to dramatically lower blood pressure and treat hypertension without resorting to pumping all of big pharma’s drugs into their bodies. The man who developed this treatment is Dr. Miles Channing, a cardiologist and hypertension specialist who spent time in the Amazonian rainforest, studying a small and isolated tribe living there.

 

What Dr. Channing found is that this tribe had zero cases of hypertension. Their average blood pressure came out to about 103/63 mmHg. For comparison’s sake, the other 51 populations had an average of about 120/72. Nor did their blood pressure rise as they aged. Clearly, this tribe was doing something that nobody else knew to do.

 

The tribe’s diet, high in protein and fiber, was recently confirmed by the Boston University School of Medicine as being effective in abating hypertension by as much as 59% [1]. It was also discovered that the tribe’s diet contained the antioxidant co-enzyme-q10-chemical-structureCoenzyme Q10. This antioxidant, found in certain types of food, is capable of lowering systolic blood pressure by up to 17 points and diastolic blood pressure by up to 10 points, according to the Cardiac Surgical Research Unit at Alfred Hospital in Melbourne [2].

 

So Dr. Channing did what any good and honest doctor would do: he compiled a list of food and ingredients consumed by the tribe hoping to share it with consumers back home.

 

Not everyone was enthusiastic about Dr. Channing’s discovery. Harvard Medical School refused to fund a wider research study because his treatment layout did not include medication or drugs (a reminder that Harvard Medical School’s funding mostly comes from big pharma).

 

Dr. Channing allegedly went through a far more harrowing experience when he attempted to publicize his treatment for HBP and hypertension in 1994 (You can find out more in the link at the bottom of this post).

 

For now, let’s turn the page discuss the vast benefits offered by Dr. Channing’s treatment plan.

 

First one should remark upon the fact that some have reported remarkable changes in blood pressure levels while on Blood Pressure Protocol protocols. Reported figures include 220/140 down to 113/71 in five days, 200/140 down to 130/80 in three weeks, and 190/140 down to 125/80 in 15 days.

 

Second, we should point out the fact that the treatment is one hundred percent natural. This is important because the more medications we take into our bodies, the more risk we assume. By taking medications out of the picture, we neutralize both known and unknown long-term effects on our bodies.

 

Third, if you eliminate medications (and you should) you will no longer have to experience their side effects.

 

Fourth, the entire treatment program is administered by you in the comfort of your own home.

 

Pros and Cons of the Blood Pressure Protocol:

 

Pros

  • Eliminate hypertension
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • The protocol is entirely home-made and administered
  • Natural
  • No medications and no side effects thereof
  • Start saving the money you spend regularly on medications

 

Cons

  • May not be available for long (see the website below)

 

In conclusion, I would absolutely recommend checking out the Blood Pressure Protocol website and purchasing their ebook. We need to support the efforts of independent healthcare researchers as much as we need to support our own health, because big pharma isn’t cutting it.

 

-Dan & Victoria

 

References

[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25194158

[2] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17287847

Dr. Miles Channing’s Blood Pressure Protocol: A Review