Healthy Fitness Guru Worries about Effect of Illegal Steroids on Teenage Boys

According to the website of the Canadian Mounted Police, although Mexico is a notable supplier for diverted anabolic steroids, the majority of shipments that make their way to Canada do so through the United States. The under-reported result is that “Teenage boys on both sides of the border are falling victim to the lure of steroids,” says Anthony Ellis. “More victims in the war on drugs.”

Like many others, Ellis is concerned about America’s southern border crisis. Unlike others, however, his primary concern is neither immigration nor the trafficking of “hard core” substances like cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana. Ellis is focused on getting the word out that “steroids must be stopped, too.”

Ellis is the creator of Gaining Mass, a program designed to help people who have trouble gaining weight add lean muscle. The regimen puts the emphasis “on health, not magic pills,” says Ellis who has used the combination of diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation to transform his own body.

An Overwhelming Task

Ellis is sympathetic to the challenge of customs agents who enforce hundreds of laws for dozens of Federal agencies. “Steroids are just one of a growing list of contraband that overwhelmed inspectors are asked to flag,” he acknowledges. And although intercepting narcotics is a top priority, “Steroids get less attention than drugs like marijuana and cocaine.”

Once across the border, steroids are reaching younger consumers, and are especially attractive to teenage boys. “Young men who use steroids are at the greatest risk for serious side effects and problems,” Ellis says. “Because of their hormonal makeup, young boys who use steroids are cause irreversible damage to their health.”

Ellis points to data from the National Drug Intelligence Center’s National Drug Threat Assessment 2005. The report finds that in 2004 steroid use “fluctuated, but continued to rise overall among adolescents, ” says Ellis who notes, “On top of that, kids perception that using steroids is risky is dropping.” He calls it a crisis.

An Answer in Education

“I know what happens with steroids,” he says referring to a laundry list of mental and physical health problems associated with abuse of the drug. “And I know what’s possible without steroids. I also know that a key component to combating illegal steroid use is a program that provides the same results, without the risk.” Gaining Mass, he points out, was created “to work, not sell. But then I realized that what worked for me would work for other people, and I suddenly was able to turn my personal passion into my career.”

Based in nature not chemistry, Gaining Mass is written for beginners, but contains cutting-edge information that will benefit even the most experienced fitness follower. It’s appropriate for athletes trying to get their game on, for armchair quarterbacks who want to look and feel better and, says Ellis, “It’s for anyone who has ever felt the pain of being skinny and thought that illegal drugs were the only answer.”

Bonavitas Products Target Consumers That Are Self Educated About Natural Hormones Supplements And Nutrition As They Seek More Natural Solutions For Their Long Term Health

Bonavitas Products Target Consumers That Are Self Educated About Natural Hormones Supplements And Nutrition As They Seek More Natural Solutions For Their Long Term Health

Bonavitas Products

Provo, UT (PRWEB) August 19, 2011

Bonavitas, the good life fitness company, today announced it is finding new ways to solve old problems without taking risks with people’s long term health. 

For example, conventional recovery wisdom is that a recovery drink should come with a high dose of sugars, that raise blood sugar and spike insulin. Bonavitas uses a slow release sugar so that people can keep burning fat post exercise. Since one creates free radicals during exercise and the body starts to repair during rest, Bonavitas products provide antioxidants to the body right in that window and challenge conventional industry wisdom about what is expedient and create effective products that do not compromise on delivering good, healthy long term results.

“Bonavitas products are designed to provide a clear benefit now, without sacrificing what your body needs to keep working and age gracefully. None of our products contain artificial flavors, artificial colors or artificial sweeteners,” said Alexandra Paul, the scientist behind Bonavitas product line. 

“Guess what, they taste like citrus fruits, like cinnamon, like honey, like cayenne pepper – like real food. Remember those? Foods, vitamins, minerals – The things your body was built to digest. They don’t taste like ice cream or bubble gum. They don’t look like radiator fluid but they give you real fuel, nutrition and antioxidants to keep powering the real you,” she added.

Read our labels – no aspartame, no acesulfame potassium, no sucralose – because sugar molecules should not have chlorine molecules attached to them.

Bonavitas products will be distributed on-line and a combination of retail channels depending on the appropriate landscape for each particular product. For example, energy shots will be distributed FDM, convenience, natural/health foods and online, whereas the recovery drink and hydration powder mixes will be distributed in natural/health food and online only.

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Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Bonavitas is a worldwide provider of functional food and supplement options designed to meet the needs of tired people interested in products that do not contain artificial colors, artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors. The company was designed to meet the needs of tired people. Tiredness in all of its various forms and expressions is the number one complaint made to primary care physicians. Bonavitas offers powdered drink mixes and ready to drink products that address the underlying causes of consumer tiredness.


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Human rights Group Speaks Out About Tom Cruise Speaking Out

Human rights Group Speaks Out About Tom Cruise Speaking Out

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) September 3, 2005

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a psychiatric watchdog group, said Tom Cruise’s remarks on NBC’s Today Show recently represent a growing public awareness about the national crisis of children and adults being prescribed damaging mind-altering drugs.

Brian Beaumont, President of the British Columbia chapter of CCHR said, “The Today Show interview was a warning that people need to be beware of psychiatry and its purported research rather than accepting at face value concepts such as a chemical imbalance in the brain causing their problems, which can deny them real help”.

To back up their claims, CCHR released a video documentary on their website, , that includes prominent doctors, neurologists and psychiatrists debunking the hoax of mental disorders being physically based or the result of a chemical imbalance.

“The ‘chemical imbalance’ theory, popularized by marketing, is no more than psychiatric wishful thinking,” Beaumont said. It has been thoroughly discredited by researchers, doctors and scientists. The only reason it exists is that it makes it easier for psychiatrists to label and drug vulnerable and often desperate individuals including helpless little children. It is driven by more than $ 23 billion in drug sales each year.”

Based on this false chemical imbalance theory, millions of people have fallen prey to damaging psychiatric practices: stimulants and antidepressants have induced teenagers to go on murderous shooting sprees (9 out of 13 school shootings, such as the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, were committed by teens on psychiatric drugs). A 14 year old boy shot two children, killing one, at W.R.Myers High School in Taber, Alberta. He was seeing a psychiatrist who prescribed him Dexedrine just prior to the shooting.

Hundreds of thousands of Canadian children and teens have been prescribed SSRIs, or selective seritonin reuptake inhibitors, and other newer antidepressants for an ever-growing array of bogus illnesses including anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia. At least five teenagers in Canada have died, four of suicide, while being treated with the most widely prescribed antidepressants in Canada and at least 100 other children as young as 18 months old have experienced serious suspected adverse reactions to the pills.

For 14 years, CCHR, which was established by the Church of Scientology, has been warning people of the psychiatric industry’s penchant for wholesale labelling and drugging of young people for profit, most recently made obvious in BC by posters, fliers, bus ads and a festival stigmatizing normal teenage experience as a “mental disorder”. Last October, the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. ordered a “black box” label for antidepressants that the drugs could cause suicide. Health Canada has taken similar measures. But these reforms are not enough to curb what CCHR says is a “national crisis” of child drugging and psychotropic drug abuse.

“Psychiatrists are society’s biggest drug pushers,” Beaumont says. “People do suffer from serious mental difficulties or life-crippling problems and their methods of coping with this can fail. Psychiatrists exploit this, marketing drugs for conditions they admit they do not know the cause of or cannot cure. Fraud involves intentional deception or deliberate misrepresentation to secure money, rights or privilege. CCHR is helping Canadians wake up to this psychiatric fraud.”

For information on Psychiatry or to report a psychiatric abuse people can call the CCHR hotline at 1-800-670-2247.


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Overwhelming Number of Americans Concerned About Their Weight

Overwhelming Number of Americans Concerned About Their Weight

Washington, DC (Vocus) July 8, 2010

Most Americans (70 percent) say they are concerned about their weight status, and an overwhelming majority (77 percent) are trying to lose or maintain their weight. When asked what actions they are taking, most Americans say they are changing the amount of food they eat (69 percent); changing the type of foods they eat (63 percent); and engaging in physical activity (60 percent). Further, 65 percent of Americans report weight loss as a top driver for improving the healthfulness of their diet; 16 percent report improving their diet to maintain weight. Similarly, losing or maintaining weight is the main motivator (35 percent) for Americans who are physically active, yet a large majority of people (77 percent) are not meeting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines.

These findings are part of the International Food Information Council Foundation’s fifth annual Food & Health Survey which takes an extensive look at Americans’ eating, health and physical activity habits, as well as food safety practices.

“Americans are hearing about the importance of weight to their health from a variety of sources, and it appears to be driving healthful changes in their lives,” says Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, Senior Vice President, Nutrition and Food Safety at the International Food Information Council Foundation. “Even at the highest levels of government, from the White House’s Let’s Move campaign to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, there’s significant focus on an overweight and obese population, with an emphasis on reducing the amount of calories in the diet and increasing physical activity, but first people need to understand the role that calories play.”

The Balancing Act of Diet and Physical Activity

Americans continue to show a lack of understanding of “calories in” and “calories out” and their relationship to weight. For example, when it comes to calories consumed versus calories burned, most Americans (58 percent) do not make an effort to balance the two. In addition, of those who say they are trying to lose or maintain weight, only 19 percent say they are keeping track of calories, which can be a tool for those trying to manage weight.

The Food & Health Survey continues to find that few Americans (12 percent) can accurately estimate the number of calories they should consume in a day. Furthermore, many Americans do not know how many calories they burn in a day (43 percent) or offer inaccurate estimates (35 percent say 1000 calories or less).

“People need help understanding how to balance diet and physical activity choices to attain a healthy weight, but there is more to the equation,” said Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD, Senior Director of Health and Wellness at the Foundation. “Small steps toward a healthy weight can equal giant leaps in achieving an overall healthful lifestyle.”

The Foundation’s 2010 Food & Health Survey captured the thoughts, perceptions, and actions of 1,024 American adults over a two and a half-week period in April and May of 2010.

Additional Key Findings from the International Food Information Council Foundation 2010 Food & Health Survey include:

Awareness and Use of Federal Programs such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid

Americans have at least heard of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (71 percent, consistent with findings from 2009).
Most have heard of MyPyramid (85 percent), but the majority (71 percent) have not used it.
Consumer Perceptions of Food Components included in the Dietary Guidelines

More than half of Americans (53 percent) are concerned with the amount of sodium in their diet and more likely to look for sodium content on the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP).
Americans seem to be less focused on dietary fat than in previous years, with significant decreases in the number who report looking for total fat on the NFP.
Americans are trying to consume more fiber (72 percent) and whole grains (73 percent).
Food Safety Practices and Confidence in a Safe Food Supply

When asked to what extent, if at all, are you confident in the safety of the U.S. food supply, 47 percent of Americans reported that they are confident or somewhat confident, similar to previous years.
Similar to 2009, Americans still have room for improvement when it comes to practicing good food safety at home including:
o    72 percent (vs. 79 percent in 2008) properly store leftovers within two hours of serving.

o    78 percent (vs. 92 percent in 2008) wash cutting boards with soap and water or bleach.

o    89 percent (vs. 92 percent in 2008) wash their hands with soap and water regularly when handling food.

The Impact of the Economy on Food and Beverage Purchases

Price continues to have a large impact on consumers’ food and beverage purchasing decisions (73 percent in 2010 vs. 64 percent in 2006).
As in previous years, taste remains the biggest influence on purchasing decisions (86 percent) followed by price, healthfulness (58 percent) and convenience (55 percent).
Consumer Food Shopping Preferences

The majority of Americans (88 percent) conduct most of their shopping at a supermarket/grocery store vs. a warehouse shopping club (4 percent) or a discount retailer (4 percent).
Most Americans are either somewhat or extremely satisfied with the healthfulness of products offered at their supermarket (73 percent).
The 2010 Food & Health Survey also covers consumer attitudes on protein, use of the Nutrition Facts Panel and other forms of food and beverage labeling, as well as low-calorie sweeteners, caffeine, food additives and colors.

For a copy of the 2010 Food & Health Survey Executive Summary and other resources for journalists and bloggers please visit . A PDF of the data and full data tables are available upon request by contacting the Foundation media team at 202-296-6540 or media(at)foodinsight(dot)org.

The International Food Information Council Foundation’s mission is to effectively communicate science-based information on health, nutrition, and food safety for the public good. Additional information on the Foundation is available on the “About” section of our Web site. For interviews with experts or other questions, please call (202)296-6540.


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