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Friday, June 28, 2013

What is Your Health Worth to You?


I have heard many people say during an illness that they wished they had taken better care of themselves. They didn’t realize the value of good health till they lost it. 

Isn’t that how it goes? We often don’t realize how valuable something (or someone) is till we lose them.

Your health is one the most valuable assets you can have, for if you don’t have your health, life can be very hard to live through. All the money and things in the world cannot compare to your health. 

How can you expect to enjoy life if you are sick? If you have ever lost your health then you know what I mean. You would pay any price to get it back.

On the other side of the coin I hear people say that buying good, quality supplements is too expensive. I understand where they are coming from. I used to feel the same way, but I found that buying good, quality supplements and taking care of your health is far cheaper than dealing with an illness later.

Can I Afford To Buy Vitamins?

This is a question that many people often ask themselves. With the tough economy, scarce jobs and higher prices on everything, some people find it hard to justify spending money on vitamins and other health supplements.

So what’s more expensive, supplements or poor health?

Let’s look at the cost of poor health first.

In a study done by the Mayo Clinic, The True Cost of Poor Health¹, health care costs over $2 trillion dollars a year with U.S. employers shouldering most of this burden. The cost for each employee’s health care costs the company approximately $8,800! And this cost is just rising. 

These mounting expenditures are eroding the profit margin of companies and jeopardizing an already fragile job market. No wonder companies have a hard time staying in business!

There’s more than just the cost of health care added to employees and their employers, there’s the cost of lost productivity due to missed days. The costs of lowered productivity and absenteeism are registered in the billions of dollars every year! And this doesn’t even include the amount of days parents have to take off to care for their sick children!

OK, that’s what it costs companies when employees call in sick, but what is the cost to individuals and families every time they have to stay home from work, go to the doctor, buy prescriptions, etc when they and their children are sick?

I believe that cost cannot be accurately calculated. I shudder to think of the amount of lost wages that people lose when they miss work when they or their children are sick. Times are hard enough as it is without having a short paycheck.

The increase in people developing heart disease, strokes, cancer, diabetes and more is startling and downright scary. And when facing a potentially life threatening illness, the cost of treatment even with insurance will bankrupt most people.

What is causing these people to miss so much work and is there anything that can be done about it?

Many people just lead hectic lives and put their health on the back burner. They all know they need to improve their diet, exercise more and stress less, but they can’t seem to ever get around to doing all that.

They run like hamsters in a wheel, always running, but rarely getting anywhere except to a doctor’s exam room when their bodies start to give out. Then they wonder how they got there, how their health failed them and what they could have done differently.

It is then that they end up on strict diets, potent medicines and now have high health care costs they never had before. Then and only then do they reprioritize the important things in life, like taking care of oneself. It is then they realize all of it may have been prevented if they only took care of themselves.

Many of these health problems are related to obesity and the sedentary lifestyle we have. Our Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) is “sad” indeed and is a leading contributor to the many preventable diseases plaguing Americans. Time Magazine wrote an article in their Health Issue² that proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can prevent many major diseases 60-90% of the time. This includes preventing heart disease, cancer, diabetes and many more illnesses!

Imagine the amount of money that can be saved in health care costs alone!

If you or someone you know has ever been seriously ill, then you know how much money it costs in the long run. The medical bills not covered by insurance – the copay’s, deductibles, medicine  and other out of pocket costs all add up fast when you are ill and need medical attention.

We all know that good health is priceless and if lost, we will pay almost any price to get it back. The saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is an old saying, but so very, very true. It rings truer in today’s world than it ever did.

It’s no secret that health care facilities, doctors, insurance companies and employers are stressing prevention to help keep people healthy longer and to keep health care costs down. 

Many companies have wellness programs in place to help their employees kick bad habits, exercise more and choose to lead a healthier lifestyle. The reason they are implementing these wellness programs is more than just caring about their employees, they are trying to lower their healthcare costs!

Experts in medicine, biochemistry and nutrition all believe nutritional supplementation positively affects overall health. A recent landmark study of people who took a wide range of high quality nutritional supplements for 20 years or more showed dramatic benefits compared to those who just took a multivitamin or no supplement at all. This significant study showed they had better health and had a significant reduced rate of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more.

So when someone tells me they can’t afford to buy high quality vitamins, I have to ask, “So what is more expensive, sickness or prevention?”

Also, when it comes to supplements, you truly get what you pay for. Shortchanging your health by buying cheaply made vitamins with little to no research is money wasted. Your health is not something to bargain with.

One thing I have learned when justifying the cost is breaking it down into a daily cost. Our Multi, the Vita-Lea only costs about 38¢ a day. Our Vitalizer, which is the absolute best program out there providing the most concentrated form of essential nutrients only costs a little over $2.50 a day. Many people spend more than that each and every day on coffee, vending machine snacks and fast food!

I used to have to take medicine for a health condition I am now able to control with a healthier lifestyle. Exercising, trying to cut back on the “bad stuff” like too much sugar and fat, and adding high quality supplements has allowed me to get off all medication and best of all, I feel better! Unlike medicine that has side effects, I have side benefits from supplementing my diet – weight loss, more energy, less pain and clearer thinking!

For less than $3.00 a day, you can help prevent many of the major diseases plaguing us and leading a more fulfilling life because you will have the energy and good health to enjoy it!

So the question to ask isn’t, “Can I afford to buy vitamins?” it’s, “Can I afford not to?”

Best Wishes for Good Health,
Julie

For more information on our Vitalizer you can check them out here: Shaklee Vitalizer

And Shaklee is offering a FREE membership with every purchase of Vitalizer saving you up to 25% off retail!


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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

¹The Cost of Poor Health by The Mayo Clinic 2008
²Time Magazine’s Health Issue June 2009


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Shaklee 180™ Summer Shape-Up Ends Soon! (June 30th)






Shaklee 180™ Summer Shape-Up 
$100 in FREE product 
+ 3 months of Free Shipping 
for new people joining with 
Shaklee 180 ends June 30th, 2013!

Be sure to get started on your weight loss now so not to miss these fantastic deals!

What is Shaklee 180™? Visit our website to learn more: Shaklee 180 
or click the "Contact Us" tab up top to fill out 
our contact form. 
You can also email us at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com


Here's how it works:
New customers or Specialists join with one of the following:
• Shaklee 180 Turnaround™ Kit
• Shaklee 180 Lean & Healthy Kit
• Shaklee 180 Gold Plus PAK
• Shaklee 180 Super Gold PAK, OR
• Shaklee 180 Specialist Kit with a Turnaround or Lean & Healthy Kit on the same join order


The Shaklee 180 kit must be put on AutoShip during the join process. When new customers and Specialists join with AutoShip and keep their Shaklee 180 Kits on AutoShip for an additional two months (for a total of three months), here is what they will qualify for:

Free Shipping We are waiving shipping fees for Shaklee 180™ kits on AutoShip for the first three months (including initial Gold PAKs).

$100 of Shaklee Products when you complete your 90-day Turnaround,you receive $100 to spend on Shaklee products!

Promotion Details
• Offer ends June 30, 2013.
• Open to new Shaklee 180 Members and Specialists.
• Free shipping will be provided for the qualifying join order and for the next two consecutive monthly Autoship orders.
• Free shipping constitutes standard shipping with the exception of the first month of the Turnaround™ Kit which includes a built-in first month of expedited shipping.
• $100 credit applied after third consecutive month of AutoShip completed and must be used within 60 days of receipt.
• $100 calculated at price-tier of recipient.
• Product credit cannot be applied to the purchase of another Shaklee 180 Turnaround Kit or Lean & Healthy Kit.
• Shipping and handling discount not available after the first 90 days.
• Applies to all online and mobile orders. Orders placed through SBOSS and LA Service Center are not eligible.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Can Folic Acid Prevent Autism?


Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney 

Could something as simple as adding adequate folic acid to a mother's diet reduce the risk of autism in her children? According to a recent study (Surenet al., JAMA, 309: 570-577, 2013), the answer may be yes.

The data for this study were derived from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort study. It followed 85,176 children born between 2002 and 2008 for a period of 3 to 10 years after birth. The mothers were divided into two groups – those who used folic acid supplements for a period of at least four weeks prior to conception to at least eight weeks after the start of pregnancy and those who took no folic acid supplements during this period.

The time period for folic acid supplementation was based on previous studies which had shown that this is the most important time period for preventing neural tube defects in the newborn and delayed acquisition of language skills at around year three. The study did not actually record the amount of folic acid the supplement takers were getting, but it was estimated at 200 to 400 µg per day based on customary usage of folic acid supplements in Norway.

The results were quite clear cut. The children of the women taking folic acid supplements were 39% less likely to develop autism than the children of the women not taking folic acid supplements.

So if you are thinking of having children, what does this study mean to you?

  • This is a very robust study with a large number of participants, so the results are highly significant. It is not a randomized, placebo controlled study – that kind of study would be unethical when you're talking about a health outcome such as autism. However, it is the first study to evaluate the effect of folic acid intake on autism, so further studies will be required to validate this conclusion.
  • The good news is that we already know that 400 µg of folic acid prior to and during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of neural tube defects, so 400 µg of folic acid is already recommended for any woman who is thinking of becoming pregnant. Since most countries also fortify their foods with folic acid, the amount of folic acid in a simple multivitamin is usually sufficient. The possible effect of folic acid on reducing the risk of autism is just one more reason why you should be sure to get at least 400 µg of folic acid every day if you're thinking of giving birth.
  • Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that this is a perfect example of the famous Ben Franklin quote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. That's because the latest science tells us that there are literally hundreds of gene defects that can predispose a child to autism. So a drug or nutritional approach that may work well for one child with autism may be of absolutely no benefit to most other autistic children.

The bottom line is that there is no simple nutritional approach that will reliably help a child who was already developed autism, but this study suggests that there may be a very simple nutritional approach that can significantly decrease the likelihood of them developing autism in the first place.

About the Author 
Dr. Chaney has a BS in Chemistry from Duke University and a PhD in Biochemistry from UCLA. He currently holds the rank of Professor at a major university where runs an active cancer research program and has published over 100 scientific articles and reviews in peer-reviewed scientific journals.


Questions? Please feel free to contact us to talk more. You can click the “Contact Us” tab up top to fill out our contact form or email us at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com



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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Super Nutrition for Super Moms


Watch this short info talk between Dr. Chaney and nutritionist Barbara Lagoni discuss nutrition for busy moms and how to find easy ways to get healthier - "Super Nutrition for Super Moms"

Questions? Click the "Contact Us" tab up top and let us know how we can help you or email us at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com


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Monday, June 24, 2013

Shaklee 180™ Success Call - Monday June 24 - 7:00 pm


Jake Hines
Our Sales Director for the Central Region Jake Hines has another terrific guest joining him on this week's Shaklee 180 Success Call.

Senior Directors Marcy and Troy Anderson, OH were introduced to Shaklee three years ago in a way that many can relate to.  They were struggling with the stresses of work combined with raising a young family, and decided they needed to create a better foundation of health for themselves and their young children.  Soon, Marcy started talking to others about the great results they experienced with Shaklee nutrition, and that in turn translated into a word of mouth Shaklee business.  When Marcy was laid off from her position as a recruiting manager for a Fortune 500 company in the financial services industry, she was so happy to have her Shaklee business waiting in the wings.

In Shaklee 180, Marcy has found a system of building her business that is simple, easy to teach, with a product and a program that helps people to experience demonstrable success.  Marcy has a lot to share with you about what she's learned in doing Turnaround Parties and follow-up with her Shaklee 180 customers, including introducing the Shaklee opportunity, helping Shaklee 180 customers to get connected with other Shaklee products, and staying motivated.  It's all about the relationship, building trust and coaching people to be successful.  Get your note-taking tools and tune into a great call with a dynamic young leader!    
Dial:1-512-225-3211 / 951025#
When:Monday, June 24, 2013
7 pm in All Time Zones
Message:
Following the Monday night broadcast, each Shaklee 180 Success Call will be placed on rebroadcast for one week on 1-512-703-6147.


What is Shaklee and Shaklee 180?
Shaklee is the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S.
  • Over $250 million invested in clinical testing, research, and development
  • Over 83,000 tests annually for product quality
  • Over 100 scientific papers, 90 of them published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Quality far beyond industry standards

We think health is the most important thing in the whole world. Without it, you have nothing else.

So everything that goes into every Shaklee bottle is designed to make you healthy. And to do it so well you tell your friends about it.

Dr. Shaklee's vision was to give people the wealt
h of health. We still think that's the best idea to build a company on. 


Shaklee 180™ – Take Your Shape in a Whole New Direction.

A complete program that includes products designed to help you lose the right kind of weight – fat, not muscle. Plus, personalized support, online tools and a generous rewards program to motivate your success.


To learn more click the "Contact Us" tab up top or email us at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com
You can also find us online at: 

Product Info & Ordering Website: To Be Healthy

Health & Wellness Info Site: Better Health in 31 Days

Our Health & Wellness Blog: YouToBeHealthy.com

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hourglass Shape


I still have my hourglass shape, it's just that all my sand ran to the bottom! 
Wishing you could get your hourglass shape back? Why don't you try what I'm trying? 
Then Visit: Shaklee 180

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Turnaround™ Talk with Dr. Jamie McManus, M.D., FAAFP - Men's Health and Weight Loss


Live video broadcast via Google® Hangout and YouTube® with chat feature. 

Hosted by Dr. Jamie McManus, Shaklee Chair of Medical Affairs, Health Sciences and Education. 

Dr. Jamie will focus on the topic of what to expect when you’re losing weight along with Special Guests, Shaklee Key Coordinators, Kai and Tina Fusser. Kai is a Director of Fitness at the Annika Academy and has trained super athletes such as Annika Sorenstam and Grant Hill. 

Tina is a former gymnast, competitive water-skier and tri-athlete with 17 years experience as a fitness instructor. 

To participate, viewers will go to www.youtube.com/user/shaklee180 and click on the Live link for the broadcast at the top of the feed. Enter your questions within the comments section.


After the talk visit To Be Healthy/Shaklee 180 
for more information.

Good Health for Men


June is the month we typically focus on the men in our lives. We celebrate our special men like our dads and husbands by treating them to gifts, food and fun. But you don't have to be a dad to be special so this June we are focusing on all men and their health.

Below are some great links to information on men's health. Click on the links to either watch, read or listen to how other men have achieved good health and hear from doctors, nutritionists and other health professionals on what men need to do to stay healthy.


Men's Health - Dr. Bruce Miller gives a thorough overview of nutritional and lifestyle suggestions for optimal health in this lively presentation. Also, includes great testimonials.

This is the previous older Men's Health recording. The information is still very good even though there is a newer recording. Be sure to also listen to the latest Men's Health recording.

Men's Health: A Guy's Guide to Vitality and Longevity - This recording contains information on issues vital to men's health, told through the experiences of men, a number of whom are medical professionals. We feel this is one of the more compelling presentations we've created, and of great value to men who want to avoid degenerative disease, and maintain health and vigor throughout their lives.


Pure Performance Sports Nutrition - with Dr,. Stephen G. Chaney Active Nutrition for athletes both elite and weekend warriors.


Sports Nutrition - Shaklee Nutrition for Athletic Excellence with Kai Fusser, personal trainer of Annika Sorenstam, #1 LPGA golfer, Scott Higgins, former Chief Team Physiologist, USSA, Evan Dybvig, two time US National Mogul Champion and Olympian, and Shaklee athletes.


Heart Health - What is heart disease and the risk factors? Discussion includes cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure. How to prevent heart disease naturally.

GERD - Acid Reflux - the causes and related problems as well as solutions are discussed.

Eat Like a Man For Better Health - 
Here are some tips to “eat like a man” and maintain a healthy weight

15 Steps to Cardiovascular Health - 
Here are 15 steps you can take right now to help you along the path to a healthier heart.

All About Stanols (and how they can help you lower your cholesterol naturally) - 
Just what are plant stanols and sterols?

Coronary Heart Disease Testimony - an amazing story on heart disease in a seemingly  healthy man, how it happened and what he did.

Natural Bodybuilding - From 
a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

RXfor a Healthier Life - Want to feel great today, and get started on the path of lifelong health? Shaklee Rx for a Healthier Life is a good place to start..

Thinning Hair and the Power of ProSanté - see what is working for some men.


I recommend the following very short, but informative video's on the how Shaklee can help you in more ways than one:

Why Supplement? - Why should you bother to add supplements if you eat right?

The Shaklee Difference - Why do so many health professionals, Olympic athletes, adventurers and even NASA choose Shaklee over others?

Entrepreneurs - Ever thought of being one? Want to learn how?

The Shaklee Opportunity - There are so many reasons to start a Shaklee business that we call it "living in the Land of And." Need a Plan B? Need to finance a college education? Want to work from home? Just need a little more cash? Watch and see what Shaklee can offer you.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Click the "Contact Us" tab up top or email us at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Shaklee 180™ Summer Shape-Up


Take your shape in a whole new direction!

Shaklee180™ is the newest, most comprehensive weight-loss program designed to help you lose the right kind of weight—fat, not muscle.

Start losing weight, get $100 for Shaklee products, and pay NOTHING for shipping and handling!

It’s as easy as:

1. Join with a Shaklee 180 Turnaround™ or Lean & Healthy Kit. Or, start your own Shaklee business by becoming a Specialist with a Shaklee 180 Gold PAK.

2. Sign up to have your Shaklee 180 kits shipped automatically for the first three months 2 (we’ll waive shipping and handling costs!).

3. And that’s it! At the end of the 90 days we will give you a $100 credit to spend on Shaklee products (Shaklee 180 kits excluded).

Think about it:

Free shipping and $100 worth of free products just for taking charge of your health.

This offer is only available through June 30 for new customers and Specialists, so start your Shaklee 180 (and get $100) today!

Here's how it works:
New customers or Specialists join with one of the following:

Shaklee 180 Turnaround™ Kit

Shaklee 180 Lean & Healthy Kit

Shaklee 180 Gold Plus PAK

Shaklee 180 Super Gold PAK, OR

Shaklee 180 Specialist Kit with a Turnaround or Lean & Healthy Kit on the 
same join order

The Shaklee 180 kit must be put on AutoShip during the join process. When new customers and Specialists join with AutoShip and keep their Shaklee 180 Kits on AutoShip for an additional two months (for a total of three months), here is what they will qualify for:

Free Shipping We are waiving shipping fees for Shaklee 180™ kits on AutoShip for the first three months (including initial Gold PAKs).

$100 of Shaklee Products When your new customer or Specialist completes their 90-day Turnaround, they receive $100 to spend on Shaklee products!

Want to learn more? CLick the "Contact Us" tab up top or email us at youtobehealthy@yahoo.com

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Promotion Details

  • Offer ends June 30, 2013. 
  • Open to new Shaklee 180 Members and Specialists. 
  • Free shipping will be provided for the qualifying join order and for the next two consecutive monthly Autoship orders. 
  • Free shipping constitutes standard shipping with the exception of the first month of the Turnaround™ Kit which includes a built-in first month of expedited shipping. 
  • $100 credit applied after third consecutive month of AutoShip completed and must be used within 60 days of receipt. 
  • $100 calculated at price-tier of recipient. 
  • Product credit cannot be applied to the purchase of another Shaklee 180 Turnaround Kit or Lean & Healthy Kit. 
  • Shipping and handling discount not available after the first 90 days. 
  • Applies to all online and mobile orders. Orders placed through SBOSS and LA Service Center are not eligible. 
  • Other restrictions may apply - contact us with questions before ordering



Thursday, June 6, 2013

All About Stanols


Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney  
If you have been looking for natural approaches for lowering your cholesterol, you've probably been hearing a lot about plant stanols and sterols lately.

Just what are plant stanols and sterols and why does the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend them as a natural approach for lowering cholesterol?

Stanols and sterols are natural substances found in plants that have a structural resemblance to cholesterol.

Because they look a lot like cholesterol, they compete with cholesterol for absorption from the intestine into the bloodstream.

The NIH recommends that people with elevated cholesterol consume 2 grams of plant stanols and sterols a day because over 80 clinical studies have proven that they work.

Two grams a day of stanols and sterols is sufficient to lower LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) by 9 to 13%.

And many other clinical studies have shown that lowering LDL cholesterol by that much will lower your risk of a heart attack by 18-26%.

No wonder the NIH is so bullish on stanols and sterols!

Here are answers to other questions that you haven't even thought of yet:

If 2 grams a day is good, would more be better?

No. Studies clearly show that 2 grams/day is optimal. Higher intakes do not lead to a significantly greater reduction in LDL cholesterol.

Are there any side effects from consuming plant stanols & sterols on a daily basis?

No. That's the great thing. Plant sterols and stanols are natural substances that we consume every day – and clinical studies have shown that they have no side effects.

Is there some magical stanol/sterol combination that is more effective than others (as some supplement manufacturers would have you believe)?

Again, the answer is no. Numerous studies have shown that stanols and sterols from many different sources have exactly the same effect and that it doesn't matter whether they are esterified or not.

Can I get 2 grams a day of stanols and sterols from my diet?

It's unlikely. Even the best natural sources (usually fruits and vegetables) only have 5 to 40 mg per serving. If you are a vegetarian you can expect to get around 700 mg from your diet. If you consume a typical American diet you get around 250 mg and if you eat a lot of fast food you are probably getting less than 100 mg.

I've noticed that food manufactures have started fortifying foods with stanols and/or sterols. Is this a good choice for me?

You need to remember that Big Food Inc is not always your friend.To get 2 grams of stanols from Benecol you would need to consume 280 calories, 4 grams of saturated fat and 1.2 grams of trans fat. Two grams of stanols from Promise activ Super-Shot only costs you 70 calories, but it comes with artificial colors and 8 grams of sugar plus sucralose.

When should I consume stanols and sterols if I want to maximize my LDL cholesterol reduction?

Any time from 30 minutes prior to your meal to with your meal is ideal - but the plant sterols and stanols will exert their beneficial effects for several hours so the time that you take the stanols & sterols is not critical.

Are plant sterols and stanols a source of dietary fiber?

No. Plant stanols & sterols and dietary fiber work by different mechanisms - but they do complement each other in lowering LDL cholesterol. You should consider them a powerful one-two punch in your battle to lower your LDL cholesterol naturally.

I'm already taking a statin drug. Is it OK to take plant stanols & sterols as well?

Absolutely. The NIH recommends that people using statin drugs also follow their Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet - which includes 2 grams of plant stanols & sterols a day.

In fact, because the effects of statins and plant sterols & stanols are additive, you may be able to reduce your dosage of statins or eliminate them entirely - which means less cost and less risk of side effects to you. [Note: You should partner with your physician in determining the dosage of statins to take.]

Should I ask my doctor before taking plant stanols & sterols?

We always recommend that you keep your doctor informed about what you are doing. However, because the NIH recommends plant sterols and stanols for people with elevated cholesterol, your doctor is very likely to approve.

I'll bet you didn't even know that you had so many questions about plant stanols and sterols.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information. Click on the "Contact Us" tab up top or you can email us at  youtobehealthy@yahoo.com

About the Author

Dr. Chaney has a BS in Chemistry from Duke University and a PhD in Biochemistry from UCLA. He currently holds the rank of Professor at a major university where runs an active cancer research program and has published over 100 scientific articles and reviews in peer-reviewed scientific journals.


 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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