Eat Organic and stay Healthy
Eat Organic Foods and stay Healthy

The Importance of Real Food – Organically Farmed Foods

First and foremost, eating real food is a foundational basic for optimizing your health—and your physical performance. If it’s beneficial for the “regular Joe,” you can be sure it’s going to be beneficial for athletes as well.

Choosing organic, whole (meaning unprocessed) foods, grown without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers or genetically engineered organisms (GMO) is key, as avoiding toxins is just as important as getting a wide variety of nutrients.

While conventionally-grown and organic crops often contain about the same amount of nutrients, one key nutritional difference between them is their antioxidant content.

Research has shown organic fruits and vegetables can contain anywhere from 18-69 percent more antioxidants than conventionally-grown varieties. Many of these antioxidants have been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases and certain cancers.

Nutritionally depleted foods means less nutrient density in foods
Nutritionally depleted foods means less nutrient density in foods
Mineral content in Organic vs conventional foods
Mineral content in Organic vs conventional foods

Organic Foods are Nutrient Dense

Unfortunately, the nutrient content of foods has dramatically declined across the board since the introduction of mechanized farming in 1925. As a general rule, it’s the health of the soil that to a large degree dictates the quality of the food, 2,3 with healthy microbe-rich soil producing higher levels of nutrients in the crop.

Mechanical, chemical-based farming destroys the soil, thereby making it more challenging to grow healthy nutritious foods. Processing has further worsened the nutritional value of the standard American diet (SAD).

The sad fact is, most of the food consumed by Americans today is not real food—it’s genetically engineered (GE), saturated with pesticides and added chemicals, and processed in a number of different ways. Many are so used to pre-packaged foods, they struggle to understand what real food is.

Toxins not Calories should be your priority when selecting food
Toxins not Calories should be your priority when selecting food

How to Identify Real Organic Food

If you fall into this category, here’s a quick summary of real food versus the processed “food products” that most people eat:


Naturally and organically grown fruits and vegetables don’t look isame. Their colour, shape, structure will never be the same. If all the produce look identical, it could mean that the products have been chemically altered eg bleached the same colour.

Size Up

If the produce looks bigger in size than usually found on supermarket shelves, it could usually mean that the plants had been articificially altered with growth chemicals.

Difference between organic and non-organic.
Difference between organic and non-organic.

Insect Activity

If your grains, veggies and fruits have signs of worms or insect activity, it means that they have been grown naturally. If the leaves look perfect with no holes, it means that the plants is sprayed with high doses of pesticides. No amount of washing can completely remove the chemicals on these foods. If you do buy them, give them a thorough washing followed by a final rinse of salt water for two-three minutes. This helps remove germs and residue.


Today, many vegetables and fruits are harvested when they are still not matured. These plant foods are then spraying of acetylene gas to accelerate the ripening process. These products will not be as tasty as naturally ripened foods.


Organic feels healthier, is far lighter on the digestive system and also helps reduce acidity and gas related GI issues.

The Smell Test

Naturally grown produce have a nicer aroma and texture due to the naturally ripening process. Unfortunately, some companies will try to fool us by spraying artificial scents to create the original fragrance. You end up with the product that is not only nutritionless but also worthless.

Cook Faster

Organically grown food always cooks much faster. Food with pesticides needs to be cooked for much longer periods.

Read Labels

Read the label and check for any preservatives present in the product; most preservatives are petroleum based and have ingredients that don’t have natural names.


4 digit PLU — price look up code — the sticker basically means grown with pesticides;
5 digit PLU codes

  • starting with 8 means GM grown,
  • 5 digit codes starting with 9 means organically grown.
Know your organic PLU codes before buying food products
Know your organic PLU codes before buying food products

Shelf Life

It is a myth that organic fruits and vegetables spoil faster; stored in a refrigerator they last for a long time.

Nearly all diseases can be traced to nutritional deficiency. Nearly all diseases can be traced to nutritional deficiency.
Nearly all diseases can be traced to nutritional deficiency. Nearly all diseases can be traced to nutritional deficiency.

Why Eating Organic should be your Priority – GMOs

GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional cross-breeding methods.

For consumers, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on food ingredients that are at-risk of being genetically modified, as the list of at-risk agricultural ingredients is frequently changing. The Non-GMO Project website provides information about developments in the GE industry which can impact on your health.

Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with genetically modified (GM) food (AAEM 2009),” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. The AAEM has asked physicians to advise all patients to avoid GM foods.

Top 5 Reasons to choose Organic

6 Potential Health Risks of Eating GMO Foods

  1. Toxicity
  2. Allergic Reactions
  3. Antibiotic Resistance
  4. Immuno-suppression
  5. Cancer
  6. Loss of Nutrition

You can get comprehensive information of risks of consuming GMO / GE Foods by checking the Institute of Responsible Technology website.

Seeds Of Death GMO’s EXPOSED – Full Documentary (1 hr 19 mins video)

Are Organic Foods Expensive? Consider the Real Costs

Mineral content in Organic vs conventional foods
Mineral content in Organic vs conventional foods

Why are Organic Foods Expensive?

  1. No chemicals = more labor
  2. Demand overwhelms supply
  3. Higher cost of fertilizer for organic crops
  4. Crop rotation
  5. Post-harvest handling cost
  6. Organic certification
  7. Cost of covering higher loss
  8. Better living conditions for livestock
  9. Organic food grows more slowly
  10. Less Government Subsidies

Will the cost of organic food ever drop?
A article stated that the price premium for organic food should decrease with the development of “more accurate pricing schemes, increased demand and improved production efficiencies. But still, chances are a premium will remain due to the costs built into the organic industry.”

You are what you eat. Every 35 days, your skin replaces itself and your body makes new cells from the food you eat. What you eat literally becomes you.
You are what you eat. Every 35 days, your skin replaces itself and your body makes new cells from the food you eat. What you eat literally becomes you. Junk Food = Junk Body

What will your choice be? Organic or non-organic? – Organic Food by Nancy Long






This sequel to Leil’s international top selling “How to Talk to Anyone” makes you a master communicator with 96 all new cutting-edge communication “Little Tricks” for big success in business and social relationships―in person, by email, and on the phone. It has been praised as the 21st century version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” and was nominated one of the five best books in psychology by “Books for a Better Life!”.

This book is like a continuation to Leil Lowndes‘ How to Talk to Anyone. You should read that book first since it covers the basics, before reading this one.

The author introduces the psychologically sound concept, “Emotional Prediction” or E.P. which you can employ with everyone. Here are the ten sections of the book:


This book starts off fairly strong, with some good advice for actually connecting with people during conversations (tricks to improve eye contact, how to figure out what topics will be relevant to the person you’re talking to, etc.) But later it devolves into a bit of an etiquette guide. A lot of the tips are a bit common-sense-y, but some of them are just ridiculous. The author is apparently the most sensitive person EVER- here’s a brief list of what’s apparently not-okay to say:

“Little tricks” include:
– When meeting someone new, press their pulse.
– Don’t pat when you hug.
– Hover around to see where they sit first.
– Give people a schtick name.
– Speak s-l-o-w-l-y for non-native speakers.
– Don’t speak of your “haves” with “have-nots”.
– Wave to imaginary friends.

“This is my friend, Harry.” Because Harry is a PERSON with a NAME so you should always say “This is Harry, my friend.” Same with spouses



– Paperback: 336 pages


Introduction: What Determines Social and Professional Success?

Part One: Seven Little Tricks to Make a Great Impression BEFORE People Even Meet You

  1. How to Develop Excellent Eye Contact in Ten Easy Steps
  2. How to Use Your Eyes to Make People Crave Your Approval
  3. How to Wear Confi dence When Meeting People
  4. How to Make People Appreciate Your Introduction
  5. How to Get Th em “Dying to Meet You”
  6. How to Make Everyone Anxious to Hear Your Opinion

Part Two: Eleven Little Tricks to Take the “Hell” Out of “Hello” and Put the “Good” in “Good-Bye”

  1. How to Have a One-of-a-Kind, Noticeably Outstanding Handshake
  2. How to Exchange Business Cards with Class
  3. How to Be a Successful Networking Conversationalist
  4. How to Give—or Avoid—Social Hugs
  5. How to Detect if Someone’s Hug Is Fake
  6. How to Show You Like Someone Without Being Forward
  7. How to Play It Cool or Play It Hot in Business and Love
  8. How to Say Hello to Prestigious People
  9. How to Meet the People You Want
  10. How to Make a Great Last Impression

Part Three: Twelve Little Tricks to Develop an Extraordinary Gift of Gab

  1. How to Get Lively Conversation Going with People You’ve Just Met
  2. How to Start a Friendship with Complete Strangers
  3. How to Never Hesitate Starting or Joining a Conversation
  4. How to Make Your Point When You Keep Getting Interrupted
  5. How to Make Friends with Th ose Who Don’t Speak Your Native Language
  6. How to Tailor Your Talk to Your Listener(s)
  7. How to Talk to Less Advantaged People
  8. How to Save Someone from “Dying of Embarrassment”
  9. How to Smoothly Change the Subject
  10. How to Know When to Never Change the Subject
  11. How to Not Give the Same Answer Twice

Part Four: Ten Little Tricks to Actually ENJOY Parties!

  1. How to Make Friends at a Big Party
  2. How to Meet the People You Want in an Unusual Way
  3. How to Never Look Lost and Lonely at a Gathering
  4. How to Ask Great Conversation-Starter Questions
  5. How to Save Face When You’ve Forgotten a Name
  6. How to Hide the Fact Th at You Haven’t a Clue What Th ey’re Talking About
  7. How to Get away from Nonstop Talkers
  8. How to Deal with VIPs at Social Events

Part Five: Five Little Tricks to Handle Invitations: The Good, the Bad, and the Bummers

  1. How to Increase the Chances of Someone Saying “Yes” to Your Invitation
  2. How to Turn Someone Down While Retaining His or Her Affection
  3. How to Handle an Unavoidable Bummer
  4. How to Prevent People Wishing They’d Never Invited You
  5. How to Impress Guests

Part Six: Thirteen Little Tricks to Be a Cool Communicator

  1. How to Play It Cool When You’re Late
  2. How to Come Out Smelling like a Rose When You’re as Guilty as Heck
  3. How to Come Across as Dependable and Competent
  4. How to Talk Behind People’s Backs so They Love It
  5. How to Make Everyone Comfortable Speaking with You
  6. How to Make People Look Up to You
  7. How to Exude a More Authoritative Air
  8. How to Make Your Signature 21 Percent More Prestigious
  9. How to Laugh Your Way to Being Respected
  10. How to Escape Bores Without Hurting Their Feelings
  11. How to Read People’s Minds

Part Seven: Twelve Little Tricks to Avoid the Thirteen Most Common Dumb Things You Should NEVER Say or Do

  1. How to Avoid People Thinking You Have No Status at Your Job
  2. How to Avoid Sounding like Someone Else Rules Your Life
  3. How to Avoid People Saying “Get a Life!”
  4. How to Know When Not to Be Friendly
  5. How to Avoid Sounding Dishonest
  6. How to Avoid Sounding Immature
  7. How to Avoid Big Cats Considering You Commonplace
  8. How to Avoid Common Dumb Phrases People Say All the Time
  9. How to Avoid Alienating Friends When Traveling
  10. How to Avoid a Common Holiday Custom That Makes You Look like a Little Puss to Big Cats

Part Eight: Eleven Little Tricks to Give Your E-Mail Today’s Personality and Tomorrow’s Professionalism

  1. How to Prove You Are Special When You Are Out of the Office
  2. How to Make People Smile When They See Your Message
  3. How to Make Your E-Mail Sound Confident
  4. How to Avoid Sounding Egotistical in Your E-Mail
  5. How to Sound like You Have a Crystal Ball
  6. How to Avoid Making People Think You’re Goofing Off at Work
  7. How to Avoid E-Mail Humiliation—or Worse!
  8. How to Sign Your Messages in the New Millennium

Part Nine: Ten Little Tricks to Make a Big Impression on Your Cell (a.k.a. “Phone”)

  1. How to Know When to E-Mail, When to Phone
  2. How to Boost Their Self-Esteem with Your Cell Phone
  3. How to Deal with a Caller When You
  4. Don’t Know Who the Heck It Is
  5. How to Get Rid of “Talk Your Ear Off ” People
  6. How to Please Th em by Hanging Up on Them
  7. How to Sound Cool Giving Your Phone Number
  8. How to Impress Th em with Your Voice Mail Message
  9. How to Make Your Phone Voice “Music to Their Ears”
  10. How the Phone Can Reveal Who the Boss Is in a Relationship

Part Ten: Five Little Tricks to Deepen the Relationships You Already Have

  1. How to Win Th eir Hearts—a Year Later!
  2. How to Make Th em Always Remember Your “Thank You”
  3. How to Give Th em Compliments They’ll Never Forget
  4. How to Enhance Your Relationship with Your Partner
  5. How to React When Your Partner Calls You the Wrong Name

A Final Visit to the Laboratory


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A healthy heart (on the left) and a heart encased with dangerous visceral fat (on the right)
A healthy heart (on the left) and a heart encased with dangerous epicardial visceral fat (on the right)

What is Visceral Fat?

Visceral Fat is known by many names like skinny fat, deep fat, killer fat, deadly fat, toxic fat, hidden fat, flat belly fat, beer belly, Abdominal Obesity, internal fat, invisible fat, epicardial fat, etc.  

Many diet plans focus on weight loss instead of fat loss. This is a major mistake that will have serious ramifications to your health especially on your bones and muscle mass.

Visceral or “deep” fat wraps around the inner organs and spells trouble for your health. How do you know if you have it? “If you have a large waist or belly, of course you have visceral fat,” Whitmer says. Visceral fat drives up your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even dementia.

Visceral fat is thought to play a larger role in insulin resistance — which boosts risk of diabetes — than other fat. It’s not clear why, but it could explain or partially explain why visceral fat is a health risk.

Whitmer investigated the link between visceral fat and dementia. In a study, she evaluated the records of more than 6,500 members of Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, a large health maintenance organization, for an average of 36 years, from the time they were in their 40s until they were in their 70s.

The records included details on height, weight, and belly diameter — a reflection of the amount of visceral fat. Those with the biggest bellies had a higher risk of dementia than those with smaller bellies. The link was true even for people with excess belly fat but overall of normal weight.

She doesn’t know why belly fat and dementia are linked, but speculates that substances such as leptin, a hormone released by the belly fat, may have some adverse effect on the brain. Leptin plays a role in appetite regulation but also in learning and memory.

“The fat we can see on overweight people is subcutaneous fat,” says Dr Ron McCoy, Melbourne-based spokesperson for the Royal College of Australian GPs. But it’s the fat we can’t see that surrounds vital organs, called visceral fat, that could be a hidden killer. “Visceral fat is metabolised by the liver, which transforms it into cholesterol,” Dr McCoy explains. “Cholesterol circulates in the blood and can collect in your arteries, creating heart disease and high blood pressure.”

It’s also believed that visceral fat produces more hormones and proteins than subcutaneous fat, affecting glucose levels and triggering the start of type 2 diabetes and other serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease.But if you’re skinny on the outside, how does fat accumulate on the inside?A lack of exercise is the biggest factor. “If your body isn’t moving, it doesn’t metabolise the fat that’s building up – either outside or inside,” Sam Mower, an exercise physiologist, explains.

Visceral Fat is known by many names like skinny fat, deep fat, killer fat, deadly fat, toxic fat, hidden fat, flat belly fat, beer belly, Abdominal Obesity, internal fat, epicardial fat, etc.
Visceral Fat is known by many names like skinny fat, deep fat, killer fat, deadly fat, toxic fat, hidden fat, flat belly fat, beer belly, Abdominal Obesity, internal fat, epicardial fat, etc.


Skinny Fat – Are You thin outside, fat inside?

It’s not uncommon for people who look slim and healthy to be collecting dangerous amounts of internal fat around their organs, according to the Medical Research Council in the UK. Doctors used MRI body scanners to show that even slim people can still have high levels of internal fat collecting around vital organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. These people, sometimes known as “skinny-fats” or “thin outside, fat inside” (TOFI), could be seriously putting their health at risk.

Asians are more at risk of skinny fat in a condition called Skinny Fat Asians. About 11% of skinny Asians are in this category – some are as young at 20 years old. These individuals can eat almost anything in great quantities without getting fat. Just because they are slim and skinny does not mean they are healthy. Visceral fat is lurking deep inside their bodies and this skinny fat become slightly visible in the form of a slight tummy bulge they may already have a serious health problem.

This problem is particularly prevalent in Southeast Asian countries where a high percentage of their populations are obese due to unhealthy diets and lifestyles.


Obesity rates in Southeast Asia by major countries
Obesity rates in Southeast Asia by major countries

Health Risks Of Visceral Fat

Because visceral fat accumulates deep within the abdomen, and surrounds organs like the liver and insulin-generating pancreas, it poses certain dangers to health. Although men are more likely to be at risk than women of developing certain diseases, both should be aware of the increased risks of the following health conditions:

  • Type 2 Diabetes:
  • Heart Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • High Cholesterol
  • Insulin resistance
  • Acts as Endocrine cells which interfere with your hormones and the normal function of your organs
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Inflammation of your airways (difficulty breathing)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Lower Immunity to diseases
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Gallstones (gallbladder stones) in women
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease / Cognitive decline
  • Sleep disorders like Sleep Apnea: Increased visceral fat has been associated with the occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea, since deep abdominal fat can restrict the movement of the diaphragm and limit lung expansion.


Visceral Fat. The killer fat that is loaded with toxins the body is trying to get rid of. It tries to ooze out of the body, but it can't. So it keeps accumulating until you suffer a serious disease.
Visceral Fat. The killer fat that is loaded with toxins the body is trying to get rid of. It tries to ooze out of the body, but it can’t. So it keeps accumulating until you suffer a serious disease.

Increased Inflammation Risk with Visceral Fat

A major concern is that visceral fat produces hormonal and inflammatory molecules that get dumped directly into the liver, leading to even more inflammation and hormone-disrupting reactions. If you have more fat stored than you need, especially around visceral organs like the liver, heart, kidneys, pancreas and intestines, your body becomes inflamed and your metabolism suffers, making it a hard cycle to break out of.

Visceral fat does more than just lead to inflammation down the road — it becomes inflamed itself by producing something known as interleukin-6, a type of inflammatory molecule. This kind of fat stores inflammatory white blood cells and kicks off a series of autoimmune reactions. Inflammation is at the root of most diseases, and this is why inflammatory belly fat is linked with cognitive decline, arthritis, diabetes and so on.

This visceral fat in your middle makes toxins that affect the way your body works, says Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, president of the American Diabetes Association. Among them are chemicals called cytokines that boost your chances of heart disease and make your body less sensitive to insulin, which can bring on diabetes.

Cytokines also cause inflammation, which can lead to certain cancers, says Eric Jacobs, PhD, a researcher at the American Cancer Society. In recent years, he says, scientists have uncovered links between belly fat and cancers of the colon, esophagus, and pancreas.

According to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, visceral fat may have a greater impact on the cardiovascular health of older women than does overall obesity. Danish researchers found that women with excessive belly fat had a greater risk of atherosclerosis than those whose fat was stored mostly in their hips, thighs, and buttocks. Here’s why:

  • The proximity of visceral fat to your liver boosts production of LDL cholesterol (the “bad” one), which collects in your arteries and forms plaque, a waxy substance.
    Over time, this waxy plaque becomes inflamed, causing swelling that narrows the arteries, restricting the passage of blood.
  • The narrowing passageways increase blood pressure, straining your heart and potentially damaging tiny capillaries.
  • The inflammation further increases your risk of blood clots, which can break loose and cause stroke.

There are two tests FOR Visceral Fat:

1) If you are moderately overweight, you have some visceral fat but those with excessive amounts are men whose pants fit tight only in the waist.

2) If you are lean enough to see abs but your lower belly still protrudes forward, you have visceral fat.

An relatively inexpensive body fat meter / scale is a widely available tool used to measure the percentage of fat in the human body. Different meters use various methods to determine the body fat to weight ratio. They tend to under-read body fat percentage.


Subcutaneous versus Visceral fat (photo on the right)
Subcutaneous versus Visceral fat (photo on the right)

The Tanita, made famous by The Biggest Loser, and other body fat scales use bioelectrical impedance (BIA) to gauge the amount of lean mass, water, and fat in your body by sending a current from the metal plates under your feet through your body and timing how long it takes. While they are a relatively cheap option—you can find them for as little as $19.99 at any department store, and you can use them in the privacy of your own home—they are notoriously unreliable. Take a huge drink of water and watch your percentage change by up to 10 percent.

Often seen in gyms, handheld devices like the Omron use the same principle as the body fat scales but they suffer from the same reliability issues as the at-home scales and can fluctuate wildly depending on your hydration level. While they are easy to use—just grab the handles and hold!—they can also be pricey. Plus, they can’t tell the difference between visceral and subcutaneous fat.

NOTE: Although these measuring devices are not very accurate, they do give an indication of the levels of visceral fat in your body and are a good alternative to the more expensive measuring devices / testing services that are available in diagnostics clinics and spas.

If you have the cash and want a more accurate reading of your body’s visceral fat, google for “body fat measurement device in _____ your country/city” to find out where you can obtain such services.

Subcutaneous versus visceral fat: How to tell the difference?

The photos below, from Wikipedia, show two patterns of abdominal fat deposition. The one on the left is predominantly of subcutaneous abdominal fat deposition. The one on the right is an example of visceral abdominal fat deposition, around internal organs, together with a significant amount of subcutaneous fat deposition as well.

Body fat is not an inert mass used only to store energy. Body fat can be seen as a “distributed organ”, as it secretes a number of hormones into the bloodstream. For example, it secretes leptin, which regulates hunger. It secretes adiponectin, which has many health-promoting properties. It also secretes tumor necrosis factor-alpha (more recently referred to as simply “tumor necrosis factor” in the medical literature), which promotes inflammation. Inflammation is necessary to repair damaged tissue and deal with pathogens, but too much of it does more harm than good.

How Excess Fat Affects Organs – Danger of Visceral Fat


Foods that that you should avoid if you are at risk of visceral fat

  • Tendency to gain weight around the middle of the body (apple shaped person)
  • Processed foods high in additives, synthetic flavours (eg MSG), colourings and preservatives
  • Bakery items eg cakes, biscuits, crackers, pies, cookies, even most breakfast cereals.
  • Pre-packaged foods, pre-prepared convenience meals, TV dinners, take-aways,
  • Sweets eg lollies (candies), deserts like ice cream and most commercial yoghurt
  • Processed meats (hot dogs, hamburgers, bacon, cheese, canned food, store bought popcorn and fried fast food.
  • Avoid refined grains like white pastas, white flour, white rice, white rice, cookies, bagels and white bread. All of these turn to sugar when digested by your body.
  • Soy including tofu contains high levels of goitrogens which could lead to hypothyroid problems.
  • Starch, in the form of grains and potatoes, metabolizes into sugar in your body and should also be eliminated from your diet if you suffer from excess weight, diabetes or high cholesterol.
  • Avoid trans-fats such as vegetable cooking oils, margarines etc. use coconut oil, butter or ghee for cooking instead.
  • Avoid high fructose corn syrup,  sodas and most sports drinks
  • Avoid table salt (use Hymalayan or Sea salts)
  • Poor nutrition from eating a low nutrient dense diet (empty calories)
  • Don’t use non-stick cooking utensils
  • Avoid microwaving foods and drinks especially for babies
  • High alcohol consumption. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2 servings (4 ounces per serving) of alcohol a day.
  • Taking many medications (poly-pharmacy)
  • Crash dieting with poor nutrition (this does not include juice fasting as you are still ingesting adequate calories combined with very HIGH levels of nutrients and antioxidants which supports the metabolism and cleansing and removal of visceral fat.)
  • Avoid alcohol – or reduce significantly
  • Lack of exercise and inactivity. Walk about half an hour to an hour every day to lower cortisol.
  • High cortisol levels caused from stress
  • Lack of adequate balanced sleep. You will be able to keep visceral fat in check if you sleep for at least 6 hours a night. The interesting thing is that if you sleep more than 7 hours a night, this will also contribute to belly fat. It is therefore important to get enough quality sleep because too little or too much of sleep is only going to make things difficult.
  • Quit smoking
  • Minimise exposure to environmental toxins from the air you breath to the water you drink and the foods you eat.
  • Don’t go for Liposuction. You can’t remove visceral fat with liposuction. It’s also a dangerous medical procedure as it causes inflammation.

Eat the rainbow of fruits and vegetables to reduce the risk of visceral fat buildup
Eat the rainbow of fruits and vegetables to reduce the risk of visceral fat buildup

Foods you should take to reduce risk of visceral fat

There is no quick fit. You have to lead a healthy lifestyle. These foods are good not only for helping your reduce visceral fat but also for your general health as it contains lots of essential vitamins and minerals your body needs daily.

  • Eat Clean (Organic, non-GMO) Whole Foods as far as possible.
  • Do Intermittent Fasting, Cleansing / Detoxing to remove toxins which are embedded in fats. (Need a good ckeabsing program? Contact me)
  • Healthy fats in oils.  Almonds, Macadamia Nuts, Natural Peanut Butter, Flaxseed Oil, Pistachios, Sunflower Seeds, Walnuts, Sweet potatoes, Olive Oil (on salads but not for cooking)
  • Dark or Semi-Sweet Chocolate preferably cacoa nibs.
  • Go Omega: Eat more omega-3 fatty acids. These are essential fatty acids, and powerful anti-inflammatory agents. The best way to get your Omega-3 intake is to eat three or four ounces of fish like salmon or trout two times per week. Other great sources include flax seeds and walnuts.. One crucial tip: Flax seeds need to be ground or your body can’t digest them, so don’t just throw them into your cereal. Instead, grind them up (a coffee grinder is great for this).
  • Eat the colours of the rainbow in plant foods. Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables—to the tune of seven to nine servings per day for men. But pay attention to the color of your fruits and veggies from to orange and yellow veggies to dark leafy greens. . Pigment is a vital chemical in plants; it forms, Villacorta says, “the plant’s immune system; and the different colors have different health benefits.”  Capsium, mushrooms, carrots, beets, bok choy, cabbage,  eggplant, brocolli, cauliflower, spinach, tomatoes, etc are also high in antioxidants that boost your immunity system.
  • Berries are among the best things you can eat—packed with antioxidants, blueberries and strawberries are particularly great choices
  • Include plenty of raw vegetables such as salads –raw fruits and vegetables contain important enzymes which are vital for a healthy metabolism. Beneficial fruits include watermelon, oranges, apples, coconut juice, papaya, bananas, pineapple, avocado, promegranates, grapefruit, tomatoes, grapes etc
  • Focus on Fiber: Choose whole grains and high fiber foods. Whole grains and fiber have been proven to reduce inflammation. That means whole wheat pastas; brown / red rice; Quinoa; beans; rolled oats, lentils; whole wheat breads; and whole grain breads.
  • For meats or proteins, choose chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, and lean cuts of beef if they are pasture raised. The best form of proteins that you body needs is undenatured whey protein that are produced organically and with low heat. (Need a good undenatured whey protein? Contact me)
  • Sea food like salmon, tuna, sardines, etc are good if they are not farmed fish
  • Bone broth using meats that have little fat (boiled in a slow cooker for 12-24 hours) has traditionally been known to promote good health. You get collagen and bone marrow through bone broth or soup. You get added benefits if it is cooked with traditional Chinese herbs like ginseng. Protein makes up around 20% of the body’s mass, and collagen makes up around 30% of the protein in the human body. Collagen is most commonly found within the body in the skin, bones and connective tissues.
  • Add Some Spice (and Other Antioxidants): Eat antioxidant rich foods. Many spices, such as oregano, cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger, are rich in antioxidants. Stay away from processed soy—like tofu or less processed soy Eat only fermented soy products eg miso, tempeh, natto, etc. . Drink green tea. And treat yourself to some dark chocolate, as long as it’s at least 70 percent cacao. Red wine is also seriously good for you—in moderation. Useful spices include ginger, garlic and onions.
  • Eat Fermented Vegetables (eg kimchi, Chutneys, , Condiments, such as salsa and mayonnaise etc) for probiotic health, Vitamin K2 and Bs Condiments, such as salsa and mayonnaise. You can easily make lacto-fermented / cultured vegetables like cabbage, cucumber, carrots etc at home.
  • Think Whole Foods and Smaller Plates: Eliminate as much possible highly processed foods, especially those with high fructose corn syrup and trans fats. Even when eating whole foods, resist excess calorie consumption. Only eat enough calories to maintain weight and optimum metabolic needs. That means being careful—but not being crazy about it, because food is, after all, one of the great joys of life.
  • Sunshine / Vitamin D. We need vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from our diet. These minerals are important for healthy bones and teeth.
  • Drink Water. Now the Institute of Medicine sets general guidelines for total water intake. It recommends that women consume a total of 91 ounces (that’s about 2.7 liters) per day – from all food and beverages combined. For men, it’s about 125 ounces a day (or 3.7 liters).

Have a committed plan to eat healthy. It will cost a bit more, but you won’t regret it as it will save you on medical costs in the long run and you will keep visceral fat at bay.

For Enquiries, contact Nancy Long
For Enquiries, contact Nancy Long

Contact me if you want to find a safe and effective way of getting rid of visceral fat. It won’t be easy, and you need to be commuted for a period of time but I promise you it will be worth it.

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Ice Breakers
Big Al’s Ice Breakers


Need more leads? Want more prospects? Curious on what steps to teach distributors to be a leader? Want to know how to build a bigger downline? Desire to be a better closer? Want to build instant rapport? Want to be more successful in MLM? Or just want to be a better networker? Tom “Big Al” Schreiter Ice Breakers gives you the step-by-step exact words to say, and exactly what to do.

The 3 biggest reasons why most network marketers fail.

– They do not believe it’s possible.
– They do not have the skills they need.
– They do not have enough people to talk to every single day!!

Network marketing is the business of duplication. The simpler the process / system is to duplicate, the quicker you can build a large organization to earn residual income that will support your dream lifestyle. The key to it is getting new prospects to talk to. You come across them everywhere you go. Knowing how to break the ice gives you an unlimited supply of new prospects to talk to.

Unlike other books about breaking ice, this concise book tells you exactly what to say and this helps you in your duplication process. By using the scripts everyday, you become a people magnet and people will love to talk to you because you do not come across as a high pressure salesperson. Knowing exactly what to say will create an environment where two nice people are able talk to each other in a non-threatening way.

If you know the exact words to say then you can control the direction of any conversation and people will end up exactly where you want them in your sales funnel – It’s a rejection free process!

Even if you fail in closing the sale, you will not feel rejected or disappointed as you’ve created an avenue to re-initiate the process (follow up) at a later date when the situation becomes more favourable to make a deal.

The ideas in this book are simple implement with many ice breakers scripts that you can use in your day to day interactions.  They are practical tips that are Easy read (with over 70+ easy to use  no brainer scripts)  on how to:

  • feel confident around other people
  • overcome your fear and actually ENJOY talking to friends, family and potential customers/recruits without pressure on either of you!
  • simple one liners to follow
  • Quick and simple methods to get your prospects on your side
    gives you confidence to talk about your business to prospects


Whether you are a novice or a pro, Ice Breakers is another excellent book to help you fast track your success in network marketing / MLM / Direct Sales. – Nancy Long -TOM “BIG AL” Schreiter ICE BREAKERS by Nancy Long




by Nancy Long


When a team member gets 20 or more people in their team, they have a tendency to get into a motivational or management mode. The excuse for doing this is to “help” their team members. This often is no more than giving advice on how to do the business – some advice of which may be faulty industry practice which could do harm than good to your organisation. If the leader does not have much experience or do not sponsor or recruit  builders and  customers in sufficient numbers, the team’s activity and morale will start to decline.

So what are the consequences of going into a motivational or management mode?


If your team members see that you are not actively sponsoring or recruiting, they will also take the easy way out and do the same as that it is far easier to be a “motivator” or “team manager” than to be a recruiter or sponsor.


Sponsoring and getting new customers is the life blood of the network marketing business. When distributors do not build a big enough team, they do not earn enough money and this usually leads to people quitting.


No one wants to join a team that is not growing. They want to join a team that has new talent flowing through their ranks and new people being promoted.  Where’s the motivation when the team seems like an old boys’ club of tired old faces. Smart people will begin to wonder if they had joined the right team if their members do not seem to be able to sponsor new people. They may even begin to have doubts if they have joined the right company or whether the products are saleable.  Nothing is more de-motivating than seeing an inactive leader.


Network Marketing is a volunteer business. If you are not in the trenches actively bringing in new people, your volunteer army won’t be on the front lines in battle with you. Train them right, and give them the skills they need for success and you stand a better chance of succeeding. Success in MLM or Network Marketing requires sustained recruitment and personal product volume..


People join this wonderful business to be their own boss. Sure they want to know how to do the business. But they don’t want to be told to recruit if the leader does not lead by example. Micro-managing people is counter-intuitive.


We are in a business where personal sponsoring is key to our success. It’s a Numbers Game. The more people you see, the luckier / richer you get. What’s the point of opening a shop if you have only a few customers or have short working hours?  Building your clientèle list is key to your business survival. Get into massive action mode instead. Call more people, see more people.


If you do not spend your productive time on money producing activities, you can’t get a good return on your business.  Earning a low income is not what you’ve signed up for when you decided to join a network marketing business. It far better to follow up on inactive customers or to look for new customers. If you don’t have a high volume of personal sales, it is difficult for you to get your team to generate higher sales. If you want a stronger bottom line, everyone has to be generating higher sales volume.


Many leaders go to into management mode because they cannot handle the rejections and the high failure rate. If this is the problem, then you must learn how to improve on your prospecting and presentation skills and closing strategies. Keep working on these key skills until it becomes a daily part of your fun activities. If you have problems sponsoring from your existing network, it is time to join other social or professional networks to gain access to new prospects.


Many leaders have the urge to get into management mode because they think they have found an “fool proof” technique / system which can accelerate their team’s growth. However, this technique / system has not been tested in their current team  / business environment. This usually lead to disillusionment when some team members find that this new system is working for them or worse still, they go and try out some other untested methods.. By all means try new methods which are a natural / incremental progression of your existing success methods that the team have been using all along. But stay within the familiar environment that they are used to. People want a simple system to run on – forever, if possible. Any new method may cause some of your frail members to lose confidence in themselves and cause them to even lose faith in your existing system which are yielding some promising results so far.


One of the greatest disservice you can do your team is to tell them that they can recruit most of their people online. This market segment is mostly populated with people who are interested in get rich quick schemes, money games etc.. I’ve seen many friends who get involved in such scams and continually jump from one such company to another until they have burnt out all their cash and friends.  People who get involved in such schemes usually don’t have integrity as the people who join them will usually end up losers. Most online opportunities basically sell management mode vehicles for people who don’t want to live in the real world. You cannot create a real business if you don’t selling real products, solve real problems and have a repeatable business. Anyone who tells you that such business concepts are outdated do not have a good, viable business model that you can rely on. These marketing models are usually short lived and die off as soon as the hype has worn out and / or the company closes down (usually in one or two years or even less). Picking up the phone or going outside to meet people and solving their problems is still the best way of generating new business.


Unless there are good reasons for doing so, you should not break away into smaller teams. Creative energies, social recognition and group endorsements work best on a bigger stage environment. There is strength in numbers. The bigger the meeting, the greater is the success rate. The more people in the room, the greater the excitement and synergy your team will have. The greater the number of success stories / recognition shared within the team, the more motivated members will be. Action speaks louder than the words of any leader. Don’t let ego lead you to operate in a less than optimal environment.


Here is what I recommend if you intend to go into Motivational or Management Mode:

  • If your team has less than 100 people spend no more than 10% of your time in management mode
  • If your team has less than 500 people spend no more than 20% of your time in management mode
  • If your team has less than 1,000 people spend no more than 30% of your time in management mode
  • If your team has less than 5,000 people spend no more than 40% of your time in management mode.

As your team grows, you will spend more and more time in management mode, HOWEVER, you should never spend a MAJORITY of your time in management mode. And you should NEVER totally leave the trenches yourself.

Even when you are in management mode, you’ll have to identify your key players and make sure you are NOT working with people who are a waste of time. These usually mean people who may be active but who lack focus and commitment. Use the time working on your own direct marketing and recruitment activities instead.

To be successful in network marketing, you must first work on yourself. Your success is free advertisement which will attract new people to your team and serve as a vehicle to help them to work towards higher goals and achievements.

Stay focused and be positive. The more you learn, the more you earn. Network marketing is one big self-development course.

“Do not get obsolete like an old technology, keep innovating yourself.”
― Sukant Ratnakar, Open the Windows

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why network marketing, mlm, direct sales


  1. Need for Supplemental Income
  2. Need to be Active & Engaged
  3. More Efficient Business Model
  4. The World is Now a Network
  5. Rewards Equal Contribution
  6. Unparalleled Growth Rates


  1. Only 13 Companies have Sales over $1 Billion Annually
  2. Beginning of the POWER BAND or Momentum Phase of the company’s Growth
  3. Old Business Models Fading
  4. Technology Massively on Our Side
  5. We will see $20 Billion, $30B. & $40B. Companies
  6. It All Depends on Us Being Network Marketing Professionals
  • The NFL: 9.5 billion
  • Music Industry: $16.5 billion
  • Video Gaming: $67 billion
  • Movie Industry: $80 billion
  • Organic Products: $91 billion

Did you know that Network Marketing companies share a large percentage of their sales with their distributors… to the tune of over $65 billion in 2012?


Network Marketing is not some fad but a scientific, organized, proven way of doing business worldwide. Some of the facts about network marketing:

  • Started in 1941 in USA and has evolved into an industry world over
  • Network Marketing is well entrenched in over 80 countries
  • Many NM companies exhibit rapid growth in Annual Turnover [20% to 300%]
  • Network Marketing is 167 billion Dollar Industry Worldwide
  • 5000 Active Network Marketing companies in 1995
  • The number expected to touch 30,000 in 2010
  • 80% of the women in the USA who made $100,000 or more a year did it through direct sales.


  • Bill Clinton, former US President
  • Warren Buffet, Berkshire, investor and owner of 2 network marketing companies
  • Bill Gates, Microsoft
  • Donald Trump, Property Developer
  • Paul Zane Pilzer, Economic Adviser to 2 US Presidential Administrations
  • Self-help Authors & TrainersAnthony Robbins, Robert T. Kiyosaki, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Stephen Covey, Eric Worre, Brian Tracy, Tim Sales, Randy Gage etc
  • Companies that use the direct marketing channel include Avon, Tupperware, etc


  1. Work from home
  2. No Employees
  3. No Real Inventory
  4. No operation costs.
  5. Low startup costs.
  6. No boss – you decide on your pay raise
  7. Ideal for busy individuals.
  8. Create Residual Income – get paid even when you stop working
  9. No Educational Qualification required. No gender or racial bias
  10. Work with people you care about
  11. Unlimited Income Potential
  12. You can pass the business to your loved ones
  13. Total Time Freedom – flexible hours for work and other commitments
  14. Personal Development opportunities
  15. Full Training and Support Program

NETWORK MARKETING INDUSTRY has been a successful method of distribution for more than 60 years creating the highest number of millionaires in the last years.


The wealthiest people in the world today do not trade their time for money, instead they earn wealth through the means of Residual Income. For people who desire residual income who don’t have the capital to earn it through investments, or the talent to earn it through royalties, network marketing is a growing trend that offers a simple business model that is proven to help everyday people earn financial freedom and residual income


  1. No job security
  2. Love the job – Need more money
  3. Hate the job – Need the change
  4. No recognition – No fun
  5. If they stop working, they stop earning
  6. Stress – No style in their life
  7. Politics – Can’t get past the ceiling, hate the people there
  8. 100 hours for $150,000 per year (if you can get a job)

Today, more than 50 of Americans work for themselves or a small business. One of the greatest risk in staying in any organisation as an employee (even a big organisation) is that the job will be permanently dismantled in a few years time because of changes in market conditions, technology or personality conflict.


  • to transition into business ownership.
  • to help people.
  • to live where you want to live.
  • to create wealth.
  • Join MLM as a social activity MLM is a great place to meet people and have fun.


If you don’t adopt a plan for your future – and stick with it like glue – the odds are against you as follows:

  • AT AGE 65: 75% off all Americans are dependent on relatives, friends or charity.
  • AT AGE 65: 23% are still forced to work.
  • AT AGE 65: Only 2% are financially independent

Would you like to be among the happy 2% with no stress, a comfortable lifestyle and financial security?


  1. You invest a small amount of money which could multiply in a matter of time.
  2. You help and assist people in building their own business.
  3. Both of you leverage each other’s time.
  4. You get paid for the assistance you provided.
  5. You only need 5- 20 hours per week to build a successful network marketing business.
  6. You are the boss. You are accountable for all your actions and decisions.
  7. It cuts out the middle men in marketing, advertising, retail space, sponsorship fees etc so that it could more higher rewards it’s direct sales network
  8. It taps on high growth markets especially the lucrative 1 trillion (just USA alone) Baby Boomers market and Wellness Industry.
  9. Word of Mouth Marketing – a consumer approach to getting products to the market.


Survey says….

  • 51%  Supplemental Income
  • 34% Full Time Income
  • 9%   Product Discounts
  • 6%   Meet New People (expand their network of friends and influence)
  • Home-based business
  • Time Freedom – work part-time or full time

Many jobs have been lost (particularly the middle income wage earners) due to outsourcing and globalisation. This has driven many to start their own business. However, starting your own business requires lots of capital and expertise. With network marketing, there is very little need for capital or expertise to run a company. What they need they need to do is simply:

  1. Use the products
  2. Share the products with other
  3. Teach others how to do the same.

As Paul Zane Pilzer (in his book “The Next Trillion” said: “Teaching consumers about such products and services, or intellectual distribution, is the greatest entrepreneurial opportunity now and for the foreseeable future. Once consumers try a product and have a positive experience, they typically become voracious consumers of more of such products”.

Network Marketing has created more millionaires than any other industry worldwide. NWM will grow because better people are getting into it and it will be a respected business methods in the world.

Apart from the income side of the benefits, MLM / Network Marketing offers people time freedom and the lifestyle they truly desire. Happiness is high on their equation.

Daria M. Brezinski Ph.D, a practicing psychologist and former marketing director for a multi-level marketing magazine, echoes these sentiments.  “Many people don’t realize that multi-level marketing companies are successful because they help people satisfy a number of important human needs, including feeling significant, having connections, learning something new, and making a difference.  I have heard people in network marketing say again and again, ‘I’m doing this because I’m meeting amazing people … making so many connections … and I feel so good about myself.’”


  • There are currently more than 15 million people involved in direct selling in the USA and nearly 50 million worldwide.
  • Three quarters of the US population (75%) have purchased goods or services through direct sales – more than the total number of those who have purchased through TV and Internet shopping combined
  • Nearly half of the US population (45%) say they want to buy from direct sellers
  • About 90% of all direct sellers operate their businesses part-time.
  • Direct sales have more than doubled in the last decade. In 2004, US sales was more than $30 billion. Worldwide sales are nearly $100 billion.

Source: Direct Selling Association

As powerful as the Internet is, it hasn’t replaced the one-to-one, personal function of the modern direct seller, and it will never will. Personal conversation carries more weight than Internet hype because people trust people they know personally.


  1. Freedom to wake up each day with YOUR plan.
  2. The ability to change your future and the future of generations to come.
  3. A chance every day to help someone get something they want or need.
  4. The ability to have fun at work – all the time.
  5. The ability to talk to someone new multiple times per day.
  6. The ability to work around your family and interests.
  7. A chance to earn additional income on your time, not someone else’s.


  1. Don’t have a mentor to guide them
  2. Don’t have Specific Goals and realistic Daily Tasks to achieve short term and long term goals
  3. Do not stay Focused, are easily Distracted, lack Discipline ie Procrastinate or not Consistent in their daily activities
  4. Do not do Income Producing Activities
  5. Lack some basic selling techniques (usually due to lack of proper training by their leaders)
  6. Try to Hard Sell and make Promises They Can’t Keep
  7. Don’t Build a Relationship with their prospects
  8. Negativity – Fear Rejection, Fear Calling and Meeting People.
  9. Don’t love / believe in your Products, Company, Opportunity & their Services enough
  10. Not involved in Team Events & Meetings. Not a team player.
  11. Don’t Invest in Personal Development
  12. Look for Quick Results – which require No Work, No Selling, with too-good-to-be-true Guaranteed Returns etc
  13. Over- learn and make Simple Ideas complicated
  14. Don’t have a plan to expand their Network
  15. Don’t Train their team
  16. Quit too early – lacking long term commitment.

You don’t need a high IQ to succeed in this business. But you will need the right temperament to persevere as many people will say “No”. Success is based on the Law of Averages. So a good work ethic will pay off eventually. Successful people don’t pick and choose tasks.  They are willing to do everything that is necessary.

Don’t take advice from people who are not currently building a business. You can learn nothing from unsuccessful and negative people. Learn only from those who are successful.

Before you can succeed in any endeavour, you must strongly believe that you can do it.  Have a dream. prioritise goals, write out your daily activities plan to achieve these goals and commit your time completing your daily activities. This plan applies to any business you are starting – not just network marketing / MLM.

If you look at all the successful people in business, you will see that they had failed many times before they succeeded. We have an Opportunity for Change. You don’t have to quit your job immediately. You just need to start small and work from the comfort of your own home.


  1. Choose a company carefully
  2. Dedicate your time to your team wisely
  3. Spend time doing only productive activities
  4. Leverage the internet to build your business
  5. Coach and train as many people as possible
  6. Build strong relationships
  7. Take The Business seriously
  8. Lead by Example
  9. Be Organized
  10. Set Goals and have a written plan of realistic daily activities to achieve these goals. We recommed the 90-Day Plan to kick start your NWM business.


  • You create loyal customers
  • You create leaders

You achieve this by:

  • Selling the product/service, most importantly, personal sales.
  • Sponsoring people
  • Training new distributors
  • Follow up on income-generating clientèle.

Network Marketing is following the growth curve of Franchising. In the initial phase, the industry will face numerous problems including business models that are not sustainable or even fraudulent. Eventually, the bad companies will be weeded out and people become business savvy of what will work and what won’t. If you do your due diligence and research, you will find some relatively new network marketing companies which will make the grade and go on to join the ranks of the billion dollar companies in the network marketing business. Network marketing is not a get rich quick scheme. Those who join such scams will be sorely disappointed and see their efforts,  money and reputation do down the drain.  A true business requires effort, knowledge and a proven business system to make it work long term.  It also requires a company that has a dedicated, experienced and honest management that will protect its long term business interests and do whatever it takes to ensure  it retains the loyalty of its distributors.




  • Network Marketing is a $153.7 billion industry worldwide (WFDSA-2011).
  • 21 countries make over $1 billion in annual sales, led by the United States with $29.9 billion
  • The United States has 15.6 million distributors.
  • Asia Pacific takes the top spot with 36.7% sales and 51.6% sales people.

Home-based business is a $427 billion industry; it creates an estimated 8,500 new jobs per day. From 2013-2023, it is predicted that over 50% of all households will operate a home-based business such as Network Marketing because it provides a how-to, step-by-step operating structure. With network marketing you don’t need to create a business plan or create a product You only need to find a reputable company, one that you trust, that offers a product or service you believe in and can get passionate about.

Network Marketing is a win-win deal because you succeed only when you help others to succeed. It’s a business of serving people. The better you are at helping to get what they want, the more successful you will be and the more money you will make.

If you want to know more, contact me.

Nathan Ricks gave a terrific keynote presentation on network marketing. Here is a short VIDEO highlight you’ll want to share with your ENTIRE MLM team. [] Related Articles:

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early predictors of heart disease

If you have one of the following problems, especially if you are under 40 years old, there is a high chance you have heart disease. Micro arteries are usually the first to get clogged and are difficult to spot on x-rays and blood tests. So one way of finding if there are mini artery blockages is to check to see if you have one of the following symptoms which will predict if you have heart disease. It’s not a full proof method to detect heart diseases, but if will serve as an early warning sign of future/imminent heart disease problems.

A 10 Second Mirror Test May Spot Heart Disease

When you think about checking for heart disease what probably comes to mind are expensive exams such as stress tests on a treadmill while hooked up to a high-tech electrocardiogram, cardiac catheterization or a coronary calcium CT scan. But a low-tech inexpensive look in the mirror may be more revealing than you ever imagined.

baldness on the crown of the head


A new study just published in the journal BMJ Open suggests that hair loss on the crown of the head might be an indicator of underlying heart disease. The investigators pooled data from six prior observational studies. A receding hair line was less problematic than baldness on the top to rear of the head (crown or “vertex” of the head). The increased risk was not huge (30 to 50%) but it was statistically significant. “Frontal” baldness was not linked to heart disease.

ear lobe crease


Another signal of heart disease may be an earlobe crease. Here is a link to see what it looks like. Researchers have been noticing an association between an earlobe crease and heart disease for nearly 40 years. The most recent report of a link came from the American Heart Association Meetings last fall. Danish investigators analyzed data from more than 10,000 volunteers participating in the Copenhagen Heart Study. Baldness on the top of the head and earlobe creases were associated with heart disease.

No one really has any good explanation for why hair loss or earlobe creases (or the Franks Sign) might be early warning signs of heart disease. The BMJ Open article proposes that high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis might also influence hair loss. That seems like a stretch. Another possible explanation is that insulin resistance leads to male pattern baldness and heart disease. Still another hypothesis is a pro-inflammatory condition is contributing to both hair loss and damage to artery walls in the heart. It has also been proposed that higher levels of male hormones (androgens) in the scalp and heart are the trigger underlying baldness and heart disease.

In a new study by Turkish researchers in the journal Angiology, 253 people with no known heart conditions but who had visible ear crease—are 10 percent more likely to suffer from blocked arteries. Earlobe creases were also more common among those suffering from the most severe arterial backups, the study authors discovered.

It’s not as crazy as it sounds. “There may be some relationship between aging of the skin and aging of the blood vessels,” says Arthur Friedlander, D.M.D., a professor of oral and facial surgery at UCLA. Friedlander has also published research on the link between earlobe creases and blocked arteries. Your earlobe is a concentrated end point for blood vessels, so if you have blood circulation problems, those blockages may show up as wrinkles in your lobes, he says.

Before you run to a mirror, understand that wrinkles are a part of aging, and the study results are far from conclusive, Dr. Friedlander warns. “An earlobe crease in conjunction with other abnormal findings like high blood pressure, or elevated weight or sugar levels, could be a subtle warning sign,” he says. But if you see a pronounced wrinkle before age 55—especially if you’re in your 40s—ask your doctor to check for heart trouble, he recommends.

A study in 1973 showed a connection between an ear crease & heart disease. Find out if a small mark on your ear could have anything to do with heart disease.

Diagonal earlobe creases and fatal cardiovascular disease: a necropsy study.



Fatty cholesterol deposits around the eyes, a condition know as xanthelasmata, were the strongest individual predictor of both heart attack and heart disease, according to data presented this week at the American Heart Association scientific meeting in Los Angeles. There was a 35-per-cent increase in heart attacks among subjects with these yellow deposits around their eyelids and baggy eyes,  which could be signs of cholesterol buildup, researchers found.

Xanthelasma is a common condition among the elderly and those of Mediterranean or Asian descent. The condition occurs slightly more often in men than in women, usually in people over the age of forty. When a xanthelasma reaches a certain size and becomes nodular, it is sometimes referred to as a xanthoma, but these are two distinct conditions; xanthoma is a broader term for a wider classification of skin growths that can occur anywhere on the body.

erectile dysfunction


You may be aware that the inability of your arteries to dilate fully and to subsequently harden, also known as atherosclerosis, is a major cause of heart disease and can lead to stroke, heart attack and sudden death.

In a nutshell, this occurs because as the inner lining of your blood vessels (endothelium) undergoes damage and dysfunction and plaque accumulates, the subsequent narrowing and hardening of your arteries makes it harder for blood to flow through them and reach your heart and other organs.

As the disease process unfolds the smaller arteries in your body, such as those in your penis, often get blocked first, before the larger arteries leading to your heart.

The lack of blood flow to the penis results in erectile dysfunction, and this is why ED has been called the “canary in the trousers” for future heart problems. If you have any type of erection difficulty, it’s a good idea to see a qualified health care practitioner who can give your heart health a thorough check-up and help you develop a plan to fix the underlying causes of both issues.

The researchers found that the men with severe erectile dysfunction, compared to those with no problem, were eight times more likely to have heart failure, 60 percent more likely to have heart disease and almost twice as likely to die of any cause.

early warning signs of-Heart-failure-Symptoms


Other tell tale signs of heart disease or even heart attacks are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of feet and legs
  • Chronic lack of energy
  • Difficulty sleeping at night due to breathing problems
  • Swollen or tender abdomen with loss of appetite
  • Cough with frothy sputum
  • Increased urination at night
  • Confusion and/or impaired memory

So keep an eye on these predictors of heart disease so you can take corrective action to prevent the disease from getting worse through proper diet and nutritional supplementation.
Medicines should be the last resort because there’s a lot of side effects in taking these medications. – EARLY PREDICTIONS OF HEART DISEASE