Periogen Tartar Removal Review

Periogen Tartar Removal Review

Name: Periogen
Website: Amazon
Price: $26.95
Owners: The Periogen Company
Overall Rank: 85 out of 100

Periogen Complete Oral Health, Product Overview

Periogen is a minty oral rinse that was developed to reduce tartar build-up and eventually end bleeding gums. It has been studied and peer-reviewed by Dental Universities worldwide. The users typically see 40% or greater improvement in oral health scores.

Periogen’s patented tartar reducing formula will improve the longevity of your dental implants, bridges, kids’ braces and orthodontic appliances. By reducing the tartar in your mouth, the gums stop bleeding which makes your mouth feel better each time you brush.

Periogen comes in a powdered concentrate which makes 3 gallons of mouth rinse. The three-ounce bottle lasts for months and the rinse is just pennies per ounce.


The Good & the Bad

The Good:

PRO #1: The taste is good. It isn’t overpowering and has a minty freshness to it.
PRO #2: It is inexpensive. You will get a lot of use from one bottle.
PRO #3: Periogen comes in a concentrate, so it doesn’t take up much room in your medicine cabinet.

PRO #4: It works! While I didn’t see the tartar dissolve overnight, with 3 months of consistent use, I noticed that the areas of tartar were getting smaller.

The Bad:

CON #1: You won’t see overnight results. You must use it consistently for at least 3 months.
CON #2: You must mix the water and concentrate. This could lead to inconsistent solutions that you use.

CON #3: This is not a replacement for brushing. The tartar removal works best when you brush, floss, and use periogen.

Who is Periogen Tartar Removal For?

This product is for the person who hates going to the dentist. If you dread the dentist because they scrape and scrape your teeth, invest in Periogen. Your next dental visit will be a breeze.

If you have noticed that your gums are bleeding and you have some tartar buildup, you may want to start using Periogen tartar removal as part of your daily oral health care routine. Periogen is also for the person who wants to prevent any tartar from building up. It is a great preventative measure.

Periogen Tools & Training

Periogen has a blog that covers dental tartar prevention. They also review topics that include bad breath, brushing pet’s teeth,

Periogen Support

You can contact Periogen to ask questions and get advice. Simply fill out a form on their website or send them an email with the email address below!
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm (Pacific Standard Time)
(619) 275-5200
Fax: (619) 376-6235

Periogen Price

The oral rinse comes at $26.95 for a 3 ounce supply of the concentrate. This amount is good for 4-5 months worth of mouth rinse. I think that for what the product does (remove tartar), this is a very reasonable price. My dental assistant removes tartar painfully during a visit that costs three times that amount.

My Final Opinion of Periogen Tartar Removal

This is my new oral rinse. I think that it is working and it makes my mouth feel clean. I love it and recommend it to my friends and family. Periogen will naturally improve your oral health and it is the only oral rinse on the market that is targeting dental tartar build up. It got rid of my bleeding gums and started reducing the tartar on my bottom teeth.

Since the 1960’s mouth rinses have been colorful and minty, but done absolutely nothing for oral health. They will temporarily freshen your breath, but destroy your oral flora each time you use them. This is not the case with Periogen. It actually prevents the hardening of dental plaque buildup.

Periogen is not acidic. It has a healthy 7.5 pH. It doesn’t damage enamel, gules, or dental appliances. It is great for keeping tartar buildup in check. Periogen makes oral health easy and affordable.

Periogen at a Glance…

Name: Periogen

Website: Available at Amazon
Owners: The Periogen Company
Price: $26.95
Overall Rank: 85 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT! I highly recommend using this product!

Review of The Nourishing Fats Book By Sally Fallon Morell

Nourishing Fats Book Review

While I have been focusing intently on alopecia, not much hair regrowth has been made since my hair regrowth update, so I thought I’d provide a review of the latest health book that I received as a gift.

Name: Nourishing Fats
Website: Amazon

Price: $24.99
Authors: Sally Fallon Morell and Nina Teicholz
Overall Rank: 85 out of 100

Nourishing Fats, Book Overview

Sally Fallon Morell is the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation and has been at the forefront of mindful eating for the last two decades. Her book identifies the origins of our current health misconceptions. She supports and expands on the scientific research that eating a wide range of good fats will improve our health.

This book draws on extensive research that indicates that saturated fat plays a role in developing a healthy brain, heart, kidney, lungs, and endocrine system. Healthy fats are essential for proper tooth and bone formation.

The Good & the Bad:

The Good:

PRO #1: The origin of current health is established and Sally Fallon Morell identifies the weaknesses of the research that indicates that saturated fats are bad for you.
PRO #2: The writing is interesting and engaging.

PRO #3: There are recipes for traditional healthy fats in the back of the book. You will learn how to make a healthy version of ice cream, sour cream, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing. The recipes include healthier versions of main dishes as well.

The Bad:

CON #1: The short lesson on the biochemistry of fats is not all that simple and easy to understand.
CON #2: Much of the content in this book is explained in her online interviews promoting the book.

Who is Nourishing Fats for?

The information in this book is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their health. Parents raising children with ADHD and autism will benefit immensely from the ideas and content of this book.

As someone with epilepsy, I appreciate learning more about fats and how they support brain function. I have increased my intake of healthy pasture-raised fats and feel great.

Nourishing Fats Tools & Training

This is a paperback book, so there are no tools or training included. You simply need to know how to read. The nice thing about this book is that you don’t need a laptop and electricity to read it. You can simply use a bookmark when you want to stop. It is very old-fashioned.

I do believe that the book is also available on kindle.

Nourishing Fats Price

The book is listed at $24.99 on Amazon. This seems reasonable for a 250-page paperback book now that we have increasing amounts of inflation on just about everything. Normally, I like to spend below $20 for a book, but we are experiencing massive inflation due to government spending. The cost of this book is likely to go up in the coming months. It is a good time to buy it.

My Final Opinion of the Nourishing Fats Book

I really like the book. I’m definitely enjoying reading a physical book again as opposed to staring at a screen and scrolling down the page. I do like knowing where the ideas around fats being bad came from and how the studies don’t exactly indicate that fats are bad.

I think that it is important for people to understand that many studies can be designed to create the result that the company wants them to reflect. This means that manufacturers who pay for studies are likely to hide the negative impacts that may occur from drugs. That is why we so often see lawsuit advertisements only a few years after a new drug comes on the market.


Nourishing Fats at a Glance…

Name: Nourishing Fats

Website: Available on Amazon
Owners: Sally Fallon Morell, Foreward by Nina Teicholz
Price: $24.99
Overall Scam Rank:85 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT! I do love this book. I can’t wait to try some of the healthy recipes in the back of the book.

Should You Take Grass Fed Beef Liver Capsules?

Grass fed liver is all the rage in the ketogenic and carnivore community. Even the GAPS dieters will confirm that grass fed liver has a plethora of vitamins and minerals that you want to give your body.

But should you buy desiccated grass fed beef liver capsules?

I decided to give them a whirl when my local grass fed beef guy told me he’d be away for two whole weeks. I can’t get liver from the local supermarket. I need to either order it online or purchase it from a specialty market. Even our local Whole Foods didn’t seem to have liver.

The Convenience!

The first thing that I noticed when taking the beef liver capsules was that it was incredibly convenient. I didn’t have to thaw out frozen beef liver. I didn’t have to cut up a pound of beef liver. There were no dark juices dripping all over my counter top.

It was super easy. Just pop open the top and gulp down a couple capsules with water. I had been doing that with anti-convulsants since the age of 13.

I can see myself purchasing this product again for when I want to go on vacation and still get my dose of beef liver in my diet.



The Cost

Here’s where the local farmers beat out the desiccated beef liver capsules. I found bottles of grass fed beef liver supplements on Amazon from prices ranging from $10 for 180 capsules to $40 for the same amount.

As you read on the bottle, it says that 6 capsules is the equivalent of one ounce of beef liver. That gives us a good way to figure out approximately how much nutrition we are getting.

When we compare it to fresh beef liver, the capsules will lose every time. I can get sixteen ounces (1lb.) of fresh beef liver for $5 from my local grassfed butcher. This could be a discount because he is local. If I ordered it from U.S. Wellness Meats, I would be paying $10 per pound of beef liver.

I chose the most cost-effective supplement – Flyby. At $10, it was the closest in cost to fresh beef liver. They have since done some math and raised their prices.

I don’t know how they were making a profit when their bottles were only $10, but at $15 their prices are still reasonable.


The Quality

With grass fed beef liver supplements, you have to go by what is on the bottle. Unless, of course, you know the manufacturer and can visit the place where they source the product.

I did a lot of online comparison and didn’t find much difference in the marketing of beef liver supplements. Many of them touted New Zealand or Argentina beef as the best grass fed beef in the world.

I can’t confirm or deny that. The best I can do is try it out and see if it works for me.

In the week and a half since I have started taking the grass fed beef liver supplements, I haven’t seen massive improvements in my health, but I’ll keep you posted.


Beef Liver Benefits

Beef liver is one of the most nutrient dense organs. The vitamins and minerals within beef liver have been known to promote healthy teeth, gums, skin and hair. It is said to support energy, mood, metabolism and methylation.

Beef liver supports the heart, brain and liver health. There is a theory that “like supports like” where if you eat a liver, your liver health will improve. That may not necessarily be the case, but psychologically you may feel more confident in your liver health by taking the liver capsules.



My Final Conclusion

Beef liver capsules are a bit pricey, but worth having on hand when you can’t get fresh beef liver into your diet. They are perfect for traveling and emergencies where you know that your diet will be poor but don’t have the time or convenience to source some great grass fed beef liver.

I’m absolutely sold on the nutrient density of beef liver after reading George Minot’s study on curing pernicious anemia with high doses of beef liver. Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune condition and while my autoimmune condition is a bit different, I am hoping that my body reacts positively to the beef liver in a few short weeks as the study participants in 1926 did.

Amazing Grass Green Superfood Review

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Name: Amazing Grass Green Superfood Berry Flavor


Price: $16.71 ($2.26 / Ounce)

Owners: Amazing Grass

Overall Rank: 80 out of 100


Amazing Grass Green Superfood, Product Overview

Amazing Grass Green Superfood is by far the most convenient way to get 3 servings of vegetables into your day. It is a simply delicious powder that you mix with water and enjoy. Amazing Grass Green Superfood is available in six great tasting flavors – original, berry, chocolate, orange dream and lemon lime and watermelon.

Amazing Grass Green Superfood helps with the healthy elimination of toxins and digestion. Fruits and vegetables are very cleansing for the body and if you have a toxic overload, increasing your fruit and vegetable intake can assist with detoxification.

Amazing Grass is based on a family farm in Kansas that focuses on organic foods. They focus on harvesting nutrient dense greens. The carefully crafted Amazing Grass products are made with the highest quality, plant based ingredients curated from other like-minded farmers from around the world.



The Good & the Bad

The Good:

PRO #1: This product will boost your energy. The lemon-lime flavor does have some caffeine in it that is a nice gentle energy boost.

PRO #2: Amazing Grass Superfood is made with quality organic ingredients.

PRO #3: This is an easy way to get 3 servings of fruits and veggies into your day. You don’t need to drag out your juicer and go through the mess and inconvenience of juicing. It is a nice, simple scoop of powder into water. I felt it gave all the benefits of juicing with none of the hassle.

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CON #1: As I learn more about the ketogenic/carnivore diet, I question whether these vitamins and nutrients are truly more bioavailable from plants versus animals.

CON #2: With a wide variety of plants in each scoop, if you are suffering from an allergy to a specific type of vegetable anti-nutrient (ie. oxylates), it would be very hard to isolate and identify the trigger. For people dealing with irritable bowel syndrome, you may want to stay away from this product.


Who is Amazing Grass Green Superfood For?

This is for the busy individual who wants to ensure that they are getting 3 servings of greens in each and every day. It is great for the on-the-go vegan who feels like greens are the key to health. It is wonderful for people who don’t like to eat vegetables, but still have a strong belief that vegetables are the best source of vitamin and nutrients. Kids who are reluctant to eat their vegetables may be able to get on board with a scoop of berry flavored Amazing Grass Green superfood.



Amazing Grass Green Superfood Support

The Amazing Grass company has great support. If you have questions, comments or concerns, you can email them at You can also give them a call at 866-472-7711.

If you have questions regarding your order, you can shoot them an email at or if you want to track your package, email to



Amazing Grass Green Superfood Price

The cost of the Amazing Grass Green Superfood comes in at $16.71 ($2.26 / Ounce) per container. It is $2.26 per ounce. The price per ounce seems a bit high compared to regular vegetables, but you take a much smaller dose of this each time. There are 30 servings in each container, so it comes out to less than a dollar per day.

There are other greens powders that are less expensive, but the ingredients aren’t quite as high quality as Amazing Grass. Garden of Life Green Superfood is $3.23 per ounce, so I would say that Amazing Grass Green Superfood is competitively priced.

If you are comparing taking this supplement to juicing, you will be saving yourself a lot of money and a lot of time. Juicing requires buying a lot of organic produce and then investing time in washing, cutting, juicing and cleaning it up.

My Final Opinion of Amazing Grass Green Superfood

I actually loved this product when I took it. The Lemon Lime and Berry flavors were my favorite. I didn’t mind the slight taste of wheatgrass. I adjusted to it. In fact, after a few days, I really did enjoy the flavor of it. I preferred it in water so I could enjoy the taste rather than in my smoothies, which were already pretty flavorful.

The downside to Amazing Grass Green Superfood was that I didn’t see any improvement in the autoimmune condition that I was hoping it would cure. I used this product for about six months, but I didn’t see any hair regrowth for my alopecia universalis. For that reason, I discontinued using it and tried other products. It isn’t a miracle cure, but you may feel more energized by taking it.

So, why did I only give it an 80/100? I’m not sure that some of the nutrients are essential. In fact, the longer that I do the ketogenic diet, the more I am convinced that you can get all the essential vitamins and minerals that you need from meats. Eating meat isn’t popular with vegans and omnivores may still feel that there are essential vitamins in vegetables.

This product may help many people feel better because it does provide a good dose of many essential vitamins. It has 61% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin K, which is great for building bones. One scoop will also get you 40% of the daily recommended value of vitamin C.

One of the nice things about this superfood powder is that it only contains about 1 gram of fiber. Fiber is not an essential nutrient and can actually be very harmful to individuals with digestive disorders. It can irritate the gut. Taking a powder with a high amount of nutrients and low amount of fiber can encourage the gut to heal.


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Amazing Grass Green Superfood at a Glance…

Name: Amazing Grass Green Superfood

Owners: Amazing Grass

Price: $16.71 ($2.26 / Ounce)

Overall Scam Rank: 80 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT! If I still was on board with eating vegetables for my nutrients, I would have given this product 100/100. I do think it is a great product for people who are vegan or individuals who are seeking to boost their daily nutrients.

DoTerra Lavender Essential Oil Review

DoTerra Lavender Essential Oil Review[easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”n” identifier=”B004O25R8A” locale=”US” tag=”mcurle08-20″]

Name:doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil – Promotes Calm, Relaxation, Peaceful Sleep, Tension Relief, and Soothing of Skin Irritation; For Diffusion, Internal, or Topical Use – 15 ml

Website:[easyazon_link identifier=”B004O25R8A” locale=”US” tag=”mcurle08-20″ cloak=”n”][/easyazon_link]

Price: $28

Owners: DoTerra

Overall Rank: 85 out of 100

Doterra Lavender Essential Oil, Product Overview

Lavender essential oil is a plant oil that has been used and cherished for centuries. It has an unmistakable aroma and a number of therapeutic benefits. During the ancient times, the Romans and Egyptians used lavender for mummification, relaxation, cooking bathing and as a perfume.

Lavender has the ability to calm and soothe the mind. It can help to relieve skin irritations and enable fast skin healing. An application of lavender to the back of the neck and temples assists in reducing muscle tension. Inhaling lavender promotes relaxation and a restful night’s sleep. This makes it ideal to use in a diffuser at night or when your stress levels are high.

Due to its lovely fragrance and diverse medical properties, lavender is one of the essential oils to have in your medicine cabinet. It can be used for so many purposes!

This oil comes in a 15 ml glass bottle. It only takes a few drops to start feeling relief of your symptoms, so the bottle actually will last a long time.


The Good & the Bad

The Good:

PRO #1: This really helps to decompress at the end of the day. The scent of lavender helps to relax and relieve stress.

PRO #2: The scent is light, floral and powdery. It can be used in homemade soaps, air fresheners, shampoos and deodorants.

PRO #3: When used in a diffuser, it can make the whole room smell lovely.

PRO #4: DoTERRA oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®. You can feel comfortable using them on your family even kids as young as 2.

The Bad:

CON #1: The cost of a bottle of lavender is more expensive than other brands on Amazon.

CON #2: When purchasing through Amazon, you have no idea how long it has been in their warehouse. It is better to purchase from a Doterra representative.


Who is DoTerra Lavender Essential Oil for?

DoTerra is for the holistic family that wants to avoid toxic chemicals and unnecessary pharmaceutical drugs. It is for the individuals who love floral scents and want to surround themselves with stress relieving scents during the day.

DoTerra essential oils are great gifts for people who are teachers, bus drivers, and a great stocking stuffer at Christmas time for those individuals who have everything. Lavender is great for the crafty DIYers who enjoy soapmaking and crafts.


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dōTERRA International LLC.
389 South 1300 West
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Monday–Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm MT

Member Services


Monday–Friday 8:00 am–8:00 pm MT
Saturday 9:00 am–2:00 pm MT

General service questions:


DoTerra Lavender Essential Oils Price

The price of the lavender essential oils is $27.98 for half an ounce. This seems to be a bit higher than generic brands of essential oils. This is a flat price for a one time purchase if you buy it on Amazon.

DoTerra is a network marketing company. They will upsell you on the opportunity to join their business and become a representative. This is a common practice among network marketing companies.


My Final Opinion of DoTerra Lavender Essential Oils

I love the DoTerra Lavender Essential Oils! I am not a representative and likely wouldn’t have purchased them, but a good friend gave me a sample kit and I discovered that they are wonderful. I’m finding all kinds of uses for them and I love that they are non-toxic and can safely be used around the house.


DoTerra Lavender Essential Oils at a Glance…

Name: doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil – Promotes Calm, Relaxation, Peaceful Sleep, Tension Relief, and Soothing of Skin Irritation; For Diffusion, Internal, or Topical Use – 15 ml

Website: [easyazon_link identifier=”B004O25R8A” locale=”US” tag=”mcurle08-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”n”][/easyazon_link]

Owners: DoTerra

Price: $27.98

Overall Scam Rank: 85 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT! This lavender essential oil is high quality, is smells great and helps to relieve stress.

Fila 8 Pound Hand Weight Review

FILA 8 Pound Hand Weight Review[easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”n” identifier=”B01D4JM6DM” locale=”US” tag=”mcurle08-20″]

Name: FILA Accessories Neoprene Hand Weight, 8 lb

Price: 11.99

Owners: FILA

Overall Rank: 80 out of 100

FILA 8 Pound Hand Weight, Product Overview

This is one 8 pound hand weight. Make sure that you take note of that! Most people need two hand weights, but these are sold individually! I made that mistake of not reading it correctly. I ordered one instead of two. So, I will be ordering another one shortly! Lesson learned: Pay attention to the descriptions and read the reviews.

FILA’s weights are covered with neoprene for your comfort. The neoprene exterior provides for a solid grip and is easy on your floors. The hexagonal shape of the weights keeps the weights from rolling around when you aren’t using them.

These are great weights to strengthen and tone targeted muscle groups. They are very functional. The eight pound weights are great for multiple reps and can easily be added to cardio workouts for added intensity.


The Good & the Bad

The Good:

PRO #1: I love the hexagonal shape. It keeps them from rolling around on my floor. I can easily store them.

PRO #2: I’m a huge fan of the neoprene. It makes the weights so much more comfortable to hold when you are doing a workout that uses them off and on.

PRO #3: The 8 pound weight is just challenging enough that you can add them in when you are doing some cardiovascular workouts such as jumping on a trampoline or during a session on the treadmill.

The Bad:

CON #1: Eight pounds will not build a lot of muscle. For most people, it isn’t challenging unless you are doing a lot of repetitions.

CON #2: This is only one dumbbell. You’ll have to order two. They do not come in a set!
Who are the FILA 8 pound dumbbells for?

These are great for people who are looking to tone up their arms. This is ideal for women who want to get rid of the bat wings that happen after the age of forty. This is for the people who aren’t into heavy lifting. Eight pounds won’t get you huge muscles, but they will strengthen up your arms. Activities of everyday living will become easier as you add eight pound weights to your treadmill routine or your BeachBody exercises.

These are ideal for people who like to do light weights at home with exercise DVDs.

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FILA 8 Pound Hand Weights Tools & Training

No tools and training comes with the FILA 8 lb. hand weights. You can find many online exercise DVDs that need to use hand weights and these are ideal for that.


FILA 8 lb. Dumbbells Price

As I mentioned earlier, these dumbbells come individually. Therefore, you will need to buy two. They are not a set. It was about $12 for one. I thought it was such a great deal and less expensive the Amazon Basic Dumbbells, but that is not the case. Amazon Basics typically has the lowest cost. However, Amazon Basics was out of the 8 lb. weight set when I ordered these. It is slightly more expensive than that set of weights once you purchase the second one, but it is reasonable. You’ll end up paying $25 for weights, which is a dollar more than the Amazon Basics set. Because they are a necessary part of a workout program, you will use them and get your money’s worth.


My Final Opinion of FILA 8 lb. Hand Weights

I love the hexagonal shape and the neoprene that these weights are made from. That is actually pretty standard in this industry. It makes it easy to use these weights and not have them roll away during your workout. This is a good version of a pretty basic product.

I love that they are lightweight and easy to pick up and use with my workout DVDs. I even like the bright color of the neoprene. The eight pound weight comes in lime. (It may come in other colors, but when I ordered, it was only offering the 8 lb. weight in lime.)

Overall, I’m happy with my purchase. Weights are an important aspect of working out. Even though they aren’t heavy, there are many exercises that you can use them with and challenge yourself. These 8 lb. hand weights will tone your arms and increase the intensity of your workout. With the right workout, they will be challenging for you!


FILA 8 lb. Hand Weights at a Glance…[easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”n” identifier=”B01D4JM6DM” locale=”US” tag=”mcurle08-20″]

Name: FILA 8 lb. Hand Weights


Owners: FILA

Price: 11.99

Overall Scam Rank: 80 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT! This is a decent hand weight. Just remember to order two! You will want to be using both during your fitness routines and as you workout with BeachBody DVDs or if you are just using them on your treadmill.


Comment below, what do you like about your set of hand weights? Are you using them for toning? Do you use them with home DVD workouts? Let me know!

Resperate Blood Pressure Device To Reduce Hypertension Without Medication

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Name: RESPeRATE Ultra – Blood Pressure Lowering Device For Non-Drug Hypertension Reduction
Website: Available at [easyazon_link identifier=”B0022NI1NG” locale=”US” tag=”mcurle08-20″][/easyazon_link]

Price: $314.95

Owners: Resperate

Overall Rank: 85 out of 100

RESPeRATE Blood Pressure Lowering Devices, Product Overview

RESPeRATE is the only non-medication therapy that has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of high blood pressure and the reduction of stress. This device helps to lower high blood pressure within a few weeks with only a few fifteen-minute sessions per week.

RESPeRATE has been clinically proven in ten different clinical trials to lower blood pressure. It is recommended by doctors and has been approved for reimbursement by FSA and HSA plans.

The RESPeRATE device is a one time investment that enables you to get the desired results of lowered blood pressure without medication and side effects. There is no medical prescription requires.


The Good & the Bad

The Good:

PRO #1: This helps you to naturally retrain your breathing and reduce your stress.

PRO #2: There is a sensor that detects when you breathe and automatically adjusts the goals for you.

PRO #3: The music that is played is very calming. The tones let you know when to breathe.

PRO #4: It is simple and easy to monitor your progress as you use this device. You can chart your numbers and see if it is working for you. All you need to do is simply jot them down after you complete each session. You should see a decline in your numbers over time.

PRO #5: The set-up is very simple. You can be using the device and getting results the day you get it.[easyazon_image align=”right” cart=”n” height=”428″ identifier=”B0022NI1NG” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”mcurle08-20″ width=”500″]

PRO #6: It does come with a 60 day money-back guarantee. You can test it out and see if it works for you or not. However, make sure that you read the fine print. Some reviewers said they missed the deadline and didn’t get their money back.

The Bad:

CON #1: The price is outrageous! I didn’t realize that a sensor and computerized program would cost so much! You may be able to find free meditation music online and teach yourself to slow down your breathing free.

CON #2: This is not programmed for super slow breathing, such as Buteyko breathing. The insert does tell you not to use this device for Buteyko Breathing exercises. I found that it actually helped me with my Buteyko breathing exercises.
Who is the RESPeRATE Breathing Device for?

This is a product for people who have hypertension and want to naturally reduce their hypertension. The majority of its users are senior citizens who have been diagnosed with hypertension, or who are at risk for a heart attack.

This device can be used by anyone who has stress and high blood pressure. It is an excellent way to retrain your breathing to be calmer and slower. I found the tones that were played very soothing. The twenty-minute sessions fit perfectly into my day. I

RESPeRATE Tools & Training

This product came with a manual that explained very well how to use the device. Once you set up the device and put the earpieces into your ears, you will be instructed how to position the sensor and how to breathe through audio commands.

I found this device very easy to set up and use. I was able to get going with it within ten minutes. I had a session completed the day I took it out of the package. It was simple!

Resperate Support

RESPeRATE can be contacted via phone. In the United States, their number is 1-800-220-1925. Their call center is open from Monday through Friday from 9am – 8pm EST. Sunday the hours are 9am-5pm.



Initially, I felt like $300 was an outrageous price. You can buy other blood pressure monitors for $30. However, as I examined the functions, I realized that this did something different from just monitor the blood pressure. It retrained your breathing to be slower. This can help with many aspects of life and will have a profound effect on your health. The theory is similar to the Buteyko Breathing Method. You can learn Buteyko breathing retraining from a practitioner, but it will cost you more than $300. The health gains that you will make using the device consistently are definitely worth $300.

This is a one time purchase. There are no upsells.

My Final Opinion of RESPeRATE
I actually really enjoyed using this product. I was already a big believer in slowing down your breathing through Buteyko Breathing exercises. It was very cool to use this device and see the blood pressure and breathing monitoring as I did the exercises. This is a great meditation and relaxation device as well. It plays calming tones as you are focusing on your breathing.

RESPeRATE blood pressure device at a Glance…




Price: $314.95

Overall Scam Rank: 85 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT! This product really works! While I don’t think it is the most cost effective method of controlling your breathing and reducing hypertension, it definitely works. Sometimes spending money on a device like this ensures that you will invest time in using it.

I did mark this product down for the cost. I just don’t think it needs to cost this much. However, it has been approved by the FDA, which is a step that may have cost the company money.

Great Lakes Gelatin Review – Great Grass Fed, Kosher Gelatin!

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Name: Great Lakes Gelatin

Website: [easyazon_link identifier=”B0008D6WBA” locale=”US” tag=”mcurle08-20″]

Available at



Price: $23.27 ($1.45 / Ounce)

Owners: Great Lakes

Overall Rank: 90 out of 100



Great Lakes Gelatin, Product Overview

This is gelatin. Gelatin is useful in healing and sealing the gut lining, curing irritable bowel syndrome, improving the skin texture, and getting more protein in your diet. Great Lakes Gelatin wonderful for your hair and nails.

This is the number one beef gelatin supplement. Great Lakes gelatin products are sourced from cattle in Argentina and Brazil. These are pasture-raised, kosher and grass-fed based on the standards of the American Grassfed Association and animal welfare guidelines.

The ingredients in Great Lakes are high quality. The beef gelatin is forage based. This eliminates the use of growth hormones, steroids and antibiotics. Great Lakes gelatin is committed to monitoring emerging welfare practices and research. This ensures high quality.

Great Lakes gelatin is a pioneer in the field. It has been producing the world’s finest quality collagen and gelatin since its inception in 1922.

Some desirable properties of Great Lakes Gelatin include melt-in-the-mouth characteristics. Gelatin is very useful for it’s following properties:

  • Gel Forming: Useful in gelled desserts, consomme, aspics, confectionery and pate.
  • Whipping Agent : Great for marshmallows, mousses, souffles, chiffons, whipped cream and nougats
  • Protective Colloid: Confections, Icings, ice cream, frozen desserts
  • Binding Agent: This can be helpful with meat rolls, canned meats, cheeses and dairy products.
  • Clarifying Agent: Beer, Wine, Fruit Juices, Vinegar
  • Film Forming: Coating for Fruits, Meats, Deli items.
  • Thickener: Powdered Drink Mixes, Bouillon, Gravies, Sauces, Soups, Puddings, Jellies, Syrups.
  • Emulsifiers: Great for sauces, flavorings, cream soups, whipped cream and confectionery.
  • Adhesive Agent: Affix Nonpareils, Coconut Flakes and other items to Confections, Bonding layered Confections together, Bind Frosting to Baked Goods, Bind Seasoning to Meat Products.
  • Process Aid: Micro-encapsulation of Colors, Flavors, Oils, Vitamins
  • Stabilizer: Cream Cheese, Chocolate Milk, Yogurt, Cream Fillings, Frozen Desserts.



The Good & the Bad

The Good:

PRO #1: Great gelatin. Works well for making healthy gummy bears and healthy gelatin desserts. It is unflavored, so you can add your own flavorings and control the quality of the foods that you are making.

PRO #2: The grassfed gelatin ensures that you are getting more minerals in your diet.

PRO #3: There are no growth hormones, antibiotics or steroids used on the animals used to create this gelatin.

The Bad:

CON #1: More expensive that generic gelatin.

CON #2: There are some complaints about the flavor and texture. Some users complained that they could taste the gelatin in the foods that they made. However, it wasn’t something noticeable to me.

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Who is Great Lakes Gelatin for?

This product is ideal for people who are on the GAPS diet. Great Lakes Gelatin great for people who want to create gelatin based desserts without the chemicals. Great Lakes Gelatin is the brand for people who want to support sustainable practices.

Gelatin is one of the most multi-functional ingredients in food, pharmaceutical health, and nutrition. Gelatin is a food ingredient from the natural origin which offers a clean label. It has many applications. Gelatin provides many benefits which include healthier hair, skin, and nails.

The Great Lakes Gelatin brand has many advantages such as thermo-reversibility, stability, ease of use and ingredient compatibility. Great Lakes Gelatin sustainable, has unsurpassed texture, it is non-allergenic, and non-gmo.



Great Lakes Gelatin Support

If you have any questions or concerns about your gelatin, you can contact Great Lakes through their website. They have a contact page on this website:
You can send them some snail mail at the following address:

Great Lakes Gelatin

253 Commerce Dr.

Grayslake, IL 60030

If you would like to reach them by phone, their hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 Central time. The phone number is 847-223-8141


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The pricing of Great Lakes Gelatin matches the quality of the ingredients that they use in the gelatin. The animals are not given steroids, hormones or other toxic chemicals. If you want to buy generic gelatin, you will pay a lot less, however the animals are typically grain fed and have been given steroids and hormones.


My Final Opinion of Great Lakes Gelatin

I love Great Lakes gelatin. I use it in my ketogenic desserts, such as my ketogenic panna cotta recipe and my zero carbohydrate cheesecake recipe. I love that this gelatin is made from grassfed animals that aren’t fed hormones or injected with a ton of steroids.

The gelatin works well. I have put it in my tea and haven’t noticed any off-putting flavor.


Great Lakes Gelatin at a Glance…

Name: Great Lakes Gelatin

Website: [easyazon_link identifier=”B0008D6WBA” locale=”US” tag=”mcurle08-20″]



Owners: Great Lakes

Price: $23.27 ($1.45 / Ounce)

Overall Scam Rank: 90 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT! This is a great product. It will help you lose weight if you are using it with a ketogenic diet. It can help with healing and sealing your gut lining if you are following a GAPS diet. Great Lakes Gelatin a great way to get some healthy protein into your diet.

Brian Flatt’s 2 Week Diet Plan Review

Brian Flatt 2-Week Diet Plan Review

Name: 2-Week Diet Plan

Owners: Brian Flatt

Overall Rank: 85 out of 100


2-Week Diet, Product Overview

The 2-Week Diet is a science-based diet. It is 100% guaranteed to melt away 8-16 pounds of stubborn body fat in just 14 days. This program accomplishes this goal by breaking it down into 4 different parts. You have a dietary component, a workout component, supplements and a motivational component. When you combine all the activities, you will definitely lose weight.

There is a 60-day money back guarantee if you do not lose weight. Therefore, it is risk free to try this program. You will get results or you can ask for your money back!

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

PRO #1: I found the dietary recommendations to be on point. This program dispels some of the myths about nutrition.

PRO #2: The diet is only two weeks. This is a manageable amount of time to keep up with a diet. It is also the amount of time needed to create a habit.

PRO #3: This plan includes both a gym exercise program and a home exercise program to fit the needs of individuals who like to work out at the gym and those who enjoy working out at home.

The Bad:

CON #1: It is $37, so the cost is more than the price of a book.

CON #2: It doesn’t address more complicated health issues, such as diabetes, autoimmune conditions, etc.


Who is the 2-Week Diet For?

This is the perfect product for people who are looking to lose weight fast. It is great during the spring for people who are trying to get their body ready for swim suit season. It is ideal for anyone who wants to drop 8-16 pounds in about two weeks.



2-Week Diet Tools & Training
1. The Diet: the dietary portion of the 2-week diet is just that, a diet. There are two phases to the 2-Week Diet. During the first week on the diet, you will likely see a drop in weight around ten pounds. The first phase will let you know how you can lose about one pound per day simply by watching the foods that you eat or don’t eat. This diet requires some motivation and short term changes to your eating habits. However, if you follow it, you will be in control of your weight for the rest of your life. Many people feel that after finishing phase #1, they feel like they could accomplish anything.

2. The workouts: Sometimes people who diet fail because they are not consistently working out. Often the workout required to succeed is just too much for them. These workouts are designed to burn fat and get you into great shape in just 20 minutes a few times each week. While you can lose weight quickly on this diet, a quality workout like the one in The 2-Week Diet can double your fat loss results. The 2-Week Diet workout is broken into two separate workouts. One of them is designed for those who would rather workouts at their local gym and the other is a home workout using body weight exercises and a single piece of equipment. Whichever workout you choose, they will be fat blasting workouts.

3.Supplements: The third component of the 2-Week Diet is the supplement report. It gives a look at some of the most popular dietary supplements which are being used today. These include a review of the supplements not included in the 2-Week Diet itself.

4.Motivation & Mindset: The 2-Week Diet includes one of the most important aspects of achieving goals, motivation and mindset. The Motivation report contains some valuable information that Brian Flatt has used on his clients in the past. It demonstrates how to focus energy on achieving your goals. There are great tips, tricks and secrets to losing weight and keeping it off in the motivation and mindset report.



2-Week Diet Support

The 2-Week Diet comes with an activity handbook. They give you some of the most incredible fat-burning exercises that are available. As you combine the diet portion of the 2-Week Diet, it will produce unbelievable amounts of body fat loss.


Sometimes motivation to get started on a diet and weight loss program can be difficult. For this reason the 2-week diet comes with a motivation handbook. You will discover some very effective ways to make weight loss more enjoyable and a lot easier.

You can contact Brian Flatt at for questions and clarifications on the 2 Week Diet plan.



2-Week Diet Price
At $37 for an online diet product, this is priced competitively. Online diet related products tend to start about $29 and go all the way up to $70. This is on the lower end of the spectrum. However, you could probably find a book on Amazon with similar information for $15-20.


My Final Opinion of The 2-Week Diet
I actually like this product, feel like it will work for a majority of dieters and would recommend it. There are a few things about this diet that I disagree with. I personally like to eat fewer meals per day and this recommends 5-6 small meals per day. That means that you are snacking every few hours. Some people enjoy doing this, but I prefer an intermittent fast to snacking.


The 2-Week Diet at a Glance…

Name: The 2-Week Diet

Owners: Brian Flatt

Price: PRICE

Overall Scam Rank: 85 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT! It is a great product at a good price. I marked it down a bit because it does recommend eating every few hours, and I don’t like that recommendation. However, I felt the dietary guidelines were pretty good.

Simply Fit Board As Seen on TV Review

I was given the Simply Fit Board as seen on TV as a gift this weekend. My father has a habit of watching infomercials and sometimes I end up with the product. This has happened with the power pressure cooker. I had seen the Simply Fit Board on the television show, Shark Tank, when Lori Greiner put up funding to bring the product to market. It looked interesting, but didn’t seem like it would be an intense workout. I was pleased to get one to review. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the intensity of the workout![easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”n” identifier=”B01KMJNZCS” locale=”US” tag=”mcurle08-20″]

Simply Fit Board Review

Name:Simply Fit 30043 The Abs Legs Core Workout Balance Board (Green)


Price: $34.24

Owners: Simply Fit

Overall Rank: 80 out of 100



Simply Fit Board, Product Overview

The Simply Fit Board is a plastic board that is shaped like a skateboard with a curve in the middle. The board creates a bit of instability during your workout. You can balance on the Simply Fit Board and use a unique twisting motion and pivoting action that will engage and tone the entire body. The Simply Fit Board helps to strengthen the abs, legs and core.

The Simply Fit Board is lightweight, portable and stores away easily. It measures 24.5x 18 x 3/4 inch. It weighs 3 pounds and supports up to 400 pounds.

The Simply Fit Board includes a user guide and DVD workout video. It comes in blue, green, magenta and orange.


The Good & the Bad

The Good:

PRO #1: One of the great things about the Simply Fit Board is that it works your stabilizing muscles. It creates a bit of instability as you are performing exercises that trigger the stabilizing muscles to work. This increases the amount of work that your body is doing.

PRO #2: It is simple and fun. Twisting on the Simply Fit Board doesn’t feel like a workout at first. It just seems like fun. However, as you add in different exercises and change up your routine, you really start to feel your muscles working!

PRO #3: It is compact. I love this aspect of the Simply Fit Board. It is perfect for a small apartment or home gym. You can store it away in a closet or under a bed and whip it out when you need it.

The Bad:

CON #1: Some users have reported that it is cheaply made and breaks after a few months. Those who reported that also reported that they were able to receive a replacement. I’ve only had mine for 3 workouts, so I don’t know if it will break just yet, but I’ll keep you posted if I change my opinion on this product.

CON #2: It will mat the carpet down where you are using it. You can use a mat to protect your flooring.

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Who is Simply Fit Board for?

This is for the individual who wants to make the most of her home gym. It is great for people who want to workout at home, but want to have some variety to their workouts. It is wonderful for people who are relying on light weights or body weight exercises to build their strength because they don’t have a lot of room for heavy weights in their home gym.

The Simply Fit Board can be fun for teenagers and kids who want to burn off some of their excess energy as they watch television. They will have fun trying to balance on it and enjoy twisting around.

The Simply Fit Board only supports up to 400 pounds, so it is not for the extremely obese individual. The Simply Fit Board can be used by average and overweight individuals safely. It is also safe for children over the age of 6.


Simply Fit Board Tools & Training
The Simply Fit Board comes with a workout DVD to instruct its users on how to safely use the Simply Fit Board and incorporate it into their workouts. While it is intuitive to step on the Simply Fit Board and do some twists, I found the DVD very helpful in providing exercises that I hadn’t thought about using with the Simpy Fit Board.


Simply Fit Board Support
For Simply Fit Customer Service please call:800-401-9760. The operators are standing by from 8am – 10pm EST Monday through Friday.
The Simply Fit Board does have a 60-day iron clad 100% money-back guarantee. They do replace the Simply Fit Boards within that period if your cracks and you want a replacement, so keep that customer service number handy!


Simply Fit Board Price
The cost of the Simply Fit Board seems a bit high at $39.99 + shipping on their website. It is slightly less expensive on Amazon at $34.24 + free shipping with Amazon Prime.


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My Final Opinion of the Simply Fit Board

First and foremost, I must admit that I love the workout with the Simply Fit Board. I can tell that this is going to strengthen my core and is improving my posture. I can feel the leg muscles talking to me after only 3 workouts. I felt the workouts were fun. I even did one in the morning and in the evening yesterday.

Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed to see how many reviewers on Amazon were saying that their boards cracked after a few months. I’m personally going to enjoy the workouts with mine as much as possible. If mine cracks, I probably will look for other home workouts and workout products instead of buying a new one. They will replace it if it breaks, so that is a plus. I’m not sure how long they continue to replace them though.


Simply Fit Board at a Glance…

Name: Simply Fit Board


Owners: Simply Fit Board

Price: $34.24

Overall Scam Rank: 80 out of 100

VERDICT: LEGIT! This product does work. It will give you a great workout, especially if you follow along with the DVD workout that they included with the Simply Fit Board.

Not sure if the workout is right for you? Check it out! I discovered I love it!