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Natural Supplements - The Difference Between Synthetic and Natural Products

In today's world of health, a lot of concerned people have questions about many of the natural medications and health products they often read about. They have a lot of questions concerning the differences between synthetic drugs and natural drugs. They also have a lot of questions regarding the effectiveness of natural treatments versus synthetic treatments. The reason that there is so much confusion is because it can be very difficult at times to get some good objective information.

The truth is that most people who are offering information about health products have certain motives. In other words, they want to sell you their products. When this is the case, you are going to get a lot of conflicting information. You are going to get some commentators who will tell you that natural supplements are far superior to synthetic supplements. On the other hand, you have many writers claim that synthetic drugs and supplements offer far greater advantages.

Who are you to believe? When it comes to natural supplements, what you are looking at are products that are derived from plants and animals. This is what makes them natural. Synthetic products are those made of unnatural chemicals. They are created in a lab and are designed to mimic certain chemicals and substances that exist in nature. This is the basic difference.

It should be noted, however, that many natural substances are developed in labs by scientists. This is because there is much science that is required to develop these supplements. There are often fermentation techniques that are used to get the most from an herb, plant, or animal.

So which is better? Much of this depends on your preferences and what kind of information you have. The truth, however, is that natural supplements are safer. There is not much mystery when it comes to these supplements. They are substances that are found in nature.

In some cases, the nutrients and substances in the supplements are the same exact ones that are found in your body. With chemicals and synthetic drugs, you have to worry about negative side effects and chemical dependency. When you use natural products, you only have to take the prescribed or recommended dosages and keep a healthy diet.

If you are interested in learning more about natural supplements, you should find a trustworthy, professional website that not only sells these products, but will also inform you about the best way to use them and the latest trends in natural health. The choice is yours when you are deciding how you want to maintain good health. Just remember that the benefits of synthetic supplements often come with a cost.

A Review of the Amigo Health Income Opportunity

Amigo Health Labs, Inc. is a company partnered with supplement manufacturers that specializes in providing natural supplements for the healthcare industry. Using their own manufacturer, the company maintains a consistent product and believes in stern Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). The Amigo Health mission is to provide all natural, superior quality, and "life-changing" supplements to its customers by employing distributors to sell their products on behalf of the company.

Amigo Health offers a variety of health supplements. Their signature product, Amigo Juice contains the natural ingredients, acai berry, mangosteen, and goji berry. This is a powdered drink mix that requires water to activate the health benefits found in the three fruits. Amigo Cleanse is a supplement designed to help detoxify the colon.

Amigo Health's Trim Weight Loss Shakes are rich in protein and only 100 calories. They come in chocolate and vanilla flavors. Their Thermogenic Weight Loss Capsules contain 20 active ingredients which help increase metabolism, boost energy, decreases appetite, blocks sugar, and improves stamina. Alternatives to Amigo Juice are available in capsules and whole foods.

Amigo Health Labs also has a large selection of nutrition supplements. These include MultiZyme Enzymes, ProBiotic, Joint Care, Goji Berry, Hoodia Gordonii, Mind Matrix, Ladies EnhanceHer, Blue Green Algae, Mangosteen, NeuroCare, Acai Berry, Pro IGF-1, Cholesterol Control, NONI, Whole Food Vitamin, rHGH Spray, and Mega Antioxidant Formula.

There are many income opportunities through commissions with Amigo Health. As a representative (Rep), members receive a free website with their preferred sub domain. A Rep may choose from wholesale prices or monthly auto-ship prices. In order to receive commissions, a valid Social Security number or Tax ID must be provided to the company.

A 1 Star Director with Amigo Health is a Rep who has personally sponsored one Rep that makes a $49.95 minimum order monthly. One Associate also must be signed up to receive their own monthly $49.95 minimum order. As a 1 Star Director you are qualified to receive 9% commissions on level one.

A 2 Star Director is a Rep who has personally sponsored two Reps meeting the monthly minimum order requirement. One Associate must also meet the minimum as well. As a 2 Star Director you are qualified to earn 9% commissions on levels one and two.

A 3 Star Director is a Rep who has personally sponsored three Reps meeting the monthly $49.95 minimum. One Director must also be signed up that meets their minimum monthly order requirement. As a 3 Star Director you are qualified to receive 9% commissions on levels one, two, three and 3% on levels four through nine.

To become an Executive with Amigo Health, a Rep must sponsor six Reps meeting the monthly $49.95 quota. Executives have to be signed up for their own monthly order as well. As an Executive you are qualified to earn 9% commissions on levels one through six and 3% on levels seven through nine.

A Rep becomes Presidential as soon as they have sponsored nine Reps meeting the $49.95 minimum monthly order. A Presidential has to also meet the monthly requirement order. As a Presidential member you will receive 9% commissions on all nine levels.

General Health Problems - Blind Faith and Health Misconceptions

Today's understanding of health revolves around the "fact" that the human body is born with problems and deficiencies. It is because of these problems that people get sick as they grow. It is also generally accepted that this is a problem that will continue to affect people for the rest of their lives.

Lets say you go to the Doctor when you are sick and he tells you your sickness or illness is floating around and you caught it. He also tells you that it is normal to get sick because your immune system will eventually kill the pathogen invading your body and will make become immune to it in the future.

Well that sounds like a "And They Lived Happily Ever After" ending but consider this. Pathogens which are bacteria's that cause sickness and disease evolve time after time and each time they evolve like the common cold, people have to face an upgraded version of the same cold.

It doesn't make sense that it is "natural to get sick" because if the problem you face continues to evolve and you still get sick what's the point of continuing this endless cycle? Your immune system will get stronger but you will still get sick year after year by another evolved disease.

Let me bring you back to the theory that people are born with problems and deficiencies. It is because we lack something in our organism that we are weaker and more susceptible to diseases. But how is it possible that people are born with this problem?

I believe this is because this day in age we try and substitute our deficiencies with drugs and processed foods that we believe are healthy and will solve our problems. Because we are embedded with theory that our body is imperfect and needs drugs, we believe that this is normal. But this is a misconception.

WHY?

The same drugs and foods we eat are in fact the cause of our health problems! Drugs do not correctly substitute what our body CRAVES and processed foods lack nutritional value and poison our body because they are full of chemicals and growth hormones which are put into them to preserve them longer in order to meet the growing population demand (The longer goods last the less of them companies have to make, and it is because of this that they are injected with chemicals to preserve their state that alter them and make them unhealthy).

Lets not disregard the fact that this lifestyle has been going on for decades since drugs invaded our lives which brings me to point out that the past generations who began this lifestyle passed it on to the next generation which would genetically be unhealthy at birth due to their parents consumption of unhealthy products before them.

Perhaps that is where the theory of people being born unhealthy originated from.

Consuming these products has become so "normal" that mass quantities of people aren't even noticing how they are poisoning themselves. It is difficult for us to acknowledge this fact because we just don't notice this around us. This is because our bodies have an uncanny ability to heal and adapt to new changes. But if we continue to poison it with these products, then sooner of later the body will no longer be able to take it and will breakdown.

Most drugs on the market do not work. In fact a government study found that only 30% of drugs on the market today do actually work. What about the other 70%?

Its outrageous at how many drugs are being advertised today and how the narrator of and ad mentions 10 different side effects quietly. Have you ever seen a drug ad? Have you seen the deadly number of side effects a drug has?

Drugs mention side effects such as heart problems, high cholesterol, kidney failure, and much more. Next time you see a drug ad listen carefully to what they are saying. When the narrator explains how the drug works you will most likely hear something like:

Treats the causes

Treats the symptoms

So it does nothing but baby-sits your health problem. And it will still continue to occur because it isn't being dealt with correctly. Also read drug labels and you will see "Temporarily reduces symptoms". Look carefully and you will see that they basically don't do anything. Oh and let's not forget the nasty side effects.

So what basically happens? You take a drug hoping that it will solve your problems and in the process you encounter many more health problems not to mention the damage they cause your kidney when ingested. People we are being led to believe that taking drugs is a trend and that everyone does it.

And once we feel the side effects we assume its due to natural causes when in fact the drugs are to blame. We also believe that drugs are beneficial for us backed up by claims from Doctors who are paid to say that they work.

Did you know many decades ago, Doctors were actually paid to say Cigarette smoking was good for you? Do not think this trend has died with cigarettes? Doctors are being paid a lot of money to say something works, and for what reason?

To SELL. Selling a product is primary for companies like pharmaceuticals and the quality of the product is secondary.

Do you remember how many people Vioxx killed? And this was a drug that was allowed to sell by the FDA. Then after it killed a quarter of a million people it was finally taken off the market. Here is my question.

Didn't the FDA, or the drug companies know this would happen? Didn't tests confirm a risk for heart attacks? OF COURSE THEY DID but they sold it anyway to make money.

This still continues to happen. Do you honestly believe the drugs advertised are actually worth it? Have you ever seen a commercial for "Restless leg syndrome?". How ridiculous does that sound? Now they are making up the most farfetched conditions just to make a drug and sell it, and all at your expense since once again drugs have side effects.

I used to feel like a lab rat when I would go to my doctor and ask him what my problem was. He would often give me complex answers and tell me to take a drug. These drugs never worked for me. Not to mention the fact that some of these drugs I'd never even heard off which made think like I they were being tested.

The whole procedure of going to the doctor sounded like "Ok well here is your problem! We don't know where it comes from. There isn't anything you can do about it. There isn't anything we want you to do about it so let us do our jobs, make money off you while you suffer. So take this drug and shut up".

If there is no explanation for a health problem how come there are drugs already being made to make money off diseases and conditions? Well its simple many drugs are being tested and sold before they can pass the proper procedures of safety and that is why again I say I feel like a lab rat.

My friend's father was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. He felt optimistic because he had high hopes for the health system in the United States. When he came home from his visit with the Doctor he suddenly felt hopeless. I asked my friend what the Doctor said and he told me that the Doctor reviewed a list of procedures his father would have to go through.

With ever procedure the Doctor explained what percentage of success there was and by the end of the entire session, my friend's father had lost hope. I asked him if he questioned the Doctor about any alternate routes (hinting at holistic health) and the father said yes but the Doctor interrupted him rudely and said there is no other way!

Isn't that just wonderful? You claim to look out for the health of your patients, claim that there is no cure for cancer, decide to run them through several experiments whilst making money off them and then the patient will eventually die since very few cases of chemotherapy actually work, not to mention their painful side effects.

So what ends up happening? The "doctor" recommends standard procedure for cancer. This is of course chemotherapy. With very few cases of success in this area what ends up happening is that the patient is put into a box (Meaning that he has no other say in the matter), is slowly dieing while he is being made money of, and then when they eventually die the doctors state that it was inevitable.

Isn't that sad? Its sad but its true and this is a trend that is continuing. And although I sound biased towards doctors, I am in fact not. There are many good doctors out there who truly want to help their patients. But the problem is that most of these doctors are schooled to think the same as well as suggesting the same procedures.

The reason I write all this is to give people a different outlook. Sometimes its necessary to step out of line and tell your Doctor "NO!". Sometimes its necessary to pursue different roads, and personally I recommend the uncommon ones such as natural health.

Times have changed the perception of a doctor being good, helpful, all knowing and kind that has been embedded into us from our early years passed from generation to generation has changed. There are many things happening now that completely twist that perception around and although it is happening all around us, many of us still have blind faith in doctors.

I wrote an article on "How to be your Own Doctor", and in it I mention how there is always a reason for your health problem. There is no such thing as "it just happens and there is nothing you can do about it". There is a reason and there is an answer. You can find it. And although I am not a huge fan of doctors it is sometimes necessary to see them to get their opinion on the matter.

If you are unsure about a health condition you have or are worried, it is always smart to see a doctor. HOWEVER it is also important to avoid a drug as well as an incorrect suggestion from the doctor. If you feel he may be trying to make money off you, stop seeing that doctor of get a second opinion. Consider holistic doctors but also be wary of their suggestions.

The health industry (at least in the US) is a private business and in every business profit is primary. Be careful.

Health Rangers Mike Adams' Thoughts on Nutritional Cancer Cures and Best Products on the Market

In this article Mike Adams shares on nutritional cancer cures and the best products on the market. Mike Adams is known as the "Health Ranger." Mike cured himself of disease through nutrition and he is the founder and editor of Natural News.

Kevin:: Let's turn the tide. You spend a lot of time reviewing products. What are some of the best ones out there?

Mike: Well Healthforce, a company by Jameth Sheridan, those are some of the best products. I'm a big advocate of Sunfood, David Wolfe's company, and their product line. There are many, many superfood products on the market. There's Beaucoup superfood that I recommend.. There's Emerald balance. There's a company called Sprout Living that has a new Sproutein product. It's a protein made from sprouts. It's amazing. In fact I just got a sample of it last night and I just tasted it this morning in my smoothie. It's fantastic. If you go out and you actively try to find superfood products, it's very easy.

Kevin:: Right.

Mike: Go to any health food store. Look for the superfood products, get the ones that are really green, and that have berries in them. We live in a time of great abundance now. You can cure cancer now using stuff off the shelf at the store, literally, that's not an exaggeration at all.

There are books written about anti-cancer foods. Some of the most powerful anti-cancer nutrients are berries, resveratrol, turmeric, which is the root that's used to make curry, and I'll tell you a fact about that that's fascinating, chocolate is also anti-cancer, and the cruciferous vegetables. If you drink even one ounce of broccoli juice every day and you combine that with some green tea, some vitamin D, a little bit of zinc, some turmeric and black pepper, berries from time to time, you will never get cancer, ever, because it cannot grow in that environment.

The way that you get cancer is if you are vitamin D deficient for a long period of time, like during the winter when people aren't getting sunlight, or if they're using sunscreen products. And you're not bathing yourselves in the anti-cancer nutrients from cruciferous vegetables, you know onions, garlic, as well, in addition to cruciferous cauliflower, broccoli those kinds of things. That's how you get cancer. If you want to grow cancer in lab rats in the lab, the recipe's very simple.. Vitamin D deficiency, nutrient deficiency, processed food, chemicals in the food; you'll get cancer like that. If you want to reverse cancer, you just turn all that around, get lots of vitamin D, lots of nutrients, eliminate the toxic chemicals, the cancer's gone. This is not complicated; cancer is not complicated.

Kevin:: When you're looking at products, what are you looking for in the company? What are some of the criteria? Because you put your seal, the Natural News seal on things, what does it take to have that seal?

Mike: Well, I want you to know that that seal, we don't make money on the seal. We don't charge people. It's an award seal, like editors choice award, on certain products that we give that to. Well, I'm looking for a couple of things. Not only what's in the product itself, because I look very carefully at the ingredients but then I meet the founder of the company. And I'm looking for personal integrity. I'm looking for whether that person lives a natural health lifestyle. People like Jameth Sheridan, very healthy individual, really into healthy living. That counts a lot as far as I'm concerned.

Kevin:: Yeah.

Mike: Because I don't think that you can sell health products if you're an individual running a company who isn't healthy. Like there's... I'm at the trade shows all the time. And there's this one company that I'm not going to name, but they have these super-fruit juices. You know it says A├žai juice on the front and you look at the ingredients and it's 95% fructose and water.

Kevin:: Yeah.

Mike: There's a little bit of juice in it. You taste it and you're like, "What is this citric acid and water?" You can't even taste the fruit. And a lot of consumers don't know what these fruits are supposed to taste like. So they don't know if they're drinking the real thing. But the guy running that company is this like obese grumpy New Yorker with bad skin and smoking cigarettes outside the show. I'm not going to recommend that.

Kevin:: Yeah.

Mike: There are products on the market today that are junk. There are a lot of bad vitamins that I would not recommend. Mainstream brands, made with synthetic chemicals just like pharmaceuticals. But there's a lot of great stuff on the market as well. That's what I recommend on Natural News. So I do product recommendations on a regular basis, product reviews all the time, and I'm always trying to give people the latest and greatest products that are out there. And you know, you want real vitamins, North American Urban Spice.

Kevin:: Yeah.

Mike: Purely C. It's a food-based vitamin C product. They have a food-based vitamin E product. There's so many companies out there that have so many great products, if you just look, just spend a few minutes looking.

Slim Fast Recall - A Reminder That Health Drinks and Natural Foods Are Best For Weight Loss

What harm can come from supplementing your natural weight loss program with Slim Fast or other so-called diet "health drinks"? One answer became clear last week when 10 million cans of Slim Fast were recalled by the manufacturer for possible bacterial contamination. On December 2nd, 2009, Slim Fast manufacturer Unilever notified the FDA of possible contamination; and a complete recall has been issued. Consumers are encouraged to contact the company at 1-800-896-9479 for a refund.

It's not hard to see this scare as a reminder of the importance of natural weight loss, rather than relying on a magical elixir created in a lab to help us curb our appetites. True health drinks are those that contain natural foods for ingredients. These natural foods restore a body's balance by supplying the right blend of nutrients and energy to keep up a strong metabolism and an activity level that supports a healthy lifestyle.

Unlike manufactured diet drinks like Slim Fast, true health drinks contain a variety of natural foods that work with the body instead of against it. For example, many people who pursue natural weight loss have discovered the wonders of Stevia. This sugar substitute is derived from the Stevia plant, and while it adds a sweetness to health drinks, it doesn't affect blood sugar levels. Compare this to aspartame, an artificial sweetener that has been linked to more than 90 different health concerns and is in a variety of diet products.

Natural weight loss plans also implement the use of teas, either on their own or as a component of other health drinks. Again, the natural foods used to make the teas are naturally occurring, and the overall benefits can be incredibly important for both natural weight loss and overall health. Consider the fact that green tea in some health drinks is loaded with powerful antioxidants that help remove free radicals from within the body. Removing free radicals from the system gives the body more energy to focus on other important functions and reduces the risk of overall illness.

Because our bodies readily recognize the ingredients in natural foods and health drinks, they are well-equipped to absorb and use the nutrients they find there. Rather than finding new and creative ways to digest foods that were never really intended for human consumption, the body can simply get to work transforming these natural foods into energy. The result, of course, is an increase in energy, which results directly in the ability to burn more calories on a natural weight loss plan.

For those who have thought twice since hearing about the Slim Fast recall, there are a lot of great health drinks to consider for natural weight loss. Rather than filling our bodies with highly processed and chemically engineered diet gimmicks like Slim Fast, it is time to start considering natural health drinks as a safer and smarter alternative. These are the kinds of natural weight loss products that can deliver safe results.