Category Archives: Nutrition

Rumsfeld and Aspartame

We’ve been hearing for years about how bad aspartame is for you (NutraSweet, Equal, etc.). Thanks to the Happs for an interesting book review linking Donald Rumsfeld to the ill-advised launch of aspartame to the public.

My Newest Blog –

I’m pleased to announce a project I’ve been working on for quite some time is now live –

As some of you know, I am the Marketing Manager at AdvoCare, a direct sales company that markets nutritional supplements. I won’t bore you with all the feature-advantage-benefit talk, but suffice it to say we’ve got the best (and safest) stuff on the market. Am I biased? Maybe, but it’s helped me lose over 30 lbs. and is now helping me gain some muscle as I hit the gym.

Anyway, is about way more than just AdvoCare. Here’s why you’d want to check this new blog out on a daily basis:

  • You’re a health nut, and you love reading about the latest in the industry. The site has several authors, including members of the AdvoCare Scientific & Medical Advisory Board.
  • You’re not a health nut, and you’re looking for something simple to help you better understand nutrition and supplements.
  • You’re an AdvoCare Distributor, and you’re always looking for new training tips to help you out.
  • You like Brett’s Blog, so you assume will be good to. is a group effort – lots of people from the AdvoCare R&D staff help make it happen. Anyway, check it out. You’ll get most of my nutritional thoughts and rants on that site.

CarbEase, Dr. Harry Preuss and AdvoCare

OK, I know I’m always bragging on AdvoCare. But hey, if you’ve got the best stuff out there, it’s not bragging – it’s fact.

Here’s an article that was in last weekend’s USA Today Weekend, the EatSmart section by Jean Carper . It features a few very small nuggets of nutritional genius from one of the nation’s most qualified authorities on the topic – Dr. Harry Preuss, a professor of Physiology, Medicine & Pathology, Georgetown University Medical Center. The fifth point mentions one of AdvoCare’s products, CarbEase (actually, it’s Carb-Ease, with a hyphen, but the article doesn’t include that, so I won’t either). Here’s the nutshell description of the product. I use it quite a bit, especially before a big Italian meal that’s heavy on carbs and starches. The science behind how it works is nothing short of amazing – it basically inhibits the breakdown of carbohydrates.*

Dr. Preuss is a long-time member of the AdvoCare Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, and he just released a new book (co-authored by Bill Gottlieb), The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy. I was lucky enough to get a copy of the book before publication, and I think it’s great. A very easy read with very compelling content. If you’re interested at all in knowing how to really lose some inches, lose weight and be healthier (as well as the differences between losing fat and losing weight), then I highly recommend this book.

So congrats and a big thanks to Dr. Preuss on yet another impressive accomplishment. Just goes to show that Yankees fans aren’t all bad all the time . . . . (cheap shot).

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.