Acai – Food or Drug?

So here’s the dilemma: If it’s produce, then the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to call it a food. If you use it to heal you in some way, then the FDA wants to call it a drug… There is a very fine line in most peoples’ minds, but any line left between the two the Acai berry has just totally erased.

If one plant serves two different needs, such as a root sold as produce that can be used as a healing agent, (Ginseng and Green tea leaves also comes to mind) then we have to be really careful. Naturally we’d want it to be regulated so we don’t accidentally overdose on it… Although I have no idea if a ginseng or green tea overdose would be harmful or not.

However, the FDA, who has already approved Mona Vie’s bottling plants in Utah, is making it incredibly difficult for their distributors to sell Mona Vie & other Acai berry juices for their healing properties.

I have seen at least two such reports on the FDA website where they have pretty much persecuted distributors of Acai juice blends just because those distributors claimed that their product was healthy.

According to the FDA’s rules, if you sell something as a food, you cannot claim it has the power to heal anything. You are not even allowed to infer that consuming it can bring you better overall health. It’s either a just food in their eyes, or a drug, which must be monitored and well-tested.

The Acai berry fits right in the no-man’s land for the FDA, and it is even more difficult for them that Acai doesn’t grow in the USA. The fruit itself has to enter the country as produce of another country, which undergoes testing for USDA and FDA guidelines before it leaves its’ country of origin.

At bottling plants like Mona Vie, the FDA approval process is nothing more that a way of ensuring that everyone is wearing their gloves while handling food… It has nothing to do with drug protection or assurance at all.

So if they won’t let Acai juice distributors claim that their product has any healing abilities but that’s clearly the reason that everyone is buying it for, then I for one say that something is wrong with the system.

I’m not radical enough to suggest that we do away with the FDA or anything so risky, but perhaps a third category should be introduced. While the FDA makes it hard for distributors to sell great products like Acai, in the meantime it is saving lives by ensuring people don’t overdose on seemingly-harmless drugs, and ensuring the quality of those drugs at the same time.

So how about a new category for the FDA, of ‘Healing Foods.’-Specifically, healing foods that you cannot overdose on.

Dr. Schuass has proven that you cannot overdose on Acai. The human body can only use about 6,000 TE of Antioxidant per gram at a time, and if …


The importance of checking health early on

You always hope you’ll be fortunate, that you’ll stay in good health and you won’t need anything more than your regular checkup at the doctor’s office. If you get to a point in your life where illness, injury, or something unexplained strikes, you may need advanced imaging Toms River NJ. When your physician recommends a more in-depth look, the best thing you can do is take a medical expert’s advice. A physical evaluation may not be able to provide your doctor with enough information. Blood testing is often only one more piece of the puzzle. Your medical team needs to do more than look at the outside of your body or what is happening in your blood. They need a closer look.

Various Types of Imaging Could Suit Your Needs

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CrossFit gym equipment

There are a lot of videos online mocking people who don’t know how to use gym equipment, but everyone has to start from scratch. So, before you start pulling strings and lifting weights, it is smart to get some advice for each machine you use in the gym. Also, working out without knowledge is very bad for your body because you can get injured easily.

When it comes to CrossFit there is more to it than regular gym equipment. Working with gym likes these require a great understanding of each exercise if you don’t want to get injured. They are famous for their rigs where people usually train in groups where they swap exercises after some period of time. CrossFit is a great way to make your focus better and of course, boost your physical strength.

Training equipment

The first and the essential thing you will need are the right shoes for training. Nike Metcon and Reebok Nano are made specifically for CrossFit. So, if you chose any of these you won’t make a mistake. They have a flat sole and reinforced heel. When it comes to indoor training where you won’t have that much running, they are the perfect match. For outdoors, if you have to run more than 2 or 3 miles you need to have joggers.

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Next piece of essential equipment is going to be a pair of shorts. Typically there are a lot of guys wearing football shorts, but for this type of training you need your shorts to be flexible and there are also Reebok shorts made for CrossFit you can find online. They have a higher price than regular shorts, but they are definitely worth it. You want to be able to squat in perfect motion without your clothes making it harder. This also goes for the t-shirt.

Because you are going to do weight lifting and also a lot of exercises where you use bars, you are going to need good hand protection. There are a lot of styles you can choose from. Most commonly used in CrossFit are also used for gymnastics. Their main job is to protect you from blisters and also for better grip.

There are also many non-essential items you can use if you are starting out, and want to protect yourself from injuries. There is something called goat tape which you put on your thumbs where you stop the bar rubbing on to them. One of the non-essential equipment that is used much is the knee guard. It gives some extra cushion when you are doing squats and it makes you feel more supported. As your training becomes more advanced you are probably going to get more equipment that professionals are using like lifting boots.

Most common setup

There are a lot of companies that build gym machines, but for this kind of training, there are more similar to calisthenics where you have more bars than weights. CrossFit is the combination of …