Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tude Apple Juice Review

I am in love with this little juice as is perfect for me to drink it for breakfast, my only problem is that it has that stinky logo of the Non-GMO Project, which gives some unwanted pseudo-philosophy I hate seeing in my food.

The reason I hate that logo it is because it shows the ignorance of the consumers about bio-technology, as well how lowering production cost will make the product more accessible to the customers and it will take the horrible ideology that GMO's are harmful or in the same level of craziness of vaccines.

The flavor of the 'tude juices are quite nice and friendly to the taste buds even enjoyable with a set of eggs and toasts. Is just delightful as itself plays with some images of a carefree childhood.

I would recommend the product if you have the money to purchase it but otherwise I won't. The juice is is barely 8 oz and is almost US$4.

Monday, April 20, 2015

DRY Soda Product Review Strange but Amazing to Try It

DRY Soda
There is something unique to these type of sodas, it's almost as difficult to explain. I've never imagined trying something as unique as DRY Soda; the idea of a dry soda differs far away from the mainstream ones that are found on almost every single supermarket chains.

I have to confess, not in a lifetime of trying the most strange items you can find in any market; DRY Soda's really got my attention; - I don't think my taste buds connection with my cerebral cortex are highly evolved enough; or at least I am not enough of a "hipster" to understand. - 

Probably the product in comparison with a mainstream market product would be a flavored Sprite or 7-UP; it's difficult to describe but yet, there is something delightfully appealing within these products.

To describe the flavors is to describe a wide varied of sensations, but they are quite sweet and friendly to the taste buds yet they are quite unique because they tend to become an acquire taste before you actually like them.

The idea of of a healthy soda is quite of a nonsense; but their marketing approach to a more oriented adult market make this product a nice side, as on their website they give ideas on what this soda can go with, or the perfect dishes you can serve with.

It's amazing to diversity of products that are out there aimed to adults that aren't towards alcoholic beverages; which I find these type of sodas quite appealing as they aren't popular with the mainstream, but yet they are enjoyable on their own way.

Compared to other mainstream flavors, it can take a while to get use to, mostly due nobody would expect a soda cucumber flavored on their table; it's quite fancy to think, as well unusual, because on the market there aren't unique flavors to try beyond vanilla, cherry, lemon, grape, just to name a few; even to say, I would recommend this product completely as they are quite of a nice alternative.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Mystic of Suja and Why Besides Being a 43 mg Sugar Bomb is Not Worth It

Suja Different Flavors
Probably if it wasn't for the endorsement of The Food Babe, this brand of juice would probably go unnoticed on the popular market and probably would had been sold in places such as Whole Foods.

By now, you probably would realize by the title of the entry what is the idea about. Yes; there is nothing magical or healthy within these juices that almost everywhere cost US$3.99 and they don't contain too much volume.

Some people, will argue that with quality you can't put a price; but, to be honest, anything that looks as it if was made by an artisan will have a bigger price on the market, due the selling point strategies that will help to evoke "good-vibe" feelings about naturalism and home made items.

The problem with Suja as well similar kind of juices relies on their whole selling point, which if we estimate on how much they have to produce per season, we all know that they are just a label and they wouldn't be able to produce it without the help of any type of conventional methods in agriculture; albeit we all can assume that The Food Babe won't dare to investigate on her sponsors because that would mean no more money or yet no more exotic vacations every two or three months.

Flavor wise the juices are quite bitter; as well for an item that has enough sugar, should be sweet; but, the flavor of kale could be issue on why some of them taste quite nasty as well they leave an unpleasant after hint.

People seem to enjoy them, or at least pretend they enjoy them due the premise that they are healthy. I had seen people reading the ingredients on my grocery trips, but yet no matter how long they read them, they still buy them and exclaim - how healthy they are. -

If you wonder how I got these four juices.? They were Buy One, Get One; and, I had four ¢55 coupons which let me bought the juices; otherwise this is a product I wouldn't recommend to no one because it is expensive, tasteless and over priced.   

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Essence of Essential Oils Their Connotation on Christian Eschatology and Why They Are Essentially Placebos With Nice Aromas

Essential Oils
In the last three years, there had been a boom of the multilevel marketing; this time is not only with Herbalife; but rather companies who go on the idea of anointed oils which has been marketed on the idea of Essential Oils.

The idea of Essential Oils, has their backgrounds on the eschatology of Christianity; but as well the different companies mixed the religious idea within a New Age propaganda that the oils had been used widely from more than two millenniums.

As many of today's products, in order to sell they have to rel heavily on a communication campaign that involves a hand to hand marketing and advertising levels, to appeal and sell properly to any possible clientele.

To organize the complexity of the selling point of the Essential Oils, we have to start with the idea on what these kind of products are sold by, and that is with the anointed oils, which on the Bible are referred roughly 20 times (Exodus 25:6, Leviticus 8:30, Numbers 4:16, Exodus 30:32, Mark 14:3, Mark 6:13, James 5:14  and Hebrews 1:8).

In any part of the Bible there are any specific set of ingredients, ingredients that were common on the Middle East, Sub-Saharan and the Continental India are pointed on some occasions such as cinnamon and myrrh; but there are not guidelines that there was something holy or miraculous on these oils, and they were made as a test of the Israelite to show their obedience to God. (1)

Humanity on a certain extent evolves beyond the status-quo of religion; but some ideas of the holy and profane always keep lingering in the popular imagery, that there are miraculous cures to almost any ailments. Chrism is found essentially on every religion of the world; but the most common is within the different, thousands of Christians Sects.

We can see that within the Catholic doctrines, there is the anointing of the sick on the Mass of the Chrism; but also the oils are celebrated on the Sacrament of Confirmation (2); it goes on the rite of confirmation and commitment of the young adult within the church. There is a precious symbolism within the doctrine that is almost as old as the church but there wasn't anything magical or out of this world within the unction of the oils, but rather the spiritual commitment of the parishioner to his or her church.

Now, that there is an image on what the marketing campaigns play; we know that there is a quasi-sentiment of magical on the add-campaigns to sell a miraculous cure, that has nothing of a miracle based on the Christian Scriptures; but yet it plays on the image of the believers of the oil as well some of the believers of the faith as they are trying to find solutions within the realm of the fantastic.

Whole Foods
According to Christianity Today (3) the resurgent of the Essential Oils had found their niche among Christian women; but, also they'd appealed to organic shoppers, homeopaths, naturopaths, young mothers and believers. Which as was mentioned previously, the latest one found their uses among the Scriptures.

Some believers as well consumer oriented on this oils had found several examples, albeit not direct examples through the Bible but rather scarce example that border on the metaphorical such as Moses; but rather than that there is a schism between the social use of the oil and the way the idea is advertised and sold today.

Whole Food; the temple of almost everything overpriced, and where the consumer can found everything but real medicines. There are entire aisles dedicated to the sold purpose of selling Essential Oils. Is almost a surreal experience for anyone who realize that Homeopathy is just a "bunch of feel good concepts, based on the idea of ancient knowledge that by today standards had been discarded as mere quackery."

That feel good sensation is always a catch to sell almost any product, if the product aims at the spiritual side of the consumer, as well their lack of knowledge on the medical and biological sciences.

By now, if you had visited some vitamins stores, or stores as Whole Foods, they sell Bach Flower Remedies; which if you check on the first photo, they offer some sort of pop test in order to guess which Essential Oil is the most adequate for you, or as the company promote it Flower Remedies. According to (4) the two main ingredients are Brandy and Water, which they are already diluted on a 50:50, so it's hard to guess the consumer won't get drunk by drinking anything from Bach products'.

The gimmick of their products go that they say they work by transmitting a vibrational energy through the memory of the water. Difficult to believe the water as a sentient being, but the damage done by the quackery of Masaru Emoto is already in the mind of the collective.

How water could have memory and understand a series of 8.500 language and dialects.? The simple idea of Bach Flower remedies is ridicule; but there are always people in close proximity with this kind of lifestyle, that only sugar coats the existence. Besides that gimmick, as is in the photo, there is a small test that compose the words on what you are feeling; if you are feeling fear, loneliness, for dependency or despair, etc. There is a product for you, which offers mostly a quick answer to what could be a deep emotional problem; but the sales adjust to what much of the people on this century believe - We need everything now.- 

The idea that this form of corrupted Ayurveda influenced methods of healing (I rather not say medicine, as medicine involves a process following the Scientific Method, and it will be an offense to compare this form of New Age herbalist naturalism to modern medicine.) is actually beneficial and is good to discard any treatment in favor of this; is just a fallacy to knowledge and ad emotion; masked with a nice aroma of lavender or cinnamon.



Thursday, April 9, 2015

Why I do not Believe the New Age Internet Guru's Bullshit

David Avocado Wolfe
It's difficult to perceive any some fort of credibility from anyone of these "New Age Gurus" that advocate wellness through the Internet, without analyzing their niches on a deep level, we can see that these people has no knowledge on the medicine sciences and they are usually geared towards a personal gain as well to spread their personal image, more than to create any help.

Inciting people to abandon treatments should be punished by laws on a federal level, as well on how they tend to aim to a "holistic approach" aiming that any dilution or herbal remedies are good to combat almost any desired diseases.

The egotistical aspect of people as David Wolfe, March Against Monsanto, Modern Alternative Mama or GMO Free USA, and even so the infamous Food Babe is that they center their cults to on how their look, and why they look young thought the so called natural means. They essentially aim to the vain aspect of any potential reader, the use of misinformation through the use of fear in order to achieve their desire effect which is to sell their ideology.

Make Coconut
On a model of their websites or business blogs, the owners don't have to execute some form of sense towards their message, almost using any form of popular foods along with a nice catchy phrase in order to bring followers.

Make Coconut Not Fat, just to name one of many; from the marketing point of view within applied selling point of a catchy slogan doesn't really give the message on what the website is about; as is difficult to aim that is a lost weight oriented site.

It's difficult to analyze that the human body can't produce coconut but rather we have adipose tissue, but yet, the idea of coconut as a "miraculous" food, or "superfood" as is called within the believers of these kind of ideologies, even if the terms are just a mere marketing tool to re-sell food or ideas to a set of consumers who aim to a set of philosophies that are unnecessarily unrealistic but yet on the free market side, companies have to sell in order to create a profit.

On one negative aspect, much as these individuals who can classify in the "woo-sphere" they do not like criticisms, as they tend to "realize" their pseudoscience is the ultimate truth towards health and wellness, or realistically speaking they don't like anyone who will destroy their business model. Let's take a look on the Food Babe and how she had found a way to silence critics by banning them from her website and social media groups.

Part of being in the internet, is that you are going to be subject to criticism as well some negative comments that you can take to learn on how to handle your public image. Many of the internet individuals who only attack for no reason or "trolls" in more popular words; are going to be there no matter what, it could be as they perceive a negative aspect on you or just for the mere reason of create some chaos, due the fact that almost  - any one behind a computer screen could be a cat.

Trolls can be easily ignore, but then again they come in all shape and sizes, and denying the existence of detractors much as the people in the "woo" do it, show on how some easy opportunistic solutions we as a society we had become. That we want everything for now instead of actually working for it.

One newest example is the delightful lady on the right side of my screen, which I am not giving a link in order to not promote her any form of visits. She goes by Nutritarian Nancy; which the term is already a made up term in order to describe her already not clear approach on how she will reach any potential customers. Albeit I should say patients but that is just a fallacy.

Her description goes mostly on the classical denier of everything science related. One of her latest article is on how companies are paying people to discriminate against health and wellness advocates, or in other words shills. I can dare anyone to probe me, that I am a paid shill, that there are documents that I am being paid by any company; so I can find a way to sue the person in question for defamation, as I am only one person who has been blogging and advocate for science.

On Nancy's profile, she mentions that she can make any consult through Skype as she lives somewhere in Brooklyn. Albeit is good to say that a certified physician with a reputation on his or her stake won't give any consultation through Skype as they can lose their licence for medical malpractice; but let's assume that won't happen if you are a nutritarian which the least that can happen is just keep playing the ridicule.

The pseudo-scientific aspect that relate this entrepreneurs of the well-being, border the line of a religious component, well they argue discrimination against their beliefs. Believing that organic is better, is not part of your religion; is part as a consumer who decide to pay more for less in quantity as well to deny that the world can't support 8 billion people with just organic farming as well that it's a core aspect to deny on how bioengineer had helped the life of many; but people as Green Pace seem to boycott that idea.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dear Vani; My Name is Gustavo or #FoodBabeArmy and I want Proofs

Dear Vani,

My name is Gustavo, or any member of the so called #foodbabearmy; this another open letter in which I want to address on your understanding on immunology as well world history. By now, I can say you are all much of you, a bunch of educated people who decided to ignore simple facts.

I am not calling you all dumb, but I am calling all of you for giving us your critics proof, valid peer reviewed proof of your claims, yet you dare to call Professor Folta and Miss Yvette aka the Science Babe "shills", you know with your claims you can get into a serious legal trouble; but yet you also become a light version of Jenny McCarthy or a vaccine denialist. Which by different State Laws, whenever you or the Modern Alternative Mama give some form of advice about not vaccinating, you are going in into practicing medicine without license.

Not even you had insulted two people, as I remember you also insulted Ms. Kavin Sanapathy on a few occasions, but they had shown grace and poise whenever you said something adverse against critcism on your fantastic health claims.

Now on a latest post, where you had deleted it the link from your website. Can you give us proof, real proof that vaccines are used as weapons of mass annihilation.? Not the same abysmal information that appears on Natual News on a 24-7 basis, but real proof from real institutions. If not, you are just a mere liar.

In the most elegant, I have little to no tolerance with defamation, but I will be gladly to wait your answer.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

If Water Reacts to Positive Thoughts Then My Dog has to React on the Words Don't Shit On the Carpet

This is Sparkles, I have no clue what kind of breed he is but I can say he is cute. The only thing, there are moments I can't take him outside due my schedule and he poops on the carpet; otherwise he is well trained and respond to a few commands in English. Now, I tried to taught him a few commands in Spanish but the only one he seems to process is a "pet name" Cosa, beyond that point, I am just happy to have him.

Now, if according to the pseudo-philosophy of Masaru Sato - Water can be influenced to the positive energies, and even cleaned through prayer and visualization; - then, my dog through prayer and visualization should stop shitting on the carpet every time he is upset, alone or in a lesser case bored.

I visualized and prayed that my dog, would stop doing that; but at the end prayers and visualization means nothing, unless you take action on knowing the cause and effect of such behavior.

Same thing goes with finding a solution to a problem, using tools that can be implemented as well a reasoning that will help reach to the conclusion; instead of magics or semi fantastic rituals we all should find the answers with what is around us and the understanding the world can give to us.

The Power of Words
If my dog can't understand a simple command such as "Don't Poop," or "wait." Why the fuck water will understand at least of 6,909 ethnolanguages.? Is much of a priori idea; much as when a child associates rain with her mother placing a hat over her head. Yet, the idea of visualizing water in a pure state, or screaming profanities to water has no effect on water because water can't understand language with the same sentient conviction as life forms who use it to communicate it.

Let's all remember the case when the Food Babe, decided to deep into the her world of pseudoscience and posted about how microwaves place negative thought particles on the microwave; such as screaming - Satan.! or Hitler! to the water will create a differential change on the molecular structure. The water is not an emo who will need therapy if you scream any violent word, on why the wardrobe you use is only something you will use when you go to a funeral.

Same with the ideas gave by Deepak Chopra, which at the end show how much someone can generate revenue by talking shit; the same shit I wish my dog will stop doing; but the difference between Deepak and my dog, is that in my dog is a natural instinct, he has to poop as everyone else but people much in the bandwagon of the "New Age Pseudoscience" beyond being an instinct is an attention call as they lack or deny critical thinking and common sense, over the ideas of how the sensuous work acts and how the spiritual words intersects in a way as a six year old imagines the monsters under his bed.