Thursday

The #1 fruit that KILLS joint pain & inflammation

If you have any joint pain and aches, hopefully you know by now from reading this newsletter that resorting to pain killers can actually cause MORE harm to your health over time (as is the case with most drugs, since drugs almost always have side effects) ...

The good news is that there are plenty of natural superfoods with powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can ease your joint pain and kill inflammation in it's tracks.  One of the single MOST powerful anti-inflammatory foods actually ranked #1 is...

Tart cherries!  (or tart cherry extract or concentrate)

Studies have shown that the anthocyanins and phenolics in tart cherries have a powerful effect in reducing the inflammation that can cause joint pain.  In fact, according to researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University, tart cherries have the "highest anti-inflammatory content of any food".

Tart cherries also have a long history in helping people get relief with Gout or Osteoarthritis.

Note that sweet cherries can have some benefits as well, but tart cherries have been identified in research to have larger quantities of the anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.  One thing that I've done in recent years is to add a little bit of tart cherry concentrate (about 1 tsp) to my daily glass of unsweetened iced tea, and I also use frozen cherries frequently in smoothies.  I feel that this is helps to maintain my joint health as I get older.  Give it a try for yourself!

But it takes a little more balanced attack from multiple angles to fight chronic joint pain and inflammation than just adding one single superfood to your daily plan...

For that reason, read this article to discover 3 more powerful anti-inflammatory superfoods that STOP joint pain (without dangerous drugs)

Here's to a pain-free body,

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Tip: How to keep a cut avocado from turning brown

Avocados are one of the best flab-fighting fats that help to balance out your hormones, control your appetite and even provide high levels of healthy fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants... but it's unlikely that you'll eat an entire avocado in one sitting.  You usually have at least a half avocado leftover to put away.

So how do you keep that leftover avocado from turning brown?

Well, first let's talk about why avocados turn brown.  Like apples or potatoes, they oxidize when exposed to air.  Once you cut into an avocado, you'll never be able to completely stop the oxidation process, but you can dramatically slow it with a few quick tips and tricks:

1. Cut the avocado with a ceramic or plastic knife.  Metal actually accelerates the oxidation process.

2. Try lemon or lime juice. Citric acid is a powerful antioxidant; rub a little juice around the exposed flesh and you'll significantly delay the browning effect.

3. No lemon or lime? Use oil. Oil is another great buffer to oxygen. Use in place of lemon or lime juice when you don't have any handy.

4. Store as air-tight as possible. Again, avocados turn brown due to oxidation and exposure to air, so storing in an air-tight container only makes sense.

5. Water. Huh? That's right! This one works exceptionally well for leftover guacamole. Place your leftover guac in a storage container and press down to remove any air pockets. Add a half inch of water on top and seal with an air-tight lid. The water creates a barrier between the avocado and the air, keeping your guacamole fresh and 100% green for 24 hours or more!  When ready to eat some more, just drain the excess water and enjoy.  Works like a charm!

Want to know 7 other "super fats" that have been PROVEN to fight off stomach fat and those dreaded love handles to boot?  My colleague and nutritionist Shawn Wells lists each "super fat" on the page below, one of which has been shown to increase fat-burning by up to 400%.

Eat these 7 "Super Fats" to fight abdominal fat


To your health,

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Friday

A truly healthy gluten-free Paleo pizza recipe (low-carb too)

One of the foods that most people miss the most when they switch to eating "Paleo-ish" is good old-fashioned pizza. 
 
I've tried a few variations of gluten-free pizza recipes out there - but although some of them have a decent taste, they are almost ALWAYS very high glycemic and spike your blood sugar significantly (like a lot of "gluten-free" labeled foods) - so for a while, I 'gave up' on pizza... After all, even eating normal pizza on your "cheat day" can still do some harm to your digestive system from the significant amount of gluten in normal pizza crust.
 
Recently though, my good friend Dave from PaleoHacks.com (one of the largest online Paleo communities) sent me a pizza recipe from their website to try - and it was INCREDIBLE!
 
My faith in gluten-free pizza has been restored, and this is by far my new favorite pizza recipe...try this one out tonight for dinner!

This is also one of the ONLY ways to make a truly low-carb pizza, since as you know, most gluten-free crusts are still a massive carb bomb to your blood sugar.  My wife and I also choose to make this with real cheese instead of trying to make it dairy-free as we personally have no issues digesting dairy.  But if you're dairy sensitive, just eliminate the cheese and do more veggie and meat toppings.

One other comment on this recipe... You really can't pick these pizza slices up with your hands and eat them because they do fall apart much easier than regular crust, so I'd recommend just eating it with a fork... This has become a weekly favorite that my wife and I absolutely LOVE!
 
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Paleo Cauliflower-Crust Pizza Recipe
 
Cauliflower Crust
 
1 head cauliflower
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (optional if you're trying to reduce dairy)
1 egg
Coconut oil or grass fed butter to grease the cookie sheet
 
The toppings (any combination that you like)

Organic pepperoni
Organic bacon
Organic chicken sausage
Various veggies (onions, mushrooms and peppers are my favorite mix)
Black olives
Dried oregano
Homemade or store bought organic tomato sauce
Organic Mozzarella cheese (optional if you're trying to go dairy-free)

 
INSTRUCTIONS
 
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large cookie sheet with your coconut oil or grass fed butter.
 
2. Cut up your cauliflower into pieces so that you can steam it.
 
3. Steam your cauliflower (or boil it) for 6-8 minutes or until soft. Strain out the water, let the cauliflower cool, and strain out any additional water.  Mix the cauliflower, egg, spices, parm cheese, olive oil and salt in a big bowl by mashing it with a masher or using hand beaters to mix thoroughly.
 
4. Press the cauliflower mash out to 1/4 inch thick crust and then bake for 20 minutes.  I'd recommend making 2-3 smaller crusts instead of 1 large crust as it's easier to handle.
 
5. Flip the crusts over and put back in the oven for 3-5 minutes.
 
6. Remove from the oven, add your sauce and toppings. Place back in the oven for 5-6 minutes to heat and melt the toppings.
 
7. Remove from the oven and enjoy your tasty low-carb gluten-free Paleo-ish pizza!
 
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This is by far my new favorite pizza recipe - and instead of feeling nasty, bloated, and tired after eating it, I feel GREAT!
 
This is just one of the over 200+ gluten-free, grain-free, recipes that Dave put together from his community-sourced & chef-reviewed Paleo Cookbook Bundle
 
With it, you'll not only get ridiculously tasty & healthy recipes like the one above, but you'll also get bonuses like the "Paleo 4x Cookbook", which shows you simple, easy to make recipes with just 4 ingredients. You'll also get another guide that shows you how to stay healthy when you're eating out - so you don't have to sacrifice your social life for a healthier diet. 
 
On top of it all, the Paleo Cookbook Bundle is on sale (with well over $100 in bonuses) right now at almost 30% off.
 
Enjoy!

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Thursday

How to make the "perfect cup of coffee" (voted incredible)

Even if you DON'T normally like coffee, read this email anyway... because I've had at LEAST 20 people that I know that don't normally like coffee that tried "Geary's Perfect Cup of Coffee" and they actually LOVED it.

These were all people that don't drink coffee and say that they don't even like coffee, and yet they were hooked on my recipe for the perfect cup of joe, asking me if they could have another!

How to make what's been called "The PERFECT cup of coffee" (and yes, it's actually healthy too!)

My wife and I have a lot of friends and family come to visit us at our house in the mountains of Utah... after all, when you live near a beautiful ski resort, with fun mountain activities in both the winter and the summer, you end up with a LOT of house guests!

The origins of "Geary's Perfect Cup of Coffee" started simply with me experimenting with different methods of making coffee, from the brewing method, the bean quality, the grinding method, and what you add to the coffee.  Time and time again, many of our coffee-loving friends that visited us would exclaim "Holy crap, that's the BEST cup of coffee I've ever tasted!"... but even MORE interesting was that our friends that DON'T drink any coffee agreed to try it when they visited and came away from the trip new-found coffee-lovers!

I know everybody has different tastes for their coffee... some people like light roast, some dark...some people like it black, and others with cream and some sort of sweetener... some like it very sweet, and others mildly sweet.  What I will describe below seems to end up being voted as the "perfect cup" by the majority of people I've made this for... even some people that generally drink black coffee with no sweetener at all end up liking this better usually.  It's a very mild sweetness, as too much sweetener can mask the true taste of a good cup of coffee.

I will say that you can do this best at home and not at a coffee shop, because most coffee shops don't have 2 of the ingredients I'll talk about below.  Also, although it might seem that I have a lot of steps below, it really only takes less than 5 minutes to make this perfect cup of coffee at home.

Ok, here goes...

First, for the absolute best taste and also health benefits, we always start with organic coffee beans.  Coffee is a crop that can be heavily laced with pesticide and herbicide chemicals, so organic is a must.

Next, I always opt for dark roast or medium-dark roast, as I've noticed that most people tend to prefer a darker roast (not everybody, but most).

Then, I grind the beans FRESH each morning in a simple little "bullet" grinder.  Now I've heard that true coffee snobs will always use a "burr" grinder which assures that the grain size is consistent instead of random grain sizes...A burr grinder apparently gives the absolute best taste and is what all of the top 5 star restaurants use for their coffee.  However, I've found that if the beans are good quality, even my simple little cheap bullet grinder seems to make the best tasting cup of coffee or espresso that you can imagine, so I haven't invested in a high priced burr grinder yet.

Next, I take the finely ground beans and I make a double espresso in a fairly cheap little espresso machine that we bought.  I think it was only $40 if I remember correctly, so this definitely wasn't some fancy $2000 espresso maker.  Honestly, this little $40 espresso machine puts out a really good espresso that seems to compare in taste to higher priced machines.

Instead of making a brewed cup of coffee, I use the double shot of espresso to make a "concentrated Americano"... to do this, I only add 1 inch of boiling water from my teapot to the mug after adding the double espresso to the mug.  In a normal Americano that you get at most coffee shops, much greater amounts of hot water are added to the cup, which dilutes the espresso too much in my opinion.  I know some people love to make brewed coffee from a drip maker or a French press or some other method, but from what I've seen, my version of the "concentrated Americano" using the espresso as the base seems to get the best taste votes from everybody that's taste-tested with me.

Don't get me wrong... a great quality strong coffee made in a drip or a French press can still be amazing...but my vote still goes to the concentrated Americano for superior taste.

Now for the additions...

I only add a little bit of coconut sugar, stevia, and full-fat grass-fed organic heavy cream to make what's been voted the "perfect cup of coffee".

Lightly sweetened naturally, not artificially:

For the coconut sugar, this brand is my #1 top favorite, as it seems to have the deepest flavor, with a bit of a molasses flavor that really adds something special to a cup of coffee.  Also, coconut sugar has a lower glycemic response than plain sugar, and it does contain some minerals and other nutrients too, so in terms of caloric sweeteners, it's one of the best.  Once I open the container of coconut sugar, I usually add a bunch of stevia and mix the coconut sugar and stevia together.  This way, I'm reducing the sugar calories that you get in each cup of coffee (it's only 3-4 grams with each cup of coffee, so nothing significant), but you still get the rich taste that coconut sugar provides.

A little Vitamin K2 with your cup of joe?

Whatever you do, if you care about your health, never ever ever use those crappy powdered creamers that are typically at hotels and gas stations.  They are nothing but corn syrup and hydrogenated oils that will kill you. And never use those fake liquid creamers that most people seem to buy at home... you know, the fancy flavored ones that have tons of added sugar (usually corn syrup) and usually have hydrogenated oils too.  Instead, we need to use REAL full-fat cream for the best taste, and surprisingly to most, the best health benefits too.

And forget about silly "half & half" that was popular because of the fat-phobic 1980's mentality... just use REAL heavy cream with all of it's glorious full fattiness!  Real full-fat cream is what our grandparents used in their coffee...they didn't have "half & half", or even worse, 2% or skim milk...Yuck!  Stop being afraid of fat!  Fat doesn't make you fat (assuming you're doing other things correctly with diet and exercise).

One important distinction is to use organic cream, because the pesticides and other chemicals used in dairy farming will be found mostly in the fat portion of milk, so organic is important here too just as it is with the beans.  Also, if possible, use a grass-fed cream -- Organic Valley brand has a pasture raised cream that I've found in many grocery stores across the country.

And as I was getting to before, there are surprisingly some important health benefits with real grass-fed cream, including possible benefits for reducing artery clogging...that's right, the vitamin K2 in grass-fed dairy fat has some evidence that it can help prevent arterial calcification.  And that vitamin K2 in the cream, combined with the antioxidants in coffee make for a heart-healthy cup of joe!

I use about 1 Tbsp of pasture-raised heavy cream in each "perfect cup of coffee".

One last thing... I personally try to reduce my caffeine intake, so I strictly keep myself to only 1 cup of coffee per day.  This keeps me to under 100 mg of caffeine per day (since we use espresso, which actually has less caffeine than regular coffee surprisingly), and I feel keeping this to 1 cup per day is important to prevent addiction to caffeine and some of the adrenal issues that can be caused from excessive daily caffeine.

That's about it!

At this point, grab those ingredients and you could be sipping the finest, richest-tasting, perfectly lightly sweetened, creamy and nutritious antioxidant-rich cup of coffee.  This "perfect cup of coffee" recipe is actually so good that I've learned that I like to have it all by itself sometimes to appreciate the true flavors without any food masking the flavor at all.

Again, here are the characteristics of what's been called the "perfect cup of coffee" by even non coffee drinkers that visit us at our home:
  • Use organic whole beans and grind FRESH each day (this really only takes 30 seconds to grind, so why not grind fresh for absolute best tasting coffee ever)
  • I like to use a dark roast or medium-dark roast (most people seem to like this flavor best)
  • I use a mini espresso machine (I got it fairly cheap actually, so nothing fancy required) and add about 1 inch of boiling water to the mug after the double espresso is done to make a "concentrated Americano"
  • For sweetener, I lightly sweeten with a small spoonful of coconut sugar mixed with stevia (I mix some stevia into the coconut sugar container instead of measuring each time)
  • For cream, I use approx 1 Tbsp of grass-fed organic heavy cream (this works better than half & half; after all, you know that you shouldn't be afraid of fat as grass-fed cream is a healthy fat)

Enjoy the best cup of coffee you've ever tasted!

Like I mentioned before, you can't really make this at coffee shops, because most shops don't have coconut sugar or organic heavy cream.  But, what I usually do at coffee shops is simply order the double espresso with about 1 inch of hot water, and then add half & half (since they don't usually have heavy cream) and stevia. It comes out pretty good, but not even close to as good as "Geary's perfect cup of joe" made at home.

I have some more ideas on making truly healthy coffee at this article here... some of the ideas on that page are similar, and some are a bit different, including using coconut cream and cinnamon in your coffee too.

If you liked today's ideas on making the "perfect cup of coffee", please fwd this email on to any of your friends, family, or co-workers that also love coffee!

-Mike

Tuesday

Coconut oil & abdominal fat? (research update)

I've run across some VERY interesting studies recently on the relationship between coconut oil (or any type of coconut fat, including coconut milk and cream) and how it can affect your body fat...

The findings may surprise you!

A 2009 study published in the Journal Lipids consisted of testing the effects of either 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or 2 tablespoons of soybean on a group of 40 women over the span of 28 days.

Results showed that the group that ate the coconut oil had a decrease in abdominal fat, while the soybean oil group actually showed a slight increase in belly fat.  Additionally, the group that ate the coconut oil showed increased HDL ‘good’ cholesterol levels, while the soybean oil group had decreased HDL cholesterol and increased LDL ‘ bad’ cholesterol.

The Journal of Nutrition published a study where researchers investigated all studies relative to medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are abundant in coconut fat and weight management. The studies showed that diets rich in fats such as those found in coconut oil prompted a boost in metabolism, increase in energy, decrease in food consumption, reduced body weight and lower body fat mass. The study authors highly recommend using oils that contain MCFAs, such as coconut oil, as a tool to drop extra abdominal fat, manage a healthy weight, and even as a way to treat obesity.

Yet another study that assessed body weight and fat storage relative to three different types of diets including a low-fat diet, high-fat diet with long chain fatty acids (LCFAs)  and a high fat diet with MCFAs. In order to bring about weight gain, caloric intakes were adjusted for the diets. At the end of the research period (which lasted 44 days), the low-fat diet group stored an average of 0.47 grams of fat per day, the LCFA group stored 0.48 grams of fat per day, and the MCFA group only stored a mere 0.19 grams per day (despite purposely increasing calories).  Those in the MCFA group (coconut fat) had a 60 percent reduction in body fat stored compared to the other diets.

Another added bonus of consuming organic coconut oil (and coconut cream or milk) is that it tends to make us feel fuller for longer. Studies indicate that MCFAs help increase feelings of fullness and lead to a reduction in calorie intake when compared to the same amount of calories from other fats. When MCFAs are metabolized, ketone bodies are created in the liver – these have been shown to have a strong appetite reducing effect helping you to lose fat faster.

If you thought from reading about how using coconut oil daily for helping to reduce abdominal fat is pretty incredible, you're going to be blown away by the powerful health benefits of coconut oil on the page below...

9 MORE reasons to use DAILY coconut oil (including benefits to thyroid, brain, skin, oral health, heart health, detoxing, cancer, and more)

To a lean body and vibrant health,

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Friday

Amazing healthy Paleo Cinnamon Rolls (grain-free, gluten-free, reduced-carb)

Here’s a recipe for the best tasting freshly baked Paleo Cinnamon Rolls you’ll ever eat... They're grain-free, gluten-free, reduced-carb, and chock full of healthy fats!

Now I say they're "reduced-carb" and not "low-carb" per se, because they do use natural sweeteners like coconut sugar and honey, which are fine in moderation and actually have some micronutrients that refined sugar doesn't have.  But the point is that they have a MUCH lower blood sugar impact than your typical cinnamon roll that's made with wheat flour and sugar, and also don't have the gut-damaging gluten or inflammatory vegetable oils or trans fats that most cinnamon rolls have.

In fact they’re so good that you won’t believe they have no refined sugar or wheat in them…Yes, these are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
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Paleo Cinnamon Rolls (grain-free, gluten-free, reduced-carb)

For the Dough

•    2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
•    ¼ cup coconut flour
•    ¼ teaspoon baking soda
•    ½ teaspoon sea salt
•    ¼ cup coconut oil
•    2 Tablespoons raw honey
•    2 eggs at room temp
•    1 Tablespoon vanilla
•    ¼ cup coconut sugar

For the Filling

•    ½ cup coconut sugar
•    2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
•    2 Tablespoons coconut oil
•    ¼ cup raisins
•    ¼ cup pecans, chopped

For the Glaze

•    ¼ cup raw honey
•    ¼ cup coconut oil
•    ¼ teaspoon almond extract
•    2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions:
1.    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a pan with coconut oil.
2.    Combine the dry dough ingredients in a medium bowl and mix to remove any lumps. Combine the wet dough ingredients in another medium bowl and mix well. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together and mix well.
3.    Cut two rectangular pieces of parchment paper and place the dough in between them. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough evenly into a large rectangle. Remove the top piece of parchment paper.
4.    In a small bowl combine the filing ingredients. Sprinkle the filling mixture over the flattened dough, then carefully roll it up. Use a serrated knife to cut the roll into 9 pieces. Carefully place the pieces on your prepared pan.
5.    Bake for 20 minutes.
6.    In a small bowl combine the glaze ingredients. Drizzle over the cinnamon rolls. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Enjoy!
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Diana has a TON of incredible recipe ideas that are quite different than typical recipe manuals... it's very creative and gives you ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts you've never thought of before, or didn't know that it was possible to make healthy.

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PS -- if you liked today's recipe for amazingly healthy cinnamon buns, please fwd this email on to any of your friends, family, or co-workers that would enjoy it.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Wednesday

Do this EVERY morning with coconut oil (unusual trick)‏

Let’s face it, we are exposed to an alarming amount of toxins on a daily basis. From the BPA that lines your canned goods to the pesticides liberally sprayed on anything alive these days, our bodies are constantly absorbing an outrageous amount of chemicals.

Even though you may try to live as pure a life as possible, sneaky sources of dangerous metals are everywhere, even in the so-called “all natural” products that fool consumers into believing these ingredients are safe. Over time, high concentrations of metals build up in our systems and can lead to a wide variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:

•    Anemia
•    Dizziness
•    Fatigue
•    Dry skin
•    Joint or muscle aches
•    Loss of appetite
•    blood pressure issues
•    Nausea
•    Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Try as you may, there’s just no getting around the obscene amounts of toxins we are exposed to daily.

Introducing the Coconut Oil Pulling Method:

Modern naturopathic practitioners are joining with ancient Ayurvedic health practitioners in an understanding of just how powerful a detoxification and healing tool oil pulling really is. Although coconut oil is not the only oil that can be used to oil pull (others include sesame, sunflower and olive), we love its long list of health-promoting properties (for both oil pulling and/or coconut oil ingestion), listed below:

•    Antibacterial—stops bacteria that cause gum disease, throat infections, urinary tract infections and ulcers in their tracks.
•    Anticarcinogenic—keeps dangerous cancer cells from spreading while boosting immunity.
•    Antifungal—destroys infection-promoting fungus and yeast.
•    Anti-inflammatory—suppresses inflammation and repairs tissue.
•    Antimicrobial—inactivates harmful microbes and fights infection.
•    Antioxidant—protects from free radical damage.
•    Antiparasitic—can help rid the body of tapeworms and other parasites.
•    Anti-protozoa—kills protozoan infection in the gut.
•    Antiviral—helps to kill dangerous viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis and more.

Some positive side effects of oil pulling may include the following:

•    Overall strengthening of teeth, gums and jaw
•    Plaque prevention
•    Prevention of halitosis (bad breath)
•    Prevention of cavities and diseases such as gingivitis
•    Prevention of lip, mouth and throat dryness
•    Possible remedy for jaw soreness and TMJ
•    Relief of migraine headache
•    Hormone imbalance correction
•    Inflammation reduction
•    Support of normal kidney function
•    Relief from sinus congestion
•    Relief from eczema
•    Improved vision
•    Pain reduction
•    Aids in detoxification
•    Helps with insomnia

Follow these instructions to perform the oil pulling method:

1.    Oil pulling should be done on an empty stomach (preferably first thing in the morning)
2.    Use one tablespoon of organic virgin coconut oil – you may want to start with ½ tablespoon and work your way up to a tablespoon.
3.    Swish the oil around in your mouth slowly and be sure that the oil reaches all parts of your mouth – do not swallow.
4.    Swish for five to ten minutes. Try to work up to twenty minutes if you can.
5.    Spit out all of the oil when you are done and rinse your mouth with water.
6.    Brush with a natural toothpaste afterwards.

Note: Some people may feel a bit ill during or after oil pulling – this is generally a good sign that your body is removing toxins and should dissipate as you become healthier.

Daily oil pulling with organic coconut oil along with consuming a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise and sleep will help your body stay sharp and ready to defend the onslaught of toxins you face each day!  And your dentist just may be amazed at your next appointment in a few months at how much better your oral health is becoming!

Not only is coconut oil a great oral health and detox tool, its other benefits will amaze you...

Click here for 9 more reasons to use coconut oil every day

PS -- if you liked today's article on coconut oil pulling, please fwd this email on to any of your friends, family, or co-workers that would enjoy it.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Monday

A "super-oil" that's possibly healthier than olive oil?

Pretty much everybody these days has heard the news about how healthy olive oil is for you... It's good for your heart, lowers blood pressure, cools inflammation and extends life span -- it's one of the reasons why the Mediterranean lifestyle is so good for you.

But there's ANOTHER oil that runs circles around olive oil in terms of health benefits, but almost nobody knows about it for some odd reason.  It's native to the rainforests of Australia and was used by the Aborigines for thousands of years before being "discovered" by European settlers.

It's got a smooth, buttery, almost sweet taste with a beautiful, golden appearance -- you can even drink it straight. Let's see you try THAT with olive oil!  In fact, it's SO delicious and versatile that famous chefs from all around the world are using it as their secret weapon.

Use this oil and you'll get a HUGE metabolic advantage when it comes to boosting energy, thinking faster and getting rid of those extra inches that seem to keep piling on as you age.  This "super oil" has 3 MAJOR metabolic advantages that are just as good, and possibly even better than olive oil:

Metabolic Advantage #1

It's is loaded with a fat that's SO healthy that even the low-carb AND low-fat authors agree you should get more of it.  I am talking about monounsaturated fat or MUFA... the SAME beneficial fat found in olive oil. However, this "super oil" comes out on top containing about 10% MORE monounsaturated fat.

While the monounsaturated fat is where much of the blood-pressure-, cholesterol-lowering and life-extending benefits come from, this special fat is also a metabolic SUPER-fuel.  That's because of its relatively simple chemical structure, allowing it to be burned in your mitochondria (your cellular energy-producing factories) MUCH more easily.

That means MORE energy, better mental performance, a more stable mood, less hunger and less unwanted fat in those trouble spots.

Metabolic Advantage #2

Most people now know that having a proper balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fats is CRITICAL to staying healthy, young, full of energy and keeping those aches and pains at bay.  Too many omega-6s sets off a rampaging wild fire of inflammation that wreaks havoc on virtual every organ, tissue and cell in your body, totally destroying your metabolism and forcing you to get fat.

And while olive oil is decent in this department with only 9.8% of its content being omega-6s, this "super oil" comes in at a puny 1.7%!  That's important because the average person gets TWENTY TIMES more omega-6s than they should, so the LAST thing you need is more.

Metabolic Advantage #3

Olive oil's Achilles' heel is that it can be very vulnerable to oxidation and rancidity under the wrong conditions -- everything from heat to light to oxygen can damage the precious fats that it contains, killing some of the nutritional value and ruining its taste a bit too.

If this occurs in any oils, these rancid, oxidized fats also create free radicals that damage your cellular membranes, blood vessels and even your DNA -- none of which do ANY favors for your metabolism.  Those pesky free radicals literally "rust" you from the inside out, much in the same way an apple or guacamole turns brown when exposed to the air.

This "super oil", however, is light resistant and doesn't turn rancid over time and is very shelf stable due to the tremendous amounts of antioxidants it has.  For example, this "super oil" has nearly 5x the amount of tocopherol, a powerful antioxidant, when compared to olive oil.

So what IS this mysterious "super oil"?

Almost nobody talks about this hidden gem and it's a shame, because the list of metabolic benefits is endless...

I am talking about macadamia nut oil.

To be clear, olive oil isn't bad for you at all -- it's actually fantastic -- but pound for pound, macadamia nut oil is possibly even better for you -- it tastes great, it's more versatile for cooking and is much healthier and tastier for baking uses.  I absolutely LOVE a fresh extra virgin olive oil, and it will ALWAYS have a place in my kitchen almost daily... but macadamia nut oil is the new "secret agent" healthy oil that most people don't know about.

Plus, it also gives you an enormous metabolic advantage -- very important if you've had trouble getting rid of stubborn fat, particularly around your belly, hips, thighs and butt.

This next page here will show you 3 other foods that can also give you a metabolic advantage, fight aging, burn off stubborn fat, and give you a nice jolt of sustained energy to power your day.

Oh, one more tip -- try to buy only organic macadamia nut oil that's been cold-pressed mechanically -- this preserves as much of the nutritional value as possible without damaging those healthy fats.

So give it a try... you're gonna love it!

P.S. Food #2 that you'll find on this next page is also absolutely loaded with the SAME type of super-fuel as macadamia nut oil. You can put it in smoothies, it's absolutely delicious and is loaded with metabolism-boosting and anti-aging antioxidants as well.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer