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An Unbiased Review of Rodan + Fields

I title all of my review unbiased for one reason: I do not sell the products I review. I do not gain anything if you buy the products. I’m not bashing a company. I’m simply reviewing the products. This is not personal. This is education. People need to know what’s in the products they put on their skin twice a day, every day. Before anyone accuses me of what I’ll inevitably be accused of, let me beat you to it: Yes, I have my own skincare line. Yes, technically I would be considered a “competitor.” In all of the unbiased reviews I’ve done, I’ve always been accused of doing them because I work for a competing company. Hence, this is the first review I’ve ever done in which that accusation has any truth to it. Realistically, the people who buy my organic, non-toxic products are not the same customers buying…

All About SUPPLEMENTS: Which To Use and Where To Get Them

I get tons of emails about supplements every week. Which do I recommend? Are they organic? Are they food based? Which do I take everyday? Most people just want to know where to find good, healthy supplements from a company they can trust. So I decided to write all about supplements, which to use and where to get them. Let me introduce you to my secret health weapon: Perfect Supplements. From August 3rd until August 6th – you can get 40% off Perfect Supplements brand products and 10% off all other brands they sell by using code ANCESTRAL10. That’s an INSANE sale. I’m stockin’ up. They didn’t pay me to write this post. It is not sponsored, although I am one of their affiliates. This company is the BEST in terms of supplements. It’s not an MLM, I’m not trying to sign you up, my goal is not to have…

The Healthiest Protein Powders

Because I’ve done several reviews of protein powders, meal replacement shakes and otherwise cheap, unhealthy and overly processed quick fixes, I’m often asked about which protein powders I recommend. Here are my reviews and the products I do not endorse: Isagenix Herbalife Plexus Shakeology BeachBody Arbonne Advocare It Works Usana Juice Plus To be clear, I do not recommend meal replacement shakes. Protein shakes are not meals, they are essentially just a supplement to your diet. They’re mainly a good option for post workout. They are not a good option in lieu of an actual meal. I’d also like to point out that my preference is real food post workout. I personally do not consume protein shakes daily and do not recommend them for everyone. However, I acknowledge that they can be helpful for those who are regularly performing strenuous workouts, trying to gain muscle or who just have trouble…

An Unbiased Review of Plexus

Is Plexus safe? Is it worth your money and will it help you lose weight? Find out in this honest Plexus review which covers its most popular products and their ingredients! An honest Plexus Review – is Plexus safe?  Because I do a lot of honest product reviews, I’ve received a ton of requests for a Plexus review. I’ve had several people tell me it’s “all natural” and offer to send me some. This proves just how uneducated people are regarding these products. And that’s why I do these reviews. Inevitably, people question my motive behind doing products reviews. And the answer is simple: people should know what they’re spending their hard earned money on. Most people can’t read these labels and decipher what is and what isn’t harmful. Most people don’t know that folic acid is synthetic and has been linked to cancer. But then again, most people don’t…

An Unbiased Review of Arbonne

Are Arbonne products safe? In this Arbonne review, you’ll learn about the ingredients used in their shakes and powders and you will find out whether the products are really worth it!  Arbonne Review: Are Arbonne products safe? After lots of requests for a Arbonne Nutrition review, I’ve finally done it. I wanted to like Arbonne. That’s why I think it took me so long to look at the products. I took a close look at their protein shakes and nutrition bars and listed some of the ingredients that are not safe! Claims Arbonne makes about their products: Their branding suggests that they truly are “all natural” – a term that has all but lost its meaning. And it’s just that – branding. Not reality. It isn’t the truth. I want people who are using or selling these products to truly know what’s in them. Most people just aren’t aware. I…

An Unbiased Review of Usana

This Usana review covers all your questions: how effective are Usana products, do they work, and are they worth the money? Learn about the ingredients used in Usana products and find out about potential side effects. So, you asked me for an honest review of Usana products: At this point, I’m not sure why people even ask me to do an unbiased Usana review or any other products containing garbage ingredients like soy. I will never recommend  meal replacements, processed food, artificial sweeteners or any other junk that’s passed off as health. And Usana lovers, I hate to break it to you (just kidding, I love getting the truth out there) – Usana’s products contain unhealthy, overly processed trash. Let’s take a look. What is Usana?  Usana is one of the largest health and wellness network marketing companies out there. This company produces over 50 products ranging from dietary and…

An Unbiased Review of Juice Plus

Looking for an honest Juice Plus review? I researched the ingredients of Juice Plus supplements and shakes and this is what I found!  Juice Plus Review – this is what you need to know before signing up for that membership! While you guys probably already know that I’m not a fan of meal replacement shakes (Herbalife, Isagenix, Beachbody, Advocare, Shakeology), you may not know that I am a fan of supplements. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not possible to supplement your way out of a bad diet, but specific supplements (that are food based) often make a great addition to a healthy diet. So this Juice Plus review is going to be a bit different because they offer supplements as well as protein shakes and “nutrition bars.” And I like supplements. For the most part. But I don’t like JP supplements. What’s in Juice Plus Supplements? ORCHARD & GARDEN BLEND…

An Unbiased Review of Beachbody

I’ve done several reviews of different proteins and meal replacement shakes and each time, my bias is called into question. Let me make this clear. I have no vested interest in the outcome of whether or not you purchase Beachbody, or any other protein supplement. With the exception of the fact that I think it’s environmentally and sustainably irresponsible to support a company that uses GMOs in their products, not to mention that they do a number to human health. It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of meal replacement shakes. There is no meal replacement shake that can take the place of real, unprocessed, organic food. I know that many companies have their distributors convinced that we can’t obtain all of our nutrients from food and that we are so toxic that meal replacement shakes are necessary. This is only true to an extent, and this is where marketing…

An Unbiased Review of Shakeology

After writing my reviews of Herbalife, Isagenix, and Advocare, the next protein/meal replacement shake I’m asked about most is Shakeology. I find that in lieu of actually putting time and energy into one’s own health, some people would rather drink a protein shake they think is the end-all-be-all to nutrition and call it a day. Except it doesn’t work like that. Shakeology is a company that touts its products as superfoods, the best nutrition available, and as a safe, healthy and effective way to lose weight. Is this true? Well, not exactly. Does Shakeology really help you lose weight?  The answer is short, but not simple. Let’s dive right in: Will it help you lose weight? Yes. Is it safe? No. Is it healthy? No. Now here’s why. Let’s take a look at Shakeology’s list of ingredients:  Whey Protein Isolate Whey protein provides great protein. But that’s if and only if…

The BEST Paleo Pizza Recipe

I have finally done it. I’ve found a recipe for grain-free pizza that doesn’t include any crappy ingredients. I’ve been searching for this for YEARS. There have been so many cauliflower pizzas in my house (which really are nothing like pizza, you can’t even hold a slice of it like pizza) and almond flour pizzas (which have bad texture and well, taste like almond flour). I’ve made coconut flour pizza and it has both a bad texture and bad taste. I have even had those all-purpose gluten-free pizza mixes, which are remarkably similar to cardboard. I had resigned myself to the fact that the only pizza that could ever truly taste like pizza, is a wheat-based crust. Until now. This recipe isn’t all me. I’ve gone Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade on ya for this one. The crust mix does come out of a box. But guess what? It’s made of tapioca,…