Glutamine and Creatine are Steroids

According to Google... .. as they have recently banned advertising of substances they classify as "Anabolic Steroids."  Thus things like Glutamine and Cellmass are now banned using Adwords.

Natural Products Expo West 2011

Once again I'll be headed down to Southern California for the Natural Products Expo West tradeshow.  Now most bodybuilders head off to the Olympia or the Arnold Classic.  But you see, just hanging with your current circle doesn't get you insight into what's coming next or thinking outside the box.  You'll get some free supplements for sure but the neat thing about these vendor type shows is... you see what's coming to the consumer. Description: Natural Products Expo West brings together the natural, organic and healthy-lifestyle industry. Twitter: I'll be tweeting my way thru the show.  If there's something interesting, I'll share.  Please...

Hefty Heart Attack Grill Spokesman: Dead at 29

No jokes here folks.  I don't make a living off other people's misery and I'm certainly not blogging about this to say "I told you so." I don't know if Blair River was married or not but I'm sympathetic to his family and friends.   My point is that obesity is an epidemic in the United States.  You know that right? Unfortunately, Blair River, the spokesman for the notorious Hefty Heart Attack Grill has died at age 29 from complications from the flu. Blair River, the 575-pound spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill, an Arizona restaurant that serves shamelessly high-calorie burgers and...
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GNC Close to a Buyout?

Shanghai's biggest food and dairy company, the Bright Food Group, is said to be close to an agreement to buy U.S. vitamin retailer GNC, for around $3 billion dollars. The purchase would give the company control of over 7,000 retail outlets around world selling vitamins, nutrition supplements and sports drinks. Private equity firm Blackstone Group are also reported to be in talks to join the bid by for GNC. However, despite talks it is unclear whether Blackstone's participation in the deal is likely to happen. News of Bright Food's bid for GNC first emerged earlier in the week, with sources saying talks were...

Holiday Challenge Press Release

Fitness Challenge Debunks Holiday Weight Gain Myth - To disprove the myth that weight gain is inevitable during the holiday season, hundreds of Americans are signing up for a fitness challenge that tests their ability to become lean and fit between the end of November and the beginning of January. ** Press Release by Tom Venuto ** For the Holiday Challenge, a fitness contest that begins on Thanksgiving Day (November 24), participants can sign up at the Burn The Fat website where they can also track their exercise and nutrition regimens for 49 days. Those who slim down the most could win...

An Alcoholic Drink Bodybuiders Can Appreciate

I have no doubts this will be picked up by the likes of Tom Venuto, Will Brink or Alan Aragon.  Maybe it has already and I just don't read enough to know. Finally, an alcohol drink we bodybuilders can appreciate! Devotion Vodka Infused with Casein is the world’s first and only 80 proof, triple-distilled casein infused vodka made in the USA. What I like about it so far is it's made the USA. I was worried we didn't make anything anymore except Ford cars.  At least we might make some good vodka and have stepped up the innovation by...

IFT 10: Tweeting My Way Thru the Show

At this very moment I'm in Chicago, IL.  But not just to see the beautiful downtown area, or catch a baseball game.  I'm here on business.  I'm here for the Chicago IFT 10, annual meeting and food expo!  I plan on being at the expo July 18th and 19th 2010 and will be Tweeting my way thru the show.  Not too much mind you!  I'll try and keep it interesting and informative.  You can find the simple instructions below on how to keep updated on this event. I might even use Twitvid to toss up a live but short video.  Assuming...
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Heavy Metals Found In Protein Shakes: Should You Stop Drinking Them?

A recent investigation on protein drinks has been causing waves of concern or even alarm to ripple through the fitness and bodybuilding world. Supplement companies are up in arms and people are wondering whether they should stop drinking protein shakes after the magazine said they tested 15 protein drinks for heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) and 3 of them came up above the proposed safe limits… “We purchased 15 protein powders and drinks mainly in the New York metro area or online and tested multiple samples of each for arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury” said Consumer Reports. “Concentrations in most...
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Here’s How Consumer Reports Screws You Blind

In the July 2010 issue of Consumer Reports, there's a 4 page spread and chart showing that those favorite protein drinks of yours can contain potentially unsafe levels of heavy metals.  Things like Arsenic, Lead and Cadmium!  With such a report, it's almost a guarantee to rock the supplement world.  Or is it? Maybe the better question:  Should it? The full report will be in the July issue of Consumer Reports.  Or you can read the Consumer Report on Protein Drinks (opens in a new window) QUESTION: I just read the Consumer Reports article about potentially unsafe levels of heavy metals.  Some of...

Coffee Checklist: Are You Consuming Too Much?

I've got a confession to make! I'm a coffee-holic. Ever since I bought myself a Keurig single cup brewer, I've been drinking more coffee than ever before. I love the machine but it may be the death of me. I'm sure by now you are well aware the benefits of moderate caffeine consumption. What you may not be aware of is potential problems with consuming too much caffeine. As a quick reminder, here's the average breakdown of some typical beverages that contain caffeine. Average Caffeine Content in Coffee Beverages: Starbucks Tall: 260 mg Keurig K-cup: 200 mg Drip coffee: 115–175 mg Espresso: 100 mg Brewed: 80–135 mg Instant: 65–100...
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