Friday, November 6, 2009

Acia Berry (Blog 4)

Acia extract pills claims to be miracle pills made from the super food called acia berries. These pills have been claimed to help you have drastic weight lose, burn fat while you sleep, rid your body of toxins, dramatic increase to energy, regulate your metabolism, help with your cardio vascular health, and some even claim they well help you build muscle. All of these claims sound too good to come from something natural.

A journalist named Julia Rivers wanted to see if all of these claims worked. She performed a four week study on herself because of her lack of belief for this product and what she found out amazed her. http://www.tophealthnews.org/?acai=Acai%20Pure&acai_link=acai-pure
She went with Acia Pure for her study because it was the highest rated acia extract pill. She also took another product called Natural Colon Detox, because it was recommended for best results. She started out not believed any of it but four weeks later she had lost 23 lbs she changed her mind.

Another review of this product from http://ezinearticles.com/?Step-by-Step-Review-of-Acai-Pure-Detox&id=3098789 found similar results. This person lost twelve pounds in his thirty day trial. All the while having increased energy and felt all around better. I have continued to research this topic on the web and have yet to find a credible source refuting what Acia pills do.

I can say from personal experience that these pills really do work. I started taking these pills two months ago and within the first 3 weeks I had dramatic weight lost 13lbs. I kept taking them until my supply ran out about three weeks ago. Once I was off of them I noticed that I had less energy and hit a wall in my weight loss. I started taking them again last week Saturday and have since then lost another 4 lbs and have increased energy again. I am a wrestler and have always been watching and managing my weight. These pills, along with exercise and diet, have had a dramatic effect in my weight loss, I have taken them for two months and have lost 26 lbs. Also I have felt a drastic increase in my cardio vascular health. It is a lot easier for me to breathe now when running and training. I would highly recommend these pills to anyone.

What is Natural (Blog Post 5)

The articlei choose to write about was titled "Food Labeling Confuses Many People."
Major organic dairy producer Dean Foods announced that it was going to start producing a line of “Natural” yogurt. This instead of being met with cheers was met with much anger instead. A lot of people believe that this is just a case Dean Food manipulating the population by adding the word “Natural” to the label. The reason for this being the word “Natural” is only applied by the U.S department of agriculture to meat.

Meat is the only food that has to pass an inspection or any kind of regulations to deem the title natural in label. With dairy products and other foods “Natural” is whatever the producers want it to be. This is misleading as natural is associated with organic food. So when people by something other than meat deemed natural they do so believing it is organic. This would mean that natural meat is just as misleading right? Wrong! Natural meat is required to provide a definition of what natural is on its label so not to mislead people. So what is natural? Natural meats contain no artificial coloring, flavoring, or other artificial products, also natural meat must be minimally processed.

Sara Loveday the communication manager of the natural yogurt says "To us, it means it's produced without added hormones, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup."

I believe that this is just an attempt to take advantage of people who are uneducated on this topic and are looking organic food sources. Another example of this exploitation was done by 7UP. For awhile 7UP claimed that its soda was natural, and made that its main marketing campaign with pictures of 7UP cans being grown on trees. There were many complaints on the high fructose corn syrup still found in their natural soda. In 2007, ironically, 7UP changed its label to avoid confusing customers. http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Industry/7UP-changes-label-to-avoid-misleading-natural-claims

My Self Evaualtion

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I think that I my introduction was very well. I introduced who myself, my assistant, what I was going to do, and gave some background information to my topic. I followed the organization steps starting with my introduction, and then doing my demonstration, then concluding. My information was as informative as it could have been with wrestling. My conclusion I think is what I struggled with. I started to stutter and I became really nervous. My visual aid was my assistant Josh. It was very relevant and effective to my overall speech because I needed someone to show the move on.

I was very enthusiastic about my speech and had good volume. There were only a few instances where I broke eye contact. I thought my body language could have been improved. I looked slightly nervous and I kept fidgeting my hands.

I think that it was an effective speech the audience seemed to find it entertaining. However, I did not have any audience interaction which is something I should have done. My biggest strengths were despite my hand fidgeting I was able to maintain good posture. I for the most part kept eye contact the whole time. The class seemed to find it interesting and was laughing at parts which meant I was able to keep their attention.

My biggest weakness was apparent in the last thirty seconds of my blog. I really do not like to talk in front of people and in the last thirty seconds I started to loose my composure. Also I actually said relevance when talking about relevance. Saying relevance was something I should not have done.

I think I could have made the speech a lot better had I prepared for it more adequately. I should have practiced a lot more than I did.