“The Supplement Conspiracy” by Rusty Moore. Exposing the Supplement Industry!

March 27, 2009

If you wanted to find out the truth about supplements, who would you turn to? A fitness magazine that makes a large portion of revenue from supplement company advertising? What about a personal trainer who is instructed by his or her gym to push supplements? Could you even trust an “impartial”  fitness website that makes a large revenue from selling ad space to supplement advertisers? There is a “possibility” that you could get impartial advice from these sources, but I think your chances are slim.

the supplement industry
[What if you had access to the supplement creators themselves? The scientists who actually create many of the top selling supplements. What questions would you ask them? Finding and interviewing these guys is exactly what I set out to do…]

Jackpot! Not Only Did I Find Two Scientists…

I found two scientists who have Managed the entire Research and Development departments of competing supplement companies. These guys were the Head of R&D, meaning that they were involved in product development, clinical trials management, intellectual property management for all the supplements that these companies produced. They also designed formulas and came up with patents for their respective companies. Bottom line…these guys are full-blown supplements experts.

A Funny Thing I Learned About Scientists A Few Years Back

Eight years ago I was an Executive Recruiter in the Biotech industry. My job was to find the most talented Medicinal Chemists in large pharmaceutical companies and recruit them into Biotech start-ups.  I got to know several world-renowned professors at the “top” chemistry schools in the US (Berkeley, Stanford, Columbia, etc). I was fortunate enough to interview the top minds in the pharmaceutical industry and without failure, they were all modest beyond belief. Scientists typically don’t like hype and would rather “understate” an effect than exaggerate and get involved in hype.

Two Modest Scientists Who I Have a Lot of Respect For

I’m going to make this post a little bit of a “teaser”. When you download and read The Supplement Conspiracy, you will find out the names of these two gentlemen…I’m not going to give it away in this post. They will never brag about their knowledge but I can on their behalf. Not only are these guys experts in diet and nutrition, they can are great at explaining complex concepts in easy-to-digest language. You won’t fall asleep trying to read this!

Go Ahead…Download and Enjoy!

[Just click the cover to get taken to the Free Download page]

Supplement Conspiracy free ebook

Note: A BIG favor to ask…I have always wanted to see if I could make a free report go “viral”. I’m aiming for 10,000 downloads in 90 days. It would be fun to see this little underground report make a few “waves”. Any help in spreading the word (Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, e-mail, etc.) would be greatly appreciated! I’ll update this page 90 days from now and tell you if I hit the target. 🙂

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Adam Steer - Better Is Better March 27, 2009 at 5:48 am

Awesome! When you mentioned this, I didn’t know it was so close to being ready. As soon as I’m done training my clients today, I know what I’ll be doing! Can’t wait to read this Rusty.

I’m looking forward to seeing how my conceptions about supplements stack up to what you’ve uncovered.

Cheers,
Adam

Richard 'Chiggers' Chignell March 27, 2009 at 6:58 am

Rusty,

As ever a very interesting addition to your nice blog. I learnt a huge amount over at Dragondoor on strength and nutrition. I posted a link on the nutrition site to your report. I hope it will help in your download quest. Watch out though as it may create some interesting debate!

Cheers and be well,

Richard

Helder March 27, 2009 at 9:28 am

If you were already “hated” in many BB forums and blogs, now they’re going to put your picture on the wall and do shot practicing LOL

That’s the way to go, i always told people they don’t need suplements, they simply need to eat in an healthy and balanced way, suplements will simply go down the drain, and your wallet will see your money flying out. The only exception are a good multi vitamins and minerals suplement, because sometimes it’s not easy to get all the necessary amount of vitamins and mineral when we eat, and that simply makes sure we cover those lacks

Keep telling the truth Rusty, we all apreciate it and support you on this battle for truth

ahm March 27, 2009 at 10:21 am

very cool interview and simple to download
i love how if you walk into a supplement store and your not totally educated in terms of what to buy, you can leave the store wondering how it would be possible to gain muscle/ lose fat with these “magic” products
if ever some salesman asks me to try anything other than the multi-vitamins and and whey powder that i only ever get, i just remember that i’ve been getting great results without that junk

Yash March 27, 2009 at 10:31 am

I’m excited to finally read this, especially since it combines two of my interests: fitness and science. It’s kind of ironic, I noticed the other day that I’ll do anything to avoid science homework, but I’ll spend hours reading about the biology and chemistry of exercise and nutrition science online. It’s probably the only thing convincing me that I’ll enjoy being a doctor when I’m sitting through droning lectures. Anyway, hopefully this report is right up my alley. Thanks a lot!

-Yash

Smoketheblowfish March 27, 2009 at 10:37 am

Rusty I’m definitely going to throw your link on my blog. Like Adam, I also know what I’ll be reading later on today. Thanks (I think).

MikeZ

Caleb - Double Your Gains March 27, 2009 at 11:19 am

Awesome design on the pages Rusty, I haven’t read it yet, but it looks cool so far 🙂

Later,
Caleb

Patrick March 27, 2009 at 11:43 am

Thanks for the free download copy, I can’t wait to read it I will do my best to spread the word to help you reach your goal of total copies. I’m a veteran of the gym so to speak, I’m 32 yrs old and this has been my lifestyle on a daily basis for 16yrs now and I remember in the first decade how I relied on supplements so much, and spent alot of money on it. In recent years the maturity process set it, and I stopped taking supplements altogether for the most part. While it’s true that ill probably never take supplements again, they were apart of my life for a long time. As a fitness info junkie I could read about this stuff all day, and I like to learn about it. Anyways I know you put a lot of attention and dedication into the research like you do everything else. The only supplement that I kinda miss is ephedrine. I used to take a couple 25 mg asthma relief Broncheze pills that you could buy at a gas station before my workouts to crank up my intensity. I took those for years and believe if you take them in moderation and not extreme dosages, there won’t be any problems. Since they jacked up the price of ephedrine, I just stopped it, and now just take 200 mg caffeine jet alerts. I must admit nothing worked as good as the broncheze tabs and I do miss it. Did you ever take any form of ephedrine in your workout career?

James March 27, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I enjoyed the e-book. It was very easy to understand. Here are a couple things that came to mind while reading it.

One of the supplements mentioned was creatine. I would have liked a follow-up question about the timing of ingestion in relation to your workout. There is much debate about taking before or after a workout, whether or not you should take it on an off day for recovery, or if timing is even relevant. I know one of the guys said “after” but he did not explain why. What’s your opinion? (I imagine I’m overthinking this, but as long as we’re clearing things up, I may as well ask)

Also, you mentioned in the ebook that the internet can help to bring more honesty to the supplement world due to widespread communication…don’t forget that marketers have the same access, only online marketers operate with less regulation than print marketers. I despise fake blogs that try to sell you something. At least in magazines, ‘advertorial’ is required to say “advertisement” somewhere on the page. You usually see tiny print at the top of the page saying, “special advertising section.” Then underneath that you’ll have a big title that says something like “Scientists Discover That Size Does Matter.” You know the game. I’ll stop rambling now. By the way I’m a marketer in the publishing industry.

Oh, and just to reassure you, if you had a ton of supplement advertisements on your site you would likely lose some credibility. I visit your site all the time for great tips and new ideas, not to find out how TurboJuice can get me HUGE. It’s also serves as great motivation and support. Keep up the good work.

P.S. – This was my first comment. I’ll try to keep them more concise in the future.

Chris - www.fitnessfail.com March 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Interesting idea Rusty. I’ll take a look at the book and give it a plug on my site if I like it (and I expect I will).

I don’t get nearly the number of views you do but it certainly can’t hurt.

pnw fitness March 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm

I don’t really use “supps” anymore, but I still get tempted by the marketing hype sometimes. Looking forward to the read so I can continue to help myself concrete the fact that it’s just that… “hype.”

Does Acai Berry Work March 27, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I’m not a big fan of food supplements, basically because I eat a balanced, healthy and complete meal. So, I am not deficient in vitamins or minerals. I also go organic. 🙂 Great interview you have here.

Roger - Acai Berry March 27, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I think with president obama talking about preventitive
medicines that people are really relooking at diets and
nutritions as part of that principle.

We may be reaching that point where americans start to live
healthier lives.

Chris - Zen to Fitness March 27, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Timely post. I have gone 2009 with just fish oil and Vitamin C. The supplements pushed around these simply can;t be healthy and your doing everyone a huge favor spreading this e-book….I will do my best to help out!

pnw fitness March 27, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Just finished. Worth the 1/2 hour read. I had a real good idea who the experts were going to be, so no surprise there. Good job.

Brian March 27, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Just finished reading The Supplement Conspiracy, it was great! I have found that yeah, at times a little supplementation can be a good boost to get through a rut, but nothing works better than good old natural food. Besides that, I really never could deal with all the regiment of taking supplements, take this 30 mins before eating, take that 45 mins before working out. Who wants to live life like that, there is no room for spontinaity! as always Rusty, the info was great! Keep up the good work and I look forward to the next post! By the way, you are pumping out the posts really quick lately, that is so awesome!

Take care,
Brian

Michael March 27, 2009 at 2:43 pm

hmm… who could these two guys be;)

Going to download it shortly but I’m a strong advocate against supplements so I’ll like this book already.

fitness-siren March 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Rusty, I just saw a video about supplements from Vic (@ gym junkies) the other day and I can’t wait to read this book. Great, you just added another “to do” in my list…lol.

Anna

fitness-siren March 27, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I wanted to add that I currently work for the biotech industry (the research part of it) which is partly the reason why I am not a big fan of supplements either especially when I know how difficult it is to find a drug that really works without serious side effects.

Can’t wait to read the e-book!

FitJerk March 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm

For some reason people have forgotten what the word “supplement” really means. Those products are meant to SUPPLEMENT your already healthy and fit lifestyle and eating habits. It’s meant to take you to the NEXT level.

Yes 85% of the products don’t work, but the ones that do work, only work when you use them properly.

My 2 cents from experience.

JE Gonzalez March 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Is this any help?
http://www.facebook.com/group…61054193807

Darren Kaye | Graphics Genie March 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Nice facebook group, I’ve joined and added the group to my profile.

Good luck Rusty, hope you get your 10,000 in 90 days, I expect you will do it much sooner.

Michiel March 27, 2009 at 5:41 pm

@ Yash
When i read your comment i felt exactly the same. I hate working for school (also science related) but i can also spend hours reading about anything thats related to health and sports. I would like to make a living out of it by becoming some sort of lifestyle advisor (personal trainer) but it don’t know where to begin.
Greetz

flowerd March 27, 2009 at 7:08 pm

hey rusty..i was wondering if i wanted a kim kardashian body and get a bigger rounder booty..what would i do?my guy is a butt guy and i feel like my booty is kinda small!i do hitt and stuff you recomened but i still want it to be bigger..thank you!

Magick March 27, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Hey Rusty! I gots me a question.

I’ve been utilizing the cable cross-over pulley machine at my gym.
I’ve been trying to specifically target the upper pec area by doing ‘high cable cross overs’ and ‘low cable cross overs’ as well as throwing in some ‘medium-in between’ ones as well.

Which is the best way to develop the upper region of one’s chest from using the pulleys??
From top to bottom cross over, or from bottom up cross over???

Muchas gracias!!

Magick March 27, 2009 at 11:30 pm

And thank you!

Yash March 28, 2009 at 1:31 am

Thanks Michiel. For me, it’s not so much a reason to change my current goals, as much as it is reassurance that in the long run I’m gonna enjoy what I do. I hate memorizing all this “useless” stuff for organic chemistry etc, but I know when I read up on fitness and nutrition and theres some orgo in there that its stuff I’m gonna have to know. Also, I’ve really gotten into health and fitness in the last year or so and I really love how it drives my curiosity while being relevant to my field. It almost feels like hands on practice. I don’t know what you’re planning to do, but I’m fairly certain I’m going to med school. My brother, who runs track, recently had to get a consult with a doctor who does work with the US National track and field team. So it’s possible to be a doctor and not have to deal with just sick people, but be involved with sports/conditioning/fitness or whatever your bag of tricks is. Maybe you can get started by seeing what interests you outside of health and sports and seeing if you can tie that interest into something health related. Anyway, good luck.

Rusty,
The ebook was great. One question though. your experts seem to agree that creatine is one of the only supplements worth taking for muscle mass and strength. However, from what I have read, creatine gives you energy for workouts and “hyperhydrates” your muscles, basically retaining large amounts of water in them. This supposedly helps with protein synthesis and recovery from workouts, but these upsides tend to go away once you stop taking creatine. You lose that water weight that you though was muscle and once that boost from creatine is gone, you may not retain the strength you had on it. Have you had any experience with it [personally or from somebody you know] that would suggest that it’s worth taking creatine even though some of the benefits will disappear once you stop taking it?

-Yash

ps – one of my other apprehensions about it is the fact that your muscles gain a lot of weight fast, which is how guys get those unsightly stretch marks. Just my two cents, but I find it hard to take a guy seriously who has something in common with pregnant women.

kristin March 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm

congrats on the ebook rusty! looks really great!!

i was going to shoot you an email but i gotten find your addy so — one quick question? i’m a female in my 20s, about 5’4 and 120lbs. i have some body fat that i would obviously like to burn off, but i would also like to get a really nice lean, toned and slim look. is there a difference between “toning” a muscle and “bulking” it up? i would like to do the former but i’m not quite sure how to go about doing this.. right now i use dumbbells for my arms, for instance. i will use about 15lbs for chest press, 12lbs for bicep curls and 10lbs for tricep kickbacks. should i be using lighter weights? should i nix the weights all together and go for resistance bands or pilates or something? thanks for the help!

Tom Parker - Free Fitness Tips March 28, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Hey Rusty. Downloaded the ebook, had a read and really enjoyed it. I currently take creatine, glutamine and protein and I’m glad to hear that all of these are OK according to according to Brad and John. I agree with what they are saying though – a lot of the things in supplements can be sourced from foods instead.

Harry March 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Hey Rusty
Great e-book, myself and all of my friends who visit the site appreciate your efforts to write the truth pertaining to the whole fitness industry, ultimately saving us money! cheers mate, great work.

myra March 29, 2009 at 10:40 am

Hi Rusty
Just read the Supplements conspiracy interview wow wish i knew this years ago! i used to take fat busting ‘wonder pills’, which didnt do much but give me a ‘buzz’. I agree with Johns comment that supplements really are a convenience to lifestyle that was spot on. Glad you asked the hottie question, about protein and powders that has proved very useful for future reference. I think you have done a great job Rusty in getting the truth out once and for all! got to hand it to you, you must have a brass set of balls! some people are not gonna be happy lol xx

admin March 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Adam,

Yeah…I have been working on this a while “behind the scenes”. I think you will enjoy the book. These guys are a “breath of fresh air” when it comes to talking about supplements.

Chiggers,

I saw that link and I appreciate it buddy. I agree with a lot of philosophies over at Dragondoor. As a matter of fact, I bought Power to the People by Pavel over 10 years ago, and consider it one of the best books ever written on strength training.

Helder,

Yeah, those guys have been hating me for close to 2 years now (I can’t believe my site has been around that long). Even if they despise me, I hope they download the book and maybe save a bit of cash on supplements. I am playing around for the most part when I clown on bodybuilders. There are a small percent that are obnoxious beyond belief, but most of the guys and girls just want to get as big as possible without bugging anyone. That being said, I will never recommend that people add on unnecessary amounts of muscle onto their frame…just trying to make the world a healthier and sexier place 🙂

ahm,

I’m glad the download worked well. I know that the servers were tied up a bit the first few hours after I launched it, but it is smooth sailing now. Some of the salespeople in the supplement stores are pretty convincing to people…especially people who desperately want to lose weight or gain muscle. My report is meant to counter-balance that.

Yash,

I didn’t know that you are a pre-med student. Very cool! I would be terrible at being a doctor, since I get queasy around needles or blood. It is so good this world is full of people with different skills and interests. Thanks goodness that people like you can hack the pressure of being a doctor. I just could do it!

Mike,

I really appreciate it that you linked to my book on your site (with graphics and everything)…that is ultra-cool of you! I owe ya one buddy!

Caleb,

I don’t have really great graphic design skills, so I hired one of the best graphic designers on the web. The company name is Graphics Genie. People can do a Google Search if they are interested. I highly recommend these guys.

Patrick,

I followed a similar path. I spent a lot of money on supplements when I started out (and this is when I was a poor college student). Yes, I did take 25mg ephedrine with 200mg of caffeine back in the early 90’s. I did it one summer before a California road trip and it worked well in helping me lose body fat, but I felt terrible. I couldn’t sleep at night and was “on edge” most of the time. The following summer I got just as lean without ephedrine…it just took about 3-4 weeks longer. These days, I stay lean year round, so I just do everything without the aid of supplements. I do have a few protein powder packets on my fridge in case I am too lazy to hit the grocery store, but that is a rare situation these days.

James,

From what I understand about creatine is timing isn’t as important as some would make it. It also isn’t important to spike the blood sugar. I’ll ask John when I get the chance. I went on a rant about those fake advertisements online as well. There are thousands of fake blogs popping up all over the place selling Acai Berry. Fake pictures, fake comments, etc. It really is a bummer. I appreciate long comments, so no worries…thanks for commenting!

Chris,

Thanks for the plug. I know you have a well-respected blog and I appreciate it!

pnw,

You will like the read. It is easy to digest and you will come out with a better understanding of how our diets provide most of the nutrients that we need.

Acai Berry,

My girlfriend has pushed me hard towards eating organic. I do feel better when I eat organic foods. It may be in my mind, but I swear organic food seems to digest better.

Roger,

I hope you are right. I’m all about Preventative Medicine.

Chris (Zen to Fitness),

I know I’ve told you this a few times already, but your blog is outstanding. I’m impressed every time I visit. All posts are to the point and entertaining. Keep it up buddy…and thanks in advance for any help spreading the word about my free report.

Brian,

Glad you like the book. I’m trying to pump out at least two posts per week. What I also plan on doing is send one free 3 page mini-course each week on different topics to people who download The Supplement Conspiracy. I can go a bit more in-depth on a 3 page HTML site than I can on a blog. This was one of the reasons I wanted to get people to signup for The Supplement Conspiracy.

Michael,

Well as people mentioned…their first names are John and Brad. Two smart and honest guys!

fitness-siren,

You will enjoy the book, especially since you are in R&D yourself. I just checked out your site. I need to take a trip to Southern California with my girlfriend! I love the Coast…there are so many cool little surf towns up and down the Southern Calirfornia coast.

FitJerk,

You are correct about supplements…and I hope people don’t think that I think that all supplements are bad. I just want people to know that they can get to a high level of fitness without them. Money is tight for a lot of people these days and I just don’t want people to think that they are missing out, by not being able to afford a high-end diet pill or protein powder.

Ricky (JE),

You kick butt, buddy! I just signed up for Facebook and joined that group. I have always been hesitant to join Facebook, since I thought it would eat up my time, but I knew someone would be able to get me to do it sooner or later. Thanks a bunch.

Darren,

Thanks for commenting! Darren lives in the UK and is the guy who designed the ebook and opt-in page. As you can tell…he has crazy skills!

flowerd,

The big butt thing is largely genetic. Obviously you could do squats to build up the butt, but the legs will get bigger as well.

Magick,

The best way to do cable crossovers for upper pec work is to roll in an incline bench. Put the pulleys on the lowest setting and then do flyes on the incline bench with the cables. Make sure that your arms and elbows are in line with your upper pec area when you do the flyes. On the last rep of each set, squeeze the handles together and try to flex your upper pecs hard. This exercise will aid in getting that line down the middle of your upper pecs. To be honest this is actually not Cable Fly’s not cable crossovers…but this is better at developing the upper pec region. Follow this exercise with dumbbell incline presses to work the upper pecs to a greater degree.

Yash,

I think creatine is really only needed if a guy is exceptionally skinny and wants to quickly add fat free mass (provided he is eating properly). The results do last even when someone ceases taking this supplement. They won’t be as big as when they are fully “loaded” with creatine, but bigger than when they started. I prefer the lean and dense look, over the bigger massive look…so I wouldn’t take it, but it certainly works well for those people tho do want to add mass.

kristin,

I would recommend training for strength for low reps and low volume (not too many sets)…and then work HIIT and intervals hard. Do this on a low calorie diet to insure that you create a calorie deficit. You will lose body fat while retaining all of your muscle. This will create that slim and toned look you are after. Works every time!

Tom,

You are adding mass, so those supplements are ideal. These guys certainly “keep it real” when it comes to nutrition. You have to like that!

Harry,

Thanks a bunch. I appreciate the compliments and I do my best to help 🙂 I just wish there was more than 24 hours in a day…I have plenty more I need to write about. Keep reading and thanks for commenting!

myra,

As long as I make you guys happy, that is all that matters to me. I don’t mind it if people get a bit upset at this little ebook…I am just doing my best to help people out. The great thing is that Brad and Jonh bring some serious credibility to the report. I can’t thank them enough. It was really cool of them to do me this big favor.

600+ Downloads in the first 48 hours…only 9,400 to go!

Rusty

Helder March 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm

2 years already? Time really flies, and i was very glad to know you get 100 000 visitors, you’re in the big league now and you deserve it Rusty, you really do, keep it up

admin March 29, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Helder,

Thanks buddy! I’m getting about 4,000-5,000 visitors per day and about 12,000 page views…so around 150,000 visitors and 400,000 page views per month. I want to reach as many people as possible, because I love the community feel of the Internet. My goal when I started was to contribute and add something positive to the Internet. Too much negative stuff online…I want to do my part to clean up the Internet (even though my site and reach is tiny compared to the vast internet).

Thanks for reading for so long 🙂

Rusty

Greeno March 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm

thats a great read Rusty…never been big on supplements so good to know i havent been missing much!!

fitness-siren April 1, 2009 at 10:35 am

I actually read the book right after I downloaded it and Tweeted it. That’s a good one!

May I ask where you got your e-book cover? I’m in the process of finishing one and I need to find a good quality cover.

Thanks in advanced!

Aunt Mary April 1, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Rusty: I am officially volunteering to be your weight loss/workout guinnea pig. The “before” pictures would be gross but the “after” pictures would be amazing.

admin April 2, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Greeno,

Glad you liked the ebook!

fitness-siren,

Thanks for the tweet! Look-up “graphics genie” in Google. These guys are the best of the best online when it comes to high-end graphics.

Aunt Mary,

Thanks for stopping by! You could easily get lean and mean…you have great genetics 🙂

Rusty

Jerdog April 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Awesome post. I love this site because it gave me the necessary tools to achieve my goal of less than 10% bodyfat. I’m now in maintenance phase and I would like to put on a couple more pounds of muscle, if possible, but I don’t want to use the body builder method of consuming extra calories to put on muscle (while gaining some fat as well). I don’t want to get bulky, but if I continue to follow the principles (ie. not going to muscle failure) on this site and add creatine to my diet will I put on the couple more pounds of muscle over time? I don’t care if it takes several months to put on the muscle. I just want to know if this will work since John & Brad said creatine was the most effective supplement to put on muscle, but it isn’t completely clear to me if you need to go to muscle failure when using creatine to add additional muscle.

MI09 April 20, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Great report Rusty, i’ve put it on my blog.

You forgot to ask these guys what they think about fish oil.

Looking forward to more reports,

Regards,
MI

Anthony April 26, 2009 at 5:06 am

Hey Rusty, you should put one of these free AddThis buttons on your site. It makes it easy to share stuff throughout websites like DiGG and Facebook. I’ve seen them on other sites.
Check the site out: http://www.addthis.com/
This way we can spread your report around like wildfire.

Jeff May 4, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Great info, Rusty! I could have used that info when I started bodybuilding years ago, and getting suckered at GNC into buying a bunch of unnecessary junk. Anyone remember “Hot Stuff” and “Cybergenics”? LMAO

Matt - Resveratrol Reviews June 8, 2009 at 5:01 am

Hey Rusty, thanks for letting us know about your book and reminding us of the importance of knowing the facts behind bodybuilding and anti aging supplements and the industry behind them as well. After all, we’re putting them into our bodies! The thing I usually check for is whether the company tests its products, either themselves or by third party and do this often with all their raw products, not just the once in a while. I think more people may be expecting or preferring this.

Simon July 8, 2009 at 8:47 am

Great book Rusty, thanks. I guess this largely confirms what a lot of people are thankfully starting to realise; that a lot of the crap on sale out there and the associated marketing BS are designed for one thing – separating you and your £s.
Funny how a lot of the best info out there is free (i.i. sites like this. The people who really care generally want to help people with their goals first and foremost, big companies want to keep you ignorant, over weight and unhealthy so they still have a market) and the best nutrition comes from good old fashioned whole food (although even here people will try to jump on the band wagon and throw a load of marketing spin on something that’s always been around).
I do have one question – generally you promote eating whole, unprocessed foods 80-90% of the time, I was wondering where whey fits in here as whey protein isolate is pretty heavily processed and these powders pretty much always contain sweeteners (usually sucralose). I don’t rely on these things but see them as a convenience supplement and use them quite often so can this count as part of a ‘clean’ diet?

Gary July 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Hello Rusty,
What do you now believe about meal replacements and whey protein powder?? I’m not sure about them??

Gary

bec January 30, 2010 at 1:23 am

Hey Rusty, I tried to download the Supplement Consipiracy but it just takes me to the Vacation Body Blueprint download page (and I already downloaded that 🙂 )??

julie April 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Hi Rusty! (Thanks for all you do- i’m fascinated and hooked since running across your site about a month ago!) I’m having a similar problem as bec… I’m unable to download the Supplement Conspiracy and keep being lead to the Vacation Blueprint download 🙁

Supa Chiney January 4, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Where can i get this report? it seems its no longer available

Marissa January 26, 2011 at 9:06 am

Hi there,
We would like to use one of your blogs “Positive Action” Gets Results – Not Positive Thinking as an excert in our Magazine. We would just like to get permission from you.

Kind Regards.
Marissa.

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