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Zaggora Hot Pants Review

Updated Zaggora review (24 June 2017) Zaggora is a clothing company based in the UK that sells a line of athletic wear (called Hotwear) that can supposedly help you burn more calories. It is sold online through the Zaggora website and other online retail sites. In 2011, I authored a Zaggora review (below) which categorically addressed …

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HMB Supplement. Review

HMB Supplement Review | Big Claims and Flimsy Evidence

I was recently contacted by a well-known strength athlete who receives sponsorship from a nutrition supplement company that specializes in HMB (or β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate). We didn’t actually chat about HMB, but his sponsorship piqued my interest so I decided to research the company and their claims. Most supplement companies realize that, as an athlete, science is …

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Body Wraps Review

Body Wraps For Weight Loss: Do They Work?

Let’s get right down to the bottom line: do body wraps work for weight loss or are they a scam? In short: yes and no. The answer to this question really depends on your own personal expectations. It took you years to pack on all that extra body fat and you certainly can’t get around doing …

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LifePharm Global Laminine: Independent Review of Marketing Claims

LifePharm Global’s Laminine dietary supplement popped onto my consumer advocacy radar back in 2011 when I received a new Twitter follower whose profile referenced some sort of happy pill. I did a bit of sleuthing which led me to an egg protein pill and, after further investigation, I located what appeared to be ground zero:  …

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BioSignature Modulation For Spot Reduction? Fat Chance

Spot reduction. Friend only to infomercial ab blasters, thigh creams, and fat stripper pills. In this article, exercise physiologist Dan Jolley, MSc, reviews the scientific evidence on spot reduction and puts Charles Poliquin’s BioSignature Modulation claims under the microscope. Over to you Dan.   –Bill During my many years as a personal trainer I quickly got …

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Wonder Core Smart – Review of Marketing Claims

I first heard of the Wonder Core Smart a couple days ago from a guy commenting on my Ab Wave article. Any product with the word Wonder in its name always raises my eyebrows, especially when it comes to health products. Being the inquisitive type, I decided to investigate to see what made it so wonderful. …

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ApneaRx Review

ApneaRx Review: Does it work?

What does ApneaRx do? ApneaRx is an oral appliance marketed as a treatment to snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. It can purportedly enhance the user’s quality of sleep (as well as that of their bed mate). US company Apnea Sciences Corporation in California developed ApneaRx while CareFusion is responsible for the distribution of the …

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SpinGym Review

SpinGym Review: Does SpinGym Work or Is It a Scam?

SpinGym: You can’t polish a turd…but you can roll it in glitter Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse than the Ab Circle Pro, along comes the SpinGym infomercial (and the Home Shopping Network and QVC UK) exercise gadget to prove me wrong! The advertisement has all the tell-tale indicators of another typical …

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Ab Wave Review

Ab Wave Review: Fat Marketing Promises Thin on Truth

What Is the Ab Wave System? The Ab Wave is a questionable infomercial exercise gimmick with little redeeming value.  Unlike other ab gadgets, this one takes lazy to a whole new level.  You actually sit in the machine and then swing side to side, using momentum to carry you through the range of motion.  It …

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Paleo Diet After A Heart Attack? What You Need To Know

The Paleo diet is all the rage these days when it comes to health and weight loss. But once you’ve had a heart attack, you might find yourself scared, confused, and searching for answers. You know you need to make diet changes, but is the Paleo diet the best way to reduce your risk of …

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