October 21, 2013                                    ___________                   ____________         by Robert Zito

thenuegreendietThis could be the best FREE advice you every receive! Years of expert’s findings with the latest in Nutritional Science, combined with an All Natural approach.

In light of the recent media attention linking Alzheimer’s to high sugar consumption and the new book Grain Brain, I wanted to again point out some of the simplest ways to cut sugar out of your diet. Sugar is a chronic problem in Obesity with the average American woman consuming 335 more calories than just 10 years ago. Sugar harms every organ that it inflames, including the Brain.  The following are a few steps from The Nuegreen Diet.

 Step 1: Change your definition of the word DIET

Your diet should not be something that deprives you. It is what empowers you to be in control of the foods you are eating. Do Not starve yourself, this only slows your metabolism and counters your attempt to lose weight. However, you need to know what your Normal Daily Calorie Intake should be. It’s simply your (Body Weight X 12). You only need to remove 200 calories from that number to lose weight. Your Daily Calorie number will go down as you lose the weight.  


  1. Eliminate ALL Sugary Drinks (Orange Juice too) – 5 times as many calories are stored as fat because it contains Fructose.
  2. Anyplace with a Drive-thru – everything contains High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Sodium, 0 fiber and twice the calories as the equivalent home cooked meal.
  3. NO Frozen Entrées – They are heavily processed, High in Fat, Salt, Fructose, Sucrose, Preservatives, 0 Fiber. 
  4. Never Eat Canned Soups – loaded with sodium and starches – fresh is best to receive the nutrients you need.
  5. Bread & Snack Aisles – Pre-made Mixes, Cookies (Soft type / worst) anything with Enriched Flour & Sucrose.
This step alone can cut in half your daily intake of Glucose, Fructose and Sucrose – (Fructose joined to Glucose).

Step 2: The Must Have List
The following is the list of the most highly effect, All Natural aids, that can help block and burn many of those extra calories. The following links will help provide a little information about what they are.

          The 5 must have Supplements                3 must have Teas

White Kidney Bean Extract                          Pu Erh Tea
Garcina Cambogia                                       Oolong Tea
Green Coffee Bean Extract                           White Tea
Sea Buckthorn
Raspberry Ketone

Fat Burning Teas
Fat Burning Teas

Gone are the days when Ephedrine, Fen Phen and other powerful stimulants which were sold as diet pills. Making your heart beat faster proved not to be a very safe method and did little or nothing to increase your metabolic rate. The products I have pointed out have been used safely around the world for thousands of years. Fortunately, science has advanced to the level where we are now able to understand how and why they can aid in weight loss.

Step 3: Start Your Education
A lot of things have changed over the past twenty years. Not only have portion sizes gotten bigger, but the amount of calories you absorb from them has changed too. Once you understand how sugar affects every organ in your body and how it is converted into fat, the more motivated you will be to remove it from your diet.  Also, learn how Fructose tricks your body’s insulin response, which is how your brain knows that you have consumed calories. Watch:  60 Minutes – Is Sugar Toxic?, then watch the lecture by Dr. Robert H. Lustig, M.D.: Sugar the Bitter Truth. He is the Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, and Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at UCSF.  I encourage you to do some of your own searching on the ill effects of sugar. Learn how sugar inflames everything from joints, to your intestines and even the heart. Understand that Fructose/Sucrose is a toxin in your system. It produces the bi-product, Uric Acid, known to cause Gout. It also produces increased amounts of Small Dense LDL, regarded as a leading cause of arterial blockage and heart attacks.

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Do Carbs Cause Alzheimer’s? Today on OZ

Do Carbs Cause Alzheimer’s?5037PromoStill720 Today on Dr. OZ. Do you have the power to prevent Alzheimer’s? Dr. Oz discusses a controversial new book that says yes!

Sugar???  It is no joke.  Time to do something about it!

If not to Lose Weight, then do it for the one hundred forty one other reasons. Diabetes, Heart Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, Inflammation, Reduced Immune Responses, Tooth Decay and Mineral Deficiencies are just a few.

Nuegreen’s last two blogs: IS SUGAR TOXIC? & Do “All Natural” Fat Blockers Work?, were in response to the growing amount of data correlating the over consumption of sugar and a host of health issues.  Start with cutting out Sugary Drinks, Milk Shakes and Workout drinks. Do you need more motivation, read our owner’s Testimonial on how to beat sugar at

Do “All Natural” Fat Blockers Work?

____________________________________________________________________________________By Robert Zito

weight loss supplementsThere has been much talk lately over All Natural, Fat Blocking Supplements and if they work. White Kidney Bean Extract, Garcinia Cambogia with HCA, Green Coffee Bean Extract with CGA, Sea Buckthorn, Raspberry Ketones and several Teas containing EGCG & Gallic Acid, all aid the body’s ability to blast fat.  They work in a number of different and effective ways to promote weight loss. White Kidney Bean Extract works by blocking Starches from being broken down into sugar chains that then get absorbed into the blood stream and eventually stored as fat.  HCA and GCA are acids that work in the Liver to interrupt De Novo Lipogenisis, which is the conversion of Citrate, (a byproduct of ATP in the mitochondria) by certain enzymes (ACL, ACC, FAS) to fat. Several Teas have been found to contain Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and Gallic Acid, which helps your body burn glucose and slows the release of sugars into the blood stream. One thing is for certain, the science is there to show exactly how they work.  Please use the links below to view several Dr. Oz video demonstrations on how each of these products work.

Fructose linked to Glucose forms Sucrose

The real question is… Why do we need the supplements?  The answer is Fructose. Since the early 70’s it has been added to everything we eat. You may also have heard of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and Sucrose. Sucrose is simply Fructose bonded to a Glucose molecule and separates as soon as it enters the stomach and enters the Blood stream as Fructose.  Fructose is a toxin. Glucose is a sugar our bodies will accept with only about 20% of which enters the liver and is converted to Glycogen. Our bodies are designed to safely process Gylcogen and only a small percentage ever gets converted to fat. Fructose on the other hand, cannot be used by any other organ in the body and 100 percent of it winds up in the Liver. It produces dangerous byproducts such as Uric Acid which is known to cause Gout and is now linked to Hypertension. It causes a high increase in the amount of Small Dense LDL in the blood stream, which triples the odds of Coronary Heart Disease. Also, your body will store 30% more calories from Fructose, as fat. This is now seen as a big problem, 5 times the amount of Fructose entering the Liver and more of it being stored as fat.

breadlabelTo avoid all of these foods would be nearly impossible. Go down any grocery store bread aisle and you will find some form of Fructose in 95% of the items. That simple treat can turn out to be 5 times worse than you thought. If you only had a few indulgences a week on an otherwise healthy diet, you’re likely to still be adding on the pounds. To compound the problem, foods have been stripped of fiber. Fiber slows the absorption of sugar, without it you are receiving a big dosage, faster. Fast food is worse than you think. Watch Sugar the Bitter Truth, by Dr. Robert H. Lustig MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. He points out the fact that there are only 7 items at McDonalds that do not contain HFCS. But since watching his video I have been informed by  that their Sausage Patty may be HFCS free, but it does contain dried corn syrup.  Use this link to find out How Much Fructose Is In Your Food.

Contrary to what the billion dollar, weight loss industry will have you believe, the recipe for losing weight is simple. Know how many calories you need to consume each day.  Follow this formula!                       (Body Weight) x 12 = (Your ideal calorie intake)

To lose weight you should only need to reduce 200 calories.  Much more than that and your body will attempt to combat starvation by increasing storage. So the formula for weight loss is:                                   [(Body Weight) x 12] – 200 cal = Weight Loss

Two other things you need to know. Fructose tricks your body’s insulin response, which is how your brain knows that you’ve consumed calories. This is why you can drink a 150 calorie soft drink and your body is still hungry. Also, the calories in the Formula need to be as Fructose free as possible, because the Liver converts 5 times more of it to fat.

As you can see, we do need a little help to lose weight. All your best effort may not be enough. The average women, now consumes 335 more calories than just 10 years ago. Compounding the problem is the increased presence of Fructose, making weight loss extremely challenging. There are now millions of people who will attest to the success from enlisting these individual supplements. I myself took the combination approach. That is, I used a small amount of each supplement daily and attacked the problem from all sides. Please read my testimonial on the website. Also, find out the Top 5, Best Things You Can Do to Lose Weight at

Everyone here at Nuegreen hopes that this information will help you in your effort to lose weight safely and responsibly. Please see our new Weight Loss category to find many of the items we offer. Feel free to email us at if you would like to know more about these supplements.

Best Teas for Weight Loss pt-1     Best Teas for Weight Loss pt-2
3 Teas to Shrink Your Waist
Garcinia Cambogia pt-1     Garcinia Cambogia pt-2     Garcinia Cambogia pt-3
White Kidney Bean Extract
Green Coffee Burn Fat pt-1     Green Coffee Burn Fat pt-2
Green Coffee Bean pt-1     Green Coffee Bean pt-2     Green Coffee Bean pt-3
Green Coffee Bean pt-4     Green Coffee Bean pt-5
Raspberry Ketone Extract
Sea Buckthorn Omega 7 pt-1     Sea Buckthorn Omega 7 pt-2


So, if you read our earlier blogs, What Toxins Are Lurking In Your Makeup? & Can Parabens Cause Cancer?, you are already aware that the FDA does not regulate what toxins are in cosmetics.  Below is a rare mainstream media report about one of the hazards these chemicals have on our health.  They will rarely tell you which brands to avoid for fear of losing sponsorship from this billion dollar industry. You need to take it upon yourself to research what these chemicals are.  I assure you, you will want to throw everything you currently use away.  (The good news) – There are many safe alternatives from companies that have been around for thirty or more years.  These stories and studies are going to continue to gain attention as American’s start to become more aware.  I hope it is 60 Minutes who blows the lid off and exposes these companies  for knowing of the dangers, just like they did with the cigarette manufacturers.


Phthalate chemicals in nail polish, hair sprays tied to raised Diabetes risk in women 

July 16, 2012 2:30 PM  (CBS News) Chemicals commonly found in beauty products such as nail polishes, hair sprays and perfumes may increase risk of diabetes for some women, new research suggests.

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Researchers analyzed urine samples from 2,350 women who participated in the long-running National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a nationally representative sample of American women. They were looking for concentrations of chemicals known as phthalates, which are often found in personal care products and in adhesives, electronics, products used to manufacture cars, toys, packaging and even some coatings for medications.

Phthalates are considered “endocrine-disrupting because they can alter normal regulation of certain mechanisms in the body, including hormone regulation, and have been tied in previous research to diabetes and obesity risk, Dr. Kenneth Spaeth, director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Center’s department of population health at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., told HealthPop. He was not involved in the study.

The researchers found that women with the highest concentrations of two types of phthalates – mono-benzyl phthalate and mono-isobutyl phthalate – were nearly two times more likely to have diabetes compared to women with the least amounts of these chemicals. Women with moderately high levels of the phthalates mono-n-butyl phthalate and di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate were 70 percent more likely to have diabetes compared to their counterparts.

The findings were published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a journal published by the government’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

“This is an important first step in exploring the connection between phthalates and diabetes,” said Dr. Tamara James-Todd, a researcher in women’s health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said in a press release. The researchers could not prove that phthalates caused diabetes or having diabetes increased concentrations of the chemicals in a person’s body.

“We know that in addition to being present in personal care products, phthalates also exist in certain types of medical devices and medication that is used to treat diabetes and this could also explain the higher level of phthalates in diabetic women,” she added. “So overall, more research is needed.”

One of the problems is that chemicals like phthalates are practically unavoidable, according to Spaeth.

“These chemicals are unfortunately ubiquitous,” Spaeth explained. “It’s pretty clear from studies that we’re exposed all day long to these various household or personal care products.”

Spaeth says it’s a real challenge to reduce phthalate exposure because sometimes the chemical is a metabolic byproduct of another ingredient or a product label may not say it contains phthalates only for phthalates to be found in the packaging the product came in, which does not need to be mentioned on a product label. carries 100s of Paraben & Phthate Free Cosmetics
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Dear FDA, Can we please take another look at Parabens?

History:  Back around ten years ago there was a rising concern about the safety of antiperspirants. Many of articles and studies were done and raised enough questions that scientists were calling for more research. Below are but a few of the studies done up until 2005.

  1. Darbre PD. Underarm cosmetics and breast cancer. Journal of Applied Toxicology 2003; 23(2):89–95. [PubMed Abstract]
  2. Darbre PD. Aluminium, antiperspirants and breast cancer. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 2005; 99(9):1912–1919. [PubMed Abstract] advise: “Further studies are now needed to identify the molecular basis of this action, the longer term effects of aluminium exposure and whether aluminium can cause aberrations to other signalling pathways in breast cells.”
  3. Harvey PW, Everett DJ. Significance of the detection of esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (parabens) in human breast tumours. Journal of Applied Toxicology 2004; 24(1):1–4. [PubMed Abstract]
  4. Darbre PD, Aljarrah A, Miller WR, et al. Concentrations of parabens in human breast tumours. Journal of Applied Toxicology 2004; 24(1):5–13. [PubMed Abstract]   “These studies demonstrate that parabens can be found intact in the human breast and this should open the way technically for more detailed information to be obtained on body burdens of parabens and in particular whether body burdens are different in cancer from those in normal tissues.” Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  5. According to a Safety assessment of esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (parabens) by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health at, “In light of the recent controversy over the estrogenic potential of parabens, conduct of a reproductive toxicity study may be warranted.” 5/2005


In March 2006 the FDA published their findings:[1]

NOTE:  The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) DOES NOT authorize FDA to approve cosmetic ingredients, with the exception of color additives that are not coal-tar hair dyes. In general, cosmetic manufacturers may use any ingredients they choose, except for a few ingredients that are prohibited by regulation. 

What are parabens?  Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in cosmetic products. Chemically, parabens are esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid. The most commonplace bactericidal/fungicidal additives to cosmetics are methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben (cheapest and most used). Typically, more than one paraben is used in a product, and they are often used in combination with other types of preservatives to provide preservation against a broad range of microorganisms. The use of mixtures of parabens allows the use of lower levels while increasing preservative activity.

Why are preservatives used in cosmetics?  Preservatives may be used in cosmetics to protect them against microbial growth, both to protect consumers and to maintain product integrity.

What kinds of products contain parabens?  They are used in a wide variety of cosmetics, as well as foods and drugs. Cosmetics that may contain parabens include makeup, moisturizers, hair care products, and shaving products, among others. Most major brands of deodorants and antiperspirants do not currently contain parabens.

FDA Conclusion:  FDA believes that at the present time there is no reason for consumers to be concerned about the use of cosmetics containing parabens. However, the agency will continue to evaluate new data in this area. If FDA determines that a health hazard exists, the agency will advise the industry and the public, and will consider its legal options under the authority of the FD&C Act in protecting the health and welfare of consumers. March 24, 2006; Updated October 31, 2007

According to a Safety assessment of esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (parabens) by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health at, “In light of the recent controversy over the estrogenic potential of parabens, conduct of a reproductive toxicity study may be warranted.”



Everyone feel safe!  Parabens were last evaluated safe in 2007. The problem with the FDA’s conclusion is it seems to discount or throw out any leading studies of the time and chooses to draw their conclusion from a single source.

Please read: A Review of the Endocrine Activity of Parabens and Implications for Potential Risks to Human Health.[2]

This study seems to be based on an almost pre-drawn conclusion when it states in the opening, ”parabeans (and their salts) are widely used as preservatives in cosmetics, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals due to their relatively low toxicity profile and a long history of safe use”.  They do state, “While exposure to sufficient doses of exogenous estrogen can increase the risk of certain adverse effects”. The conclusion the FDA reaches from the report is, “it is biologically implausible that parabens could increase the risk of any estrogen-mediated endpoint, including effects on the male reproductive tract or breast cancer”. This may be a bit presumptive.

The study’s conclusion: is that there is no risk of cancer because the endocrine-active chemicals (EACs) did not have the same amount of activity as estrogen. That is all.  There has been a lot of research that has come out in the past seven years on the behavior of cancer cells which this study did not and could not have taken into consideration.

It may be time we took another and better look at Parabens. Let us see how much EACs are being absorbed by the breast tissue and the effects it has on the lymphatic system.  It just seems like anything that is absorbed into the body and mimics human hormones should be given a closer look. Also, this time let’s make sure the study accounts for actual amount of parabeans a person is being exposed to on a daily basis and over the course of a lifetime.

No one cares if the old study was a cover up or just had flawed judgment.  People only want to be able to be given honest, current and accurate data about the products they use.  Most of us do not have the means to conduct independent studies, that is why we rely on our Government to police these industries.  □

  1.  U.S. Food and Drug Administration /10903 New Hampshire Avenue /Silver Spring, MD 20993 /Ph. 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)
  2.  A Review of the Endocrine Activity of Parabens and Implications for Potential Risks to Human Health  2005, Vol. 35, No. 5 , Pages 435-458  Robert GoldenJay Gandy and Guenter Vollmer  ToxLogic LC, Potomac Maryland, USA.  Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Institute for Zoology, Dresden University, Dresden Germany. ToxLogic LC 9808 Clagett Farm Dr., Potomac, MD, 20854, USA. Read More: carries 100s of Paraben & Phthate Free Cosmetics carries 100s of Paraben Free Cosmetics

Are Spray Tans Safe?

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) Can Damage DNA.

Please click on the ABC Nightline image above, which indicates DHA can cause DNA damage, Lung Cancer and Birth Defects.

It All Adds Up:  Please question the chemicals you ingest or apply to your body.  Google it.  It only takes a moment and what you may find could be life saving.

What is DHA?:  Dihydroxyacetone i/ˌdhˌdrɒksiˈæsɨtn/, or DHA, is a hygroscopic white crystalline powder. It has a sweet cooling taste and a distinct characteristic odor.

History:  DHA was first recognized as a skin coloring agent by German scientists in the 1920s. Through its use in the X-ray process, it was noted as causing the skin surface to turn brown when spilled. In the 1970s the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added DHA permanently to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients. By the 80’s there were dozens of spray tanning products on the market.

Currently:  Sunless tanning products contain DHA in concentrations ranging from 1% to 15%. Most drugstore products range from 3% to 5%, with professional products ranging from 5% to 15%. The percentages correspond with the product coloration levels from light to dark.  The artificial tan takes 2 to 4 hours to begin appearing on the skin’s surface, and will continue to darken for 24 to 72 hours, depending on formulation type.

The DHA safety concern:  For the 24 hours after self-tanner (containing high DHA levels, ~5%) is applied, the skin is especially susceptible to free-radical damage from sunlight, according to a 2007 study led by Katinka Jung of the Gematria Test Lab in Berlin.[1] Forty minutes after the researchers treated skin samples with high levels of DHA they found thatmore than 180% additional free radicals formed during sun exposure compared with untreated skin. Another self-tanner ingredient, erythrulose, produced a similar response at high levels. For a day after self-tanner application, excessive sun exposure should be avoided and sunscreen should be worn outdoors.  It may be possible that an antioxidant cream could minimize free radical production. Even though some self-tanners contain sunscreen, its effect will not last long after application, and a fake tan itself will not protect the skin from UV exposure.

Why You Don’t want 180% More Free Radicals – according to  Antioxidants neutralize free radicals as the natural by-product of normal cell processes. Free radicals are molecules with incomplete electron shells which make them more chemically reactive than those with complete electron shells. Exposure to various environmental factors, including tobacco smoke and radiation, can also lead to free radical formation. In humans, the most common form of free radicals is oxygen. When an oxygen molecule (O2) becomes electrically charged or “radicalized” it tries to steal electrons from other molecules, causing damage to the DNA and other molecules. Over time, such damage may become irreversible and lead to disease including cancer. Antioxidants are often described as “mopping up” free radicals, meaning they neutralize the electrical charge and prevent the free radical from taking electrons from other molecules.[2]  video: supplements-prevent-cancer

Also, the study by Jung et al. further confirms earlier results demonstrating that dihydroxyacetone in combination with dimethylisosorbide enhances (the process of sun-based tanning). This earlier study also found that dihydroxyacetone also has an effect on the amino acids and nucleic acids which is bad for the skin.[3] The free radicals are due to the generation of AGE (Advanced Glycation Products) such as amadori products (a type of AGE) as a result of the reaction of DHA with the skin. AGEs are behind the damage to the skin that occurs with high blood sugar in diabetes where similar glycation occurs.

The Other DHA:  Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of the human brain’s cerebral cortex, sperm, testicles and retina.  Which in 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration endorsed qualified health claims for DHA.[3] This form of DHA is approved for consumption.

  1. K Jung, M Seifert, Th Herrling, J Fuchs “UV-generated free radicals (FR) in skin: Their prevention by sunscreens and their induction by self-tanning agents.” Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2008 May;69(5):1423-8. Epub 2007 Oct 10.
  3. Benamar N, Laplante AF, Lahjomri F, Leblanc RM (Oct 2004). “Modulated photoacoustic spectroscopy study of an artificial tanning on human skin induced by dihydroxyacetone”. Physiological Measurement 25 (5): 1199–210.
  4. FDA Announces Qualified Health Claims for Omega-3 Fatty Acids”. US Food & Drug Administration.