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Beyond Organic Insider with Jordan Rubin

Body by Vi Scam

What else are they lying about?

This is one of those posts that I hate to put out there. I wish people did not use deceptive words to sell their nutrition products. If their products are any good, why would they use deception?

When it comes to supplements, I have seen this particular scam one too many times. I hope this video explanation helps put a stop to it. I am certainly not against supplements. What I am against is telling lies to mislead potential customers.


00:00 New Introduction
00:52 Original Introduction
02:35 Quoting the Vi Corporate Video
03:50 THE TRUTH – The REAL numbers
06:55 How much shake would you have to eat to get the nutrition from the food they mentioned
07:14 Who to NOT get nutrition advice from

    IN THIS VIDEO: (The Original Now “Age Restricted!” lol

0:00 Introduction
1:50 DVD Presentation Review (listen closely for the scam)
3:02 The DECEPTION explained
7:14 Who to NOT get nutrition advice from

Now, if you are upset with me for bashing the product…. I didn’t! (But I didn’t endorse Body by Vi either!) I am certain that their shake can give someone way better nutrition then what they are currently getting. But I wouldn’t recommend it for most people. I personally would recommend real food in the right amounts for most people.

But for some, these products are way better than what they usually eat! But most people would be better off choosing the right foods over a meal replacement powder that contains soy and sucralose among other things.

For those that are evaluating products for the sake of a potential career change or just a possible supplement to their income, I suggest considering 12 things before joining a direct sales company.

*** This Discussion is Continued At: 12 Things To Consider… ***
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Battling Ropes

If you have even begun to study how to exercise, chances are, you have come across interval training. Interval training helps you to achieve excellent results in relatively little time.

But your body can get accustomed to the same exercises day in and day out. That is why it is good to find different exercise routines to incorporate into your interval training program. So when I read Jordan Rubin’s “Live Beyond Organic“, and read his review about “Battling Ropes” (p. 147), I was intrigued.

So I called up John Brookfield to ask him where I can find someone in South Florida that could teach me more about “Battling Ropes”. John recommended I contact Julio Anta in Doral Florida at “Anta’s Fitness & Self Defense“.

Julio gave me an excellent demonstration of Battling Ropes and more. I recommend anyone serious about physical fitness and conditioning try battling ropes. You will quickly see the benefits of including John Brookfield’s ropes in your training program.

I can go on about the ropes, but it will make a lot more sense if you just watch the video.

Going Public

I’ll reveal everything I promised in a moment. But I have a few things to tell you first. Because getting my diet straight really had a lot to do with why I would go public with this kind of thing.

Changing my diet certainly did not happen overnight. It has evolved, or more appropriately “devolved” significantly over decades. I think devolving makes more sense since I got away from the laboratory foods and went back to the God made foods.

You see, years ago, I fell for the low fat diet. I actually threw out the egg yolks and broiled my skinless chicken. I ate plain potatoes and steamed my rice.

From there, I went to expensive supplements including multi-vitamins, pre-digested amino acids, protein powders, and meal replacements. I would joke that if you couldn’t snort it, it wasn’t food. Powdered foods were big in the late eighties.

Eventually, powerful herb extracts and “whole food” supplements started getting my attention. I found “superfoods” which are concentrated nutrient sources from real foods.

Live Beyond Organic BooksAnd finally, I learned that real nutrition comes from real nutrient dense foods. Of course, real food needs to be defined… but that is for another discussion. For now, I’ll just recommend Jordan Rubin’s book “Live Beyond Organic“.

But sticking to a diet is not always easy. I am certainly not immune to the tasty temptations out there.

But I can do something about it. That is I can choose to have some element of accountability when it comes to the choices I make.

That brings me to what I am quickly realizing is somewhat of an absurd move on my part. You see, if I were to choose to be accountable regarding the foods I ate, I would not want anyone to know how truly weak I am. After all, I’m “Doctor Michael A. Haley”, chiropractor, and to some believe it or not, health role model.

And if I really wanted accountability, I would not just have one accountability partner, but as many as possible. You see,  I could probably break down one or two people and get them to get off my case after they gave me a hard time just a few times for my bad food choices.

That brings me to this crazy conclusion, that if I truly want accountability, I have to go public. Yes, I have to publicly post every morsel, every sip, maybe even every aroma and temptation. I think Jesus said something like “If you have lust you have already sinned in your heart”. And I lust me some ice cream. Yes, I’m going to have to bare it all. I’m going to publicly declare my successes and failures when it comes to what I eat.

And health is more than just diet. So I decided to include my exercises as well.

I even took some “Before” pictures. I felt like one of those guys on the biggest loser… only at the start of the show. But I’m not quite ready to reveal the flab. I’ll save that for a future date, like after a few victories when I can at least feel better about the results I’m getting from being so strict.

Now some of you could care less about what I eat or whether I exercise. Don’t miss the point. It really is not about me. The world doesn’t revolve around me all the time.

I am hoping that this example will inspire a few to do the same. It is truly my prayer and hope that someone other than just me benefits from this ridiculous challenge.

And if you do peek further into my diet and exercise log, you will find some valuable resources – links to where I get my treasured foods – as well as to those that, well, quite frankly, I shouldn’t consume. Don’t worry, it will be obvious which are which.

Most of the fuel that goes into my body is the highest quality. So the links can certainly help you find quality foods.

And, there is also a comment section as well as a contact us page on this website. It is my desire to hear from you to, with your questions and suggestions. I may choose to try some of your exercise and food recommendations.

And in addition to my food and exercise diary, I’ll be posting nearly every day to discuss the foods I ate, the exercises I did, and the benefits and / or challenges from them.

So if you’re curious, go ahead, click over to the diary and check it out at

Dance Like Nobody Is Watching, But Eat like EVERYONE Is Watching