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Julian Bakery Going Around Coming Around

Julian Bakery Going Around Coming AroundThere is a term for what the Julian Bakery has practiced over the years called Economically Motivated Food Fraud EMFA and a more crude way of saying it might be “lying to make money”.  It has just come to light that not only is the Julian Bakery embroiled in a 3rd Lawsuit, they are also enmeshed in their 4th Lawsuit in as many years.  They 100% brought it on themselves, and this time as defendants in  Defense Nutrition LLC vs Julian Bakery Inc. I don’t know the charges yet but I imagine it may have to do with non-payment in the manufacturing of Paleo Bars, Paleo Protein Powders, and which may also include SAF Berberine, and Glycozin.   As they say:  What Goes Around Comes Around. 

So now I think I kind of get it.  Their Paleo Bars are being sold everywhere, including even E-Bay.  Julian Bakery hasn’t had the Coconut Shred flavor for at least 6 months and I think maybe much longer. Here are the Cinnamon Rolls, the Sunflower Butter, the Blueberry Tart, the Almond Fudge, and of course you get the idea.  These are probably people who ordered them directly from either Amazon or the company itself, realized how absolutely revolting they are, and thought what-the-heck let’s try E-Bay.  So on to the Paleo Wraps story… Continue reading

Julian Bakery, Cain Credicott, & Paleo Magazine

Paleo Magazine Logo 1I began contact with Cain Credicott, founder and editor of Paleo Magazine, regarding his centerfold advertising of the new Julian Bakery Paleo Protein Bars on February 17th. I sent a “care package” for him to try the bars, including the falsely labeled bars test results and told him I had filed yet another formal FDA complaint. His brief response was that he had gotten the package and he would be looking into it.  Fast forward… Continue reading

Julian Bakery Moldy Paleo Bars

Julian Bakery Moldy Paleo BarsJulian Bakery Moldy Paleo Bars. They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words so this ought to be a 6,000 word moldy essay. Love the expiration date and I do kinda like the rainbow effect of the different moldy colors.  Click on any picture for an up close and personal view. Update that to a 7,000 word moldy essay, no  9,000 words…Ack I’ve lost count but you can see lots more below.  Make that a 9,000 word moldy essay.  If this keeps up maybe we can make a cocktail table picture book. Plus one more. The video below is one of my moldy paleo bars. Continue reading

Julian Bakery Is Being Sued By FedEx

Julian Bakery Is Being Sued By FedEx     VSJulian Bakery Is Being Sued By FedEx

 

Whew!  Julian Bakery is being sued by FedEx for $241,274.27  This is the initial filing by FedEx and as more becomes available to me I will post it here. Court Docs FedEx vs Julian Bakery. Whether this continues or is settled at some point seems immaterial to me as FedEx had to sue them in the first place.

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”.  At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded:  “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered:  “I like it”…I like it too.

Julian Bakery Protein Bars Being Sold On Craigslist

Some guy is selling his slightly used Julian Bakery Glazed Donut Flavored Protein Bars on Craigslist.  11 of the original 12 left. This is an absolute scream. Continue reading

More Evidence Of Heath Squier’s Pathological Lying

More Evidence Of Heath Squier's Pathological LyingMore Evidence Of Heath Squier's Pathological LyingIt seems to me that Heath Squier, owner and speaking for the Julian Bakery, is unable to tell the truth yet again.  Below is a screen shot of Heath answering the question on Amazon: How big are the wraps? Heath’s answer:  8”x8”.

Clearly from the picture I took they are 7”x7”. OK that’s settled: The Wraps are only 7”x7”.

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My Googled Website Terms For Heath Squier & Julian Bakery

JB LabelMy Paleo WrapsThese are some of My Googled Website Terms For Heath Squier & the Julian Bakery that people have used to land on my site to get information regarding JULIAN BAKERY  Most are pretty funny…but maybe not to Heath Squier.  Enjoy. Continue reading

Are You Being Duped And Do You Like It?

FAKE Followers, FAKE Likes, FAKE Amazon Reviews-Do you really want to Follow, Like, or watch videos by someone buying FAKE anything, attempting to con you into believing they are far more popular than they are? Heath Squier of the JulianBakery & Gary Collins of the Primal Power Method have long been welded at the hip and Continue reading

Julian Bakery Lawsuit Dismissal

Heath Squier has dismissed his own lawsuit

This is my explanation of the whole story and why he dismissed it.  Julian Bakery Lawsuit

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”.  At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded:  “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered:  “I like it”…I like it too.

Low Carb Food Lagniappes

Breaking News And Updates

09/10/13 BREAKING NEWS:  I have just received this threatening letter from Heath Squier and his attorney Frederick Taylor.  ATTORNEY THREAT LETTER

09/17/13 BREAKING NEWS:  To be continued…On July 22, 2013 a class action lawsuit was filed against the makers and sellers of Dreamfields Pasta for false advertising.  Please see Mirakay et al. v. Dakota Growers Pasta Co., Inc. et al., Case No. 13-cv-04429, D. NJ.   Only the first 48 pages need be perused and you will get the gist of things.

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09/18/13 This is just pretty funny.  Eau De Toast: Combating Low-Carb Diets Through Bread-Scented Perfume.  

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10/14/13 My Chobani Experiment:  Apples To Apples

All the President’s Men

All the President's MenAll the President’s Men. There are three fraudulent major players on the West Coast, and two on the East Coast joined by several smaller players with a scattering in between.  All three players on the west coast have multiple sites and the Lord only knows why.

What is their common denominator?  They are all knowingly selling products that are fraudulently labeled.  One might say caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) should apply and I say-no, it should not.  A seller in the business of regularly selling a particular type of goods has still greater responsibilities in dealing with an average customer. One such warranty is the Implied Warranty of Merchantability.  A person purchasing any low carb product is justified in his or her reliance on the expertise of the seller.  Only if both the buyer and the seller are negotiating from equal bargaining positions, and only then, should the doctrine of caveat emptor apply.

This rule (caveat emptor) is not designed to shield sellers who engage in fraud or bad faith dealing by making false or misleading representations about the quality or condition of a particular product. It merely summarizes the concept that a purchaser must examine, judge, and test a product considered for purchase.

The Big Internet Players

Bonnie Parker MugshotThese are the multiple websites owned by Rossana Forzanti located on the West Coast in California.  After being exposed, this crook has gone from selling falsely labeled low carb products to diabetics online, to hawking Mexican candy. What a piece of work.

NixonThese are the multiple websites owned by Jason May located on the West Coast in California

 

Bernie Madoff These are the multiple websites owned by Julian Bakery and Heath Squier located on the West Coast in California

 

The Smaller But Not Insignificant Internet Players:

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John Deanwww.buyeatritenow.com Leland Turner Coralville, IA  OUT OF BUSINESS

 

 

G. Gordon LiddyThese are the websites of Patricia & Richard LaPlante OUT OF BUSINESS

 

 

valentine heart shape made by dollars isolatedIf we can’t trust a label, which affects how we make our decisions, what are we able to trust?  Do we really want to support the businesses that have been and continue to sell us falsely labeled products for the love of money at the expense of our health?

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”.  At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded:  “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered:  “I like it”…I like it too.

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Julian Bakery and Heath Squier The “Bernie Madoff” of the Low Carb Internet Scam Artists

Julian BakeryLike all true diabetics I went onto the internet trying to find a “recipe” for low carb bread.  Anywhere and everywhere I went ads popped up for Julian Bakery and the absolute natural thing to do was, at some point, click on one.  My first thoughts were to look at the ingredients to see if I could re-create a bread of my own.  Pretty much my working life had been dealing with food in one way or another.  The ingredients, which may have looked Greek to many, looked very high carby to me.  Their Smart Carb #1 original ingredients listed as:   Fresh Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Sprouts of Kamut, Spelt, Rye, Lentils, Sesame Seeds, Millet, Quinoa, Amaranth, Ground Flaxseed, Wheat Bran, Oat Bran, Eggs, Undenatured Whey Protein Isolate (90%), Chicory Root (Inulin Fiber), Wheat Gluten, Yeast & Sea Salt.  Other breads listed Teff, Brown Rice Flour, (and many more) all extremely high in carbohydrates.

The first thing I did was visit the Bob’s Red Mill website and make a chart of the carb content in 1/4 cup of each ingredient. Please See Here  (How lucky am I that I live in Portland, OR the home of Bob’s.  I have been there and what a spectacular place).  I then took an educated guess as to the amount of each ingredient that might be in the breads’ compositions and came to a far different conclusion as to the stated carb counts on the nutritional labels.

For additional reading to see the numerous ways the Julian Bakery has been lying to you:

Here is a YouTube Video of my own Moldy Paleo Bars.

Late Breaking News. A giant of the shipping industry has had to sue Julian Bakery for $241,274.27 Court Docs here FedEx vs Julian Bakery

The FDA has stepped in…again.  This time with a warning letter http://1.usa.gov/1t2SH7N regarding…you guessed it…more falsely labeled breads. They have four Paleo breads and two Carb Zero breads that are now under suspect according to the FDA. So, let’s hope the Julian Bakery Paleo Breads are all but toast.

Julian Bakery ScamI suspect the ingredients in their “Paleo Coconut” and “Paleo Almond” breads, but at this time the technology does not exist to test for a particular ingredient that is being used.  The reason for this suspicion:  Coconut flour has a very pungent, sweet, and distinctive taste and smell and neither of these products have the slightest odor or taste of coconut.  Any of you who have used coconut flour know this.  It takes very little flour to get that sweet coconutty smell.  If you dare, try it for yourself and see if you get any hint of the taste or smell of coconut.

JB BreadI stewed about all of this for several weeks with my own suspicions when I came across a website where Jeff Roaderick, a friend of the site author Shelley Schlender, did a blood glucose test on himself with Julian Bakery’s most famous product-Smart Carb #1 bread.  Please spend the 3 minutes to see what happened to him.  This is what happens to an insulin dependent diabetic when the carb count is falsely listed.  This is such an interesting story. Jeff Roaderick vs Julian Bakery’s SmartCarb #1 Bread  There is also a terrific dialog between Shelley and Heath Squier, the owner of Julian Bakery and I highly urge you to read it.

LghtbulbA light-bulb moment:  I had found something I could do; test my own blood glucose levels with this same bread.  I hiked over to my local Whole Foods Market, purchased a loaf, and on May 19th, 2012 I tested 2 slices of the Smart Carb #1 bread with its supposed 1g net carb.  As I said on the home page my blood sugar went from a fasting 106 to a high of 249.  Yikes!  I got so angry I was nearly beside myself.  As you look at the graph notice an 11:15 reading just before lunch.  I had crashed at 76.  At the time, being an uninformed fool, I thought oh good at least it came down nicely-but now I know this is not a good thing-blood sugar way up then way down-crashing-definitely not good.

I want to emphasize that I DO NOT inject insulin and I DO NOT take any diabetic drugs which in my opinion makes me a perfect guinea pig to test any supposed low carb product.

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May 19, 2012 Purchased From Whole Foods Market

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Julian Bakery was poisoning diabetics one slice of bread at a time, day by day, week by week and year by year.

There had been much suspicion and many blogs regarding the “net” carb contents in the Julian Bakery breads.  I took the bull (bread) by the horns and had it tested by Exova Laboratories which happens to have a lab located right here in Portland, OR.  The results surprised even me.  Each 42g slice contained 14g net carbs and since I tested 2 slices at a supposed 2g net carbs I truly felt I had been poisoned.  Not poisoned as in arsenic which does the trick rather more quickly but poisoned never-the-less.  Any diabetic eating these breads was being poisoned one day and one slice at a time. The result of my testing and FDA complaints; these original 21 breads are no longer available. YEA!  21 Now Defunct Julian Bakery Breads

Every reviewer on their website was raving and gushing about their breads but many independent reviewers didn’t match.  What was the deal?  I then began reading real reviews on Yelp La Jolla and Yelp Oceanside Yep that’s right, Julian Bakery is so disliked they have two Yelp sites and  as soon as they moved their operations from La Jolla to Oceanside Yelp followed them.  There are literally 100’s and 100’s of negative reviews.  As stated by many people around the web this company immediately deletes any negative comment made on their own website or Facebook page.  Julian Bakery has never sold nor allowed any of their vendors to sell any of their breads through Amazon because…they could not control any negative comments.

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Moldy Paleo Bread

This is a picture of moldy Paleo Coconut bread uploaded with a review written on Yelp by Andi G. 09/09/2013.   How lovely. How appetizing.  Andi lives in Benicia, CA so he is not very far from Julian Bakery.  I ask:  How could his bread have arrived moldy if it is baked and shipped fresh daily?   Click on picture for larger view.

 

How is this place still in business? Wish I’d read the Yelp reviews before I ordered two loaves of bread. They arrived in around a week. There is no way the loaves were fresh. They smelled funky, like an old unwashed dishrag. Silly me, I tasted a little of the coconut bread. No flavor whatsoever. That night, I was up with stomach cramps that lasted into the next afternoon. Now I know what happens when you eat something that’s gone moldy. It wasn’t until the next day that actual green mold sprouted on the loaves (see my uploaded photo). The bread had been immediately refrigerated upon opening the shipment.

Maybe the psyllium also got to me. Another reviewer mentioned something about Metamucil. Seriously, who uses this as a filler?
Does the local board of health monitor this place?  I wrote to the company to alert them of the situaiton and request a refund. It’s been over 72 hours and there’s still no reply. No surprise, based on what others have reported. I’ve alerted PayPal because I have a shred of hope and will also write to the BBB.

And this is from LS in Houston, TX on 10/13/2013

HORRIBLE customer service.  I ordered online and received sour, moldy bread that they refuse to give me a refund for.  They charge outrageous shipping costs, even for spoiled food.  I wish I would have read these reviews before giving them my business and letting them steal my money.
Shame on you.

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Moldy Bread

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More Moldy Bread

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EVEN MORE MOLDY BREAD

 

 

 

 

And yet more moldy bread uploaded by Palak Q in Lombard, IL on 11/15/2013

Where do I start? Both the bread had mold on ALL the slices! I opened the package the same day it arrived, so it’s not that it was sitting in my refrigerator or anything. I almost puked when I saw mold in the bread I had a few bits of. See pictures I posted.

TASTELESS, STALE, EXPENSIVE.
Conclusion: DO NOT BUY!

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MORE MOLD

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Now, if this many people have posted pictures of moldy Paleo Bread on Yelp how many people do you think have actually ordered and received  moldy Paleo Bread?

Moldy Chocolate Mint Paleo BarMoldy Paleo Protein Bar 1Speaking of moldy Paleo products these are the Julian Bakery’s newest #epicfail.  Moldy Paleo Protein Bars.  One from Amazon and one from Yelp. Click on either picture to get that up close and personal. BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE Julian Bakery Moldy Paleo Bars

The quote below is during the Heath Squier Panic of 2012 in answer to questions about why Julian Bakery had changed their Smart Carb breads.

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Heath Squier

“Our diabetic customers were experiencing sugar spikes after eating the breads; we had to change it due to liability issues; thus, the Original will not be offered; a comparable bread is the Amazing Sourdough. It is low carb, low in calories, and the texture is extremely similar to that of the Original #1 with just a hint of a sourdough taste.”  Notice, now he was telling people a comparable bread was the Amazing Sourdough.  What an utter crock.  I also had this bread lab tested and it was nearly as bad.  Please see Other Personally Glucose Tested Products 

 

I had a total of five Julian Bakery breads tested and all failed miserably.  Please see Five Julian Bakery Breads vs Lab Results Compared Side By Side The consequences:  As I said, of the original 21 breads produced, none are currently being sold.  They have developed six new products and God help the people who are eating them.  I guess my question might be:  My Paleo WrapsWhy would anyone want to support Julian Bakery by buying anything from them when they have literally made millions and millions of dollars off the backs of diabetics and the low carb community, let alone pay 10.00-12.00 for a tiny 6 inch (yes I measured it) loaf of bread?

MillionsThey had developed a total of 21 breads deleting some, changing names, and adding new ones.  They did not make one low carb product but boy oh boy they sure knew how to make millions of dollars hawking on the internet.

 

Whole Foods1Regarding Whole Foods Market:  It took five letters, five bread tests, and about nine months but I finally (at least) got this company’s products out of their Pacific Northwest regional stores where I live.  As of this writing they have not been taken out of any other regions.  Shame on you Whole Foods Market

UPDATE:  Julian Bakery breads are again back in my region of Whole Foods.  I wrote a sixth letter yesterday September, 24th, 2013 to Pete Bourgeault and Venus Lewis and all six letters may be read here.  6 Letters To Whole Foods  They are in order as written.  John Mackey the head honcho at Whole Foods wrote a book not long ago entitled Conscious Capitalism.  Conscious Capitalism?…Are you kidding?…I don’t think so.

Julian Bakery has gone back to using some original very high carb ingredients in their 2 best selling breads including:  Kamut, Spelt, Rye, Lentils, Millet, Quinoa, & Amaranth.  I suspect the carb counts may again be incorrect.  Check daily as the ingredients change often.  Several weeks ago I copied and pasted: Teff, Millet, Amaranth, Kamut, Quinoa, Spelt, and Brown Rice Flour. If the ingredients are always changing why would you trust their “Verified Lab Results”?

Now, I totally understand that there are people, who for health reasons of their own, want to eat low carb breads but there are other companies which I will explain to you on another page that serve the same purpose and these companies have not bilked, cheated, and made millions from the diabetic and low carb communities.

Another deceptive practice used by Julian Bakery:  On their website they use reviews submitted years ago when their products were riding high…and high carb, to sell today’s skunky products.

If you want to read real reviews go to Yelp.   This is one of the best and funniest videos I have ever watched.  I had streaming tears when I was finished with it.  Title: Julian Bakery Sponge Or Bread  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdDfF4hXfj4  As of the date of this writing there are over 429,000 hits to this video and actually many more as other people have posted this same video elsewhere on the internet.  Yeah!

My bottom line:  Though of course I can laugh with the best of them, this has been, and is, very serious business for me.  The effects of Diabetes are accumulative and that is anything but funny.

Julian Bakery lied through their teeth for years about the carb content in their breads but I can say this with absolute certainty, their internet marketing is very, very, good and…bad on themComplaints Filed With The BBB-Rating D+Update October 12th, 2013: Julian Bakery has now been downgraded to an F by the BBB.  Notice these complaints were made in a very compacted period of time and that Heath is saying due to their increase in business…blah, blah, blah.  This had absolutely nothing to do with his increase in business and everything to do with the fact that the FDA had come after him.  He was trying to get his new Paleo Breads out, he had to stop production of his falsely labeled breads, and he had to come up with new formulas for his bad breads all while continually trying to process orders.  In other words-Heath Squier was in full blow panic mode.

I also want to add here that the FDA did its job.  I do not know if I had not had their help, that I could have accomplished what I did.  So, though I would not take my hat off very often to any government agency, in this case, my hat goes off to the FDA.

Julian Bakery Scam

 Heath Squier and his company Julian Bakery have now begun selling their “Paleo Wraps” using a manufacturing company in the Philippines. However, there is a patent pending on these coconut wraps.  Improv’eat has been making and offering them under the brand name “The Pure Wraps” for several years. Along comes Julian Bakery who has been forced to cease producing their signature bread products, and is now going to cut Improv’eat and their “Pure Wraps” off at the knees by violating a patent.  Heath and Todd Fitts, owner of Improv’eat and home of “The Pure Wraps” spoke on December 3rd, 2012.  Heath apparently seemed rather panicky and wanted Todd’s company to make and private label a duplicate of “The Pure Wraps” for Julian Bakery telling Todd they would buy by the pallet load and wanted pricing. Todd politely told him that they did not private label at this time but he could check back next year and that there is a pending patent for these coconut wraps. Heath continued to express interest in buying wholesale from Improv’eat knowing they would not have Julian Bakery’s brand name on them.

Pure Wraps

 Just posted Thursday June 27th by Todd Fitts on Pure Wraps Facebook page:  “Received a letter from another company claiming they and the USDA have a patent that covers The Pure Wraps coconut wraps.  Interestingly, we have a pending patent on making coconut wraps and have found another company has violated our patent”.

 June 26th, 2013 Todd Fitts and Heath Squier spoke, with Todd  reminding Heath once again of the pending patent for coconut wraps, the first being the above December 3rd, 2012.  Heath told Todd that Julian Bakery could have them made in the US instead. Heath also asked for a licensing agreement from Todd and then had the audacity to ask Todd to buy his wraps from Julian Bakery.  What??? Why on earth would Todd Fitts buy from Heath Squier and Julian Bakery when Todd owns the patent?  A very good question indeed. Todd said he would get back with Heath soon and that Improv’eat would need to protect their employees, those in the Philippines involved in making “The Pure Wraps” and Improv’eat itself. If needed, he would seek legal remedies under the patent laws.

Now forward less than a week to July 1st, 2013 and Todd gets confirmation that Julian Bakery is contacting stores who have been carrying “The Pure Wraps”.  Julian Bakery, in an email to a store who has been selling “The Pure Wraps” said, “You might as well order them from us as the other company is looking to buy them from us”. This store forwarded the Julian Bakery email to Todd asking:  “Todd, Is that the case?  If not I want to call these people on their misinformation”.  Now I ask you, why would a company (Improv’eat) having rights to a patented item, buy from Julian Bakery who does not have a production license from Improv’eat to make anything?

 BriberyTake a look below at what a difference a little over two and a half months make.  How do you go from the first picture and get to the fifth picture in two and a half months, producing what is probably hundreds of thousands of Paleo Wraps and dealing with the people and rampant bribery and Julian Bakery Scamcorruption in the Philippines?  Heath uploaded a video on April 30th with his “new” Paleo Wraps and the three  stated ingredients are the same three ingredients as “The Pure Wraps” including the Himalayan Salt which Heath subsequently does not now tout.  Now Heath says his Paleo Wraps only have two ingredients.  Does Heath think somehow that by dropping the Himalayan Salt that he is no longer violating Todd’s patent?  What are the odds that the wraps are the same size at 7 ¼ x7 ¼ inches?  The only difference I can see is that Heath packages 7 Paleo Wraps for $9.00 (1.29 ea.) and Pure Wraps packages 4 at 4.29 (1.07 ea.)  What are the odds that the Paleo Wraps are the same weight (14g) as “The Pure Wraps”?  Are Heath’s early coconut Paleo Wrap pictures his own or are they actually pictures of Improv’eats “The Pure Wraps?  Sure makes one wonder.

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aka Heath Squier

Julian Bakery went from using cauliflower in their round, dark, and ugly Paleo Wraps in January and February to the final good looking Paleo Wrap at the end of April.  His first “Verified Lab Results” were submitted to Medallion Labs on April 29th, 2013.  Then the lying weasel took out the Himalayan Salt and had another test done on September 29th, 2013 so his wraps wouldn’t be “exactly” like the Improv’eat wrap.

Heath Squier and the Julian Bakery have been in business raping the low carb and diabetic communities since 1990 and the first three videos indicate this is the best product they could come up with?… on their own until…they found Todd’s company Improv’eat, and were denied private labeling?  What did Heath Squier do?  Why, he supposedly hiked on over to the Philippines and had his own coconut wraps made.  Who cares if Todd has a pending patent?  Nothing has ever stopped Heath from bilking anyone before-why would he have any qualms about bilking Todd Fitts and Improv’eat?  Well, it appears he doesn’t have any qualms.  Can you see now why I call him Bernie Madoff?   It seems once a crook always a crook.

Given the long shelf life of “The Pure Wraps” Improv’eat did not want anything leaching into their wraps so they made their packaging biodegradable non-GMO cellulose. In English: there are no plastics with phthalates or dioxins (these are baddies) that could potentially contaminate the wraps.  Is it possible Heath copied this too or did he just not know about it?  Perhaps when Heath reads this he will copy their packaging too.

Julian Bakery has uploaded literally hundreds if not thousands of videos over the years, let alone saturated the internet with its false advertising.

The Paleo Wraps began selling nationwide near the 1st of July with the Paleo Cereal to follow shortly.  Heath boasts over 200,000 customers & brags about being in 30,000 stores.

Heath Squier Julian Bakery ScamBernie Madoff Julian Bakery ScamHeath Squier or Bernie Madoff  Take your pick-I see no difference.

 

 

 

 

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”.  At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded:  “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered:  “I like it”…I like it too.

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Deborah Krueger

Deborah KruegerMy name is Deborah Krueger, I am 70 years old, a diabetic chef, and I live in Portland, OR.

My (real) working life was in all phases of the restaurant business.  Until about 5 years ago, I had been making quilts for ten years, selling them to people around the world.  You may see many of these quilts at www.kingsizequilts.com

In 1972 my parents, already in their early 50’s, opened The House of Health in Greensboro, NC and had it for over 20 years.  They are gone now but that store is in the same location and is still in my family today, owned and operated by one of my parents’ grandsons.  My brother and sister-in-law have two health food stores, one in Winston-Salem, NC and the second in Cana, VA.  Most of my adult life has revolved around food in some way.

I was a chef most of my foodie life and it has been very easy for me to take most recipes and make them LCHF so I hope you at least enjoy reading the recipes and certainly trying some of them. Some may look more complicated than others but really, most come together quickly. I use lots of herbs & spices and tried a lot of them with my restaurant customers so I know they are good…Please Enjoy.

Low Carb Food PyramidMy life took a drastic turn when on September 17th, 2010 I was served with the diagnosis of diabetes.  Starting that day I began a food diary and testing my glucose levels 3-4 times a day.  Though I now know pretty much what I can and cannot eat, to this day I still diary all of my food and test 2-3 times a day.  I wanted the opportunity to see if I could turn this around with diet.  I was 5’6” and weighed 175 lbs which, though not grossly overweight, was way too much.  I lost 40 lbs. and have maintained 135-137 lbs. for the last six and half years.  In the past year and a half I have lost an additional 15 lbs. and am now down to a very respectable 120 lbs.  I have chosen a low carb lifestyle which may not be for everyone but it has worked very well for me.  When faced with taking medication or worse, injecting insulin, I wanted to try controlling my diabetes with what I ate and to this day, I am very carbohydrate sensitive and drug and insulin free.  The foods I eat are the recipes posted.

If you are interested, all my personal statistics are listed and charted on Odds & Ends
And Personal Statistics

American Diabetes AssociationI do not adhere to much of anything the American Diabetes Association advocates and I certainly do not believe eating “whole grains” is the answer to anything but your lifestyle and what you chose is your business.  This is not about what I believe.  The whole purpose of this website is to expose the (dis)honest and false labeling of internet food products directly targeted and marketed to diabetics and the low carb community so that informed decisions may be made.  Some of these products have managed to infiltrate themselves everywhere. (Think Julian Bakery  Dreamfields Pastas and Eatrite Foods

Toilet PaperThe above label says the diabetes resource you can trust?  I say, would you trust this toilet paper?  Well not me baby, not me, but I think I would trust the toilet paper before I would trust the ADA.  When you put your trust in what they say you will be put on & stay on drugs for the rest of your life.  Is that what you want?  A drugged up life?  Well, it was not what I wanted and I put my diabetes in my own hands where it remains almost 7 years since being diagnosed. No drugs for this old chicky-at least not yet.

This chart is taken from the ADA website.  Are you kidding me 180 1-2 hours after eating?

Glycemic control  
A1C 7%
Preprandial plasma glucose (before a meal) 70–130 mg/dl
Postprandial plasma glucose (1-2 hours after beginning of the meal)*  <180 mg/dl

In the early 1970’s when the original late Dr. Atkins’ book appeared I thought the premise made sense and I tried it.  My weight as the time was what I weight now-135 lbs.  I went from this weight to 118 lbs and being the idiotic 24 year old that I was, I thought I looked great while my friends were telling me I was too thin.  When I started eating (normally?) again I went back up to about 130 lbs. which I maintained for many years.  Yes, I worked in and owned restaurants and it was also a demanding life and my weight seemed to stay in check without much thought.  Things changed for me at about age 60.  The reasons could be many but as we age our metabolisms slow and so did mine and in conjunction, I was living a more sedate (sane) life making quilts.  I slowly (it is always slowly) gained weight.  Today, I can pretty much eat as much as I want.  I use heavy cream (40%) by the half gallon and so much butter, lard, tallow, coconut oil, and olive oil that it’s almost obscene.  Because of my life’s involvement with food, and my vast repertoire of recipes, it has been very easy for me to convert just about any recipe to low carb.  I have listed a few of my favorite things under recipes.  I feel so, so grateful that as a chef, I can so easily cook.  Too many people struggle with the business of work and/or children that they don’t have time to cook and in far too many cases they don’t know how to cook.

MetforminDiabetes is a progressive disease and rarely is the person taking drugs or injecting insulin ever able to get off them.

Something to remember as you look at my personal glucose testing results of various products dotted throughout this site:  I have never taken either oral drugs or injected insulin so I am a perfect diabetic candidate to test any purported low carb food item.  Many diabetics, when on one medication or another, can and do eat many carbs at a time.  The medications they take are designed to allow this.  If a non-diabetic tests a product and their insulin systems are working well they will not see an appreciably significant blood glucose increase.  I have a dear friend who can easily eat 75-100 carbs at a time and her glucose level stays within 20-30mg/dL of what it was before she started eating and is then back down from her small increase within 1-1½ hours.  She has what’s called very tight glucose control.  When you see different people on the internet who have tested various supposed low carb products it is very important to know if they are diabetic and if they are, do they take medication or inject insulin.  Otherwise any product can indeed be stated and tested as low carb and not actually be.

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”.  At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded:  “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered:  “I like it”…I like it too.

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