Is Dr. Gil Carvalho’s Nutritional Advice Sound And Will Dr. Shawn Baker Or Bart Kay Challenge Him?

Will Dr Shawn Baker and Bart Kay Challenge Gil Carvalho’s Nutrition Science?

Vegan Doctor Gil Carvalho Is Preaching Old School Nutritional Advice

He truly reminds me of myself 10 years ago. I’m not saying Gil is wrong, but I would like to see him get fact challenged.

I 1st became aware of Dr. Gil Carvalho only a couple of days ago. The thumbnail of his Youtube video titled “Professional scientist answers nutrition questions” reads “Meat Vegan? Cholesterol Eggs? B12? Iron?”

This intrigued me because it wasn’t long ago I started eating meat and dairy after a very long Vegan and Vegetarian Adventure.

The short story is, he’s preaching typical Vegan Propaganda, and at 1st I thought he wasn’t even Vegan.

Now, I know he’s Vegan, or at least on some level he’s vegan, and I’m thinking his thinking is Biased, based upon that fact.

Things Very Good is about getting to the core of what’s truly healthful and good for us as humans, so I’m calling Dr Gil Carvalho out on his Nutritional Advice.

It’s my hope that people like Shawn Baker and Bart Kay will respond to his advice with some of their own, and show us why they don’t see eye to eye with Dr. Gil Carvalho.

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Emart Video Lighting Kit Review By Sye

This Emart Lighting Kit Review Reveals All You Need To Know

Are you looking Video Lighting Equipment that’s affordable and effective?

In this video I’m going over all of the details of the Emart 60 LED Portable Photography Lighting Kit.

If you are into making videos you may want to start with video studio lights that won’t cost you a fortune.

These lights are suitable for indoor video or photography and for the price, they do a great job.

This Emart video lighting kit features 2 lights and 2 sets of filters, 1 set clear and the other orange.

I like that I can see the whites of my eyes in my video using this light.

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17 Percent Body Fat To 11 Percent Body Fat Transformation

My Continuing Body Fat Loss Loss And Body Composition Change

I’m Sye and if you’ve been following me on Things Very Good you may already know that I intentionally began losing weight not too long ago.

When I reached my original weight loss goal, I created a video called “Fat Loss The Only 3 Things That Matter,” and I was very happy to reach that goal.

Now, I have an update for you to see the continuing weight loss and body composition changes.  When I originally created things very good, I made a video explaining what Things Very Good was about.

I also wanted you to see where I was so you could see my transformation, and hopefully be inspired to make changes for the better in your own life.

Below is my latest video “Fat Loss Transformation Update 17 Percent Body Fat To 11 Percent Body Fat

I hope you enjoy it.


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NXT NXTRND Mouth Guard Unboxing and Review

Is The NXTRND Mouth Guard For You?

Today on Things Very Good we are reviewing the NXT NXTRND Mouthguard we are currently using for Jiu Jitsu.

The video below includes unboxing the mouthguards, preparing them for use and our opinion of the NXTRND mouthguards based on our experience using them.

Please check the links below the video if you decide to get one.

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Our Conclusion About The NXTRND Mouth Guard

The Good:

  • The instructions are clear and it’s easy to fit your mouthguard.
  • These mouthguards do a good job at protecting your teeth.
  • The price is right – You get 2 in a package.
  • The size worked for my 11 year old son and myself, and I’m 48 years old at the time of making this video.

The Bad:

  • These mouthguards are a little chewy and it’s tempting to clench your teeth on them. They might not last too long.

I’ll update this post when the mouth guard is no longer usable. For now I’m happy with mine because it’s doing what it’s intended to do – protecting my teeth during Jiu Jitsu practice.

The price is right and reviewers have currently given this particular mouthguard an average of more than 4 out of 5 stars.

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How To Recover Files From The Hard Drive Of Your Broken Mac Computer

How To Get Data Off The Hard Drive Of Your Mac That No Longer Works

broken computer file recovery thingsverygood.comIf your computer suddenly stops working, you’ll likely be wondering if there’s any easy way to get those important pictures, videos, documents and whatever else you care about off the hard drive.

Lucky for you, there is an easy way, that’s inexpensive.

I learned about this the hard way. If I was smarter before my computer broke, I would have probably made a back up of my computer like so many smart people had recommended, but I didn’t.

Thanks to that experience though, I can show you how to recover your files from your broken MacBook hard drive.

It’s very simple, and I’ve outlined everything for you in the video below.

You’ll only need one inexpensive item to do it, and I’ve included a link below the video to where you can get it.

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I hope this video makes recovering your files super easy. It was for me.

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Mircro Ingredients Organic Inulin Powder Review And What It’s Good For?

Answering Questions About Inulin Powder You Might Want To Know

Organic Inulin Powder From Jerusalem Artichokes thingsverygood.comToday we’re doing a taste test and experiment to see if this Organic Inulin powder tastes good, and find out whether or not it works good as an emulsifier.

In the video below, my whole family gives you their opinion to help you decide whether or not you want to add inulin fiber to your protein drinks or use it in any other way.

You’ll also see the kinds of protein powder I’m currently using. I think the blend I’ve come up with tastes great and I like the specific nutritional benefits of these 2 protein powders together. Hope you enjoy them too.

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Have you ever tried it as an emulsifier? Did you know it tastes sweet?

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PG Tips VS Yorkshire Red Black Tea

PG Tips Vs Yorkshire Red Tea Taste Test

Today I’ve got my family together to Taste Test PG Tips & Yorkshire Red Black Teas to let you know what we think is better.  Hopefully this will help you with your decision about which tea to buy.


I first tasted PG Tips at a cousin’s house, and couldn’t believe how good it tasted.  I usually go for organic teas, but PG Tips was the only tea he had that I wanted to try, and the experience turned out to be a nice surprise.
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Later I wanted to get some PG Tips for myself, and that inspired me to look for other quality teas that were Specifically Tips.

To keep a long story short, I didn’t find another Tea Tip to try yet, but in the reviews I was reading about PG Tips some people were sharing that they liked Yorkshire Tea.
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I decided to try it, taste taste it with my family, and share that experience with you.  Watch the video below to see which tea we thought was better.


Both Yorkshire Red and PG Tips are black teas, packaged in England, that are very popular in the United States.

I’m pretty sure the Yorkshire Red tea is not the tea tips, but I could be wrong about that.

One way or another, I hope you like this video, and it helps you to make a good choice between these two black teas.

On that note, I’m on the lookout for the highest quality teas, and I want to know what you are drinking and like.

I prefer organic teas, but I’m happy to know about any tea you think is super high quality and tastes great.

If you know any other companies that use the tips of the tea plant specifically, please let me know by commenting on this post.

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What Makes a Woman Sexy?

I was dating my then boyfriend, husband now, for just a little while, when we were trying diets and different exercise routines regularly.  I was gaining and loosing weight, looked less and more healthy, depending what crazy idea we were experimenting on for the moment.

I was desperately trying to look good and since we have been dating only for a little while, straight out sexy, specifically to my boyfriend.  However I was 23 and would have tried every program and promise for any ok results, just to understand myself better and did I mention that I wanted to look hot?:)))

Luckily I had a revolutionary, simple idea.  It was simple in the way that it was the easiest thing to do with the most rewards.  Trust me when I say, it has instantly changed my life!

What is sexy?  What is sexy to you?  What makes a woman sexy? I have blurted out these questions and was eagerly listening to his answers.  I knew what he will say.  Big breasts, round booty, make up and blonde hair, I probably have fit every sex symbol hotness mark in one, little idea, which I was sure about and worked hard towards to gain every single aspect of.

What he said, simply shocked me!

Now I am sure different guys would have completely different answers to this question.  I am sure that for a lot of guys the size of the breasts matters a lot or the booty, or the hair color or the clothes, ect.  However more videos I have watched on this subject, more guys I have listened to, I was even more amazed.

“Healthy is sexy” said Sye first.  Wow, are you kidding with me?  Than I must be really sexy because I was always about health 🙂  “Femininity, kindness, care, nurturing, listening…those are sexy” he went on about it.

Wow, wow, wow, then why is every guy after the hottest chick?  They are, but not necessarily looking for a relationship…putting it the nicest way 🙂

Then years later he said something about that subject again, he called self control sexy and a woman who doesn’t over indulge.  That was a little more personal, I guess 🙂  But it hit me on the right spot and I have turned his advice to work instantly and I have developed a self control system that rocked my whole world, thanks to that one remark.

So where am I going with this?

Ask questions!  Don’t just assume that you know your men’s deepest secrets and desires.  You love each other, it is safe to pop the question, “what makes a woman sexy?”

Then just wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, then listen and listen more and listen more and he basically will tell you what he does like about you and if you listen even more, he will even tell you what he likes in other women better.  Then if you are  a smart woman, and why wouldn’t you be, you will soak his words up to your heart and not take it personally but as a chance for growth.

Then I would ask more questions to make it sure you fully understand, what the heck he is talking about and I would even go as far as say, “How can I do that?  How can I be like that?  What do you recommend for me?  Then he gets really excited, because he knows that you didn’t misunderstood him and wont be angry at him and he is in the safe zone and he will tell you, voluntarily all of his secrets he ever had.

Now I think this would work with a friend, a mother, father, your kids, with basically anybody who knows you well enough and I go even further, why would this question not work with strangers as well?  Watch some of the whats sexy videos on youtube and I guarantee they will blow your mind.

I told Sye I want to interview him for 5 minutes.  After making this 26 minutes video, I felt like I could talk with him about this subject for another hour!  Then I wanted to talk about man, what makes man sexy?  I so will make another video about that, I have sooo much to say about that :)))

Watch our video, give us a thumbs up and let me know in the comments, what you think makes a woman sexy please! 🙂

Hugs, csilla


5 Minute Energy Balls to Go, No Nuts Recipe


I buy Cliff Bars here and there to hide in my cupboard for emergencies. However having three young, growing children feels a lot like emergency quite often 🙂

There are also only a certain amount of cliff bars I can eat or want to keep paying for. I like Cliff Bars, they have quality ingredients but I always do just as good or often better when I make some snack myself.

However that lots of times require the use of nuts. I think nuts are wonderful but the human body fills up with them quick. Plus having them in a power ball it’s way too easy to over eat them. They also are expensive, have you noticed how much the price of nuts went up the last few years?

So I was super excited to try something new, refreshing, grainy and velvety at the same time. It passes the test of my kids, they officially are in love with these coffee balls.

I used shredded coconut as the main body for the recipe. Next time I will turn the shredded coconut to coconut butter and will report you which bar I like better. This version I will share with you today is more grainy, if you blend your shredded coconut or use coconut butter, you will get a more smooth consistency.

Also feel free to alter the amount of the different ingredients. You like it chocolatey, put more cacao powder in it. You want more crunchiness, add more cacao nibs. Do you want it to Ben more smooth, add more coconut oil. Is sweet and salty your style? Add more salt. No craving for coffeine, use decaf coffee or change to instant coffe for a less grainy taste.

This recipe will give you the fundamental idea and you tailor it to your liking. Some people say they always use a recipe, some go by their instincts. This recipe isn’t the perfect mixture of these two groups of people.


2C Shredded Coconut

3 Tbs Coconut Oil

1 Tbs Cocoa Nibs

1Tbs Cacao Powder

1 Tbs Ground Coffee

1/4 tsp salt

Honey, just enough to process the ingredients into a ball

1 tsp Vanilla


Process the ingredients in a food processor and form them into 1 inch balls. Refrigerate in a sandwich bag and use them for energy bars when needed or in a hurry.

I hope you enjoy them 🙂

My kids can’t wait for me to make another batch of these yummy and super healthy treats.

5 Minutes Abs for Every Day Core Conditioning

I have to admit it, the weakest part of my body was always my core strength. Therefor I used to overdo ab workouts even though I have never even liked them. They were always hard to do for me since my core strength wasn’t there to help me through the workout.

I kind of managed somehow since I was always active in my life and was in shape most of the time. I have strengthened my abs just enough to not have any physical problems and have enough core power to feel strong and balanced.

However throughout the years this situation got worse and worse and then I got under the spell of the idea that if one does enough exercise, there is no need for extra, specific abs and core workout. Tell you honestly, I was just relived that there is any kind of scientific study that gives me an excuse not to have to work on my abdominal muscles. So I didn’t research it too long, I jumped on the wagon and didn’t do anything for my mid section other than staying active, as I have mentioned that before and sticking to my regular workout routine, which has contained sometimes less sometimes more whole body exercises, which made me believe that my abs are taken care of.

Then things got even worse. I got blessed with three kids 🙂 After my third pregnancy my abdominal muscles didn’t ever get to where they were before the pregnancies. I have read a lot about it and realized that this condition is quite common after a woman had several pregnancies. I had an opening about a two and a half finger wide, which means that I could fit two and a little of my third finger, put next to each other in the opening between my abdominal muscles. That’s the way people measure how wide the opening is.

First that discovery didn’t change anything and I still wasn’t doing any abs strengthening exercises. Since I had that condition, I believed its better to leave it alone now, until my ab muscles close.

But they didn’t and sometimes the opening actually widened instead of getting better. I also had a pouchy look to my stomach, to my lower abdominals, giving the illusion that my tummy was poking out, when actually I just had weak ab muscles and the opening enabled a bulging, which didn’t cause any pain, discomfort or physical problems, I was happily doing long runs, 30-60 minutes whole body exercises, even worked out with heavy weights, and the bulging wasn’t really a bulging, it just felt like it 🙂

Then I have started to reconsider of the idea that one doesn’t have to do extra ab moves, if the person is active and what I have described above. I have slowly, a little even too slowly, after several years, started to realize that unless I do something about it, my situation is going to be worse and worse. One day I have decided to start to do ab workouts again and being the stubborn person I am I have jumped full hearted into working on flattening my stomach and work my core up to a power house.

Obviously that was a mistake. I wish I would have done more research on that subject. I don’t think its a common mistake to start to do lots of abdominal exercises but in my condition it was. I have worked out a lot and used heavy weights, then I have just started to do the same, incorporating ab workout routines every time I have worked out and even on days when I didn’t, I still challenged my mid section.

After about 5 months of doing that, I got injured with a hernia, right above the belly button. That was the peak of the mistreating of my stomach area for several years or maybe even decades. That was the unavoidable sign that I had to change something about that.

The hernia was minor, an easy fix, but it kept me thinking…
I have started to research everything about open abdominals and abs generally. I have read everything I cold about these two subjects and I have made a plan.

I had to learn how to live with open abdominals and how to make the condition better and I had to educate myself about how to strenghten the core generally. All of the research in these two subjects benefited me tremendously.

Finally I had hope, that I can turn the years of abuse around and build a power house, a foundation for my body in a healthy, most structured and scientific way.

However, I didnt go to far with my enthusiasm. I did some changes. I have learned what abs exercises to do and how to do popular abs exercises to actually narrow the opening in my abdominals and create a steel hard core. First I have only done the alternated,open abs workouts, then later, when I have felt strong enough and saw that I am ok, started to add common ab moves.

I still havent enjoyed them tremendously, but I didnt hate them anymore and expected great results from my plan. I have seen improvements right away and I should have stayed with my routine, but I didnt. As soon as I have gained my strengh and confidence back and flattened my belly more than ever before, I have fell into the old habit of ignoring the mid section. Here and there I still have incorporated ab workouts but not near enough.

Just recently, in the last year I have finally decided to do abs regularly, remebering all the smart things I have learned and experienced throughout the years. I did incorporate a minimal amount of abs in my workout days a couple times a week, max. it was more about, “Abs, checkmark” kind of feeling.

Now I am done with old habits and old believes and hopes that one day my tummy will magically flatten and strenghten itself. It won’t. Now don’t give me wrong, I am not complaining at all. I am in shape and proud of my body, I dont feel like my stomach is bulging out. (But is sure feels like it sometimes).

I just want to develop and maintain the strongest core I can possibly can, through regular, daily exercises. I calculated that about 10 minutes abs a day, 6 times a week will get me the famous results I am looking for, and this time it would be hard to change my mind about it.

I just needed some good abs workout routines.

So let me introduce to you my first, 5 Minutes Abs Challenge video, which hopefully will be one of many in the future to come. In this video I focus a lot on the obliques, creating a nice, welcoming frame for the lower and upper abdominal muscles.

As I said, I will do them for about 10 minutes a day, about 5 days a week. In the case of this video, since it’s 5 minutes long, I will do the routine twice, starting the video again, when it’s over.