The Truth About ISIS


ISIS Exposed by Vivien Veil

Everything You Need To Know About ISIS – For Dummies

By:  Vivien Veil

It’s kind of fascinating and strange to see the surge of empathy toward France, yet there’s almost a complete lack of empathy toward Lebanon and other countries.  Why didn’t the terrorist attacks in other places receive such an uproar?  I think it’s because terrorism is a rarity in France, and we can’t forget that Paris is the world’s most visited city.  It makes you think that it could’ve happened to you or someone you know. 

While the Paris attacks greatly shocked the West, I also believe terrorism in less-developed countries deserve our attention and compassion.  

I’ve visited Paris many times, and I’m very sad and disgusted with what transpired on November 13th.  Being surrounded with 24/7 coverage of the Paris massacre compelled me to write this post on the brutal, psychopathic organisation that now calls itself the Islamic State.  

This barbarous act of violence against civilians affected me enough to finally unveil the truth about this vile radical Islamic group. For the sake of space, I shall refer to them as ISIS.  

I uncovered some bizarre stories about ISIS years ago, but became somewhat desensitised with the same ole “war on terror” charade. 

I mean – hearing the word “terrorism” non-stop since 2001 can do that to anyone.  Did you know Obama has mentioned “terrorism” nearly 1,500 times since becoming president?  

However, I became interested in ISIS again after hearing about what they did at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo back in January 2015.

Now thanks to mainstream news – ISIS mania has hit the world of social media.  I’ve seen people who hate talking about politics start posting “status updates” about ISIS or changing their profile pictures to show solidarity with France.  

Fears of a Third World War reached a new climax as French warplanes dropped 20 bombs in Raqqa, Syria – just two days after the Paris attacks.  Plus, France wants NATO to force all of its members – including USA – to wage war against ISIS.

We could be in the midst of a World War Three:  A WAR BETWEEN RADICAL ISLAM and THE WESTERN WORLD.  Islamic sympathiser Pope Francis even said that the Paris terror attacks are a part of a “piecemeal third world war.”  What the heck is piecemeal?  Basically it means – little by little or gradually.

Why Should I Believe You, Vivien?

On top of being a health and nutrition geek, I’m also a qualified journalist and researcher who’s been studying this for MANY years.  Some may say this post is riddled with nothing more than outlandish and crazy conspiracy theories, so that’s why I made sure to post credible sources with links splattered all over. 

I’m tired of being lied to and so should you.  I strongly believe now is the time to show the world that we’re not ignorant fools anymore.   Now without further delay – here’s the truth about ISIS in a nutshell.

The West Helped Create ISIS

Don’t roll your eyes.  As unbelievable as that sounds – the US and its allies endorsed the creation of ISIS to begin a war in the Middle East.  They’ve succeeded in spreading fear worldwide – thanks to frightening pictures and horrific beheadings.

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr : ISIS Exposed Vivien Veil

No wonder youngsters are signing up to join ISIS.  Check out the bling on their humble leader!

ISIS popped up out of nowhere in a short time – armed with modern weapons, state-of-the-art media equipment, and nice Toyota Land Cruisers.  Yeah, they’re styling all right.  No low budget Ford Fiestas for these bunch.  Just look at the picture above of the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi wearing a fancy watch.   Some watch connoisseurs claim it’s the same watch worn by “James Bond” himself – worth £3,500 ($5,300)!  How on earth did those maniacs get all of those extravagant things?

A US government watchdog group leaked more than 100 pages of top-secret documents written by the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 2012.  That was years before we even heard about ISIS.  Well, those declassified papers revealed that the US and friends supported ISIS from the very beginning in order to get rid of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.  And to make things juicier – the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) trained ISIS members in Jordan in 2012!   Check the links above if you’re thinking all of this is utter nonsense.

Those valuable documents prove that the US, Europe, Turkey, and other nations view ISIS as a “strategic asset toward regime change in Syria.”  In other words – they hate the way Assad is running his country and want him out!

Some top US Generals and Vice President Joe Biden even said that their allies support ISIS.  The New York Times also wrote about how the US should equip ISIS with weapons to fight off Iranian influence.

Toyota Truck ISIS Vivien Veil

What’s Up with ISIS and Toyota?

How did Isis get hundreds of brand new Toyota trucks?  The US Department of Treasury asked themselves that same question after spotting their trucks in ISIS propaganda material.   So they asked Toyota, but they said that those cars aren’t new at all.   However, the Iraqi ambassador to the US, Lukman Faily, claimed that ISIS got “hundreds” of “brand new” trucks in recent years.  Someone is clearly lying here.  Toyota or Mr Faily? 

Isis won these new Toyotas through al-Qaeda’s affiliate group, al-Nusra Front.  The Spectator reported that the US government gave Toyotas to al-Nusra Front as “non-lethal aid” and then ISIS got them.  Public Radio International confirmed a unique shipment of Toyotas by the US State Department in 2014:

Recently, when the US State Department resumed sending non-lethal aid to Syria rebels, the delivery list included 43 Toyota trucks.

What About Their Military Weapons?

The New York Times wrote that the CIA gave weapons to al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria since 2012.  Those weapons then landed into the hands of ISIS.  The US claims it armed “friendly” rebels in Syria, so that they could fight Assad’s government.  They must know that there aren’t ANY neutral forces active in Syria.

Iraqi intelligence sources revealed that the US is deliberately supplying weapons and food to known ISIS related rebel groups. 

Nevertheless, nowadays the average Joe disbelieves anything that comes out of an Iraqi’s mouth, and that’s all thanks to former President George W Bush declaring Iraq as part of the “new axis of evil” back in 2002.

That’s why the GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul urged Americans to find out where ISIS gets its weapons.  He told Ed Berlinger of Newsmax TV, “Most of these people do not have the sophistication to make arms, so they get the arms from other folks.” 

Paul continued, “Right now ISIS has a billion dollars’ worth of US Humvees, they have a billion dollars in cash that they stole from us, and they pay their soldiers with.  They have anti-tank weapons and missiles that they fire from the shoulder that were basically given to people in the Syrian Civil War and taken by ISIS.”

So if we don’t want weapons to get into the hands of folks, we should be very careful about who we give the weapons to,” the Kentucky senator stated.

Russia’s President Says 40 Countries Fund ISIS 

“Meh! Putin’s talking a bunch of crap.”

Western mainstream media doesn’t particularly like Putin.  They tell us not to trust him on Syria over and over again.  So, it’s evident they dislike him – and their biased material has rubbed off on a lot of people – particularly Americans.

We can’t ignore some of the provocative things he’s said though.  Putin announced that he along with other G20 member states all know that 40 countries are funding a massive part of ISIS’ atrocities.  Putin told reporters:

I provided examples based on our data on the financing of different Islamic State units by private individuals.  This money, as we have established, comes from 40 countries, and there are some of the G20 members among them.

Putin Blames Turkey of “Backstabbing” and Funding ISIS

Turkish fighter jets recently shot down a Russian warplane that Turkey claimed had wandered into its airspace for 17 seconds.  The Russian military say that the jet never even entered Turkish territory, and that the Turkish F-16 fighter breached Syrian airspace.

Turkey has also violated other nations’ airspace before.  According to a WikiLeaks document, Turkey entered Greek airspace 1,017 times in 2005 – sometimes up to 40 times a day.

Putin delivered a speech stating that it was “obvious” the plane posed no threat to Turkey.  He said:

Our military is doing heroic work against terrorism… But the loss today is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists.  I can’t describe it in any other way.  Do they [Turks] want to make NATO serve ISIS?

Here are some highlights of the brief speech:

  • PUTIN says downed warplane incident goes beyond fight vs terror
  • PUTIN says incident to have serious consequences for Turkey ties
  • PUTIN says Russia signed an accord with the USA to avoid air incidents
  • PUTIN says oil from Islamic State is being shipped to Turkey
  • PUTIN says Islamic State gets cash by selling oil to Turkey
  • PUTIN says Islamic State gets military support from many states

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark - ISIS Exposed by Vivien Veil

The shooting took place just a few days after Turkey warned Russia to “immediately end its operation” against ISIS or else they’d be faced with “serious consequences.”  Turkey is worried that anti-Assad citizens from the Turkmen population will flee Turkey and start a new refugee invasion. 

There’s plenty of proof that suggests Turkey is helping ISIS make money from black market oil sales.  Did you know $800,000,000 worth of ISIS oil has been sold to Turkey – the US’s trusted ally? 

Oh, and how about those Turkey fansThey BOOED during the minutes of silence for the victims of the Paris attacks before an international football (soccer) game against Greece – and even chanted “Allahu Akbar.”

Russia is actually doing a tremendous job destroying ISIS, and hearing “moderate” rebels chanting “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest) after shooting down the Russian jet will make any non-ISIS supporter angry.

Will this lead to war against Russia?  Who knows, but their army is bigger and stronger now than at any time since the end of the Cold War.

I suggest you read up on the country with more tanks, self propelled artillery, and multiple rocket launch systems than any other country on the planet.

Could the charismatic Russian – who some have nicknamed “Casanova Putin” – be telling the truth?  I believe so!

Bashar Al-Assad ISIS Exposed Vivien Veil

US and Allies:  “Assad Must Go!” 

What is the Real Reason They Want Him Out?  

We all know that the US, France, and its other buddies want the Syrian leader to take a hike, but did you know that 72% of the French people actually want him to stay in power?  Well, that’s according to a survey taken last month by France’s Le Figaro newspaper.  I wonder if they’d still want Assad in power after the recent attacks in Paris.

Now the question on everyone’s mind: “Why do they want Assad out?” 

Wesley Clark, a retired four-star US Army General, disclosed some outrageous information in a March 2007 interview.  He told the interviewer that as early as September 2001, the Pentagon already had plans to eliminate seven Islamic countries: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.  Don’t believe this?  Hear it straight from his mouth here.

RIP: 40-Year Assad Family Reign? 

Some Reasons They Want Assad to Hit the Road 

The West and its pals desperately want to turn Syria into a secular, Western-style democratic government.   Is it because of Assad’s “supposed” use of chemical weapons against his own people? 

Here are some reasons why I believe the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and its other allies want him to disappear – never to return.

Syria is Best Friends with Iran

First – check out a some recent news on Iran:

There’s always been a lot of fear-mongering over Iran.  The US and Iran have been battling for power and control across the Middle East for decades – using the Iranian nuclear weapons’ scandal as an excuse since the 1952 coup.

One of Iran’s strongest allies is Syria and removing Assad means Iran will be isolated and cut off.  While visiting Iran in 2010, Assad said, “We have stood beside Iran in a brotherly way from the beginning of the Iranian and Islamic Revolution.”

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Assad Iran's Medal of Honour - VIVIEN VEIL ISIS EXPOSED

Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad:  Middle East Bromance at its Best

Syria and Iran are so close that former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave Assad Iran’s highest medal of honour for his support of Palestinian rights and his resistance to “global arrogance” – referring to the US and its other allies.

The US tried to get Syria to dump Iran as an ally by proposing to drop five year-long sanctions against them, but loyal Assad rejected their offer.  It’s no wonder the US and amigos are fuming like an old car’s exhaust pipe.

Could destroying Syria pave the way for the US to go to war with Iran?

Oil, Gas, Money… Repeat 

The Iran-Iraq-Syria Pipeline

I’ll show you why everything that’s happening in Syria right now is mainly about two pipelines:  The Iran-Iraq-Syria Pipeline & The Arab Gas Pipeline.

“The Damascus regime still controls one of the largest conventional hydrocarbon resources in the eastern Mediterranean,” according to International Business Times.  Plus, as of 2013, Syria contained 2.5 billion barrels of crude oil, which makes it the biggest reserve of crude oil in the eastern Mediterranean.

The oil executives of Iraq, Iran, and Syria signed a $10 billion preliminary agreement in 2011 for the new Iran-Iraq-Syria Pipeline – in which Syria plays a very important role.  Guess who’s unhappy about this agreement?  Yes, you guessed it – the US and its buddies.  That’s one of the reasons why they’re targeting Syria!

A part of the agreement calls for the creation of an underwater pipeline that runs under the Mediterranean Sea – stretching from Lebanon to Greece – enabling Iran to give gas to European nations.  The Tehran Times wrote about Iran’s plan to export its gas reserves to Europe via a pipeline that crosses both Iraq and Syria – making it the biggest gas pipeline in the Middle East!

Now Assad’s biggest mistake was rejecting the Western approved Arab Gas Pipeline proposal that was originally planned to travel north into Turkey.  This pipeline was created to export Egyptian natural gas to Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon – with a branch underwater pipeline to Israel.  However as of March 2012, the gas supply to Israel and Jordan stopped due to attacks that have taken place since the beginning of the 2011 Eqyptian Revolution.

Assad obviously preferred the Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline over the one backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other gulf nations.   The US and mates crave power and want to control the Middle East’s oil and its sale to other nations – along with ruling over Iran and even Russia’s gas reserves.

The Guardian claims:

In 2009 … Assad refused to sign a proposed agreement with Qatar that would run a pipeline from the latter’s North field, contiguous with Iran’s South Pars field, through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and on to Turkey, with a view to supply European markets – albeit crucially bypassing Russia. Assad’s rationale was “to protect the interests of [his] Russian ally, which is Europe’s top supplier of natural gas.

Instead, the following year, Assad pursued negotiations for an alternative $10 billion pipeline plan with Iran, across Iraq to Syria, that would also potentially allow Iran to supply gas to Europe from its South Pars field shared with Qatar.  The Iran-Iraq-Syria Pipeline plan was a “direct slap in the face” to Qatar’s plans.

You can read more this fiasco here.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - ISIS EXPOSED by Vivien Veil

Syria Rejects the West’s New World Order

The three main “New World Order” themes circulating the web involve politics, conspiracy theories, and professional wrestling.  Unfortunately, I won’t be discussing the last one today. 

The first two themes are heavily related. The New World Order is real, and no, it’s not a silly “conspiracy theory” as the world’s elite want us to believe.  A New World Order is a global dictatorial government with one currency, one language, and one religion. 

Yes, it sounds unbelievable to the average zombie person, but if you do your own research, you’ll find that what I’m saying is 100% fact.  Long gone are the days when only the religious extremists, the hippies, and the anarchists believed in the “conspiracy” version of the New World Order.

By the looks of it – the West and Islam are both competing for their own type of a NWO.

George HW Bush New World Order Quote - Vivien Veil ISIS Exposed

Here are some more serious quotes from top political leaders – past and present:

Barack Obama, US President, 2014:

But whether people see what’s happening in Ukraine, and Russia’s aggression towards its neighbors in the manner in which it’s financing and arming separatists; to what’s happened in Syria — the devastation that Assad has wrought on his own people; to the failure in Iraq for Sunni and Shia and Kurd to compromise — although we’re trying to see if we can put together a government that actually can function; to ongoing terrorist threats; to what’s happening in Israel and Gaza — part of peoples’ concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite yet to where we need to be in terms of a new order that’s based on a different set of principles, that’s based on a sense of common humanity, that’s based on economies that work for all people.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Former Iranian President, 2010:

Iran and Syria have a joint mission to create a New World Order on the basis of justice, humanity, and belief in God.

Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State under Richard Nixon:

[Obama] is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously. You have India, Pakistan; you have the jihadist movement… His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a New World Order can be created.

Joe Biden, US Vice President, 2013:

The affirmative task before us is to create a New World Order.

Syria’s foreign policy changed when the US invaded Iraq in 2003.  As Iraq’s close ally, Syria tried destroying international support for the war.  Syria accused the US of trying to create a New World Order in the Middle East that would only benefit themselves and Israel.

Assad doesn’t want a part of the Western World’s version of a NWO – and perhaps that’s one of the reasons why he’s not stepping down.  However, his perseverance stubbornness is costing the lives of many Syrians – simply because he won’t join their new globalising world.

Iran and Syria both desire a NWO as you may have noticed from the quotes above – although Iran is more vocal about it.  For example, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that Iran will lead the “New World Order” and get rid of American capitalism and Western influence. He claimed that Tehran will expand its already growing influence in Latin America and even Asia. 

“We have important potential outside Iran.  We have supporters and we have strategic depth in the region.  Some because of Islam, some because of language, and some because of Shia religion.  They are our strategic depth.  These are all of our strengths, and we should use them all,” Khameni said, according to a translation provided to the Washington Free Beacon.

Overall, I’m sure there are more reasons why they want to kick Assad out of Syria.  I only chose to list some or else this post would be a novel.

But one thing is certain – the US and its close allies are financially backing ISIS.  In fact, I stumbled upon a very intriguing video dealing with this very subject. 

Here’s the meat and potatoes of why ISIS is creating havoc in our world.

This Guy Drops Some Truth Bombs – Enough to Even Make You Question

“The Official ISIS Story”

I know some of you will dismiss this video as “propaganda” since it aired on a Russian government-funded TV network.  I often watch Russia Today (RT) because it covers the stories often ignored by mainstream media.

It’s very popular on social media with almost 1.7 million Youtube subscribers.  Plus, it’s the first news channel to break the one billion Youtube views benchmark.  This clearly shows that a lot of people are fed up with mainstream media and want to be told the truth.

Anyway, RT recently interviewed a Paris-based political analyst named Gearóid Ó Colmáin, and what he says in the video will definitely shock the average viewer.

Colmáin tells RT International that NATO is responsible for setting up the attacks against the “civilian population of Syria for four years now.”  He claims they’re trying to create a “global order” that will only benefit a few members of the ruling elite.

He also alleges that they’re using terrorist proxy groups to wage war against nations who resist American and Israeli leadership, and that groups like ISIS are being used to destabilise the work force in Europe.

Well, what do you think?  Is Colmáin talking nonsense or is he telling the truth?  I highly recommend you watch the full ten minute interview below:

Gearóid Ó Colmáin Reveals the Truth About the Paris attacks with RT International

Are Some of the ISIS Beheading Videos Staged?

Are the ISIS beheading videos staged?

I don’t know what to believe surrounding the claims that some of the ISIS beheading videos are staged.  This particular video is a special gift from a bunch of Russian hackers named Cyber BerkutThey infiltrated an electronic device from a staff member who works for US Senator John McCain.  It all happened while McCain and his team were visiting Ukraine. 

The French language edition of Sputnik News first aired the footage suggesting that the beheadings carried out by ISIS and Jihadi John were staged. 

The Daily Star, a tacky British tabloid, then covered the story back in July 2015.  The “staged” ISIS execution takes place inside a dingy film studio – showing a “hostage” who is “possibly” giving us his best Oscar winning performance yet.

The reason why this video could be fake is because back in 2014, British forensic experts concluded that an ISIS beheading video of American journalist James Foley “may have been staged” using “camera trickery and slick post production techniques.” 

Now sit back and enjoy the show:

Are the ISIS Beheadings Fake? Click Here to Make Up Your Own Mind.

Final Thoughts

This post barely scratches the surface regarding the whole ISIS conundrum.  However, one thing is certain –  they’re being used to help the US fulfil what was written in one of their sacred publications titled:  Rebuilding America’s Defences – Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century.

I honestly don’t expect many of you to read this 90-page “book” – so I’m sharing some of its relevant points here:

  • They support a “blueprint for maintaining global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests.”
  • They call for a plan to “fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars” as a “core mission.”
  • They want to create a “world-wide command-and-control system” to monitor North Korea, Libya, Syria, and Iran because they’re all dangerous regimes.

Their totalitarian dreams are going as planned.  Now with Syria basically in ruins – the only Middle Eastern country standing in their way is Iran.  A full-blown war is likely after Turkey shot down one of Russia’s fighter jets this week.

We are going to have a World War Three regardless – there’s no doubt about it.  When will it happen?  I don’t know, but it’ll happen soon, especially if Turkey or another ally country decides to keep prodding Russia.  Putin isn’t a fool.  He’s also after his own New World Order.

Each country is after their own NWO agenda.  For them this whole fiasco is like playing a spectacular war game with every global leader joining in on the fun.

What do you guys think?  Do you think this is all rubbish?  Do you believe the US is in cahoots with ISIS?  It’d be great to hear your thoughts and views regarding ISIS and the war in Syria.  

Vivien Veil






























The War on Men


Over 15 million American men suffer from the effects of low testosterone, but only 5% receive treatment.


By:  Vivien Veil

Testosterone is unquestionably the most powerful hormone for men – helping them look young, feel healthy, and behave more masculine.  God created men to resemble strong warriors not weak cowards.  For this reason, testosterone is associated with an eagerness to compete and take risks.  Studies reveal that an increase in testosterone takes place when a man wins a tournament, which makes them want to continue competing.

Regardless of testosterone’s fiery reputation, there’s no scientific evidence that it causes hostile and violent behaviour.  In contrast, elevated testosterone is often connected with self-confidence, friendliness, and social success.  It also motivates a man to protect their family and friends.  Testosterone simply turns the average guy into a MAN.

This influential hormone plays a pivotal role in building muscle, losing fat, and obtaining mental sharpness.  Plus, it’s responsible for giving men a healthy sex drive – say goodbye to toxic Viagra!  After reading all of this, which man wouldn’t want more testosterone?

However, a lot of men are destroying their bodies – in the form of poor nutrition, lack of sleep, too much stress, or a lazy lifestyle.  It’s no wonder testosterone levels are plummeting!

Men today are facing a full on battle on their character, mentality, health, and manhood like never before.  The war on masculinity isn’t going anywhere, and that’s why men must educate themselves on the causes of low testosterone and learn how to fix it.  Be the man you were created to be, and arm yourselves with the knowledge I’m about to give below.

Now without further ado, here is why men need to care about low testosterone in a nutshell.

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What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a steroid hormone found in humans and animals.  The United States Library of Medicine regards testosterone as the most important male hormone.  Women also generate testosterone, but at lower levels than men.  For the most part, the male’s testicles produce this coveted hormone – with tiny amounts made in the adrenal glands.  Women’s ovaries create testosterone, but in very small quantities.

Testosterone production escalates during puberty, and typically declines after the age of 30 or so.  However, testosterone levels are also taking a nose-dive by 50% among obese adult men between the ages of 18 and 35 due to type 2 diabetes.

Poor testosterone levels even strike fat teenage boys without type 2 diabetes.  An investigation from the University of Buffalo in New York declared that their testosterone levels are 40-50% lower than their non-overweight counterparts of the similar age.

Even a man with the average “dad bod” isn’t exempt from plunging levels of testosterone.  What is a dad bod?  It’s a man with a huggable beer belly or teddy bear body, e.g. Leonardo Dicaprio when he’s between film roles.   Fitness maestro and celebrity trainer Kyle Brown warns against this growing trend – insisting that a belly can probaby cause low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and dreaded man-boobs.

Leonardo DiCaprio sporting the

Leonardo DiCaprio sporting the “trendy” dad bod.

Should women worry about their testosterone levels?

Yes, women should take notice, but many don’t since testosterone is generally considered a male hormone.  Did you know that it’s also a fundamental hormone for women?  The small amounts of testosterone women produce is enough to keep mood swings at bay and their sex drive going strong.

By the time a woman hits 40-years-old, her testosterone levels are roughly half of what they used to be when she was 20-years-old.  Some researchers believe that this deficiency in women can cause unwelcome symptoms that include an inability to lose weight, tiredness, anxiety, depression, decrease in strength, lack of motivation, and a loss of muscle mass.  However, these symtoms are usually ignored or attributed to a part of ageing.

What about endurance athletes?

You won’t see high testosterone levels in athletes doing endurance sports.  Endurance athletes aren’t spared from the merciless “T” killer’s tentacles.  Long distance running, endurance cycling, and triathlon are the most affected by reason of elevated cortisol – a major stress hormone.  The excessive amount of cortisol floating around in your body then leads to adrenal gland enlargement – all thanks to those strenous, exercise blowout sessions.  We all need some cortisol to survive, but too much brings a weakened stress response that is always connected with low testosterone in male endurance athletes.

Long Distance Running

Experts at the University of British Columbia uncovered that those who ran 40 plus miles (64.4 kilometres) per week suffered lower “T” levels than those who ran shorter distances.

Brazil’s Universidad Federal de São Paulo conducted an examination on 20 men by measuring their baseline testosterone levels.  They then made the men undergo a 26.2 mile (42 kilometre) run and tested their serum levels the following day.  The men ended up with 50% lower “T” levels!


The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research presented their research surrounding testosterone levels in male mountain bikers.  They grabbed 22 professional mountain bikers and 30 healthy non-cyclists.  The researchers measured their levels of testosterone and found a considerably lower testosterone concentration in the male mountain bikers when compared to the non-cyclists.

One famous cyclist knows all too well about the dangers of low testosterone.  Chris Boardman, who was diagnosed with “T” deficiency in 1997, had suffered since the beginning of his career from a low level of the male hormone.  “I had less testosterone in my body than my eight-year-old son,” he said.

Boardman, a former Olympic gold medalist who also wore the coveted yellow jersey three times, knew something was wrong after he started racing in the Tour de France.

“I had a problem that was affecting my performance, and I needed to find out what it was.  Anyone with low levels of the hormone will struggle to keep up their stamina.  I would always start races well, but after a few days, my energy would be totally spent.  Doctors told me my cycling did me no favours because excessive exercise can further drain testosterone levels.  I faced a choice – I was told the longer I continued cycling, the worse I would get – so I quit cycling.”

Do testosterone supplements work? 

Well, they did for an amateur cyclist.  To demonstrate the importance of impeccable testosterone levels, Andrew Tillin, embarked on a “guinea pig” adventure.  He decided to take testosterone for a year to see if it could turn him into a better bike racer.  The verdict?  It definitely made him a better cyclist – boosting his performance during his races.  You can read about his story here.


Swimming the backstroke won’t slash “T” levels, but swimming in a chlorinated pool can.  This calamity doesn’t just affect swimmers or triathletes, but it’s a problem for anyone who bathes or drinks tap water, too.

A study in the International Journal of Andrology reveals that boys with a long history of indoor swimming were almost three times more likely to suffer from testosterone deficiency.

Alfred Bernard, a professor of toxicology at Belgium’s the Université Catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain) and his colleague Mark Nickmilder, took 199 teenage boys (aged 14-18) who swam religiously in both indoor and outdoor chlorinated pools.

They then took 162 teenage boys (aged 14-18) who swam regularly in outdoor and indoor pools, but both pools were disinfected with copper-silver ionization.

The researchers discovered that the boys who swam “religiously” in the chlorinated pools for more than 250 hours before the age of 10, and for more than 125 hours before the age of seven, had extremely low testosterone levels when compared to the group of boys who never set foot in a chlorinated swimming pool.  The greatest hormonal changes were found in the teens who swum in an indoor chlorinated pool before the age seven.

What about adult swimmers?

Your body absorbs more chlorine, and more importantly disinfection byproducts (DBPs), by swimming in a chlorinated pool than you would by drinking tap water for one week.  – Dr Mercola

As you can tell by Dr Mercola’s quote, chlorine definitely impacts adult swimmers since it easily enters the body – especially if you’re swimming in an indoor chlorinated pool.  Toxic gases, such as nitrogen trichloride are readily inhaled – causing serious damage to the lungs, reproductive system, and it has even been linked to cancer.

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Shower before and immediately after swimming with a non-chemical soap.  If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, toss it in the bin.  I like Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, but you can use any natural soap.   Why shower beforehand?  Because lethal pool disinfectants called chloramines are released when combined with sweat, urine, or nitrogen-rich elements commonly found in toxic beauty products.


I know this isn’t always possible, especially if you’re a triathlete, but aim to swim in an outdoor chlorinated pool since the majority of the noxious vapours are eliminated in the air.  It’s best to swim in the sea or a lake, but not all of us have that luxury.


Everyone must drink at least 2 litres of water a day, not just swimmers.  However, in this case, it’s very important for swimmers to drink more water.  Your body struggles to flush out toxins like chlorine if you’re dehydrated, so drink lots of H20.  Make sure it’s flouride-free water!


95% of Americans are iodine deficient. Now that’s scary!  Every cell in our body needs iodine.  Plus, our white blood cells can’t fight off infections without enough iodine.  This mighty form of iodine is quickly absorbed and encourages detoxification from toxic chemicals like mercury, chlorine, and bromine.  On top of nascent iodine, make sure to eat sea vegetables (kelp, arame, kombu, and wakame), organic cranberries, organic strawberries, Himalayan sea salt, organic free range eggs, and raw (unpasteurised) goat’s milk.


This major antioxidant neutralises chlorine.  It’s best to attack chlorine’s negative effects on the body by strengthening the immune system.  It’s best to ingest a high quality vitamin C supplement because our food isn’t the way it used to be – thanks to soil depletion and the abundance of toxins everywhere.  Crops grown decades ago were much richer in nutrients than today.

Swimmers should take a minimum of 4,000mg daily with meals since vitamin C doesn’t stay in the body all day.  For example, you can take 2,000mg with breakfast and then 2,000mg with dinner.


ALA is an antioxidant that protects the liver and aids in detoxification.  This powerful antioxidant attracts metal toxins like chlorine and flushes it out of the body.  It also restores vitamin C and vitamin E levels – both of which are attacked when exposed to chlorine.


This special clay expels chlorine, toxins, and other undesirable chemicals from the body.  Simply add a tablespoon of bentonite clay into your bath.  For an added detox bonus, you can also add 2 cups of epsom salt or magensium chloride flakes into your bath.  Both help with inflammation, achy muscles, and enhances skin barrier function.


Chlorine destroys vitamin E, so if you’re an avid swimmer, you better buy an extremely good quality vitamin E supplement to protect your cells from toxicity damage. 


Go outside immediately after swimming, and allow the fresh air to clear your lungs from the pool’s toxic vapours.



You hear a lot of jokes about testosterone in the media, especially from females, but testosterone is a pretty serious issue.  Men without enough of the hormone can encounter diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease.  A blood test can show you if you have low testosterone, but below are some other symptons.

  • Decreased Physical Strength
  • Depression or Sadness
  • Increased Body Fat
  • Trouble Concentrating and Forgetfulness
  • Brain Fog
  • Low Sex Drive/Erectile Dysfunction/Lack of Semen Production
  • Decreased Muscle Mass
  • Weak Bones
  • Lower Endurance
  • Tiredness/Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • Hair Loss
  • Lack of Motivation and Apathy
  • Lowered Self Confidence
  • Moodswings and Irritability
  • Getting Shorter in Height
  • Poor Sleep
  • Delayed Recovery from Workouts
  • Insensitivity
  • Decrease in Ambition
  • Lack of Interest in Life

Causes of Low T

1.  BEER

A basic ingredient in beer called hops is blamed for lowering “T” in men as it contains copious amounts of estrogen.  Hops, a flower of the hop plant, puts the bitterness and dryness into beer and is also used as a preservative.  It’s also a member of the marijuana family.  It’s ideal to stay away from alcohol if you want to keep your testosterone since just two drinks a day can lower testosterone levels.  

So you aren’t a bore, drink vodka, tequila, or organic and sulphite-free red wine on special events instead of beer.


Plastic contains a manmade chemical called Bisphenol-A or BPA that comes out when it’s heated.  A study revealed that exposure to high BPA levels lowered levels of testosterone and androstendione (a forerunner to both testosterone and estrogen).  Have you noticed many people struggling to have children?  Well, BPA is one of the culprits causing infertility. 

Researchers found that 89% of men visiting fertility clinics possessed BPA in their urine.  Try and drink from glass or stainless steel bottles.  And for the love of God, don’t microwave food in plastic or leave plastic water bottles out in the sun.


Phthalates (pronounced: TH-ah-LATES) is a gender-bending chemical that causes males to become more feminised.  Did you know 95 percent of us have detectable levels of phthalates in our urine?  You better believe it!

Phthalates lead to poor testosterone by disturbing an enzyme needed to produce the male hormone.  Pregnant women with high levels of phthalates in their body produced sons with feminine characteristics.

This endocrine disrupter is used to soften and boost flexibility of plastics and vinyl.  They can be found in air fresheners, scented candles, cosmetics, perfume, hairspray, nail polish, shampoo, soap, face creams, vinyl flooring, children’s toys, deodorants, detergents, food packaging, wallpaper, shower curtains, and more.

My tips – always read labels, avoid artificial fragrances (the word “fragrance” or “parfum” on a label almost always means phthalates), shun plastics, eat organic, and use natural beauty products.


Stay away from unfermented and processed soy products, such as tofu, soy milk, soy cheese, soy burgers, soy ice cream, and so forth.  The health benefits belong to fermented soy products, such as natto, tempeh, and soy sauce.

Never touch soy if you live in the United States as 91% of it is genetically modified (GM), which causes problems in reproductive organs.  The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that men who consumed 120mg of soy a day decreased their testosterone levels.

Additionally, a Harvard study compared sperm counts from male infertility clinic patients who ate soy and from men who didn’t touch soy.  The verdict?  The sperm count from the soy eaters was found to be lower by 41 million/ml!


Men who skimp on sleep have testosterone deficiency, according to a study from the University of Chicago Medical Center.  Neglecting sleep can radically lower testosterone levels in guys who don’t sleep much – comparable to aging 10-15 years!  The researchers discovered that guys who slept less than five hours a night for one week had slashed their testosterone levels than when they were fully rested.

Lack of sleep creates a form of stress that zaps testosterone levels by raising cortisol levels.  It’s important to not take caffeine too late in the day since it’ll disrupt your sleep.  A study unveiled that a large coffee appeared to upset sleep even when consumed six hours before bedtime.  The caffeine decreased the amount of time the volunteers slept by roughly an hour.

My tips – get yourself an eye mask for sleeping, sleep in a pitch black bedroom, and sleep more than six hours each night.


Too much stress coupled with sleep deprivation leads to testosterone deficiency in a heartbeat – since stress creates a surge of cortisol, a hormone that interrupts deep sleep.

Stress activates the fight-or-flight response, which makes men less competitive, less confident, less aggressive, and even less fertile.  The stress hormone, cortisol, hinders the effects of testosterone – crushing any competitiveness and drive in a man.

The investigation from The University of Texas at Austin discovered that men with high testosterone and low cortisol levels preferred a rematch after losing in a competition than men with high cortisol and low testosterone levels.

Scientists at Berkeley found that stress increases levels of a hormone that blocks testosterone production – this hormone, called gonadotropin, is made by the pituitary gland and tells the brain to reduce testosterone.

This means you must find ways to live a stress-free life in order to keep your testosterone levels up.  Exercise, meditate, laugh, hang out with positive people, pray, and deal with any emotional issues – especially unforgiveness, rejection, anger, and bitterness.


Follow a no-fat or low-fat diet if you want to kill your testosterone.  It’s a fact that guys who follow a low-fat meal plan and eat rubbish lack testosterone.  So start adding a lot of healthy fats into your repertoire and throw out the junk food.

A study published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry investigated the consequences of diet on serum hormones in healthy men.  The study concluded that serum concentrations of androstenedione, testosterone, and free testosterone decreased when men reduced their healthy fat intake.

Your body requires three different types of healthy fats for testosterone production – saturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and mono-unsaturated fats.  Oh, and contrary to popular belief, the right saturated fats are good for you.

Here are some good fats that will help you increase testosterone.

Saturated fats:  coconut oil, coconuts, raw (unpasteurised) goat’s milk, raw (unpasteurised) goat’s cheese, organic grass-fed meats, organic pastured egg yolks, and sardines

Omega-3 fatty acids:  Alaskan wild salmon, chia seeds, walnuts, and mackerel

Mono-unsaturated fats:  avocados, olives, cashews, macadamia nuts, and almonds


Sugar fanatics… quick turn away!  You won’t like this, but it appears that excessive amount of sugar depletes testosterone.  In a study published in Clinical Endocrinology, researchers took 74 men of different ages to undergo oral glucose tolerance tests.  They discovered glucose (sugar) caused a big reduction in testosterone levels.

Plus, sugar consumption reduces growth hormone (GH) production. Studies reveal insulin decreases your body’s capability to create growth hormone – lowering testosterone levels and reducing sexual libido.

Plus, eating sugar diminishes the levels of circulating testosterone in the blood.  Researchers grabbed 42 men with normal blood sugar levels, 23 men with pre-diabetic blood sugar levels, and 9 men with type 2 diabetes.  They gave them each a sugary drink and then examined their “T” levels.

All of their testosterone levels dropped by as much as 25% and stayed low after two hours.  15% of the 66 men with normal testosterone levels before the exam developed extreme drops in testosterone that they would be labelled as having “hypogonadism” – requiring hormone therapy to bring them up again.


This hormone disrupter can cause or contribute to more than 200 medical conditions.  Many ignorantly believe that only celiacs should avoid gluten, but gluten can also affect the average Joe, but obviously not as severely as those suffering from celiac disease (gluten intolerance).

Gluten is a protein found in many common grains and even condiments.  Any intolerance to gluten will cause gut inflammation, weakness, and tiredness.  Your body will be in a chronic state of inflammation and low testosterone if left untreated.

Studies show that gluten can disrupt hormones – leading to low testosterone in men. It’s also been linked to fertility problems in both sexes.

Eradicating gluten can boost athletic performances in sports like tennis, triathlon, and golf because it decreases estrogen and raises testosterone levels in men.  Plus, getting rid of gluten will give you better concentration, less joint pain, greater strength, and increased muscle mass.

More professional athletes are shunning gluten, including world number one tennis player – Novak Djokovic and Olympic runner Andrew Steele.

What are some gluten-free alternatives?  Millet, buckwheat, gluten-free oats, quinoa, brown rice, and brown rice pasta.


Excitotoxins are taste enhancers that are located in lots of food and have been shown to cause damage to human brain cells.  The most infamous perpetrator is monosodium glutamate (MSG), along with aspartame, sucralose, carrageenan, and cysteine.  These flavour enhancers mess with your taste buds – convincing you that those MSG laden chips taste phenomenal.  In fact – anything can taste fantastic if you add MSG to it! 

The brain isn’t the only one getting attacked.  There is also a valid concern that excitotoxins can adversely influence testosterone production.  Without going into too much scientific detail – this occurs because the NMDA (glutamate receptor found in nerve cells) shuts down some of the cyclic adenosine monophospate (cAMP) activity in the brain.  You don’t want that to happen as cAMP serves as a signaling molecule between the brain and the testicles.

Plus, animal studies show that fetal exposure to MSG and aspartame can lead to reproductive and hormonal deformities in puberty – not to mention lowered testosterone levels in male rodents.

Excitotoxins are brutal to your brain and testosterone production, so eliminate them from your diet.  Your health and testosterone are worth more than a Diet Coke (aspartame) and Pringles (MSG).  Watch out though… There are over 40 different names for MSG.  Check out this link for more on MSG’s hidden names.

Did you know where aspartame comes from?  This “beloved” artificial sweetener comes from the feces of genetically modified (GM) bacteriaE. coli. 


Spending countless hours watching Internet porn wrecks havoc on your dopamine and testosterone levels.  It negatively affects your body’s ability to use testosterone in your bloodstream.

This is scientifically proven and has nothing to do with religion.  Internet porn causes extreme addiction and “destroys” your dopamine receptors – similar to what happens to drug addicts.  When you watch porn, your dopamine levels go up dramatically.  Your brain then needs more dopamine, so you end up wasting your life away in front of a computer screen.

Now how does it reduce testosterone levels?  First, it increases the female hormone estrogen.  Second, constant ejaculations make your brain release opiod like chemicals that cause low testosterone.  Third, masturbation decreases the male hormone – androgen.  Androgen is necessary if you want testosterone flowing through your body.

Plus, your body wastes an insane amount of zinc and selenium everytime you ejaculate (this doesn’t happen if you have real sex, but that’s another topic).  Zinc and selenium are very important minerals for testosterone production, by the way.

Lastly, researchers found that apes who suffered sexual exhaustion had a huge decline in androgen receptor activity – therefore developing low testosterone.

Men who regularly masturbate to Internet porn are not allowing their androgen receptors to be used properly, which in time will brutally affect their testosterone production.

Watch this TED talk for more information regarding the above.

Final thoughts…

Now it’s time to wage war against the Testosterone Killers.  One thing is to know the causes of low testosterone, but another is to arm yourself with ammunition, so you can fight back and actually win the war.

I gave you the knowledge – now it’s your turn to take the next step.  Don’t feel disillusioned and helpless.  I don’t want to hear, “Oh, we’re all going to die anyway.  It seems everything is bad for us.  I can’t do anything right.  It’s too much work to change.  I rather just live my life and try to be happy.” 

That’s your low testosterone talking!  Put on your armour and fight back!   Remember apathy is one of the low “T” symptoms.  Below you’ll discover powerful ways to naturally boost your testosterone levels.

Please let me know what you think.  Share your story, and tell me if you know of any other ways to boost testosterone levels.

Share this article with your male friends, boyfriends, husbands, dads, uncles… Anyone who you think needs a bit of a T BOOST.



Men with low testosterone levels after age 40 have a higher risk of death.


Perfect Pumpkin Soup

This hearty bowl of pumpkin soup is the perfect autumn recipe for making big batches and keeping in your fridge to enjoy throughout the week.

This hearty bowl of pumpkin soup is the perfect autumn recipe.  You can make big batches and keep it in your fridge to enjoy throughout the week.

Vivien shares one of her autumn secrets to getting the healthiest glow – starting from the inside out with her delicious pumpkin soup.

By:  Vivien Veil

The UK throws away 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin flesh after carving out lanterns, but those people are missing a trick.  Pumpkins make perfect winter warming dishes – starting with this rich and vibrant soup.  So instead of binning your scooped-out pumpkin goodness, grab your apron and prepare to be amazed at how appetising this seasonal superfood tastes.

As some of you know, I absolutely love soups.  They’re my favourite, especially as the nights draw in and the weather gets colder.  Nothing beats a comforting bowl of warm soup, particularly when it involves winter vegetables like pumpkin.  Besides being so filling, you can use this winter squash in so many dishes.  You can eat it in every form – roasted stuffed with quinoa, mashed like potatoes as a divine side dish, and in baked bread – so naturally it only seems perfect that you can use it as a soup, too!

I’ve always been a soup person – thanks to my beautiful mother.  She’s the queen of making delicious and hearty soups.  I prefer thicker soups as they’re more filling and satisfying.  That’s why I love this pumpkin soup.  The combination of roasted thyme pumpkin with spicy jalapeño pepper really does taste heavenly.

Pumpkins are robust vegetables making the soup perfectly rich and creamy – despite me not using any dairy!  This vegetable is incredibly generous in key antioxidants and vitamins.  This humble squash is a storehouse of vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin C.  Not to mention the many other energy-giving B vitamins – this soup really is the perfect winter flu fighter!

I also love adding a handful or two of toasted pumpkin seeds on top of my soup.  Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of plant protein, fibre, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, zinc, and tryptophan.

The rule of thumb with pumpkins and squash is the smaller ones contain more flavour than the larger ones, which tend to be a little tasteless. You can serve the soup in small hollowed out pumpkins for a beautiful presentation to impress your friends and family.  Children get a kick eating out of them!

The Perfect Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Serves: 4-6


  • 2 medium pumpkins
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • Coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock
  • 2-3 sticks of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 large jalapeño, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar or balsamic vingear (sulfite-free)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds to sprinkle on top
  • 1/4-cup coconut milk [optional]


  1. Cut the top of the pumpkin.  Cut the pumpkin in half to remove the seeds.  Scoop out the seeds and place them in a bowl.
  2. Cut up the pumpkin into small chunks and place them in a large bowl.  Warm up your coconut oil in a saucepan until it’s melted (no need to do this step if using olive oil).  Pour over the small pumpkin chunks in the large bowl, and mix well.
  3. Place the chunks on a baking tray with the unpeeled garlic cloves and a few sticks of thyme.
  4. Splash some apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar onto the chunks of pumpkin. Season with sea salt and black pepper.  Pop the baking tray into the oven at 190°C/375°F for about 25 minutes, until soft and caramelised.  Leave to cool a bit, so that you can peel off the garlic skins with your hands.
  5. Next, get the pumpkin seeds.  Rinse them under cold water in a sieve. Then place in a bowl and remove the pulp with your hands.  Get a saucepan and boil some water.  Add 2 tsp of sea salt and boil over low medium heat for about 10 minutes.  Drain and pat dry.
  6. Place the pumpkin seeds on another baking tray and massage them with coconut oil (warm it in a saucepan if unmelted) or olive oil.  Season with sea salt, black pepper, and anything else you desire.  I like adding coriander spice and cumin.  Place the seeds in the oven for about 10 minutes.  Remove and shake a bit, before putting them back into the oven for a further 5 minutes, so that the seeds are a gold colour.
  7. Heat 2 tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil in a deep pan and sauté the red onions until they’re softened.  Add in the vegetable stock, roasted pumpkin chunks, and peeled garlic.  Let it simmer for 10 minutes or so.
  8. Next, finely chop the jalapeño, removing the seeds if you don’t want it too hot.  Place to the side.
  9. Now blend everything up – including the jalapéno in a blender or food processor – in small batches of course.
  10. [Optional]  Warm up the coconut milk in a saucepan on low heat. Put to the side.
  11. Serve with swirls of coconut milk on top along with the roasted pumpkin seeds and fresh thyme leaves. The soup is awesome for storing in large batches in the freezer.

Bon Appétit! 

I hope you try this remarkable soup recipe, and please let me know if it met your expectations.