Written for Scam Artist #13

Thought I would include a brief update with this last of the stolen article posts. Through copious amounts of research I have located 6 of the stolen articles online and sent out cease and desist orders, providing them with either the option to remove the articles from their sites, or change the byline to my name with a link to my site. I’ve received one response, and was able to locate the company that the person bought their article from through our communications. That company is now researching the situation and will ban the individual who stole my and who knows how many other writer’s work, as soon as they are able to confirm our documentation. I recommend running any work that you buy or have bought from iWrite through plagiarism screening software such as Copyscape, since this company does not intent to notify the customers who bought the fraudulent materials at this time. Now, on with the article.

How to find the Best Steak Restaurantsteak

There’s nothing like the flavor and texture of a perfectly cooked quality cut of steak. With that being said, how does someone locate a steakhouse that will provide them with the best steak eating experience possible? Here are a few tips to on how to find the best steak restaurant.

Ask Around

Whether you are in your own home town or traveling, the best way to get an honest review of someplace is to ask people who are familiar with the area and its cuisine. When you are in your own area you should reach out to neighbors and friends who you know frequent the type of location you are looking for and ask them their opinion or for suggestions. This not only instills a sense of camaraderie and friendship, but it gives you a first-hand review of the restaurant.

When on the road skip asking the concierge as quite often they receive a bonus from the places they recommend for sending people to the establishment and are not going off of personal experience. Instead ask the front desk staff, maids, and hotel workers where they eat and what they like best. These are the people who will give you an honest answer and will have the inside scoop to local hole in the wall places that will have the best food for steak-2the best prices. You don’t have to be on the road for this tip to work either; just take a quick trip to one of the local hotels and ask around.

Use Online Resources with some Caution

Google and many other travel review sites are commonly used to locate anything and everything these days. Unfortunately they may not be accurate since there are those companies who actually pay people to write positive reviews for their site whether the person writing the review has been there or not. The best way to use the internet for sourcing a quality steak restaurant is to look at the reviews that are linked directly to the restaurant’s or steakhouse’s website you are curious about versus using travel sites. These are the people that have actually visited the restaurant and taken the time to go online and write a review.  Additionally look at both the good and bad reviews; no one is perfect all the time and if there are no negative reviews listed, that is a sign that these may not be legitimate write-ups.

Explore your Neighborhood

All too often we get used to our routine and miss entire areas of our surroundings. Spend a day driving around areas of town that you have not really explored before, if you live in a big city take a walk keeping safety in mind of course, and soak in the area’s atmosphere and notice which businesses are nearby. This also works if you simply want to take a day trip to another local area that you may have been interested in.

Look for Where the People are

Look for establishments that have a lot of people since those will be the places that have the best food and probably the best prices. Those are the restaurants and steakhouses who have built their business on return customers and since people will only return if they like what they experience this is a good indicator of the quality of the establishment. Also, take note of what you see being ordered the most. These will be the local favorites and probably your best options.

Ask your Butcher

steak-3Your local butcher knows meat better than anyone making them the perfect resource, so get to know them well and ask them where they go when they want to eat out. Meat cutters love to talk to people about meat and flex their expertise so you may get a lot more information than you bargained for, but it will be worth your time to listen.

It doesn’t matter whether you like your meat well done or blood rare. What matters is the quality of the cut and the way it is handled. Any steakhouse worth their salt will know this and provide you with the mouthwatering meal you are looking for; it just takes a little observation and research.

Written for Scam Artist Piece #2

Here is the second in my series of articles that were stolen by a scam artist. This one strikes very close to home since my eldest nephew battles severe grand-maul epileptic seizures, and my mother has been battling stage 4 breast cancer for 4 years this round, as well as Alzheimer Disease is part of my family history on my fathers side.

More than Weight Loss; the Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet

In recent years the negative side effects of a carb free diet have definitely been brought to the forefront. However, that doesn’t mean that eating a low carb diet is bad for you. On the contrary scientists have found that the Ketogenic Diet created in 1924 by Mayo Clinic Dr. Russell Wilder to aid in treating epilepsy has more health and disease fighting benefits keto-dietthan originally thought.

What is a Ketogenic Diet?

A Keto Diet is not a no-carb diet. It is a LOW carb diet that provides minimal amounts of carbohydrates that the body may need, but minimizes the amount of glucose and insulin being produced by the body as it stores excess carbs. With this type of diet your body’s energy is being derived from ketones that the liver naturally produces instead of glucose.

Why the West has Gotten so Fat/Unhealthy

The U.S. obesity rate has skyrocketed in the past decade largely as a result of all of the processed foods that they eat that contain high amounts of sugars, carbohydrates and few or unhealthy fats. These increased obesity numbers are responsible for increased medical costs due to more people with Type II Diabetes, heart problems, and breathing disorders. All of these obesity caused illnesses can be reduced and in some cases even reversed simply by changing the way Americans eat to reduce the amount of sugar, carbohydrates, keto-diet-2and processed foods.

Keto Diets Proven to Fight Disease

Although the original Ketogenic diet that Dr. Wilder developed in 1924 has fallen out of favor, the researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center have reintroduced the keto diet and proven with statistical analysis that a keto diet does in fact improve epilepsy symptoms and reduces the number of seizures among those who have epilepsy.

In addition to epilepsy researchers have discovered that a keto diet can also fight cancer. Yes, cancer. Cancer cells feed on sugar and by transitioning from a glucose energy source to a ketone generate energy source you in a sense starve the cancer cells killing them off. Since the healthy cells in the body can metabolize fat turning it into energy and cancer cells cannot, reducing your sugar intake does not affect healthy cells negatively, and does fight cancer.

Alzheimer’s disease is another illness that has been shown to improve symptoms and in some cases cured the symptoms altogether. It is believed that by transitioning to healthy fats and minimizing the amount of sugars and carbs taken in you improve brain function. This is because the body needs a diet that contains around 70% of its makeup to be healthy fats. The key word here is healthy. That does not mean all fats are created equal.

Keto Diet and Healthy Fats

When transitioning to a keto diet, it is important to also transition your fat intake to healthier options such as coconut oil, olive oil, fish oils and grape seed oil. The make-up of these healthy fats are much easier for the body to metabolize and leave less unhealthy waste products in the system for the body to flush out.