Well, finally the new Protein Power Website is up; at least the Home Page is. The rest of the site should be up as the week progresses.
I’ll give you a heads up of what the site is going to contain when it gets completely functional.
First, the Home Page will have pretty much what you see as it is. We’ll have a section called News Headlines that will contain links to current newsworthy articles pertaining to diet, nutrition, and other topics I think readers will find of interest. In my daily trolling through the various online and hard copy newspapers, magazines and journals I peruse I find a lot of stuff that is probably blog-worthy but that I don’t have the time or inclination to blog on. I’ll post them here and add them as I find them. Only five will show at any one time–the older ones will roll off as I put the newer ones on. All of them will be archived so you can check them out at your leisure.
The Home Page will also have a featured product that we think is of value. We plan ultimately to have an entire section–an online catalog–of nutritional products that we use ourselves and that we have used successfully in treating our patients. These will be products that we have ferreted out from all those available that we think are the best value in terms of both purity and efficacy. The purity issue is important because nutritional supplements are unregulated, and, as a consequence, don’t always contain what they claim to contain. (See the recent News Headline on the site about Black Cohosh to see what I mean.) We work only with manufacturers that provide pharmaceutical grade products that are labeled properly. Right now we’re featuring not a nutritional product, but a bundle of all our Protein Power infomercial kits that include tapes, CDs, workbooks, and a bunch of other stuff along with a hardback copy of The Protein Power LifePlan. Our executive assistant, Kristi McAfee, who oversees all this is moving from Arizona to Idaho, and she has to take all this stuff with her. So, we’re trying to lighten her load as much as possible with this bargain-basement sale. When she weighed it all out it came to a little under 10 pounds, so 10 pounds of good information for 20 bucks including shipping is a heck of a deal.
Finally, the Home Page will have the first paragraph or so of my and MD’s blogs.
We plan to have a full bibliography of Protein Power and The Protein Power LifePlan with links to the actual articles. The website will contain a section that has links to many, many medical, nutritional and scientific journals that provide free full text content. Most of these journals don’t allow full text viewing for anywhere from 6 months to one year, but some have all their content available now.
The website will have a section with full text of what we consider classic low-carb articles.
There will be a section linking to the USDA food data base with instructions for use so that you can look up all the food values for just about anything you can imagine and calculate carbs, protein, fiber, and just about anything else you might imagine. We will have a body fat percentage calculator and a calculator for Resting Metabolic Rate and for Total Energy Expenditure.
We’ll have a link to the Discussion Forum, which is well moderated (not by us, but by a group of knowledgeable, long-term low-carbers) and has proven helpful to many, many people looking for support and answers to questions.
And, since I read a lot instead of having a normal life, we’re going to have a section on the books I’m reading with reviews for anyone who might be interested.
We’ll have the above-mentioned catalog of nutritional products.
All in all the website should be your one-stop shop for low-carb nutritional information. We’re happy to take suggestions for products or information (or for anything, for that matter) that anyone thinks would make the site better. Please don’t hesitate to drop us a note.
I’m sure there is something that I’ve forgotten, but keep a watch out and you’ll see it as it all goes up.
Oh, the ignorant picture up in the upper right corner of the woman who looks like she is getting ready to take flight is not a permanent thing; it will change.
Protein Power Website