Hi, thanks for stopping by. That’s me on the left enjoying a much needed time off with my boss princess.
Growing up, I remember my dad being playful and never took anything seriously.
But, as dad got older, he also became overweight and developed heart disease.
Dad’s energy dwindled. He lost his sense of zest for life.
My dad died of a heart attack. He was 55.
I was 9 when dad died. My daughter is now 3.
I would like to live a little longer in good health and see my grandkids. And, for that to happen, health and fitness became my top priority.
Initially, Healthful Papa was created to write about my health journey.
I learned how to develop meal plans, nutrition, how to be fit and healthy.
Moreover, I have studied and reviewed many supplements for myself, my family, and my friends.
The lead up to supplements
Through my research, I found that some ingredients in certain supplements can be ineffective or even deadly.
I even heard some supplement companies are using manufacturers from China for higher profit margins.
Do you know about China’s baby milk scandal? Where 300,000 infants were poisoned by melamine, a chemical used in plastic. Six died, and 54,000 babies were hospitalized.
Twenty-two companies were involved in the fiasco. Twenty-two! Not one company, not one person questioned the fact that a chemical used in plastic mixed with baby formula can be dangerous.
Reports of babies suffering from kidney stones caused by the baby formula were only ignored until they couldn’t sweep it under the rug anymore.
The companies involved were punished, but six innocent babies died, and many more were hospitalized.
Eventually, the toxic substance melamine was banned. But, it is still being discovered in foods today.
Be wary of where you buy your products from, especially if you’ll be putting them inside your body.
It’s not only China that this sort of debacle happens. Some supplement companies here claim to be big-time. But in reality, they are mixing their supplements in their garage. And these guys are perceived to be the good ones.
While some dishonest marketers will tell you that a group of doctors and scientists put together their formula to get you to buy their products.
During my research on a weight loss supplement, I stumbled on a very well-known product that negatively affected people’s health. Supposedly put together by health professionals.
Their product contained a very well-known weight loss ingredient that caused many hospitalizations and liver failure.
Nearly a quarter of cases suffer irreversible liver damage, resulting in potential liver transplant (4%) and death (6%).[source: Dangerous dietary supplements: Garcinia cambogia-associated hepatic failure requiring transplantation]
Moreover, some supplements are marketed as weight loss magic pills, but the research contradicts the claim. Some have only been tested on animals or had mixed outcomes.
Take raspberry ketones, for example. Although it had a positive effect on weight loss, all the studies were done on mice (1, 2, 3). There was also one study that doesn’t support its effectiveness (4).
[source: 1, 2, 3, 4]
Yet, companies, distributors, and manufacturers sell them to the public.
I’m not saying that studies on mice make it less effective on humans. But, it’s how the marketing is deployed to consumers.
Lack of regulations
The FDA does not heavily regulate supplements.
Dietary Supplements can be beneficial to your health — but taking supplements can also involve health risks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have the authority to review dietary supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed.[source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration]
Would you risk your family’s lives and health by blindly trusting the label on a supplement bottle?
If the FDA can’t regulate these bogus, ineffective, and downright deadly supplements, what can you do?
You should be able to buy supplements, knowing all the ingredients are safe and not put you and your loved ones in harm’s way.
But, it’s not a perfect world. So, I started the Healthful Papa supplements. The dietary supplements that you can trust, transparent and formulated based on Scientific research.
Why is Healthful Papa different from the vast ocean of supplement companies?
First of all, we believe in our product’s effectiveness and safety. So much so that our supplements go through independent third-party tests to make sure quality, safety, and potency are of the highest standard.
Secondly, I want my child and everyone to take supplements that actually work, are safe, and do not negatively impact our health. And starting Healthful Papa supplements is the first step.
Thirdly, we put stringent quality checks to ensure each of our products is safe.
Fourthly, we have certificates to prove we do everything we can to provide the highest quality and safe supplements, such as GMP certificates and independent third-party tests. Just shoot us a message and we’ll provide all the documents.
Lastly, I take my own supplements and recommend them to all my friends and family.
I keep up with the latest nutritional science research. I study and write about them often.
Nurturing the power of nature’s ingredients, combining it with a scientific, holistic approach to boost our health is the best step we can take towards our general wellbeing.
One of the long term goal
I’ve seen my mom suffer the debilitating effect of cancer and how much she endured during therapy.
She would feel weak and always tired. She couldn’t eat because her taste buds changed. She would vomit from nausea. Her fingernails turned black. And her hands felt like they were burning.
My mother is patient and understanding. But, the chemotherapy turned her into another person.
It was heart-wrenching to watch her go through all that.
She’s still fighting Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The treatment didn’t go too well. Currently waiting for scans and the doctors’ plan.
Cancer is hard for everyone involved. I can only imagine how it feels knowing that your life could end in a few years, months, or even days.
Join the fight against this life-threatening disease. Help fund the research and make cancer be treated like the common cold.
It won’t be easy, but every bit counts. For every product purchased, a percentage of the profit goes towards the cause to fight cancer.
Eradicating cancer and helping cancer patients is just one of our goals.
There are also other issues such as poverty, child abuse, our dying planet, and a lot more.
The goal is to contribute as much as we can for humanity.
More about Christian… if interested.
Healthful Papa is maintained and curated by Christian Tanobey. A father of the most energetic child on the planet.
Studying the science behind losing weight for 3 years, he has helped people, including himself, lose weight.
What led him to acquire knowledge in losing weight was his desire to be healthy, and funnily enough, “he wants to look good naked.” Easier said than done.
With those goals in mind, he set out on a path to healthy eating and exercise. And he admits that he had a little help from natural supplements.
In 6 months he has achieved his desired goal to “look good naked,” and at a healthy weight.
Since then, he has never looked back.
Other than photos of him losing weight and people who will attest to his methods, he has nothing to show as credentials. He needed something tangible.
Then he came across an internationally recognized course in weight loss approved by the CPD Institute.
The CPD Standards Office prides itself on the thorough assessment and accreditation service. It offers training and learning providers to ensure the overall company mission is delivered.
Combining his past knowledge and experience, he breezed through the course and finished with distinction.
Christian is not the type who touches dumbells and grows Hulk guns, he is quite the opposite. His metabolism is as slow as a snail and it’s not getting any better. His genes make it hard for him to gain muscle mass, plus, he loves to eat.
To make it worse, he combines his gluttonous habit with his love for sweets. He had a lot to overcome to achieve his weight loss success. When asked how he did it, his response was, “It’s all in the mind, your knowledge, grit, and determination. And a little bit of help.”
This website is for people who want to learn how to lose body fat and build muscle mass naturally. Christian is a great advocate of alternative health and natural wellness.
After reviewing many supplements, especially in the weight loss space, he realized that some products contain ineffective or harmful ingredients.
Worried that his friends and family buy these dodgy supplements and fear that they might be hospitalized or worse, he started writing about the dangers of “natural” supplements.
“Just because it’s natural, doesn’t mean it’s safe,” is one of the few things he would always say.
Christian wants to inform people about the potential risk to their health and the ineffectiveness of some supplements being sold in the market.
He writes and researches articles about the dangers of supplements, especially weight loss, to help other people like him achieve success in the safest way possible.