Do You Feel Euphoric? I Don't...

"Great bull markets always end in euphoria. But that's not where we are today... not even close."

During a special event aired on Wednesday, my friend and partner Dr. Steve Sjuggerud explained to an audience of tens of thousands of people why there's still room for the current bull market to run.

And I agree.

Just take a look at the money you can make in the final months of a bull market...

If you haven't been in the market over the past nine years, you've been missing out on incredible gains. Since March 2009, the S&P 500 has gained about 300%.

But, according to Steve, "The biggest gains are still to come."

That's where Steve's True Wealth Systems comes in. Our publisher has spent millions developing True Wealth Systems... Steve and his team use the system to track how well stocks are doing across 40 sectors and what you should buy now.

This isn't the type of information available to the average investor.

Yesterday, Steve released his Melt Up portfolio – his nine best recommendations to profit during this final boom. And he detailed exactly how to put your money to work right now.

Steve has a vision of the markets and investments like no one else I know. And, no matter how long this final stage of the bull market lasts, Steve will be with you... giving insight, showing you where the value is, and sharing incredible investment opportunities.

This is a critical time for investors. Don't miss out.

Click here to learn more.

Now let's get into this week's Q&A...

Q: To help prevent cancer, I believe you said to avoid all sugar and artificial sugar substitutes. So does that also include maple syrup, brown rice syrup, or tapioca syrup? Does that mean natural sweeteners are also to be avoided? – N.W.

A: Do what I do... Avoid sweeteners at all costs. And check how much added sugar is in your food – you might be surprised to find sugar lurking in everything from frozen pizza to canned soup. If I see sugar listed, I put it down... natural or artificial.

Many of those "natural" syrups, the stuff sold at your local grocery store, is pasteurized, overprocessed, and not natural. In fact, it may even contain high-fructose corn syrup. Just like I've said with honey, if you must have it, go local, natural, and as unprocessed as you can find.

The problem is that these sugars and artificial sweeteners often cause the same reaction in our bodies... They cause a rapid increase in blood sugar. And longtime readers know that elevated blood sugar levels trigger the production of fat, increase inflammation, and raise blood pressure.

I say this a lot, but the best way to satisfy a craving for sweets is with fruit. The fiber in the fruit helps slow the absorption of sugar, so you don't get a quick spike in your blood sugar.

Q: How do flavored sparkling waters like LaCroix have so much flavor but no sugar, no calories, no anything in them other than carbonated water and "natural flavor"? Is it really nothing? Is a small enough amount to be considered 0%? What's "natural flavor," even? – C.G.

A: This is a tricky one. LaCroix uses an essence of natural flavors to get its carbonated waters to taste good. It has kooky flavors like blackberry cucumber and more standard ones like lime and lemon. There's no sugar or sweetener of any kind (which we like) but recent headlines accusing them of dangerous additives piqued our interest as well as C.G.'s.

The FDA requires anything labeled as "natural flavor" to be derived from things like fruits, vegetables, edible yeast, herbs, bark, roots, leaves, and so on. It takes in an awful lot of extracts, essential oils, and more. One of the components for which LaCroix has come under fire is linalool. This is a natural product that comes from citrus peels. In fact, you find it in Earl Grey tea as a natural flavoring, too. But here's the thing... Linalool is also a component of cockroach poison. The reason: Roaches hate the smell of citrus. That's it. It's certainly not lethal. If it is, the tea drinkers in my office wouldn't be here anymore.

The scary headline about poison in your flavored water is just that – a scare tactic. The amounts in these cans won't do any harm. Don't go overboard of course, but feel free to enjoy these waters. Some of my staff found they were a great replacement for soda – you still get bubbles and flavor, but no sugar.

Q: I missed the end of the Melt Up webinar. Is there a replay I can see? – P.N.

A: Steve talked about which stocks to buy and which to avoid. He also detailed three things common among stocks that can triple in a year. Steve even sat down with legendary investor Jim Rogers to talk about how to know when you're in a bubble. You can watch the replay here.

What do you think about the Melt Up? Are you still in the market? Let us know... [email protected].

What We're Reading...

Here's to our health, wealth, and a great retirement,

Dr. David Eifrig and the Health & Wealth Bulletin Research Team
October 26, 2018