Bamboo could prove a Good Investment, says AAA

Investors seeking a new, sustainable plantation investment could consider investing in fast-growing species like bamboo, explains AAA.

Boston, MA, USA, April 4, 2012 -- Investors seeking a new, sustainable plantation investment could consider investing in fast-growing species like bamboo, explains Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

Bamboo is being celebrated by many as a new ‘super material’ which can be grown quickly in plantations, which also help to absorb carbon from the atmosphere if managed sustainably. The mature plants are harvested, while others continue to grow in a sustainable cycle, which means there is always standing bamboo forests, always harvested bamboo to use in construction and always habitat for animals and forests for people to enjoy.

This sustainable plantation model has proven successful as a means of providing an ongoing supply of materials, while helping to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, explained AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.

The real selling point of bamboo is that the material can be used as a hard alternative to timber, or can be used almost as a material or fibre in weaving or in garment making. It can also be eaten. There is said to be 1,500 uses for the material, which grows fast and helps people living in poorer counties to make a living.

The World Bamboo Organization’s president, Michael Abadia, explains, "From the field and the forest to the factory and the merchant, from the design studio to the laboratory, from the universities to those in political power, people are more and more aware of this potentially renewable resource."

AAA, an ethical and alternative investment advocacy group, has long-been a supporter of sustainable forestry investment. Plantations of species like Eucalyptus and teak, run by firms like Greenwood Management, offer a great opportunity for investors who want to diversify their portfolios.

Now, it is adding bamboo to its list of recommended asset classes for very similar reasons. “Many of us are pulling away from traditional stocks and bonds, with our sights set firmly on ethical and environmentally-responsible asset classes instead,” stated Mr Johnson.

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

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Alternative Asset Analysis
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Boston, MA 02109-1320

1,800 Sign Up for IAPAM hCG Weight Loss Programs in March 2012

More patients began their weight loss journey using the IAPAM's Exclusive IAPAM hCG Protocol in March 2012, than in any month before. The IAPAM reports that over 1,800 Patients began losing weight using the IAPAM's hCG Protocol in March. To date, over 21,000 patients have lost weight using the IAPAM's hCG Weight Loss Protocol and over 450 physicians have attended the IAPAM hCG Training and are adding this cash based modality to their practices.

Las Vegas, Nevada, April 4, 2012 -- On March 24, 2012, the Dr. Oz Show again showcased hCG for weight loss. Since that show aired, patient demand for the hCG diet has exploded, with patients flocking to physicians who offer hCG for weight loss. In March alone, the IAPAM reports that 1800 patients began losing weight using the IAPAM's updated hCG weight loss protocols (

Physicians can safely offer hCG for weight loss to their patients after completing the IAPAM's comprehensive Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program featuring hCG. The IAPAM’s hCG Training is the leading physician directed hCG weight loss program in the world. The IAPAM ( has trained over 450 physicians on how to effectively offer hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) to their patients, and well over 21,000 patients have successfully lost weight on hCG using the IAPAM's Exclusive hCG Protocol (, based on Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches. The IAPAM's hCG training is taught by a faculty who operate hCG weight loss clinics, allowing physicians and their staff to learn from the faculty's vast experience.

The IAPAM's hCG Training includes:

1. Detailed IAPAM hCG Program Protocols
2. hCG Program Guidebook to offer patients (hCG friendly recipes, food journal, tips)
3. Common medical hCG contraindications
4. Consent forms, medical history forms
5. Patient selection criteria
6. Patient PowerPoint presentations for the waiting room
7. Phone scripts & call logs for your staff
8. hCG ordering information and special pricing
9. Legal/Insurance considerations, current FDA status
10. VLCD/LCD diet programs
11. Meal replacement diet programs
12. Ketogenic based diet programs
13. Utilizing B6/B12 injections in weight loss
14. Using prescription appetite suppressants in weight loss
15. Metabolism testing as a profit center
16. Laser assisted lipolysis
17. Special hCG Facebook discussion forum and much much more.

Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM, and a member of the expert faculty of instructors at the IAPAM's hCG Physician Weight Loss Training, comments that, "as medically supervised hCG weight loss programs are being requested by patients, we are seeing a correlating increase in physician-demand for the IAPAM's hCG training." Mr. Russell also emphasizes that, "through the comprehensive education, and the year of practice support offered by the IAPAM, doctors can appreciate the effects of medications, the implications of plateauing, the importance of vitamin supplements, engage in ongoing dialogue with each other and hCG experts, and understand all the other nuances of the IAPAM protocol that result in patient satisfaction and enduring weight loss."

To register for the next IAPAM hCG Weight Loss Training session, go to or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 708 or email

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x708


BusinessVibes presents Discussion Forum Feature

Discussion Forum helps not only in specific, industry related issues, but also gives responses on more general questions regarding marketing, social media strategy for online businesses or legal issues related to doing business in specific region.

London, UK, April 4, 2012 -- BusinessVibes is a new website considered to be next social media networking platform. In difference from Facebook or Twitter it was designed and created only for businesses. Users of BusinessVibes are companies and associations using platform to connect with each other and share information. The main aim of the platform is to help business entities to look for new suppliers, buyers or clients globally.

In order to fulfil its main goal, website provides its users with plenty of tools. Companies can start with internal search engine to look for potential partners abroad. While finding interesting ones they can take advantage of profile card option and ask for some more details or connect straightaway.

Among newly launched features we can find Discussion Forum. It is a place on the website where companies and associations can ask questions and participate in existing discussions. Topics of discussion are classified into several categories which can be easily browsed and reviewed. Discussion Forum helps not only in specific, industry related issues, but also gives responses on more general questions regarding marketing, social media strategy for online businesses or legal issues related to doing business in specific region. All questions about the platforms itself can be posted via Discussion Forum too. BusinessVibes team will definitely do their best to answer all your doubts as soon as possible.

It seems like BusinessVibes is a platform that companies should consider as must to check. With features like: Connecting, Sharing, Discussion Forum, Event Promotions and many more it is a great mix of many already existing platforms successfully used as marketing tool. Finally someone has created one platform where major options can be used all together. Moreover, it is for business bodies exclusively. Great job BusinessVibes.

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BusinessVibes Network International Inc
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