|Hoodia Diet Pill Shipments Being Detained at Canadian Border by ... |
Shipments of Hoodia, the latest appetite suppressant craze throughout North America have been detained at various Canadian border entry sites because they contain an endangered African plant species. Canadian federal wildlife and customs officials have detained and seized over 2,000 of shipments of the increasingly popular diet pills since May 2006. Many Hoodia distributers are now relying on the positive media exposure of the supplement after it was featured on a prominent television news magazine and print media providers. All are touting Hoodia as safe, natural and highly effective. Wildlife enforcement officers are reporting daily interceptions at international mail centres, courier facilities and airports in Montreal, Quebec City, Mississauga, Calgary and Vancouver because importers do not have the proper permits namely Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
''Cleansing'' Diets May Be Worthless, Dangerous
Molly Davis lives a healthy lifestyle, but she decided recently that she wanted to help her body "perform optimally."
What she needed, she thought, was a flush of her system. So the Atlanta-based advertising director chose what might be the most popular "detox" regimen, the Master Cleanse.
For 10 days, she ate no solid food. Instead, she drank at least eight glasses a day of a concoction combining lemon juice, water, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. In the mornings, she drank two full quarts of salt water. In the evenings, she drank a laxative tea.
The results were as dramatic as would be expected: "I felt like hell," Davis tells WebMD. She suffered from headaches, acne, and irritability. A strange whitish film covered her tongue.
She also lost 10 pounds.
Listen Up! The Biggest Loser Club Online Debuts Exclusive Audio ...
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2006--Fans of the hit NBC reality show The Biggest Loser can now get the inside story behind every week''s episode through a new audio blog on BiggestLoserClub.com. Every Thursday, The Biggest Loser trainers Bob Harper and Kim Lyons will join the previous night''s eliminated contestant in an exclusive post-show discussion for members of BiggestLoserClub.com.
The opening audio blog, available on Thursday, September 22, features the show''s first eliminated contestant who will join trainer Kim Lyons to recap the exciting two-hour season premiere and explain what happens on one of the most trying days at the ranch. The contestant will also share their story about the challenges of maintaining a healthy weight-loss routine amid a busy schedule at home and finding time to exercise and cook healthy meals.
Diet drug offers multiple health benefits: study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A low dose of the diet drug orlistat, coupled with a reduced-calorie diet, leads to significant weight loss and improved lipid and blood pressure profiles and is well tolerated, according to results of three studies reported at the International Congress of Obesity in Sydney, Australia.
In an interview with Reuters Health ahead of the meeting, lead investigator Dr. Vidhu Bansal of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare told Reuters Health, these studies show that orlistat 60 milligrams "is an excellent candidate for over-the-counter (OTC) use for weight loss."
Orlistat 60 milligrams, which will be marketed as Alli (pronounced AL-eye) is a low-dose version of GlaxoSmithKline''s prescription drug Xenical (orlistat 120 mg capsules). It is currently under review at the U.S.
Fight the ''Freshman 15'' With ''Dorm Room Diet''
Daphne Oz has written a new book, "The Dorm Room Diet," about how to lose weight when faced with the late-night munchies and social events so common in college.
Oz, whose father is Dr. Mehmet Oz, author of "YOU: An Owner''s Manual," has tips on how to snack in a healthy way that works for anyone from a college student worried about gaining the "Freshman 15" to a busy working mom on the go. .
Fish diet outweighs defibrillators for preventing deaths, model ...
Heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids may prevent more sudden deaths than some defibrillators, according to a computer-modelling study.
People can raise their omega-3 fatty acids levels by eating salmon, mackerel and other fish or taking supplements.
Mammals cannot naturally produce omega-3 fatty acids and must get it from their diet. The fatty acids are thought to prevent blood platelets from clotting and sticking to artery walls, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Researchers compared the prevention strategies for a computer-simulated community of 100,000 people.
Previous studies suggested both omega-3 fatty acids and defibrillators can prevent sudden cardiac deaths. Since it can be difficult to compare their effectiveness across a population, researchers turned to a computer model.