Snake oil?

People would rather swallow a magic potion promising a cure than change their lifestyles.

Dr. Peter Janiszewski, 29, is medical writer and obesity researcher at Queen’s University in Canada. He debunks weight-loss myths on (Obesity Panacea), an excellent blog.

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/16/1985800/telling-the-truth-about-myths.html#ixzz1BOsclmGi

BTW, hot sauce and green tea DO help with weight loss!  I have both every day.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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  1. An ABC news story today says pretty much the same thing:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diet/quick-fix-weight-loss-fads/story?id=12712644
    “”We’re always looking for a magic bullet,” said Lisa Cimperman, a registered dietician at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. “We don’t want to do the work.”
    An ad for the Graybar Stimulator — developed in the ’20s and “a bargain in health” for only $59.50 — shows people have always been willing to spend money on a quick fix.
    “There’s a perceived value. We think: ‘If it’s expensive, it must work,'” said Cimperman. “It’s easier to spend money on a product than it is to go for a run.”

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