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.

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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 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:
    “”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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