Weight Loss

Karma Files: Dr. Oz Gets B*tch Slapped by Senator Claire McCaskill

We’ve been reviewing Dr. Oz featured weight loss products for several years now, for the simple reason that anything Oz features on his show generates a ton of interest, and accordingly, a ton of sales. But we’re not pleased with him for the simple reason that the things he recommends… well, they either have been proven not to work, or the science is preliminary, the results are exaggerated, there are conflicts of...

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In the Weight Loss Supplement World, “Doctor Recommended” Means Sweet FA!

In my publication “Dirty, Rotten Tricks! Supplement Company Lies That Cost You Money!“, I talk about the “doctor recommended” scam. Essentially, the word of a medical doctor holds a lot of sway with the general public, so supplement manufacturers and retailers will often do whatever they can to be able to claim that their product is “doctor recommended.” What they do to make this appear to be the...

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4 Ways to Stay Motivated at the Gym!

It’s fast becoming an age-old scenario… An individual (let’s call him Mr. Smith)has been recommended by his doctor to lose some weight for health reasons. With quiet resignation, Mr. Smith adopts a sensible diet plan in conjunction with a smart exercise regime. A trip to the local gym is made and a membership is purchased (or perhaps a piece of exercise equipment is bought to facilitate the ease of working out at...

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An Addendum to Paul’s Metabosyn Review…

I’ve been pretty busy lately, so I haven’t kept up with the newest material on the main domain. But I had some extra time today, so I thought I’d take a look. There’s some good stuff there (kudos to Paul and Sumi!). I was especially amused by Paul’s Metabosyn review. The review itself wasn’t funny, but whenever I see the address, 3165 Millrock Dr. Ste 500, SLC Utah, my eyes start to spontaneously...

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More Tainted Supps…

Here we go again – the FDA has identified another round of weight loss products adulterated/contaminated with sibutramine and/or phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that elevates the risk for adverse cardiovascular events. It was banned in 2010. Phenolphthalein is a chemical with laxative effects. It’s also a potential carcinogen. It was removed from OTC laxative products in 1999. The most recent...

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Looks Like the “99 Cent Store Diet” is a Winner

I really enjoyed this story… Last week, ABC News covered the weight loss saga of “Papa Joe” Aviance, a Southern California recording artist and producer, who lost a whopping 250 pounds over an 18 month period. And he did it on a budget. He shopped for healthy foods at a “99 Cents Only Store” and walked 5 miles/day. Joe Aviance is living proof that you don’t need to spend big bucks to get into shape....

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