Saturday, April 30, 2005

Weight Loss and Hoodia Gordonii

You cannot fail to have noticed the growing emphasis recently on television on weight loss and healthy eating. 'You Are What You Eat' and 'Jamie's Kitchen' have been followed by a rash of new documentaries and discussions looking at the damaging effects of processed food. In 'Supersize Me' a man who attempted to eat nothing by MacDonald’s for a month was warned mid way though the experiment that it would kill him if he didn't stop.

Yet it's interesting that at the same time we have had an election campaign and not one politician seems prepared to make obesity and healthy eating an election issue. In one programme discussing the results of a young boys dramatic behaviour change when nutritionalists identified that he was intolerant to wheat and dairy, the presenter asked if anyone could go to see their GP and get tested. The answer is NO.

The evidence that food is one of most significant causes of behavioural problems in children and the huge costs to the NHS of dealing with degenerative illness caused by overeating and poor diet are now indisputable. Yet politicians are not prepared to address the issue. Properly managed, the NHS could provide significant support to us all by helping us top eliminate from our diets the foods that our bodies are intolerant to. The cost of this testing is not huge - yet it seems they are more prepared to spend thousands on drugs and surgery to fix the health problems resulting from poor diet and to help us eliminate the problem in the first place.

Why? Well its a political problem. Politicians depend on funding from major corporations for their election campaigns - many of the companies that provide that funding are large and significant players in the giant Food and Pharmaceutical industries. Active campaigns that negatively impact sales for these companies are therefore impossible. So we are left to take care of ourselves.

What we try to do on ez Anti Aging is to provide advice and suggestions on where you can get the support to help you to regulate your diet, avoid obesity and prevent the aging effects of poor foods and life style. The more healthy your body the longer you are likely to live - there is no dispute on that.

One product we have recently discovered that enables anyone to suppress the desire to over eat is Hoodia Gordonii. This cactus like plant from the African Kalahari Desert has been know about for thousands of years by the Sans Bushmen who, when on long hunting trips chew on the succulent heart of the plant to reduce hunger and increase energy, and are able to go days without eating and still remain strong and energetic.

While the Bushmen knew all about the powers of Hoodia, it was not until the mid 60's that the first research was done on Hoodia as an appetite suppressant ant it has taken 30 years for laboratories to isolate the specific appetite suppressing ingredient called P57.

In 2001 a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study in overweight, but otherwise healthy volunteers using the P57 extract from Hoodia Gordonii. The participants were split into two groups, one group received the P57 and the other received a placebo. Both groups were told to continue their normal diet and exercise. On average the P57 group (Hoodia) ate about 1,000 calories a day less than those in the control group. To put that in perspective, the average man consumes about 2,600 calories a day; a woman about 1,900.

For more information about Hoodia and to try this superb new product please visit our ez Anti Aging Website.