Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Acai Berry Diet – Natural weight loss solution?

Weight loss is a goal of many and many can’t seem to reach the goals that they work so hard for. The weight just doesn’t want to come off or it doesn’t come off fast enough. Fortunately, there is a solution to this issue that some people would never think would be a solution and it is the power of the Acai Berry.

How can a berry do this? Well, the berry is delivered in other forms such as capsules, purees, juices, powders, and may be freeze dried. This is because the fruit is highly perishable and has to be placed in other forms. Nevertheless, many lean toward capsules for the fact that the fruit is quickly refined and placed within the capsules to preserve their nutrition value.


The Acai Berry is so high in antioxidants that it is easy for it to get rid of toxins that are within the body. When toxins are flushed out of the body, then the body is better able to metabolize food. When you get a boost in metabolism, your body will burn fat and will be more likely to create muscle when you incorporate exercise and a good diet into your Acai Berry detox diet.

By adding Acai Berry to your diet, you can expect to shed anywhere between 5 and 20 pounds in “junk” that resides in your body. In the meantime, you are getting some amazing benefits that include quick weight loss and increased energy as well decrease risk of heart attack, cholesterol, and high blood pressure. You’ll also have more energy as you embark on your journey.

The easiest way

When you don’t have time to make anything with Acai Berry or eat or drink it, you can take it in capsule form. has got Acai Berry in capsule form for you so that you can take it quickly and go on your way. You get 100% pure, certified organic Acai Berry that has all of the benefits that you need. It is simply condensed into a capsule.

So keep this in mind the next time you wonder why you aren’t losing weight. Detox in a natural way.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Celebrity diets – are they safe? Proactol™ offers an insiders look into the latest dietary trends

With the media clearly besotted with the latest celebrity diet endorsements, it makes a refreshing change to find a company who is solely interested in helping their consumers to achieve safe, natural weight loss.

Yet natural fat binder Proactol™ has done just that. Recognising the potential health dangers that can arise from following low calorie/ fluid diets - such as those promoted by the cabbage diet, the Master Cleanse and the juice diet – Proactol™ has assessed the pros and cons of following such diets, whilst revealing to consumers the real lengths celebrities go to in order to achieve their slim, toned bodies.

And we have to say they have been very thorough in their attempts to increase consumer awareness.

Launching an online campaign dedicated to helping their consumers escape the risks created by these fad diets; they are also offering their consumers a detailed Celebrity diet eBook.

Following extensive research into these diets, Proactol™’s unique eBook analyses every aspect of these diets: what they involve, how they work and how they impact on your body, before offering consumers a healthier, safer route.

Their online campaign in particular is tremendously helpful. Designed with you in mind, they have created an assortment of easy to follow tips can that easily be incorporated into your daily lifestyle - tips that anyone can do without having to make dramatic dietary changes!

All-in-all Proactol™ have done a great job in bringing to light the dangers of celebrity diets and their celebrity diet campaign is definitely worth a read.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009





Plant-based diet supplement Zotrim costs far less for each pound of weight lost than both Alli and Appesat. Analysis of the published results of each product shows that the all-natural Zotrim is a much more cost-effective way to lose weight and provides quicker results.

A 45 day study(1) showed that those on Zotrim lost on average 11 pounds of weight over and above those taking the placebo. This amounts to a cost of around £4.50 per pound of weight lost, with no reported negative side effects.

Alli costs around £37 per pound of weight lost and takes 84 days to lose just 4lbs more than the placebo(2). This is over eight times more expensive per pound lost than Zotrim.

Appesat costs up to twelve times more than Zotrim in order to lose the same amount of weight. Published results show Appesat costs around £56 per pound of weight lost and takes 84 days to lose 8lbs more than the placebo(3). After six weeks, trialists taking Appesat lost the same amount of weight as those taking the placebo(3), whereas those taking Zotrim lost 11lbs more than the placebo group in the same time (the equivalent of five bags of sugar!)(1).

In the BBC2 TV programme Professor Regan’s Diet Clinic (17 April 2009) Zotrim was the only natural diet pill with clinical evidence of weight loss. Professor Reagan stated that Zotrim’s research shows a “clear link to weight loss” and the “difference in weight lost between the group taking Zotrim and the group taking the placebo was statistically significant”. Since the programme aired sales of Zotrim have soared.

The Zotrim research results were obtained without any changes in diet or lifestyle. However, users are offered advice on lifestyle change via the online Zotrim ‘Step-by-Step’ guide to help boost weight loss even further. Zotrim can also be used alongside other diet and exercise programmes and there are no minimum BMI restrictions. With Zotrim, it is the ‘dieting without hunger’ that helps sustain a healthy weight loss.

Zotrim, £21.48 for up to one month’s supply, is available from Boots and many other pharmacies and health food stores. Mail order direct from Zotrim on 0845 345 0724 or

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For more information please contact:

Hollie Thomson or Zoe Hooper at CCD PR / - 020 7434 4100

Notes to editors:

Comments can be obtained from:

i) Dr Trevor Jarman, MD of Nature’s Remedies (the manufacturer of Zotrim)

ii) Jane Griffin, Zotrim Consultant Dietitian

iii) Laura Williams, Celebrity trainer and Zotrim Fitness Consultant.



WEIGHT LOSS over the placebo group


proven dose


Increases satiety

Decreases hunger

No change of diet / exercise specified in trials

11lbs in 6.5 weeks



Blocks the body’s ability to absorb fat

Low fat, low calorie diet

4lbs in 12 weeks

(Xenical trial)



Fills stomach

Increases satiety

Low fat, low calorie diet

8lbs in 12 weeks

No difference between the placebo and control after 6 weeks


The Science Behind Zotrim – An Overview

Zotrim has been independently investigated in five studies. In summary, the 223 subjects that took Zotrim lost an average of 0.7kg per each 10-day period. In the key study (1) 47 overweight subjects took either Zotrim or a placebo for 45 days. Those taking Zotrim lost an average of 5.1kg (11.2lbs) compared to just 0.3kg (0.7lbs) with the placebo.

In three further ‘open label’ studies, average losses were:

  • 2.3kg over 28 days in 48 subjects wishing to lose weight (4)
  • 1.8kg in weight and 4.3 cm in waistline over 28 days in 56 overweight women (5)
  • 2.3kg in weight and 3.6 cm in waistline over 42 days in 73 overweight healthcare professionals (6)

Initial evidence for an effect of Zotrim was on slowing the rate of stomach emptying. Using ultrasound studies with subjects who drank 400ml apple juice, the stomach emptied much more slowly (average 58 minutes) after taking one dose of Zotrim compared to those taking a placebo tablet (emptying in 38 minutes). This was supported by a study with 20 subjects, 10 of whom took Zotrim and 10 took a placebo for 20 days (7). Perception of fullness occurred much sooner when taking Zotrim – the average time to perceived fullness was decreased from 21.5 to 12 minutes.

The most recent research, conducted in February 2009, looked at Zotrim’s effect on food intake and appetite. The double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover pilot study measured the appetite of 24 overweight, healthy women over a period of seven days. It found that the Zotrim-treated group ate 4.8% fewer calories at lunch compared to those who hadn’t been given the weight loss aid (compared to placebo) (8).

(1) Anderson, T and Fogh, J (2001). ‘Weight loss and delayed gastric emptying following a South American herbal preparation in overweight patients’, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol. 14,pp.243-250

(2). Alli/Xenical - NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance TG 23, March 2001
[Also see Rucker etc al, British Medical Journal online doi:10.1136/bmj.39385.413113.25
BMJ published online 15 Nov 2007]

At £49.95 for 84 tablets (current retail price), Alli cost £149.85 per person for the 84 day study (taking three tablets per day). As 4lbs above placebo were lost on average per person in the study, it costs £37.46 (149.85 divided by 4) per pound of weight lost.

BMJ 2007;335:1163-1164 (8 December), doi:10.1136/bmj.39385.347049.80 (published 15 November 2007)

(3) Appesat; Significant weight reduction by stimulation of the satiation receptors’ Willmen. Der Allgemeinarzt: 24, 1464-1468, 2002 (English translation) <

At £29.95 for 50 tablets (current retail price), Appesat cost £452.84 per person for the 84 day study (taking nine tablets per day). As 8lbs above placebo were lost on average per person in the study, it costs £56.60 (452.85 divided by 8) per pound of weight lost.

(4) Ruxton, C.H.S. (2004). Efficacy of Zotrim: a herbal weight loss preparation, Nutrition and Food Science, Vol. 34, pp.2-28

(5) Ruxton, C.H.S., Hinton. F. and Evans, C.E. (2005), ‘Effects of an over the counter herbal weight management product on weight and waist circumference in samples of overweight women: a consumer study’, Nutrition and Food Science, Vol. 35, pp.303-314

(6) Ruxton, C.H.S., Kirkwood, L., McMillan, B., StJohn, D., and Evens, C.E.L., (2007), Effectiveness of a herbal supplement for weight management’, British Food Journal, Vol. 109, pp.416-428

(7) Anderson, T.S., (2002), ‘Early sensation of gastric fullness following a herbal preparation used for weight loss’, 3rd Health and Nutrition Conference, London.

(8) Dr J.C.G. Halford, Professor T. Kirkham, Dr S. Tucci and Dr J.A. Harrold. Kissileff Laboratory for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour, University of Liverpool. ‘Experimental study to investigate the impact of oral administration of a patented herb extract formulation (Zotrim®) on food intake, feeding behaviour and appetite’. February 2009.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Spider Vein Treatment at a Beauty Day Spa

Executive summary By : A Aaronson

Spider veins creeping across the surface of your face and legs definitely detract from your attractiveness. It's a nurturing and wonderful place built around the all important concept of self care. Indulging oneself is not a selfish act but a necessary step in keeping oneself healthy. Feed yourself with self care.

Here, you will find services such as massage, facials, pedicures/manicures, waxing. What are spider veins? They are similar to varicose veins, in that they are purple or blue veins visible on the surface of the skin, but they are smaller. One method for getting rid of them is called Sclerotherapy. This is where a physician injects a solution into the blood vessel which causes it to clot and then be reabsorbed into the body. The result is the spider vein fading into nonexistence.

It is a little painful, but numbing medicines are applied and eventually, after several treatments, you are left with a lovely even complexion or leg surface.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Simple and Inexpensive Health Care For the Whole Family

Executive summary By : O. Schmidt

Here is a story to illustrate how modern medicine often works. Our health care systems often do something like this - costly and difficult fixes instead of relatively non-intrusive, simple and inexpensive body aids.

Instead of buying medicines and syrups containing questionable chemicals, we use a strong salt water or diluted food-grade hydrogen peroxide gargle to kill cold germs in the throat and it seems to prevent them from spreading. Germs are killed easily in the body by the heat and you use less energy producing the fever because of the external heat source. Simple, natural and inexpensive.

Body Toxins
A white coating on the tongue can be a good indicator of toxins. Check your diet. Drink more water to dilute and flush toxins. Frizzy skin below cuticles, dry and lifeless hair, and dry flaky body skin are also indicators. Sleep is not the solution because it is repair time, not re-energize time. Energy comes from nutritious food. Check your diet if you have low energy. Learn relaxation techniques to improve depth of sleep.

Learn formal relaxation techniques. Miscellaneous Inexpensive and Safe Self-Care
a) exercise, flex and tense face muscles each day to reduce sagging skin. Save money spent on facial creams.
b) eye exercises help keep stronger glasses away and eyes strong. As well, your body will be healthier and thank you by working properly because you have helped it help itself.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Glycemic Index Diet - Another Get-Thin-Quick Scheme?

Executive summary By: Idaline Hall

The low level on the scale is 55 and below, medium index levels are between 56 and 69, and high on the index scale is 70 and above. Different carbs (carbohydrates) will convert to glucose (sugar) and enter the bloodstream at different rates, and therefore vary in how much of a blood sugar spike you experience.

Food with a low glycemic index reading, on the other hand, fill you up, but raise blood sugar slowly and steadily, giving you a longer feeling of being full and continuous energy. Eating a low Glycemic Index Diet is not about avoiding carbs all together, but focusing on the more healthful carbs. Foods with low glycemic index make it possible to enjoy all foods, even those that rank high because combining these two together helps to balance out the count, with index levels in the medium range. Remember, it's the overall diet that counts, and not individual foods.


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