- Weight loss pills are a nod to the pharmaceutical Band-Aid mentality, and actually run counter to the idea of a healthy lifestyle. This is why I stopped selling weight loss supplements, and it’s why I encourage others to stop
- Supplements that are deemed hazardous are typically “spiked” with some form of pharmaceutical drug or synthetic ingredient
- Suspect products are typically of the weight loss or “fat burner” variety, along with muscle-building and energy beverages or pills
- Pro-pharmaceutical spokesmen have been repeatedly been quoted as saying that dietary supplements are unregulated and need stricter oversight due to the hazards they pose to your health
- This is patently false, as the FDA regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA)
- Senate Hearing Puts Dr. Oz in the Hot Seat
- Are Supplements Regulated or Not?
- Hazardous Supplements Are Typically 'Spiked' with Pharmaceuticals FTC Also Regulates Marketing of Supplements
- Why I Encourage Supplement Industry to Stop Selling Weight Loss Cures
- Most Weight Loss Products Are Stimulants, Like 'Coffee in a Pill'
- In essence, if you eat right, you don't need a weight loss supplement.
- Ingredients that have been found to support weight loss that you can get through your diet include (Dr. Mercola gives chart of whole foods that help lose weight):
- Transparency Is Key for Protecting the Supplement Industry
- For Weight Loss, Focus on Your Diet First...
- How Do You Determine Whether a Supplement Is of High Quality?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Video of Dr. Oz--in trouble for pushing weight-loss supplements > Dr. Mercola's answer to those who are demonizing all dietary supplements, claiming they're "unsafe" and are "not regulated" > http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/06/25/weight-supplements.aspx?e_cid=20140625Z1_PRNL_art_1&utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20140625Z1&et_cid=DM48606&et_rid=564775429