In This Issue:
Three Nutrients Help You Drop the Pounds
By Al Sears, MD
Here in South Florida the weather is warming up. Yesterday’s high was 92 degrees! The whole practice is talking about getting our bodies back in beach shape. A bunch of us are doing PACE, plus we’ve got a secret weapon to curb our cravings.
In fact, it makes losing that extra “insulation” that we all tend to pack on in the winter as easy as 1, 2, 3. Three natural supplements that I’ll explain in this article can help you:
The first one is Garcinia cambogia, a pumpkin-shaped fruit from Asia. It has been used for centuries in places like Indonesia and India to make small meals seem more filling.
Garcinia’s rind contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a natural appetite-suppressing compound. In a Georgetown University Medical Center study, individuals taking HCA supplements decreased their appetite, lost a significant amount of weight, and helped maintain healthy cholesterol levels that were already within the normal range in just 8 weeks. 1
And Garcinia does more than recondition your body to eat less. It also helps you lose weight by blocking the action of an enzyme called citrate lyase, which turns excess carbs into fat. So, instead of putting on the pounds, your body ends up using carbs more efficiently.
The second gut-busting supplement is Hoodia. You’ve probably seen the stories featuring it on 60 Minutes, the Today Show and on ABC.
For centuries, the nomadic San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert have eaten its stem before long journeys to stave off hunger. A molecule in Hoodia that scientists have named P57 suppresses your appetite by sending your brain the message that you’re full — even if you haven’t eaten. And it is not known to cause any side effects. 2
The third key nutrient is chromium. Chromium is vital in helping to maintain blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range. So, if you have a sweet tooth, you definitely want to maintain a healthy chromium intake.
But, nutrition experts say that 90 percent of all adults in the U.S. suffer from chromium deficiency, so it’s likely that you aren’t getting enough of this essential nutrient.
But you can’t take just any chromium. Some types may actually do more harm than good. And research shows that chromium needs niacin to be an effective supplement.
Look for chromium polynicotinate a niacin-bound form which is safe and effective as a dietary supplement.
I recommend you take the following amounts of each of these fat-busting supplements before each meal to help shed the winter weight.
To Your Good Health,
Dr. Al Sears, MD
[ Ed. Note: Dr. Sears is Chairman of the Board of Total Health Breakthroughs. He has written over 500 articles and 7 books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, and nutritional supplementation . Learn more about his appetite suppressing spray by clicking here.]
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