An Anti-Obesity Pill

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pillsFrom Your Health Journal…..An interesting article from The Jewish Press by Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu about an anti-obesity pill. We know how obesity is on the rise all over the world, and obesity related illnesses are also on the rise including heart disease, asthma, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and weak joints. Sedentary lifestyle along with poor eating habits has been a major contribution. Now, an Israeli-made pill may be on its way to make the world slimmer. The “slim pill” to reduce obesity could go on the market as a medicine, with the help of a major pharmaceutical company. The slim-down pill is made from indigestible edible fiber taken before a meal. The pills, after coming in contact with water, inflate and make food more viscous, keeping it in the stomach longer, and creating the sense of being sated. Please visit the Jewish Press web site (link provided below) to read the complete article. It was well written and informative.”

From the article…..

An Israeli-made pill may be on its way to make the world slimmer. The “slim pill” to reduce obesity could go on the market as a medicine, with the help of a major pharmaceutical company.

The Israeli start-up Gelesis is in advanced talks with a large pharmaceutical company to develop its pill that makes people fat people feel their stomachs are full, resulting in less food intake and a loss in weight.

The pharma company was not identified by Israel’s Globes business newspaper, which said that Gelesis soon will publish results of a recent clinical trial of the pill.

Instead of asking the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider the product as a nutritional supplement or medical device, the Israeli company wants to offer it is a medicine in to increase its market appeal.

The value of the deal with the foreign pharmaceutical company could reach hundreds of millions of dollars. The unidentified company will invest millions of dollars for developing the pill and will pay royalties on sales, Globes added.

The slim-down pill is made from indigestible edible fiber taken before a meal. The pills, after coming in contact with water, inflate and make food more viscous, keeping it in the stomach longer, and creating the sense of being sated.

A study of the pill’s effects several years ago showed a high rate of those who said they felt they had enough to eat, while only 16 percent reported they suffered side effects of discomfort, which Gelesis may be able to reduce by changing the dosage for certain individuals.

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How To Lose Weight The Easy And Effective Way

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By Grace Bailey

momdaugtherbikeNowadays, pretty much everybody is in a constant battle of losing pounds and reaching that ideal weight. However, this can prove to be the hardest thing ever after you see that the countless diets you have already tried don’t seem to work. Here are a couple of advices on what type of attitude you need to embrace when you are on your way to shaping that dream body of yours.

First of all, the most important thing you need to understand and remember is that each human’s body is unique in terms of both physique and metabolism. And not to mention the results that one wants to achieve. So, do not despair if you have tried someone else’s diet and it has had no effect on you. Sure Oprah Winfrey’s diet helped her lose ten pounds in a month but that does not mean it will help you too. Your body is different from Oprah’s. Each diet needs to be individual, ‘tailored’ according to the person’s needs.

Anybody that has even the smallest insight on building a slim and healthy body is well familiar with the fact that without working out, no real results could be achieved. Starving is not the way to do it, but you rather have to hit the gym as well. Exercising is an inseparable part of one’s journey to the dream body. joggersHowever, it does not necessarily have to be pumping iron at the gym. If this is just not your thing, or you enjoy being outdoors, consider a specific sport. Even cycling or running on a regular basis will do the job. The options for doing sports are pretty much countless – swimming, hiking (both outdoors and indoors, when it is too cold), skating (or ice skating), etc. Cardiovascular exercises have to do with a lot of movement, which helps you burn calories (fat). Lifting weights will seriously contribute when you want to not only lose weight but also shape your body.

A few words on metabolism – The faster your metabolism is, the more calories your body burns. If, however, your metabolism is slow, you will have to help your body. Try to increase the number of your daily meals, for example, five to six light meals a day is perfect. Keep your meals light and do not have dinner an hour before going to bed. Give your body enough time to process the food.

Some tips on your eating plan. Obviously, you will have to stop consuming (or at least significantly decrease) greasy foods. Avoid deep-fried meals, stir-fried is OK in moderation. Also, stay away from pastry products. If you can stop eating bread (and substitute it with more staple foods) that would be even better. Pastries ‘help’ you gain more fat. Increase the number of fresh fruits you consume on a daily basis – apples, bananas, oranges, peaches, etc. Whatever appeals to you.

cookieDecrease the amount of sugar, in your coffee, tea, etc. Either use no sugar at all, or substitute it with special low-calorie sweeteners. Junk food… People call it that way for a reason. All those snacks, sweets, chips, candy, soda… They not only give you back the calories which you managed to burn, but are also basically bad for your health. Such snacks could be replaced. Whenever you feel like having some candy, have a fruit instead. If you are thirsty, reach for the water, not the soda. Same goes for fast food, avoid it at all costs. There are plenty of healthy low-calorie alternatives. However, if your brain simply craves for these bodily ‘pests’, try to impose it on yourself to have them in moderation. At least it will keep you from going insane.

Bottom line, an individual diet, ‘tailored’ especially for you, along with some privation and a lot of exercising is bound to give you the body you strive for!

Author Grace Bailey: The mission of Grace is to help you create a better home. She enjoys sharing ideas of moving to a healthier home and wholesome lifestyle for your family. You can read her tips also at HandyMoves.co.uk

Guest Post – Archie Ward, Can Caralluma Help Me Lose Weight?

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bellymeasurementsmallIf you are trying to lose weight and have been having a difficult time getting good results by changing your eating habits and increasing the amount of exercise you get each week, you may be interested in trying a supplement such as Caralluma. A member of the cactus family, Caralluma fimbriata has been used by people living in India for hundreds of years to help curb their appetite.

Caralluma is also purported to help users get more energy. Laborers in India, for example, will take Caralluma to help them work harder and longer while keeping their cravings for food at bay. Tribal hunters are also said to use Caralluma to help them stay focused when they are hunting for game in India. In fact, it has been reported that people will use Caralluma during periods of famine.

These uses have caught the eyes of Western researchers who are eager to find a solution to the mounting obesity problem that is so prevalent in the developed world.

People interested in using Caralluma fimbriata will eat it raw or use it in cooked dishes. It also is used in a preserved state by pickling it or as an ingredient in a chutney in India. For more standardized amounts, Caralluma is also available as an extract which you can take in the form of a pill or in a liquid extract.

Potential Benefits of Caralluma

The main potential benefits of using Caralluma fimbriata are to increase your energy levels and to decrease your feelings of hunger.

The main potential benefits of using Caralluma fimbriata are to increase your energy levels and to decrease your feelings of hunger. These two effects are supposed to help you lose weight because not only would you be less tempted to eat too much food, you may feel more encouraged to increase your exercise levels.

Scientists think that by consuming Caralluma fimbriata, its pregnane glycosides work to inhibit hunger sensations sent by a person’s stomach nerves to the hypothalamus in the brain. Blocking these hunger signals is supposed to fool you into thinking you are already full, so you won’t be tempted to eat or to overeat.

What’s more, researchers believe that Caralluma fimbriata has a powerful effect on burning fat. It supposedly blocks acetyl co-enzyme A along with malonyl co-enzyme A to decrease the synthesis of fat in the human body. Not only that, Caralluma fimbriata should boost your body’s ability to burn existing fat.

Possible Side Effects

People who take 500 mg of an extract of Caralluma twice a day for as many as 60 days seem to be safe, according to WebMD. The WebMD site notes that some people might experience some mild side effects when using Caralluma extract, including constipation, pain in the stomach or upset stomach or intestinal gas, but that the side effects typically dissipated after approximately seven days of use.

There is insufficient data on the effect of people using Caralluma during pregnancy. People who are pregnant or breast-feeding should avoid using Caralluma to be on the safe side, according to WebMD.

Losing weight can be quite difficult for people. Besides changing your diet and adding more exercise to your routine, it may help you to meet with other people to support one another as you work to lose excess fat. Using Caralluma to help you get rid of unwanted pounds may be beneficial to you as you in your journey toward improved health.

– This has been a guest post from Archie Ward, Australian supplier of Caralluma weight loss products online. If you’re thinking about giving it a shot, it might be worth investigating their site first.

“From Your Health Journal – This article was submitted by a guest writer, but does not mean this web site or people affilated with this web site endorse any products with Caralluma. We just felt many readers have never heard of Caralluma, and we found it interesting to learn more about. Any questions about Caralluma should be directed to the guest author, or in the comments section of this site. Happy holidays.”