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Take the HoodiaSlim Option

Take the HoodiaSlim Option

Sunday, January 1st 2006

Medical practitioners and obese individuals are becoming increasingly disenchanted with promises of new diets, new drugs and new dietary supplements. New Zealanders must be tired of being told they are overweight, obese and unfit.

Centuries-Old Methods

But the San tribesmen in arid regions of the South African desert have used hoodia for generations for appetite and thirst suppression. The earliest observation of hoodia use by the San people was made in the 1930's.

Hoodia gordonii appears to contain special components that act upon specific regions of the brain to promote a feeling of fullness. In this regard, hoodia has an ability to "play a trick" on the brain, by giving the central nervous system a powerful message that a person is full (satiated). This feeling of fullness occurs because hoodia gives a satiety signal to the hypothalamus, a small area of the underside of the brain.

The hypothalamus receives many signals from different parts of the body. It receives messages about body temperature and body chemistry. This area of the brain also responds to the amount of nutrients entering the bloodstream. Blood sugar concentrations are measured by the hypothalamus. The sensing of blood sugar triggers a sensation of fullness. The hypothalamus directs the body to eat after it receives and analyses information from nerves and messenger molecules.

There are many other factors involved in hunger and appetite. One big problem for overweight people is their inability to control their appetite. In addition some people crave certain kinds of food, especially sweet or fatty foods.

Sensible, Responsible and Very Effective

Although hoodia has been described as a "miracle" it cannot be seen as a "magic bullet" for the global overweight problem. With the failure of many fad diets and drugs or for weight control, scientist and the general public are realizing that weight loss efforts must go back to basics. The key issue in weight control is reduction of calorie intake and this is what happens in many people when hoodia is taken with resultant beneficial weight loss results.

As with any weight management product or regime, a reduced calorie diet and a suitable exercise regime is essential.

Reproduced unabridged from the January - March 2006 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for Weight Loss :

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If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.


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