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    A "gift" for all of you

    I just have to share this with you. I am disabled by several problems which are not important, but I tell you so you understand the amount of medications I take on a daily basis. I also have fibromyalgia, so exercise is difficult.
    I am telling all of you this to share my recent discovery. I have watched Doctor Oz talk about a pill that is natural and magically helps you lose weight on his TV show. Garcinia Cambogia is what it is called, and the one I bought has nothing else in it. I listened to him discuss it for over three years, and finally decided to try it. I told my doctor about it, and he said "give it a try", so I did.
    I bought the brand that Dr. Oz speaks of and started taking two a day (instructions say three a day, but I forget to take the one at lunch most days.) with my regular meds. I started on June tenth and as of today I have lost 9 pounds! (I even had pizza last week!)
    I would never pretend to recommend any way of altering your self, except this is so easy, and just a fruit product, so give it a try. It has made me feel better than I have in years so there must be something in it that my system lacks, at least that was my doctor's opinion. He said to keep it up, and I might just reverse my Type 2 diabetes with the weight loss. How can I fail? I hope some of you try this, I would love to compare notes with you.
    Ok, ok, off my soap box and back to my current wall hanging project. ; )
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    ​Sounds interesting. I am currently trying yet another statin for high cholesteral so I won't be adding another medication to the mix.

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    If it works for you, great. But science does not support the claims. And you might want to ask your MD for some liver function tests.

    From Wikipedia:

    Weight loss

    In late 2012, a United States television personality, Dr. Oz, promoted garcinia cambogia extract as "an exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss"[8] Dr. Oz's previous endorsements have often led to a substantial increase in consumer interest in the promoted products. There is a lack of scientific evidence and clinical trials do not support claims that Garcinia cambogia is an effective weight loss aid.[9][10][11][12] A meta-analysis of several clinical trials found no compelling evidence for short-term weight loss.[13] Further, side effects namely hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage) led to one preparation being withdrawn from the market.[14][15]

    A 1998 randomized controlled trial looked at the effects of hydroxycitric acid, the purported active component in Garcinia gummi-gutta, as a potential antiobesity agent in 135 people. The conclusion from this trial was that "Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo".

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    ptquilts- thank you for the input. I will go check out your info, since I do not want to trade diabetes for liver problems.
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    yes, Dr. Oz is on the rack for saying too much about products on his show. Some panel has been grilling him about that. I too thought he gave into the producers on the show, but money talks.

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    I have seen this product too and hope you do well with it. Keep up the good work and remember who you can reverse that type 2 D. Great news.
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    I hope it works for you: I got an email (hacked from my DGD's address) saying to order it from a certain company in Utah...ie, try it, it worked for me! So, being the GGM (Gullible grandmother) I did....and ended up threatening to sue the stupid company when they wouldn't cancel my "order"...so, do at your own risk!
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    Hey, hey, hey. I will give it a try. Thanks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    If it works for you, great. But science does not support the claims. And you might want to ask your MD for some liver function tests.

    From Wikipedia:

    Weight loss

    In late 2012, a United States television personality, Dr. Oz, promoted garcinia cambogia extract as "an exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss"[8] Dr. Oz's previous endorsements have often led to a substantial increase in consumer interest in the promoted products. There is a lack of scientific evidence and clinical trials do not support claims that Garcinia cambogia is an effective weight loss aid.[9][10][11][12] A meta-analysis of several clinical trials found no compelling evidence for short-term weight loss.[13] Further, side effects — namely hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage) — led to one preparation being withdrawn from the market.[14][15]

    A 1998 randomized controlled trial looked at the effects of hydroxycitric acid, the purported active component in Garcinia gummi-gutta, as a potential antiobesity agent in 135 people. The conclusion from this trial was that "Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo".
    prescription medicine has just as many side effects & maybe even more. Mine comes with pages!! of warnings. I was raised on natural medicines & whatever Grandma said to do! So this would be something I would try.

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    Just adding my 2 cents worth :-) A little over a month ago, my doctor told me to cut out wheat (I'm pre-diabetic) for 3 weeks, come back in for blood work, and see what happened. I told him I would give it a shot - I was willing to do the 3 weeks thinking that as soon as it was over, back to bread (I LOVE bread!). After 3 weeks, I decided that I felt so much better and had so much more energy, I didn't care what the blood work said, I was off wheat. Anyway, new blood work done and I went from pre-diabetic to normal. Since then I've read and read and I really do believe a lot of the diseases we have are diet related. It may not work for all of us but I think, for a lot of us, if we changed what we ate, we would be so much healthier. Surprisingly, I don't miss the wheat at all and I feel so much better all around. And talk about energy......I have tons!! As far as supplements - they concern me somewhat. I don't believe that there is any standards for them and if I don't really know what they are, I don't really want to add it - too many additives all the way around. That being said, I'm not "one of those people." I really did not believe going no wheat would make a difference. A side note - someone brought fresh baked glazed donuts to the office. After about 2 hours I folded and ate one - I was immediately sorry and won't let that happen again. It made me feel awful for a few hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    yes, Dr. Oz is on the rack for saying too much about products on his show. Some panel has been grilling him about that. I too thought he gave into the producers on the show, but money talks.
    I am gladthat you find it works for you,but recommend caution,check with your G.P first. Even with prescribed medication I suffered kidney failure three years ago.I am on morphine to help with pain and would not like to risk further health problems.The thing is, if these products help I am sure they would be prescribed.

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    Thanks for the information. I have had a lifetime battle with my weight, inside I'm a perfect "10", it's just hidden. I too have a number of medical problems, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and diabetes, so I think I will ask my Dr. if she thinks it might be helpful. I sincerely hope that you can feel better with this product. I wish you well.

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    A friend of mine starting using this a few years ago. She lost a lot of weight.On her regular doctor visit he kind of freaked out on the weight loss. Too much to soon--After talking to her they both realized she was using the bathroom more than usual. He told her no more Dr Oz miracles they were cleaning her system out to near dehydration . He put her on a stool softener 3x's a week. She continued to lose weight at a safer manner. She is no longer insulin dependent.She is maintaining her ideal weight.Her liver numbers are back where they're suppose to be. When this started she was working a full time job-going to school and a single Mom of 3 girls with only 1 bathroom. So please take note of any and all changes to your body no matter how small they may seem. There are so many things over the counter that can mess with your regular medications. I had a major scare with my anti-rejection meds. and it was my multi-vitamin that was voiding them out. So I now pay closer attention to my body and what it is saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellageo View Post
    prescription medicine has just as many side effects & maybe even more. Mine comes with pages!! of warnings. I was raised on natural medicines & whatever Grandma said to do! So this would be something I would try.
    DH was taking a "natural" supplement to lower his cholesterol and it worked. However, when he mentioned it to his dr he was told the compounds in the supplement are the same as those found in cholesterol lowering drugs and carried the same possible side effects. Makes sense. Drugs aren't manufactured out of thin air. The lesson we learned is to research carefully before taking anything.

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    Thank you, ptquilts, for the information.

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    be very careful taking meds with out asking your dr first dr oz was in some kind of trouble promoting something just be careful!!
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    I was very careful to get the brand that Dr. Oz has granted his endorsement to. There was another brand that was banned due to liver toxicity, but the one I bought has Garcinia Cambogia and nothing else in it, (except the capsule itself is cellulose) and my Dr. Said "Try it." I am glad for all the input you have all given me. I will keep you all posted about progress and side effects if any. This is such a caring group. Bless you every one.

    I bought mine on Amazon. No purchasing hustle that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Sounds interesting. I am currently trying yet another statin for high cholesteral so I won't be adding another medication to the mix.
    Tartan, I have had good luck with plant-sterols, your body can not tell the difference between plant sterols and cholesterols, so the liver makes less cholesterol when the plant sterols are in the system/body. Do the research and see if that doesn't help. I'm not a big fan of statin drugs. you can get plant sterols OTC (over the counter)
    ​We can't help everyone, But everyone can help someone.

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    I stopped watching Dr. Oz when he starting promoting new miracles for weight loss. It seemed like he had a new one every few days. There is no pill that will strip the weight off and keep it off. It takes a long time to gain it so it makes sense that it will take a long time to get it off. Save your money. Dr. Oz use to be shown on prime daytime TV. He is now screened in the wee hours of the morning.

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    There is always some sort of study that can turn you against a product. If it is working for you, and your Dr has no objections, it cannot hurt to continue. I am sure that your Dr is keeping track of things and will advise you if need be.

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    Dr. Oz is on here in New Orleans at 3:00 p.m. central standard time.

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    Don't forget, "all natural" is just a buzz word. Everything comes from nature - even chemicals manufactured from petroleum, where does the petroleum come from? The earth, that's right, nature. "man made" products are made using raw ingredients found in "nature."

    Plus, arsenic, poison ivy, and toxic mushrooms are all "Natural" products, but I wouldn't take any of them!

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