Friday, September 11, 2009

The Hot Potato

Usually I avoid all homeopathic concoctions, alternative medicines, and “wonder” supplements by a wide breadth. The reasons I have outlined, very well, HERE

However, the other day a very good friend urged me to try a new “diet” supplement. Since it was both pricey and privately marketed, I had grave doubts. But she was giving me free samples, so my initial reflex was “Why not?”
But on arriving home I decided to check out the ingredients on the internet. It turned out that the product makes you feel “full” by filling your stomach with fiber plus the liquid that you drink with it. So what would happen if I would have used this product? The tummy that I have laboriously worked to “shrink” to a smaller size, which today is happy with much smaller amounts than I once ate, would get re-stretched and bloated out. My hunger would return whenever I would NOT use the product.

Well, that was one idea I dropped like a “hot potato”.


Staying Afloat said...

Hey. Good catch! It's like those natural pills that are made from the same things as the prescription ones, only unregulated.

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Anonymous said...

I avoid almost all alternative treatments, for me and my kids. I have no problem if other people try them, but they're not for me.