Many over-the-counter diet pill manufacturers say

Many over-the-counter diet pill manufacturers say

Many over-the-counter diet pill manufacturers say their product will help you see miraculous weight loss — like losing up to 30 pounds in 30 days — without diet or exercise. Their claims sound too good to be true, and most of them are.

A few pills, especially the newer prescription varieties (such as Meridia and Xenical), have been shown in clinical studies to help dieters shed a few pounds. But the majority of the ads you see on the Internet and TV are for products that are unregulated, untested and unproven.

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What Is Diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is another one of those conditions that has followed from industrialisation, and a fundamental change in eating habits to a diet of processed food. The condition emerged after milling became commonplace in Western countries, starting in the US. Milling grains strips out valuable fibre, and since the early 20th century a shortage of fibre in diets has been commonplace amongst the American, and other Western, population.

Diverticulitis actually follows on from a condition called diverticulosis, which tends to come with age, particularly over 60. Diverticulosis is quite common, and past the age of 60 about half the population have this condition. With diverticulosis people experience the formation of small pouches in the intestinal tracts. These pouches are called diverticula. They are, in themselves, harmless, and most people never know they have them.

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Have you ever received those tempting ads that seem to arrive regularly in the post – seductive brochures describing diet pills, patches and potions promising miracles? They show you “proof”. They have the endorsements by medical and scientific “experts”. They have the pictures before and after. And they have no end of guarantees, free gifts and other offers.

But when you look a bit deeper into the background of these diet products, you find very little of substance. With just a little research online you will see that you can find nothing posted from any believable source about the product or the experts depicted so glowingly.

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