Garcinia Cambogia

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dosslady

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Posted: 22 Aug 2013, 11:44
Well ive been doing some reading on this supplement called Garcinia Cambogia...there are so many of them that have this in them but im still not sure what to think about it....has anyone ever tried this and if so did it work for ya???.....id like to see the pros and cons of this!!!!....please give me yalls true feelings!!!!
Brandy
mummydee

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Posted: 22 Aug 2013, 12:04
scroll down to the bottom of the page (approx 14 posts,,, which will change as soon as i answer this and you get bumped back to the top..lol ) , Exact same question with with the exact same title.
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 22 Aug 2013, 13:38
I've tried several. Not this one. Probably because none of them work.Shock You still have to diet and be as active as possible.

Sorry... there are no magic pills. If there were, none of us would be here and we'd all be skinny. Very Happy

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

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dosslady

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Posted: 22 Aug 2013, 13:47
lol!!!!...you are right!!!....no magic pills out there!!!....jus wondering and getting some feedback before i make a decision!!!....i try to stay active but i was crushed in a tornado so my activites are very limited...i can get around the house and clean and cook but within 2 hours im hurting...dont take pain meds because i dont wanna be hooked on anything so i figured if i dropped a few more lbs the pain will ease up and maybe i could be more active and start walking and one day be running again!!!...i love doing the breast cancer runs!!!!....thank you for your feedback!!!!!!
Brandy
mummydee

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 06:16
There is absolutely no clinical proof that this is a weight loss solution.
what usually happens with this and all other 'magic' pills , hcg etc. is that the dieter tends to stick to the reduced calorie eating plan more faithfully because they're taking the product.
Garcinia Cambogia is traditionally used as a purgative, or a laxative and that might be a small reason why some feel it works.
eKatherine

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 08:39
Just one of those snake oils Dr Oz has peddled on his show.
onedaat

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 09:09
eKatherine wrote:
Just one of those snake oils Dr Oz has peddled on his show.


















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dosslady

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 11:18
OMG!!!!....MY TUMMY HURTIN FOR LAUGHIN AT THE DR. OZ STUFF!!!!!!....and you are correct on that cuz my mother-in-law now has so many "health problems" and she is a faithful Dr. Oz watcher!!!!
Brandy
umdterpsgirl

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 11:44
Laughing Laughing Laughing Onedaat
mummydee

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 12:04
His show should be switched to the shopping channel for infomercials because that's all he seems to do now is discover and push one ridiculous weight loss 'sensation' after another.
And so many are using the "AS SEEN ON DR OZ" as a selling point for their crap.

good to get a chuckle in here! Smile
dosslady

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 12:32
Im gonna have to watch his show sometime jus to see what everyone is talkin about!!!...your like the tenth person to say somethin along those lines!!...how funny!!!
Brandy
onedaat

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 13:52
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO don't do it, seriously, there are so many better things to do with your time. Like reading this New Yorker article about OZ.

Is the most trusted doctor in America doing more harm than good?
by Michael Specter February 4, 2013
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/02/04/130204fa_fact_specter?currentPage=all


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It didn’t take long for Oz to become convinced that a patient’s state of mind could be important to a successful surgical outcome. With his father-in-law’s encouragement, he began to explore music therapy, energy fields, and therapeutic touch, and he began to offer them to his surgical patients. Here, too, his wife Lisa played a major role; she is a Reiki master, and Oz soon became famous at New York-Presbyterian, not to mention within the broader surgical community, for encouraging the practice of Reiki in the operating room. Reiki, the Japanese art of laying on hands, is based on the notion that an unseen, life-giving source of energy flows through our bodies. Oz hired a Reiki master named Julie Motz to stand in the operating room, where, she has said, she would attempt to harness “the body’s own energy to help patients survive risky operations, such as heart transplants.” Many of Oz’s colleagues, including some who worked directly with him, thought that permitting a Reiki master to enter the surgical suite at New York-Presbyterian was ludicrous. “She would come in and daven over the heart-and-lung machine for a while,” Eric Rose told me recently. In 1984, Rose made history when he performed the first successful pediatric heart transplant. He hired Oz in 1986 and then, several years later, when he served as chairman of the surgical department at New York-Presbyterian, assigned him to his transplant team. Studies of energy forces in our bodies have routinely shown that Reiki adheres to no known principles of science. In perhaps the most famous such review, a nine-year-old girl conceived and executed a test in which she demonstrated that twenty-one people who claimed to be skilled in the techniques of Reiki were nevertheless unable to detect her “energy field” more often than they would have by guessing. The study was eventually published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (If anyone is interested in this girl her name is Emily Rosa, here is her bio) In 2009, even the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged Catholic health-care facilities and clergy not to promote or support Reiki.

I told Oz that I was aware of no evidence showing that Reiki works. He cut in: “Neither am I, if you are talking purely about data. But this is one of the fundamental disconnects between Western medicine and what people often refer to as complementary medicine. Not everything adds up. It’s about making people more comfortable. I offer things like massage therapy, and offered Reiki if people wanted it. I did not recommend it, but I let people know it was their choice.”

Oz often says that he is just trying to present people with all their options, because they are sophisticated enough to make decisions for themselves. But some options are more beneficial than others, and medical experts are morally bound to explain the difference, as David Gorski told me recently. Gorski, an associate professor of surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, is the managing editor of the influential blog Science-Based Medicine. “Oz has a huge bully pulpit, with the entire Oprah empire behind him,” he said. “He can’t simply dispense with facts he doesn’t find convenient.” Scientists often argue that, if alternative medicine proves effective through experimental research, it should no longer be considered alternative; at that point, it becomes medicine. By freely mixing alternatives with proven therapies, Oz makes it nearly impossible for the viewer of his show to assess the impact of either; the process just diminishes the value of science.

“I am guided by evidence above all,” Eric Rose told me recently, when I visited him in his office, at Siga Technologies, a biotechnology firm that develops treatments for highly lethal diseases like smallpox and Ebola fever. He is also a professor of surgery at the Mount Sinai medical school. Rose, who is sixty-two, is slim and thoughtful, with a casual elegance that suggests the head of an auction house more than the chief executive of a biotech firm. His office is framed from floor to ceiling in glass, with modern art on nearly every wall. I noticed a picture of Rose, posing with Oz, displayed on a shelf, above several Prouvé Standard Chairs. “I always liked to encourage surgeons to do what made them comfortable, and Mehmet is a particularly fine surgeon,” he told me when I asked why he permitted a Reiki master in his surgical program. “So when he told me he wanted to try Reiki I didn’t see why I should prevent him. Eventually, though, without any fanfare or difficulty, I suggested that it might be better if he knocked it off.”

By that time, in the mid-nineteen-nineties, anti-rejection drugs like cyclosporine had helped make heart transplants common. They were no longer front-page news, unless they involved notable people. When that happened, Rose was often asked to perform the operation. On October 25, 1996, Frank Torre, the brother of the New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, received a new heart at New York-Presbyterian. Rose led the team and Oz was his deputy. The transplant, which was a success, took place during that year’s World Series. The next night, the patient, who himself had been a successful baseball player and manager, watched from his bed as his brother’s team beat the Atlanta Braves to win the sixth game, and the Series. The publicity surrounding the operation was intense; a collage of articles about the event—“HEART OF THE YANKS,” the Daily News offered, in supersize type—still hangs in the cardiac-department offices at New York-Presbyterian. “I had my fifteen minutes of fame,” Rose said. “It was great for my career and for the hospital, but frankly I learned that it wasn’t something I enjoyed.” Oz had an entirely different reaction to the attention. The Torre transplant, Rose said, “was his first big splash of publicity, and he loved it.” Rose laughed and suggested that the experience helped propel Oz toward his current career. I asked Rose what he thought of his disciple’s work as a television host.

“I want to stress that Mehmet is a fine surgeon,” Rose said, as he did more than once during our conversation. “He is intellectually unbelievably gifted. But I think if there is any criticism you can apply to some of the stuff he talks about it is that there is no hierarchy of evidence. There rarely is with the alternatives. They have acquired a market, and that drives so much. At times, I think Mehmet does feed into that.”

I asked if he would place his confidence in a heart surgeon, no matter how gifted, who operated just once a week, as Oz does. “Well,” he replied, “in general you want a surgeon who lives and breathes his job, somebody who is above all devoted to that.” Again he mentioned Oz’s experience, but when I asked if he would send a patient to Oz for an operation, he looked uncomfortable. “No,” he said. “I wouldn’t. In many respects, Mehmet is now an entertainer. And he’s great at it. People learn a lot, and it can be meaningful in their lives. But that is a different job. In medicine, your baseline need has to be for a level of evidence that can lead to your conclusions. I don’t know how else you do it. Sometimes Mehmet will entertain wacky ideas—particularly if they are wacky and have entertainment value.”
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"It is in vain to speak of cures, or think of remedies, until such time as we have considered the causes . . . cures must be imperfect, lame, and to no purpose, wherein the causes have not first been searched.”

- Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

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If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. - Mark Twain

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dosslady

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 14:32
now i kno why i never watched him in the first place!!!....good article...i need my mother-in-law to read this...her whole life is a "syndrome" now since she watches him!!!
Brandy
mummydee

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 14:43
""In many respects, Mehmet is now an entertainer. And he’s great at it.""

It is a shame that he's been caught in the whirlwind of promoting crap as he is because I did enjoy him way back at the beginning when he first appeared on Oprah.
He promoted healthy natural eating, had an open mind to Ayurvedic medicine and other eastern ways and was very good at explaining things. Then he got his own show and as that quote says, now he's an entertainer.
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 15:10
So true Mummy. Oprah got a lot of people started, then they went to hell in the proverbial hand basket. Look at Dr. Phil. Quack, quack, quack.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

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I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.
mummydee

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Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 17:21
yes, So true Classic, wish he'd fall of the turnip truck or get thrown under his proverbial bus!
gallivanting...

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Posted: 19 Sep 2013, 08:17
I have tried herbal supplements in the past and they all made me gain weight. A friend suggested Garcinia Cambogia because she had seen it on Dr Oz - not a show I watch. I checked into it on WebMD and their "possibly ineffective for" stated "Weight loss. Taking garcinia fruit rind extract doesn't seem to decrease weight, fat breakdown, or energy expenditure in overweight people. There is some mixed evidence that garcinia might help people feel full even when eating less, but it's too early to recommend garcinia for this use."

I tried it to see what effects I had and in the last 2 weeks since taking this I have lost an additional 4 pounds. Is it the HCA in the pills? Hardly. What I have found for myself is that taking Garcinia Cambogia about a half an hour before a meal makes me feel full so I am eating less. I haven't experienced any side-effects and so I think of it more as a herbal supplement. Is it a "fat-blocker'? I don't think there is any such thing other than gluing your mouth shut but I do like the way I feel full. I take 3 pills a day - morning, late afternoon before supper and again around 7:00 in the evening as I tend to snack at night. Overall, I find that I'm not hungry so I am eating less. For myself, this is enough as I didn't expect any kind of weight-loss miracle from this pill.




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