Diet Pills Recalled by FDA

Filed in Gather Food Essential by on February 4, 2009 0 Comments

I just finised reading an article about the fact that there have been Sixty-nine Diet Pills Recalled by the FDA.  Click to read the entire article.  Meanwhile, here’s part of it:

The FDA analysis found that the undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients in some of these products include sibutramine (a controlled substance), rimonabant (a drug not approved for marketing in the United States), phenytoin (an anti-seizure medication), phenolphthalein (a solution used in chemical experiments and a suspected cancer causing agent) and bumetanide (a diuretic). These ingredients may cause high blood pressure, seizures, heart attack, or stroke. Many of these products are sold online as natural or containing only herbal ingredients, a statement that can mislead consumers as to their safeness.


Here’s the list of from the FDA:  Tainted Weight Loss Pills

Have you wandered the diet and nutrition aisles at the grocery stores and pharmacies?  There are so many products being offered and most are quite expensive.  It’s sad that we Americans have turned into blobs of blubber, isn’t it?  Sadly, the only real permanent weight loss comes with lifestyle changes – better eating habits, smaller portions, eating more fresh fruits and veggies, and exercising.  (Something besides running our fingers over the keyboards.)

We are so used to fast food, that we want fast fixes to everything.  If it took four years to gain 40 poungs – ten pounds per year – then I wonder what makes us think that we should be able to shed those pounds in a few weeks?  Or that they will stay off if we don’t change?

 

 

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By the way, the above referenced article came from Phil Lempert, Supermarket Guru.  He has a great newsletter to which you can subscribe.  Here are his latest Product Reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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