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2/15/13 10:44 A

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WebMD and MayoClinic are the 2 sites I go to for anything medical or health related. Whenever a new miracle weight loss product appears, there are usually several to a dozen websites touting its effectiveness. But, if you look at those websites, they are all selling the product - so you know their information is biased, if not downright untruthful.

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2/14/13 9:34 P

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I've also used the Mayo Clinic website. I know it's a reputable site with good information. WebMD seems to have more information available though and is often easier to understand. I looked up some of the same supplements on the Mayo Clinic site and several of them weren't listed. The information on the ones that were listed was not easy to wade through and I had a hard time understanding some of it. I have a background in both biology and chemistry too, so I think for the average person WebMD is better.

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2/14/13 8:52 P

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I like Dr. Oz and at work I watch the Doctors at lunch

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2/14/13 8:36 P

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I use WebMD a lot but never thought to look for reviews on Amazon. Thanks for the tip!!!

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thanks for the comments.

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2/14/13 5:31 P

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I too check things out before I waste my money on them. I look to trusted sources like WebMD and a few other places as well. Years ago my son started talking about one supplement and I did no more about it, then I started reading about it in Prevention and a few other places, and then it showed up in Readers' Digest - I laughed because Ed was talking about it 10 years before it showed up in the COMMON BIG name places and became pretty mainstream. I finally broke down and used it, it helped me, I apologized to Ed - LOL but still don't jump right into anything new, old, or otherwise. It was (garlic) something I would not normally have used because I don't LIKE it, but that actually has been shown to have some pretty strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties.

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thanks - good info and I agree with the comment about Dr. Oz!!!! emoticon

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2/14/13 2:18 P

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emoticon that was a very concise, useful post.

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2/14/13 1:21 P

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I also trust WebMD for info. The Mayo clinic site is a good one too (My doctor even uses that one).

I gave up on a miracle cure for weight loss years ago. I've put blinders on to all that stuff and when I did it forced me to do what it really takes to lose weight- the good old fashioned way.
I feel so bad for all the people that are spending their hard earned money on the so called weight loss supplements. They waste their time searching and searching for the magic that will make it easy.

The despicable Dr Oz is responsible for the raspberry ketone frenzy....shame on him for that and all the other stuff he touts everyday on his show.

Edited by: YELLOWDAHLIA at: 2/14/2013 (13:22)
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Thanks so much for pointing this out. I was not aware of this option. I will definitely use this.

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2/14/13 12:13 P

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Thank you very much for this useful information. I was aware of WebMD but not on how to get useful information on Vitamins or Supplements.


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2/14/13 12:00 P

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This is a post I made on the Arthritis Team site this morning. I think itís good information to also pass on to people not on that team. The response is to a person asking if anyone knew anything about the effectiveness of raspberry ketone for weightloss:

When I hear of a vitamin or supplement on the market that promises certain benefits I do 2 things to check it's possible effectiveness:

1. I go to WebMD's "Find a Vitamin or Supplement" site and see what it says. It has really good information about uses and effectiveness for quite a few things. I just went there and typed in Rasberry Keytones and this is what it said:

Insufficient Evidence for:
Weight loss.
Obesity.
Increasing lean body mass.
Hair loss (alopecia).
More evidence is needed to rate raspberry ketone for these uses.

Here's the link to the WebMD's Vitamin and Supplement search page:

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplement
s/default.aspx

If you look to the left once you're on that page you can also do a search by medical condition to look for things that might be effective for your particular condition. I looked up "obesity" and "arthritis" for example. They give a list of products that claim to work for your condition. The products are rated as "Possibly Ineffective" through "Likely Effective", there are several categories in between. You can then click on the product on the list and read more about it. I found out about SAMe that way when I searched for "arthritis", it's rating is "Likely Effective."

2. If I find a product that I want to try I go to Amazon.com and look for it, not necessarily to buy it from Amazon but to read other people's reviews of the effectiveness of the product. Sometimes you can get good information just from reading reviews from people who have used the product for awhile, how long it takes before the product starts working for example.

Unfortunately we are all in the position of wanting a "miracle cure" and are hopeful of every new product we hear about. There are a lot of unethical companies out there that are more than happy to take advantage of that and even more happy to take our money.


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