Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Friday, December 14, 2012
Hoodia Diet AidHoodia as a small, succulent plant that grows only in the remote region of the South African Kalahari Desert. There, the indigenous San Bushmen have eaten the plan for centuries, to stave off hunger during their long and arduous hunting trips.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
If people keep gaining weight at the current rate, fat will be the norm by 2015, with 75 percent of U.S. adults overweight and 41 percent obese, U.S. researchers predicted on Wednesday.
A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore examined 20 studies published in journals and looked at national surveys of weight and behavior for their analysis, published in the journal Epidemiologic Reviews.
"Obesity is a public health crisis. If the rate of obesity and overweight continues at this pace, by 2015, 75 percent of adults and nearly 24 percent of U.S. children and adolescents will be overweight or obese," Dr. Youfa Wang, who led the study, said in a statement.
They defined adult overweight and obesity using a standard medical definition called body mass index. People with a BMI of 25 or above are considered overweight, while those with BMIs of 30 or above are obese and at serious risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Hoodia gordonii is probably one of the most famous South African Stapeliads due to it's use in the Diet Industry (ancient wisdom from the Koi San Bushman of the Kalahari Desert). There is a good chance that this plant is hybridised, as cross-pollination in Hoodia plants are quite common (especially in cultivation).
Note: This rare slow growing succulent is probably the most famous Southern African Stapeliad due to it's use by the Diet Industry. Hoodia is a natural hunger suppressant and energy booster (ancient wisdom from the Khoisan Bushman of the Kalahari Dessert).
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Saturday, August 01, 2009
November 21, 2004 will go down in history as the day that Hoodia Gordonii was discovered in America. It was on that date that CBS 60 Minutes aired a program about Hoodia Gordonii and for the first time many people were introduced to this incredible botanical. Now in 2005, word of this incredible product is spreading like wildfire and taking the consumer market by storm. Many are calling the discovery of Hoodia Gordonii the greatest breakthrough in weight loss management of the decade.
The CBS 60 Minutes segment followed reporter Lesley Stahl as she traveled to the Kalahari Deserts of South Africa to investigate the wild stories circulating about a Succulent "Cactus" eaten by native Bushmen for hundreds of years. It had been reported that the eating of Hoodia Gordonii could stave off hunger and this discovery was attracting the interest and deep pockets of major pharmaceutical companies and being touted the Greatest Appetite Suppressant of All Time.
Hoodia Gordonii researcher Dr. Richard Dixey explains how Hoodia Gordonii actually works:
"There is a part of your brain, the hypothalamus. Within that mid-brain there are nerve cells that sense glucose sugar. When you eat, blood sugar goes up because of the food, these cells start firing and now you are full."
"What the Hoodia seems to contain is a molecule that is about 10,000 times as active as glucose. It goes to the mid-brain and actually makes those nerve cells fire as if you were full. But you have not eaten. Nor do you want to."
Interviewing a number of people and finally sampling a "finger" from the Hoodia Gordonii on camera, this was the first time in the history of television that a major news report gave a green light, a thumbs up, to a new plant that has the potential to help many overweight people fight the battle of the bulge.