Archive for May, 2009

Healthy Diet

What is a healthy diet? The answer will vary depending on who you ask. Everything from the food pyramid with a “balanced” diet from all food groups, to the calorie counting Weight Watchers to the carb limited Low Carb diet. All of these groups have their own definition of what “healthy” is. I think it’s […]


FTC Charges Hoodia Marketers

FTC Charges Marketers of ‘Hoodia’ Weight Loss Supplements With Deceptive Advertising The Federal Trade Commission has charged the suppliers of supposed Hoodia gordonii, also known as hoodia, with deceptive advertising for claiming that using their product would lead to weight loss and appetite suppression. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that the defendants not only […]


Stop Taking Hydroxycut

A few months ago, FDA released a list with names of diet pills that were considered unsafe.  Hydroxycut was not one of them, but FDA now warns consumers to immediately stop taking this popular diet pill. The FDA Press Release states: FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut Products Dietary Supplements Linked to One Death; […]