Obesity, or the accumulation of excess fat in the tissues, is often associated with genetic predisposition, lack of vigorous activity, overeating, a weak digestive system, and emotional disorders. Obesity is one of the fastest-growing avoidable health problems in the United States. It is directly linked to life-threatening illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. More than 400,000 people die each year of complications of obesity, so there is great urgency in finding therapies to help people to lose weight and to sustain weight loss.
Herbal support includes metabolic stimulants when there is a sluggish metabolism, digestive stimulants. Herbs to increase elimination can be useful for short periods of time. Be cautious when using stimulant laxatives.
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all your fault?
As someone who was around
in the ’50s and ’60s when there was less obesity, I have to tell you
that diets were not that good. TV din...
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