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The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don’t Want You to Know About

The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don’t Want You to Know About: What the Experts Say

Experts agree that there is absolutely no scientific evidence for the claims in The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don’t Want You to Know About. They also say that if you follow the advice, it could lead to possible health consequences and lots of lost money. And yes, you may lose weight -- but only temporarily.

"The protocol is extreme, almost impossible to adhere to, and there is no limit to how senseless these recommendations are," says Barrett.  "Trudeau sets up an almost impossible diet so if you don't succeed, you can't blame him."

Rebecca Reeves, DrPH, RD, an obesity researcher and past president of the American Dietetic Association, notes that there are no clinical trials or other justification to show that the recommendations are effective.

"Anyone who tries the plan is a guinea pig. While you will lose weight, it is because most everything you eat is eliminated, so it is a very low-calorie diet that is impossible to sustain," she says.

If you actually manage to follow the protocol, it could result in nutrient deficiencies, warns Anding.

"There are so few foods to eat that it is almost impossible to get all the nutrients you need each day," Anding says.  "Most people do not need digestive enzymes. And recommending coconut oil is downright unhealthy -- no matter how organic or pure, it is still a saturated fat that can raise cholesterol and increase risk for heart disease."

Barrett also decries the notion that hCG injections have anything to do with weight loss.

"Clinical trials published in The Journal of the American Medical Association and American Journal of Clinical Nutrition have shown that hCG is ineffective as a weight loss aid," says Barrett.

"All the flushes and cleanses are pure nonsense, unnecessary, and there is no scientific basis for these recommendations," says nutrition and metabolism expert Pamela Peeke, MD, chief medical correspondent for Discovery Health channel. "Your body is well equipped with organs, such as the liver and kidneys, and the immune system, to rid itself of potential toxins and do an excellent job of cleansing itself without needing flushes or cleanses."

And yes, emptying the colon can lead to temporary weight loss. But as soon as you consume food or drink, the colon resumes its normal duties and weight comes right back.

"It is false weight loss, and also poses serious problems because colonics can be dangerous [and] lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and bowel perforation," warns Anding.

The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don’t Want You to Know About: Food for Thought

The bottom line? The controversial recommendations and outrageous claims made without scientific evidence give The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don’t Want You to Know About a big thumbs-down. 

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Reviewed on January 12, 2010

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