We frequently get email from those magazines asking what the latest, craziest fad diet or tip is
Honestly, their writers are not qualified to write about diets, and seem to grab whatever comes up in Google. Look at how they launched ******* this summer, which is just a very dangerous starvation diet that promotes anorexia techniques! A couple of weeks ago, they published an article about FucoThin and said Dr Weil recommended it, which led a lot of consumers to believe it was safe and effective. We asked Dr Weil's rep and he's upset because he doesn't recommend the product (quite the opposite), and did not give permission to be included in the article.
Bonkers Ultimate Diet Tea contains stimulants and potentially dangerous ingredients. Citrin K is HCA, or garcinia cambogia - Studies on animals suggested that HCA might affect the way the body burns carbohydrates and stores fat. However, no studies have shown similar effects on humans. An extensive study by JAMA concluded: Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo.
According to Berkeley Wellness: no one knows if HCA has any long-term adverse effects; some animal research found that it's toxic. It may be combined with other diet compounds, and the safety of such products - witch's brews of herbs and chemicals- is certainly questionable.
The PDR for Nutritional Supplements states that pregnant or nursing mothers, and those with dementia syndromes such as Alzheimer's disease should avoid HCA. They also state that those with diabetes should be cautious with it.
Some people find that drinking peppermint tea helps with their appetites. But that's real peppermint tea, not a diet tea. Have you tried buying some peppermint leaves from your local health food store, and brewing them with regular tea? Sounds tasty and safe