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VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1
In Good Hands
A Free Monthly Newsletter For The Friends and Patients of: Dr. C.J. Valenti
“The AmazingWeight Loss Secret Of
The South African Bushman Finally
Stumbled Upon After Thousands of Years…”
Ever wanted to just take a pill and shed a
“Eat that – and you will never be
hungry or thirsty again.”
around your mid-section? Or, how about dropping a whole
bunch of unwanted blubber, quickly and easily, without
overweight and, let’s just say, a “big eater,” cut off some
of this cactus-like plant, ate it, and began her long jury.
If you do – you are not alone. Every year over $40
She walked and walked and walked. Lunchtime came and
BILLION is spent on products designed to help you slim
passed. So did dinner. Both without feeling hungry or
down. The only problem is – they either don’t work…
or… have devastating side effects. Some even kill you.
Anna was shocked. So, the next day… she ate some
more. And the next day and so on. The next thing she
But what if there was
something that actually worked?
knew, Anna had reached her destination, Los Angeles…
And what if this “secret” had already been used,
she had lost 69 pounds… and was the star of a Trimspa
successfully, for thousands and thousands of years?
commercial! Just kidding. But the rest of that scenario is
Would you want to know something about it? Maybe give
pretty much true. The South African Bushmen have been
eating that cactus-like plant to kill hunger and thirst pangs
Sound too good to be true? Well, you may change
on their long desert trips for thousands of years.
your mind after reading this incredible story about the
The amazing plant that tricks the brain by making
South African Bushman and their all-natural century’s old
the stomach feel full is called hoodia and it ONLY
grows in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa.
Here’s the story – with a little “embellishing” by
Although the West is just discovering hoodia, the
Many, many moons ago – let’s say a couple thousand
Bushmen of the Kalahari have been eating it for a very
years – there was a South African Bushman. Actually,
long time. After all, they have been living off the land in
Bushwoman. For lack of a better name, let’s call her Anna
southern Africa for more than 100,000 years.
Some of the Bushmen, still live in grass huts, collect
Part of being a Bushman/Bushwoman is, every now
food and cook it the old fashioned way.
and then, making a trek across the South African desert.
The first scientific investigation of the plant was
As you can imagine – it’s not a short trek. It takes several
conducted at South Africa’s national laboratory. Because
weeks and food and water are scarce.
Bushmen were known to eat hoodia, it was included in a
So, before Anna’s first trek, she goes to see the wisest
Bushman in her village. She sits down with him, a little
"What they found was when they fed it to animals,
the animals ate it and lost weight,"
says Dr. Richard
“How The Heck Am I Going To Make It All The Way
Dixey, who heads an English pharmaceutical company
Across That Huge Desert Without Hardly ANY Food
called Phytopharm that is trying to develop weight-loss
Or Water? I’m Gonna Starve To Death!”
That’s when the wise old Bushman revealed his
According to Dixey, discovering hoodia’s weight loss
secret. He brought Anna a few paces out into the desert
benefits took quite some time. Research began way back
and pointed to a cactus-like plant and said,
in the 60’s. It took the South African national laboratory30 years to isolate and identify the specific appetite-
suppressing ingredient in hoodia. When they found it, they
unnatural. Over and over we have seen the results change
applied for a patent and licensed it to Phytopharm.
and the side effects increase. You cannot isolate the active
Phytopharm has spent more than $20 million so far on
ingredient, reproduce it in a lab, put it in a pill form and
research, including clinical trials with obese volunteers
expect it to react in the body the same way it does in its
that have yielded promising results. Subjects given hoodia
natural form. Things just don’t work that way.
ended up eating about 1,000 calories a day less than those
The only reason it is done that way is money. Patent
in the control group. That is quite a bit considering the
the formula, cheaply reproduce a synthetic version…
average American man consumes about 2,600 calories a
The other BIG problem here is
with the commonly
Basically, when you eat hoodia,
accepted notion that anything that is natural is harmless.
you don’t get hungry.
Herb supplements have been sold under this guise for quite
Why would anyone want to patent a plant? Actually,
some time. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard in a
the patent is not on the plant. It is on the application of the
vitamin shop, “it’s safe because it’s all natural!”
plant as a weight loss material, and on the active
Oh yeah? Last time I checked some of the most toxic
substances on the planet were all natural. Poison ivy is all
That means no one else but Phytopharm can use
natural… wanna go eat some? Snake venom – another
safe all natural substance. Mercury --- ENOUGH! You
That brings us full circle with our Bushwoman –
Anna Nicole Smith. You knew I just didn’t pick her name
The point is – ALL DRUGS HAVE SIDE EFFECTS.
Herbs are also chemical compounds. Doesn’t matter they
Well, it just so happens that Trimspa is claiming the
come from the rain forest or the desert in South Africa.
product she used, that they manufacture, has hoodia in it.
Now I’m not saying not to take supplements. Not at all.
When asked about that in a recent 60 Minutes
interview, Dixey said, "This is just straightforward theft.
understand what you are taking. That’s why I am here. If
That’s what it is. People are stealing data, which they
you have any questions… just ask.And as for weight loss
haven’t done, they’ve got no proper understanding of, and
I’d rather see you do it with a sensible diet and exercise
sticking on the bottle, when we have assayed these
program before you put your health at risk with all these
materials, they contain between 0.1 and 0.01 percent of the
supplements and drugs. After all – all hoodia does is make
active ingredient claimed. But they use the term hoodia on
you eat less. MY guess is… you can do that all on your
the bottle, of course, so they -- do nothing at all."
own! Although I’ve got to tell ya, can’t wait to hear more
So Dixey and Phytopharm feel a little ripped off.
about the hoodia saga! I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Well, they’re not the only ones. It just so happens, the
…And don’t forget, if you ever have any questions or
Bushmen, who gave direct information that led to the
concerns about your health, talk to us. Contact us with your,
patent, first heard of the patent through a press release.
questions. We’re here to help, and don’t enjoy anything more
And the worst thing was – these impoverished
than participating in your life long good health.
people were not going to be compensated one red cent!
Hmmmmm. Steal from Phytopharm bad. Steal from
Acne problems can be one of the most
Thankfully, however, the Bushmen were able to
embarrassing things a young adult can go through.
acquire legal counsel and will be getting a percentage ofthe profit.
However, something that I have used successfully in
Attempts at synthetically reproducing the compound
my practice is a combination of Zinc-Liver Chelate
have proven futile. So far, it cannot be made in large
enough amounts and is very expensive. So, Phytopharm
dramatic effect in as little as one month.
has started hoodia plantations in South Africa with the
changes need to include getting off of sugar and
hopes of harvesting large enough amounts to market. They
refined carbohydrates, i.e. Junk Food! This is a must!
believe their product will hit the mass weight loss market
Finally, a great short term addition is something
called Zymex. Zymex helps to clean up the gut. There
As you may suspect – I have an opinion… and a
is an old saying, “the skin is a reflection of the
warning… about all this weight loss stuff.
condition of the gut.” Zymex helps our body support
Here it is:
First is about the drug companies’ attempt
the good bacteria in the gut and get rid of the bad.
to make a synthetic version of hoodia. There is an inherentproblem taking something found in nature and making it
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What You Don’t Know about OSTEOPOROSIS… But should!
Osteoporosis affects over 25 million people each year
400 IU per day. Now we are learning that there is so
and 80% of them are women. As we gain knowledge on
much more to vitamin D than we ever imagined. For
this disease we find better ways to help young women
most people a minimum dose of 4000 IU of D3 should be
prevent the development and older women to better deal
taken per day, especially for those of us who live up here
with it once they have been diagnosed with it. To start,
let’s go to the development of a young female’s bones.
Peak bone mass is developed from age 10 to about 25
prescribed for women with osteoporosis.
years old. From that time on, there is a short dormant
function of the body is to re-model all of your bones at a
phase and then bone mass is slowly and progressively
rate of 1% at a time. It takes about 7 years to re-model
lost. The more dense bone mass that can be achieved
the entire skeleton. To do this, we have cells that break
between age 10 and 25 will determine how likely a
bone down and cells that build new bone. Osteoporosis
woman is to developing this disease.
is a condition when the cells that “eat” bone are in higher
this? Well, it’s the diet obviously, but what in the diet is
numbers than the ones that are making new bone.
so important? To start with the obvious, calcium intake
Fosamax was developed to stop the bone “eaters” and
allow the bone makers to keep working. If you have been
vegetables and dairy products are our best sources. For
prescribed this medication, I would keep taking it for
many years we thought that dairy wasn’t as good due to
now, but there are concerns about the drug that have to be
the pasteurization process, but current sources conclude
dealt with that I don’t have the room here to get into. For
that this is simply not true. The second source would be
a more natural support, the protocol would depend on the
age and health of the patient. But, in general, I would
previous newsletter that Calcium Lactate is the preferred
start with Catalyn which is the organic multivitamin.
young, I would use calcium lactate, if older I would use
Calcium carbonate or Calcium Citrate. The next thing in
Calcifood which is calcium phosphate. Calcifood is cold
the diet of extreme importance is protein and good fats.
processed, biologically active raw bone meal.
Protein, not calcium, is the foundation for bone building.
exactly what you want to use if you need to build bone.
Without adequate protein, bones are hard and brittle.
Next I would add the vitamin D complex.
Protein creates the central core or matrix that the calcium
would add something called Biost or Ostrophin. These
is laid on. So, whether you are trying to prevent or treat
contain the bone protomorphogen along with the mineral
osteoporosis, protein in the diet is a must. Next are the
good fats. Women tend to be too “fat” conscious today.
Good fats found in butter, olive oil, fish oil, flax seed oil,
produce the right kinds of cells you are trying to build.
etc., are what carry the fat soluble vitamins. Vitamin D is
Finally, you must get good protein and good fats in the
the main fat soluble vitamin that is needed to be able to
diet. Without them, you will have a very difficult chance
absorb the calcium in our food. It pulls it out of the gut
and puts it into the blood stream. But, that’s not where it
please call the office and set up a short consultation so
ends. For the calcium to be utilized, it has to be then
your situation can be discussed personally. Remember,
moved from the blood and into the bones. To do this,
the age, health, family history, etc., all play a roll in your
you need the omega 3 fatty acids, hence, the good fats!
treatment. To conclude, my most important request is
The next topic is the risk factors. Exceptionally thin
that you educate your young daughters and grand-
women have a greater risk. Smokers, regular alcohol or
daughters. They have only 15 years to build all the bone
caffeine drinkers, or people whose diets are high in
mass that they will have for LIFE! After age 25, bone
phosphates or low in calcium are at greater risk. Family
mass building stops so what ever you have accumulated
history and a sedentary lifestyle will increase the risk.
by that age will have a tremendous influence on whether
Depression affects the function of the intestine and
or not you develop osteoporosis later in life. Make sure
they are taking in enough calcium rich foods (dairy and
dark green veges) and get adequate protein and good fats.
Most young girls avoid all fat because they don’t want to
malabsorption of nutrients and decreased vitamin K
gain weight. This is a myth! FAT DOES NOT MAKE
production. Long term use of corticosteroids also falls
YOU FAT! You do not eat fat and convert it into fat.
Excess carbohydrates are converted into blood sugar and
known is that osteoporosis may be secondary to chronic
then insulin turns it into fat, period! Following a low fat
liver or kidney disease. This may have to do with the
diet has done nothing but make our country the fattest
metabolism and absorption of vitamin D. At one time
nation in the world! And, that’s a fact!
we thought that vitamin D should be taken at a level of
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under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
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from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
The top layer of a wedding cake, known as the groom's cake, traditionally is a fruit cake. That way it will save until the first anniversary.Tip of The Month…“5 Tips To Lose Maximum Weight As Fast As Humanly Possible!”
So, it’s a brand New Year and you want to lose a whole bunch of weight… in the blink of an eye. I sure
as heck don’t want the “secret” of losing weight slowly. Do you? That’s no secret at all. Well, I’ve got somegood news – and bad.
The good news is – you can lose weight rapidly. The bad news is – you must do
it the right way… or else! One of the most important “rules” of weight loss that actually works is…You Can
Not Lose Weight TOO Fast!
Why? Because when most people want to lose weight rapidly, they stop eating. If you don’t eat, you
will lose weight. Makes sense – right? And, you will lose weight in the beginning. As a matter of fact, you
will lose it FAST. Problem is – in order to survive, you have been given innate or inborn abilities to adapt to your surroundings. Forexample, take dark skinned versus light skin. Why are the dark skinned dark? Simply because they live in a place where they areexposed to a lot of sun. They have adapted to dark skin to protect them from the constant and powerful rays of the sun.
The light skinned, however, have adapted in the opposite direction. Since they live in an area that does not get as much direct
sunlight, they have lighter, more sun-sensitive skin. Since the sun is one of our most important sources of vitamin D, if they did nothave such light skin, they would become sick.
What does all this have to do with weight loss? Good question.
When you stop eating… or… drastically cut down what you eat – your body adapts. It goes into starvation mode and…
SLOWS YOUR METABOLISM DOWN TO A SNAILS PACE!
The end result is: you lose a bunch of weight quickly and then it stops. And here’s the worst part --- as soon as you start eating
again (and at some point you have to) you gain it all back and then some.
Most of the time you end up fatter then you were before you starved yourself. So you starve yourself again and end up fatter and
What’s the solution? The first thing you have to understand is there is no one answer for everyone. You cannot
Everyone has slightly different body types. Some do well with low carbs – others higher levels of “good” carbs.
Whatever you do, you want to change the way you eat and exercise for the rest of your life. The harsh reality is: there are no
“diets” you can do for 6-8 weeks, lose a bunch of weight… and then go back to sitting on the couch and eating all the bad foods again.That being said, here are 5 rules of weight loss:
#1 Don’t try to lose weight fast without checking with your doctor.
If you have any question, feel free to schedule a weight loss
consultation with me.#2 Don’t have unrealistic weight loss goals.
The speed at which you can lose weight (without regaining it) depends on various
factors including: (1) your present weight, (2) your general lifestyle, (3) how active (or inactive) you are, (4) the amount of stress in
your life, and (5) your family history.#3 Make sure you follow a sensible eating and lifestyle plan… NOT A FAD DIET!
Fad “quick fixes” at the very best make you
fatter. At the worst, they can ruin your metabolism and health that can take you years to recover from.#4 Never go hungry!
Like I said before, when we stop eating, our metabolism slows down. Conversely, when we eat many small
meals spaced out throughout the day (as long as it is good food!) our metabolism speeds up. You will actually lose more weight when
you eat more of the right food in 5 small meals a day then if you ate half as much in one or two meals.#5 Stop eating out!
And I’m not just talking about fast food. Most restaurants take good food and add all kinds of junk to make it
taste better and get you fat! Eating at home will save you money and help you shed countless pounds.A Note On Diets
: Diets can change health, but not necessarily sustain health. What I mean is that sometimes you hear that
someone changed their diet and they claim that they feel great! If they don’t know what they are doing, they may just have a temporary
fix to a chronic problem. For example, being a vegetarian can be healthy if done correctly. However, I find way too may vegans to be
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takes 20 years for this deficiency so show up! Once the degeneration begins, there’s no going back! So, BE CAREFUL!!!
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