Natural Weight Loss Support
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on March 10, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Even though you eat a healthy, balanced diet and get regular exercise, sometimes you might need a little help shedding those extra few pounds that have a habit of creeping on. This is where gentle herbs like Hoodia may help.
Hoodia has traditionally been used by indigenous peoples of South Africa to suppress the appetite. Several companies have attempted to synthesize the “active ingredient” thought to be responsible for Hoodia’s appetite-suppressant effects; however, like most herbs, it is more often the synergy of the entire plant that provides the most benefit.
Hoodia may help to curb or suppress your appetite so that you feel satisfied, sooner. The net result is reduced caloric intake, without a feeling of deprivation. This is an important consideration on any weight loss program, as a sense of deprivation can undermine even the most disciplined of efforts!
Hoodia is not a stimulant and does not cause jitters, palpitations, a racing heartbeat, or sleeplessness.
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan