Fat Loss Drugs more Harm than Good

OTC weight loss drugs

Another fat loss drug is taken off the shelves in the midst of possible deadly side effects. “Meridia pulled from shelves amidst serious health concerns”

On one hand they tell you that drugs are bad for you. On the other hand they say, well if we make them in our labs then they are good for you. In the red corner we’ve got all the banned and illegal substances and in the other corner we have the “ok” substances because they’ve been approved by the American FDA…at least temporarily.

I love the commercials on television that tell you that you can live a normal life if you just take this drug or that one and then at the end of the commercial they list about 100 potential side effects and complications.

Not once do they ever say hey folks, get a little more sunlight or eat a few more mushrooms and you can help reduce your levels of depression. No, they don’t say hey guys exercise a little more, at least 30 minutes 3 times a week and you could reduce your cholesterol levels, risk of heart attack, etc. How about eat more of these vegetables and fruits instead of that nutritionally void fast food product? Of course not. It’s the pharmaceutical company’s job to make money on YOU! Legal drug dealers who push their products on doctors, wining and dining them at dinners, who then prescribe you with the poison. Having known a few pharm reps in my day I can attest to their methods.

You however have a choice to make. There are two roads and the road less traveled is the one that requires a little hard work, planning and patience. Spend a little time in the gym, plan your meals and incorporate more fruits and vegetables and be patient because in the end your body will pay you back a thousand times over for giving taking it down the path that nature intended.

By Rich Thurman, B.Sc., MA, CSCS, CPT

Health & Performance Coach

Active Lifestyle Co. Ltd

With a degree in Physiology from UCLA and a Masters Degree in Sports & Fitness Management, Rich combines his knowledge of rehabilitation and sports performance as well as nutritional studies to provide a complete and holistic approach to training clients. The focus is on lifestyle change which creates long term health.



About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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