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America has a serious problem. There are tens of millions of obese people. Obesity is an epidemic. People suffering from obesity spend billions of dollars on diet pills, potions, surgeries and fad diets. Unfortunately, millions of people do not sustain permanent weight loss because these people are trapped in a squirrel cage.

The United States Food and Drug Administration announced in July 2012 that the new weight loss pill Qsymia has been approved for treating people suffering from obesity. Qsymia is a combination of the generic weight loss drug phentermine and the anti-seizure drug topiramate, can be used by obese or overweight adults who have high-blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.

Before you rush to your medical doctor and ask for a prescription, may I suggest you look at the whole picture? A Naturopathic Doctor that I consult with for my health has a favorite saying: “Use common sense and logic and weigh all your options”.


According to Diets in Review website, Phentermine is the same amphetamine that was in the weight loss pills Fen-Phen that the FDA banned back in 1997. Side effects include:

Birth Defects

Heart Palpitations

Increased Heart Rate

Kidney Stones

Memory Loss

Here is the article from Diets In Review:

“Vivus, the creators of Qsymia, claim that just one pill a day will suppress the appetite and help obese individuals lose 10 percent of their body weight. The pill is comprised of two drugs that were already on the market in various weight loss drugs – one of which is phentermine, a type of amphetamine that stimulates the nervous system and increases heart rate and blood pressure. It’s used in weight loss drugs to suppress appetite, and is more commonly recognized as the “Phen” in the weight loss drug Fen-Phen, which was yanked from shelves by the FDA in 1997 after being deemed too dangerous for consumption. The other drug is an anti-seizure medication that helps stimulate weight loss.

Pharmaceutical medications are not natural to the human body. Many pharmaceutical drugs cause acidosis in the body. For optimum health, it is best to not create more acidosis in the body. Eating alkalizing foods is a large key to achieving better health.

Solution for Permanent Weight Loss

Up until 50 years ago, there was no such thing as obesity. Our society has shifted from getting much exercise in everyday by working in gardens and industrial jobs. Many jobs now don’t exert much energy so people are not burning calories like they did 50 or so years ago. Obesity is a direct result of poor choices like:

Becoming Dependent on Pills to Solve Health Problems

Eating Fast Foods That Lack Nutrients

Eating Processed Foods That Lack Nutrients

Lack of Exercise

Some other helpful tips for people that want to lose weight and not be in the squirrel cage any longer is to start eating foods as grown. Our body can get plenty of nutrition by eating plant based foods like:







Whole Grains

Use 2 Tablespoons of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with a half teaspoon of baking soda everyday to help signal the body to release fats.

Drink Pure Water and Avoid Coffee and Sodas

Get Outside and Walk in Fresh Air at Least 30 Minutes a Day.

If you have to give up a television show or wake up early to find the time for your walk, take the action and your body will start releasing endorphins and you will have developed a new healthy habit. Eating the proper foods, drinking pure water and exercising are the permanent solutions for you to never be in that squirrel cage again.

I lost 70 pounds in 2001 by following these same health principles. I do not eat at fast food restaurants. You can read my page that shares some of the meals that I eat on a regular basis on my page below.

Simple Steps to Permanent Weight Loss

Here is also a link to my Healthy Living section of my blog. You will find many delicious recipes that are nutritious. The recipes are not hard to make and will satisfy you.

Healthy Recipes That Taste Great

Video About Nutrition


I do not put harmful pills in my mouth. There are way too many side effects from having lap band surgeries and from putting amphetamine pills into your body. We were not designed by our Creator to put harmful pills in our mouth. People can lose weight the old fashioned way. Watch what you put in your mouth, read the labels of foods you buy, drink pure water, and get exercise on a daily basis. Call me if you need any help. I offer free weight loss help. I want you on my team. What do you have to lose?

Be aware that I am not a licensed medical provider and my FDA disclaimer is found on the bottom right of all my websites pages. I have had excellent results with fitness & wellness and promote products & services that I believe in. By taking effective action and using common sense, I am prescription free and living an abundant life of wellness.

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Danielle Parsons

360.383.0265 Pacific Weekdays

Skype: DanielleParsons1

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  • Wade 18 July 2012, 23:14

    Scary Danielle. Appetite suppressants are the worst thing to take for weight loss. You simply rob your body of essential nutrients.

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    • Danielle 19 July 2012, 06:19

      Hello Wade,
      Putting toxic chemicals into the body is NOT conducive to long term health. It is all about nutrition. I cannot understand why people don’t understand this basic health principle. Maybe everyone needs to take a remedial health class?

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  • erwin 15 August 2012, 07:40

    Hello Danielle, I do not think that obesity could become a pandemic in a country. Of course it’s horrible to imagine a city that is only occupied by fat people. But in my opinion that the use of the pill will only give bad effects if it continues to be used for a long time.

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    • Danielle 15 August 2012, 15:52

      Hello Erwin,
      Since 1999, I have learned that my life will be much healthier if I eat foods that don’t have a nutrition label. Daily 30 minute walks and drinking pure water also keeps me from having to get on prescription drugs that have side effects. Putting toxic chemicals in my body is not what my Creator envisioned for me so I avoid drugs and seek the Hippocrates approach to health. If I am not mistaken, he is the Father of the Real Medicine!

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