Frightening New Technology for Weight Loss

As we are now well into the 21st century, there are more weight loss options available than simply ‘going on a diet’.  Doctors and scientists are working hard to create a solution to the obesity epidemic and, to be honest, the latest developments are frightening! 

Recently, in the USA, a stomach implant has been invented to help people lose weight.  Known as the Abilitit system, a collection of several electronic devices are implanted into the stomach and intestines of the overweight person and a sensor will detect when food is being eaten.  A message is then transmitted that the person feels full, even though only a small amount of food may have been eaten, thus ‘tricking’ the brain into curbing the appetite.  

Author’s impression of how the electrodes in the stomach may appear.

(Read more here:  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/stomach-sensor-tricks-dieters-into-losing-weight/story-e6frf7jx-1226188239597)

Maybe the movie ‘Robocop’ was based on reality after all??  

While the developers of this technology claim this is a much ‘safer’ medical weight loss procedure than gastric banding, I have grave concerns about anything ‘foreign’ being implanted in the body particularly anything electronic! 

The Natural Way helps their clients to lose weight naturally and we get great results without ‘interfering’ with the way the body works:  nature has provided you with a perfectly functioning body, and it has the ability to lose weight given the right fuel. 

Take Toni Hodgson, our newly crowned Slimmer of the Year for 2011.  Starting at just over 137kg, Toni lost 61.8kg in 66 weeks using only The Natural Way eating plans, our all natural formulations, private weekly consultations with her supportive consultant AND a whole lot of will-power.  

Toni at her start weight of 137.4kg

     

Toni after losing 61.8kg in 66 weeks

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So if you want to lose weight, and are at your wits end after trying all kinds of diets in the past, you need to come and see The Natural Way where we do not promote any fad dieting but rather good, sensible eating (that the whole family can enjoy) and comprehensive lifestyle advice so you never re-gain the lost weight.  Call us today on 1300 SLIMMER (754663) and make a FREE appointment to find out more about our program and how it can help you to lose weight and feel great!
 
To find out more about us, visit our website:  www.thenaturalway.com.au 

About Lose Weight With Sue

I am a naturopath for The Natural Way. We have 24 clinics nationally that help people to lose weight & educate on how to keep it off.
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One Response to Frightening New Technology for Weight Loss

  1. davidnatural says:

    What next! This is truly frightening. Some many medical ‘interventions’ turn out to be positively dangerous in turn – ask anyone who has a dePuy Orthopaedics ASR Hip Replacment Device which has now been recalled due to metal leaching into the body and poisoning people. And Lap Band surgery has an approx 50% failure rate. The following is from MedPage Today, March 2011: Nearly half of patients who have laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity eventually need to have the devices removed because of erosion or some other malfunction, researchers say.

    Among 82 patients followed for at least 12 years after lap-band surgery at a single institution, 49 had at least one reoperation for complications or device failure, according to Dr. Jacques Himpens, of Saint Pierre University Hospital in Brussels, and colleagues.

    They also reported online in Archives of Surgery that 41 had the bands removed during follow-up, with 14 then undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. In all but a few cases, inadequate weight loss or device breakdown was the reason for band removal.

    Read this story on http://www.medpagetoday.com.

    “The high failure rate of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, at least in our hands, could be detrimental to its future continued widespread use as a restrictive weight-loss operation,” Himpens and colleagues wrote.

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