Fibrous Weight Loss Diet Forest Grove OR

Any product claiming to be a “miracle” diet pill warrants skepticism, but at least one weight-loss aid may actually work. Glucomannan, a soluble fiber from the root of the elephant yam (Amorpho-phallus konjac or A. rivieri), may help people shed pounds by promoting satiety and preventing the body from absorbing as many calories, according to a critical review published in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.

Bruce Mc Laren Wolfe, MD
(800) 282-3284
2338 NW Jessamine Way
Portland, OR
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Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy San Juan Hosp, Carmichael, Ca; University Of California -Dav, Sacramento, Ca
Group Practice: Professional Svcs Grp Univ Of Ca Davis; U C Davis Medical Group Admin At Uc Davis Medical Center

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Providence Medical Group
(503) 216-0700
18040 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road, Suite 100
Tigard, OR
Services
Reiki, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Family Practice
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Jeff Clark
(503) 691-0901
8555 SW Tualatin Rd
Tualatin, OR
Company
True Health Medicine, PC
Industry
Herbalist, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Chronic Fatigue, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Men's Health, Weight Loss

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Chelation Therapy, Enzyme Therapy, Hair Analysis, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, IV Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling, Physical Medicine
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Alternative Health Insurance Services, Complementary Health Plans, Health Savings Accounts, Out of Network Coverage, Receipt provided for reimbursement
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American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, National College of Natural Medicine, Oregon Naturopathic Physician Association

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Shelie Hartman-Gibbs
(503) 648-6725
405 SE 8th Ave
Hillsboro, OR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Soaring Horizons
(503) 647-5754
PO Box 1781
North Plains, OR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Foundation Natural Medicine Center
(503) 608-9160
3800 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard, Suite 200-D
Beaverton, OR
Services
Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Chiropractic, Cardiovascular Disease, Arthritis, Allergy
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American Holistic Medical Association

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William Brewster Smith, MD
(503) 229-7246
1040 NW 22nd Ave Ste 400
Portland, OR
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Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1972

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Nutrition For Success LLC
(503) 577-5845
428 SW Oak St
Hillsboro, OR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Jenny Craig
(503) 640-8957
2575 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy
Hillsboro, OR
Alternate Phone Number
(503) 640-8957
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Susan G Landgren
(503) 646-0161
15950 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

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A Weight-Loss Fiber?

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Any product claiming to be a “miracle” diet pill warrants skepticism, but at least one weight-loss aid may actually work. Glucomannan, a soluble fiber from the root of the elephant yam (Amorpho-phallus konjac or A. rivieri), may help people shed pounds by promoting satiety and preventing the body from absorbing as many calories, according to a critical review published in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. The researchers examined seven human trials on glucomannan (GM) in which weight loss was the primary variable of interest. In all of the studies, participants lost significant weight even when the study did not restrict their calories.

Before you begin stockpiling elephant yam, though, you should take into account that the data are not entirely conclusive. First, the trials that demonstrated weight loss all were conducted 10 or more years ago. Additionally, in five other studies in which weight loss was the secondary endpoint, the participants didn’t lose any weight, although their total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol dropped in three of the trials. The authors of the critical review suggest this may be because those studies lasted only three to four weeks.

Still, the researchers conclude, “At doses of 2 to 4 grams per day, GM was well-tolerated and resulted in significant weight loss in overweight and obese individuals.”

Kristin Bjornsen

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