I always tell people those magic diet supplements are a scam.
Also from the NPR site: Program tries to help economic growth by providing food stamp recipients with incentives to buy local produce.
The green coffee extract turns out to actually cause diabetes; and have NO effect on weight loss according to this study:
Between prescribing insulin spiking whole wheat bread which overloads the bloodstream with sugar; and diabetes producing green coffee beans; why is this Dr. still in business?
It was the major corporations; that early in this century decided that the mainstay of America's diet would be processed wheat; cereal and bread. And spinoffs like Kelloggs Pop Tarts; sugar infested processed starch and accompanying cereals. Nabisco made Wheat "Thins". But it kept dentists in business; and statin drug makers profitable; and gastroenterologists happy and the diet industry booming. Unfortunately it make the population obese; sick; and popping Prilosec and Rolaids and Gas X for their irritable bowels. But the internet has allowed us to create a community ; and there is wisdom in numbers. The tide is turning. The years of Bad Nutritional Science are ending.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine