The Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Blog: Neurochemicals and Weight
Yesterday I connected via linked in with a person I have not seen in 40 years. This gentlemen and I went to the same summer camp in the mountains in Connecticut in the early 70′s. (Yes, Posner had long hair, long sideburns and the Jewish version of the John Travolta look) Andy has had quite the career in research, and currently is a Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Public health. he was Pfizer’s lead researcher on obesity and now leads up the obesity division of the school of Public Health. Andy is an amazingly accomplished Ph.D. who has authored numerous publications in the field of brain chemicals, gut chemicals and their effects on eating behaviors. We have just exchanged a few e-mails but will talk soon. I started looking more into his published articles and these caused me to think again (and write to you) about the numerous brain and gut chemicals that are involved in a complex way with the eating and satiety mechanisms. Serotonin? Just one of many neurochemicals involved in the process. Has science been able to isolate many others and develop meds/supplements that affects these? Obviously none of us has been able to develop that “magic pill(s)” that impact on many of these neurochemicals. For now, successful weight loss requires behavioral modification and in most cases, support. Meds and supplements remain an adjunct to the process. The Serotonin Weight Management Formula is not a magic pill, phentermine is not a magic pill, Sensa, Hoodia an all the other sh–t you see promoted on internet ads are not the magic pills they are purported to be. Hopefully Andy and his team can develop better and more adjuncts to help what is now the nation’s largest health concern. And by the away, just for informational purposes, Posner weighed all of 155 pounds in summer camp.