Dr. Sanford Siegal
April 23, 2008
A Tale of Three (or Four) Cookie Diets

In 1975, I created the concept of a weight loss system that features a special cookie to control hunge...
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April 16, 2008
Cookies, Madonna, and (No) Sex

What a week this is turning out to be. It all began last Sunday evening when my Blackberry started to go crazy...
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January 07, 2008
Hardly a 'Flash in the Pan' Fad

I was on national TV over the weekend. E! Entertainment Network ran a two-hour special about diets that inc...
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October 21, 2007
Can't Seem to Lose Weight No Matter How Little You Eat? Could Be Your Thyroid

Oprah announces to the world that she has a thyroid problem a...
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August 20, 2007
A Simple Cardiovascular Risk Self-Test that Could Save Your Life

I want to share with you a simple, do-it-yourself test to measure your card...
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August 11, 2007
The Magic Pill: Eat What You Want, Lose Weight, and Have Sudden, Unexpected, Explosive Bowel Movements

I don't usually joke about obesity. I...
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July 10, 2007
Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ History

Since launching our www.CookieDietOnline.com web site in May, I've received many emails from peop...
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February 18, 2007
I'm Flattered

They say that "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Well, I'm feeling very flattered these days. Over the last 35 y...
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Dr. Siegal's Blog
August 11, 2007

The Magic Pill: Eat What You Want, Lose Weight, and Have Sudden, Unexpected, Explosive Bowel Movements

I don't usually joke about obesity. It's a serious subject. There's a new product out there, however, that's being promoted extensively, and I just couldn't keep my mouth shut. This wonderful pill doesn't come from some fly-by-night entrepreneur who makes it in his bathtub, but rather from a major pharmaceutical company.


This pill purports to stop the absorption of the fat that you eat. You can eat fat and oil, and supposedly it passes right through you without being absorbed. In other words, you don't get the calories. Sounds great, huh? Well, maybe not. Did I forget to mention fecal urgency?


You see, when fat passes through you unabsorbed, it can make its exit unexpectedly, uncontrollably, and spontaneously in its original form. Mineral oil does the same thing. This could be quite inconvenient and, in its literature, the drug company admits that this could be an annoyance. Personally, I think it could ruin your day or, at the very least, your dress.


Now, I wouldn't make too much out of this potentially inconvenient side effect. I mean, what's the big deal? Besides, the company does offer a perfectly reasonable suggestion to minimize any negative consequences that could result from the sudden explosive voiding of your bowels: consider wearing dark clothing while taking the drug.


Excuse me for even mentioning such revolting stuff but I was driving to work this morning when I had a sudden urge to leak this information.


Dr. Siegal's® COOKIE DIET™ has been around for more than thirty years and has helped more than 500,000 people. I can assure you that, while using our products, you may wear any color clothing your heart desires.