Questions ref. Dr. Rosedale's Diet

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01 May, 2011 05:18 PM

Hello Fiona,
My partner Steve Roizen and I have been on the Rosdale diet for 3 weeks
with wonderful results. I have no health issues and I'm not taking any
medications. I am in excellent health. I have blood pressure fluctuations but
have had this for most of my adult life. Blood pressure can range from
140/90 to normal 120/80.
Since I have been on the diet I have lost close to 20#s and continue to
loose weight. My aim is to loose at least 30#s total.
Thirteen days into the diet I had blood work done for my annual physical.
I also requested a Leptin test. My blood work indicates that everything
is within normal ranges except that my Cholesterol was 119 which my doctor
said is low, however he was not concerned. My Triglycerides are 65, HDL 40
and LDL 66. What are your feelings on these readings?
My Leptin reading is 3,2, Can you let me know if this is good or normal,
or what the optimal level should be? My doctor did not seem to know
anything about leptin.
I am physically active and work out 3 times or more at my Health club. I
usually take a walk after dinner in the evening as well and normally do not
eat later than 6:00 p.m. I enjoy the recommended foods in the diet and
the recipes are delicious, although time consuming and somewhat expensive.
I do not drink coffee as a rule, do not smoke, do have a glass of red wine
now and then, do not drink other alcoholic beverages, I do enjoy a beer now
and then. I do take Melaleuca Vitality supplement vitamins.
I would appreciate any feedback to some of the above questions.
Thanks much!
Gary A

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 02 May, 2011 02:41 AM

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    All look very good. One question which lab tested the leptin? and also, I looked though the web site of the supplements that you mentioned, not sure which one you are taking as many had calcium added.

    You are both doing so well it makes it so much easier when both do the plan together!

    Keep up the good work.

  2. 2 Posted by Gxa1130 on 02 May, 2011 01:12 PM

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    Thanks Fiona!
    Leptin test was performed by Hybritech Chemiluminescent Immunoassay on the
    Beckman Access.
    Melaleuca vitamins we're taking are:
    Vitality Total Nutrition for Men 50+
    We are also taking 2 scoops of Fiber Wise every evening before going to bed
     mixed with 10 oz. of water.
    Weight loss continues but we do have periods of hunger. Some days more
    than others. Energy levels have increased due to the weight loss and by
    giving our digestive system a rest.
    Looking forward to more information from you in ref. to Leptin levels.
    Also I would expect that my blood pressure should drop some more as I loose
    more weight. Not sure if it will stabilize and eliminate the fluctuations!
    What do you think? What is your standard on blood pressure?
    Gary A
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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fiona on 03 May, 2011 12:43 AM

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    I did a search for your supplements, and actually found an interesting article from someone that tested the absorption and quality of supplements sold. I cannot stand behind what is reported there, and have no idea who did the study. However, we here at the Rosedale group always recommend a capsule over a 'tablet'. I compared the ingredients between a simple multi that we have used from twinlabs, which can be found at the vitamin shoppe, and the ingredients on most of the listed items were a lot higher with twin labs than the one you are taking. Also, hopefully you are both taking a good fresh fish oil. The fiberwise you mentioned, the second 'other ingredient' is fructose, and 12 grams of sugar and maltodextrin, taking it just before bed when your digestive system should be having a nice rest! It is only my opinion but anything with fructose never makes it in to my basket or Dr. Rosedales. Fructose is more harmful than sugar. Also products with maltodextrin, even more so those promoting themselves to be selling a healthy product, clearly do not know the science of health. There are many companies out there, that do a wonderful job of marketing, but not many make it past the Rosedale approval, especially when profit comes several lines above health.

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