5 Dead After CRAZY Weight Loss Stunt
I like balloons as much as the next guy… at birthday parties, or at company picnics, or to cheer someone up in the hospital.
But putting them inside my body? That’s where I draw the line.
Yet people are standing in line – and paying thousands of dollars – to have balloons medically inserted into them.
That’s right. The latest in the quick-fix weight-loss craze is a procedure that involves placing a balloon in your stomach and filling it with saltwater.
The idea? Crowd out your stomach so that there’s less room for food. You’re supposed to feel fuller and eat less – and ultimately lose weight.
There’s just one problem… this treatment is killing people.
Five people have died in a matter of days after getting gastric balloons.
Honestly, I’m surprised that number isn’t higher. And it’ll probably increase.
This procedure involves placing one or more balloons in your stomach using an endoscope, and then filling those balloons with a saline solution – all while you’re still awake.
I mean, what could go wrong? You know, other than blockages, the saline leaking, the balloon deflating and getting stuck…
It’s called the gastric balloon procedure, and doctors are selling it as a safer method than the alternative weight loss surgeries.
Don’t be fooled. “Safer” doesn’t mean “safe.”
The main difference between the balloon procedure and other weight loss surgeries is that this one is only temporary. The balloons only stay in until you lose the weight.
The procedure is temporary…and I can guarantee you the results will be too – because it doesn’t fix the underlying problem.
Most people who are morbidly obese have a signaling problem in their brain. The hormone leptin, which is supposed to tell your brain when the stomach is full, isn’t working.
It’s not that the signal isn’t there… it’s that the brain isn’t listening to it. Think of it like the boy who cried wolf.
Until that signal gets restored, you’ll gain every pound back – and then some.
The good news is that you don’t have to swallow a saltwater-filled balloon to make your brain “think” your stomach is full.
In just 3 simple steps, you can actually get your stomach and your brain talking again:
- Have a high protein breakfast
- Eat three meals a day, no snacking, and no eating in the evening.
- Those meals should be low carb.
In 6 weeks or less, your signals should be working again, and your cravings will be a thing of the past. Only then can you get on the road to PERMANENT weight loss.
And then the balloons can stay where they belong… at a birthday party.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
A recent study found that reducing inflammation in the body slashes the risk of lung cancer deaths in half.
Mulberry leaf extracts have been found to help prevent diabetes by lowering dangerous after-meal blood sugar spikes.
A recent study shows that shocking connection between gum disease and cancer.
A recent study revealed for the first time that people with high blood pressure have one important deficiency in common – and addressing it could be the cure for hypertension.
There are plenty of fun ways to help you live a long, healthy life that have nothing to do with diet and exercise. Dr. G shares a few of his favorites.
Numerous studies have shown the health benefits of drinking coffee, and now the latest shows that it might just save your life.
Numerous studies have shown that the mineral magnesium plays an important role in preventing colorectal cancer.
A recent study has revealed a surprisingly simple way to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
A landmark study has shown a way to slash the risk of heart attacks and strokes – and it has nothing to do with cholesterol.