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Grapefruit scent can lead to weight loss?   Leave a comment

Can the scent from grapefruit really lead to weight loss? It is true that smell affects our sense of fullness. Dr. Hirsch, a neurologist, psychiatrist and the founder of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago has conducted several studies on smell, taste and appetite. In the early 1990s, he gave 3,193 patients inhalers containing aromatic ingredients, which they inhaled whenever they were hungry. They were instructed to keep their normal diet and exercise routines, and each month for a period of six months they were given new inhalers. The participants lost an average of 5 pounds a month. “A large part of the reason that you feel full is your brain interpreting that you’ve smelled it and tasted it,” said Dr. Hirsch.

It would be inconvenient to smell a grapefruit any time you felt hungry.  What about a bottle of grapefruit oil? That would be really convenient.  Any time you felt hungry you could bring it out a take a whiff.   Or the grapefruit oil can be put in a Whiffer™.  A Whiffer™ is a beautifully designed necklace that allows you to put drops of the oil on a wick and wear it all day long.  Other oils to suppress appetite are peppermint,  orange, and tangerine.


Watch a short video about the Whiffer™


Posted February 12, 2011 by Sunflower in Natural

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