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By Professor Yoland Lim Health Care

Studies on The Use of "SLIMAX", A Chinese Herbal Mixture, In The Treatment of Human Obesity.


Authors: Vera Ignjatovic, Esra Ogru, Mark Heffernan, Roksan Libinaki, Professor Yoland Lim and Professor Frank Ng.


Published online: 10 Jan 2011, download citation:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/1388-0209(200001)3811-BFT030


A phytochemical preparation known as "SLIMAX" (Professor Yoland Lim Health Care) was administered orally to human volunteers for a six-week period, using a double-blind experimental method. This preparation is an aqueous extract of the Chinese medicinal plants Hordeum vulgare, Polygonatum multiflorum, Dimocarpus longan, Ligusticum sinense, Lilium brownii and Zingiber officinale. Treatment with SLIMAX resulted in a significant decrease in parameters such as body weight, waist and hip circumference, and Body Mass Index (BMI), in all subjects tested. The basis of action was shown to be through modification of lipid metabolism, with significant effects on both the accumulation and the release of lipid from adipose tissue. The experimental results indicate a great potential for the use of this herbal preparation in treatment of human obesity.


In summary these medical studies by Monash University Medical and Nutritional Department’s Professor Frank Ng showed its benefits by reducing the size and number of adipose (fat) cells, helping to regulate the amount of food eaten, and to assist in the reduction in cholesterol. 


References:

 https://research.monash.edu/en/publications/use-of-slimax-a-chinese-herbal-mixture-in-weight-loss 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1076/1388-0209(200001)3811-BFT030 

In addition, we suggest the following

  • Always eat slowly. Always eat breakfast. Breakfast acts as a trigger to stimulate your metabolism, hence the name ‘breaking the fast’
  • Eat fresh vegetables, fruit, and fish, and some lean meat or chicken. 
  • Do not skip meals. But if you have to delay a meal, drink plenty of HMIX tea. We know that fluids are vital for normal human functioning.
  • Reduce intake of refined carbohydrates products, such as white flour, white sugar, and processed sugars in sweets, chocolates and lollies.
  • Avoid processed, tinned foods and pre-packaged foods. Reduce salt intake, and do not put extra salt or Mono-Sodium Glutamate (MSG) in your cooking.
  • Decrease consumption of alcohol and cease, or at least cut down on cigarettes.
  • Get in to a regular bowel habit routine. This is reinforced by regular exercise.


Further reading: The Oriental Art of Keeping Slim - By Professor Yoland Lim.


The weight loss technique unfolds in two parts: 

  1. Behaviour modification 
  2. Changes in eating and cooking habits – including changing recipes.