Ah, good old snake oil... been around since the beginning of time, it seems. These days they have some pretty high tech looking snake oil. It's so easy to be taken in by the desire for a magical cure and by the glowing testimonials. I still get curious about these things sometimes even though I am pretty aware of the tactics.
"Try the new ThyroStim! This guality necklace, composed of spheroids carefully manufactured of a high tech resin, will stimulate the area around your thyroid. The thyroid is one of the systems that controls weight loss. Start seeing results in one week! Only three easy payments of $19.95! If you don't see results within one month, simply return the product and recieve a full refund, minus shipping and handling!"
"My ThyroStim is amazing! I feel so much better! I lost fifty pounds in three months, got a new job, and I feel great!" (insert photoshopped before and after shots here)
"I got a ThyroStim for my girlfriend, and not only is she slim and beautiful, but she is much happier now too! We're getting married in April! Thank you, ThyroStim!" (insert bad engagement photo)
And all along it's a cheap plastic bead choker that only works through the power of suggestion, if it works at all. Promise people health, love, or money, and you will be amazed at how many suckers you will find.
Chia seeds are better when soaked in a drink... you can make your own mini bubble tea that way. They aren't a magical weight loss cure, though. They just make you feel a little fuller, and give you some vitamins.
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