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In this year’s Wellness Trend Report we noted that the topic of weight loss — a sensitive and controversial topic in the modern wellness world — was receiving a lot of attention this year. Top brands have been launching metabolism-related products in response to a soar in interest. So many of us have been looking for balanced ways to counter the lack of movement and changes in diet we’ve experienced during this unusual time.

As long we properly define it — by true medical standards, not pop culture standards! — maintaining a healthy weight is key for energy, prevention and longevity.

One resource we’ve been turning to often is wellness warrior, Naomi Whittel. Back in 2018, it was Naomi who first taught us about autophagy and intermittent fasting. Through Naomi, we’ve discovered a few of our new go-to supplements like berberine for blood sugar balance and her unique blend of resveratrol and turmeric for major anti-inflammatory benefits. Now, Naomi is championing an African superfruit that’s poised for a major moment in the world of health and wellness. Here’s what you should know…

Is Spicefruit the Next Wellness Superfood?

Years ago, I helped popularize the use of Resveratrol extracts in the U.S. – making its healing properties readily available to millions of Americans. I’ve championed a number of supplement ingredients that now play an important role in so many people’s daily routines and it’s become one of the proudest achievements of my career.

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A couple of years ago, I learned that participants in the below clinical study were healthily losing twenty pounds in eight weeks through the use of African SpiceFruit (dichrostachys glomerata), I took the four flights and twenty hours needed to get to the West African nation of Cameroon myself and met the scientists running the study to thoroughly evaluate the clinical data.

The Metabolic Study on SpiceFruit

I was incredibly impressed when I first read Dr. Julius Oben’s scientific papers. Participants in his 8-week study – all overweight (but not obese) individuals with a body/mass index (BMI) of 25-30:*

+ Lost 19.6 pounds on average
+ Trimmed waist-size by 1.5 inches and hips by 1.7 inches
+ Reduced body fat by 5.3%

They achieved these remarkable results without changes to their diet or additional exercise.

All participants took a daily 300 mg standardized extract of West African SpiceFruit (dichrostachys glomerata), a commonly used flavoring in all kinds of savory dishes in that part of the world that also helps to rev up metabolic function to melt away fat and excess weight.

I knew that if we could verify these results, SpiceFruit has the potential to be as big of a breakthrough ingredient as the recent popularization of Turmeric and its healing powers before it became widely known outside of India.

In Cameroon, I met the professor leading the study, Dr. Oben, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Yaounde. Dr. Oben has studied metabolic health for 35 years and gave me full access to his clinical studies. We examined the raw data and were pleased to discover that his science was meticulous. For those who need to manage their weight to improve their health, SpiceFruit is incredibly compelling.

His data showed that SpiceFruit promotes weight loss and dramatically improves metabolic health and function without any change in diet or exercise.

The research conducted by Dr. Oben and team also showed dramatic improvements in blood sugar, plus improvements in these critical metabolic factors:*

+ Bad LDL cholesterol dropped 13%

+ Good HDL cholesterol rose 14%

+ Harmful triglycerides sank 17%

The West African SpiceFruit improves critical metabolic markers that promote healthy aging.

The French Paradox — in Africa

I’m a proponent of carb-limiting diets. I’m the author of High Fiber Keto and that’s how I eat. But the people of Cameroon eat a diet that’s high in carbohydrates – rich in starchy foods like rice, plantains, yams and potatoes.

While over 70% of American adults are overweight – or obese, only 30% of Cameroonians are overweight or obese — less than half the rate seen in the U.S.**

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What’s more, the people of Cameroon also show much lower rates of metabolic risk factors including healthier levels of blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure as well.*

Do you remember the “French Paradox”? That’s the term used to describe the dichotomy between the French diet – rich in butter, cheese, meat and other saturated fats – and the overall excellent heart and metabolic health of the French people.

I was a pioneer in identifying resveratrol – found in France’s beloved red wine – as a protective factor in their diet. As I’ve mentioned, I helped popularize the use of resveratrol extracts in the U.S. – making its healing properties readily available to millions of Americans.

So, I was intrigued when Dr. Oben suggested that there may also be a “Cameroonian Paradox”. His theory – backed by his clinical research, which I independently validated – is that SpiceFruit, used heavily to flavor nearly every meal, holds the key to the Cameroonian Paradox.

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How To Supplement with SpiceFruit

The SpiceFruit may look humble, but it packs a wallop of health benefits from its rich blessing of antioxidants, flavonoids, and polyphenols.

It’s a proven weight-controller. It’s a metabolic-mender. And it can help you defy your chronological age. It’s cultivated with centuries of knowledge. Harvested with care. And meticulously processed to preserve all its healing compounds.

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NAOMI GloSlim SpiceFruit delivers 300 mg of standardized SpiceFruit extract (dichrostachys glomerata) in each capsule, the exact clinically-proven dosage to help fuel personal weight control. The once-a-day capsule features wild-grown and naturally harvested SpiceFruit from the deep forest of Cameroon and is produced in a state-of-the-art, FDA-inspected facility here in the United States. 

It’s cultivated with centuries of knowledge. Harvested with care. And meticulously processed to preserve all its healing compounds. Unlike many supplements that come from questionable sources, none of the ingredients are sourced from China. There are no binders, fillers, dyes or gluten — ingredients sometimes used in other products may trigger allergic reactions or even depress immune function.*

TCM Exclusive Offer: NAOMI GoSlim SpiceFruit

Try NAOMI GloSlim SpiceFruit with our exclusive offer for TCM readers: when you buy one bottle, you get a second bottle for 50% off.

This way you get a full 2-month supply of 300 mg of premium-grade dichrostachys glomerata spicefruit (DG) that produced the metabolic-health results in the gold-standard clinical study I mentioned above covering you for the same period of time (8 weeks).

This offer is not available in stores – it ships free direct-to-your-door. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, I’m happy to be able to offer our 365-Day ‘No Questions Asked, Any Reason’ refund guarantee. Simply return any unused portion within one year of purchase for a full, unquestioned refund.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This story is brought to you in partnership with Naomi Whittel. From time to time, TCM editors choose to partner with brands we believe in to bring our readers special offers. All material on The Chalkboard Mag is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programs.





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  1. sounds interesting! Is it safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Serena Mason | 02.23.2021 | Reply
  2. I would love to try the spicefruit, but don’t want to feel hyper and unable to sleep. I am 64 years old and weigh wy too much., exercise every day and try to watch what I eat. Can this spice interfere with thyroid medications? Specifically synthroid, or bloodpressure meds? I had thyroid cancer 17 years ago, and had thyroid removed. I can’t seem to lose weight. Looking forward to hearing from you on this product. Thank you, Paula

    Paula C. Baron | 06.21.2021 | Reply
  3. What is the difference, if any, between “NAOMI GoSlim” and “The ONE GoSlim” supplements?

    Suzanne Seiler | 06.22.2021 | Reply
  4. What time of the day is good to take the spice fruit? Will it interfere with my thyroid meds? Thank you sandy

    Sandy | 01.28.2022 | Reply
    • Hi Sandy! Always consult with your doctor and nutritionist. We love this supplement, but we’re not game to give out medical advice. Best wishes!

      The Chalkboard Editorial Team | 01.31.2022 | Reply

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