Slender Wonder is a medical weight loss programme that treats patients who struggle with overweight or obesity. Only Slender Wonder accredited doctors, who were trained by the organisation, are allowed to prescribe and distribute the programme.
Slender Wonder was developed by a South African doctor, Dr Jan Botha and has more than 200 accredited doctors countrywide. Their safe and affective weight loss programme has evolved over 40 years with tens of thousands of patients being treated successfully in South Africa.
The programme is based on treating low leptin levels and has three components: a low GI eating plan, supplements in the form of capsules and a series of injections. The injections bring the leptin levels back into balance and help rid the body of “abnormal” fat in a safe and controlled way. Leptin is a hormone that is secreted by fat cells in white adipose tissue and has been found to be a signal to the brain, thus having primary influence on body weight. During a person’s lifetime, leptin levels drop. This drop may be accredited to the use of cortisone or the presence or progesterone and estrogen. For this reason, some young girls are prone to obesity during puberty. Women who are taking contraceptives, pregnant women and those who have had hysterectomies, especially when it goes together with hormone replacement therapy, are also prone to lower levels of Leptin.
Treating the symptoms and putting patients on a strict diet may work. However, if the leptin levels are not stabilised first, patients will put the weight back on once they start eating normally again. This is what makes the Slender Wonder programme different from other weight loss programmes.
Slender Wonder focuses on the cause of obesity and not only the symptoms!