Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET(R) Available Under Medical Supervision in New York
City Exclusively from Prominent Weight-Loss Physician and Bestselling Author
Howard Shapiro, D.O., M.D.


    
    The venerable weight-loss program and foods created by Cookie Doctor®
    Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., to be offered in midtown Manhattan by fellow
    obesity expert Dr. Howard Shapiro




    
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<p>NEW YORK, <span class="xn-chron">March 29</span> /CNW/ -- <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s Direct Nutritionals, LLC, the global distributor of <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s COOKIE DIET® brand products, today announced that it has begun supplying its products to the <span class="xn-location">New York City</span> medical practice of obesity expert and bestselling author <span class="xn-person">Dr. Howard Shapiro</span>. <span class="xn-person">Dr. Shapiro</span> is the only physician in <span class="xn-location">New York City</span> to whom <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s COOKIE DIET® products are supplied.</p>
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<p>"I'm convinced that people who diet under a physician's supervision have the best results, and I'm excited to have <span class="xn-person">Dr. Howard Shapiro</span> as Manhattan's sole medical provider of <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s COOKIE DIET® foods and six-cookies-a-day weight-loss approach," said <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>. "New Yorkers will appreciate the convenience of having a weight-loss expert like <span class="xn-person">Dr. Shapiro</span> supervise them as they lose weight with the help of <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s COOKIE DIET® cookies and shakes."</p>
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<p>This is not the first time that <span class="xn-person">Dr. Shapiro</span> has used <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s foods and weight-loss program in his practice. For several decades starting in the late 1970s, <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span> supplied his products to hundreds of his fellow physicians, including <span class="xn-person">Dr. Shapiro</span>. Then, in 2002, <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span> stopped supplying individual doctors and began supplying a single diet center franchiser that operated under various names including Siegal Smart for Life Weight Management Centers. That relationship ended in 2006. <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s products are available once again through individual physicians.</p>
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<p>"I used <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s COOKIE DIET® cookies and regimen in my practice in the 1980s and my patients did well with it," said <span class="xn-person">Dr. Shapiro</span>. "I'm happy, once again, to be able to offer <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s products and diet as a treatment option for my patients."</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Dr. Howard Shapiro</span>'s office is located at 14 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022 (212-935-5333, <a href="http://www.drhowardshapiro.com">www.drhowardshapiro.com</a>).</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Dr. Sanford Siegal</span> developed the concept of a diet based on a hunger-controlling food in the early 1970s while writing a book about substances in food that are particularly satisfying of hunger. Based on his research, he engineered a formula to curb hunger and enable his patients to stick to the low-calorie diet that he advocates. After several years of experimenting in his family's kitchen, <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span> produced a particular mixture of amino acids that resulted from the combination of certain food substances. He baked his formula into a cookie and gave it to a few patients. <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s COOKIE DIET® was an overnight success. Shortly thereafter, he created his shake mixes which, when added to water and ice in a blender, produce a cool, hunger-controlling beverage. By the mid-1980s, his Miami-based medical practice had grown to include 14 clinics and he was supplying his cookies and shakes to hundreds of other physicians.</p>
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<p>In 2007, <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span> and his son, <span class="xn-person">Matthew Siegal</span>, the company's CEO, began offering their cookies, shake mixes, and other products directly to consumers through <a href="http://www.CookieDiet.com">www.CookieDiet.com</a> (which has more than 120,000 members).</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s COOKIE DIET® is among the most talked-about weight-loss brands in <span class="xn-location">North America</span> and has been profiled by hundreds of media including Good Morning America, Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, People, and Entertainment Tonight.</p>
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<p>Although copycat products have recently appeared, <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s original cookie-based diet continues to command a nearly 100 percent share of voice in the press. <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s COOKIE DIET® and <span class="xn-person">Sanford Siegal</span>, D.O., M.D., are perpetually in the news. Recent stories include:</p>
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                              ABC's Good Morning America
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9fuI9yzx4o
    
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                                   NBC's Today Show
              http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34416230#34416230
    
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                                  KNBC-TV Los Angeles
                   http://www.nbclosangeles.com/station/as-seen-on/
                              Cookie_Diet_Los_Angeles.html



    ABOUT DR. SIEGAL'S COOKIE DIET®

    
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<p><span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s COOKIE DIET® is a 35 year old, profitable, 100% debt-free, family-owned business comprising several companies with corporate locations in the <span class="xn-location">Miami</span>, Florida, and <span class="xn-location">Washington, DC</span>, metro areas. Under license from <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s SM Licensing Corporation, <span class="xn-person">Dr. Siegal</span>'s Direct Nutritionals, LLC, operates the web site CookieDiet.com (over 120,000 members) and distributes products directly to consumers.</p>
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    Media Relations:
    Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET(R) (CookieDiet.com)
    877-377-4342 (North America)
    703-677-8068 (Elsewhere)




    

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