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Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet Comes to Australia and asks the question, “EAT COOKIES AND LOSE WEIGHT?”

Famous Cookie Diet that has shed over 20 million kilos to launch in Australia Renowned American physician, weight-loss authority and author Dr. Sanford Siegal is coming to Sydney in April to launch his internationally-popular diet cookies in Australia. Dr. Sanford Siegal has treated more than half a million overweight patients using his specially formulated biscuits and medically proven diet plans. Dr. Siegal says the secret of his cookies is in the formula and they work effectively in controlling urges to snack on other foods during the day. Under the calorie – controlled meal plan, consumers eat nine cookies during the day and a normal dinner in the evening. Moderate exercise is encouraged and consumers can expect to see results within the first week of around 2-3 kg. “My patients who have tried them say they don’t feel hungry by dinner time,” Dr. Siegal says. Among his many success stories is retired American newspaper reporter Jim Smith, from Lapeer Michigan, who dropped more than 50 kilograms in a year. Hundreds of doctors throughout the US have used the diet on their overweight patients. Until now the only way to get Dr. Siegal’s Cookies were to order them direct from the USA.Now in a partnership with OzHealth Pharma and its CEO Magdy Iskander, the tasty cookies will be made and distributed in Australia under license from Dr. Siegal. “We’ve had many requests from our Australian customers to bake and distribute my cookies locally and the day has finally come,” says Dr. Siegal who will be accompanied to Australia by his son Matthew, a star of the US reality TV show Millionaire Matchmaker.

Cookie Facts

Dr. Siegal’s cookies come in three flavors: Chocolate Brownie, Cinnamon Oatmeal, and Maple Pancakes and are baked to his secret ingredients. Each cookie contains only 60 calories and come in a week’s supply of re-sealable bags containing nine cookies each, and a booklet of low-calorie recipes personally developed by Dr. Siegal. Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet cookies are available exclusive to OzHealth Pharma through


Dr. Siegal conceived the idea of a diet based on a hunger-satisfying cookie in the early 1970s while writing a book about natural substances in foods that suppress hunger. He decided to engineer a food specifically to help his patients stick to the low-calorie diet that he advocates. Dr. Siegal produced a formula for a proprietary mixture of amino acids that resulted from combining certain food substances and baked it into cookies that he gave to a few patients. Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet WAS an overnight success. His South Florida medical practice soon expanded to 14 clinics and he began supplying his cookies and other foods to hundreds of other doctors in several countries. Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet became an international success due to its popularity among several A-list celebrities including Kim Kardashian and comedienne Joan Rivers, sports stars, and Hollywood entertainment executives.

About Dr. Sanford Siegal

Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., is a practicing bariatric physician whose South Florida medical practice, Siegal Medical Group, has treated more than 500,000 overweight patients. Although he has achieved notoriety for his books on subjects including high-fibre diets, hunger control without drugs, and hypothyroidism, he is best known as the Cookie Doctor® behind the popular Dr. Siegal’s COOKIE DIET® weight-loss program and hunger-controlling foods. Dr. Siegal has been profiled by dozens of major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight. In January 2009 and January 2011, Dr. Siegal’s COOKIE DIET success stories were featured in People magazine cover stories.


OzHealth Pharma is an innovative Australian pharmaceutical company owned and operated by a team of Australian pharmacists headed by Magdy and George Iskander. OzHealth launched in January 2010, releasing OzHealth Arthritis Cream and Emtrix Nail Revive in November 2011. “We are very excited to launch such a revolutionary, innovative and convenient and medically- proven weight loss * product that renowned physician Dr. Siegal has made and used on patients for over 35 years,” says pharmacist and CEO, Magdy Iskander. For further information and interview opportunities while Dr. Siegal and Matthew Siegal are in Australia (April 16-20) contact: George John Iskander Ph: 1300 077 707 (+61 2 9037 0887) Fax: +61 2 9531 2235 Email: [email protected]

*Individual weight loss results may vary.