8:15 a.m. KTSA Morning Edge Commentary 9/19/2002

Body Solutions Goes Anemic

Body Solutions - ignore the initials - has gone anemic. Mark Nutritionals has filed Chapter-11, millions in the red.

Many of my colleagues believed it was a great weight-loss product. Maybe it was. I saw a doctor on TV claim that it didn't actually contain any ingredients associated with weight loss. But people said they were shedding fat and they loved it.

But when they said the Body Solutions nighttime formula could make you lose weight while you sleep, it almost shorted out my mind.

If you literally lose weight while you sleep, where does it go? How does it come out? Would it make some kind of little noise when it was coming out? The unsolvable mystery. Some kids want to stay awake to get a peek at Santa Claus. Could a guy hide over in the corner of the bedroom one night and stay awake, and watch his wife sleeping, and witness the weight leaving? Even get it on video? Would it maybe look like those spirits that came and got the bad guy in "Ghost?"

After the weight left the sleeping body, did it stick to the ceiling? Would people have to leave a window open a little to let it out? Would your sheets stay clean?

I admire the creator of the whole thing, Harry Siskind. Partly for his brass, partly because when he got real rich real fast, he shared. Big Spurs supporter, helped various causes in our community and didn't want credit.

My guess is he'll come out of Chapter-11 and get real rich real fast again. If he and I ever have a quiet conversation, I'm gonna ask him if HE knows his own self, where that weight really goes at night.

I'm Brad Messer with commentary at 8:15 on KTSA's Morning Edge.


San Antonio Express News 9/18/2002 Owner of Body Solutions files for bankruptcy
Rick Casey 9/20/2002 Body Solutions bankruptcy brings few tears for 'victims'


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