Our Story

The Therapeutic Kitchen

Our Story

Therapeutic Kitchen is a Nutritional Therapy practice specialising in weight management and supporting clients with the underlying issues that can cause weight loss resistance. We offer a range of nutritionally led 1:2:1 and group programmes and a range of epigenetic and functional tests to help identify and address underlying factors to help our clients reach their health goals.

We recognise that many people can benefit from additional support for weight loss through supplementation due to having a higher genetic predisposition to eat and snack more, ie. they need more support to ‘Curb’ their eating habits. We have found the biggest challenge for many is appetite control and making changes in eating behaviour.

Why did we choose the Curb® formulation?

The key Curb ingredients (‘YGD’) are backed by extensive research showing how it helps users to eat less and to lose weight; with evidence that it modulates the levels of key hormones involved in appetite and satiety and slows intestinal transit, reducing food consumption.In addition, we have added Vitamins B3 and B6 to Curb to ensure efficient energy metabolism to help with support energy and motivation which are key in weight loss.


How did you identify it from the plethora of weight loss products already on the market?

It was a chance conversation with a good family friend, Dr Trevor Jarman in 2020, when we introduced him to our business, and discussed the challenges of changing eating behaviours that many of our clients face.

Trevor is a retired biochemist, and co-founder of Natures Remedies Ltd. His company had researched, developed and successfully commercialised products containing a well-researched and clinically proven herbal weight loss formulation called ‘YGD’ in both the UK and USA for over twenty years.

This was a natural fit and we formed a collaboration agreement to bring Curb with YGD under The Therapeutic Kitchen ‘umbrella’.

What were the origins of  ‘YGD’?

The inventor of the YGD formulation was the late Dr Lasse Hessel, a Danish medic. For a period he lived in the USA and was famed for his work with the New York Times as its medical correspondent.

He also had a major interest in the benefits of fibre in the diet and in weight loss. Whilst in the USA he worked with researchers at Cornel University on a range of plants with potential in effective wight loss.

One his return to Denmark this allowed him to focus on the YGD formulation and engaged two Danish doctors to test it in placebo-controlled trials. They demonstrated statistically significant weight loss and also that YGD slowed the rate at which the stomach emptied.

On the strength of these results Dr Hessel filed patents on the YGD formulation.

Dr Jarman met Dr Hessel when he worked for a drug discovery company involved in developing drugs for weight loss. The company was not interested in a ‘herbal’ product and so Drs Jarman and Hessel formed Natures Remedies Ltd to commercialise a YGD containing product.

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Curb works. It is based on a well-known and researched YGD formulation approved by five clinical studies


These products do not require a prescription or doctor approval as they are herbal and do not contain any prescription ingredients. Not all people will obtain the same results. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. A qualified nutritional practitioner can help you achieve an appropriate and personalised diet and lifestyle plan to help you achieve lasting weight loss.

How to take Curb®

Take one capsule with a glass of water or cold drink 15 minutes before each meal. Take a maximum of three capsules daily. Do not exceed the recommended dose. These products are intended to be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise or are not a substitute for this. Consult your GP before starting any diet, exercise programme or taking any supplements to avoid any health issues.

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