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substitute for grapefruit in the grapefruit diet

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Dr. Teresa Iribarren
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Low carb & cal plan: The grapefruit diet is a low carb, 800-1000 calorie plan that claims chemicals in the grapefruits together with protein will cause an increase in fat ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Old classic: This is decades old and there's no magic -- nobody's going to overeat grapefruit. Perhaps you'd have even better results with a fitness-focused lifest ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Green coffee beans, raspberry ketones, hoodia.. Are just the latest in a long line of overhyped ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
58 years experience Family Medicine
See Doctor: Many diet medications have unusual actions would be best to check with your pharmacist or primary care person.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: It is cayonne pepper, lemon juice, water and natural maple syrup that is used in the detox drink and there is no substitution.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Grapefruit juice: Contains vitamin c which is beneficial for the complexion. Caution must be taken, however, if you take any medications as grapefruit juice can cause s ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Coffee or tea?: With green coffee extract, make sure it's made in the usa, and contains at least 45% chlorogenic acid. The slimquick pill seems to rely on green tea ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: Grapefruit seed extract is not doing you any good, other than lightening your wallet. Please discuss all the medications, including the herbals and ov ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Occasionally is ok: The difference between milk and chocolate milk is that the latter has lots and lots of sugar. It's been said that eating some dark chocolate each day ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
NO: Artificial substitutes are not like the real thing.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It can change how the liver metabolizes the Zyprexa
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes and no: Seeds are obviously a plant food ; among the most nutritious, but when it's advised to add plant foods to one's diet they also mean vegetables, fruits ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: I just answered same question. Grapefruit contains a chemical that inhibits the usual metabolism of Plendil (felodipine) through the liver making it a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Fraudulent Diets: Zero effective. This product is one in a very long line of products designed to take money from the 'hopeful'. It will in no way lead to any real or l ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience Urology
See remark: The mg varies,you don't have to worry,take the tablets,they are as good as the juice
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
13 years experience Endocrinology
? Splenda: Artificial sweetners like splenda would not raise blood sugar (but the flour in the pie crust and the natural sugars in the fruit will) and can be use ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Cinnamon is safe: And can be used to help the conditions you mention plus help balance blood sugar. You can get cinnamon capsules in the health food store. Make sure ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Soda is one of the: worst things for your body.avoiding it is a really good idea
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience Addiction Medicine
Effective for what?: I'm sure its effective for staying drunk. For feeling bloated. And if you want to drive away family and friends im guessing it would work fairly well. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Fruit Sugar: There are no health benefits for these common fruits. Their calories are 100% sugars. What benefits do you think you will be missing if you juice the ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Are you lost?: Sorry, but since this is a traditional medical site this sort of treatment will not be as recognized as it may on others. But we are open-minded. I pe ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
The real thing: Eating the real thing is always better than drinking its juice. Although grapefruit may not feel like it has much fiber, it certainly has more than ju ... Read More

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