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can you tell me which food should i eat while trying to get a flat and toned stomach?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Get personal trainer: Body sculpting sounds promising (& there are gimmicks & diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduce unwanted tissue is to surgically remove it. The "pear" body type preferentially stores fat around the hips; "apples" store it around their waist. Lose 1 pound of fat for every 3500 calories you drop or exercise off, but you can't pick where--sorry.

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Is there any food or drink that can raise hCG levels?

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Not really: If you are referring to the recent "hcg diet", which involves using HCG as well as severe calorie restriction, i would recommend against it. Buying HCG is illegal, (http://www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm281333.Htm) and extreme dieting can be very dangerous. It is possible to supplement HCG through consuming your own human placental tissue (placenta pills / placental encapsulation).
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Will eating sweet food affect the treatment of pinworms?

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Could salty food cause a dry taste in my mouth?

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My stomach often produces gurgling sound what are the reasons and how to get rid off it.?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Normal sounds: Those sounds are completely normal as your stomach and your intestinal system is moving food through the intestines. That is what is making the gurgling sound. Think of it as the sound of progress. Without this food be sitting in your stomach and you would not be able to digest or absorb the nutrients. If you're especially hungry those noises are almost always a little louder. This is normal.
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Can I get chelation therapy in pill form from health food stores?

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Dr. Gurney Pearsall
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