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Doctor insights on: Acai Berry And Hypothyroid

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Is acai berry safe fot newborns?

Is acai berry safe fot newborns?

Safe or good?: Newborns should be fed one and only one thing that is breastmilk, or if unavailable formula. Other items very from unhealthy, to allergenic to unsafe, unless told otherwise by a doctor to treat a specific condition. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take acai berry cleanse with lupus?

Is it ok to take acai berry cleanse with lupus?

Don't know: It depends on what all is in the ingredients. Certain herbs are associated with triggering lupus flares. Have your rheumatologist review it before you start using it. ...Read more

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Has anyone used acai berry and cleansing colon diet and bled?

Has anyone used acai berry and cleansing colon diet and bled?

Please don't: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed colon "cleansers" with a clear "no" answer. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk, as you've experienced. ...Read more

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When are you supposed to take acai berry pills? Before or after meals?

Neither: You don't need to take these pills because they have not be found to have any specific health benefits. Get your anti-oxidants from natural foods like fruits and vegetables. Eat acai berries if you really want them. Dr. James watson, who discovered dna, says anti-oxidants in pills foster cancer. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with taking acai berry detox pills?

What side effects are commonly associated with taking acai berry detox pills?

Acute loss of $$: Don't bother. Most of the claims of weight loss and 'toxin flushing' are BS. http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/acai-weight-loss-wonder-fruit#1 ...Read more

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What is the safest, most effective, legit acai berry supplement that i could get?

What is the safest, most effective, legit acai berry supplement that i could get?

What for?: Please stick to a health diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, no more than one drink a day; and exercise at least 30 minutes each day; rather than chasing some magical food supplement. ...Read more

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For what length of time after being on the acai berry diet pill do you start seeing results?

Fiber: I have no personal experience with acai pills. But i can provide some basic info about it. 1 ounce of acai berry juice contains approximately 15.6 calories. The a├žai berry has about 247 calories per 100-grams. 50 grams of powdered acai pulp has about 26 grams of dietary fiber. Because dietary fiber can you feel full it may be helpful for appetite suppression. Expect moderate results at best. ...Read more

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Acai berry benefits?

Acai berry benefits?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. ...Read more

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Are acai berry pills effective?

Are acai berry pills effective?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. Contrary to popular lore, there's no magic to Acai berry other than its potent antioxidant power. It's a low calorie option for people losing weight, though. ...Read more

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What are the effects of acai berry?

What are the effects of acai berry?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. ...Read more

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What should you eat on the acai-berry diet?

What should you eat on the acai-berry diet?

Only if: Acai berrys are only good if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more

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Do acai berries work to lose weight?

Do acai berries work to lose weight?

Anectdotal.: Although there is not reseach based evidence at this time, for acai berries helping with weight loss, it is reported anecdotally. The mechanism has yet to be explained. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of acai berries?

What are the health benefits of acai berries?

Wt loss- antioxidant: The acai berry contains antioxidants (phytochemicals) which reduce free radical formation & are reported to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss however there is not yet scientific research to back this claim nor is a mechanism for weight loss known at this time. It is also used as an oil in cosmetics. ...Read more

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Is acai berry powder safe to consume during pregnacy?

Is acai berry powder safe to consume during pregnacy?

Yes: Don't spend too much money on these berries. There's nothing magic about them. Congratulations on your pregnancy. This might be a great time to reacquire your taste for natural fruits and vegetables -- much cheaper, much more enjoyable and just as good for you. Best wishes. ...Read more