Advocare 10 day cleanse schedule - Doctor answers

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I'm doing the advocare 10 day cleanse for 4 days now & the whole time I've felt nauseas & headaches that won't go away. Should I stop the cleanse?

I'm doing the advocare 10 day cleanse for 4 days now & the whole time I've felt nauseas & headaches that won't go away. Should I stop the cleanse?

No "cleansing" need: Normal human's have self-clearing (like self-cleaning) intestinal tracts. After a person eats, the food is processed and moved along from the stomach all the way to her anus, without any help or interference from him. If a person is eating a healthy, balanced diet, no colon cleansing is needed. Such cleansing is unnatural. But, it is ok to occasionally use laxative help to get rid of constipation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the typhoid fever vaccine pills while doing the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

Is it safe to take the typhoid fever vaccine pills while doing the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

No it is not safe: Oral Typhoid Vaccine is live attenuated Bacteria wchich works by getting absorped from the intestines and Advocare clense stage you use glorified laxatives and that will interfere with the vaccine absorption and the vaccine may not be completely effective
Not a good idea. If you have to have vaccine get injectable vaccine ...Read more

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I get anxiety attacks and heart palputations and my chest hurts after I drink caffiene. : (is it safe for me to take the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

I get anxiety attacks and heart palputations and my chest hurts after I drink caffiene. : (is it safe for me to take the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

Cleanse: Why do you think you won't get anxiety attacks when you start 'cleansing'? These things basically are diarrhea inducing agents, so when you start this you may trigger off anxiety or palpitations or both. It likely won't be dangerous but you are likely to react with anxiety. Another point is, there is no solid evidence that these 'cleanses' do anything really positive for you health wise. ...Read more

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I was on the Advocare 24 day cleanse and apparently conceived mid cleanse, unknowingly. Have I risked my baby's development?!

I was on the Advocare 24 day cleanse and apparently conceived mid cleanse, unknowingly. Have I risked my baby's development?!

Not likely but...: Not likely, but I have had two patients who did the Advocare cleanse and experienced an increase in liver enzymes on blood testing. An increase in those enzymes is a strong indication that their livers were stressed while doing the cleanse. I do not recommend it.
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Is it safe to try the 24 day Advocare cleanse if you have high blood pressure?

Is it safe to try the 24 day Advocare cleanse if you have high blood pressure?

It should be fine.: My common sense advice is not to take ur BP and cholesterol meds at the same time as the cleansing agent. Perhaps spacing them apart by 6-8 hours to prevent malabsorption of ur meds. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm doing Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge. Yesterday I had the symptoms of a yeast infection. Very itchy and minor discharge. Never had one. Help!

I'm doing Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge. Yesterday I had the symptoms of a yeast infection. Very itchy and minor discharge. Never had one. Help!

Possible yeast infec: You may have a yeast infection, however other vaginal infections can cause similar symptoms. You can try an over the counter cream such as Monistat but if the symptoms don't improve you should see your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I take generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 15 mil once a day is it safe to do the Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge?

I take generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 15 mil once a day is it safe to do the Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge?

Too much: Controversy surrounding this company's products online and not enough info on what it contains too make any clinical recommendations. Sorry. Personally. I would avoid it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and I'm on a vitamin cleanse Advocare 24 day challenge. Can the herbal and vitamin supplements stop my wellbutrin (bupropion) from working?

I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and I'm on a vitamin cleanse Advocare 24 day challenge. Can the herbal and vitamin supplements stop my wellbutrin (bupropion) from working?

Not likely: The herbal parts of this regimen seem to include milk thistle, echinacea, and astragalus -- none of which should cause a problem with wellbutrin (bupropion). If you're also taking the fiber part of this plan, I suggest taking that separately from your medication so that absorption is as good as possible. ...Read more

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If you have cirrhosis, can using the Advocare cleanse be helpful?

If you have cirrhosis, can using the Advocare cleanse be helpful?

STOP...Don't do it!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question. There is virtually no value to liver flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits but significant unjustified risk. Don't use cleanser please unless prescribed. ...Read more

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If you have cirrhosis of the liver can using Advocare cleanse be helpful?

If you have cirrhosis of the liver can using Advocare cleanse be helpful?

No: Avoid. There is no such way to cleanse the liver. These products are not proven and unregulated. You put yourself at risk by using ...Read more

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Is it safe to take an antibiotic for strep throat with Advocare herbal cleanse pack?

Is it safe to take an antibiotic for strep throat with Advocare herbal cleanse pack?

Recommend against: This. Cleansers can pull out toxins from tissues overly rapidly. This can make you feel ill. If you already have a bacterial infection and you add mobilized toxins to this mixture - you can seriously harm your health. ...Read more

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I started the 24 day challenge w/advocare on the 1st, thinking it would help clean me out, but I haven't had a bm in almost 2 days now. Help!

I started the 24 day challenge w/advocare on the 1st, thinking it would help clean me out, but I haven't had a bm in almost 2 days now. Help!

Stop: Why are you trying to 'clean (yourself) out? Your body does this perfectly normally without help. That is what the colon does for a living. You can change your bowel flora with what you eat. Try cultured yogurt (non-pasteurized) three times a day. Lactobacillus or bifidobacterium will make your stools look like a breast-fed baby's. Read about what pt barnum said. ...Read more

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Is Advocare products effective for safe use (24 day challenge)?

Is Advocare products effective for safe use (24 day challenge)?

Can't know for sure: It is not a good idea to take anything with "health claims" or "medical claims" that is not an fda approved drug, because non-approved drugs and treatments may or may not have correct ingredients, and may or may not have pure ingredients. Also, the advertised effects may or may not occur in humans, plus the side effects are usually uncertain and unadvertised. It's safest to avoid marketing hype. ...Read more

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On max phase of advocare (14th day), my wife has on-going BM's from that time that are excessive and painful, could this be caused by the pill packet?

On max phase of advocare (14th day), my wife has on-going BM's from that time that are excessive and painful, could this be caused by the pill packet?

Possible: Possibly the result of the pill, but only if the pill was a recent addition. I would talk to the prescribing doctor for additional recommendations, such as whether to stop the med or change it. I hope she is feeling better soon. ...Read more

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I am currently on my 6th day of the advocare challenge. I am experiencing pain in my lower left back and URU symptoms. I am drinking 60-80 oz. Daily.?

I am currently on my 6th day of the advocare challenge. I am experiencing pain in my lower left back and URU symptoms. I am drinking 60-80 oz. Daily.?

Diet products: Advocare diet program is not for everyone--did you check with your doctor before starting? To see if it was safe for you? -some of the bowel cleansing products can be harsh on your system. Giving you bowel cramps with referred pain to your back. I do think that a well thought out diet program is very helpful for your weight management, but you should check with your doctor for the right program ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the 24 day Advocare while im on acutane?

Is it safe to take the 24 day Advocare while im on acutane?

Advocare+ Accutane: Hello~ short answer YES its OK to take, but I read the 24d challenge on their site and I saw nothing that could be attributed to sound medical practice. The concept of biological "cleanse" is based on false premise. You cannot "cleanse" the bowel. If you did you would not be able to digest food. Using metamucil daily would do same and better. PURGING is bad! Thanks ...Read more