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Doctor insights on: Advocare Pros And Cons

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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.

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I am wondering about advocare. I went to a mixer tonight and I am curious on if this option would be a healthy addition to my exercise regimen.?

I am wondering about advocare. I went to a mixer tonight and I am curious on if this option would be a healthy addition to my exercise regimen.?

Not sure: It depends on what you would be taking, and how you would be using the products. You can most likely buy the different vitamin formulations and energy bars at your local health food store. I've seen several nutritional multi-level marketing companies like this over the years. People usually pay quite a bit by the time they are done. You can get good nutritional supplements on your own.

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What are the recommended snacks for Advocare?

What are the recommended snacks for Advocare?

Advocare snack ideas: Here are a few examples: Sweet potato chips, Zucchini chips, guacamole deviled eggs, celery sticks with almond butter, apple slices with peanut butter, carrot sticks with hummus. Your goal is to avoid processed foods, fried foods, or candy. Good luck.

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Is Advocare spark safe?

Is Advocare spark safe?

Discuss with your Doc: This preparation contains 120 mg of caffeine and many vitamins and minerals. Not knowing your general health status or medications that you take, I think it would be best for you to discuss this with your family physician and bring a bottle of it in with you to his office so that he knows exactly what is in it. If he or she tells you that it's safe make sure you stick within the guidelines of how many per day he or she allows you to have. Best wishes to you.

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Can you take Advocare diet on Methadone?

Can you take Advocare diet on Methadone?

No contraindication: Any change in lifestyle can place a stress on ones life, including the start if a new diet. As long as you deal with the stress of the new diet, and do not relapse into using illegal drugs to cope, then it is fine. If you include the doctor in your healthy living/diet plans, then it would be even better. Best wishes.

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Can you take Suboxone while doing Advocare diet?

Can you take Suboxone while doing Advocare diet?

I wouldn't: The advocare diet is extremely stressful. You need to find ways in your life to decrease your stress so you don't relapse.

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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.

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I am dieting and was wondering about trying this nutrition diet plan known as Advocare. I wanted to know I'd this is healthy to take?

I am dieting and was wondering about trying this nutrition diet plan known as Advocare. I wanted to know I'd this is healthy to take?

Probably okay: I have looked at their products and they seem like a reasonable option. Be aware that they are a multilevel marketing company so they will probably want you to become a distributor. Research has shown that Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig are the most reliable companies in the US to assist with weight loss.

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What are your thoughts on Kyani? Plexus? Advocare? Are they really as beneficial as they're said to be? What would be an affordable alternative?

What are your thoughts on Kyani? Plexus? Advocare? Are they really as beneficial as they're said to be? What would be an affordable alternative?

They all "work": To some degree partly because they have your interest at first as something new and this causes a change in lifestyle... but usually only for a short time. It really "works" for those who actively sell it and recruit more sellers/users. My advice is to enroll in a medically supervised program using the help of a Dietician and commit to a major lifestyle change. Eliminate all refined carbs...

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My husband started using Advocare products and his moods seem different than normal plus he has more headaches. Could Advocare cause these changes?

My husband started using Advocare products and his moods seem different than normal plus he has more headaches. Could Advocare cause these changes?

Its possible: There have been several controvertial issues/reports regarding these products. I would stop them for a week or so and see if mood and headaches improve. If both issues return after restarting then I think you have your answer.

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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.

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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

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Is Advocare side effect swelling?

Is Advocare side effect swelling?

If you've developed: Swelling on this 28 day cleansing protocol - then something may be amiss. You might want to check with your physician.

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Can Advocare MNSmax 3 cause chest pains?

Can Advocare MNSmax 3 cause chest pains?

Yes: Diet pills and other nutrition products have been associated with numerous cardiac side-effects like chest pain, irregular heart rhythms, increased blood pressure and even heart failure.

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Advocare diet is it safe to use on methadone?

Advocare diet is it safe to use on methadone?

No contraindication: Any change in lifestyle can place a stress on ones life, including the start if a new diet. As long as you deal with the stress of the new diet, and do not relapse into using illegal drugs to cope, then it is fine. If you include the doctor in your healthy living/diet plans, then it would be even better. Best wishes.

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What are normal Advocare catalyst side effects?

Why have side: Effects??? DO NOT USE! My opinion only! Dr Z

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Can the ingredients in Advocare spark energy levels?

Can the ingredients in Advocare spark energy levels?

Their energy drinks: Claim that, but energy drinks do not have to prove their claims. They are not drugs, and are not regulated as drugs, but are considered in the category of food supplements, and really only have to prove that they are reasonably safe. They mostly have vitamins (which really don't give you energy unless you are deficient in specific ones) and lots of caffeine. Good diet, rest, exercise are better.