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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Im 16yrs old i wanna bulk up and want to take amino acids what are the side effects? Note: i know good diet is best than anything please don't mention this

Im 16yrs old i wanna bulk up and want to take amino acids what are the side effects? Note: i know good diet is best than anything please don't mention this

Guess what?: Guess what? I am going to mention that a good diet is best.Side effects include kidney problems, no effectiveness on anything.Do not be lazy.Do the work and eat well. ...Read more

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What are the best amino acids to take if athlete?

What are the best amino acids to take if athlete?

No need.: Just eat a well balanced diet. The proteins you eat will provide all the necessary Amino Acids you need. ...Read more

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Hello,does amino acids helps in burning fat and loosing weight.pleas help?

Hello,does amino acids helps in burning fat and loosing weight.pleas help?

No: We all take amino acids in our diet. Proteins are made of amino acids and proteins are present in grains, legumes, beans, nuts, milk etc. There is no substitute to reducing caloric intake and increasing physical activity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could I take amino acids for recovery from training (wrestling, strength and conditioning) without gaining weight?

Could I take amino acids for recovery from training (wrestling, strength and conditioning) without gaining weight?

Yes: Amino acid pills or powders have a specific calorie content, but it is usually small. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins such as those found in lean meat. Supplements are not likely to provide any benefit beyond a balanced menu including meat, dairy, eggs, beans and rice. I suggest you do a little research on real food sports nutrition. Gaining weight is NORMAL at 16, allow it! ...Read more

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Hello,I have been on Narcotic medication for about 10yr for Chronic Intractable pain.What vitamins/amino acids are being depleted? I had Gastric Bypass in 2010 to reduce weight on my spine.Issue=absorbtion. What do I eat to make sure I absorb meds?

Hello,I have been on Narcotic medication for about 10yr for Chronic Intractable pain.What vitamins/amino acids are being depleted? I  had Gastric Bypass in 2010 to reduce weight on my spine.Issue=absorbtion. What do I eat to make sure I absorb meds?

Bypass: B12 and Folate are often sacrificed in Gastric Bypass and I would consider supplementing that. As to medications, I would talk to your doctor. I do not see your meds listed. Medications with or without Gastric Bypass have different absorption. Some with foods or not and some interact with different medications. ...Read more

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Which ingredient is the best way fight wrinkles? Retinol, peptides, collagen, stem cells, plancenta, amino acids or vitamin C

Which ingredient is the best way fight wrinkles? Retinol, peptides, collagen, stem cells, plancenta, amino acids or vitamin C

Growth factors: We have known since the 70s that retinoids and retinols are great collagen stimulators (which equals wrinkle fighters). In this century, we developed collagen growth factors which are derived from actual human skin and are necessary for collagen to thrive, thus reducing and eliminating wrinkles. Note i did not say "appearance of wrinkles". Skinmedica is my favorite product to contain these. ...Read more

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Do eggs contain all my needed amino acids?

Do eggs contain all my needed amino acids?

YES: Eggs are such a good and complete source of amino acids/protein that they are the standard to which other foods are compared for adequacy of protein. It is wise to choose organic eggs and ones that are pasture-raised if possible. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=92 for a good discussion of the nutritional content of eggs. ...Read more

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What are the essential amino acids needed for albumin formation?

What are the essential amino acids needed for albumin formation?

See below: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002222.htm Please consult this site for information on this topic. Essential amino acids are essential for all proteins, not just albumin. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more