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I'm on levothyroxine 50mcg working out strict eating regime & not losing a lb. Is it safe to take a thyroid supplement weight loss pill?

I'm on levothyroxine 50mcg working out strict eating regime & not losing a lb. Is it safe to take a thyroid supplement weight loss pill?

What pill?: I'm not sure what type of pill you mean- one that claims to stimulate the thyroid? That's ok but you prob. Need more levothyroxine ;/or to add t3 (liothyronine). 50 mcg is a small dose. Your doc probably thinks its enough because your TSH is ok. Check free t3 (liothyronine)- i like my patients to be in upper half of normal range. See http://abt.Cm/1ntydpv ; http://bit.Ly/1ccxy0r ; http://bit.Ly/1cjnybx ; http://bit.Ly/15k26u8. ...Read more

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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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What weight supplement or fat burner can I take that's safe with hashimoto thyroiditis, eat healthy but still struggle losing the weight?

What weight supplement or fat burner can I take that's safe with hashimoto thyroiditis, eat healthy but still struggle losing the weight?

Exercise: Exercise regularly (both aerobic and strength) will help you burn off fat. Of course one must control the diet intake especially re to carb. If your thyroid replacement dose is appropriate, your weight gain has nothing to do with the thyroid. It is also not just how "healthy" but how much you ear compared to the energy expended. ...Read more

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Is nature's measure weight loss dietary supplement a good diet pill to take? I need to lose about 40 pounds.

Is nature's measure weight loss dietary supplement a good diet pill to take? I need to lose about 40 pounds.

No OTC Pills Work: Unfortunately, no supplements or over the counter products really help you lose weight. Save your money and find the most important causes of your weight gain. Here is a list in order of what is most important, make 2 changes and you will quickly lose 10 lb., keep it simple, 2 changes only! ...Read more

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Which weight loss diet is best for inactive people?

Which weight loss diet is best for inactive people?

Feel Good Lifestyle: Do not diet="die"+"t" create a new lifestyle you will enjoy: eating frequent, healthy, tasty small meals.Walk as much as u can, drink 80-100ozwater/day (squeeze citrus for flavor). Every3hr/day, eat palm-sized portion of lowfat protein+complexcarb (1/2cbrnrice, 1pcbrnbred, 4crackrs). 3tbs butter/vegoil/day. 4fruit+5veggies/day. Join online support(like the biggest loser)to keep you feeling motivated! ...Read more

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Struggle w/ wt loss and have hypothyroidism. Is it best to follow a certain ada diet to assist with weight loss?

Struggle w/ wt loss and have hypothyroidism. Is it best to follow a certain ada diet to assist with weight loss?

Weight Watchers: If weight is a struggle for you, you may find that the support of a program like weight watchers, overeaters anonymous, or take off pounds sensibly helps you more than trying to stick to a diet on your own. The best diet is one that you'll stick to! you'll definitely want to make sure your thyroid labs are normal so this is not working against you. ...Read more

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Is the ACE supplement for weight loss safe?

Is the ACE supplement for weight loss safe?

Can avoid supplement: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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What is a recommended over-the-counter weight loss supplement?

What is a recommended over-the-counter weight loss supplement?

Actually, don't: recommend them to my patients. To lose weight - eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both > ...Read more

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Do the pills for healthy weight loss work?

Do the pills for healthy weight loss work?

No such thing: There are no weight loss pills that work and are also "healthy". Only prescription drugs work and they all have significant potential side effects. Check w/your doctor. Don't get you medical advice from tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.

Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.

Yes: Hypo(=low)thyroidism can lead to weight gain. Normalizing the thyroid level can regulate those hormones and lead to normal thyroid level weight. Obviously weight gain and loss is a balance of calories in and out from exercise and diet as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for people on thyroxine supplements to take weight gain powders?

Is it healthy for people on thyroxine supplements to take weight gain powders?

Weight gain: In general it is ok. Make sure you are not on too much thyroxine as it will promote weight loss. ...Read more

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Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Same as for others: First, make sure the hypothyroidism is controlled. Most people do best with a TSH between 0.5 and 3.0. Once this is done, the metabolism should be about the same as without hypothyroidism. So. . . Eat fewer calories than you burn off. One way to boost the metabolism is to increase muscle mass with strengthening exercises. This takes time, but can really pay off. ...Read more

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Should I take weight loss supplements with the drug levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Should I take weight loss supplements with the drug levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Careful of caffeine: As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" supplements contain caffeine or caffeine like ingredients that tend to raise heart rate. Those who have hyperthyroidism, especially if not treated or under treated, can be at risk of cardiac arrhythmias/fainting spells if large amount of caffeine ingested. ...Read more

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On medications for dcm and heart failure...Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.

On medications for dcm and heart failure...Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.

I will be very: Careful with any weight loss program using natural supplements. When you have dilated cardiomiopathy, treatment require a fine balanced of low sodium diet, fluid intake and medications. Any changes of the above can decompensate the balance and start CHF symptoms. I will talk to your cardiologist and dietitian and do a careful search of the diet. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a safe and effective weight loss supplement or med? I'm in need of weight loss. Im currently 5 foot tall weighing 174

What is a safe and effective weight loss supplement or med? I'm in need of weight loss. Im currently 5 foot tall weighing 174

Diet & exercise: There are no effective and safe medications for weight loss. It is easier said than done, but you need to reduce your caloric intake and increase physical activity. It requires a life long change in life style. It may help to join a group like weight watchers. ...Read more

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Which is better for hypothyroid, levothyroxine or Armour Thyroid without weight gain?

Which is better for hypothyroid, levothyroxine or Armour Thyroid without weight gain?

Depends: Depends on how well you are converting T4 to t3 (liothyronine). It you are converting too much T4 to reverse t3 (liothyronine), you may be better off on armour. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more

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Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

NO: Stay away from the quacks who to sell HCG shots or thyroid preparations - they will only make you sick. Although testosterone and growth hormone may increase muscles they do not help endurance in normal males. Talk to a real endocrinologist. If someone is pushing these products to someone who is not deficient in testosterone, growth hormone or thyroid report them to the medical board. See another. ...Read more

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Garcinia. Or Adipex which is effective for weight loss?. 5 foot 174. Help need this weight off

Garcinia. Or Adipex which is effective for weight loss?.  5 foot 174. Help need this weight off

OBESITY: I have had good success with adipex in the morning and Topamax (topiramate) in the evening. I also recommend a gluten free diet (WholeApproach.COM GUTBLISS.COM) and high potency vitamins UBIQUINOL/CARNATINE/RESVERETROL. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more