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Is it safe as a woman to use/take maca,fenugreek, dong quai and fennel seed. Especially maca ? Heard it helps with weight gain in butt and thighs

Is it safe as a woman to use/take maca,fenugreek, dong quai and fennel seed. Especially maca ? Heard it helps with weight gain in butt and thighs

Can't say for sure: Maca in particular can have hormonal effects. How this might effect hormonal balance is unclear. You really need to see a qualified herbalist/doctor to help you decide if this will be helpful or not. Weight gain and spot reducing is not likely. Healthy diet and regular exercise are the key. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


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Isit ok if i drink fennel seed three time a day during breastfeeding? Thanks

Isit ok if i drink fennel seed three time a day during breastfeeding? Thanks

OK to go: Fennel seed and its extract is fine to use during breastfeeding. There are actually some reports that it may enhance milk supply. So as with everything when you are breastfeeding, use in moderation and relax and enjoy this time with your new baby. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Is eating coated candy fennel seeds safe while.pregnant?

Is eating coated candy fennel seeds safe while.pregnant?

Not really: Fennel contains organic substances that confer bothestrogenic and anticoagulant properties, neither of which would be considered safe to consume in pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. For better and more specific advice, check with your OB, but by all means, don't take any chances ...Read more

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I am 22 week & have been taking fennel seeds for morning sickness from 10 - 12 weeks, without knowing its side effects. Is there any risk to my baby?

I am 22 week & have been taking fennel seeds for morning sickness from 10 - 12 weeks, without knowing its side effects. Is there any risk to my baby?

Start with this link: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-311-FENNEL.aspx?activeIngredientId=311&activeIngredientName=FENNEL There is a side effect tab in this link. Read this information. ...Read more

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I am 26 years old female and not married. If i eat fennel seed for estrogen hormone, can that cause any unwanted hair?

I am 26 years old female and not married. If i eat fennel seed for estrogen hormone, can that cause any unwanted hair?

Doubt it: I haven't heard of that, but why is a 26 year old eating anything special for estrogen? If you have ovaries then your body levels of estrogen should be fine. If you are having issues you should see your gyn. If you have had a hysterectomy + removal of ovaries, you should be followed for estrogen replacement anyhow. ...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