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Coffee Enema Benefits
Not necessary: If you stop, your diabetes may worsen unless you've been dropping your weight and following healthy lifestyle (diet and exercise). And even then, you will need to discuss it with your doctor as it may be prudent to lower metformin first to see if your diabetes' control will be maintained on the lower dose. ...Read more
Danger Danger Danger: Nope. First injecting significant levels of caffeine by enema? Not in any way a smart or health decision. Second, this new fad which is a fraudulent promise of weight loss is a lie. There will be no real or sustained weight loss because of green coffee beans or extract. ...Read more
Is it safe to take "Garcinia Cambogia", (green coffee bean extract w/GCA)-"coffee pure Cleanse double strength", and "Colo cleanse pro" together?
No experience: Since I have no personal experience with either of the products you mention I shall refer you to a naturopathic physician, who undoubtedly is very familiar with both. Sorry that I personally am unable to answer your question. Be ready to inform the doc why you wish to use these products and what other meds and products you use or have used. ...Read more
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more
Unlikely: You may have some changes in your stools for a day or so but otherwise there shouldn't be any problems. ...Read more
Colon cleansing: Is not necessary. It is a scam and can actually create problems. Eating a high fiber diet and drinking 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily is all you need and a whole lot cheaper and safer. Do not waste your money on colon cleansing or risk your health for that matter. ...Read more
No: Green tea is not that beneficial to begin with (not that it's harmful either). And there is no harm in adding a little low fat milk or sweetneres to it. ...Read more
Does drinking water with an added flavor enhancer w/ caffeine, like mio energy, defeat the purpose of drinking water?
Pros&cons Heath benefits to drinking a tablet of the premium herbal"natures way"activated charcoal 100capsules/certified280mg dietary supplements?????
Unknown: It is not natural to eat activated charcoal. Also, such products are not real medicines but are sold as supplements, meaning their exact contents, effects (good or bad), purity, etc., are uncertain. When thinking about activated charcoal, one should as questions like, "Does the charcoal really know what to bind and what not to bind?" Probably safest to save some money by avoiding such supplements. ...Read more
Does drinking coffee 1-2 cups (5-10) grams a day cause cancer? Are there any benefits of coffee? What's better green tea or coffee? Why? Or avoid both
See below: The amount of coffee or tea intake you described will not do any harm, it is also not likely to produce any great benefit either. Suit your taste. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Beetroots: 1/2 cup of beetroots contains 37 calories and 1.7 grams of fiber. May loose the fiber when it is juiced. It contains folate, (folic acid) Iron, vitamin C & antioxidants. Studies show it can be beneficial in lowering blood pressure (through nitric oxide) & ^'ing stamina. Potential side effects - it may turn stool & /or urine red. Beets have high oxalate concentration - this can impact kidney stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer