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Orginal colon cleanse works for to lose weight..

Orginal colon cleanse works for to lose weight..

Not recommended, but: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Are juice cleansing good to lose weight?

Are juice cleansing good to lose weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Can a colon cleanse help you to gain weight?

Can a colon cleanse help you to gain weight?

Colon Cleanse: You have posed a great question which I commonly get asked in my practice. Colon cleanses are not necessary to cleanse your colon . In fact, some over the counter colon cleanses may lead to a condition called Melanosis Coli which is seen during a Colonoscopy. Eating a nutritious high fiber diet will help with proper bowel function. Consult with your Proctologist about your specific condition. ...Read more

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How much weight could you lose with colon hydrotherapy?

How much weight could you   lose with colon hydrotherapy?

NO meaningful loss: You may drop a few (average four) pounds with a total colon evacuation of stool, but at what cost to your health and for what long-term goal (the weight comes right back as soon as you eat any meal and replace the stool with food)? Please read the many healthtap answers that disuade cosmetic use of cleansers or colonics. Don't do it! ...Read more

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Does healthy gut bacteria help us gain weight or lose weight ?

Does healthy gut bacteria help us gain weight or lose weight ?

It depends...: Those who are overweight often have an imbalance of intestinal flora and improving this will help one to lose weight. Those who are underweight may have a different type of imbalance and improving this can help you gain weight. If your weight is appropriate then healthy flora will not contribute to weight gain or loss. See http://tinyurl.com/hhb6g9y for more information. ...Read more

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I weight 225 pounds 6'0ft i need to lose weight fast. What weight loss products can I use to lose 70 pounds?

I weight 225 pounds 6'0ft i need to lose weight fast. What weight loss products can I use to lose 70 pounds?

Agree w Dr. Rahimi: 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 cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with crohns?

How to lose weight with crohns?

Very delicately: Usually people with crohn's disease have problems with adequate absorption and therefore lose a lot of weight. One possible reason for weight gain is use of high dose steroids. I would definitely advise a long conversation with your GI doctor prior to embarking on weight loss regimen. Certainly eating healthier foods and more exercise may help. Ask if your steroid dose can be diminished from gi. ...Read more

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Will water help you lose weight with the atkin's diet?

Will water help you lose weight with the atkin's diet?

Not really: The atkins diet tends to concentrate on proteins and fats. This can cause a person to be ketotic and build up of protein with overwhelming of the kidneys. It is my understanding that the extra water you drink will help the kidneys to filter the blood stream and keep you from damaging your kidneys, but i don't think the physical water contributes to the weight loss. Ask a nutritionist for more inf. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight with nekter juice cleanse?

Can you lose weight with nekter juice cleanse?

Yes but Don't: While I am not familiar,with,this,particular cleanse, most of them are not healthy. While you may lose weight, it will be short term. In addition, cleanses don't typically provide the full range of vitamins and nutrients which can lead to other problems. Any quick weight loss approach is likely to lead to a rebound weight increase. This explains the observation that diets lead to weight gain! ...Read more

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How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

Vegetarian foods: To help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more

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Can i lose weight using enemas?

Can i lose weight using enemas?

Temporarily : You would loose wt as you have multiple bowel movements however this is only temporary, this is also a non- healthy way to do wt loss as you loose fluids , electrolytes that need to be replaced in our body. ...Read more

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Will drinking 6-8 glasses of water to lose weight work?

Helps: Helps to keep you feeling full, but calories burned must exceed calories eaten or drunk to lose weight. ...Read more

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By losing weight can you lose fat in your omentum ?

By losing weight can you lose fat in your omentum ?

Yes,Can't pick where: I assume you're dieting. If so, you're not unique--most of us want what we can't have! Exercise (walk the mall, bike riding a paved trail) should distract you and burn calories. Devoting time to a passion may help. Cheating on your diet twice a week will help you feel less deprived, but make up for it the next day. Research fun low-cal recipes. Or, eat anything you want just in small portions. ...Read more

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Can i lose weight using enema?

Can i lose weight using enema?

No: No, this would not be a good or healthy method of weight control. You might clean out some stool, but in the long run this does not weigh much. Best to work with your doctor on a long-term healthy food and exercise plan. Nutritionists and trainers can help you also. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat fast I'm 245 pound african American female and trying to lose weight but very frustrating for me?

Lose it slowly instead: Fast weight loss usually results in regaining the weight after stopping the diet. What is needed is decreasing the amount of calories that you take in every day. The best way to do this is to slightly reduce portion sizes. You shouldn't go hungry, but you need to eat less. This needs to be combined with at least 20 to 30 minutes of exercise a day, trying to lose 1-2 pounds per week at the most. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does fiber help to lose weight?

Does fiber help to lose weight?

Helps: Fiber helps with feeling full so aids but is not effective by itself. ...Read more

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Quickest way to lose weight without exercising? Does the wheat diet work or the liquid diet?

Quickest way to lose weight without exercising? Does the wheat diet work or the liquid diet?

Weight Loss Rules: There is not a quickest way to weight loss that does not include exercise. This bizarre question is a very common one. I cannot understand why so many humans think there is some fad or magic to weight loss. There is no magic. The only true weight loss that is able to be maintained means a full life change. One must limit the calories, eat more protein calories than anything else and exercise! ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more