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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. Arnold Malerman
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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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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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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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Can getting a colon cleanse help you lose weight and is it healthy?

Can getting a colon cleanse help you lose weight and is it healthy?

Lose=yes healthy=no: Your colon may hold a few pounds of waste (stool) normally, although severely constipated people may hold more. Evacuating the colon will thus drop some pounds, but they come back as soon as you eat and make more waste, so very temporary. "colon cleansing" is frowned upon, unnecessary and likely often harmful to your body so don't do it! ...Read more

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Can doing a liver cleanse help with weight loss?

Can doing a liver cleanse help with weight loss?

Think again please: 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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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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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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How harmful for your health is drinking alcohol when trying to lose weight or bulk up?

How harmful for your health is drinking alcohol when trying to lose weight or bulk up?

RIGHT: When you say "how bad" you know the answer. Alcohol doesn't take weight off or put muscle on. It really isn't meant to be used for either. ...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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What is a good colon cleanse weight loss supplement?

What is a good colon cleanse weight loss supplement?

Colon cleanse: If you are not experiencing constipation colon cleanse does not apply. If you have frequent constipation see your doctor. If you are looking for weight loss you should consider changing your eating habits (see "Nuval" on the internet), and get in some more exercise if you have time. ...Read more

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Does adding lemon in your water really help with dieting and weight loss?

Does adding lemon in your water really help with dieting and weight loss?

Tastes better?: Anything to encourage water drinking - to a point - can help, partly because it keeps you away from eating. Try a slice of lemon or lime. Cucumber slics are a spa trick. Good luck with your weight loss, and don't forget to increase your physical activity. Even walking will help considerably. Lgromkomd. ...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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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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Does fiber help in weight loss?

Does fiber help in weight loss?

Fullness in tummy: Fiber makes us feel full sooner and stays in our stomach longer than other substances we eat, slowing down our rate of digestion and keeping us feeling full longer. Due to its greater fiber content, a single serving of whole grain bread can be more filling than two servings of white bread. Fiber also moves fat through our digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed. ...Read more

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Does a vibrating weight loss machine help w/ weight loss if watching what your eating / working out? Does it help with circulation in legs/arms?

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Does a vibrating weight loss machine help w/ weight loss if watching what your eating / working out? Does it help with circulation in legs/arms?

Jury is still out: There's not enough peer-reviewed published data regarding total body vibration and it's (long-term) effects on the human body. Certainly any physical activity coupled w/sensible nutrition should help you get healthy. Focus on health rather than weight loss, although latter will come around in time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can laxatives help you lose weight and can too much ruin your system??

Can laxatives help you lose weight and can too much ruin your system??

Laxative: Laxatives are not the way to go if your goal is weight loss. Yes, excessive laxative use can markedly damage your health. ...Read more

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Does the lipotrim maintenance diet work to lose weight?

Does the lipotrim maintenance diet work to lose weight?

Weight loss: Lipotrim is advertised to contain "garcinia cambogia extract and chromium polynicotinate help to reduce the rate of lipogenesis and assist in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels." and that it "may facilitate weight loss. May suppress appetite. May enhance endurance and recovery during periods of exercise". I am not an expert on this particular product but i believe that you would see little >. ...Read more

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Can getting a colon cleanse help you lose weight and is it healthy?

Lose=yes healthy=no: Your colon may hold a few pounds of waste (stool) normally, although severely constipated people may hold more. Evacuating the colon will thus drop some pounds, but they come back as soon as you eat and make more waste, so very temporary. "colon cleansing" is frowned upon, unnecessary and likely often harmful to your body so don't do it! ...Read more

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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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What happens if I take pure colon detox and foreskulin fit pro, to lose weight?

What happens if I take pure colon detox and foreskulin fit pro, to lose weight?

Caveat emptor: There is no reason to take that stuff unless you want to pay a lot. No one knows the side effects of herbal therapy and repeated enemas by they can cause side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could do lose weight naturally with colon cleanser?

Can you tell me how I could do lose weight naturally with colon cleanser?

Stop! Don't cleanse: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question.There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't use cleansers please unless prescribed. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions if i eat less yet i can't lose weight and i feel so heavy down in my colon?

Can you give me suggestions if i eat less yet i can't lose weight and i feel so heavy down in my colon?

Not Losing Weight: I understand your concern. Due to "feeling so heavy in Colon", let wise woman within you ask : Diet primarily meat? Constipation? Diet with enough vegetables and fruits with many servings? Exercising every day? Stresses affecting your functioning? Is it possible- “It is not what you eat; it is What is eating you" Discuss with your Physician about medical condition, Diet, Exercise and Stress. ...Read more

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What is a Colonic? Would you recommend it for someone needing to lose weight, or just clean out toxins from body?

What is a Colonic? Would you recommend it for someone needing to lose weight, or just clean out toxins from body?

Not recommended: Colonics have become popular as a form of cleanse or detox. They are not a way to lose weight except in the very short term by losing water. Since they are not usually administered in a doctor's office, but rather at a spa, they can also be dangerous and invasive. Talk with your doctor about healthier ways to lose weight and clean your system out. Drinking more water is a start. ...Read more

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I was wondering if there were any great home remedies to cleanse your body and help lose weight?

Save Your Money: All you need is a bar of soap to clean you skin and scalp, your body is already clean inside--you have kidneys, spleen liver, color and even the skin that eliminates toxins, you dont need to waste money on a "cleanse" natural or not.-- You lose weight by reducing calories--esp high carbs, drinks with sugar, fast foods, bad snacks & do a little exercise. Drinks with sugar are the easiest to stop. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit help lose weight?

Does grapefruit help lose weight?

Yes: The 12-week pilot study, led by dr. Ken fujioka, monitored weight and metabolic factors, such as Insulin secretion, of the 100 men and women who participated in the scripps clinic 'grapefruit diet' study. On average, participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. Some pt lost > 10 lbs. ...Read more

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What Is The Best Medication To Help Lose Weight?

What Is The Best Medication To Help Lose Weight?

Weight loss via: medication is something that needs to be undertaken w/the guidance of a specialist, a bariatrician. If your weight is not impairing your health your family doc can be a great help. See him/her and then begin a new food program and exercise program. The exercise can be gentle and low carb food plans can work well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are trekking poles effective to help lose weight?

Are trekking poles effective to help lose weight?

Maybe, a Little: As with most products, most is marketing. Primary controls of body weight: food choices and quantity. Most calories are burned in repairing & maintaining our body, not exercise, see: nusi.Org. 1 lb fat = 6-12 hrs intense workout. Exercise & building muscle mass can impact, but each takes a lot of work (best make it fun or you will not continue) & the primary issue is what you do most of the time. ...Read more

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What are good foods and diet plans to help lose weight.

What are good foods and diet plans to help lose weight.

Many alternatives: There are many alternatives you could choose; it's best to do this with a friend or group -- or even a nutritionist or coach. That way you have accountability and it also avoids isolation and discouragement. One helpful plan is dr. Joel fuhrman's: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/weightloss/ also dr. Mark hyman's is great: http://drhyman.Com/ there are more! include consistent exercise too. ...Read more

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Can chlorophyll help lose weight?

Possibly.: Thylakoids in chlorophyll may help to suppress appetite. Don't anticipate weight loss without healthy nutrition choices, physical activities and insuring that calories burned > calories consumed. ...Read more

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Can chlorophyll help lose weight?

Can chlorophyll help lose weight?

Not likely: Healthy diet and exercise regularly will help lose weight. There is no magic pill or supplement. ...Read more

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How does heat pads help lose weight?

How does heat pads help lose weight?

They don't really: Help with any permanent weight loss.

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Chia seeds seem to help lose weight, is this possible?

Research says : Otherwise. Chia are seeds from salvia hispanca which grows in the desert. They can be a healthy snack as they contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein ; antioxidants. Of two studies on the effect of chia on weight loss – neither study showed weight loss effects. ...Read more

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Does green tea help lose weight?

Does green tea help lose weight?

Many studies now : Support this. A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; phosphodiesterase which effects thermogenesis ; fat oxidation. The linus pauling institute reported a study indicating that green tea can assist w glycemic control. Additionally, green tea has a diuretic effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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. Milton Alvis, jr
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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