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Gnc Body Cleansing
No: Your body keeps itself clean, and exercising helps. Protein powders offer no advantage over quality lean dietary protein except perhaps price; carb powders are probably not doing you any good. Creatine's a helpful supplement for bulk; beyond this, I'd advise you not to invest much money or enthusiasm in any bodybuilding supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood cleansing,: aka detoxification, aka metabolic detoxification. There is no doubt that the human body has systems and processes to detoxify itself. Controversy arises when considering dietary strategies & supplements to aid the detoxification process. There is only early science to support this yet, but some people report excellent results. More? http://life.gaiam.com/article/10-ways-detoxify-your-body ...Read more
Be careful: There is no evidence that a 'colon cleanse' improves digestive health. In fact, some colon cleanse techniques can cause dehydration and other problems requiring hospitalization. Companies that sell these products may use misleading advertising to suggest that the colon collects toxic residue or build-up. A balanced diet, fiber, and keeping hydrated are better ways to maintain digestive health. ...Read more
Better idea: Spend fourteen days really exerting yourself and rediscovering the joy of exercise and fitness. These cleanses are scams. Your body and your internal organs clean themselves naturally. Anyone telling you to drink something weird or do something off-the-wall is at best deceived and at worst playing a cruel prank on you -- some of the "health cleanses" on the internet can land you in the ICU. ...Read more
IMO, NO: Obsession with digestive cleanliness is a boon to manufacturers of detox powders, potions and devices. But just what is it you want to cleanse from your system? Toxins? As long as you don't overload it, your body is a self cleansing system from your liver and kidneys to your skin (though an occasional sauna can unblock pores and improve your inherent cleansing ability). There are exceptions. ...Read more
Umean healthy eating: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take nature's bounty extra strength hair skin & nails argan oil infused 5000 mcg of biotin whiles breast feeding?
"Buyer beware": It is uncertain what harm or what good a substance will do for a breastfeeding mother and her breastfed baby, if the substance is not a real medicine, tested and tested again, approved by the FDA, and with known effects and side effects. Buyer beware. User beware. It is best to stick with real medicines when it is needed, because we have more certainty about a real drug's composition, purity, etc. ...Read more
I'm using whey protein and creatine shakes with workouts. I'm putting on muscle but not shedding body fat. Why?
Yes: but so can a number of other daily facial cleansing products .....they work to prevent/reduce those facial problems which are aggravated by excess oil or exposure to dust/dirt!! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
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