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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Unintentional Weight Loss

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Suggest me diet for weight loss ?

Suggest me diet for weight loss ?

Agree w Dr. Baker: There are many helpful weight loss programs available. For sustainable weight loss - life style change is essential. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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 does Ayurvedic weight loss differ from other weight loss programs?

How does Ayurvedic weight loss differ from other weight loss programs?

Different approach: Ayurveda believes there are different body types. Ayurveda approaches weight loss and fat reduction by providing guidelines for all dimensions of your being. There are 3 category - vada (digestion off), pitta (bile issues), kabba (low metabolism) and there are 5 layers for the body - so ayurveda address where the problem is according to body types (called dosa). ...Read more

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Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Same as for others: First, make sure the hypothyroidism is controlled. Most people do best with a TSH between 0.5 and 3.0. Once this is done, the metabolism should be about the same as without hypothyroidism. So. . . Eat fewer calories than you burn off. One way to boost the metabolism is to increase muscle mass with strengthening exercises. This takes time, but can really pay off. ...Read more

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Is triphala for weight loss affective?

Is triphala for weight loss affective?

Triphala: The triphala is usually mixed with guggulu. The herb combination has been used commonly in India. I am not aware of any studies on its benefit. I do no an effective product though. Check out the following link TruHealth ...Read more

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Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Simple answer: NO!: Don't believe all the hype about acai. All the same crazy claims were also made for hoodia, chromium, products claimed to block cortisol and a bunch of other things. If you are trying to lose some weight, keep a diet log, cut way back on potatoes, bread (of all kinds), pasta, cereal, and rice and get more exercise. Then give it some time. Don't waste your $ on these supplements. ...Read more

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Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Weight loss drugs: There are numerous weight loss drugs and herbal supplements on the market. However, most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, i would not recommend herbs. ...Read more

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Is there any supplements or methods for rapid weight gain?

Is there any supplements or methods for rapid weight gain?

Balance and activity: The best, most successful weight loss method is one where your intake is 500 calories less than you need a day and increase your activity by at least 200 cal a day. If you follow a eating plan based on at least 6-7 servings of non starchy vegetables and 3 servings of fruit you will feel full. Add protein to every meal. Eat small meals every 3-4 hours. Limit carbohydrates to complex only. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can garcinia cambognia work for weight loss? What are the sideeffects?

Can garcinia cambognia work for weight loss? What are the sideeffects?

Don't waste your $: While garcinia has gotten a lot of attention as a potential weight loss agent, it's not a miracle drug. I encourage you not to waste your $ on quick fixes from a powder or a pill. Garcinia can cause nausea, headache, dizziness, etc. Truly the only answer is eating the right foods & getting exercise daily. It's a lifelong commitment to manage your weight. Eliminate sugar & refined carbs. Skip soda! ...Read more

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What are substitutes for quick weight loss center supplements?

What are substitutes for quick weight loss center supplements?

Neither: Neither otc substitutes or quick weight loss center supplements work long term. No one knows what's in them or what they might do to your body. The only thing that gets smaller is your wallet. Invest in healthy diet and exercise to find a way to lose weight and keep it off the rest of your life. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can there be any herbal supplements for weight loss?

Can there be any herbal supplements for weight loss?

Weight Loss: Be very careful with herbal supplements as most advertised for weight loss are not effective and can cause side effects. Best way to lose weight is to exercise aerobically for 40 minutes 4 to 6 times a week in your target zone, also do weight resistance three times a week. Best. ...Read more

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Which hgh is for weight loss for female and what other salt we can use with hgh for weight loss ?

Which hgh is for weight loss for female and what other salt we can use with hgh for weight loss  

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Hold your horses: B"sd research NOT on your side: Interest in using HGH for weight loss stems from a 1990 New England Journal of Medicine study that showed injections of synthetic HGH resulted in 8.8% gain in muscle mass and 14% loss in body fat without any change in diet or exercise. Although this study appeared to be promising, many later studies have shown no such benefit. I ...Read more

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Are there any effective detoxification drinks for weight loss?

Are there any effective detoxification drinks for weight loss?

Not in my opinion: Detoxification, especially of "colon" and "liver" are widely thought by non-traditional practitioners to be of benefit, but there is zero evidence in medical literature that any of these techniques (cathartics, purgatives, liver "cleansers") either work or are needed. Some may be harmful. The colon does not carry poisons. A sensible low calorie diet and exercise are what is needed! ...Read more

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Is herbal life shakes good for weight loss?

Is herbal life shakes good for weight loss?

Why?: Who knows, since no one knows what's in them and they are only studied scientifically if people get sick or die after using them. Plus, they won't help you lose weight, gain muscle or anything positive, although your wallet will lose weight. Save your money, and your health. Learn to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Don't get medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Any effective suggestions for losing weight pls?

Any effective suggestions for losing weight pls?

Calories and burn: If male - 2000 cal/day, female 1700 cal/day. Balanced diet, low carb, high protein. Good 300-500 cal/day burn 4 days/week. After 3-4 months of being consistent, weight should come off. Stay diligent. It works. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best diet pills for fast weight loss!?

Please recommend the best diet pills for fast weight loss!?

Fast is not best: I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat),Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine) and Sanorex (mazindol). ...Read more

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Please describe the most effective diet for weight loss?

The one where: You eat less and are more active, thereby burning up 3500 calories that you don't ingest to lose a pound. Stay away from anything that's hyped. Weight watchers can provide valuable info and support. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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


Dr. Carson Liu
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Unexplained Weight Loss (Definition)

32 M asks What is the definition or description of: Unexplained weight loss? ANS: weight loss that cannot be explained by any detailed medical history, detailed physical exam and laboratory testing for every known cause. So a very expensive diagnosis to arrive at due to the many tests that must be done to exclude every possible cause. Often used as a waste basket diagnosis. That ...Read more