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I have heard about the hCG diet. Is it safe?

I have heard about the hCG diet. Is it safe?

Yes but...: Hcg is not likely going to cause any harm but weight loss is due to the severe caloric restriction. In men with low testosterone and normal testes, it may work better because the HCG will increase the testosterone level. In women, HCG may increase progesterone. Higher Progesterone may lead to less anxiety and therefore less eating. Overall, smart eating plus increased activity is a better choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Hi how are? I have a question regarding a drug called diane-35. Is it safe for teens? Because i've heard that it will avoid pregnancy later

Hi how are? I have a question regarding a drug called diane-35. Is it safe for teens? Because i've heard that it will avoid pregnancy later

Definitely safe: This birth control pill is definitely safe for teens and for women. No need to worry and no need to worry that will affect your ability to have children or future pregnancies in any way. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet healthy? A naturopath suggested it to me, but i'm skeptical. I have been hearing a lot about this lately and i've heard from some medical professionals that it's totally safe with no side effects. I want to have a baby soon but want to los

Is the hCG diet healthy? A naturopath suggested it to me, but i'm skeptical. I have been hearing a lot about this lately and i've heard from some medical professionals that it's totally safe with no side effects. I want to have a baby soon but want to los

Who knows ?: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful. Watch your $$$ ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to walk as exercise my first month . I also love crawfish is it safe to eat in your first trimester ?been worried about miscarriag

Is it safe for me to walk as exercise my first month . I also love crawfish is it safe to eat in your first  trimester ?been worried  about miscarriag

Yes and no: Walking is fine. Would avoid raw fish definitely. Shell fish should be cooked, but are fine to eat. Miscarriages can be lowered in chance by avoiding heavy lifting, physical trauma, any recreational drugs, or certain medications that can be harmful to the fetus. Can find info at womenobgyn.com ...Read more

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Is it bad to be 16 and pregnant? Is it unhealthy? What should I except? Have you ever had any experiences with girl being pregnant at my age?

Is it bad to be 16 and pregnant? Is it unhealthy? What should I except? Have you ever had any experiences with girl being pregnant at my age?

Define "bad": Your body is not fully developed yet, so it is indeed a higher risk factor having a baby so young. But one should not generalize. If you follow your doctors instructions exactly, maintain a healthy lifestyle with good, healthy foods, and stay away from poisons to you and your baby such as alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, you can maintain a healthy pregnancy. Just as important is whether emotionally set. ...Read more

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I have a seafood allergy and I was prescribed citra natal assure. I was told I should have no problem with the DHA because there is no fish oil in this. Is that correct? I have a very sensitive stomach....if I cannot tolerate these what would be a good ov

I have a seafood allergy and I was prescribed citra natal assure. I was told I should have no problem with the DHA because there is no fish oil in this. Is that correct? I have a very sensitive stomach....if I cannot tolerate these what would be a good ov

Ok: Even if you were allergic to fish, fish oil rarely if ever causes problem since there is practically no fish protein present in the oil from reputable manufacturers. If DHA is free of fish protein, then the chances of reaction would be nil at least from an allergic point of view. Whether you can tolerate anything is another issue. ...Read more

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I have heard many things about getting the tdap when pregnant. Where is the scientific evidence that it is safe during pregnancy?

I have heard many things about getting the tdap when pregnant. Where is the scientific evidence that it is safe during pregnancy?

ACIP: - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a group of medical and public health experts that develop recommendations on use of vaccines in the civilian population of the United States... More(http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/about.html) ...Read more

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I have a still swollen lump about 1.5" in diameter on my stomach that has been there for about 5 months. I believe it was caused by a steroid suspension, maybe masteron enanthate, which is not safe blablabla I know just skip that. It is usually not painfu

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I have a still swollen lump about 1.5" in diameter on my stomach that has been there for about 5 months. I believe it was caused by a steroid suspension, maybe masteron enanthate, which is not safe blablabla I know just skip that. It is usually not painfu

Unsure: Though I can't actually see your question, I'm guessing you want to know what it is. It's probably a lump of scar tissue from your body reacting to the injection. Probably not harmful unless it shows signs of infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet safe? I bought drops but am scared of side effects. I have ovarian cysts and heard hCG can turn them cancerous? Is this true?

Is the hCG diet safe? I bought drops but am scared of side effects. I have ovarian cysts and heard hCG can turn them cancerous? Is this true?

It's silly stuff: The 'hcg diet' is an 800-calorie severely restrictive diet and this is why you lose weight. The overpriced placebo that is tacked on will probably do nothing. Further, HCG does not turn ovarian cysts cancerous. Why not take the money and join a fitness club, make friends, and embark on a far happier and less fear-darkened life? Cheers. ...Read more

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I'm taking Jamaican Peritols but I am also on birth controls. Jamaican Peritols is making me hungry which is my goal. Is there anything I should worry about? Is it safe the two together?

I'm taking Jamaican Peritols but I am also on birth controls. Jamaican Peritols is making me hungry which is my goal. Is there anything I should worry about? Is it safe the two together?

Dietary supplements: I have searched high & low for information on Jamaican Peritols but I couldn't find any info on active ingredients. All I could find is hype & empty promises. Worse, you didn't mention the name of your birth control so it's impossible to check for drug-drug interactions: http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html. Better to eat healthy & exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use shea butter during pregnancy? I know it says it is high in a and i thought vitamin a is bad in pregnancy due to birth defects

Is it ok to use shea butter during pregnancy? I know it says it is high in a and i thought vitamin a is bad in pregnancy due to birth defects

It's okay: It is a fat extracted from the nut of the african shea tree. It is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food. Most shea butter is used in cosmetics for moisturizing skin. ...Read more

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Hi, I was planning to try Gloxi Height Enhancer but I was also trying to find out if this is FDA approved? Do you think it has no side effects? Thanks

Hi, I was planning to try Gloxi Height Enhancer but I was also trying to find out if this is FDA approved? Do you think it has no side effects? Thanks

Scam, scam, scam: Your height is genetically determined. Unless you have a deficiency of growth hormone or some inherited defect of calcium metabolism, there is NOTHING that will make you grow taller. The only way Gloxi will make you taller is if you stand on the bottles. If you try it, prepare to be disappointed (and poorer). ...Read more

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What is Vitcofol Why is it given as an injection with hCG diet, instead of having B-12 vitamin injections? I have never heard of Vitcofol until now.

What is Vitcofol Why is it given as an injection with hCG diet, instead of having B-12 vitamin injections? I have never heard of Vitcofol until now.

Vitcofol=simply vit.: vit. B3, B9 & B12 in single combined injection. Could all of these be taken orally, if needed at all? Of course. Why injection? Doc wants to make sure actually taken in, easier, more money for Rx, etc. would all fit. hCG mostly hype. Hydrocodone & dextromethorphan are both psychotropic agents, often addictive, not good track records if used, esp. beyond few days. Seek assistance worthy your trust. ...Read more

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Is it recommendable to eat a ceasar's salad when you have the flu? I've heard that letucce is not that recommebdable. Thanks!

Is it recommendable to eat a ceasar's salad when you have the flu? I've heard that letucce is not that recommebdable. Thanks!

Food Myths: This scenario you are describing is way out of any medical norm that to answer it is nearly impossible. There is no medical rule about lettuce and specifically 'caesar's salad" when you are ill. Any such recommendations either way are myths and not true. ...Read more

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Hi I have hypothyroidism and i do understand that slimfast has soy in it. Is it safe to drink ? I believe soy affects the thyroid gland. I am also on levothyroxine as a thyroid replacement and i take it every day.

Hi I have hypothyroidism and i do understand that slimfast has soy in it. Is it safe to drink ? I believe soy affects the thyroid gland. I am also on levothyroxine as a thyroid replacement and i take it every day.

Should be fine: As long as you aren't drinking huge quantities of soy then you should be fine. Have your blood tests done in about 2-3 weeks to see if any adjustment of the levothyroxine needs to be made. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a garlic supplement while pregnant? Due to my hypertension I am take a garlic supplement do you think this will affect my unborn child in a negative way, is it safe to take while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a garlic supplement while pregnant? Due to my hypertension I am take a garlic supplement do you think this will affect my unborn child in a negative way, is it safe to take while pregnant?

There : There are no definitive studies that demonstrate safety of taking garlic supplements during pregnancy. It is not an approved medication during pregnancy and there are no studies that show it is safe. If you have questions on any medications or supplements, call your gynecologist, or call poison center which can also review the safety profiles for you. ...Read more