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Is Cassia Acutifolia Tea Good For Losing Weight
Being studied: Although studies are promising - I don't believe that the results are conclusive at this point. Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested green tea can assist with glycemic control. Catechins in the tea may ^ thermogenesis. Green tea has a diuretic effect so you lose water weight. ...Read more
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
Water / green tea.: Water is uber healthy. Studies suggest green tea can assist with glycemic control as well as reduced heart disease death rate. Although it has not been clearly establish, research is promising. ...Read more
Tea isn't "needed": "Dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories). ...Read more
Healthy diet/exercise but difficulty losing weight. What vitamins can help? I do take multivitamin, papaya enzyme, green tea complex, Garcinia Cambogia
No: Cassia acutifolia, also known as senna, is often used as a laxative. It does not aid in weight loss, however. Despite everyone's looking for a pill to lose weight, the most proven method is exercise and eating fewer calories. If you need help with that, your family doctor should be able to assist you. Good luck, it is never easy. ...Read more
Yes and no: Green tea along with other dietary modifications an exercise have been shown to be helpful with weight loss without causing ulcers. ...Read more
Maybe: The most serious problem with over-the-counter herbal medications is that they are unregulated. Avoid all OTC preparations that are not independently tested for purity. That means not by the drug company itself. The USP for sure is sk. Otherwise you may be getting something you don't want, too much, or too little ...Read more
Look at the box: The box will have the amount per serving. ...Read more
Yes: The most common are abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more
Hudration: That is ok. Please also stay hydrated. ...Read more
Better not too:
Just because it's natural doesn't mean it's safe (hemlock killed socrates). Chronic stimulant laxatives: senna, cascara, aloe, triphala (natural), can lead to dependency, affect the nerve supply of the bowel.
Better: fiber foods (better than supplement), fluids, activity. Occasional stimulants: figs, prunes, senna etc. Ok. Why constipated? Meds, diet, thyroid, metab, anatomy.
Other lax available. ...Read more
It is probably safe: Taking a laxative pill the same day after drinking a senna tea is safe. If you have chronic constipation then a daily fiber supplement or stool softener (miralax, etc) is better long term. Stimulant laxatives such as senna and bisacodyl are ok for occasional use. If your symptoms are severe you should discuss them with a gastroenterologist as further evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more
Laxatives: It is not necessarily "bad" to take laxatives when menstruating, as most commercial laxatives are gentle and do not cause a problem if constipation is present. Many women feel bloated with the onset of their period, which is not caused by constipation, but is simply reaction to the lower levels of hormones at the time of your period. Unnecessary use of laxatives can irritate your intestines. ...Read more
Hi Doc! My has hypertension & diabetes, she's taking her meds for hypertension&diabetes. Can she take a slimming tea that contains Senna Leaves &pods?
Senna: Senna sometimes used as a laxative, but when it is used on a chronic basis can cause a condition called melanosis coli. If constipation is an issue, it is better to increase the amount of fiber in the diet and even consider a fiber supplement. You should increase fluid intake if you increase fiber intake. This would be better than chronic senna usage. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I drink Senna laxative tea during my inactive pills and still be protected once I start a new pack?
Likely not: There should be no significant interaction between the two. ...Read more