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Help please! Is drinking green tea an effective way of losing weight?

Help please! Is drinking green tea an effective way of 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

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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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Can any green tea instead of water helps in losing weight with diet control?

Can any green tea instead of water helps in losing weight with diet control?

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

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Soon I be breast feeding, what tea's are best for breast feeding and losing weight?

Soon I be breast feeding, what tea's are best for breast feeding and losing weight?

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

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Healthy diet/exercise but difficulty losing weight. What vitamins can help? I do take multivitamin, papaya enzyme​, green tea complex, Garcinia Cambogia

Healthy diet/exercise but difficulty losing weight. What vitamins can help? I do take multivitamin, papaya enzyme​, green tea complex, Garcinia Cambogia

Loosing weight too: Fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is cassia acutifolia for loosing weight?

Is cassia acutifolia for loosing weight?

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

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Is green tea good for loosing weight and does not affect ulcer?

Is green tea good for loosing weight and does not affect ulcer?

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

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It is OK to drink Cassia Acutifolia tea, if I have ulcers. Migraine or depression?

It is OK to drink Cassia Acutifolia tea, if I have ulcers. Migraine or depression?

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

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Please help docs! Is senna tea good for my body?

Please help docs! Is senna tea good for my body?

It is to regulate: Bowels - a laxative. Senna tea should not be used by pregnant women. It should not be used longer than 7 days. Prolonged used may cause liver problems. ...Read more

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Is senna leaf tea safe?

Is senna leaf tea safe?

Laxative Tea: Senna tea should not be used by pregnant women. It should not be used longer than 7 days. Prolonged used may cause liver problems. ...Read more

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Does anyone have experience using tea made from senna?

Does anyone have experience using tea made from senna?

Senna: As a laxative & used occasionally, it seems safe. If abused or in excess, it can lead to liver & kidney problems. ...Read more

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Does senna diet tea make you poop?

Senna is a laxtive: Tea. Senna tea should not be used by pregnant women. It should not be used longer than 7 days. Prolonged used may cause liver problems. ...Read more

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Does the laxative tea with senna work for constipation?

Does the laxative tea with senna work for constipation?

Senna laxative tea: Senna is a tropical/ subtropical plant (250 types) containing sennosides. The leaves & pods can be dried and used as a stimulant laxative which effects lower bowels. Senna tea can be used as a laxative. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is senna tea safe to drink every other day?

You don't want your: Body to rely on laxative tea for regular bowel movements. Do not use senna herbal teas for longer than 7 days. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had adverse side effects after taking a tea w/ senna?

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Senna: As a laxative & used occasionally, it seems safe. If abused or in excess, it can lead to liver & kidney problems. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had adverse effects after taking a tea containing senna?

Has anyone ever had adverse effects after taking a tea containing senna?

Yes: The most common are abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink those laxative teas with senna in them on a daily basis?

Is it safe to drink those laxative teas with senna in them on a daily basis?

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

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Should I take a laxative pill when I already drank senna leaf tea in the morning?

Should I take a laxative pill when I already drank senna leaf tea in the morning?

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

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Why is bad take laxatives (even natural ones like senna tea) when you have your period?

Why is bad take laxatives (even natural ones like senna tea) when you have your period?

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

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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

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Been having dull, cramping pain in the tissue below my xiphoid process for several days. Took senna tea & Zantac, (ranitidine) neither helped pain. What could it be?

Been having dull, cramping pain in the tissue below my xiphoid process for several days. Took senna tea & Zantac, (ranitidine) neither helped pain. What could it be?

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or a cardiologist is warranted. Do not self medicate. Take care. ...Read more

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Senna (Definition)

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