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Is The Acai Berry Addictive
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Wt loss- antioxidant: The acai berry contains antioxidants (phytochemicals) which reduce free radical formation & are reported to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss however there is not yet scientific research to back this claim nor is a mechanism for weight loss known at this time. It is also used as an oil in cosmetics. ...Read more
A pretty good basic introduction to the "thyroid acai connection" is http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5895174_acai-berry-thyroid-disease.Html
hope this helps, dr. P. ...Read more
Acai: The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. The acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai >. ...Read more
Only if: Acai berrys are only good if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more
Scam: There's nothing magic about these little fruits. 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 intensive care unit. ...Read more
There isn’t a specific acai berry diet, but rather dieters use acai berry in conjunction any other weight loss plan they prefer to follow.
The acai berry is promoted primarily for its antioxidant effects. Other foods include blue berries and red wine.
Advocates of the acai berry diet claim that these antioxidants will enhance general well-being and vitality which will support weight loss. ...Read more
Reports : Although there is not research based evidence at this time, the acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. ...Read more
It doesn't matter: Don't expect any real health benefits from this multilevel-marketed supplement. Go down to your local organically-grown farmer's market and get some really nice fresh fruits and vegetables instead. It'll probably be healthier, definitely be tastier, will cost a lot less, and you're not rewarding people for making baseless claims. A good holistic practitioners can guide you to stuff that's real. ...Read more
Possibly fiber: 1 ounce of acai berry juice contains approximately 15.6 calories. The açai berry has about 247 calories per 100-grams. 50 grams of powdered acai pulp has about 26 grams of dietary fiber. Because dietary fiber can help one to feel full it may be helpful for appetite suppression. ...Read more
Please don't: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed colon "cleansers" with a clear "no" answer. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk, as you've experienced. ...Read more
Neither: You don't need to take these pills because they have not be found to have any specific health benefits. Get your anti-oxidants from natural foods like fruits and vegetables. Eat acai berries if you really want them. Dr. James watson, who discovered dna, says anti-oxidants in pills foster cancer. ...Read more
Acai Berry: Should be ok. Let your doctor know you are taking them. ...Read more
Fiber: I have no personal experience with acai pills. But i can provide some basic info about it. 1 ounce of acai berry juice contains approximately 15.6 calories. The açai berry has about 247 calories per 100-grams. 50 grams of powdered acai pulp has about 26 grams of dietary fiber. Because dietary fiber can you feel full it may be helpful for appetite suppression. Expect moderate results at best. ...Read more
Hello.Im really concern about my hyperthyroidsm problem.Is it safe really to take acai berry pill and would it help?Thanks in advance.
See below: Researchers have found the acai berry has antioxidants that may protect cells from damage caused by harmful molecules in the body called "free radicals, " and may possibly help against diseases such as heart disease and cancer. But when it comes to weight loss, the hype is ahead of the science, because the research evidence for such a connection is lacking. ...Read more
None. But the acai berry is more hype, albeit very rich in anti-oxidants. There are many more potent sources than the acai for anti-oxidants.
But, no risk in taking it with actos (pioglitazone). ...Read more