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Juice Plus Thyroid
I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. Plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.
Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more
Not really known: Juice plus+ has several products, and since they are not medications approved by the fda, juice plus+ products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If a juice plus+ user hears of some interaction or thinks he is getting a side effect, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more
Eat veggies: After looking over the Juice Plus website, I still can't figure out what it is. There's no nutritional information. How much protein? Fiber? simple/complex carbs? I guess it is powered vegetables. Lots of hype. As such, it will not hurt you, and if it fits into an overall good nutritional food plan it may be ok, but why not just eat vegetables and fruits? ...Read more
Slim fast vs juice: Plus. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Hi, I am considering taking juice plus. Do you know if there are true benefits or is it a waste of my money?
Save money: Save money by not buying "supplements" advertised to give health benefits, unless one's doctor specifically recommends the product. Rather than buying juice plus, a person can eat plenty of true vegetables, some fruit (but not too much fruit), and take an inexpensive multivitamin each day. For women, be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin d to keep bones strong. ...Read more
Any feedback regarding juice plus on hypothyroid patients? Not looking to cure but to feel better without leaving my medication.
OK but can do better: I like that juice plus is a concentrate of healthy fruits ; veggies but several of its ingredients are on the ewg's dirty dozen list of most pesticide-laden produce ; there is no indication juice plus is organic. You'd be far better off choosing a product like orac energy greens which is entirely organic or wildcrafted; one serving has the antioxidant power of 24 servings of fruits ; vegetables. ...Read more
Orlistat works by...: ...Preventing absorption of fats from the diet by acting as a lipase inhibitor, thereby reducing caloric intake. It's primary side effects are gi-related, including steatorrhea (oily, loose stools with excessive flatus due to unabsorbed fats reaching the large intestine), fecal incontinence ; frequent or urgent bowel movements. Doubt however that you are ingesting a lot of fat with your juicing. ...Read more
Best by date: How out of date is out of date? ...Read more
Hi have you heard of juice plus capsules? Apparently it's good for health and you feel good. True?
OKbut better options: Juice Plus capsules have fruit & veggie extracts containing a variety of phytonutrients that benefit health. It's OK but it's even better to eat whole fruits & vegetables. However, extra amounts don't hurt but I'm not a big fan as it's not from organic produce. I think products like ORAC Energy Greens are far superior and it is organic.1 pack has the antioxidants of 24 servings of fruits & veggies. ...Read more
I have PKD with no symptoms. I recently started taking Juice Plus and have notice my BP going up. Could this be from the supplements?
PKD and HTN: Find out what is in the juice plus. PKD tend to be salt sensitive. Most likely issue unless on BCP which can also increase BP. ...Read more
Has anyone heard of juice plus? It's supposed 2 be very healthy and I'm thinking of trying it. Wanted some info beforehand if possible.
NoFreeLuch/DietPunch: Yes, I've heard of it-- and also Dr. Black's Texas Super Food, and Frutein, Spirutein, Ultimate Meal, Ultimate Energy, Mega Food Daily, Vega One-and on and on and on. Getting a daily hit of dessicated fruits and vegetables will do no harm and maybe help a little, but check out the competition, the ingredients and the pricesThen calculate the "price per" of your favorites (e.g. $$ per gram protein) ...Read more
My 3 year old is always having constipation I have given her prune juice plus she's a picky eater. What else can I do to help her poo?
Make Dietary Changes: 3 yr old "always having constipation". Your child is "a picky eater" and dietary selection contributes to constipation which in turn impairs the appetite. Inadequate dietary fluid and fiber is commonly the cause. Prune juice helps, adding 6-8 ounces water and 8-13 grams fiber to daily diet is best. Your child should see the doctor to check for medical causes if this has not already been done. ...Read more
I've been told great things about taking juice plus for skin irritation and hair loss. But also read that it has too much beta-carotene in it. HELP!?
Try it: Hair loss at your age is hypothyroidism until proved otherwise because you will become bad-sick if it is missed. Your physician needs to be in the loop. These "natural healing" people make unsubstantiated claims and trash one another's products with little or no science. Try it, you should be safe, do not expect any miracles; consider getting with an evidence-based holist for good guidance. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm going to start juicing, but I'm starting to have thyroid problems. Should I not juice?
We don't recommend:
doesn't fill you up- thus prone to eat more calories,
if you are hypothyroid, weight gin would be additive until treat thyroid ...Read more
Any study done on the raw radish juice (or raphanin) having effects on thyroid function? How much radish juice will be beneficial to my thyroid?
Not to my knowledge: In researching your question I found multiple websites repeating the same claim that radishes/raphanin benefits thyroid by "keeping the production of thyroxine & calcitonin in normal balance" basing this claim on research done in russia, but I have not found a single citation to this research. Radish may help the thyroid, but I am skeptical given the lack of research. And no one knows how much. ...Read more
Russian studies have proven raw radish juice (raphanin) be extremely effective for treating thyroid imbalances. Any similar studies done elsewhere?
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Probably but...: As far as I can tell no one knows for sure. There was one study showing a reduction of T3 and T4 in mice given aloe, but that doesn't mean it would do the same for people. Some recommend it for hyperthyroidism and thyroiditis because it helps balance immune function but I don't know of studies on this. I consider it benign and it does have proven benefits. Likely safe but monitor thyroid function. ...Read more
My mother is a diabetic, please suggest what are juices have to drink for diabetic patients. Also she is facing thyroid problem.?
Careful: Most juices have a lot of sugar and could easily spike blood sugars. Many diabetics find that talking with a dietician is very helpful. Choose water and calorie-free "diet" drinks instead of regular soda, fruit punch, sweet tea and other sugar-sweetened drinks (see: http://goo. Gl/l5xf7). ...Read more