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Doctor insights on: Negative Side Effects To The Medifast Diet

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Are there any proven negative side effects to drinking excessive amounts of diet coke?

Are there any proven negative side effects to drinking excessive amounts of diet coke?

Probably: Some data has suggested a link between diet soda consumption and metabolic syndrome, a constellation of findings associated with increased cardiovascular risk (i.e. Heart attacks and strokes). Excessive amounts of many things often have negative consequences and as a general rule I recommend using moderation as a guiding principle. ...Read more

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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What are some 7 day crash diet negative side effects? I have a headache and this is my 2nd day on dr. Furhmans diet

What are some 7 day crash diet negative side effects? I have a headache and this is my 2nd day on dr. Furhmans diet

They don't work: They don't call them "crash" for nothing. Your metabolism will crash as you drastically & abruptly alter your nutritional status, sometimes with the addition of drugs. I am unfamiliar with the specific diet you name, but any diet which involves depletion of nutrients (not just "empty" calories) will cause adverse effects--consider prisoner-of-war health issues arising from extreme "diets". ...Read more

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Wanted to know if diet pills with hoodia in them have any negative side effects?

Wanted to know if diet pills with hoodia in them have any negative side effects?

There is absolutely: NO scientific information that hoodia helps lose weight, except in your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the abc diet?

What are the side effects of the abc diet?

Ana Boot Camp Diet: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of magrim diet?

What are the side effects of magrim diet?

Magrim diet: Magrim diet pills are a formula from china and there is no way to be sure they are safe. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of magrim diet, please??

What are the side effects of magrim diet, please??

Unknown: Sorry, I tried to find info on "Magrim diet" but couldn't find anything reputable. I found lots of websites attempting to sell "Magrim diet pills" but again, nothing worthwhile. Rather than focus on diets where you have to buy from someone besides grocer, consider vegan/vegetarian or Mediterranean diets. Check out http://health. Usnews. Com/best-diet for more options. ...Read more

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Are there any risks/side effects to including cyanobacteria into my diet?

Are there any risks/side effects to including cyanobacteria into my diet?

Treat it as an herb: A normal, healthy person should be able to eat Asian hair moss, a type of cyanobacteria (looks like a strange plant). It can be added to soups and stews, in moderate amounts, similar in amount to adding a half-cup of cilantro or bean sprouts. Variety is the key in nutrition. Problems occur when a person eats too much of just one plant, so a bit of hair moss once every week or two should be fine. ...Read more

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Does cabbage soup diet work ro lose weight? Any side effects? Any other certified fad diet that really work?

Does cabbage soup diet work ro lose weight? Any side effects? Any other certified fad diet that really work?

Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of to much fibre in the diet?

What are the side effects of to much fibre in the diet?

Too much fiber: If you eat too much fiber without drinking enough water, your bowel can get constipated -- even obstructed if it's really bad. If you increase fiber more quickly than your system can manage, you can get abdominal cramps, gas, diarrhea, and intense urgency. Too much fiber could also mildly interfere with absorbing needed nutrients like calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with an unbalanced diet?

What side effects are commonly associated with an unbalanced diet?

Healthy eating good!: Fatigue or sluggish is common. Eat a healthy diet to feel better.
Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. check out http://www. Sparkpeople. Com or http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com. ...Read more

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Does the diet pill v3 have any bad side effects?

Does the diet pill v3 have any bad side effects?

Why: Who knows what's in otc diet pills. The fda doesn't know as it never checks them unless people begin to die. The better question is will it have any good effects, and the answer is no. You need to learn how to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life, not a pill for an experiment. Don't get your medical info from tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of xenical diet tablets?

What are the side effects of xenical diet tablets?

Not too pleasant...: The main side effects of xenical are gastrointestinal related: cramping, burping, farting, oily stools - and they happen in up to 30% of people taking the medicine. If you significantly decrease the amount of fat you eat in your diet, you can amount of side effects you get! ...Read more

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What should be the diet for a low BP person? What are side effects of low bp? Is there any precautions!

What should be the diet for a low BP person? What are side effects of low bp? Is there any precautions!

How low: Depends on how low. Normal BP is 90 - 130 over 60 - 80. Some people chronically have BP a little lower, if it's always been that way and you feel fine, don't need to do anything about it. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm only 5'8 and 200 lbs. I'm wondering if I should take diet pills. What are the short term and long term side effects?

I'm only 5'8 and 200 lbs. I'm wondering if I should take diet pills. What are the short term and long term side effects?

Diet pills are not: The solution. They can cause serious side effects. Calories burned must exceed calories consumed to lose weight. Healthy nutrition with limits on calories & physical activities are the solution. Good luck. ...Read more

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Trying to cut down sugar/sweets in my diet. Are there any alternative sweeteners that are safe and don't cause unpleasant side effects?

Trying to cut down sugar/sweets in my diet. Are there any alternative sweeteners that are safe and don't cause unpleasant side effects?

Erythritol, stevia: I agree with Dr. Jayaraj that stevia is a healthy alternative sweetener but not everyone likes its flavor. Erythritol may be the safest natural sweetener available and tastes more like sugar. See http://authoritynutrition. Com/erythritol/
Xylitol is another good choice, though large amounts may cause loose stools. ...Read more

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I'm taking Folitrax-10 for RA, I'd like to know the side-effects of the tablet. Also, could you suggest me a diet for RA? Is there any exercises?

I'm taking Folitrax-10 for RA, I'd like to know the side-effects of the tablet. Also, could you suggest me a diet for RA? Is there any exercises?

Side effects: Folitrax does have several side effects affects the blood cells, liver and kidney. Patients need to be monitored periodically for these side effects through blood works.
No special diet or exercise.
Proper stretching and walking brisk as tolerated 30 mins /day to keep you fit.
Avoid food that makes your symptoms worse. ...Read more

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I started a diet and exercise regimen in aug 2013. I've recently plateaued and I'm considering thinogenics but I'm a little scared of side effects.

I started a diet and exercise regimen in aug 2013. I've recently plateaued and I'm considering thinogenics but I'm a little scared of side effects.

Don't get: Your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Do you really think thinogenics would help you lose weight. Recently one of their products was found to contain sibutramine, a prescription weight loss drug that was taken off the market. Keep up your diet and exercise. You'll need to do it life long, check w/a good registered dietitian for assistance. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was trying to do some research on the side effects for diet pills. And what would happen if a person younger than 18say 17 took them?

What do you advise if I was trying to do some research on the side effects for diet pills. And what would happen if a person younger than 18say 17 took them?

Well....: Since the chemicals in them are very similar to ritalin (methylphenidate) and other ADHD medications.... not generally all that bad. BUT needs to be controlled and regulated to watch for 1) inappropriate weight 2) addiction 3) growth stunting those happen. Cardiovascular and blood pressure effects which the drugs do, don't happen in young people except really really rarely. ...Read more

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Side effects from a gluten free diet?

Side effects from a gluten free diet?

Gluten free diet: Gluten free diet is quite strict and can make you feel deprived and can be quite difficult to follow. Nowadays, there are many products available with gluten free diet, however. You might be at risk for not getting enough nutrients and vitamins (iron, calcium, fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate). Discuss with your nutritionist/dietitian. ...Read more

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Hcg diet side effects. Diferencies between drops and shots?

Hcg diet side effects. Diferencies between drops and shots?

Drops worthless: Drops are worthless. You need a qualified physician to administer correctly the injection HCG and the original 500 calorie diet with strict adherence. The diet only works on abnormal fat and once you rid yourself of abnormal fat you will not lose any more weight on the HCG diet. ...Read more

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Could diet pills have severe side effects when mixed with alcohol?

Diet pills: It depends on the type of diet pills. Some are in the category of stimulants, which suppress one's appetite. Therefore, one may be able to drink more alcohol without feeling sleepy, for example. This may lead to a dangerous situation, like trying to drive while under the influence. As such, I would be very careful. A single glass of wine or one beer is okay, but I would stop there. Good luck. ...Read more

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What physical side effects of removing red meats from your diet are there?

See below: Red meat is composed primarily of complete proteins and fat, as well as nutrients such as iron. If you ingest protein from other sources (chicken, fish, complete vegetable protein combinations, cheese, etc) you would not be deficient. In addition, if you ate protein that was lower in fat, you would probably loose some weight. Iron can be ingested in many other animal and plant foods. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with aspartame in diet soda and diet foods?

Controversy: Aspartame is a non nutriative artificial sweetner that many people believe causes neurological and GI problems it can cause bloating, upset stomach, headaches, mood alterations fatigue, memory loss and more. The soft drink industry says that it is safe.
As a dentist, I know that diet sodas are as bad for your teeth as regular sodas so switch to water. ...Read more

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Are there any diet pills or appetite suppressants that work and don't have side effects?

Side effects: There are very few, if any, medications that have no side effects. Our bodies are wondrously complex and delicately balanced machines. To tinker with one part using a medication almost always causes additional effects in another part. The goal is to minimize these side effects but they are almost always there to some extent. ...Read more

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Hello I want to know about diet sprays? Benefits and side effects. Does it work. Thank you

Hello I want to know about diet sprays? Benefits and side effects. Does it work. Thank you

Diet sprays: No benefits and no diet sprays. Eat properly and exercise regularly. Please go online to look at the information about diet. My favorite is "NuVal" but there are many others to Loo at. ...Read more

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Lypodryl is a diet pill claiming to be all natural is it safe to take of not what r some side effects?

Lypodryl is a diet pill claiming to be all natural is it safe to take of not what r some side effects?

Difficult to say: I don't recommend this treatment for my patients. Treatments such as this are not regulated by any outside source, therefore, you may or may not be getting consistent delivery of the active metabolite. Also, there is not enough data on it's safety. Because of these reasons, I would recommend an alternative weight loss therapy. ...Read more

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Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?

Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?

Sure. But wise? No!: Look it up, e.g. Search google "isotretinoin 40mg nih". Next, do safe & effective diet pills exist? No! by law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, for dietary supplements sold otc, the marketers are exempt from evaluating & proving their claims. Victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes (not wt. Loss per-se), are helpful for wt? . Best cut the carbs, study nusi. Org, “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more