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No: Your body keeps itself clean, and exercising helps. Protein powders offer no advantage over quality lean dietary protein except perhaps price; carb powders are probably not doing you any good. Creatine's a helpful supplement for bulk; beyond this, I'd advise you not to invest much money or enthusiasm in any bodybuilding supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better idea: Spend fourteen days really exerting yourself and rediscovering the joy of exercise and fitness. These cleanses are scams. 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 ICU. ...Read more
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
Colon cleansing: Is not necessary. It is a scam and can actually create problems. Eating a high fiber diet and drinking 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily is all you need and a whole lot cheaper and safer. Do not waste your money on colon cleansing or risk your health for that matter. ...Read more
No: These are two out of a great many ineffective measures. Don't let the search for a magic remedy lead you away from sensible eating and serious fitness training. A new lifestyle will give you the body you want, and also friends and real health. ...Read more
Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colon cleanse: If you are not experiencing constipation colon cleanse does not apply. If you have frequent constipation see your doctor. If you are looking for weight loss you should consider changing your eating habits (see "Nuval" on the internet), and get in some more exercise if you have time. ...Read more
Healthy diet/exercise but difficulty losing weight.What vitamins can help?I do take multivitamin, papaya enzyme, green tea complex, Garcinia Cambogia
Yes & No ~ Who Knows: If still consuming all the elements within the spinach, not throwing any away, maybe ok; essentially partial pre-digestion. On the other hand, we are genetically adapted to eat real food, not juiced, processed, etc. (except perhaps cooked) & who is going to spend the time & money to evaluate this with good scientific method? No one, including the people selling juicing machines. ...Read more
Is it safe to take "Garcinia Cambogia", (green coffee bean extract w/GCA)-"coffee pure Cleanse double strength", and "Colo cleanse pro" together?
No experience: Since I have no personal experience with either of the products you mention I shall refer you to a naturopathic physician, who undoubtedly is very familiar with both. Sorry that I personally am unable to answer your question. Be ready to inform the doc why you wish to use these products and what other meds and products you use or have used. ...Read more
Not safe: It is supposed to work as a detox diet to help eliminate toxins from your body.This is also used as weight loss diet it does have side effects body may be deprived of essentioal nutrients, this can cause nutrition deficiencies. Once the diet is over the person may consume more food and may gain weight it causes diarrhea in the beginning and end up as constipation headache, fatigue, loss of lean mus. ...Read more
Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?
Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more
Likely.As.It.IsWater: Neem boiled water has antiseptic, antifungal properties and helps gastric ulcers and skin lesions. I could not find studies indicating its value in weight loss, but as it is water, will help the body function better. Maintain good diet, eating small meals frequently, exercise daily, de-stress, and sleep adequately! ...Read more
Blood cleansing,: aka detoxification, aka metabolic detoxification. There is no doubt that the human body has systems and processes to detoxify itself. Controversy arises when considering dietary strategies & supplements to aid the detoxification process. There is only early science to support this yet, but some people report excellent results. More? http://life.gaiam.com/article/10-ways-detoxify-your-body ...Read more
I'm trying acia berry natural weight loss supplement with green tea extract colon cleanse, is it effective and how ?
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. The best approach to weight loss is physical activity and good food/ portion choices. Some of the colon cleanses can be risky for your health. Natural, fresh organic juicing with protein powder & appropriate supplementation can be beneficial - but you need to be knowledgeable about it before hand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Umean healthy eating: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer