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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,968 doctors shared insights

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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Is the all natural weight loss supplement called ACE ok to take while breastfeeding a 1 year old?

Is the all natural weight loss supplement called ACE ok to take while breastfeeding a 1 year old?

No: Weight loss supplements are never a good idea, especially while pregnant or breastfeeding. From what i can tell, it looks like this "supplement" is just a very high caffeine drink - like an energy drink. While a small amount of caffeine is okay while breastfeeding, a large amount is not recommended. ...Read more

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Are there any weight loss supplements that are effective and safe?

Are there any weight loss supplements that are effective and safe?

I can't answer with: an enthusiastic "yes!" All of the evidence is anecdotal: there are individual reports that something might have helped one person, or a few people, but not so reliably that it would be worth spending your money on. Safety is also an issue: the manufacture of supplements is not subject to safety and reliability standards. I would focus on healthy/reduced calorie eating and more exercise:) ...Read more

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Are there any safe weight loss supplements such as Lipozene I can take i'm on inderal for hbp. Synthroid Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion) ?

Are there any safe weight loss supplements such as Lipozene I can take i'm on inderal for hbp. Synthroid Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion) ?

Not Really.: There is no easy or magic pill to promote weight loss. Diet diet diet! taking the meds you have noted raises concern for potentially dangerous interactions with many otc supplements. I advise against taking them. ...Read more

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Is plexus slim weight loss stuff safe to try while breastfeeding?

Is plexus slim weight loss stuff safe to try while breastfeeding?

Plexus Slim: It is not recommended. Some of the ingredients may cause decrease in breast milk production. ...Read more

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Hi is it safe for me to use aloe for weight loss while im breastfeeding a 2 year old baby?

Hi is it safe for me to use aloe for weight loss while im breastfeeding a 2 year old baby?

Better option: The best way to lose weight is by adopting a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits, veggies and lean protein (plant based proteins are ideal) and regular exercise. Aloe can cause diarrhea and there are not good safety data for nursing moms. ...Read more

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I am excusively breastfeeding my 3 month old, is it safe to take hoodia to help with weight loss?

I am excusively breastfeeding my 3 month old, is it safe to take hoodia to help with weight loss?

No: There is no evidence that is effective. The ingredients aren't standardized and no good information how it is metabolized. So just unknown so not currently safe. All the best. ...Read more

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Is acacia senegal for weight loss safe during breastfeeding?

Is acacia senegal for weight loss safe during breastfeeding?

Don't take during : Breastfeeding for weight loss. Your baby is absorbing it too. Breastfeeding normally can cause weight loss naturally from the amount of energy expended around the clock. Best not to take any supplements during breast-feeding. Just get your rest when your baby does too. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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What are some natural weight loss supplements?

What are some natural weight loss supplements?

Don't exist: Read my blog for the best way to lose weight http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/11/stop-weight-loss-madness.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Lose 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


Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more