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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,979 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

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Please tell me what weight loss supplements actually work?

Please tell me what weight loss supplements actually work?

None of them: unless you're the company making and selling them -- they make lots of money selling their worthless garbage to unsuspecting and gullible consumers. The only thing that will get smaller is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Eating less and exercising more is still the only proven way to lose weight. ...Read more

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What is the best weight loss supplements (ones that actually work)?

What is the best weight loss supplements (ones that actually work)?

Weight loss: The best "supplement" for weight loss is exercise. If time or health does not allow this please go on-line to "NuVal" and learn much of the good and bad things for diet and weight loss. You are likely to be very surprised. ...Read more

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I am looking for weight loss supplements that actually work, help please?

I am looking for weight loss supplements that actually work, help please?

BERBERINE: `THE SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY EXISTS BECAUSE WE FAIL TO ADAPT HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE CHANGES. LOW GLYCEMIC-SUGAR DIET, DAILY EXERCISE OR WALKING FOR 60 MINS/DAY, 7-8 HRS OF SLEEP. LOW STRESS, NO TOBACCO USE, MINIMAL ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND SPEAKING WITH A NUTRITIONIST. I CONSUME BERNERINE TWICE DAY BECAUSE IT HELPS PROMOTE MY GLYCEMIC INDEX. ...Read more

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I'm currently 17 years old and was wondering if I'm old enough to take any fat burners and/or weight loss supplements?

I'm currently 17 years old and was wondering if I'm old enough to take any fat burners and/or weight loss supplements?

Diet & exercise: Diet and exercise are the safest and most effective ways to lose weight (we have all heard it before, because it's true!). Supplements should not be considered as a major part of your weight loss plan. ...Read more

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Are ayurvedic weight loss supplements helpful and good for my health. Do they have any side effects. Will I lose weight?

Are ayurvedic weight loss supplements helpful and good for my health. Do they have any side effects. Will I lose weight?

It depends: "Ayurvedic supplements" can mean many different things. It's important to look at the specific ingredients. It's also important to check into the quality and purity of the ingredients. Many supplements are produced without oversight regarding contamination and/or accuracy of the labeling. It's best to find someone who can evaluate those questions who isn't making money on the supplements. ...Read more

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Can weight loss supplements cause a period to skip?? I also lost a little weight recently . Does that have any thing to do with it??

Can weight loss supplements cause a period to skip?? I also lost a little weight recently . Does that have any thing to do with it??

Weight loss: The only way you might find out is to stop taking weight loss supplements for a month or two. With your bipolar disorder are you seeing a Psychiatrist and/or a Psychologist? If not please arrange that. ...Read more

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What are good weight loss supplements?

What are good weight loss supplements?

Diet and exercise: There are no otc supplements that will help you lose weight, except in your wallet. Why put something in your body that you don't know what it is or what it will do to you. Diet and exercise are the only things that work long term. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Could weight loss supplements be effective?

Could weight loss supplements be effective?

Only to lose $$: There are no safe and effective supplements on the internet that help with weight loss and have been scientifically evaluated. We don't even know what's in them until people taking them start to get sick or die. You don't need weight loss, you need to learn how to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Check w/registered dietitian, weight watchers or other good info sources. ...Read more

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Which weight loss supplements would you suggest?

Which weight loss supplements would you suggest?

None: Diet and exercise are the only things that work. Supplements are foreign substances - you don't know what's in them or what they will do to your body or what harm they could cause. The only thing that will lose weight is you wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Weight loss drugs: There are numerous weight loss drugs and herbal supplements on the market. However, most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, i would not recommend herbs. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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