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What Doctors Say About Herbalife
We're human: Personally, i think we're all human, and we answer questions the best that we can. Most of the healthtap doctors i've met here are friendly, well-versed in their fields, and generous with their time. It's a pleasure learning from my colleagues' answers. You'll have to tell us what you think from your end. Thanks for asking. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Microdialysis: This typically refers to a laboratory technique of assaying chemicals from a small sample of plasma. It typically does not refer to traditional hemodialysis that a person with kidney failure requires. Hemodialysis is evolving though with new machines and cartridges that are smaller, but not micro as yet ...Read more
Better than many but: I can't speak for other docs. Looking at the ingredients it looks ok; it's main selling point is high levels of carnitine ; beta-alanine which are thought to be beneficial in building muscle when working out, but beta-alanine can cause paresthesias (nerve pain). It has natural e but not much ; would be better if it had mixed tocopherols. For independent ratings of 101 vits seehttp://bit.Ly/1b36cq0. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good ones: Perform a comprehensive evaluation of your painful condition and develop a plan to further evaluate the condition if needed, as well as a treatment plan to address the pain. Treatment may include counseling and lifestyle modification to medications, interventional injections and surgical consultation if needed. Any doctor can call themselves a pain management specialist, so beware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A media-inspired: term, not a medical diagnosis, but extreme dieting & exercise & other Eating Disorder behaviors during pregnancy limits fetal nutrition &, in some cases, flow of blood & oxygen to the fetal brain. A Small-for-Gestational Age newborn can have a multitude of medical & developmental problems. Diagnosis of underlying maternal mental illness & medical, therapeutic & dietary management are a must. ...Read more
Read article: Binaural beats can prove excellent in helping you relax, sleep, and treat headaches, anxiety. The controversial part comes in when they are used as a tool for various spiritual or psychedelic purposes ( astral projection). While these more ' out there' uses are available, even the leaders in the field that i've heard warn against using them without the assistance of an experienced psychologist. ...Read more
See below: Garcinia cambogia, also known as tamarind, is a fruit that grows in Southeast Asia. Manufacturers claim that it boosts weight loss by, among other things, "slowing the body's ability to absorb fat,"medical reports of been shown that it does not work as reported. Before you try anything over-the-counter or off the television. Please contact your physician and ask for help with your weight challenge ...Read more
I have heard many people tell me about different diets for my arthritis. What would docs recommend?
Yes: Aryurveda is an ancient form of medicine from india. It continues to be practiced today by alternative medicine practitioners. It has various classification types called doshas. It recommends certain lifestyle practices, certain foods as well as use of a variety of herbal medication. I have some concerns about some of these herbs particularly from overseas. They have contaminants. ...Read more
I have heard people talk about bpd, but I don't exactly understand what it is. can someone explain to me?
Do any of you doctors know anything about crops yet? Most doctors i've spoken with know nothing of it !
CROPS?: Cant say i've heard of it either. A google search of crop and medicine / medical fails to turn up anything other than medical marijuana, genetically modified crops, and the distensible gullet of avian species. With the paucity of data, it will be hard for any of us to learn about it. ...Read more
Fills you up: The ingredients are unproven. Essentially this works by drinking water and swallowing fibers that expand in your stomach. The result is less volume for food & hunger/portions are reduced. The best part of "skinny fiber" is their weight loss tips. These are better for you than pills or silly ingredients. See: http://www.Newyouwithskinnyfiber.Com/weight-loss-tips.Html. ...Read more
USANA: This is a company that has engendered controversy - both with its products and its business practice. Its wikipedia entry can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USANA_Health_Sciences ...Read more
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