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My doctor has prescribed shark cartilage to empower my knees but I am jaundiced now should I stop taking this dietary supplement till recovery?

YES. alternative therapies carry risk of side effects just like prescription medications. You should stop and consult your prescribing physician immediately. Blood tests can help determine if there is any liver or blood damage causing your jaundiced appearance. Read more...

Why do I need to take a dietary supplement with zerona liposuction? My doctor says zerona works best if I take a special supplement they sell. Why? What does the supplement do? .

Zerona . Zerona is not liposuction. Zerona is actually a technology that was originally designed to help speed healing after medical procedures. There are a number of supplements that cause a diuretic effect - and some people will assume the water loss is fat loss. To get rid of fat cells, to date there are only two fda approved nonsurgical systems on the market (to my knowledge) and these are coolsculpting and liposonix. Coolsculpting works by supercooling the fat cells so that the fat crystallizes and is removed from the body by the natural clean up system. Liposonix heats the fat cells, causing them to burst. Both treatments provide a gradual improvement. The only instant fat removal process is liposuction. Be sure you understand the limitations of zerona and the actions of the recommended supplements so you can make educated decisions. Read more...
OUTSTANDING . Outstanding question. If zerona were to be truly effective as a stand alone therapy, i would question the use of supplements. To the best of my knowledge, it was not essential to the laser action. Read more...
No need. Supplements are supplements. That means they are not essential, however if you have had massive weight loss or health issues, you may need supplements for healing. Read more...
Save your money. Zerona is a non-invasive procedure that is supposed to eliminate or reduce fat. I have seen it and am honestly very unimpressed. I perform hundreds of liposuction procedures per year and this is really the only way (besides diet and exercise) to eliminate fat. If it seems too good to be true, it is. Sorry to all those who like to promote it as the best thing since sliced bread. Read more...

Doctors, what are the benefits of using anti aging dietary supplements?

Anti-aging. Anti-aging supplements is perhaps a bit of a misnomer. Perhaps we will call them, "healthy aging" supplements. The effects are varied. The goals are to decrease insulin levels, decrease chronic inflammation, decrease free radicals in the body, and decrease abnormal cross-linking, or glycation, of proteins in the body. These benefits can be achieved, and will help to slow aging of tissues. Read more...
It Depends. It will be a waste of time unless you are doing these things first. Exercising/Movement, healthy nutrition, not obese, no smoking, if drinking, only 2 drinks/night. Doing something about your familiar risk factors, appropriate screening tests for age/risk and vaccinations. While some Nutraceuticals (supplements) may help minimize or reverse some damage, they will not work if you keep damaging body. Read more...

My wife started taking a dietary supplement called plexus slim. From a doctors stand point is it a good supplement for weight loss?

No. The only good supplement for weight loss is a healthy diet and regular exercise. Check out www.Zonediet.Com. Read more...
None. There are no supplements that are effective for weight loss so I don't recommend any for my patients. Focus on changing your diet and increasing your exercise. Read a book called "Dr. A's Habits of Health" by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson. Very informative, thorough and easy to understand book. Read more...