Weight Loss Supplements—Are They Worth the Cost and Potential Risks?

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Weight loss pills are a nod to the pharmaceutical Band-Aid mentality, and actually run counter to the idea of a healthy lifestyle. This is why I stopped selling weight loss supplements, and it’s why I encourage Continue reading

Four Dangers of Mixing Drugs and Supplements

Any items you might take — herbs, dietary supplements, other natural products, or functional foods such as energy drinks and nutritional bars — can interact with each other and with medications. Doctors Health Press devotes its pages to natural remedies, but this is a reminder that you still must be aware of the risks of interactions. Or, at the very least, your doctor should always know what you are taking. Continue reading

Nine Top Remedies for Shedding the Pounds

These days there is a wide range of natural remedies to combat obesity. Which should you trust? Here are nine supplements that have the most proof behind them, or are generally the most popular options. Let’s take a look.

1. Conjugated linoleic acid: Known as CLA, it is claimed to help you slim your body and improve glucose control for diabetics. Several small studies have found that CLA could help promote reduced body fat. Research has found that 3.2 grams a day could lead to modest loss in body fat.

2. Psyllium: Fiber makes you feel full and takes up more room in the intestines. Continue reading