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2 weeks ago
antoniojones1968 answered question How many studies have to be done on a drug before it's approved for sale?

Essentially, any drug that is approved by the FDA must undergo strict and rigorous testing approved by the agency. The entire processis evaluated. The FDA scrutinizes the design of the drug to clinical trials to the severity of the side effects and even the conditions under which the drug is manufactured. There are severl phases of study, first involving clinical trials with healthy humans and then it goes on from there. It's a very long process that can take years to complete. That would be why it often takes a while for new drugs to come out onto the market. Still, do remember that even some drugs that have been approved by the FDA are not necessrily safe or the right choice for you. The benefits do not aways outweigh the risks. 

Jul 30
1 month ago
freddyboy answered question Is there a weight loss spa age limit?

Um, I think this would be a question you'd need to ask the facility where you intend to have the experience. They may list this on their website (if they have one) but either way you should be able to contact them to find out. That said, I would guess that most of these spas are for adults 18+.  I would think that if a weight loss spa for children woudl be one that was designed differently to 1 - keep the kids motivated and interested and 2 - the type of recommendations a child would need compared to an adult are likely very different.  Still, I recommend just asking.

Jul 02
2 months ago
antoniojones1968 answered question What supplements should I take if I'm following a vegan diet?

If you're following a vegan lifestyle, the most common supplements recommended are the following six: B12, Iron, Zinc, Enzymes, Vitam D and Iodine.

That being said, you migt not need to take all these supplements or you may need to take more or others depending on your particular lifestyle. Essentially, the reason is that in order to follow a vegan lifestyle that ensures you obtain all the nutrients you need, you have to make sure you eat specific types of foods. Since not everyone can eat these foods or they may not be eating enough,so taking supplements is important.

If you're concerned about what supplements you should take, I would recommend talking to your dcotor or a professional dietician who is experienced in vegan lifestyle

Jun 17
freddyboy answered question What is the best vitamin to speed up your metabolism?

In addition to B vitamins, other vitmains that can be good for boosting your metabolsim include vitamin D. Not only is this vitamin critical for healthy immune function but people who take Vitamin D supplements have been found to lose significant more abdominal fat than those who don't take it. As for minerals, Iron and Magnesium are really good for boosting metabolsim as well. Getting sufficient amounts of iron and magnesium can lead to higher energy levels, making it easier for you to keep up with an active lifestyle and exercise.

May 27
4 months ago
antoniojones1968 answered question What's the best way to form new healthy diet habits to follow for life?

I would say that the best way to do it is to make small changes gradually. To start, I would simply begin by eating my meals around the same time each day. If you skip meals, stop that immediately. Secondly, I would start to lower my portion sizes so that they reflect the number of calories that you are supposed to get  in a day and if you find you're still hungery, eat more vegetables and fruits, not more carbs, fats or proteins. Don't snack before bed. Start drinking more water every day and reduce the number of sugary and alcoholic beverages your drink (notice how I said reduce, not eliminiate). You need to establish willpower and the only way to do that is to reduce, not eliminate.

Start to cut out the number of high-sugared foods you eat. For instance, if you have sweets during the day, knock this back to one sweet per day instead of multiples. Save it for the point of the day when you'll most want it.

Finally, while this doesn't really have anything to do with diet, exercise daily. When you engage in at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, This can help your digestion and will help you to just feel better overall.

Apr 17
freddyboy answered question Will my weight come back after taking prescription diet drugs?

Whether or not your weight comes back after you take prescripton drugs is entirely up to you. Prescription drugs are not a long-term solution. They are meant to provide you with potent short-term help (usually no longer than 12 weeks) so that you can adopt the necessary lifestyle changes required to lose weight (e.g.eating, exercise and behavioral changes).Once you've adopted these changes, you need to stick to them, even after you no longer take the diet pills. You will manage to maintain weight loss and even continue losng weight if you continue to maintain the changes. If, on the other hand, you go back to your old habits pre-prescription diet drugs, yes, you can gain all the weight back and even more.

Mar 25
5 months ago
antoniojones1968 answered question Does Selenium help with weight loss or just health?

Selenium does provide you with many health benefits including helping to prevent common forms of cancer, fighting off viruses and defending against heart disease. It can even help asthma symptoms. 

As for it being benefiical for weight loss, selenium helps to improve and maintain good thyroid function, whicih can lead to more energy, reduced fatigue and strress and faster metabolsim. All of this can benefit your efforts to shed fat. Taking selenium isn't just going to make fat melt off your body, of course, but it will help you to get the most out of your exercise and provide you with the motivation to be active, which are essential for burning fat and weight loss maintenance.

You can obtain selenium from a number of food sources (aside from supplements) including brazil nuts, eggs, tuna, liver, cods and sunflower seeds to name a few.

Mar 07
6 months ago

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