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2 weeks ago
jan answered question What are the top 5 best minerals for fat loss?

If I were to pick 5 I would say that these are the best ones:

1 - Chromium - it helps to balance your blood sugar and can help to lower how fast insulin levels rise and fall in the body.

2 - Magnesium - this mineral is important for the nervous system, blood sugar, the digestive tract and your bones. It can also aid with sleep and lower anxiety and your blood sugar if it is high.  it can also help to relax the GI tract as well as ease sore muscles after a workout.

3 - Zinc - this helps to promot hormonal balance and not getting enough can cause weight gain in both women and men.

4 - Iron - this helps you promote healthy blood flow and gives you energy. People who are deficient in iron tend to be tired and exhausted and this dramatically slows down your metabolsim which of course can be counter productive to weight loss efforts.

5 - Potassium - this mineral helps you from becoming bloated and feeling weighed down.

Jun 04
1 month ago
char answered question Is Yoga gear the same as spandex?

A lot of Yoga gear contains spandex as part of its material blend. If you read the tag of lot of yoga pants, tops, etc, you'll no doubt discover cotton/polyseter blends, spandex or lycra among the list of "ingredients". The reasons these material are use are for two reasons: 1 - they're cheap. 2 - they are form-fitting flexible fabrics that will easily allow you to perform stretching and bending motions without getting in the way.

That said, if you are going to be engaing in activitis like running, etc. and you're likely to work out a sweat, the above materials are not the most ideal. The reason is they'll keep moisture trapped, which can become uncomfortable. It is far better to purchase fabrics that are moisture wicking like nylon/cotton blends.

In terms of where you should buy the clothing (I know you didn't ask this) I would suggest that you make your purchase from a reputable clothing store that will take it back if there is a problem with it. That said, if you don't care about replacing your clothes a lot or you don't exercise a lot, then I'd recommend buying on the cheap.

May 22
jan answered question Is it true that methamphetamine is used to treat obesity?

Yes. That said it is typically prescribed under the brand name Desoxyn when prescribed medically. It is a central neverous stimulant and is often used to treat ADHD. It may be prescribed for weight loss in extreme cases of obesity when nothing else has worked, and that's because one of the side effects is weight loss. That said, if you were prescribed this it would be a very controlled situation where you would need to see your doctor regularly and you would be required to follow a certain diet, exercise and make behavioral changes. It would be a short-term treatment due to the fact that it can cause serious side effetcts and can be habit forming. With that in mind, however, taking Desoxyn is not the same thing as taking Crystal Meth.

May 01
2 months ago
char answered question Should I take omega 3 supplements if I'm trying to lose weight?

Some people say yes. Some research has found that people who are obese have low amounts of omega 3 in their bodies. This could mean that improving your omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of having weight problems. Apparently low omega 3 fatty acids may play a role in the accumulation of belly fat.  Supplementing with omega 3 may help in your efforts to lose weight and lead to an overall healthy body. Proponents of omega 3 and weight loss claim that it can help to increase metabolism and fat burning potential. It may also help to suppress appetite, which could lead to the ingestion of fewer calories. That said, even if this is true, don't expect to take these supplements and expect to see the weight slide off. All dietary supplements designed to support weight loss are only truly effective when combined with conventional weight loss efforts (e.g. a nutrious calorie-conscious diet and regular exercise that is fitness appropriate).

Apr 01
3 months ago
jan answered question Does putting a seed on your ear actually help you lose weight?

Ultimately and scientifically speaking the answer is no. Putting a seed on your ear is no more likely to lead to weight loss than clapping your hands 3 times after you get up. The theory is that it functions as a type of accupressure which stimulates certain pressure points which can help to make your body healthy and bring balance and blah blah blah (can you tell I'm a big believer? lol), but there is no clinical evidence that wearing seed on your ear is going to lead to or help with weight loss.

On the other hand, it may have a beneficial placebo effect for those who do believe in it. It's amazing the effects or beliefs can have on our health and body. Therefore, if you're someone who really believes in this stuff it's possible that it may work for you.

But again, if you're asking this question baesd on scientific fact - no, it won't help you lose weight, save your money.

Feb 27
4 months ago
char answered question what is the best website for medical information?

I think the best site is WebMD. I like how the information is laid out and I find it is written in  way that is easy to understand, You don't have to worry about too much medical jargon. WebMD is also really good because it provides detailed iformation about both prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs and many herbs used in supplements.

Other great sites are the Mayo Clinic and, which are very good for prescription drugs.  If you're looking for information about herbs, you can also check out HerbMD. Links-Herbs sites by the Herb Research Foundation is also good because it has a list of sites that contain herb information.

Essentially, no matter the site you find, just make sure it provides unbiased information. 

Feb 18
5 months ago
jan answered question What types of seeds are the healthiest and best for fat loss?

There are plenty of seeds that are great for fat loss and that are also really good for you! Some of them you might find surprising while others likely won't surprise you at all. Here's a list of  four of the best ones that you might want to consider working into your diet :)

Pumpkin seeds - they are high in zinc, help to keep your sugar levels balanced and increase lean muscle mass.

Hemp seeds -  They are super high in protein, they contain omega 3's, they can keep your mood steady and are a great source of iron, zinc and potassium.

Chia seeds - These are high in fiber and omega 3 fats. They can also help to keep you fuller for longer which can lead to less snacking.

Sunflower seeds - They are high in vitamin E and magnesium and are high in antioxidants. They also have protein, fiber and have b-vitamins. These seeds are quite energizing.

Jan 16
6 months ago

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