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18 Sep 2007

Natural remedies
Good day doctor. I want to know if it is ok to use Natura's remedies like the one used to help regulate your metabolism as part of a weight loss program? It is all natural so will my body become dependant on it and do you know if it works. I struggle from headace and dizziness if I do not eat frequently. Is it better to use the Natura remedy that helps to control blood sugar levels. I can feel that I do not tend to overeat if my blood sugar levels are fine. Will it be wiser to check my blood sugar that regulating my metabolism?Please help. Much appreciated..
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Lala
I am not acquainted with the Natura remedies, but presume that they are herbal? I can, therefore, not really make any recommendations about which one of the remedies you should use when you are trying to lose weight. Please be careful as some herbal products can have negative side-effects and are potentially harmful, although they are called 'natural'. If you suffer from low blood sugar then you need to have a special slimming diet worked out for you by a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). Such a diet would be low in fat, and be based on foods with a low glycaemic index. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI.
Doing regular aerobic exercise in a daily basis for at least 30 minutes will also help to stabilise your blood sugar levels, so get active.
Best regards
DietDoc
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