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THINKING OF WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENT FOR YOUR CHILD?

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Don’t.

In recent years, many tainted weight loss products have been sold in the U.S. Hidden ingredients have included stimulants, antidepressants, diuretics, seizure medicines, and laxatives. This list includes prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and drugs which are illegal to sell in the United States.

• Fluoxetine is a prescription antidepressant; It’s been found in dietary supplements for weight loss. There are a number of side effects to this drug.

• Phenolphthalein is a laxative. It was removed from the FDA’s list of safe ingredients in 1999 after animal studies showed that it might cause cancer.

• Furosemide is a prescription diuretic; Taking too much can cause the body to lose a lot of fluid through extra urination and cause dehydration, muscle weakness, and electrolyte imbalance.

• Phenytoin is a prescription drug used to treat seizures; There are numerous effects in overdose and numerous possible drug interactions.

• Sibutramine is the most common drug found in contaminated weight loss supplements. People taking sibutramine don’t lose a lot of weight, but they had an increased chance of having high blood pressure, fast heart rate, a heart attack, or a stroke.

• Some drugs approved for use in other countries but not in the United States have been found in supplements sold here.

The best weight loss regimen:

• Eat healthy and less

• Exercise

• Drink water

• Eat a plant based diet

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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