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Obesity: CAM Therapies for Specific Conditions

  • A plant-based, or phytonutrient, diet appears to be the best dietary therapy for most people who are obese. This diet includes grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes. A diet high in animal fat tends to predispose people to obesity.

 

  • Ayurvedic medicine is sometimes used to treat obesity. Herbal preparations are commonly used, among them guar gum and fennel.

Caution: Ephedra is a powerful herb which can increase blood pressure to dangerous levels. It is a common ingredient in weight-loss products. Ephedra is a powerful stimulant which can cause high blood pressure, strokes, and heart attacks.

 

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