Category Archives: Natural Weight Loss

Way to lose weight after back surgery?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I had back surgery and am trying to lose the excess weight I have gained since the surgery. However, I have to sit at work all day, and when I sit too long my back gives me severe pain. What can I do to lose weight and get out of this…

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How to lose weight without estrogen?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What can I do to reduce my appetite to enable me to lose weight? I have to stay clear of estrogen because I have had DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ). Is there an herb I can take or regiment I can follow? A: You are correct; you should avoid estrogen and…

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Lose weight and get healthy?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What is the best way to lose weight and get healthy? A: Weight loss is a complicated matter, and unfortunately, there is no one best way to do it. There are, however, some practical recommendations I will give you. First, I recommend you check your thyroid function; this is a simple…

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What to do about weight gain at age 40?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am a woman that has just turned forty. Without changing anything in my lifestyle, which includes watching my calorie intake and exercising daily, I have suddenly gained over thirty pounds; I have also been experiencing hot flashes, extreme mood swings, and night sweats. What can I do? A: Age forty…

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A rejuvenated and healthy metabolism?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I think I have damaged my metabolism by overeating and under eating, which has caused rapid weight loss, in addition to rapid weight gain. I am finally living a stable and healthy lifestyle, complete with exercise and a healthy diet. I just can’t seem to get the weight off in the…

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Inner cleanse to lose a few pounds?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What fast do you recommend for a good inner cleanse, as well as how to loose a few pounds over a seven-day period? A: Fasting stresses the body so it is important to have a good understanding of your body’s current condition before specific recommendations can be made. There are several…

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Best natural way to lose weight?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What is the best natural way to lose weight? A: The best natural way to lose weight is through balanced physical activity and proper nutrition. I caution you against becoming sedentary; pick up a sport, such as golfing, hiking, swimming, or any other number of activities that can provide the necessary…

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Extreme seasonal weight fluctuations?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I experience extreme seasonal weight fluctuations. I lose weight rapidly in the fall, up to 10 whole pounds. In the spring, I quickly re-gain the weight. I am careful to adhere to my diet in the spring. In the fall I eat more and continue to lose weight. Can you tell…

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Omega-3 -6 and -9 to help a weight problem?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I’m confused about omega-3 -6 and -9. Would any or all of these help with a weight problem? A: EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) are fat compounds that are called essential because they each serve critical functions within the body; they are also critical because the human body cannot create them and…

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Quickest way to lose weight naturally?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What is the quickest way to lose weight safely and naturally? A: There is no magic solution to this question; there is, however, practical advice. First, avoid the fad diets and fast-acting solutions that guarantee incredible weight loss while you watch television and eat deserts. Second, eat five times per day,…

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