Lose Weight with Homeopathic Remedies By Taking Calcarea Carbonica vs Natrum Mur vs Natrum Mur and Ignatia for Long Term Obesity ... and 5 more

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Homeopathic remedies can assist with weight gain and obesity.

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic tiny white pellets that contain minute dosages of natural substances that can be placed under the tongue to help address the underlying causes of weight gain and obesity including hypothyroidism, depression, sluggish digestion, menopause, polycystic ovarian disease and hormonal changes.

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Homeopathic remedies work differently than other medications because they are prescribed according to an evaluation of your constitution and any symptoms, cravings or behaviors that you might be experiencing besides the weight gain.

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Here is a step-by-step guide to evaluating your constitution so that you can settle on which remedy is right for you. Once you have found the remedy that sounds right for you, take five pellets under the tongue, without water three times a day.

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Method 1: By Taking Calcarea Carbonica


A vial of calcerea carbonica.

Ask yourself the following questions to see if you qualify to take Calcarea Carbonica as a homeopathic weight loss remedy. Keep in mind that you have to fit most of the indications to qualify to take the remedy, but you don't necessarily have to be experiencing all of them. However, also keep in mind that Calcarea Carbonica is one of those remedies that seems to work for a lot of people and that it is often the go-to homeopathic remedy that many naturopaths prescribe for weight gain due to a slow metabolism.

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  1. 1
    Do you have a muffin top or pot belly that you just can't get rid of
    ?
    A lot of fatty flab around the midriff is typical of those who need to take Calcarea Carbonica.
    A muffin top shape indicates the need for calerea carbonica.
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    Does your face suddenly start perspiring for no reason
    ?
    People who need this remedy tend to perspire profusely on the head, hairline, and neck.
    Perspiring profusely for no reason indicates a need for Calcarea Carbonica.
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    Do you hate the feel of a cool breeze
    ?
    If you cannot tolerate a bit of chill, you may need this remedy.
    Feeling chili qualifies you to use Calcarea Carbonica.
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    Do you crave eggs with a lot of salt and pepper
    ?
    This very specific craving is a very sure sign that this homeopathic weight loss remedy will work for you.
    Eggs with a lot of salt and pepper.
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    Do you have an odd craving for chalk or clay
    ?
    People who need this remedy often find themselves craving minerals that contain calcium.
    Cravings for chalk can indicate that Calcarea Carbonica is the remedy for you.
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    Do you already know that your weight gain is due to a sluggish thyroid
    ?
    This is the remedy that is often used to treat hypothyroidism.
    Weight gain is often due to a sluggish thyroid.
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    Are you feeling emotionally over-sensitive and trying to get rid of post-pregnancy weight at the same time
    ?
    If that is the case, the homeopathic remedy Calcarea Carbonic can be of assistance.
    Clcarea Carbonica can help with pregnancy weight.
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Once you have determined that Calcarea Carbonica is the remedy that you need to take, take it as directed on the package or by your health care provider or take five pills a day three times a day without food or water and at least a half an hour after a meal.

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Method 2: By Taking Natrum Mur


A vial of Natrum muriaticum

Natrum Mur is also sometimes sold with its full name o Natrum muriaticum. Answer these questions to see if taking Natrum Mur will succeed for you as a homeopathic weight loss remedy. Keep in mind that you have to be experiencing most of these symptoms to qualify to take the remedy, but not all will apply.

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  1. 1
    Do you accumulate fat mostly on the thighs and buttocks as opposed to other areas of the body
    ?
    Natrum Mur is effective for this type of weight gain, which seems to be due to a genetic disposition that can be somewhat delayed by the right lifestyle choices and diet.
    An example of a pear-shaped figure.
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    Do you suspect that your weight gain is due to months or even years of continued stress
    ?
    This applies to all kinds of stress including emotional (such as recovering from a divorce), mental (due to financial or job stress), psychological (such as withdrawal from a medication) or physical (such as recovering from chemotherapy or an operation.) Natrum Mur helps deal with weight gain obesity due to misery or negative circumstances.
    Weight gain can be caused by continued stress.
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    Do you crave extra salt or salty foods
    ?
    Natrum Mur addresses the condition of the underactive thyroid that may be responsible for the craving and this weight gain.
    A bowl of salty chips.
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    Do you always feel hot when others feel cold
    ?
    Feeling like you perpetually have a fever is a sign that Natrum Mur could treat your weight gain. Often the feverish feeling is also accompanied by a feeling of clamminess.
    Feeling overheated makes you a candidate to take Natrum Mur.
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    Do you have a real aversion to sunlight
    ?
    Individuals who qualify to take Natrum Mur as a weight loss remedy often cannot bear being in the sunlight and feel much hotter than others with even a minimum of exposure to the sun's rays.
    Intolerance to sunlight indicates a need for the homeopathic remedy Natrum Mur.
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    Has a physician diagnosed you with anemia
    ?
    This is common in people with weight gain due to blood sugar, thyroid, liver and cardiovascular problems. Natrum Mur addresses these underlying symptoms to help correct the weight gain.
    People with anemia feel very tired and often look pale.
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Once it is determined Natrum Mur is the appropriate remedy to take, take it as directed on the package or by your health care provider or take five pills a day three times a day without food or water and at least a half an hour after a meal.

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Method 3: By Taking Natrum Mur and Ignatia for Long Term Obesity


A vial of Ignatia Amara.

In some instances of obesity, it might be appropriate to take two remedies together, even though in general, two homeopathic remedies are not taken together.

The combination of Natrum Mur and Ignatia are recommended if:

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    You are obese and suffer from severe depression
    .
    You can be diagnosed as a depressive or as someone who suffers from a bipolar disorder that swings from mania to severe depression. Individuals who have the issue benefit from the combination of Natrum Mur and Ignatia because it helps to combat the physical consequences of the compulsive or impulsive eating or addiction that often accompanies these disorder.
    Obesity and weight gain can go hand-in-hand.
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    You are obese, feel very sensitive, empathic and weep a lot for no reason
    .
    If frequent crying bouts are an issue, then this combination of weight loss remedies can help correct the hormonal imbalances and issues with the pituitary gland that are causing the weight gain.
    Being weepy and obese can signify a need for a combination of Natrum Mur and Ignatia
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    You are obese, have an insatiable appetite and always feel hungry no matter how much you eat
    .
    This is because your body has lost its ability to tell when you are full, due to a disrupted metabolism, usually the result of being diabetic or having either alcohol or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or issues with your pituitary gland or kidneys.
    Binge eating is a sign of a disrupted metabolism.
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    Is the majority of your weight gain in the hips and your thighs
    ?
    Usually, obese people are quite fat all over but if your weight gain is "pear shaped" then this combination of remedies are indicated for you.
    Being obese and pear-shaped at the same time indicates a need for Natrum Mur and Ignatia.
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    Are you obese and do you constantly crave salty snacks
    ?
    This is an indication of a sluggish thyroid and also individuals who suffer from depressive orders and mood swings. Ignatia and Natrum Mur taken in tandem can help resolve some of the chemical imbalances in your body that might have you endlessly snacking on pretzels, potato chips, and other sodium-laden treats.
    Obesity and a craving for salt often go hand in hand.
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    Are you obese and do you hate drinking water, especially cold water
    ?
    Individuals who have weight gain due to severe depression or mania often do not like drinking water and they especially do not like the feel of cooler water on their skin. If this preference is part of your constitution, Natrum Mur and Ignatia are indicated for weight gain.
    An aversion to ice water can indicate a need for Narum Mur and Ignatia.
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    Do you have a hard time dealing with bright lights or sunlight
    ?
    This is indicative of a low-functioning endocrine system and the kind of undernourishment that is associated with obesity and this combination of remedies has been known to help with this.
    Squinting in light is an indication that you may need this combination of remedies.
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If this evaluation process tells you that a combination of Natrum Mur with Ignatia is the appropriate remedy to take for your obesity, take it as directed on the package or by your naturopath or take five pills of each remedy a day three times a day. Do not take the remedies with other medications and do not take them with food or water. Homeopathic remedies work best when they are not tainted with the taste of anything else and if they are taken a half an hour after eating or drinking anything, including alcohol.

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Method 4: By Taking Lycopodium

A vial of Lycopodium pellets.

Evaluate yourself using the following criteria to find out Lycopodium is appropriate for your weight loss.

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    Do you have excessive weight gain around the thighs and buttocks accompanied by excessive gas and flatulence
    ?
    Like the remedy Natrum Mur, Lycopodium addresses excessive weight that gathers around the lower part of the body, but the distinction between the two is that those who should be using Lycopodium often always pass a lot of gas.
    Excess flatulence and weight gain can be addressed with Lycopodium.
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    Along with the tendency to pass a lot of gas, are you also constantly constipated
    ?
    Individuals that can be helped by Lycopodium may pass a lot of gas and then not be able to pass stools for days.
    Constpation with gas indicates a need for Lycopodium.
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    Do you crave hot drinks and meals as avoid colder ones
    ?
    If you prefer a hamburger with fries instead of a cold chicken sandwich with pickles or hot chocolate instead of a frosty smoothie, then this might be the remedy for you. Often warmer foods topped with gravy and high sodium sauces tend to be fatty and full of carbohydrates and this is the cause of the weight gain.
    Craving hot meals is a constitutional characteristic that indicates a need for Lycopodium.
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    Do you have an excessive craving for sweet foods
    ?
    A constant craving for sugar signifies that your weight gain could be treated by Lycopodium. It also reveals an underlying thyroid or pancreatic disorder.
    People who could benefit from Lycopodium often crave sweet foods.
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    Do you have an insatiable appetite that has you eating to the point where you feel uncomfortable
    ?
    Individuals who benefit from taking Lycopodium often eat to the point where their stomachs are bloated or distended, yet they can't seem to stop.
    Binging on foods is a sign that you need Lycopodium.
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    Are you very irritable and have short temper, especially if you can't have things your way
    ?
    People who benefit from this weight-loss remedy hate to be wrong or contradicted and are easily provoked into temper tantrums. This is partly due to problems with blood sugar and the hormonal disrupting effects of not being able to eliminate digestive waste in a regular way.
    Irritability can be caused by hormonal disrupting foods that cause weight gain, such as alcohol.
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Once it is decided that Lycopodium is the appropriate remedy to take, take it as directed on the package or by your health care provider or take five pills a day three times a day without water or food. Be sure to take the remedies least a half an hour before or after a meal.

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Method 5: By Taking Nux Vomica

A vial of Nux vomica.

Evaluate yourself answering these questions to find out if Nux Vomica is the homeopathic weight loss remedy that will work best for you.

  1. 1
    Have you gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle
    ?
    People who don't exercise, work in front of a computer all day or who can't exercise because their obesity prevents them can be helped by taking Nux Vomica. This homeopathic weight loss remedy also helps those who have been unable to exercise for a number of years because of a medical condition or recovery from an injury.
    Nux Vomica helps obese people who lead a sedentary lifestyle.
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    Do you have chronic constipation and very scant thin stools
    ?
    If you are unable to eliminate for days or even weeks or if it is one long battle every day just to empty your bowels you may want to consider taking Nux Vomica.
    Constipation is a sign that you could benefit from Nux Vomica.
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    Are you intolerant of cold air
    ?
    Nux Vomica candidates cannot stand being chilled and are often overdressed, even in the summer because they feel cold.
    Dressing in heavy clothing in warm weather indicates a need for Nux Vomica.
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    Do you prefer spicy, fatty hot food the most
    ?
    A taste spicy food indicates a need to stimulate the bowels and circulation because your weight gain has prevented your endocrine and cardiovascular systems from doing so properly. Often the cravings are for oil, fatty foods that are also often full of sugar and sodium as well. The Nux Vomica helps correct these underlying conditions so that you are not indulging in meals that are so bad for you.
    A preference for spicy hot food can mean that your weight gain can be treated by Nux Vomica.
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    Are you extremely sensitive to people and your environment and irritated very easily
    ?
    This is an indication that your weight gain may be responsive to the homeopathic remedy Nux vomica.
    Sensitive and irritated overweight people may benefit from taking Nux Vomica.
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Once it is decided that Nux Vomica is the right remedy to take, take five pills a day three times a day without water or food or as directed by a health-care practitioner or naturopath. Be sure to take the remedies least a half an hour before or after a meal and do not take it with a flavored liquid or alcohol.

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Method 6: By Taking Antonium Crudum

A vial Anonum Crudum homeopathic pellets.

Antonium Crudum is a homeopathic remedy that is recommended for individuals who are already obese. It works particularly well for younger obese people, especially teenagers with emotional problems, but it can also assist adults.

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Evaluate yourself answering these questions to find out if Antonium Crudum can help you lose weight.

  1. 1
    Have you been diagnosed as being officially obese by a physician or naturopath
    ?
    If so this remedy should be your front-line approach to helping you shed the inches and pounds.
    If you are diagnosed as obese you may benefit from Antonium Crudum.
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    Are you obese and experiencing alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea
    ?
    This irregularity of elimination is typical of people who might benefit from taking Antimonium Crudum.
    frameBac pain can signify constipation in an obese individual.
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    Are you extremely introverted, irritable and angry all of the time, to the point where you isolate yourself from everyone and everything
    ?
    If you cannot tolerate others and find yourself enervated by your environment then this remedy can help you with your nerves. Obese individuals have many reasons to feel this way as the result of having impaired perceptions due to a damaged thyroid, pancreas, liver or kidney. The fact that biological functions and chemical interactions between cells do not work as they should, can affect thinking and causes anxiety.
    If you are obese and angry all of the time you might benefit from taking Antonium Crudum.
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    Do you hate being touched or looked at
    ?
    This is part of the overall sensitivity to stimuli and self-consciousness of obese individuals who might benefit from using Antonium Crudum for weight loss.
    Antonium Crudum can help the obese self-conscious teenager.
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    Do you find cold water intolerable to drink or feel on your skin
    ?
    This is a symptom that indicates that Antonium Crudum might be able to assist you with your obesity.
    A dislike of cold water can indicate a need for Antimonium Crudum.
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    Do you crave pickles
    ?
    Pickles indicate a very real physical for sodium and potassium and the need to alkalinize the body's fluid. This is typical of individuals, needing this remedy, as they suffer from fluid elimination problems that make them appear very bloated.
    a craving for pickles can indicate a need for Antonium Crudum.
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    Are you obese and do you constantly feel hungry
    ?
    Obese individuals feel hungry no matter how many calories they consume because their system is no long absorbing the nutrients that they need. Antimonum Crudum can help correct the insulin resistance and other physical health issues that may be causing these problems.
    obese people who constantly feel hungry may benefit from Antonium Crudum.
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Once you have concluded, through this self-evaluation process, that Antonium Crudum is the remedy that you require, take five pills a day three times a day without water or food or as directed by a naturopath or doctor. Be sure to take the remedies least a half an hour before or after a meal and do not take it with alcohol.

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Method 7: By Taking Graphites and Sepia During Menopause

A vial of graphites.

Menopausal weight gain is usually due to a hormonal disruption that causes havoc with the reproductive, endocrine and cardiovascular systems. The two remedies, Graphites, and Sepia, taken together, may help prevent the insulin resistance and escalating weight gain associated with menopause.

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Answering the following evaluation questions can help you

  1. 1
    Are you going through menopause or perimenopause and suffering from weight gain
    ?
    This is the first indication that you might benefit from the weight-loss triggering qualities of Graphites and Sepia homeopathic remedies. If you are not sure about whether or not you are going through menopause, you can confirm it with your physician.
    Graphites and Sepia can help individuals suffering from weight gain due to menopause.
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    Are you going through menopause and you feel heavy and too fatigued to exercise
    ?
    This indicates that you might be in need of these two remedies, which can help rev up your metabolism and help your metabolism convert the food you eat into carbs, instead of fat.
    Menopause,fatigue and weight gain signify a need for Graphites and Sepia.
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    Are you going through menopause and also experiencing cramps and chronic constipation
    ?
    Hormonal disruptions due to the mid-life change are also causing these symptoms and these two remedies can help rev up your sluggish system.
    Menopause, crampsand chronic constipation go hand in hand.
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    Are you experiencing hot flashes or feeling both too hot and then suddenly too cold along with the weight gain
    ?
    Hormonal disruptions due to menopause are causing both symptoms. These remedies can help you feel more comfortable as well as regulate your body temperature and weight gain.
    Hot and cold body flashes can indicae the need for Graphites and Sepia to treat your weight gain.
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    Are you gaining weight, in menopause and also feeling a bearing down sensation in your pelvis
    .
    If so, these are the remedies that will assist you with weight loss.
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If answering these questions tells you that a combination of Sepia with Graphite is the appropriate remedy to take for your menopausal take it as directed on the package or by your naturopath. Usually, you are instructed to take five pills of each remedy a day three times a day. Do not take the remedies with other medications and do not take them with food or water. Homeopathic remedies work best when taken a half an hour after eating or drinking anything.

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Method 8: By Taking Calcarea Carb, Natrum Mur, Pulsatilla and Sepis For PCOS

Homeopathic pellets.

PCOS, which stands for Polycystic Ovarian Disease, is a major cause of weight gain for women past puberty of all ages. Cysts in the ovaries that disrupt hormones cause the disease. The ensuing dysfunction often causes inexplicable weight gain and many other symptoms that can make it quite difficult to lose weight including extreme fatigue.

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In the case of weight gain due to this disease, taking the four remedies, Calcarea Carb, Natrum Mur, Pulsatilla, and Sepia may help keep the escalating weight at bay.

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    Have you been officially diagnosed with PCOS by a physician
    ?
    If so, then that is the major indication combination of four remedies may help you defy the insulin resistance that is often responsible for leading sufferers on the path to obesity.
    An official diagnosis of PCOS by a physician can indicate a need for these homeopathic remedies.
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    Are you suffering from lymphatic issues that are causing swelling or bloating in all areas of your body, but in particular in your ankles
    ?
    Pulsatilla works in synchronicity with the other remedies to help your lymphatic tissues flush out sodium and toxins, which in turn help you look slimmer.
    Swollen ankles indicate a need for Pusatilla in combination for the other remedies.
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    Are you suffering from hot flashes or feeling too cold for no reason at all
    ?
    The remedy sepia works in tandem with the rest of the homeopathic remedies to address that symptom.
    Hot flashes can indicate a need for sepia in combination with these other remedies.
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    Do you crave salty, fatty carbohydrates
    ?
    The Natrum Mur taken in tandem with the other remedies can help resolve some of the chemical imbalances in your body that might have you endlessly snacking on empty carbohydrates that cause you to gain weight.
    Craving salty, fatty foods like bacon can indicate a need for a combination remedy.
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    Do you still feel hungry, no matter how much you eat
    ?
    The hormonal disruptions caused by PCOS affect your metabolism so that the carbs you consume are turned into fat instead of energy. This combination of remedies can help you overcome this.
    If you still feel hungry no matter what you eat you may benefit from a PCOS combination hoemopathic remedy.
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    Are you too fatigued to exercise on a daily basis
    ?
    PCOS disrupts your metabolism to the extent that you barely have any energy, but the combination of these four remedies help to fight it so you have the energy to get up and lose weight through exercising.
    If you are too fatigued to exercise and have PCOS, then you may need a PCOS combination remedy.
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    Are you overly emotional, irritable and bad-tempered most of the time
    ?
    If so, this can cause cravings and overeating as women look for a way to raise their blood sugar so that they do feel better. This combination of homeopathic remedies serves to soothe shattered nerves so that this aspect of having PCOS does not lead to weight gain.
    Anger and irritability signify a need for combination remedies for weight loss.
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Usually, you are instructed to take five pills of each remedy a day three times a day, unless a naturopath instructs you to do differently. Do not take the remedies with other medications and do not take them with food or water. Homeopathic remedies work best when taken a half an hour after eating or drinking anything.

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Tips and Tricks

A cap of homeopathic pellets.

  • Be aware that homeopathic remedies often come in tubular plastic dispensers that eject that pellets into a cap, when you twist the tube so it is important to keep the clear plastic cap on the dispenser as release them or they will scatter on the floor
  • Taking 5000 IU of Vitamin D or more (up to 10,000) may improve the efficacy of taking homeopathic supplements
  • Never take the tiny pellets with water or food, with a hard candy or just after brushing your teeth or they may not be as effective
  • It is possible that you qualify to take more than one of these medications, but unless recommended otherwise, be sure to take them one at time on a sole basis, rather than combine as this traditionally offers the best results
  • Homeopathic remedies are not a magic bullet when it comes to losing weight; it is also essential to eat a healthy diet and exercise for an hour every day
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