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Alternative Treatments for Obesity

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Obesity:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Obesity may include:

  • Reduce stress
  • Right nostril breathing
  • Meditation
  • Massage therapy
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Avoid cold drinks
  • Largest meal early in the day
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Music therapy
  • Self-affirmation
  • Black tea
  • Green tea
  • Herbal tea
  • Triphala guggulu, chitrak-adhivati and punarnava guggulu Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Triphala tea or supplement
  • Hot, spicy food
  • Eat with company
  • Yoga
  • Avoid napping
  • Exercise
  • Glutamine
  • Tyrosine
  • Phenylalanine
  • GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)
  • 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)
  • Dietary change
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Evening primrose oil (contains gamma-linolenic acid, GLA)
  • Conjugated linolenic acid (CLA)
  • Hot chile peppers
  • Figs
  • Low-carbohydrate diet
  • Oats
  • High-fiber diet
  • Protein-rich diet
  • Guggul
  • Mediterranean diet (fruits, vegetables, grains, olive oil, fish, poultry)
  • Fruit for dessert
  • Substitute mungbean paste for butter in baked goods
  • Skip self-basted poultry
  • Substitute applesauce for some of the butter and oil in baked goods
  • Drink tea with meals to boost metabolism
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil

Unlabelled Alternative Drug Treatments

These alternative drug therapies have been listed by various sources as possible alternative treatments for Obesity:

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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