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Dr. Robert Maki is a Naturopathic Physician and a graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, which is one of the leading natural health institutions in North America. In addition to his extensive medical training at Bastyr, he has also trained at a number of other prominent natural health facilities across the United States. Dr. Maki is the Co-founder and President of DrFeelGreat, Inc, which...

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I would like to stop taking High Blood Pressure drugs and Allegra for allergies. Could you suggest something that is more of a natural product for these two things?
There are several different natural strategies for lowering blood pressure.  One strategy is to use herbs and nutrients that promote vasodilation (the process by which the artery relaxes and widens).  A relaxed arterial wall has more give and is wider, therefore decreasing overall pressure throughout the system....

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Category: Heart/Cardio
Answered by: Dr. Robert Maki
I’m 215 pounds as of today feb 21 2009. i exercise 4 to 5 times a week. I weighed between 185 and 190 in 2006 before i suddenly began gaining weight unexpectedly. i never before watched what i ate but I always exercised just to stay fit but ate whatever i wanted and never gained weight and my job consist of being on my feet all day walking in a circle at an hot iron foundry and lifting constant heavy objects so I sweat a lot. so i don’t get how I’m gaining weight. I cut out all fried foods no sodas and I eat 3 to 4 fruits everyday and vegetables every other day for the last 2 years now. I bake all my meats so I don’t know whats going on that I cant lose weight. This has been going on for almost 3 years now I went from a size 36 to a 40. Are there any doctors that specialize in helping someone like me. I’m 6 feet tall and 25 years old
You may want to try consulting with an endocrinologist.  This is the type of doctor that would diagnose a problem with your hormonal system.  I think it would be worth while to rule out any type of thyroid problem because these are the most reasons why people will experience changes in their metabolism. At such a young age I would not anticipate you having such difficulty maintaining weight particularly given how much activity you do. Als...

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Category: Weight Loss
Answered by: Dr. Robert Maki
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