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Does consumption of warm water with organic lemon help in improving metabolism?

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Thank You, first of all, for such cut & dried question & answer, not giving your life history 1st,
what a nice change!

I have a health, rather than medical question. I've forgotten the benefits /
reasons, to drink an 8oz. glass of warm water with the juice of one half of an organic lemon, 1st thing in the a.m. & before bed at night ! Besides the obvious, it gets your metabolism going! Please help!
Posted Sun, 14 Feb 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is really a healthy routine and best thing to start the day !!!

Detailed Answer:
Warm Welcomes. I appreciate your trust in HCM and assure you are on best portal on the globe for expert online medical services.
I have thoroughly reviewed health query you raised, and well realize all of those concerns. Being your physician, I will take care all of them today and will extend my expertise to solve the problems.

I feel really happy to hear from you about the healthy routine that you have adopted for years. I emphasize on naturopathy to many of my patients but very little of them actually believe in the healing capacity of natural components of medications. People are more easy going with antibiotics and surgeries rather than neuropathies as these are time taking and needs to be consistent.

First of all it helps in detoxification of the wastes from the blood and keeps the skin shiny and wrinkle free for longer. To look younger this detox is a good option for all.

Lemon has countless benefits to human health. Some constituents in the organic lemon are:
Vitamin C,
vitamin A,
Riboflavin
Vitamin B6,
Thiamine and Niacin,
Folic acid
vitamin E,
Certain proteins,
Pantothenate,
And minerals like Iron copper,Potassium, calcium, Zinc, magnesium, phosphorus.


Lemon als prevents from recurrent ear nose and throat infections and keep healthy longer.
Keeps the blood function normally and provides energy and keep Hemoglobin in normal limits.
Keeps blood cells to remain in normal limits.
Bones and teeth (bone mineral density maintenance) remain healthy for longer times. It is seen clinically that females taking this detox solution especially adding honey to lemon and hot water, needs hormone replacement therapy less likely during menopause.


And as you know Lemon helps accelerate metabolism of body, thus enhancing the fat dissolution and keeping the body in shape. It saves us from fat accumulation around the belly (central obesity) and thence saves from diabetes mellitus. It also saves us from liver diseases like fatty liver and other organs like kidney also get benefits from it as it doesn't allow fats to accumulate around the organs.

If you add honey to your hot water and lemon recipe it will be a drink full of energy. It will be instant energy source for brain and higher mental functions without actually shooting up the plasma glucose levels. So, even diabetics can have it at empty stomach. It triggers the satiety center in hypothalamus and helps in less consumption of foods that keeps a balanced body mass index by controlling body weight.

It is good diuretic and helps keeping blood pressure normal. Keeps kidneys washed and one thing scientifically proven is that lemon prevents from calcium stones in kidney.

Hope I addressed all the concerns you have. Let me know if you have further questions. I will be more than happy to clear any doubts. Please give your 'rating' (if agreed, Five Stars) to help me assist patients in a better way; and, please don't forget to click on 'Close The Discussion'.
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DR. HANIF
USA
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Follow-up: Does consumption of warm water with organic lemon help in improving metabolism? 30 hours later
I have also been told lemon juice helps rejuvenate the hair follicles & as of today,
my hair is now my 1st concern because IT IS FALLING out!!! I am a divorced, 54 year old, handicapped female, that is really in disbelief at this point. I thought after my auto accident & 4 times being brought-back (twice in the EMS & twice in the
ER ), 9 more years of surgeries ( to correct infections from a shattered right femur
that also went thru 9 months of 2 orthofixators (sp??? ) that caused the recurring infections, I actually believed I had " done my time. " No one can count on that, obviously! I'll stop rambling and ask my question. Are there any non-pharmaceutical recommendations you can make to prevent / put-off-the-baldness??? I just spoke with my Dad &he confirmed, my Mom also lost her hair but not as young as me. In fact, so did her Mom, my Grandmother. I know it is terribly vain, but I am hoping that some sort of treatment can be recommended.

I'm on my 2nd wk. of pure Aloe Vera & organic coconut oil 8 hour treatments, in
a shower cap, every other day sometimes 2. I was going to start Biotin Friday but the more I consider it, the more unsure I am. Biotin is to increase growth of hair & nails but will it increase the strength of the follicles, TO HOLD ON TO that new hair growth, or am I wasting my time & money? I began noticing this " hair loss, " about a year ago with my eye lashes, they are almost nonexistent compared to 15 years ago. Are there any new developments in hair 0R eyelash loss that I am not aware of that you, ANYone THERE can share???

Waiting With Crossed Fingers,
XXXXXXX XXXX
Follow-up: Does consumption of warm water with organic lemon help in improving metabolism? 40 minutes later
Hi Dr. Hanif,

I want to apologize for getting so wrapped up with my own new concerns, I forgot to THANK the Doctor that replied to my " lemon juice and Warm water " question. ( I not only forgot my manners but I forgot that descriptive word
" Warm, " too! )

THANK YOU Dr. Hanif, your response was fabulous & SO informative. I can't thank you enough! It will also stand as proof from a pro., when I'm trying to convince my prescription savy pals!!! I did forget the word Warm, though... What does THAT have to do with it, better absorption maybe?

Now that I am about to Send this comment, I recall the instructions you left in your reply, I was SUPPOSED to put your name at the top of the last mail & I forgot!

I'll do it now & maybe that will correct my goof!

Your THANKFUL Inquirer,
XXXXXXX
Follow-up: Does consumption of warm water with organic lemon help in improving metabolism? 29 minutes later
Dr. Hanif,

Yes, it's XXXXXXX again... but I HAD to make another apology with it's correction to you. I just reread the first sentence that began this communication and that IS NOT what I meant! I was Thanking You / All Dr's, for making this process such a fast, cut & dried one. I did not mean I was glad You did not give a life history, I meant I was glad I HAD NOT been asked to give one! No security code, pass word...

I also just realized that there is a picture of you AND a VERY NICE ONE I might
add also so... another Thank You is in Order!!! I love putting faces ( & bodies in this one ! ) to names I communicate with!

I'll stop now, I promise.

Night,
XXXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, biotin is good for hair and you should give it a try !!!

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Mornings Miss XXXXXXX Searson!

Thanks for all the kind words and appreciation. Your trust in HCM means a lot to me as a Physician. I warmly welcome you to HCM today with this follow up query. I am glad to assist you. I have reviewed your details queries and want to add very important point here that if a hair follicle is lost/damaged due to any reason, it can never be back. You know male baldness, wherein there is loss of hair follicles due to hormones and they never come back.

If hair follicles are intact, but hair loss is there, due to any reason, it may come back if that reason is no more there.

In your case where you have also lost eyelashes over time, I preferably suggest to go for a thorough evaluation by an Endocrinologist as this seems to be due to thyroid disease. Metabolic disorders are the reason for multiple site issues.

Autoimmune disorders are another important cause for the issue. So new advances in controlling and managing the disease will assist in getting hair back too once the disease is cured or treated well.

Certain medications and multiple surgeries may also cause hair loss. This usually is reversible.

Whenever you put any oils to scalp, don't leave it in shower cap more than 30-45 minutes. It is more than enough time for good effects of the therapy. Excess time is also damaging for hair follicles.

Biotin is good for hair too. I recommend for you Capsule PERFECTIL ORIGINAL TRIPLE ACTIVE once daily after breakfast. It also contains 45 micrograms of Biotin that is best suited for hair, nails and a glowing skin.

Use ROGAINE FOR WOMEN HAIR. It is also good for hair regrowth and stops getting bald with ongoing hairfall.

You should shampoo with a milder one and not more than twice a week. Of course then you can apply hair oil and aloe vera treatment twice a week and that is enough. And apply oils treatment only 30-45 minutes before going for shower.


Warm water is good for absorption, enhancing fat burning effects of lemon and also is good for maintaining a high up on basal metabolic rate of the body to consume excess calories of body.

I like your jolly nature and an expressive way of communication Miss XXXXXXX I pray for the best of your health. Hope I addressed all the concerns you have. Let me know if you have further questions. I will be more than happy to clear any doubts. Please give your 'rating' (if agreed, Five Stars) to help me assist patients in a better way; and, please don't forget to click on 'Close The Discussion'.
For any disease you have, a timely follow-up is necessary regarding the treatment efficacy and to see if there is a need to change treatment options. So keep a follow up to see how you doing (Always write down my name in start of your questions at this forum & I will be with you in no time).


Regards!
DR. HANIF
USA
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