BB, I only have experience using activated charcoal on an as-needed basis, and because that's not often, I don't worry about meal absorption, but do take it away from meals, anyway, just b/c that seemed to make sense. I'd look up more about ti before using it as a regular part of your regimen.
All-over ice baths don't really spot-reduce the way spot icing does, b/c it's much warmer, I think. I haven't had any problem with losing where I didn't want to, and haven't heard of anyone else having that problem, either.
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