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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 15 years experience
Food as medicine: Great question! Food IS medicine. I recommend eating a balanced diet that is rich in phytonutrients (green leafy vegetables and other brightly colore... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 15 years experience
Drug interaction: No, you should not worry. Some antibiotics can decrease the efficacy of oral birth control pills. This happens due to interaction of the antibiotic wi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 15 years experience
Alcohol consumption: Alcohol is a chemical substance that can cause vasodilation, or the widening of blood vessels. When blood vessels near the skin dilate or enlarge the ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 15 years experience
Bartholin's cyst: The most likely cause is a Bartholin's cyst. The two Bartholin's glands lie next to the entrance to the vagina. They make a small amount of mucus-like... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 15 years experience
Post nasal drip: Sudafed may help with a post-nasal drip. I don't recommend using it for more than 3 days consecutively, as doing so may cause a rebound effect and wor... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 15 years experience
Magnesium oil: Magnesium oil is a very good option for occasional muscular aches and pains. Magnesium acts as a natural muscle relaxant and can help to relax tight m... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 15 years experience
Soluble fiber: Generally not! Soluble fiber, found in nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and peas, absorbs water and helps stool pass more smoothly. Fiber, both insoluble a... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 15 years experience
Anemia: Yes, absolutely, low ferritin can cause pallor and could be indirectly related to hair loss. I would suggest a further work up for causes of iron defi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 15 years experience
Keratosis pylaris: Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a disorder of build up of keratin within the hair follicles of the skin. The condition can be remedied with a good exfoliati... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Barnes
Integrative Medicine 15 years experience
Gas: What was your last meal? Many people struggle with an excess of fermentable carbohydrate, which causes a lot of gas and bloating. If you havw chronic ... Read More
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