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what can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Side effects: arise from both from drugs and natural medications. There are so many of each that they need to be looked into on a case by case basis. Neither is w/out risk but that risk is lowered when you are guided by a well trained medical person. Peace and good health.

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Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

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No: I wouldn't. Many could be unsafe-- for example, products with lavender oil have estrogen-like effects, and have caused feminization of boys when used topically (though it's unclear if ingestion occurred.) i recommend you use plain, proven safe products-- anything that's labeled for use on your baby is going to be safe for you to use on your own skin.
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What impact does sarcoidosis have on pregnancy?

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How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?

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What herbal medicine is suggested to increase cd-4cells and decrease viral load for HIV patients?

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