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I was diagnosed w/ scolisosis.Today used lotion that has bee venom, potentilla, comfrey, camphor, eucalyp good?
Had red wine, salty almonds, brushed teeth, hot tap water tasted salty.Hubby only had wine, said hot water is normal.Did almond made this weird taste? Cold tap tasted normal.We don't use water softener
A not so serious question, is it ok 4 my mam 2mix glas warm water wit honey,2tbl spoon cider vinegar,half spoon bakn soda, half juice/lemon 2lower B/P?
Not aware: I am not aware of the mixture you proposed. I do think that standard medications for blood pressure should be given a chance first, from your doctor. Blood pressure issues can be dangerous and therefore must be treated appropriately. Please do not take chances. See your doctor, reduce weight if you are heavy, decrease salt, and exercise as per your MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fat intoler/IBS, bloods normal. DR said look 2 alternative therapies. I read about parasite cleanse (Paragone) Is it a good idea & backed by science?
Wrong approach!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, with accompanying nausea, bloating, and/or gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet ; emotional stress may contribute. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion--first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, etc. ...Read more
I started using Josie Marans organic pure 100% Argan oil as a night and day moisturizer. (That's what it's for) medically, is Argan oil beneficial?
VERY: BIBLICAL ...unfortunately NOT VERY effective! You need to have that pain diagnosed (the history you have provided to us does not mention possible Diabetes (the most common neuropathic disease) or any medications which might cause the pain! Perhaps you should consult a Board Certified NEUROLOGIST some blood testing is appropriate! ...Read more
Not so bad.: There are approximately 29 mg sodium per cup of coconut water (milk). Therefore, if one is on a low sodium (2 grams/day) diet, one can judge whether or not to drink the coconut milk. It's a really good question , and reading the labels for sodium content is the solution. Check your blood pressure sitting and standing to ensure it's less than 130-135 systolic. Salt raises bp. ...Read more
Not especially: Soy sauced tend to be loaded with salt which contributes to hypertension in some (not all) people. There's little magic in food choices. Health is more likely to come from a sensible, balanced diet, staying physically fit, and avoiding tobacco, illegal drugs, and excesses in alcohol use. ...Read more
My family just found out there favourite Chinese noodles are soaked or made with Lye water is this safe?
Yes: Strong alkali is part of the preparation of various foods. "Hominy" is prepared from maize using it. Sodium and hydroxide ions are basic to human physiology and as long as the alkali is neutralized, there's no danger. ...Read more
I'm skeptical: I'm glad you're health-conscious. Despite the enormous promotion for three decades, the studies are contradictory and real evidence that these oils have any benefit to the heart is slim. The last three big studies were terrible disappointments. They're no substitute for eating sensibly, avoid smoking and unhealthy excesses, and intense aerobic fitness. ...Read more
I am drinking Berkley & Jensen sparkling water cranberry raspberry flavor. I read in the ingredient that it has Sucralose. Is this good for you?
Artificial Sweetner: Look up Sucralose, eg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucralose. Since sugars (carbohydrates) are the primary driver of obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, atherosclerosis & cancer, this is likely a better alternative to real sugars. However, it tastes sweet, stimulates insulin, fat storage & reduces ketosis (burning fat), so not perfect. Suggest study: dietdoctor.com, FatChance.html, etc. ...Read more
Hello doctor, i bought my new born a similac neo sure powdered formula. Do I mix it with lukewarm water or warm water? Please advise
Chamomile: Some have used topical chamomile for eczema, but formal studies of this are lacking. This is not the same as drinking the tea -- for which i've found no references for skin conditions. Anise is a spice, used for flavoring and to promote digestion. I could find nothing about drinking anise tea for skin concerns. ...Read more
Confusing question: I'm sorry, but i don't understand if the problem is that your breast milk is "dry" or not enough in quantity, or if you want breast milk to dry up. The remedies are different for each, and also according to other aspects of you as well. I suggest seeing a trained homeopath for a more specific selection -- it is not just an "off the shelf" solution. For physician homeopaths: www.Homeopathyusa.Org. ...Read more
Rinsed a neti pot w/ hot tap water before filling distilled water for me to use. Should i be concerned with amoebas, & what are symptoms? - las vegas.
Neti pot: It would be highly unlikely to get an amoeba infection from rinsing the neti pot with hot tap water. ...Read more