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Doctor insights on: A Clove Of Garlic

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Should I use shredded garlic instead of a clove for a yeast infection?

Should I use shredded garlic instead of a clove for a yeast infection?

No evidence : There is no scientific study that supports the use of garlic to kill yeast, but it should be harmless, in whatever form. ...Read more

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I've read that 1tbsp of honey and 1 tblsp of cinnamon w/cup of hot war has many health benefits. Is this true or just a hype.

I've read that 1tbsp of honey and 1 tblsp of cinnamon w/cup of hot war has many health benefits. Is this true or just a hype.

Innocent dosages: These along with a huge list of products have a history of being touted as having health benefits. There is ;probably no harm in what you describe but no evidence to support health benefits from these. ...Read more

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Which has more health benefits of raw garlic and tumeric?

Which has more health benefits of raw garlic and tumeric?

Claims not verified: Raw garlic has been associated with help with high blood pressure, but not as much as medications. Tumeric has had many claims for health benefits but not large studies to verify the claims. ...Read more

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Is there a best time in a day to take a fish oil softgels and grape seed extract capsules?

Is there a best time in a day to take a fish oil softgels and grape seed extract capsules?

Why taking?: The real questions is why are you taking them in the first place? You would be better off getting your fish oil from wild salmon for a number of reasons including vitamin d, healthy saturated fat, astaxanthin, etc. Grape seed extract can be found in grapes. You need these products if you eat right. As to your specific question, any time of day is fine, but earlier is better. ...Read more

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I drink a teaspoon of a liquid fish oil supplement ever day. Will this dilute the eaffect of the fish oil in any way?

I drink a teaspoon of a liquid fish oil supplement ever day. Will this dilute the eaffect of the fish oil in any way?

Fish oil: I'm not sure what you mean by "dilute" the effect if you drink the supplement? Fish oil can be taken as a liquid or in capsules. Some find the capsules more palatable. Make sure your teaspoon contains at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg of dha per day, to get the amount you need. Some conditions may require more. ...Read more

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Is 1 avacodo, some slices of onion , and a handful of garbanzo beans a healthy lunch?

Is 1 avacodo, some slices of onion , and a handful of garbanzo beans a healthy lunch?

Yes-but not everyday: This sounds like a very healthy lunch! garbanzo beans are a good source of protein & fiber, avocados contain healthy oils & all 3 are rich in a wide array of beneficial phytonutrients. But variety is the spice of life; i advise eating foods of every color as the different colors are made by different nutrients, so don't eat this every day. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/foodstoc.Php for more on these. ...Read more

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Is crushed garlic and honey mixture good for arteries ?

Is crushed garlic and honey mixture good for arteries 
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No scientific proof: that garlic and honey improve arterial health. It is not harmful in any way, however. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is turmeric a type of superfood(spice)?

Is turmeric a type of superfood(spice)?

No super foods: While turmeric, taken with piperine, a black pepper extract, has been found to have some health benefits, the idea of a super food is a myth. There are no foods that protect against the harmful effects of unhealthy food. By all means incorporate turmeric in your diet, but don't expect miracles. Also, include lots of other herbs and plant based foods for maximal health benefits. ...Read more

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Brewers yeast, dandelion root, cayenne, ginger root on sale at health food store. Any of this bad for me?

Brewers yeast, dandelion root, cayenne, ginger root on sale at health food store. Any of  this bad for me?

Depends: You should view herbal medications as drugs. A lot of drugs in use today were originally developed based on compounds isolated from plants. Many herbal agents may interact with medications that you are already taking so it is important to check for drug interactions. Also most herbal agents have not been well studies in good clinical trials. This website may give you more information: http://www.U. ...Read more

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Is hard cooking in olive oil (like frying) ok or will it kill most of nutritional benefits of olive oil?

Olive oil: I heard from a biochemistry proff one time that heating olive oil will make those benefits diminish for a number of reasons... consider cooking in alternative way (baking for example) then add olive oil afterwards! ...Read more

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What is use of seed of Emblica Officinalis. Pl tell good and bad effects of consuming its seed either in simple granules or roasted or water soaked?

What is use of seed of Emblica Officinalis. Pl tell good and bad effects of consuming its seed either in simple granules or roasted or water soaked?

Hair, skin and sugar: It has been reported for benefits regarding Diabetes and reducing blood sugar, also in reducing triglycerides. The data is preliminary, and fair for blood sugar, but not to the point of being recommended. It has also been studied for hair growth and has antioxidant properties protecting skin cells. Read about it extensively at http://examine.com/supplements/Emblica+officinalis/ ...Read more

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Are the claimed benefits of honey and cinnamon a hoax? Do honey and cinnamon have any real health benefits?

Are the claimed benefits of honey and cinnamon a hoax? Do honey and cinnamon have any real health benefits?

Many benefits: Both cinnamon and honey have many proven significant health benefits. Cinnamon is esp. Good at controlling blood sugar & has many other benefits- a good summary of research is at http://cinnamonvogue.Com/cinnamoncommonuses.Html honey also has many benefits, esp. When raw & is valuable topically for wounds. It has many benefits when eaten but should be used in moderation. See http://bit.Ly/1aporiw. ...Read more

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What is the health benefit of vinegar and pickled foods?

What is the health benefit of vinegar and pickled foods?

Multiple: Vinegar-good for people with diabetes-slows down absorption of carbs, lowers bad cholesterol, good for arthritis, balances the body ph, anti-inflammatory -all these when taken in salads, ... Externally (50/50 dilution with water)-for toninghair and skin.Pickled foods are very good for healthy digestive tract-provide healthy flora, trigger the secretion of digestive juices, provide minerals, plenty vitami. ...Read more