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Alternatives For The Health Conscious Individual
Think differently: 1) There are no "natural alternatives" for anything. "Ancient wisdom" is a myth. It's an illusion clung to by the ignorant. You can almost bank on it: Anything touted as a "natural alternative" by health hucksters is almost certainly worthless. 2) "Nerve health" is meaningless. Anything good for general health is good for "nerve health." Arm yourself with modern knowledge, not old wives' tales. ...Read more
What is a health pill to lose weight with and if there are no healthy pills what is an alternative? I need help losing 20 pounds
Diet and exercise : Are the words every patient who wants to lose weight hates hearing, but they are the tried and true methods. This is especially true for young adults and adolescents with poor eating and exercise habits and who should have high metabolic rates. If there is a medical problem interfering with weight loss, see your family doctor for help. Burn more than you take in = weight loss. ...Read more
Be discerning: Complementary stuff like yoga, biofeedback, acupuncture, and most homeopathy is often remarkably helpful but does not pretend to cure; it's labor-intensive and most of us respect these practitioners. Anyone who suggests laetrile is an "alternative" to effective cancer treatment is asking you to place your life in danger. Just be smart and recognize claims too good to be true aren't true. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there always natural health products that can serve as alternatives to prescription medications?
No: Many medications have no similar herbal/ supplement option. ...Read more
Cardiac diet: In looking at alternative therapies, nutraceutical experts had suggested the cardiac diet often leads to good urologic health as well. Conventional therapies include Alpha blockers which relax the stroma which is smooth muscle in the prostate gland land allow for easier urinary flow. Five Alpha reductase inhibitors may reduce the size of the gland or at least prevent further growth. ...Read more
Apart from allopathy which other therapy/alternative is most beneficial for health?What are other courses have more market value n beneficial to do?
Unanswerable: I am sorry to report but your question is way out of the scope of this simple application. This app is for suffering or struggling people to ask about specific problems or concerns. You are asking for a whole treatise on healing and medicine. That would take hundreds of pages to write. Please ask specific questions about your symptoms here to get help. ...Read more
Alternative? worried about my health I don't eat meat, and I don't eat vegan food, and so on I'm scared I eat alot of grains? I'm not growing idk help
Optimal health: You can be very healthy. Eat whole grains, quinoa, nuts, fruits, veggies, yogurt, beans, soy or tofu, eggs. Drink a healthy beverage: Fusion V8, Silk. Have a bit of dairy. Take control to balance and expand veggie and fruit and nut choices. Take a multivit per day. Centrum or equivalent is fine. Exercise some each day. Rest at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the health risks of a nicotine vapor pipe? Is it safe? Is it safer than cigarettes ? Is it a safer alternative to cigarettes?
Regardless: All forms of smoking are associated with bad affects from second hand smoke to lightest tar amount. These health hazards are evident regardless of the source of the smoke, pipe, cigarets, vapor pipe or hookah. Regardless, they all contain unhealthy chemicals. Try to quit smoking. Ask your PCP for help and referral to CBT. ...Read more
Question confusing: The management of ds patients includes a variety of therapies designed to maxamize outcome.Surgical repair of defects, monitoring for associated illnesses, hormones if deficient & good nutrition are all standard. Any therapy with measurable results is worth trying. Worth considering;if stong enough to benefit it may also hurt.Beware of anyone who says the drs want to hide their "benificial rx.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer