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Doctor insights on: Ancient Wisdom Essential Oils

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Essential oils - aromatherapy--what are benefits?

Essential oils - aromatherapy--what are benefits?

Different effects: Some essential oils (or aromatherapy) can be calming and reduce stress -- such as lavender and lemon balm. Others may increase alertness, such as rosemary. Often they can be mixed with neutral carrier oils and massaged into the skin; also, they can be diffused into the air. Clinical studies are mixed -- so use them if you enjoy them, but don't rely on them alone for "a cure.". ...Read more

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What are essential oils used for?

Anything apparently: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

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Which essential oils are best for acne?

Which essential oils are best for acne?

No oils for acne: There aren't any oils we would recommend for acne sufferers. Oil overproduction is one of the causes of acne, and we look to reduce that oil to help it. Isotretinoin is one of the best medicines for acne and works directly on oil production. Using it as a low dose can eliminate breakouts, make hair less oily, and make life great for a lot of people. ...Read more

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What is cedar wood essential oil used for?

What is cedar wood essential oil used for?

Skin, hair,asthma: For therapeutic purposes moroccon cedarwood should be used only. It is in shampoos and hair lotions for alopecia (hair loss) good for eczema, dermatitis, skin rashes. Good for inhalation for asthma, bronchitis, hay fever. For external use only ( not to be swallowed). ...Read more

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Are aromatherapy oils effective?

Are aromatherapy oils effective?

For some things, yes: It depends on what you're wanting to use them for, and the product that you use. The essential or aromatic oils are usually mixed with a carrier oil (like evening primrose or almond oil) or diluted before being massaged into the skin, sprayed into the air, or gently inhaled. There may be effects on mood and nervous system. One study: http://tinyurl.Com/p46chnp. ...Read more

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What essential amino acids do we have? The sources varies... 8, 9, 10? And is arginine essential? Is taurine amino acid and essential?

What essential amino acids do we have? The sources varies... 8, 9, 10? And is arginine essential? Is taurine amino acid and essential?

YouCanFind excellent: coverage of this question at https://www.google.com/#q=amino%20acids, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amino_acid, http://goo.gl/ViFBS9, https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=amino+acid, many other online resources. Notice my selective use of the Google search engine. Why? Fewer adds, misleads, more options to select more relevant, accurate information. Learning & strategies crucial: good life! ...Read more

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What are other healthy cooking oils except olive oil?

What are other healthy cooking oils except olive oil?

Coconut oil and...: Coconut oil is a great choice- it has many health benefits and tolerates high heat better than olive oil. Ghee (clarified butter) is another good choice, especially if organic. The best article I have found on this topic is at http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more

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Do healthy fats i.E. Flax seed oil, omega 6 and 3s effect hair growth?

Do healthy fats i.E. Flax seed oil, omega 6 and 3s effect hair growth?

Yes: Most recommended seems to be b-complex. Tablets containing fish oils will probably be helpful too to speed up the growth of your hair.. ...Read more

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Has natural selection impacted cholesterol throughout history?

Has natural selection impacted cholesterol throughout history?

Modern times: High cholesterol is an adverse, unintended consequence of modern living. Hunter-gatherers killed animals and ate meat. The fats and protein were nutritionally satisfying and necessary but due to the risks of living 20, 000 years ago, average life expectancy was only 20-40 years, not long enough to be much affected by atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Are living oils like organic olive oil & avocados bad for you health?

Are living oils like organic olive oil & avocados bad for you health?

Oils aren't alive: Hi. Oils aren't alive any more than the sugar on your table is alive. They're products from living things, but themselves are NOT living. ...Read more

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What are healthy cooking oils besides olive oil?

What are healthy cooking oils besides olive oil?

Healthy cooking oils: Olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, flaxseed oil, corn oil, avacado oil almond oil, hazelnut oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil and walnut oil avoid these oils coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, saflower oil. ...Read more

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What contains all nine essential amino acids?.

What contains all nine essential amino acids?.

Most proteins: Animal protein, including poultry, milk and fish, give you the best balance, and you can mix proteins (i.e., maize and beans) to be sure you get enough if you're a vegan. ...Read more

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Is a natural toothpaste made of baking soda, sea salt and organic coconut oil effective in preventing tooth problems during pregnancy. ?

Is a natural toothpaste made of baking soda, sea salt and organic  coconut oil effective in preventing tooth problems during pregnancy. ?

Dental Hygiene: Excellent dental hygiene including regular brushing 2 or 3 times per day, flossing ideally everyday and regular checkups will help keep you healthy during pregnancy. Due to the change in hormones, the gum tissue can swell and get inflamed. I would recommend at least 2 cleanings during the pregnancy, at the beginning and sometime toward the 5th or 6th month. ...Read more

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How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

Maybe not the oils: Using sage essential oil for this purpose may not have much evidence, but using sage extract (salvia officinalis) may have some benefit. http://tinyurl.com/q76w6s7 there are very possibly some cognitive effects with rosemary oil: http://tinyurl.Com/pggj5m9 you could place a drop or 2 on some cotton and inhale gently; also there are air diffusers for this purpose. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which essential oils are better?

That depends on: What properties you desire them to have (what effect)? ...Read more

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Regarding corn, canola, safflower, and other vegetable oils; is there a real difference among vegetable oils to one's cholesterol and health?

Regarding corn, canola, safflower, and other vegetable oils; is there a real difference among vegetable oils to one's cholesterol and health?

Yes: Fats can be good and bad. Good fats are omega 3 (fish or plant based such as flax, soybeans, walnuts, krill), omega 9 which comes from other nuts, olive oil, and canola oil. Corn, safflower, etc are omega 6 which is not healthy since all animals are overfed this and destroys the omega 3 to omega 6 balance we need in our body. Saturated and trans fats are also bad. ...Read more

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