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Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?
All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more
Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?
Fully disagree: There is NO solid evidence anywhere that gluten causes Alzheimer's disease, and there is NO relationship with Celiac disease and dementia, but Celiac disease does cause a Peripheral Small Fibre Neuropathy. We have some anecdotal cases of gluten sensitivity affecting MS indirectly, and maybe transient worsening of other conditions, but no Alzheimer's links. ...Read more
Uncertain: I disagree with some aspects of recommended treatments such as coffee enemas for detoxification purposes. I find no convincing studies proving benefit. In general, a working liver and healthy kidneys take care of detoxification quite admirably. Talking with people who have undergone treatment and discussing with various physicians and perhaps getting a second opinion would be worthwhile. ...Read more
Any dr read this destroying the myth about testosterone replacement and prostate cancer
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Adding coconut oil to diet helps to treat alzeimer's (according to book by dr. Mary newport). Do any healthtap doctors agree with this treatment?
It's your choice: It's a crash diet and arbitrary "this is good, this is bad" from somebody with no evidence and no qualifications. It's your life and your health. Many people find this sort of thing comforting. If you have actual health issues, get with an evidence-based physician, preferably one who shares your interest in "natural medicine" and pop claims. ...Read more
Could following Dr Weil's or Dr Joel Fuhrman's diet reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease? What are pros/cons of each diet?
Is there merit in dr caldwell esselstyn's program for reversing heart disease ie a plant based diet with no added oils or fats?
Yes: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. I researched, and is commonly used in dogs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I would: inquire from the school in question. I suspect that different schools have different policies. Take care. ...Read more
I'm sure you can.: My experience is that in order to really learn this well it is best to be with your teacher. Hands on teaching of acupressure is far better than watching. ...Read more
Yes but : The depression is secondary to the addiction- treat the addiction first then reassess whether depressed feelings continue to persist. See a professional who specializes in addiction. You are not likely to get the help you need from just reading a book! self help is fine , like 12 step programs , but seeking help is the first step... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Check out 2 recent news studies: http://www.Usatoday.Com/story/news/nation/2013/07/25/bodybuilding-supplement-designer-matt-cahill-usa-today-investigation/2568815/ & http://www.Nbcnews.Com/health/fda-warns-steroids-vitamin-b-supplement-6c10765769. Granted, not every barrel of apples holds a rotten one but buyer beware. Manufacturers aren't required to prove safety or effectiveness before marketing. ...Read more
Depends: The research is mixed. There is a prescription medical food -vayarin that is fda approved for adhd and it can work very well. In most products, omegas are not well absorbed in the brain, and therefore don't work well. Vayarin is very well absorbed by the brain. However, it is only available in a few states, including texas, colorado, south carolina, and virginia. ...Read more