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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more

Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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What is the purpose of a phytonutrient? Are they mainly antioxidants? I read olive fruit's hydroxytyrosol has the highest orac of antioxidants.

What is the purpose of a phytonutrient? Are they mainly antioxidants? I read olive fruit's hydroxytyrosol has the highest orac of antioxidants.

Beware of salesmen: People will try to sell anything, so watch out for products that claim to do beneficial things in lab studies, animal studies, very small studies, or studies that are not done in people like you. A phytonutrient is a plant-derived compound (chemical, protein, material) found to have positive health effects... But most are not studied, purified, nor quantified like real medicines have to be. ...Read more

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Is sulphur effective in killing fungus infection on skin?

Is sulphur effective in killing fungus infection on skin?

No: You need an anti-fungal medication to treat a fungus, and since fungal spores live for 30 days, you need to treat any fungal infection for at least 30 days. ...Read more

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What kind of cleaning products kill athlete's foot fungus in the gym?

What kind of cleaning products kill athlete's foot fungus in the gym?

Standard likely.: Anything with bleach in it should kill athlete's foot fungus. The problem is that people who have it do not always treat it, and they can pass it on to others. People should wash and dry thoroughly, and change socks/clothes dailty. ...Read more

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Which vitamin & mineral combination fight virus in the body?

Which vitamin & mineral combination fight virus in the body?

None: Nothing proven by good scientific research so far. See paul offit's book -do you believe in magic- for an excellent review of this subject. ...Read more

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Are there antioxidants in pears?

Are there antioxidants in pears?

Yea : All fruits and vegetables are sources of antioxidants. So-called "white" fruits and vegetables like pears and apples were recently shown in a dutch study to significantly reduce the risk of stroke, by as much as 50%. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more

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Tell me benefits of green tea???fruits that are rich in antioxidants??

Tell me benefits of green tea???fruits that are rich in antioxidants??

Green tea is high in: antioxidants & many fruits are too that are well known. Even raw cacao is super high in anti-oxidants.In berries, the highest is raspberries & blueberries.Pomegranates, acai berries r too.If u Google, 'ORAC Scale for fruits' you will see many familiar fruits that are high in anti-oxidants properties.The higher the ORAC (oxygen reduction)the more potent. Combined together as smoothie is best! ...Read more

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Which fruits and vegetables are helpfull in lowering or maintaining uric acid in body?

Which fruits and vegetables are helpfull in lowering or maintaining uric acid in body?

See details: I have probably answered this question over a hundred times. Studies have conclusively shown that even the lowest purine diets lower serum uric acid less than 10%. If you have no history of gout or renal stones, there is no compelling reason to do anything. If you do have these issues, you should be on allopurinol. ...Read more

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Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www.phytosomes.info/public/meriva.asp Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals. ...Read more

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What are some foods rich in antioxidants?

What are some foods rich in antioxidants?

Many!: Berries, fruits, and vegetables are among the best sources for antioxidants. Some excellent choices include: blueberries, cranberries, apples, pears, spinach, potatoes (with peel), broccoli, kidney beans, walnuts, green tea, etc. The mayo clinic answers this question and provides a more expansive list at the following link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2009/jun-05b.Html. ...Read more

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What are the key nutrients and vitamins in skin creams?

What are the key nutrients and vitamins in skin creams?

Vitamin E can be: found in many skin creams or you can simply by a bottle of Vitamin E and apply it to your skin and take Some E capsules orally. Please avoid any skin cream w/alcohol in it because it drys out the skin. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a good anti-fungal cream that treats many types of skin fungal infections?

Is there a good anti-fungal cream that treats many types of skin fungal infections?

Yes.: Most of the commercial antifungal creams do a pretty good job of treating many superficial fungal infections. However, creams cannot reach deeper infections, or superficial ones that have gotten into hair follicles, and will usually require an oral antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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Are the herbs: the original wormwood combination, cloves, and blue moon good for killing the warts virus?

Are the herbs: the original wormwood combination, cloves, and blue moon good for killing the warts virus?

Herbs for warts: Almost any remedy will work about 10% of the time but in my experience there are many more effective treatments available. ...Read more

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In which food does fungi grow best?

In which food does fungi grow best?

Not sure: Fungi can grow in almost any live substance, some of which would be classified as foods. You can see it on breads, fruit, cheese, etc. Fungi can also grow on and in people -- both living and dead. Some feel that candida (which is a fungus) grows more liberally when fed by sugary, high carbohydrate foods. Sorry if this does not answer your question in the manner you wish, but it's my best try. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more