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Are there any good herbs or natural supplements that can help a child with adhd?

Are there any good herbs or natural supplements that can help a child with adhd?

Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Is there any natural alternatives, herbs, vitamins etc. That can help with cll?

Is there any natural alternatives, herbs, vitamins etc. That can help  with cll?

May be: None of these is an effective treatment for cll, but if these make you feel better, you may partake of these, however, you should not forego conventional treatments that have been proven to be effective. ...Read more

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Are there any good vitamins or supplements that help with insomnia?

Are there any good vitamins or supplements that help with insomnia?

Serotonin foods: Anything which helps regulate sleep may improve the situation (avoid caffeine and more than one drink of alcohol after 3pm, regular sleep, avoid stress or shift work), as well as serotonin foods 30min prior to bedtime (dark chocolate, almonds, glass of milk, banana, dried cherries). ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbs that will help with autism?

Are there any natural herbs that will help with autism?

No: There are no "natural" herbs or supplements that help with autism. See nimh for best information. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. This website outlines appropriate treatments. Many parents, distraught with their child's autism, clutch at the straws of unproven, untested, or downright appalling treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbs or remedies that can help with ADHD along with meds prescribed by the doctors?

Are there any natural herbs or remedies that can help with ADHD along with meds prescribed by the doctors?

No: There has been one study showing some help with use of an extract from a tree bark and one study showing some help with use of fish oil products, but these have been small studies. However, many parents do use melatonin to help children sleep who suffer from insomnia because of their adhd or the medications used to treat it. ...Read more

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Are there any natural foods/and or supplements that can help a person cope with depression and mood swings?

Are there any natural foods/and or supplements that can help a person cope with depression and mood swings?

Don't Rely on Herbs: Many seek out st. John's wart for depression from health food stores. Research has show such a wild variation in the active ingredients measured in such minimally regulated products. Products have been actually found to contain none of the active ingredient, hypericum. Such supplements cost more than reliable generic antidepressants. Depression is serious. Don't gamble with herbs. See your md. ...Read more

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Are there any foods that can help someone with ADHD?

Are there any foods that can help someone with ADHD?

ADHD: There have been some studies that indicate omega-3 supplementation and daily aerobic exercise can help manage ADHD. Best ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbs, foods or supplements that would help one to concentrate better?

Are there any natural herbs, foods or supplements that would help one to concentrate better?

Doubt it: Adequate rest, regular exercise, having hobbies and staying busy will help.There is no easy answer to help concentration. ...Read more

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What are some natural herbs or remedies that can help with paranoia?

What are some natural herbs or remedies that can help with paranoia?

Wouldn't recommend: Paranoia can be a very painful and disabling condition -- and is one that needs help from a compassionate psychiatrist and/or therapist. Although I am both a board certified psychiatrist and a classical homeopath, i would not recommend using herbs or remedies alone to deal with this condition. Please see a psychiatrist about this, so that you can receive understanding and help. ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?

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Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?

None: No natural remedy has been proven efficacious so far. Pharmacologic therapy utilizing stimulants plus behavior modification provides best results without significant side effects. Children who received stimulants for their adhd are not at higher risk to develop substance abuse later. ...Read more

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Are there any good natural remedies to help with sleep walking?

Are there any good natural remedies to help with sleep walking?

Why?: Since sleep walking is generally harmless-no one has any fatigue issues or accidents, why do anything.Think of it as a natural way to burn off excess stress. ...Read more

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How to deal with a cold while pregnant? Any natural remedies or medicines that are safe?

How to deal with a cold while pregnant? Any natural remedies or medicines that are safe?

Salt water: The best and safest remedy is saline, or salt water. Nasal saline or sinus rinses work in two ways. First, they rinse out the virus particles out of your nose so you can clear the infection faster. They also pull the fluid out of your swollen nasal tissues in a process called osmosis. I also recommend Pseudoephedrine and antihistamines to my patients; check with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways, such as exercises, that might help with scoliosis?

Are there any natural ways, such as exercises, that might help with scoliosis?

Scoliosis: Yes exercises can definitely help you . Your doctor can refer to a physical therapist who can develop proper exercises for you ...Read more

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Can there be a vitamin or natural product that can help add in children?

Can there be a vitamin or natural product that can help add in children?

None with data: There are a variety of herbal products touted for their benefits to add kids.None are either pre-tested by the fda & they are not required to provide data on success rates. ...Read more

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Are there any good vitamin supplements that help with childhood autism?

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Are there any good vitamin supplements that help with childhood autism?

Not Really: Many children with autism are picky eaters and have intestinal issues. Nonetheless, supplements are not helpful, expensive, and in some cases unsafe. Stories about improvement after starting a treatment appear to be compelling. However there is a lot of hidden bias in such stories. Fortunately, scientists have developed methods to test whether something really works. No supplements have worked. ...Read more

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Is there any natural supplements/vitamins/minerals or anything that may help her anxiety?

Is there any natural supplements/vitamins/minerals or anything that may help her anxiety?

Anxiety: I do not know if any supplements that really reduce anxiety. However, there are foods that can increase anxiety. To reduce anxiety avoid sugars, chocolate, alchohol( it eventually causes depression) and anything with caffeine. ...Read more

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Is there any vitamin or supplement that can help with insomnia?

Is there any vitamin or supplement that can help with insomnia?

Consider melatonin : Or valerian. Use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbs or natural supplements that can help a child with adhd?

Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplements used on adhd?

Are there any natural supplements used on adhd?

Dmae may help: Oettinger, l. The use of deanol in the treatment of disorders of behavior in children. Journal of pediatrics. 53:671-675, 1958. Coleman, n., et al. Deanol in the treatment of hyperactive children. Psychosomatics. 17:68-72, 1976.70% of add patients experience increased attention span, decreased aggressiveness, improved learning ability and (sometimes) increased intelligence following dmae treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?

Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?

Yes: There are several promising studies using zinc, magnesium, vit b6 amino acids, phosphatidylserine and neurofeedback.There are also numerous studies proving the efficacy and safety of medications (if used properly by a knowledgeable physician) behavioral intervention and parent skill training, although time consuming is efficacious and for the most part free of side effects.Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What is great herb for facial and muscle spasms (herbs or natural supplements only)?

What is great herb for facial and muscle spasms (herbs or natural supplements only)?

Wake UP numilaugher!: "Natural" is nonsense. Malaria, Ebola, snake venom, toxic molds - all totally natural. Some crucial drug wisdom: If it has no reported SIDE effects, it probably has no EFFECTS, either. You can practically bank on it: What health hucksters promote as "natural" is almost certainly worthless. Leave the Middle Ages behind. Be a skeptic, not a sucker. Seek real KNOWLEDGE, not pseudoscientific claptrap ...Read more

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Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Yes: Some women benefit from vegetable Estrogens such as soy, black cohosh, or evening primrose oil. There is no evidence that they are safer than prescription medications. If there is a history of breast cancer, there are other medications that can reduce hot flashes such as venlafaxine. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common natural supplements that are good for fat burning or metabolic increase?

Can you please describe common natural supplements that are good for fat burning or metabolic increase?

Metabolism: The best way to increase your metabolism is to stay active (as in exercise, not just walking), and eat frequent small meals (3-5 meals a day). There is no herbal supplement or drug that will do this magically for you. The exception would be people with hypothyroidism who need to take synthroid (thyroxine) to make them euthyroid (and as a by product increases their metabolism). ...Read more

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Do you know of natural supplements that increase focus and retention? I've read good things about l-tyrosine.

Do you know of natural supplements that increase focus and retention? I've read good things about l-tyrosine.

You read wrong: Are you healthy? Phenylalanine (Phe) is used to make tyrosine (Tyr). Tyr is used to make DOPA which is made into dopamine in neurons. Tyr that doesn’t go into proteins or to make DOPA is “burned” for energy. If you INGEST Tyr, you just need LESS Phe. Excess Phe is burned or broken down & excreted. You’ll be literally watching your money go down the toilet. Knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read more

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My 13y/o daughter has t1dm how good will it help her if i also give her natural supplements that include cinnamon, biotin, and chronium?

My 13y/o daughter has t1dm how good will it help her if i also give her natural supplements that include cinnamon, biotin, and chronium?

May help a bit...: It is easier to improve type 2 than type 1 diabetes with supplements but there is some evidence that biotin can improve sugar levels ; chromium can improve Insulin sensitivity in t1dm. Cinnamon may not help type 1. See http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/ ; http://care.Diabetesjournals.Org/content/27/11/2741.Long ; http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art03372/diabetes-type-1.Html. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins and supplements for an ADHD child?

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What are the best vitamins and supplements for an ADHD child?

None proven helpful: Adhd is not caused by deficiency of any vitamin or mineral. ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplements that can help heal conjunctivitis?

Are there any natural supplements that can help heal conjunctivitis?

Not many: Most forms of conjunctivitis are caused by inflammation or infection. Infections should be treated with the appropriate medications (antibiotics, antivirals), and there are unfortunately no known supplements that will help. Allergic conjunctivitis does not respond well to supplements but as long as they do not worsen the condition, they certainly can be tried. ...Read more

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What are some natural supplements or foods that trigger the release of glucagon?

What are some natural supplements or foods that trigger the release of glucagon?

Why?: No natural foods of supplements trigger the release of glucagon. Since glucagon elevates blood sugar, i'm not sure why you would want to increase glucagon in the first place. Diabetes will lead to very elevated glucagon levels, but i wouldn't recommend developing diabetes either. ...Read more

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Can any of the docs recommend natural supplements to help ease Tourette's? Thanks!

Can any of the docs recommend natural supplements to help ease Tourette's?  Thanks!

No: There are no natural supplements that would help a Tourette patient's symptoms, assuming the patient is otherwise healthy and not missing any particular nutrients. He can just eat a healthy, natural, balanced diet; be sure to exercise several times a week; and live a low-stress lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can natural supplements elevate blood pressure?

Can natural supplements elevate blood pressure?

Possibly: But your question is too vague. Please resubmit with the contents in the supplements so we can answer more exactingly. Thank you. ...Read more

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What are some natural supplements one can take for high cholesterol?

What are some natural supplements one can take for high cholesterol?

Options.: Red yeast rice is a naturally occurring statin which has a similar mechanism to actual prescription medications but which occurs naturally. As well, look into Niacin supplementation and, of course, fish oils. A high fiber diet will help lower cholesterol as well. Don't underestimate the power of a healthful meal and exercise plan. ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplements or remedies for learning difficulties?

Are there any natural supplements or remedies for learning difficulties?

Diet: I don't know if there are studies but some of my patients have helped their children by watching what they eat and not allowing foods with dies. Dies are in almost everything. I bet other doctors know more on this and can add to my comment. Hope this helps but it is a trial and error on the dietary changes. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a natural supplements for a woman with decreased libido?

Can you recommend a natural supplements for a woman with decreased libido?

Yes: The most effective natural supplemental aid for most post menopausal women with decreased libido will be (surprise); natural /bioidentical estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. After all these are exactly the sources of deficiency. Properly administered, they will correct most , if not all of the adverse physiological changes of menopause. Restoring tissue integrity, rest and improved psyche. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more