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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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Dr. Randy Baker
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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 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?

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 vitamins and minerals that could help with tics?

Are there any vitamins and minerals that could help with tics?

Magnesium: Magnesium is natural muscle relaxant, you should tried maganesium glycinate or malate which are the best forms of magnesium as they are less likely to produce loose stool and have better absortion. ...Read more

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Is there any vitamins or supplements that help ocd?

Is there any vitamins or supplements that help ocd?

Who diagnosed?: Before looking for a way to treat ocd, please make sure you have it. A psychologist or psychiatrist can help make the diagnosis. The best treatment for ocd is psychotherapy and pills only help to mask some symptoms particularly if the ocd causes anxiety. Please get professional help because ocd can, as you now, make life difficult at times. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs, vitamins or supplements that help with erectile dysfunction?

Are there any herbs, vitamins or supplements that help with erectile dysfunction?

I am not: aware of any herbs or supplements or vitamins that can help in ED. Most important thing is that you get tested to exclude any treatable medical condition, such as diabetes, that might be the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that help with vitiligo?

Yes: There are published studies from south america have shown an effect from a combination of b complex 100, vitamin c, and high dose flood acid 8 mg a day. Ginko biloba has been show an effect of slowing down the progression of vitiligo. ...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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Are there any nutritional and/or herbal supplements that help those with eds?

Are there any nutritional and/or herbal supplements that help those with eds?

EDS: If you are referring eds as erectile dysfunction syndrome the most logical and effective action is to first be evaluated. There are many reversible causes such as low testosterone, medication side effects, reduce vascular flow to penile gland, performance anxiety, fear of premature ejaculation, anxiety and mood disorders. Even if there was such herb you much check your prostate to make sure its ok. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal medicines to help with depression?

Are there any good herbal medicines to help with depression?

Not really: St johns has a lot of interaction with medication and surgery and takes a while to get out of system. Aerobic exercise and avoiding processed foods and poorly balanced diet are of great benefit. ...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 supplements that can help palpitations?

Are there any supplements that can help palpitations?

Several to try...: You likely have little surges of adrenaline due to slight hypoglycemia from the Insulin resistance syndrome. Try eating several small meals a day, using low glycemic index foods. Supplements that help Insulin resistance are: chromium piccolinate, l-arginine, Alpha lipoeic acid and cinammon bark, all of which can be obtained at any health food store. ...Read more

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Are there any dietary supplements that help fatigue?

Are there any dietary supplements that help fatigue?

Fatigue: So many supplements are advertised for energy. Most of them are just caffeine or some form of natural stimulant and not proven. There is one thing that may help energy in a natural way, potassium magnesium aspartate. Find it at a health food store. Nothing helps fatigue better than getting 8 hours of sleep and eating healthy and getting some exercise. A check up will show if there is any problem. ...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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Are there any OTC or herbs that can help with feeling lethargic?

Are there any OTC  or herbs that can help with feeling lethargic?

Yes, but with: Your medical history, would recommend against most of them, including the number one used, caffeine. Instead, have you considered working out? A regimented routine would help with blood pressure, adhd symptoms and bipolar episodes, as well as the lethargy. I hope that helps and best of luck! ...Read more

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Are there any essential oils that help with menopause?

Are there any essential oils that help with menopause?

Yes: I would suggest first to try evening primerose oil capsules about 1000 mg twice a day after meals. That is not an essential oil but rather a carrier oil and usually working good for controlling menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any other suggestions for whether "minerals" are needed, or just daily multi-vitamins?

Are there any other suggestions for whether "minerals" are needed, or just daily multi-vitamins?

Most need minerals: It is rare to find a multi-vitamin that is not also a multi-mineral supplement; they are called multi-vitamins because multi-vitamin/minerals is a cumbersome term. Mineral deficiencies may be more common than vitamin deficiencies. Many people are deficient magnesium, zinc, iron, chromium, selenium etc. & there are many proven benefits to supplementing with these. See my comment for a useful link:. ...Read more

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Are there any medications, vitamins or herbs to avoid with tamixifen?

Are there any medications, vitamins or herbs to avoid with tamixifen?

Many meds, also...: 327 (!) medications are known to interact with tamoxifen- not all seriously. The prescribing doc should supply this info! see http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/tamoxifen.Html the main herb that can interact is st john's wort. Gla, melatonin and tocotrienols may have supportive interactions- see http://www.Evitamins.Com/encyclopedia/assets/drug/tamoxifen/~default. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more