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What would be the best way to balance my diet provided that I don't get enough suppliments of nutrious food?

What would be the best way to balance my diet provided that I don't get enough suppliments of nutrious food?

No need for: Supplements. Have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats, no tobacco, no alcohol; exercise 30 minutes each day and stay away from junk food. ...Read more

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Are suppliments healthy?

Are suppliments healthy?

Few are; many aren't: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Ask the doctor about each supplement one wants to use. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of huperzine a suppliments?

What are the benefits of huperzine a suppliments?

Memory: Huperzine a is used for memory support. There is some evidence it might help with alzheimer's patients, but only mixed evidence that it is otherwise helpful. Nevertheless, it has been used as a memory aid and for various inflammatory conditions. It is made from chinese club moss, and research is ongoing. ...Read more

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What value is there in taking super green suppliments?

What value is there in taking super green suppliments?

None: It's marketed as a "short cut to getting your greens." I doubt it. Try fruits and vegetables; preferably fresh, in season, and from a local farm or market. There are very few valid "short cuts" in good health. ...Read more

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What's the reality of these sex boosting suppliments that their ads and commercials are on every second channel tell me?

What's the reality of these sex boosting suppliments that their ads and commercials are on every second channel tell me?

Sex supplements: Please avoid any of these products. There is little research to support their benefits and they can cause harm. Please see your doc if your sex drive is low or you have erection problems. He/she can check your hormones and vascular health. If medical conditions are ruled out you can see a licensed sex therapist and/or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What fopd suppliments a diabetic should tale?

What fopd suppliments a diabetic should tale?

Supplements?: Just a good well balanced diet. Typically low in calories with restricted carbohydrates. If you feel that your diet is lacking in vitamins and minerals it is reasonable to take a multivitamin with minerals but generally not necessary. ...Read more

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What are other herbs/suppliments for morning sickness?

What are other herbs/suppliments for morning sickness?

Ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can decrease nausea. ...Read more

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What type of suppliments should I give my 15 year old son?

What type of suppliments should I give my 15 year old son?

Hard to Know: More info would be helpful. Is he healthy? A daily multivitamin may be of benefit especially if he isn't much of a dairy eater. Vitamin d deficiency is fairly common among most age groups. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any suppliments or natural remedys to help disc / spine health?

None proven: The only proven benefit to disk/spine health is to avoid smoking. Smoking causes accelerated disk degeneration and increases doctor visits for back pain (among the myriad of other problems it causes). There, unfortunately, is no proven benefit to the numerous suplements sold. However, there is likely no harm either. If it doesn't busy the bank, I have no objections. ...Read more

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The suppliments I am planning to take are called animal stak just wanted to make sure they are ok?

The suppliments I am planning to take are called animal stak just wanted to make sure they are ok?

Be careful: I had one patient who was a bodybuilder. He was taking something similar called animal pak. He came to me for gynecomastia, which is a female-like breast tissue development in men. I checked his hormones and testosterone levels were off the chart high. I don't think testosterone booster type of bodybuilding supplements are safe. ...Read more

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Can children (age 9) take betalain suppliments? From what I understand, this is a nutient from beets.

Can children (age 9) take betalain suppliments? From what I understand, this is a nutient from beets.

Probably yes: As these are plant derived anti-oxidants, there is very likely no harm in taking them. One needs to look to the quality of manufacturing to ensure they are no contaminated by pesticides or other chemicals. Also, taking a few phytonutrients isn't as beneficial as taking a whole rainbow. Organic, whole foods are a wonderful source of this variety. ...Read more

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I m skinny guy. I want to be healthy in 3-4months. What diet should I follow? Should I take any suppliments?

I m skinny guy. I want to be healthy in 3-4months. What diet should I follow? Should I take any suppliments?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, . .. Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, . ... ...Read more

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Are there any suppliments that actually promote Prostate health?

Are there any suppliments that actually promote Prostate health?

Maybe: It has been suggested that lycopene found in tomatoes and in OTC supplements may be beneficial. First thing you should do is have your family physician do a digital rectal prostate exam to make sure your prostate feels normal. Stay away from advertised "medications" that sound too good to be true. ...Read more

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What are good foods and suppliments for making my hair better and thicker?

What are good foods and suppliments for making my hair better and thicker?

B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. The most effective are e, d & biotin.
Adequate essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids are also important. Flax & hemp oil & fish like wild salmon & sardine are good sources. Avoid sugars & fried foods & emphasize fruits & veggies of all colors.
See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366. ...Read more

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Why are dietary suppliments not a subsitute for eating a variety of healthy foods?

Why are dietary suppliments not a subsitute for eating a variety of healthy foods?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You may not feel any different but your immunity and overall health can improve. Soil in depleted and toxins abound. Good local organic is best. ...Read more

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Are creatine and proteinn suppliments helpful really for muscle building and stamina?

Are creatine and proteinn suppliments helpful really for muscle building and stamina?

Maybe: To grow muscle mass you need adequate total balanced calories to maintain and promote growth. Protein is critical for muscle cell growth so you need on average 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight daily. Creatine may help a little with energy but mostly in people with medic al problems like parkinson's disease. Healthy people do not need creatine. ...Read more

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Do suppliments help with fibromyalgia pain?

Do suppliments help with fibromyalgia pain?

Possible: Research has been done looking at magnesium supplements as well as same (supplements containing Amino Acid derivatives) in fibromyalgia pain however results were inconclusive. Further research needs to be done. Discuss with your primary doctor about supplements as there may be interactions with other medication you might be taking. ...Read more

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What are some good healthy diet suppliments?

What are some good healthy diet suppliments?

U R What U eat: Good, wholesome food --no need for supplements unless something's wrong with your digestive system or your genetic endowment. ...Read more

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How protein suppliments are dangerous fo 34yrs old man?

How protein suppliments are dangerous fo 34yrs old man?

Kidneys: Overdosing on protein is hard on the kidneys. Your kidneys have to work very hard when we ingest too much protein - it is a common cause of renal problems and renal failure in the us. People in the us ingest way too much protein - much more than we need. ...Read more

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Do you know of some herbs and suppliments to ease back pain?

Do you know of some herbs and suppliments to ease back pain?

Many can help: As dr. Shahbandar says, many with back pain have low vit d & magnesium relieves muscle spasm. B complex may help. Many herbs help, depending on cause, including anti-inflammatory herbs (turmuric & boswellia) & anti-spasmodics (valerian & skullcap).For detailed article see http://www. Herbcraft. Org/backpain. Html
medical marijuana can help (where legal)- when used topically doesn't alter consiousness! ...Read more

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What suppliments can be used for body building which are not costly?

What suppliments can be used for body building which are not costly?

Protein: For those on cost conscious budgets, a high protein shake supplement is usually a reasonable priced foundation to start with. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines or suppliments I can take for neagtive symptoms of schizophrenia?

Are there any medicines or suppliments I can take for neagtive symptoms of schizophrenia?

Quite a few.: There are many anti-psychotic medications combined with antidepressants that can help you. You should take vitamins and minerals as a dietary supplement with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Psychotherapy with your medications is also very beneficial. ...Read more

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Are herbal suppliments hawthorne and arjuna safe to take if I'm taking ramipril? What are the benefits of these suppliments?

Are herbal suppliments hawthorne and arjuna safe to take if I'm taking ramipril? What are the benefits of these suppliments?

Probably; help heart: We don't have as much information about the interactions of herbs and drugs as is desirable, but as far as known it is safe to combine these with ramipril. Both are tonics for the heart. Hawthorne helps hypertension, angina &heart failure. See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn
arjuna may help angina and hypertension. See http://www. Raysahelian. Com/arjuna. Html. ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't: Think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more

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Help, what weight loss suppliments actually work?

Help, what weight loss suppliments actually work?

None of them: They are at best adjuncts. You need to resolve to eat only to satisfy hunger, and to rediscover the joy in exercise that you had as a teen. Nothing out of a pill bottle will do this for you. And it 's a gift you can only give yourself. ...Read more

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What suppliments can I take to make my vagina more wet?

What suppliments can I take to make my vagina more wet?

Wet vagina=arousal: In women prior to the menopause, vaginal "wetness" occurs with sexual arousal, and dryness suggest that more time is needed to become aroused. If you feel you are sufficiently aroused, there are vaginal lubricants available over-the-counter that increase wetness. Most post-menopausal couples rely on lubricants with sex, as the vagina doesn't respond by producing moisture in the same way. ...Read more

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When trying to conceive what pre post workout suppliments are allowed?

Vitamins: Omega fatty acids, vitamin d, and a good prenatal vitamin are all you should take if you are trying to get pregnant.
Most other supplements we don't know the effect of them on pregnancy so we suggest that you not take anything in case you succeed in getting pregnant. ...Read more