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Bentonite Magma Uses
I have gallstones, and diverticulosis. Can I use liquid bentonite clay as a detox. Will it help or make my symptoms worse?
Where to begin?: Symptoms of? Gallstones causing symptoms really are best treated by surgical removal of the gallbladder. No matter what you do- over time the symptoms will worsen. Symptoms from diverticuli usually means inflammation and once these show up more than once, you are eventually going to need surgical care. The detox process probably won't disrupt body balance enough to change either symptom set. ...Read more
May have, yes: Bentonite clay comes as several different types, depending on the predominant electrolyte associated with it, i.e. Sodium, potassium, magnesium or calcium. It may also remove helpful medications from the blood stream, like those used to treat high bp, rendering them less effective. It should only be taken with your doctor's knowledge and supervision. ...Read more
HomeTx/spider/bites: Because they DO NOT work! Is the simple response... ...Read more
Is it safe to take bentonite clay while on Zoloft (sertraline) if I take them several hours apart?
Bentonite clay: Bentonite clay binds many drugs in the intestine and therefore prevents the absorption of the drug. There will be less problem if they are several hours apart, but there is variability of intestinal movement, so the results are somewhat unpredictable....I.E. How much zoloft (sertraline) would actually be absorbed and how much bound by the clay. ...Read more
Supposing that charcoal or bentonite clay work for brown recluse bites, why aren't they used in the hospitals?
Who says it works?: The only way to really know if a treatment works or not is to test it against a standard treatment in such a way that neither the patient nor the doctor knows which treatment is being used. For treatments to work on brown recluse bites, they have to be started before the bitten tissue dies. Most people don't even know they have been bitten until then and so come to the hospital late. ...Read more
I take red clay supplements for my gastritis. Ingredients:sodium 71mg and bentonite 2175 Mg's for 3 pills and I-3 pills a day with water. Good or not?
Unknown: I have heard of deglycerated licorice for gastric problems, but I have not heard of bentonite. I do know bentonite helps keep water in ponds. ...Read more
My ENT wants me to take a morning dose of bentonite clay. Should I should take my IR Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) before or after clay/what would interfere the least?
Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more
Makahiya/memosa: It is also known as sensitive plant is a creeping annual or perennial weed available in phillipine. It's root is used as aphrodisiac and used against dysentery and dysmenorrhea. It is emetic and poisonous in large dose. Seeds are used for sore throat.And used for many medicinal purposes. It also believed to have antimichrobial properties. Some studies have been done to substantiate it's benefits/ ...Read more
No hard evidence.: There are no well-designed clinical studies that have attempted to determine the risks and/or benefits of coriander. Wait until there are before you spend a lot of money for purported "cures." See this article: http://www. Wellness. Com/reference/herb/cilantro ...Read more
Scars or marks: Usuually you can suspect someone may be using drugs via injection (iv) methods when you see multiple puncture marks on their arms (usually at the fold of the inner elbow) hands, neck, feet/toes and even woman's breasts (yep, their breasts). Repeated abscesses (like a large pimple) can also develop at the sites where they are injecting. ...Read more
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Is this a school: Assignment? Here is a good article about medicine and nanotechnology. See: http://www. Nanotechproject. Org/inventories/medicine/ ...Read more
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Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more
Age 12 & older: This topical corticosteroid is prescribed for adults & children age 12 & older with certain skin conditions. It can be used for up to 2 weeks in adults. I do not know if dermatologists lower the duration of use for teens. It should be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. ...Read more
Usually: Sildenafil (viagra) is an excellent medication to aid in improving erections. Patients on certain cardiac medications or with other illnesses should not take this medication - this is why it is only available with a prescription. You should speak with your doctor about whether this medication is right for you - do not take prescription medications that were not prescribed for you by your doctor. ...Read more