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How can the phytochemical berberine be used to treat diabetes?

How can the phytochemical berberine be used to treat diabetes?

Not as far as I know: It has a lot of drug interactions and if cautiously taken under supervision would be to improve strength of the heartbeat. It is not a supplement to be taken lightly or with ought doctor approval. It could do more harm than good, an I am all for supplements when helpful and good! ...Read more

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Is berberine good to take to help lowering your hba1c. And to help lower the blood sugar.

Is berberine good to take to help lowering your hba1c. And to help lower the blood sugar.

If you are : Diabetic, the best thing you can take is a supplement of vitamin b1. Diabetics lose enormous concentrations of b1 in urine and a supplement helps to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Do any natural antibiotics like berberine, wild oregano, or peppermint work? I want to treat SIBO.

Do any natural antibiotics like berberine, wild oregano, or peppermint work? I want to treat SIBO.

Yes, as well as abx: A recent research study shows herbal medicines can be even more effective than the standard antibiotic used to treat SIBO. The herbs you mentioned may help, as well as others including garlic, olive leaf extract, Hu Zhang and Andrographis. See http://chriskresser.com/sibo-what-causes-it-and-why-its-so-hard-to-treat/ and click on the link to the study. I also advise probiotics and dietary changes. ...Read more

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My fingernails are fluorescent orange today, not yesterday, took berberine 2days, ate cashews n pistachios 2day. polished 2wk ago NO remover used?

My fingernails are fluorescent orange today, not yesterday, took berberine 2days, ate cashews n pistachios 2day. polished 2wk ago NO remover used?

Berberine: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1126-berberine.aspx?activeingredientid=1126&activeingredientname=berberine Eyes yellow?It can slow the excretion of bilirubin and has a bright yellow color like tumeric.Would check your bilirubin level today as if it is elevated do not take berberine. f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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