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Citrus bergamot, is it worth taking? I have been eating right and trying to exerise but I just want a little natural boost to cholestrol!
Doubtful: The reported 2009 spanish study in a non-nih-listed journal was uncontrolled and gave results that sound too good to be true; it's not been duplicated. A 2011 controlled rat study from italy confirmed a mild effect including inhibition of the same enzyme that statins work on. I eat orange peel myself and the tablets are probably safe -- but you're really helping yourself by staying fit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not so much: Bergamot is a type of orange that grows in italy, and is often used to flavor tea. Green teas may be rich in vitamin k -- not so much the bergamot in it, though. If you're on Coumadin (warfarin) or another blood thinning medication, your doctor will want to keep your bleeding time stable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use synthetic bergamot oil instead of pure essential bergamot oil as a hair treatment?
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Hello, does anyone know if Bergamot affects sperm? My partner takes bergamot tablets to reduce his high cholesterol; does it affect fertility?
No: Most probably not, there is no scientific way to confirm the effect of grey tea on any other compound ...Read more
I got severe migraine so can I take any supplement with lemon bioflavonoids or can I take any earl grey tea with bergamot?
Migraines: You can take earl grey tea and lemon bioflavonoids, but they're not likely to cure your migraines. Best to consult a neurologist about these headaches first, for a good evaluation. There are nutritional helps such as magnesium, coq10, etc, plus botanicals such as feverfew and butterbur. But your neurologist will be best at suggesting specifics to help you manage your headaches. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not advisable.: When patients that come to me asking about certain diets, i turn the questioning around and ask them, "could you safely participate in this diet for your entire life?" should you eat a lichi diet for the rest of your life? If it's not safe for the rest of your life, what makes it safe for 2 weeks or 2 months. The best diet is one you can apply to your eating habits life long. ...Read more
Could be: Any food can cause an allergy in a person. If you have symptoms every time you eat it, then you might be allergic or intolerant of the substance. If your symptoms go away when you don't eat it, that tells you that the particular food (quince in your case) is the culprit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NIH suggests: How to measure a correct serving size of fruits and/or vegetables (same in general) Examples: 1 C chopped raw fruits or vegetables - a woman’s fist or a baseball 1 medium apple or orange - a tennis ball 1/4 C dried fruit or nuts -- a golf ball or small handful 1 C of lettuce - four leaves (Romaine lettuce) 1 medium baked potato -- a computer mouse ...Read more
NO: The problem with fruit sugar (fructose) is that it is extracted and used for sweetening artificial foods. It is the fiber in fresh fruit that alters the way it is processed in the body and that is the way that god intended it to be eaten. Google my blog entitled "oxygen, the spark of life" and see the post entitled "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more
YES and NO: Like vegetables, fruits are valuable sources of fiber and antioxidants. Avoiding citrus fruits, avocados and bananas may help reduce headache symptoms, according to the ummc. Fruits unlikely to worsen your symptoms include apples, peaches, apricots, cherries, tomatoes, grapes, kiwi and cantaloupe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No magic fruits...: Or pills, or wands. Try simple things like eating off smaller plates. Drink enough water to pee clear throughout the day. Eat around 1200 calories per day--much lower and metabolism stops! Takes 3500 calorie deficit to lose 1 lb. Get a fit bit and get more active. Keep a calorie diary of EVERYTHING you eat/drink. Don't drink empty calories. "8 Minutes In The Morning" & "The 3 Hour Diet" great! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Highly likely but:: I found several articles on the health benefits of sky fruit including http://www.tea-code.com/sky-fruit-seed.html and http://community.omtimes.com/profiles/blogs/powerful-health-benefits-of-mahogany-seeds-or-sky-fruit Sky fruit is rich in flavonoids and saponins which have many proven benefits. However, there's little if any research specifically on sky fruit, so it's benefits are still unproven. ...Read more