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Doctor insights on: Beta Carotene Extraction

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Does beta carotene fight cancer?

Does beta carotene fight cancer?

Maybe: Please forgive this senior physician's frankness. The data on carotenes and lycopenes is so massive, so contradictory, is so tied up with the politics of "healthy diet", and makes so little sense scientifically that your question cannot be answered. In science, the stuff that's really true is generally established quickly. I love eating carrots, but would not spend money supplementing carotene. ...Read more

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Beta blockers ok in pregnancy?

Beta blockers ok in pregnancy?

No.: Atenolol has been linked to poor fetal growth, so plain beta blockers (other examples include propranolol, metoprolol) are avoided as much as possible during pregnancy. Consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to explore your options. ...Read more

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Does beta carotene help fight cancer?

Does beta carotene help fight cancer?

We don't know: Studies using beta carotene to prevent lung cancer in high-risk patients have been unsuccessful. Chemoprevention of malignancies remains an area of active investigation. ...Read more

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Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?

Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?

Yes: In patients with wolff-parkinson-white especially those who have a history of atrial fibrillation or flutter, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers, which are av nodal blocking agents especially Diltiazem and verapamil, should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take klonopin (clonazepam) with the following supplements: policosanol, ALA, decaf green tea extract, & aged garlic root extract?

Is it safe to take klonopin (clonazepam) with the following supplements: policosanol, ALA, decaf green tea extract, & aged garlic root extract?

Meds: should not be an issue. You can check with your pharmacist and doctor too regarding your specific case. There was a book that was PDR of herbs and alternative medications called the German Commission E book, as Europe much more pro herb/supplement than we are in the States. ...Read more

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Is beta blocker or calcium channel blocker safer in 1st trimester pregnancy?

Is beta blocker or calcium channel blocker safer in 1st trimester pregnancy?

Calcium blocker: Calcium channel blockers are often used for the management of hypertension in pregnancy. Beta blockers are classified as pregnancy category c, meaning that they have not been systematically studied. Although both classes of medications are used in pregnancy, calcium channel blockers are likely to be safer. ...Read more

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S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?

S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?

Not fine: Every single one of these is a waste of money. Some con-man is stealing your money. There is NO BENEFIT from any of them. ...Read more

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S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu?

Analysis: Why do you take all these items?. Where did you find such advice? Glutathione is a wonderful anti-oxidant, but does NOT cross into the brain, so of questionable value in bloodstream. Milk thistle extract has questionable benefit in most cases. Alpha lipoic useful in peripheral and central nerve disorders. You are far better off using mixed tocopherols, especially with gamma. See holistic doc ...Read more

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Is bread from wheat flour harmful for e beta thalassemia patient?

Is bread from wheat flour harmful for e beta thalassemia patient?

Bread is safe: Bread from wheat is not harmful to a patient with beta thalassemia .Wheat does not interfere or cause defect in blood -HB-formation . ...Read more