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Doctor insights on: Bitter Melon Leaves Health Benefits

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Does bitter melon really reduce the chances of diabetes?

Does bitter melon really reduce the chances of diabetes?

Can help treat it: I'm not aware of research showing bitter melon preventing diabetes (though it could) but studies show it can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes. Co. Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon. Html
it will help the best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet ; other herbs ; nutrients- see http://bit. Ly/1fuhuyp
if I had diabetes I would try a raw food diet- see http://bit. Ly/14ozp4j. ...Read more

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Help can bitter melon help lower triglycerides?

Help can bitter melon help lower triglycerides?

No: Be sure you do not have thyroid disease, drink only limited amounts of alcohol or none at all and exercise regularly. If you are overweight: loose weight. If they are really high, you may need medications under supervision.
Fish oil may help. ...Read more

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Is bitter melon high in potassium?

Is bitter melon high in potassium?

No: This is practically a staple in asian diets but is mostly water and carbohydrates. It has little potassium or salt for that matter. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is bitter melon by capsules alternative to medication for type 2 diabetes?

I wanted to know is bitter melon by capsules alternative to medication for type 2 diabetes?

No: Bitter melon capsules are not alternatives to the allopathic medications, used for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Please make an appointment with your PCP and discuss. Thanks ...Read more

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Does bitter melon from Southeast Asia help diabetics by lowering blood sugar?

Does bitter melon from Southeast Asia help diabetics by lowering blood sugar?

Yes: Studies show bitter melon can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes. Co. Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon. Html
It will help the best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet & other herbs & nutrients- see http://bit. Ly/1fuhuyp
If I had diabetes I would try a raw food diet- see http://bit. Ly/14ozp4j ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that bitter melon and cinnamon help to lower blood glucose level?

Is there any evidence that bitter melon and cinnamon help to lower blood glucose level?

Yes, see below:: Yes, there is evidence that both of these are effective in lowering blood sugar. Most of the studies on bitter melon are animal studies so more research is needed but many have found it effective- see http://tinyurl.com/zygunvx and look at the 2013 article it links to.
The evidence on cinnamon is more contradictory. Like all medicines, it helps some more than others: http://tinyurl.com/h8h29fj ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink bitter melon tea while taking levemir, (insulin detemir)metfomin, voctoza and other meds?

Is it ok to drink bitter melon tea while taking levemir, (insulin detemir)metfomin, voctoza and other meds?

Mgt: Some drinks which contain grapefruit and other fruit juices may alter drug levels. I would recommend checking with your pharmacist as well. ...Read more

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Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?

Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?

Nope: No. There is no clinical effect from taking bitter melon that would be so pronounced as to negate the need for metformin or januvia (sitagliptin). Both metformin and Januvia (sitagliptin) are however great medications which in combination with a controlled carbohydrate diet work extremely well. ...Read more

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Why is bitter melon not advisable to be eaten by pregnant women?

Why is bitter melon not advisable to be eaten by pregnant women?

Possible miscarriage: It is thought that eating a large amount of bitter melon might cause miscarriage or pre-term labor. Many women do have some in pregnancy without ill effects but it might be wise to avoid. See http://naturalmedicinejournal. Com/article_content. Asp? Edition=1;section=2;article=371 ; http://ehealthforum. Com/health/dangers-of-bittergourd-during-pregnancy-t371406-a1. Html. ...Read more

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Can I eat bitter melon during my pregnancy?

Can I eat bitter melon during my pregnancy?

Bitter melon: It's OK but don't take too much! Enjoy your pregnancy and new baby! ...Read more

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Could bitter melon by tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?

Could bitter melon by tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?

Diabetes: The most important thing with Diabetes is to tightly control your blood glucose. There are many natural and prescription medications out there, but the disease will slowly take its toll on your body, even under good control, eventually. I encourage you to NOT make decisions about your medication regimen, and to see an Endocrinologist for control of your diabetes, or you may suffer consequences! ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of eating jack fruit leaves?

Jack fruit leaves: http://appealingheart.blogspot.com/2013/06/jackfruit-health-benefits-fruit-pulp.html

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What are the health benefits of pepper tree leaves?

What are the health benefits of pepper tree leaves?

Pepper tree leaves: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/black_pepper.html

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Celery, carrot, cucumber, banana, apple, mango, water melon puree is this good for my health and what benefits could I get? I'm now 36 yrs. Old ,

Celery, carrot, cucumber, banana, apple, mango, water melon puree is this good for my health and what benefits could I get? I'm now 36 yrs. Old ,

Sounds yummy: I trust you are not adding a lot of sugar. This has vitamins and minerals and the key is that you are eating this instead of the salty / sugary / greasy stuff most people overeat. There's no magic in the fruits and vegetables, but it's a great choice and a move toward a healthier lifestyle generally. ...Read more

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What are some positive health benefits of ginger?

What are some positive health benefits of ginger?

Mostly GI: In limited studies, ginger was found to be more effective than placebo for treating nausea caused by seasickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy. Other preliminary studies showed that ginger may affect arthritis pain or have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties. ...Read more

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Are there any actual health benefits to getting a massage?

Are there any actual health benefits to getting a massage?

Massage can be usefu: Massage can be very useful with proper medical supervision for a variety of conditions. Specially trained therapist assist with lymphedema management.
Massage can assist in the treatment of muscle spasm and pain management for a variety of musculoskeletal condiditons.
Massage therapy is often a good adjunct to pt when muscle pain and tightness impede function. ...Read more

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Do tisanes have health benefits, or are they just useless?

Do tisanes have health benefits, or are they just useless?

Useless: The method of tea infusion is fine but the tisane thai tea has 30 gm of sugar and 80 mg of sodium and the trader joe brand has 19 gm of sugar. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of body composition exercises?

What are the health benefits of body composition exercises?

Get the lead out.: If, in what you mean by body composition, is the ratio of fat to lean body mass, then there is are many benefits. Aerobic exercise to enhance the respirator, cardiovascular and nervous systems as well as improve strength. Red blood cell and oxygen carrying potential are enhanced. Strength training promotes muscle cell enlargement and strength. You look, think and breath better, just to name a few, ...Read more

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Is dark chocolate healthy for you? What are the health benefits?

Is dark chocolate healthy for you? What are the health benefits?

YES!!! many benefits: Dark chocolate contains polyphenols and other flavonoids, procyanidans & antioxidants. It also contains mood-enhancing chemicals like phenylethylamine, theobromine, serotonin & anandamide. It lowers systolic blood pressure an average of 5 points & diastolic 3 points & lowers LDL cholesterol by up to 10%. Even LDL cholesterol is only dangerous
when it is oxidized & chocolate prevents this. See comment:. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with alcohol?

What health benefits are associated with alcohol?

Possible benefits.: Light to moderate use may decrease risk for gallstones, heart disease, strokes, heart attack & diabetes (per mayo clinic. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with smoking?

There are None: There are no known health benefits of smoking tobacco products & smoking anything else is debateable except that there is some evidence that smoking pot does decrease the side-effects of some anti-cancer treatments. Smoking causes a wide range of problems from copd, emphysema, oral cancer, to lung cancer. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with cinnamon?

What health benefits are associated with cinnamon?

Many good benefits: Cinnamon might be best known for significantly lowering blood sugar and can reduce it 18-29%, but is also a potent anti-oxidant, good anti-inflammatory and lowers cholesterol 12-26%. It is also a broad-spectrum anti-microbial. For more information see http://www.Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=68. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with swimming?

What health benefits are associated with swimming?

Conditioning: Swimming is a terrific conditioning exercise which has the added benefit of not stressing your joints in the way that running does. It also helps cleanse the skin and your body generally will feel overall better after swimming. ...Read more