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Black Cumin Vs Curcumin
Is slim-vie a safe herbal wt loss product? Ingred: amylum, mulberry leaf extr, jobstears seed, cassia seed extr, bitter orange extr.? Long-term use?
Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?
Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www.phytosomes.info/public/meriva.asp Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals. ...Read more
Taking aposlim for weight loss sicklesenna gingkgo leaf lotus leaf coix seed L cartintie oriental water plantain are the ingredients are they safe?
Not FDA: approved hence no available independent randomised clinical study to be able to comment on the safety ...Read more
Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)
Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimally: Principal causes of skin aging are exposure to sun (ultraviolet radiation), cigarette smoke/smoking and age-related changes in soft tissue, including loss of tissue volume and elasticity. Many other factors contribute to this including hormonal decline, toxicities, state of hydration and nutritional deficiencies. Antioxidants taken internally and applied to the surface skin and absorbed help. ...Read more
Ltyrosine, biotin, prozac, (fluoxetine) iron, turmeric, omega3 f/o, coffee, calcium, ginkgo, & g kula good or bad mix?
Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more
I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?
It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit.ly/1hHlMAv ...Read more
Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?
Xeloda-oxali: You may want to stop your multivitamins while you are on Xeloda as Folic Acid may exgerate side effect of xeloda. You also need to have your vitamin d level checked and take a supplement if the level is low as vitamin d deficiency may affect the response to chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bootea contains senna peppermint hawthorn leaves,liquorice burdock &valerian root,psyllium seeds. You have 1 every otha nyt is it safe to use ongoing?
It depends: Most items are either safe or unsafe to ingest depending on the dose. Supplements like the ones you list are not regulated like medicines are in the US, and so the dose you get can not be assured. The other question one should ask about supplement besides safety and side effects, is do the provide benefit? The answer to this depends greatly on the supplement taken. ...Read more
In theory could making a pill that contains rosemary, oregano, cumin, peppermint, valerian, and cinnamon have good pain relieving properties?
See below: In theory yes, but in practically probable not. ...Read more
Cranberry, d-mannose, uva ursi, grapefruit seed, caprylic acid, potassium caprylate, olive leaf extract, marshmallow althea officinalis root, red rasperry rubus ideaus - are these safe ingredients ?
Yes: I don't see anything in that list that is dangerous. ...Read more
Thyme: Dried thyme can be used as a spice, to flavor foods. Used in larger quantities for medicinal purposes, it can be a supplement -- you would not be able to tolerate this amount in your spaghetti sauce! it can also be given as thyme oil, tea, or extract. The supplements may have some use for cough & uri, and used as a mouthwash. Don't use if you're sensitive to mint family -- thyme is a member. ...Read more
Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?
Probably: One of the problems with many supplements is that there is little research on safety and effectiveness. Plexus slim has many ingredients; I have reviewed them ; they are all safe and have no known interactions with the things you are taking. However, avoid plexus slim accelerator- it is hazardous! i believe anyone on Lipitor (atorvastatin) should take coq10. See http://bit.Ly/1jjpcpg ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take Cialis w/ a multivitamin that contains equivalent of 150mg of saw palmetto & 2:1 extract, organic spirullna?
Which antioxidant vitamin or supplement is harmless or have no side effect ?? Grape seed extract ,vitamin c (ascorbic acid) etc.. Plz advise thx...
Flavor: Spices and herb are best used for their flavors as there is not much objective evidence for their health benefits. ...Read more
Boil home remedies: In some cultures turmeric is ingested or is made into a poultice which is externally applied for the treatment of boils. In traditional chinese medicine, heated moxa is placed on garlic slices or a garlic paste over boils to hasten healing. ...Read more
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