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Can Drinking Nettle Tea Reduce Dht Levels
No: I can find no evidence that this is the case. You list your age as 21. If there is a concern about a hormonal imbalance, talk to an ob/gyn to get further clarification. ...Read more
In general - green: Tea. Green tea has a diuretic effect so you lose water weight. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggests green tea extracts acts as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. Catechins in the tea may ^ thermogenesis. However, i’m not sure that research has conclusively demonstrated green tea’s effectiveness as a weight loss product. 3 to 4 cups/day can have health benefits. ...Read more
Will raspberry ketones with kelp, African mango caffeine anhydrous, grape seed and green tea extract reduced the efficiency of the contraceptive pill?
No.: none of those will interfere with the efficiency or efficacy of the BCP. ...Read more
Can tea with rose hips, lemon balm, lemon verbena, and hibiscus flower affect birth control or hormones?
Broad question but..: I know of no known interactions between these herbs and oral contraceptives. As to whether these have any affect on hormones, that is a very broad question. I found one website that says lemon verbena can help regulate menstrual cycles and help with PMS, but it did not provide references so I don't know if research confirms this. Lemon balm is thought to help regulate thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more
Not really: First of all, without piperine, a black pepper extract, turmeric is very poorly absorbed orally. Second, the therapeutic effects of turmeric are still inconclusive and is not the ideal way to lower blood sugar. A low glycemic index and load diet is far more preferable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Neither one does either. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink tea w/ lemon balm, lemon verbena, rose hips, & hibiscus flower when taking birth control pills? Are there other risks w/ this tea?
Not the key: These aren't the cause of your elevated AST/ALT, but I'm glad you're searching for it. If you take other "herbal remedies", one of them may be something to which you're allergic and/or something that's not what it's supposed to be. You'll want alcohol, med allergy, hep B & C, Wilson's, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis all ruled in or out. Your body may just want exercise. Stay proactive. ...Read more
Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?
Water retention: Over the counter medications containing diuretics can help. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with your physician's approval. Sipping green tea can help as it has a diuretic effect. So can exercise. ...Read more
Can daily consumption of green tea (I mix it with black tea as well) increase chances of getting kidney stones? The tea is unsweetened.
Probably not: There's a "pop" claim that tea and cola predispose to kidney stones, but little scientific reason. The overriding key to prevention is to keep the urine dilute (always pale, never dark) by drinking plenty of fluids -- the cheapest is tap water, and perhaps tea-drinkers are actually just drinking less of that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, but...: The mechanism for how lemon decreases uric acid sounds reasonable, but that doesn't mean using it makes a difference for real life problems. I would not rely on lemon alone to prevent gout or kidney stone formation - as there are no great studies that show that relying on lemon alone works. You're much better sticking to "gout diet" provided by your doctor which encompasses many dietary changes. ...Read more
1.Which flavour in Lipton green tea reduces cholestrol and fat?
2.Does it have any side effects?
3.Consuming Lipton Tea have any side effects for T
Very good but...: Green tea has many proven health benefits;it's rich in antioxidants like catechins.Among the proven benefits of green tea: preventing cardiovascular disease & many diff. cancers, lowers cholesterol & blood sugar, protects the liver. The main side effects are due to caffeine but decaf forms are available.Lipton is OK but I advise organic teas. See http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/green-tea ...Read more