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Flaxseed Oil And Crohn's Disease
The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more
Is lupus an inflammatory disease? Does eating anti inflammatory food ( fish, blueberry, olive oil, broccoli) help to control the disease?
Psoriasis is less common in populations whose dietary staples include cold-water fish containing omega-3 fatty acids: But study results have been mixed as to whether fish oil supplements can reduce inflammation and improve psoriasis signs and symptoms, such as itching and scaling. The latest findings suggest that fish oil delivered by a needle in a vein (intravenously) reduces psoriasis symptoms more quickly than do fish oil supplements taken by mouth. One small study indicated that a combination of a calorie-restricted diet and increased omega-3 fatty acids helped control psoriasis in obese people with psoriasis. More study is needed. Side effects of high-dose fish oil supplements can include a fishy aftertaste, heartburn and nausea. Dosages greater than 3 grams a day may affect blood clotting, increase your risk of bleeding and decrease blood pressure. This may be of particular concern if you're taking blood-thinning medication or high blood pressure medication. Ground flaxseed. ...Read more
Probiotics and IBD: One of the different theories about the mechanism of disease in ibd is the interaction of the gut flora and the lining of the bowel. There are instances on which the bowel flora could make the inflammation worse and probiotics may be able to modifiy the flora and decrease the inflammation. ...Read more
VERY LITTLE: Anecdotal evidence. Large prospective studies are lacking support so far, but i guess it wouldn't hurt to try if all else fails? ...Read more
Theoretically yes: but in REALITY NO!! Graves disease is NOT "simply" a thyroid disease its also an EYE disease and is SYSTEMIC (thyroid. Pituitary and effect on other glands) It requires PHARMACOLOGIC, RADIOLOGIC or SURGICAL Treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Breasts: doubtful, but is good for youGet a more detailed answer ›
Could people with systemic autoimmune diseases like lupus/ra benefit from taking evening primrose oil? What about fish oil?
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