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Can I Use Belleric Myrobalan As A Body Cleanse Or Detox
I got milk thistle the real plant from the mountains and i need help in papering it to take it as a liver tonic, what is the recipe or medicinal prep?
Can be dried.: Milk thistle can be taken orally in supplements or in tea it may cause diarrhea. More rarely, it may cause nausea, bloating, gas, and upset stomach. Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should avoid using milk thistle. If you have a ragweed allergy, you should also avoid milk thistle.It may cause a rash or lead to severe allergic reaction. Always tell your doctor before taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease) and i want to use a kidney detox from a health store or the chemist, is it a good idea?
Do not take a chance: You already have a kidney damage, it does not make sense to use so called " kidney detox" from a health store which contain un tested( many time un safe ) ingredients. You are under the impression that these are from health stores and natural, hence they are safe! far from it, alarming numbers are dangerous. Please donot push your kidneys to the limit that they fail ! zk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the best way to detox your body? Also is a salt water flush like used in the master cleanse safe? Reason to detox is allergies constipation etc
Allergy treatment: The best way to treat allergies is avoidance of the triggering allergen. For environmental allergies, antihistamines and topical nasal steroids sprays are very effective. Allergy injections are very useful for long term treatment. There is no role for "detoxifcation" in the treatment of allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I lupus and not on immune suppressant. Can i take a capsule form of cayenne pepper .. Would it be good for me?
No: Cayenne pepper has no significant nutritional or health value and no benefit in lupus. ...Read more
What is a method at home i can do such as honey, lemon juice, or others, that i could use on my face to be pimple-free for good?
Quit smoking!: The best "detox" from nicotine and cotinine (a metabolite of nicotine) is to QUIT smoking. This is also the best thing you can do for your health. If you've tried to quit b4, & been unsuccessful, fear not -- many ex-smokers have had to have several trials at quitting. Talk to ur doc about smoking cessation & any assistive tx (ie zyban). The BEST detox from tob = quitting smoking! Good luck. ...Read more
What kind of exercise is using a sauna? How can it benefit me? Should I use it b4 or after or both when working out?
No real exercise!: Although time in a sauna may feel good and relax your muscles, the increasing sweating truly depletes your body of fluid and electrolytes. It would not be a good idea either before or after working out. Better to do it after a great massage or before a nice long evening together. Just remember to rehydrate with water and electrolytes! ...Read more
I just recently purchased some sweet almond oil, how can I use this to cleanse my body of toxins?
Do not need it.: I am not sure what this is supposed to do but- if you feel normal then you probably do not have toxins. People speak of having toxins and using a colon cleanse, or gall bladder cleanse, etc. if you are young and healthy the body rids itself of what it does not need. It takes care of itself. I would recommend against a cleansing. ...Read more
Iam breastfeeding and I want to do the 30 day arbonne program which includes protein shakes, and body cleanse is this safe?
Why take the chance?: The program says it "helps detoxify and cleanse our bodies from the toxins we consume in our daily diet as well as from our environment". In general, claims that supplements make are just claims. It is wisest to beware of products with lots of marketing hype, especially of anybody who says he will cleanse your body of toxins. Nature (or god) made our bodies self-cleansing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best over-the-counter meds or way to cleanse your system? Want to cleanse my system because have never done it other than a laxative.
Not necessary: Intestinal tract normally cleans itself. Many people require laxatives or stool softners if bowels can not be regulated by diet alone. Various so called spa treatments, bowel "cleansing treatments" & high colonics etc. Vary from unnecessary to somewhat fraudulent. They only truly benefit those receiving payment. Don't ask the provider about benefits, they are biased & have mortgage payments. ...Read more
How long does colloidal silver take to clean toxins from your system and what dosage should one take when using silver in this way?
No one knows: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take a pill like true biotic to hep. While gallbladder is working 7% to help dijestion track?
Taking antibiotics, want to try probiotics in form of kefir/fermented foods. I read it can be bad if immune system down, is it safe?
Are there any med benefits to fasting from sunrise to sunset for 30 days? Digestive system gets a break? Can it act like a detox as well?
NO: There are no double blind randomized studies that this has any affect. Typical anectdotal undocumented holistic belief ...Read more
Which is the safest and natural way of colon cleansing? I am scared to try any product or salt water flush but I have good bowel function. I need help
Is an OTC body cleanser a good thing to use to filter bad stuff from body and help in weight loss?
I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for high potassium?
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