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What natural options help with insomnia--warm milk and honey?

What natural options help with insomnia--warm milk and honey?

Insomnia: If chronic - may need med eval to determine reason. Yes, warm milk = tryptophan which can help w insomnia. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, . ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I mix a tablespoon of honey in warm milk daily consuming early morning I am planning to increase weight. will this help me gain weight if taken daily?

I mix a tablespoon of honey in warm milk daily consuming early morning
I am planning to increase weight.
will this help me gain weight if taken daily?

Weight gain: Adding calories to the diet in any form can lead to weight gain. Adding essentially a pure sugar such as honey may not be the most well rounded way to add calories, however. Consider adding proteins and fats to your sugar intake and discuss with your doctor and nutritionist. ...Read more

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I love drinking warm milk w/ honey before i sleep. i do a detailed cleaning right after but even w/ brushing, can it cause cavity? i now use a straw

I love drinking warm milk w/ honey before i sleep. i do a detailed cleaning right after but even w/ brushing, can it cause cavity?  i now use a straw

Hmmm: The chance of causing cavities is directly proportional to the amount of time the sugar (& milk) is in contact with your teeth. Therefore, sipping it over a long period of time is bad. Drinking it (with\without a straw) over a short period of time followed by rinsing (brushing & flossing) minimizes the chance of cavities. My recommendation- have your own dentist evaluate the health of your teeth. ...Read more

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If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?

If you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is it wise to drink honey and warm milk together?

Of course. But Why?: Gastric=stomach & upper 2/3 lined with cells which secrete hydrochloric acid (inhibits bacterial growth) under brain control. With healthy subconscious control of esophagus, bottom of esophagus only relaxes as solid/liquid is pushed down. If stomach contents repeatedly pushed back up, esp. When lots of acid present, then esophagus damaged over time; can eventually promote esophagus cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a cough cure that involves honey and warm onions?

Is there a cough cure that involves honey and warm onions?

Unlikely...: A cough can be treated once the etiology of the cough is known. So, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and the correct, effective treatment rendered. Treating a cough yourself can be harmful! ...Read more

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M 18 yrs old I have dry cough since 3 weeks I use lots of tablets like allegra (fexofenadine) , honeytus , warm water , honey but there is no result m worried please hlp?

M 18 yrs old I have dry cough since 3 weeks I use lots of tablets like allegra (fexofenadine) , honeytus , warm water , honey but there is no result m worried please hlp?

Possibility...: One common and easily treated possibility for your cough is bronchospasm. It is treated with bronchodilator and perhaps steroid inhalers. Your doctor will be able to diagnose this sometimes by simply listening to your chest with stethoscope, sometimes some testing is needed, like pulmonary function tests. If you smoke, you need to quit today. See your doctor but no need to worry! good luck! ...Read more

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Is taking honey in milk help in gaining weight?

Is taking honey in milk help in gaining weight?

Yes, but honey~sugar: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Does warm milk help a baby sleep more?

Does warm milk help a baby sleep more?

No: Feeding a baby as they arise and never as part of a sleep ritual does more for good sleep habits than anything.Rocking only when fully awake and learning to recognize their drousy signals helps a lot. Letting them learn to self settle in the crib alone will promote the longest night time sleep pattern, while rocking or feeding as they go to sleep increased sleep problems 4x. ...Read more

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What is the sideeffects of lemon honey with warm water?

What is the sideeffects of lemon honey with warm water?

Benign: That is just sugar and water. There is absolutely zero medicinal qualities with this benign ineffective process. It is a false myth that sugar and water can do anything for health! ...Read more

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Steps to cure anxiety at bed time. Warm milk?

Steps to cure anxiety at bed time. Warm milk?

Maybe: If warm milk helps you, then go with it. Also try a relaxing activity like reading a book or meditation. ...Read more

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Does warm milk really help you fall asleep?

Does warm milk really help you fall asleep?

Maybe!: The idea is that the tryptophan (found in turkey as well!) helps you to relax by increasing serotonin in the brain. A glass of warm milk to help you fall asleep has never been proven, but if you feel it helps then it probably does! its not harmful, just don't drink too much or you will wake up all night having to go to the bathroom! ...Read more

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Does warm milk really make us to fall asleep?

Does warm milk really make us to fall asleep?

Maybe: Gabita, There are no good studies on warm milk. There are several theories. First, milk has tryptophan, which can cause drowsiness. Second and most likely is the placebo effect. If you believe something will work, it will. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it ok if you make a shake with milk, curds, raw eggs, cream and honey?

Is it ok if you make a shake with milk, curds, raw eggs, cream and honey?

No, not raw eggs...: Raw eggs are unsafe, as they may have salmonella. Milk and curds are ok. Cream is heavy in animal fat (milk fat), and honey is a type of sugar, so add cream or honey only in small amounts. ...Read more

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I want to get conceive and also i want to reduce my weight, is warm water with honey will effect to get conceive?

I want to get conceive and also i want to reduce my weight, is warm water with honey will effect to get conceive?

Myths: Water and sugar will not in any way assist conception. And they will not in any way be helpful in weight loss. That would be a completely false myth. ...Read more