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Can You Combine Niacin With Red Yeast Rice
Red yeast rice: Yes , these may be taken together. ...Read more
Cod liver oil okay to take? I have a shellfish allergy. Also double q. Are probiotics good for fungus on tongue or yeast overgrowth in stomach?
Cod liver oil OK: There are 5 main groups of seafood: bony fish (cod), crustaceans (shrimp), bivalves (clam), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (squid). There is cross-reactivity within each group but rarely between groups, so cod is ok with shellfish allergy. Probiotics are healthy but have minimal effect on mouth fungus (thrush). Most experts feel stomach fungal/yeast overgrowth doesn't exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?
I don't like it.: Truth be told, I don't like combining Niacin with the red yeast rice as they can both have toxic effects upon the liver. I hope you're having your liver blood enzyme levels monitored on that combination. Adding Magnesium to all of this is not my concern as I don't see any issue in that as long as your doses of all these other medications are not excessive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have gastritis, is it okay to consume the following items: avocados, garlic, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, apple cider?
Also in what ways should they be prepared or used to maximize their benefit or at least minimize the bad effects?
Is red yeast rice safe to use for lowering my LDL . And should I be taking some other drug to counter act the side effects, if any?
Depends on brand...: Red yeast rice contains several natural forms of a class of drugs called statins. Lipitor, (atorvastatin) zocor, Crestor are all statins. The safety profile is similar to these prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical companies put pressure on the fda to put pressure on nutraceutical companies to remove the active ingredient. Herbal actives by nature's plus still contains it, others do not. Coq10, 300mg for s.E.'s. ...Read more
Can I take vitamin A (from fish liver oil) and vitamin d3 together? If so will it help with acne?
Acne Treatment: I understand your concern about Acne. Some patients have had good results with fish liver oil and Vitamin d, possibly due to Omega-3 fatty acids in fish. There are no clinical research documenting the benefit. Acne can become worse due to hormones, stress, carbohydrate-rich foods —bread, bagels and chips, and exposure to sun. See a Dermatologist for treatment. See a Psychiatrist for stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ways to reduce sebum production, can milk along with 10 walnuts&almonds 2xfish oil and a handful of cashews increase it should I cut down on these?
54 yrs.Female allergies are wheat oats rice almonds tomato and I have had the skin test. Need help with breakfast use to eat a bagel with cream cheese?
Can you take milkthistle toclear the toxins in your liver and also take red yeast for your cholesterol?
It's your choice: Your liver naturally cleanses itself of toxins. Most (but not all) scientific studies on milk thistle even for real disease of the liver show no effect. "red yeast" actually contains lovastatin, identical to the pharmaceutical, and this is why it works. Given that you've got a heart stent, you may prefer a standardized preparation of a statin. ...Read more
= lovastatin/Mevacor: Red yeast rice contains a small amount of naturally occuring substance called lovastatin, which is available in prescription Mevacor or generic lovastatin. It is considered a pretty safe medication for cholesterol, but regular monitoring is recommended to ensure safety and effecacy etc... If you are using it, don't over do it and make sure to inform your doc... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are vaginitis, itching, or women's candida truly related to diet (or is that a myth)? I take fish oil and a multivitamin, but also eat dark chocolate!
Mostly myth: If you have a food allery, you can develop a rash and / or itching as a result and those symptoms could manifest as vaginal irritaion. Otherwise diet has no relationship to episodes of vaginitis that is more likely related to etioloies such as - infectious, hormonal, diabetes related, contact dermatitis, or foreign body related episodes of vaginitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can eating raw yeast raise insulin levels... prescription insulin is made from yeast not the same but can it raise at all or might you do more harm than good?
No insulin in yeast: There isn't any Insulin in yeast, and it turns out that consuming Insulin by mouth doesn't raise Insulin levels because Insulin is broken down by the acid in your stomach before it can be absorbed. (that is why people with diabetes inject insulin). On the other hand, just about anything you eat will raise the natural output of Insulin from your pancreas to help you metabolize the carbohydrates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bacteria vaginitis and taking metronidazole should I avoid eating sugars, bread and rice and things like that to avoid growth of bacteria?
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