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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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Can the CBD oil currently available on Internet help control intractable epilepsy? How do you know what dose to use

Can the CBD oil currently available on Internet help control intractable epilepsy?  How do you know what dose to use

For Davet'sSyndrome: CBD Oil is one of the 85 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis.It is a major phytocnnabinoid accounts for 40% of plants extract.It has been used in US for Davet's Syndrome under the brand name Epidiolex
Davet's Syndrome is a rare form of epilepsy which is difficult to treat and is also known as severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy is rare and intractable epilepsy and cbd oil may be good for ...Read more

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Can i take fish oil with epilepsy?

Can i take fish oil with epilepsy?

Yes: A person may take over-the-counter fish oil supplements, for the benefit of the omega-3 fatty acids, in the usual recommended doses stated on the bottle labels, whether or not he has epilepsy. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for you?

Coconut oil: Look for a book written by, i believe, bruce fife, nd on coconut oil. Very enlightening reading. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil?

Is it ok to use coconut oil?

YES!!!: Inside and out ... Depending what you are going to do. On the skin, in cooking etc! it is from mother nature! ...Read more

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Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Pros of coconut oil: ...contains good mono- & polyunsaturated fats, & has no trans fat. Also, virgin coconut oil might have a positive effect on cholesterol levels & help protect against heart disease. Keep in mind its still high in saturated fat so don't replace all your cooking oil with it, use in moderation, & figure into your daily calorie & fat count. (Ref. bhg.com) ...Read more

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Is coconut oil really bad for you?

Is coconut oil really bad for you?

VERY bad.: Coconut oil if popular right now, but it is not a healthy oil. It is highly saturated (just like lard). Saturated oils are shown to promote atherosclerosis and vascular disease. ...Read more

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What are healthy substitutes for coconut oil?

What are healthy substitutes for coconut oil?

Monounsaturated oils: Consider avocado oil for both cooking and as an ingredient for most things you'd do with coconut oil. Avoid dietary fat sources which contain trans fats; consider nut oils, avocado oil, or extra virgin olive oil as good alternatives. ...Read more

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Hi! could you please tell me what are the benefits of coconut oil?

Hi! could you please tell me what are the benefits of coconut oil?

Coconut oil: There are no known, scientifically proven health benefits, above and beyond consumption as food calories for energy from coconut oil. ...Read more

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What is in coconut oil that makes it so amazing tsting and good for you?

What is in coconut oil that makes it so amazing tsting and good for you?

Not really: Coconut oil actually is not healthy but it is a good alternative to butter and margarine for baking purposes. Its main fat, a saturated fat called lauric acid, may have some anti-infection benefits and is believed tor raise good cholesterol. However, few studies in humans have actually been done. Most studies done are from brazil and philippines, where coconut products are a major export. ...Read more

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Coconut oil for sunburn?

Stick to basics: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of great tea and coconut oil?

What are the benefits of great tea and coconut oil?

None proven ... yet: There are no randomized controlled trials demonstrating any benefit to consuming green tea & coconut oil. At least in the States, manufacturers of dietary supplements are not required to prove either safety nor effectiveness of their products. Any claims of benefit are from observational studies which can only help develop hypotheses but can't prove causal relationship. Spend money on real food ...Read more

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Can coconut oil help memory loss?

Can coconut oil help memory loss?

Possibly: Some people feel that coconut oil helped them greatly. However, there are few research studied and one indicates that it may be useful only for people who do not have apolipoproten e4 gene. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for your vagina?

Is coconut oil good for your vagina?

No known benefit: There is no known benefit to the use of coconut oil to to the vagina either externally or internally ...Read more

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Does coconut oil heal surgical scars?

Does coconut oil heal surgical scars?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent, but they improve with time. Pressure treatment, silicone sheeting and steroid injection may hasten their maturation. Don't waste your money--coconut oil won't help. ...Read more

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Does coconut oil help shorten the flu?

No: Coconut oil, nor any other part of the coconut, does not help shorten the flu. The flu, usually means the seasonal flu, which is influenza. ...Read more

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Is it true that coconut oil can cure alzheimer?

Is it true that coconut oil can cure alzheimer?

Not true: Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's Disease. Research is ongoing. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil safe to use as a vaginal lubricant?

Is coconut oil safe to use as a vaginal lubricant?

You can: You might want to make sure your partner isn't allergic to it first. But also, avoid using this, if you are going to use latex condoms, as the coconut oil may compromise the integrity of coconut oil. ...Read more

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Will coconut oil reduce appearance of surgical scars?

Will coconut oil reduce appearance of surgical scars?

Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticability. Use a cream called mederma to reduce the appearance of scars. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what are doctor opinions on coconut oil?

I'm wondering what are doctor opinions on coconut oil?

Not healthy but...: Coconut oil actually is not healthy but it is a good alternative to butter and margarine for baking purposes. Its main fat, a saturated fat called lauric acid, may have some anti-infection benefits, but in general, coconut oil does not promote health. Few studies in humans have actually been done. Most studies done are from brazil and philippines, where coconut products are a major export. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best coconut oil for hair growth?

Please recommend the best coconut oil for hair growth?

Health Tap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for hair? For healthy strong hair ?

Is coconut oil good for hair? For healthy strong hair ?

Reality: Who Knows?: Additional issues: applied to hair or ingested? Amounts, ratios compared to other factors etc. Hair shafts are complex protein structures fabricated for a period of time by the hair follicles with oils added by oil secreting cells in the skin around the hair shaft. Once growth stops, hair falls out. Most of the genetics ; control issues remain far too complex for current understanding/science. ...Read more

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It's okay to use coconut oil as my daily moisturizer right?

It's okay to use coconut oil as my daily moisturizer right?

Coconut oil: is often combined with other ingredients to make facial masks, moisturizers and hair care products. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more