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Doctor insights on: Coriander Seeds

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How effective is coriander for treating appetite loss?

How effective is coriander for treating appetite loss?

Works for me.: spices do not have a particular chemical effect to increase appetite BUT if you associate them with pleasant foods in the past they will be a trigger to eat. Certainly tasty food works better. It's mostly triggers to eat, or habits, or sometimes medical conditions (depression, diabetes, infections, cancer, thyroid) that keep people from eating or gaining weight. ...Read more

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How effective is coriander for treating a hernia?

How effective is coriander for treating a hernia?

Not at all: A hernia of the abdominal wall is an actual hole through which abdominal contents can protrude. The only way to fix it is with a surgical procedure. The one exception is a belly button hernia in children. These usually go away by age 4-5, but if persistent, will only get better with an operation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do doctors coriander paste for mole removal?

Do doctors coriander paste for mole removal?

I don't believe: That this is generally accepted in western medicine. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of black seed/black caraway seed?

Flavor: Spices and herb are best used for their flavors as there is not much objective evidence for their health benefits. ...Read more

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Taurineguarana seed extract? Any evidence for good uses?

Taurineguarana seed extract?  Any evidence for good uses?

Stimulant: A number of energy drinks contain the combination of taurine & guarana. Guarana stimulates through caffeine. Taurine is used by athletes as a performance enhancer. However some people are allergic to guarana & it has led to arrhythmias in others. Taurine has been associated with hypotension. ...Read more

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Is adding seeds to your diet the same as adding plant foods to diet?

Is adding seeds to your diet the same as adding plant foods to diet?

Yes and no: Seeds are obviously a plant food ; among the most nutritious, but when it's advised to add plant foods to one's diet they also mean vegetables, fruits, nuts ; whole grains. These foods contain a wide variety of crucial phytonutrients ; no single plant food contains more than a fraction of the many types of phytonutrients. A diet rich in a wide variety of plant foods helps prevent most illnesses. ...Read more

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What are these super seeds dupont makes for corn and grains? How safe?

What are these super seeds dupont makes for corn and grains? How safe?

Unknown but...: I do not know much about these drought-resistant super seeds but as best as i can tell, these were developed using "advanced hybrid technology" and are not technically "genetically modified." if this is true then they are probably safe. I question the safety of all gmo foods; while more research needs to be done, animal studies suggest they are quite hazardous- see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e for more. ...Read more

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How do you tell a teen what to do? Demand or plant the seed and let it grow?

How do you tell a teen what to do? Demand or plant the seed and let it grow?

Plant seeds...: You can "tell" a teen anything til you are blue in the face....Demanding seldom works...Does it work for you? Repeating things over and over and being a role model...Lead by example work. They do listen. Also set boundaries and be clear. In our house it was simple- anything immoral, illegal, or unsafe was simply not tolerated and there were swift consequences. ...Read more

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