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Does flax seed or green tea prevent colorectal cancer?

Does flax seed or green tea prevent colorectal cancer?

Not known: Though the supposed health benefits of these are touted, there is no definitively known knowledge that it will prevent any type of cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Colorectal Cancer (Definition)

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. The cells lining the colon or rectum become abnormal and grow uncontrollably. They start as polyps. Symptoms include blood in the stool, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss. This cancer can be prevented through early screening, if a polyp is detected during a colonoscopy and excised. Additionally, a high fiber diet with plenty of water and a ...Read more


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Can black seed oil cure colon cancer?

Can black seed oil cure  colon cancer?

Would be great but..: Not aware of any scientific evidence in this regard. If you or someone you know has colon cancer and are proceeding with this treatment option as your only treatment modality, proceed with caution. :-/. ...Read more

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Heard that massaging pomegranate seed oil into my breast would prevent breast cancer but would eating pomegranate also prevent breast cancer?

Heard that massaging pomegranate seed oil into my breast would prevent breast cancer but would eating pomegranate also prevent breast cancer?

No: There is no scientific evidence that rubbing seed oil or eating pomegranate will prevent breast or any other cancer or disease. ...Read more

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I know that massaging pomegranate seed oil into my breast would prevent breast cancer, would eating pomegranate also help prevent it?

I know that massaging pomegranate seed oil into my breast would prevent breast cancer, would eating pomegranate also help prevent it?

Pomegranate & CA: Some interesting work is going on in the last few years about pomegranate -- including with breast, lung, colon, prostate, and some other cancers. Here's a review, even though technical: http://tinyurl.Com/l23nvk4 the breast ca work is in vitro, not in live people, though: http://tinyurl.Com/kqv58lp this means it's very preliminary -- yet companies may claim it to sell their products. Be well. ...Read more

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Does sunflower seed oil interact with propecia 1mg? Thanks

Does sunflower seed oil interact with propecia 1mg? Thanks

Propecia: Your pharmacist can be very helpful in this kind of question as he/she has access to thorough information about medications. I don't believe there is any interaction between sunflower seed oil and propecia. ...Read more

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GI specialist told me to avoid seeds 5 days before my colonoscopy. Does it mean pumpkin, sesame seeds etc or does it include berries etc. thanks.

GI specialist told me to avoid seeds 5 days before my colonoscopy. Does it mean pumpkin, sesame seeds etc or does it include berries etc. thanks.

All seeds please: ...including cucumbers, seeded bagels... Big or small, seeds are often residual findings in the colon after taking an otherwise adequate prep. Since seeds & other solid food debris may occlude optimal views of the colon lining, & thus may hide small polyps or lesions, please avoid their consumption before your colon exam (or you may be getting an invitation to come back with a better prep!) ...Read more

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Grapefruit seed extract work for bad breath or tea tree oil ?

Grapefruit seed extract work for bad breath or tea tree oil ?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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Can olive leaf extract cause cancer, or infertility?

Can olive leaf extract cause cancer, or infertility?

No evidence: There is no evidece for cancer but it has not been studied in pregnancy. I would avoid it if pregnant. ...Read more

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Does bottled lipton diet green tea citrus have a good source of antioxidants like i've read?

Does bottled lipton diet green tea citrus have a good source of antioxidants like i've read?

Probably not: Once the tea is mixed with water, the antioxidants start to break down. By the time the product gets from where it was first mixed to when you drink it could be weeks or months. The antioxidants are not likely going to be viable for that length of time. Raw fruits and vegetables are probably your best bet. Some supplements like astaxanthin and curcumin may help. ...Read more

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Does flaxseed oil cause prostate cancer? I have dry eyes and want to take flaxseed oil.

Does flaxseed oil cause prostate cancer? I have dry eyes and want to take flaxseed oil.

No: I would recommend fish oil for dry eye treatment and not flaxseed oil. You have to take a lot more flax seed oil to get the same amount of omega-3 fatty acids as compared to fish oil. ...Read more

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Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer? I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?

Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer?  I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?

No such viitamin: There is no medically recognized vitamin b17. An extract from aprocot pits, laetrile, has been touted as b17 and promoted as cure for cancer with no scientific basis. So called vitamin b17 can cause cyanide poisoning! ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee 1-2 cups (5-10) grams a day cause cancer? Are there any benefits of coffee? What's better green tea or coffee? Why? Or avoid both

Does drinking coffee 1-2 cups (5-10) grams a day cause cancer? Are there any benefits of coffee? What's better green tea or coffee? Why? Or avoid both

See below: The amount of coffee or tea intake you described will not do any harm, it is also not likely to produce any great benefit either. Suit your taste. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does grape seed extract have a warming / cooling effect?

Either: It can be whichever way you would like it to be. ...Read more

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I'm wondering is grape seed extract and other supplements effective against skin aging?

I'm wondering is grape seed extract and other supplements effective against skin aging?

Minimally: Principal causes of skin aging are exposure to sun (ultraviolet radiation), cigarette smoke/smoking and age-related changes in soft tissue, including loss of tissue volume and elasticity. Many other factors contribute to this including hormonal decline, toxicities, state of hydration and nutritional deficiencies. Antioxidants taken internally and applied to the surface skin and absorbed help. ...Read more

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Can you eat red globe grape seeds or any grape seeds for that matter?

Grape seeds.: There is no specific problem associated with ingesting grape seeds, but you should not make a habit of it. ...Read more

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Hey docs, what helps you lose weight more: green coffee bean extract or green tea extract?

Hey docs, what helps you lose weight more: green coffee bean extract or green tea extract?

Not positive: The weight loss effects of green tea have been demonstrated in some studies but the effect is relatively minor. ON the other hand - I don't if there is any hard data on use of coffee bean extract as a weight loss supplement. ...Read more

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Flaxn oil and cotage cheese protocole. how long he take to cure colon cancer or bowl cancer please?

Flaxn oil and cotage cheese protocole. how long he take to cure colon cancer or bowl cancer please?

It won't: This stuff is made up and you are being played for a sucker. Forgive my frankness. ...Read more

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If i've had kidney stones in past, is it safe for me drink almond milk or herbal teas such as green, oolong, our-eh!

If i've had kidney stones in past, is it safe for me drink almond milk or herbal teas such as green, oolong, our-eh!

Be careful: almonds have oxalate; tea has oxalate; Calcium oxalate is most common stone; reasons include: dehydration; excess calcium in urine; excess oxalate in urine; low citrate in urine. Diet: avoid spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; increase orange juice 8 oz twice daily; add ReaLemon extract: 5 tblspns per day; increase fluid 4 liters/day; so, minimize ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more