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Does ginger ale have the same effect as taking a ginger supplement?

Does ginger ale have the same effect as taking a ginger supplement?

Yes: It is well known that ginger has anti-nausea properties --- ginger crackers, ginger chews, and even raw ginger can soothe a nauseated tummy. Ginger ale does have ginger in it, also, but it is wise to drink it slowly and at room temperature. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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Will drinking ginger ale have the same non inflammatory effects as taking the dry ginger alone?

Will drinking ginger ale have the same non inflammatory effects as taking the dry ginger alone?

NO: Ginger ale commonly contains carbonated water, sugar/HFCS and artificial ginger-flavor. Ginger content is often listed on labels in a general "natural aroma" or "Natural flavoring" statement, to preserve secrecy of the complex proprietary mix of spices, fruits and other flavors used. Lemon, lime and cane sugar are the most common of ingredients. Its not the same as natural ginger as you asked. ...Read more

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Is powdered ginger having the same effects as fresh ginger?

Is powdered ginger having the same effects as fresh ginger?

Ginger: They can both be used for the same purpose. My preference is freshly grated, organic ginger. Take care. ...Read more

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Does ginger interact with any medication? Is drinking lots of ginger tea (wz grated ginger in it, 3 x day) bad if you take lots of medications?

Does ginger interact with any medication? Is drinking lots of ginger tea (wz grated ginger in it, 3 x day) bad if you take lots of medications?

Ginger: Ginger may effect blood clotting -so consult your dr about use if you take anti-inflammatory meds (i.e. naproxen, ibuprofen) or blood thinners (aspirin, warfarin). Diabetics on meds should also d/w dr because it may v blood sugar & ^ actions of insulin & other medications. Please consult with your physician if you have ulcers -as high dose ginger is usually not recommended in this situation. ...Read more

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Does NON-ALCOHOLIC ginger beer affect Flecainide as I read that ginger should not be taken with a heart medication?

Does NON-ALCOHOLIC  
ginger beer affect Flecainide as I read that ginger should not be taken with a heart medication?

Ginger Beer: "There is no drug interactions reported by people who take Ginger and Flecainide acetate together yet." REF: http://www.ehealthme.com/drug-interaction/ginger/flecainide-acetate/ ...Read more

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Does the green ginger tea have any side effects if taken frequently ?

Does the green ginger tea have any side effects if taken frequently ?

Like most things: green tea and ginger are helpful when used moderately. They are both mild stimulants so excessive amounts (all day long) may create a feeling of being hyper. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does that include a grapefruit juice soda? Also known as Squirt? Can I not drink it while on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Does that include a grapefruit juice soda? Also known as Squirt? Can I not drink it while on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Should be avoided: Squirt does has natural grapefruit juice in it, so it can indeed cause you blood levels of Lexapro (escitalopram) to rise. Your genetics also play a role in determining how much of an effect there is. While it's not likely that a single can of Squirt less than once or twice a week would cause a serious problem, it could. I would stay away from it. As other sour fruit options go, there's cranberry juice. ...Read more

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Is it good to drink one spoon of ginger juice everyday? Will it have any side effects?

Is it good to drink one spoon of ginger juice everyday? Will it have any side effects?

Yes, very safe: Ginger has many proven health benefits. See https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger/ and http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72 for a summary. It is very safe and should not have any side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink chai or green tea or chamomile tea while taking Prozac (fluoxetine). Also is it ok that I take Motrin for pain?

Is it safe to drink chai or green tea or chamomile tea while taking Prozac (fluoxetine). Also is it ok that I take Motrin for pain?

Yes: Yes ... Prozac is not contraindicated with Motrin or tea. Although the combo together does increase the risk for a GI ulcer - so if try to minimize the use of Motrin as much as possible. If you need a chronic NSAID therapy, Celebrex (celecoxib) is safer on the GI system. Hope that helps & that you feel better! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking ginger and where so you buy ginger in. Taking form?

Taste and Flavor: You may use ginger for its taste and flavor in foods, but do not expect any medical benefits. You can buy fresh ginger at most food stores. ...Read more

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Effectiveness of apple cider vinegar for reflux? Was taking famotidine - gave me headaches. Other benefits? Is capsule form as effective as liquid?

Effectiveness of apple cider vinegar for reflux? Was taking famotidine - gave me headaches. Other benefits? Is capsule form as effective as liquid?

Works well for many: Like many natural therapies, there is no formal research i know of on apple cider vinegar for reflux, but many find it effective. On this website 21 of 23 who tried it report it effective: http://earthclinic.Com/cures/heartburn.Html & people find it useful for many other things. But this is symptomatic & it is more important to address the cause- seehttp://www.Healthy-eating-politics.Com/gerd.Html. ...Read more

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I'd like to drink a tea that contains chamomile and catnip but I take Buspar (buspirone) and Welbutrin. Would 1 cup make a difference?

I'd like to drink a tea that contains chamomile and catnip but I take Buspar (buspirone) and Welbutrin. Would 1 cup make a difference?

Probably not: I'm not aware of any interactions between these herbs and those drugs, but what's probably more important to understand is that the average American teabag of herbal tea when prepared in the usual way yields a VERY weak brew; so for even a theoretical chemical interaction to occur would require a VERY potent herb. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more