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Does Oil Of Oregano Destroy Healthy Bacteria Probiotics
No info: There is no info on the effect of oregano oil on probiotics but intuitively one would think not. If you are concerned about potential effect then it would make sense to temporally separate the two products by taking each well away from the other. ...Read more
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
How true is that 100% pure oregano oil diluted in coconut oil (example) that's taken daily (few drops orally) can help immune system get rid/cure HPV?
How does tea tree oil and lavender oil kill human skin bacteria? By for example, reducing the osmotic pressure in the cell?
Various mechanisms: This has not been extensively researched, but the few studies i found indicate that tea tree oil works on different bacteria in different ways. It inhibits oxygen absorption in some, and interferes with membrane permeability in others. There may be additional mechanisms as well. Lavender oil seems to kill bacteria too, but how has not been studied, as far as i could tell. ...Read more
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When replenishing good bacteria during/after antibiotics, which is better -- probiotic supplements or increasing intake of yogurt, kefir, etc.?
Little difference: Probiotics have had a lot of good press in recent years, but scientific proof behind them is weak. Yogurt or kefir probably will have no effect; theie bacteria do not survive in human intestines. None of these will do any harm; use whatever works best for you. But you don't need to do much; normal bacteria will repopulate naturally in a few weeks, with no special treatment. ...Read more
Oregano: Not familiar with data suggesting oregano interacting with antibiotics. Oregano might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking oregano might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. ...Read more
Refined food: Any cooking baking, boiling or refining of food destroys some of the natural benefit of food. ...Read more
Would consuming veggies increase the variations of gut bacteria? Do they increase beneficial gut bacteria? How much to obtain benefits daily?
What are your thoughts on coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and tumeric as cancer fighting supplements?
Not much data: I try to be open-minded, and i read about complementary therapies. There's very little good research to say these are effective. Exercise, lowering your fat intake, lowering your alcohol intake, and not smoking are far more effective ways to prevent cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is hard cooking in olive oil (like frying) ok or will it kill most of nutritional benefits of olive oil?
Olive oil: I heard from a biochemistry proff one time that heating olive oil will make those benefits diminish for a number of reasons... consider cooking in alternative way (baking for example) then add olive oil afterwards! ...Read more
No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more
No: Raw eggs may transmit salmonella infection. It would be safer to consume eggs, cooked. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
Yes: Most recommended seems to be b-complex. Tablets containing fish oils will probably be helpful too to speed up the growth of your hair.. ...Read more
None: No proven medical benefits or reported consistent side effects. ...Read more
They should not: Red palm oil, extracted from the fruit of the oil palm tree is rich in vitamin a & e, increases metabolism and is used by some for weight loss. While olive leaf extract is being marketed as anti-aging, immunostimulator and antibiotic agents. I advised not to substitute your prescription meds with these herbs. Discuss with your dr about interaction of these herbs with certain meds esp. Warfarin. ...Read more
It can help prevent: It but not cure it once you have it u need antibiotics either vaginal cream, vagina supp or oral pills, the yogurt must have active acidophilus cultures or u can get acidolphilus pills at any drugstore or probiotics but u must take them every day also heat and humidity in the vulva- vaginal area contribute to vaginosis, air and dryness are good. ...Read more
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