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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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They say if you have RA that drinking hot tea with ginger in will help...Is that true?

They say if you have RA that drinking hot tea with ginger in will help...Is that true?

Yes,proven effective: No drug or herb works for everyone and more research is needed, but ginger is proven to be very effective in reducing inflammation. Several studies show in helps osteoarthritis. One study with RA over 3/4 of patients had relief. Try ginger capsules too to increase the amount you ingest. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/1494322 and http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=72. ...Read more

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I would like to know which foods I can eat to relieve: (1) RA symptoms and it causes, and (2) get me through pre-menopause and actual menopause.?

I would like to know which foods I can eat to relieve: (1) RA symptoms and it causes, and (2) get me through pre-menopause and actual menopause.?

Low inflammatory die: Ra causes inflammation within the body so eating a low inflammatory diet is key. This is plant based food, low glycemic foods, avoid gluten and dairy since they are often culprits to inflammation, and eat lean organic meats. Using tumeric, the yellow indian spice can help with joint pain. Menopause can make inflammation worse and eating the above can help. ...Read more

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

See details: There is no evidence that these supplements have any benefit in preventing joint destruction, deformities and disability. There are conventional medications that do all of these things and often put the disease in complete remission. Why would you want to put you health in jeopardy with unproven therapies? ...Read more

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What is the mean onset of action and peak time for therapeutic effects to relieve symptoms of RA with tnf inhibitors?

What is the mean onset of action and peak time for therapeutic effects to relieve symptoms of RA with tnf inhibitors?

Several months!: Results can occur quickly, but most say results can take several months to be fully realized. Remember, inflamed tissue within joints can take time to be resorbed! it also depends on the length of time you have had your rheumatoid arthritis, and also whether mechanical damage has occurred! ...Read more

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA or the flu by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage?"

How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA or the flu by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage?"

Not a good idea.: If you are otherwise healthy you will probably recover from the flu with or without treatment ( if you get short of breath, develope lung congestion or have other illnesses you should not take a chance. You should see a doctor). Rheumatoid arthritis is a crippling, fatal illness which cannot be controlled by the treatments you mentioned. You should see a rheumatologist for this problem. ...Read more

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Can RA cause premature death?

Can RA cause premature death?

Yes it can: Ra is now considered one of several major risk for cardiovascular disease/event such as heart attack, thus can result in death. Untreated RA can also affect lungs and kidneys, thus can shorten lifespan. Currently available treatment are getting better and helping people living better and hopefully longer life. Follow doc regularly and treat RA as well as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

Tumeric (Definition)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ...Read more


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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect ...Read more