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Epididymitis Essential Oils
Different effects: Some essential oils (or aromatherapy) can be calming and reduce stress -- such as lavender and lemon balm. Others may increase alertness, such as rosemary. Often they can be mixed with neutral carrier oils and massaged into the skin; also, they can be diffused into the air. Clinical studies are mixed -- so use them if you enjoy them, but don't rely on them alone for "a cure.". ...Read more
No oils for acne: There aren't any oils we would recommend for acne sufferers. Oil overproduction is one of the causes of acne, and we look to reduce that oil to help it. Isotretinoin is one of the best medicines for acne and works directly on oil production. Using it as a low dose can eliminate breakouts, make hair less oily, and make life great for a lot of people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
14 essential oils...: Exist which are found to be helpful in a variety of ailments. These oils are concentrated and purified and diluted into a cream, or body oil, or lotion; they are rubbed onto the skin anywhere over body, but never near eyes or any mucus membrane. Some types include basil eo, which has a relaxing effect and good for arthritis; others are boswellia, lavender, lemon, tea tree essential oils. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does olive oil extra virgin and pure coconut oil penetrate hair shaft? Are these oils even worth it to condition & strengthen hair/scalp?
Perhaps: Oils do indeed penetrate the skin. Many things penetrate the skin. Indeed, some say that you should not put anything on your skin you are not willing to eat or drink, including your makeup n rubbing alcoh. I do not know about conditioning and strengthening hair, but these oils will penetrate any skin, and coconut oil is good for you--even as a lotion for your skin. wwwlblatmanhealthandwellness.com ...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
Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Looks great: It is difficult to evaluate the quality of herbs and essential oils as there is seldom objective data, but based on the info on their site and the many glowing reviews it seems to be a quality product.They specialize in Frankincense, which has been used foe millennia and has many benefits. See http://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/ and http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/frankincense-oil.aspx ...Read more
What essential amino acids do we have? The sources varies... 8, 9, 10? And is arginine essential? Is taurine amino acid and essential?
YouCanFind excellent: coverage of this question at https://www.google.com/#q=amino%20acids, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amino_acid, http://goo.gl/ViFBS9, https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=amino+acid, many other online resources. Notice my selective use of the Google search engine. Why? Fewer adds, misleads, more options to select more relevant, accurate information. Learning & strategies crucial: good life! ...Read more
Anything apparently: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Grape seeds contain gallic acid, catechins, & epicatechins (may help reduce impact of cancer). Canola oil is low in saturated fat & contains omega-6 & omega-3 fatty acids (associated with reduced all-cause & cardiovascular mortality). Do not rely solely upon phytochemicals or other "natural remedies”. They must be part of an integrated treatment plan. Consult your physician about actual treatment. ...Read more
Regarding corn, canola, safflower, and other vegetable oils; is there a real difference among vegetable oils to one's cholesterol and health?
Yes: Fats can be good and bad. Good fats are omega 3 (fish or plant based such as flax, soybeans, walnuts, krill), omega 9 which comes from other nuts, olive oil, and canola oil. Corn, safflower, etc are omega 6 which is not healthy since all animals are overfed this and destroys the omega 3 to omega 6 balance we need in our body. Saturated and trans fats are also bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coconut oil and...: Coconut oil is a great choice- it has many health benefits and tolerates high heat better than olive oil. Ghee (clarified butter) is another good choice, especially if organic. The best article I have found on this topic is at http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more
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