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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) ; Fish Oil: There is no reason that you cannot use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and take fish oil ;/or flex seed oil capsules. I would recommend that you do not take them at the same time of day. One could affect the absorption of the other. Separate doses of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and fish oil by at least 2 hours. ...Read more

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Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Sure: Eat anything you want as long as it doesn't cause symptoms. If some foods disagree with you (ex. Fatty foods can sometimes cause pain in patients with gallstones) then avoid them. ...Read more

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Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Pharmacist: I believe your pharmacist can help you with this type of question. I feel most physicians are unacquainted with those supplements. ...Read more

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Are organic flax seeds safe?

Are organic flax seeds safe?

Sure: Flax seed oil actually has Omega-3 fatty acids in it which has the possibility to help the heart and brain ... Although the actual science on if and how it helps is still a bit murky at this point. As with almost anything, moderation is key. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more

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Is chia seed good supplement?

Is chia seed good supplement?

NO WASTE OF MONEY: Chia seeds are sold as a weight loss supplement with claim that it curbs the appetite but there is no evidence that it does so, a study done at appalachian university in north carolina did not see any appetite reduction or weight loss over 12 weeks trial. ...Read more

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Does flax oil cause constipation?

Does flax oil cause constipation?

It can...: Treatment with flaxseed oil may cause harmful upset stomach side effects, such as nausea, bloating or stomach pain, MedlinePlus reports. You may also experience constipation or diarrhea, which may exacerbate upset stomach side effects. Ref: http://www.livestrong.com/article/320088-dangers-harmful-side-effects-of-flaxseed-oil/ ...Read more

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Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare. ...Read more

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Can expired ground flax seed retain its nutritional value?

Probably: Flax seed will degrade by becoming rancid due to oxidation of the fats. So expired flax seed, ground or otherwise, might have an unpleasant taste. It has less nutritional value due to fat degredation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?

Yes: These are safe though I wouldn't take them all at once. I advise the multivitamin after breakfast, the probiotic at the start of a meal, the fish oil after lunch or dinner, apple cider vinegar in water separate from meals and the psyllium at bedtime. Some multivitamins are far better than others- see https://drrandybaker.com/2012/11/ and https://www.multivitaminguide.org/best-multivitamin.html ...Read more

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I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...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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Where can I buy psyllium seed husks or powder?

Psyllium: can be found in a number of products at drug and grocery stores. ...Read more

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Are pumpkin seed shells edible?

Are pumpkin seed shells edible?

Yes: Pumpkin seed shells are edible- they probably test best when toasted in an oven. You might even try adding a salt free fat free seasoning for additional taste. ...Read more

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Does flax seed offer epa and DHA fatty acids?

Mostly ALA: Dha and epa are found more in animal products like salmon. ...Read more

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Would flax seed oil or fish oil be a better blood thinner?

Would flax seed oil or fish oil be a better blood thinner?

Comparable effects: Both fish oil and flax oil contain omega 3 fatty acids which are known to significantly thin the blood. With both the effects are dose-related; higher amounts thin the blood more. I do not know of any studies comparing their effects on thinning blood but would expect they would be fairly comparable. See www.Parade.Com/health/askdrrosenfeld/nutrition/fish-oil.Html. ...Read more

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Could be harmful to take fish oil and pumpkin seed oil capsules together?

Could be harmful to take fish oil and pumpkin seed oil capsules together?

Not at all: This is totally safe, a bit like having pumpkin pie after eating fish. While both fish oil and pumpkin seed oil are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids, pumpkin seed oil contains omega 6 and other fatty acids not found in fish oil, so taking them together would give you a better balance of fatty acids. ...Read more