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Flaxseed (Definition)

The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more


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If a thyroid nodule is large can it cause problems?

If a thyroid nodule is large can it cause problems?

Yes: A large nodule can compress and deviate arteries/trachea causing breathing or swallowing problems. ...Read more

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Hi, is torus mandibularis a symptom of an underlying condition? Maybe a mineral or nutrient deficiency or adrenal glands problems? Thanks

Hi, is torus mandibularis a symptom of an underlying condition? Maybe a mineral or nutrient deficiency or adrenal glands problems? Thanks

No its not a problem: No this is not A sign of an underlying condition. It may be hereditary or due to a heavy bite And possibly grinding or clenching. ...Read more

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Could the herb rhodiola cause your thyroid to overproduce?

Could the herb rhodiola cause your thyroid to overproduce?

No known associaton: Rhodiola is a stimulant and may bring out the symptoms of hyperthyroidism and there is no know case where it would cause thyroid over production. ...Read more

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Could dry eye syndrome be related to using krill oil supplements?

Could dry eye syndrome be related to using krill oil supplements?

Krill oil for dry ey: Krill oil contains omega 3 fatty acids (as well as strong antioxidants). It should help dry eye syndrome, not hurt it. ...Read more

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Is 650 mcg of iodine too much to supplement with and could it cause enlarged thyroid?

Is 650 mcg of iodine too much to supplement with and could it cause enlarged thyroid?

IodineSupplement: Chronic use of Iodine supplement can cause Hypothyroidism,thyrotoxicosis,and higher risk of thyroid cancer.Can cause thyroid enlargement rarely Can irritate stomach.Can cause fever,rapid heart beat and Congstive Heart Failure Most adults need 200 microgram of Iodine every day and 1 Teaspoonful of iodised salt contains 400micrograms of Iodine ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for weight loss: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil Doubt any reliable comparison study to answer your question. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

No: Unless it's sweats, thyroid disease should not cause greasy hair. ...Read more

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If anxiety is caused by hypothyroidism can the anxiety be helped by other remedies .Thyroxine does not help or maybe a change in thyroid medication ?

If anxiety is caused by hypothyroidism can the anxiety be helped by other remedies .Thyroxine does not help or maybe a change in thyroid medication ?

Anxiety is not: A common symptom of hypothyroidism. If your brand name T4 replacement has brought your thyroid levels back to normal, then there is no need to change replacement and you need to look for other possible causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does flaxseed oil cause prostate cancer? I have dry eyes and want to take flaxseed oil.

Does flaxseed oil cause prostate cancer? I have dry eyes and want to take flaxseed oil.

No: I would recommend fish oil for dry eye treatment and not flaxseed oil. You have to take a lot more flax seed oil to get the same amount of omega-3 fatty acids as compared to fish oil. ...Read more

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There is a trend to use coconut oil for cooking and coconut milk for drinks. Could these cause cloresterol problems?

There is a trend to use coconut oil for cooking and coconut milk for drinks. Could these cause cloresterol problems?

Cholesterol : Yes, bad choleaterol comes from mainly polysayurated fats. Always bake instead of fry when possible. Nothing more important than healthy low fat diet and exercise to decrease cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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Could an itchy skin rash be a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Could an itchy skin rash be a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Omega 3: It is not likely that omega 3 suppliments would cause a skin rash unless there is a filler in the pills that you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol cause skin problems? Is it possible for high cholesterol to cause any skin problems such as acne or dryness? .

Can high cholesterol cause skin problems? Is it possible for high cholesterol to cause any skin problems such as acne or dryness?

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Xanthomas: Abnormalities of blood lipids can result in deposition of lipid under the skin, called xanthomas. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001447.htm. ...Read more

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Is it true that flax seed oil or omega-3 fats will help a child with add?

Is it true that flax seed oil or omega-3 fats will help a child with add?

Generally No: The benefits shown in research are minimal at best.Not worth the money! altho more research would be helpful. ...Read more

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What supplements, vitamins, or foods can help a child with thyroid problems?

What supplements, vitamins, or foods can help a child with thyroid problems?

Thyroid: Unless the child lives in a third world country there are really no "supplements" they would be lacking. Iodine deficiency does not exist in the us. Synthetic thyroid hormone replacement is really the only supplement they need. ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for raising HDL levels or does it have to be more specifically extra virgin olive oil?

Is olive oil good for raising HDL levels or does it have to be more specifically extra virgin olive oil?

No Difference: There is no difference in the hdl-c response to regular olive oil or extra virgin olive oil. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more