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Doctor insights on: Flaxseed Oil Omega 3 Or 6

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Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?

Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio.  Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil.  Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok.  Am vegan exc. Krill?

Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more

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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My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish. Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish.

Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

What for?: Why do you feel the need to take so much fish oil? First of all, you are better off getting your fish oil directly from fish like wild alakan salmon or sardines. Second, high concentrations of fish oil can cause anti coagulation that can make you susceptible to bleeding. Good health will not come from a pill. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of flaxseed oil compared to flaxseed meal?

What are the health benefits of flaxseed oil compared to flaxseed meal?

See: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-difference-between-flaxseed-meal-flaxseed-oil-10629.html

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I take a multivitamin,12.5mg of atenolol,and omega 3 fish oil. I'm out of balance all day long.Not like vertigo just out of balance. Any idea why?

I take a multivitamin,12.5mg of atenolol,and omega 3 fish oil. I'm out of balance all day long.Not like vertigo just out of balance. Any idea why?

Off balance: You probably are suffering from BPPV (benign positional postural vertigo). This will usually occur with changes in position or even turning around in your bed it will last 30 sec then stop. It is made better by focusing on an object on the wall or an object fixed in space . You should see the local ent in the area and they can perform the maneuver to get rid of the problem. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

No known interaction: B vitamins calcium, magnesium, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or gas-x. There is no information on omega-3 69, oregano juice, or airborne. Those you would have to take at your own risk. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I don't like it.: Truth be told, I don't like combining Niacin with the red yeast rice as they can both have toxic effects upon the liver. I hope you're having your liver blood enzyme levels monitored on that combination. Adding Magnesium to all of this is not my concern as I don't see any issue in that as long as your doses of all these other medications are not excessive. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol (genetic, i'm healthy 25yr old), should I be careful of my egg consumption? I'm vegetarian & enjoy the source of protein

I have high cholesterol (genetic, i'm healthy 25yr old), should I be careful of my egg consumption? I'm vegetarian & enjoy the source of protein

I would not worry: Vegetarianism is a moral choice and I'm glad you are allowing yourself eggs -- this is important in keeping you healthy. If your hypercholesterolemia is familial (as mine is), you'll probably be on meds by the time it matters, and in the meantime I'd rather you simply stay fit than try a dietary modificaiton that will probably not matter much and make your life less easy & enjoyable. ...Read more

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My father has an ileostomy bag, CT shows sign of spread towards liver &nodes very small can he take milk thistle and cod liver oil if yes what dosage?

My father has an ileostomy bag, CT shows sign of spread towards liver &nodes very small can he take milk thistle and cod liver oil if yes what dosage?

When to get checked: Your dad has been through a lot. Cod liver oil and thistle likely won't hurt him. However, please check in with the docs on his team, both surgical and oncology about additional options for his care. Go with your dad to help understand risk/benefit analysis, stage and life expectancy. Be well. ...Read more

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Since i started taking fish oil, flaxseed oil, and evening primrose oil, I have gained 15 lbs. I also have hypothyroidism.

Since i started taking fish oil, flaxseed oil, and evening primrose oil, I have gained 15 lbs. I also have hypothyroidism.

Weight gain: It may be time to recheck your thyroid function levels. Also, if you're taking thyroid hormone replacement, make sure that you take it first thing in the am, on an empty stomach, by itself. Wait at least half an hour before eating. Do not take it with other medications/vitamins/supplements. ...Read more

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Does almond milk interfere with the absorption of Oroxine and slow release T3 (liothyronine) similar to dairy milk? Most have been fortified calcium.

Does almond milk interfere with the absorption of Oroxine and slow release T3 (liothyronine) similar to dairy milk? Most have been fortified calcium.

Almond/Oroxine/T3: It is time you go to a library or online to more fully understand the question(s) you have asked. I did my Medical School and Graduate training before I left Sydney for USA and have been here since 1974. Go back "home" infrequently. If you have some difficulty understanding what you read, please send me a note and we can discuss things. ...Read more

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I'm 21. Which medication is more proper for ovarian cysts(5-8mm. No free fluid) in both ovaries- homeopathy or allopathy ?

I'm 21. Which medication is more proper for ovarian cysts(5-8mm. No free fluid) in both ovaries- homeopathy or allopathy ?

Medical systems: Homeopathy and allopathy are systems of medicine, not medications in themselves. Allopathy means "other suffering" -- and refers to using treatments that cause effects different from those of the disease being treated. Homeopathy = "similar suffering" -- and uses minute quantities of medicines that would produce in a healthy person, symptoms similar to those of the disease. Please see comment. ...Read more

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Does inhaling vaporized peppermint oil cleanse the lungs to a certain extend?

Does inhaling vaporized peppermint oil cleanse the lungs to a certain extend?

Probably not: And inhaling anything has the risk of injuring your lungs. Why do you want to clean your lungs? The best way to "clean" them is to never ever smoke. ...Read more

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Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Extra protein: Hi khaledabdo, that daily dose of extra protein should not be an issue at your age unless you have some type of kidney disease. Be sure to drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids as well. Doc ripley. ...Read more