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Garlic For Lipomas
Hi there. I'm slightly prehypertensive, and for general heart health, apart from exercise, etc., I take moderate amounts of several vasodilators, such as fish oil, garlic, hawthorn, celery seed, olive leaf, arginine, CoQ10, and reishi mushroom (as well a
Need a big picture: Hi, Shaun, Make sure you had a stress test to see if blood pressure is overly elevated with exercise. This is an important marker of how your blood vessels react. Echocardiogram (which you had) and functional medicine testing may help to idenitify root cause of blood pressure elevation. You need blood work, heavy metal screen, and vascular reactivity assesment, maybe meds, and supplement tune up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are foods cooked in soybean oil bad for men? I heard soy products are not good for men. Same for soybean oil? Thank you.
Too much is no good: Soy products have been dietary staples in asia for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Soy can contain compounds that affect thyroid function, and can be mildly estrogenic. Excessive intake, especially of processed soy products, e.g. Texturized soy protein, as opposed to natural sources like edamames, tofu, tempeh, could conceivably be a problem; mostly not. Soy oil doesn't have those chemicls. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cod liver oil okay to take? I have a shellfish allergy. Also double q. Are probiotics good for fungus on tongue or yeast overgrowth in stomach?
Cod liver oil OK: There are 5 main groups of seafood: bony fish (cod), crustaceans (shrimp), bivalves (clam), cephalopods (squid), gastropods (squid). There is cross-reactivity within each group but rarely between groups, so cod is ok with shellfish allergy. Probiotics are healthy but have minimal effect on mouth fungus (thrush). Most experts feel stomach fungal/yeast overgrowth doesn't exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to remove a mole by home remedies including garlic caster oil vinegar and baking powder? please answer.
Yes: Sorry to hear of your health problems. Reishi is one of many medicinal mushrooms with powerful proven benefits- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021498_reishi_mushrooms.Html i would advise you also try homeopathy as an adjunct to standard treatment; dr. Ramakrishnan in india reports great results- you could consult with him or someone trained by him. See http://www.Drramakrishnan.Com/cancer.Php. ...Read more
Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions
Horse chestnut supplements 300 mg.: Yes, Standardized Extract With added Rutin A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian/Vegan Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is commonly used in European herbalism. It has many active constituents, including saponins and flavones, which have been scientifically shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Rutin, a powerful free radical scavenger,... ...Read more
I read that coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract are affective for treating thrush. Can I use these remedies?
Coconut oil&grapefru: Coconut oil and grapefruit seed extract have been used after candida diet which eliminates all sugars and some carbs from the diet and both of these have been written in alternative medicine literature.It can be tried in people who are not responding to standard treatment and are getting recurreances. ...Read more
What are your thoughts on coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and tumeric as cancer fighting supplements?
Not much data: I try to be open-minded, and i read about complementary therapies. There's very little good research to say these are effective. Exercise, lowering your fat intake, lowering your alcohol intake, and not smoking are far more effective ways to prevent cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I found out that garlic and turmeric are good for health. But is it okey for somebody with addison disease?
Beneficial to take: A large body of research proves both very beneficial. Turmeric supports adrenals & may stimulate cortisol production- see http://www.Vitaminsupplementer.Com/herbal-medicines/healing-turmeric-power/ & http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=78 garlic also has many benefits & is fine for those with addison's disease. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=60. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I heard about apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, etc. But does that really work for mole removal?
Apple cider claims: Some claim that protecting tha surrounding skin with vaseline and daily application with apple cidef vineger will remove the mole. But before doing it check with your doctor if it is safe to do it. ...Read more
Banana, garlic, lemons(calamansi), tomatoes, and honey are found to cure hypertension or help lower risk. If used as a mixed juice, can this still cure?
Hypertension: "help lower risk" is very different from "cure hypertension." some juices may be healthy when they contain antioxidants, like garlic. You really need to keep a close watch on your blood pressure, because even without symptoms it can still be high and affecting your organs (like blood vessels, heart, brain, and kidneys, etc). Please work with your doctor, and don't rely on juices alone. ...Read more
Some doctors say that onion n garlic good for health, whereas one report suggested that garlic destroy's body cells and onion attract bacteria,calrif?
Healthy: garlic is good for you as well as onions. ...Read more
Is it safe to take garlic, tumeric, and sawpalmetto supplements daily? Have read that they all have blood thinning properties?
Yes: Yes, these are all safe to take daily. While they all may thin the blood somewhat, keeping our blood thin is a good strategy to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. You should be careful if you are taking pharmaceuticals that thin blood but in general it is good to keep our blood on the thin side and these are quite safe. ...Read more