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Is ginger ale good for heartburn?

Is ginger ale good for heartburn?

Ginger tea, not ale: Ginger is an old folk remedy for heartburn. Many report it helps though i'm not aware of formal research on this. It may not help everyone but has many proven health benefits. However, i would not recommend ginger ale, which is usually loaded with toxic high-fructose corn syrup; use ginger tea instead. See http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/blog/can-ginger-beat-out-multi-billion-dollar-acid-blockers. ...Read more

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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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Does ginger ale have the same effect as taking a ginger supplement?

Does ginger ale have the same effect as taking a ginger supplement?

Yes: It is well known that ginger has anti-nausea properties --- ginger crackers, ginger chews, and even raw ginger can soothe a nauseated tummy. Ginger ale does have ginger in it, also, but it is wise to drink it slowly and at room temperature. ...Read more

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Is green tea or ginger tea better for bloating?

Is green tea or ginger tea better for bloating?

Green tea has : Diuretic qualities ; ginger has anti-spasmotic qualities and can reduce nausea and GI upset. I would go with green tea for this one. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink DIET ginger ale in pregnancy?

Is it safe to drink DIET ginger ale in pregnancy?

OK in moderation: Soft drinks are best enjoyed as an occasional treat, rather than a daily habit. Most diet ginger ale is caffeine-free, which is helpful. The sweetner is usually aspartame, which is FDA-approved in pregnancy. It should be OK to consume diet ginger ale in moderation. ...Read more

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Does drinking ginger tea everyday is good?

Does drinking ginger tea everyday is good?

Yes- many benefits!: Ginger has many health benefits- it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, soothes the stomach, treats nausea, morning sickness & motion sickness, helps menstrual cramps, can help heartburn, is anti-microbial, may prevent colon, ovarian & other cancers and may be effective in treating certain cancers. See www.Huffingtonpost.Com/leo-galland-md/how-to-fight-inflammation_b_849387.Html. ...Read more

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Is crystalized ginger good for dizziness?

Is crystalized ginger good for dizziness?

Probably of value: Ginger root is a valuable item for sea sickness, and car sickness, and may help the patient with vertigo. Likely could be used in numerous forms, but the typical dose of ginger root capsules is about 1000 mg every 4-6 hrs as needed. ...Read more

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Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Depends: Green tea is not recommended, it has stimulant properties. Chamomile or herbal mint is probably fine but there should be no real tea leaves in the products. You can also just mix a little ginger, lemon, and honey in hot water and kids enjoy it just as well as tea. ...Read more

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Are there flavonoids in ginger lemon tea?

Are there flavonoids in ginger lemon tea?

Yes: Flavonoids are found in all plants, and are responsible for their pigments or colors. In fact they've been called vitamin p (for pigment). http://tinyurl.com/84u877z ginger tea contains several flavonoids called gingerols and shogaols. The lemons contain citrus flavonoids also. ...Read more

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Will drinking sprite help with a sour stomach if ginger ale is not around?

Will drinking sprite help with a sour  stomach if  ginger  ale  is not   around?

Not really: Carbonated drinks like sprite or ginger ale don't necessarily help per say. Basically sprite or ginger ale would the same thing, since they are essentially made the same way. The only difference between them is the flavoring. For a better effect you could try TUMS, (calcium carbonate) Pepto Bismal or any other over the counter anti acid to help random heartburn. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?

Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?

Who knows?: Why would anyone have ever scientifically studied such a combination? Do so, as with all otc supplements, at your own risk. The only one that has been scientifically studied and has actual medical benefits without significant risks is the vitamin d. Calcium can't hurt. The rest are a waste of money and possibly health. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.

Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.

Breast feeding: Just a common sense: Stay away from strange substance while breast feeding. You can follow some tips from Healthtap doctors for breast feeding. Generally speaking eat a healthy diet. Drink plenty of fluid and rest. ...Read more

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Hw gud is ginger tea for bp?

Hw gud is ginger tea for bp?

Not sure: Ginger has been reported to improve circulation ; help reduce blood pressure. However, i haven't actually read the studies on their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Are green tea diet capsules safe to take?

Are green tea diet capsules safe to take?

Safe Y, Effective No: Lots of publicity on green tea, starting with dr oz. There is no evidence that it will help your weight loss or cure any medical problem. On the other hand its safe. Personally, i can see no reason to waste money on these products. You energy and money is best spent avoiding bad foods and finding healthy one. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother drink fresh ginger drink?

 Can a nursing mother drink fresh ginger drink?

Ginger: Not much evidence available for ginger use during nursing. Ginger may prolong the blood clotting and increase bleeding potential. ...Read more

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Does ginger ale have the same effect as taking a ginger supplement?

Yes: It is well known that ginger has anti-nausea properties --- ginger crackers, ginger chews, and even raw ginger can soothe a nauseated tummy. Ginger ale does have ginger in it, also, but it is wise to drink it slowly and at room temperature. ...Read more

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Has anyody used ginger supplement? Why not eat it?

Has anyody used ginger supplement? Why not eat it?

Ginger: Ginger can be eaten. One of my sisters adored eating crystalized ginger. Ginger is an ancient chinese tonic used to calm the spirit and the stomach. ...Read more

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If I am taking saw palmetto can i also take ginger supplement?

If I am  taking saw palmetto can i also take ginger supplement?

Yes: Both saw palmetto and ginger have many proven health benefits and there is no reason to not take them. Herbal medicines are often combined, in fact there are many herbal formulas that contain a dozen or more herbs. It is rare for there to be 2 herbs that can not be taken together. ReL omeprazole, please see http://tinyurl.com/o6vr5sy and http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm ...Read more

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Are ginger supplements safe to take daily to promote GI health and reduce inflammation?

Good for health: Good health supplement , essential ingredient in many asian cuisines for centuries , health benefits are well known in GI function , diabetes , hypertension etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ginger root, turnemic supplements and fish oil daily?

Is it safe  to take ginger root, turnemic supplements  and fish oil daily?

Yes: Not only is it safe to take these foods daily, it is beneficial and wise. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72 and http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78 and http://draxe.com/fish-oil-benefits-health/ ...Read more

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Is it ok to take omega3 fish oil and ginger root supplements?

Is it ok to take omega3  fish oil and ginger root supplements?

Depends...: Fish oil can lower your triglycerides but increase your LDL (both components of cholesterol we look at) if you have issues with your cholesterol talk to your doctor to determine if this is okay for you. Ginger can have several drug interactions and has blood thinning effects, check with your pharmacist on other meds you're taking. If you have any bleeding disorders this may be unsafe for you. ...Read more

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Other than ginger, what supplements can I take to promote a healthy GI tract, and perhaps help my swollen spleen to shrink ?

Other than ginger, what supplements can I take to promote a healthy GI tract, and perhaps help my swollen spleen to shrink ?

Depends: It depends on the problem you're having. Enlarged spleen is a consequence of the problem you're having, so without identifying it, it would be hard to suggest anything. Ginger is not curative. It may sooth upset stomach, but won't do anything for the liver or spleen. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking verapamil 100 mg ER to treat migraines. I'm wanting to no longer take the meds because I'm now taking turmeric/ginger supplement?

I'm currently taking verapamil 100 mg ER to treat migraines.  I'm wanting to no longer take the meds because I'm now taking turmeric/ginger supplement?

Consult doctor: It would not be a good idea to discontinue your medication without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. It is highly unlikely that turmeric and ginger will ward off your migraines. You may take these for the flavor and taste, but do not expect these herbs to treat any illness. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also what about tumeric supplements? Thank you

Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also what about tumeric supplements? Thank you

No effect: Will make no difference like most holistic naturalistic supplements except to lighten your wallet There have been no longitudinal double blind studies to date that prove its benefits ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to wellbeing to supplement multivitamin vit c , ginger & fish oil?

Is it beneficial to wellbeing to supplement multivitamin vit c , ginger & fish oil?

Vitamins Supplements: Nope. I know of no physician who would just randomly put you on or recommend any vitamin or other supplements at age 23. Eating a good and balanced diet, getting sleep on a regular basis, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes and living an active lifestyle are the best things for health. ...Read more

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How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of Turmeric, Ginger, Omega 3, green tea, and Garlic to fight inflammation caused by Psoriasis?

How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of Turmeric, Ginger, Omega 3, green tea, and Garlic to fight inflammation caused by Psoriasis?

Not very: Don't get your hopes up or spend much money on stuff like this. There's no law against promoting these in glitzy "natural healing" sites. It may work. You will probably just be out the money. ...Read more

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Supplements to gain weight?

Supplements to gain weight?

See below: If you want to gain weight start by changing your diet and exercise plan. You'll gain weight if you're consuming more calories than you're burning. Do not choose junk food. Make sure you're getting all your necessary nutrients in calorie rich food. Also, by weight lifting you can increase your muscle mass. If these changes aren't working after several weeks, see your doctor for a specialized plan. ...Read more

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What are suma supplements for?

Ginseng: Suma is ginseng- it is used to help the body adapt to stress by iimproving the immune system. It also has been used in cancer and tumors, diabetes, wound healing, and other skin problems, more evidnce is needed to rate the effectiveness of suma for these uses. ...Read more

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Are P90X supplements effective?

Are P90X supplements effective?

Which ones?: There are multiple p90x supplements -- from multivitamin to other products. From a scan of the multivitamin label, it looks like a decent product but does not provide enough vit d, and does not specify on the vit a how much is pre-formed and how much is in the form of beta-carotene. Whether the rest of their offerings are "effective" depends on what you're seeking & which products you mean. ...Read more

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What are neem supplements role?

What are neem supplements role?

Neem supplements: Neem is a tree, and the bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicines. Some research indicates it can help with gingivitis (gum inflammation), and stomach & intestinal ulcers. There are other uses that need more research -- such as for malaria, worms, head lice, birth control, etc. ...Read more

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What supplements should I take?

What supplements should I take?

It depends: It depends on your needs and goals -- which you have not supplied here. For a personalized consultation, you could see a physician familiar with nutrition and integrative medicine. http://www.abihm.org/. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more