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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


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Which herbal medicines / remedies can aid in healing the esophagus?

Which herbal medicines / remedies can aid in healing the esophagus?

I don't know: You know i'm a medical doctor and i really don't know what herbs can help but i'm great at telling you what medicines will help. ...Read more

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Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?

Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?

Yes : Turmeric is often touted as one of the best natural remedies for reflux but can aggravate reflux for some. While not common, it is likely some of the others you mention might cause reflux in some as well. The best way to find out is to stop all of them and restart one at a time to see how you react. This is an interesting site: http://earthclinic.Com/cures/acid_reflux.Html. ...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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Can IBS patients absorb nutrients from supplements as NT from food causing B12 & vitamin d defiency?

Can IBS patients absorb nutrients from supplements as NT from food causing B12 & vitamin d defiency?

Yes they do: Ibs does not effect the absorption of the supplements as there is no problem with absorption and they can be given supplements to correct deficiencies if diagnosed or anticipated.Vit B12 can be given orally or pareterally if needed. ...Read more

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Can daily doses of vitamin c, selenium, & folic acid improve the body's defenses against hpv? What about a decaffeinated green tea extract supplement?

Can daily doses of vitamin c, selenium, & folic acid improve the body's defenses against hpv? What about a decaffeinated green tea extract supplement?

Lack of evidence: There is no peer-reviewed researched evidence to support use of these supplements to improve defenses against hpv. But eating a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables especially cruciferous and high in beta-carotene may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Yes: To help with diarrhea, you can drink chamomile tea, which helps calm the intestines. I would also recommend a good probiotic supplement, such as culturelle. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. vitamin k2 , buffered vitamin c,vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.

Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. vitamin k2 ,  buffered vitamin c,vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.

Possibly fish oil: Fats including fish oil can sometimes aggravate reflux; this is less likely if taken with food. But certain supplements are proven beneficial for reflux, esp. melatonin. See http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/5-natural-heartburn-remedies-proven-beat-drugs and http://www.denvernaturopathic.com/MelatoninandGERD.htm and http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm ...Read more

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Can you get vitaminosis from veggie juicing - 40/oz juice/day + disc supplements. If so, are damage permanent or will body detox and heal itself?

Can you get vitaminosis from veggie juicing - 40/oz juice/day + disc supplements. If so, are damage permanent or will body detox and heal itself?

Highly unlikely: Vitamin toxicity is very rare. The only way to take too many vitamins is from over 50, 000 units of a/day for at least 18 mos, at least 40, 000 iu of d for many months, over 1000 units of vit e for months & over 250 mg of b6/day for months. The amount of these in juices is negligible. Most vitamin toxicity is reversible, though a could cause permanent liver damage & b6 permanent neuropathy. ...Read more

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Does Carafate (sucralfate) heal damage caused by chronic acid reflux? If I take this, how can I prevent aluminum toxicity?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) heal damage caused by chronic acid reflux? If I take this, how can I prevent aluminum toxicity?

Don't need to worry: about aluminum if you have normal renal function as will be excreted through your kidneys. Only take the recommended dose of carafate (sucralfate). ...Read more

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Are there any supplements, vitamins, or medicines that help the brain to heal after damage?

Are there any supplements, vitamins, or medicines that help the brain to heal after damage?

It depends: As in it depends on the type of damage. For stroke related damage, there are medications(cholesterol, blood pressure, blood thinning) meds that can help prevent future strokes. The supplement data isn't great but there some for vit E. For TBI/concussion related damage, the data for supplements is even worse but there are some reports for benefits from Omega-3's, DHA and vit D. ...Read more

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Can you heal the liver with dietary supplements?

Can you heal the liver with dietary supplements?

Maybe: It depends on what is causing the disease and how bad the disease is. I've seen milk thistle improve function for some people, but dont expect miracles. ...Read more

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How to holistically heal dry eye syndrome are there any hears drops teas creams and vitamins that may heal?

How to holistically heal dry eye syndrome are there any hears drops teas creams and vitamins that may heal?

Omega-3's: Oral omega 3's such as evoa dry eye supplements or thera tears nutrition. The omega-3's stimulate the natural oil and moisture glands of the eye and eye surface. You can also use preservative free artificial tears 3-4 times a day. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can improve dysphagia?

Are there herbal supplements that can improve dysphagia?

No: See your gastroenterologist if you are having painful swallowing or any trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions ...Read more