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Herbal Teas Thyroid And Adrenal
I have hypo thyroid makes u gain weight i've been drinking herbal life tea with aloe for three days i feel really great is it safe to drink?
Yes, as far as known: Like many natural products there is a lack of independent research regarding the safety ; effectiveness of this tea, but there is info on its constituent herbs ; as far as is known it is safe. The main ingredients, green tea ; aloe, has many proven health benefits. See http://herbs.Lovetoknow.Com/herbalife_green_tea_products ; http://bit.Ly/1fitced ; http://bit.Ly/19ymyl0 for more info on this. ...Read more
Any herbal supplements or teas I should avoid on certain medications i take? I'm on spironalactone, birth control, and thyroid medicine.
Should be safe: You can ask your pharmacist to cross check drug interactions. ...Read more
I've been trying to loss weight now for 5yrs I've tried everything from gym, medication, herbal, teas... Ect nothing seems to work. Help!
Nutrition & exercise: First, go see your family doc. Make sure your thyroid is normal. In fact, make sure you're otherwise healthy. Then focus on nutrition (and exercise). Not sure what medications you've tried in australia but no studies show herbs & teas to be useful in weight loss. Healthy nutrition eg mediterranean diet or something similar in reasonable serving sizes is key along w/regular exercise. Good luck! ...Read more
Support immunity 1st: Yes, but seeing a doctor who practices holistic or functional medicine is the best way to manage non-pharmacological approaches to hypothyroidism. Most hypothyroidism results from an imbalanced immune system (th1/th2 imbalance) and adrenal stress. In some cases, it may be corrected without medication. When using medications, consider all your options, including natural thyroid replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is passion flower extract better than the tea in terms of efficacy? What is the best online resource to find credible info on these herbal options.
Similar efficacy: In general, herbal teas and extracts have similar efficacy; the difference is the extracts are more potent so you don't need to take as much, but if you drink enough tea it will be just as effective. It is a matter of personal preference. Re: online resources, my favorites include http://www.Cloverleaffarmherbs.Com/ www.Complete-herbal.Com/ and www.Healthy.Net/scr/center.Aspx?Centerid=24. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Explore the cause: No one knows the cause of nightmares for sure but our dreams are often manifestations of our subconscious. I don't know any quick fixes like a herb, but i recommend seeing a counselor to explore the stresses & conflicts in your life that might be manifesting as nightmares. Seeing a homeopath for an individualized constitutional remedy is another approach that might help. ...Read more
Sure: These are mixtures of herbs that are probably worthless for your health. ...Read more
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