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Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Need more studies: There are some facts that annona muricata ( soursop) perhaps contains an active substance/molecules that can kill certain cancer cells. Some study has demonstated some positive data in vitro -in the laboratories. However there are a lot of questions that have to be asnwered first before declaring that it can really treat cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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What's the newest news for curing diabetes?

What's the newest news for curing diabetes?

Nanotechnology : Research right now has created a capsule in which insulin-producing beta cells are grown in. The capsule is then implanted in the body. The structure of the capsule has been engineered is such a way that Insulin can go out and glucose can go in...Thus the beta cells have a glucose dependent and physiologic response. However, the body's immune cells and antibodies can't get in. Beautiful. ...Read more

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Can traditional medicine in china cure azoospermia?

Can traditional medicine in china cure azoospermia?

No proof it does: I have never seen any proof or evidence anywhere to support this claim, so I say "no"; possibly a Chinese or alternative medicine doctor would give you a different opinion. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can naturopathy and Ayurvedic medicine cure stage 4 pancreatic cancer?

Can naturopathy and Ayurvedic medicine cure stage 4 pancreatic cancer?

No: If the diagnosis is correct, then they want to play you for a fool. Please forgive my frankness, and call me unspiritual if you want. It is hard enough to have incurable cancer -- harder still to be taken for thousands of dollars by sweet-talkers who may themselves be deceived. If you realize you have been scammed, call your local prosecutor -- i'll testify for free if it will help. ...Read more

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How effective are herbal cures in respect to Western medicine?

How effective are herbal cures in respect to Western medicine?

Interesting question: There is Western Medicine and then there is medicine as practiced in America. There are many recognized herbal medications in Europe that work effectively. ...Read more

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Is integrative medicine effective for curing nasopharyngeal cancer?

Is integrative medicine effective for curing nasopharyngeal cancer?

If proper drugs used: Integrative therapy may be effective if it includes appropriate medications shown to be effective in clinical trials. The likelihood of cure is not likely to be improved by other modalities in "integrative" therapy. ...Read more

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Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

It is stabilizing: While the incidence of obesity has been on the rise for the last few decades, recent data indicates that it appears to be leveling off. The exact reasons are unclear, but increased awareness of the problem and the deleterious effects of fast food are felt to be factors. ...Read more

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What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

Definite increase: There is a strong connection between junk food advertisements and eating habits. Fast food and especially soft drink commercials are also very strong culprits contributing to childhood obesity. Data showed that the beverage industry spent more than $3 billion/yr marketing to kids. One of three kids are currently at risk for obesity. Regulations are being developed to curb this practice. ...Read more

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Is 'oriental medicine' popular in american cities?

Is 'oriental medicine' popular in american cities?

Oriental medicine/US: Except for accupuncure which is very popular rest is not well known and not so popular in us cities. ...Read more

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Should we be aware of vegan guru's who claim to cure serious medical conditions like type 1 diabetes like American Dr Robert Morse?

Should we be aware of vegan guru's who claim to cure serious medical conditions like type 1 diabetes like American Dr Robert Morse?

Be aware: Use critical thinking thinking about health. He wrote a book called The Detox MIRACLE sourcebook. It would be miraculous if a detox could cure type I diabetes. A plant based diet is very nutritious but I would need to see the evidence based review of how herbs and raw food cured medical conditions like Diabetes, Crohns cancer. ...Read more

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Can a health education class help prevent teenage obesity?

Can a health education class help prevent teenage obesity?

Hopefully: It might take more than a health education class but in general, the more knowledge you know about a disease, the better your chance of combating it. ...Read more

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Has anyone used sage solutions chinese weight loss pills?

Has anyone used sage solutions chinese weight loss pills?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and lean meats and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

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Been diagonized.Aconthrosis.Nigricans & i'm on metformin sr500 medicatn.Any other suggestion for better.Health & improving.Skin complexity.Around.Neck?

Been diagonized.Aconthrosis.Nigricans & i'm on metformin sr500 medicatn.Any other suggestion for better.Health & improving.Skin complexity.Around.Neck?

Common in diabetes: Acanthosis is a sign of Insulin resistance, which precedes most cases of type 2 diabetes. Your dose of metformin is too low and needs to increased as tolerated. May need other medication as well, combined with education, diet, weight loss, monitoring, exercise, etc. ...Read more

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Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?

Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?

Not yet: Diabetes is promoted by genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary activity levels, and a poor diet. North and south american indigenous people share the genetic predisposition, however north american natives tend to have a better economic status and thus more obesity and more diabetes. Indigenous peoples other places such as australia also have more diabetes. ...Read more

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Can biology research or chemistry research help cure cancer?

Can biology research or chemistry research help cure cancer?

My goodness: I need more than 400 characters to answer that question! the answer is yes, cell and molecular biology research has led to better understanding of cancer and significant improvements in therapy. The limitation i see to this is the tremendous cost of the new medicines derived from said research. Prevention and early detection are still very important and will be even more as the population ages. ...Read more

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Besides leptin, what's another biomarker for obesity.?

Besides leptin, what's another biomarker for obesity.?

There are several: There are several factors including ghrelin and also Insulin metabolism that are important. ...Read more

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Why won't western medical doctors use more natural remedies then drugs? There is great value in chinese and naturopathic remedies. Why not combine ?

Why won't western medical doctors use more natural remedies then drugs?  There is great value in chinese and naturopathic remedies. Why not combine ?

You're right, but...: These products are not regulated like prescription and over the counter drugs endorsed by the fda are. 500 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) is 500 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen). I have no idea how much active product is in one tablet of willow bark extract or milk thistle. Not can i ensure my patient is getting the same amount across different brands. Finally, medical drugs do a lot of the same things that herb do, only better. ...Read more

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Cancer cell loves sugar.R fruits not suitable as cancer patients' diet? Read sum books tat veggie n fruit diet can inhibit cancer cell.Is tat correc?

Cancer cell loves sugar.R  fruits not suitable as cancer patients' diet? Read sum books tat veggie n fruit diet can inhibit cancer cell.Is tat correc?

Not effective: Cancer cells survive by outcompeting your normal cells. They certainly thrive on sugar, but all cells do. If you were to limit sugar, to starve out cancer, you would starve out every other cell as well. Veggie and fruit diets have health benefits but no proven anti-cancer benefits. ...Read more

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