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What are good digestion-aide herbs and vitamins?

What are good digestion-aide herbs and vitamins?

Natural: I find that when my patients actually eat 5 servings of whole fruits and vegetable and consume 8 glasses of water daily it takes care of a lot of digestion issues related to constipation. ...Read more

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What good foods and herbs and stuff are known for supporting good sex?

What good foods and herbs and stuff are known for supporting good sex?

What helps the most.: ...Is to maintain a good diet, stay at a healthy weight, get good sleep, and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Potentially: Supplements are just that. Too much of a "good thing" can be harmful. Also depending on certain medical conditions even normal amounts of supplements can be dangerous. Also supplements are not regulated and therefore it is not always clear what you are taking. Only use reputable brands and ask your doctor about specific supplements. ...Read more

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Best Types of Vitamins for Mental Health, Nerves and Digestive Health ?

Best Types of Vitamins for Mental Health, Nerves and Digestive Health
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Eat a balanced diet: Don't waste your money on vitamins. If you feel the need than any OTC general vitamine will do ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with garlic and ginger?

What health benefits are associated with garlic and ginger?

Garlic: Has many nutrient substances, including a marvelous derivative of vitamin b1 that is created in the bulb only after it is crushed or cut. Ginger is more obscure but is invariably served with sushi and japanese people are very knowledgeable. It "clears the palate" and is a carminative that "settles" the stomach. ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements scientifically support hair health and growth?

What vitamins and supplements scientifically support hair health and growth?

B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. The most effective are e, d & biotin. See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366 & www.Naturalnews.Com/029018_hair_loss_vitamins.Html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are medicinal herbs and health supplements a scam?

Can you tell me are medicinal herbs and health supplements a scam?

Blanket statement: I think you need to evaluate each herb and health supplement separately, plus each company that provides them. Medicinal herbs and dietary supplements are regulated as foods rather than as medicines, so you cannot assume the same research quality or quantity as pharmaceutical medications have supporting them. Calling all herbal and nutritional products a "scam, " though, is not appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I help mental disorders with meditation, herbs other botanicals?

Can I help mental disorders with meditation, herbs other botanicals?

Usually yes: It depends to some degree on the type of mental disorder, but i believe meditation can be helpful to virtually everyone. Herbal medicines have been proven effective in treating anxiety and depression, as well as helping attention deficit disorder and improving memory and concentration. Vitamins, minerals, Amino Acids & healthy oils also help. It is best to work with a knowledgeable practitioner. ...Read more

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Can arjuna and hawthorn be taken with ramipril and what are the health benefits of these herbs? Are they safe?

Can arjuna and hawthorn be taken with ramipril and what are the health benefits of these herbs?  Are they safe?

Probably; help heart: We don't have as much information about the interactions of herbs and drugs as is desirable, but as far as known it is safe to combine these with ramipril. Both are tonics for the heart. Hawthorne helps hypertension, angina & heart failure. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn arjuna may help angina and hypertension. See http://www.Raysahelian.Com/arjuna.Html they are safe. ...Read more

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Are there any chinese herbs are good to promote liver health?

Are there any chinese herbs are good to promote liver health?

Milk Thistle: It may not be part of traditional chinese medicine but milk thistle is very good for the liver. ...Read more

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Are vitamines and anti oxidant good for my health?

Antioxidants benefit: Foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins are considered very good for health and in particular, the eyes. Some forms of macular degeneration will benefit from the areds formulation of supplements. For the rest of us, the jury is not in yet. There is evidence now that some antioxidants can increase the risk of certain diseases. Beta carotene in smokers is one example. Stay tuned for areds 2. ...Read more

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Please suggest some health and power increasing pills and diet?

Please suggest some health and  power increasing pills and diet?

Mind: A good, balanced diet, exercise, good rest, decreased stress and a person's ability to perceive these as the source of good health and power beats out any medicine, hehehe, and of course, love around you helps a lot. ...Read more

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Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

Most definitely: Oral hygiene is especially important during pregnancy. The presence of inflammatory factors in the gums found in gum disease has been shown to have a link with an increased incidence of pre-term low birthweight babies. ...Read more

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Do some spices have health benefits? Which ones?

Do some spices have health benefits? Which ones?

Nearly all of them: Almost all spices have many benefits. For example, garlic lowers cholesterol & blood pressure & thins blood, cinnamon lowers blood sugar, turmeric is an incredible anti-inflammatory as is ginger, which also relieves nausea. Even salt is an essential nutrient (sea salt is best).A great website that provides detailed information on the benefits of many herbs & spices is www.Whfoods.Com/foodstoc.Php. ...Read more

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Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Yes: Vitamin d insufficiency has been linked to asthma and respiratory infections in kids and adults. Also, antioxidants like vitamins a, c and e as well as minerals like zinc and magnesium support healthy lung function. Omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics also may be effective for promoting a healthy respiratory system. ...Read more

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Are there benefits regarding garlic and heart health?

Are there benefits regarding garlic and heart health?

No solid data: No good randomized placebo controlled study has shown benefit. It can interact with anticoagulants and other perscription medications.Contrary to popular belief "natural" medications can have side effects and interactions.Always let your family doctor know when you are taking supplements. ...Read more

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How to include healthy oils and herbs into your diet?

How to include healthy oils and herbs into your diet?

Just a little: all you need is a teaspoon of healthy oil such as olive oil or polyunsaturated oils to prevent an essential fatty acid deficiency. You can incorporate that into your salad dressing. You can use it to saute vegetables or stir fry foods. Herbs can be sprinkled on foods. ...Read more

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Are herb and plants such aloe vera good for HIV and aids?

Are herb and plants such aloe vera good for HIV and aids?

Not proven: There is no evidence that herbs or plants have a role in treating or preventing HIV or aids. On the other hands, we have very good medical treatments that when followed have very good results. Please make sure you get a doctor and listen to them about hiv/aids if this is something that is affecting you. If someone you know might have hiv, have them get tested. ...Read more

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