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Doctor insights on: Herbs And Supplements For Executive Function

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What symptoms are related to Executive Function?

What symptoms are related to Executive Function?

Exec Function Sx: Problems with Executive Functioning are seen in symptoms like: poor self control, impulsivity, inappropriate behavior, difficulty controlling emotions, challenges with organization and consistency of behavior. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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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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What is the definition or description of: executive function?

What is the definition or description of: executive function?

Executive function: Executive functions is an umbrella term for cognitive processes that regulate, control, and manage other cognitive processes, such as planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, mental flexibility, task switching, and initiation and monitoring of actions. ...Read more

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My son is 8 and he has ADHD he takes untuniv 1mg what kind or meaning of executive function?

My son is 8 and he has ADHD he takes untuniv 1mg what kind or meaning of executive function?

Sounds like you: Reviewed the results of the MultiDisciplinary Team evaluation that conferred eligibility for Speech/Language & Occupational Therapy & sought neuropsychological evaluation. Executive Function enables one to plan, self- monitor one's performance to adjust unsuccessful plans, & account for & plan for short- & long- term consequences of one's actions. See CHADD. Org on adding a BIP to his IEP. ...Read more

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How early can you be tested for alzheimer's? As soon as executive function starts to fail?

How early can you be tested for alzheimer's? As soon as executive function starts to fail?

The early the better: If the loved ones present any of 10 early signs of ad (www. Alz. Org/10signs), then go to any of physician's office, preferably geriatric specilaist, as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Herbs or supplement for good memory?

Exercise: The single most powerful, clinically proven means to improve memory is to be physically fit, reduce stress, eat healthy, and be intellectually stimulated. The pills do almost nothing. Stay natural and help your entire health, not just your memory. A study done at cooper health institute showed the physically fit had the lowest rates of alzheimer's. Get and stay fit at any age. ...Read more

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Any supplements or herbs to boost healthy and mature eggs?

Any supplements or herbs to boost healthy and mature eggs?

$$$: There is a lot of voodoo sold in a health food store. But scientifically never shown to make any difference. Safe your money. Make sure you eat healthy with veg, salad, fruit and fish twice weekly. Exercise may help also. ...Read more

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Any herbs or supplements I can take to increase tear production?

Any herbs or supplements I can take to increase tear production?

Triphala: Triphala is a herb used to increase tear production and moisturize dry eyes. You can go on line and see how to mix this herb but I would use sterile distilled water when mixing since you put this in your eye. Hope this helps. ...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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What are benefits of oregano supplements vs using the herb in cooking?

What are benefits of oregano supplements vs using the herb in cooking?

Dose: When you are using an oregano supplement, you are taking a lot more, and in a more concentrated version, than you would generally eat. ...Read more

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I know there are no effective supplements/tools for increased girth size. But are there any tools/natural herbs for bringing the full potential out?

I know there are no effective supplements/tools for increased girth size. But are there any tools/natural herbs for bringing the full potential out?

No: Don't waste your money on any of the various drugs or devices which claim to increase girth, none have ever been shown to work. ...Read more

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Is taking supplements for brain function like aminobrain safe?

Is taking supplements for brain function like aminobrain safe?

Near as I can tell: It's just a multivitamin and mineral supplement. But for good brain health, eating your fruit and veggies, exercise regularly, don't smoke or use drugs or alcohol, get 7-9 hours of sleep every night, and eat more fish than red meat will do the most for maintaining healthy brain function. I know it's not as cool as popping a pill but these things are what matter. ...Read more

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Cognitive impairment can reduce the persons executive function?

Cognitive impairment can reduce the persons executive function?

Other way around: Executive function is one facet of cognitive function (or impairment if lost). Apraxia (inability to do simple mechanical tasks like buttoning shirt), aphasia (inability to speak intelligibly), agnosia (inability to name recognizable objects) & memory loss are other components of cognitive function/impairment. This can be evaluated during any visit w/simple questions. ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbs, foods or supplements that would help one to concentrate better?

Are there any natural herbs, foods or supplements that would help one to concentrate better?

Doubt it: Adequate rest, regular exercise, having hobbies and staying busy will help. There is no easy answer to help concentration. ...Read more

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What supplements help with sexual function?

What supplements help with sexual function?

Sorry but no supplem: "sexual function" is a pretty vague term which can refer to sex drive (libido), ability to get or stay aroused/erect, and ability to orgasm. Unfortunately, there are no over-the-counter medications, herbs, or dietary supplements to improve sexual function per se that have been studied & published in peer reviewed journals. However, improving one's own health can go a long ways towards better sex. ...Read more

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Top 3 herbs or supplement to lower cholesterol?

Top 3 herbs or supplement to lower cholesterol?

Which one?: If you want to lower LDL Niacin will work, for triglycerides carnitine 2gm per day, for lipoproteins niacinamide 250mg -500mg will help. To lower total cholesterol you need b6 plus betaine hcl to create bile and choline. ...Read more

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What are some herbs and supplements that are helpful for lupus?

What are some herbs and supplements that are helpful for lupus?

Lupus: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a very serious condition that needs to be managed with medicine to prevent serious consequences. Herbs and supplements oftentimes interact with medicine and one should always consult with not only your physician but a pharmacist. Not all interactions are even known. Please see this link from lupus. Org: http://tinyurl. Com/hr44p88
See comments please. ...Read more

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Can you control your agner through therapy, herbs, food therapy, supplements, etc?

Can you control your agner through therapy, herbs, food therapy, supplements, etc?

Idea: The main idea is that anger management therapy will be your best tool out of those mentioned. Even though all the others things are ok, they will not have much influence in your anger problem. Psychotherapy and anger management therapies/courses will be your best bet. Check with a psychiatrist for further diagnosis of the causes, a general checkup, evaluation and recommendation of local resources. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a calcium supplement cause decreased kydney funtion for ever?

It'd be possible that a calcium supplement cause decreased kydney funtion for ever?

Calcium supplements: Rarely cause decreased kidney function unless you've taken a massive excess over a long period of time or there's some other underlying medical problem. Check w/your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Can any food supplements like amway & usana help in reducing an enlarged goiter which is not functioning at all?

Can any food supplements like amway & usana help in reducing an enlarged goiter which is not functioning at all?

No: Most "idiopathic nodular goiter" is probably caused by genetic mutations with little malignant potential. Diet won't affect it but suppressing the thyroid-pituitary system by giving supplemental thyroid may reduce the thyroid's size. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any herbs or supplements that enhance the brain?

Please tell me if there are any herbs or supplements that enhance the brain?

Not clearcut: Some evidence that a mix of Vitamin E & C may drop Alzheimer risk and some theoretical benefit for phosphatydal serine, alpha lipoic acid, & N-acetyl cysteine ...Read more

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Could a head injury from a car crash cause loss of executive function?

Could a head injury from a car crash cause loss of executive function?

Head injury: Yes. A head injury in a car crash is likely to be at least a concussion (in which the violent impact forces the soft brain tissue to decelerate abruptly against the skull). Concusions cause regional brain disturbances, particularly in cognitive functions associated with the brain cortex, including executive function. The type of symptoms depend on the location of brain contusion. ...Read more

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Which vitamins or supplements could improve brain function?

Which vitamins or supplements could improve brain function?

Many but: The best evidence we have for this is on omega 3 fatty acid and full complement of b vitamins, knowing your own b vitamin status (which can be measured). Glycerophosphocholine (gpc) and other precursors to neurotransmitters might be helpful, and also things like bacopa, vinpocetine, certain mushroom extracts and some others have been studied. See a functional med dr. ...Read more

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What is a supplement to help with brain function?

What is a supplement to help with brain function?

Natural brain care: Some suggestions for brain health: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Aerobic exercise at least 3 days/week, 30 minutes per session. Take a multivitamin daily, specifically to boost Folic Acid and vitamin b12. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderate caffeine intake, 2-5 cups of coffee per day. Stress reduction. ...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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Are there any medications or supplements that can help my son's high-functioning autism?

Are there any medications or supplements that can help my son's high-functioning autism?

Autism meds: Vitamin D and Omega 3 fish oils are helpful. Sometimes extra iron is useful if ferritin is low. Beyond those, everything else is on a case by case basis. Talk to your pediatrician or a developmental pediatrician and/or psychiatrist for other useful meds and supplements for your specific child. ...Read more