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I took an 65mg iron supplement but i'm not anemic. I took it because i'm donating blood for the first time. Now i fear I have too much iron.

I took an 65mg  iron supplement but i'm not anemic. I took it because i'm donating blood for the first time. Now i fear I have too much iron.

Unlikely but...: Iron in supplement form is not very well absorbed so it's unlikely you have too much iron, but men should not take iron supplements unless clearly deficient as iron increases risk of heart disease & cancer. Donating blood reduces this risk by lowering iron stores- men who donate blood regularly have an 88% less risk of heart attacks! you can have your doc check your ferritin level if concerned. ...Read more

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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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What is a safe amount of L-Tryptophan (from supplements like whey powder) can i ingest daily without fear of serotonin syndrom? taking 40mg Prozac (fluoxetine)

What is a safe amount of L-Tryptophan (from supplements like whey powder) can i ingest daily without fear of serotonin syndrom? taking 40mg Prozac (fluoxetine)

None: There is no known safe amount of L-tryptophan as no good scientific studies exist. You are correct in taking extra caution given that you are on fluoxetine, which can raise serotonin. Talk to your MD about the use of this supplement. ...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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Herbs or supplement for good memory?

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

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more