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Herbs And Supplements For A Fear Of Public Speaking
Psychotherapy & EFT: Psychotherapy is natural ;) & would be a good thing to do to explore, process & resolve the insecurities. I would also recommend a self help tool, eft (emotional freedom technique); it is my experience that it is quite effective & quick at helping with shyness & public speaking anxieties. Check it out at www.Eftuniverse.Com let me know what u think or if u need further help! wishing u well... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Are there any health benfits and risks of meditating?Or waste of time (medicly speaking)? Any studies on different types of medit. And effectivenes?
Meditation benefits: Alexander cn, robinson p, rainforth m. Treating alcohol, nicotine and drug abuse through transcendental meditation: a review and statistical analysis. Alcoholism treatment quarterly 1994; 11: 13-87. Cooper m, aygen m. Transcendental meditation in the management of hypercholesterolemia. Journal of human stress 1979; 5: 24-27. Eppley k, abrams ai, shear j. Differential effects of relaxation te. ...Read more
Are there any health benefits of applying Extra Virgin Olive Oil on skin for general use and wellbeing without suffering any medical condition?
No,: Unless your skin is dry but there's better lotions ...Read more
Health and wellness: what are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?
Awareness: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more
Are there any legitimate textbooks or authors on the subject of Ayurvedic medicine (herbs and medical philosophy) ? What are some good ones?
Of course!: Given that there are colleges of ayurvdic medicine of course these colleges have textbooks. The best may be the 3 volume textbook of ayurveda by vasant lad. For other good ones look at the ones used by the kripalu school of ayurveda: http://www.Kripalu.Org/study_with_us/730. ...Read more
I have heard of these depression and mental health clinics for teens- are these actual real places?
Some larger: facilities have Child & adolescent behavioral health clinics. Some child specialists may have similar clinics. Take care. ...Read more
I keep hearing about the benefits of essential oils helping physical/mental/behavioral difficulties. Is it truth or another scam or placebo effect?
Scam / placebo. :
May help with ‘stress’ and/or pain and other hard to define psychosomatic illnesses ( mental, behavioral?) due to placebo effect and ones willingness to believe. But essentially just a scam to take peoples money. No legitimate research to show any real benefit.
Still, if it works for you ... ...Read more
Build Skills Now!: Teens struggling w/ social anxiety might relate to this peer: http://ow.ly/EXqaH Much can be done 2 learn 2 manage & even overcome social anxiety. In general, it will involve facing feared social situations, conquering less feared ones & working up 2 more feared ones. It's impt 2 have an understanding of HOW 2 do this effectively. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/EXqIs Get teen expert help! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any natural, healthy ways to boost testosterone? Many supplements seems sketchy, at best, and am I skeptical of the effect of diet.
No need for supp.: Dear Joseph: There is no need to boost testosterone if you are an otherwise healthy man. Your body will produce the right amount. Actually, even in older people that have been found to have a deficiency, the latest clinical trials have shown minimal benefits (www.nejm.org). So I would recommend not to seek ways to boost your testosterone if you are otherwise healthy. All the best, Ariel ...Read more
Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??
Limited evidence: It's used for many respiratory and gastrointestinal issues though it presently isn't clear how effective it may be if at all. One thing to be aware of is that it does contain low amounts of coumarins which serve to thin your blood. So if you bleed easily you may consider avoiding this particularly in large amounts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any supplements that aid with the cravings of opiates/ease anxiety (along with diet/exercise.) with some clinical proof?What doses of supps?
Want to plan family, suffer from anxiety and hypochondria. Are OBs open 2 Q&A about worries and plans for these added hurdles in addition to therapy?
Planning Family: Each person / physician is different. As a physician it is my job to help educate patients. However, it is important to work with your anxiety & hypochondria before becoming pregnant. I have seen a few patients w hypochondriasis who called incessantly with the same questions & concerns. Often attempts to reduce their angst & anxiety were fruitless. When somatic concerns & anxiety take over - it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat healthy: If you are doing that, then you are doing what every one would agree is important. Most doctors would say that whatever herbal treatments claim, they are inffective but harmless for ocd. Perhaps you can find a doctor can steer you otherwise, but beware... ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21536 for info on asian/korean vs american vs siberian ginseng. It's a nice review of current knowledge (w/journal references) of which a few small studies suggest possible benefit in erectile dysfunction (about 1/3 down page). Quality ; quantity will affect individual benefit, if any. Your mileage may vary. Be sure to chat w/your family doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am medical student anxiety and stress always was there in public and while studying or in exams what is best treatment with least side effects ?
Mental vs Health: Listening to Led Zepplin or The Who (oh, I date myself...) would probably be as effective. The jury is still out. Very little hard data. Of course Robert Plant and Peter Townshend are not psychologists and just attending an earnest session with a proficient psychologist sets a positive stage, binaural or not....get the picture? Try it if you can afford it. It did squat for me. ...Read more
Chamomile: Chamomile is gently calming.Get a more detailed answer ›
Having lightheartedness and feel surroundings are moving.Did not take any new medication escept for dental work (nerve removal with additional medicin?
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
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