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Doctor insights on: Herbs And Supplements For Motivation

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Besides st John wort what other supplements can be good for up lifting mood and motivation. Tired of feeling blah.

Besides st John wort what other supplements can be good for up lifting mood and motivation. Tired of feeling blah.

See your doctor: There are many reasons why you may be feeling "blah, " thereby affecting mood and motivation. You list a number of conditions that may be impacting your current state. You report being overweight, having COPD, and Hep C. Have you been to your doctor to discuss your symptoms? He/she can perform a complete examination and the appropriate testing in order to determine direction of treatment. Best. ...Read more

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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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PCOS- Low energy level & no motivation to work. Numbness in legs & muscle pain. Drowsiness. Side effects of metformin? Any supplment like vit b12?

PCOS- Low energy level & no motivation to work. Numbness in legs & muscle pain. Drowsiness. Side effects of metformin? Any supplment like vit b12?

Perhaps: Metformin does in many cases affect vitamin B-12 levels, and a simple couple of blood tests can answer whether this plays a role. Would suggest proving or disproving this kind of problem prior to starting your supplements. ...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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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What are some good foods and herbs or supplements to help with preventing or reversing kidney damage?

What are some good foods and herbs or supplements to help with preventing or reversing kidney damage?

Hard question: It'd be nice to know what stays at the basis of the kidney damage. Knowing it will help direct treatment. I am not aware of any supplements or herbs that will help reverse kidney damage. ...Read more

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What are good supplements such as pills or herbs to increase fertility? Help I really wish to conceive

What are good supplements such as pills or herbs to increase fertility? Help I really wish to conceive

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more

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What's a safe and effective herb, supplement, or OTC medicine for relieving stress and anxiety? Is l-theanine good?

What's a safe and effective herb, supplement, or OTC medicine for relieving stress and anxiety? Is l-theanine good?

Chamomile is: Gentle ; can be helpful. Some animal studies have shown that theanine produces dopamine. Dopamine can make a person feel improved. I am not familiar enough with theanine to know how effective it is for this purpose. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take astragalus root and red clover and goldenseal herb supplements when ovulating just want to know which to take or not to take?

Is it OK to take astragalus root and red clover and goldenseal herb supplements when ovulating just want to know which to take or not to take?

It depends.: It depends on why you are taking them and I am assuming you are mentioning ovulation that you are trying to get pregnant? Red clover is a plant that has one of its uses as to boost fertility. Goldenseal is a plant that has one of its uses as to boost immunity. You can use it to help Red clover be more effective too. Astragalus is an herb that is an adaptogen and 1 use is 2 boost immunity too. ...Read more

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Is there any herbs/supplements can help lvc vasculitis? Where can I buy? F 56 yo having lvc vasculitis many years prefer natural med. Than drugs thx.

Is there any herbs/supplements can help lvc vasculitis? Where can I buy? F 56 yo having lvc vasculitis many years prefer natural med. Than drugs thx.

Not really: I assume that you mean lcv, leukocytoclastic vasculitis. There are no good data on alternative therapy. Dhea has been shown to be a possible adjunct to conventional threapy in lupus erythematosus. Others have no good data. Lcv can range from mild to life-threatening disease. Accordingly, conventional therapy is mandatory, unless (rarely) a cause for the disease can be found. ...Read more

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What are some herbs or supplements I can take for an ovarian cyst?

What are some herbs or supplements I can take for an ovarian cyst?

Forget it: If you do this, you won't affect the cyst and you'll be throwing you money away. If the cyst is not troublesome and your physician isn't concerned, leave it alone. If it needs to come out, have it out. Please forgive my frankness and accept my best wishes for your recovery. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbs or natural supplements that can help a child with adhd?

Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also, very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read more

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What is an effective, non-prescription supplement or herb to take for osteoarthritis?

What is an effective, non-prescription supplement or herb to take for osteoarthritis?

Multiple choices but: Not many with any scientific evidence to support their use. The most common is glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and msm. A minimum three month trial of these medications is recommended before one can determine any potential benefit. ...Read more