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Herbs And What They Are Good For
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
Balanced Diet: A well balanced diet of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and lean protein is good for your whole body. For healthy hair include salmon, walnuts, oysters, sweet potatoes, eggs, spinach, lentils, greek yogurt, blue berries and poultry. These foods include protein, zinc, iron, b vitamins and biotin to keep hair follicles healthy and circulating scalp oils. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PUFA Toxicity: Most people in industrialized countries get too much polyunsaturated fat of the omega-6 kind: from either natural or partially hydrogenated corn, soy, cottonseed or safflower oils. Only 1% of dietary calories is required as polyunsaturates and most modern diets supply 10% or more. These fats oxidize themselves (the same process makes oil-based paint dry) and increase the need for anti-oxidants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: You or your teenager deserve something that actually works. This is the 21st century and mainstream science / big pharma have already grabbed up the botanicals that are effective. For acne i start with topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads. Add a systemic antibiotic if needed or it's on back or trunk; remember "the pill" can make a young lady's acne go. ...Read more
A varied diet.: A regular and varied diet is best. You will get everything that your body, and your brain, needs. More important is what to avoid - excessive alcohol, tobacco, street drugs and foods that add to cardiovascualr risks such as high salt or high fat foods. While you are at it make sure to get enough sleep. ...Read more
Depends: Cough can be a symptom of many different disorders and thererore the best medicine is different. Cough from... 1. Asthma: albuterol or lev-albuterol inhalers 2. Irritant: dextromethorphan (dm) 3. Whooping cough: codeine 4. Sinus infection: antibiotic 5. Allergies: antihistamine because there are several causes, check with your doctor so see which one is the right one. ...Read more
Not enough info: You need to mention specific foods. Your question is too general. ...Read more
Any: No fruits will increase or decrease thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more
What are toxins in the body and what are they used for are they or bad for you should you fast to release them and is it healthy for you
It depends: Toxins generally refer to poisons and are bad for you. However, there are many otc supplements that claim to rid the body of various "toxins", promoted as liver or bowel "cleansers". There are no legitimate studies that show that these supplements do anything beneficial for you. ...Read more
Still in testing: It is a general feeling that there is molecular damage in the body from breakdown products of oxygen termed "free-radicals". These are highly reactive chemicals which might cause aging and other damage. Anti oxidants reduce this risk by binding and chemically neutralizing these free radicals. However no good testing has proven this; experiments are being run however. ...Read more
? Clinical DX !: I've rarely done any test for gastritis in kids in three decades. A patient presents with vomiting and no concurrent diarrhea & we treat it with gradual fluid support & advance as tolerated. As you age & the DX possibilities grow from the typical kid things, other conditions would require pursuit. Looking for heliobacter (asst with ulcers), blood test for pancreatitis etc or endoscopy. ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, avoiding excessive calories, fats, and alcohol, and maintaining normal weight are all factors that promote and maintain health and therefore promote a healthy liver. I don't think that there's a "fix" for chronic liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol : Too much alcohol can ruin the liver, pancreas, and brain and turn the skin yellow. High carotene can turn skin orange. Smoking causes dull skin and makes nails and teeth discolored and causes wrinkles. Diets high in cholesterol can cause unsightly skin lesions, high amountsof fat can cause obesity which predisposes you to skin tags, psoriasis, ; discoloration between skin that rubs (thighs). ...Read more
No: Your penis isn't going to grow any larger than it was in your early 20's, except with an erection. Don't believe anything you hear from friends, tv or the internet. Be satisfied with what you have; it's all you'll ever get. No magic foods or supplements. Stay away from weight gain, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and exercise frequently. Enjoy. ...Read more
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