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Are there any vitamins or herbs that help 'cleanse' the liver? Sometimes I have to take high doses of acetaminophen.

Are there any vitamins or herbs that help 'cleanse' the liver? Sometimes I have to take high doses of acetaminophen.

Not proven help: You did not say the dose but always avoid more than 4000 milligrams of acetaminophen. There have been no good blinded studies to prove anything works but it is recommended to take Vitamins B, C, E, and beta-carotene, minerals like selenium and zinc, and herbs of milk thistle and dandelion which could help but no definite proof. Drink lots of water to hydrate. I hope this will help. ...Read more

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For the master cleanse: can you add savory herbs to the salt water flush?

For the master cleanse: can you add savory herbs to the salt water flush?

Sure: There's no science to this fad. It won't remove "toxins", and you lose weight only because your diet is so nasty. I suspect the whole thing began as a cruel prank. If you want to feel good, stay trim and be healthy, why not get serious once again with your physical fitness? It's much better and more scientific. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's okay to do a mild colon cleanse (with herbs in it) if you are taking high blood pressure medicine?

Please advise if it's okay to do a mild colon cleanse (with herbs in it) if you are taking high blood pressure medicine?

Colon cleanse: A mild colon cleanse such as a prep for GI procedure usually isn't a problem but doesn't have 'herbs' associated. The risk comes in placing unknown 'herbs' into the colon where they could be absorbed and cause problems. ...Read more

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Do herbal parasite cleanses work to get rid of intestinal worms? Herbs include Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood, Cloves, etc

Do herbal parasite cleanses work to get rid of intestinal worms? Herbs include Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood, Cloves, etc

Herbal treatments: The only treatments I know of for intestinal worms are medicines as they have to selectively kill the worms and not hurt you. How do you know you have intestinal worms? ...Read more

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Are there any natural super-foods or super-herbs?

Are there any natural super-foods or super-herbs?

For what?: There are many nutritious foods. Some of them have been touted lately as being "super foods" for a variety of reasons, and some of those are herbs. The truth is, lots of different foods are very high in nutrients, and thus have been labelled "super." I think most whole, organic fruits and vegetables are likely to fall on someone's "super" list. ...Read more

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What is the herb kratom like?

What is the herb kratom like?

Can only tell you: That I have treated 4 people who used kratom, two just to see what it did (opiate like/stimulant effects) and two who were using it to get off oxycodone/heroin. All 4 could not stop using kratom and had withdrawal when they tried. All of them were helped with tapering doses of Suboxone and strongly advised anyone NOT to try it. This is a limited experience, but it clearly is no wonder drug. ...Read more

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What is herb vaporizer and what is it for?

What is herb vaporizer and what is it for?

I am not sure: What I found online is that herb vaporizers are for smoking or inhaling marijuana through a vaporizer. Vaporizers in general are steam based machines that provide vaporized hot water in tho the air with or without aromatherapy oils to improve congestion and coughing. Seems herb vaporizers are for illegal use of marijuana and maybe other herbs.... ...Read more

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Any recommendations on using the vaginal cleansing pearls?

Any recommendations on using the vaginal cleansing pearls?

Avoid it: If you are referring the mesh bag of herbs referred to as Womb cleansers or vaginal cleansers then avoid them. They are not helpful and can cause infection. Here is a an interesting well-written blog post by a friend on this subject https://drjengunter. Wordpress. Com/2016/01/12/dont-detox-your-vagina-or-uterus-with-a-bag-of-herbs-in-your-vagina-really/ ...Read more

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Could it be right that gratagrus herbs lowers high cholestoral?

Could it be right that gratagrus herbs lowers high cholestoral?

No proof: Possible reduce cholesterol, how ever no scientific data
need further blood test on the supplement to confirm if you are taking the stuff. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to cleanse your liver?

How to cleanse your liver?

Avoid meds/booze!: To improve liver functioning, stop alcohol and any recreational drug abuse. Avoid a lot of supplements and over the counter meds. Take meds only as prescribed. There is no way to detoxify using any supplement that promises to "clean your liver." Ads that say their diet or supplement will do so are all a bunch of malarkey. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a liver cleanse?

What are the benefits of a liver cleanse?

What's your goal?: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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What is the best way to clense the liver?

What is the best way to clense the liver?

Healthy living: The liver has several functions, to support nutrition, to clean the blood and to make substances to support bodily function (proteins). It can be damaged by drugs and alcohol. The best thing you can do for your liver is to avoid being overweight, eat healthy, be active, minimal alcohol use, no illicit drug use. Check your liver function tests when you get your physical exam. ...Read more

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Can there be any hallucinogen herbs that are not poisonous?

Can there be any hallucinogen herbs that are not poisonous?

Depends what u mean: By 'poisonous.' Many hallucinogens are also strong anticholinerigic drugs, like aminita mushrooms and belladonna, and those can cause severe problems, especially in older people. Mescaline, peyote and psilocin are herbal derived hallucinogens which in low doses produce an hallucinogenic experience without many medical side effects, but a bad trip, with psychosis and danger 2 self/others possible ...Read more

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I have aspergers. Are there any herbs for clearing my racing thoughts?

I have aspergers. Are there any herbs for clearing my racing thoughts?

No: I would see a psychiatrist who is familiar with asperger's who can then provide you with the best options for managing the racing thoughts. ...Read more

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Are probiotics the wonder herb for bloat?

Are probiotics the wonder herb for bloat?

Not an herb: Probiotics are bacteria that are considered part ot the normal intestinal flora. If you take antibiotics, it is possible that the antibiotics will wipe out some of this helpful flora that may cause symptoms like bloating or even a dangerous diarrhea condition. Taking probiotics may help shift the bacterial flora back towards normal which may help in alleviating the bloating, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any Ayurvedic herbs for reducing tummy?

Is there any Ayurvedic herbs for reducing tummy?

There are no herbs: Which will specifically reduce abdominal fat. There's no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your >. ...Read more

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How effective is a cleanse?

How effective is a cleanse?

Be careful: Your body cleans itself out amazingly well. If someone is trying to sell you something to remove supposed toxins (GMO food, agricultural chemicals, or whatever), use discernment and get your physician's advice. Some of these can land you in the intensive care unit. ...Read more

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What herbs suppress the appetite?

Bee pollen...: There are a few herbs that accomplish this. Bee pollen, fennel, chickweed and something called garcinia cambogia have been reported to decrease one's appetite; and may even boost your metabolism. As with any 'herbal' remedy I counsel all my patients to talk to their doctors about it; as there may be unexpected interactions with other medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Should I grow my own herbs for food?

Should I grow my own herbs for food?

Sure: If you have the space, the time, and the inclination to do so, herb gardening can bring you time outside, peace of mind, and some delicious flavors for your cooking, too! And fresh picked is the best picked! ...Read more

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What food to avoid on parazite cleanse?

What food to avoid on parazite cleanse?

None: Eat a nutritious and healthy diet if you choose to do this non-FDA tested or approved program. Or consider going to the doctor to see if you actually need to be treated for a parasite. ...Read more

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How frequently should I cleanse my body?

How frequently should I cleanse my body?

By staying fit: The best thing by far is to eat sensibly and spend a fair amount of time each day exercising hard. Your body and your internal organs clean themselves naturally. Anyone telling you to drink something weird or do something off-the-wall is at best deceived and at worst playing a cruel prank on you -- some of the "health cleanses" on the internet can land you in the intensive care unit. ...Read more

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Best way to cleanse your body internally?

Best way to cleanse your body internally?

No need: Eat healthy and exercise. Our bodies cleanse themselves beautfiully when cared for appropriately. Most marketed "cleansers" are just laxatives that can lead to complications with excess use and in some folks with any use. If you must do so, I suggest going on a fruit and water only diet for 2-3 days, along with age and health appropriate exercise; this will improve your bowel function a bit also. ...Read more

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When is it recommended to cleanse your body?

When is it recommended to cleanse your body?

Daily: We are exposed to toxic agents every moment. Maintaining good nutrition is critical, and I suggest a good whole foods based multivitamin/mineral as a start. A product called natural cellular defense is one of the best detox agents I've found, and I use it every day. ...Read more

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What herb can be used to cure infantil spasms?

What herb can be used to cure infantil spasms?

None known: One of the most difficult seizure disorders to treat. Has a dismal prognosis. Sorry. ...Read more

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How would you find credible information on herbs?

Medline plus: Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/complementaryandalternativemedicine. Html

there are lots of others, some of the more reliable ones require a fee. ...Read more

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Which herb/meds for anxietyis considered the best?

Which herb/meds for anxietyis considered the best?

Valerian or kava: If you are looking for over the counter treatments valerian or kava kava teas are usually quite effective, safe and non-addicting.



Medications usually include xanax (alprazolam) or clonadine as more commonly prescribed. Both of the medications require judicious use and can be addicting if used in ways other than prescribed. They are not meant to be taken forever, but on a temporary basis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cleanse your body of toxins?

What is the best way to cleanse your body of toxins?

Good nutrition: Do no look for pill, wraps, enemas etc. A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low in saturated fats would be helpful. Keeping weight under control through caloric restriction and exercise are important, though easier said than done. ...Read more

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What are some ways to spiritually cleanse or re-energize yourself?

What are some ways to spiritually cleanse or re-energize yourself?

Breathe: One way is the hawaiian "ha" breath. Find a quiet space. A round begins by breathing in to 7 counts (at your own comfortable speed). Hold breath for 7 counts. Breathe out for 7 counts. Hold breath again for 7 counts. This is a full round. Do 7 complete rounds. Other ways, from dr. Judith orloff: http://www. Drjudithorloff. Com/free-articles/4_techniques_to_protect_your_energy. Htm. ...Read more

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Does nekter cleanse work?

Unnecessary: This is just-juices for a while, more benign than some of the other cleanses. You don't need it. Your body and your internal organs clean themselves naturally. Anyone telling you to drink something weird or do something goofy is at best deceived and at worst playing a cruel prank on you -- some of the "health cleanses" on the internet can land you in the intensive care unit. ...Read more

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What herbs are poisonous?

Herb toxicity: List is too long to be covered in 400 characters or less. See: http://www2.hawaii. Edu/~amybrown/PotentiallyHarmfulHerbList%20-%20Table. Pdf ...Read more

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How can I use medicinal herbs?

Many ways: You can use many different herbs to treat many different problems. ...Read more

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An herb to rid bodies of fluid?

An herb to rid bodies of fluid?

Herbals: Many herbals are touted as 'natural' and may make you urinate more with little if any scientific evidence of true diuretic effects. And if you're aiming for long-term weight loss, they probably won't help. It's important to talk to your doctor about possible causes of water retention and interaction with other medications before trying to treat yourself. ...Read more

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I am looking to do a detox/cleanse?

Why: This is a popular notion among alternative practitioners but it is based upon feelings but no scientific evidence. It probably will do not harm but there is not basis for a positive effect except on the bank account of those who advocate this procedure. ...Read more