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How many units should I get when I buy a probiotic?

How many units should I get when I buy a probiotic?

At least 1 billion: Your gut has 10 trillion bacteria and if your probitoic doesn't contain at least 1 billion colonies of multiple strains of bacteria it will not affect your gut. In a healthy gut, probiotics are unnecessary and may be useless. ...Read more

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Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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I have a ius can I take maca and if so how big of a spoonful should I take?

I have a ius can I take maca and if so how big of a spoonful should I take?

What is IUS? IUD?: If you mean iud (intrauterine device) used as a longterm form of contraception, then yes, maca is fine. While i cannot speak about uk laws, manufacture ; sales of dietary supplements in states is unregulated quality is of concern. Always a good idea to discuss your nutrition (including natural, organic herbal dietary supplements) and medications (otc ; prescription) w/your family doc. ...Read more

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I don't have health insurance and I think I have a UTI what can I do at home to get better besides going to the dr. For antibiotics? Cran juice n h2o?

I don't have health insurance and I think I have a UTI what can I do at home to get better besides going to the dr. For antibiotics? Cran juice n h2o?

Cause not addressed: Several possibilities: 1. Diabetes (though other symptoms would be present) 2. Environmental irritant (soap is too alkali or irritating) 3. Anatomical issues (using retention of urine) or 4. Physiologic problem (overactive bladder). Regardless, some situations demand a doctor's expertise (serious infection) others require prevention on your part (complete voiding, reduce risk of an std). ...Read more

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What to do if I am an amateur when it comes to nutrition so I need help. I have been reading a few articles?

What to do if I am an amateur when it comes to nutrition so I need help. I have been reading a few articles?

Read read read: Read books from good sources. There are nutrition textbooks from college courses in basic nutrition. Im sure you can gain access to them by consulting Rutgers for example and asking them what text book they use in their intro to nutrition class. At least you know you will be getting college level info- from a reliable source. Best to you ...Read more

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How about if i have a dryskin.what fruits or vitamins should i take?

How about if i have a dryskin.what fruits or vitamins should i take?

None: There are many causes of dry skin and vitamin deficiency is not one of the common ones. Try creams or lotions and if those aren't working speak to a dermatologist ...Read more

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I am 3-5 weeks into pregnancy. I am a tourist and don't have insurance or enough money to see a doctor. I can get medication. What do you recommend?

I am 3-5 weeks into pregnancy. I am a tourist and don't have insurance or enough money to see a doctor. I can get medication. What do you recommend?

Prenatal vitamins: If you are doing well, then you can probably wait till you return home to see a Dr. You should probably start prenatal vitamins however. That is available without a prescription at any drugstore/pharmacy. If there is a problem with your pregnancy and need to see a doctor without insurance, there are "urgent care" clinics that are less expensive than ERs that may be able to see you. ...Read more

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How can I do a split in the fatest way? I do a performance in 2 months and i need to do it? How much time a day and exercises? Thanks

How can I do a split in the fatest way? I do a performance in 2 months and i need to do it? How much time a day and exercises? Thanks

It's rough on you: But if you stretch out well, and gradually extend and abduct your hips, you may be able to do it in 2 months. The usual training time is 12 weeks, however. ...Read more

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Iam a diebetic i look as if I am having a babyi have tryed everything to get rid of my big belly what can I do I need help. I take humlimr lantis medformin I am aways tired drink a lot use bathroom a lot.

Iam a diebetic i look as if I am having a babyi have tryed everything to get rid of my big belly what can I do I need help. I take humlimr lantis medformin I am aways tired drink a lot use bathroom a lot.

For : For diabetics, eating a low-carb diet and getting plenty of exercise is the best thing you can do for your health. Over time you will feel better, lose weight, your sugars will improve and you may need less medication. Talk to your doctor about starting a diet and exercise plan or contact a dietician or nutritionist near you that is familiar with diabetes. Making lifestyle changes when it comes to diet and exercise are not easy, but it's what works. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do i need a prescription for pre-natal vitamins? I am trying to conceive and had been advised to start using pre-natal vitamins. Can i just get over-the-counter vitamin, or do I need a prescription one? If using over-the-counter is ok, how do I know which

Do i need a prescription for pre-natal vitamins? I am trying to conceive and had been advised to start using pre-natal vitamins. Can i just get over-the-counter vitamin, or do I need a prescription one? If using over-the-counter is ok, how do I know which

No: Most (not all) prescription vitamins are actually inferior to what you can get over the counter if you shop wisely. AVOID folic acid. You actually want to take a mix of folinic acid and methylfolate instead. Best information here: http://mthfr.net/prenatal-supplementation-optimizing-your-future-child/2012/01/20/ ...Read more

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What should I do about hiccups when i get them everyday 4 or times a day? How do I get raid of the hiccups

What should I do about hiccups when i get them everyday 4 or times a day? How do I get raid of the hiccups

See you doctor: You should see you doctor for evaluation. This may be a sign of something more serious. Hiccup can occur then the diaphragm gets irriated such as something rubbing against it. Though occasional hiccups are normal, every day may be a sign of something else going on. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not like salad but I want to start eating a salad a day for lunch to get my vitamins and minerals?

What to do if I do not like salad but I want to start eating a salad a day for lunch to get my vitamins and minerals?

Vitamins: You can try dressing your salad with fruits and vegetables that tickle your taste buds a bit better. If not try eating other greens and vegetables such as brocolli, spinach, squash, carrots, green beens, peas etc. If all fails you can get over the counter multi-vitamin tablets. ...Read more

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Can I take clendamycin for a uti and how much and how often? I think I have one and I have a full prescription available without going to doctors

Can I take clendamycin for a uti and how much and how often? I think I have one and I have a full prescription available without going to doctors

Won't work, get care: Clindamycin is not active at against most bacteria that cause UTI. Contact your doctor and follow her advice about exam to confirm the diagnosis; or if s/he believes your symptoms are sufficiently typical, may prescribe treatment without testing. For sure don't take clindamycin: it won't work, but will still screw up later diagnosis. ...Read more

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Well I want a child and I'm plus size like 398. I ready to get pregnant. What pills I can get prescription so I can do so. What can I take to become pregnant ?

Well I want a child and I'm plus size like 398. I ready to get pregnant. What pills I can get prescription so I can do so. What can I take to become pregnant ?

Obesity & ovulation: Unfortunately, morbid obesity tends to block ovulation because estrogen is being made in the peripheral fat and feeding back to the pituitary gland suppressing it. The best "drug" to use for fertility is actually a good diet and exercise plan in this case followed by an evaluation by a Fertility MD. ...Read more

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I am a teacher, so i would like to know whether I should wash my body once or twice a day?

I am a teacher, so i would like to know whether I should wash my body once or twice a day?

Washing the body: There is no guideline. Certainly you must wash your body daily. No if you sweat a lot or played a sport then wash again. If you do not then once a day is fine. However, washing your hands frequently during the day is a must. ...Read more

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I have a 4 day old Newborn I want to know if a midwife for daily baby massage will be good as Doctors say it's not good and I shouldn't.

I have a 4 day old Newborn I want to know if a midwife for daily baby massage will be good as Doctors say it's not good and I shouldn't.

Lack things to do ?: There is data from physical therapists that simple flexion/extension postural maneuvers and neck massage can reduce afternoon crying. That said, these are things moms can do with no outside help. I have heard of such "therapy" offered by a variety of non traditional sources but consider this a waste of time and money. ...Read more

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I just found out i'm pregnant and i need to know what to do about my daily medicines they are 30 mg aderall once daily and Suboxone i take one quarter of a 8.2 sublingul once a day so what do I do.

I just found out i'm pregnant and i need to know what to do about my daily medicines they are 30 mg aderall once daily and Suboxone i take one quarter of a 8.2 sublingul once a day so what do I do.

Serious discussions: What you do, is have serious discussions between you, your ob-gyn, and your psychiatrist about the risk of these medications to your baby, vs the benefit of your staying on them. This is different for each person, as maternal mental health is extremely important. Your doctors might advise you to stop the adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but the Suboxone is another question. Please work with your doctors on this. ...Read more

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I smoke a 1/2 to a full pack a day.. I just found out I am pregnant. I heard not to do it cold turkey.What should I do to quit? How quick is to quick?

I smoke a 1/2 to a full pack a day.. I just found out I am pregnant. I heard not to do it cold turkey.What should I do to quit? How quick is to quick?

Cold turkey from: Tobacco is do-able, at least from the point of view of your safety and the unborn child's. However, nicotine replacement therapy would be the best thing. I recommend a 14 mg patch to start, try for 3 weeks, then a 7 mg patch daily for 3 weeks and then use gum or lozenges only if you feel craving (2mg). Call 1-800-quitnow for a smoking cessation program in your area. Good luck in quitting/baby. ...Read more

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