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Is a turmeric (curcumin and black pepper) supplement advisable to take to promote a generally and overall healthy lifestyle? Any downside?

Is a turmeric (curcumin and black pepper) supplement advisable to take to promote a generally and overall healthy lifestyle? Any downside?

Yes, not for everyone: Turmeric is one of the healthiest foods we can consume but is poorly absorbed so mixing it with black pepper enhances absorption (or with phospholipids in a form called Meriva). It reduces inflammation, is good for brain, heart and liver, thins blood, protects against heart disease, cancer & Alzheimer's but can cause stomach upset for some and interacts with some drugs. See http://tinyurl. Com/o2eknpt

Dr. Randy Baker
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How much tumeric should you take as a supplement?

How much tumeric should you take as a supplement?

400-1000mg!: Tumeric supplements vary in amount.! 000mg is the most potent avaiable from vitamin stores. Take one per day.

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Want to take tumeric for psoriasis but need to know drug and supplement interaction?

Turmeric: Http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/turmeric. Html the above web page gives a list of drugs that interact with turmeric.

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Is it safe to take garlic, tumeric, and sawpalmetto supplements daily? Have read that they all have blood thinning properties?

Yes: Yes, these are all safe to take daily. While they all may thin the blood somewhat, keeping our blood thin is a good strategy to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. You should be careful if you are taking pharmaceuticals that thin blood but in general it is good to keep our blood on the thin side and these are quite safe.

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Is it safe to take sawpalmetto and tumeric supplements daily? I have read that they both can thin blood just need to know taken together is it safe?

Yes: Both saw palmetto and turmeric have many health benefits and are safe to take. While both have some blood-thinning properties (as do many other supplements like ginger, garlic and fish oil), it is safe to take them together. It is generally beneficial to have our blood on the thin side (thick blood tends to be a more common and serious issue than thin blood).

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Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also what about tumeric supplements? Thank you

Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also what about tumeric supplements? Thank you

No effect: Will make no difference like most holistic naturalistic supplements except to lighten your wallet There have been no longitudinal double blind studies to date that prove its benefits

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What is the difference in the supplement turmeric and turmeric curcumin?

What is the difference in the supplement turmeric and turmeric curcumin?

Turmeric: Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, and it is likely that turmeric is more effective than curcumin in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. Turmeric is not well absorbed unless you take it with black pepper. Don't use if you have gallstones, and it may interfere with great cancer treatment. Talk with your doctor!

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What tumeric supplement is a good one to buy?

What tumeric supplement is a good one to buy?

Reputable company: There are many products available and they are not regulated by the fda. It is hard to select products which seem the same but may have been made in many countries with varialble manufacturing methods and controls. I would select an american made product from a reputable company.

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Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?

Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?

Yes: Turmeric is often touted as one of the best natural remedies for reflux but can aggravate reflux for some. While not common, it is likely some of the others you mention might cause reflux in some as well. The best way to find out is to stop all of them and restart one at a time to see how you react. This is an interesting site: http://earthclinic. Com/cures/acid_reflux. Html.

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Just started 10 mg of lisinopril daily. Been taking multiple supplements (i.e., a multi, CoQ10, tumeric, fish oil.) Should I stop the supplements?

Just started 10 mg of lisinopril daily. Been taking multiple supplements (i.e., a multi, CoQ10, tumeric, fish oil.) Should I stop the supplements?

There is no reason: To think that there will be any adverse interaction between your medications and your supplements as listed. Potentially the fish oil could interfere with absorption of the Lisinopril so you might want to separate them by a few hours. No reason to stop them other than expense. No scientific evidence to recommend continuing them either.

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What are your thoughts on coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and tumeric as cancer fighting supplements?

What are your thoughts on coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and tumeric as cancer fighting supplements?

Not much data: I try to be open-minded, and I read about complementary therapies. There's very little good research to say these are effective. Exercise, lowering your fat intake, lowering your alcohol intake, and not smoking are far more effective ways to prevent cancer.

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How much curcumin or turmeric should I take in daily?

400 to 600 mg TID: If you're cooking with it, remember to add black pepper. If using supplements, 400 to 600 milligrams three times daily (standardized for 95% curcuminoids).

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Is it safe to take sawpalmetto and tumeric daily? I have read that they both can thin blood. Need to know if both are used together is it safe?

Is it safe to take sawpalmetto and tumeric daily? I have read that they both can thin blood. Need to know if both are used together is it safe?

Yes: Don't believe everything you read. Both supplements could theoretically potentiate the effects of Coumadin if you are taking the stuff. Otherwise I am not aware of any direct effect of either on clotting.

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I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit. Ly/1hHlMAv

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