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Applying Cod Liver Oil For Treating Wrinkles
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
All biologically: derived cooking oils (particularly "healthy" polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils) have the potential to "go bad." This process is called rancidity. Because rancid oils have an unpleasant odor (and taste), I don't recommend their use for cooking or cosmetic purposes. By contrast, most "baby oils" are a combination of mineral oil & fragrance & don't go bad. Hope this is helpful info! ...Read more
Myths: Nope. Not in any way would taking olive oil help heal the liver. ...Read more
Distil cold-pressed hexane free castor oil-- can this castor oil from aloe vera company be used to treat dry skin?
How to tell which supplements shouldn't be taken together daily? Eg probiotics, krill oil, tumeric, amalaki, neem, cod liver oil.
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Could be: Rosehip seed oil has many different benefits for the skin but like most products has some risks. Side effects include possible allergic reaction or topical irritation. Avoid injesting if pregnant or nursing. Review its ingredients and side effects before using. Sounds like a neat product extracted from the fruit seeds of the wild rose bush Rosa affinis rubiginosa. ...Read more
Avoid Food Products: I would not use olive oil to treat eczema. Applying food products like olive oil and oatmeal creams can actually be sensitizing. That means that over time you can actually develop a food allergy to the food product that you are applying. Instead use topical moisturizers like Vanicream or Aquaphor. For flares try topical corticosteroid creams/ointments twice a day until clear. ...Read more
Can refined sweet almond oil be used over glyc acid or retinol to prevent redness and help hydratation? I read that this oil helps exfoliate the skin
Not alone: Almond oil alone isn't an exfoliant which "removes dead skin cells" that requires the addition of either an acid(like glycolic or alpha hydroxy which chemically remove cells) or mechanical means(like sugar, salt, walnut shell). It is an emollient which "hydrates" and softens skin and may reduce redness. Retinols work at a molecular level to alter skin thickness, pigmentation and collagen. ...Read more
Sure can: Any oil or grease can clog up pores. There are plenty of good moisturizing lotions available. Why waste your money on hemp oil. If you want to feel good buy the hemp and smoke it, don't rub it on your skin! ...Read more
Is jojoba oil safe to apply to moisturize on the face for a male person ? Is jojoba oil really safe ?
Yes and yes: Yes, jojoba oil is extremely safe. As a matter of fact, I have not found mention of any adverse reactions to it anywhere, though it is likely that some people might be allergic to it, as people can become allergic to almost anything- but such an allergy must be rare, as I have not seen it mentioned, see http://www.Acne.Org/jojoba-oil.Html. ...Read more
Can I take vitamin A (from fish liver oil) and vitamin d3 together? If so will it help with acne?
Acne Treatment: I understand your concern about Acne. Some patients have had good results with fish liver oil and Vitamin d, possibly due to Omega-3 fatty acids in fish. There are no clinical research documenting the benefit. Acne can become worse due to hormones, stress, carbohydrate-rich foods —bread, bagels and chips, and exposure to sun. See a Dermatologist for treatment. See a Psychiatrist for stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is coconut oil good for my hair to keep it moisturised? If yes ,can the sun damage my hair when the coconut oil is applied ? Thanks
CoconutOil,Hair,Sun: For some people, coconut oil may keep hair moisturized, however, for certain conditions & people, coconut oil may not be recommended. Although typically the combination of sun & pure coconut oil does not damage hair, sun itself can be damaging to hair with or without coconut oil. Additive ingredients may also cause damage. It is best to seek evaluation & assessment from a medical professional. ...Read more
Is it safe during pregnancy to use castor oil topically on your face to help with acne? More specifically, i'd like to use cold pressed castor oil.
Poor choice: Why use an ancient, not-very-effective folk medicine promoted by charlatans? The best over-the-counter acne remedy is benzoyl peroxide, but if it's bugging you enough to consider "cold-pressed" castor oil, see if your physician would add topical Clindamycin to peroxide. The birth control pill stops acne in many women who can use it, and there are other stronger rx's after baby comes. ...Read more
Probably but...: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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