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How well does tea tree oil work to control excess sweat for those with hyperhidrosis?

How well does tea tree oil work to control excess sweat for those with hyperhidrosis?

Unknown: Although recommended on some internet sites the only known uses of tree tea oil are as and antibacterial and antifungal agent on the skin and as a substitute for tea leaves. Well. If you can drink it as a tea, it's probably safe. Hyperhidrosis is due to an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system. Get checked for thyroid & adrenal disease. If negative, try biofeedback or meditation. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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Will giving coconut oil to a child with asthma have any affect on him? Is it healthy to replace cooking oils with coconut oils?

Will giving coconut oil to a child with asthma have any affect on him? Is it healthy to replace cooking oils with coconut oils?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is one if the few oils that doesn't degrade to less healthy by-products under high temperatures. It also is felt to have some anti fungal and antibacterial properties. As long as a person is not allergic to coconut, it would be unlikely to trigger asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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How to include healthy oils and herbs into your diet?

How to include healthy oils and herbs into your diet?

Just a little: all you need is a teaspoon of healthy oil such as olive oil or polyunsaturated oils to prevent an essential fatty acid deficiency. You can incorporate that into your salad dressing. You can use it to saute vegetables or stir fry foods. Herbs can be sprinkled on foods. ...Read more

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I cook with olive oil daily. Will this cause cancer ?

I cook with olive oil daily. Will this cause cancer ?

Everything causes Ca: Frying food releases low grade carcinogens, so use the best ventilation you can. The risk is small but proven epidemiologically (cooks get more Ca) and by sampling air around cooking areas.(http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2006/em/b516173h/unauth#!divAbstract) There are much greater cancer risks out there, like smoking and excessive drinking, so I wouldn't get hung up on olive oil. ...Read more

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Hi what is the best foods & vitamins is can use and have to help with underactive thyroid?

Hi what is the best foods & vitamins is can use and have to help with underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroid: Besides the simple replacing of the thyroid with a daily medication there is no food or vitamins to make your thyroid function work. Please take the medication your physician prescribes for this. ...Read more

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Does chia omega 3 seeds really help with weight loss and high chlosterol and how should it be used.

Does chia omega 3 seeds really help with weight loss and high chlosterol and how should it be used.

No ; then Yes: Chia are seeds from salvia hispanca which grows in the desert. They can be a healthy snack as they contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein ; antioxidants. Chia have calcium, vitamin c, zinc, phosphorous, iron ; potassium. Of two studies on the effect of chia on weight loss – neither study showed weight loss effects. Chia seeds can contribute to a healthy nutrition plan to decrease cholesterol. ...Read more

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How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

Maybe not the oils: Using sage essential oil for this purpose may not have much evidence, but using sage extract (salvia officinalis) may have some benefit. http://tinyurl.com/q76w6s7 there are very possibly some cognitive effects with rosemary oil: http://tinyurl.Com/pggj5m9 you could place a drop or 2 on some cotton and inhale gently; also there are air diffusers for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can you use non-hydrogenated coconut oil for brain energy and help with alzheimer's?

Can you use non-hydrogenated coconut oil for brain energy and help with alzheimer's?

Possibly: Some people feel that coconut oil helped them greatly. However, there are few research studied and one indicates that it may be useful only for people who do not have apolipoproten e4 gen. ...Read more

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How to maximize absorption of algal EPA/DHA supplement? Does flaxseed with the same meal help/hurt? Do other oils, minerals/vits compete with EPA/DHA?

How to maximize absorption of algal EPA/DHA supplement? Does flaxseed with the same meal help/hurt? Do other oils, minerals/vits compete with EPA/DHA?

Complex question!: Take these supplements with a meal as the digestive enzymes will help increase absorption. Theoretically taking additional digestive enzymes could help.Flax seed has to be converted to EPA and DHA to function similarly. I know of no other nutrients that compete with absorption but because flax is high in fiber and used to lower cholesterol by binding, you should take EPA/DHA separate from flax. ...Read more

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Does lavender oil & castor oil truly helps eyebrow hair to grow?? If not, what does then? How to harmlessly make my eyebrows look thicker and healthy?

Does lavender oil & castor oil truly helps eyebrow hair to grow?? If not, what does then? How to harmlessly make my eyebrows look thicker and healthy?

Thin eyebrows.: Loss of eyebrow hair can occur when you have too much thyroid hormone circulating. First, get checked and make sure you are healthy. Then you can review options with your doc for treatments which may be effective and the ones that are not. ...Read more

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How to lose weight safely and effectively with fibromyalgia and thyroid cysts?

How to lose weight safely and effectively with fibromyalgia and thyroid cysts?

Hard not impossible: Work with your doctor on this a slowly progressive walking program while carefully disciplining your calorie intake will help the fibro and the weight don't just sit around worrying about your pain if cleared by your doctor get up and do and increase your activity very slowly. ...Read more

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Anyone take fish oils to help with low mood, and found it actually helped?

Anyone take fish oils to help with low mood, and found it actually helped?

Yes: There is research data linking low levels of epa and dha (in fish oil) to depression, violent behavior, suicide, and some learning disabilities. To make a difference with depression, you need to take enough fish oil consistently -- at least 1-2 grams per day of the epa part -- total fish oil would be at least 2-4 grams/day. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/qaa400988/fish-oil-for-depression.html. ...Read more

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How to deal with dairrhea and which diet to follow during chemoradiation of cervix carcinoma?

How to deal with dairrhea and which diet to follow during chemoradiation of cervix carcinoma?

Use Imodium (loperamide): The best medicine for controlling diarrhea is imodium(loperamide) which your oncologist can prescribe for you if you can not get it over the counter. It works fairly well if you take enough dosage...It is a safe medicine so you can use it as advised. The diet does not matter that much except you may try to avoid milk which can sometimes make diarrhea worse. ...Read more

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Can coconut oil help with liver cancer?

Can coconut oil help with liver cancer?

Very doubtful: No evidence to my knowledge that coconut oil will help with cancer. Be careful of purported "cures" with home remedies. Liver cancer is a very difficult one to treat. Best to follow the recommendations of a liver cancer specialist. ...Read more

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What store can I go to in order to buy essential oils like rosemary oil and lavender?

What store can I go to in order to buy essential oils like rosemary oil and lavender?

Health Food: In areas where I have lived - it has been carried in the health sections of health food stores. You should also be able to purchase it on-line. ...Read more

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Ways to reduce sebum production, can milk along with 10 walnuts&almonds 2xfish oil and a handful of cashews increase it should I cut down on these?

Ways to reduce sebum production, can milk along with 10 walnuts&almonds 2xfish oil and a handful of cashews increase it should I cut down on these?

Doubtful.: There are hormones in milk, and drinking lots of it could increase sebum production. The only consistently effective sebum reducer is low-dose accutane, which your doctor can prescribe for you if you don't have any contraindications. ...Read more

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How long do thyroid goiters and nodules take to develop?

How long do thyroid goiters and nodules take to develop?

Goiter: Thyroid nodules and goiters are slow growing and take years to grow. However, there could be a more rapid increase in size due to tumors, inflammation, pregnancy, bleeding within the nodules, or thyrotoxicosis (hyper functioning gland). For this reason, once diagnosed, most physicians recommend thyroid nodules/goiters be monitored with annual examination and thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more