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Is funugreek and milk thistle a good lacation blend?

Is funugreek and milk thistle a good lacation blend?

Fenugreek: Commonly fenugreek and blessed thistle are for increasing milk supply. I recommend mother's milk tea. (at health food store)i have had consistent results with that and don't have to worry if it is a good combination...Because it is. There are acupressure points that can also help increase supply. See a trained practitioner in acupuncture/acupressure for proper instruction. ...Read more

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Are cartons of almond milk a good substitute or supplement for mother's milk for a baby?

Are cartons of almond milk a good substitute or supplement for mother's milk for a baby?

No: The nutritional content of most milk substitutes is not in most cases sufficient for a baby. That includes almond, rice, and goats' milks. Even cows' milk can cause problems but mainly because it's actually too strong for babies and quickly lead to iron deficiency if taken in excess. Regular infant formulas or soy or specialty formulas are the best choice for supplementing breast fed infants. ...Read more

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Is milk thistle good for your liver?

Is milk thistle good for your liver?

IV form possibly: Taking it orally had some anecdotal evidence, but they did a big review of multiple studies about it and found no benefit. The ingredient in milk thistle, silymarin, is being tested supposedly via administration through IV route. Here's a link to the study review: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12427501. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to supplement breast milk with formula?

Is it a good idea to supplement breast milk with formula?

No: There is nothing lacking in breast milk that is compensated for with a supplement of formula. Provided that mom is eating balanced meals, baby is receiving a vitamin d supplement, and there is adequate Fluoride in the local tap water, formula is not necessary. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to mix breast milk and formula?

Is it a good idea to mix breast milk and formula?

Yes: Yes, if you don't have enough stored milk for a meal, it's fine to "top it off" with formula. ...Read more

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Is taking a multivitamin supplement with milk thistle beneficial?

Is taking a multivitamin supplement with milk thistle beneficial?

Yes,really can if...: A good multivit. can help you feel better if, like well over 90% of Americans, you're deficient in one or more vitamins or minerals. Even if you don't feel better a good multivit. can boost your immune system & help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. However, it is important to choose a good one. See http://bit.ly/18XyuLe & http://bit.ly/1b36cQ0 & my comment: ...Read more

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Is there a supplement for overall health or milk thistle/dandelion to cleanse/detox the liver?

Is there a supplement for overall health or milk thistle/dandelion to cleanse/detox the liver?

Can be helpfull: Yes. This can be beneficial but does not replace good liver living. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when>>. ...Read more

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"is coconut milk a great product to use for IBS with constipation?"

"is coconut milk a great product to use for IBS with constipation?"

Maybe (not): Irritable bowel syndrome is different in each person. How you respond to something will/may be different than someone else. Only way to find out is to try. ...Read more

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Will a breakfast consisting only of bananas and green apples be good or bad for health? Is it recommended? Plus soya milk

Will a breakfast consisting only of bananas and green apples be good or bad for health? Is it recommended? Plus soya milk

It Depends: As with all things in life; it depends. Fructose with fiber is good and you also need protein to modulate your blood sugar spike which is bound to happen with a fruit only breakfast. I recommend doing a "smoothie" with a high grade medical food (pea and/or rice protein) along with your fruit. You will be satisfied and keep your blood glucose stable. To your best health! ...Read more

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Is drinking milk a health n fitness option?These days I see many substitutes, including soy and rice milk.

Is drinking milk a health n fitness option?These days I see many substitutes, including soy and rice milk.

Protein & Carbs: Milk can provide protein and carbs after exercise & training, but remember in the usa cow's milk likely contains rbgh(bovine growth hormone-associated with increased risk of breast, colon & prostate cancers-banned in europe & canada) unless organic and labeled "no rbgh." soy milk should also be organic as >90% is genetically modified to withstand roundup and may be contaminated with the pesticide. ...Read more

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Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Long life milk (UHT) or fresh (pasteurized) milk?

Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Long life milk (UHT) or fresh (pasteurized) milk?

Very similar: UHT milk can be deficient in Vit B12, C, and thiamine, but otherwise has a slightly longer shelf life and is very similar nutritionally to HTST, or conventionally pasteurized milk. So the answer is go with the fresh pasteurized milk if nutrition is the main concern ...Read more

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Is it ok to supplement my breast milk with formula?

Is it ok to supplement my breast milk with formula?

Yes: It is fine to supplement breastfeeding with some formula, if the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding. To be successful in breastfeeding though, it is best to avoid supplementing during the first week of life, so the baby can learn to be a good breastfeeder. However, moms should give formula in the first week if the baby is having low blood sugar, excessive weight loss, or other problems. ...Read more

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Would a home-made formula of coconut water, soaked chia seeds and almond milk contain enough omega-3 for a 1-month-old baby? Also adding vit and min

Bad idea: The commercial formulas are the product of more than 60 years of lab based research and nothing you can replicate with your well meaning attempts.Each are required to meet the standards of the FDA. Rather than a sign of love and devotion you could create a real dietary imbalance that could injure the child.I have hospitalized kids fed these home brews. ...Read more

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Is skimmed milk or whole milk better for an osteoporosis patient?

Is skimmed milk or whole milk better for an osteoporosis patient?

Skim milk always: Hi. Skim milk is always better. The calcium concentration in skim milk is higher than it is in whole milk, and milk fat can increase the risk of atherosclerosis. Stick with skim milk. As an aside, are really a 22 yo male? If so, osteoporosis is distinctly abnormal in you, and you need an evaluation by an endocrinologist experienced in metabolic disorders of bone. ...Read more

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Is funugreek and milk thistle a good lacation blend?

Fenugreek: Commonly fenugreek and blessed thistle are for increasing milk supply. I recommend mother's milk tea. (at health food store)i have had consistent results with that and don't have to worry if it is a good combination...Because it is. There are acupressure points that can also help increase supply. See a trained practitioner in acupuncture/acupressure for proper instruction. ...Read more

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I besided I want to nursemy son again. I stopped a couple of months ago but I just purchase funugreek and milk thistle. Is this a good lacation blend?

I besided I want to nursemy son again. I stopped a couple of months ago but I just purchase funugreek and milk thistle. Is this a good lacation blend?

Relactation: Starting to nurse again after quitting for a couple months is very difficult. It is unlikely that you would get a full supply, but you can try. Often it will take prescription medication and the use of a very good pump unless the baby is willing to nurse 8 to 12 times a day. ...Read more

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Is milk thistle good for your liver?

IV form possibly: Taking it orally had some anecdotal evidence, but they did a big review of multiple studies about it and found no benefit. The ingredient in milk thistle, silymarin, is being tested supposedly via administration through IV route. Here's a link to the study review: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12427501. ...Read more

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Is milk thistle good at helping with nalfd? My enzymes are perfect right now. It just showed fatty infiltration with borderline enlargement

Is milk thistle good at helping with nalfd? My enzymes are perfect right now.  It just showed fatty infiltration with borderline enlargement

No.: Milk thistle has been tried for a variety of liver diseases without evidence of benefit. Incidentally noted nafld generally has a good prognosis. Other than avoiding hepatotoxins such as alcohol, acetaminophen, and insuring you are immunized against hepatic disease, you should not worry about taking additional items to prevent progression. ...Read more

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Question for the holistic folks: what is a good daily dose of milk thistle?

MIlk Thistle: There are too many different products sold as milk thistle to give you any valid or specific answer. In my practice i always advise my patients to follow the dosing instructions that are on the product they purchase. ...Read more

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I hear pills are bad 4 liver but i read milk thistle & reishe mushroom extract are good & they come in pills. Should i take them for high enzymes?

I hear pills are bad 4 liver but i read milk thistle & reishe mushroom extract are good & they come in pills. Should i take them for high enzymes?

See below: While there are reports of milk thistle being beneficial for the liver, the most important thing to do is to find out why the liver enzymes are elevated. Your doctor can help you out with that. ...Read more

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Accutane + milk thistle = good for acne?

Accutane + milk thistle = good for acne?

Milk Thistle + : I checked into interactions between Accutane and milk thistle, and could find none. Do tell your dermatologist or whoever is prescribing the Accutane . . . But the milk thistle should not affect its usefulness for acne. Please be aware that in some people, Accutane may evoke serious depression. ...Read more

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I know Milk Thistle is good for liver but what other vitamins are good for liver? My enzymes were slightly elevated. What about Alpha-lipoic acid?

I know Milk Thistle is good for liver but what other vitamins are good for liver? My enzymes were slightly elevated. What about Alpha-lipoic acid?

Perhaps, but...: severity of the liver abnormalities and the cause are crucial information to know how best to deal with the problem. if mild elevation, such as ...Read more

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Hey doctor ! is milk thistle, saw palmetto & green tea good for pcos? & can the pcos patient take Accutane for her acne?

Hey doctor ! is milk thistle, saw palmetto & green tea good for pcos?
& can  the pcos patient take Accutane for  her acne?

There is evidence...: ...for effects of a number of herbal supplements in PCOS: http://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-14-511 the specific herbs you mention don't seem to do much in PCOS, but there are others. Many PCOS patients are on Accutane for severe acne, but it's a tricky medication with lots of precautions. ...Read more

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Can and should milk thistle be taken longterm?

No: A large nih funded clinical trial dailed to show any benefit of using milk thistle for hepc. It doesnot help but probably harmless. ...Read more

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Can milk thistle cause early puberty?

Can milk thistle cause early puberty?

It's unclear ...: Extracts of the milk thistle plant can act like estrogen and enhance the body's estrogen effects. Extracts of the seeds do not seem to have this same effect. Those with hormone sensitive conditions (i.e., breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids) should not take milk thistle. ...Read more

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Can I take atenolol with milk thistle together?

Can I take atenolol with milk thistle together?

Okay: No significant interactions found or known between atenolol and milk thistle ...Read more

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Is it effective to use milk thistle in treating liver problems?

Is it effective to use milk thistle in treating liver problems?

Possibly: There have been studies demonstrating benefit of milk thistle in a variety of liver problems, possibly in part due to increasing the concentration of glutathione in the liver. Glutathione is used to neutralize toxins. ...Read more