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Is Olive Leaf Extract Toxic To The Liver
Worthless: These are both very serious illnesses. Echinacea has repeatedly failed to show any consistent benefit for the common cold to cancer. It's bad enough to be sick without throwing money away on dried coneflowers. Get with an evidence-based physician in your community who's interested in natural-healing, comlementary and holistic Rx. This could be very helpful. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it safe to get the real milk thistle plant and take the seeds and prepare them like a herbal tea as a liver tonic? Better than supplements?
Does fish oil that is MEG-3, purified to remove mercury and USP verified, contain purines? The fish oil is made from anchovies, sardines, and mackerel
Any great ways to dilute Cod Liver Oil without diminishing the vitamin content? The taste leaves something to be desired.
Use honey or juice: Hello, Here are a few ways to make the taste of cod liver oil more acceptable without altering its nutrient content. 1. Mix it with a little honey or agave nectar 2. Blend it with a smoothie or a small cup of juice 3. follow it with something fresh tasting like a slice of lemon/ orange/ cucumber/melons If the taste is still bothersome try naturally flavored capsules. ...Read more
Is hard cooking in olive oil (like frying) ok or will it kill most of nutritional benefits of olive oil?
Olive oil: I heard from a biochemistry proff one time that heating olive oil will make those benefits diminish for a number of reasons... consider cooking in alternative way (baking for example) then add olive oil afterwards! ...Read more
Is it okay to use conditioner that contains mistletoe, camomile oil (essential oil), and yarrow extract if you are trying to conceive or pregnant?
Yes: That should not cause a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it ok to use black current seed oil and cotton thistle topically when pregnant? These ingredients are found in yes blueberry serum for face
Okay: Probably no significant side effects especially with topical use on face. ...Read more
Is it safe to get the milk thistle plant seeds and make a herbal drink for liver after boil them like tea. And what amount should be used as seeds?
They should not: Red palm oil, extracted from the fruit of the oil palm tree is rich in vitamin a & e, increases metabolism and is used by some for weight loss. While olive leaf extract is being marketed as anti-aging, immunostimulator and antibiotic agents. I advised not to substitute your prescription meds with these herbs. Discuss with your dr about interaction of these herbs with certain meds esp. Warfarin. ...Read more
How does tea tree oil and lavender oil kill human skin bacteria? By for example, reducing the osmotic pressure in the cell?
Various mechanisms: This has not been extensively researched, but the few studies i found indicate that tea tree oil works on different bacteria in different ways. It inhibits oxygen absorption in some, and interferes with membrane permeability in others. There may be additional mechanisms as well. Lavender oil seems to kill bacteria too, but how has not been studied, as far as i could tell. ...Read more
Aloe prob OK: Aloe probably safe due to minimal dose in chapstick and since it is only applied to skin. See: http://j.Mp/ysqmib and http://j.Mp/ysqch6 for comments about aloe. Regarding rosemary leaf, there may be a risk. "rosemary should not be used by pregnant women or women who wish to become pregnant." per http://j.Mp/ysrbrr . Talk to your OB about both aloe and rosemary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take (orally) bigger quantities of Curcumin BCM-95? E.g. replacing Turmeric with BCM-95 in Indian recipes? Thanks.
Coconut oil i've read conflicting reports on the benefits or harm of coconut oil in the diet. Is non-hydrogenated okay or is any coconut oil dangerous? Guess i'm looking for further opinions.
Just : Just like everything else, there are pros and cons to taking coconut oil. Proâ€™s: it works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care and for viruses. After drinking coconut oil some people feel full and it helps to suppress their hunger. There are many, many other conditions that it is puported to treat that have not been scientifically demonstrated at this time. Conâ€™s: people who ingest a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil per day have a high incidence of nausea and vomiting. Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains more than 13 grams of fat. This could seriously impact your cholesterol levels. Because of the saturated fat content, this may not be the wonder solution that is purported. It sounds like it may work well for wrinkles, dry skin and split ends without detrimental impacts. ...Read more
Yes: Dilute tea tree oil m only a few drops - strong odor. It has antiinfectives properties. ...Read more
Is it ok to use lotions that contain extracts black tea leaf, green tea leaf (camellia sinensis) during pregnancy?
Yes: Not only is it safe to take these foods daily, it is beneficial and wise. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72 and http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78 and http://draxe.com/fish-oil-benefits-health/ ...Read more
Can olive oil contribute to arterial plaque? What about if olive oil is the only source of fat, (about 6-8 servings)?
Possibly,NOT HEALTHY: While olive oil, esp. Raw fresh extra virgin is a relatively healthy oil to use (see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=132) large amounts are associated with increased risk of heart disease- see http://bit.Ly/1cgojkl it should never be the only source of fat; good health requires essential omega 3 fats ; olive oil lacks these. See http://bit.Ly/18mu5yg ; http://bit.Ly/15ib3z. ...Read more
Is it the fish oil tablets that cause prostate cancer or the fish oil in fish ? If I just eat regular fish can that lessen the chance of pc?
Here are some...: Any illness always results from multiple factors and is a process of lifelong making. Among those, genetic factor is the underlying one which could not be altered. What may be within our control is lifestyle with how to eat as a part of it. Information flooding with conflicting ideas has puzzled many like you. In reality, I would not worry about it but consume it in moderation, not overindulgence. ...Read more
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