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Is Vetiver Oil Beneficial For Our Body And Mind
Is selenium supplement good as for antioxidant purposes in our body. And what is the recommended dose for 24y male and is it good for liver .Nash?
I wouldn't advise it: Thirty years of work on antioxidants has made it pretty clear that they don't prevent disease or improve longevity, despite all the theoretical reasons that they are supposed to. There's one reference in an obscure journal in 2005 to selenium having been tried for nash and on the evidence it was a dismal failure -- if it worked, the research piranhas would be all over it. It's your choice. ...Read more
What are the health effects of fluoride in water? I hear it's good for our teeth, but can it be damaging to our mental and physical state as well?
Fluoride Good!: Much of the negative reports on Fluoride in the water are distorted claims that are not backed up by legitimate science and valid statistics. The positive effects of adding a Fluoride to municipal drinking water is so vast that it is considered 1 of the most significant public health achievements in the history of mankind! it greatly decreases cavities and tth loss, people eat better and stay heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iam breastfeeding and I want to do the 30 day arbonne program which includes protein shakes, and body cleanse is this safe?
Why take the chance?: The program says it "helps detoxify and cleanse our bodies from the toxins we consume in our daily diet as well as from our environment". In general, claims that supplements make are just claims. It is wisest to beware of products with lots of marketing hype, especially of anybody who says he will cleanse your body of toxins. Nature (or god) made our bodies self-cleansing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think most people: Would consider central heating to be beneficial overall. After having lived in a log cabin with no insulation ; only a fire place and wood stove, i know what it is to be really cold. In the north, when there are lengthy electric blackouts due to snow storms, deaths often occur and are attributed to lack of warmth. Although people can adapt to cold indoors by layering, central heating is. ...Read more
Good after noon dr.This is malik my question. Is mustered seed oil good for our heart or triple refined oil good for our heart.
Probably but...: In one study indians who ate mustard oil had less heart disease but more research is needed. If it helps it may be due to its omega 3 fatty acid content but it also has euric acid, which might cause heart problems in rats but hasn't been studied in humans. It is probably safe in moderation. Re: refined oils, it depends on the oil; the healthiest oils are flax, hempseed, olive, coconut & fish oils. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?
No straight answer: Not aware of evidence that particular food is better for studying...But in general before studying: -make sure you are physically and mentally rested, like after a nice nap -avoid hunger or thirst -avoid heavy meal right before studying. ...Read more
Which vitamins/minerals/supplements play great role in betterment of brain functions, especially for struggling students, and what should be avoided?
Big picture: All the basic nutrients are helpful, especially in our era when many diets are marginal at best. Be sure you're not hypothyroid, anemic, suffering from sleep apnea / restless legs, in a rough or abusive social situation, or with a host of other illnesses. Study the subjects you find most interesting, preview / do problems before lecture, and get help from a learning expert. ...Read more
What are supplements is good for body builders? Like l-arginine is safe? What other suppl. Can i use? Both benefits for my body and sex life?
Yes: L-arginine is safe. It's benefit remains debatable. It is reported to benefit the Nitric Oxide cycle. However it appears the more expensive l-citrulline may be a better, yet more expensive choice. Large doses of l-arginine have been used for those trying to boost natural hgh production. The research however shows that high dose bedtime dosing is required, causes diarrhea. ...Read more
Can one go about healing their mind and bodies from depression by raising bdnf levels through exercise and natural means? Does psych medicin work same
Possibly: It depends on what kind of condition you're trying to heal your mind and body from. Research does show that in depression, exercise may be as effective as antidepressants. Also, more work is showing that not only do antidepressants affect neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine -- they may also affect neurotropic factors like bdnf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Himalayan salt safe for fibromyalgia has 84 elements in it including iodine from health food store?
Yes: Himalayan salt is knows a "white gold" and contains many anecdotal health benefits from it's 84 elements that are formed under tectonic pressure. This salt has been purported to help with aging, rheumatoid arthralgia, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. This salt reportedly helps with blood vessel, respiratory, blood pressure and many other preventive health issues. All anectdotal but safe ...Read more
Whats the naturally alternative of cannibas and hash , for changing mind mode or calming down and not alcohol?
Many good options: I advise the herb rhodiola first. B vitamins may help (esp. B12 if you're deficient). Phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, bacopa, vinpocetine, ashwagandha, gingko, dmae, hydergine & piracetam are all proven to help. There are entire books on this subject. A good article is at http://www.Smart-publications.Com/articles/be-smarter-think-faster-and-protect-your-brain-with-12-smart-nutrients. ...Read more
Im thinking of getting test force extreme.Its a tablet u take daily which promotes muscle gain and general wellbeing.Its all natural ingredients.Safe?
Pricey: Your fitness goals are laudable. These are herbs, one of which does have some physiologic effect like a very weak version of viagra (sildenafil). As far as increasing testosterone production, at age 24 you are probably maxed-out; i trust you're getting vigorous erections. "general well-being" from herbs? That's silly. No pill does that. If you want bulk, get some creatine and hit the gym hard. ...Read more
Reiki has many good effect for our body health but it is very difficult to find reiki clinic massage, how to find one?
If it works for you,: find a reiki master...along with other offerings that sound "on the fringe" on http://www.thumbtack.com/oh/columbus/reiki/. Or http://www.thereikicenter.net/cranioSacralTherapy.html. The intensity of reiki massage is painful to some. If it fits your belief system, you may feel it's beneficial. ...Read more
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