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Ltyrosine, biotin, prozac, (fluoxetine) iron, turmeric, omega3 f/o, coffee, calcium, ginkgo, & g kula good or bad mix?
Sir, i m using.Pabatab bz medicine ingredients are paraaminobenzoic acid, biotin, cal. Panthothenate, niacinamide, zno etc.For grey hair. Is it correct?
PABA preservative: Paba is a common preservative and does not accomplish dying of the hair. Other ingredients will vary by manufacturer. ...Read more
I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?
Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more
I have epilepcy is using millet extract /wheat germ oil/ cystin /ca pantothenate supplement for hair loss interfer with (na valporate/carbamazepin) ?
Won't interfere,: But also won't help your hair. It's a waste of money. ...Read more
Sodium free beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, pinto) vs sweet potatoes which is healthier for wright loss? I've been eatin beans and avoiding potatoes
Neither: Both types of foods contain high glycemic index sugars, the sweet potatoes being somewhat worse. A balanced, lower fat diet and exercise will suffice for weight loss of 10 lbs. Or so. A larger weight loss might require a specific diet. Of those available you should look at the dukan diet. It is a low-fat, high protein, low glycemic index-food diet and is safe for most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are your thoughts on coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and tumeric as cancer fighting supplements?
Not much data: I try to be open-minded, and i read about complementary therapies. There's very little good research to say these are effective. Exercise, lowering your fat intake, lowering your alcohol intake, and not smoking are far more effective ways to prevent cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ate granola bar with brown rice syrup (daily) + two cereals with brown rice (syrup and regular rice) 1-2x/day while pregnant. Worried about arsenic.?
Low risk: Although there are recent reports of higher than ideal levels of arsenic in rice based foods in the United States, the amounts are still quite low and there are no reports of pregnancy complications from ingestion of rice in the us. The form of arsenic is rice is "organic arsenic" and is thought to be a safe form. Here is a link to an article for more reliable information: http://www.Webmd.Com/ba. ...Read more
Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?
Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www.phytosomes.info/public/meriva.asp Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals. ...Read more
I mixed smoothie with apples, grapes, berries, raspberries, romaine spinach, almonds, and flax seeds. Will this help my skin? & do I drink it 2 a day?
Maybe (not) . . .: I'm not aware of any randomized double blind placebo controlled trials demonstrating any benefit from a smoothie as described above in an adequate sized population of otherwise similar men & women. Nor am I aware of any dosing recommendations. However, I'm sure it's better than eating junk food! ...Read more
Wheeze eating Phad Thai, Drumsticks with peanuts &Cheerios.Thinkin peanut sensitivity but fine with peanut butter.Blood test said no allergy.Thoughts?
Mgt: I would suggest a food challenge test, and Allergy appointment. In the meantime, avoid peanuts and meals which trigger symptoms. ...Read more
Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?
Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of any studies comparing different types of white rice. A study would have to have 2 groups of people eating the same foods and the same amounts of foods, except that one group would eat sona masuri and the other group would eat basmati. As one can imagine, such a research study would be pretty hard to do. In general, white rice is not as healthy as brown rice. ...Read more
Autistic niece, 12yo, under no meds, simple diet:rice, milk, bread, beans, chicken, fries, pizza, some fruits.Fist-size ball stool clogs toilet since learnd wc
20yo female 5"1, 117lbs.I love fruit & lately been eating a lot of it. Morning smoothie, purees thru the day. abt 3.5 cups altogether daily. too much?
I bought cream of chicken soup no preservatives it contain( partially hydrogenated Palm, disodium-5-ribonucleotides,caramel,chicken meat powder,(good?
No: Partially hydrogenated oils are "trans-fats" and are not good for you. ...Read more
I am drinking Berkley & Jensen sparkling water cranberry raspberry flavor. I read in the ingredient that it has Sucralose. Is this good for you?
Artificial Sweetner: Look up Sucralose, eg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucralose. Since sugars (carbohydrates) are the primary driver of obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, atherosclerosis & cancer, this is likely a better alternative to real sugars. However, it tastes sweet, stimulates insulin, fat storage & reduces ketosis (burning fat), so not perfect. Suggest study: dietdoctor.com, FatChance.html, etc. ...Read more