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I have gained about 15 pounds in 3 months. I am concerned about this. I am not eating anymore and go to PT. Thanks, Liz?
See your MD: First, you need to eat, so do not starve yourself. It could be your thyroid or some other metabolic condition, like a prolactinoma. It may also be water weight you are retaining in your legs or abdomen which should be checked out. ...Read more
What are some food items that are usually unhealthy due to added oil but will not be unhealthy when cooked in Phillips air fryer (due to no added oil)?
Not the key: For decades, the "pop" wisdom is that fried foods containing a great deal of this-or-that type of fat are "bad for you" and this actually matters. Especially for the past 15 years, this is extensively questioned and there's even much skepticism about whether we should ever have taught this. I'd urge you to exercise intensively, eat sensibly, stay trim, and not focus too much on food choices. ...Read more
Amitiza (lubiprostone) vs Linzess: Both r used for irs w/constipation ; for chronic constipation of unknown cause. Price may be a factor as may ins co's formulary. Dose of Amitiza (lubiprostone) may need adjustment in presence of liver disease. Given these factors, it is prescribing doc's preference. ...Read more
My boy is almost 5 month old, I am feeding him with aveno phillips bottles but its writen 1+ should I change bottle?
No: If he is doing fine with the bottle you are using, he is fine to use that bottle. Quite honestly, I'm surprised someone markets a bottle for 1+, because that is when we like to wean infants from bottle to cup - so I'm not sure why someone would make a bottle aimed at this age group! ...Read more
Which brand of a peak flow meter would you recommend? I was thinking Phillips respironics personal best. Is this a good one?
Batman v Superman: Think Batman v Superman. Or Team Cap vs Team Iron Man. There is no single best peak flow meter aside from one that you can afford and are willing to use regularly to monitor asthma. Check out http://goo. Gl/HKnLyW & http://goo. Gl/hTcxBH for more info on peak flow meters. Of course, you could/should bring in your readings plus meter to calibrate w/office meter. Avoid allergens & take meds as directe ...Read more
Read that French fries can be made in Phillips air fryer with little or no oil. Preparing French fries in this way is not unhealthy??
Likely more healthy: There have not been health outcomes studies done with air fried potatoes. It is likely more healthy to eat this than deep fried potatoes. You'd want to oil used to be heat stable so not to make trans fats. ...Read more
Probiotics: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Go for multi strain, controlled release probiotics with millions to billions of cultures. ...Read more
Can lizness be taken to help fecal impaction? If it can't be taken during fecal impaction, why is that? Please help
I am on my 12th week of Accutane on 30 mg. I have just purchased liz earle cleanse and polish is this too harsh for my face?
Accutane: I would give your dermatologist a call, or who prescribed your medicine. It would be important to know before you use it. ...Read more
Dear Doctor I would like to know if its safe to take Malanil after having a few alcoholic drinks? I have been taking it the past 6 days Regards, Phillip
Probiotics: Yes, the two products are safe together. ...Read more
I had a pin put in my foot cuz of a liz frank feacture a yr ago I have numbing and pain what should I do?
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Neither?: Many centers do not even recommend a laxative before flexible sigmoidoscopy and simply suggest one (usually 2) prepared enemas (Fleet's) be done within 2 hours before the procedure. It often helps to have a day of clear liquids before. I think most people believe mag citrate is "stronger" than milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) but, again, neither may be necessary. Good luck! ...Read more
Is a non stimulant laxative such as Phillips safe to use once a week. Miralax doesn't work for me.
If ricin is toxic, why is being promoted as facial moisturiser and other cosmetic treatments? Thank you. Liz
Hello, I have IBS and for the past year I seem to get terrible diarrhea when I run/jog. I love to run any advice? Thanks liz
Are you sure it is:
Are you sure it is ibs?
Did you get medical eval by a gastroenterologist? ...Read more
Is phillip's milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) harmful if you put it on your face everyday to control oil?
Depends: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is full of some good things for skin, like magnesium, and zinc, and it has anti-bacterial properties. It has been mentioned as a way to control acne when it is used as a mask. It works best for oily skin. However, it is very drying, and so can cause problems for people when used too frequently, or if left on too long, or if your skin becomes dryer, or if you are allergic to it. ...Read more
What type of bottle nipple should I get for my 7 weeks baby? She uses Phillips Avent bottles level 1 but I don't know when to start on level 2.
Trial and error: There is no rules on when to alter nipple selection. Nature gives baby no such choice when breast feeding so they figure it out. When bottle feeding you can gather several together and let baby decide which one seems to work well at the time. ...Read more
Dds/dmd: is there any value to j.E. Phillips (dds) blotting technique when brushing my teeth? I'd like all the opinions I can have.
Little Value if Any: This technique is too complicated, too time consuming, and minimally useful. The best and simplest technique is to use a soft bristle brush only, place the bristles where the tooth and gum join, then move the brush in circles. Do this on the face side of the tooth and the tongue side uipper and lower. For best results, use a water pik and pulsate the water the same as you brushed. Fast and works. ...Read more
I took phillips milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) twice what happens next and when can I go back to my normal self from GI virus?
Ate two crab cakes (phillips lump crab that comes from se asia) when 6 weeks pregnant. Anything to worry about with crab from that area?
Not a problem: The seafood from that area is processed and inspected. It then enters the consumer chain and when you get it, cooking should eliminate anything that might make you sick. There is nothing in seafood from that area which would harm your developing baby. ...Read more