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Is lotus birthing safe?

Is lotus birthing safe?

NO SCINTIFIC STUDIES: There are no scintific studies done to decide its safety to my knowledge. But according to some it may not be safe for the infant as there may be overload of blood and cause the baby some problems. Onthe other side the proponents of lotus borth feel it is better for the baby. ...Read more

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Do you have to be double jointed to do the lotus?

Do you have to be double jointed to do the lotus?

See below: First things first. There is no such thing as being "double jointed". This is a popular term for people who are very flexible. Some people have conditions with abnormal collagen and their joints are much too loose to the point of being unstable. In general, some people can do lotus very easily (my wife and some people will never be able to do lotus (me) despite the fact that I practice yoga alot. ...Read more

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Is gingkgo leaf, lotus leaf, coix seed safe to take and are there any side effects?

Is gingkgo leaf, lotus leaf, coix seed safe to take and are there any side effects?

It depends: Most items are either safe or unsafe to ingest depending on the dose. Supplements like the ones you list are not regulated like medicines are in the US, and so the dose you get can not be assured. The other question one should ask about supplement besides safety and side effects, is do the provide benefit? The answer to this depends greatly on the supplement taken. ...Read more

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I am doing a serious diet to loose weight; please let me know is it ideal to eat lotus stem vegetable in my dieting? Suggest me good answer?

I am doing a serious diet to loose weight; please let me know is it ideal to eat lotus stem vegetable in my dieting? Suggest me good answer?

Good choice: There's nothing magic about any particular food while dieting. You'll want to get sufficient nutrients while keeping calories low. Keeping what you eat interesting will help you stick with the diet. Don't overlook the value of staying aerobically fit while you're dieting -- exercising will help your brain send you the right messages about what and how much to eat. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the likely cause of my knee pain on arising from lotus position?

What is the likely cause of my knee pain on arising from lotus position?

Lotus?: I would love to help you out, however, I must be more general in the fact that I am really not sure what the lotus position is. Any knee pain upon certain motion would really require the minimum of an x-ray and an examination did develop an educated opinion. Must be related to joint cartilage, ligament (4 major), menicus pad (2), knee cap, bursa, or even referred from hip. Get checked. ...Read more

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I was stretching for lotus position in yoga and I heard a pop in my left knee and now it hurts on the outside of my left knee?

I was stretching for lotus position in yoga and I heard a pop in my left knee and now it hurts on the outside of my left knee?

See below: This is a problem with this particular pose which can put a lot of stress on the ligaments of the knee. Many people (including myself) cannot do a full lotus pose; their hips are not open enough which ends up putting a lot of stress on the knees. You may have torn your lateral collateral ligament. See an orthopedist or a physiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I saw photoshop pic of lotus pod on hand of a person n since then it's in my mind. But I don't have fear of lotus pod when I see it only. Do I hv phobia?

I saw photoshop pic of lotus pod on hand of a person n since then it's in my mind. But I don't have fear of lotus pod when I see it only. Do I hv phobia?

Phobia is one: Possibility, as is OCD and generalized anxiety. A lot depends on how you manage your emotions in other areas of your life. Please see a mental health professional for an evaluation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is maca root?

What is maca root?

Peruvian plant...: Maca root comes from a plant native to peru and has been used as a natural medicine by a number of cultures. There have been some clinical studies using it to treat sexual dysfunction with limited success. For more information see: http://dietarysupplements. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dietary/ingreddetail. Jsp? Contain=maca&id=1155. ...Read more

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Is maca root safe to take?

Is maca root safe to take?

WHY?: Why would you take anything that you don't know what it is, don't know what it's supposed to do for you, don't know how to judge if it's helping and don't know what harm it might do or how it could interact with your medication? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Stick with what your doctor prescribes and that only. It won't help you and could hurt you. ...Read more

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Is maca root safe to take?

Is maca root safe to take?

Yes: Many research studies have been done ; maca has been found to be very safe ; well-tolerated in them. As it's in the cruciferous family, large amounts of raw maca may reduce thyroid function. Safety in pregnancy hasn't been researched in humans so it would be wise to stop if pregnant. See http://examine. Com/supplements/maca/ for a review of research. ...Read more

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Where could I buy maca root?

Where could I buy maca root?

Peruvian Ginseng: I would expect that this could be purchased on line and possibly at some health food grocers. ...Read more

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Can I still take maca roots?

Can I still take maca roots?

Yes: Maca root seems to be safe to take for its stimulant properties. Always follow the directions on the container and never take with any other medication. ...Read more

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What is meant by dorsal roots?

What is meant by dorsal roots?

Dorsal Roots: The dorsal roots are a portion of the spinal cord that accept sensory information that will travel up your spinal cord to be perceived in your brain. Receptors sense, and the brain perceives. The spinal cord is part of your central nervous system and carries afferent sensory information though the dorsal columns and dorsal roots and transmits afferent motor information to move your muscles front. ...Read more

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How long do I take nettle root?

Why would you take: It is a plant with many side effects and if you have any other health problems it could be dangerous. I would not take it but you can check with your doctor before taking it. ...Read more