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Macrobiotic diet advice?

Macrobiotic diet advice?

Depends: If you are using it for bowel regularity, any yogurt with active cultures will do well. If you are doing it to supplement clostridium difficile treatment, the two options are lactobacillus or saccharomyces cerevisiae - you doctor can prescribe them. The main contraindication to either is if you have an impaired immune system. ...Read more

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Would eating a macrobiotic diet make me happier?

Would eating a macrobiotic diet make me happier?

Possibly: It depends what you are eating now. If your diet is filled with junk food, this junk food can suppress thyroid function or can raise cortisol levels or mineral and vitamin deficiency so an improvement in your diet can improve your mood. ...Read more

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Could a macrobiotic diet help to heal or ease the symptoms of a concussion?

Could a macrobiotic diet help to heal or ease the symptoms of a concussion?

Concussion: I am not aware of any data or information that would suggest that a macrobiotic diet would ease the symptoms of of a concussion. ...Read more

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Can someone requiring a gluten free diet be on a macrobiotic diet?

Can someone requiring a gluten free diet be on a macrobiotic diet?

Bad idea: The "macrobiotic diet" is almost 60 years old. People died from its1960's form from scurvy. It was hyped in the 1980's by a physician who fooled himself into thinking he'd cured his cancer; despite the internet claims, he is dead of it. The principal 1990's proponent of using the diet against cancer died of cancer just afterwards. If you want a "natural" diet, get with a holistic evidence-based dr. ...Read more

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Is macrobiotic a good antibiotic for recurrent uti?

Is macrobiotic a good antibiotic for recurrent uti?

Macrobid: This antibiotic is used quite commonly for treating Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). The doctor should have a culture report that shows what antibiotics will work against the bacteria found in the urine. Sometimes a patient's allergies or the bacteria's resistance causes the doctor to choose a certain antibiotic. I've seen many patients get better on Microbid (nitrofurantoin). See doc if no better ...Read more

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Repeated Bladder infections even with daily macrobiotic. Dx bilateral phleboliths & 3 stones 3yrs abnormal pap & many health issues. Concern?

Repeated Bladder infections even with daily macrobiotic. Dx bilateral phleboliths & 3 stones 3yrs abnormal pap & many health issues. Concern?

Follow DR's advice: You need to follow your DR's advice, The abnormal PAP needs f/up with your GYN. The repeated UTI's should be evaluated by Urology, and if this has already been done, then get another visit to update the Urologist on the ongoing problem ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Both: a cath post NSTEMI is done for "early definitive diagnosis and therapy". a non-invasive risk assessment will provide similar intermediate term mortality benefits, but may have more hospitalizations for chest pain and the patient will be on more meds for angina. in a young active person, the invasive approach is often reasonable. in an elderly sedentary person, i'm comfortable with noninvasive. ...Read more

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Where is the treatment available in the u.S. ?

Question?: I am so sorry, but your question does not give me enough information to answer. What treatment are you referring to? Please re-ask your question? ...Read more

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