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Manuka Honey In Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
We simply don't know: While I am inclined to say it is probably ok, we do not have enough information and no formal studies to say one way or another. Demonstrating safety or hazard is much more difficult than you may realize. That is why we always err on the side of caution during pregnancy and take things only when clearly indicated and of proven benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjunct only: I believe that these two "pop" remedies are both cruel internet pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability, and you owe it to yourself to use what 21st century science can offer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, many benefits: Manuka honey contains unique manuka factor, a blend of antioxidant phenols with antimicrobial and other healing properties. While more research is needed, there is evidence that it can treat infections topically and when taken internally may help ulcers, gastritis and reflux amongst other conditions. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/035959_manuka_honey_healing_medicine.Html for more info. ...Read more
Is it ok to use 100% raw organic manuka honey & bee venom active 12+ topically on skin during pregnancy?
Is it good to use products containing: allantoin, witch hazel, chitin, pineapple juice & unpasteurized honey topically when pregnant?
See below: As long as these are topical there is no danger. ...Read more
Are essential oils safe to ingest? A drop of lemon oil (Oshadhi Lemon yellow) in a glass of water for gerd.
Are the claimed benefits of honey and cinnamon a hoax? Do honey and cinnamon have any real health benefits?
Many benefits: Both cinnamon and honey have many proven significant health benefits. Cinnamon is esp. Good at controlling blood sugar & has many other benefits- a good summary of research is at http://cinnamonvogue.Com/cinnamoncommonuses.Html honey also has many benefits, esp. When raw & is valuable topically for wounds. It has many benefits when eaten but should be used in moderation. See http://bit.Ly/1aporiw. ...Read more
I've read that 1tblsp honey and 1tblsp cinnamon w/cup of hot water has many health benefits. Is this true?
It depends: I doubt you'll find scientific evidence as to the health benefits. That doesn't mean it is hype. A lack of evidence doesn't exclude the possibility of significant benefit. I find it best to have supplements tailored to the individual. In the U.S. naturopaths are often the best bet. If you have access to a good herbalist & I have a bias toward Chinese Medicine. (Cinnamon commonly used) ...Read more
Is it ok to consume manuka honey +15 umf as a traditional remedy to cure cough when im 10 weeks pregnant?
Honey: Always include the pediatrician in these kinds of decisions. After all, now you are eating for two and would not want to do anything that would be harmful to your unborn child. ...Read more
Any home remedies that work for relieving heartburn? Read to use baking soda in 8oz. Of water, but amt. Of baking soda listed was from 1/2tsp to 2tsp.
Can Detox Drink containting Cinammon, Lemon, Apple Vinegar, Honey daily has positive or negative effects on Dry eyes pateint?
No effect expected: A drink with cinnamon, lemon, apple vinegar, and honey can have a positive or a negative effect on one's eyes (anything is possible), but the drink will most likely have no effect. "Detox" is a word added to help sell products, and has no meaning in "Detox Drink". In medicine, detox relates to getting off abused drugs or alcohol. Be sure one has a healthy, balanced diet containing many nutrients. ...Read more
Neither, but...: There are a variety of false claims on the internet about how they can help cancer patients. In fact, the only good scientific evidence on these suggests that royal jelly can actually harm a patient with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, because royal jelly can stimulate these cancer cells to grow. Thus manuka is probably safer, but it does not help treat cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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