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Milk Thistle And Diabetes
Lactose a sugar, Yes: Diabetes mellitus complex & type ii typically develops over decades. One key metric is ? glucose, hba1c 6.5% vs. Optimal healthy 5.0%. Anything which requires Insulin release to remove ? sugar (less so protein) from water outside cells drives dm & conversion to fat (obesity). Very complex carbs (not ground, processed) less a problem but all carbs/sugar drives dm. Fat does not drive Insulin release. ...Read more
Fenugreek: Commonly fenugreek and blessed thistle are for increasing milk supply. I recommend mother's milk tea. (at health food store)i have had consistent results with that and don't have to worry if it is a good combination...Because it is. There are acupressure points that can also help increase supply. See a trained practitioner in acupuncture/acupressure for proper instruction. ...Read more
Currently taking milk thistle , dandelion ,licoriche and artichoke. Will they react negatively with tramadol?
Unlikely: Dandelion has diuretic properties, milk thistle enhances liver detoxification, licorice helps adrenal glands, and artichoke thins bile and makes the gall bladder contract. The tramadol may get metabolized a little more quickly, but I do not expect an interaction that could be harmful. ...Read more
Yes.: Milk thistle, standardized to contain 70-80% silymarin, one of the most potent liver-protective and restorative substances known, can be used with other vitamins. It stimulates protein synthesis and production of new liver cells, without stimulating malignant liver tissue. In experimental models, silymarin protected against the 2 strongest liver-damaging peptides from amanita phalloides. ...Read more
I'm attempting to increase my milk production. I am taking fennel, and fenugreek, also drinking mothers milk tea. Will any of those affect drug screen?
IV form possibly: Taking it orally had some anecdotal evidence, but they did a big review of multiple studies about it and found no benefit. The ingredient in milk thistle, silymarin, is being tested supposedly via administration through IV route. Here's a link to the study review: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12427501. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?
With non-alcoholic fatty liver is milk thistle and vitamin e+ exercise effective and if so what dosage?
Unknown: as to whether they are effective. There are studies on both sides of this issue, and the majority of studies have not shown efficacy of either medication in preventing the progression or promoting the improvement of liver inflammation. This is particularly true with vitamin E, where all studies have shown lack of efficacy. A few studies of milk thistle have shown small improvements, but most not. ...Read more
No interactions: I typically use Drug-Drug Interaction Checker found at www.drugs.com which showed no interaction (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1633-0,1749-15695). However, be aware that milk thistle & omega 3 fatty acids are dietary supplements in the States. As such, manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness prior to marketing. Plus risk of contamination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red yeast rice: Yes , these may be taken together. ...Read more
Gluten, if celiac dz: There's an association between celiac disease &autoimmune thyroid dz(eg:Hashimoto's).Celiac disease is an inherited intolerance to proteins in wheat,rye,&barley (glutens);get abnormal immune system activation.Symptoms can include smelly, floating stool, gas, weight loss, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis/easy fractures, more. Ask doc before trying gluten free diet-it's quite restrictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong ?: As an oncologist, i get asked this question all the time. In my opinion, it's the wrong question to be asking. Even cancer cells, while abnormal, still retain most features of normal cells, so trying to deprive your body of sugar or milk isn't an effective strategy to fight the cancer. A certified cancer program will have a nutritionist on staff to help determine what diet is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is common in herbal medicine to combine several different herbs together red clover and milk thistle are commonly combined and can be safely taken together. See https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/red-clover and https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/milk-thistle for more about these beneficial herbs. ...Read more
Yes: Soy milk is a good protein source, but the issue with cirrhosis is to limit protein, usually to no more than 40 grams/day. Your doctor should arrange for you to speak to a nutritionist who can give you more information on how much in the way of meat, fish, dairy and soy protein is safe for you. The severity of the cirrhosis and any history of increased ammonia problems will also impact this. ...Read more
Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?
Don't spend too much: I'm sorry i can't offer you more. A concoction of milk thistle (which has failed most scientific testing for liver disease) and artichoke leaves and other cheap vegetables appeals to the imagination and emotion of people who are desperate. And there's no reason to treat a lab value. Enjoy what time you have, and if the metastases are troublesome (often they aren't), perhaps local rx can help. ...Read more
Milk vs buttermilk: Buttermilk has more calories and fat than milk, so you'll gain more weight faster with buttermilk. But, you don't need to drink either one to be healthy, though. Water is the healthiest thing for you to drink. You can get plenty of calcium and vitamin D from other, healthier, lower-fat sources, like plants or supplements. ...Read more
Milk thistle: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/milk-thistle-benefits-and-side-effectsGet a more detailed answer ›
Doubtful: According to nih, "previous laboratory studies suggested that milk thistle may benefit the liver by protecting & promoting the growth of liver cells, fighting oxidation (a chemical process that can damage cells), & inhibiting inflammation. However, results from small clinical trials of milk thistle for liver diseases have been mixed, & two rigorously designed studies found no benefit.". ...Read more
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