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Is there anyway to stimulate production of your nk (natural killer) cells? Ie special diet, supplements, immunotherapy, etc

Is there anyway to stimulate production of your nk (natural killer) cells? Ie special diet, supplements, immunotherapy, etc

No: In fact, too much nk cells can cause serious illnesses. The body needs to work in a balanced fashion, too little or too much of a component tends to make one less healthy or even seriously ill. You need nk cells for defense but when the defense gets too intense, it can cause collateral damages in your body. ...Read more

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Are there natural sources of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors? I've read pomegranate, milk thistle and turmeric are? True?

Are there natural sources of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors? I've read pomegranate, milk thistle and turmeric are? True?

Verify your sources: Sadly, despite a huge level of interest in the medicinal properties of foods, or maybe because of it, there is an enormous amount of false, half true, or exaggerated information on the internet. In regards to CAI in Pomegranate, I found a review article in an Iranian pharmacy journal that cited 2 chemistry review articles, neither of which makes any mention of Pomegranate whatsoever. ...Read more

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Info-"whole flaxseed has natural enzyme inhibitors to prevent digestion.Milling or grinding does not reduce the inhibitors.Only sprouting helps".True?

Info-"whole flaxseed has natural enzyme inhibitors to prevent digestion.Milling or grinding does not reduce the inhibitors.Only sprouting helps".True?

Flax: A number of flax seed supplements make the above claim. As they are dietary supplements and not medications, the FDA has never evaluated them for accuracy or truth in advertising. ...Read more

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Which foods helps pepsin production in the stomack ? Is there foods contains pepsin directly?

Which foods helps pepsin production in the stomack ? Is there foods contains pepsin directly?

Pepsin: Pepsin is produced in the stomach in response to protein intake in food. The pesin is a digestive enzyme that the stomach produces in order to digest protein foods. ...Read more

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Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Little or not at all: The majority of studies show that phytoestrogens have beneficial effects of women. For example, they have been shown to support the prevention of breast cancer in women who have consumed soy most of their life. ...Read more

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Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...Read more

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Are there any natural foods used to up adrenaline levels?

Are there any natural foods used to up adrenaline levels?

No.: Adrenaline (epinephrine) is produced in your adrenal glands and is an important signaling molecule in your autonomic nervous system. The word autonomic refers to the fact that it runs automatically, on its own, without any input from us. If you're referring to your energy levels, try a more balanced diet and better rest. ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplements that effect the glutamate receptor in a positive way?

Are there any natural supplements that effect the glutamate receptor in a positive way?

Magnesium: I would say, that magnesium have the potential forhaving a positive effect on the glutamate receptors. I say this, because magnesium for the most part, inhibits excitation which would salvage these receptors. ...Read more

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Do soy proteins help in estrogen production in women?

Do soy proteins help in estrogen production in women?

Maybe not really: It depends on the type of soy fermented vs non fermented and the amount consumed. In order to raise estrogen one needs to take a lot of soy daily. However in general estrogen deficiency is not very common but Progesterone deficiency very common. ...Read more

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Need help in reducing e2 (oestradiol). Need some advice in dosing aromatase inhibitors. Tried arimidex as well as aromasin (exemestane) but got bone mineral loss..

Need help in reducing e2 (oestradiol). Need some advice in dosing aromatase inhibitors. Tried arimidex as well as aromasin (exemestane) but got bone mineral loss..

Go see your doctor: Presumably you're taking Arimidex (anastrozole) to control your Estradiol to treat gynecomastia (rather than trying to jack up your testosterone). Loss of bone mineral density is a known consequence of excessively lowering one's estradiol. I'm not clear what kind of trouble you're having w/your dosing since you didn't mention your regimen. Regardless, you need to address your concern w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can eating certain foods stimulate the male libido?

Can eating certain foods stimulate the male libido?

Not likely: Libido is complex interplay of general health, hormone status, mental state, personality make-up etc. A well balanced diet, exercise and general fitness may improve one's sex life. ...Read more

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What are some natural supplements or foods that trigger the release of glucagon?

What are some natural supplements or foods that trigger the release of glucagon?

Why?: No natural foods of supplements trigger the release of glucagon. Since glucagon elevates blood sugar, i'm not sure why you would want to increase glucagon in the first place. Diabetes will lead to very elevated glucagon levels, but i wouldn't recommend developing diabetes either. ...Read more

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Do fat burner capsules, Creatine, Amino acid supplementations and bodybuilding products cause cancer in the future?

Do fat burner capsules, Creatine, Amino acid supplementations and bodybuilding  products cause cancer in the future?

Depends: It depends what the chemical ingredients of "Body Building" products are. Some could be be carcinogenic. More importantly none of these of these things are doing you any good, other than lightening your wallet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Milk and dairy products increase igf-1 levels that is shown in research papers to increase the sebum production as well. Is that so ?

Milk and dairy products increase igf-1 levels that is shown in research papers to increase the sebum production as well. Is that so ?

Haven't heard of it: When reading such research papers, one should ask questions such as: which milk products (there are thousands or more), who were the test subjects, who were the control subjects (did not receive the test products), how many people were tested (the more the better), how much were the igf-1 levels affected, etc... Sometimes research papers have trustworthy results; othertimes not at all. ...Read more

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Are 'aromatase inhibitors' healthy to take regularly?

Maybe but for what?: All medications, prescription & otc, as well as all dietary supplements, have potential side effects. There is no free lunch, no side effect free pill, whether medication or supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are approved for use in breast cancer in which case the potential risk of liver damage, hypertension, etc probably outweighs risk of recurrent breast cancer. So talk to your doc re what's right. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aromatase inhibitors?

What is the definition or description of: aromatase inhibitors?

Aromatase inhibitor: An aromatase inhibitor is a medicine that blocks the conversion of androgens in fat cells to the strong estrogen (estrone). ...Read more

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What are some benefits and risks of taking aromatase inhibitors?

What are some benefits and risks of taking aromatase inhibitors?

Benefits > downsides: Hormonal therapy has systemic benefits in er+ patients (similar to chemo), reduces local recurrence after breast conservation, and reduces the risk of second/new breast cancers. Head to head each of these is slightly better for ais than tamoxifen. Ais major side effects are menopausal symptoms, bone and joint symptoms (arthralgias), and decrease in bone density. ...Read more

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Is there a homeopathic alternative for aromatase inhibitors?

Is there a homeopathic alternative for aromatase inhibitors?

No: If you have been prescribed aromatase inhibitors, presumably you have hormone sensitive breast cancer. Do not substitute the homeopathic placebo for your medications. The data on breast cancer treatment is solid for aromatase inhibitors and using a homeopathic placebo might prove lethal. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter aromatase inhibitors?

No: There are no over the counter aromatase inhibitors. They are only available by prescription. ...Read more

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Can aromatase inhibitors be used to increase final height in puberty in boys?

Can aromatase inhibitors be used to increase final height in puberty in boys?

May be effective: For boys with short stature, and no other known cause, aromatase inhibitors have been used. It is still considered experimental, and it is not clear that it will increase adult height. Much depends on the specific condition. As with anything that may increase testosterone, there are side effects. You should only do this under the care/supervision of a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does fda approved aromatase inhibitors in pediatrics?

Does fda approved aromatase inhibitors in pediatrics?

Probably never will: Many of the drugs we use in pediatric oncology are never approved by the fda for treatment of a particular pediatric cancer. Once it gains fda approval for an adult disease indication, we then can study it in clinical trials, and if warranted, use it. ...Read more

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Need help in reducing e2 (oestradiol). Need some advice in dosing aromatase inhibitors. Tried arimidex as well as aromasin (exemestane) but got bone mineral loss..

Go see your doctor: Presumably you're taking Arimidex (anastrozole) to control your Estradiol to treat gynecomastia (rather than trying to jack up your testosterone). Loss of bone mineral density is a known consequence of excessively lowering one's estradiol. I'm not clear what kind of trouble you're having w/your dosing since you didn't mention your regimen. Regardless, you need to address your concern w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors prescribe aromatase inhibitors in FTM testosterone replacement therapy?

Why don't doctors prescribe aromatase inhibitors in FTM testosterone replacement therapy?

Aromatase: FTM requires two things: 1: I do not take care of such patients unless I am notified by a Psychologist who is taking care of the patient. 2: I do not see any indication for aromatase inhibitors to be given in addition to testosterone. I have been fortunate to have reasonable success with FTM and MTF. ...Read more

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If a natural weightlifter took anti cancer medication (aromatase inhibitor), shouldn't his testosterone level increase dramatically?

If a natural weightlifter took anti cancer medication (aromatase inhibitor), shouldn't his testosterone level increase dramatically?

Increase somewhat: Aromatase inhibitors inhibit the effect of estrogen on the pituitary gland as well as elsewhere. As a result they can increase pituitary hormones that stimulate testosterone production modestly, not usually dramatically. By the way, these medications are banned by most major sports ...Read more

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Is tamoxifen the same as aromatase inhibitor?

Is tamoxifen the same as aromatase inhibitor?

No: Tamoxifen belongs to a class of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (serms). It works by blocking the binding of estrogen to estrogen receptors, thus disabling hormone-sensitive breast cancer cells. Aromatase inhibitors block the conversion of androgens to estrogens, effectively removing estrogen from the body (in postmenopausal women). ...Read more

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Is it healthy to take an chrysin surge aromatase inhibitor as a teen?

Is it healthy to take an chrysin surge aromatase inhibitor as a teen?

No it is not.: Even though it is an over the counter supplement, it is not recommended by any reputable manufacturer to be taken before you are 18. If you are asking about it as a way to increase your testosterone levels, remember if it was successful it would prematurely lead to your bones fusing and stunt your growth/height! ...Read more

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How’s an aromatase inhibitor used for breast cancer?

How’s an aromatase inhibitor used for breast cancer?

Hormonal therapy: Aromatase inhibitors are a form of hormonal therapy for post menopausal patients. They are effective only in er+ cases. They block the conversion of other hormones to estrogen via the enzyme aromatase. In premenopausal patients they actually stimulate the ovaries to increase estrogen production. Hormonal therapy is systemic treatment, reduces local recurrence, and reduces risk of 2nd primaries. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take HCG( for wt loss) when on an aromatase inhibitor ,ihave taken it previous but was not on the arimadex at the time thanks?

Is it safe to take HCG( for wt loss) when on an aromatase inhibitor  ,ihave taken it previous but was not on the arimadex at the time thanks?

Not defined: I assume the aromatase inhibitors are being used to manage potential or existing metastatic breast cancer. HCG is a hormone developing during pregnancy which does have some beneficial effect on cancer, at least with regard to the n-terminal repeat of the molecule. How it effects breast cancer has not been reported and when used for diet many patients overuse the product and become anorexic . ...Read more

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Can aromatase inhibitor help me get rid of gynecomastia?

Can aromatase inhibitor help me get rid of gynecomastia?

Possibly but...: Much will depend on your specific situation and on your own physician's thoughts after physical examination. I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. ...Read more

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Will an aromatase inhibitor help me get rid of my male gynecomastia?

Will an aromatase inhibitor help me get rid of my male gynecomastia?

Be careful.: Make sure gynecomastia is the correct diagnosis. Breast cancer in male patients is very rare, but can be potentially life threatening. Using medications such as an aromatase inhibitor for breast swelling before eliminating the diagnosis of breast cancer can be potentially serious. Check with your doctor for details. ...Read more

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Is a potent aromatase inhibitor (letrozole) effevtive in delaying epiphyseal fusion and thus making me grow taller? I am 18 years old

Is a potent aromatase inhibitor (letrozole) effevtive in delaying epiphyseal fusion and thus making me grow taller? I am 18 years old

I doubt it: Letrozole is not used for this purpose as far as i know. Nothing works well to increase your height!. So do not waste your money and time...Just eat healthy and nature will take care of the rest of the health issues and your body. ...Read more

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Aromatase Inhibitors (Definition)

An aromatase inhibitor is a medicine that blocks the conversion of androgens in fat cells to ...Read more