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Natural Food Anti Androgen
Neither: There is a huge amount of disinformation about foods being estrogenic or anti-estrogenic. It is almost all propaganda -- advertising and fringe politics -- rather than real science, and it's mostly just lies. I've seen a militant who makes false claims about chemicals estogenizing the environment & hurting men eating a tofu sandwich, which is among the highest sources of phytoestrogens. ...Read more
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
ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?
Perhaps: Chinese medicine has been around a long, long time; and before the advent of modern medicine was of great help to many persons. Herbal and other naturally occurring medicines are the roots of many modern medicines. As to food sensitivity, I do not know. Chinese medicine should be fine, but check with your md to see if there are any specific contra-indications to what you are being given. ...Read more
Are there any good 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors that are natural products to treat female pattern alopecia ? Shampoos, cleansers or caplets etc...
No - beta-sitosterol: No -there are no 5-aris available indicated to treat female-patterned alopecia. As far as otc products, beta-sitosterol probably does have activity similar to the 5-aris, but is only 1/1000th as potent, and, again, is not indicated for female-patterned alopecia. ...Read more
Is lupus an inflammatory disease? Does eating anti inflammatory food ( fish, blueberry, olive oil, broccoli) help to control the disease?
No: Not that i know being prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sulfur / coal tar: They're not as effective as today's best stuff but they're okay. Some of the modern stuff is zinc-based and if this counts as "natural", so be it. I hope that if you ever get something more serious than dandruff, you'll take advantage of what 21st century science has to offer -- it won't be your scalp, it'll be your life. Best wishes. ...Read more
Off-label options: 1st, there are no over-the-counter dietary supplements that can/will increase testosterone production, no matter what miracles they promise. Don't buy into their ads as manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness prior to marketing. 2nd, (way) off-label use of hcg, Clomiphene & tamoxifen etc have been studied as a means to increase t production in men while retaining fertility. ...Read more
Do products (shampoos, topical solutions etc.) containing caffeine help against male pattern baldness?
Will anything ( OTC medicines, herbs, supplements etc) decrease the effectiveness of taking femara (letrozole) for infertility?
Yes: Letrozole (femara) is primarily cleared/metabolized by a liver enzyme called cytochrome p450. Several herbs and supplements can enhance or impair cytochrome p450 activity and hence alter the metabolism of letrazole through competing at this enzyme. Please check with your doctor if you are using any herbs or supplements. ...Read more
Can male also use saw palmetto to reduce body hair? Some other natural treatment to reduce male body hair?
Which herbal supplements affect hbc pills? Are there any specific herbal teas to avoid? Would throat coat tea reduce effectiveness?
Reassurance : You can drink any herbal tea because no any of tea influence on effectiveness of your pills. Be well. ...Read more
If diamine oxidase destroys histamine, what are some good food sources that can replenish diamine oxidase?
I'm not sure but: I think you may just need to get a nasal sterioid. H-2 blockers for the stomach work well for some people for hives, tagament is a good one. Singular is also very good. If you are looking for a food source to help allergies, there may be relief in raw honey from your area. It's mostly anectodatal but makes sense that may get improvement by introduction of allergens via digestion of raw honey. ...Read more
It may but not used: While it may help block growth of the breast cancers in women, it is generally not considered first line therapy for gynecomastia and is not indicated for this purpose. However, i recently had a patient whose endocrinologist prescribed this as an off label indication. You should first be fully evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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