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Natural Foods That Help The Pancreas
Many approaches: There are many natural treatments for depression, including counseling, healthy diet,exercise,fish oil, B complex, vit. D, 5-HTP and SAMe, herbs like St. John's wort, rhodiola and curcumin, homeopathic medicines & magnetic therapy. Treatment is best individualized. If one is hypothyroid then thyroid hormone helps. If one is allergic to gluten then avoid it, etc. I advise seeing an integrative doc. ...Read more
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
No: Bladder control is a function of the sphincter. There is no food that will improve control of the bladder sphincter. It is helpful to avoid ingestion of anything that increases urine production, such as alcoholic beverages. When the bladder is full it tends to have more urine leakage. Emptying the bladder more often will result in less bladder leakage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: None no medicine can do this.Get a more detailed answer ›
GERD: It is easier to tell you what not to eat. Foods that help you will have to be by trial and error. Try this website: www.healthline.com/health/gerd/foods-to-avoid#2 ...Read more
Burn fat faster? Nah: There are few magic foods that "burn" calories no matter how many claims you hear or read. There is no substitute for exercise, portion control, & calorie restriction. That being said, you increase metabolism if you eat breakfast (versus not), avoid empty calories like alcohol & junk food, speed stomach emptying with small volume low fat meals. Avoid stimulants (caffeine), laxatives, fad diets. ...Read more
Some products claim to be natural enzymes which can detox the body. Does a healthy person with consistent balance diet need such products to detox?
These are scams: I'm glad that you see through the glitzy ads by people posing as persecuting humanitarians. Use your discernment to recognize supplements that may indeed by helpful -- and get with your physician. In fact, if you're interested in this area (it's fascinating) there's probably an ethical holistic-medicine practitioner in your area -- choose wisely. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease (pancrelipase) sits.
Does it mean to eliminate the toxins that are stored in your body from the fatty and processed foods you eat?
No one knows: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more
1st, avoid caffeine!: The b vitamins are necessary to a healthy nervous system. If you'll read up on the various deficiency syndromes caused by the lack of these vitamins, you'll see why. Next, it's a good idea to take a 1200 mg soft gel fish oil capsule daily, that will cover your need for omega-3 fatty acids. Third, "nac " n-acetylcysteine, 600 mg twice a day, seems to help stabilize neuronal cell membranes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there natural sources of serotonin and/or non-prescription ways to create or retain it the brain?
Why do you ask?: Your liver is your toughest organ by far. There's no need to 'strengthen' it. If you have an ongoing liver problem such as a chronic inflammation, medical treatment can often help but diet will usually have no impact. If you simply want to take good care of your liver, avoid alcohol except on special occasions and get plenty of aerobic exercise. ...Read more
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