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Are natural remedies for learning disabilities in child safe?

Are natural remedies for learning disabilities in child safe?

Do Not Work: Most are not tested for safety, so there may be some danger. More importantly, not one has been shown to have any benefit. Do not waste your money. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Are there any cheap and practical ways (minus vaccines, probiotics, healthy living) that modern science can enhance my biological functionality?

Are there any cheap and practical ways (minus vaccines, probiotics, healthy living) that modern science can enhance my biological functionality?

Yes: I am not sure that these fall into your criterion but brushing your teeth twice a day, getting 7 hours of sleep per night, taking a baby Aspirin a day as an adult have all been shown to improve your lifespan. ...Read more

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Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

No. play with dirt.: Manufacturers do not have the purchase power and therefore cannot condemn. Hand sanitizer has a place in many situations and has been shown to be effective in situations where handwashing isn't available. It is true however that we have to encourage kids to exercise more, be outside more, play more & get dirty more instead of watching tv and playing inside video games. Engage with nature! ...Read more

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Are there any effective holistic diet habits for people with adhd?

Are there any effective holistic diet habits for people with adhd?

No: Only avoidance of foods and beverages that affect brain such as caffeine and chocolate. Some younger children react adversely to artificial red dyes, but "holistic" diets per se, will not improve adhd. That said i agree with the other posters who suggested good nutrition exercise and sleep benefit brain function, but again do not treat adhd. ...Read more

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Healthy, natural remedies for eczema?

Healthy, natural remedies for eczema?

No evidence: The best non-pharmacologic thing you can do, if that is what is desired, is to keep those areas clean and moisturized. There is no scientific evidence for "natural remedies", many of which cost quite a bit of money despite the lack of evidence. It would be best to work with your local physician to find out what is acceptable to you, including topical steroids and immunomodulator creams. ...Read more

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Which natural products have success in treating obsessive compulsive disorder?

Which natural products have success in treating obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: Generally pharmacologic therapies that are helpful for OCD are serotoniergic. St. John's wort works by this mechanism, however the doses often required in OCD make using this product difficult and quite expensive. There are studies using inositol, though again the doses are large and so costly. Lithium is natural, but by prescription only. Of course cognitive behavior therapy is natural and works! ...Read more

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Is anyone finding good info on natural ways to help autism in our children?

Is anyone finding good info on natural ways to help autism in our children?

Yes: I am and so are other physicians i know. I have had good experiences with chinese medicine, homeopathy, gluten free/casein free diet, supplements and of course therapies. I have had patients experience significant improvement. I actually have two patients (who were high functioning to begin with) have their diagnosis of autism removed. While that is unusual, it shows it can happen. ...Read more

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Is there natural health products to help with sex drive?

Is there natural health products to help with sex drive?

Yes: Yohimbine is an herbal aid to stimulation of sex drive. Having a healthy diet with normal vitamin supplements can also aid a healthy sex drive. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies to help with autism and asperger's syndrome?

Are there any natural remedies to help with autism and asperger's syndrome?

Complementary and : Alternative Medicine treatments for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are not evidence-based, meaning that no studies have proven their efficacy or safety. Studies have shown parental perception of improvement, especially when used along with ABA. Use caution when restricting protein. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2597185/#!po=36.0714 is a few years old, but thorough. ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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Are there any effective, natural treatments for child adhd?

Are there any effective, natural treatments for child adhd?

Controversial: Few natural treatments get subjected to rigors of clinical trials, so claims can be quite controversial and most mainstream advocacy groups such as chadd.Org discuss some of the reservations at great length. Traditional stimulants are effective in majority of the cases, and the risks of exploring less rigorously studied approaches need to weigh safety vs risk of continued school or behavior probs. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure for mental retardation like learning to crawl again, etc?

Is there a natural cure for mental retardation like learning to crawl again, etc?

No: With extremely rare exceptions, true mr is not something physicians currently can treat. Several disorders, if picked up early, can be treated to prevent mr, and mild mr caused by social deprivation or isolation should respond to an improved environment. The rest, the majority of unknown causes, are not responsive to available treatments. ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Healthy Kids: I usually discuss diet, sleep, and exercise at each well visit. I stress the importance of 3 meals a day and lots of fruits and veggies. I discourage soda and juice as well as unhealthy snacks. I also recommend approx 45 min-1 hour of exercise every other day to every day. I ask teens to try to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Most of all, a doctor needs to spend time with you... ...Read more

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Any home remedies that help prevent nightmares, sleep paralysis ?, chamomile tea good ?

Any home remedies that help prevent nightmares, sleep paralysis ?, chamomile tea good ?

Tough question: There are no proven remedies for nightmares or sleep paralysis. You should avoid herbal supplement use with your current medications. Have you always had these symptoms or is this new since starting your current medications? Check with your physician if changing therapy may help. ...Read more

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Are there habits to keep a man's reproductive system healthy?

Are there habits to keep a man's reproductive system healthy?

Yes: Keep clean and hygenic in the area of the genitals. Practice safe sex. Exercise and eat a healthy diet. Have a good emotional life. Avoid tattooing and piercings. Love the one youre with and vice versa and do everthing to moderation. ...Read more

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Is there a natural and (preferably) vegan way to treat mental health illnesses (depression etc)?

Depression treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. ...Read more

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What natural ADHD suppplements are the best?

What natural ADHD suppplements are the best?

Results will vary: Essential fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6) found in fish oils are generally recommended. A multivitamin is generally recommended. Results on these supplements will vary. More commonly effective are recommendations for eliminating sugars, sugar-substitutes, sodas of all kind, food colorings and dyes. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies and a healthy routine for curing nocturnal emmisions(wet dreams)?

Are there home remedies and a healthy routine for curing nocturnal emmisions(wet dreams)?

No: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read more

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Any "anti-aging techniques" for teeth health? ? Is it possible to keep our teeth healthy?

Any "anti-aging techniques" for teeth health? ? Is it possible to keep our teeth healthy?

Absolutely: Eat healthy, brush and floss twice a day, visit your dentist regularly for examinations and professional cleanings. Avoid cariogenic foods and smoking. Limit snacking between meals. If a bruxer, wear a mouthguard. ...Read more

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Are there any good vitamin supplements that help with childhood autism?

Are there any good vitamin supplements that help with childhood autism?

Not Really: Many children with autism are picky eaters and have intestinal issues. Nonetheless, supplements are not helpful, expensive, and in some cases unsafe. Stories about improvement after starting a treatment appear to be compelling. However there is a lot of hidden bias in such stories. Fortunately, scientists have developed methods to test whether something really works. No supplements have worked. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
643 doctors shared insights

Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more