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Sun light: Ample sun light is the best natural treatment for sad or seasonal affective disorder. Since once cannot get this in winter, this can be replicated by using a white light lamp of at least 10, 000 lux intensity kept at a distance of one foot. This should be used only with start of fall and discontinue with advent of spring. ...Read more
Discuss with your dr: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more
Not natural: Gout is the painful precipitation of uric acid crystals in various joints of the body the most famous being the great toe. Management is by blocking synthesis of the uric acid by a pharmacological agent called allopurinol. This is so effective, and safe, that I wonder why anyone would consider anything else. No "natural" product comes close. ...Read more
Need more info: Which medication? Could be related to increase or decrease of certain enzymes or other aspects of metabolism, absorption etc ...Read more
Why do you ask?: They're fairly high, and serious brain damage is one of the risks. If you are considering suicide, please call 911, your family physician, or some other person who's wise and trustworthy. They can help you get out of impossible situations, and help you find the inner strength go live. 'You can find something better than death anywhere', as the old take says. Best wishes. ...Read more
Whoa!: At your age, erectile dysfunction is a warning of serious disease. If the cause isn't clear, you've got a prolactinoma, hemochromatosis or something else that your physician needs to find. If your favorite turn-on (and what that may be is your business) doesn't give you a full erection at your age, your physician has a duty to search for an organic cause. Don't accept less. ...Read more
Things to help: I agree w dr. Re's recommendation for cbt & dr. Fox's for journaling, meditation, imaging & relaxation. Even if you don't desire meds it is important to be medically evaluated. Sometimes anxiety can be caused by underlying medical conditions that need to be addressed. Try to exercise daily. Spend time outside with mother nature. Have a healthy nutrition plan. Consider acupuncture or yoga. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on cause. Can usually control formed stool better than liquid, so diet (fiber) to bulk up stool may help. Sometimes problem is due to muscle weakness in pelvis, or anus as a result of pregnancy/birth trauma. May be a candidate for pelvic floor rehab. Can at least try kegel exercises (try to "hold it in" 6 seconds at a time, 6 times in a row, several times a day). Meds help/ see your doc. ...Read more
Diet for diabetes: I specialize in this problem. Lets do second opinion consult to see what is going on. ...Read more
Basically, no: Gabapentin (US spelling) is an anticonvulsant/pain drug with specific and relatively benign properties. It appears you are using it for a pain syndrome. Pain may respond to many types of treatment, depending upon the person and the condition. You might find something else outside allopathic medicine that works as well for you, for your condition. An alternative for you, maybe not for others. ...Read more
Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?
Look at all: Complimentary modalities from acupuncture to meditation. Each one can help each individual differently. Look at anti-inflammatory medical foods as well, such as limbrel, which, in one study, suggested it could help with pain after ninety days almost as much as alleve; some patients benefit greatly, others do not. Try all modalities that are not bad for you and see what works for you. ...Read more
Stomach acidity?: I assume you are speaking of the stomach and esophagus. What could be more natural than calcium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate? Sit up, eat small meals, do not lay down within a few hours of eating, avoid alcohol, coffee (caffeine), and tobacco. This would be a very good start. ...Read more
Not really: Amphetamine is a synthetic compound similar to naturally occuring adrenaline. There may be some rare plants with small amounts of it, but you cannot supplement you diet in a way that would give you therapeutic amounts of amphetamine. Caffeine shares many of the same propeties, but it's relativelly weaker and short-acting. ...Read more
What are some natural ways of treating hashimoto's before it gets to the point of needing medication?
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Limerence: Is an obsessive, overwhelming need to have one's romantic feelings reciprocated. Some have likened this to ocd; it may also be like an addiction. However, sex is not usually the main motivator -- it's more about the personal qualities seen in (or projected upon) the desired object. Working in psychotherapy may help a great deal, and would be very natural. Supplements aren't likely to cure it. ...Read more
One of the key elements in successful management of gout,
is to prevent continued uric acid deposition in the joints, tendons,
and kidneys. Some "natural therapies" may seem to reduce acute attacks but don't sufficiently lower the body's uric acid to prevent more deposits. ...Read more
No: Maoi = mono-amine oxidase inhibitor. This class of medication is intended to treat depression. Due to their many and severe interactions with other meds and food, they are rarely used any more. They are unrelated to thyroid hormone, either so-called "natural" armour, or synthetic levothyroxine. ...Read more
Sorry, no: The fertilized egg must either completely separate during cell division ("identical") or the ovary must happen to release multiple oocytes which get fertilized in same time proximity ("fraternal"). Neither of these phenomena are able to be externally encouraged via natural methods. ...Read more
If omeprazole or other "proton pump inhibitor" drug class not work, talk to GI doc, rv proper use (take first thing a.m. followed by decent meal 30-60min later: don't skip breakfast or take w meal). Life style chgs e.g. avoid mint, coffee, alcohol, chocolate and smoking, no late snacks, decrease size of meals, weight reduce, avoid fatty foods. saliva may helps reduce symptoms. Happy to consult
Yes, many: There are various herbal supplements which are said to improve the duration and the quality of the erection; and there are many manufacturers of potency-inducing products, each with its own glossy photos of erect penises and testimonials of the men who now swear by the products. Do they work? Unless you see double-blind, placebo controlled trials (which is unlikely), there is no proof of efficacy. ...Read more
Not really cure: The best way to deal with reflux is to first make sure you don't have another cause (h. Pylori, obesity, diet) and if not, you can start by limiting your intake before bed. Avoiding acidic foods, and placing your bed on an angle (take the feet or wheels off the foot of the bed). Some herbal treatments are licorice lozenges and aloe liquid. ...Read more
What else can I do to control yeast other than medications. I'd rather take a more natural route.
Are their any natural methods to encourage ejaculation for male unable to produce due to medication?
What medication?: If you are taking an alpha blocker for an enlarged prostate such as tamsulosin (brand name Flomax)or alfuzosin (brand name Uroxatral) then retrograde ejaculation is a side effect. You actually ejaculate but it backs into the bladder instead of coming out. It comes out mixed in your urine. ...Read more