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Nux Vomica 30
Useful remedy: There are over 2000 homeopathic medicines but nux vomica is easily in the top 10 in terms of popularity. 30c refers to the potency (each remedy is available in different strengths- 30c is intermediate). For acute use some will do better with 12c, some with 30c. Nux is widely used for nausea, indigestion, hangovers and clearing reactions to foods or drugs that don't agree with you. See comment. ...Read more
How good is nux vomica for chronic digestion related issues? Is there any website where I can get nux vomica - dosage and timing related information?
Nux vomica: Yes, this is sometimes recommended, usually for headaches triggered by rich foods, or associated with gastric symptoms, sometimes alcohol associated headaches. Others discussed include epiphegus, glonoine, belladonna, and iris versicolor but typically a homeopath would recommend taking your specific case to choose what is appropriate. ...Read more
Is nux vomica safe to use for post-op nausea/vomitting after orthopedic surgery? Have not had good luck with other anti-emetics.
Homeopathic: Homeopathic nux vomica is very safe, and depending on your specific symptoms could be very effective. My colleague is correct that it's prepared from a poisonous substance containing strychnine -- but the manufacturing process dilutes this while retaining the healing properties. Homeopathic remedies interact with your healing system, an energetic aspect of you with wide-reaching effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm trying to exercise once a day. I go jogging for an houra day and workout for 30 minutes a night. I have been doing this for two weeks and still no result. What should ido?
Results: It depends on what results you are looking for. Within 2 weeks, your body already starts to grow blood vessels and increase overall metabolism. Endurance should already be starting to increase. However, it will take much longer to change body shape or actual weight shifts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Needs further eval: I agree this is concerning to you. I also agree more hx and exam with appropriate lab if deemed necessary may help determine the cause of such a drastic change. One thing that comes to mind in patients I have seen is the possibility of excess cortisol levels. something caused cushings syndrome. may want to look into that. wishing you the best ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wouldn't advise it: Even if it's possible, I wdn't advise it. Better to lose 1-1.5 lbs/wk (mod wt loss) by changing habits & diet. That's ~15-20 lbs in 14 weeks (98 days). To lose more wt, often u have 2 crash diet or exercise madly. Crash diets ultimately result in MORE wt in the long-run that's harder to lose. Extreme exercise can b dangerous & injurious when unsupervised. If morbidly obese, seek surgical advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if i've been told: cheap pads are bad i was at the dollar store and saw $1.Oo for 30 pads ?
Sanitary pads?: I would say that sounds inexpensive.Get a more detailed answer ›
Walk/Jog: 30 minutes is perfect for some exercise. 5 minutes to warm up and stretch. 20 minutes of walking or running or calistenics (jumping jacks, running in place, push ups) and 5 minutes of cool down. If that is all you have then you still get a workout in each day. Thats great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need a detailed explanation of how to look after myself on a 30 mile hike a day for two days. Please help.
Long hike: for any rigorous exercise, you need to get rest before and afterwards. you should drink plenty of liquids before,during & afterwards. Make sure you eat a balanced meal before you begin your hike and bring extra snacks and liquids to maintain your energy and avoid dehydration. Wear protective clothing and sunscreen to prevent getting burned. Of course rest during the hike if you need to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers