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Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?

Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?

Research unknown: Although probiotics may not benefit all they may benefit some.This may be in some with diarrhea but may pose a risk with some with decrease immune system
https://www.health.harvard.edu/vitamins-and-supplements/health-benefits-of-taking-probiotics ...Read more

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Pros&cons Heath benefits to drinking a tablet of the premium herbal"natures way"activated charcoal 100capsules/certified280mg dietary supplements?????

Pros&cons Heath benefits to drinking a tablet of the premium herbal"natures way"activated charcoal 100capsules/certified280mg dietary supplements?????

Unknown: It is not natural to eat activated charcoal. Also, such products are not real medicines but are sold as supplements, meaning their exact contents, effects (good or bad), purity, etc., are uncertain. When thinking about activated charcoal, one should as questions like, "Does the charcoal really know what to bind and what not to bind?" Probably safest to save some money by avoiding such supplements. ...Read more

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Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Xeloda-oxali: You may want to stop your multivitamins while you are on Xeloda as Folic Acid may exgerate side effect of xeloda. You also need to have your vitamin d level checked and take a supplement if the level is low as vitamin d deficiency may affect the response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?

Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?

Don't spend too much: I'm sorry i can't offer you more. A concoction of milk thistle (which has failed most scientific testing for liver disease) and artichoke leaves and other cheap vegetables appeals to the imagination and emotion of people who are desperate. And there's no reason to treat a lab value. Enjoy what time you have, and if the metastases are troublesome (often they aren't), perhaps local rx can help. ...Read more

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Does juicing spinach reduce its nutritional benefits?

Does juicing spinach reduce its nutritional benefits?

Yes & No ~ Who Knows: If still consuming all the elements within the spinach, not throwing any away, maybe ok; essentially partial pre-digestion. On the other hand, we are genetically adapted to eat real food, not juiced, processed, etc. (except perhaps cooked) & who is going to spend the time & money to evaluate this with good scientific method? No one, including the people selling juicing machines. ...Read more

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Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?

Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?

Probably: One of the problems with many supplements is that there is little research on safety and effectiveness. Plexus slim has many ingredients; I have reviewed them ; they are all safe and have no known interactions with the things you are taking. However, avoid plexus slim accelerator- it is hazardous! i believe anyone on Lipitor (atorvastatin) should take coq10. See http://bit.Ly/1jjpcpg ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt. ...Read more

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Benefits of celery supplements?

Benefits of celery supplements?

Many benefits: Celery seed is a natural diuretic, helps pms and menstrual cramps, is used for gout, protects the liver, may help high blood pressure and lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. More research is needed but it is safe to try. See http://voices.Yahoo.Com/celery-seeds-health-benefits-medicinal-uses-2649797.Html?Cat=68 & http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/celery-seed. ...Read more

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Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.

Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.

Breast feeding: Just a common sense: Stay away from strange substance while breast feeding. You can follow some tips from Healthtap doctors for breast feeding. Generally speaking eat a healthy diet. Drink plenty of fluid and rest. ...Read more

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Help please! could coconut juice cause liver enzymes?

Help please! could coconut juice cause liver enzymes?

No: Heads up -- "pop" remedies are often not what they're supposed to be, and some "holistic chinese herbal remedies" are nasty actually liver poisons. If your liver enzymes are up, your physician may retest you off all rx's and alcohol; if still up, labs for hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's and a few others are in the works; if it's not this, a rx for aerobic fitness may be a life-saver. ...Read more

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Are there natural sources of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors? I've read pomegranate, milk thistle and turmeric are? True?

Are there natural sources of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors? I've read pomegranate, milk thistle and turmeric are? True?

Verify your sources: Sadly, despite a huge level of interest in the medicinal properties of foods, or maybe because of it, there is an enormous amount of false, half true, or exaggerated information on the internet. In regards to CAI in Pomegranate, I found a review article in an Iranian pharmacy journal that cited 2 chemistry review articles, neither of which makes any mention of Pomegranate whatsoever. ...Read more

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Does pharma thistle gold (#1 milk thistle extract work repairing the liver?

Does  pharma thistle gold (#1 milk thistle extract work repairing the liver?

Sorry, but no...: The results of a recent large scale study looking at just this question sadly answered no--milk thistle did not live up to its health food store hyped benefits nor justify its high cost. If you have liver damage, see your doctor for appropriate assistance and treatment please. ...Read more

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Is it true drinking a combination of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice & apple cider vinegar, mix with honey will reduce cholesterol?

Is it true drinking a combination of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice & apple cider vinegar, mix with honey will reduce cholesterol?

No: I imagine that you saw through this screwy claim. I suspect it's a cruel prank. Manage your cardiac risk profile by lifestyle and perhaps medication; especially, don't hesitate to get into serious aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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Is mixing acv, lemon juice, garlic juice and ginger juice good for heart clogged arteries?

Is mixing acv, lemon juice, garlic juice and ginger juice good for heart clogged arteries?

Probably not.: No study has been done to answer this question so I have to answer no. In a patient with known coronary artery disease, there is no substitute for regular follow up with a cardiologist that you know and trust. Setting up a treatment and prevention plan - and following it - is a must to reduce your risk of future problems. ...Read more