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VSL #3 or a soil based probiotic like Primal Defense? What is better?

VSL #3 or a soil based probiotic like Primal Defense? What is better?

More evidence 4 VSL3: There is a good amount of research proving VSL #3 is safe and effective: http://vsl3.com/hcp/scientific-info/ While Primal Defense makes many claims and is supported by testimonials, I'm unaware of any research studies proving it's effective and some question its safety. See http://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=278134 Thus,while Primal Defense may be useful for some, VSL #3 has proven benefits. ...Read more

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I am currently on a thyroid pill daily, i would like to take primal defense with hso's for my bowel problem----is this ok to do have had this problem for years and it is very upsetting every time you go somewhere you have to find a bathroom (and in a hur

I am currently on a thyroid pill daily, i would like to take primal defense with hso's for my bowel problem----is this ok to do have had this problem for years and it is very upsetting every time  you go somewhere you have to find a bathroom (and in a hur

Synthroid (thyroxine) : Synthroid (thyroxine) is a medication taken to replace thyroid hormone and is often taken in the morning. Since certain medications and foods can interfere with absorption of synthroid, (thyroxine) it is recommended that you take this medication on an empty stomach 30-60 minutes before any meals, or at least 3 hours after a meal. Primal defense is a probiotic dietary supplement that contain bacterial isolates that putatively help to restore normal bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract. As it is unclear what symptoms you are having that you wish to take this probiotic, i can only guess that you are having frequent bowel movements. There are several reasons that this can occur, a thorough evaluation of your diet, restriction of lactose containing foods (diary), certain beans that contain difficult to digest sugars, and evaluation of fiber intake should be done with a nutritionist. Also you may have other reasons to have frequent stools, for example chronic pancreatitis and resultant pancreatic insufficiency, blind loop syndrome after some surgical procedures. You may wish to consult a gastroenterologist for further medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Any info on primal jax by bodytech im 40yrs?

Any info on primal jax by bodytech im 40yrs?

No reliable info: There are hundreds of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical stuff. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). So, with supplements, nobody really knows the full effects. ...Read more

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What do you think about primal/paleo diets?

What do you think about primal/paleo diets?

Love Them: If you don't have any major medical problems, or you have been told by your doc that it's ok for you to start this kind of diet, i believe they work great. The medical community is starting to realize that our belief that carbs are an essential part of our diets is not entirely correct. I have personally lost 40 lbs on this type of diet, and feel great. Blood sugar and cholesterol have improved. ...Read more

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What is it like to try probiotic primal defence?

What is it like to try probiotic primal defence?

Probiotic brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how much weight will i lose on primal/paleo diet?

Can somebody tell me how much weight will i lose on primal/paleo diet?

No: There is no sound nutritional reason to use this diet, but if you choose to do so it's likely you'll lose substantial weight during the first few weeks. This happens with almost any major diet manipulation. Unfortunately, almost everybody gains the weight back. Best course is a balanced, low-calorie diet including all food groups that can be sustained for life plus vigorous regular exercise. ...Read more

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Glioblastoma and its a primal tumor. The va wants to operate again otherwise they will stop chemo. He's already had 1operation and the removed 80%.

Glioblastoma and its a primal tumor. The va wants to operate again otherwise they will stop chemo. He's already had 1operation and the removed 80%.

Your question is??: Gliobastoma (gbm) is a primary malignant tumor. Treatment is maximal safe removal, radiation and temodar (temozolomide). If there is recurrence, or failure of response to the radiation/chemotherapy, consider re-operation to remove more tumor. This would then be followed with a different type of chemotherapy. There are also now vaccine trials, and the use of the electric field device (now fda approved). ...Read more

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Is my high fat primal diet a good idea? I am off my statins, ratios and tris have improved. Tc still high, but CT heart scan shows calcium score 0.

Is my high fat primal diet a good idea?  I am off my statins, ratios and tris have improved.  Tc still high, but CT heart scan shows calcium score 0.

Probably: The devil is in the details. Both the details of your numbers and the details of your food choice. For example, if you are eating red meat, it is best to have grass-fed beef. So tough to answer in 400 words. That said, i would be very pleased with a calcium score of 0. Even with bad lipids a 0 score suggests very low risk for cardiac events. ...Read more

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What are psychological defense mechanisms?

Avoid Pain: They are unconscious ways of defending your ego or psyche from painful situations or revelations. ...Read more

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Would krav maga be a good way learn self defense?

Would krav maga be a good way learn self defense?

Yes: Krav maga is a form of self defense that combines boxing, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, grappling & muay thai it is the official form of defense used by the israeli defense forces. It is both defensive and offensive. ...Read more