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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
Spoiled ?: hello~ are you sure you are quoting this correctly, because my encyclopedic brain has never heard of that. Have you tried googling it? I think you may be writing it phonetically and incorrectly. See if you can get correct rendition and re-ask the Q. thanks ...Read more
Risk on delay: The frequency of pertussis in the US has grown from 2500/yr to >40000 since the misinformation spread by vaccine haters took off. 60% of pertussis deaths occur in ...Read more
My 11 year old son says he has indigestion/heart burn. Says his heart/chest feels like its on fire? Help please!
Calcium carbonate.: Try giving him some oral antacids, such as tums or rolaids. These contain calcium carbonate, which neutralizes the hydrochloric acid made by the stomach. Do not exceed the recommended dose on the package of whatever you choose. If this is frequent, a pediatrician should evaluate your son for more serious digestive problems, which would require more extensive treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet again: I suspect that this is high calorie malnutrition, i.e. Too many calories (particularly sweets, pop, caffeine etc) and insufficient vitamin content. It puts stress on vitamin b1 metabolism and it results in emotional irritability, often associated with violence. I have suggested that this is a major cause of the school shootings. Nobody has looked at diet mayhem and it needs doing. ...Read more
Movies: No evidence to support that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does jogging while pregnant boost a baby's intelligence? Nytimes wrote a article about it and would love a dr view. Here is the article goo.Gl/qb9aoz
I don't know but fit: Probably not but who knows we may find out it does. ...Read more
Expert witnesses: I had not heard of DR. Samenow until I read your question last night & decided to read up on him. I still don't know that I have a good handle on the answer. But I can say that often behavioral health providers who act as expert witnesses whether it be for the defense or the prosecution, can become known for stance on issues like capacity/ lack of capacity etc. When the behavioral health provider- ...Read more
Was dx'd w fibromyalgia.Have bipolar,ptsd,ocd,social phobia,agoraphobia 2.How 2 make my family&bf understand&believe my pain?Any book recommendations?
DIET: My experience is this: empty calories induce oxidative dysfuncion in the part of the brain that generates our emotional responses. Emotions are too easily iniitiated and are severely exaggerated, even to the point of violence. I have suggested publicly that "junk" diet may even be responsible for the school shootings. I thnk that high calorie malnutrition is very dangerous. So--check his diet! ...Read more
Love our g.i.but looking for new ideas. 22mo gtube fed boy losing weight. 12.2 on aug7, 10.6 today. 1000cal/day. GTube4aspirtion. Help?
Weight loss: in an infant or toddler is worrisome. Are there other symptoms/explanations? Different scale? W/WO clothes or wet diaper? Diarrhea or other illness in the last few weeks? Is child able to take oral foods as well? 1000 calories sounds like a somewhat low calorie intake for 12.2 kg child, so supplementing with oral food or a higher calorie feeding would be first before looking for other causes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't worry: This is a "disease" of growing bone in which areas of the bone do not have a good blood supply and become inflammed and swollen--your child will grow out of this - there are no long-term effects---it's not really a disease--it's treated with rest, antiinflammatory medicines and ice and will flare up from time to time at worst. ...Read more
Coffee: Coffee has been studied for years. It seems like every few months I see info on it. Latest info I saw was it decreases the incidence of gallstones. Some instant coffee's contain partially-hydrogenated oils. These oils are not healthy at all. Coffee stains your teeth but can be bleached out ;-) http://www.bantransfats.com/abouttransfat.html ...Read more
Lawyers have the Martindale-Hubell directory; MDs have Castle Connolly for ratings. Dentists have nothing? Please provide me a resource?
Try This: Try this: https://www.zocdoc.com/ Enter Dentist and zip code and go to town... ...Read more
Google: For this type of information, you can google a physician's name. You will find various sites where patients write such "reviews." not every physician will have reviews written, and those written may be of variable reliability. If a physician is involved on healthtap, you can read his/her various pages for more info. Sometimes patients write notes that are viewable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer