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Sea Salt Colon Cleanse
Not a cleanse fan: As a surgeon, i must admit I am not a fan of 'colon cleansing, ' especially with harsh or aggressive cleansers. This can lead to electrolyte imbalances and irritation (colitis), as well as flaring hemorrhoids if you have them. I prefer proper nutrition and high fiber diet and your colon will take better care of itself. Your colon is designed to do what it does and eliminate waste naturally. ...Read more
For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous Healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more
I would like to perform the salt water flush. Is the method effective? Is celtic sea salt® brand fine ground non-iodized sea salt?
Lots of bug bites; pregnant; can I soak in Epsom salt mix with Dead Sea salts? Or Epsom salt w lavender & chamomile and baking soda? Or just ep salt
Yes: Soak away. There should be no problem at all with your soaks. ...Read more
Any opinions on a detox bath? Detoxifying your body by laying in a tub with epson salt, ginger, baking soda, and essential oils?
Reasonable to try: There is not much research on this topic, but epsom salt baths are a proven way to get magnesium into our bodies, which most people need more of. Baking soda and essential oils are said to help our bodies to detoxify and I have many patients who tell me they do feel better if they do this when feeling toxic. There is certainly no harm in trying. At the very least soaking in a warm tub is relaxing! ...Read more
Sure: There's no science to this fad. It won't remove "toxins", and you lose weight only because your diet is so nasty. I suspect the whole thing began as a cruel prank. If you want to feel good, stay trim and be healthy, why not get serious once again with your physical fitness? It's much better and more scientific. ...Read more
Don't get conned: Remember your high school chemistry. Oh, you didn't? Well, table salt is sodium chloride. Salt crystals are exactly equal numbers of sodium & chloride ions. Every single sodium & chlorine atom on Earth has been here for >4 billion yr, since the planet formed. It's a fundamental principle: Every atom of every element is chemically identical. From seawater or made in a lab, salt is salt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: No one does research giving herbs during pregnancy so we don't know for sure. It seems safe to use in cooking but taking medicinal amounts may cause bleeding or stimulate uterine contractions. I advise caution with all herbs in the first trimester. It is probably safest in the final weeks of pregnancy. See http://bit.Ly/16ma7p2 ; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/662.Html. ...Read more
Potentially: How bad is the infection? I a solution of water and salt is not doing the trick - you may need to seek medical attention. ...Read more
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Is it safe to drink 2 tablespoons of Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in 6-8 oz water while breastfeeding?
Does warm water mixed with salt help acne? Because it exfoliates and salt kills bacteria. Does it have to be sea salt since regular salt has iodine?
Water kind of water to mix in formula for newborn? Distilled? Filtered? Boiled tap? Regular tap? Mix of distilled and boiled tap?
Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water.You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read more
Yes: Depends on how concentrated. Epsom salts and mineral salts in the bath can be very beneficial for the skin. They do help draw out toxins as well as provide some mineral nutrients for the skin. Using them according to directions will be the most beneficial. ...Read more
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