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Doctor insights on: Since Green Tea Is A Natural Body Cleanser Will It Affect Adhd Medications

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Adhd (Definition)

ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Behavioral intervientions are often tried first ...Read more


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My son takes concerta for ADHD but loves to drink green tea. Will the tea cleanse his system of the medication?

My son takes concerta for ADHD but loves to drink green tea. Will the tea cleanse his system of the medication?

Unlikely: Concerta is broken down by the liver and disposed of by the kidney. Green tea is not known to significantly effect cyp450 )which is what breaks down Concerta in the liver) so it shouldn't break down faster. Green tea can increase urine output but probably not enough to speed up the disposal of concerta, since only a very small amount is disposed of before being broken down. ...Read more

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Do any of these ease ADHD? I currently take adderall - Green tea rhodiola rosea ginseng tyrosine 5-Htp Probiotics Saffron SAMe St John's Wort

Do any of these ease ADHD? I currently take adderall - 
Green tea
rhodiola rosea
ginseng 
tyrosine
5-Htp 
Probiotics
Saffron
SAMe
St John's Wort

Sounds like your: mind is racing like a machine gun through all these stimulating supplements that will not relax you, until you understand what is important with ADHD. What activity eases your mind? Meditation? Walking? Contemplation? Do more of these things, rather than ingest more supplements initially. See if these alone can help your mind from racing through thoughts. Then, when you add one thing at a time. ...Read more

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It's green tea cleanser i'm using my pimples.Is it good?

It's green tea cleanser i'm using my pimples.Is it good?

Acne: Try otc products that contain benzoyl peroxide- if these don't work, see your pcp for evaluation because acne can cause permanent scarring. Your doctor can start you on topical retinoic acid, topical/oral antibiotics (acne can become aggravated by a bacteria called propionibacterium acnes), or birth control depending on the severity. You may need to see a dermatologist if you have severe acne. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that green tea is a natural muscle relaxant? Are there any other foods that are?

My doctor told me that green tea is a natural muscle relaxant? Are there any other foods that are?

Not foods bur herbs: Vervain is a wild herb rosemary a common spice catnip a herb cats go wild for kava root a powerful muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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Rheumatologist said green tea is a natural muscle relaxer. How about white tea? Any other natural muscle relaxants that I could safely add to my diet?

Rheumatologist said green tea is a natural muscle relaxer. How about white tea? Any other natural muscle relaxants that I could safely add to my diet?

Natural Muscle Relax: I commend you for your desire to control diet and to use Natural Muscle Relaxants: White Tea Chamomile Cherry Juice Cayenne Pepper Vitamin D Magnesium Breathing and Music Relaxation Visual Imagery Meditation Yoga Tai chi As per your information, please follow through with your Physician surgery for pituitary cyst, Obesity, Fatigue, Allergies and use of Medications ...Read more

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Should i drink green tea every day? Since your body gets used to caffeine, thats why i haven't opted for coffee as your body will get used to caffeine

Should i drink green tea every day? Since your body gets used to caffeine, thats why i haven't opted for coffee as your body will get used to caffeine

Sure, that is fine.: Go decaf. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. Studies show that polyphenols in green tea have anti-carcinogenic effect ; lead to a reduced heart disease death rate. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested green tea can assist w glycemic control. Not more than 5 cups per day. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence to back up claims that green tea speeds up burning body fat and is there any other types of food good for this?

Is there any evidence to back up claims that green tea speeds up burning body fat and is there any other types of food good for this?

Yes, good evidence: Quoting http://bit.Ly/17jtwfa "clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism & help burn fat.One study found that the combination of green tea and caffeine improved weight loss & maintenance in people who were overweight & moderately obese. Some researchers think that substances in green tea known as catechins are responsible for the herb's fat-burning effect." see comment:. ...Read more

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Does green tea leach magnesium from the body?

No: Green tea does contain caffeine like other tea. This results in a modest increase in urine flow but that process would not be expected to cause significant losses of magnesium without some additional contributing factor. ...Read more