Doctor insights on:
Standard Process Purification Program Reviews
Filter & chorinate: Drinking water (tap water) is filtered and then chlorinated so that it is safe to drink. One can call the local water company or check the water company's website for details. There are different kinds of filtration and more than one type of "chorination". Immunosuppressed patients should also check to be sure the tap water if free of occasional "spores" that may cause "opportunistic" infections. ...Read more
Non in allopathic: In allopathic medicine there is no medicine to do it. If the pt. Has alcoholic hepatitis then stop alcohol intake helps. If certain medicine is increasing the liver enzymes then stopping them helps. Some intoxications have their own antidote. Once the liver has fibrosis in it, there is no curable treatment except transplant. What is a "toxic liver" for non allopathic physicians is a theme of debate. ...Read more
HEPA filters: High efficiency particulate air filters are the best way to initially help. Buying additional portable air purifiers could also help. Keep the dust and pet dander to a minimum since this plays a big role. ...Read more
Is it a good idea to fast once a week? Or it is too much? And does fasting helps you detoxicate/purify your body?
Fasting: From a medical perspective fasting is not in any way healthy. It interferes with metabolism. It can lead to problems with diabetes and other weight problems. It is not a good idea for many people with chronic medical conditions. I have never heard a physician recommend fasting (except to prepare for surgery or to test cholesterol) for any prolonged length of time. ...Read more
No: Cooling water does nothing for removing chemical or biological contaminants. If the water sits overnight, larger particles may drop to the bottom, but the water will not be purified. For that one needs a filtration/ purification system, depending on what contaminants/pollutants are present. Have the water tested to find out what it contains & then contact experts for treatment. ...Read more
Never: Colon cleansing is a scam. It proposes to remove "toxic bowel settlement." There is no such thing. Worse, if you buy into this stuff, you'll worry constantly and never feel well again. Be discerning. If you're interested in natural healing, get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community. And be very careful. ...Read more
Not in America: Tap water in the United States is very clean and pure. The water in New York City is known for its high quality. ...Read more
Hello doctors, how I can I purify my face from the dirt spots. I used many products but none of them works on my face. Please help me. Thanks alot.
Gentle cleanse: I would recommend a gentle cleanser such as cetaphil liquid followed by a simple moisturizer with sunscreen such as eucerin facial withn spf. Intermittent exfoliation may also help. Retinols may help to minimize excessive sebaceous activity. ...Read more
Would some1 find a company that sells Preservation vials for RNA/DNA without needing to purify the DNA/RNA for long terms storage at room temperature?
I have very slightly elevated alt on hepatic panel. What is a good way to purge my liver and purify it? I don't really drink. I don't smoke. I do eat fatty foods sometimes. I exercise. Any ideas?
Have you seen a doctor?
need blood tests- liver functions, hepatitis panel, HIV etc
Ultra sound of the abdomen & may be other tests after the exam.
Because of Gut-Liver axis, microbiome in gut must be balanced- need good quality probiotics.
Start your day with a glass of warm fresh lemon juice.
low carb diet. Avoid fructose, sucrose, trans fatty acids & brominated vegetable oil. Check drhoffman. Com ...Read more
Don't need referal: Often, individuals do not need a referral for residential care. It can be very helpful to have a referral from a geriatric psychiatrist or pcp. But often, one isn't needed. Many are "step down" facilities, where the healthier individuals rent the top floors like regular apartments, with benefits of living there like cafeterias, etc. As the need more help, according to the rules of the place. ...Read more
What is the initial intake process like when a person just gets to a drug rehabilitation program for the first time ever?
DeTox happens 1st: After you come into most rehabs, you will go through a period of detox. This is often the scariest and least comfortable part, but it is necessary, and will be done with medical supervision, which is safer. Don't be afraid. Continuing to use is a death sentence. Deciding to get clean is the first step toward new life. ...Read more
I'm curious about this whole notion of "detoxing" via different programs (i.e. a juice detox) Under what circumstances are they safe to do? Is it true that highly processed foods are "addictive" and add toxins to your body? What about those types of foo
Not proven: While the typical American diet with processed foods is not truly "addictive", eating a lot of processed foods, sugars, fats, alcohol, etc, presents a challenge to the body's metabolism. Relying on fasting & juices can affect fluid balance/electrolytes and be dangerous causing heart rhythm problems. Simplifying the diet and avoiding these foods over several weeks can be a safe "cleanse". ...Read more
U/S-lump on uncinate process on pancreas. CT-nothing. 2/12 later letter from hospital on review wanting more bloods and urine and endoscopy. Why now?
Further evaluation.: If the CT was normal that is very reassuring that there is no cancer but 100%. Depending on why you had the original US they may be looking for some other pathology than pancreatic cancer. ...Read more
I recently diagnos with acute pancreatitis. I had a CT scan, recap sheet says'moderate mesenteric stranding adjacent to pancreatic head/unicate proces?
I am in the process o being reviewed for gastric bypass. Is there something that might halt my journey because I've had brain surgery and 3 seizures?
Hello- I have been eating mostly clean and working out at least 5 days per week with Beach Body programs. I have only lost 20 lbs since April and still weigh 205. I am wondering why I am not loosing the weight very quickly. In fact, I seem to be at a s
Weight loss: Difficult thing to do and complicated. You have lost weight so you’re doing something well. Continue your healthy habits and they will work ...Read more
I live in Northern MN and need to find a Suboxone program. Can u help by sending any info...doctors names, addresses, phone #'s and availability?
Www. Samhsa. Gov has a link to buprenorphine providers, as does www.suboxone.com and www. Orexo. Com. It goes by town, and you should start with the ones that are closest to where you live.
Am glad you are working to get treatment, and wish you every success in your efforts. Keep in mind that counseling may be a critical part of your recovery as well. ...Read more
NOT a disease: Aging is what happens as we drive our vehicle through time. The problems associated with aging are due to abuse of our vehicle, not due to the chronometer. There are no real diseases of aging. We can promote aging by doing stupid things like smoking and eating excess sugar. We can retard aging damage by exercising and eating well. ...Read more
Addiction treatment: The FREE 12-step program is the keystone for AA and other substance abuse programs for helping to recover from addiction and stay sober. It was begun by recovering alcoholics and has been amazingly successful. Some say AA has the same success rate as medical rehab programs. See https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Twelve-step_program#History ...Read more
Wrong place to post:
This is a forum for asking doctors questions at no charge. There is another section of the site for paid consultations. None of us here have anything to do with credit card processing.
I am sure there is another place on this vast site for you to contact the administrators but this is not it.
Good luck. ...Read more
Sorry: Healthtap is better at educating about how the human body works than about how plants work. ...Read more
Search: Search under your name and the answers should be there. ...Read more
Colo Vada: No. This is not good for you. ...Read more
Make a better world: HealthTap says: Our mission is to help people live healthier, longer, and happier lives. It may sound lofty, but we believe it comes down to something very basic. We all, at heart, simply want to feel good. Whether we’re trying to improve our already robust health, manage a chronic condition, or cope with a serious illness, we want to live better... and we always want to feel good. ...Read more
In-home DVDs: A suggestion would be to first speak to your family physician, internist or care provider for a pre-workout screening. Then, consider an in-home fitness program (there are several on dvds) that systematically improve your overall endurance, aerobic (cardiovascular) capacity, and strength (including core strength). ...Read more
Means blockage: Hydronephrosis is a medical term that means enlarged kidney that results from blockage to the urinary stream. It may affect one kidney or both. Most common causes are a kidney stone, prostate enlargement, lazy bladder (due to diabetes). When it happens it is a medical emergency and patients should seek medical help as this may affect kidney function and sometimes lead to kidney failure. ...Read more