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Tart Cherry Juice Versus Pomegranate Juice
Is it true drinking a combination of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice & apple cider vinegar, mix with honey will reduce cholesterol?
First, there is some: evidence that tart/sour cherries are helpful anti-oxidants...most fruits and vegetables are and I'm not sure tart cherries are that much better. Claims of pain relief and sleeping aid are unproven but have been reported. Most people will compare the "number of cherry equivalents" in juice vs capsules and factor in whether they like the taste of the juice. A wide selection of fruits/veggies is best ...Read more
Is it true drinking a combination of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice & apple vinegar, mix with honey will avoid bypass or angioplasty?
Hard to know: This is hard to determine without the concentration of each component and the exact amount of the components in the mixture. ...Read more
Probably not.: No study has been done to answer this question so I have to answer no. In a patient with known coronary artery disease, there is no substitute for regular follow up with a cardiologist that you know and trust. Setting up a treatment and prevention plan - and following it - is a must to reduce your risk of future problems. ...Read more
Poor choice: Occasional constipation responds best to a real laxative such as milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Frequent constipation should prompt a check for thyroid disease and porphyria; if it's new, a check for colon cancer is of course indicated. If no medical cause is found, get some good advice on diet and drinking enough water. Best wishes. ...Read more
More palatable: Apple cider vinegar seems to have entered the rhetoric of naturopathic medicine and organic enthusiasts. It is a source of calories and a minor adjust to the acid-base balance of the body, but has no independent health effects. If you feel you must drink it, mixing with juice might make it more tasty. ...Read more
Whoa: If you have an elevated sgpt, you need to discover the cause. I'm going to assume it's not just heavy exercise. You'll get a decent workup for hepatitis b and c, medication effect (repeat off alcohol and all nonessential meds -- ibuprofen's notorious), hemochromatosis, wilson's, and a few others. If still up, your best move is heavy-duty fitness activities rather than hokey "magic food" remedies. ...Read more
Flavor and nutrients: Apart from the flavor you derive, you also get some micronutrients (vitamins/minerals). Honey contains some sugar (fructose and glucose) and aloe vera has some carminative properties which may help soothe the GI tract. Of course, like all medicines, herbals have to be taken in moderation to prevent untoward effects. ...Read more
Different: These are two different substances. Amla is emblica officinalis and is a rejuvenative fruit, high in antioxidants such as vitamin c. Aloe is very soothing and can calm down inflammation. The whole leaf can have a laxative effect. Topically aloe can help with skin irritation while it is purported than amma can help with pigmentation. ...Read more
Noni and acari berry: different colors.Get a more detailed answer ›
If Tart Cherry Juice is good for Gout then would Hard Tart Cherry Cider be a choice to drink rather than take up drinking beer again. ?? Red Wine ??
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