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The Effects Of Oyster Mushrooms On Cholesterol Absorption
Cholesterol is a measure of fat produced by the body by genetics as well as by diet. Your total cholesterol measures the triglycerides (increases with high sugary foods and baked goods, helped with fish oil), HDL (your good cholesterol-difficult to increase but helped with exercise, hormone replacement, niacin) and LDL (your bad cholesterol, decrease this w/ lean protein, ...Read more
What's the latest research on the interaction/detrimental effects of vitamin a (eg from raw carrots) on vitamin D3 (from sunlight) effectiveness?
Militant fringe: This is at present a fringe idea, primarily the work of a handful of pro-vitamin-d, anti-vitamin-a militants on anti-doctor websites; the centerpiece is a 2009 number-crunch journal article on vitamin d levels and colon cancer with a tiny sidebar on vitamin a. I hesitate to draw cause-and-effect conclusions from studies based only on statistics without an obvious mechanism. ...Read more
Several food ones: Lycopene is a good antioxidant, but may also have direct anti-proliferative effects in cancer too. These cellular effects may make it a helpful partner (not by itself) in cancer treatment. Some of its metabolites could have anti-cancer effects as well. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21615277. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shitaki mushrooms: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=122&tname=foodspiceGet a more detailed answer ›
Wheatgrass: Claims about health benefits of wheatgrass include supplemental nutrition to unique curative properties, none have been scientifically proven. Some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes. It is often available in juice bars, alone or in mixed fruit or vegetable drinks. It is also available in many health food stores as fresh produce, tablets, frozen juice. ...Read more
Probably none: Guarana is a brazilian plant that is rich in caffeine and marketed for this. You want to be sure you know who's producing it. "holistic" medicines are often not what's on the label, and the weird politics allows this; quack "herbal medicines" are in some areas the leading cause of liver necrosis. ...Read more
Bad: You will be disoriented, dyscombobulated high and weak, dizzy, nauseated. ...Read more
I heard oysters are a good source of iron. Are the mg's of iron in oysters well-absorbed into our bodies, like the iron from red meat is?
Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more
You waste money: The stuff is a mix of Magnesium Sulfate (which will give you loose bowels), sodium bicarbonate (which will make you belch), and citric acid for flavor. It is a scam. It will have no effect on your liver. If you think you may be sick, get with a scientific practitioner who's bound by law not to tell you untruths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not too pleasant...: The main side effects of xenical are gastrointestinal related: cramping, burping, farting, oily stools - and they happen in up to 30% of people taking the medicine. If you significantly decrease the amount of fat you eat in your diet, you can amount of side effects you get! ...Read more
If i eat a whole cooked egg, does the egg white negate the nutritional effects of the yolk, such as biotin?
Eating whole eggs is: fine. The white has some nutritional value and the yolk lots more. One does not negate the other. I'm glad you have not bought into the myth that yolks are bad for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can it be no problem to give young children the margarine that lowers your cholesterol absorption?
Not really: Plant sterol enriched foods are most useful for people with high blood cholesterol levels. In general, children (other than those with familial hypercholesterolaemia) and lactating or pregnant women do not need plant sterol-enriched products because it is not appropriate to reduce blood cholesterol in these situations. ...Read more
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