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Doctor insights on: Toxicodendron Radicans

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How effective is turmeric in helping fight inflammation from lupus ; how about alpha lipoic acid for lupus neuropathy?

How effective is turmeric in helping fight inflammation from lupus ; how about alpha lipoic acid for lupus neuropathy?

Not much: Neither agent has much value in lupus. There are several alternatives that are actually effective but these supplements are not. ...Read more

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Which ingredient is the best way fight wrinkles? Retinol, peptides, collagen, stem cells, plancenta, amino acids or vitamin C

Which ingredient is the best way fight wrinkles? Retinol, peptides, collagen, stem cells, plancenta, amino acids or vitamin C

Growth factors: We have known since the 70s that retinoids and retinols are great collagen stimulators (which equals wrinkle fighters). In this century, we developed collagen growth factors which are derived from actual human skin and are necessary for collagen to thrive, thus reducing and eliminating wrinkles. Note i did not say "appearance of wrinkles". Skinmedica is my favorite product to contain these. ...Read more

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Povodine iodine 5% reduces tinea on face?

Povodine iodine 5% reduces tinea on face?

Maybe, but...: Povidone iodine kills germs, including bacteria and fungi (such as tinea). The over-the-counter anti-fungal creams work better for treating tinea on the face and body. Also, using iodine too much can lead to excessive absorption of iodine into the body (which would be bad), or lead to skin irritation where the iodine is repeatedly placed. A dermatologist can prescribe oral meds for scalp tinea. ...Read more

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Can charco caps(carbo vegerabills, lycipodium clavatum, cinchona officinalis, sulphur) turn stool a charcoal color? Nearly black?

Can charco caps(carbo vegerabills, lycipodium clavatum, cinchona officinalis, sulphur) turn stool a charcoal color? Nearly black?

? content: The problem is that these supplements are unregulated and untested for safety, purity and safety. If this contains charcoal it could turn stools black. You in fact do not know what you are taking. ...Read more

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Can pancha tikta ghrita guggulu helps to cure lichen planus?

Can pancha tikta ghrita guggulu helps to cure lichen planus?

Lichen Planus: Lichen planus will wax and wane. It is a chronic rash of unknown cause with no cure, may be itchy and poorly understood by medicine. It can be managed with medication both topical and oral. It may resolve on its own. Wish i could help more; see your dermatologist to manage this disease. ...Read more

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Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Likely not: The red scars are a part of the healing process overall. The agents you listed tend to inhibit melanin production which is a darker pigment. The red is partially vascular in nature. The products may diminish the red to a small degree ...Read more

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Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more

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Which supplement cures ulcerative colitis the fastest?

No supplement: Ulcerative colitis is part of the inflammatory bowel disease. No cure presently. This is an autoimmune disorder. A flare up manifests with inflammation of the colon. It is important to minimize the flare ups by being compliant with medications. The nih has active research in autoimmune disorders. Supplements are not evaluated so any claim for a cure is not based on a proven research method. ...Read more

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Can any of these supplements help me to ovulate after being off Depo-Provera provera (last shot 8-2-11)? Angelica sinensis, glycyrrhiza uralensis, viburnum opulus, folic acid (125%), apis mellifica, iron (100%), calcium (12%), rehmannia glutinosa, thyroid

Can any of these supplements help me to ovulate after being off Depo-Provera provera (last shot 8-2-11)? Angelica sinensis, glycyrrhiza uralensis, viburnum opulus, folic acid (125%), apis mellifica, iron (100%), calcium (12%), rehmannia glutinosa, thyroid

There : There is no evidence that any of these supplements can stimulate ovulation. There are no studies that demonstrate that these will help. Most women who go off depo do start ovulating in the next few months. Try staying in bed for 15 minutes after intercourse with your knees up, and be sure you have optimal nutrition. If you don't get pregnant in the next several months then consulting a gynecologist would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Can niacin pills remove THC from body?

Can niacin pills remove THC from body?

No: They will make you flush, but they don;t remove anything from the body, let alone thc. If you are being tested, and you continue to smoke marijuana, then you need to recognize that it is causing you problems and you have a drug abuse issue. Get help stopping if you need it. ...Read more

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How can gamma rays kill cancer cells?

How can gamma rays kill cancer cells?

Causes cell damage: Radiation causes cancer cell death by breaking apart the dna in the nucleus of the cell. When the cell tries to divide to make new cells, that process is interfered with. There are other mechanisms too. ...Read more

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Name natural, homeopathic remedies for lung damage?

Name natural, homeopathic remedies for lung damage?

Have your case taken: There are many homeopathic remedies which are known for "lung damage, " but you can't use homeopathic remedies in a generalized way. (that is, if you want real benefit). Please consider working with an experienced homeopath who can review your case thoroughly, and find a remedy that applies specifically to you -- all of you, not just your lungs. You are a whole being, and your lungs live in you. ...Read more

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Bonjour, Quels procédés naturels permettent de soigner une toux sèche ?

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Quels procédés naturels permettent de soigner une toux sèche ?

Dry cough: Warm tea with lemon and honey. Salt water gargling. cool mist vaporizer in the room/humidifier/ or simply a pan of water which will evaporate into the air for humidity. If it persists, please see a physician to make sure it isn't something more serious. If smoking, please consider quitting. ...Read more

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Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate. [135] It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more

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Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www.phytosomes.info/public/meriva.asp Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals. ...Read more

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Can anyone heal from solar maculopathy ?

Can anyone heal from solar maculopathy ?

Not really: In solar maculopathy, focused sunlight has destroyed some light receptive cells in a discrete area - in this case in the central vision area. These cells, if destroyed, do not reproduce and will be lost permanently. Hopefully it is in one eye only and there will then be compensation. But proper testing will detect the missing vision spot. ...Read more