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Well you can google : It. It is a see which has beneficial antibiotic properties and also can be eaten. It is used in poultices and can be used to purify water. Most western medicine doctors are not trained to make poultices but in the past they were used for many ailments. I think today we tend to use antibiotics and anti inflammatory agents rather than poultices, spiderwebs and other treatments. ...Read more
Many benefits: Celery seed is a natural diuretic, helps pms and menstrual cramps, is used for gout, protects the liver, may help high blood pressure and lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. More research is needed but it is safe to try. See http://voices.Yahoo.Com/celery-seeds-health-benefits-medicinal-uses-2649797.Html?Cat=68 & http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/celery-seed. ...Read more
It's a vegetable: Wheatgrass can be considered a vegetable, and has chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. There are "claims" about the "health benefits" of wheatgrass ranging from providing supplemental nutrition to having unique curative properties. Haven't seen any scientific studies on humans to prove the claims, but it should be nutritious if eaten as a vegetable part of a balanced diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benefits: Turmeric contains cucuminoids like curcumin. This has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant effects. It is reported to ^ Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which might help w brain functioning & v risk of some brain conditions such as Alzheimer's. It may help w treatment of arthritis & is reported to have anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chia seeds: At this time the general recommendation is that chia seeds not be consumed during pregnancy or lactation (due to lack of research). Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w the. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes & No ~ Who Knows: If still consuming all the elements within the spinach, not throwing any away, maybe ok; essentially partial pre-digestion. On the other hand, we are genetically adapted to eat real food, not juiced, processed, etc. (except perhaps cooked) & who is going to spend the time & money to evaluate this with good scientific method? No one, including the people selling juicing machines. ...Read more
The blueberries.: The healthiest part of a blueberry muffin would be the blueberries therein. Muffins by definition are not healthy, and making a muffin with blueberries or bran or apples won't magically make the muffin a healthy food. Tasty, yes, but not healthy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
There are many...: Pumpkin seeds are the only seed that is alkaline-forming; in this world of highly acidic diets, that is a very good thing. They are a good source of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids, beneficial oils, etc. They are a good source of roughage as well, promoting digestive tract health. Not to mention they are delicious! don't throw those seeds away after cleaning out yout jack-o-lantern! ...Read more
Yes/No: Placebo effect is powerful.If the person believes in the substance:it will work.There is no proven(trials) effect.We used it a lot before the pde5 rx's(viagra, levitra&cialis) with little sucess in men.Less in women.I've said before on this site the "sex organ" is between the ears. ...Read more
Many:): First, it contributes healthy bacteria to your digestive tract; it is the original probiotic! This can improve digestion as well as immune function. Yogurt is a dairy product and as such contains good amounts of protein and calcium. It also contains other nutrients found in dairy foods like vitamin B12, potassium and magnesium. Choosing non- or low-fat versions eliminates it's downside: fat. ...Read more
Spirulina: Spirulina, or blue-green algae, has not been shiwn to be effective for a wide range of ailments, and if contaminated, could be harmful. See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/ medlineplus/druginfo/natural/923.Html for details. ...Read more
Pros&cons Heath benefits to drinking a tablet of the premium herbal"natures way"activated charcoal 100capsules/certified280mg dietary supplements?????
Unknown: It is not natural to eat activated charcoal. Also, such products are not real medicines but are sold as supplements, meaning their exact contents, effects (good or bad), purity, etc., are uncertain. When thinking about activated charcoal, one should as questions like, "Does the charcoal really know what to bind and what not to bind?" Probably safest to save some money by avoiding such supplements. ...Read more
East and West: This is an Ayurvedic herbal rasayana formula and you really need to ask your Eastern practitioner about how to (if at all) combine it w/ Western medications. W/ some it may be fine - w/ others not. Be specific when you ask. Your Western Dr is less likely to know about this but you can ask them too. Best! ...Read more
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Not sure: Triphala churna is an Ayurvedic medicine that is reported to remove toxins from the GI tract & cleanse the liver, gallbladder& kidneys. I could not find any information about mixing this with plavix (clopidogrel). A naturopathic healer might be able to investigate this further. ...Read more
Triphala,weight loss: Triphala is blend of 3 berries (dried and ground into powder form) that originated in India. These 3 berries- Amalaki, Haritaki and Bibhitaki have a synergistic ability to decrease fat .It is natural approach to reduce fat in bloodstream, increase HDL cholesterol and reduce LDL See a Physician for weight loss Plan including Triphala, Balanced Diet, Exercise and Stress management ...Read more
Cure no may help: Ayurvedic remedy means three fruits, amala, harada, bihara is a natural laxative, found to be useful several conditions. Some studies in india showed to reduce tumor growth, cell proliferation, and as a antoxident. For uc one must be under physician supervised tradtional treatment watch for complications , triphala is to be used as diet supplement not a primary curative agent. ...Read more
I am currently taking the following herbs: triphala, turmeric, neem, tulsi and moringa. What diet do I need to follow for weight loss?
Consider nutritarian: Good choice of herbs! the best "diet" for weight loss is one that you can follow permanently, not a crash diet. My favorite diet for both optimizing weight and maintaining good health is dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx and http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx increased physical activity will also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor put me on Prilosec OTC for 14 days. I take that in the morning before breakfast. Can I take Triphala (ayurvedic mix) too at night ?
Not enough data: Prilosec is a brand of omeprazole (http://www.drugs.com/omeprazole.html) which is a drug manufactured under auspices of FDA. As you noted, Triphala (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triphala) is an Ayurvedic formula, which like all over-the-counter herbs & dietary supplements, is manufactured w/o 3rd party quality control & oversight. I could not find any data linking these two, whether good or bad. ...Read more
I've tried linzess trulance miralax psyllium and other fiber supplements diets my stool is still pencil thin. Is triphala safe?
Safe enough: Triphala is an herbal formula used in Aruvedic medicine often for bowel problems/relief of constipation. It consists of at least three plants; it is not clear what chemical is responsible for it's effects. I would be more skeptical that it would provide any benefit for you, if the other things you list have not,more than I would be worried it was unsafe. You could try it without expecting too much ...Read more
Somwtimes I use triphala, my GI doc is unfamiliar with it and will not research it. I does help to give large bowel movements, but is it ok to use?
Treats the whole pt : Holistic implies that the complete individual is treated, not just the disease. That is, the stress, living situation, nutrition etc are taken into consideration when treating , say, the flu. This can be a good thing. Problem is it opens the door to many intuitively hoped-for but scientifically unproven theories such as ' energy imbalances or imaginary toxins., etc. Check http://NCCIH.nih.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are two main: types of ginseng: Asian and American. Many health effects are reported; few have been substantiated scientifically. There is some evidence suggesting American ginseng might boost the immune system: fewer colds. Also, that blood sugar may be lowered. Ginseng MAY improve concentration and learning, but most studies combined with gingko. Help for mood, cancer, heart, ED theorized but not proven. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Red, juicy, delicious strawberries are one of the healthiest fruits to include in your diet. Strawberries are chockfull of antioxidants and other essential nutrients that can flavorfully help you reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, inflammatory diseases, and birth defects as well as manage your weight. ...Read more
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