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I'm currently taking verapamil 100 mg ER to treat migraines. I'm wanting to no longer take the meds because I'm now taking turmeric/ginger supplement?

I'm currently taking verapamil 100 mg ER to treat migraines.  I'm wanting to no longer take the meds because I'm now taking turmeric/ginger supplement?

Consult doctor: It would not be a good idea to discontinue your medication without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. It is highly unlikely that turmeric and ginger will ward off your migraines. You may take these for the flavor and taste, but do not expect these herbs to treat any illness. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of Turmeric, Ginger, Omega 3, green tea, and Garlic to fight inflammation caused by Psoriasis?

How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of Turmeric, Ginger, Omega 3, green tea, and Garlic to fight inflammation caused by Psoriasis?

Not very: Don't get your hopes up or spend much money on stuff like this. There's no law against promoting these in glitzy "natural healing" sites. It may work. You will probably just be out the money. ...Read more

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What is the best form of turmeric supplement and what is it good for?

What is the best form of turmeric  supplement and what is it good for?

Inflammation: Tumeric is used for many things. Some cultures believe it helps with weight loss and many believe it is good as an antiinflammatory. Please use with caution and buy high quality powder. ...Read more

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What dose of turmeric supplement is recommended to reduce inflammation?

What dose of turmeric supplement is recommended to reduce inflammation?

1-3 grams: Indians routinely consume up to 3 grams per day in their diets. I recommend 1,000-3,000 mg per day, depending on your response. Also, try Boswella serratta (Indian Frankincense) for its anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to Turmeric. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the supplement turmeric and turmeric curcumin?

What is the difference in the supplement turmeric and turmeric curcumin?

Turmeric: Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, and it is likely that turmeric is more effective than curcumin in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. Turmeric is not well absorbed unless you take it with black pepper. Don't use if you have gallstones, and it may interfere with great cancer treatment. Talk with your doctor! ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take a turmeric and piperine supplement to promote an overall and generally healthy lifestyle?

Is it advisable to take a turmeric and piperine supplement to promote an overall and generally healthy lifestyle?

Wait for research!: Before spending your money, wait and see what form and how much truly helps. Any substance can kill or cure or just make you poor. It's all in the details. There's some promising hints but the studies in humans used very few. Best bet? Do proven things, low fat, less protein, more exercise, less booze, and being happy, will all definitely help! ...Read more

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Yesterday I start taking turmeric supplement it makes my urine smell awful is that normal ?

It is okay...: That's okay & expected just like the unique smell after taking multivitamins. ...Read more

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Is a turmeric (curcumin and black pepper) supplement advisable to take to promote a generally and overall healthy lifestyle? Any downside?

Is a turmeric (curcumin and black pepper) supplement advisable to take to promote a generally and overall healthy lifestyle? Any downside?

Yes,not for everyone: Turmeric is one of the healthiest foods we can consume but is poorly absorbed so mixing it with black pepper enhances absorption (or with phospholipids in a form called Meriva). It reduces inflammation,is good for brain,heart and liver,thins blood,protects against heart disease, cancer & Alzheimer's but can cause stomach upset for some and interacts with some drugs. See http://tinyurl.com/o2eknpt ...Read more

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I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

Tumeric, tart cherry: and broccoli are all healthy foods, primarily anti-inflammatory. Like everything in life, maintain a balance and don't become neurotic about having to eat enough of them. Peace and good health. Eat the rainbow--lots of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Which turmeric supplements are the best? Are they ok to take with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD? What about omega 3?

Which turmeric supplements are the best?  Are they ok to take with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD?  What about omega 3?

Here are some ...: Reading the label and third party review will give some insights of being good or bad since these products are not regulated but oftentimes highly commercialized; that is the only possible way to discern. As to using the supplements in facing UCTD, I could not sense any potential contraindication except allergy to individual ingredients. In fact, the studies for specific concerns are lacking. ...Read more

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I had Naion 4 months ago, when I had a MRI for it, they also found a small secular aneurysm. I started taking turmeric for a gout flare up. A chiropractor recommended that I take a buckwheat supplement for vascular health. Any issues with these 2?

I had Naion 4 months ago, when I had a MRI for it, they also found a small secular aneurysm.  I started taking turmeric for a gout flare up. A chiropractor recommended that I take a buckwheat supplement for vascular health. Any issues with these 2?

Tumeric may help: You will know quickly if tumeric eases the pain of your gout. There are excellent medications for this however - you should see a rheumatologist for gout. I seriously doubt almost anything that a chiropractor proposes. That goes for any presumed relationship between buckwheat and vascular health. ...Read more

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What tumeric supplement is a good one to buy?

What tumeric supplement is a good one to buy?

Reputable company: There are many products available and they are not regulated by the fda. It is hard to select products which seem the same but may have been made in many countries with varialble manufacturing methods and controls. I would select an american made product from a reputable company. ...Read more

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How much tumeric should you take as a supplement?

How much tumeric should you take as a supplement?

400-1000mg!: Tumeric supplements vary in amount. !000mg is the most potent avaiable from vitamin stores. Take one per day. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Tumeric (Definition)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ...Read more