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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Does turmeric really help cure pcos?

Does turmeric really help cure pcos?

No: Probably no harm, but also makes no difference. Anyone who tells you it helps, ask him/her to show you the evidence - there is none at this time. ...Read more

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Mild pcos..just longer regular cycles and cysts on ovaries. Dont want bcp have no acne etc. Taking turmeric, cranberry and vit D pill.good start?

Mild pcos..just longer regular cycles and cysts on ovaries. Dont want bcp have no acne etc. Taking turmeric, cranberry and vit D pill.good start?

What is goal?: You don't mention other symptoms so perhaps your only goal is shorter, "more normal" periods. Perhaps the supplements and vitamin D will have a favorable effect. But it is also important to evaluate the potential metabolic effects of PCOS (insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia) and treat/deal with those. If/when fertility is desired, further, probably hormonal, treatment will likely be needed. ...Read more

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Why do indians cook with so much turmeric?

Why do indians cook with so much turmeric?

Recipe: It's just part of the recipe. Turns out it's a good thing for health. Turmeric has been shown in research to be anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. ...Read more

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Is turmeric healthy? What are benefits?

Recipe: Turmeric has been shown in research to be anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. ...Read more

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What is turmeric good for?

Broccoli: I like to saute broccoli with garlic and turmeric in olive oil. The active ingredients in turmeric such as curcurmin are being studied for their medicinal value, but at this time i know of no evidence that food-grade turmeric has an specific medicinal properties. ...Read more

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Can turmeric make your skin lighten?

Can turmeric make your skin lighten?

No: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation so you will not have problems with your skin. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of turmeric use?

What are the benefits of turmeric use?

Many many benefits: Turmeric is among the healthiest of herbs. It & its constituent curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & kills cancer cells, protects against alzheimer's, lowers cholesterol, protects against heart failure etc. I recommend meriva, an extract that is very well absorbed. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=78. ...Read more

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What should I look for when buying turmeric?

What should I look for when buying turmeric?

Absorbable extracts: Turmeric is wonderful but it takes large amounts of the whole herb to attain benefits. The most important constituents are the curcumins. Meriva is a patented curcumin extract with phospholipids that is over 20 times better absorbed than regular extracts- see http://www.Phytosomes.Info/public/meriva.Asp another extract i like is turmeric force by new chapter- it has the full range of constituents. ...Read more

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Tumeric (Definition)

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


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