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Vegan Adrenal Support
Sure: These are mixtures of herbs that are probably worthless for your health. ...Read more
Why supplements?: Your thyroid and adrenals are precisely regulated by the pituitary and other factors. If your thyroid and adrenal are functioning normally, then you don't need supplements, and they will not help you. If your thyroid or adrenals are underactive, then you need to take hormone replacement. Best done by a doctor who knows about this (eg. An endocrinologist). Not someone who sells his own supplement. ...Read more
Are naturopaths legitimate. One gave me adrenal gland extract to help with fatigue saying the extract will support my glands.Don't you just digest it?
Probably not helpful: True adrenal gland extract would contain some hormones including epinephrine which might escape digestion and increase your heart rate and blood pressure among other things. But most of it would be digested and have no effect. The "extract" they use is from untested, and unregulated sources and is unlikely to contain anything of value, let alone medical value. Save your money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Rx hormone supplements (e.g. for thyroid, adrenal support) be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue (ME)? Are certain tests required in advance?
Can I take Licorice and Rehmannia for adrenal support while taking Vit E, basic B complex,Vit C, fish oil,magnesium,zantac,and Imitrex (sumatriptan) (when needed)?
Not good combination: Consult you doctor before doing anything, versus self medicate especially with your thyroid condition not being stabilized and taking migraine meds. Licorice can increase cortisol levels and make your migraines worse. Always better to be safe than sorry. Can also call your pharmacist to ask about drug/herb/supplement interaction for more information. ...Read more
Hard to digest: Many people advocate eating "raw foods" as they believe it has more enzymes & nutrients, but some foods are difficult to digest when raw and wheat is one of them. Most vegan cookie dough has wheat. When was the last time you ate raw flour? The answer depends on your definition of "safe." it probably won't make you violently ill but I do not recommend it (except for maybe a tiny taste). ...Read more
Probably: Becoming a vegan is moral high-ground and it is safe if, and only if, you know exactly what you are doing. Otherwise it is extremely dangerous, and you can end up with permanent brain damage in a few months. Vegans lose weight primarily because the food they eat isn't very interesting, and the other health claims mostly aren't true. Why not just eat sensibly and find some fitness friends? ...Read more
Alternative? worried about my health I don't eat meat, and I don't eat vegan food, and so on I'm scared I eat alot of grains? I'm not growing idk help
Optimal health: You can be very healthy. Eat whole grains, quinoa, nuts, fruits, veggies, yogurt, beans, soy or tofu, eggs. Drink a healthy beverage: Fusion V8, Silk. Have a bit of dairy. Take control to balance and expand veggie and fruit and nut choices. Take a multivit per day. Centrum or equivalent is fine. Exercise some each day. Rest at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer