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Doctor insights on: Vinegar And Gin For Inflammatory Diseases

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Is lupus an inflammatory disease? Does eating anti inflammatory food ( fish, blueberry, olive oil, broccoli) help to control the disease?

Is lupus an inflammatory disease? Does eating anti inflammatory food ( fish, blueberry, olive oil, broccoli) help to control the disease?

See below: It is an autoimmune inflammatory disease. Eating healthy foods like you mentioned can reduce your risk of heart disease which is elevated with lupus, but unfortunately it is not going put your lupus into remission. ...Read more

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Do you recommend an anti -inflammatory for someone with celiac disease and no intestinal issues for 2 years for osteoarthritis of knee?

Do you recommend an anti -inflammatory for someone with celiac disease and no intestinal issues for 2 years for osteoarthritis of knee?

Normal: With controlled celiac disease the patient becomes otherwise essentially like everyone else. All meds have the same risks and benefits (except if they contain gluten, which some do) ...Read more

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What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

Why?: There is not much known about most of herbal medicines because they have not been studied with the tight control regular medicines have, If you have swelling of joints and legs you need a real evaluation by a doctor and follow his advise. ...Read more

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Is garlic and garlic powder harmful or helpful or neither for those who suffer from acid reflux? I've heard different things. Also, is tomato sauce and decaf coffee out of the question?

Is garlic and garlic powder harmful or helpful or neither for those who suffer from acid reflux? I've heard different things. Also, is tomato sauce and decaf coffee out of the question?

Acid reflux: Many patients improve on Nystatin oral solution (anti yeast that affects the cardiac valve between the stomach and esophagus) as well as Heartburn Free, an orange peel supplements that tightens the valve. Garlic works because it is anti-yeast but may irritate the stomach and make one more prone to bleeding. Tomato sauce and coffee are acidic, which causes yeast to grow. ...Read more

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Are herb and plants such aloe vera good for HIV and aids?

Are herb and plants such aloe vera good for HIV and aids?

Not proven: There is no evidence that herbs or plants have a role in treating or preventing HIV or aids. On the other hands, we have very good medical treatments that when followed have very good results. Please make sure you get a doctor and listen to them about hiv/aids if this is something that is affecting you. If someone you know might have hiv, have them get tested. ...Read more

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I read of many health benefits taking water with lemon juice and a spoon of apple cider vinegar before meal. But is this bad for bones (osteoporosis)?

I read of many health benefits taking water with lemon juice and a spoon of apple cider vinegar before meal. But is this bad for bones (osteoporosis)?

Osteoporosis: No those items are not bad for your bones. You are still young to have osteoporosis. If you have it, are you being treated for osteoporosis? I don't see any osteoporosis meds on your medication list! ...Read more

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Does turmeric and ginger really work for inflammation?

Turmeric/Ginger: Turmeric has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant properties. Ginger has more gastro-intestinal benefits than anti-inflammatory. ...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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Banana, garlic, lemons(calamansi), tomatoes, and honey are found to cure hypertension or help lower risk. If used as a mixed juice, can this still cure?

Banana, garlic, lemons(calamansi), tomatoes, and honey are found to cure hypertension or help lower risk. If used as a mixed juice, can this still cure?

Hypertension: "help lower risk" is very different from "cure hypertension." some juices may be healthy when they contain antioxidants, like garlic. You really need to keep a close watch on your blood pressure, because even without symptoms it can still be high and affecting your organs (like blood vessels, heart, brain, and kidneys, etc). Please work with your doctor, and don't rely on juices alone. ...Read more

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?

See details: There is no evidence that these supplements have any benefit in preventing joint destruction, deformities and disability. There are conventional medications that do all of these things and often put the disease in complete remission. Why would you want to put you health in jeopardy with unproven therapies? ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily? Old timers swear by it for good health.

What are the benefits of drinking a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily? Old timers swear by it for good health.

Usually it's diluted: in a glass of water and not taken straight if a person has stomach issues, as it is acidic in nature. You may want to discuss this with your doctor to see if you can benefit from this or not. It's not for everyone, and if you are taking medications, you definitely should run it past your doctor first to make sure it's for you. ...Read more

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Can a daily regimen of apple cider vinegar (raw organic with the mother) with baking soda help gout?

Can a daily regimen of apple cider vinegar (raw organic with the mother) with baking soda help gout?

Do not know: Apple cider vinegar have been link to many medical uses as well as baking soda, however I have not seen a randomized clinical study to recomend it for the gout treament.Remember that the main treament for gout is medicine provided by your pcp and other holistic medicines are only adjument to conventiomal therapy. ...Read more

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Can using rice bran oil be beneficial for cardiovascular disease?

Can using rice bran oil be beneficial for cardiovascular disease?

Maybe: There is some indications that it can have beneficial effects on cholesterol levels in animal studies. However, i think a balanced nutritional and exercise program is stool the best road to cardiovascular health. There are very few shortcuts. ...Read more