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What about alternative and natural products?

What about alternative and natural products?

Be careful: These terms refer to non-mainstream medicine. Personally i would prefer to take a pill or undergoe a prescribed treatment that has been well studied, with known side effects and proven to work, rather that one that has not been well studied, side effects aren't fully known and not proven to work in any large scale study. ...Read more

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Which natural alternatives, are there for pain?

Which natural alternatives, are there for pain?

Many!: It depends specifically on what type of pain as to what natural alternatives are that are out there. However, physical therapy has always been a mainstay for treating axial and joint pain. Skin pain can be treated with natural things like arnica montana, medications like sarapin and goona are injectable pain meds that are natural. Limbrel (not imbrel) is an excellent pain medicine for oa pain. ...Read more

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What is a good natural sugar alternative?

Stevia: Stevia seems to be a safe natural alternative to sugar. ...Read more

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Natural, cheaper alternatives to a mastopexy?

Natural, cheaper alternatives to a mastopexy?

A bra vs zero gavity: Garments are the only natural cheaper alternative. Either that or living in a zero gravity environment. ...Read more

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Is there a natural alternative I can take instead of cholystramine powder?

No: If there were a viable alternative in nature you would be taking it instead of Cholystramine which is very difficult to take ( side effects) ...Read more

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Please explain what are some natural alternatives to drug anesthetics for pain?

Please explain what are some natural alternatives to drug anesthetics for pain?

Mind Over Matter: There is good evidence that if you can train your mind to deal with pain or alter its perception of pain that you may be able to tolerate pain better. Look into visual imagery, hypnosis and biofeedback techniques. ...Read more

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What foods are natural GABA alternatives?

What foods are natural GABA alternatives?

Food with GABA: Some are almonds, bananas, beef liver, broccoli, brown rice, halibut, lentils, whole grain oats, citrus fruits, rice bran, spinach, walnuts, whole wheat, whole grain. ...Read more

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What are natural alternatives for simvastatin?

What are natural alternatives for simvastatin?

Diet?: I'm serious because people forget about diet when they are taking cholesterol meds. Healthy diet + exercise are a good start but some people still overproduce cholesterol.. Red yeast rice contains a natural statin but in a tiny dose. Garlic lowers cholesterol a little but there's the odor. For higher risk people like after a heart attack, there is no proven alternative to a statin. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Are there natural alternatives to treating asthma?

Are there natural alternatives to treating asthma?

Sure.: There are natural alternatives to everything. For asthma they are (1) avoid smoking & second-hand smoke (2) avoid obesity (3) omega-3 and vitamin d (4) reduce stress (5) live in a rural area (6) use ma huang aka mormon tea & cromolyn - natural medications no longer available in this country. These measures may help mild asthma. For more severe asthma you will likely need prescription medications. ...Read more

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What is the best natural alternitive to using simvastatin ?

What is the best natural alternitive to using simvastatin ?

Vegan: If this is a secondary hyperlipidemia -- then diet rich in vegetables and fruits and regular aerobic exercise and weight control will greatly help. ...Read more

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Is there a natural alternative to having a child vaccinated?

Is there a natural alternative to having a child vaccinated?

Yes.: There is nothing more natural than infant mortality, and nothing more unnatural than trying to prevent it. The natural alternative to vaccination is playing craps with nature and hoping you don't roll snake eyes. ...Read more

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Is there any natural alternative to vaseline for moisturization?

Is there any natural alternative to vaseline for moisturization?

Yes: The cells at the surface of the skin contain 3 essential lipids - cholesterol, ceramides and free fatty acids. These lipids form a barrier and help to protect us from dehydration and external dangers. A natural moisturizer, that is similar to cholesterol is squalene. Squalane is a saturated form of squalene that is used as a natural moisturizer and carries little risk of sensitivity or irritation, . ...Read more

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Docs, what's a natural alternative for controlling my diabetes?

Docs, what's a natural alternative for controlling my diabetes?

Stay physically fit: Forgive my frankness. If you have type i diabetes, and you choose not to take your insulin, you will die in short order. If you have type ii diabetes, the mainstay of its management are diet and especially exercise. If after that you choose to ignore all the benefits of 21st century pharmacology and go for herbs, don't blame your physician if you end up a legless stroke victim. ...Read more

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What is a natural alternative for add?

What is a natural alternative for add?

Fish Oil, Inositol: A diet free of processed sugar and starch, artificial dyes and food coloring and processed meat, high in plant based fat and fish oil is very effective. Natural supplements which are helpful include omega-3 fatty acids as well as inositol, taken on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Which natural product treats hot flashes?

Which natural product treats hot flashes?

Hot flashes: Before you start on natural product treats please see your doctor about the hot flashes. This should not stop you taking natural products but I am not certain they are causing the flushes. One other idea. Stop drinking the natural products for at least a week if you have already started. ...Read more

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What is a natural alternative to lorazepam?

Let go the thoughts: Careful with lorazepam. It can cause ups and downs of anxiety and physical dependence. Antidepressants are the best choice for anxiety. Cognitive therapy (buy a self-help book at amazon for an introduction) and meditation practice are crucial. In cognitive therapy, you address distortions of thinking. In meditation, you practice let go the hand of thought (buy zen mind, beginner mind at amazon). ...Read more

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