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Doctor insights on: What Foods Contain Policosanol

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Can you suggest foods that have huge amount of policosanol?

Can you suggest foods that have huge amount of policosanol?

Policosanol: Policosanol is a combination of alcohols which haven't been shown to do anything positive. Couldn't find any foods containing it. ...Read more

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What are policosanol supplements uses?

What are policosanol supplements uses?

Policosanol: Companies selling policosanol claim it can help lower cholesterol. It's a product made from sugar cane. Many of the positive studies come from cuba, which grows the cane used to make the product. Studies outside cuba (south africa, germany, canada, etc) didn't show effectiveness. So, it seems more needs to be learned or shown about this one. ...Read more

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Can you take policosanol while also taking lescol (fluvastatin)?

Can you take policosanol while also taking lescol (fluvastatin)?

Yes: Policosanol is an Insulin sensitizing agent, used for Insulin resistance syndrome, or pre-diabetes, and raises the HDL or good cholesterol, while lowering LDL bad cholesterol. The only interaction seems to be with levodopa, used for treating parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take policosanol when taking lescol (fluvastatin)?

Is it safe to take policosanol when taking lescol (fluvastatin)?

Should be: Policosanol is a herbal medicine allegedly helpful
in treating cholesterol related problems, just as Lescol (fluvastatin) is;i am not aware of any problems associa ted with the combination;but then policosanol has
not been that well studied in this country, so the
answer is uncertain;it could, conceivably potentiate statin side effects, such as heoatotoxicity as well as mypathies so caution is
recommended. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take klonopin (clonazepam) with the following supplements: policosanol, ALA, decaf green tea extract, & aged garlic root extract?

Is it safe to take klonopin (clonazepam) with the following supplements: policosanol, ALA, decaf green tea extract, & aged garlic root extract?

Meds: Should not be an issue. You can check with your pharmacist and doctor too regarding your specific case. There was a book that was PDR of herbs and alternative medications called the German Commission E book, as Europe much more pro herb/supplement than we are in the States. ...Read more

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Can I take polycosonol while I am on zetia (ezetimibe)?

Can I take polycosonol while I am on zetia (ezetimibe)?

Yes, But Why?: While you can take both together, polycosonol has not been shown to have a significant effect on blood cholesterol levels. Regarding outcomes, Zetia (ezetimibe) in combination with Simvastatin has shown significant reduction in cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease. A large trial testing the outcome benefit of Zetia (ezetimibe) added to statin therapy (improve-it trial) is still ongoing. ...Read more

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What foods contain phosphorus?

What foods contain phosphorus?

Food and phosphorous: A list of food that contain phosphorous (p) can be found at this link:
http://www. Health. Qld. Gov. Au/nutrition/resources/renal_phosph_table. Pdf

some foods rich in p are nuts, cheese, pumpkin seeds and soy beans. ...Read more

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What types of food containers contain melamine?

What types of food containers contain melamine?

Plastic containers: Certain types of plastic dinnerware and containers made in china were found to contain melamine. Depending on the specific food, some of this compound could migrate into the food. For more info: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm199525.Htm. ...Read more

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What foods contain lactose?

What foods contain lactose?

Milk products: Lactose is the naturally occurring sugar in milk. So all milk products (including cheese, butter, ice cream and yogurt) contain lactose. Many baked products use milk as an ingredient, so these too have lactose in addition many medicines contain lactose as well used as a "filler". Read labels looking for milk as an ingredient. ...Read more

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What foods contain allicin?

Garlic: Garlic contains allicin which has antiinfective properties. ...Read more

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What foods contains tyramine?

What foods contains tyramine?

? Migraine: If tyramine problem=migraine, here is a list of foods that are rich in tyramine to avoid triggering headaches: chocolate, yoghurt, all cheese except cottage cheese, smoked/pickled fish/meats (inc herring, caviar, bologna, salami, pepperoni), liver, avocados, bananas, figs, raisins+ red wine. Check out my plate recommendations for food ideas, alternatives. From a fellow migraineur since childhood:). ...Read more

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What foods contain tryptophan?

What foods contain tryptophan?

A lot: Many foods contain tryptophan, an essential Amino Acid that you can only get through diet. Chicken and turkey both have tryptophan. It is required for the production of melatonin, a critical compound for our circadian sleep rhythms. Many people believe that tryptophan induces sleep, while usually it is the large fatty meals that make us feel tired and not the ingestion of tryptophan alone. ...Read more

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Do foods contain immunoglobulins?

Do foods contain immunoglobulins?

Probably not...: Immunoglobulins (antibodies) are proteins used by the immune system to identify and eliminate unknown cells (like germs). They are found in body fluids like blood, tears, saliva, & breast milk. If foods are consumed raw or barely cooked, there is a chance that you are also consuming immunoglobulins from that animal. In most cases, the cooking or pasteurization process destroys these proteins. ...Read more

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What happens if food contains MSG?

What happens if food contains MSG?

Some people: Have adverse reactions to Monosodium glutamate.

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Which types of foods contain dhea?

Which types of foods contain dhea?

None: Some foods like wild yam and soybeans contain raw ingredients for dhea but do not contain dhea itself. We don't know if eating more soybeans increases your dhea. ...Read more

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What types of foods contain gluten?

What types of foods contain gluten?

Wheat, rye, barley: Wheat, rye, barley, and conventional oats contain gluten. Some hidden sources of gluten may be pizza, dressings, seasoning, spices, muffins, baked goods, gravy, pasta, bread and bread crumbs, waffles, semolina, soups and some potato chips. ...Read more

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How many processed foods contain soy?

How many processed foods contain soy?

Read the Label: This is a difficult question to answer as a variety of processed foods contain soy. Luckily food producers have to label soy as an ingredient in their products. If you would like to know what proceeded foods contain soy just read the food labels on packaging and they will let you know if soy is an ingredient. ...Read more

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Which are the foods that contains sodium?

Which are the foods that contains sodium?

Almost everything: You will be surprised at how many foods contain sodium. Look on the label, and it will tell you how much sodium the product has. It is truly amazing. ...Read more

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Which type of foods contain good cholesterol?

Which type of foods contain good cholesterol?

Sorry there are none: Good and bad cholesterol are terms for cholesterol-containing packages that are transported around the body. The good and bad come from specific attached proteins (apoa and apob) that help deliver cholesterol to the liver and blood vessels respectively. Dietary cholesterol comes unpackaged. Also, dietary cholesterol has minor effects on blood cholesterol because 80% is produced in the body. ...Read more

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Any foods that contain excess amounts of amylase?

Any foods that contain excess amounts of amylase?

Not naturally: Yeast and some cereals contain amylase but in high enough amounts to be useful.
Industry adds amylase to baked good, cake mixes, beer and other alcoholic beverages, fruit juices etc. ...Read more

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What foods contain soy that may not be so obvious?

As above: I am curious to know why this is important? ...Read more

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Please suggest what food contains the most amount of iron?

Please suggest what food contains the most amount of iron?

Meat and milk: For human the absorbable iron is improtant not the absolute iron content in the food. For us meat (any kind), milk and diary products have most absorable iron. ...Read more

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Which are the foods that can contain staphylococcus aureus?

Which are the foods that can contain staphylococcus aureus?

Many foods: Staph aureus food poisoning diarrhea and severe abdominal pain, starting within 30 minutes to 8 hours of eating the contaminated food and lasting about 1 day. Common foods at risk are salads made with mayonnaise and eggs, cream filled pastries, but any food that is not served at the recommended temperature can harbor the bacteria. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods contain significant levels of iron?

Please suggest what foods contain significant levels of iron?

Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more

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Does food today really contain less nutrients than it used to?

Yes: Farming practices do not recycle the minerals through the use of manure. So even the vegetables are compromised. Vitamin enrichment is not good enough in many common foods. A great deal of illness is coming from too many calories with insufficient vitamin concentration and I call it "high calorie malnutrition". ...Read more

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What should I do to encourage my child to eat food that contains milk?

What should I do to encourage my child to eat food that contains milk?

Ck for allergies: Some children have lactose allergies or lactose intolerance. Dairy products cause GI upsets, and child will refuse them. Why don't you talk to your pediatrician about suggestions, and about calcium and protein containing foods that your child may like. ...Read more