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What For Are Mastic Gum Vegetarian Capsules
Wrong question: The question is not "what vitamin is good for my teeth, " the question is "how do I keep my teeth healthy?" the answer is to maintain good oral hygiene (brushing regularly etc.) and to maintain good nutrition in general (which includes vitamins, but also includes eating right). If there is something wrong with your teeth, don't ask what vitamin you can take. Go to a dentist and have them fixed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A well rounded diet: Is key for healthy bone growth. Outside of that specifically focusing on calcium intake is beneficial. Younger people typically don't need calcium supplementation but it doesn't hurt. Furthermore vitamin d intake is also good and or getting a outside a little bit everyday so your body can make its own vitamin d. Eat dairy foods for calcium, spinach, green leafy vegetables and enjoy outside. ...Read more
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You may not feel any different but your immunity and overall health can improve. Soil in depleted and toxins abound. Good local organic is best. ...Read more
Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?
Conflicting research: Some studies have shown benefits and some have shown harm! the study that showed harm involved infusing probiotics directly into the small intestines in patients ill with very severe pancreatitis. See http://www.Criticalcarenutrition.Com/docs/manuscript_editorial_probiotics_in_pancreatitis.Pdf however, there is no evidence of harm in taking oral probiotics while recovering. See comment for more:. ...Read more
What are some home remedies for thick walls of gastritis? Currently taking Nexum and Pepcid. Not great fixes. Please be detailed. Thank you!
Gastritis: Check for H pylori , check for eosinophilic gastritis, also check thyroid -hyperactive thyroid can exacerbate Check gastrin levels.. Sometimes changing to another PPI may be effective , If on Nexium take 40 mg not 20. Consider adding Carafate. Avoid triggers like alcohol caffeine, energy drinks, sodas, spicy foods, Check for food intolerences , milk ,gluten,soy.F/U w GI ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum? Is chewing sugar-free gum really good for your teeth and mouth?
Absolutely! : Absolutely! xylitol based gum stimulates salivary flow and helps keep your teeth clean without feeding sugar to the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Too many articles on the internet to post here. Do a quick search and you will get a better understanding. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Surgery: Cancer requires surgical excision of the cancerous cells. Treatment varies depending on the size and severity of the cancer. It may be a simple removal of a small patch of skin, or it could be massive resection of the face and jawbones accompanied by chemo and radiation therapy. If you are concerned about possible cancer from tobacco use, see your dentist right away for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fermented glutamine: L-glutamine can be commercially derived from fermentation of beets with probiotic cultures. Glutamine is an Amino Acid found in many protein rich foods (milk, cheese, meat, eggs). The internet claims it helps with recovery, alleviates physical/mental stress, joint pain, mental fitness, ; body's rate of tissue repair. Take these claims with a grain of salt, as with all non-fda regulated products. ...Read more
I have gastritis. Are cinnamon / cinnamon oil or peppermint safe to take? They're ingredient in a chewing gum I take after meals to stimultate digest
What are the benefits of taking super krill oil capsules, 1, 500gms.. Is it important to take multivitamins at my age?
NotFish; 2Omega3Fats: Evidence is mostly 1 (epa), possibly a 2nd (dha), omega 3 fatty acid from phytoplankton; harvested from fish (easier/?$), along with whatever else. About 1, 000 mg/day of quality epa tends to lower LDL particle concentrations ; in trials of many years, have ?ed death rates ~12-15%. Far better than multivit (vitamins plentiful in most real foods) is eating real, not processed, foods: hflc, not lfhc. ...Read more
Garlic supplements: Those who do not like garlic smell will avoid you. ...Read more
Which turmeric supplements are the best? Are they ok to take with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD? What about omega 3?
Here are some ...: Reading the label and third party review will give some insights of being good or bad since these products are not regulated but oftentimes highly commercialized; that is the only possible way to discern. As to using the supplements in facing UCTD, I could not sense any potential contraindication except allergy to individual ingredients. In fact, the studies for specific concerns are lacking. ...Read more
Source of iodine: Kelp is an excellent source of trace minerals, esp. Iodine. If one is deficient in iodine it can cause hypothyroidism which can cause weight gain, so if one is overweight and hypothyroid due to iodine deficiency then iodine can stimulate your thyroid and help weight loss. For more on kelp see http://www.Drlwilson.Com/articles/kelp.Htm. ...Read more
Iron tablets intake causes me some indigestion and or constipation, any alternative supplement plans, please ther is?; apart from taking it from food
Gluconate or diet : Ferrous gluconate is more mild on the G.I. Tract, and produces less constipation if iron is needed. Dietary sources for iron includes green, leafy vegetables that and spinach, which are high in iron. However you cannot have dairy products at the same time, or the iron gets bound, and rendered inactive. So these are 2 great alternatives. ...Read more
Vegetarian capsules: Are usually called vcaps rather than softgel. Just check with the manufacturer via the net or a phone call to be sure. Peace and good helth. ...Read more
I am taking 1000 mg (mastic gum) in the morning and one in the night. Also, I'm taking manuka honey 400 MGO before bedtime. Is this safe?
Mastic Gum: Hi, for what purpose do you want to use it for? The only scientific data I found was in New England Journal of Medicine to treat Ulcer, see below http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199812243392618 ...Read more
Be discerning: If you're a vegetarian, you'll need to supplement to get enough of some of your nutrients such as B12 and iron. Even protein may be a challenge. Despite all the huckstering, the big studies show no difference between vegetarians and omnivores in longevity or any category of disease when you control for the other stuff. You can claim the moral high ground. Make the choice freely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elusive: The moral benefits are obvious; anyone who's aware of the realities of today's factory farming will see this. A huge british study am j clin nutr in 2009 showed no measurable difference in any major health measure between vegs and omnivores; ped clin na 2009 showcased how easy it is to make your children sick on a vegetarian diet if you do not know exactly what you're doing. Your doctor can guide. ...Read more
Yes: The human diet is naturally a plant-based diet. Some animal products like eggs are also highly beneficial. Saturated fats are even ok in moderation when derived from plants like coconut oil. Animal saturates are more inflammatory. So a diet of 80% and 20% animal is likely the best human diet. A vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy can acquire all the essential nutrients a human body needs. ...Read more
The pros are moral: The moral benefits are obvious; anyone who's aware of the realities of today's factory farming will see this. A huge british study am j clin nutr in 2009 showed no measurable difference in any major health measure between vegs and omnivores; ped clin na 2009 showcased how easy it is to make your children sick on a vegetarian diet if you do not know exactly what you're doing. Your doctor can guide. ...Read more
Couple thoughts: There are a lot of great sites on paleo but Mark's Daily Apple has some wonderful articles and the recipes are really great as well. If you want a book recommendation I would recommend Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat" first for a great foundation. Other great reads would be Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Primal Blueprint, Deep Nutrition. Also watch Dr. Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on youtube. ...Read more
YES: One of the advantages vegetarianism is that eating fruits and vegetables tends to make the body more alkaline. Being alkaline helps the liver detox as it requires base to neutralize acids, which it primarily does at night . This is why checking first morning urine ph is the most critical as it shows much reserve is left over (if any). However, one may need a complete protein and B12 supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very simple: Infants don't need fancy recipes. The best strategy is to take organic vegetables such as squash, carrots, peas and sweet potatoes, cook them and then puree them. Mashed avocado is also a great early food. It is best to not introduce foods until about 6 months. For some recipes see http://wholesomebabyfood.Momtastic.Com/. ...Read more
Dairy, eggs & yeast: The only vegan food proven to contain vit B12 is red star vsf yeast flakes. Dairy & eggs also contain b12. Vegans may also, of course, get B12 by taking it as a supplement. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eliminate meat: How strict do you want. For instance a vegan diet eliminates all products derived from animals such as eggs, cheese, milk, etc. Ordinary vegetarian eliminates only meat and direct meat products. There are many cookbooks in any bookstore on good recipes, and you can google "vegetarian diet" on the internet for helpful suggestions. ...Read more
Mood in Vegetarians: An Article in Nutrition Journal of 2010- Vegetarian diets are associated with healthy mood states: a cross-sectional study in Seventh Day Adventist adults- The vegetarians in our survey reported significantly less negative emotion than the omnivores as measured by mood scales. Higher intake of total polyunsaturated fat and high circulating concentrations of antioxidants may explain mood profile ...Read more
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