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What are the real benefits of coconut oil? I have heard so many thins that is can be used for one important in is treating skin conditions?!

What are the real benefits of coconut oil? I have heard so many thins that is can be used for one important in is treating skin conditions?!

Read critically: The stuff is a good skin moisturizer. The folks who study this sort of thing believe that dietary coconut oil is atherogenic. If you believed the other health claims, you'd be reading uncritically. Some of the island nations with limited natural resources promote coconut products for reasons that are, to be kind, "not evidence-based." get with a scientific holistic physician for guidance here. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of smoking maharajah? And what are the best ways to consume it without having to smoke it ? I don't use just curious.

What are the benefits of smoking maharajah? And what are the best ways to consume it without having to smoke it ? I don't use just curious.

Aren't any: At your age. Whatever benefits some people get from marijuana - relaxation, reduced anxiety, "getting in touch with yourself, " a new perspective on life etc etc., the adolescent brain (basically up to about age 23) is still being formed, and there is evidence that cannabis does not help that process. It has some medical effects, increases appetite, reduces nausea. At your age, not a good idea. ...Read more

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What is the best food for patients who have aneurysm?

What is the best food for patients who have aneurysm?

Likely irrelevant: Low sodium normal blood pressure regular followups are most relevant. ...Read more

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What is a natural way to lower inflammation? Fish oil etc. Obviously drugs but this is a different reason for the question!

What is a natural way to lower inflammation? Fish oil etc. Obviously drugs but this is a different reason for the question!

Anti-infl.diet,herbs: One good way to lower inflammation is the anti-inflammatory diet- see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet fish, flax ;/or hemp oil help. Many herbs have powerful anti-inflammatory effects, some of the best being turmeric, boswellia ; ginger. Resveratrol derived from japanese knotweed is another useful anti-inflammatory agent. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risk for nuclear medicine procedures? I heard that there will be radiation exposure associating with the procedures, how harmful is this to my body?

What are the benefits and risk for nuclear medicine procedures? I heard that there will be radiation exposure associating with the procedures, how harmful is this to my body?

Physiologic study: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of various organ systems of body, . Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Most diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures involve low doses of radiation. The isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases or cancer. Benefits are from diagnosis of abnormality that can be detected/ treated. ...Read more

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If genetic factors are the only thing making my cholesterol high, can I fix it with more extreme/strict diet instead of medicine?

If genetic factors are the only thing making my cholesterol high, can I fix it with more extreme/strict diet instead of medicine?

No harm to try: It does depend somewhat on what you mean by extreme. If what you mean is a rigorous avoidance of cholesterol and saturated fats, but you are meeting all other nutritional requirements, then it is probably ok. Sometimes difficult to stick to, but good luck. ...Read more

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I've heard of bile acid secuestrants as an alternative to statins for high cholesterol. What are the negatives to using them?

I've heard of bile acid secuestrants as an alternative to statins for high cholesterol. What are the negatives to using them?

Partly helpful.: While bile acid sequestrants can help lower cholesterol, statins not only lower the LDL ("bad cholesterol"), but also have what are termed "pleiotropic effects" upon endothelial function, the stability of atherosclerotic plaques, decreasing oxidative stress and inflammation, and inhibiting the clotting response. Statins seem to have antitumor and other effects as well. ...Read more

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I want to know the symptoms of having a high cholesterol and what is the best medicine for this. Thank you?

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I want to know the symptoms of having a high cholesterol and what is the best medicine for this. Thank you?

No symptoms--Niacin: There may be no symptoms. However, the safest, cheapest, most effective treatment for high cholesterol is niacin--vitamin b3. Niacin will lower total cholesterol, ldl, and triglycerides, and raise hdl. Only adverse effect is harmless (and transient--about 20 minuutes) flushing and itching, to which you will become accustomed with continued use. Dose required is 1, 500-2, 000 mg per day. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of the nutralite products? My father is a distributor.we wanted to know how far they can help if we have a daily intake?

What are the advantages of the nutralite products? My father is a distributor.we wanted to know how far they can help if we have a daily intake?

None: First we never endorse products on health tap. Second there are no scientific studies proving any real health benefits for most of these products. Sorry. ...Read more

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Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period? What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period?  What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Pancreatic cancer: Eating healthy, staying active , treating pain may help. MD Anderson in Houston is a top notch cancer center. Cleveland clinic and Johns Hopkins are also options for treatment. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Do you know which are the best medicine for preventing blocklage of heart?

Do you know which are the best medicine for preventing blocklage of heart?

See below: I think Crestor (rosuvastatin) and Aspirin are a pretty good combination but that's just my personal opinion. Of course, don't smoke, keep BP controlled, exercise daily, eat a Mediterranean diet, stay towards normal weight. Oh, and pick your parents very carefully! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what are the health benefits of omega 3 fats, and what is the suitable source to obtain the same.?

Can you please tell me what are the health benefits of omega 3 fats, and what is the suitable source to obtain the same.?

Omega 3's: Here is a link to information about omega 3's at the national library of medicine patient education website (for both health conditions and drugs or supplements): http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607065.Html you can obtain them over the counter at most grocery stores, pharmacies and even costco or equivalent. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get the omega 3's and good nutrients found in fish without actually eating fish?

What is the best way to get the omega 3's and good nutrients found in fish without actually eating fish?

Sea vegetables: Foods such as seaweed and kelp are rich in omega-3s found in fish. Foods such as chia seeds and flax seeds contain other omega-3s. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are the benefits and drawbacks of a primarly meat based diet?

Can you explain what are the benefits and drawbacks of a primarly meat based diet?

Increased heart dx.: The studies clearly show that lots of meat increases inflammation and heart disease. It can also lead to gout. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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What is the use of almonds for blood cholesterol?

What is the use of almonds for blood cholesterol?

See below: Consumption of almonds wii increase blood levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. In addition it is rich in dietary fiber and essential minerals. ...Read more

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