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These may be: Used for a variety of conditions, but the only one that has any shred of scientific backing is local estrogen supplementation in early menopause-- but even here the scientific evidence doesn't back up the claims. The risks include stimulation of estrogen sensitive malignancies. Also they should be avoided in pregnancy and breast feeding. In summary, probably a waste of money. ...Read more
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I take spironolactone.can I eat wild yam witch is rich in progesterone ? Or its a bad combination?
I have minimal change disease. I want to start using wild yam 2000mg daily as a contraception option. Will this herb damage kidneys more?
Wild Yam: I do not know of any studies that show that wild yam helps with contraception but it may cause scarring of the kidneys based on a study in 2008 "food and chemical toxicology" journal. Taking unregulated herbs can be a very risk proposition as no one is 100% sure what potential side effects you may have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 23 years old girl. Is it safe if i start taking herb pills like saw palmetto, wild yam and fenugreek?
See answer: Taking herbal remedies is tempting. Testimonials abound from people who have solved their medical problems with "safe, natural" and over-the-counter pills. But informed consumers need to know that there are very few valid medical studies on herbal remedies, their safety, quality, or effectiveness. There is no substitute for a healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, and proper rest. ...Read more
Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)
All good: the hormone contained in a Skyla IUD (Levonorgestrel) generally Works within the uterus. because very little of the hormone ever makes it into the bloodstream, it is not affected by medications you take or things you eat like with birth control pills. This is why IUD's are a fantastic method of birth control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, what vitamins/minerals help with breast growth? I was going to buy wild yam, zinc and fenugreek capsules from holland and barrets. Will these help
Breast size: Breast size is genetically determined, and is not affected by individual supplements. Eat a healthy diet, and be proud of whatever develops. Supplements that you take will not matter in the eventual size of your breasts. Don't waste your money. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctor, I'm a girl and I'm 18 years old. I want to grow my breast size. I've read about a man drink tea that includes: fenugreek, fennel seeds, saw palmetto, wild yam and his breast size has gone from 38" to 43". Will that recipe work for a female like
> sweet potato: Yams are unusual in the U.S.: most are huge, pale colored and African in origin. They have about 4 grams of fiber in a 100gram serving, which is high. Sweet potatoes are often mislabeled as yams, because that is the term that people know. Sweet potatoes can look like potatoes, are every color of the rainbow, and have fewer calories, less fiber and about 100x the beta carotene as do yams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vit C, B6 and...: Yams provide many vitamins including vit. C, and b6. However, most "yams" are not actually yams but sweet-potatoes, which are great sources of carotenoids. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=113 for more on the benefits of yams and http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=64 for more on sweet potatoes. ...Read more
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What's the difference between sweet potatos and yams in terms of nutrition? Do they have the same health benefits?
That is an excellent: Start. But, unless you are a mouse - that would not be an adequate amount of food for a full meal. ...Read more
Feeling prickly after, Jamaican yellow yam: Whenever symptoms and secondary to foods you ingested, and you have now systemic symptoms, in my opinion you should take: prednisone 5 mg every eight hours for a few days with or without an antihistaminic which will control you symptoms. You should see a primary care physician, who will provide a physical examination and a prescription which will help with the symptoms. ...Read more
Will eating sweet potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels? Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?
No, and none: Sweet potatoes and yams do not contain actual Progesterone at all, that is not a matter of debate in 2014 . Further they do not contain anything that acts like Progesterone (progestogenic), most contain plant chemical that are estrogenic in action. You can raise Progesterone by supplementing progesterone, but why do you want to do this? ...Read more