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Yoga Fish Pose
Scientists need to: see data and research to give opinions on things such as various forms of yoga. It is generally agreed that yoga is a healthy thing for circulation, muscle strength, breathing, mood, etc. Beyond that we would need studies. Look it the impact of the two types of yoga on your life and perhaps you can make a determination that way. Peace and good health. Shanti. ...Read more
Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more
Yes: Prenatal yoga is a great form of exercise while pregnant. The key differences from regular yoga are that you shouldn't be flat on your back, it is never done in really hot temps, and balance poses are done near a wall that you can catch yourself with if you lose your balance. If you have not done yoga before, it may help to take a couple classes before doing a dvd on your own. ...Read more
See below: It should be unless you are allergic to fish. ...Read more
More is never better: In medicine it has been proven over and over and over that the assumption that taking more and more medications, supplements, vitamins will be better. But in reality when it comes to these things more is dangerous in almost all instances. So when a doctor hears a question like yours the red flags fly to full mast and worry begins to appear. The best advice i can give is to follow the recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?
No: I know of no study that shows that it helps or hurts. ...Read more
Yes: Dear Anna, Yes it is okay to do yoga during menstruation. No specific poses are prohibited it would depend on your comfort level and if you have symptoms that coincide with menstruation such as back pain/abdominal pain/headache. Ask your yoga teacher prior to the class if you have specific concerns about poses. ...Read more
What's too much omega 3 consumption perday? I consume ground flax as well fish or fish oil supplements during the day. Any studies showing a limit?
I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health benefits, or concerns from the saturated fat.
Only calories!: There is little saturated fat in olive oil, which primarily is monosaturated fat, the fat with health benefits, and which also moderates your cholesterol and increases hdl. The only downside is the extra calories. If you are on a low carbohydrate lifestyle, it wouldn't matter. But on a conventional diet it would. It is a good idea to replace saturated fat with monsaturated fat when you can! ...Read more
I'm looking for a high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement. I've come across a brand by Nordic Naturals. Any suggestions?
Yes: Not only is it safe to take these foods daily, it is beneficial and wise. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72 and http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78 and http://draxe.com/fish-oil-benefits-health/ ...Read more
Yes: Fish oil usage is associated with reductions in sudden death and a trend to reductions in cardiovascular risk. A large clinical trail is ongoing to further define the impact of fish oil on heart disease risk. Intake of several servings of oily fish per week is recommended by the american heart association. The recent meta-analysis that raised concern is largely a statistical anomaly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ESSENTIAL for health: Omega 3 ; 6 are essential fatty acids, meaning they are necessary for good health. It is interesting that you ask snake oil, as that is also a good source of omega 3's ; thus very beneficial to those who were deficient. Some get enough omega 3's from flax, hemp or other oils but some can't convert those to the epa/dha found in fish oil. For summary of research on benefits see http://bit.Ly/1cpbzsb. ...Read more
Yoga is good: What are your goals? If you are worried about your bone density, then would focus on weight bearing exercise. Yoga is a good exercise in general and definitely activates the muscles as well so would be good for you. Would also consider adding in some light weighttraining as well. ...Read more