There are no ingredients in a standard prenatal that I would expect to cause excessive urination. However, urinary frequency can be increased even in early pregnancy so make sure you are not pregnant already. During the first 6 weeks of pregnancy your blood volume will increase significantly leading to more fluid being filtered by your kidneys […]
I do not foresee any potential interactions between the Evening Primrose Oil and your Metformin. There is nothing in the literature to suggest that this is a possibility. In fact, Evening Primrose Oil is something I commonly prescribe for women with PCOS. It is known to naturally help improve the balance between progesterone and estrogen.
If L-lysine has a role in the production of ferritin I am unaware of it, however a limited amount of clinical data does suggest that L-lysine does enhance the absorption of both iron and zinc. One European company is citing a study that showed L-lysine was able to reduce several types of hair loss in […]
I do not foresee any potential interactions between the Evening Primrose Oil and your Metformin. There is nothing in the literature to suggest that this is a possibility. In fact, Evening Primrose Oil is something I commonly prescribe for women with PCOS. It is known to naturally help improve the balance between progesterone and estrogen. […]
It is true that many women report that fenugreek can help improve breast milk production. Fennel is another herb widely thought to increase breast milk production. The reality of the situation is that other very important hormonal process in your body need to take place to ensure adequate milk supply. In addition the feeding behaviors […]
Wild Yam can be helpful for balancing certain issues related to female hormones. It is thought to do this by gently stimulating certain receptors on cells that are related to hormones like estrogen and progesterone. Although this herb can have gentle hormonal like action on the cells it is not likely strong enough to influence […]
Although this dose is way above the RDA for biotin it is a common and often effective recommendation for the support of hair and nail growth. No significant toxicity has been documented in the oral use of biotin even in doses much higher than 5mg. It is rapidly metabolized and excreted in the urine.
Currently there is no data to suggest that biotin supplementation negatively interacts with Oral Birth Control Pills. Most of the research actually suggests the opposite. Certain B-vitamins are known to be depleted by long term use of birth control pills and it is often suggested that women supplement with these nutrients to avoid potentially harmful […]
Most important is to try to understand why your nails and hair have never grown well in the first place. Making sure you are getting proper nutrition and that you are digesting your food properly is very important. Without these components in place your body will not have the building blocks necessary to make strong […]
The correct term for NASH is Non Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis. This can lead to cirrhosis which is a serious condition involving damage and scarring of the liver that can eventually impair liver function significantly. Most cases of NASH are related to a process that involves fat tissue invading the liver. The same damage to liver […]
Be careful about products that claim they can do things it seem they couldn’t. My experience is that most cases of moderate to severe varicose veins are not easily reversed with natural or herbal therapy. There are some herbs and nutrients which can be supportive to the venous tissue but they would most likely be helpful for […]