Thank you for your great question. I work with many patients that suffer from lyme disease and many patients that suffer from hypothyroidism. There are many things to consider when it comes to your case and much of it should really be flushed out with a health care provider who is well versed in both- Read More
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- Read More
Thank you for your great question about B12. It is true that many supplements contain B12 because of its impressive benefits for the brain, nerves and energy/metabolism. However, as you point out it is important to consider possible downsides of taking too much of any nutrient. You are correct in stating that B12 is water- Read More
Shingles can be a very tough condition and very serious when it involves the eye. I am glad you are recovered and that your vision was not permanently damaged. Vitamin A is an excellent natural anti-viral but due to its fat soluble nature it can also be toxic. It also has a drying effect on- Read More
Most multivitamins are safe. The real question to ask is which multivitamins are potent enough and pure enough to actually be effective? One of the most important things you can do to assess the purity of your multivitamin is to check the label. Look in the area where “Other ingredients” are listed. If there is- Read More
Thank you for your question and I am thrilled to learn that you are starting a weight loss program. Vitamin C offers wonderful support to all connective tissue in the body with the skin included. Believe it or not, your skin has amazing elasticity properties and unless you have more than 100 pounds to lose- Read More
Clove oil does contain natural compounds that can reduce pain when applied topically. It has a long history of use in dental care primarily for relieving the pain associated with toothaches. However, it is very important that the clove essential oil be prepared properly or else it can create many more problems than it will- Read More
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.