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Laura asks…

Heart palpitations, high pulse rate, elevated blood pressure! Help! Any natural remedies?

I have been under tons of stress that lead to my heart palpitating. I’m 27, overweight, with a history of anxiety. I had an ecg done that looked normal at that time…will see a cardiologist in 3 weeks just in case. Doctor prescribed Xanax, but I want to try a natural substance first. I have talked to several nurses who believe it is anxiety. I’m scared crapless just thinking of them occurring again. My blood pressure is in the pre-hypertension range of 140/90, with a resting pulse rate between 90-96. I quit the caffeine ASAP, and eating healthier. What natural tea or whatever can help to avoid xanax?

vti answers:

First, If you do have a heart condition, you need to be very cautious as far as the natural remedies go, because everyone’s body responds differently to different herbal remedy’s. First you have to find out what is the true cause before you can treat it adequately. The weight is definitely adding extreme stress to the heart, it weaken’s the heart, and makes all of the organs have to work harder which will raise your blood pressure and pulse. But that being said, those are not nearly the only causes for this, it could be many different things. Are you on any current meds?, are you dehydrated, has your thyroid blood levels been checked etc etc….all of those things can potentially affect the heart rhythm and pulse rate…along with stress as you mentioned. Ask your physician if you can get a referral to a nutritionist, have your doc do blood work CBC, Thyroid as well. Just try to eat better, stay hydrated, plenty of rest and excercise’s such as walking, swimming etc. As far as remedy’s to help you I like Stash Chai Green Tea during the day, that helps alot, and it also raises your metabolism, and reduces hunger. At night you should try not to eat carbs within 2-3 hours of bedtime, this helps you to sleep better, if your hungry, try a small piece of low fat cheese, or 4 oz non fat milk, or a small protein snack, this helps you to relax, and sleep better, you can also try Camomile tea at night, works wonders, also if you buy Pure Lavender Essential oil, dilute 10 drops to 8 oz of water, and spritz it on you throughout the day, or anytime you need to settle down and relax, you can spritz it on your bed linens, pillows, in your bath…but word of caution…you will definitely be relaxed and potentially sleepy….it is not a drug, it is all natural, and very therapeutic…..good luck to you

Sharon asks…

i have just discovered i have high blood pressure any ideas on how i can reduce this with natural remedies etc

vti answers:

Yes there are natural remedies for high blood pressure.
First cut the salt down or out in your diet. Take a walk everyday. You don’t have to power walk but walk at least 15-20 minutes. As you get more used to it you can increase your walking pace. Take the stairs whenever possible. Cut out the junk food. If you smoke cut way back or stop if you can smoking does raise your blood pressure. Eat bananas. Drink plenty of water. Get a cd or video of deep breathing excercizes this will also help you to reduce your stress level and as a by product reduce your blood pressure. Try the pomegranate juice or better yet eat a pomagranate and chew up the seeds, they’re a good source of fiber. Try to stay away from processed foods like frozen dinners, white bread and donuts and fast food.Eat whole wheat bread – Check The Label – If Whole Wheat Flour isn’t the first ingredient its NOT whole wheat bread. Eat vegetables with lots of color in them Tomatoes, red & yellow peppers, squash, kale, mustard greens, spinach, broccoli rabe. There’s lots of real good stuff in them to keep you healthy. Also eat fresh fruit/ they too have lots of stuff in them to keep you healthy and the complex carbs break down slowly and help to keep your appetite from getting out of control. Keep in mind that this is the only body you get and you have to treat it kindly. It’s a really complex piece of machinery if you will much like our earth’s ecosystem. You mess with one thing and it always affects other things in the system. You don’t have to go on a crash diet or take pills if you take some responsibility for your eating habits if you learn how to respect the vehicle that is your body you can reduce your blood pressure and cholestoral too.
I have done it and so have lots of other people & you can too. Good Luck and happy eating.
LL

Robert asks…

What is a natural herb you can take 4 HIGH BLOOD pressure without taking prescribed medication?

vti answers:

Homeopathic Remedies for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 – 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision’s disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and storms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
Curing without any side effects or Complications; thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

Take Care and God Bless all of you..

Please check this article too if you have Hypertension :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/hypertension-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

Mark asks…

are there alternative remedys for high blood pressure?

I am currently taking bp medication, just wondering if there are alternatives to this

vti answers:

There are treatments that MIGHT help with high blood pressure. These include magnesium, calcium, omega-3 oils, coenzyme Q10, hibiscus. Yoga, other forms of exercise and types of relaxation like meditation might help. In yoga, avoid inverted (upside-down) poses like shoulderstands or headstands.

However, the risks of hypertension are great, from strokes to heart attacks, especially when this problem is chronic.

I strongly suggest you don’t self-medicate with this condition. Perhaps you can find a qualified MD who specializes in alternative remedies for hypertension.

I suggest you continue with your bp medication. With your doctor’s consent, you might add some natural remedies to the conventional medication. Hopefully, your bp will return to normal with the medication. Possibly, you can then taper off the bp medication and see if any alternative remedies can help to keep your bp normal and stable.

For now, take the meds to lower your blood pressure. Think of alternative remedies as possible aids to the medication, NOT as replacements. I wish you well.

EDIT: Dr. Andrew Weil is one of the leading authorities on integrative medicine, which combines the best of alternative and conventional medicine. There’s a possibility you might be helped by his Healthy Heart Kit. Http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Heart-Kit-Andrew-Weil/dp/159179790X

David asks…

home remedies to reduce high blood pressure?

vti answers:

A healthy, well-balanced, low fat diet is extremely important for hypertension patients. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a must ( garlic should be included ) as the potassium present in them counters the effect of salt taken which in turn is a blood pressure increasing agent. Kidney patients, though, should keep a watch over their potassium intake. This diet of fruits and vegetables will also provide you with anti-oxidants, so very important for your general well being. This diet gets rid of the toxins in the body as well.

Obesity, and this holds true for people of any age, is a sure shot cause of high blood pressure. So reduce your weight to appropriate levels (your doctor will guide you in this matter).

Keep your mind relaxed by doing some kind of meditation, if possible, and try to keep your anxiety level low. Although there are many options like self hypnosis, biofeedback and transcendental meditation (TM) or progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) program; yoga is supposed to be the most effective.

There are a number of herbal and homeopathic remedies that are well known for their ability to control high blood pressure with great success. Unlike conventional medicines, which do not always address the root cause, natural remedies can do this without the risk of side effects or addiction.

In keeping with a holistic approach to health, Naturopaths recognize that high blood pressure may be a sign or symptom of imbalance in the body and thus recommend a combination of lifestyle changes and natural remedies to remove the causes of the high blood pressure, rather than simply just treating the symptoms.

Remember to always source your natural remedies from a reputable company in order to ensure safety, efficacy, and correct therapeutic dosage.

You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/h/highbloodpressure.htm

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Donald asks…

Sinus Infection? Home remedies to get rid of the infection?

Don’t want to go to the doctor just yet.

vti answers:

If it’s really an infection, then you need anti-biotics. But you may have just sinus blockage. One-time use of something like Afrin will open your sinuses up temporarily. One of the best things on the market today is Mucinex or Mucinex-D. It thins out the mucus and allows drainage and help in clearing up the blockage. Home remedies for more comfort: Hot tea, hot lemonade, holding a towel over some hot water and breathing in, hot shower. You want to look into identifying any allergies, as they will often precede and trigger the sinus problems. Hope this helps you.

Nancy asks…

How to cure sinus through home remedies?

do help me! its urgent.

vti answers:

* Lime juice mixed with a glass full of warm water and a spoon of honey is a good remedy against common cold and other upper respiratory tract infection.
* Consumption of soup enriched by garlic is a wonderful remedy of getting rid of common cold.
* A mixture of onion juice and garlic juice consumed by diluting it in warm water helps in solving influenza problem.
* Consumption of ginger tea several times a day is very beneficial for treating common cold.
* consumption of haldi (turmeric powder) mixed with warm sweetened milk helps in treating any kind of allergy and influence
* Stream inhalation is very beneficial in common cold
* Hot fomentations over chest and head cold are a good remedial method of getting rid of common cold.
* Boil 5 to 10 black pepper with equal quantity of sugar cubes in about 300 grams of water until one forth of water is left. Consume this hot, thrice a day for resolving the common cold problem.
* 10 grams of Sprague is taken in a clean cloth and is then tie all the ends of the cloth. Now heat this cloth in a container and sniff this. It helps in relieving the nasal congestion and blockage.
* Lemon slice is added to the large jug container 2 table spoon of barley. Now add boiling water to it. Cover the jug and leave it undisturbed over night. Next morning the residue is collected and consumed. It is very effective remedy in treating common cold.

For more assistance visit www.herbalcureindia.com

Laura asks…

home remedies?

do u know any home remedies for a sore throat, stuffy nose, coughing, and ear infection?? im really sick and i hate it its cool when u loose ur voice but the rest i hate it please help me!! thanks!!

vti answers:

Well I can tell you something that will definitely help the cough. 4 Teaspoons of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of brandy. If you heat it and drink it warm it’s nice and it really helps. I tend to pour in some honey, lemon and a tiny brandy without being exact about the measures, but that gives you a guideline. It’s amazing how wonderful it works for a cough. I use some Vick’s vapor rub over the bridge of my nose and under my nose as well as around the outer edges. That’s nice to open your sinus up. Good luck to you, I know it’s miserable. I have to depend on natural things when I get like that. I can’t take over the counter medications since I take Thyroid medication. By the way, a vaporizer or cool mist humidifier is a life saver!

Paul asks…

Does any one know any home remedies for sinus headaches?

I have sinus headaches about ten months out of the year. After I take antibiotics and decongestants, the headache comes back. I am sure it is a sinus headache. Thanks My head is killing me.

vti answers:

I have chronic sinus infections that comes with sinus headaches…I know of two things that help me the best is:

1. Hot shower…the steam really does help.

2. A cool pack that was in the freezer placed on your forhead or on the nose.

Alternating the hot shower and the cool pack really helped mine.

As for that smelly stuff…It bothered me real bad…Caused the headache to get worse. Maybe it is beccause I am allergic to strong senses…

Good Luck!

P.s. Here is a website that might help you.

Sandy asks…

Any good home remedies for sinusitis?

My nasal passages are completely stopped up~
HELP!!!

vti answers:

Hi,

Home remedies that open and hydrate sinuses may, indeed, be the only treatment necessary for mild sinusitis that is not accompanied by signs of acute infection.

Drinking plenty of fluids and taking rest when needed is still the best bit of advice to ease the discomforts of common cold. Water is the best fluid and helps lubricate the mucous membranes.

Hot soups do indeed help congestion. The hot steam from the soup may be its chief advantage. In fact, any hot beverage may have similar soothing effects from steam. Ginger tea, fruit juice, and hot tea with honey and lemon may all be helpful.

Spicy foods that contain hot peppers or horseradish may help clear sinuses.

Inhaling steam two to four times a day is also very helpful, costs nothing, and requires no expensive equipment. A mentholated or other aromatic preparation may be added to the water. Long, steamy showers, vaporizers, and facial saunas are good alternatives.
Many people take medications to reduce mild pain and fever. Adults most often choose aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen.

A nasal wash can be helpful for removing mucous from the nose. A saline solution can be purchased at a drug store or made at home.

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George asks…

what is the best supplement for me to take (runner)(lactic acid)?

I am starting to get into distance running again. However, im having A LOT of problems with the lactic acid in my legs. I haven’t been able to run for long distances because every time i start training, i develop joint issues and or shin splints due to the lactic acid build up. im looking for a good suplement(s) to take to keep the lactic acid issues down.

vti answers:

Lactic acids, joint issues and shin splints are a typical result of doing too much too soon. You may have been able to run great distances in the past, but that’s virtually all gone. You need to build it up again.
Sure, you can take supplements to ease the pain away, but it’s only masking the result, not the cause.
Anyways, you don’t need to take in supps right away. Try to eat proteins.
I, for example, eat a lot of egg white omelets. (So leave out the yoke).

John asks…

Help With Joint Supplements?

Hey everybody,
I started seriously running this summer, in May or June sometime. I’ve done 3 5ks, am registered for another, and if at all possible I plan on running through the winter.
My problem is that my knees and my hip hurts, not only when I run but now they are starting to hurt during the day too. It’s a bit difficult to walk today because of my hip. I did a bit of research and wanted to get Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine supplements, but I’ve heard that just taking supplements without a doctor’s suggestion can be harmful.
Does anybody else take these supplements, or do you have any suggestions? Thanks 🙂
P.S. I’m 16 years old.

vti answers:

Both Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate are great supplements to help out with joint discomfort and irritation. I use both together for my knee which I’ve have problems with for a while now since I stopped playing sports year around. Being a runner your constantly applying pressure on your joints in your legs and hips. Check out VaporNutrition.com they have great deals on both supplements and are the cheapest prices for a quality product I could find. Good luck with the running and give those supplements a try for sure.

Linda asks…

Is Gold Standard 100% whey a good protein supplement?

I ordered the double rich chocolate flavor and after reading some reviews I believe this is some high quality protein. I’ve tried Muscle Milk before, which was very good, and Body Fortress Whey protein, which was pretty awful. How do you all feel about Gold Standard? How does it taste compared to Muscle Milk and Body Fortress? Were you able to build muscle when taking it?
Lol maybe I should have asked this question before I placed the order. Oh well. As long as its decent and not as bad tasting as Body Fortress I’m happy.

vti answers:

Maybe you should stop taking supplements since they don’t seem to be doing you any good. And, of course, they can’t do you any good unless you have a terrible diet.

Your body does not store protein. So, a protein supplement can only benefit you if your diet is deficient in protein. And, if it is deficient, fix the diet. Eat food.

Protein is the most misunderstood nutrient in bodybuilding. I don’t have the space to tell you all you need to know so I’ll just hit the high spots and if you need more info, you can message my Yahoo account.

Don’t listen to muscleheads, gym rats, bodybuilders, personal trainers, and even coaches about protein. Most of them believe what decades and $$$$millions in supplement advertising have been telling them…that they need a lot of protein to build muscle. Not true. Here’s how much you need according to the best minds in the world at the US CDC, the people our doctors (in the US) listen to. –> http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html#How%20much%20protein You can easily get that amount of protein with a glass of milk and a chicken breast or piece of meat per day. If you consume more protein, you’ll only excrete it or burn it and both are a waste.

Bodybuilders don’t work as hard as they would like to believe. Construction workers, migrant field hands, movers, UPS drivers, etc. All work much harder every week. And none of those people worry about protein or take supplements for their jobs. They just eat a good diet and their bodies adapt with no problem. A bodybuilder can only work out 10 hours a week at the most because of the recovery time required by the muscles. Marathon runners, boxers, Olympic athletes, Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, etc. All train much harder and they do it without supplements.

Most protein supplements are scams. According to the US National Institute of Health, you should use supplements only when recommended by a doctor. —> http://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information/ODS_Frequently_Asked_Questions.aspx#Need That’s good advice because the government does not require testing so you won’t be protected by the FDA as you are with food and drugs. Also, many supplements have been found to be contaminated and dangerous.

Check out this list of over 60 dangerous supplement products sold with bogus advertising claims which scam-site bodybuilding.com was forced to recall and take off the market –> http://www.usrecallnews.com/2009/11/bodybuilding-com-supplements-recalled-may-contain-steroids.html .

Check this link to see how Muscle Milk was busted for false advertising –> http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm261684.htm

All you need to make the gains you can is food. There is an abundance of information to prove this point. So, I will give you examples and cite references in the space I have left. Just be sure to ask yourself if you ever saw any good scientific evidence suggesting you need 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight or more. The answer will be no. That’s a huge myth. And, all the naysayers who disagree with me will not have any good science for you. All they’ll have are ads, phony reviews, bogus testimonials, false scientific sounding white papers, bad blogs, scam sites, etc. All paid for by scammers like this one. —> http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5196740n&tag=related;photovideo

Here’s a white paper which debunks the myth of the protein supplement. Note the following excerpt…“At present there is no evidence to suggest that supplements are required for optimal muscle growth or strength gain.”
Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15212752

Here’s one more study to read. Note the excerpt…”Consumption of a recovery drink (whey protein, amino acids, creatine, and carbohydrate) after strength training workouts did not promote greater gains in FFM (Fat free muscle) compared with consumption of a carbohydrate-only drink.”
Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15105028

Here’s another from Live Science. Note the excerpt…“Medical researchers have advised against protein supplements for years for the average person. But many sports trainers continue to push them on amateur athletes simply because they don’t know any better.”
Ref: http://www.livescience.com/health/protein-supplements-100202.html#

Here’s what Consumer Reports had to say —> Ref: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2010/july/food/protein-drinks/overview/index.htm

If you have any doubts about the citations and references above, talk to the person who understands best how your body works….your doctor.

Watch this video –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_UY_kIPFU

It’s good to be strong but it’s better to be smart and strong.

Good luck and good health!!

Robert asks…

Should i stop taking Pre-workout supplements for NCAA drug testing?

I am planning on walking on at a division 1 football program this fall. I have been working out in order to prepare myself obviously. I have been taking NO-Xplode before my workouts consistently. I just bought a bottle of Cellucor C4 to start taking when I run out of xplode. I was checking the label for the C4 and it talked about how it contains a substance that may be banned by the NCAA (Methylhexaneamine/3-Dimethylamylamine). I’m not sure if NO-Xplode has that in it or not but I’m worried it might. As a walk-on will I be drug tested by the NCAA? Will these supplements show up and get me in trouble?

vti answers:

You shouldn’t be taking that crap anyway. Supplements are for the ignorant, credulous, and naive. I can’t help you weasel your way around testing except to suggest you get an education about suppelments so you’ll understand how the kind you’ve been using are all scams.

Protein is the most misunderstood nutrient in bodybuilding. I don’t have the space to tell you all you need to know so I’ll just hit the high spots and if you need more info, you can message my Yahoo account.

Don’t listen to muscleheads, gym rats, bodybuilders, personal trainers, and even coaches about protein. Most of them believe what decades and $$$$millions in supplement advertising have been telling them…that they need a lot of protein to build muscle. Not true. Here’s how much you need according to the best minds in the world at the US CDC, the people our doctors (in the US) listen to. –> http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html#How%20much%20protein You can easily get that amount of protein with a glass of milk and a chicken breast or piece of meat per day.

Bodybuilders don’t work as hard as they would like to believe. Construction workers, migrant field hands, movers, UPS drivers, etc. All work much harder every week. And none of those people worry about protein or take supplements for their jobs. They just eat a good diet and their bodies adapt with no problem. A bodybuilder can only work out 10 hours a week at the most because of the recovery time required by the muscles. Marathon runners, boxers, Olympic athletes, Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, etc. All train much harder and they do it without supplements.

Most protein supplements are scams. According to the US National Institute of Health, you should use supplements only when recommended by a doctor. —> http://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information/ODS_Frequently_Asked_Questions.aspx#Need That’s good advice because the government does not require testing and the information on the label does not even have to be in the bottle. Supplements have minimal FDA controls so you don’t know what you’re getting when you buy a supplement.

Check out this list of over 60 dangerous supplement products sold with bogus advertising claims which scam-site bodybuilding.com was forced to recall and take off the market –> http://www.usrecallnews.com/2009/11/bodybuilding-com-supplements-recalled-may-contain-steroids.html .

Go here –> http://www.usrecallnews.com/page/2?s=protein and page through the products to see how many protein supplements have been recalled for Samonella poisoning and other reasons.

All you need to make the gains you can is food. There is an abundance of information to prove this point. So, I will give you examples and cite references in the space I have left. Just be sure to ask yourself if you ever saw any good scientific evidence suggesting you need 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight or more. The answer will be no. That’s a huge myth. And, all the naysayers who disagree with me will not have any good science for you. All they’ll have are ads, phony reviews, bogus testimonials, false scientific sounding white papers, bad blogs, scam sites, etc. All paid for by scammers like this one. —> http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5196740n&tag=related;photovideo

Here’s a white paper which debunks the myth of the protein supplement. Note the following excerpt…“At present there is no evidence to suggest that supplements are required for optimal muscle growth or strength gain.”
Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15212752

Here’s one more study to read. Note the excerpt…”Consumption of a recovery drink (whey protein, amino acids, creatine, and carbohydrate) after strength training workouts did not promote greater gains in FFM (Fat free muscle) compared with consumption of a carbohydrate-only drink.”
Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15105028

Here’s another from Live Science. Note the excerpt…“Medical researchers have advised against protein supplements for years for the average person. But many sports trainers continue to push them on amateur athletes simply because they don’t know any better.”
Ref: http://www.livescience.com/health/protein-supplements-100202.html#

Here’s what Consumer Reports had to say —> Ref: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2010/july/food/protein-drinks/overview/index.htm

If you have any doubts about the citations and references above, talk to the person who understands best how your body works….your doctor.

Now, watch this video –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_UY_kIPFU

Good luck and good health!!

Daniel asks…

Supplements Help!?

I have recently been on Met-Rx meal replacements and noticed a difference in my muscle. I have to start getting ready for Cross Country/Lacrosse and some people told me to try No Xplode and EndoRush. I was also looking at Nitrix and Axis ht capsules. I am 16 and wondering if taking capsules are unhealthy because I heard then can destroy your liver.

also: Would anyone recommend No Explode or Cellmass (both by BSN)

vti answers:

Don’t take them unless you already run. Running = elevated blood pressure, NO boosters = higher blood pressure. Its really unsafe to take a NO booster and run unless you already are a good runner. They will not destroy your liver though. No Explode is creatine with B vitamins as the transporting agent – safe to use at your age. Cellmass is more of a mass gainer and would be better post running to refuel your system. Personally i get the same effect by taking 1000mcg of b-12 before workouts, and it only costs 5 bucks at Longs.

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Thomas asks…

What vitamins make hair grow ?

I have mid back length hair. But i want to grow it really long. What foods or vitamins help hair grow quicker?
And i have heard hair has a terminal length where hair will go no longer is this true?
And also any hair tips?
Thanks everyone ;D

vti answers:

Vitamins for Hair Loss/growth
http://geebal.blogspot.com/2007/10/vitamins-for-hair-loss.html

check the links below for natural homemade beauty tips to:– How can you get a faster hair growth
http://geebal.blogspot.com/2007/01/hair-growth.html

Daniel asks…

Do prenatal vitamins help hair grow?

I’ve heard from tons of people and even doctors. They claim that prenatal vitamins help hair grow fast. I tried it for on year and it did nothing. Any insights?

vti answers:

Tons of people including DOCTORS?

REALLY? Have you tried it?

Prenatal vitamins don’t make your hair grow. Pregnant women have to start taking care of their bodies when they’re pregnant, meaning stop smoking, drinking, dyeing or perming their hair SO OF COURSE their hair start growing again. But it has nothing to do with their hair, it has something to do to help the development of their unborn child.

Google: “Foods for Healthy Hair” – the website had moved, type it in. Two others also:
http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/features/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair
http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/hair/best-food-for-healthy-hair.php
Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains all supply B-complex vitamins, like biotin, folic acid and vitamin B12, as well as vitamin A, copper and zinc, which are all necessary for remedying dry, brittle hair and nourishing a healthy scalp. Some prime examples of foods that contain these nutrients for healthy hair include:
·                     Folic Acid – asparagus, beets, broccoli, avocados, Brussels sprouts, beans, chickpeas, soybeans, lentils, oranges, fresh peas, turkey and spinach.
·                     Biotin – cauliflower, liver, salmon, carrots, bananas, cereals, yeast, and soy flour. Keep in mind that biotin content is reduced when food is cooked or preserved.
·                     Vitamin B12 – foods rich in vitamin B12 include animal protein (such as beef, lamb, and veal), clams and oysters, liver, fish, milk, and egg yolks.
·                     Vitamin A – butter, egg yolks, fish, fortified milk, organ meats (such as
liver), and dark green, orange, red (pomegranate), and yellow fruits (persimmons, mangoes) and vegetables, which all
contain beta-carotene.
. Copper – oysters and other shellfish, whole grains, beans, nuts, potatoes and organ meats are good sources of copper. Dark leafy greens, dried fruits such
as prunes, cocoa, black pepper, and yeast are also sources of copper in the diet.
•  Zinc – beef, eggs, liver, pork, poultry, and oysters. Also is also abundant in other high-protein foods, like cheese, legumes and nuts.
If having a lush, beautiful mane of healthy hair is important to you, don’t just look to hot oil treatments and shine emollients. Eat these foods for healthy hair and say “bye-bye” to bad hair days.
Spend 5-10 mins. On a sunny day, cut your split ends, using 2″ scissors, strand by strand, section by section. Then 2x a year get a good trim. When I was in HS, my hair grew from bob to waist-length, took 3 1/2-4 years.

Sources:
I know hair. I have 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80’s & 90’s. I’ve known people in their 30’s whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70’s.

Steven asks…

Hair Growth Vitamins?

I’m trying to grow my hair down to my ribs and at the moment its at my collar bone so i wondered if hair growth vitamins are any good to help fast healthy hair growth and if you have tried them then can you tell me what ones you used and if not what vitamins would help my hair grow healthy.

Oh and do you think what im doing at the moment is good for helping hair growth. I have stopped using hair straighteners and hair curlers. I only wash my hair about 3 times a weeks to keep the natural oils and i always just tye my hair back in a pony tail with only my fringe out. Is this good for helping hair growth and any recomendations for helping hair growth?

Thanks.

vti answers:

Yes, vitamins are excellent for hair growth; one word- SILICA.

Keep a good diet- try to eat a lot but keep it very healthy. Fruit and veg, lots of protein.

I think keeping the natural oils in your hair is a really good idea, and if you can go without the straighteners thats a bonus too.

I would go for a conditioning treatment (namely a keratin treatment) at the salon once a month if you are having your hair trimmed less. It helps maintain the keratin in your hair which makes it stronger.

Good luck!!

Nancy asks…

Has anyone tried omega 3 fish oil vitamins for hair growth?

Has anyone ever tried omega 3 fish oil hair vitamins from Trader Joe’s to growh hair longer & healthier?

vti answers:

Vitamin E for Hair. Omega 3 Is a very good vitamin for Brain Development not for hair development. Also Protein.

“Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps increase circulation. Vitamin E increases oxygen uptake, which improves circulation to the scalp. It improves overall health. Since hair health is tied to the immune system, vitamin E is believed to stimulate hair growth by enhancing the immune function.” <-Source

Linda asks…

What are the best hair vitamins?

I used ti have long hair, but recently (about a month ago) i cut my hair veryyyy short 😛 I thought itd look better than it did, i really dont like my hair.

Im thinking of taking hair vitamins to have mroe hair grow out longer and faster.

What are the best hair vitamins for hair growth? No im not bald lol

Thanks everybody!

merry christmas 😀

vti answers:

Save your money instead of buying hair growth products or supplements. Vogue Dec. 2010 issue has a section on biotin, supplements, etc. .

The FDA don’t even approve of them. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off.
Http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Consumer…
MSN “Vitamins Can Do More Harm Than Good.”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16655168/wid…
According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated $176 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend $20 billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here’s an article that will tell you why . . . Those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements.

Google: “Foods for Healthy Hair” – the website had moved, type it in. Two others also:
http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/feature…
http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/hair…

Growing healthy hair doesn’t come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you’re in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you’re eating healthy foods. But when hair isn’t growing as fast, it’s because they’ve been tempered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

I’ve responded more inquiries from girls under 15 (guys too) about hair falls, and I have a feeling the industry is doing more to our products, than before, because it messing up with hair loss and hair growth to our kids!!!!! So, it’s best to leave your hair alone, because you KNOW how it was like when your hair was long. Just be patience. Healthy hair is not to be rushed.

Sources:
I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80’s & 90’s. I’ve known people in their 30’s whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70’s. When I was in HS, my hair grew from bob to waist length in 3 1/2 to 4 years, and cut 2x a year.

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Paul asks…

aged fibroblast and nonaged fibroblast cell?

Structural difference between aged fibroblast and nonaged fibroblast cell.

vti answers:

Aged fibroblasts have greater complexity in vitro, greater number of black vesicles within cytoplasm, great number of cellular dendrites/projections.

George asks…

Age for a cell phone?

Okay so my sister might get a cell phone and she is only 10! I didnt get one till I was 12. I dont think its fair at all! What do you think is a good age to get a phone?

vti answers:

Well I got my first cell phone when I was eight but I’m a spoiled brat and my dad is a car dealer so I don’t know when normal people get one.I’ll say ten is a good age though.

Michael asks…

Average age for getting a cell phne?

I am twelve and turning 13 in June. I want a cell phone SOOOOOOO BAD!!!!!!!!! I swear everyone at my school has one except for me. So what is the average age for getting a cell phone? And how can I convince them?

vti answers:

It changes every year. As Technology becomes more advanced, younger generations use cell phones.

I’m 20 years old, but if I were you, this is what I would do:

1. On a piece of paper, write a list of chores you can do around the house
2. Find out how much it would cost per month, to have a cell phone, and write it down.
3. Write down all of the advantages of having a cell phone would be for them (e.x. Them being able to get a hold of you wherever you are)
4. When your parents are sitting together, show them the paper.
5. Ask them if they would be willing to pay for the half of the phone bill while you work around the house to pay off the other half.

Hope that Helps!

Donna asks…

how is cell aging related to cancer?

vti answers:

Senescent cells, which have permanently lost the ability to divide, were once assumed to contribute to aging by undermining tissue repair. It was felt that the cells went into this mode to prevent cancer from developing. Recent research indicates that the cells can contribute to aging in the originally proposed way and also by spurring inflammation as well harming nearby cells in ways that promote cancer. This was study started in 1999 by Jan M. Van Deursen and his colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minn. When they wanted to see if mangled chromosomes cause cancer. Of course they used poor little mice. It is a lengthy report but very interesting.

Chris asks…

Age to get cell phone?

What age should a parent get their children a cell phone?

vti answers:

We got our daughter a cell phone for Christmas. She’s 10. It teaches them responsibility and it’s easier to get a hold of her when she’s with her friends, I also feel safer because if theirs an emergency she can contact me anytime. Theirs a lot of different plans from different providers that you can chose from. Unlimited minutes (if your worried about her blowing up the cell phone) to free calls between numbers (including land lines) so many different ways to do it. Since she’s had the cell phone, it’s easier to keep track of her where abouts coming home from school or going to school.
How old is your child?

I have access to promo codes for new phones on new two year contracts and promo codes for new phones for upgrades and extensions on an existing contract. A lot of the promo offers I have access to are free phones. If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me anytime.

Tiffany

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Mandy asks…

Can anyone tell me about their experience with any distance learning holistic health/nutrition schools?

Looking into various schools such as Global College of Natural Medicine, Hawthorn University, Clayton College, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, etc… With that said, I understand the legal implications and I am fine with the accreditations. I do NOT want to practice medicine as an ND, I just want to be a holistic health consultant and have certification as an adjunct to my graduate degree in Psychology. I absolutely know what I would be getting into with any of these schools, and it fits into my career goals. I just would like to hear the pros and cons of each– and if there are any that I do not know about, I would appreciate suggestions. Thank you!

vti answers:

I know a chiropractor who got his nutrition degree from University of Bridgeport. See link below.

James asks…

What do you have to do to become a nutritonist?

What kind of classes should I take in high school, and what kind of school (college) should I go to to become a nutritionist?

vti answers:

It depends what type of nutrition interests you but personally, I prefer holistic nutrition. It is also much less expensive and all you need to get into the program is your high school diploma. It’s obvious that the world is starting to realize how natural foods and holistic living is the way to go…that is why Naturopathic doctors, yoga, whole foods and health food stores are popping up all over the place. It works. The regular nutritionist can get better jobs right now because they are covered with medical but they still go by canada’s food guide which suggests DAIRY, WHEAT, EGGS, etc on a regular basis. A holistic nutritionist can get way more specific when it comes to certain types of diets and we know how common food sensitivities are. A regular nutritionist would probably reccomend a whole WHEAT sandwhich with cheese where as a holistic nutritionist may put a person on a WHEAT FREE diet if they are having digestive issues or sometimes dairy free…depending on all the symptoms a patient can have. SO many people are sensitive to SO many foods and it’s crazy that people think they need to be following Canada’s food guide. Do you think humans were made to drink cow JUICE? Haha…gross. Dairy is mucous forming, hard to digest and not for humans…we can get our calcium from many other sources but I could go on and on…so I’ll stop now and hopefully I persuaded you to think towards holistic nutrition or even naturopathy if your super determined! 🙂

John asks…

i want to get my masters in nursing and at the same time become certified in holistic health?

I also want to become a midwife..please help!!

vti answers:

You will have to choose a discipline of “holistic health”, such as naturopathy, homeopathy, traditional chinese medicine/acupuncture, holistic nutrition etc. Or any combination of the above. It’s a great idea. Exactly what kind of “help” do you need?

Charles asks…

Should I study to be a holistic dietitian or secondary teacher?

So I love love love studying nutrition and holistic but I can only see myself teaching (sadly secondary teachers rarely teach nutrition and there is no nutrition minor). If I go w/ nutrition it’s going to take me a super long time to get out of college and I might not even make it because of the chem requirements (which I suck at), but it directly helps people a lot and the future job market for it looks good. If I become a teacher I think I might feel like I choose something too typical, the job market looks somewhat bad for it and if I don’t end up making it as a teacher I might get stuck somewhere that I don’t help people at, on the other hand I have a deep passion for the value of education and hatred for how our system sucks and it’s something I can honestly see myself doing. No one will tell me there opinion, they just tell me to do whatever I want to do, I’m not asking for them to make up my mind for me, I just want reasons that you think which choice is better in case I haven’t thought about them. thanks

vti answers:

As a coach and holistic practitioner who teaches people to become holistic practitioners and to create success, I would suggest first and foremost that you follow your heart, meaning what you truly LOVE. This is what you are here to do and it will allow you to live joyfully instead of living a life of obligation.

Also keep in mind that we are moving into an information economy. Opportunities are opening on the internet to provide information that people are longing to receive to help them with their problems. If you have a message you want to share that will help people to solve their problems, you can become very successful. But this requires marketing skills in addition to skills in your area of expertise.

It is all possible. You just have to decide what you want to create and persevere. We have created amazing lives doing this.

Below are some resources on two of our websites.

And don’t let anyone convince you that opportunities are limited now. It’s not true. The other part is getting your mind in the right place. You are a creator, not a victim of circumstances.

William asks…

Whats a good career to start college for?

I am going to begin college but Im worried about my choice of a major because of the economy. I am very interested in holistic nutrition and natural remedies but that really a booming business now? Any suggestions? I want something that makes great money but is up that avenue..

vti answers:

Be very careful about “holistic nutrition” and “natural remedies”. The field is full of scams, self-delusion, and worthless unaccredited colleges.

One of these days, the FDA is going to find the guts to crack down on these scams and many altmed “holistic nutritionists” are going to be out of work, if not in jail.

If you are interested in reputable nutrition studies, consult the American Dietetic Association” and the “Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education” for accredited college programs.

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Maria asks…

What are some remedies you use to soothe a sore throat?

like at home things, hot and cold drinks?, etc.

or if you don’t have any at home remedies what are the best medicines for a sore throat.
I am waiting for my allergy medicine to come in and it hasn’t yet so I need something to help with my irritated throat until then.

vti answers:

I always drink a ton of diet or regular soda. Soda is really bubbly, so it feels so good on your throat. Also, if your throat hurts and makes you not want to eat, eating a baked potato really feels good. Good luck.

David asks…

Any home remedies to get ride of sore throat, dry cough, stuffy nose?

Past 3-4 weeks, I have been suffering sore throat, dry cough and stuffy nose in every morning when I wake up; some times it is clearing the day after taking some warm water, it may cause due to allergies, please provide me some home remedies.

vti answers:

NASAL WASH WITH SALT WATER
DRINK CAMOMILE TEA
VIT C TABS
AVOID MILK EN MILK PRODUCTS ( ADDS ON MUCUS), MEAT EN FISH
GO FOR MORE STEAM COOKED VEG.
TAKE A WARM WATER FOOTBATH BEFORE GOING TO BED

Carol asks…

What can i do about my sore throat?

Does anyone know of any home remedies for getting rid of a sore throat? I could use any help, because it really hurts to swallow so i can’t eat, and i have medication but that doesnt always help the pain. I’m open to any suggestions, thanks!

vti answers:

Add 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon juice to 1 cup warm water, sip gently. Any cough drops with zinc and vitamin c in them will take down the inflammation, ease the discomfort and keep your throat moist.
If you have Listerine, it is the best for killing the bacteria and got it’s fame in early 1900’s as a medicine for tonsillitis.
Also, Vick’s vapor rub keep the membranes moist when you breath it, thus relieving the stress and strain on the throat and helps keep the mucus expelled and reduces inflammation. Although people commonly only use it for colds, it does help as a decongestant. Just make sure to wash it off in the morning before going out because it will open you up to much since it is also absorbed through the skin.

Chris asks…

I have a sore throat and mucus all in my throat any way to get it to go away?

I have a sore throat and mucus all in my throat, does anyone any way to make the mucus go away? like any home remedies? and sore throat to?

vti answers:

You need to thin your secretions (mucous), you can take Mucinex and drink lots of water.

Thomas asks…

Home remedy for a sore throat that works?

Please? I hate scratchy throats and I have one right now. And we ran out of medicine. Is there a home remedy for getting rid of a sore throat?

vti answers:

Try a teaspoon of honey. You could also gargle with warm salt water.

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Ruth asks…

constipation remedies?

What are some. hone remedies for serious constipation? Already tried laxatives and didn’t work even after the said 6-12 hour timeframe. I did take the minimum amount. People ny age are supposed to take up to three tablets but I only took one. It’s been 24 hours so should I just up the dosage to 2-3? Please leave some non laxative remedies I can try, or try along with the laxatives fir max results. Anything helps, thanks!

vti answers:

•There are many vegetables high in fiber that can help to ease
constipation. These include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and
brussels sprout.
•Psyllium husk is a common natural laxative that is used. Psyllium
husk is sold the world over and is highly beneficial because it has
high fiber content. The fiber present in psyllium husk is soluble
fiber.
•One of the best laxatives is prune juice. Prunes are high in
potassium, vitamin A and iron but are also extremely high in insoluble
and soluble fiber. Prune juice has simple sugars which help to draw
fluids from the intestine. This fluid that is absorbed tends to make
the stool soft and thus, helps in bowel movement. Read more on prune
juice for constipation.
•Flax seed and flaxseed oil is one of the most commonly used natural
food laxatives. This helps to soften stools, thus, aiding in easy
passage of stools. This is one of the best natural food laxatives for
toddlers. Read more on natural laxatives for children.
•Castor oil as laxative is also commonly used. Oleic acid,
ricinoleic acid and linoleic acid are the main ingredients of Castor
oil. These oils helps to stimulate the activity of the colon wall,
thus, increasing the bowel movement and eliminating waste matter
faster.

Jenny asks…

Natural remedies for constipation relief?

I need to relieve my constipation it is very painful and has caused many anal tears 🙁 is there like any kind of foods or drinks you can take? I also have irritable bowel syndrome, my life sucks 🙁

vti answers:

I would any foods that are high in fibre.
Breakfast cereals that contain Bran, lots of fruit and veg and nuts and seeds.
You can also buy high fibre grains to mix into your food which should help.
Make sure you’re drinking enough water as well, as it helps with your digestion.
Hopefully this will aid your constipation.

Thomas asks…

What’s a good natural constipation remedy?

What do you recommend as a good natural remedy for constipation? I want to avoid any harsh laxitives as I’ve heard they can cause dependency. Thanks

vti answers:

You could use light, natural laxitives or if you want TOTAL natural you should eat a bunch of fiber!

David asks…

What are the natural remedies for excessive flatulence?

vti answers:

The best remedy for excessive flatulence is to ascertain the cause of the gas ….. My guess would be unaddressed lactose intolerance…… Other symptoms you might be suffering from if you are lactose intolerant and continue to ingest milk and dairy containing products are excessive belching, excessive gas, headaches and migraines, bloating, constipation, cramping, insomnia, achy bones, moodiness and irritability, mood swinging, mucous in your stools, ribbony and pellet shaped stools … It’s a simple test and only costs around $70.00AUD…. Eliminate milk and dairy and increase intake of fresh green and salad vegies…..all rich in calcium and magnesium… Eat them.. Juice them but get them into you…. And see if there’s any noticeable difference.

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Sandra asks…

What are best natural or home made remedies to treat cons disease and constipation due to fibre deficiency?

and laziness along with lack of concentration

vti answers:

A change of diet and a little exercise can do the trick – you can get ideas here: http://best-constipation-cures.com/constipation-remedies/constipation-home-remedy/

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Betty asks…

Any Home Remedies for Acidity?

vti answers:

Top 8 simple and effective home remedies that can help reduce the intensity of acidity.
Jaggery
Jaggery can help a lot in treating heartburn and acidity. Consume a small lump and allow it to get dissolved in your mouth to get relief from acidity. But, this remedy should not be tried by people who have diabetes.
Raita
Raita prepared with curd and added with ingredients like grated cucumber and coriander will surely aid in digestion and help eliminate acidity.
Basil leaves
Basil leaves are popular for their medicinal properties. Chewing say around 5-6 basil leaves relieves acidity to a lot of extent. One can also make a blend of crushed basil leaves and dried leaves which can be consumed with water or tea or simply be swallowed.
Butter-milk
A yet another simple and most easy homemade remedy to treat acidity is consuming butter-milk mixed with a little say about ¼ teaspoon of black pepper powder.
Mint
It is also a good idea to drink fresh mint juice or chew raw mint leaves after meals everyday to keep acidity and indigestion away from you.
Ginger
Ginger is considered as a cure-all herb as it helps in treating so many different kinds of conditions. Consume just the right amount of ginger about half an hour before each meal and feel the difference.
Milk
Milk is a drink that consists of a large amount of calcium which helps in preventing build-up of stomach acid. So, drink a glass of milk after your meal to soothe your stomach after having a spicy meal.
Vanilla ice cream
Yes, gorging a cup of your favourite vanilla ice cream not just savours your sweet tooth but also helps combat gastritis. This is an easy home remedy to fight acidity.

James asks…

Heartburn home remedies, any suggestion? I’m sick & tired of prescription?

vti answers:

Heartburn home remedies are best explained in Jeff Martin’s ebook. Check out his Heartburn No More. I found it very informative and mentioned most of the remedies mentioned above

Maria asks…

What are some home remedies for heartburn?

vti answers:

Try taking a couple of Tbs. Of honey, swallow slowly, it works for me , good for a sore throat too.

Sandra asks…

Are there any home remedies for heartburn?

vti answers:

G & T :o?

If it does work let me know.. ; )

Robert asks…

Home remedies for heartburn?

Dear people of the world, I am a person suffering from chronic daily heartburn for 5 years now. I’m diagnosed with Barrett’s Oesophagus, and am currently pre-cancerous. I’ve tried all the Western medicines, be they antacids, H+ Blockers like Nexium and Omeprazole. But they don’t seem to help at all. I’m worries for my life. And I was wondering if anyone here could provide some recipes for heartburn remedies. I’m kinda desperate at this point.
Thanks to all. I will take your advice and start practising them. I have to slim down. Haha. Thanks Izzy. Your answer is especially helpful.

vti answers:

Simple one, sip warm water with a teaspoon of baking powder stirred in.
Raising the head of the bed helps, as do low-fat, milky drinks.
Make sure you are not overweight, eat small, frequent meals – easy on the fat content.

Although the risk of cancer is small make sure you go for regular checks.

EDIT
Do you read the answers, they all seem to drift into voting. It can discourage people from answering.

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David asks…

Workout supplement ==> running ?!?!?

i started doing high intensity interval training (running)
What’s a good supplement to take before running, to get some extra energy?

vti answers:

For energy and endurance, some of the best running supplements are products like NO-XPLODE or Endurance Fuel. Although they function differently, they both provide a boost to help you get more out of your runs. They can also be used as race fuel and implemented as part of your pre-race routine. I put both of these supplements on my list of best supplements for runners and recommend using both. NO-XPLODE will pump your muscles and aid in the blood flow during strenuous exercise, while Endurance Fuel or Ultra Fuel will provide a 3 staged carbohydrate energy rush for pre, during, and post workout needs.

Any you can always use Gu, gels, Cliffs, Hammers. Listen to your body and see what it tells you. Mine never worked well with some supplements and did better with Gatorade gels.

Maria asks…

Best lean protein for runner?

I do alot of runing do to soccer and im trying. To find a protein that will help me kepp muscle in my upper body more so my arms

vti answers:

You may want to consider taking a protein supplement. If you eat dairy, whey protein will be okay, if you don’t, there are plenty of soy- and other vegetable protein powders out there. Take the supplement within 30-60 minutes after a long run/soccer/workout. I take protein powder on days where I do over 30 minutes of activity. Regular short workouts don’t require anything extra, in my opinion.

In addition to a protein supplement, or just to maintain health, look to eggs, dairy, soy, beans, nuts, seeds etc. To meet your protein needs. You should be eating these.

I hope that if you’re trying to build muscles, you are doing strength training as well as cardio. The running and soccer will keep your body healthy on the inside, but won’t do much to help your body on the outside, ie tone up.

James asks…

Middle Distance Runners?

I’m a senior in high school and im predominately an 800m runner. I’ll run the 400 and the 1600 at times too but the 800 is my event. I was wondering if anyone with experience knows if taking any type of supplement would benefit me such as creatine or anything of that sort. I understand creatine makes you retain water and gain weight which would most likely slow you down, but is there a product where you get similar results in strength without gaining that much weight?

Feel free to tell me if this is the most retarded idea ever and I should just stick to running my ass off and endurance lifting.

vti answers:

Your right to not want to use creatine because like you said it just adds water to your muscles. Taking like protein supplements doesnt really do anything either because most people get enough protein from food each day. I would suggest that you keep working hard and lifting weights.
One more thing there is really no such thing as lifting for endurance because all weight lifting is anaerobic and builds muscle mass. Good luck this season.

Lizzie asks…

teenager on a diet? runner?

i knoow its not balanced, but today was like an off day..
i ran 3 miles in cross country this morning,
throughout the day, i spaced these foods out..
1 piece of light wheat bread (45 calories)
3 egg whites
fiber one cereal, 1 cup (160 calories)
4 oz dannon yogurt lite (70 calories)
1 small apple
i also had a package of steamed pasta,veggies,chicken breast. it had 360 calories per serving.i had a serving at lunch, and another for dinner..so 720 calories total.
and alot of water!

im aiming for 1200 calories a day. Im 5’4”, 16, female, 107 lbs. i know im not overweight, so please dont mention or lecture on that. but i gained a few lbs when i was recovering from an injury and couldnt run, so im just trying to lose a few lbs. ive been to my dr a few days ago, and he has no prob with my weight. i just want to be leaner for cross country.
how did i do today? too many calories?

vti answers:

I completely understand your want/need to achieve your perfect race weight.

But to add to what others have said make sure you get enough iron. Maybe even take a iron supplement. Distance runners can become iron deficient very easily, even anemic. Especially female runners because of your period. You dont wanna to become iron deficient, all yours runs and races will feel like crap.

Nancy asks…

Food runner or Pizza delivery driver?

Hey guys, I’m looking for a part time job to supplement my main job so between food runner and pizza delivery driver which job would you pick and why? The food runner makes $10/hr plus shared tips and pizza delivery driver makes minimum wage + tips.

vti answers:

Food runner. You are guaranteed 10 bucks an hour plus a percentage of the tips the servers make. Minimum wage is NOT ten bucks an hour and not all customers tip 15%. Plus what if you get robbed while making a delivery or get in an accident? Food runner all the way.

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