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Q&A: Herbs for Chemotherapy

Question: Discuss some herbs that may be helpful for someone taking chemotherapy. Explain why they may be recommended. Answer: Three herbs that are helpful during chemotherapy are: Echinacea – is an immune booster during chemotherapy where the immune is compromised due … Continue reading

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Q&A: Guarana in Energy Drinks

Question: Discuss the contraindications associated with guarana that is found in most energy drinks. Answer: Guarana’s contraindications are: Avoid caffeine during pregnancy as increases in caffeine aare present in mother’s milk, has been associated with fetal loss, low birth weight and … Continue reading

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Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions

Health consultants function as educators and therefore should never prescribe any substance, food, herb, or an over-the-counter medication. Author Francis Brinker recognizes that medicinal herbs should be treated respectfully as they have significant pharmacological activity. His book, Herb Contraindications and … Continue reading

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