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Natural testosterone booster intakes?

Despite what the supplement industry would have you believe, unless you are an overweight, older female, the commonly available steroid precursors (or the natural foods that claim to boost them) don't ...
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What are the health benefits and risks of ingesting Aloe vera?

What is Aloe vera? Aloe vera is the common name of one particular species of the genus Aloe (member of the Xanthorrhoeaceae family). There are over 420 different plant species and the most commonly ...
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Is mint oil an effective remedy for headaches?

tl;dr Peppermint oil combined with ethanol may be useful when applied topically for tension headaches. Details A review (Kligler) found two studies that looked at peppermint oil when combined with ...
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Does papaya really work against Dengue, Malaria and other mosquito borne diseases?

There's a review article on the effect of Papaya extracts in the treatment of Dengue fever, the main issue being thrombocytopaenia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4071726/ The best data ...
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Applying ice to tendinitis: how cold should it be?

Ice (cryotherapy) is a treatment for the inflammation which is secondary to the tendon injury its self. The inflammation is what usually causes the pain and can lead to additional compression injury ...
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Natural testosterone booster intakes?

Other than the post and the website you mentioned, here are a few more natural testosterone boosters, some of them being substances, and others being lifestyle changes or things-to-do: 1) In this ...
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Reversing Alzheimer's disease through Withania somnifera

You should read the article carefully. In the Introduction section they give some insight for their study: The majority of AD cases are sporadic in nature. The small fraction of familial cases are ...
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What are some natural remedies for lowering blood sugar besides diet and exercise?

You seem to be on a great track. I think you're doing all the right things. Regarding cinnamon pills: I have indeed read studies regarding cinnamon curbs blood sugar by lowering insulin resistance. ...
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Heat/cold bags filled with bean/flax seed/etc.: does the content matter?

This is only a partial answer. Actual studies on this are indeed hard to find. First of all: the healing information waves of the herbs you bring near your astral body and other such nonsense will ...
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Effect of turmeric/curcumin to block estrogen and hence reduce gynecomastia

The following comprehensive scientific sources do not even mention any relationship between turmeric/curcumin and gynecomastia: Turmeric, Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, komen.org Turmeric, ...
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Natural Remedies For Lower Muscarine?

Background Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors, or mAChRs, are acetylcholine receptors that form G protein-coupled receptor complexes in the cell membranes of certain neurons (Eglen, 2006) and other ...
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Natural treatment of chronic prostatitis - Does herbal medicines have side affects?‏

Herbal medicines do have side effects The answer to any "does this have side-effects?" question is invariably yes. Some drugs/medications/herbal remedies will have fewer side effects, some will ...
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Can i do pranayama when i am suffering from asthma?

I'm a physical therapist and do yoga in my free-time. So I'll provide some of the information I have. Pranayama exercises and active/passive techniques that are used in physical therapy to treat ...
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Can Neem Leaves be taken directly (Azadirachta indica, Nimtree)

First of all, I would suggest doing extensive research into natural-remedies and be extremely cautious. I understand that your original question was referring to the method, however I believe this ...
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What are the health benefits and risks of ingesting Aloe vera?

Possible health benefits Aloe vera by mouth is possibly effective for: relieving constipation reducing blood sugar and HbA1c in people with type 2 diabetes healing peptic ulcers (inconsistent ...
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Effect of turmeric/curcumin to block estrogen and hence reduce gynecomastia

There seems to be no clear and direct evidence for this. But a few angles might be worth exploring: Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations found curcumin to be a stable inhibitor of aromatase (Singh et ...
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Does tea tree oil acutally whiten teeth?

I have not found any whitening properties of tea tree oil but it can help prevent tooth discolouration and I have seen toothpaste with tea tree oil sold in shops. Jain et al. (2014) states: Tea tree ...
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What leaf resembling a mint numbs toothaches?

I am not sure about the leaf you are asking about. But in India we use Cloves since centuries to soothe toothache. It is a flower bud and very effective against toothaches.
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Can a banana peel cure a plantar wart?

Based on my medical knowledge and a literature search, I cannot find evidence to suggest that banana peels are a superior treatment for warts. I saw only one nearly 40-year-old study on PubMed, ...
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