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Author: lcd186 Three stars, 500 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 14985  
Subject: Poll: Natural remedies, supplements Date: 8/23/2012 1:03 AM
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Please participate and give specifics, if you can. I really would like some discussion or activity on the topic, or related.

Lately I have been feeling lousy again at different levels, much of it due to environmental and social stress.

I haven't taken any natural supplements in a long time. Nor have I tried a lot of at-home remedies or changes, including notably exercise, or sunlight. And sticking to a sleep routine.

Just wondering if anybody has specific routines, remedies, as well as supplements that they may take that help them, or at least that they have heard can be a significant help for others.

It is a given that I would check any at-home remedies and supplements should be checked with doctors or appropriate mental health teams to make sure there are no possible issues with current medications or other ongoing treatments.

For the purposes of the poll, I mean "natural" in the sense of anything not requiring a medical prescription, or in some sort of orthodox, or traditional medical or psychological mental health setting or treatment. I assume that many people may receive medications and formal treatments and for the purposes of this poll, I exclude that unless you feel it fits. My term is quite subjective, I just want some discussion and participation if you're able.

Thank you,
Lois Carmen D.
I do some sort of natural supplements only
I do some sort of at home or natural remedies only
I do a combination of remedies and supplements
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Author: alstroemeria Big gold star, 5000 posts Top Recommended Fools Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14871 of 14985
Subject: Re: Poll: Natural remedies, supplements Date: 8/23/2012 11:15 AM
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Zyflamend, an herbal anti-inflamatory I take to help joint pain and high C-Reactive Protein readings, and found by accident works as a natural anti-anxiety (and possibly anti-depression) med. Ingredients include rosemary, turmeric, and ginger and other herbs. It smells good!

1 gelcap or vegetarian capsule morning and night. 180 soft gels lasts 3 months if you take 2 a day and costs ~$50 (kind of expensive, sorry).

I don't know anyone else taking this and would be interested in hearing others' experiences. It works well for me.

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Author: lcd186 Three stars, 500 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14872 of 14985
Subject: Re: Poll: Natural remedies, supplements Date: 8/23/2012 1:03 PM
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Zyflamend, an herbal anti-inflamatory I take to help joint pain and high C-Reactive Protein readings, and found by accident works as a natural anti-anxiety (and possibly anti-depression) med. Ingredients include rosemary, turmeric, and ginger and other herbs. It smells good!

It sounds delicious as well. Sometimes I have miscellaneous knee, or shoulder issues or tenderness and pain usually attributed to my activities. Could this anti-inflammatory address issues like mine? It sounds wonderful with its additional possible applications for anti-anxiety and maybe even anti-depression (both of these very high on my list).

Unrelated to your response, but I wonder if you have ideas and thoughts on useful supplements for preparing for menopause. I'm 47 and I think I may begin having some early signs of pre-menopause (not sure when my mother started, she refuses to discuss health issues). I guess I am on track perhaps for starting in a few more years. The discussion just isn't much of one from the last time I went for my well woman exam (now on disability related Medicare, I just don't know how to push for more information and direction). Incidentally, if you have any recommendations to "Menopause 101" or "Menopause for Dummies" types of reading material or website links, let me know.

Thank you,
Lois Carmen D.

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Author: ishtarastarte Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14873 of 14985
Subject: Re: Poll: Natural remedies, supplements Date: 8/23/2012 3:38 PM
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For menopause symptoms, evening primrose oil, black cohosh, vitamin E.

Ishtar

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Author: lcd186 Three stars, 500 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14874 of 14985
Subject: Re: Poll: Natural remedies, supplements Date: 8/24/2012 2:52 AM
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For menopause symptoms, evening primrose oil, black cohosh, vitamin E.

Thank you, Ishtar. :)

Lois Carmen D.

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Author: alstroemeria Big gold star, 5000 posts Top Recommended Fools Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14875 of 14985
Subject: Re: Poll: Natural remedies, supplements Date: 8/24/2012 8:11 AM
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You might want to bring up this discussion on the Alternative Medicine board. Ask about specific brands and dosages, too. I've gotten excellent advice from Sheila on that board and the Health and Nutrition board. She is a PhD technical editor for a medical journal (married to a PhD medical researcher) who studies alternative medicine (takes seminars, reads original research). She also uses alternative medicine herself and has personal experience to share. She has helped many people, including me.

PS--I second ish's recommendations for menopause, although I have no personal experience of taking them. I had hot flashes for years, but they didn't bother me enough to deal with. I must say I LOVE not having periods to deal with! And my budget for hygiene items is way down, too :-)

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Author: Cashemco Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 14876 of 14985
Subject: Re: Poll: Natural remedies, supplements Date: 8/24/2012 11:04 PM
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http://www.orthomolecular.org/history/hoffer/index.shtml

I have been looking into orthomolecular medicine for a family member. Does anyone know anything about it.

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