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Edema (Swelling)

Edema in feet and ankles. Doctor would like to prescribe a diuretic. Is there an herbal way to remedy the problem? I have type II diabetes. Is this a contributing factor?

I continue to read about the effectiveness of dandelion for edema, although I have not yet used it. Try it and tell me if it works for you.

High glucose levels in your blood will cause several problems that could contribute to the edema. Glucose can glycate (stick) to blood vessel walls and be a problem with blood uptake at the capillary level.

Metabolic abnormalities are part of high glucose levels in the blood, and may also contribute to fluid in the tissue.

You’ll want to increase your water intake (pure water, not flavored water or sodas), and increase your movement.

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Nutritional Supplements, Borage Oil, and Liver Damage

A reader writes:  My husband has been taking your supplements and has felt so much better. I have not taken it yet as I am curious about the borage oil. Does it cause liver damage over time and is your free of PA’s or hexane free? I do not have a gallbladder and have venous insufficiency. Would the borage cause a problem? I think the way they come packaged is great.

Vital Primivia and the Primivia Borage are free of Continue reading Nutritional Supplements, Borage Oil, and Liver Damage

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Sugar and Raw Honey: A Comparison

What is the difference between sugar and raw honey? And is there a difference between raw honey and processed honey?

Raw honey contains a combination of sugars, including fructose and glucose, and smaller amounts of sucrose and maltose. It also contains Continue reading Sugar and Raw Honey: A Comparison