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Natural Home Remedies: Immune Boosting Teas and Proper Dosage

An adult dose of medicinal herbal tea (of leaves or flowers) is 1 tsp of the herb placed in 8oz of boiled water. Cover and allow to steep for 15-30 minutes. Drink this tea 3-4 times a day. 

An adult dose is based on a 150 lb adult. To determine your child’s proper dose, divide his/her weight by 150. For instance, for a 50lb child: 50/150 = 1/3. Thus a 50 lb. child would receive 1/3 of an adult dose of tea. 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I take Adderall for my ADHD and it tends to help, but it wears off by the evening. This semester, I have a lecture class from 7-10PM, which basically kills me because at that time I am essentially off my meds and I can't focus or sit still to save my life. Does anyone have tips who's been in a similar situation? What can I do to make up for the lack of medication during this class's time?

Talk to your doctor and ask about a short-acting smaller dose that you can take with dinner to get you through your evening class on the days you have it.

Accommodations you can ask for if you register with disability services include a note taker, tape recording the lectures, sitting near the front, having permission to get up and walk around when your focus starts to wane.

-J

anonymous asked:

I had been off my pills for months because i was handling it well bt now I'm in a way stricter school. I've been on Vyvanse (ADHD) and Escitalopram(Anxiety) for two days and I am in physical pain I have barely eaten bc of appetite loss.

Did you start back at your last dose rather than starting lower and working your way back up? It’s usually better to work your way up after a long time off because your body is used to not having it in your system at all.

Regarding the appetite loss, it totally sucks but you really need to make yourself eat regularly even if you don’t feel like it or aren’t hungry. It doesn’t have to be a lot, and if the thought of eating makes you feel gross you can drink a meal replacement shake instead; the important thing is that you get enough calories. You can also carry around little snacks with you, like a baggie of trail mix or something that you can eat “mindlessly.”

-J

Obese Cancer Patients Don’t Get Enough Chemo

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: the overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they should. They use ideal weight or cap the dose out of fear about how much treatment an obese patient can bear. Yet research shows that bigger people handle chemo better than smaller people do.

Even a little less chemo can mean worse odds of survival, and studies suggest that as many as 40 percent of obese cancer patients have been getting less than 85 percent of the right dose for their size.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/09/obese-cancer-patients-don%E2%80%99t-get-enough-chemo