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Dr. Nicholas Kahoot
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products
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What are the therapeutic fatty acid found in fish oil?
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
What therapeutic effect does fish oil have on the lipid panel?
What herbs is related to ginger and is used as "natural" anti-inflammatory which protects the brain from degeneration?
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
An herb indigenous to the Polynesian Island (Vanuatu/Hawaii). It is used to help patients with anxiety and depression.
Kava (Piper methysticum)
This herb is used to protect the liver; treat hepatitis C virus; detoxify exposures to toxins and poisons.
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
Which herb treats allergic rhinitis and prevents migraines? It contains PZAs so it requires a special formulation.
Butterbur (Petasites hybridus)
Which is an adoptogenic herb indigenous to Appalachia. It is used to help patients cope with stress and improve energy?
American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)
A botanical that has high concentration of proanthocyanins. It is used to prevent urinary tract infections.
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Which nutritional supplement is used to support healthy blood lipid levels by reducing LDL cholesterol?
Which botanical product is used to treat dyslipidemia by reducing LDL cholesterol?
Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus)
Which B vitamin in high doses (> 100 mg) is associated with a sensory neuropathy (pain & numbness) of the extremities?
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
Which B vitamin is combined with Mg and Feverfew or Butterbur to prevent migraines?
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
Which B vitamin is associated with peripheral neuropathy and dementia when deficient?
Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin)
A forest herb indigenous to Appalachia. It is used to treat hot flashes in monocausal women. It is available as REMIFEMIN
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga/Actaea racemosa)
Which herb is used to treat mild to moderate depression? It is reported to cause multiple drug-herb interaction.
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
A common herb used to support the immune system. It contains polysaccharides that stimulate natural killer cells.
Herb that is a member of the Lamiacae family. It is aromatic and its oil can be used to treat GI conditions such as IBS.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Fatty acids with carbon lengths of 8-12 carbons. They're are absorbed directly into the liver and converted to ketones.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
Mineral necessary for immune function and antioxidant enzyme activity (SOD). Used to treat common cold and ARMD.
Mineral necessary for over 300 enzymatic reactions. Can be used to treat migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, and HTN.
Which homeopathic remedy would you recommend fi a patient was experiencing irritated, skin with contact dermatitis?
Rhus toxicodendron (poison ivy)
Which form of calcium requires stomach acid for absorption? Should be avoided in gastric bypass and patients taking PPIs.
Which nutrient is depleted with prescriptions of metformin and omeprazole. It is commonly deficient in Vegans.
A fat soluble vitamin necessary for Ca absorption. Levels decline with CKD and lack of sunlight.
A fat soluble vitamin necessary for osteocalcin production. Used for osteoporosis and to stabilize the INR.
A lipid soluble antioxidant found in food. The natural supplement contains 8 isomers where the synthetic contains one.
Precursor molecule promoting the production of serotonin. Used in supplements to support mood, anxiety, and body weight.
Promotes the production of healthy eicosanoid and fluid cell membranes. Used for ADHD, inflammation and heart health.
Which nutritional supplement is used to support joint health. It decreases joint pain and supports healthy cartilage?
A water and fat soluble antioxidant. Use to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy and Hg toxicity. It may reduce BG.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Annual herbal sales are comparable to which OTC category?
Upper Respiratory (Cough and Cold)
Which US legislation regulates supplements & mandates only structure/function claims be made.
Nutritional supplement used to support mitochondrial function. Used for heart function, fibromyalgia, and Parkinsons.
Supplement used to aid with sleep. Produced by the pineal gland and is in low concentrations in the elderly.
Which homeopathic remedy would you recommend if a patient was experiencing insomnia?
Coffea cruda (Coffee)
What side effect is associated with high doses (>2 grams) of Vitamin C
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