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what's the most definitive test(s) for finding food intolerances?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
"Elimination": Diets...which avoid the possible offending foods with "control periods" inbetween diet changes. See an allergist for a "program"! Hope this helps! Dr Z
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
None.: It is al comprehensive. Combination of once symptoms and physical exam and detailed dietary history which includes Food Journal . And then necessary blood tests and some times Endoscopy for the gastric Biopsy:-)

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What do I do if my baby will not eat solid food?

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Patient persistence: Each infant has his/her own temperament. Infants that are slow to eat solids often have "slow to warm" temperament. That is the are slow to accept change or new experiences, like new foods, new clothes, bathing, etc. If they are slow to accept solids, don't force it. Just patiently continue to try various foods. Once one is accepted then mix it with the next food you are trying to introduce.
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Is there any food or drink that can raise hCG levels?

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Dr. Stephen Berns
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Not really: If you are referring to the recent "hcg diet", which involves using HCG as well as severe calorie restriction, i would recommend against it. Buying HCG is illegal, (http://www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm281333.Htm) and extreme dieting can be very dangerous. It is possible to supplement HCG through consuming your own human placental tissue (placenta pills / placental encapsulation).
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Will eating sweet food affect the treatment of pinworms?

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NO: Pinworm treatment is pretty straight (pardon the pun) forward. Usually 1 dose of medication, followed in a week by another dose. Sweets should do nothing.
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Could salty food cause a dry taste in my mouth?

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Dry taste: Yes, this is one frequent reason for "dry" taste.
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Can I get chelation therapy in pill form from health food stores?

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Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine 29 years experience
Yes and Questionable: Succimer {chemet} is an oral lead chelating agent that is not available from the health food stores. It must be prescribed. Health food stores sell supplements. Supplements are sold a food product and must be safe for consumption. This means they do not have to prove or provide any medical benefits. Supplements with edta {a chelating agent} will have ultra-low levels, so no harm = no med bene.

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