A 24-year-old member asked:
how can i prevent food borne illness?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Avoid infected food: Undercooked meats and poultry are the most common sources. Fresh, uncooked vegetable which have not been cleaned properly can also lead to infections. Once cooked food has been allowed to reach room temperature it is no longer considered safe.
General Practice 36 years experience
Cook foods: cook all your foods well, also wash your hands before and after handling uncooked foods. Dont tast the uncooked food as you can pick up an infection that way as well. For example, women who make gefilte fish in Europe tasted it raw, and were subject to the worm called diphilobrothum latum. Dont taste raw food.
A 38-year-old member asked:
What can consumers do when they eat in restaurants to prevent food borne illnesses?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Wash, eat well-done: Some can't be prevented: food handler doesn't wash after bathroom, if restaurant doesn't follow health rules. Nyc has health grades (a, b, c, "grade pending", closed), posted on the window, near the door; not a bad idea.
Assuming the place is clean, eating undercooked food is the best way to increase risk. Rare steak ok-outside cooked, rare inside is sterile. Rare burger can't tell where it was.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Food to prevent dysmenourrea
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Possibly: Poor diet in general has a lot to do with pms etc. Get rid of all the sugar stuff, including sweeteners.It may need supplements.
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