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how do you not get food poisoning by eating sushi if it is raw fish?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No sewage!: When you get food poisoning from raw seafood, it's usually from shellfish, such as oysters, that filter water that may be contaminated with sewage. That's not the case with fish used in sush, which swim around in the sea. However, you can sometimes get parasites, such as tapeworms, from sushi. As far as i'm concerned, it's worth the risk.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is there any food or drink that can raise hCG levels?

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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 20 years experience
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).
A 40-year-old member asked:

Will eating sweet food affect the treatment of pinworms?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Could salty food cause a dry taste in my mouth?

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Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dry taste: Yes, this is one frequent reason for "dry" taste.
A 34-year-old member asked:

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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