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Doctor insights on: A W Root Beer

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Are there any benefits to drinking root beer?

Root Beer: Is root beer healthy;it's hard to say in my opinion . There are a number of herbs and spices that are beneficial but my question would be do you get any significant amount of these ingredients to make a difference. Then there's the question of the amount of sugar in a can. Refined sugar in any form is not really good for you. ...Read more

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Can I have beer after a root canal?

Can I have beer after a root canal?

Yes: Unless you're on medications that preclude you from doing so. Check with your dentist or pharmacist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is root beer dangerous for the liver?

Is root beer dangerous for the liver?

No: Back in the old days, sassafras was a component of root beer. The stuff contains safrole which is an electrophile and might mutate genes, and some lab animals given huge doses got liver fibrosis in somebody's lab. I'd avoid the stuff which you can still get in home-brew root beer though i've seen nothing on the epidemiology to suggest a serious risk. ...Read more

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Barq's root beer bad for teeth?

Barq's root beer bad for teeth?

Everything: In excess is bad including sodas. The acids and sugars cause demineralization of the tooth structure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What makes root beer less harmful to tooth enamel than other sodas?

What makes root beer less harmful to tooth enamel than other sodas?

Questionable: It is the sugar in the soda that is harmful to tooth enamel. There is no reason for root beer to be any less harmful than other sugary drinks. ...Read more

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Can i drink beer a day after root canal?

Can i drink beer a day after root canal?

Yes if....: Sure as long as you are not taking narcotic prescription pain meds. Have a slice of pizza with that beer ;). ...Read more

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I've heard a rumor that caffeine free root beer can help with milk production while nursing. Is this true?

I've heard a rumor that caffeine free root beer can help with milk production while nursing. Is this true?

Not true: While there is some liquid in root beer, it's not a known stimulator of milk production. Drinking plenty of water, resting & eating well, and nursing often are the best ways to keep producing milk. Here's a helpful article by a pediatrician also certified by the international board of lactation & trained in pediatric nutrition: http://drjaygordon.Com/breastfeeding/increasing-milk-supply.Html. ...Read more

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Is drinking root beer or soda once a day too often for a person prone to kidney stones?

Is drinking root beer or soda once a day too often for a person prone to kidney stones?

No: However you need to keep a high fluid intake & healthiest beverage is water. Try and consume > 64oz of fluid per day. ...Read more

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What is the problem w/ 10 cigarette and 1 beer daily?

What is the problem w/ 10 cigarette and 1 beer daily?

Smoking: The main problem is smoking, and it affects your respiratory system, your cardiovascular system, your GI system and your brain. So keep on lightening cigarettes for an eventual unhealthy life. ...Read more

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I've drank socially 15 yrs w no problems unless I overdid it but last few months I get headaches, sometimes immediate on 2-3 beers & h2o doesn't help?

I've drank socially 15 yrs w no problems unless I overdid it but last few months I get headaches, sometimes immediate on 2-3 beers & h2o doesn't  help?

Alcohol Dependence: I understand your concern for headaches. Your physical and mental health is PRECIOUS! Follow with Cardiologist for your Mitral valve Prolapse and Costochodritis. See a Psychiatrist for your Alcohol use, stresses leading to excessive use, hangover, tension, and migraine headaches. and Therapy . Attend AA Meetings. Use Music, Breathing Relaxation; Visual Imagery, Meditation, Tai Chi and Exercise. ...Read more

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Can i eat medicine after beer?

Can i eat medicine after beer?

It depends on : Which medication you are referring to. Alcohol is contraindicated with some medications. ...Read more

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Can beer take away your appetite?

Can beer take away your appetite?

In excess: Beer / alcohol has 7 calories / gram, more than carbs or protein (4) and almost as much as fats (9). You can unintentionally drink a lot of "liquid calories" that then suppress your desire to eat "regular" (/healthier) calorie sources. Drink wisely & not to excess. ...Read more

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Does beer benefit your health at all?

Does beer benefit your health at all?

It depends: One man's food is another's poison. Ancient Greek physicians recognized this verity. So of course beer can be good or bad as a food and beverage. Small amounts of alcohol have had numerous reports of improving health. In general if one is drinking more than 16oz per day for men and 8 oz of 6% beer for women one can rightfully be concerned about abuse and detrimental effects. ...Read more

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Is beer in moderation healthy for you?

No: Beer consists of mostly "empty calories": calories with virtually no nutritional content. So while beer consumption in moderation is not necessarily bad for you, it's not good for you either. ...Read more

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What are beers that are low in purine?

What are beers that are low in purine?

All relatively low : I assume you're trying to decrease the risk of gout attacks. All beers are relatively low. Look here: http://www.Acumedico.Com/purine.Htm. If gout is the issue it's more important to reduce sugar and especially high fructose corn syrup intake. Gout comes from an inefficient or impaired liver. All alcohol impairs liver function, as do many medications. The best approach is a low carb diet. ...Read more

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Can beer stop you from growing? Taller?

Can beer stop you from growing? Taller?

Perhaps: Alcohol simply is not a good idea for a developing brain and because it can interfere with testosteron levels etc. It might indeed limit height...But the main problem with alcohol when young is it can harm the brain and stunt emotional growth and that is perhaps even more important than bone growth when it comes to eventual health and well being. ...Read more

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How to make normal beer drunken person?

How to make normal beer drunken person?

Alcohol content?: It really varies with each style of beer and brewery. Then it depends on the person's weight, metabolism and drinking experience. If you need to know the alcohol content of many brands, here's a great website for many types: http://www.Alcoholcontents.Com/beer/. ...Read more