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Doctor insights on: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Artificial Food Preservatives

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There is clinical evidence to prove that artificial colors and preservatives in food causes adhd?

There is clinical evidence to prove that artificial colors and preservatives in food causes adhd?

No: There is no conclusive properly performed research showing causality between expsoure to dyes or additives & adhd. However, naturalistic experience shows worsening of symptoms in a few, but not all adhd children. This effect is rarely seen in adults. The older the pt is, the less likely there are clinical signs of exposure and mostly hyperactivity. Rarely, college pts perform less well with dyes. ...Read more

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Could eating foods with preservatives make you live longer?

Could eating foods with preservatives make you live longer?

NO, try avoiding it!: The preservatives are to prevent the food from "spoiling", so they will look and taste better longer or from spoiling. They will not proteck you from aging, in fact many experts think that many process foods aged you faster! Eating low glycemic, healthy food like vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats found in Olive oil or fish may dimish the oxidative stres or glycation (sugar) damage that ages us ...Read more

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Can you get sick if you always eat foods with preservatives?

Do you mean: Can preservatives make you sick? Or prevent sickness? The question is a little ambiguous as written. ...Read more

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Could food preservatives influence arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis?

Could food preservatives influence arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis?

I don't think so: The risk factors for atherosclerosis -- cigarette smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, lack of exercise -- are painfully obvious. I've looked at 'pop' claims that food preservatives are a big risk factor, and they seem artfully worded to frighten you and to lack any real science. Today's processed foods are often both greasy ; fun to eat and this promotes obesity and puts you at some risk. ...Read more

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What health effects does eating sulphur dioxide as a preservative in food have?

What health effects does eating sulphur dioxide as a preservative in food have?

Bad: Can be a carcinogen. More and more they're finding food additives like this are harmful avoid or limit the amount and frequency of this type food or thing ...Read more

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Do parabens in food used as preservatives cause cancer or diseases? Which parabens in food are safe? How can we know if we are not consuming too much

Do parabens in food used as preservatives cause cancer or diseases? Which parabens in food are safe? How can we know if we are not consuming too much

Reality? Noone knows: With any certainty. Why? Because humans are Hi-tech; medicine Low-Tech, very slowly working to understand fantastic complexity & the reason best evidence=clinical trials, yet most issues never studied in clinical trials (who would pay?) Study: www. Bit. Ly/2fvEU8Z for some background. Our primary protection against cancer is Immune System; job 1 of the system. Outside agents generally more minor. ...Read more

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What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I haven't eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?

What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I haven't eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?

Dyspepsia: You are correct in thinking that oily foods can cause indigestion by delaying stomach emptying. Other causes include raw harsh roughage like raw peppers, etc. Gassy things, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, drinking too much liquid with meals, sugar substitutes, gum chewing, can also cause distension and dyspepsia. Reflux from gerd or hiatal hernia cause indigestion. ...Read more

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Is it bad 2 eat food with soy in if it is in small traces can it increase breast cancer risk? Also is sulphur dioxide as a preservative dangerous?

Is it bad 2 eat food with soy in if it is in small traces can it increase breast cancer risk? Also is sulphur dioxide as a preservative dangerous?

No. That's silly.: Truth be told, you need to stop reading internet scare stuff. You make sulfur oxides in your own body. If you travel in "green" circles, you'll meet people who urge you to eat a lot of soy "because phytoestrogens are good for you", and others who tell you to avoid it "because they cause cancer." These people write this stuff to pose as learned humanitarians and sell you junk. Be discerning. ...Read more

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Are lubricating artificial tears without preservative safe to use?

Are lubricating artificial tears without preservative safe to use?

Yes: Non preserved artificial tears are often recommended for the treatment of dry eyes in individuals who are sensitive to preservatives. There use can be very frequent (every 30' or so) due to low surface irritation side effects. Just as with any eye drop medication, avoid contamination of the dropper tip. Non preserved drops last generally 1 day, & are best refrigerated in between uses to protect. ...Read more

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Best preservative free artificial tears for people with blepharitis?

Best preservative free artificial tears for people with blepharitis?

Preservative free: This response is specific for the person and their specific underlying cause or reason for using artificial tears. In my experience the most success is with refresh advanced, retain MGD, refresh celluvisc, md Bion tears. I have had a lot of success with recommending Systane Balance although it has preservatives. Once again it depends on your underlying reason for using artificial tears. ...Read more

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Why does my tearfilm feel so thick after I have been adding preservative free artificial tears to my eyes??!? Making my vision very blurry for weeks

Why does my tearfilm feel so thick after I have been adding preservative free artificial tears to my eyes??!? Making my vision very blurry for weeks

Teardrops: Dear Jackie,

May I ask what brand of preservative-free tears you are using and who suggested those to you?

Dry eye syndrome has many causes such as allergy.

Please respond to me so that I may help further.

Dr. Joe Crapotta
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What is the best brand for free preservative artificial tears and omega-3 fatty acid? Does restasis has a preservative?

What is the best brand for free preservative artificial tears and omega-3 fatty acid? Does restasis has a preservative?

Sjogren's: If you have sjogren's as the cause of your dry eyes, preservatives can cause more ocular irritation compared to a person who does not have sjogren's. I honestly do not know which one is the best though systane is popular. Flax seed oil which has omega 3 has studied in sjogren's and demonstrated improved with dry eyes. Your eye doctor would need to answer the? About Restasis preservatives. ...Read more

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Many of the preservative free artificial tears still have phosphate in some form or another (e.g. disodium phosphate) is it safe for long term use?

Many of the preservative free artificial tears still have phosphate in some form or another (e.g. disodium phosphate) is it safe for long term use?

Safe: The phosphate salt is for pH balance and not for anti-bacterial use. Your body is full of phosphate salts and they are an important part of your metabolism. Nothing here to worry about and it is safe to use long term. ...Read more

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The preservatives in artificial tears are making my eyes tire more quickly from computer use. Hope this can be undone by switching, ie, not permanent?

Artificial Tears: Stop using the drops. Doubtful it is permeant. Consider having your eyes examined by Ophthalmology to see if there is a better treatment for dry eyes and eye fatigue. Perhaps you need glasses or anti reflective screen. ...Read more

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I've been using a lot of artificial preservative free eyedrops lately for my blepharitis/dry eye more than usual vision haschanged since then to foggy?

I've been using a lot of artificial preservative free eyedrops lately for my blepharitis/dry eye more than usual vision haschanged since then to foggy?

Still dry: Foggy vision is consistent with dry eyes, and would suggest you need even more artificial tears. With such an acute change, it suggests that something has happened. For example, you may have recently acquired an eye infection, which then causes the eyes to become even more dry. You should see your eye MD to see exactly why your eyes are more dry. ...Read more

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Hypotears /artificial tears that's best for dry eye? Can I use artificialtears (preservative)daily for long term? I can't find restasis, what's other best?

Hypotears /artificial tears that's best for dry eye? Can I use artificialtears (preservative)daily for long term? I can't find restasis, what's other best?

Any tear substitute: There are a great many drops for dry eye. For longterm use I recommend preservative-free ones to avoid allergic reactions. Restasis is dilute cyclosporin, an immunosuppressant only available with a prescription ...Read more

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