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I heard that milk thistle need alcohol to extract sylamarin so it's hard to take it as tea.Can't i eat the seeds directly from the plant fresh?

You can but...: Apparently you need to take quite a bit to have much of a benefit. The seeds contain about 3-6% silymarin so you need to take about 1/2 ounce of seeds (approximately 1 tbsp.) daily to get a therapeutic amount. They can be eaten whole or ground. See http://newroots.Drizzlehosting.Com/livermt.Html. ...Read more

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Can I add a dash of vanilla extract to my 6 month old's oatmeal if I make sure to "cook" the alcohol out?

Can I add a dash of vanilla extract to my 6 month old's oatmeal if I make sure to "cook" the alcohol out?

Why ever ????: Please never infer adult ideas about taste to an infant. Such additives have no food value and can trigger allergic reactions. Babies have a limited sense of taste which you can understand if you ever tried any of the usual baby formulas. Tastes like chalk water to me. Babies are not little adults and early feeding is just a training stage to get them to table foods. ...Read more

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If half of my pancreas removed, is it ok to drink alcohol?

Only if: Only if you are not concerned about damaging the other half. Alcohol is destructive to the liver, pancreas, kidneys, and, well, all the other organs, down to hair, skin and fingernails. Anyone with major organs that have been compromised should avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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What acid is removed from the body after drinking alcohol?

Don't understand ?: Alcohol is metabolized into acetaldehyde and then into acetic acid, which is then used by the body, in the Krebs cycle, to produce energy. There is no "acid" that accumulates and needs to be removed. In patients who drink extremely large amounts of alcohol, other byproducts, such as acetone and dihydroxybutyric acid DO cause alcoholic ketoacidosis, which resolves with thiamine and fluids. ...Read more

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How would the use of alcohol or recreational drug effect a person who had their colon removed?

How would the use of alcohol or recreational drug effect a person who had their colon removed?

Variable: Loss of your colon usually associated with some loss of fluids and potential for dehydration. Adding alcohol, can worsen the dehydration. No comment on recreational drugs. ...Read more

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Hi there, I had my appendix removed yesterday and I was wondering when I could consume alcohol and recreational drugs?

Hi there, I had my appendix removed yesterday and I was wondering when I could consume alcohol and recreational drugs?

Alcohol and drugs: Your question indicates that you may be on a dangerous lifestyle course. You should obtain help on the dangers of mixing alcohol and recreational drugs so as to take care of yourself and not fall prey to addiction and disease. Take effort to learn the truth. Your life is at stake. ...Read more