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Are Pumpkin Seed Shells Edible
Kind of pumpkin?: There are hundreds of "pumpkins" out there. Most are edible. If this is an edible type of pumpkin then you will be fine. Roasted pumpkin seeds, pepitas, are delicious and a good source of protein without cholesterol! The shell around them won't hurt you, and actually has fiber in it. Enjoy! Too much of any food can be bad, of course. ...Read more
Hives or worse: Pumpkin seed allergy is very unusual. The symptoms can be mild itching to severe anaphylaxis. See my blog I just published at http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/10/pumpkin-allergy/. ...Read more
Pumpkin seeds: Though not as well studied as I would like there are benefits to these seeds based on their composition. Go to http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=82 for a good overview. ...Read more
Pumpkin seeds: It is my understanding, that pumpkin seeds may help get rid of parasites. One needs to consume a lot however, and according to what I have read, that means 200-400 grams of pumpkin seeds (one half to one whole pound!). So, you could grind them up and make like a thick soup and drink it. If it were me, I would go to the dr. And take an anti-parasitic medication. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes It Is True:
Pumpkin seeds contain compound called phytosterols which may help shrink enlarged prostate
they also contain chemical that may prevent some conversion of testosterone into dht (dihydrotestosterone).High level of Dht are associated with enlarged prostate
you need to consume 1oz of shelled pumpkin seeds three times a day. ...Read more
Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare. ...Read more
I'm 78 I frequently urinate often at night, what to do? Trying pumpkin seed extract to solve problem?
Nighttime urine: Causes of nocturia are: high fluid intake, untreated diabetes, congestive heart failure, edema of the legs, obstructive sleep apnea, diuretics, drugs such as digoxin, bladder obstruction or bladder overactivity. See a physician to get your diagnosis found and a treatment plan put into place. Lay off the extracted pumpkin seeds, as it does not seem to provide a cure for your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I bit inside of my cheek and its not healing, its a chunck as big as a pumpkin seed, what should do to relieve the pain?
Cheek bite: If it s the size of a pumpkin seed and is not healing you should see your doctor. At home remedies for mild bites are applying a past of baking soda an mylanta ove rthe ulcerated area three to four times a day. Your docotr could also give you a local anestehetic to apply voer it. Buccal lesions usulaly heal fast but if it is not it is concerning, so see md asap. ...Read more
L-tryptophan: The speculative reason to take pumpkin seed oil for depression is that it contains l-tryptophan, an amino acid. Pumpkin seed oil has not been studied in depression, to my knowledge but l-tryptophan has been studied at 300-4000mg per day. Since only a very small amount of l-tryptophan is available per gram of oil, it is not worth it to take the oil. Better to just take l-tryptophan directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all: This is totally safe, a bit like having pumpkin pie after eating fish. While both fish oil and pumpkin seed oil are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids, pumpkin seed oil contains omega 6 and other fatty acids not found in fish oil, so taking them together would give you a better balance of fatty acids. ...Read more
I have read that pumpkin seed oil stop the formation of DHT so I was wondering if your apply it directly to your hair or do you eat it in capsule form?
No: Folks online make this stuff up as pranks. If this actually worked, it would be dispensed to the balding scientists at the NIH. If you want to slow male pattern baldness, a scientific physician can offer you some meds. Or you can embrace your masculinity, exercise hard, shave your head, and look better and be healthier than any of the other men. ...Read more
Would taking 2000mg taking of pumpkin seed oil and multivitamins containing zinc oxide daily give way to an overdose in zinc?
A lot of white seed like thing in stool what could it be? Small, big but smaller than a pumpkin seed. I eat healthy (lot of seeds, chicken, rice)
Mucus with stool??: Could you be describing a coating of white mucus? Patients often report to me seeing mucus as white stringy or seed-like material on and/or in stool. Mucus is a colon lubricant, but when present in large volume it may signal problems with colon spasm (ie. Irritable bowel syndrome), partial obstruction, infection, & even sloughed colon lining due to variety of diseases. Testing is easy--see doc. ...Read more
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