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Asked Burgers Disease
Infectious disease: They may not know every tropical disease that occurs in the world but they are better informed than most of the other doctors. They can look up references and help you. ...Read more
No: That's fantasy. There are reasonable opponents of genetically modified organisms, but alleging that they cause prion disease is simply making things up -- and there are plenty of militants of every camp who do this sort of thing. ...Read more
No: The agent of MCD is found in the nerves/brain of the infected animal & could be on bones if the slaughtering process mixed the material together. That said, since the MCD surveillance started the risk of the disease is somewhat like the lottery in reverse. If you had ten million chances to win and only1 of 10mil to loose, would you worry about losing.I note only 1 case reported in the US in 2003. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a very busy person & have no time to cook. I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Would it be safe to consume gluten free microwaveable dinner daily?
Yes: You can fine many helpful guidelines on gluten free foods on line and many supermarkets have a gluten free section. Gluten free does not imply vitamin deficiency, but study up on your nutritional choices and you can follow a gluten free life in the fast lane. I've been doing it for some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does all canned luncheon meat like SPAM harbor listeria? Ate product made with it meant to be cold never warmed. I'm 34w today.
Listeria risks: It can be very difficult to know if a food is contaminated or not with bacteria. For that, mostly, we have to trust the FDA and food inspectors. That said, certain clues can help us avoid foodborne illness. Smell and taste obviously. Also "age" of something after it was opened. Spam direct from can was OK but if it's been in the fridge for a while, toss it. Listeria can grow in the refrigerator. ...Read more
Is hughes disease a vascular disease or connective tissue disease? I forgot to ask rheumatologist when recently diagnosed.
All: Hughes disease or antiphaspholipid synrome, has sticky blood causes clotting in unwanted places and time, due to thrombosis depending on the site causes variety of symptoms , TIA pe , deep vein thrombosis miscarriage etc could be immunological, as antiphaspho lipid antibodies are found , some times lupus also found in hughes syn. Warfarin is used ...Read more
No: Almost anything is possible, but you're probably ten time more likely to be struck and killed by a piece of space debris. ...Read more
I have gluten free celiacs disease. Is it safe to replace regular flour with gluten free flour (i.E. Ben's mill)?
Yes: You're safe as long as you, as a celiac disease patient, avoid eating wheat, barley, rye products or any commercially-prepared food or drink that the label indicates contains gluten. Look toward to future and see my earlier answer about exciting prospects for celiac patients who may one day soon be able to enjoy gluten. ...Read more
Ate marshmallows roasted w/ fake fire log. Company says 'non toxic waxes' "california proposition 65... By-products known to cause cancer." concern?
Once?: If you did this once, it is probably not a problem. But burning those fake fire logs in the house often may increase your risk. There are a lot of other ways to decrease your cancer risk, so this is probably not a big deal. Eat healthy, avoid stress, get plenty of rest. These are your best bets for decreasing your risk of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No- never!: Why? There are new infectious diseases randomly pops up year after year. Check out the full answer at the infectious diseases society of america website that answers the question: what is an infectious disease specialist?http://www.idsociety.org/id_specialist/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remotely possible: The human version of mad cow disease (vcjd) may be caused by eating beef products contaminated with central nervous system tissue from infected cattle. The usda requires all brain and spinal cord materials be removed from older cattle and any showing signs of neurological problems. Cdc says there are no cases of vcjd in usa. There's a rare sporadic form not linked to eating neuro tissue, tho'. ...Read more
Cancer cell loves sugar.R fruits not suitable as cancer patients' diet? Read sum books tat veggie n fruit diet can inhibit cancer cell.Is tat correc?
Not effective: Cancer cells survive by outcompeting your normal cells. They certainly thrive on sugar, but all cells do. If you were to limit sugar, to starve out cancer, you would starve out every other cell as well. Veggie and fruit diets have health benefits but no proven anti-cancer benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hula hoops bbq beef: I commend you for taking Vegetarian diet. It is healthy as it includes fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and dairy. It is healthy as it includes fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and dairy. Hula hoops bbq beef for vegetarians has Wheat Flour, Rice flour, Potatoes, dried onions and dried tomatoes Barbecue Beef Flavour Egg You make the decision ...Read more
What kinds of alcoholic drinks are safe for people with celiac disease? Potato vodka? Gin? Tequila? Wine? Rum? Rice wine?
Many options...: All the things you listed are viable options. Regular wines produced from grapes are allowed. I have seen gluten free beer, but i don't know how palatable it is. See this website for an extensive list.http://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/gluten-free-alcoholic-beverages/page1.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nuts: It was previously thought that all nuts were bad because of their fat content, however, this is not necessarily true. There are good fats and bad fats. This is true of nuts-- walnuts and almonds are better than peanuts and pistachio. Of course these are unsalted natural nuts. ...Read more