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Is it a good idea to swallow a few pieces of raw garlic for its health benefits? I don't wanna chew on the garlic because I know it causes bad breath…

Is it a good idea to swallow a few pieces of raw garlic for its health benefits? I don't wanna chew on the garlic because I know it causes bad breath…

Bad breath: Do not except garlic to treat or prevent any illness. What you propose doing will give you bad breath and not provide any benefit.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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Good morning doctors. Pls doc, I'm in my 1st trimester feelin nausea. Pls, can I chew raw ginger in small quantity? Thanks sir!

Good morning doctors. Pls doc, I'm in my 1st trimester feelin nausea. Pls, can I chew raw ginger in small quantity? Thanks sir!

Ginger: An adult can chew 1/4th ounce of raw ginger to decrease nausea but should not exceed 4 grams per day. Ginger can cause mouth irritation & heartburn – so encourage ginger tea instead. Place thin slivers of fresh organic ginger in tea pot with boiling water – steep for 5 minutes & then slowly sip. Ginger can interfere with use of blood thinners. REF: ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the benefits of chewing coca leaf?

Doctors, what are the benefits of chewing coca leaf?

Stick To Coca Cola: "Benefits" is a relative term. Chewing the coca leaf releases minuscule amounts of cocaine, which acts like a stimulant with about the strength of coffee. It doesn't taste so good, so it is now extracted into a pure form that is so strong and addictive it has basically ruined many a culture and sub-culture (Netflix: "Narcos, " "Cocaineomics, " "Crack in the System"--currently playing "Sicario").BAD! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of chewing tobacco?

What are the benefits of chewing tobacco?

Deadly: The benefits include not having to live as long. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits to chewing gum?

Are there any health benefits to chewing gum?

Chewing gum: If you cannot brush, chewing sugarless gum after a meal can " help" clean the teeth by increasing saliva flow and dislodging food debris.
However, it is not a substitute for proper brushing and flossing, especially at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are you supposed to chew chia seeds to get the health benefits?

Can you tell me, are you supposed to chew chia seeds to get the health benefits?

Breaking into: Seeds will better allow for absorption of nutrients. They contain Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein & antioxidants. Chia have Calcium, Vitamin C, Zinc, Phosphorous, Iron & Potassium. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit to chewing tobacco over cigarettes?

Yes: All forms of tobacco have the potential to cause cellular changes that may become malignant. Not advocating chewing tobacco or smoking cigarettes, but if one has to use tobacco, chewing may be the lesser evil. It is easier to diagnose and treat early signs of damage from chewing tobacco than lung damage. You can also chew in different areas of the mouth to decrease the risks of damage. ...Read more

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Is chewing on raw corn kernels bad for the teeth? Will it actually cause any damage?

Chewing hard food: They wedge in between teeth or grooves and can cause fractures, especially if you have fillings or other dental work. ...Read more

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How many minutes shud we chew sugarfree gum everyday and what r the benefits? My gum is sugar free but why is it too sweet?

How many minutes shud we chew sugarfree gum everyday and what r the benefits? My gum is sugar free but why is it too sweet?

Gum chewing: Chewing gum can. Be important for someone with dry mouth to stimulate salvia. Some of the artificial sugars do taste different than regular sugars and some people cannot tolerate them.
That being said the best gum to increase salvia and reduce decay is gum made with xylitol, a natural sugar that, reduces decay causing bacteria.Use about 6 grams of xylitol a day. ...Read more

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Please help! Does chewing on raw garlic help with a tooth/gum infection?

Please help! Does chewing on raw garlic help with a tooth/gum infection?

No, see a dentist: There is no scientific evidence to suggest that you can treat an active tooth/gum infection with raw garlic. See your dentist for diagnosis and professional care. ...Read more

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I have 190 BP, can I chew raw garlic one clove on empty stomach to bring my BP normal.

I have 190 BP, can I chew raw garlic one clove on empty stomach to bring my BP normal.

No: Blood pressure that high required medication immediately to bring pressure down. Please see a health care provider immediately. Best Health. ...Read more

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I've had gastric bypass almost 3 years ago so I either chew my mess or crush them but I have noticed my tongue is getting raw, how can I help this?

I've had gastric bypass almost 3 years ago so I either chew my mess or crush them but I have noticed my tongue is getting raw, how can I help this?

Unrelated: This seems to be unrelated to the bypass, and may be secondary to something you're consuming. Try keeping a log of what you take in, and correlate that to the symptom gettin better or worse. If you're getting worse, or this persists, see your primary care provider for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it safe to chew ginger root while breast feeding?

Is it safe to chew ginger root while breast feeding?

Yes: Yes, it is totally safe. What you eat may pass through your breast milk to your baby and may affect its flavor, but ginger-flavored breast milk might taste good and the bit of ginger-derived chemicals that may pass to your baby are likely beneficial for your baby! ...Read more

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So scared of oral cancer bc I have been chewing on the inside of my mouth for so long. It bleeds and leaves raw exposed skin?

So scared of oral cancer bc I have been chewing on the inside of my mouth for so long. It bleeds and leaves raw exposed skin?

Oral cancer: You need to see a dentist to evaluate any wounds or sores in your mouth that do not heal within 7-10 days.
Also talk to your dentist about why you are chewing on the inside of your mouth, and what can be done to help you stop this habit. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum? Is chewing sugar-free gum really good for your teeth and mouth?

What are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum? Is chewing sugar-free gum really good for your teeth and mouth?

Absolutely!: Absolutely! Xylitol based gum stimulates salivary flow and helps keep your teeth clean without feeding sugar to the bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Too many articles on the internet to post here. Do a quick search and you will get a better understanding. ...Read more

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Mid stomach feels raw and weird. I've been chewing Peppermint Altoids for awhile. Hardly can eat because of stomach. No doc for 6 weeks. Any ideas?

Mid stomach feels raw and weird. I've been chewing Peppermint Altoids for awhile. Hardly can eat because of stomach. No doc for 6 weeks. Any ideas?

Stop the peppermint: Peppermint can cause stomach upset and heartburn, especially if taken in more than normal amounts. Stop the peppermint. Try over the counter acid medicine, such as prilosec or pepcid (famotidine). May take a couple of days to start working (keep taking daily for a couple of weeks.) You could also try taking some maalox or Tums for faster relief. If getting worse, seek help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to chew the Sea Band Anti Nausea ginger gum while pregnant (8weeks)? Label states there is titanium dioxide in it...

Is it safe to chew the Sea Band Anti Nausea ginger gum while pregnant (8weeks)? Label states there is titanium dioxide in it...

Probably: Nothing in pregnancy or life or 100% safe for everyone. Having said that ginger has been used extensively especially in Asia without any known adverse effects on the fetus for centuries. As for Titanium oxide, it is mostly not absorbed so it should not affect your fetus. If there is any other active ingredients in the Sea Band gum, you will have to list them in order to get any answer. ...Read more

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I have soar gums they are swollen around back teeth and feel like the are raw it hurts to chew and swallow, and I have no wisdom teeth?

I have soar gums they are swollen around back teeth and feel like the are raw it hurts to chew and swallow, and I have no wisdom teeth?

Dental abscess: Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. You are always presented with a few options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is eating raw ginger good for you?

Is eating raw ginger good for you?

Has benefits: Ginger can help heartburn, menstrual cramps & migraine headaches. Ginger is excellent for upset stomach including nausea from motion sickness, menstruation, chemotherapy & morning sickness. It has an anti-inflammatory effect. It’s excellent for sxs of flu & the common cold. ...Read more

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Is ginger powder good for you? What benefits is there in ginger?

Is ginger powder good for you? What benefits is there in ginger?

Benefits of Ginger: Ginger helps to v nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness, upset stomach ; menstrual cramps. It is a digestive aid. It can help v cholesterol level. It can also be used with common cold or flu. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of eating uncooked or raw egg? And when should be taken?

What are the benefits of eating uncooked or raw egg? And when should be taken?

Raw eggs bad.: Raw eggs contain bacteria that can make you sick. Eggs are fine if they're cooked. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the health benefits of ginger?

Doctors, what are the health benefits of ginger?

Multiple benefits: Ginger can help in nausea ; vomiting related to pregnancy, motion sickness, after surgery, and chemotherapy. It's also anti-inflammatory and may help joint pain in osteoarthritis. http://tinyurl. Com/n4wuj8w some research also supports benefits type 2 diabetes -- improving Insulin sensitivity, lipid profiles, and certain markers of inflammation. http://tinyurl. Com/md5ur3u. ...Read more