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Can pregnants consume bitter gourd?

Can pregnants consume bitter gourd?

Possible miscarriage: It is thought that eating a large amount of bitter melon might cause miscarriage or pre-term labor. Many women do have some in pregnancy without ill effects but it might be wise to avoid. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Com/article_content.Asp?Edition=1;section=2;article=371 ; http://ehealthforum.Com/health/dangers-of-bittergourd-during-pregnancy-t371406-a1.Html. ...Read more

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Is juice of bitter gourd helfpful for weight reduction?

Is juice of bitter gourd helfpful for weight reduction?

See below: Bitter melon stimulates easy digestion and peristalsis of food through the bowel until it is excreted from the body. Thus, helps in relieving indigestion and constipation problems. In addition, the vegetable is an also good source of Niacin (vitamin b-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin b-5), pyridoxine (vitamin b-6) and minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium, manganese and magnesium. ...Read more

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Bitter gourd leaves can be used to get menstruation?

Bitter gourd leaves can be used to get menstruation?

Unknown: bitter gourd leaves are not a medication that have been tested for this reason. If you are trying to regulate your periods, see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink bitter gourd mellon juice during menstruation period time?

Is it safe to drink bitter gourd mellon juice during menstruation period time?

Yes: Bitter melon gourd juice is considered to be a very heathy juice for consumption in the east. There should be no issues. ...Read more

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Could eating ash gourd reduce my weight?

Could eating ash gourd reduce my weight?

As always, only if..: Only if the "new" food (in this case the ash gourd or winter melon) is lower in calories, or is eaten in smaller amounts in order to achieve lower calories, than the "old" food items previously in the diet. Merely adding ash gourd will not decrease one's weight if one is still eating all the "old" items in the same old amounts, because one would be adding some calories instead of taking away. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking gourd juice?

What are the benefits of drinking gourd juice?

Bitter gourd: The claim is that this lowers blood sugars and is good for diabetics. I know of no scientific evidence to support this claim, but if you want to try it, it should not be harmful except to your wallet. ...Read more

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Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?

Some foods interfere with thyroid medication absorbtion for hypothyroidism, are drumstick (moringa), Ivy gourd and Jaggery safe to consume?

Safe after an hour: As Dr. Grim said, it's best to take thyroid on an empty stomach and wait an hour before eating. I'm not aware of studies on these foods and thyroid but fiber is known to interfere with thyroid absorption and the foods you mention all have fiber. But any food should be fine after an hour. Taking Vit C with thyroid improves absorption. See http://ubplj.org/index.php/wlmj/article/viewFile/130/149 ...Read more

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Is drinking bottle gourd juice in the morning helpful for weight loss and should I drink it on an empty stomach .... thanks ?

Is drinking bottle gourd juice in the morning helpful for weight loss and should I drink it on an empty stomach .... thanks ?

Not sure why you are: drinking gourd juice? Filtered water by itself is just fine to drink in the AM, as the more water you can drink or hydrate during weight loss, the better. Don't overdo though! Don't drink more than 1/2 weight in oz, and still need to adjust to what your doctor says is safe! If you work out, you need more.U don't want to error on the side of drinking too much water as U can dilute UR electrolytes. ...Read more

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What disease make tongue taste bitter?

What disease make tongue taste bitter?

Several causes: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, metabolic diseases, hormonal and some medications can cause this. See your doctor for an evaluation and answer to your question. ...Read more

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How do I deal with anxiety through a bitter divorce?

How do I deal with anxiety through a bitter divorce?

Stressful Living: I know what you don't do and that is take pills, or alcohol or any other form of self medication. This is a time that is very well understood and experienced by many going through the same thing. Surround yourself with good friends to talk; get some meditative practice, get some exercise and/or yoga. Give yourself 'me' time to take care of your needs. ...Read more

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Is a bitter taste added to all sweet, toxic chemicals?

Is a bitter taste added to all sweet, toxic chemicals?

No : Many poisons are alkaloids and taste bitter. However there is no direct correlation between sweetness and toxicity. ...Read more

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What number of bitter almonds does it take to kill you?

What number of bitter almonds does it take to kill you?

Why ?: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Why does a flucuation of estrogen cause a bitter taste?

Bitter taste: Several doctors on healthtap have addresses this topic. Here is a link to their great answers. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/fluctuation-in-estrogen-levels-metallic-taste. ...Read more

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Does bitter kola have any effect on ovulation or reproduction?

Does bitter kola have any effect on ovulation or reproduction?

Kola and hippocampus: Still need more information on potential effect of Kola on hippocampal region ...Read more

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How to ease the bitter taste that one experiences during chemo?

Granny Smith apples: Some of my patients try taking a bite of a granny smith apple and this sometimes helps them. Hope this helps. Also eating with plastic utensils can help with the metallic taste. ...Read more