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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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Feeling sleepy, bitter taste in mouth, acidity symptoms, pregnancy?

Feeling sleepy, bitter taste in mouth, acidity symptoms, pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, ^ gagging ; yawning. They may begin after missed period. ...Read more

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Tounge hurts when eating ketchup & bbq sauce. Why?

Tounge hurts when eating ketchup & bbq sauce. Why?

Acid Irritation: The acidity of the ketchup and bbq sauce may be irritating your tongue. The same benign virus that causes cold sores (hsv-1) can often cause small ulcers on the tongue, and if they are present, foods like those mentioned can irritate you. ...Read more

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Mouth taste like orange? Haven't ate oranges orange juice ? What is this?

Mouth taste like orange? Haven't ate oranges orange juice ? What is this?

Could be...: A bunch of things. It could be originating from your digestive system - reflux can cause a sour taste. It also could be from an infection which can sometimes lead to a tinny or citrus-like taste. See a dentist for a quick check to rule out anything bad and then see if it persists. ...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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Can we drink cold choco coffee before eating burger(with onion)?

I tried looking up: 'choco coffee' & it does not appear to be a proprietary blend. With that said- I am not aware of any contraindication to this plan. ...Read more

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Breath that smells sweet without drinking juice?

Breath that smells sweet without drinking juice?

Diabetes: A fetid or sweet smelling odor from ones breath is a significant possible diabetes. See your physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

Healthful: Virtually all vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices are healthful. However, many do not tolerate some of them. Enjoy the ones that your body likes and don't eat the ones that cause upset even if you hear that they are good. ...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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I have acid reflux.. I ate homemade rubbarb pie and low fat homemade custard.. acid reflux bad after eating rubbarb.. why?

I have acid reflux.. I ate homemade rubbarb pie and low fat homemade custard.. acid reflux bad after eating rubbarb.. why?

Not the rhubarb: Probably not the rhubarb, but the sugar in the pie. The rhubarb should have beneficial effects, if any, on digestion. ...Read more

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Bitter taste in mouth with implantation?

Bitter taste in mouth with implantation?

No: This is absolutely not related to implantation; there are no symptoms with implantation. ...Read more

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Dehydration...Why does water taste sweet?

Dehydration...Why does water taste sweet?

Unsure: Maybe just because you are really craving it? Hard to say...May be psychologic. ...Read more

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Bitter taste in mouth and black poop?

Bitter taste in mouth and black poop?

See your doctor: Black, tarry stools (poop) can mean blood in the stool. These symptoms together could mean a bleeding ulcer. See your doctor right away! ...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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Which has more acid, orange juice or apple cider vinegar?

Which has more acid, orange juice or apple cider vinegar?

Orange Juice: App;e cider vineger contains weak acid called Acetic Acid about 4to6% orange juice contains citric acid which is stronger acid.Orange juicehas ph of around 3.5. ...Read more

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Does drinking apple juice help acid reflux?

Does drinking apple juice help acid reflux?

No: Many acidy foods/juices/cola beverages can cause worsening of reflux symptoms.Apple juice does not make these symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn,pork,fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No,whats up?

Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn,pork,fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No,whats up?

Get her seen: Whenever headache and nausea do not have an obvious cause, it is first necessary to rule disease of the brain in or out. Don't focus on food choices; this is probably not the key. A competent physician needs to work this up. ...Read more