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None in particular: Low doses of alcohol (of whatever kind) - one to two standard drinks per day in men, one in women or those over 60) may increase our "good" cholesterol - hdl. More than that causes more harm than good. Red wines which contain resveratrol may have additional health benefits, but the same substance is in grape juice. There is no specific benefit to brandies, though they used to be considered healthy. ...Read more
Contact HT support: I can't help you with this. My expertise is limited to medical questions. ...Read more
Antioxidants.: Gogi berries, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, raspberries, plums, cherries, red grapes, oranges, kale, alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, beets, broccoli flowers, & eggplant are all rich in antioxidants. ...Read more
What can you do w/ an allergy caused by the blackberry phone, & can't buy a new phone until contract ends?
A barrier?: Not sure how you are allergic, but some people do have contact allergy to materials used in cell phones. Putting something between your skin and the phone can help, so maybe look for a case that has neoprene or fabric that would go between you and the phone. Or just use speakerphone or a headset all the time. ...Read more
Not in my opinion: brandies, because they often contain sort of "cooling" compounds, were thought to be "medicinal," but they aren't/ Alcohol is not good for any kind of infection - it actually increases inflammation, diminishes the immune system response to infections, and has many drug interactions with many antibiotics and other medications used in treating various conditions. ...Read more
When I use a smartphone (Samsung, Iphone, etc) after a few moments of use I feel motion sickness. It only happens when I use phones, except Blackberry?
Need examination: I think you should be examined to be sure you don't have an organic reason for your motion sickness. There's really no data to back up the concept of cell phones causing your symptoms..especially selective brand names. Therefore, I'd be concerned about things such as aneurysms or other abnormalities within either the brain or ear. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for appt ...Read more
Unsure: Drinking fruit juice can be part of a balanced diet that helps with the health of gums. But if you are thinking that blackberry juice helps reduce swollen gums, there is no evidence to support that it will help. I would suggest you see a dentist who treats gum problems for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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