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Are corn chips just as fattening as potato chips? The ingredients i see are corn, corn oil, and salt.

Are corn chips just as fattening as potato chips? The ingredients i see are corn, corn oil, and salt.

About the same but..: Neither corn or potato chips are very healthy. What makes a food fattening is the amount of starches ; unhealthy fats. Both potatoes ; corn are starchy. Corn ; other vegetable oils become toxic when heated to high temperatures. If corn chips aren't organic they prob. Have gmo corn which is esp. Harmful. Potatoes have high pesticides if not organic. See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e consider baked chips. ...Read more

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Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare. ...Read more

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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more

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Does high fructose corn syrup contain mercury?

Does high fructose corn syrup contain mercury?

No abnormal amounts: High fructose corn syrup and regular corn syrup do not contain any unusual amounts of mercury to worry about. ...Read more

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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Where can I buy psyllium seed husks or powder?

Psyllium: can be found in a number of products at drug and grocery stores. ...Read more

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Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would have to be high, likely. It should e fine, i'm not aware of any issues. ...Read more

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7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more

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Is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Obesity, pain: Humans have a limit to how much fructose the bowel can absorb at any given time. If you max out this limit, the fructose stays in the bowel and causes pain, bloating, and diarrhea. This is not dangerous, however. Just uncomfortable. The real health problem with hfcs is that because of its sugar contents, it is a major contributor to obesity and its consequences such as type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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Anyone's child allergic to corn nuts? Are corn nuts a corn or a nut?

Anyone's child allergic to corn nuts?  Are corn nuts a corn or a nut?

Corn: Corn nuts are fried or baked whole corn kernels. Check the ingredient list. Corn is a less common but well known allergen. See your doctor to discuss the symptoms you are seeing and discuss further testing or treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix butcher's broom and horse chestnut supplement?

Is it safe to mix butcher's broom and horse chestnut supplement?

Yes: Both of these herbs are useful for the heath of our vascular system and help with varicose veins/venous insufficiency and other circulatory problems. Thus, they are often used together and often combined in the same formula- sometimes also combined with gotu kola and bioflavonoid extracts like diosmin. ...Read more

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Does gentle pasteurized juices remove allergenic properties of fruits?

Does gentle pasteurized juices remove allergenic properties of fruits?

No: Processed juices will still contain allergens. If you are allergic to a fruit then you should also avoid the juice. ...Read more

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Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

REALLY UNHEALTHY!!!: This is recipe for disaster. Potatoes are in the environmental working group's dirty dozen foods-they're high in pesticides if not organic & are readily converted to sugar so raise blood sugar, causing weight gain & increased risk of diabetes. Generic "vegetable oil" is almost certainly corn, soy or canola which are all gmo if not organic & very toxic, fried potatoes have carcinogenic acrylamides. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if cheerios contain high fructose corn syrup?

Read the label!: Hi. I have all my patients learn to read the ingredients label on food (I do it myself too). That's why it's there! Get in the habit of using it! ...Read more

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Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

Fresh but celebrate!: I believe in fresh fruits&veggies/shopping in the periphery of the store. However, if you have a family recipe or something that you use once per year and it's canned pie mix, go for it! Generally speaking - fresh/single ingredients are better than mixtures/processed foods since you know more about what you're mixing with the single ingredients. We can definitely discuss more about sugars, etc. ...Read more

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What puts someone at risk for corns?

What puts someone at risk for corns?

Bone changes: Constant pressure from i'll fitting shoes puts pressure on bones that produce protective thickening of skin. Shoes must fit properly and underlying bone amy need to be treated of necessary by podiatrist. ...Read more

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Recommended products to remove corns and callouses?

Softening creams: Urea 40% cream or Ammonium Lactate Cream are both very good at softening painful corns and callouses. These can be found over the counter, although it's usually easier to get a prescription. They don't necessarily remove the corns, because they are caused by pressure. Pumice stone and offloading the area with orthotics or wider shoes help. Surgical correction is also sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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What are corns?

Corns: Thickening of skin over areas of prominence on the tops of the toes. ...Read more

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How are corns treated?

How are corns treated?

Hammertoes: Corns usually signify that you have hammertoes depending on how severe they are you may need either just shaving of the skin or may need a hammertoe surgery. ...Read more

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How can I treat corns?

You can try : Filing with an emory board then protecting with a silicone toe sleeve. Podiatrists can offer more permenant solutions. ...Read more

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Best way to treat corns?

Best way to treat corns?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause a thickening of the skin. Causes may include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does having corns mean?

What does having corns mean?

Painful bumbs: Corns are painful bumps on the feet, usually at pressure points, or in between toes ("soft corns"). They are often caused by tight shoes or excessive walking or running. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corns?

What's a good way to cure corns?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause a thickening of the skin. Causes may include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment may be conservative or surgical. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat corns?

Sal acid plaster: 1) keep pressure off the corn, especially avoid too-tight shoes. 2) use donut-shaped corn pads to help keep pressure off a corn. 3) salicylic acid plasters, like mediplast, applied directly on the corn can soften and make it less painful. 4) corns can be pared, especially after they're softened by a salicylic acid pad. 5) a corn could be from an underlying bone spur, possibly needing surgery. ...Read more

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What method should I use to remove corns?

Find the cause....: I would seek the care of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. The cause of corns can be anything from poorly fitting shoes to something more serious. Many times corns will become smaller or even disappear if their cause is corrected. An orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area can be found at aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Why do corns develop and why are they painful?

Why do corns develop and why are they painful?

Pressure or friction: Calluses and corns form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. Corns and calluses are thickened dead skin material. Corns hurt when they grow big and start pressing into the deeper parts of the foot (especially if the corn is on the bottom of the foot, and a person has to stand on the corn). ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat corns?

Corns: Corns and calluses can be treated with many types of medicated products to chemically pare down the thickened, dead skin. These products are share the same active ingredient -- salicylic acid, the ingredient used in over-the-counter wart-removal products. ...Read more

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with corns?

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with corns?

Rough hard bump: Usually appears as a rough thick hard bump, can be tender. Tends to occur on tops or sides of toes, bottom of feet in areas where there's rubbing or friction or weight-bearing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Corns?

What is the definition or description of: Corns?

Corns: A corn is a thick, hard area on the foot formed with dead skin cells often in response to friction/ pressure. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure corns at home, effectively!?

Corns: To get rid of corns at home effectively, might want to use a pomous stone and apply urea cream. That is the safest and most effective way to treat corns. ...Read more

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Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

Will removing a corn cause more corns to grow in its place?

No: Corns and calluses are caused by repeated pressure or friction against skin. It is a protective reaction to avoid blisters. In the foot, corns generally occur due to pressure from ill-fitting shoewear. Removing the corn will not cause more corns to grow in their place, but if the original cause of the corn is not changed, the corn will come back. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to developing corns than others?

Yes: Calluses and corns are thickened dead skin material, and form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. People whose feet bones are formed a way that causes more pressure or friction spots during walking will tend to get corns more easily. Poorly fitting shoes and excessive walking, running, or climbing may increase calluses and corns, too. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods that predispose you to developing corns?

No: There are no particular foods that one might eat that would cause the development of corns (eating corn doesn't cause corns!). However, if one had poorly-fitting shoes, and had to walk many miles every day to the market to buy food, then he might develop calluses and corns from his daily trips to get food. ...Read more

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