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Doctor insights on: Buckwheat Festival

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What's the benefit of buckwheat?

See below: You can make porridge from buckwheat. You also can google for nutrients information. Here's a link to start you off http://www.Healthyreader.Com/the-health-benefits-of-buckwheat/. ...Read more

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Is there a list of foods to avoid if you are allergic to buckwheat?

Is there a list of foods to avoid if you are allergic to buckwheat?

Read labels: The most important thing to do is reading labels carefully If the reaction was severe, be sure that you have EpiPen (epinephrine) with you in case of accidental exposure. Be sure that this is just a blood test or skin test reaction to buckwheat since tests alone cannot be relied on as a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My cousin went to a music festival and took a small - normal dosage of mdma. What are chance of overdose if it was pure mdma and nothing else?

Depends: Depends on the size of your cousin, as well as if he/she is naive to the drug or not. No dose is safe, as drug dealers are not known for quality control. ...Read more

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Can a celiac eat buckwheat?

Can a celiac eat buckwheat?

Yes: Buckwheat is a good grain to eat with celiac disease. It contains no gluten, so it is safe to consume. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep with buckwheat hull bucky pillow around your neck all night?

Is it safe to sleep with buckwheat hull bucky pillow around your neck all night?

Yes: Unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to the materials in the pillow or it is somehow contaminated with bacteria or other organisms, it should be safe. This also assumes that you do not have a condition that made your neck unstable (such as major neck trauma, severe rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more

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Cracked ribs at a festival - what's the best method of pain relief? / best recovery options?

Cracked ribs?: Confirmed by xray? If just bruised, ice & anti-infammatory med like aleve/advil/motrin. If actually broken, doc can rx Lidocaine pain patches to ease the pain or possibly do intercostal nerve block (with Lidocaine ± steroid) for longer lasting relief. Avoid rib belts as they tend to limit breathing & increase risk of pneumonia. ...Read more

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With the Indian festival of Diwali coming up, what are some ways of celebrating an eco-friendly, healthy and safe Diwali?

With the Indian festival of Diwali coming up, what are some ways of celebrating an eco-friendly, healthy and safe Diwali?

Tell the story: There are so many wonderful stories of this festival in so many different cultures. In light of the optimism, compassion and uplifting elements of this annual celebration, one has the potential to impart the energy and knowledge to others by acting out parts of the tradition and by educating ones friends and family at the same time. Share the joy and positive energy. ...Read more

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I've had a pneumothorax (on left side) past year and has been treated with VATS-surgery. If I go to a dance festival with loud basses, can it recur?

I've had a pneumothorax (on left side) past year and has been treated with VATS-surgery. If I go to a dance festival with loud basses, can it recur?

Anything is possible: but not likely. Pneumothorax recurrence is riskiest with any activity that changes intra thoracic pressure, such as airplane flights, diving, forceful breathing, etc. ...Read more

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I went to a festival and got in 2 dizzy type rides after that day there's been times where I walk and randomly I get dizzy for a sec only for a sec?

I went to a festival and got in 2 dizzy type rides after that day there's been times where I walk and randomly I get dizzy for a sec only for a sec?

Positional vertigo: Sounds like you may have gotten a little roughed up in at least one of the rides and developed positional vertigo. Little stones in your balance devices behind your ears loosened and are causiing you to get dizzy. This is a benign entity and will eventually go away. ...Read more