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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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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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Is it safe(for bacteria)to eat whole wheat pasta undercooked(about100grams)? I bake the dough for 1 minute instead of 6 minutes

Is it safe(for bacteria)to eat whole wheat pasta undercooked(about100grams)? I bake the dough for 1 minute instead of 6 minutes

I would think so: because pasta is then boiled, that would kill any bacteria. Of course, make it in a very clean setting. ...Read more

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I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals.Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds,oat bran,wheat germ?

I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals.Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds,oat bran,wheat germ?

Keep it up: The options you suggest are healthy ones. You should eat according to your taste with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a healthy source of lean protein. The key is to limit processed foods and sugar as much as possible. You are making healthy choices. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Chronic hives since October. Should I stay away from Class 1&2 allergies to wheat, egg, milk, oat, hazelnut? Done elimination diet & still have hives.

Chronic hives since October. Should I stay away from Class 1&2 allergies to wheat, egg, milk, oat, hazelnut? Done elimination diet & still have hives.

See allergist: Most chronic hives are not due to food allergies and thus you should find out whether you are indeed allergic to a food (unless you have had a convincing reaction from eating it) before you eliminate it from your diet. The cause is often unknown but the condition is usually treatable. Up to 30% of CU is likely from an autoimmune process ...Read more

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I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more

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Stomach won't go. Tried duphalac, movicol, allbran, oats, dried pears.Am breastfeeding.Trying prunes tomorrow and syllium husks. What else can I do?Desprt

Stomach won't go. Tried duphalac, movicol, allbran, oats, dried pears.Am breastfeeding.Trying prunes tomorrow and syllium husks. What else can I do?Desprt

Stomach: You tried many but miralax (polyethylene glycol). 1 -2 capful in large glass of gatorade, juice or milk. Drink twice daily 2- 3 days, then once daily. Drink 6-8 big glasses or equivalent bottle size water; more fruits, salad, vegetables- if possible green leafy. Most importantly: bowel training: fix a time of day, go, sit on the toilet, concentrate, try unless you have a bm; do 4 mo, your biological clock will be set. ...Read more

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Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Surprisingly fatty.: Sounds good on the surface, but would be rather caloric because of the amounts of healthy fats in the avocado and nuts and seeds. Would cut back on those ingredients, perhaps choosing one per day and switching them up. ...Read more

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I tested positive to turkey, potato, sweet potato, rice, rye, pecans, crab, shrimp. Allergist eliminated wheat and corn to feel better. Correlation?

I tested positive to turkey, potato, sweet potato, rice, rye, pecans, crab, shrimp. Allergist eliminated wheat and corn to feel better. Correlation?

Test v reaction: The presence of a positive skin test to food only means sensitization and not necessarily causing an allergic reaction to that food. The larger the size of the ST,, the more likely a reaction would occur. If you feel better with elimination of corn and wheat, you should avoid them. A double-blind food challenge may be in order. Were ST to wheat & corn strongly positive? ...Read more

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I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?

I am  allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut.  Could I have a protein intolerance?

What kind of allergy: Prick, blood tests not very accurate re: food allergies. Neg tests exclude an immune reaction (true allergy), but pos tests have less value. Best test is a double-blind food challenge (neither tester nor pt know which is which, until code is cracked at end of test); cumbersome.This excludes about 90% of "allergies". Other blood tests can be used, not "live-cell"-bogus, no "applied kinesiology". ...Read more

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Honestly, is 4strawberries, 1handful blueberys, 8almonds, 1 egg cooked with veggies (peppers, tomato, mushrom, onion) plain ok for weight loss? I'm 18 m

Honestly, is 4strawberries, 1handful blueberys, 8almonds, 1 egg cooked with veggies (peppers, tomato, mushrom, onion) plain ok for weight loss? I'm 18 m

Honestly - this: Sounds very healthy. I am just concerned about whether you are getting in enough calories for breakfast for an active, 18 year old male. ...Read more

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I eat bread with flaxseed, barley, rye, wheat . Are flax seed and rolled barley safe to eat during pregnancy? Should i stop eating multi-grain product?

I eat bread with flaxseed, barley, rye, wheat .  Are flax seed and rolled barley safe to eat during pregnancy? Should i stop eating multi-grain product?

Eat your grains...: The grains are all fine. Avoid foods are : uncooked meat, fish and poultry. Unpasteurized dairy, fruit and vegetable juices. Raw sprouts. ...Read more

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What's a better snack: seedless grapes or baby carrots?

What's a better snack:  seedless grapes or baby carrots?

Both good: One is not necessarily better than the other. But good job for offering your child healthy snacks! keep it up>. ...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