Doctor insights on:
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
A certified organic himalayan honey stats 14g carb/100g & no sugar.Can honey really have no sugar?If true,replace honey2 sugar?Chk tinyurl.com/pjeqdqr
Is smoking sleepytime tea dangerous? It contains chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves,orange blossoms,hawthorn, rosebud
Smoking is no good: Amon king at all is detrimental to your health now you are 17. Better reconsider and find a good sport to play ...Read more
Flavor and nutrients: Apart from the flavor you derive, you also get some micronutrients (vitamins/minerals). Honey contains some sugar (fructose and glucose) and aloe vera has some carminative properties which may help soothe the GI tract. Of course, like all medicines, herbals have to be taken in moderation to prevent untoward effects. ...Read more
2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?
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
Is it true drinking a combination of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice & apple cider vinegar, mix with honey will reduce cholesterol?
Green tea is healthy: Adding small amt's of honey is fine. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested that green tea can assist with glycemic control. Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. ...Read more
Green tea is: A metabolism booster, thus it has a reputation for helping w/weight loss. The benefit is minimal in my estimation, but worth adding to to a health food plan an exercise. Peace and good health. Honey is soothing to the throat and an anti-microbial but it is in the sugar family so it's not a free pass because it is "natural." It's a far better choice than refined sugar. I don't know about Strepsil. ...Read more
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
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
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
Why does the media say eating "gluten free" can reduce glycemic spikes as gf still allows rice and buckwheat which is high carb?
The Media is Wrong: Good observation. "glycemic spikes" are due to carbohydrates not gluten. Gluten is found in wheat and many people who go "gluten-free" subsequently reduce their carb intake. Changes in glucose control attributed to lack of gluten are actually due to carb reduction. For people who have celiac disease, going gluten free is important. There is little evidence that it helps others. ...Read more
I don't have any known food allergies, but it occurred to me that I've never had buckwheat before. What would I monitor as a sign of allergy?
Not to Worry: Just because you haven't tried buckwheat before doesn't put you at an increased risk for allergy. Rare to develop a food allergy later in life, shellfish/peanut more common. Food allergies are typically immediate, minutes to a half hour after ingestion of concerning food with symptoms ranging anywhere from hives, wheezing, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, or fainting. ...Read more
I had Naion 4 months ago, when I had a MRI for it, they also found a small secular aneurysm. I started taking turmeric for a gout flare up. A chiropractor recommended that I take a buckwheat supplement for vascular health. Any issues with these 2?
Tumeric may help: You will know quickly if tumeric eases the pain of your gout. There are excellent medications for this however - you should see a rheumatologist for gout. I seriously doubt almost anything that a chiropractor proposes. That goes for any presumed relationship between buckwheat and vascular health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That is fine: We do not known, but if it organic has benefits. ...Read more
Not recommended: Natural honey is often contaminated by botulism spores. Infants fed honey can develop paralysis of their breathing muscle (and die) if the spores grow in their intestine and start making toxin. Honey is avoided until after a year of age when their digestive system has matured and the risk has passed. ...Read more
12 months: We recommend avoiding honey -- as a food or as a cough medicine -- until a baby is 1 year old in order to reduce the risk of infant botulism. Besides, babies don't need added sweets. The adventure of exploring a variety of fruits and vegetables can be more fun if not distracted by sweets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intestinal growth: Spores of clostridium botulinum bacteria can be found in honey. When a child less than a year old ingests these spores they may not move them through the GI tract fast enough to prevent them from growing in the tract. When the bacteria begins to grow in the infant's intestinal tract it creates a toxin that leads to botulism. ...Read more
Botulism: Honey and corn syrup can contain a bacteria called clostridium botulinum. This isn't a problem for adults but c. Botulinum spores can germinate inside the baby's intestines and produce a toxin. The symptoms of infant botulism are constipation, poor eating, weakness, a weak cry and can progress to difficulty breathing. That's why kids under the age of 12 months shouldn't eat honey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer