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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
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
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
Multiple factors: Honey is a small aspect of the larger picture. Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing using evidence based medicine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dressings: As dr bolhack explained, fortunately we now have many choices of dressings for the wounds. People used to order wet to dry dressing!?. But that time is far gone. Honey (called medihoney) which is quite pricey too but it has its own place for some wounds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's darker: Honey differs mainly by the plants from which the bees collected the nectar. There can be differences in taste, color, and aroma. There are studies showing the differences between the use of raw honey vs pasteurized honey in wound care and nutrition. I have not found any studies making a statement about amber honey. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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