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Doctor insights on: Buttermilk Health Risks

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Allergic only to buttermilk, what causes this?

Allergic only to buttermilk, what causes this?

More info: Would like more details concerning your actual reaction to buttermilk, if you are able to tolerate other dairy products with no issues then you likely don't have an IgE-mediated allergic reaction to buttermilk (cow's milk) but rather a sensitivity/intolerance. I would see an allergist so that a detailed history can be taken and you can figure out if you are truly allergic. ...Read more

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Is buttermilk helpful for skin?

Is buttermilk helpful for skin?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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Is buttermilk fattening?

Is buttermilk fattening?

Yes: 176 calories for 1 mug (400 g).
Low fat buttermilk is only 120 cal for a cup. ...Read more

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Is buttermilk pancakes ok when pregnant?

Is buttermilk pancakes ok when pregnant?

Ayurveda recommends: Against buttermilk ('takra') in pregnancy. However, I suspect tht it would be just fine if pasteurized milk is used. ...Read more

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Buttermilk safe when pregnant?

Buttermilk safe when pregnant?

Infection: Anything that could potentially harbor germs should be avoided in pregnancy, whether that is raw meat or milk products that have not been pasteurized. If you are craving for buttermilk, make sure it has been pasteurized. ...Read more

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Buttermilk it good for fat liver?

Buttermilk it good for fat liver?

Buttermilk: Not something I would recommend. Only times I've seen someone cure a fatty liver is with rapid weight loss like with gastric bypass or portion control diets. Talk to your doctor on strategies to eliminate fatty liver. Buttermilk being high calorie would not be the best for a liver that is fat. ...Read more

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Can buttermilk help relieve acid reflux?

Can buttermilk help relieve acid reflux?

Have you tried using: Milk and milk products have a soothing effect and provide temporary relief from acid reflux. These are old fashioned recipes from the past when good antacid medicines were not available. Now that there are many good antacids that can stop acid production you can find much better relief with medicines like Zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid and Omeprazole (Nexium). You should try one of these for 4 wks to see benefit ...Read more

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Will drinking buttermilk and milk have same effect?

Will drinking buttermilk and milk have same effect?

Milk vs buttermilk: Buttermilk has more calories and fat than milk, so you'll gain more weight faster with buttermilk. But, you don't need to drink either one to be healthy, though. Water is the healthiest thing for you to drink. You can get plenty of calcium and vitamin D from other, healthier, lower-fat sources, like plants or supplements. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink buttermilk while pregnant it doesn t say it s pastureized but is cultured?

Is it okay to drink buttermilk while pregnant it doesn t say it s pastureized but is cultured?

Safe!: Buttermilk is safe during pregnancy. There are a few things that are not ok during pregnancy like certain medications as well as alcohol consumption. It is important to eat a balanced and healthy diet. You might go off certain foods, but it's always possible to swap these with others of similar nutritional value.
Pasteurization prevents disease, so try to use a brand that is pasteurized. ...Read more

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My daughter has a skin reaction only on her face to buttermilk-based products. It shows up in the exact pattern as where the product is on her face.?

My daughter has a skin reaction only on her face to buttermilk-based products. It shows up in the exact pattern as where the product is on her face.?

Irritant Dermatitis: Irritant contact dermatitis (icd) is inflammation of the skin typically manifested by erythema, mild edema, and scaling. Irritant contact dermatitis is a nonspecific response of the skin to direct chemical damage that releases mediators of inflammation predominately from epidermal cells. Treatment is with otc hydrocortisone. If this does not help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of replacing milk with buttermilk. Liver problem or something (i drink 1 liter per day for breakfast and snack). It reduced my acne?

Is there a risk of replacing milk with buttermilk. Liver problem or something (i drink 1 liter per day for breakfast and snack). It reduced my acne?

Saturated fat: The main concern with taking 1 liter of milk or buttermilk daily is the amount of saturated fat that is included. You may want to have your cholesterol and your lipoprotein profile checked to make sure you are not at higher risk of atherosclerosis from a heavy saturated fat diet. ...Read more

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Food allergy question: is there a differance between buttermilk and milk?

Food allergy question: is there a differance between buttermilk and milk?

Not with allergy: Buttermilk is made from cows milk. Although curdled, it still has the milk proteins therefore it should not be ingested by patients with cows milk allergy. ...Read more

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Is probiotic powder effective? Is buttermilk or curd a probiotic? Any natural probiotics? Doc has asked me to take probiotics but need a reliable brand

Is probiotic powder effective? Is buttermilk or curd a probiotic? Any natural probiotics? Doc has asked me to take probiotics but need a reliable brand

Perhaps, marketing: Yet few clinical trials, little reliable data. Like many OTC products, labels often do not even match contents. While some data about probiotic benefits with clostridium difficile & ulcerative colitis exists, few reliable brands. Thus natural fermented products likely a better option for now. Study the: "Human Microbiome Project" for insights; >another decade to sort out some of the complexity. ...Read more