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Can Certain Foods Cause Boils
Indigestion: Of course they can but this tends to be person-specific rather than a generality. There are many food types, for example, that can cause gastric reflux due to specific food properties that change the pressure of the gastric-esophageal sphincter: coffee, chocolate, pepper, cumin, and mint. The latter is why the after dinner mint is a popular condiment to allow for easier burping after a large meal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES, ...Some causes:: Alcohol; excessive caffeine; mercury: shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish have highest amounts of mercury, can cause brain damage). Bluefish, striped bass, salmon, pike, trout, and walleye: high contamination of polychlorinated biphenyls. Some fish used for sushi; herbicides used in vegetables (e.g. Glyphosate used in genetically modified soy bean), low Folic Acid containing food. ...Read more
ACNE & FOODS: For many years dermatologists have disagreed with the relationship between foods & acne. I am one dermatologist who believes that many foods cause & aggravate acne. These are nuts (all kinds), dairy products (milk & cheese), & high-sugar foods (chocolate & other sweets.) if you have acne, and eat these foods, stop for a few weeks and send me a thank-you note. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloody in Stool: Food in general does not cause bleeding, unless there is an extensive irritation (such as very, very spicy food), or trauma to the lining of intestine. There are however food that can mimic bleeding by affecting test that examine blood in stool. They include certain meat, beet, etc. Here is a general info on intestinal bleeding: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/gastrointestinal-bleeding. ...Read more
Milk, simple carbs: Recent research confirms that milk ; high-glycemic (sugary ; starchy foods) significantly worsen acne: http://bit.Ly/1hbmums those following a low-glycemic diet had significant improvements in acne: http://ajcn.Nutrition.Org/content/86/1/107.Full not everyone yet accepts this; chocolate may also be a culprit. For more see http://www.Aad.Org/dw/monthly/2012/acne/diet-and-acne#.Uq12gi0-7oa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The BRAT diet: This consists of bananas, rice, applesauce, tea & toast. ...Read more
Foods causing acne: The conventional answer is that diet does not contribute to acne. I was taught this but in real life practice I have way too many patients who say that certain foods cause them to breakout. I think there are certain foods that set certain people off, but it is very individual. You have to study yourself and see if you have any patterns, and avoid the foods that set you off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not clear: There have been various studies, none conclusive, that link acne to several types of foods including foods with high glycemic index that raise blood sugar, dairy foods, particularly those with hormones, gluten, and saturated fats. As the evidence is unclear, it is best to eat a healthy diet without dairy (get calcium from other sources), limit saturated fats and gluten, and avoid simple carbs. ...Read more
Yes: A strawberry allergy may take on the symptoms of any food allergy. These include swelling, especially in the face, legs and arms, itchiness, shortness of breath and wheezing, congestion, mouth rash, coughing, throat tightness, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and fainting. A common allergic reaction to strawberries is hives. These are itchy bumps on the skin that can be painful and irritating. ...Read more
Yes: If all babies were just alike there would be only one infant formula. Yet everyone knows that babies are born with differences; this can extend into tolerance or intolerance of infant formula. Perhaps the most common are cow milk protein allergy and lactose intolerance. While not exactly the same, symptoms of increased gasiness, colicky pain, and diarrhea are common hallmarks of these disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It turns out: That there is limited data to suggest particular foods set off "breakouts". Like the old adage that chocolate consumption causes acne hasn't really borne out. It's is know that certain foods like high simple sugar foods can increase "internal" inflammation and sebum production which may contribute to an acne flare. But it isn't the strongest connection. ...Read more
Foods not allergy: Foods that we eat can effect our breath and the way our body smells. Garlic, onions and curry spices all are absorbed and then secreted in sweat altering body fragrance. It's not an allergy, in fact, it's physiologic. Foods that we eat are not completely broken down in the small intestine & enter the circulation. This is not leaky gut syndrome. Igg antibodies protect us from any potential harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple carbohydrates: If your body does not work to digest, like in the case of proteins or complex carbohydrates it just goes straight into stored calories or floats in your blood. So even things like starches from potatoes, bread and corn can cause an issue. ...Read more
Yes and no: Hemorrhoids and their complications develop because of higher pressures than normal in the anorectal canal during defecation. This is caused by lack of undigestible fiber in the diet, so in that sense, eating foods low in dietary fiber can aggravate hemorrhoids. I'm not aware of any foods causing a direct effect unless they cause the individual to have cramping diarrhea. ...Read more
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