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Should vegetables that are suppose to be cooked in boiling water be cooked in plain boiling water without all the seasonings in order to cut fat?
No: Seasonings generally should not contain fat, though if they are in a packet with oil then adding that to the water might add a tiny amount of fat- but most of that fat will stay in the water and not get onto the veggies. Cutting fat is not always needed- many fats (olive oil, coconut oil, flax oil etc.) are good for us. Avoid trans fats and most vegetable oils (corn, soy, canola etc.). ...Read more
I have an allergy to fresh fruit and vegetables. Only fresh. I can eat out of a can, cooked or frozen, but not fresh. Any solutions?
Yes: Oral allergy syndrome is the result of heat sensitive proteins in the fruit or vegetable that your are eating that cross react with seasonal pollens. In general, when the fruit or vegetable are cooked the protein is destroyed and the patients will not have symptoms. Very rarely oas can be severe thus proper evaluation by your local allergists is required to make sure this is nothing more severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The type of water makes little difference, hard water is harsh, but not water alone (taken orally or applied ) does not moisten the skin! it may dry it! ...Read more
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Pesticides: I wonder if what they are really allergic to is the pesticides that have been used on it. It could also be the gas that they use to ripen it. Try organic fruit and see if you get the same reaction. ...Read more
Can drinking a lot of water cause fluid in your Eustachian Tube to be worse? How many bottles of Poland spring water is okay to drink?
No: The Eustachian tube is just that a tube. It connects the inner ear to the back of the throat. No fluid stays in it. Drink enough so that you urinate mostly clear. If you are nauseous from drinking water it is too much. There is no magic number of bottles of water. The 8 glasses a day is not based in science. ...Read more
No: It is rare for cancer to be caused by any form of oral intake unless the product contains a carcinogen. There are some questions about microwaving a plastic container with food wherein the possibility of the plastic releasing some form of carcinogen into the food can be harmful. Frozen empty bottles could not possibly be associated with a carcinogen that would enter liquid put into the bottle. ...Read more
Help plz! Can seeds from store bought organic fruits and vegetables be planted to grow your own vegetables or fruits?
Yes: If they are seeds for planting. But if they are seeds for eating - it is likely that they will not serve that purpose. ...Read more
Yes: Allergic antibodies (ige) can be formed to any large complex molecule that is recognized as foreign to the body such as: animal and plant proteins or carbohydrates, bacteria, fungi, insect venoms or excrement (dust mites) or even synthetic molecules such as drugs. The presence of ige does not, by it self, confirm true allergy; clinical symptoms occurring after exposure must also be noted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do chia seeds need to be chewed or can they be swallowed whole? I mix them in water and drink it! want to make sure i'm getting all the nutrients.
Yes you are: Supposed to mix them in water for about 10 minutes and then drink the gel, they are not supposed to be swallowed whole. ...Read more
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