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Can You Be Allergic To Blueberries
Could red wine like syrah or shiraz and/or blueberries suddenly cause brow & lip swelling then lip rash afterwards, ie allergic reaction?
Possibly: It's common to be allergic to these things, and it would be best for you to be evaluated in person by your family doctor (or a dermatologist or allergist). ...Read more
No science here: On the internet, you can find a huge amount written about which "superfood" is right for which "body type." it's almost all made up out of whole cloth as entertainment or worse. If you are interested in this, get with a scientific physician with a focus on holistic / nutritional / complementary medicine to help you get evidence-based medicine in your service. ...Read more
Few months old: You should introduce solid foods to your baby's food in three to five months of age. ...Read more
Was eating blueberries that were in date, realised one had a little mould on it, what if I ate a few with mould on? Most of them look ok.
With a normal: Immune system it should not be an issue. ...Read more
No: Once you develop acute diverticulitis you should stop eating blueberries and other foods which contain significant amounts of fiber. With these symptoms you need a a clear liquid diet which does not leave residue for your colon to digest. Please consult further with a gastroenterologist. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more
Ask your surgeon.: Surgeons are usually very particular in this regard, so there's just no general recommendation that would be valid. Your best bet would be to get that advice from the surgeon who completed your operation. ...Read more
Rich in antioxidants: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which are good for you even with high triglycerides. ...Read more
Veggies & fruits: Gogi berries, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, raspberries, plums, cherries, red grapes, oranges, kale, alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, beets, broccoli flowers, & eggplant are all rich in antioxidants. ...Read more
See below: A diet rich in antioxidants is thought to have a beneficial effect in reducing cardiovascular disease. Interestingly antioxidant supplements in pill form appear to be of little use. Blueberries are a great source of natural antioxidants. Citrus fruits, green vegetables, vegetable oils (olive), and orange fruits & veggies are also great. Look up the mediterranean diet, . ...Read more
Unlikely: If you are allergic to blueberries, you could get hives from eating them. But, most people with food allergies have other symptoms in addition to hives, like vomiting, wheezing, or even anaphylaxis. Also, allergy to blueberries is quite rare. If the hives happen for a long period, it is likely that they are not related to anything you are exposed to (food, soaps, etc.). See an allergist for info. ...Read more
You decide: Most of what you read about health on the internet is disinformation. Supplementing with oxidants as a key to health and longevity failed most of the major studies of the past 40 years; if blueberries are somehow magic, nobody's shown it. If you're interested in this area, get with a scientific physician with a holistic orientation who can help you sort through the huge amount of rubbish. ...Read more
Is it possible to have too many antioxidants? I eat a lot of blueberries and am wondering if it can have a reverse affect?
OD on blueberries!: I certainly have never seen anyone over-dosed on blueberries, but I suppose anything is possible. Blueberries are good for general health, but having too much of one thing may mean you are not eating something else that are also important, such as leafy veggies, diaries, other fruits, meats/eggs, nuts etc... If u are doing this already and no stomach upset, enjoy the berries. Good luck. ...Read more
I get constapated and feel miserable every time I eat blueberries this has only been a problem in the past 7 years. Prior to that I had no problem.
Maybe...but: Yes (as answered previously on healthtap), depending on amount of blueberries consumed, other ingestants, & transit time of your gut. However dark stools may also & more significantly indicate bleeding from some site in the GI tract, or ingested blood. Please don't ignore this possibility. A check of hemoccult or equivalent should be performed, & if positive a GI work-up should be undertaken soon. ...Read more
Better options: Consider dandelion root tea & jerusalem artichokes. ...Read more
I've had diahoerrea for 4 days now it's watery and yellow but have noticed small black balls in it almost like small blueberries. What can this be,?
Gallstones: One possibility is that you are expelling gallstones from your gallbladder, which then enter the gut and are visible now that you have diarrhea as opposed to solid stool. It is possible that your stool is yellow because you have suffered a recent blockage at the exit of your gallbladder into your gut. Would see a doctor if you start to feel ill. ...Read more
Common: Eating a lot of blueberries will make the stool look dark purple. Not dangerous but can be unsettling to see. ...Read more
Colour of stool: Yes it is p[ossible and happens some times. ...Read more
Ate large amount of blueberries for 3 days and 3 days ago. Stools are BLACK. From berries? How long will that last?
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