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Carob: The herbal remedy carob has a few interactions that really are more combined effects than drug on drug interactions. Some effects associated with carob include altering blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, less mineral absorption, & decreasing bowel emptying time. Medications or herbals that have a similar effect should be monitored, including insulin, red yeast rice, psyllium. See your doctor too. ...Read more
Depends: Carob is a food in its own right. Some people like carob for the carob taste. As fake chocolate, it does a mediocre job. ...Read more
Unknown but...: I do not know much about these drought-resistant super seeds but as best as i can tell, these were developed using "advanced hybrid technology" and are not technically "genetically modified." if this is true then they are probably safe. I question the safety of all gmo foods; while more research needs to be done, animal studies suggest they are quite hazardous- see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e for more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Seeds are obviously a plant food ; among the most nutritious, but when it's advised to add plant foods to one's diet they also mean vegetables, fruits, nuts ; whole grains. These foods contain a wide variety of crucial phytonutrients ; no single plant food contains more than a fraction of the many types of phytonutrients. A diet rich in a wide variety of plant foods helps prevent most illnesses. ...Read more
Stimulant: A number of energy drinks contain the combination of taurine & guarana. Guarana stimulates through caffeine. Taurine is used by athletes as a performance enhancer. However some people are allergic to guarana & it has led to arrhythmias in others. Taurine has been associated with hypotension. ...Read more
Recently noticed a seed-like, or kinda like a big grain of sand in ball sac skin, not the balls themself.Cannot see it,can only feel it, doesn't hurt.
Ignore it: Small cysts called milia are common, benign skin findings, very often on the scrotum. ...Read more
Flavor: Spices and herb are best used for their flavors as there is not much objective evidence for their health benefits. ...Read more
Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E. Vit E is an antioxidant which helps to v inflammation ,v risk of cardiovascular disease & to promote skin health (against solar damage). It contains Selenium which may have a protective value w some forms of cancer. It also contains magnesium which helps with bone health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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