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Why is cellulose important to our digestive health?

Why is cellulose important to our digestive health?

Great question!: Cellulose is an insoluble fiber, the kind that most of us don't eat enough of. It helps to move contents through the GI tract, helps the colon to do its work better, decreases chances for diverticulitis, and maybe also for several kinds of cancer. Can you tell I'm a fan?? ...Read more

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Can current materials like fiberglass or cellulose cause mesothelioma?

Can current materials like fiberglass or cellulose cause mesothelioma?

No: Mesothelioma is usually caused by asbestos exposure. There are two types of asbestos involved, the first which causes lung cancer and the second is associated with mesothelioma. Since this is the only thing clearly associated with mesothelioma, all other cases of mesothelioma occur with no clear cause. Asbestos exposure can cause cancer decades after exposure. ...Read more

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Who uses lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose)?

Who uses lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose)?

Severe Dry Eye: Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose) has been around for years as almost a last resort for people with severe dry eye disease and should be prescribed by your eye md when other means have failed. ...Read more

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Are things found in supplement capsules bad for you? i'm thinking cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica and gelatin.

Are things found in supplement capsules bad for you? i'm thinking cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica and gelatin.

Not useful: The so-called supplement capsule are not and will not do any good for you, other than lightening your wallet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Sir I am using carboxy methyl cellulose eye drops for dust allergy problems from 1mnth.Eye irritation came down but eye reddishness remains. Pls help.

Sir I am using carboxy methyl cellulose eye drops for dust allergy problems from 1mnth.Eye irritation came down but eye reddishness remains. Pls help.

Eye allergy: Over the counter, alaway ; zaditor are safe for long term use. Other eye drops are fine for short term as long as you don't have issues that would Prohibit you from use of decongestants. Besides allergen avoidance, tear replacement to help with dry eye, and good eye wear protection, patanol/pataday, optivar, bepreve, elestat, and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are usual choices. Some burn or tingle with application. ...Read more

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Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! you would be far better off taking magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate! see http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more

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Foods that heal gums?

Foods that heal gums?

None!: The best thing to keep your gums healthy is good oral home care and seeing your dentist regularly for a regular exams and periodontal maintenance therapy. More than 600 different species of microorganism inhabit the human mouth. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in your mouth organized in dental plaque. Except for water anything in your mouth can be used by dental plaque to thrive. ...Read more

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