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Doctor insights on: Chinese Five Spice Powder

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I add 1 teaspoon of ceylon cinnamon powder to oats cereal everyday.Heard coumarin in cinnamon affects liver. Is my intake of cinnamon safe quantity?

I add 1 teaspoon of ceylon cinnamon powder to oats cereal everyday.Heard coumarin in cinnamon affects liver. Is my intake of cinnamon safe quantity?

YES-ceylon form safe: There are 2 forms of cinnamon, Ceylon (called true cinnamon),which has little coumarin,and Cassia,which has higher amounts of coumarin which in large quantities can cause liver damage in a subset of those who are sensitive. I can't find any info on whether 1 tsp of Cassia is considered a large quantity, but there's absolutely no reason to worry about Ceylon cinnamon.See http://tinyurl.com/cwmgeeh ...Read more

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I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more

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I found a recipe named lemon detox . It ccontains cayenne pepper, honey 1 tea sp, garlic, lemon. I am diabetic. Can i take it 4 times a day. Tks?

I found a recipe named lemon detox . It ccontains cayenne pepper, honey 1 tea sp, garlic, lemon. I am diabetic. Can i take it 4 times a day. Tks?

What is your problem: Unless you tell us about your problem, we can not advise you. I have never heard of lemon detox. Go see a regular doctor and get away from any crazy recipes like this one. ...Read more

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Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would have to be high, likely. It should e fine, i'm not aware of any issues. ...Read more

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Is decaf Lipton lemon honey green tea just healthy as regular green St from Chinese store ? That Chinese one is bland I like my Walmart better green

Is decaf Lipton lemon honey green tea just healthy as regular green St from Chinese store ? That Chinese one is bland I like my Walmart better green

Green tea: There are many kinds of green tea so you are likely to find one you enjoy at the Chinese store, perhaps Jasmine green tea. Please read the label on the US store brand. The decaf process is often done w/chemicals and the lemon honey may be the same. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could I mix wheat grass powder and spirulina powder together in a juice?

Could I mix wheat grass powder and spirulina powder together in a juice?

Sure: Don't expect any health benefits. If you are interested in the fascinating world of plant-based natural healing, find a holist in your community who can guide you through this area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink 2 tablespoons of Heinz Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in 6-8 oz water while breastfeeding even if it says UNPASTEURIZED?

Is it safe to drink 2 tablespoons of Heinz Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in 6-8 oz water while breastfeeding even if it says UNPASTEURIZED?

Why risk it?: There really is no proven benefit to drinking apple cider vinegar, pasteurized or not, so why risk it while breast-feeding? I would recommend avoiding it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is chinese triple leaf tea ok to drink when pregnant?

Is chinese triple leaf tea ok to drink when pregnant?

Check ingredients: Triple leaf tea is a brand of tea -- they make many kinds in their company. You would need to check the ingredients in the specific kind of tea to make sure it has no caffeine or other substances that could harm your baby. Ask your OB about the specific kind of tea you want to drink. ...Read more

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Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www.phytosomes.info/public/meriva.asp Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals. ...Read more

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I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

Yes: There should be no significant increase in sleepiness or ability to awaken in AM. If you are concerned , you may try to take or drink on the weekend when you are not going to work to make use you will be okay. ...Read more

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Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.

Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.

Breast feeding: Just a common sense: Stay away from strange substance while breast feeding. You can follow some tips from Healthtap doctors for breast feeding. Generally speaking eat a healthy diet. Drink plenty of fluid and rest. ...Read more