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Doctor insights on: Citrus Limetta

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Why do grapefruits interfere with so many drugs as opposed to other citrus?

The whys in medicine: The whys are the toughest questions. Usually the best answer we can give is that it just is the way things are in this world. And that is where it comes down to in modern medicine and pharmacology. It just is. ...Read more

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Is a mangosteen a citrus fruit?

Is a mangosteen a citrus fruit?

Not citrus: The citrus fruits include orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit. For a little more information on citrus and citrus allergy go to: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/11/lemon-lime-orange-and-grapefruit-citrus-allergy/. ...Read more

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What will be the possible reaction in body when any citrus food is taken with milk? Any harmful effects?

No harm: The acid in citrus food will hasten the curdling of milk that naturally occurs in the stomach. There is nothing to be said for or against taking milk with citrus, let your taste be the guide. ...Read more

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What non-citrus remedies are there for cold symptoms?

What non-citrus remedies are there for cold symptoms?

Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of eating citrus fruits?

Antioxidants : Citrus is a rich source of antioxidant phytonutrients including flavanones, anthocyanins, limonin & polyphenols. Citrus reduces risk of heart disease, cancer, kidney stones, ulcers & arthritis. I advise the whole fruit though juice is ok if fresh-squeezed. The peels have great benefits too! see http://www.Whfoods.Com/foodstoc.Php and click on oranges, grapefruit & lemon/limes for details! ...Read more

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Citrus bergamot, is it worth taking? I have been eating right and trying to exerise but I just want a little natural boost to cholestrol!

Citrus bergamot, is it worth taking?  I have been eating right and trying to exerise but I just want a little natural boost to cholestrol!

Doubtful: The reported 2009 spanish study in a non-nih-listed journal was uncontrolled and gave results that sound too good to be true; it's not been duplicated. A 2011 controlled rat study from italy confirmed a mild effect including inhibition of the same enzyme that statins work on. I eat orange peel myself and the tablets are probably safe -- but you're really helping yourself by staying fit. ...Read more

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M58, is citrus fruits good or bad for diabetic.

M58, is citrus fruits good or bad for diabetic.

Ok as long: As you don't overdo it and account for the carbohydrates!! ...Read more

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Does eating citrus cause longer periods?

Eating citrus: Fruits should not cause periods to become longer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for dairy, citrus, and gluten to complete exit your system? Consumed all 3 and problems with all 3. I hear 3 weeks?

How long does it take for dairy, citrus, and gluten to complete exit your system? Consumed all 3 and problems with all 3. I hear 3 weeks?

Exit times?: MeghanS006~ normal bowel transit time is about 5days from swallowing to defecation. I think you can be assured that all of those mentioned should have transited during that time. Even if you doubled that time, you do not arrive at 3 weeks. I would say that in 1 week to 10 days you can say that these entities have been excreted from the body thanks ...Read more