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REALLY UNHEALTHY!!!: This is recipe for disaster. Potatoes are in the environmental working group's dirty dozen foods-they're high in pesticides if not organic & are readily converted to sugar so raise blood sugar, causing weight gain & increased risk of diabetes. Generic "vegetable oil" is almost certainly corn, soy or canola which are all gmo if not organic & very toxic, fried potatoes have carcinogenic acrylamides. ...Read more
Obesity, pain: Humans have a limit to how much fructose the bowel can absorb at any given time. If you max out this limit, the fructose stays in the bowel and causes pain, bloating, and diarrhea. This is not dangerous, however. Just uncomfortable. The real health problem with hfcs is that because of its sugar contents, it is a major contributor to obesity and its consequences such as type ii diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why?: African Sea Coconut has Slippery Elm bark as an active ingredient. Used for cold symptoms, phlegm and sore throat. Slippery elm has not been well-studied. There are many well studied medications available for congestion and cold symptoms in pregnancy. I would not recommend use of slippery elm in pregnancy. It is traditionally thought to cause miscarriages. That too has not been studied. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Milk and water are the only fluids kids need to drink. Juice, soda, sugared drinks of any type only introduce empty calories. "no sugar added" fruit juice is a food industry trick because all juices have their own sugars. 8 oz of orange juice has the equivalent of nearly 8 tsp of sugar! a 12 oz soda has nearly 10 tsp of sugar. High fructose corn syrup is particularly unhealthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup
Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more
I bought cream of chicken soup no preservatives it contain( partially hydrogenated Palm, disodium-5-ribonucleotides,caramel,chicken meat powder,(good?
No: Partially hydrogenated oils are "trans-fats" and are not good for you. ...Read more
Calories: In and of itself its just a kind of sugar, but foods high in fructose tend to have a lot of calories, thus may promote obesity. There is very controversial theories that suggest fructose may affect hormones involved in appetite regulation ( like leptin) and promote obesity in that fashion as well, but direct and definite proof is not yet out there at this time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read the label!: Hi. I have all my patients learn to read the ingredients label on food (I do it myself too). That's why it's there! Get in the habit of using it! ...Read more
What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.
Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?
Is it safe to drink 2 tablespoons of Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in 6-8 oz water while breastfeeding?
It depends: There are many people allergic to whole milk but there are also many people allergic to almonds if you are having the pains you mention you could have food allergies and would benefit from igg food allergy testing and adjustment. Food allergy is a serious problem with pain. 95% of people are allergic to some food and diary and eggs wheat and yeast are big issues. ...Read more