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Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare. ...Read more

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Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

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

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

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

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Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Surprisingly fatty.: Sounds good on the surface, but would be rather caloric because of the amounts of healthy fats in the avocado and nuts and seeds. Would cut back on those ingredients, perhaps choosing one per day and switching them up. ...Read more

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Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

Fresh but celebrate!: I believe in fresh fruits&veggies/shopping in the periphery of the store. However, if you have a family recipe or something that you use once per year and it's canned pie mix, go for it! Generally speaking - fresh/single ingredients are better than mixtures/processed foods since you know more about what you're mixing with the single ingredients. We can definitely discuss more about sugars, etc. ...Read more

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Are roasted almonds carcinogenic?

Are roasted almonds carcinogenic?

Don't Roast: Almonds & other nuts, when roasted, are usually roasted in oil. Most often these oils are high in a fatty acid called linoleic acid (LA). LA favors inflammation. In a patient with cancer LA helps the cancer grow. LA is metabolized to omega-6 fatty acids which are far too high in the American public. Acrylamide and asparinine in roasted nuts is of concern re cancer production. Go raw. ...Read more

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7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more

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Can marinating skinless boneless chicken in olive oil add calories?

Can marinating skinless boneless chicken in olive oil add calories?

Yes: Oils add calories although exactly how much depends on the quantity of olive oil used and how long the marinating takes. In order words, how many calories I have no idea. ...Read more

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Are these healthy suppers? Farmers mkt veggies + chicken + potato or corn; beef stirfry; pork + sweet potato; vegetarian + whole wheat. Yogurt. Fruit.

Are these healthy suppers? Farmers mkt veggies + chicken + potato or corn; beef stirfry; pork + sweet potato; vegetarian + whole wheat. Yogurt. Fruit.

Eat and do this:: High fiber, low fat, very low saturated fat, very low sugar (simple carbs), no juice, no soda, no gatorade. Limit sweets a lot. Eat regular meals spaced evenly through the day - do not eat most of your calories at dinner. Get 22-30 min of exercise (a brisk walk) every day. Avoid packaged foods, avoid eating out, eat fresh food that you prepare from scratch most of the time. You can do it. ...Read more

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Cholesterol 5.1 Eat oily fish chicken veg fruit brown rice eggs yogurts cottage chese wholemeal bread olive oil pulses Do I avoid eggs?Walk daily 55yr

Cholesterol 5.1 Eat oily fish chicken veg fruit brown rice eggs yogurts cottage chese wholemeal bread olive oil pulses Do I avoid eggs?Walk daily 55yr

Yolks yes, whites no: One or two yolks weekly should be fine - that's where the fat and cholesterol are. Whites are mainly protein and are a very lean and effective source of such and can be eaten more liberally. ...Read more

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Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read more

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Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack?Will the roasting process(unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?

Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack?Will the roasting process(unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?

Pumpkin seeds: pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack. Salted makes them less so. We all tend to get too much salt which makes us retain water and can raise our Blood pressure among other things. ...Read more

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What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.

What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.

Depends: Ghee (choose organic) has one of the highest smoke points. Virgin coconut has a relatively low smoke point, and for higher heat cooking, one may want to use expeller pressed coconut oil. More info: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more