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Read labels: The most important thing to do is reading labels carefully If the reaction was severe, be sure that you have EpiPen (epinephrine) with you in case of accidental exposure. Be sure that this is just a blood test or skin test reaction to buckwheat since tests alone cannot be relied on as a diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to the materials in the pillow or it is somehow contaminated with bacteria or other organisms, it should be safe. This also assumes that you do not have a condition that made your neck unstable (such as major neck trauma, severe rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more
Why does the media say eating "gluten free" can reduce glycemic spikes as gf still allows rice and buckwheat which is high carb?
The Media is Wrong: Good observation. "glycemic spikes" are due to carbohydrates not gluten. Gluten is found in wheat and many people who go "gluten-free" subsequently reduce their carb intake. Changes in glucose control attributed to lack of gluten are actually due to carb reduction. For people who have celiac disease, going gluten free is important. There is little evidence that it helps others. ...Read more
I don't have any known food allergies, but it occurred to me that I've never had buckwheat before. What would I monitor as a sign of allergy?
Not to Worry: Just because you haven't tried buckwheat before doesn't put you at an increased risk for allergy. Rare to develop a food allergy later in life, shellfish/peanut more common. Food allergies are typically immediate, minutes to a half hour after ingestion of concerning food with symptoms ranging anywhere from hives, wheezing, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, or fainting. ...Read more
I had Naion 4 months ago, when I had a MRI for it, they also found a small secular aneurysm. I started taking turmeric for a gout flare up. A chiropractor recommended that I take a buckwheat supplement for vascular health. Any issues with these 2?
Coconut oil.....: It's a myth that using olive oil and vegetable oils r healthy. Olive oil is good for u but not when heated, so reserve that for salad dressing. Label should say virgin and cold-pressed. Best oils/fats to use with cooking r organic butter (kerrygold) and coconut oil. Because they r saturated, they won't turn rancid with heat like other oils. ...Read more
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