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Craving Lemons And Salt
Lemon & Salt Craving: There are no particular conditions of which I am aware. However, if you crave something it could mean that you are deficient in something contained in the thing that you crave. Maybe in this case it is vitamin c from lemon and you could be chronically dehydrated explaining the salt. You may want to have routine blood work and ask for a vitamin c level which will have to be run at the lab not at md. ...Read more
Chemical in eye: Immediate response would be to wash it out with warm tap water and then use drops prescribed by an ophthalmolgist to treat any residual symptoms. ...Read more
Safe, not helpful: It's safe, but not likely to be helpful. In fact it might worsen symptoms. ...Read more
Hi, how is the body cleanser? The lemon with mable syrup, cayan pepper, water. And the body flash (water and salt in morning befor I eat something?
Soothing: These are both mildly antinflammatory and help to make the skin surface mildly acidic which establishes a normal ph. There is some mild skin lightening from lemon juice. Be careful because some lemon and lime on the skin may cause phototoxicity and hyperpigmentation and you may get the opposite effect! ...Read more
What to do if I have heard lemon juice and honey. Or salt and water and gargle. Do those really work?
I play football and excercise daily...How good is taking two lemons a day after excercise with water and salt along with sugar?
It is ok: You are drinking electrolites very important for your body. After a game. ...Read more
Bad eating habits, recently gained tons of weight so I want to do the maple cayenne lemon master cleanse. Can I do it w/o the salt water/stimulant tea?
Bad eating habits: MAY be the root of your situation. Please see your doc who may check your thyroid and other levels to see what is happening w/metabolism. After that a nutritionist may be helpful. Ask one of these pros about a low carb food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I randomly and frequently crave salt and lemons. My kidneys don't filter correctly and I get a lot of kidney stones, could it be related?
Can you use lemon and salt as a scrub for your body, legs, bikini area? Are there any safe homemade scrubs that are good for your skin?
You can, but...: ...I don't recommend it. I don't recommend any scrubs, homemade or commercial; all they do is dry out your skin and make you itch. Why do you want to scrub, anyway, unless there's something specific you need to scrub off? Your skin regenerates itself naturally without any help at all. Maintain good hygiene with a gentle, unscented soap. That's all you need to do. ...Read more
We noticed that whenever our daughter 6yrs, eat fish (barbecued & marinated with salt and lemon only), she complains 'abdomen pain' next day. Advice?
Tummy aches: There may be something in the barbecue sauce or the marinate that she is allergic to. Remove one or the other the next time you make the dish. If no response remove, the second substance. By process of elimination you may be able to find the cause of her tummy aches. ...Read more
Can you please help what is in the drink for weight loss I kno it is lemon juice and salt or something?
I have yellow teeth, I rub lemon with salt and also coal on my teeth. Will this make them white? Any home remedies?
See dentist: Teeth yellow either due to stain, intrinsic color or damage to the external tooth. Lemon is acidic and will erode enamel which will make teeth yellower and damaged. Anything abrasive like the salt will clean the outside well but also could damage the tooth. I do not know what coal does. I would see a qualified dentist for safe and effective options like bleaching (a stain removal, safe option). ...Read more
Steam inhaler! Is it safe to add anything to the water from a "steam inhaler."was thinking maybe salt, lemon, olive oil. What would be safe? Vicks/other?
Avoid that: Avoid trying to inhale household items you have found around the house. You do not need any of those things in your lungs. Vicks helps when applied to your chest or the bottom of your feet for congestion. If you are ill see your doctor. ...Read more
No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more
I heard lemon juice in water helps the liver. I have bottled lemon juice that contains some sodium bisulfite and sodium benzoate. Is this ok to use?
Lemon juice: I am not aware of the fact of lemon juice helping the liver. There are tons of claims made but not a signle one substantiated. ...Read more
Is it true you can lose weight if you have a tad of fresh lemon juice with a pinch of salt on a empty stomach, daily?
My hubby has very sore gums. Had gum disease before, must be back! Will see dentist soon. How often can he rinse with lemon/salt?
No lemon.: Warm Salt water rinse is ok anytime for comfort, but it will only relieve symptoms temporarily. Don't rinse with or suck on lemon, as this can damage your teeth. See your dentist ASAP. He or she may want to refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) ...Read more
I play football and excercise a lot causing much sweating I take two lemons with sugar, water, salt daily. Any other thing which will refill the salts?
Is it effective to remove gallstone using the method, of apple juice, epsom salt, and olive oil with lemon.
No: There is no evidence that any of those dietary methods will have any effect on gall stones. ...Read more
Is it safe to brush my teeth weekly with a mixture of lemon juice and salt? To remove the residues and stains as it stains and form plaque rabidly.
That would be: Really abrasive on your teeth.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chamomile tea with honey and lemon, gargling with water and salt, but nothing helps my sore throat?
Eval: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more
Person diagnosed with gallstones, is it safe to try epsom salt, apple juice, olive oil, and lemon juice cleanse? Nutritionist gave this recipe.
Safe but won't work: This is an attempted cure but is really quackery. There is absolutely no proof that this works at all. People will believe they are seeing stones in their stool but this is not true. Regardless, it is safe to try this but it won't work. ...Read more
Ok: Ok to drink lemonade or lemon juice (in moderation) ...Read more
Craving lemons, cold intolerance, frequent black outs /c injuries, BP dropping 60/40 and below, severe fatigue. How are these related?
Dysautonomia: 40's female with recurrent syncope, hypotension, cold intolerence and chronic fatigue might have severe chronic anemia, an hormonal disorder, or dysautonomia of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, POTS. A general Internist needs to be consulted. Fibromyalgia can encompass these symptoms, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and I have seen IBS sufferers who craved citrus. ...Read more
Why am I craving ice water with lemon pieces and raspberries.... THREE days straight : (what is my body trying to tell me?
Food cravings: Odd cravings for food may be associated with pregnancy, iron deficiency (anemia), or simply an obsession that should pass. Pica is a more unusual craving of usually inedible items, such as dirt that occurs more often in children. It has similar origins, i.e. iron deficiency. Have your blood checked. ...Read more
So I have been recently craving pure lemon juice in the giant bottles, in three days I have gone through two and 1/3 bottles. Mix with milk?
There is no: Question here, but you are essentially drinking buttermilk. ...Read more
Do any of you have opinions re holistic gallbladder "cleanses" using epsom salts, olive oil and lemon juice. What is left after all the tests?
Don't "cleanse"!: The ingredients you mentioned have no bearing on "cleansing" your gallbladder. In fact, epsom salts may harm your kidney. The gallbladder contains concentrated bile produced in the liver, & it empties in response to dietary fats. There is no physiologic way to wash out your gallbladder, so please don't waste your time and risk your health! ...Read more