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Do Garlic Pills Make You Smell
Subjective: The question is whether you want to give up an enjoyable element of dining to relieve bad breath when a toothbrush or mouthwash would be effective. As for general odor, people who eat lots and lots of garlic will develop a body odor which is distinct, as anyone who has lived in korea will tell you, but whether this is distasteful is a subjective opinion. ...Read more
Foul smelling feces: Could be a sign of intestinal infection or maldigestion. ...Read more
Heck no!: You should never take expired vitamins or prescribed medications. ...Read more
Flatulence problem?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, or food intolerance. If the latter check low fod-mapdiet restrictions: stanfordhospital.Org/.../nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout.Pdf. ...Read more
Typically not: There are some diet medications that are prescription only. They usually don't make you sleepy, but some people can have this effect. It is unusual. I can't speak specifically (don't know which one your referring to) about non-prescription products, but, in general, should not make you sleepy. ...Read more
Rare diabetes: There are rare reports of increased blood sugar, and hence urine sugar. I am not sure if people can really detect that by smell, but if you are concerned, you doctor should test your urine for sugar, and if present, check blood tests and consider altering the dose or discontinuing Chantix and using another form of smoking cessation treatment. ...Read more
Do fish oil capsules truly make you have more reflux (if yes, why?), or does it just seem that way because burps are fishy after you take fish oil.
Not usually.: although some people have reflux due to excessive fat in their diet, fish oil capsules are usually well-tolerated. It is unlikely that they are causing you to have acid reflux. If you have trouble with them, however, you should stop them. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
REALLY many things: You may not feel different day to day taking vitamin c but it has great value as an antioxidant & helps prevent & treat many illnesses, including asthma, allergies, cardiovascular disease, strokes, a wide variety of cancers, cataracts, glaucoma, complications of diabetes, parkinson's disease & complications of pregnancy. It improves immune function & helps us handle stress. See comment for links:. ...Read more
Do they still make refrigerated acidophilus? The pills & yogurt ones do not work! possibly not strong enough.
Yes, at Whole Foods: Whole foods has a refrigerated section that usually has a wide variety of live acidophilus. Be sure to check the colony count as it can vary widely. Seek at least 2 or 3 billion organisms per capsule. ...Read more
If I take green tea dill pills will they a) interfere with fertility meds and b) make it harder to get pregnant/?
No: These should have no effect on either. ...Read more
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