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Does almond milk contain any ingredient that's may be linked to cancer? Is it safe to drink?

Does almond milk contain any ingredient that's may be linked to cancer? Is it safe to drink?

Almond milk: Almond milk is a natural milk made from almond particularly good for lactose intolerance and is not carcinogenic ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can almond milk cause constipation?

Can almond milk cause constipation?

Not really: Almond milk doesn't in of itself cause constipation. A diet low in fluids and fiber contributes to constipation. So if having almond milk with a low fiber diet, one might find constipation. If having almond milk with a lot of fiber in the diet- like fresh fruits and vegetables- constipation should not be a problem ...Read more

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Does almond milk cause constipation?

Does almond milk cause constipation?

Not usually: I have not seen constipation as a result of almond milk. Dairy can be constipating as can apples or apple juice in some. Not drinking enough fluid definitley. Bananas, sweet potatoes in some are foods that can cause constipation. If stopping almond milk solves the problem and taking it again causes constipation then for you yes almond milk is constipating. ...Read more

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Skim milk is proven to cause cancer, but what about organic skim milk?

Skim milk is proven to cause cancer, but what about organic skim milk?

Forgive my frankness: Life is difficult enough without people feeding you disinformation. Under california's weird laws, everything is "proven to cause cancer." ask a real scientist or scientific physician and we'll all tell you skim milk is far from a "proven" cause of cancer. It is possible to produce any scare story you want combining junk animal work and retrospective what-did-you-eat studies. Drink if if you want. ...Read more

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Recently, I have read in an article that consuming milk and milk products may cause cancer due the use of artificial cattle feeding. Is that true? Is it possible to avoid milk products completely? Please provide your valuable suggestions!

Recently, I have read in an article that consuming milk and milk products may cause cancer due the use of artificial cattle feeding. Is that true? Is it possible to avoid milk products completely? Please provide your valuable suggestions!

Not cancer forming: Milk products not associated with the development of cancer. Cattle feed which may contain hormone is not in a high enough level to produce side effects which on their own would not be related to cancer, but might induce fibrocystic disease of breast. The volume of milk needed would be excessive. Most cancers defined today if not genetically induced (5%) are viral or carcinogen induced. ...Read more

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Almond milk? Cause diarhoea

Almond milk? Cause diarhoea

Maybe: Different foods and drinks can cause different digestive issues in different people. It is difficult to predict how any person may respond to a new food. The best thing to do is to try it out and take note of any ill side effects. ...Read more

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Do you think meat and dairy cause cancer and advertisements are a lie about milk n meat being healthy. Is veganism the idle diet for humans?

Do you think meat and dairy cause cancer and advertisements are a lie about milk n meat being healthy. Is veganism the idle diet for humans?

It's complicated: There is strong evidence that meat and dairy can increase cancer risk but not all meat and dairy is created equal. Grass-fed beef without hormones or antibiotics can be healthy in moderation, as is organic chicken, wild salmon, raw cheese from grass-fed cows, organic pastured eggs etc. A vegan diet will have nutrient deficiencies without supplements.See http://tinyurl. Com/nq4sx63 for much more info. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to milk I have asthma & causes to much phelm is it ok to have almonds and milk derived in the ingredients is that real milk?

I'm allergic to milk I have asthma & causes to much phelm is it ok to have almonds and milk derived in the ingredients is that real milk?

AlmondMilkNotMilk: Almond milk is made from almonds added to water and I not real cow's milk
You can have it long as you are not allegic to Almonds ...Read more

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Could cows milk cause breast cancer?

Could cows milk cause breast cancer?

No: There are two causes of breast cancer. Those cases developing due to hereditary factors which represent about 5%of patients and those that are acquired.
The major acquired cases are produced secondary to a virus, the mmtv virus that enters the epithelium of the duct attaching to the wnt-1 gene to produce a stimulating factor called b catenin which forces the cell to transform to malignancy. ...Read more

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Can almond milk cause gas like regular milk?

Can almond milk cause gas like regular milk?

Not from lactose: Typically the gas, bloating, diarrhea and abdominal pain from cow's milk is due to lactose intolerance (milk sugar). Almond milk does not contain lactose. (read ingredient label just to be sure). ...Read more

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Does coconut or almond milk cause intestinal gas?

Coconut - possibly: People who have difficulty breaking down fructose may experience loose stools, GI upset ; gas with coconut. ...Read more

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Can silk almond milk cause kidney stones?

Can silk almond milk cause kidney stones?

STONES: It has been shown that a high ca diet in a normal person is less likely to cause kidney stones than a low ca diet and both are more likely to cause stones than a normal dietary calcium intake. It's not the calcium in it's the lack of volume and the oxalate intake. ...Read more

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Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Not likely: Soy has phytoestrogens that can b converted to estrogen. Too muh estrogen in a male can cause breast tenderness and growth. Unlikely to cause cancer. Still, in order to get enough soy in your diet to cause such symptomatic changes you would have to drink solely soy milk in large amounts. Women who want to get estrogen replacement by taking soy must add powder form concentrate to get enough. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I used to be vegan but my hair started falling out so I went back pescetarian. Is milk really bad and cause cancer?

What do you suggest if I used to be vegan but my hair started falling out so I went back pescetarian. Is milk really bad and cause cancer?

No and no: Milk is not "really bad" and does not cause cancer. Whichever dietary choice you make, please see your doc or nutritionist to make sure you don't end up with a nutritional defficiency. ...Read more

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Can calcium level of 10.8 be caused by taking 500mg of calcium supplement several days a week? The only other calcium I get is in 16oz almond milk/day.

Can calcium level of 10.8 be caused by taking 500mg of calcium supplement several days a week? The only other calcium I get is in 16oz almond milk/day.

Unlikely: The differential for high calcium, or hypercalcemia, includes problems with the parathyroid glands, cancer, sarcoid, or ingestion. The most common is from a parathyroid adenoma. The parathyroid glands increase calcium levels by secreting parathyroid hormone (pth). If you have an adenoma, you have autonomous PTH secretion, and thus hypercalcemia. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I used to be vegan but my hair started falling out so I went back pescitarian. Is milk really as bad as people say. Does it really cause cancer?

What do you suggest if I used to be vegan but my hair started falling out so I went back pescitarian. Is milk really as bad as people say. Does it really cause cancer?

Milk: Nope. Of course not. If your hair was falling out that was because you were not eating enough protein. Remember protein should be the major part of your calories and hair is protein. A diet low in protein is not a healthy lifestyle. You can still be a vegan and eat good protein sources.
Milk is a high sugar food. There is growing evidence that many of us grow intolerant of it and should avoid it ...Read more

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Can almond milk cause acne in someone who became a vegan 90 days ago and now only drinks almond milk instead of skim? She never had much acne before.

Can almond milk cause acne in someone who became a vegan 90 days ago and now only drinks almond milk instead of skim? She never had much acne before.

Possible.: I have had patients who break out when they drink almond milk. It's rare, but it does happen. If the brand you are drinking is sweetened, or has additives, that increases the chances. Try an unsweetened one without any additives (or make it yourself). If you still break out, you may have to switch to soy milk; or the cause may be something else entirely, such as another component of your new diet. ...Read more

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Chocolate milk I've had almost every day (now 35 weeks pregnant) for past few months contains carregenan. Heard causes cancer. Worried.

Chocolate milk I've had almost every day (now 35 weeks pregnant) for past few months contains carregenan. Heard causes cancer. Worried.

Carrageenan: Carrageenan is a vegetarian and vegan alternative to gelatin in some applications. It has been used in food for over 100 years. The data is very weak, but it is recommended not to be used in infant formulas. ...Read more

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Can breast enhancement pills cause cancer or affect breast milk?

Can breast enhancement pills cause cancer or affect breast milk?

Possibly: Pills intended to enlarge the breasts are often made from botanical sources (plants) that contain what are called phytoestrogens, or hormone-like substances. If they are actually strong enough to produce changes in breast size then they may have a range of unintended effects too. It is not reasonable to assume that because they are natural they are harmless. (hemlock is natural and fatal.). ...Read more

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Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Two considerations: Milk Alkali Syndrome (hypercalcemia) and milk allergy. Parasthesias are uncommon but alkalosis from hyperventilation does cause parasthesias. Usually we think of milk Alkali syndrome as causing constipation, bone pain, psychiatric symptoms and kidney stones. ...Read more

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For many months I have had a stomach distention problem with no relief. I drink a lot of almond milk & wonder if this could cause such an issue?

For many months I have had a stomach distention problem with no relief. I drink a lot of almond milk & wonder if this could cause such an issue?

Elimination diet: If you believe this may be the cause of your stomach distension you could trial eliminating this from your usual diet and see if your symptoms resolve. Also recommended to do daily diary and log your symptoms and what you are eating/doing at that time to determine other potential sources of bloating. ...Read more

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Had almond milk (lactose free too) cause mucus more for my 3 yrs old son? His doctor said not to take milk, since he is having antibiotic for coughing. Bu

Had almond milk (lactose free too) cause mucus more for my 3 yrs old son? His doctor said not to take milk, since he is having antibiotic for coughing. Bu

Not a problem: I see no reason to change a kids diet while he's on antibiotics. Some antibiotics need to be given at specific times with respect to meals, but I don't stop their milk or milk substitute because of a cough. ...Read more