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Dried Poppy Pods
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
Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)
Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?
It well might: It is often made with a form of dairy (like many cream based dressings) though some have a dairy free variety. If you are sensitive to dairy, read labels carefully. There are some great websites that can be helpful in this regard too. ...Read more
Yes: As long as they are ripe!Get a more detailed answer ›
Is smoking sleepytime tea dangerous? It contains chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves,orange blossoms,hawthorn, rosebud
Smoking is no good: Amon king at all is detrimental to your health now you are 17. Better reconsider and find a good sport to play ...Read more
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
Is it ok to use lotions that contain extracts black tea leaf, green tea leaf (camellia sinensis) during pregnancy?
What is healthier, basil from my garden, organic basil from farmers market or basil in jars of tomato sauce?
Fresher the better: The basil from you own garden and from the fartmers' market is apt to be the freshest and thus the best. ...Read more
Not realistically: There is a hydrazine derivative in some mushrooms called agaritine that binds to DNA and in ridiculously high doses produces cancer in a few animal models. I know no bioscientist who avoids mushrooms. Such chemicals are ubiquitous and unavoidable. Orange juice and pepper contain similar stuff and so does your own feces. Enjoy life without troubling yourself over minuscule risks. ...Read more
Is slim-vie a safe herbal wt loss product? Ingred: amylum, mulberry leaf extr, jobstears seed, cassia seed extr, bitter orange extr.? Long-term use?
My kids love to snack on fresh veggies like cucumber, tomato, carrot, and pepper but refuse cooked veggies like peas or string beans. This sufficient?
I mixed smoothie with apples, grapes, berries, raspberries, romaine spinach, almonds, and flax seeds. Will this help my skin? & do I drink it 2 a day?
Maybe (not) . . .: I'm not aware of any randomized double blind placebo controlled trials demonstrating any benefit from a smoothie as described above in an adequate sized population of otherwise similar men & women. Nor am I aware of any dosing recommendations. However, I'm sure it's better than eating junk food! ...Read more
I'm 21. Healthy diet-1/4 cup of white rice, 1/2 steamed white potato, 2 cups of green veg, fish/chicken cucumber, sour yogurt, nuts per day.Any other advic?
You do not need: A "catalogue". We were designed to eat natural food to satiety. How artificial can we be? ...Read more
Could be: These red stalks have purgative or laxative properties, thus consumption of large quantities can be harmful. However, a normal serving size of rhubarb can keep the body regular. .The stalks of the rhubarb resemble red stalks of celery and are the only edible portion of the plant. The heart-shaped, wide-veined leaves are concentrated with oxalic acid which can be highly toxic so it depend how much ...Read more
Twice in the past 4 weeks I have black specks in my urine. Looks like dried blood or poppy seeds but irregularly shaped. No other symptoms. ?
No idea but: It's a symptom that u must not ignore. C ur pcp or a urologist 4 evaluation. ...Read more
See below: I am not sure what you are worried about here. The poppy seeds can make you test positive for narcotics on a drug test (after all same plant as opioid drugs, but this should not cause any problems for the child. ...Read more
No: Poppy seeds contain extremely minute amounts of the opium alkaloids morphine and codeine, which give your bagel a nutty zing and can cause you to fail a drug test (as demonstrated in a famous mythbusters episode). Theoretically if you eat enough of them, you could get high. Unfortunately, it would take "tons" of the seeds to get any euphoria. ...Read more
Avoid poppy seeds: Avoid anything that may have poppy seeds as an ingredient. Reed all labels and ask questions when you go to someones house to eat or to a restaurant. If you are not sure if it has poppy seeds in it do not eat it. ...Read more
Yes: Poppy seeds contain minute traces of opiates. Both opium and Codeine occur in poppy seeds, albeit in tiny quantities. The sensitivity of drug tests (parts per billion) is such that you can indeed fail a drug test after eating a poppy seed bagel. Apparently the minuscule amounts of opiates in poppy seeds can persist in the blood for about 48 hours. ...Read more
Poppy pod tea: Poppy Tea is a "drink" made from the crushed pods of the plant Papaver Somniferum. It has psychoactive alkaloids in it like codeine, etc . A uniform "recipe" for this tea doesn't exist. Be aware that some drinkers have OD'd & died from crushing too many pods for their tea. Poppy pod tea is NOT recommended for one wanting to get off opiates b/c of the psychoactive alkaloids in it. ...Read more
Seek elsewhere...: Poppy seeds contain a derivative of opium, to the degree that ingesting even moderate amounts can cause false positive drug test in some circumstances. If you are looking for a natural substance to help with sleep, melatonin and healthy sleep habits will be much more effective. ...Read more
Varies: It depends on whether you ate them with fatty food (absorption slowed down) or just by themselves and in what quantity. Earliest it would show up in your urine would be approx 4-8 hours and the average it would remain there would be 48 hours. Ingesting large quantity could mean--potentially- a test could remain positive at upwards six or more days though unlikely. ...Read more
Yes: We try to avoid feeding a little kid any product with loose seeds that they might inhale. Those can lead to recurrent pneumonia that is hard to understand/treat. These may require us to look into their airways and retrieve the seed. I don't feed kids any loose seed like products (including popcorn) until they are old enough to tell me they got some down their windpipe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can poppy seeds stay in your system.and cause a positive drug test? I do not do drugs and am well anxious as.this is a job with USPS
Is it possible to eat a muffin with poppy seeds or a bun with sesame seeds and test positive on a urine test? Had a friend claim it happened to them.
Even : Even though the drug, opium, is from a different part of the poppy plant, there is a possibility of failing a drug test after eating poppy seeds. It was actually tried on a myth busters episode and has been written about on snopes.Com (see below)! luckily, many tests have taken this into consideration, so will only register much higher levels of opiates as an actual "positive" on a drug test than you can get from eating poppy seeds. Good luck! ...Read more
Can i fail a drug test because i ate a poppy seed muffin? I love poppy seed muffins. They are delicious. However, i've been told by folks that eating these delicious baked goods could lead me to test positive for opiates. My place of work distributes rand
Yes: Opiods, (opium, morphine and related narcotics) come from the poppy plant. The poppy seeds used on food are from a related plant. Though yummy they can make you test positive for opiods on a drug screen. This affect can last for 48 hours. There have been several cases of firings based on this finding which, though they were overturned later, caused untold woes. Best thing is to avoid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a uni mastectomy of right side after chemo. Pathology was almost clean except for poppy seed sized malignancy. Does that mean chemo didn't work?
No: Sounds like you underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy. If so, its common for the chemo to shrink but not totally remove the cancer. The treatments can downgrade your tumor staging and improve your prognosis. Speak with your oncologist and surgeon for more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer