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A foodborne illness is a disease that is transmitted to people by food and water, right? So what if I drink shots of tequila with meals?

A foodborne illness is a disease that is transmitted to people by food and water, right? So what if I drink shots of tequila with meals?

You get drunk: While alcohol is a disinfectant and does kill germs and while there is some evidence that drinking alcohol with raw oysters lessens one's risk of getting disease, i wouldn't count on it as a method to avoid food-poisoning. You'd have to drink so much to kill bacteria that you'd be drunk and lot's of food poisoning involves a toxin from bacteria which isn't killed by heat or alcohol! ...Read more

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Foodborne Illness (Definition)

Foodborne illness is a condition in which a person got sick after eating or drinking contaminated food or drink. There are many types of foodborne illness, such as hepatitis A from shellfish, E. coli from undercooked burger patties, Listeria from dairy products, salmonella from eggs, botulism from ...Read more


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Can drinking water really make a difference in how you feel? Recovering from big illness, notice i start to feel worse when i forget to drink enough

Can drinking water really make a difference in how you feel? Recovering from big illness, notice i start to feel worse when i forget to drink enough

Hydration:: a minimum of 8-10 glasses of water or electrolyte rich fluids ( PowerAde, Gatorade, Vitamin water, G, etc. )should help; however, if you are constantly thirsty, please get checked for diabetes and dehydration. ...Read more

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What copper levels in drinking water are potentially hazardous for wilson's disease patients?

What copper levels in drinking water are potentially hazardous for wilson's disease patients?

0.1ppm: Drinking water rarely exceeds 0.1 parts per million (ppm), deemed a safe level for wilson's disease. Testing is not so much for fear of exceeding 0.1ppm, but to make sure your home/school is not prone to excessive leaching (example: acidic water in copper pipes). Consistent levels <0.1ppm mean leaching is unlikely. Flushing copper pipes (let water run) is recommended before drinking/cooking. ...Read more

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What's the intestinal disease caused by a single cell parasite from rat droppings in drinking water?

What's the intestinal disease caused by a single cell parasite from rat droppings in drinking water?

Cryptosporidium : Rats can harbor cryptosporidium but how often they are related to human cases is unknown although the original source of the protozoan in human infection is often not known. ...Read more

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How come i feel sick after drinking water ?

How much? What temp?: If you are guzzling a lot of water at 1 time - you may be stretching your stomach beyond comfort. From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex & come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more

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While taking food drinking water is good or not?

While taking food drinking water is good or not?

Good: Life's too short for people to make subscientific / control-you rules about what other people eat / drink, but water at meals is a good thing overall. Obviously drinking water helps move the food along & quenches thirst. Since prepared food tends to be too salty nowadays it's not a bad idea to drink some extra water daily. ...Read more

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What r the advantages of drinking water in the morning?

What r the advantages of drinking water in the morning?

Hydration: We lose moisture in our breath all night as we sleep. Dry mouth, burning eyes and nasal congestion when we wake may all be due to dehydration. Drinking 250-500 cc of water first thing in the morning can help correct this. Also, the kidneys can only remove body waste when there is sufficient free water flowing out of them, so stay hydrated enough during the day to keep your urine light yellow! ...Read more

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I don't like drinking water. What should I drink that is healthy?

I don't like drinking water. What should I drink that is healthy?

Water: Think about it, it is the only liquid that supports life! do you have any other substitute? ...Read more

Drinking Water (Definition)

Drinking water has been processed to remove impurities and contaminants, and is ...Read more