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Eating Raw Flour
I would like to stop eating raw flour but I find it difficult to stop. I've noticed weight gain dark circles under my eyes and lack of energy. Help pl?
Compulsive eating: Of raw flower or any truly compulsive behavior needs to be treated w/the help of a mental health professional. Please start by a visit to your doc to make sure all is well. You MAY have a vitamin deficiency also. Then see a mental health professional to help you w/your compulsive behavior. Peace and good health. Choose a different behavior. ...Read more
Raw glutinous rice flour:
No, is good!! This high raw rice salad is satisfying, delicious and oh so nutritious!
High raw rice salad
What on earth is a “high raw” salad anyway? Well, high raw basically means “mostly raw”.
In other words, a high percentage of the ingredients are raw, so you know you’re eating as much raw food as possible.
This particular high raw rice salad was created after I read “The Starch Solution” by Dr John McDougall.
His approach to healthy eating involves eating as much low-fat, high-carbohydrate (starchy), vegan food as you like, and there are plenty of people who’ve lost heaps of weight and, more importantly, healed all kinds of illnesses and medical conditions by following his guidelines.
So when we’re looking for ways recently to increase our calories without adding more fat to our diet, this was one of the ideas we tried. ...Read more
No: Cravings for specific foods are generally an indication of a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Please indicate to your prenatal care provider that you are having these specific cravings. Your provider is likely to recommend further testing to determine if you have a nutritional deficiency that can be corrected. ...Read more
A recipe I have says to dust the dessert liberally in starch, but someone told me that rice flour will also work. Is raw rice flour unsafe to consume?
It's safe but. ..: Cooking is about flavor and aroma and texture and mouth feel. There are many different rices and while they are all largely carbohydrates (starches) they have other subtle distinguishing characteristics that you will just have to explore for your recipe. "America's Test Kitchen" cookbook is an excellent place to begin. There R also a number of books on science of cooking available. ...Read more
I am trying to make a gluten free food replacement shake for myself for1-2 meals a day. I am not sure if I should add raw quinoa and rice flour.
Gluten-free: Both quinoa and rice flour are both gluten-free products. ...Read more
I think im addicted to eating flour. I eat one or two large spoonfulls a day or a few small or medium sized spoonfulls a day. Is this bad for my health?
I have an addiction to eating flour. Yes, baking flour, right out of the bag. I crave it all the time. It's hard for me to stop. What should I do?
Food addiction: You will need help of a bariatrician or counselor to rule out underlying medical or mental issues and then provide specific counselling. Use of aversion technique and hypnosis may be highly effective. ...Read more
Less flour?: Consider a gluten free diet. Easily found on the internet. ...Read more
While I was eating pizza with flour on it, I think a flan blew some of the flour into my eyes, cant really tell, but should I be concerned at all?
No problem: Flour is non-toxic and what little gets in your eyes will flush out with your tears into your throat and GI tract. Bakery workers have this happen all the time and have no ill effects. ...Read more
I'm 7 months pregnant and can't stop eating white lily self rising flour. My baby moves a lot when I eat it but I'm trying to stop. Can the flour harm?
PICA: It sounds like you have developed PICA - the urge to eat something not generally considered food. I am not aware of specific dangers of eating raw flour. It is important to let your doctor know that you are eating this though and PICA can be discussed in more detail. Try to find a similar food that healthier but still relieve the urge -- cereal, granola are ideas to try. ...Read more
Whole wheat flour: Hi. Refined flour (white) flour is junk and should not be consumed. The whiter the bread, the sooner you're dead. Foods closer to nature are better. Whole grain flours are much more nutritious and also a good source of dietary fiber. So flour is not the bad guy...refined flour is the bad guy. Stick with whole grain, and less processed foods in general. Same for rice: brown, not white. Good luck! ...Read more
How can I get my diabetic 60 year old mother to stop eating so much white flour and other foods that turn into sugar quickly?
Digestivly after eating flour. After a few days of eating right my face goes back to normal. Could this be a wheat or gluten intolerance, what to do?
Can eating wheat or glutin cause an itchy reaction? I have an chronic ear itch that seems to go away when I cut out flour from my diet. Coincidence?
Wheat can cause itch: Gluten is a molecule found in wheat, barley, and rye. It is what gives bread it's chewy texture. Patients with celiac disease have immune reactions to gluten. Itchiness could be one symptom but not very common. Your pcp can draw a blood test to screen for celiac disease. A true wheat allergy, on the other hand can cause itchiness. This is best diagnosed by an allergist with skin testing. ...Read more
NO: White flour is included in the list of no-no foods that should be used sparingly. ...Read more
Can there be any health risks associated with a pill capsule filled with ordinary supermarket flour?
Flour in a Capsule: Two things come to mind. A person who ingested one of these flour capsules and was gluten intolerant could very well have a serious reaction. The second scenario would be very rare. Most capsules are made from gelatin which is a animal byproduct. Some people do have a gelatin allergy which can be severe, but this is very rare. These are the only two risks that come to mind. ...Read more
Probably not: There is no evidence that it affects your body in bad "or good" way. ...Read more
What are the ingredients in a taco bell flour tortilla and a chulapa tortilla? I get sick from them
Call Taco Bell:
They will tell you.
Feel better soon. ...Read more
My son is of 22month with 10 kg weight. He can't sit while lying in bed or flour. And he can't stand up without support. Plz suggest me what to do.
Immediate Evaluation: Your son needs immediate evaluation for his developmental delay. A child should be able to sit unsupported by 9 months and stand without support between 12 month and 15 month. At almost two years of age he should be able to run, walk up stairs, etc. His developmental delay could be a neurological or metabolic. He needs a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
When you have an issue with gluten can one tablespoon of flour in part of food prep for example cause you to react. 1 tablespoon? Seems so small.
Please resubmit: And clarify if you asking about eating this or applying it topically to skin. ...Read more