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Doctor insights on: Gas Caused By Garlic Supplements When Breastfeeding

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42yr old male. Being overweight 5'10", 205 ibs, and have gas bloating after beans, is taking enzymes like betaine harmful can that be useful?

42yr old male. Being overweight 5'10", 205 ibs, and have gas bloating after beans, is taking enzymes like betaine harmful can that be useful?

Use beano...: Beans cause gas because of undigestable sugars like raffinose get fermented by intestinal bacteria. Beano is a digestive enzyme supplement you can take at the time of eating beans that will aid in the digestive process and might reduce your gas. Good luck! ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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How can I counter the increased gassiness caused by my vegan diet?

How can I counter the increased gassiness caused by my vegan diet?

Gas prevention: Have you tried taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals before the gas builds up? Drinking hottish water tends to break down gas bubbles. Man's digestion system was not designed to deal well with large amounts of fiber unlike a cows system. ...Read more

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How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of Turmeric, Ginger, Omega 3, green tea, and Garlic to fight inflammation caused by Psoriasis?

How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of Turmeric, Ginger, Omega 3, green tea, and Garlic to fight inflammation caused by Psoriasis?

Not very: Don't get your hopes up or spend much money on stuff like this. There's no law against promoting these in glitzy "natural healing" sites. It may work. You will probably just be out the money. ...Read more

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Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

See below: Pepper spices generally don't but several other "spices" do. Turmeric is one major one. Cumin can too. But if you practice good hygiene and use deodorant, you should be ok. That shouldn't stop you from consuming them though. Turmeric, for example, is excellent for health. It's been shown even in western research to fight cancer and infections. ...Read more

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I've heard that eating fruit during or after the main meal is not good for digestion. Ferments then causes gas and bloating.

I've heard that eating fruit during or after the main meal is not good for digestion. Ferments then causes gas and bloating.

Fruit may cause gas: There are some fruits/vegetables that are complex and can lead to gas/bloating. They are called FODMAP; examples are apples, pears... also broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts. You can look up the diet and avoid those if they bother your stomach. Otherwise the rest are ok to eat. ...Read more

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I've been taking a broad-spectrum digestive enzymes supplement; can I take it when/beforeI eat hot meals or will the enzymes be denatured ?

 I've been taking a broad-spectrum digestive enzymes supplement;  can I take it when/beforeI eat hot meals or will the enzymes be denatured ?

Ok with hot food: You should take the digestive enzymes before or with meals of any types. The temperature in your stomach remains pretty close to body temperature regardless of the type of food you eat. ...Read more

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Will fermenttet soy in supplements or food cause /worsen gynecomastia, should I stay away from it?

Will fermenttet soy in supplements or food cause /worsen gynecomastia, should I stay away from it?

Fermented soy: Not likely. Regular soy products you should avoid. They do not really cause gynecomastia but do cause other problems...Especially in men so best to avoid. ...Read more

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How can you stop pumpkin (carotene) turning skin orange, aside from not eating it eg adding fat to it, taking laxatives, mineral oil etc?

How can you stop pumpkin (carotene)  turning skin orange, aside from not eating it eg adding fat to it, taking laxatives, mineral oil etc?

You don't: The vitamin A in the food selectively attaches to fat cells beneath the skin. The more you consume, the more will attach. The orange tinge is what the eye sees from the light bouncing off the vitamin A molecule as it hits your skin. ...Read more

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Is it possible that breastmilk can cause tummy upsets in babies even aftr eliminating all gas causing like chocolate , tea etc from my diet?

Is it possible that breastmilk can cause tummy upsets in  babies even aftr eliminating all gas causing like chocolate , tea etc from my diet?

Yes: Some babies are just gassy. Ask your doctor about trying probiotics. If that fails try a lactofree formula and see if that helps. I would hate to rec you stop breast feeding though. Sometimes it is just a matter of time for them to adjust to your milk. Good luck. ...Read more

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Heard that heat can reduce flax seed's nutri benefits,that's why it is cold milled by manufacturers.So will boiling it in porridge reduce its benefit?

Heard that heat can reduce flax seed's nutri benefits,that's why it is cold milled by manufacturers.So will boiling it in porridge reduce its benefit?

Possibly: Products such as Flax Seeds should be stored in the refrigerator to prevent rancidity. You can grind whole flax seeds and sprinkle them on your already prepared porridge. ...Read more

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I stay away from eggs, leafy greens, milk + any else that can cause rotten egg/methane smelling gas. Yet my gas smells like rotten egg/methane. Why?

I stay away from eggs, leafy greens, milk + any else that can cause rotten egg/methane smelling gas. Yet my gas smells like rotten egg/methane. Why?

Bacteria: in your intestinal tract break down food and produce methane and hydrogen sulfide causing the odor. Improve the health of your gut bacteria by eating probiotic foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchee, or aged cheeses. You can also take probiotic supplements. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can spotting be caused by drinking alkaline water while pregnant?

Can spotting be caused by drinking alkaline water while pregnant?

Probably not.: The alkalinity of water varies very little and the body has many ways to buffer acidity and alkalinity. One would almost have to drink bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda or vinegar in large quantities to affect body function. So, no, a mild range of alkaline water would not affect menstrual function. If spotting is abnormal for you, don't hesitate to get checked out by your pcp or gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Is tiredness from excessive alcohol partly due to low blood sugar? If so, can it be alleviated by taking glucose tablets?

Is tiredness from excessive alcohol partly due to low blood sugar?

If so, can it be alleviated by taking glucose tablets?

Alcohol & blood suga: Tiredness resulting from excessive alcohol is due to a number of factors, including dehydration and the sedating affects of the alcohol. Alcohol consumption can wreak havoc with blood sugar, causing it to be too high and/or too low. Either of which can cause a person to feel tired. Individuals with diabetes often feel better if they avoid alcohol intake altogether or in strict moderation. ...Read more

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Can extended use of Metamucil cause bight green stools? does the light food intake while using Metamucil contribute to this when present? Bile ?

Can extended use of Metamucil cause bight green stools? does the light food intake while using Metamucil contribute to this when present? Bile ?

Metamucil: Metamucil does not cause bright green stools. Stool color can change on its own, and bright green is not only not abnormal, it's just fine. I would continue the Metamucil since it provides great fiber for the bowels. No need to stop it. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can vitamins producted by gut flora be actually absorbed?

Can vitamins producted by gut flora be actually absorbed?

Vitamin: Hi, yes, a lot of our vitamin K in fact is being made by guy Flora. A healthy and normal Flora is essential to nutrient absorption in gut. Overgrowth of bacterial can cause malabsorption. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more