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Gas Caused By Garlic Supplements When Breastfeeding
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 have been taking fish oil, magnesium,b12,and iron pills together will they cause by bowel movement to change like dark green or black looking?
Will fermenttet soy in supplements or food cause /worsen gynecomastia, should I stay away from it?
How can you stop pumpkin (carotene) turning skin orange, aside from not eating it eg adding fat to it, taking laxatives, mineral oil etc?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is drinking fruit juice during eating bad like it can cause poor absorption of food n also indigestion?
After taking Metamucil fiber supplement to deal with my excess mucus production and foul odor, my stools are elastic in nature; look like intestines.
See your doctor: Mucous in the stools is not normal. See your doctor as you could have a more serious problem going on. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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