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Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?
Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more
Weird wording: Please proof your questions before you submit them. There are no vaccines with "fatal components", although some of the vaccine hating community may suggest it. Perhaps you had a different wording in mind. ...Read more
No: World War II was from 1 September 1939 until 2 September 1945. My understanding is that Agent Orange was first used in 1946. So, I would think that German soldier were not impacted by Agent Orange. There is an excellent review on Agent Orange at: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/agent_orange.htm ...Read more
Plastic containers: Certain types of plastic dinnerware and containers made in china were found to contain melamine. Depending on the specific food, some of this compound could migrate into the food. For more info: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm199525.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salvia & Datura: These come from 2 different families, but both are commonly used as hallucinogens. Salvia divinorum contains the extremely potent, non-alkaloid hallucinogen salvinorin a. Along with hallucinations it can cause slurred & slow speech, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, & blunted affect. Datura stramonium contains belladonna alkaloids, which can induce anticholinergic poisoning & death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hypericum perforatum is the scientific name for the well-known plant "st. John's wort." numerous studies document its use in cases of mild-moderate depression. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/st-johns-wort/ns_patient-stjohnswort the homeopathic remedy made from this plant is useful in injuries to nerves and spine -- there is a shooting quality to these pains. Can also help phantom limb pain. ...Read more
Yes: Herbal sisha vapor usually contains carcinogens. See: http://www.tobaccofreeu.org/cms-assets/documents/120710-860548.hookah.pdf ...Read more
Salvia & Datura: These come from 2 different families, but both are commonly used as hallucinogens. Salvia divinorum is a mint, and contains the non-alkaloid hallucinogen salvinorin a. Along with hallucinations it can cause slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, blunted affect, & slow speech. Datura stramonium contains belladonna alkaloids, which can induce anticholinergic poisoning & death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.
Don't do it!!!!!: Why take/do snuff in 1st place? You're trading one type of cancer risk for another. There's absolutely no health benefit to tobacco in any form, smokeless or otherwise. Just b/c it's natural doesn't make it good for you! Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/questionsaboutsmokingtobaccoandhealth/questions-about-smoking-tobacco-and-health-smokeless-alt ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flu - but no worries: Only (some of) flu vaccine contains thimerosal. It and formaldehyde are to inactivate bacterial toxins and 2 kill any contaminating viruses/bacteria. Some worry that thimerosal causes autism; however autism continues to increase despite removal of thimerosal from vaccines in 2001. Most formaldehyde is removed during processing, and egg proteins are there cuz some vaccines need 2 grow in eggs ...Read more
Fish w very high: Potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye, ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. Limit intake of yellow fin & white albacore tuna, spanish & gulf maceral, grouper, bluefish & chilean sea bass. For healthier mercury levels try: crabs, crawdaddies, haddock, flounder, salmon, shrimp, oysters, anchovies, herring, mullet, sole, clams & freshwater trout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Related to function: Opsonins bind microbes, particles and cell fragments flagging them for uptake/engulfment by macrophages or neutrophils. Anaphylatoxins, when released, bind to their receptors on macrophages and mast cells to activate the cells. Subsequently, the activated cells release mediators (eg histamine) involved in anaphylaxis and/or inflammation. Chemotactic factors guide WBCs to site of inflammation ...Read more
Rotavirus, and varicella vaccines contain fetal bovine serum. dtap, hebb, ipv, and typhoid vaccines contain bovine casein. what can vegans do?
Overall picture best: While there is discussion in the vegan community about vaccines containing animal products, most people agree that there are some situations where there is no "vegan" alternative, and it is OK to do the "non-vegan" thing. This is one of them. The benefit of vaccines is proven. They are worth it. ...Read more
No: The tiny amount of additives in vaccines allow them to be created/stored/shipped and stocked in their final clinic with enough shelf life that they can remain strong until given. Like an banana, vaccines are a biological product that will go bad over time from natural breakdown. The stabilizers in these vaccines have been tested & used for decades & found harmless to humans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer