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Should adults&teenagers drink NIDO Fortified milk powder(8oz &4tbspoons)&would they get the same benefits as children?Would adults gain weight from it

Should adults&teenagers drink NIDO Fortified milk powder(8oz &4tbspoons)&would they get the same benefits as children?Would adults gain weight from it

Yes they would: Gain weight if they drink any sort of full cream milk, better if skimmed or half skimmed, to benefit from the vitamins and minerals provided without the hazards of fat , wish you wellness ...Read more

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How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

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 more

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Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Depends: Green tea is not recommended, it has stimulant properties. Chamomile or herbal mint is probably fine but there should be no real tea leaves in the products. You can also just mix a little ginger, lemon, and honey in hot water and kids enjoy it just as well as tea. ...Read more

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Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?

Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?

Unknown, but...: Drinking soda is ok in older children and in adults, if there is an event such as a birthday party where all the people are drinking some soda. Other than that, no human needs Sprite, Coke, Pepsi,... Soda has no benefits for healthy people. Haven't heard of sodas damaging unborn babies (assuming that's what this question refers to) from the trace ingredients in it, but excess sugar is bad stuff. ...Read more

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Isit healthier to feed kids oatmeal everyday with guar gum or evaporated cane juice? Does all ecjuice contain sucralose or has to be listed ingredient

Isit healthier to feed kids oatmeal everyday with guar gum or evaporated cane juice? Does all ecjuice contain sucralose or has to be listed ingredient

Oatmeal: Why put anything in the oatmeal? It is a great food by itself. Complex carbs, fiber, some protein. The guar just adds extra fiber, and the juice is a sweetener. If you need a sweetener for taste, that is your choice, and it should not matter whether it is fruit juice, sugar, honey, etc. I would avoid artificial sweeteners in kids. The calories from a little honey is minimal. ...Read more

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Are l'il critters gummy bites multivitamin good for kids and adults?

Are l'il critters gummy bites multivitamin good for kids and adults?

OK but not greatest: I am a big believer that everyone should take a good quality multivitamin but, while better than some, you can do a lot better. It's good that it does not have synthetic dyes or high fructose corn syrup but it has synthetic E (which is toxic) and folic acid, which many can't utilize, and is low in potency. For gummy vits Smarty Pants Kids Complete is much better! See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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Can kids drink organic matcha tea?

Can kids drink organic matcha tea?

Not Advised: Organic matcha green tea has caffeine. It is not advisable in children. This is because tea contains caffeine that may over-stimulate. It also contains tannins that may block nutrients absorption such as protein and fats in children. ...Read more

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Hi, can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

Hi, 
can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

Above three?: Do you mean above or below the age of three? Recent studies suggest that children under the age of two, really do not benefit from any video electronics. They can be too overstimulating. All children's tv programming should be limited to no more than one hour per day. I do not believe in having a tv in a child's room. You are not doing your kids a favor by exposing them too early to media. ...Read more

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Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Is smoking additive free cigarettes like american spirit less harmful then cigarettes that contain ammonia, glycerol, sugar, flavors and other stuff?

Is smoking additive free cigarettes like american spirit less harmful then cigarettes that contain ammonia, glycerol, sugar, flavors and other stuff?

No difference: It is a proven fact that effects of smoking are serious. It can harm nearly every organ of the body. It causes nearly one of every five deaths in the United States each year. Regardless of the brand, flavor or additives tobacco smoke contains more than 7, 000 chemicals. Approximately 70 of them are known to cause cancer. Rec.: ask your pcp for smoking cessation program. ...Read more

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Can a 17 yrs old (18 running) consume green coffee bean extract?

Can a 17 yrs old (18 running) consume green coffee bean extract?

Insufficient reports: Green coffee beans are beans that have not been roasted. Roasting decreases chlorogenic acid, a chemical that is believed to increase metabolism and help with weight loss. Inadequate studies have been done to prove safety or to determine correct dosing. Green beans also contain caffeine, which is well known to cause upset stomach, jitteriness, insomnia and occasionally anxiety. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices with high fructose corn syrup unhealthy for my child?

Are fruit juices with high fructose corn syrup unhealthy for my child?

Absolutely!: Milk and water are the only fluids kids need to drink. Juice, soda, sugared drinks of any type only introduce empty calories. "no sugar added" fruit juice is a food industry trick because all juices have their own sugars. 8 oz of orange juice has the equivalent of nearly 8 tsp of sugar! a 12 oz soda has nearly 10 tsp of sugar. High fructose corn syrup is particularly unhealthy. ...Read more

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Are herbal supplements for anxiety and depression - such as kava kava, valerian root, and yerba mate - safe to use with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD?

Are herbal supplements for anxiety and depression - such as kava kava, valerian root, and yerba mate - safe to use with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD?

Yes: The herbal supplements for anxiety are no more or less safe with a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD than without and do not effect the effectiveness of the IUD. Just as with all medicines, herbs do have risks and side-effects. ...Read more

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Why do Asian countries have higher cancer rate if their diets contain more allium/cruciferous vegetables (proven antitumoral effects)?

Why do Asian countries have higher cancer rate if their diets contain more allium/cruciferous vegetables (proven antitumoral effects)?

Not always diet: Most malignancies are due to carcinogens and viruses. In China, much of the food is not well controlled and carcinogens may be present in high levels in villages. Many viruses are also present. In Japan, the high level of gastric cancer was associated with the polishing of rice that for many years was accomplished with asbestos ...Read more

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Does durum semolina pasta naturally contain iron? I'm worried because my new pasta doesn't say enriched, and no nutrients are listed.

Does durum semolina pasta naturally contain iron? I'm worried because my new pasta doesn't say enriched, and no nutrients are listed.

Minimal; however...: Wheat does have a bit of iron, but it is not well-absorbed. However, many foods are rich in iron including animal foods, beans and greens. No one should rely on pasta as their main source of iron. It is rare for men to be deficient in iron; too much iron is more likely to be a problem for men, increasing risk of see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=nutrient&dbid=70 for more info. ...Read more

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Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Parents have a duty: ...To oversee their children's finances. If they mess it up, that's neglect; if they cause harm to their children to increase their earnings, that's abuse. ...Read more