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Can someone tell me if pink himalayan salt safe to use?

Can someone tell me if pink himalayan salt safe to use?

It is salt: Himalayan salt is pink-orange tinted due to colored minerals which dried within the salt when it formed from a water/salt solution originally. It is safe to use, but is essentially tinted salt with no other qualities despite the advertising hype. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is pink himalayan salt safe to use?

Please help docs! is pink himalayan salt safe to use?

Yes: It can substitute for salt in any food. The pink is an admixture that has no toxic or nutritional character. Himalayan salt has taken on a mystic aspect and sells for a terrific price increase over ordinary salt so bear in mind you are paying for hype and not any extra quality or characteristics. ...Read more

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Is Himalayan salt safe for fibromyalgia has 84 elements in it including iodine from health food store?

Is Himalayan salt safe for fibromyalgia has 84 elements in it including iodine from health food store?

Yes: Himalayan salt is knows a "white gold" and contains many anecdotal health benefits from it's 84 elements that are formed under tectonic pressure. This salt has been purported to help with aging, rheumatoid arthralgia, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. This salt reportedly helps with blood vessel, respiratory, blood pressure and many other preventive health issues. All anectdotal but safe ...Read more

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Ran out of saline to soak my 25 day old nipple piercings Is Himalayan salt safe to use Unlike sea salt it hydrates ur skin also hasAntibacterial props?

Himalayan salt: Himalayan salt has antibacterial/ antimicrobial properties - so I do not know of reasons that it can not be used for cleansing of piercing sites. However I would not soak the metals in it because when Himalyan salt & water are mixed it can oxidize metal. ...Read more

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How much salt is safe to eat in one sitting? At what quantity would it become dangerous?

How much salt is safe to eat in one sitting? At what quantity would it become dangerous?

Salt: Sold in more than minimal amongst is not good for you I would suggest that you keep to a minimum intake of salt ...Read more

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Is sodium coco sulfate safer than sodium lauryl sulfate?

Is sodium coco sulfate safer than sodium lauryl sulfate?

Not sure: Not sure about all those ingredients in our shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and creams. I presume they all end up in our waters when we shower. The site, http://chemicaloftheday.Squarespace.Com/qa/2011/9/26/sodium-coco-sulfate.Html, has a well-written answer. If the answer is correct, it sounds like the 2 chemicals are similar and equally good or equally bad, depending on one's view. ...Read more

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What is the salt and ice cube diet? Is it safe?

What is the salt and ice cube diet? Is it safe?

No idea. : Haven't heard of it, but certainly doesn't sound safe. Just be prudent. Healthy diet of complex carbohydrates, lean proteins and fiber. Exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Please help, how much salt is safe for a low sodium diet?

Please help, how much salt is safe for a low sodium diet?

1500 mg a day: And most of that is already there in what you eat (without adding salt). Here is a discussion:

http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html. ...Read more

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How much sodium is safe to use for someone on high blood medication?

How much sodium is safe to use for someone on high blood medication?

How much salt HBP?: The recommended maximum is <1,500 mg sodium and >4,700 mg Potassium.

Get the DASH diet book for guidance.

ISBN 9780743410076

available as ebook for your computer.

You can also get the app myfitnesspal and use it to track the sodium in what you eat. Suspect it will be a surprise to see how much you are getting.. ...Read more

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What kind of foods (fruits, vegetables, etc) that can be combined with strawberry? Is salt and strawerry safe? Sorry for bad english, i'm indonesian

What kind of foods (fruits, vegetables, etc) that can be combined with strawberry? Is salt and strawerry safe? Sorry for bad english, i'm indonesian

All CAN be but...: Some nutritionists feel certain food combinations like protein & starches are difficult to digest & fruit should be eaten alone or at the end of a meal. These theories are based on the process of how we digest.Others feel this is nonsense. See http://bit.Ly/1bivcfx
many people seem to digest most combinations well but some with digestive problems feel these guidelines help.Salt &sberries is safe! ...Read more

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Does dry salt inhaler work? Is it safe to use?

Does dry salt inhaler work? Is it safe to use?

Don't know: There are many positive anecdotes and testimonials, but unfortunately extremely little published data looking at effects of inhaling dry-salt. Dry salt inhalers are not used routinely in clinical practice, which is not to say there would be no benefit, but the effect--positive or negative--one achieves probably depends specifically on what lung disease you have. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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How safe are flushing methods with epsom salt?

How safe are flushing methods with epsom salt?

Not sure: I have recommended epsom salt baths but not sure what you mean by "flushing". ...Read more

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How many cups of coffee are safe on a low sodium diet?

How many cups of coffee are safe on a low sodium diet?

Coffee: does not have much sodium in it. It has potassium, which is not sodium and helps regulate nerve/muscle tone. There isn't much of a restriction based on the sodium. Often people have limits on how much fluid. Typically about 1 to 2 liters a day and the coffee can be a lot of all the fluid they should take in... so... 300 cc... 1-2 cups if fluid restriction. ...Read more

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Is semolina/suji/rawa safe for 6months old baby as it contains sodium and gluten.

Is semolina/suji/rawa safe for 6months old baby as it contains sodium and gluten.

Generally, yes: Most babies tolerate rice and gluten-based staples well after the age of six months. As a general rule, you should give 1-2 weeks between starting any new foods at a time. Pl. make sure you get the infant checked at appointment times with the pediatrician to monitor growth and other developmental milestones. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is canned tuna good for you or it usually is full of conservants, sodium, mercury, heavy metals and so forth? Is it safe to eat everyday?

Is canned tuna good for you or it usually is full of conservants, sodium, mercury, heavy metals and so forth? Is it safe to eat everyday?

Mercury toxic; NO!!!: There are good things in tuna but it tends to be high in mercury. Experts advise eating canned albacore no more than 3 times a month, though it is ok to have "light" or skipjack tuna twice a week (but not both!). See http://www.Nrdc.Org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.Asp. ...Read more

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I use a lot of garlic salt on my food every day and get diarrhea about 1-2 times per month. Could garlic be causing it? Would onion powder be safer?

I use a lot of garlic salt on my food every day and get diarrhea about 1-2 times per month. Could garlic be causing it? Would onion powder be safer?

Maybe: It sounds more like you have irritable bowel syndrome and that is often set off by nerves, life problems, lack of sleep and stress. It would not hurt to stop the garlic salt for a month and see if it disappears. See your doctor to discuss this in more detail. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is considered safe sodium intake?

It varies: People with congestive heart failure, or hypertension, chronic kidney disease need to be on a low sodium diet, usually 4000 mg or less per day. Other folks need not be so restiricted. High na intake may be required in some heavy perspiration situations. (gatoraid) so that a "safe' dose is not the same for everyone. In what context is your question framed.? ...Read more

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Is sodium bicarbonate safe for infants?

Is sodium bicarbonate safe for infants?

No: Sodium bicarbonate is a symptom relief measure used in adults experiencing heartburn or reflux. Adults have kidneys that can get rid of the extra bicarbonate. Infants do not have this ability. If your child is experiencing reflux symptoms talk with your pediatrician. However, please do not give your infant sodium bicarbonate, unless you are specifically to by your doctor and in what amount. ...Read more

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Is epsom salt safe to use for loose weight ?

Is epsom salt safe to use for loose weight ?

Epsom salts -lose wt: No it is not safe to take epsom salts to lose weight. ...Read more

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What is a safe way to increase my sodium intake?

What is a safe way to increase my sodium intake?

Sodium: I'm not sure why you need to increase your sodium intake but adding a bit of salt to food and/or drinking Gatorade would do the trick. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a salt scrub while i'm pregnant?

Is it safe to get a salt scrub while i'm pregnant?

Yes: Since it is a topical treatment, you should have no concerns about a salt scrub. I would say it's recommended in that you will be taking time for yourself and relaxing. Enjoy and find regular times to pamper yourself, and include your partner at times as well! ...Read more

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Is Dilantin a safe drug. Does it deleped your sodium ?

Dilantin: Dilsntin is available as Dilantin sodium.As such it does not deplete sodium. It can however, cause osteoporosis or hypothyroidism among other side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is considered safe sodium intake?

135-145: It depends on what you're heart and kideys can tolerate. You want your blood sodium level to remain within the 135-145 range. If you crave salty foods, chances are your serum sodium level is low. Too little salt or too much water intake can lead to hyponatremia. Signs of too low a sodium include confusion, seizures, muscle weakness etc. Too much sodium leads to edema and congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a salt scrub at a spa while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a salt scrub at a spa while pregnant?

Yes: It is safe to get a salt scrub. If you are in your third trimester, be sure to not lie flat on your back to avoid blood pressure changes. ...Read more

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Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so, what is the correct dosage to use?

Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so,  what is the correct dosage to use?

No: You should not use Epsom salt as a colonoscopy prep, unless it is recommended by your gastroenterologist. The only preps which are proven safe are the ones that are prescribed. It is important for the safety and reliability of the colonoscopy that the prep be done according to the instructions. It's not fun, but you should do it right! Good luck. ...Read more

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If my electrolyte levels and sodium levels were normal, is drinking 1.5 gallons of water safe per day.?

If my electrolyte levels and sodium levels were normal, is drinking 1.5 gallons of water safe per day.?

No!: If you have them checked every day and they stay normal (which they won't) then fine. Otherwise, this is an extremely silly and dangerous idea. Why on earth would you want to do this? People die from the electrolyte imbalances they get from, for example, trying to get around a drug screen by drinking this much water. If someone recommended this for any reason, they are very misguided. Don't ! ...Read more

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