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Hives From Diet Soda
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The link between diet and acne is weak, the strongest being with dairy as a cause and even this is soft. If you have to ask, you should be taking advantage of what real science can offer for prophylaxis. Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% once a day to prevent, or 2x/day to treat; if not clear after this, your personal physician has many options. ...Read more
Protein with IBS: Best protein in nature is egg white. Your bowel should not be irritated by egg albumin at all. Whey protein is also excellent. You can purchase natural whey. Be careful about additives. Quinoa also is excellent protein. If you eat Quinoa, start with small amounts and gradually increase. Egg whites are BEST ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should reduce it: Plaque consists of a complex mix of bacteria & the starch they make from sugars. The major source of growth for the plaque is sucrose. Eating raw fruits and vegetables are naturally mechanically abrasive to disrupt the plaque and do not linger in the mouth if you brush or just rinse your mouth out after eating. Drinking water maintains your body hydration needed for proper saliva production. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A strawberry allergy may take on the symptoms of any food allergy. These include swelling, especially in the face, legs and arms, itchiness, shortness of breath and wheezing, congestion, mouth rash, coughing, throat tightness, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and fainting. A common allergic reaction to strawberries is hives. These are itchy bumps on the skin that can be painful and irritating. ...Read more
24 year old male, IBS-D, suffering from Diarrhea after eating pizza, meat, some types of cheeze, egg omelette, spicy food, hard liquor, list keeps inc?
IBS: Obviously the key is to avoid foods that trigger your IBS, but if diarrhea is occurring after more and more foods, you could ask your physician or gastroenterologist to prescribe an antispasmodic medication like bentyl (dicyclomine) 1/2 hour before eating the meal as this often prepares the intestinal tract and avoids cramping and diarrhea. For stubborn episodes the dose can be repeated in 6 hours. ...Read more
Does a prolonged elimination diet (eg AIP) cause food allergies or anaphylaxis to foods that you eliminated?
Not usually: If you eliminated a food you are allergic to even for a long time, the reaction is unpredictable on reintroduction but it is unlikely that this action alone eliminates the food allergy. However some food allergies do tend to fade away (milk, egg etc0 with time-whether this is from having avoided it for a long time or not is unclear. ...Read more
VERY UNHEALTY but...: Regular and diet sodas are incredibly unhealthy & are best totally avoided. They either have toxic levels of sugars (usually as toxic high fructose corn syrup) or chemical sweeteners that may harm us more than sugars! See http://wellnessmama.com/379/reasons-to-avoid-soda/ Carbonated natural flavor drinks may be healthier depending on type & amount of sweeteners; stevia is OK. Please see comment: ...Read more
Yes it helps some!: But it will only partially get rid of the unhealthy fats in it. So do not eat fast foods, they are the most unhealthy food available in the us. If you do eat fast food once in a while, avoid fries or limit your intake of fries to as few as possible. Your body will be grateful to you! ...Read more
No: These foods do not cause acne directly. Commonly, hormone changes cause acne which is why the teenage years are when most people get acne. Interestingly, taking probiotics and eating a healthier diet may change the skin flora (bacteria covering your entire body) composition and lead to less of the bacteria that do cause acne. This may ultimately lead to healthier appearing skin. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is there sodium in fried food? How about homemade fried food without salt? (Fry food in oil without any seasoning?) If so, how much sodium?
All life is based on: water with added salts, including humans. Typical sodium concentration in water outside human cells: 140 mEq/L, inside cells: 5 mEq/L. Sodium has long been both over-promoted by medical disease industry http://goo.gl/Blh6rW as harmful & added to various foods, cheap, to "enhance" flavor for taste appeal & sales. While ? Na can aggravate edema; is rarely the primary cause of ?ed water retention. ...Read more
Yes: Yes especially if allergy is severe.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have mild to moderate allergies to chicken, beef, pork, strawberries, and watermelons. Will eating these foods keep me from losing weight?
Does eating fruit after meals cause bloating as the non acidic fruit ferments on top of your meal?
No.: Fruit, like all food, gets broken down by digestive enzymes, and the nutrients are absorbed. Some of the sugars such as sorbitol and fructose are not well digested by humans, and some soluble fruit fibers also. These work as natural laxatives and are good for us. Excess of anything is not good, and too much fruit or fruit fiber could cause gas. Eat fruit in moderation and enjoy! ...Read more
Assume it does not: Almost everybody gets into sugar and it's cheap to blame it for a skin rash or acne eruption. If you have acne, manage it scientifically, starting with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If you have some other rash, it can be serious -- get it seen and ignore "pop wisdom.". ...Read more