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Doctor insights on: Homemade Vegan Cheese Guar Gum

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What must I know before using guar gum?

What must I know before using guar gum?

Guar gum must knows: Can reduce the effects of some birth control pills(ethinyl estradiol). If taken with diabetes medications it can make them double potent thereby causing blood sugars to go too low.Can reduce the the effectiveness of metformin(glucophage) and decrease effect of penicillin. ...Read more

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What are guar gum supplements used for?

What are guar gum supplements used for?

Guar gum: Must be used with caution.. Used for a laxative, treating diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, diabetes, cholesterol reduction and hardening of the arteries(atherosclerosis) must drink lots of water with them. ...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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What are the effects of guar gum?

What are the effects of guar gum?

Used as a laxative: Guar gum is used as a laxative. It is also used for treating diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), obesity, and diabetes; for reducing cholesterol; and for preventing “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis). Not really a dental question but i hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal? I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer

Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal?  I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer

No concerns for Canc: I would not be concerned about cancer related to sugar as long as it is eaten in moderation and your weight is in the healthy range. This question is only relevant if you are overweight in which case reduce the amount of sweetners that you use but do so slowly. ...Read more

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What are you opinions on going entirely vegan with no meats, fish, cheese. Healthy?


What are you opinions on going entirely vegan with no meats, fish, cheese. Healthy?

Not necessarily: a purely vegan diet lacks first-class protein. This gap can be filled with legumes, nuts and seeds. If religion is not the underlying reason, I recommend eggs. ...Read more

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I am experiencing premature periodontitis. Could my gum recession happen at a youthful age because I have been vegan for most of my life?

I am experiencing premature periodontitis.  Could my gum recession happen at a youthful age because I have been vegan for most of my life?

Not Vegan Related: I am unaware of any correlation between a vegan diet and periodontal disease. Lack of routine examinations and professional hygiene visits, lack of good home care, and smoking could have contributed to your problems. Hopefully you will be treated and your condition will be managed. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums from being a vegan. How do I cure this?

I have swollen gums from being a vegan. How do I cure this?

Dental Cleaning : You may have gingivitis- an infection of the gums causing bleeding and swelling. You may also have periodontitis-an infection of the bone surrounding your teeth. Only a dentist can diagnosis these conditions. Massaging your gums when you brush your teeth can help, however, you need a dental cleaning that includes 'scaling' or cleaning any hard deposits off your teeth. ...Read more

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To protect enamel on your teeth before brushing immediately after eating (as life has its demands), is there a vegan alternative to eating cheese?

To protect enamel on your teeth before brushing immediately after eating (as life has its demands), is there a vegan alternative to eating cheese?

Time: Wait an hour before brushing. Acidic or sweet foods cause microscopic enamel demineralization. Waiting an hour allows calcium in your saliva to remineralize your teeth. Brush 2x/day w soft toothbrush for 2 full minutes by the clock. Floss thoroughly once a day. If your Dentist recommends, add a fluoridated mouthwash to your daily routine. ...Read more

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I am currently pregnant and my husband is worried about me eating (pasteurized) cheese because it contains xanthan gum. Is it safe for me to eat?

I am currently pregnant and my husband is worried about me eating (pasteurized) cheese because it contains xanthan gum. Is it safe for me to eat?

Yes: Pasteurized cheese is safe to eat if stored properly. Xanthan gum is one of those food additives found in so many foods... haven't heard of it causing birth defects. As long as one is not overdoing her cheese-eating, there should be no worries. Everything in moderation, as always. ...Read more

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After eating cheese toast I have inflammation on gums behind my front teeth for 4 days unabated even after use of benzocaine, clove oil, and peroxide?

Irritation: You're continually irritating an area that is already inflammed with all the medicaments you are applying. The area will heal on its own after a few days. Stay away from spicy and acidic foods and avoid traumatizing the area any further while it heals. ...Read more

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Is there a homemade recipe for mouthwash to help combat bleeding puffy gums?

Is there a homemade recipe for mouthwash to help combat bleeding puffy gums?

Salt water: Salt water can help reduce swelling by reversing osmosis in the cells in your mouth. You still need a great oral hygiene and professional cleanings to get your teeth and gums healthy if you have bleeding and puffy gums. Schedule your check-up right away ;-). ...Read more

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Is vegan food free of dairy?

Is vegan food free of dairy?

Yes: By definition. If you want to become a vegan for moral reasons, be sure you know exactly what you are doing, and take the supplements you need, or you will ruin your health quickly. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be warned. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to gain weight as a vegan?

Can you tell me how to gain weight as a vegan?

Vegetarian foods: to help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, Smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more

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Is there a healthy weight to gain weight if I have decided to become a vegan?

Is there a healthy weight to gain weight if I have decided to become a vegan?

Ideal BMI: ...is 19-25. You have not shared your height, so we can't calculate your Body Mass Index here. However, here's a link for you to fill in the blanks, and self-determine your preferred "healthy weight" range: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet any good?

Is a vegan diet any good?

Moral high ground: In this era of factory farming, it's a conscientious choice but each of the big recent studies shows no health advantage or disadvantage of a supplementing vegan over an omnivore in longevity or any category of illness if you control for other health habits. A non-supplementing vegan will become seriously sick in a few months. Be discerning and recognize the huckstering & real caring about animals ...Read more

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How to eat a healthy vegan diet?

How to eat a healthy vegan diet?

Less processed food: You may have an unhealthy vegan diet if you add too many processed foods. Granted , they may be better than non vegan choices. Using whole foods whenever possible is a good start. ...Read more

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What is a vegan diet? Is it healthy?

What is a vegan diet? Is it healthy?

Vegan: Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes: http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/?, www.peta.org/recipes/. You need to be well educated on the matter to adopt a balance vegan diet. ...Read more

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Is a vegan lifestyle safe for my toddler?

Is a vegan lifestyle safe for my toddler?

Tricky: question as toddlers are notoriously picky and getting all required nutrients for growth and development with a restricted diet may be challenging. If you are very well educated on veganism and have consulted regularly with a doctor or nutritionist to determine protein and vitamin requirements for weight and age, you can be successful! Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with a vegan diet?

Are there any risks associated with a vegan diet?

Vit B12 may drop: The vegan diet is complete and very healthy. All that is missing is B12 (cyanocobalamine), which comes only from animal food, or from vitamin supplements. Taking a multiple vitamin pill or better a higher dose B12 supplement by pill (or injection) is recommended. I like to test the B12 levels on my vagan patients just to be on the safe side. It is crucial to vary your types of vegetables etc. ...Read more

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