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Why does our fermentation make lactic acid instead of an alcoholic fermentation?

Why does our fermentation make lactic acid instead of an alcoholic fermentation?

Ineffective oxidatio: Alcohol is the result of yeast action and actually take place with yeast infection of the bowel. Lactic acid formation is a product of inefficient oxidation that is the normal way that our cells synthesize their energy. ...Read more

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Lactic Acid (Definition)

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In which kinds of food can I find lactic acid?

In which kinds of food can I find lactic acid?

Sour milk: This is the acid that makes milk go sour, and is found in sour/acid milk-based products. It's also the stuff that your muscle generate during aerobic exercise. It's not a nutrient. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is fermented drinks such as kefir safe for the liver and kidneys? Do they contain alcohol?

Is fermented drinks such as kefir safe for the liver and kidneys? Do they contain alcohol?

Etoh in kefir: From what I just found out by googling the alcohol content of Kefir it depends on how it is made. Amazing what u can find on google. Try it sometime. The highest % ETOH is 3%. So convert your source ETOH % to how much you drink a day and see if you exceed 4 Oz of ETOH a day. If not should be OK. Seems like a lot of kefir. Cheers! ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerant people eat foods with lactic acid in it?

Can lactose intolerant people eat foods with lactic acid in it?

Yes: Although not too many foods would have Lactic Acid in them. The sugar is different from the acid and doesn't cause the same intolerance. ...Read more

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What are the effects of too much lactic acid?

Depends on the cause: Lactic acidosis is associated with a variety of conditions, including: shock, liver disease, kidney failure, medications (e.g. Metformin), some inborn errors of metabolism, etc. It's not so much the effects of the lactic acid; symptoms are usually the result of the underlying problem, and dealing with that underlying problem is the primary goal. ...Read more

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I'm incredibly sensitive to any artificial sweetener (maltodextrin, erythritol, etc). Which kinds are the LEAST laxative causing? Which are the worst?

I'm incredibly sensitive to any artificial sweetener (maltodextrin, erythritol, etc). Which kinds are the LEAST laxative causing? Which are the worst?

Non absorbable sugar: A sugar-like sweetener that is not absorbed can be an "osmotic laxative" because it pulls water with it into the bowels. For any noticeable effect, it needs to be consumed in large quantities (many teaspoons/day). This can happen with Xylitol. Aspartame, saccharin, Stevia, and sucralose do not have this effect. ...Read more

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What kind of problems can result from high mcv? I have moderated my alcohol intake and begun taking a multi-vitamin to help with folate (folic acid) and b-12.

What kind of problems can result from high mcv?  I have moderated my alcohol intake and begun taking a multi-vitamin to help with folate (folic acid) and b-12.

You're correct : Large (macrocytic) red blood cells usually result from a deficiency of vitamin B12 or Folic Acid (folate). If you are taking those and your macrocytes don't improve, you may not be able to absorb the vitamins from you GI tract. You may wish to see your doctor again or consult a hematologist if things don't improve. ...Read more

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Can high levels of anxiety cause GERD or acid reflux disease? And how are stomach ulcers formed from anxiety? Are they all related?

Can high levels of anxiety cause GERD or acid reflux disease? And how are stomach ulcers formed from anxiety? Are they all related?

Yes: Anxiety can cause the autonomic nervous system to go into a state of override and lead to increased production of gastric acid which can erode the lining of the stomach leading to ulcer formation. Inflammation of the stomach and duodenum can slow transit and lead to reflux. ...Read more

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Can salicylic acid and ascorbic acid remove some grey pigments caused by wound? Are these two acids effective? P.s the wound is not not not acne.

Can salicylic acid and ascorbic acid remove some grey pigments caused by wound?  Are these two acids effective?
P.s the wound is not not not acne.

Skin lighteners: Both acids can work as skin lighteners. However,I would see a dermatologist because you may overshoot the mark with these drugs ...Read more

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What are the foods good to decrease uric acid? Are curd, coconut & milk good for uric acid?

What are the foods good to decrease uric acid?  Are curd, coconut & milk good for uric acid?

Wrong approach: Uric acid levels have little to do with diet, though a few foods, notably organ meats, contain so much uric acid that they can drive the values up and alcohol can raise uric acid. The internet is full of total junk, and whoever told you that coconut lowers uric acid simply made it up in order to appear learned and perhaps make crooked money. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are lactic acid peels safe for teenagers?

Can you tell me, are lactic acid peels safe for teenagers?

Yes: But done under the right conditions by an experienced provider. Home use of chemical peels in teenagers should not be recommended ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomachs pH and this causes the enzyme?

Can you tell me if throughout digestion, hydrochloric acid (hcl) lowers the stomachs pH and this causes the enzyme?

Stomach vs.gut: The environment in stomach is acidic and stomach enzymes work better at low pH. The environment in intestine is alkaline and the pancreatic and intestinal enzymes work better at higher pH. ...Read more

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Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty

Cystine is depleted, while glycine and glutamic acid are highly elevated. Does that mean cysteine and subsequent glutathione deficiency? Any ideas? Ty

Not useful tests tod: Why are you wasting your money doing tests which have no significant medical relavance? Find a good internist who can help you attain better health than you are suffering from by going off track. ...Read more

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Does 60 mg of ascorbic acid or cocoa powder cause acid reflux? I have been told citrus and chocolate are not good.

Does 60 mg of ascorbic acid or cocoa powder cause acid reflux? I have been told citrus and chocolate are not good.

They can - depends: Every person is different, and every stomach reacts to different foods by producing a different amount of acid (for a different period of time). Thus, while citrus and chocolate have been reported to cause worse acid reflux in some people, so have tomatoes, spicy foods, peppers, vegetables, and even antacids! The only way to know for u is to change your diet and see if the symptoms get worse. ...Read more

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Foods you can eat with acid reflux and a fatty liver?

Foods you can eat with acid reflux and a fatty liver?

Some ideas: Fatty liver: balanced and healthy diet and increase your physical activity. In addition to limiting calories, avoid refined, rapidly digested carbohydrates, foods such as bread, grits, rice, potatoes, corn, and concentrated sugar that is found in sports drinks, juice.Reflux:avoid coffee, tea ( regular and decaffeinated) caffeine, carbonation, alcohol, citrus, chocolate, mint , fat, spice, onions, garlic. ...Read more