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Dr. Seema Patel
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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Does xanthan gum powder help to curb appetite?

Dr. Seema Patel
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
22 years in practice
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Does xanthan gum powder help to curb appetite?

Maybe: Xanthan gum powder can help make a smoothy smoother and more filling to those who want to eat the kitchen table. Its worth trying. More importantly, eat every 3 hours, small 150-200cal snacks, drink 0.5oz water/pound you weigh, eat low glycemic, eat fibrousy food and high protein food to help curb the appettie. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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What is modified food starch, tapioca dextrin, and xanthan gum?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What is modified food starch, tapioca dextrin, and xanthan gum?

Food thickeners: These are thickeners added to food, rather than being nutritious ingredients in themselves. It's an attempt to add fiber. Tapioca dextrin comes from the root of the cassava plant, and is gluten-free. Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide made from certain bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Is it safe to drink squash which contains xanthan gum during pregnancy? The list of ingredients on bottle does not specify how much per millilitre.

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Is it safe to drink squash which contains xanthan gum during pregnancy? The list of ingredients on bottle does not specify how much per millilitre.

Safe.: Xanthan gum is the product formed when lactose, sucrose or glucose is fermented by a bacteria known as xanthomonas campestris. It has undergone extensive testing and is considere safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

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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Dr. Michael Roman
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Just ate ice cream that contance propylene Glycol monostearate monoglycerides xanthan gum and other odd ingredients will my unborn be ok :(?

Dr. Michael Roman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Should : Not have an issue. Look into the foods that you do eat regularly. You may see some surprises unless you follow a healthy diet. Those odd ingredients pop up a lot. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Brodsky
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Is ceaser salad dressing bad for you?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is ceaser salad dressing bad for you?

No problem: Only if your allergic to some of the ingredients, or if you've had the salad standing outside of the refrigerator for a prolonged period of time. The mayo may spoil and give you stomach flu. ...Read more

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Dr. Valery Uhl
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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Is a salad still considered healthy if i put ranch dressing on it? It still has lots of vegetables but i only like ranch dressing.

Dr. Valery Uhl
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
31 years in practice
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Moderation is key: Salads are healthy if too much dressing is avoided. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Has anyone had a child have a reaction to ranch salad dressing?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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Look at contents:: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ranch_dressing certainly possible to have a reaction to any of t he ingredients. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
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What is benefit of homemade vs storebought salad dressing?

Dr. Tracy Sinha
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Big time: Home made pure without preservatives and can add any condiments for different taste healthier can add pure giger and garlic and organic vinegar. ...Read more

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