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I heard that drinking tea helps you have better skin. Is this true?

I heard that drinking tea helps you have better skin. Is this true?

Not likely: Tea does contain helpful ingredients for the body's metabolism but drinking tea does not help the skin in particular. However , topical green tea does have some beneficial effects on the skin as it is slightly anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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I heard that water helps your skin conditions. Is this true?

I heard that water helps your skin conditions. Is this true?

Yes: Skin cells require water to function properly. Dehydration causes damage, accelerated aging, and inability to heal properly. All skin conditions and diseases would become worse in a body not receiving proper nutrition or adequate hydration. ...Read more

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I have GERD and the medicine they have me helps but does not control it. I eat/drink peppermint tea candies which really helps is that bad?? (:

I have GERD and the medicine they have me helps but does not control it. I eat/drink peppermint tea candies which really helps is that bad?? (:

Peppermint leaves: Can also be chewed, and they don't have sugar or calories that could take you down the wrong path. Easy to grow on a pot on the porch! Spearmint too! One of my favorite childhood memories. Don't swallow until you' e researched further. ...Read more

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Ive heard drinking vinegar is beneficial for you is this true?

Ive heard drinking vinegar is beneficial for you is this true?

Not at all: No proven benefit for any health condition. If you like foods with a tang of vinegar, eat all you want. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have eczema and hear that it is good to drink aloe vera for this condition. It this true?

I have eczema and hear that it is good to drink aloe vera for this condition.  It this true?

Eczema: I am not aware of any ingestion of aloe vera helping. Aloe vera may moisturize and soothe dry skin. Typically moisturizers and topical corticosteroids or non corticosteroids are effective. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I heard that lemon tea helps with your throat clearing. Is this true?

I heard that lemon tea helps with your throat clearing. Is this true?

Lemon tea/ Throat: Lemon tea, warm water, cool water or any other tea helps with throat clearing, presuming that it it the result of thickened mucus in that location. The point is to stay hydrated, which helps thin mucus and keep it moving smoothly and discretely down the throat. This limits the reflex to clear your throat. ...Read more

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I have anemia and some people have told me that green tea makes it worse. Is this true?

I have anemia and some people have told me that green tea makes it worse. Is this true?

Yes, but a caveat...: Green teas can contain polyphenols, which although serve as antioxidants, can also interfere with fe absorption. The caveat is that the two things (polyphenols and fe) need to be present together for this to really be a problem. If you are eating a balanced diet with adequate fe, and drinking green tea on occasion, i doubt you will have a significant effect from the latter on the former. ...Read more

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I have heard someone else say that apples are good for you, but apple cider is bad for you. Is this true?

No: Whoever this "someone" is saying such things is probably not a good source of health information. Disregard! ...Read more

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I've heard that you shouldn't drink milk when you have a cold because it increases phlegm. Is this true?

I've heard that you shouldn't drink milk when you have a cold because it increases phlegm. Is this true?

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus that drips down the back of your throat when you have a cold: Although drinking milk may make phlegm thicker and more irritating to your throat than it would normally be, milk doesn't cause your body to make more phlegm. In fact, frozen dairy products can soothe a sore throat and provide calories when you otherwise may not eat. ...Read more

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I have heard that being sick can help with conception. Is this true?

I have heard that being sick can help with conception. Is this true?

No.: Sorry, that is false. If you are trying to conceive, keep a menstrual diary, use ovulation kits and time intercourse accordingly. See a fertility doctor if no success in 6 to 12 months. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it bad for health to drink sparkling water? I like it a lot, but i recently heard it can cause stones in the kidney. Is this statement true?

Is it bad for health to drink sparkling water? I like it a lot, but i recently heard it can cause stones in the kidney. Is this statement true?

See below: I have never heard that soda water causes stones, but I do know you can get calciferous stones, so if you are drinking a heavy mineral water i guess it could. Large amounts of unabsorbed calcium can cause stones. ...Read more

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I've heard about this drinking water with lemon or cucumber habit and that they have a lot of benefits! So is it true what they say about that??

I've heard about this drinking water with lemon or cucumber habit and that they have a lot of benefits!
So is it true what they say about that??

Benefits: If the drinks help you that's fine. If not don't be surprised! I personally drink sugar free green tea and enjoy it. There are many easy to drink and enjoy options. Start trying them until you find the one you prefer. ...Read more

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I heard coffee is good for asthma, is this true? Will iced coffee help too?

I heard coffee is good for asthma, is this true? Will iced coffee help too?

Caffeine: Caffeine is a mild bronchodilator and can stimulate improved breathing. This is not a good long term solution for treating asthma and not the best short-term approach, but in a pinch and you are without your albuterol, drinking caffeinated coffee may help a little. Iced coffee (with caffeine) will work but the cold if inhaled may aggravate twitchy inflammed airways. ...Read more

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So today tried eating and felt like vomiting but noticed that this drink helps me it contains zinc i have gallstones is that why??

So today tried eating and felt like vomiting but noticed that this drink helps me it contains zinc i have gallstones is that why??

No: Zinc has nothing to do with it. Can't cure cholelithiasis with suppliments, Food causes the GB to contract and cause symptoms ...Read more

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Is aspartame really bad for you? Just wanna have a basic understanding. Should i stop drinking things that have it?

Is aspartame really bad for you? Just wanna have a basic understanding. Should i stop drinking things that have it?

Probably in large: Amounts, it is not the best for you. There is little evidence of harm if you use a teaspoon in your coffee, but large amounts of diet sodas and use of very large amounts in baking may be a problem. There is some evidence that the body reacts to it like it does to real sugar, and we produce too much Insulin and glucagon and this can cause metabolic problems. I would keep it to a minimum. ...Read more

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I know eating yougurt is good to prevent yeast infections but I have herd that actually applying it works. True?

I know eating yougurt is good to prevent yeast infections but I have herd that actually applying it works. True?

Yeast: Some people place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is no clear research to back claims of its benefits). The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking red wine will help you get pregnant?

Is it true that drinking red wine will help you get pregnant?

No: There is no medical evidence to support the statement that drinking red wine will help get you pregnant. ...Read more