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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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Is asian black rice vinegar healthy?

Is asian black rice vinegar healthy?

There are no: scientific randomized controlled study data to support the claims made by many herbal medicine pundits, let alone 2000 years of Chinese medicine wisdom. However, there are supposed to be benefits to black rice and its fermented derivative vinegar, including cardiovascular "cleansing" effects, antioxidant effects, and immune boosting vitamins. ...Read more

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What country has healthiest food?

What country has healthiest food?

Japan probably: I would guess japan due to their fresh veggies, high seafood and sea weed diet. They have great longevity and significantly less chronic disease and obesity compared to us. ...Read more

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Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Need more studies: There are some facts that annona muricata ( soursop) perhaps contains an active substance/molecules that can kill certain cancer cells. Some study has demonstated some positive data in vitro -in the laboratories. However there are a lot of questions that have to be asnwered first before declaring that it can really treat cancer. ...Read more

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Honestly, is 4strawberries, 1handful blueberys, 8almonds, 1 egg cooked with veggies (peppers, tomato, mushrom, onion) plain ok for weight loss? I'm 18 m

Honestly, is 4strawberries, 1handful blueberys, 8almonds, 1 egg cooked with veggies (peppers, tomato, mushrom, onion) plain ok for weight loss? I'm 18 m

Honestly - this: Sounds very healthy. I am just concerned about whether you are getting in enough calories for breakfast for an active, 18 year old male. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

Healthful: Virtually all vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices are healthful. However, many do not tolerate some of them. Enjoy the ones that your body likes and don't eat the ones that cause upset even if you hear that they are good. ...Read more

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Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare. ...Read more

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Do japanese garlic tablets treat arthritis?

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Do japanese garlic tablets treat arthritis?

It's possible!: If you ask most allopathic physicians, the answers will be no. I am an allopath too, but, being a japanese and possibly biased, i must say garlic in general with its compound called allicin does have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Garlic in my opinion is underrated. It can possibly help with symptoms of arthritis. ...Read more

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I eat daily lot good healthy food: raw almond, seed, Walnut, Pecan Pistachio, Brazil nut, & olive oil.This adds up to 15+grams sat fat. Any Concerns?

I eat daily lot good healthy food: raw almond, seed, Walnut, Pecan Pistachio, Brazil nut, & olive oil.This adds up to 15+grams sat fat.  Any Concerns?

NO unless...: While it's long been recommended that people minimize saturated fat, recent research suggests there's no benefit to limiting saturated fat (especially when it comes from the healthy foods you are eating) unless you have Familial Hypercholesterolemia or ApoE4. See http://authoritynutrition.com/saturated-fat-good-or-bad/ for a very well-written discussion of saturated fat and the current science. ...Read more

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Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Surprisingly fatty.: Sounds good on the surface, but would be rather caloric because of the amounts of healthy fats in the avocado and nuts and seeds. Would cut back on those ingredients, perhaps choosing one per day and switching them up. ...Read more

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South beach diet question--are the bars healthy?

South beach diet question--are the bars healthy?

South Beach: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?

Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?

Not yet: Diabetes is promoted by genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary activity levels, and a poor diet. North and south american indigenous people share the genetic predisposition, however north american natives tend to have a better economic status and thus more obesity and more diabetes. Indigenous peoples other places such as australia also have more diabetes. ...Read more

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Are fig fruits useful for thyroid patients?

Are fig fruits useful for thyroid patients?

Not particularly : If you like fig fruits, enjoy them. They have no specific effects on your thyroid. ...Read more

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Do figs help increasing in libido?

Do figs help increasing in libido?

In this case why not: Associations we form between things -like figs & sexual desire- can guide how we think/feel...Can affect our health. If someone u admire & trust tells u figs increase libido, this might very well influence how u feel. Harvard researcher dr ted kaptchuk makes a good case 4 harnassing the power of "expectancy" or "placebo" effects: http://bit.Ly/12eb1yf ask self: could ^figs =^libido belief hurt u? ...Read more

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I was hit in the groin right testical is swollen to the size of a larg fig, scotum is completely black but no real pain to speak of. ?

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I was hit in the groin right testical is swollen to the size of a larg fig, scotum is completely black but no real pain to speak of. ?

Here are some ...: Scrotal swelling + severe discoloration without much pain after a hit to right groin suggests a low likelihood of injury to the testicles inside the scrotum. Most likely, you got venous rupture in the groin by the hit leading to slow expanding infiltrative hemorrhage, which is usually self-containing and resolve slowly in time with patience. Of course, without a face to face interaction, it's hard ...Read more

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If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily.Sugar from yogurt.

If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily.Sugar from yogurt.

It depends : Even natural sugars have calories and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess. However, our bodies process natural sugars better than refined ones. You are better off getting your sugars from natural products like fruits and honey because of the other nutrients they contain. As long as you are not diabetic your body should handle the sugars without difficulty. ...Read more

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I had fig (dry fruit) in morning and after that started vomiting continuously till afternoon. After two days , I have noticed a red non inching rash ?

I had fig (dry fruit) in morning and after that started vomiting continuously till afternoon. After two days , I have noticed a red non inching rash ?

Vomiting and rash: Not sure if your vomiting is related to the dry figs, but your vomiting may be related to the rash you had and it may be viral in nature. It is best that you have a doctor look at it for a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dr says my vit d level is low, can't remember the figs.1000iu a day was prescribed to help with muscle/nerve twitching. Can i increase to 2000iu a day?

Dr says my vit d level is low, can't remember the figs.1000iu a day was prescribed to help with muscle/nerve twitching. Can i increase to 2000iu a day?

Tess: The fda & mayo studies seem 2 place the mdr 4 vit d @ 800-1000iu/ day. Some say up 2, 2000iu. So i c no prob with 2000iu, that's what i take. Above that u r paying more 2 color ur urine. Mayo saw hyper vitaminosis d after months of 50, 000iu/day so the body is good at getting rid of excess vit d. U need 2 follow the rec of ur treating physician. ...Read more

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My BF has a fatty liver&NASH. Can he eat salts, pepper, chili, citrus, mango, figs, dates, grilled meat?Can he have a free day from time to time?

My BF has a fatty liver&NASH. Can he eat salts, pepper, chili, citrus, mango, figs, dates, grilled meat?Can he have a free day from time to time?

Fatty Liver: Hi, First he has to start with losing weight and exercising, then he has to decrease his fat intake, stop fried food, fast foods, greasy food and red meat, increase vegetable intake, also can start Fish Oil capsule, fruits in a moderate amount are fine, also I think decreasing carb intake is very wise,too. make sure his Triglyceride is not elevated. ...Read more

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Straight leg raise there is tingling on my left toe but no pain. Have back spasms for a month but not painful. Present when i do fig 4. Is it serious?

Straight leg raise there is tingling on my left toe but no pain. Have back spasms for a month but not painful. Present when i do fig 4. Is it serious?

Radiculopathy: 23y fem with "back spasms" for 1 month & unilateral toe "tingling" with "straight leg raise". These symptoms might be sciatica & raise concern for neural impingement in region of lumbar spine. Absent mechanical injury, explanation ...Read more

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22month girl often suffer constipatıon drinks plenty water pears apples exercise given syrup figs called doc offered lax could it be serıous?Any sugg

22month girl often suffer constipatıon drinks plenty water pears apples exercise given syrup figs called doc offered lax could it be serıous?Any sugg

Add Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Constipation or stool holding is not uncommon at 22 months of age. It is very difficult to make a toddler eat the required amount of fiber/juice daily to overcome hard stools. To treat the stool holding/constipation i recommend 1/2 capful of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily-an otc stool softener-adjust the dose so your child has 1-3 soft easy thin stools daily. I would continue it for 4-6 months. ...Read more

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Marcus Gunn Jaw Winking Syndrome, Low blood pressure, allergic to almonds, figs, dates, sunflowers, constantly cold. Forget to eat, rarity of this?

Marcus Gunn Jaw Winking Syndrome, Low blood pressure, allergic to almonds, figs, dates, sunflowers, constantly cold. Forget to eat, rarity of this?

Marcus Gunn Jaw: Winking Syndrome - there have been about 300 cases reported in medical literature. It is rare. REF: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/marcus-gunn-phenomenon/ ...Read more

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Psych and i fig. Out add meds.What's better for motivational deficiency assoc. With my add?Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or rit? Ad. Helps a lot with motivation, will rit?

Psych and i fig. Out add meds.What's better for motivational deficiency assoc. With my add?Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or rit? Ad. Helps a lot with motivation, will rit?

Depends.: Stimulants like adderall, ritalin, (methylphenidate) concerta, among a few, are used to treat the symptoms of add/adhd in which a lack of motivation maybe one of the symptoms. They are all equally good, depending on the individual response to the medications. ...Read more

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Keep haveing mild kidney pain like a dull ache had catscan doc said have kidney stones in kidneys bloodwork can't fig out why alway aching doc stumped?

Keep haveing mild kidney pain like a dull ache had catscan doc said have kidney stones in kidneys bloodwork can't fig out why alway aching doc  stumped?

likely not kidney: In general, a stone in the kidney will not cause pain. Only if the stone leaves the kidney and either travels down to the bladder or worse, if it gets stuck in front of the kidney and obstructs the kidney, would a stone be a cause of pain. A dull ache in the back, especially if related to certain positions, is likely musculoskeletal and you should try motrin/advil, heating pads and rest. ...Read more

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Complete Iron Rainbow Light is using Stinging Nettle and Dried Plum and Fig and Raisin. Are they safe to drink during pregnancy ?

Complete Iron Rainbow Light is using Stinging Nettle and Dried Plum and Fig and Raisin. Are they safe to drink during pregnancy ?

Unknown: We do not know if all of these ingredients are safe in pregnancy. It is best just to eat a healthy diet and take a prenatal vitamin. If you really want to take this supplement then take the bottle in to your next obstetrician appointment and ask them what they think of it. ...Read more

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I have fungus around my figer nails and has taken microcidal and gneseofulvin and they both didn't help. What else to use?

I have fungus around my figer nails and has taken microcidal and gneseofulvin and they both didn't help. What else to use?

Fungus around nails: It is unusual to have fungus around the nails. I have doubts about the diagnosis. Secondly, Lamisil (terbinafine) (not for yeast though) and sporonox are commonly used orally. ...Read more