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Is it safe to eat food we left behind in the hurricane?

Is it safe to eat food we left behind in the hurricane?

Food Safety?Hurrican: Your Health is Precious!
If Hurricane led to loss of power for long time and also had flooding:
• Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water.
• Do not eat food packed in plastic, paper, cardboard, cloth, and similar containers that have been water damaged.
• Discard home canned foods, if they have come in contact with flood water ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more


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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Yes: Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/. ...Read more

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My blood results came back with food allergies, is it safe to eat those foods if no allergic symptoms occur?

My blood results came back with food allergies, is it safe to eat those foods if no allergic symptoms occur?

See below: Food allergy is diagnosed by taking a history. Skin testing and/or blood testing is utilized to support the clinical suspicion of food allergy. Skin testing / blood testing should never be done in the absence of a proper history documenting a potential food allergy ( with few exceptions). Based upon the results of one's history and testing, decisions can be made about consuming the food. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat cooked food that may have been prepared by hands that were exposed to poison ivy? Thanks

Is it safe to eat cooked food that  may have been prepared by hands that were exposed to poison ivy?  Thanks

Cooked is ok: As long as the food is cooked, the protein from the poison ivy (urushiol) should be degraded and not cause any problems. Regardless, you would want to wash your hands when preparing a meal for basic hygiene. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat corn on the cob, ribs & other food that place a lot of pressure on the front teeth when both teeth are crowned?

Is it safe to eat corn on the cob, ribs & other food that place a lot of pressure on the front teeth when both teeth are crowned?

Sure/depends: sure = I would always ask my patients to use their crowns and to ask as if they are an extension of themselves and not a hindrance. So use them.

Depends = if they were severely compromised to begin with I would be careful but in most cases like this I would the front teeth crown placed as one unit to add stability/strength ...Read more

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I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled last friday the swelling went down and everything and i've been on soft food diet is it safe to eat normal food now?

I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled last friday the swelling went down and everything and i've been on soft food diet is it safe to eat normal food now?

Unless specifically: Unless specifically advised otherwise, it is permissible to resume normal eating after a few days of good healing. Since you experience diminished swelling, it is best to start taking as nutritious foods as possible. I hope that, by saying "normal food", you have meant clean, well-balanced, fresh food. Make sure to eat high quality fresh food for improved healing. Contact your dentist for more qs. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth extraction.7 hours after the extraction, ate some cool but hot&spicy tomato bisque soup.Is it safe to eat spicy food after a tooth surgery(same day)?Can this type of food cause damage or harm to the extraction site?When can I eat it?

Just had a tooth extraction.7 hours after the extraction, ate some cool but hot&spicy tomato bisque soup.Is it safe to eat spicy food after a tooth surgery(same day)?Can this type of food cause damage or harm to the extraction site?When can I eat it?

Post op: While not recommended to eat hot and spicy food the same day as an extraction, nothing terrible is going to happen from that. The dentist who treated you should have given you oral and/or written instructions and would be the best one to answer your questions. The better you comply with instructions the quicker and easier healing will occur. ...Read more

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Does genetically modified food cause autism? Gmo's were released in the early 90s and since then autism cases increased by 600%. Are they safe to eat?

Does genetically modified food cause autism? Gmo's were released in the early 90s and since then autism cases increased by 600%. Are they safe to eat?

I believe it's safe: There's a huge amount of money to be made frightening people, and these folks have no reason to tell the truth (unlike physicians bound by law). Gmo's contain no substance that a reasonable person would worry about being toxic. The increased autism diagnosis rate reflects both awareness and politics (kids with "autism" get more resources.) and there's no a single non-fake scientific paper. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat hajmola in pragnancy?

Is it safe to eat hajmola in pragnancy?

Most likely but...: Like most herbal remedies (and medicines) there has been no research on the safety of hajmola in pregnancy but the main ingredients are commonly eaten herbs and spices: cumin, black pepper, ginger and long pepper. To the best of my knowledge none of these are thought to be unsafe to eat during pregnancy so as far as known it should be fine; but best to limit all medicines in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat pickled sausage while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat pickled sausage while pregnant?

Ingredients matter: Nitrates in preserved food , are recommended at lower levels of consumption in pregnancy. SO the receipt should be reviewed for safety in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat smoked duck when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat smoked duck when pregnant?

Smoked duck PG?: I would think it would be no problem unless you have high blood pressure or swelling. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Is It safe to eat lobster while pregnant?

Generally - yes: The mercury content is not particularly high. Insure that it is fully cooked incase there are any parasites. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat wild keta salmon i am 2-3weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to eat wild keta salmon i am 2-3weeks pregnant?

Sure, but...: Eating omega-3-rich proteins like low-mercury fish is very healthy for pregnant women, but make sure wild salmon is well cooked (at risk of undesired parasitic infections like anisakis worms). ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat boiled egg if i have bleeding piles?

Is it safe to eat boiled egg if i have bleeding piles?

Ok...: Ok to consume, but may I ask why you have this question? To help ease many unwanted anxiety, go to articles listed in Life Reality in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat chocolate that melted and then cooled to room temp and solid again? Still in the foil wrapper? Tasted fine just the shape ofcourse.

Is it safe to eat chocolate that melted and then cooled to room temp and solid again? Still in the foil wrapper? Tasted fine just the shape ofcourse.

Yes: People do that all the time, without any problem. Often, this happens when a person leaves a chocolate bar in the car, where it melts, and then eats it after it hardens again at home. Basically, if a person has no problem eating the chocolate bar in its original state, she should have no problem eating it after it's melted and re-hardened. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic produce while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat non-organic produce while pregnant?

Yes: The debate regarding organic vs nonorganic is a tough one to resolve. Whether organic or not, focus on eating largely a plant based diet of unprocessed foods, . ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

Raw fish?: A pregnant woman "can" eat sushi, but it is safer to eat other foods instead of sushi. One reason is the mercury in fish. A person who eats more than 2 servings of fish a week may be taking in too much mercury. A second reason is that sushi often has uncooked seafood in it. Uncooked seafood can contain live viruses, bacteria, and parasites; but cooking the food usually kills those things. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat squid ink pasta/squid ink paella during pregnancy? Currently 5 months pregnant.

Yes: Yes, it is probably ok. As you probably have seen, the biggest concern with fish is that there may be high levels of mercury, which can potentially be harmful. It may be helpful to check with your local food agency because mercury levels in fish are rated, for example albacore tuna and swordfish from the Gulf of Mexico are rated at higher mercury levels. Depends on where the fish comes from. ...Read more

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9 weeks pregnant and wanting cake made in store(sobeys) not sure what they use to make the icing, is it safe to eat?

9 weeks pregnant and wanting cake made in store(sobeys) not sure what they use to make the icing, is it safe to eat?

Cake is safe: Cake and icing are safe to eat in pregnancy. Foods to avoid in pregnancy include: unpasteurized cheeses and dairy products, deli meat, predatory fish. Other fish such as salmon and tuna should be eaten sparingly, no more than 1-2 times a week. Make sure you are drinking enough water, at least 2 liters a day. Congratulations ...Read more

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Does Ketogenic way of eating reduce migraines and is it safe to eat so much fat as that seems to be the main aim with moderate protein low carbs?

Does Ketogenic way of eating reduce migraines and is it safe to eat so much fat as that seems to be the main aim with moderate protein low carbs?

Ketogenic diet: Please ask your doctor about doing a ketogenic diet. GOOD fat is fine, i.e., coconut oil & olive oil. BAD fats such as human made transfats are not, this includes corn oil and other vegetable oils. Peace and good health. Also, ask do to test you for a genetic mutation called MTHFR which can cause migraines. Diet can help if you have this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat peanut butter while breastfeeding? Will it cause a peanut allergy?

Is it safe to eat peanut butter while breastfeeding? Will it cause a peanut allergy?

Peanut butter: If you crave peanut butter, you may indulge yourself. It will not cause a peanut allergy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more