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Doctor insights on: Is It True That Smelling Foods Like Mint Curbs Your Appetite

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Is it true that smelling foods like mint curbs your appetite?

Is it true that smelling foods like mint curbs your appetite?

Probably not: You can try it. Folks make stuff like this up. Your best bet on getting your appetite in line with what you need to be eating is to get back into good aerobic shape by exercising. ...Read more

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Is it true stomach growling is a sign of addiction (like sugar) and not hunger?

Is it true stomach growling is a sign of addiction (like sugar) and not hunger?

Borborygmus: The sounds of fluids and gases making there way through the GI tract is not a sign that a person has an addiction (to the best of my knowledge). ...Read more

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Is it true that eating ampalaya or bitter herb can make your BP high?

Is it true that eating ampalaya or bitter herb can make your BP high?

Unclear: I researched your question and discovered that ampalaya has many biologically active components with many reported medical uses but i didn't find anything that either supported or refuted the claim that it specifically raises bp. ...Read more

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My gas smells like rotten eggs. I stay away from foods that produce this odor. All foods give me this smell, so a food journal is worthless. Plz help?

My gas smells like rotten eggs. I stay away from foods that produce this odor. All foods give me this smell, so a food journal is worthless. Plz help?

Hydrogen sulphide: is a byproduct of bacterial breakdown of food i the colon and solving that issue can be problematic. Refer to this site for more information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1727181/ Probiotics also are purported to be of benefit. ...Read more

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Is it weird for flatulence to smell sweet?

Is it weird for flatulence to smell sweet?

No: It is probably due to your food. However, do not expect others to find you flatus pleasant. ...Read more

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Why is it that citrus fruits, when smelled, can reduce nausea and vomiting sensation?

Why is it that citrus fruits, when smelled, can reduce nausea and vomiting sensation?

Aromatherapy.: Sweet orange (citrus sinensis) , peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can decrease nausea. This is an aromatherapeutic effect. ...Read more

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Is chinese food fattening? Is it also bad to eat?

Is chinese food fattening? Is it also bad to eat?

Chinese food: it depends on what dish you are eating some contain high carbs and sugars. a lot of Chinese food contains soy sauce or MSG which has a lot of sodium which can increase your blood pressure. Not to waffle but it really depends on the dish and the restaurant ...Read more

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Apple cidar vinegar is said to aid in fat loss because of its acidic content. What can I add to it to make it taste better? The taste is awful alone.

Apple cidar vinegar is said to aid in fat loss because of its acidic content. What can I add to it to make it taste better? The taste is awful alone.

Don't bother: The fact that apple cider vinegar is promoted for pretty much everything should lead you to the obvious conclusion. It tastes bad, it's natural, and it's safe -- the perfect make-believe treatment. There is no substitute for getting back into the fitness-focused lifestyle you enjoyed as a teen, making friends with gym folks, and dieting. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true that refined carbs inhibit a flat stomach?

Is it true that refined carbs inhibit a flat stomach?

Yes, because...: ... People eat more of them and get fat. This time, the obvious explanation is the correct one. There's nothing magic about the carbs being "refined". You're in the prime for physical fitness & it's smartest when you're food-shopping to pick up things you aren't likely to overdo (good advice for all of us) good luck. ...Read more

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Can eating spicy foods such as very hot salsa really cause/make you more likely to have bad dreams or is that an old wives' tale?

Can eating spicy foods such as very hot salsa really cause/make you more likely to have bad dreams or is that an old wives' tale?

It is possible: Depending on when spicy foods are consumed, it is possible to affect dreams. if consumed near bedtime (in fact consuming significant portions of most foods near bedtime) can affect dreams. this effect likely stems from physiological digestive processes and the influence of spicy food on the body. These physical changes can then be interpreted and integrated into dream cycles, sometimes negatively ...Read more

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Have Crohn's. Terrible smelling gas. Is there anything I can eat that may calm down the odor?

Have Crohn's. Terrible smelling gas. Is there anything I can eat that may calm down the odor?

Charcoal & Probiotic: Short answer is try charcoal to absorb foul gas and probiotics to help normalize flora (Saccharomyces boullardii is best, try to include). Many other things you can do to help Crohn's. ...Read more

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Tasting sour milk beer taste when eating does that happen with IBS problem or maybe when your preg?

Tasting sour milk  beer taste when eating does that happen with IBS problem or maybe when your preg?

Maybe both: First you need to know if you are pregnant, so go to your doctor for testing. Ibs symptoms may be triggered by alcohol and other foods. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with a person that has animalistic urges, craves meat, can smell blood really well and subconsciously acts like a dog?

Is there something wrong with a person that has animalistic urges, craves meat, can smell blood really well and subconsciously acts like a dog?

Not enogh: There is not enough room or time here to deal with the implications of this issue...If this is you or someone you know, i would suggest a visit for an evaluation/counseling with an M.D./d.O specializing psychiatry. ...Read more

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Everything in uncles house smell funny. food tastes like that smell. soured smell, musty, or idk. Why? Is it dangerous to eat crackers from him?

Everything in uncles house smell funny. food tastes like that smell.  soured smell, musty, or idk. Why? Is it dangerous to eat crackers from him?

SMELLY HOUSE!: Hello~ answering that question goes way beyond my capabilities, since you are asking me to guess the cause of a smell 2000mi away ! Common sense ! Look for the dead animal in the ventilators, chimney, anywhere they can crawl in for heat. LIKELY due to damp. Check attic, ceilings floors under carpets, window edges. Empty fridge? I wouldn't eat at your uncles place. Would you? ...Read more

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What does pasta sauce contaminated with botulism bacteria smell like? Is it a very strong smell, or not that noticeable?

What does pasta sauce contaminated with botulism bacteria smell like? Is it a very strong smell, or not that noticeable?

Botulism: It may or may not smell. If in doubt , throw thesauce out. If the sauce is from a can and the lid is lifted, discard the sauce because the botulism toxin has raised the can. ...Read more