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Doctor insights on: Is Raw Wheat Germ Safe For Pregnant Women To Eat

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What amount wheat germ am I allowed to eat per day?

What amount wheat germ am I allowed to eat per day?

52 calories per 2TBL: Wheat germ doesn’t have an exact daily recommendation. You may need to start out with a small amount, such as 1 tablespoon a day. Wheat germ can help you meet your fiber needs, which is favorable for regularity, but disruptive for bowel functions, if you don’t normally consume fiber. For every 1, 000 calories you get from food, you need 14 grams of fiber. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hi doctor. Can I eat mix powder of egg white powder, wheat germ powder, formula baby instead protein powder for volume muscle?

Hi doctor. Can I eat mix powder of egg white powder, wheat germ powder, formula baby instead protein powder for volume muscle?

Sounds unpleasant...: To increase muscle mass you need to increase weights when you strength train. Adequate protein is important in your diet - but no concoction is going to give you the gains you want without you doing the work. I would suggest that lean meats would be a more appetizing way to meet the protein requirements. ...Read more

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Dear doctor. Can I use kelp supplement of GNC trademark during chemotherapy for breast cancer ER+ /PR+ -HER2-, and is it safe to take wheat germ oil?

Dear doctor. Can I use kelp supplement of GNC trademark during chemotherapy for breast cancer ER+ /PR+ -HER2-, and is it safe to take wheat germ oil?

Should be safe but:: Nutritional support has been shown to both reduce the toxicity and improve effectiveness of chemotherapy. This should be safe but since I don't know which meds you will be given check this chart to be sure:
http://tinyurl. Com/lnmoojl
Also see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17283738
and http://tinyurl. Com/l9pdmjd
A healthy diet is important too.
See http://tinyurl. Com/ov7zsq3
Good luck! ...Read more

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The valve of wheat germ in health?

The valve of wheat germ in health?

Wheat germ: Wheat germ is a concentrated source of essential nutrients including vitamin e, folic acid, phosphorus, vitamin b1, zn, mg, essential fatty acids and fatty alcohol.It is a good source fiber. ...Read more

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Can you really lose weight eating wheat germ in lettuce wraps?

Can you really lose weight eating wheat germ in lettuce wraps?

Weight loss anytime: Losing weight has nothing to do with what you eat, a recent study showed. If you follow a diet that lowers your consumption of calories, you will lose weight whether it is high fat or low fat, high protein or low carb. It's basic math: eat less, weigh less. Www. Ncbi. Nlm. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2763382/. ...Read more

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What's the difference between wheat germ oil and wheat bran oil?

What's the difference between wheat germ oil and wheat bran oil?

Bran vs Germ: A whole grain includes all three parts of the wheat kernel:
1) The endosperm (the bran)
2) The outer layer
3) The embryo (the germ)

Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel. The oil is also nutrient-packed, which makes it particularly well-suited to moisturizing and soothing your skin. ...Read more

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Do you recommend wheat germ oil for acne and scars?

Do you recommend wheat germ oil for acne and scars?

Get a real Rx: I suspect that these internet remedies are cruel pranks. It's not going to touch either active disease or scars. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared your active disease in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Only a specialist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery can make the scars less visible. ...Read more

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Could the wheat germ oil in my cosmetics bring on my gluten allergy?

Could the wheat germ oil in my cosmetics bring on my gluten allergy?

Probably: Gluten alleragy is called coeliac disease. Which means you haave a sensitivity to wheat. It would only make sense that if you use a makeup with wheat germ oil, it will absorb into your system and allow a physical reaction, which will usually exhibit itself as stomach and digestive tract imflamation and such problems. ...Read more

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Could wheat germ has both DHA and epa?

Could wheat germ has both DHA and epa?

Unlikely: Available sources for DHA and EPA include egg yolk and fish oils. ...Read more

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Can I take multivitamins, ginsing tablets and wheat germ oil tablets at the same time?

Can I take multivitamins, ginsing tablets and wheat germ oil tablets at the same time?

Sure.: Typically, there should not be any interaction between the 3 suplements. ...Read more

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Does wheat germ oil aid infertility?

Does wheat germ oil aid infertility?

No: Sorry 'no, ' wheat germ oil doesn't affect any aspect of fertility at all. ...Read more

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What is wheat germ?

What is wheat germ?

Not a bacteria: Wheat germ is a part of the wheat kernel. The germ is only a very small part of the kernel, approximately 2 ½ percent in total. The word germ does not have anything to do with bacteria; it simply refers to germination. The germ is the reproductive part that germinates and forms the wheat grass.
Wheat germ is very high in protein.
In fact, wheat germ contains 23 nutrients. ...Read more

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Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg, wheat germ 100 mg per caps, may be 2 caps and ingested, not don't think mercury free?

Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg, wheat germ 100 mg per caps, may be 2 caps and ingested, not don't think mercury free?

How much?: Did he take a whole fish oil capsule or just swallow some liquid- I don't think that should be a problem
Same for the wheat germ- I would feed him normally and if he has vomiting, diarrhea or does not poop in the next 24 hours to take him to your local doctor.
I would not worry about mercury ...Read more

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I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals. Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds, oat bran, wheat germ?

I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals. Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds, oat bran, wheat germ?

Keep it up: The options you suggest are healthy ones. You should eat according to your taste with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a healthy source of lean protein. The key is to limit processed foods and sugar as much as possible. You are making healthy choices. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg, wheat germ 100 mg per caps, 2 caps and ingested, mouth smells fish, don't think mercury free?

Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg, wheat germ 100 mg per caps, 2 caps and ingested, mouth smells fish, don't think mercury free?

Child should be ok: Fish oil caps are intended for maintenance use and if mercury content was high, it would not be safe for adults either. About 6 oz of wild salmon will provide about 2000 mg of DHA, and it is thought that infants over 6 months can have up to 3 oz a week, so avoid further fish in your infants diet for the next few weeks to be sure. ...Read more

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Would boiling corn on the cob in a pressure cooker kill all potential germs like listeria or salmonella? Just wondering as I am pregnant.

Would boiling corn on the cob in a pressure cooker kill all potential germs like listeria or salmonella? Just wondering as I am pregnant.

Yse: Autoclaves which are used to sterilize medical instruments are basically pressure cookers. Any thing cooked in a pressure cooker should be safe from infection for a pregnant woman unless the food is left around at room temperature for awhile after cooking. Your concern tells me what a lucky baby this is. You are going to be a great mom. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks and 3 days pregnant and just want to know if I can have a dettol bath? Or what can I use to kill bacteria and germs of my skin?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to eat blue cheese? Thank you.

Is it safe for pregnant women to eat blue cheese? Thank you.

Yes, if pasteurized.: All pasteurized dairy products are safe in pregnancy, including blue cheese (roquefort). ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to eat deli meat and sausage? Thanks!

Is it safe for pregnant women to eat deli meat and sausage? Thanks!

Probably not wise: These meats contain a great deal of salt and fat which is not healthy. They can potentially lead to some complications with the pregnacy. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to eat jackfruit?

Is it safe for pregnant women to eat jackfruit?

Jackfruit: There is a myth that jackfruit causes miscarriages. It is a powerful laxative. Many recommend not eating jackfruit during pregnancy because it’s safety has not been studied. ...Read more