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Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?
Is smoking sleepytime tea dangerous? It contains chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves,orange blossoms,hawthorn, rosebud
Smoking is no good: Amon king at all is detrimental to your health now you are 17. Better reconsider and find a good sport to play ...Read more
I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?
It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit.ly/1hHlMAv ...Read more
Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.
Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everytime I eat hot peppers; jalapenos, small peppers in chinese food, etc., I start hiccuping. Is this allergy?
Intolerance : Reactions to foods like sneezing after eating Chinese hot mustard or indigestion after peppers are more properly called intolerance than allergy. Food "allergies" are more severe, sometimes life threatening reactions involving hives, swelling, wheezing and shock. Whatever term used, your issue with peppers is best treated by avoiding them or eating them in private where people won't notice hiccups ...Read more
2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?
7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?
Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more
Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?
Could be...: A bunch of things. It could be originating from your digestive system - reflux can cause a sour taste. It also could be from an infection which can sometimes lead to a tinny or citrus-like taste. See a dentist for a quick check to rule out anything bad and then see if it persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup
Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more
Fresh is best: Well - the fresher the garlic the better. ...Read more
black pepper: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper. ...Read more
YES !: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cool butter: The active ingredient of a hot pepper burn is a colorless irritant phenolic amide c18h27no3 found in various capsicums that gives hot peppers their hotness and that is used in topical creams for its pain relief properties. This burning can be neutralized by butter fat applied to the skin or drinking whole or buttermilk. ...Read more
Cayenne pepper, no: U have HX of Hyperthyroidism, imply hypertension ? Problem here is cayenne preparations have large amt of sodium. Thus pepper not bad, xtra sodium can be, depending on overall sodium intake. There R `studies' support benefit in digestion & Cholesterol&Cancer of Capsicum (in cayenne pepper) by groups interested in natural substances. Not large mainline studies, they R to sell meds, pepper too cheap ...Read more
Bell pepper: Also called Sweet pepper, it has less calories and fats, has Capsaicin which has anti-bacterial & anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties ,helps reduce cholesterol, rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and essential minerals (Iron, Copper, Zinc, Potassium, Selenium, Manganese, Magnesium, and the B-complex vitamins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Pepper sauce: It should take about 12-18 hours, depending on how often you are expressing milk. ...Read more
Not a thing: You probably swallow more hot peppers when you eat spicy food. Your body can handle the surplus pepper from the spray that you have ingested. ...Read more
A lot!: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use cayenne pepper capsules to lower bp? My average reading is 137 over 83 for the last 9 readings. Thank you.
I am not aware: Of any BP lowering ability for cayenne pepper. ...Read more
I know there are plenty of healthier options, but is diet soda (coke zero, diet dr pepper) actually bad for my health?
Yes: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to metabolic syndrome. increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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