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Are soy products safe/healthy? Particularly soy protein products?

Are soy products safe/healthy? Particularly soy protein products?

Yes: and yes. Men may want to limit soy based products which may contain estrogen like substances but you should be fine with them. ...Read more

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Hello....can avoiding wheat products help my immune system?

Hello....can avoiding wheat products help my immune system?

Not necessarily: Avoiding wheat products is not known to augment the immune system but I have had many patients experience improvement in their overall well being by avoiding wheat even if they don't have gluten sensitivity. I would give it a 20% chance so it may be worth trying. ...Read more

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St.Ives apricot scrub vs. Neutrogenas for eliminating blackhead cleanser?

St.Ives apricot scrub vs. Neutrogenas for eliminating blackhead cleanser?

We try to avoid: Marketing otc products on healthap. Try asking an esthetician. ...Read more

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Would you recommend aveeno (oatmeal) products or tea trill skin line from the body shop for acne and oily skin?

Would you recommend aveeno (oatmeal) products or tea trill skin line from the body shop for acne and oily skin?

Your choice: Aveeno (oatmeal) has some pricey, relatively weak salicylic acid glamourized with soy for some reason. Tea tree as an oil that's an estrogen and has made guys grow breasts. How abut getting serious? If topical benzoyl peroxide (dirty-cheap) as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Balsam of peru and vinegar in products safe?

Balsam of peru and vinegar in products safe?

Generally yes: It depends to a great degree on the concentration of the product. Higher levels of balsam of peru can cause kidney damage and allergic reactions when taken internally. ...Read more

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Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Are soy milk &soy products better substitutes to milk& milk products for a diabetic type 2 person?

Research shows bette: Research has shown that it is better which was published in journal of nutrition.The army veterans with advanced diabetes were able to lower unwanted protein in the urine and increase their HDL level in the blood by eating soy protein. ...Read more

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Can eliminating dairy products from diet help ra?

Can eliminating dairy products from diet help ra?

Unlikely: Ra is not influenced by milk products. Interestingly, there was a case report that documented milk allergy as a cause of an inflammatory arthritis. This however was not related to ra. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest hair products or other scented beauty products that are allergy friendly?

Can anyone suggest hair products or other scented beauty products that are allergy friendly?

Avoid perfume: A new product line which is allergy friendly is becca. Other possible hypoallergenic products include neutrogena. ...Read more

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Are amway products good for dandruff to go?

Are amway products good for dandruff to go?

Not aware: I am not aware of any benefits. You're better off seeing a dermatologist ...Read more

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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 herbal life products healthy?

Is herbal life products healthy?

DIfficult question: Herbalife offers expensive over the counter food and supplement products that are advertised to promote weight loss. There were concerns that some of the herbal ingredients may be associated with liver damage, but this link has not been proven. There is no evidence i'm aware of for health benefits - although it may be possible to lose weight by following their dietary plan. ...Read more

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Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would have to be high, likely. It should e fine, i'm not aware of any issues. ...Read more