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Ate marshmallows roasted w/ fake fire log. Company says 'non toxic waxes' "california proposition 65... By-products known to cause cancer." concern?

Ate marshmallows roasted  w/ fake fire log. Company says 'non toxic waxes' "california proposition 65... By-products known to cause cancer." concern?

Once?: If you did this once, it is probably not a problem. But burning those fake fire logs in the house often may increase your risk. There are a lot of other ways to decrease your cancer risk, so this is probably not a big deal. Eat healthy, avoid stress, get plenty of rest. These are your best bets for decreasing your risk of cancer. ...Read more

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What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.

What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.

Depends: Ghee (choose organic) has one of the highest smoke points. Virgin coconut has a relatively low smoke point, and for higher heat cooking, one may want to use expeller pressed coconut oil. More info: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more

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How harmful is the synthetic drug spice: "potpurri"?

How harmful is the synthetic drug spice: "potpurri"?

Can be very harmful: "spice" is not a single chemical; it is a term used to refer to several synthetic cannabinoids, or drugs that affect the same receptors as marijuana, and that are marketed under many names. However, the drug/s in "spice" have never been tested in humans and can be 1000x more powerful than marijuana. They can cause seizures, dissociation, severe anxiety, panic, psychosis, etc--sometimes chronic. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat a lot of spices with foods cooked too like marjoram, thyme , rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil , etc etc? Healthy or not?

Is it ok to eat a lot of spices with foods cooked too like marjoram, thyme , rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil , etc etc? Healthy or not?

Spices & herbs=good: As long as you like the taste, herbs & spices can make your foods taste better w/some suggestions of better health if consumed regularly. This is particularly true of spices like curcumin (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/curcumin/an01741). ...Read more

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Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Is eating chili at chili bakeoffs safe?

Chili bake offs: Wow - tremendous potential for problems - but trust your judgement - vendors don't intentially try to make people sick but improper storage of ingredients can cause problems, improper handwashing by the cooks can cause issues. So - try to watch the chili being made - if you see things concerning - pass that chili up. But generally the chili is safe. ...Read more

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Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www.phytosomes.info/public/meriva.asp Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals. ...Read more

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Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

REALLY UNHEALTHY!!!: This is recipe for disaster. Potatoes are in the environmental working group's dirty dozen foods-they're high in pesticides if not organic & are readily converted to sugar so raise blood sugar, causing weight gain & increased risk of diabetes. Generic "vegetable oil" is almost certainly corn, soy or canola which are all gmo if not organic & very toxic, fried potatoes have carcinogenic acrylamides. ...Read more

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Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??

Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??

Limited evidence: It's used for many respiratory and gastrointestinal issues though it presently isn't clear how effective it may be if at all. One thing to be aware of is that it does contain low amounts of coumarins which serve to thin your blood. So if you bleed easily you may consider avoiding this particularly in large amounts. ...Read more

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On Clopidogrel 75mg for stroke from search US website an article says avoid Vit K and Spices Chili curry powder as they are high in Salicylates agree?

On Clopidogrel 75mg for stroke
from search US website an article
says avoid Vit K and Spices Chili curry
powder as they are high in Salicylates agree?

Clopidogrel food: 50 M on Clopidogrel 75 for stroke. Searched US website and find: avoid Via K and spices chili curry powder.as high n salicylate. Agree? ANS: never heard they are "high" in salicylates. Rcommend 4 a web site re meds: Drugs.com. Best 2 subscribe 2 Uptodate & u can read best medical inform on everything. Costs $300 by for $1 per day good bargain. Saves time & maybe ur life. Only search there. ...Read more

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Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Not necessarily: Msg is a flavor enhancer which intensifies the flavors of food. Salt is a food additive for flavor as well as preservation and is a different chemical compound-nacl. ...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 seafood sold outdoors in cities like paris safe?

Is seafood sold outdoors in cities like paris safe?

Probably: Seafood in major cities in first world countries is almost certainly safe. In the third world, you might run a risk. ...Read more

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How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

Don't do it!!!!!: Why take/do snuff in 1st place? You're trading one type of cancer risk for another. There's absolutely no health benefit to tobacco in any form, smokeless or otherwise. Just b/c it's natural doesn't make it good for you! Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/questionsaboutsmokingtobaccoandhealth/questions-about-smoking-tobacco-and-health-smokeless-alt ...Read more

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Carlson Labs Super Omega-3 Gems, Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 or Gnc triple strength fish oil? Purity ? Best one?

Carlson Labs Super Omega-3 Gems, Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 or Gnc triple strength fish oil? Purity ? Best one?

Fish oils: no publicly available for comparative data to answer your question , so you are on your own.interestingly there are no universally accepted outcome data supporting use of fish oils in this manner, so consider sparing the worlds oceans! ...Read more

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Is asian black rice vinegar healthy?

Is asian black rice vinegar healthy?

There are no: scientific randomized controlled study data to support the claims made by many herbal medicine pundits, let alone 2000 years of Chinese medicine wisdom. However, there are supposed to be benefits to black rice and its fermented derivative vinegar, including cardiovascular "cleansing" effects, antioxidant effects, and immune boosting vitamins. ...Read more