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Mineral Spirits Uses
Does drinking water with an added flavor enhancer w/ caffeine, like mio energy, defeat the purpose of drinking water?
Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.
Distilled: Distilled water would be ideal at this stage. Fluoride is not necessary until the teeth start to erupt. 'Drinking water' is from a municipal source ( tap water), nursery water is often priced higher and not necessarily superior to Distilled. Spring water quality is variable is quality and consistency. ...Read more
Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?
Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! you would be far better off taking magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate! see http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more
Is Himalayan salt safe for fibromyalgia has 84 elements in it including iodine from health food store?
Yes: Himalayan salt is knows a "white gold" and contains many anecdotal health benefits from it's 84 elements that are formed under tectonic pressure. This salt has been purported to help with aging, rheumatoid arthralgia, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. This salt reportedly helps with blood vessel, respiratory, blood pressure and many other preventive health issues. All anectdotal but safe ...Read more
Is distilled water the best available water to drink? I heard that it leaches out inorganic minerals & toxins that build up with everyday metabolism.
Not true: There are no particular health benefits to distilled water over regular water. If you do an internet search you find sites that say distilled water is good for you, distilled water is bad for you. I say it's neither, it's just distilled water. ...Read more
Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?
Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
Is drinking/cooking only with distilled water harmful? Increased acidec levels of liquids and depletes needed minerals in food making it toxic?
No: Drinking/cooking with distilled water is unlikely to cause any problems. ...Read more
Balch's Prescription for Nutritional Healing 5th edition 2010 recommends distilled water. Has FDA endorsed this? Reverse Osmosis water is 2nd. Which?
Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products ? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?
Irritating...: That ingredient makes it a better detergent, perhaps, but also is irritating to skin, eyes. On the other hand, claims about its carcinogenic properties have not been substantiated. Companies are hyping their products as sulfate free to improve their sales. If lauryl sulfate based products are working for you and not causing irritation, I would not worry about that ingredient. ...Read more
How to use green tea as a dieting aid. Iv heard that using boiling water damages the health properties?
Tea temperatures: Green teas retain the best flavour when brewed between 140°f - 185°f. Tannins in the tea will cause bitterness if heated higher. However, I am not aware of degradation of health promoting properties at higher temperatures. ...Read more
Does optimum nutrition 'serious mass' weight gainer contains the same ingredients as 'red bull' energy drink?
See below: Powder is hard to swallow as it tastes bad, and needs to be suspended in a liquid anyway. ...Read more
Is the product sensa is safe. Main ingredients are maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica. Sprinkled on food works w/senses aiding weight loss.?
Is smoking additive free cigarettes like american spirit less harmful then cigarettes that contain ammonia, glycerol, sugar, flavors and other stuff?
No difference: It is a proven fact that effects of smoking are serious. It can harm nearly every organ of the body. It causes nearly one of every five deaths in the United States each year. Regardless of the brand, flavor or additives tobacco smoke contains more than 7, 000 chemicals. Approximately 70 of them are known to cause cancer. Rec.: ask your pcp for smoking cessation program. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on where you're spraying them, in what concentrations, and whether you personally tolerate them. If you have sensitivities towards what you're spraying, you could develop a skin or other tissue reaction. You want to dilute essential oils into a carrier oil to at least 2% (or less). http://www.aromaweb.com/articles/dilutingessentialoils.asp. ...Read more
Is it safe to inhale bare escentuals mineral powder makeup with zinc oxide & titanium dioxide during application? No micronized or nanoparticles
Chemical Exposures: There is no data that suggest inhalation of these powders represent a risk of disease. Please check with the doctor who can check with the manufacturer. ...Read more
Is it safe to use bare minerals makeup (has titanium dioxide and zinc oxide has active ingredients) when pregnant?
Yes: Yes these are not going to be absorbed into the blood stream. ...Read more
Rubbing alc: Not recommended, due to dryness affect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prob safe: it seems unlikely that you'd absorb much salt. i'd say its fine to soak. ...Read more
End Organ Damage: encephalopathy, delirium tremens, seizures, psychosis, life-threatening vitamin deficiencies, dementia/altered mental status, cardiomyopathy, fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver failure, ARDS, bone marrow destruction, anemias, muscle wasting, portal hypertension, coagulopathies, gastric ulcers, GI bleeds, pancreatitis, pancreatic failure & cancer, fetal alcohol syndrome, death... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung cancer & COPD: (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)heart attacks, strokes & bladder cancer all from ciggarettes. Xs alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis, delerium tremens (dts) if body becomes alcohol dependent & you stop drinking for a while, esophageal varices which can result in massive vomiting of blood & death. ...Read more
Although we might be aware of the risks involved with using alcohol, drugs, we still use them. Why?
It's a disinfectant: Alcohol has historically been used as a disinfectant; listerine is a well known example whose original formulation was 27% alcohol. Today there are a number of good non alcohol mouth rinses that are also effective and gentle. Crest prohealth, colgate total, natural dentist and listerine zero are a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For constipation?: may have little effect. If you are constipated for long time, may want to try other medications and eat more fruits and vegetables ...Read more
Teens and alcohol: Although there isn't a "double blind, placebo controlled study" on this topic, the results would be fairly predictable if there had been one based on our knowledge of how drugs/alcohol effect the brain (btw this is true for adults too). Our judgement/inhibition decreases with increased blood levels, which can lead to poor decisions: unprotected sex, sex with high risk individuals, even date rape. ...Read more
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