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Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare. ...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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Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.

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 more

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If i'm going grocery shopping and i get stuff like chicken (raw) and ground beef. Any germs like salmonella, e coli, or any other germs from raw meat on my hands?

If i'm going grocery shopping and i get stuff like chicken (raw) and ground beef. Any germs like salmonella, e coli, or any other germs from raw meat on my hands?

Likely: Handling and washing raw animal products is likely to get the germs on your hands and surroundings. See this site for food safety. http://www.tnstate.edu/agriculture/documents/safe%20food%20handling.pdf. ...Read more

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When i eat asparagus my pee smells like dirty gold fish water. Why?

When i eat asparagus my pee smells like dirty gold fish water. Why?

Inherited: About 40% of the population inherits an enzyme that converts a chemical in asparagus into an aromatic sulfur compound which has a strong smell. It is interesting but not harmful. ...Read more

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You hear so much about natural remedies for cleansing and detox; like probiotics, lemon water, honey, diatomaceous earth, essential oils, etc. Do they really work?

You hear so much about natural remedies for cleansing and detox; like probiotics, lemon water, honey, diatomaceous earth, essential oils, etc. Do they really work?

No, not that way: Humans, designed or evolved over millions of years, are self-cleaning. That means we should eat what we are designed to eat, and our bodies will clear out unneeded materials without help. No supplements are needed, unless one wants extra fiber to move the bowels better. Proper diet, enough exercise, and a healthy mind should normalize bowels. Diseases may need treatment, but seldom supplements. ...Read more

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Are some greens growing in yard ok to eat? Eg lambs quarter?

Lambs Quarters - yes: Lambs quarters is edible. I would not eat plants or herbs without first ensuring that it is properly identified. ...Read more

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I cooked ground beef. But sink and utensils have red meat/blood on them. Chances of e. Coli? How do I clean kitchen after cooking red meat?

I cooked ground beef. But sink and utensils have red meat/blood on them. Chances of e. Coli? How do I clean kitchen after cooking red meat?

Ordinary cleansers: To get "burger E coli", you've got to swallow a good mouthful or two of undercooked, unhygienically-ground burger. The tiny number of nasty E coli bacteria that might actually be present aren't a realistic danger. What's critical is the size of the inoculum. ...Read more

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Pregnant. Spilled few drops of raw beef juice on floor & forgot to clean b4 it dried. Scared bacteria was treked thru house & entered body. Possible?

Pregnant. Spilled few drops of raw beef juice on floor & forgot to clean b4 it dried. Scared bacteria was treked thru house & entered body. Possible?

No worries: Our grandmothers, great grandmothers, great great grandmothers, and all the great women before them... All handled and cooked meat during pregnancy. They likely had to kill and gut animals with their bare hands. We humans are sturdy enough to not have to worry about the little things around us in our everyday lives, and just enjoy each day as it comes. ...Read more

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Does e. Coli contaminate all meats or just ground beef?

Does e. Coli contaminate all meats or just ground beef?

All foods: E. Coli can contaminate any food, not just meats. Lettuce, tomatoes are known to have been contaminated. ...Read more

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Sewer gas entered our washing machine, making laundry smell. Source was found, but gas still lingers in clothing after a wash. How to neutralize odor?

Sewer gas entered our washing machine, making laundry smell. Source was found, but gas still lingers in clothing after a wash. How to neutralize odor?

Need to destink mach: I think you need to destink your machine as well as the clothes. You can consider sending them to a professional cleaner or also spray wash the aromatic linens with Febreeze, let them sit for about 6 hrs. and then, rewash...but in a clean machine. ...Read more

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What is pica a symptom of in a toddler? Eats mainly own feces, but also:vaseline, flour, ice, hair, dirt, rocks, paper, trash, anything & everything really!

What is pica a symptom of in a toddler? Eats mainly own feces, but also:vaseline, flour, ice, hair, dirt, rocks, paper, trash, anything & everything really!

Many causes: You need a very thorough workup for your child because there are many causes for pica. Most common is iron deficiency anemia, but other heavy metal poisonings such as lead, etc can cause symptoms as well. Also, there are a number of behaviorl/psychologic conditions that can cause these symptoms. Set up consultation with you pediatrician, but if they don't help, get your child up to riley in indy! ...Read more

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Are living oils like organic olive oil & avocados bad for you health?

Are living oils like organic olive oil & avocados bad for you health?

Oils aren't alive: Hi. Oils aren't alive any more than the sugar on your table is alive. They're products from living things, but themselves are NOT living. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat farm fresh eggs raw? I also like store bought eggs raw.

Is it okay to eat farm fresh eggs raw? I also like store bought eggs raw.

It : It is never a good idea to eat eggs or dairy products raw / unprocessed due to the presence of salmonella bacteria that could cause death under the right circumstances. ...Read more

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