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What is the explaination of a red bowel movement? I had red velvet cake with whit and red frosting...does that matter?

What is the explaination of a red bowel movement? I had red velvet cake with whit and red frosting...does that matter?

Food coloring: it could be a manifestation of the food coloring in your diet but if it persists I would follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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I made velvet red cake but last night I notice that my tissue had red on it and the poop was red and some of the water was to like I was bleeding?

I made velvet red cake but last night I notice that my tissue had red on it and the poop was red and some of the water was to like I was bleeding?

Red dye: Recipes for red velvet cake call for large amounts of red dye. You are likely seeing this in your urine and stool as part of the clearing process. This is generally not harmful, but excessive intake of artificial dyes, sweeteners and preservatives is not advisable. ...Read more

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I was holding icecream cake in hand for about 5 mins 2 days back. My thumb became red in the exposed area and burning but no blisters. Is it normal?

I was holding icecream cake in hand for about 5 mins 2 days back. My  thumb became red in the exposed area and burning but no blisters. Is it normal?

"Frost nip": Sounds like you probably got a mild version of frost bite called frost nip. It does not permanently damage the skin, so your symptoms should resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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About cookies, cakes, and fat. What does the "short" mean in shortcake and shortbread cookies. Does it mean there's lots of shortening in those foods?

About cookies, cakes, and fat. What does the "short" mean in shortcake and shortbread cookies. Does it mean there's lots of shortening in those foods?

Short--: Yes, exactly. They are made with large amounts of butter or shortening to make them crisp/flaky/crumbly. Remember fats are 9 calories per gram; so partake sparingly in amount & frequency. ...Read more

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Toddler is almost 3 yrs old. Is it OK for her to have a slice of dark chocolate cake, (sometimes) after food?

Toddler is almost 3 yrs old. Is it OK for her to have a slice of dark chocolate cake, (sometimes) after food?

In moderation: Small treats in moderation are fine to give to preschoolers provided they are meeting their nutritional needs, are of appropriate weight, and have good oral hygiene! ...Read more

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Was on lots of antibiotics last mnth.Frequent tongue redness,or redness not going away,makes food more spicy for me.Anything to worry?.Non smoker

Was on lots of antibiotics last mnth.Frequent tongue redness,or redness not going away,makes food more spicy for me.Anything to worry?.Non smoker

Check: Have your doctor check for a secondary yeast infection. Antibiotic use can cause yeast to overgrow. Often time and no further antibiotics will help it go away. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi I am indian.What adds more to the belly fat of a male or female?Our indian local foods or western fast foods, cakes, pastries etc?

Hi I am indian.What adds more to the belly fat of a male or female?Our indian local foods or western fast foods, cakes, pastries etc?

Belly fat: South asians are very susceptible to gaining belly fat, and then getting diabetes, cholesterol, heart disease, etc. Staying thin and active is the best medicine. In terms of staying thin, western fast foods are usually the worst. Traditional indian foods are good, but you can overdo them too. ...Read more

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