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What foods can create insulin intake to an organ? And no I don't have diabetes nor cholesterol I just have hypothyroidism

What foods can create insulin intake to an organ? And no I don't have diabetes nor cholesterol I just have hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism: Hopefully your doctor is helping you control your thyroid levels. If that is under control you should not be worried about insulin. For completeness, next time you see your doctor ask for a lab test for both diabetes and cholesterol. ...Read more

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How do I find out if my child is allergic to food, specifically nuts without ingestion?

How do I find out if my child is allergic to food, specifically nuts without ingestion?

Several options: There are both blood tests and skin tests that can be done to see if possible allergies to specific foods/exposures. Would work in concert with your doc or allergist, as these tests can be a little misleading at times - just because something comes back "positive" does not always mean a true clinical allergy exists.Ingestion trials should only be done in a qualified allergist office- just in case! ...Read more

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Can food ingestion cause hypoglycemia?

Can food ingestion cause hypoglycemia?

Of course: Commonest cause in non diabetics is the chronic ingestion of sugar. ...Read more

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Which food can be eaten with broccoli to avoid stomack swelling by gases resulting to ingestion of broccoli ?

Which food can be eaten with broccoli to avoid stomack swelling by gases resulting to ingestion of broccoli ?

Broccoli indigestion: Cabbage family veggies like broccoli can cause gas, especially if you're trying to eat them raw. Cooking until just tender may prevent this problem. If not, fennel and cardamom seeds may help -- also eating a small amount of fermented foods like kefir or kombucha at the beginning of meals. These provide healthy bacteria. You may also have gerd that needs treatment! http://tinyurl.Com/qfqn3x7. ...Read more

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I had epigastric pain that sometimes propagate to the back.recurrent eructation following food ingestion .few recurrent attacks of painfull swalloing ?

I had epigastric pain that sometimes propagate to the back.recurrent eructation following food ingestion .few recurrent attacks of painfull swalloing ?

Esophageal reflux: The symptoms you describe suggest you have esophageal reflux. You avoid anti-inflammatory drugs, eating for 3 hours before going to bed, and take omeprazole or ranitidine. If these changes do not help your symptoms you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How much estrogen can you ingest from foods before observing a noticeable change in physiology?

How much estrogen can you ingest from foods before observing a noticeable change in physiology?

Varies GREATLY: Plant produced estrogens, also know as phytoestrogens, can vary greatly depending on the type of plant. Flax seed, soy, sesame seed are some foods at the top of the list. Some studies appear to show health benefits from increased consumption of these foods. The amount an individual can safely ingest varies greatly. Liver fuction is one of several determining factors. ...Read more

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Hi guys, I'm well aware mineral oil is not recommended to ingest. I just want 2 know if min oil 4 vehicles is the same as food grade m-oil? Eg Edible?

Hi guys, I'm well aware mineral oil is not recommended to ingest. I just want 2 know if min oil 4 vehicles is the same as food grade m-oil? Eg Edible?

No, not the same: Food grade mineral oil and mineral oil for vehicles are defiantly NOT THE SAME. Mineral oil for vehicles can have a high level of contaminates that will make you very sick if ingested and should NEVER be consumed. ...Read more