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Doctor insights on: Oxalic Acid Poisoning

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Can oxalic acid in spinach ruin my teeth?

Can oxalic acid in spinach ruin my teeth?

No. : Fresh/raw spinach leaves are good for overall health. So far we do not know of any problems to teeth when spinach is eaten in its raw/fresh state. Taken moderately and as long as you are not allergic to them, fresh spinach leaves are beneficial to us. They contain chlorophylls, fibers, and more. ...Read more

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For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?

For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?

Ayurveda for Acidity: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Hyperacidity can be very uncomfortable. It can be due to various foods, medical condition or stress. Citric acid is used as a preservative and it can aggravate acidity. For hyperacidity, Ayurveda advises to avoid vinegar, tomatoes, sour citrus fruits, orange juice, salsa, onions, garlic, chili peppers, salty fried foods, and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is citrucel acid or alkaline?

Is citrucel acid or alkaline?

Citrucel: Citrucel, an over-the-counter laxative consisting mostly of methyl cellulose, in suspension has a pH of approximately 4, making it acidic. ...Read more

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Which foods trigger acid reflux?

Which foods trigger acid reflux?

Lots: Fatty foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint and late meals to name some if the most common. ...Read more

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Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Gastric lavage in corrosive poisoning?

Corrosive poisons: Gastric lavage is the treatment of choice when ingestion of any poison is suspected. ...Read more

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Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Can baking soda dissolve calcium oxalate and urid acid kidney stones?

Not your best choice: Don't get your hopes up. Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) is a poor alkalinizer of the urine as the body turns it into carbon dioxide (which is exhaled) and table salt; all you've done is sodium-load yourself. You'll have trouble getting calcium oxalate to dissolve in anything, but your urologist may try some other alkalinizer to perhaps help a uric acid stone; don't get your hopes up. ...Read more

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Can drinking citric acid burn fat?

Can drinking citric acid burn fat?

Likely not: Citric acid is a natural chemical compound found in citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges. There is no relationship to burning fat, although incorporating these foods into a healthy diet could be helpful generally for weight loss. ...Read more

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Which foods contain folic acid?

Which foods contain folic acid?

Many foods: In the US, many grain foods are fortified with folate (folic acid). Concentrations are the highest in liver, yeast, spinach, other greens, and nuts. ...Read more

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Can hydroxycitric acid raise your uric acid levels?

Why?: It doesn't matter whether it will raise uric acid levels. What matters is that it won't do anything positive for you. Why are you taking it in the first place? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does chlorogenic acid cause gerd?

Does chlorogenic acid cause gerd?

Yes and no: Hydrochloric acid abbreviated hcl is made by and secreted by cells in the stomach to aid digestion. Regurgitation of hcl from the stomach up into the esophagus is main cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease aka gerd & the symptoms of heartburn. ...Read more

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Does freezing foods with folate (folic acid) or iron in, destroy these nutrients?

Does freezing foods with folate (folic acid) or iron in, destroy these nutrients?

Freezing usually ok: Freezing generally the best way to preserve the nutritional content of foods. Fresh is best, freezing 2nd best. Iron should be very resistant to freezing, folate (folic acid) not as resistant. ...Read more

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Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Effects on kidney: Citrate lyase is not harmful. The hydroxycitric acid (hydrocitric acid) in small amounts would not be harmful either. Large doses of hydroxycitric acid over time could potentially be harmful although there are no case reports or data to prove this. More important than having one kidney is knowing the kidney function is. Best answered with egfr a calculation of kidney function done by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does co2 or phosphoric acid in soda hinder calcium absorption?

Does co2 or phosphoric acid in soda hinder calcium absorption?

All things in: Moderation. As long as you are talking 5000 units of vitamin d3 daily and a calcium magnesium twice daily, that ought to be good. And, perhaps limiting your carbonated drinks to 1 per day might be reasonable. ...Read more

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Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Yes: Yes. Give them a try. But only take them after you have several bites of food eaten, else the hcl may release against your stomach and cause you discomfort. ...Read more