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Oyster shell calcium for osteoporosis 500mg 3 x a day. Is there any side effects? And what is the likelihood of having anaphylaxis from it?

Oyster shell calcium for osteoporosis 500mg 3 x a day. Is there any side effects? And what is the likelihood of having anaphylaxis from it?

Unlikley: Allergic reactions to calcium are very rare. However I do not know your underlying allergy history. You seem very young to have osteoporosis so you need a through workup as to the cause. Calcium alone for treatment of osteoporosis is not very effective. Calcium can cause constipation. Calcium supplementation alone is unlikely to prevent osteoporosis unless you are nutritionally deficiency ...Read more

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How can you tell if raw oysters on half shell are bad?

Eat one: If you get sick, you got a bad one. If you buy them, they should have a certificate attached. Otherwise you can't tell until it's too late. ...Read more

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Could I have a container of smoked oysters every day?

Could I have a container of smoked oysters every day?

Limit smoked food.: There are studies that show cultures with a higher diet of smoked food (like the Scandinavians) have a higher risk of stomach cancer. Too much of anything is not a good thing. Too much protein is a big part of the obesity epidemic today. Have occasionally but do not neglect other yummy healthy foods like fruits, veggies and whole grains, complex carbs. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am allergic to oysters? Do I have to try one?

How do I know if I am allergic to oysters? Do I have to try one?

Yes: People can only become allergic to something after at least one exposure. If you have never had oyster before, it will be highly unlikely to get allergic to it unless you have had reaction to mollusks before (clam , abalone, mussels etc). ...Read more

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Are raw oysters dangerous to eat, even if you hot sauce on them? What medical conditions would make a person not be allowed to eat raw oysters?

Are raw oysters dangerous to eat, even if you hot sauce on them? What medical conditions would make a person not be allowed to eat raw oysters?

Don't eat them..: Raw sea food is dangerous anyhow. Hot sauce will not do anything against bacteria. Also, since you are allergic to other foods, you may very well be allergic to sea food also. Nowadays, with all sea pollution it is not safe to eat raw sea food. Stop diet sodas.Also bad for you! ...Read more

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Is there anything bad that can happen from eating cooked oysters for their iron? If so, how many oysters can you eat per week before it's unhealthy?

Is there anything bad that can happen from eating cooked oysters for their iron? If so, how many oysters can you eat per week before it's unhealthy?

Oysters: I do not think there is a magic number on the amount you can eat. Raw oysters are probably more of an issues than cooked ones. Do not eat only for iron - eat for the developed taste and do not overeat. Also keep in mind the effects on your cholesterol which may be more of an issues in the long run. ...Read more

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Friend had oysters yesterday, felt bad in afternoon, had hallucinations that night. Causes/Concerns? even though better now? Should have hospitalized?

Friend had oysters yesterday, felt bad in afternoon, had hallucinations that night. Causes/Concerns? even though better now? Should have hospitalized?

Not Necessary: I am happy to hear that your friend has recovered from what was likely either mild food reaction vs food poisoning, depending on his or her personal history. Hallucinations can be caused by fever, among other things. I recommend to all members that you write in for your concerns only, and suggest your friend do the same or be seen in-person should they have a recurrence of their symptoms. ...Read more

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Is os-cal still from oysters?

Is os-cal still from oysters?

Yes: Os-cal contains oyster shell powder . The oysters are dredged from U.S. Offshore oyster beds. ...Read more

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Are there any body benefits to eating smoked oysters?

Are there any body benefits to eating smoked oysters?

Yes: Oysters have a # of health benefits. 3 oz of smoked oysters has 67 calories & 7 g of fat. They are low in saturated fat with no trans fats. They are a good soure of iron, selenium, zinc & vitamin b-12. ...Read more

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What is the chance I will get sick from eating a raw oyster?

What is the chance I will get sick from eating a raw oyster?

1 in a million: Twenty million americans consume raw shellfish like clams and oysters each year. Shellfish are filter feeders that pick up and concentrate bacteria, like vibrio, from the surrounding seawater. Bacteria concentrations, and the risk or infection, is higher in warmer months. Only cooking will destroy the bacteria. There are approximately 20 vibrio vulnificans infections each year, half are fatal. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to eat about 4 ounces of smoked oysters a day?

Can you explain if it's safe to eat about 4 ounces of smoked oysters a day?

See below: Safe - probably. Healthy - no. Lots of saturated fat but also the smoke flavor is likely high in sodium and preservatives - both bad for you. ...Read more

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Ate raw oysters and got sick, is this toxoplasmosis?

Ate raw oysters and got sick, is this toxoplasmosis?

No: You get toxo from undercooked meat, not oysters. You can get enteric infections (infectious diarrhea) or hepatitis a from oysters. ...Read more

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If im allergic to shellfish can I eat oysters?

If im allergic to shellfish can I eat oysters?

No: Be sure of your allergies by testing with your allergist. They will give you alist. A lot of folks are not allergic , but if you are, it can be deadly. ...Read more

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I just started taking oyster shells with the aim of straightening my bow or bold legs and gaining height. Is it possible?

I just started taking oyster shells with the aim of straightening my bow or bold legs and gaining height. Is it possible?

Orthopedist: Oyster shells are used to strengthen bone in chinese medicine but they won't straighten your legs. See and orthopedic doctor. He or she deals with bones and can advise you as to proper exercises or other treatments. Stand tall w/in no matter what. Peace and good health. ...Read more