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What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

Healthful: Virtually all vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices are healthful. However, many do not tolerate some of them. Enjoy the ones that your body likes and don't eat the ones that cause upset even if you hear that they are good. ...Read more

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Hey! can a 17yr old(18 running) consume green coffee bean extract?

Hey! can a 17yr old(18 running) consume green coffee bean extract?

Maybe...but no proof: Green coffee bean extract is considered "possibly safe" in adults and is sometimes used for weight loss, hypertension and other conditions. It has not been studied in children or teens. There is no conclusive proof that it works for these or other conditions. The active ingredient in caffeine. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1264-green%20coffee.aspx?activeingredientid=1264 ...Read more

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Could vaseline and cayenne pepper mixed together reduce a black eye?

Could vaseline and cayenne pepper mixed together reduce a black eye?

No way : would I put cayenne pepper anywhere near my eye! I've never heard of this particular home remedy and to me it sounds like a painful lesson waiting to happen. ...Read more

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Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?

Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?

Gallbladder diet: Low fat is better, avoid fried foods, the above is ok but drink lots of water, and if you are having gb attacks, get an opinion from a general surgeon, they specialize in gb problems. ...Read more

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Can brushing your teeth with tumeric powder whiten your teeth?

Can brushing your teeth with tumeric powder whiten your teeth?

Possibly: But using gels and toothpates that are formulated to do just that will give you better results. ...Read more

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Can cayanne pepper and lemon juice reduces cellulite?

Can cayanne pepper and lemon juice reduces cellulite?

Popular lemonade : This is part of the master cleansing diet regimen. While it may help you to lose weight, I am not aware of any study to suggest it will target cellulite. ...Read more

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Does raspberry leaf tea stain teeth?

Does raspberry leaf tea stain teeth?

Tea stains teeth: Almost all tea stains teeth, they contain tannin which is responsible for much of the staining. ...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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Is chewing corn-nuts harmful to your teeth?

Is chewing corn-nuts harmful to your teeth?

It Depends: Sometimes teeth are durable and no problem but it can break the enamel if you have fillings, crown or dentures. ...Read more

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I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit.ly/1hHlMAv ...Read more

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Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Could coffee and bacon flavoured crisps make your breath stink?

Could coffee and bacon flavoured crisps make your breath stink?

Briefly: The odors from these and other food sources may coat portions of the mouth and leave a lingering odor. Check also the oral hygiene and the condition of the teeth as a contributing factor. ...Read more

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What's a natural cleaner for tea stained teeth?

What's a natural cleaner for tea stained teeth?

Hydrogen Peroxide: The active ingredient in all teeth whitening products is hydrogen peroxide. All otc whitening products have 5% hydrogen peroxide or less. I recommend 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide/2 parts water twice daily after brushing. You can use this formula safely and effectively forever. And, it is great for your gums. Give it about 4-6 weeks to notice a natural brightness. Electric toothbrushes work best too. ...Read more

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How does modern dental filling material interact with sugar, salt, pepper and food to inflame your mouth?

How does modern dental filling material interact with sugar, salt, pepper and food to inflame your mouth?

They Do Not: The bacteria do interact with foods to create acids that attack the teeth and cause decay and gum disease if you do not clean properly. Inflamed gums are the start of gum disease. If you are saying your entire mouth is inflamed then you need to see your md to check for allergies to food or materials. ...Read more

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Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www.phytosomes.info/public/meriva.asp Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals. ...Read more

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Fiji natural artesian water...Good or bad?

Fiji natural artesian water...Good or bad?

Neutral: Bottled water is convenient to carry around. But the health benefits are not exactly confirmed. In a number of cases, the municipal water is purer than the bottled water. And in some cases the bottled water contains arsenic and lead. There is no agency supervision of this and much bottled water is just tap water anyway. Fiji is not better or worse than the others. ...Read more