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No: Olive tree allergy such as european olive tree typically refers to pollen produced by the tree and shed during the spring. The edible olive should not cause a problem in those with pollen allergy. ...Read more
Is it true that when we eat pork, it affects our bodies in complex ways vs grass fed beef, chicken, fish? Do we "need" meat?
No, but...: Nothing is ever as simple as it is advertised to be... So comparing "grass-fed" and "non-grass-fed" animals can get complicated. As to whether or not we need meat, the answer is no, but then we have to find nutritious substitutes for meat... Which can be done, but takes some reading and research. ...Read more
Good idea: The same sanitary precautions that apply to persons cooking and serving food in any setting should apply to the service in homeless shelters. ...Read more
Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, it is often the case. However, those areas can become progressively more polarized in a relationship and eventually damage it. ...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?
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
Hello,like we wash our veggies to avoid pesticides is there any way to avoid pest in our tea like in green tea of tetley or is it fine?
You can pour some: hot water over the tea leaves to wash them. Drain the water and then add more hot water to actually brew the tea. Peace and good health. This is what is done in China. They even wash and warm the pot and cups this way first. ...Read more
Paleolithic humans ate animals' brains and interior organs, so it's healthy for us modern day humans to eat them too, right?
Approach w common: Sense . A diet rich in fats in cholesterol takes it's toll. The basic tenant of the paleolithic diet is that it reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. The assertion is that man's body has not acclimatized to diets that are heavily impacted by industrialization ; crop cultivation. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid processed ; junk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is healthier, basil from my garden, organic basil from farmers market or basil in jars of tomato sauce?
Fresher the better: The basil from you own garden and from the fartmers' market is apt to be the freshest and thus the best. ...Read more
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Fragrance allergy: You have answered your own question in part. Fragrances or perfumes are traditionally made of flower herbs or other plant material that is distilled to extract the aromatic perfume. It contains aromatic oil, alcohol, and other chemicals. A rash or contact dermatitis can develop in allergic person. Fragrances can also call irritant rhinitis and trigger asthma. ...Read more
I learned sage, sweetgrass, cedar, etc. Has healing properties, but there are more plants, too. What do you think?
Herbology: There are may herbs and plants with medicinal qualities. This falls under the realm of herbology. ...Read more
Why take the risk?: It could be but your health is too valuable to take any risk you can avoid. ...Read more
I hear a lot of people saying soy beans are poisonous. What evidence are they basing this on? Pesticide residues or effects of phytoestrogens?
Anti nutrients : It's more an issue of natural chemicals in the soy bean that bind nutrients. That is mitigated by fermenting the soy (miso/natto/some tofu). There are concerns that consuming large quantities can alter estrogen levels so it shouldn't be eaten daily. The last issue is gmo- most commercial soy is modified and that is not fit for consumption. The toxins in that seed alters gut flora. ...Read more