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Does baking powder and lemon juice whiten the skin?

Does baking powder and lemon juice whiten the skin?

Minimally: Lemon juice is a home remedy to lighten skin, however some people will develop a rash on the skin when the treated area is exposed to sun. This is called phytophotodermatitis an can produce more noticeable dark marks than what you are trying to fade. Instead, try otc fading creams containing hydroquinone 2% or see your doctor for prescription fading creams and/ or chemical peels. ...Read more

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I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Why would you?: There are not restrictions applying fruit oils during pregnancy but why would you? None of these have any proven health benefits and are probably quite messy and expensive. ...Read more

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What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

What can I be allergic to? Wheat flour, Malitol, Almonds, Canola Oil, Almond flavor, backing soda, baking powder. Itchy, swollen throat. Breathing Ok.

See allergist: Several items you have listed are not considered allergens although almond would be a likely suspect. Consult an allergist to find out. ...Read more

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Would coconut oil and tumeric powder mixed as a paste help hyperpigmentation?

Would coconut oil and tumeric powder mixed as a paste help  hyperpigmentation?

Turmeric benefits: Curcumin, the main component in turmeric has anti-inflammatory and powerful anti-oxidant benefits and no wonder it may be helpful in clearing hyperpigmentation in some individuals. ...Read more

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Can consuming raw turmeric powder with luke warm water harm pregnancy?

Can consuming raw turmeric powder with luke warm water harm pregnancy?

Possibly: No one does research giving herbs during pregnancy so we don't know for sure. It seems safe to use in cooking but taking medicinal amounts may cause bleeding or stimulate uterine contractions. I advise caution with all herbs in the first trimester. It is probably safest in the final weeks of pregnancy. See http://bit.Ly/16ma7p2 ; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/662.Html. ...Read more

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7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more

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I mixed smoothie with apples, grapes, berries, raspberries, romaine spinach, almonds, and flax seeds. Will this help my skin? & do I drink it 2 a day?

I mixed smoothie with apples, grapes, berries, raspberries, romaine spinach, almonds, and flax seeds. Will this help my skin? & do I drink it 2 a day?

Maybe (not) . . .: I'm not aware of any randomized double blind placebo controlled trials demonstrating any benefit from a smoothie as described above in an adequate sized population of otherwise similar men & women. Nor am I aware of any dosing recommendations. However, I'm sure it's better than eating junk food! ...Read more

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Coconut oil athletes foot does skin peel?

Coconut oil athletes foot does skin peel?

Athlete's Foot: I'm not sure what the question is but coconut oil will not cure athlete's foot. You will need an antifungal medication. Coconut oil will make the skin on your feet nice and soft though. :). ...Read more

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I add 1 teaspoon of ceylon cinnamon powder to oats cereal everyday.Heard coumarin in cinnamon affects liver. Is my intake of cinnamon safe quantity?

I add 1 teaspoon of ceylon cinnamon powder to oats cereal everyday.Heard coumarin in cinnamon affects liver. Is my intake of cinnamon safe quantity?

YES-ceylon form safe: There are 2 forms of cinnamon, Ceylon (called true cinnamon),which has little coumarin,and Cassia,which has higher amounts of coumarin which in large quantities can cause liver damage in a subset of those who are sensitive. I can't find any info on whether 1 tsp of Cassia is considered a large quantity, but there's absolutely no reason to worry about Ceylon cinnamon.See http://tinyurl.com/cwmgeeh ...Read more

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Could I mix wheat grass powder and spirulina powder together in a juice?

Sure: Don't expect any health benefits. If you are interested in the fascinating world of plant-based natural healing, find a holist in your community who can guide you through this area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does adding erythritol to green/ black tea reduced it's antioxidants?

Does adding erythritol to green/ black tea reduced it's antioxidants?

No evidence,However:: Erythritol may be the safest natural sweetener available. I know of no evidence it reduces antioxidants in tea. See http://authoritynutrition.com/erythritol/ HOWEVER, if you're drinking tea with erythritol it's probably bottled tea which only has a tiny fraction of the antioxidants in home-brewed tea.So avoid bottled tea but you can add erythritol to home-brewed tea. See http://tinyurl.com/p9c6948 ...Read more

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Does banana peel whiten teeth?

Does banana peel whiten teeth?

No: Banana peel does not white teeth effectively or safely. ...Read more

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