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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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Are apples, cherry tomatoes, peaches, light yogurts, avocados, carrots, and watermelon good for diabetics?

Are apples, cherry tomatoes, peaches, light yogurts, avocados, carrots, and watermelon good for diabetics?

Diabetes and Food: I think the simple answer is no. But, when you look at these specific items in your list there are things that are lower in carbohydrates like the yogurt and the avocado. But, in each person with diabetes, the answer may vary based upon how well controlled their blood sugars are. The goal is to eat more protein and less carbohydrates. That means less sugars, less fruits and less carbs overall. ...Read more

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Mouth taste like orange? Haven't ate oranges orange juice ? What is this?

Mouth taste like orange? Haven't ate oranges orange juice ? What is this?

Could be...: A bunch of things. It could be originating from your digestive system - reflux can cause a sour taste. It also could be from an infection which can sometimes lead to a tinny or citrus-like taste. See a dentist for a quick check to rule out anything bad and then see if it persists. ...Read more

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Will eating ripe mango fruits worsen my acid reflux?

Will eating ripe mango fruits worsen my acid reflux?

Maybe.: Try it and see. In general it is sound advice to avoid whatever worsens your gerd and many patients report that fruit juice or fresh fruit make it worse. See your family physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Can we drink cold choco coffee before eating burger(with onion)?

I tried looking up: 'choco coffee' & it does not appear to be a proprietary blend. With that said- I am not aware of any contraindication to this plan. ...Read more

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2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?

Board certified MD?: Make sure the doc telling you this is doing skin testing and not blood testing, consider a trip to a board certified allergy immunologist specialist, unlikely all of these positive tests are clinically significant. ...Read more

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Can i eat fruits (fresh & canned pineapples, cantaloupe) if i have acid reflux?

Can i eat fruits (fresh & canned pineapples, cantaloupe) if i have acid reflux?

Most: You can play detective, and the fruits that bother you, do not eat. Acidic fruits and veggies can cause irritation, like oranges, grapefruits and tomatoes, etc. Others can be fine and good for you too. Best wishes. ...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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How do u diet when all u like is meat and starches? I eat green beans, peas, bananas, apples, grapes, watermelon, and tomatoes. Help!

How do u diet when all u like is meat and starches? I eat green beans, peas, bananas, apples, grapes, watermelon, and tomatoes. Help!

Growing into Adults: There will be several opportunities in your life to change you life for the better. I would like you to re-read your question as if you are the teacher in class and there is a stubborn student who is clever and yet just cannot say the right answer. To be healthy you need to change your life. It is growing up and taking responsibility. Eating a balanced meal and living for health is possible. ...Read more

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Do red grapes cause stomach acid?

Do red grapes cause stomach acid?

NO: Generally foods (or special diets) do not cause stomach acid. Treatment for stomach ulcers includes avoidance of caffeine, alcohol and smoking. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why does eating a lot of dried fruit cause diarrhea? I ate dried bananas apples kiwi and mango, how can that cause diarrhea

Why does eating a lot of dried fruit cause diarrhea?  I ate dried bananas apples kiwi and mango, how can that cause diarrhea

Couple reasons : Increased fiber in a concentrated form and dried fruit often has sulfites. Many people get diarrhea with sulfite ingestion. ...Read more

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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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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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Tounge hurts when eating ketchup & bbq sauce. Why?

Tounge hurts when eating ketchup & bbq sauce. Why?

Acid Irritation: The acidity of the ketchup and bbq sauce may be irritating your tongue. The same benign virus that causes cold sores (hsv-1) can often cause small ulcers on the tongue, and if they are present, foods like those mentioned can irritate you. ...Read more

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Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Surprisingly fatty.: Sounds good on the surface, but would be rather caloric because of the amounts of healthy fats in the avocado and nuts and seeds. Would cut back on those ingredients, perhaps choosing one per day and switching them up. ...Read more

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