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Is smoking sleepytime tea dangerous? It contains chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves,orange blossoms,hawthorn, rosebud
Smoking is no good: Amon king at all is detrimental to your health now you are 17. Better reconsider and find a good sport to play ...Read more
Depends: How well does the guard fit? Why are you doing it? The guard must fit well. But: problems: peroxyl is no longer in gel form only liquid, so it would be hard to place it in your guard and then the guard on your teeth, without spilling the peroxyl. (that won't work) if you want to whiten your teeth, see your dentist who can evaluate the guard fit and dispense proper whitening gel. ...Read more
Not really: Fennel contains organic substances that confer bothestrogenic and anticoagulant properties, neither of which would be considered safe to consume in pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. For better and more specific advice, check with your OB, but by all means, don't take any chances ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to eat a lot of spices with foods cooked too like marjoram, thyme , rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil , etc etc? Healthy or not?
Spices & herbs=good: As long as you like the taste, herbs & spices can make your foods taste better w/some suggestions of better health if consumed regularly. This is particularly true of spices like curcumin (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/curcumin/an01741). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Eating 4-5 raw garlic cloves should not do any damage to your insides. ...Read more
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
Mint's okay to eat: Eating mint is not harmful. In fact it can calm digestion in some people. ...Read more
Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?
U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soda wears on teeth.: Recent research has compared the erosion of diet soda, or any soda for that matter, to methamphetamines and cocaine. Yes! Drinking diet coke will wear down your teeth over time. There are two problems with soda: sugar and acidity. Although diet soda has no sugar, acidity can cause irreversible damage. Acidic content of diet soda is not much better than battery acid. Drink water instead. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin,& flavoring
Not recomended: inhaling aerosolized chemicals isnt best for you or for the baby. Vaping is a new product in the market and the effect on lungs/babies are still not fully understood. I would use this time to kick the habit to ensure that you give your baby the full potential to grow without interruptions by potential stressors like smoke ...Read more
I've heard some good benefits from teas. I'm just curious about the benefits of licorice spice herbal tea that doesn't contain glycyrrhizin?
Licorice Tea: Licorice root is reported to possibly form a moist protective coating on the stomach ; esophagus which may be helpful for stomach ulcers ; gastric reflux. It can be used as a wash for oral ulcers ; canker sores. It also acts as an expectorant ; help to soothe sore throats. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: The research (vs. The hype and the internet rumors) are a muddled mess right now. So far as i can tell: there is no current good evidence sweeteners cause cancer, but there are a handful of people who do not tolerate these fake sugars. There is some concern the 'sweet' taste nevertheless triggers things to make them no less bad for health in general. ...Read more
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