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The Shelf Life Of Ground Cinnamon
Expiration date: Virtually all food/medicine products sold in us have an expiration date before which it is guaranteed most effectiveness for what the medicine can do. This only means as time pass, the medicine slowly deteriorates and thus becomes less and less effective. For example: if the med is to expire 12/31/12, it should still be good 1/1/13, but may not be in 9/1/15 etc.. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Probiotic, vits,min: Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to but different from yogurt. Both will have probiotic (gut friendly)bacteria, are low lactose dairy (bacteria digest some of the lactose), good source of protein, calcium, magnesium , b6, b12, phosphorus; tasty and nutritious. Drink up! ...Read more
Sunflower seeds: Benefits outweigh any dangers. Examples are high content of essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, dietary fiber, tryptophan, vitamin b1 & e & folic acid, and the cholesterol lowering phytosterols. The only negative is that if the seeds are old, ingesting them might cause stomach irritation with bloating & diarrhea. ...Read more
No: It is not the se mold. This mold comes from contaminated crops. ...Read more
Cooking with wine: Cooking with wine will not harm the fetus as the alcohol in the wine is vaporized out. The alcohol content of wine is low anyway, and after boiling wine for 5 minutes all of the alcohol in the wine is boiled off. So, you are safe. I still would avoid alcohol for the remainder of the pregnancy, even after the first trimester as alcohol can change the salt concentration in the bloodstream. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Query the benefits of a cocktail cup of cut-up small pieces of 3 or 4 different fruits compared with eating just 1 slice of only a particular fruit?
Both good: A matter of taste. Always good to eat fruit of mixed variety, not necessarily at the same meal in a fruit cup, unless you enjoy them together. ...Read more
Not good at swallowing large capsules so opened my Doxycycline & put the mixture into vegan yogurt. Will the calcium in vegan yogurt prevent effects?
Advice from internet: "If you cannot swallow the capsule whole, you may open it and sprinkle the contents over a spoonful of applesauce. Do not use hot applesauce. Mix the medicine with the applesauce and swallow the mixture right away, followed by a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine before swallowing. Do not store the mixture for future use." Ref: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/doxycycline-hyclate-delayed-release-capsules.html ...Read more
What is the shelf life (before it goes bad) of pasteurized pure honey that was stored in a dark dry place?
Not recommended: Since we dont know the effects of the leaf in pregnant women, we would not rec comend it, although in india it is considereda cure all. ...Read more
Latex vs. Sheepskin: Latex(rubber) condoms will deteriorate with age and heat.(do not carry one in a wallet for a long period of time). All condoms should be held up to the light to inspect for minature holes prior to their use after opening.Also utilize a secondary form of contracepiton with the condom for more effectiveness and protection from failures and pregnancy. ...Read more
Does the HGH homemade cocktail based on a 3 tomatoes and 250 grams of broad beans and 250 grams of cabbage mixed in a blender make you taller?
No: There's no such thing as an hgh cocktail. Also, at your age you've already attained your maximum height. There are no magic foods that will make you grow vertically, only horizontally if you eat too much and become overweight. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
White stuff (calcium? ) in drinkable tap water. Effect of this on my (long/short term) health? How does the body cleanse itself of this?
Ask your water dept: Sounds like you have a potential sediment problem with your water supply. I would check with the city water department or your city government offices where you live to see if they have any answers. If this is something that just began then, there may be contamination to your line. No way to tell without testing what it is so i would suggest drinking bottled water for now. ...Read more
No advantage: Simvastatin has a host of benefits aside from the pure lowering LDL aspect; ezetrol, while it reduces ldl, does not seem to have the same level of effect on actual coronary artery disease as the statins do. It may be reasonable to use one over the other due to allergy or drug reactions, but most doctors will go with the statin drug. ...Read more
If they had been: fresh - it can kill enzymes.Get a more detailed answer ›