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Many take spiralina capsules claiming that is natures complete food how safe is it?

Many take spiralina capsules claiming that is natures complete food how safe is it?

See details: It is really difficult to answer. This is a blue-green algae and the safety cannot be adequately documented. If it is free of contaminants it is possibly safe. If it contains contaminants known as microcystins it can cause liver disease, heart disease, shock and death. Be very careful. I would stay away from this substance. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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What r the natural foods that r aprodisac in nature?

What r the natural foods that r aprodisac in nature?

Check out this link: Watching sexy movies is an aphrodisiac but it's not food. May you have the best romance in your life. Use it otherwise u lose it! http://shine.Yahoo.Com/shine-food/16-aphrodisiac-foods-put-mood-175500551.Html. ...Read more

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M pleasant minded by nature bt sumtyms i felt dprssed and due to dprssn i overeat and don't know quantity of food.I gain weight since few mnths.Help me.

M pleasant minded by nature bt sumtyms i felt dprssed and due to dprssn i overeat and don't know quantity of food.I gain weight since few mnths.Help me.

One recommendation: Would be to see your physician for a comprehensive evaluation to include assessment of mood. Seeing a provider for therapy may be beneficial. Overeaters anonymous is another good option for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Yes, there is: Even if fast food chains do not offer it specifically, there is plenty that you can find. Non-breaded meat; salads (no croutons); french fries; milk shakes, to mention a few. ...Read more

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Is nature's way alive! whole food energizer multi-vitamin - 90 vegetarian capsules safe? How safe is it?

Is nature's way alive! whole food energizer multi-vitamin - 90 vegetarian capsules safe? How safe is it?

Glamor vitamins: The ads represent a vitamin-and-mineral supplement many times more pricey than what you could get at a local drug store because they add mushrooms, marigolds, algae, asparagus... It's your money. ...Read more

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Infant suffering from Maple syrup disease shouldn't be given food that is containing branched chain amino acids,what are those foods?

Infant suffering from Maple syrup disease shouldn't be given food that is containing branched chain amino acids,what are those foods?

Nutrition Specialist: Maple Syrup Urine Disease is a genetic defect. Inability to metabolize branched chain amino acids means dietary proteins must be avoided to prevent brain injury, glucose anomalies & more. Elimination of dietary protein is crucial however the risk of serious nutritional deficits is great without guidance from doctors & nutritional experts. See your doctor for referral to a nutrition specialist. ...Read more

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I bought a Nature's Way (Australia) 500mg Antarctic Red Krill Oil where it says to take 1 capsule daily with food. Is this dose from Krill Oil enough?

I bought a Nature's Way (Australia) 500mg Antarctic Red Krill Oil where it says to take 1 capsule daily with food. Is this dose from Krill Oil enough?

Krill - fish oil: this area is very controversial. Don't believe Anyone who tells you "they know" what is the correct dose and/or type of krill/fish oil to take. At this point ther is no official recomendation. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between asthma, food allergies and hypochlorhydria? Older studies published in BMJ and Nature seem to suggest so?

Is there a correlation between asthma, food allergies and hypochlorhydria? Older studies published in BMJ and Nature seem to suggest so?

Possible: There is study suggesting that acid suppression may increase the risk to develop allergy to certain foods. However food allergy is rarely linked to asthma except perhaps in the first year of life. ...Read more

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India for a business trip, how to avoid food poisoning? my colleagues got sick from chain hotels and famous restaurants. what to eat?cooked veggie?

India for a business trip, how to avoid food poisoning? my colleagues got sick from chain hotels and famous restaurants. what to eat?cooked veggie?

Food poisoning: OK..first..make sure your hepatitis A vaccine has taken and you have antibodies. Second, wash your hands religiously. If possible drink bottled water. With drinks....no ice..because they are usually from tap water. Lastly...stay away from public waterways, rivers and lakes. Just have a good time and be cautious, you'll be fine! ...Read more

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Im 10 days early for my mother nature nd have been vomiting for the past 3 days nd during these had a fever nd sense of smell is off to ordors nd food?

Im 10 days early for my mother nature nd have been vomiting for the past 3 days nd during these had a fever nd sense of smell is off to ordors nd food?

You are sick: There are many possible reasons for this. It could be that you have a viral infection affecting your stomach and now your sense of smell and taste is affected. Or there could be something more serious. Many possible explanations. More details are needed, it is a good idea to talk to a medical provider. ...Read more

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While taking methotrexate is there any foods I should avoid, for example grapefruit?

While taking methotrexate is there any foods I should avoid, for example grapefruit?

Also, milk rich food: If you take oral Methotrexate (tablets) along with milk or milk-rich foods, it may decrease absorption. This is not toxic but may result in getting a lower dose than you need to keep your disease under control. This can be avoided by taking injections under the skin of Methotrexate which are not painful and you can guarantee 100% absorption. As you probably know, always avoid any alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get "addicted" to any kind of substance, for example, a food?

Is it possible to get "addicted" to any kind of substance, for example, a food?

Psych: There is a difference between physiologic addiction and psychogical addiction. For example herion, tobacco and alcohol are physiologic. You will have symptoms of withdraw if you use long enough. Psychologically you may crave or need something like a certain food but if you don't get it you will not have any symptoms. Addiction is very complex. ...Read more

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What will be the best food i will take after i workout.? Please give me at least one best example. Thanks a lot

What will be the best food i will take after i workout.? Please give me at least one best example. Thanks a lot

Protein: This is a great time to mix up some of the cheap whey powder that bodybuilders use into some beverage or other -- see what the other folks are doing. Or sink your fangs into some lean chicken, fish, cottage cheese or tofu. ...Read more

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Is pica only in non-food substances? For example, could it be a strange food that one suddenly seeks interest in?

Is pica only in non-food substances? For example, could it be a strange food that one suddenly seeks interest in?

Only non-food: Pica by definition is only a craving for non-food substances. As long as the desire for other foods is not causing you to neglect other parts of your diet, i would not worry. ...Read more

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A friend told me that it isn't good if you mix foods.For example eat an orange than grapefruit.I want to ask if he was right.

A friend told me that it isn't good if you mix foods.For example eat an orange than grapefruit.I want to ask if he was right.

You are right: He is wrong. It all gets mixed in your stomach and does not come out the other end in neatly wrapped and carefully separated packages. Or, you could agree with your friend and say " so that's why it comes out in separate packages , and then look at him blankly. Just a little bit of mind game fun from a psychiatrist. :). ...Read more

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Need an example of foods with glucose galactose and fructose?

Need an example of foods with glucose galactose and fructose?

Most likely..: Sugar free stuff with >60 cal serving see my diet sheet http://www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc.Com/newsletters/_3_diet_sheet.Doc. ...Read more

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Does the food that contains iron means it contains oxalade? For example the pomegranate

Not necessarily: Oxalates are compounds from oxalic acid and found in many foods such as spinach, kale, beets, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, etc. ...Read more

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What type of fruit do we need to eat to get good skin?Can you give me example of that food?

What type of fruit do we need to eat to get good skin?Can you give me example of that food?

Fruits: Generally most fruits especially darker colored fruits are rich is antioxidants which are in general beneficial. ...Read more

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Does what you eat affect your baby's weight? For example, if you eat a lot of junk and fatty foods will your baby be heavier?

Does what you eat affect your baby's weight? For example, if you eat a lot of junk and fatty foods will your baby be heavier?

Absolutely : What you eat influences what hormones your body makes, and these in turn get to the baby and affect their growth. For example, high carb diet leads to increase insulin output by mom, and high insulin levels to the baby lead to really big baby. High protein, high fiber diet with lots of water and moderate dairy to insure adequate calcium intake is a great start. Don't forget your prenatal vitamin! ...Read more