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What can I do to help make our food supply more safe?

What can I do to help make our food supply more safe?

Safe food: Buy mainly organic foods when possible. Wash fruits and vegetables well. Buy food from well known stores. Refrigerate foods properly. Google safe food supply for more answers. ...Read more

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Are there any tips on what foods are safe to eat when abroad?

Are there any tips on what foods are safe to eat when abroad?

Food abroad: When abroad, try to avoid foods that come from the ground - i.e. fresh fruits/ vegetables, as they will be grown with indiginous water, and soil bacteria or other contaminants you have not been exposed too. Unless they are peeled. Most contamination will remain with the peel. This is the only time that you may NOT want a fresh salad. Of course fresh water is another thing to consider avoiding. ...Read more

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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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Why is ready-to-eat hot food safer if purchased ‘steaming’ hot?

Why is ready-to-eat hot food safer if purchased ‘steaming’ hot?

To kill bacteria: Because the heat guarantees that the bacteria if any in the food are killed by the heating process. ...Read more

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What are the foods safe to eat when you have hepatitis b?

What are the foods safe to eat when you have hepatitis b?

Let me explain: A light diet built on greens, grains, and legumes is best. Don't eat too many raw foods; instead, steam them lightly the best way to get a good supply of the enzymes, vitamins, and other factors that may be destroyed during cooking is to juice vegetables. ...Read more

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Is there any less costlier but safer alternative to ' herbalife' food supplement which is very highly priced?

Is there any less costlier but safer alternative to ' herbalife' food supplement which is very highly priced?

MANY: Herbalife is a multilevel marketing (mlm) company which makes all kinds of products. Many mlm companies charge higher "retail" prices for their products than for "members" (who are marketing the products). You could check out resources such as http://www.Iherb.Com/ and http://www.Vitacost.Com/ which offer quality, yet affordable nutrients. It's best to get nutrients from healthy food if you can! ...Read more

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Safe to mix penicillin vk and food?

Safe to mix penicillin vk and food?

Penicillin: It is preferred to take penvk on an empty stomach for better absorption. However, if it causes abdominal discomfort, it can be taken with food and it will still be as effective. ...Read more

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Which solid foods are safe to feed my baby?

Which solid foods are safe to feed my baby?

Pureed: Any pureed vegetable, fruits with no skin or seeds, and pureed protein sourse (soy, etc). ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are safe to eat with gallstones?

Please suggest what foods are safe to eat with gallstones?

Low fat: Fatty foods cause the gallbladder to contract. They are not necessarily "unsafe" but may cause discomfort. If that is the case, you may want to consider treatment (surgery). ...Read more