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Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Can 2 people eat the same food but only 1of them develope food poisoning?

Can 2 people eat the same food but only 1of them develope food poisoning?

Yes: There are many causes of food poisoning and each person has different susceptibility and reaction to the insult. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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Sick 48h after eating, can it be food poisoning?

Sick 48h after eating, can it be food poisoning?

Yes: Yes, some food-borne bacterial infections, such as salmonella, shigella, or campylobacter, can take that long to cause diarrhea. But it's very difficult--almost impossible--to determine what food you got sick from unless other became sick as well. You presumably have eaten more recently than 48 hours ago, and anything you ate during that time could have made you sick. ...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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How is food poisoning diagnosed?

How is food poisoning diagnosed?

Clinically: It is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the presentation. Sometimes we will get stool studies depending on the clinical circumstances. ...Read more

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Who has the healthier gastro intestinal tract - a vegan, vegetarian omnivore?

Who has the healthier gastro intestinal tract - a vegan,  vegetarian omnivore?

"all of the above": Healthy intestinal tract goes with healthy intestinal flora(microbes)-80%of the fecal mass.You can maintain that with fermented foods:yogurt, keffir, sauerkraut, pickles, .... Healthy flora helps the digestion and produces for us multiple vitamins from the b-s and k, that we absorb. We live in symbiosis with those bacteria helping each other. If you eat right - no gasses, regular bowel movement, ... ...Read more

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What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

Definite increase: There is a strong connection between junk food advertisements and eating habits. Fast food and especially soft drink commercials are also very strong culprits contributing to childhood obesity. Data showed that the beverage industry spent more than $3 billion/yr marketing to kids. One of three kids are currently at risk for obesity. Regulations are being developed to curb this practice. ...Read more

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As someone who has recently joined the ranks of the lactose intolerant, why can't i digest cooked eggs?

As someone who has recently joined the ranks of the lactose intolerant, why can't i digest cooked eggs?

No lactose in eggs: Eggs don't contain lactose, The white is all protein and the yellow is mostly fat containing healthy omega three fats. I don't see a connection to milk sugar ( lactose ) here. However, you might have a sensitivity to egg white or the fat in the eggs. ...Read more

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Could somebody be healthy by raw food diet?

Could somebody be healthy by raw food diet?

We can only guess: A detailed analysis of exactly what it would include could help estimate the possibilities of remaining sane while through a raw diet. I would suggest taking the list of foods, amounts, frequency to your dr to discuss it first. Be careful, realistic and rational. Sometimes are best intentions are counterproductive ! ...Read more

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Best food to eat who have anemia.

Best food to eat who have anemia.

Anemia: Depends on type of anemia. If it is iron deficient anemia then best foods are the heme containing foods e.g. Red meat, chicken, fish, egg yolks, green leafy vegetables, mollasses, dried fruits. Supplements of iron with vitamin c also are helpful. ...Read more

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Would going almost 18months eatinga gluten filled diet cause irreversible damage ina person with intolerance?Found out recentlyihad gluten intolerance

Would going almost 18months eatinga gluten filled diet cause irreversible damage ina person with intolerance?Found out recentlyihad gluten intolerance

Got celiac sprue?: "gluten intolerance" is loose term. Some people feel better cutting out foods containing gluten- grains, because they cut down on poorly digested carbohydrates, not because of lass gluten. True gluten disease needs a gluten free diet - for life. 18 months of a gluten filled diet won't cause irreversible damage. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent food poisoning after eating contaminated food?

Is there a way to prevent food poisoning after eating contaminated food?

Not possible: The definition of food poisoning can be difficult since there are many possible causes for GI illness related to contaminated foods, some of which are related to preformed toxins from bacteria, some to the bacteria themselves, some to toxic materials in the food products. If you develop symptoms be sure and remember what you ate and when and where. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is people who have lactose intolerance eat?

What is people who have lactose intolerance eat?

Lactose probs: You can eat what you want as long as you take lactaid tablets when you eat dairy products. You can also substitute dairy with soy based products if your intolerance is severe and is not controlled with lactaid. ...Read more

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I'm having sick after eating chinese food - is this chinese restaurant syndrome, what to do?

I'm having sick after eating chinese food - is this chinese restaurant syndrome, what to do?

Chinese Food: often contains Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which is classified by the FDA as a flavor enhancer that is “generally recognized as safe”. Per Mayo Clinic- research hasn't shown a definite link btwn MSG & “MSG Symptom Complex” which may include: headache, flushing, sweating, facial pressure, numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck,etc, palpitations, chest pain, nausea or weakness. ...Read more

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How long after eating possibly contaminated food would one suffer the symptoms of food poisoning?

How long after eating possibly contaminated food would one suffer the symptoms of food poisoning?

2-6 hours for staph: Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms, including various bacteria, viruses and parasites, or their toxins are the causes of food poisoning. When you develop symptoms depends on the exact cause of the food poisoning. One of the common causes of food poisoning is due to toxins produced by bacteria staph aureus especially if food is kept at room temperature. ...Read more

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Can a person with aluminium sulphite poisoning (ingested orally) survive?

Can a person with aluminium sulphite poisoning (ingested orally) survive?

Yes: But do not do this on any regular basis. It is used in fish tanks tocreate an acid enviroment and is no for consumption by humans, but doing it once should not kill. Do not make a habit of this. ...Read more

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Can food poisoning be passed in breast milk ?

Can food poisoning be passed in breast milk ?

Breast feeding blues: Food poisoning is a local infection of your GI system and results from ingestion of infectious or. Nota minaret food material. Breast feeding during such an illness wouldn't necessarily cause the same infection to the infant but your baby may be exposed to such germs from direct contact from your body parts. Good news is that most babies are protected from such infections by the birthing process. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more