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Why Is Gluten Bad For You
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
High salt content: Monosodium glutamate is a flavor enhancer. It is very commonly used in asian cooking. When i was a little girl, we used it in traditional american cooking under the trade name, accent. I imagine the reason you are concerned is that it does have a fairly high content of sodium - which, in turn, can contribute to high blood pressure. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I say it's not: The internet is full of scare stuff about every simple pleasure; much of this stuff is just made up. A few people are allergic to aspartame, but the real source of the huge conspiracy hoax ("Nancy Markle") was never found. The fact that fat people drink diet soft drinks has even been cited to claim that the drinks cause obesity -- see the fallacy? Plenty of us doctors enjoy beverages like this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is aspartame really bad for you? Just wanna have a basic understanding. Should i stop drinking things that have it?
Probably in large: Amounts, it is not the best for you. There is little evidence of harm if you use a teaspoon in your coffee, but large amounts of diet sodas and use of very large amounts in baking may be a problem. There is some evidence that the body reacts to it like it does to real sugar, and we produce too much Insulin and glucagon and this can cause metabolic problems. I would keep it to a minimum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am so confused about milk. I have read online sources saying it is bad and another source saying it is really good for you. What to beliebe?
Milk has benefits: Milk has benefits especially for babies. Milk is not designed by nature to feed older children or adults, so we should only use the beneficial parts of the milk. For babies, human milk is the complete food, with carbs, fats, and protein. For toddlers, cow milk can substitute for human milk. For preschoolers and older, milk is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin d; but beware of the fat! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much: Yohimbine is ingested per day? Yohimbine has a number of potential side effects to include: rapid heart rate, confusion, allergic reactions, headaches, nausea, vomiting, rash, frequent urination, increased blood pressure, dizziness, anxiety, tremor, irritability, insomnia & skin flushing. High doses of Yohimbine have been associated with low blood pressure, problems breathing & death. It should ...Read more
Depends: Depends of the cause of the pain. Milk can under some circumstances diminish the gastric acidity transiently and if the pain is caused by acid irritating an ulcer, temporarily relieve it. The best response would be, find out what is causing the pain. ...Read more
Corn syrup: Con syrup has a lot of calories it is not particularly dangerous to elderly. ...Read more
What to do if i keep reading online that diet drinks with aspartame are really bad for you. Is it true?
No: Are you getting your medical information from friends or the internet? If so, stop listening to or reading those sources of misinformation and blatant lies? Do you really think that something like aspartame would still be on the market if that were true. You're too old to fall for that stuff! do you still believe in the tooth fairy? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if this is the reason why I have such bad anger issues and am negative and mean to everyone?
Is what the reason?: It looks some of your thoughts did not make it into the question. Try clarifying and re-ask the question. ...Read more
Coffee reaction: You don't specify what kind of reaction you have observed. Coffee allergy is rare but some individuals can have non-allergic reactions to aromatic compounds in coffee as well as other strongly flavored foods. These can be highly variable from nasal or respiratory symptoms to itching skin. Consider discussing it with an allergist who can do specific testing or challenges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mercury content: is the concern.Get a more detailed answer ›
I read this http://authoritynutrition.Com/why-is-bread-bad-for-you/ and was wondering if bread really is bad for you. Are these studies correct?
This isn't science: Sites like this are a mix of fact and fantasy. A page that starts off "the whiter the bread the sooner you are dead" is campfire ghost-story entertainment, not science. The vast majority of people are not gluten sensitive. The focus here is on the familiar bashing of processed, cheap foods and generating fear. If you're concerned, get with a scientific nutritionist with a holistic slant, not this. ...Read more
Lowers IQ: A long term study (32 years) in new zealand found that using any amount of weed before adulthood lowers a person's iq by 8 points. Many studies in many countries have shown a threefold increase in schizophrenia in weed users. Women using weed during pregnancy increase their risk for prematurity & having babies who get learning problems or chromosomal breaks. Weed's bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wheat can be bad: Monsanto is telling wheat farmers to spray the crop with round-up to kill it quickly for fast harvesting. Much of the wheat is contaminated as a result. Round-up is not as benign as they would like us to believe. Gluten also can cause an increase in intestinal permeability which can allow food proteins to leak out and promote various food sensitivities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it make sense for me to go gluten free even if I am not intolerant to gluten? What health benefits will I derive from such a diet?
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