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No: Fertilization is done with nitrogen rich chemicals not strictly poisonous but obnoxious and potentially allergenic. Best not to play around until the fertilizer is absorbed by watering the lawn or until the next rainfall. ...Read more
What is healthier, basil from my garden, organic basil from farmers market or basil in jars of tomato sauce?
Fresher the better: The basil from you own garden and from the fartmers' market is apt to be the freshest and thus the best. ...Read more
2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?
Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup
Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more
Are these healthy suppers? Farmers mkt veggies + chicken + potato or corn; beef stirfry; pork + sweet potato; vegetarian + whole wheat. Yogurt. Fruit.
Eat and do this:: High fiber, low fat, very low saturated fat, very low sugar (simple carbs), no juice, no soda, no gatorade. Limit sweets a lot. Eat regular meals spaced evenly through the day - do not eat most of your calories at dinner. Get 22-30 min of exercise (a brisk walk) every day. Avoid packaged foods, avoid eating out, eat fresh food that you prepare from scratch most of the time. You can do it. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: I know of no study that shows that it helps or hurts. ...Read more
Risk from mercury: Probably not a great idea to eat any salmon everyday due to mercury content in even wild salmon. You can look up dietary recommendations, but i think the usually recommendation is 2 to 3 times per week max. ...Read more
Aerosol spread: Pesticides applied as spray will be carried by the wind. The amount of exposure will depend on the direction and intesity of wind and the distance from the site of spraying. ...Read more
Raw: Leafy greens are best because cooking denatures the enzymes in the plants to some degree. It is more difficult to digest them however, because cooking helps with that. You might consider a raw salad and par-boil for other meals. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have a better idea: If you're concerned about GMO foods (and I do not know any scientist who avoids them, though there are physicians here who do), you are welcome to purchase food that's labeled as GMO-free. Stay health-conscious, but to make a huge, time-comsuming, costly venture like what you propose just because you are 'worried' would enslave you to every other fearmonger as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Olive tree allergy such as european olive tree typically refers to pollen produced by the tree and shed during the spring. The edible olive should not cause a problem in those with pollen allergy. ...Read more