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Will My Body Take Care Of The Bacteria From Eating Moldy Bread
Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more
After eating fatty unhealthy food, how can I cleanse my body of all the unhealthy food and start all over fresh to put healthy food in my body?
Does'n work that way: Our body is an amazing biochemical machine but it does not work the same way as in your car engine. Therefore, we cannot just flush out the toxins or bad things in one shot like car mechanics do on car engine. Despite a lot of claims by several OTC medications, those cleansing methods are myths and not scientifically found. Try to eat healthy and live healthy consistently is the best way. ...Read more
Can not eating vegetables result in acidification of your body? (I eat it, just out of my curiosity)
Diet and Nutrition: Hi Oskar, not really. The actual pH of the blood stays constant at 7.4 pretty much independent of what foods are ingested. There are sensitive regulators in the body, such as in the kidneys, that control this. Urine pH may change, but blood pH is maintained. However, in situations such as uncontrolled diabetes, and kidney failure, blood pH may acidify or even be aggravated by diet choices. ...Read more
Hello,do really dose antibiotics in chicken make our body resistance to antibiotics and should we stop eating chicken,fish and eggs for the same?
Bugs / drugs: Bacteria may develop resistance to antibiotics when they are exposed to non lethal doses over time. Giving antibiotics when not needed (for example to "prevent" infection) promotes resistance among the exposed bugs. Your body does not become "resistant" to antibiotics. It is the bug that is resistant. One should not stop eating good food for fear of a resistant infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How dangerous is it to eat with infected teeth? Going to dentist, but gotta eat in the meantime. Will the bacteria get in my stomach from eating?
Bacteria: The bacteria from your infected teeth can be present in your saliva, your jawbone, and eventually your bloodstream. Worry more about seeing your dentist ASAP for treatment than bacteria getting into your stomach. Bacteria get into your stomach all the time, it's not sterile by any means. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does children's cnacer affect me? Is it a reflection of pollution and toxins in our (and my) food and water?
Childhood cancer: It's particularly tragic when children suffer cancer. Cancer in them, as in adults, can be genetically or environmentally linked. However, to address your concern about what are your risks when a child contracts a malignancy, rest assured that toxic exposures on their part are likely more limited than you might accumulate having lived longer into adulthood. Eat healthy, avoid smoking, exercise. ...Read more
If in a rush on the way to work, normally I guzzle coffee and take big bites of food. How much is the food/drinks temperature damaging me, and what will happen to esophagus?
Not much: While not ideal eating behavior, this should not permanently damage your esophagus or stomach. ...Read more
Change from a lot of junk food meat and cheeses to a healthy plant based diet. do you go through detox?breastfeeding does toxins get dumped in milk?
Possible: Although ingested substances can appear in breast milk, the healthy change you have made should be healthy for your child as well. ...Read more
What type of antibiotic and dose will give me a full mouth detox to eliminate the bad smelling bacteria in my mouth permanently?
About how long will the sugar from a chocolate candy bar remain in the body (standard blood test coming up)?
Depends: It depends on whether you are diabetic or pre-diabetic or not. ...Read more
Does anyone know a food that will reduce the impact on the digestive system of acidic foods like sauce?
NO: Pinworm treatment is pretty straight (pardon the pun) forward. Usually 1 dose of medication, followed in a week by another dose. Sweets should do nothing. ...Read more
Does eating burnt food cause cancer? My friend thinks that eating over-cooked food causes caner. He thinks that the burnt, black portions of the bread (e.G., burnt toast) or a burnt potato skin can cause (stomach) cancer in the long run. Should i cut of
How does the body filter toxins (ie heavy metals) from the environment and in the food that we eat?
Via the kidneys: Through the glomerular filtrate. Even the ones that are a bit toxic to the kidney, like cadmium, make it out. There's some storage of some of the problem ones in the bones. Please be discerning in your reading, and be advised that most "independent" labs that will test you for multiple heavy metal poisonings are cynical scams. ...Read more
Can cooking food from a packet that has fallen on the floor cause food poisoning if cooked on low heat? If you handle the food after touching packet?
Unlikely: Of course it depends somewhat on the floor it falls on. Cleaning off food that has fallen and then cooking it should protect against food poisoning but then there are some floor you can eat off and some that you would not want to. Evaluate the floor, clean the food and then cook it thoroughly and you should be fine. Otherwise, maybe you need to discard it. ...Read more
I've heard after a certain age our bodies stop absorbing the protein from milk? And how much protein can the body absorb in a day ?
Myths: Not sure where you heard this, but it is not real or true. ...Read more
Can draining food over a pan which has been soaking for twelve hours be harmful to health? Can mold get onto the food from the pan?
Your question is: ambiguous. Did you drain excess fluid from the food into the pan or put food into the pan when it had dirty water in it? You shouldn't cook food in water that has been sitting in a dirty pan for 12 hours. But its okay if you washed the pan thoroughly with dish detergent and hot water before using it to prepare food. And YES, mold can grow anywhere food's been sitting around long enough. ...Read more
Ask your MOM:-): This is not a medical question. Looks like you enjoy baking. Most of the time the dough left overnight out side is good . So it is safe to bake and eat. let us know how it turns out. ...Read more
Does the skin heal better when our bodies rest from eating or when we eat a lot of food/nutrients?
What are the health benefits of eating sweet potatoes during breakfast or in between meals. I've just started gym , will it help building muscles .
Sweet potatoes: It is doubtful that these have any specific added value or health benefits beyond being quite tasty and a source of nutrients. You can eat them whenever you like, but more likely to become fat than muscle. Exercise will build muscles. Good luck with your gym workouts. Become a he-man. ...Read more
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