11. Antibiotics and Dairy
If your doctor has prescribed antibiotics for you, it’s a good thing to remember not to mix them with dairy products. The reason why is that the calcium actually binds to the antibiotic, meaning it is difficult for your gut to absorb it. Crazy! If you want those drugs to work, lay off the milk and cheese or you might find your illness hangs around longer than it needs to.
10. Glycolic Acid and Retinol
9. Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar
Mixing these two liquids can create a corrosive acid that can eat away at whatever item it’s been used on. Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar combine to create peracetic acid, which is harmful to your skin and respiratory system as well as whatever inanimate objects it may come in contact with.
8. Morel Mushrooms and Alcohol
Morel mushrooms are favored by foodies as delicacies, so why not pair them with a good glass of wine or a craft beer? Not so fast. Morel mushrooms hydrazine toxins, which are reduced when the mushrooms are cooked properly and thoroughly. If they aren’t, though, the hydrazine toxins can cause gastrointestinal discomfort when combined with alcohol.
7. St. John’s Wort and Contraceptives
If you want your chosen contraceptive to work, don’t combine it with regular use of St. John’s Wort. This combination can increase break down of estrogen in your system, which will essentially make your contraceptive useless. Estrogen is commonly found in many forms of contraceptives, so the St. John’s Wort will drastically reduce the amount that is being dispensed into your body.