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daily physical activity will help your body deal with stress? how so?

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Dr. Mark Shirley
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Great mental release: In addition, it helps to reduce the body's stress hormone, cortisol and also increases the body's "feel good" neurotransmitters, such as serotonin.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Does it take the body more energy to digest blueberries and raspberries than the energy contained within them?

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Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes : Blueberries and raspberries burn more calories then they contain.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the best method to find basal body temperature?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Not accurate: As you first wake up place a basal body thermometer underneath your tongue for approximately 3 minutes. A digital thermometer is easier and more convenient. Unfortunately basal body temperature taking is very confusing. Any type of movement or any type of activity prior to awakening in taking the temperature will falsely elevated the temperature. Also when the temperature has risen approximately .6 to 1° ovulation has already occurred.
A 42-year-old member asked:

In what ways is too much body fat harmful for women?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Many risks: Obesity is a cornerstone disease for over 20 other diseases: type 2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, alzheimer's, parkinson's, breast ca, colon ca, recurrent prostate ca, osteoarthritis, retinal vasular disease, glaucoma, pvd, chf, sleep apnea, and early death to name a few.
A member asked:

I am taking 60 mg phenobarbital daily after my skull tumor operation in 1995. What precautions should I take for my daily routine?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Ask yourself why: Was it a skull tumor or brain tumor? Why was the drug started in the 1st place? For seizure prevention? Have you ever had a seizure? Do you still need it? If you still need a seizure med, why phenobarbital? That's a bad drug for adults: bad for your bones, not great for your liver either. Go see a neurologist and ask him/her to reassess everything.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Why are stress fractures so bad?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Stress fractures are problematic mainly because they can be difficult to diagnose. As such, they may be initially under treated, thereby prolonging disability.

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