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what do antioxidants protect you from?

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Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
A heart attack: Antioxidants mainly reduce your chances of suffering from a heart attack. They mainly prevent the generation of oxygen free radicals which are involved in atherosclerosis ( the process by which the blood vessels are blocked leading to a heart attack).
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Reduce risks: Antioxidants reduce risk of heart disease,cancer,dementia and macular degeneration,improve immune function and may slow the aging process.The best sources are from a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables,but a quality multivitamin and food-based powder like ORAC Energy Greens may be wise. See https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-anti-oxidants-for-skin-hair-and-health/#gref

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What can I do to protect my child if there is a pandemic or public warning about the flu?

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Wash hands: First of all - be sure that your child (as long as he is 6 months of age or older), as well as the rest of the family is vaccinated against influenza yearly. Then, wash hands, wash hands, wash hands. You can wash with soap and water or use a hand cleanser. Other ways to avoid infection include not sharing foods or drinks.
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What are the best ways to protect my baby's soft spots?

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Normally...: Normally they don't need protecting. They can't damage them with their own movements, you won't damage them with normal gentle handling, and most people don't need to be reminded not to drop a child on his head, or to strike a child's head hard enough to do any harm. People do need to be reminded not to shake a baby, since it does happen quite a bit, with serious consequences.
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I used protection but I got syphilis. How is this possible?

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Protection relative: Condoms, spermacides, washing parts, etc. Do not protect you against syphillis. Only avoiding contact with an infected parter can protect you. Transmission rates run 30% or so per exposure with an infected partner., .
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In what are the ways can I do to protect my vision if I have cataract?

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Several: Quality sunglasses that will block uv-a and uv-b rays, stop smoking (if you smoke) and ocuvite (or equivalent) vitamins. Be wary of cheap sunglasses as they do not block the uv rays as effectively, yet the tint will dilate your pupils allowing more uv rays to enter your eyes.
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Do rock melons have antioxidants?|

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Cantaloupe?: Rockmelon is another name for cantaloupe in australia and new zealand. Unless you have some other melon in mind, the answer is yes, cantaloupe (or rockmelon) is a rich source of antioxidants.

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