A 39-year-old member asked:
how can i speed up my metabolism other than with small meals and exercise? are there vitamins or drugs i can take?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Exercise Increses: Vitamins and drugs do not speed up your metabolism. If one does then you have a serious problem and need to get to your doctor asap to get on target.
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Do baby exercise classes help with physical development?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: They're fun, and they'll give you and your baby a nice opportunity to meet people and get out a bit. But no, i don't think there's any evidence that these kinds of classes actually help with development.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to exercise 3-4 times a week 3 months after having a whipple procedure?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 39 years experience
Probably: Probably but i would double check with the surgeon who did the whipple. It is great that you feel like exercising 3-4 times a week after your whipple!
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Can a specific type vitamin help with depression?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Certain vitamins: Depression first of all needs a good evaluation by an experienced psychiatrist or psychologist. Sometimes psychotherapy alone can help; sometimes antidepressants are needed also. Low vitamin d levels have some correlation with depression. Some data shows that low B12 and folate can accompany depression too. While replenishing these nutrients may not cure depression by themselves, they may help.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
Is the brand name water, vitamin water really a healthy choice? One of the ingredients is reverse osmosis water, what s that? Do doctors advice against it?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
It's all relative: Most of the vitamin waters contain 32 grams (6+ tsp) of sugar; any drink with that much sugar is not particularly healthy. But it does have small amounts of vitamins (mostly vit c & some b's). Reverse osmosis is a good form of water purification.
Compared to a soda, that has over twice as much sugar & no vitamins, it is a healthy choice, but compared to pure water & a vitamin pill not so good!
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
How to get out of this exercise/starvation mode without gaining much weight?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Lower intensity: To maintain weight, get your resting metabolism rate tested. It tells you how many calories you need to maintain your weight. Exercise is good but for many, intense exercise causes hunger followed by too much food. Do more fat burning lower intensity exercise and weight training with lower weights but more repetitions to help maintain weight and muscle mass. Dont forget to drink water.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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