Doctor insights on:
Being Good Humored
Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. ...Read more
Avoid processed food: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product.. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
In 400 characters...: cardiovascular exercise most days of the week, small more frequent meals, 50 grams of fiber daily, plenty of water so urine is almost clear, six to nine hours of sleep nightly, don't smoke, don't drink too much alcohol, don't talk on your cellphone while driving, complex carbohydrates, lean protein sources, keep weight healthy, don't do drugs, obey the speed limit. Did I miss anything? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Man up!: You're still in your physical prime. You can't change your facial bones, your natural body hair distribution, your height, or your natural skin color. What you can change -- and it's no secret -- is your physical development. Aerobic exercise & watching what you eat will give you definition; resistance training gives you mass. Work out, be hygienic, be polite & considerate & life will be great. ...Read more
Good relationship: It's hard, but think about waiting until you have found somebody that you know and that you truly like. Talk with each other about what is most enjoyable. You are male so you are almost certainly going to climax; work hard to bring her to the greatest enjoyment you can. Always practice safe sex and save barrier-free love for marriage. Your physician can guide on specific issues. Good luck. ...Read more
Cholesterol: If you have elevated levels of cholesterol and trigycerides you need to discuss with your doctor the best way of managing this if in fact it is necessary to do so. This otc product, like other 'natural' products purported to be effective is not tested or regulated by the fda and so have no way of knowing whether it really works. Look up pt barnum. ...Read more
OTC: Since most colds are viral, your best bet is to figure out which of the symptoms of the cold bother you most and go for the best otc medicine that can help you out with that. If not sure, stop by and ask the pharmacist they can usually give pretty good direction. Along with that, patients should get plenty of hydration and dont over exert themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To make babies!: "why" questions are hard to answer in the natural sciences, as they imply there's a purpose or intent. Biology usually relies on evolution principles to answer "why" questions. In this case, the good feelings from sex motivate the behavior, resulting in propagation of the species. If you seek a neurological explanation (how not why), perhaps a neurologist can answer. ...Read more
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