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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Animal Diseases And Your Health (Overview)

Pets (cats, dogs, birds, lizards, etc.), have the potential to carry diseases that can be passed to humans.


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Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

Improving health: habits is wonderful for preventing many diseases and illnesses. There is nothing that can ever prevent every type of disease as some causes are unknown. Eating healthy and staying active will definitely give many excellent health benefits. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
14 doctors shared insights

Animal Diseases And Your Health (Overview)

Pets (cats, dogs, birds, lizards, etc.), have the potential to carry diseases that can be passed to humans.


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What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?

What are the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management?

Many: It will help with your stress, blood pressure, posture, flexibility and many many other benefits. Check this article about the benefits of yoga: http://otwithmd.Com/7-yoga-benefits/. ...Read more

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Best Types of Vitamins for Mental Health, Nerves and Digestive Health ?

Best Types of Vitamins for Mental Health, Nerves and Digestive Health
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Eat a balanced diet: Don't waste your money on vitamins. If you feel the need than any OTC general vitamine will do ...Read more

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What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

Epidemiology: Is how we learn about many aspects of medicine. A single doctor cannot see tghe whole picture. For instance we see the incidence of heart disease rising in direct proportion to the effort to advertise and promite cheese and meat in our diet in the 50's. We see a rise in lyphoma and leukewmia in directr proportion toxray dosage given to patients. We know in our minds that these associations cot. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: what would a diet composed entirely of milk and crackers do to the digestive system?

Health and wellness: what would a diet composed entirely of milk and crackers do to the digestive system?

A diet of milk and..: crakcers would cause you to have severe problems with malnutrition, This would eventually lead to breakdown of all of the major systems in the body, including the digestive system. Additionally, most crackers are very high glycemic and quickly absorbed in the GI tract,. You will gain weight.. Insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control will suffer. You will be hungry and tired. ...Read more

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Can working out and eating healthy decrease your chance of cancer and or other diseases?

Can working out and eating healthy decrease your chance of cancer and or other diseases?

I believe so: American cancer society statistics suggest that one third of cancer deaths can be prevented by healthy lifestyle choices (not counting tobacco, that cuts yet another third). How much it specifically affects the odds is not clear but you should see it as a good choice to improve your general well being and your odds of living a long and healthy life. ...Read more

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What are your opinions on raising a child on a meatless diet with plenty of plants, grains, nuts, and legumes? Healthy? Not healthy?

What are your opinions on raising a child on a meatless diet with plenty of plants, grains, nuts, and legumes? Healthy? Not healthy?

Depends: Families who follow a vegetarian lifestyle through multiple generations have and do learn to provide a proper balance of nutrients to sustain normal growth and development. Kids are at risk if a parent decides to adopt this lifestyle without any training, as many nutrients found in meats may be deficient and result in specific problems like anemia and or developmental delay. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: what are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

Health and wellness: what are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?

Awareness: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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Can there be an association between the consumption of animal products and diseases and cancer?

Can there be an association between the consumption of animal products and diseases and cancer?

Yes: New data on red meat consumption: feeds bacteria which make toxic byproducts which increase heart disease. Diets high in meat and low in dietary fiber likely increase risks of diverticulitis and possibly colon cancer. ...Read more

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What're the physical health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism?

What're the physical health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism?

Hard to demonstrate: Despite all the talk and promotion, the really big prospective studies that control for the other healthy habits of vegans / vegetarians have failed to show any benefit in terms of longevity or protection from any major category of illness. Vegetarians need to supplement for vitamin B12 and usually iron, calcium, vitamin D, iodine and some others. Choose based on accurate information. ...Read more

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What diseases and health conditions are influenced by genes?

What diseases and health conditions are influenced by genes?

Many: Many diseases and health conditions are influenced by genes. We have the technology today to do genetic testing from the blood which will provide genetic risk factors for many diseases eg heart disease, prostate cancer in men, breast cancer in women, lung cancer, and many other diseases and cancers. ...Read more

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What are the health risks associated with a meat-eater diet and a vegan diet?

What are the health risks associated with a meat-eater diet and a vegan diet?

Little difference: Despite all the hoopla and huckstering, the biggest, most recent studies showed no difference between vegans and carnivores in longevity, overall health, or any category of illness. Vegans who do not know EXACTLY what they are doing and supplement as they need to end up with brain damage, anemia, and painful bones. Vegetarianism is clearly a moral choice and many folks simply prefer it. ...Read more

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What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

Limited: Despite all the "pop" claims, the huge study in am. J. Clin. Nutr. 89: 1613s, 2009 found no different between british vegetarians and omnivores in any category when researchers control for the other healthy lifestyle habits of vegetarians. "the china study" is misleading subscience by a well-intentioned man misled during mao's famine. The moral benefits are substantial. Choose what's right for you. ...Read more

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Why are eating disorders both a mental health problem and a physical health problem?

Why are eating disorders both a mental health problem and a physical health problem?

Eating disorders: They can be a physical health problem because being overweight or underweight physically taxes the body and can be lethal in extreme vases of morbid obesity or anorexia. The eating is a physical manifestation of unprocessed, and often deeply conflicted emotions that can be quite extreme in some patients. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: what are the best resources/data/studies around salutogenic model of health (by antonovsky)?

Health and wellness: what are the best resources/data/studies around salutogenic model of health (by antonovsky)?

Salutogenic wellness: There is a ton of research on this topic. Suggest you try the following Google Scholar search for "salutogenic wellness promotion scale". http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=salutogenic+wellness+promotion+scale&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=V6TKU-fqNIWHyASttIKAAg&ved=0CCoQgQMwAA ...Read more

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Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Yes: Vitamin d insufficiency has been linked to asthma and respiratory infections in kids and adults. Also, antioxidants like vitamins a, c and e as well as minerals like zinc and magnesium support healthy lung function. Omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics also may be effective for promoting a healthy respiratory system. ...Read more

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