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Are Tattoos Bad For Your Health
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
Not regulated by FDA: The pigments / inks used in tattoos are not regulated by the us food and drug administration, which makes me a bit wary, especially when you consider that, over time, some of those substances will become absorbed through the skin into your system. So i would be concerned about the potential toxicity of the substances used to create the tattoos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have read of many organic mattress benefits. Are they really better for your health (especially for allergies/asthma) or just good advertisement?
Dust mite Covers: Any thick fiber close to your body, organic or not, has the potential to provide a home for dust mites. Only microweave synthetic fabric covers have been shown to reduce dust mite levels. "allergy" mattress covers that are made by pressure stamping fibers were shown to provide a great place for dust mites to live so they can crawl out and eat your shed skin cells. Get more information before u buy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risks vs Benefits: Statistics on americans w/mental health condition: http://1.Usa.Gov/uywxi most common: #1 mood disorders (esp types of depression); #2 anxiety disorders. In any given yr about 25% have mood disorder (esp depressn); 20% have anx disorder/ocd. Depressn, anx/ocd now mainly treated w/ ssri-class drugs. They seem esp helpful 4moderate-2-severe depr. Yes, risks 2 using them. But also risks 2 not using! ...Read more
Proper supervision: You should be supervised during your panchakarma detoxification procedures. Ask about what each of the therapies entails and what the training is of those that administer the therapies. If herbs are used, you should be aware of potential side effects and you should be inquired about the supplements and medications that you take to reduce risk of adverse interactions. ...Read more
What is MH status: I'm not sure what you mean by that. Are you wondering about a diagnosis generally or are you feeling off and wondering how to figure,this,out. In general, most mental health determinations are made by talking with someone who is rained,in this area. They will guide the conversation to help figure,things out. Sometimes psychological testing is used but this is typically not a first step. ...Read more
Politics aside for a moment, what are the good and bad about healthcare under the Affordable Care Act?
Long answe: There are many including coverage for pre-existing conditions, coverage for children up to age 26, expanded Medicaid coverage, expansion of insurance to many who never had it, assistance to those who have lost jobs and coverage for many conditions regarding women's health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moral benefits: The moral benefits (protest against factory farming of animals) are admirable. The health benefits are difficult to study given that vegans tend to have other good habits (no alcohol, no tobacco, focus on fitness). "the china study" was deeply flawed by reliance on death certificates during mao's famine. Be very sure to supplement wisely or veganism will ruin your health, maybe permanently. ...Read more
Possible: Depends on the product.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is eating more maize good for health and mention some normal food items which are not good for health.
NO, sadly many!: As a very starchy food with a high glycemic index (60) ; glycemic load, eating maize is not particularly good for health. In general sugars ; starchy foods like grains ; potatoes are not very good for health. Fried foods are also bad, as are gmo foods ; food from animals fed gmo's, grains ; hormones. For a good list of the healthiest foods with info on why see http://www.Whfoods.Com/foodstoc.Php. ...Read more
Several: Lipoproteins, hba1c, BP readings (all hugely important for cardiovascular disease, the most common disease in people's lives in all 1st world countries), kidney ; liver function tests CBC ; other issues of personal relevance. Always keep in mind that the person with the most vested interest in your health is yourself ; you have the most vested interest in correctly understanding the specifics. ...Read more
Can speed recovery: Garlic has a long history of folk use for treating colds. While I have not seen good research on this it is safe to try and many people have found it useful. When garlic is freshly crushed you get allicin which has proven antiviral activity; see http://homeremediesforlife.com/garlic-for-cold/ A better proven remedy for colds is pellargonium sidoides, sold as Umcka; see http://tinyurl.com/ztoepsy ...Read more
A, D, Zinc, B-12: Eating non processed foods and eating good vegetables at each meal and using high quality protein like beans and egg if possible will provide the proteins and anti-oxidants. In the summer one can get vitamin d3 from the sun. Taurine is an Amino Acid in dairy and beef that is helpful. Google robert ritch natural compounds for eye nutrients that are good for everything. ...Read more
Range: A way of thinking about normalcy is a range of behaviors for instance if you were to wash your hands one or two times a day, typically that would not be considered abnormal. However, if you were to wash your hands dozens of times per day, that quite likely would be considered abnormal. In this context normalcy should not be thought of in simple terms of yes or no, black or white. ...Read more
Help please? I want to know what are some of the health risks of alcoholism other then mantal health effects?
Too many to count: Alcohol damages virtually every organ in the body, including brain damage and dementia, weakens heart muscle and causes arrhythmia, inflames the liver and causes hepatitis/cirrhosis, the stomach and causes gastritis, esophagitis and worsens ulcers, the immune system and increases infections. It also causes cancer of the head/neck and lung, liver cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer (and others). ...Read more
Personal choice/yes: Circumcisions are a personal choice common to various religious or cultural practices. They are common to some parts of the world and not other. They are simple to do and heal rapidly in newborns but the risks and complications increase with age. There are supportive data showing a lifelong reduction in UTI's & std's. In the end it is a matter of personal choice. ...Read more
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