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Are There Certain Foods That Can Make My Dysphagia Easier To Handle
Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more
How to increase your memorizing skills? And are there some natural food (easy ones) to help in such?
No: Mosquitos are attracted by heat and carbon dioxide. If you are breathing and alive, they will find you. No supplements make you less delicious to these ladies (yes, it's females that bite). Insect repellants containing deet or clothing impregnated with Permethrin reduce bites. Bed nets can be needed in areas with malaria and preventive drugs are also important. ...Read more
My stool is sometimes large and is difficult to pass. Is there a particular diet I should follow to make them smaller or foods to avoid to prevent them from being large?
What can a mother do better to teach her children how to live a healthy lifestyle? It's so scary grocery shopping nowadays. There's so much gmo's in our foods today. Not to mention all the chemicals known to cause cancer and other diseases too. I try t
To : To maintain your sanity as a mother, you have to do our best and not be overwhelmed by all the things you read on the internet. When i look at topics posted, alot are not based on true science. It's hard to really know what to trust and what not to trust. As your budget allows try to avoid alot of processed foods. Organic is good but expensive. If you have outdoor space, grow a garden with your child/children. You may also have a nearby community garden spce if you don't have room where you live. Join a local coop for organic veggies and fruit. These local coops are great way to reduce the cost of organic produce. Wash fruits and vegetables well before consuming. Control what you can and try not to get too anxious about what you can't. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Food for the brain? Those that will help me remember things and concentrate more. Those that are easy to find.
Not perfect science: Overall healthy eating, remaining physical and cognitively active is important for brain health. But food wise, think about berries(like blueberries), caffeine in moderation, dark/green leafy veggies(kale, spinach, dandelion greens, broccoli), stay hydrated, health fats(avocado/fatty fish(tuna, salmon, mackerel) and spices like tumeric/curcumin. Best of luck. ...Read more
On average, how long does food take to move through the digestive tract? Are there any foods that are prone to getting "stuck" and causing upset?
Hours to Days: Common GI transit times, from foods labeled with radio-tracer elements, vary from a few hours up to about 3 days, with a day or two common. We normally add about 7 liters of water (from the blood stream) to what is ingested, so that the food becomes a thin watery soup in order to facilitate digestion; enzymes can only get to what is suspended, with a large surface area, in a thin watery solution. ...Read more
Is it right to reward our children to make them eat vegetables and fruits? Can this create a long term habit? Are there any other strategies?
Sure: Master 1 at a time and they are all easy. See my "Wellness Protecting Numbers" at the www.thepmc website to decide where and how to start. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more
Lethargic? Best Food: Hi i think the bigger answer to this question is what kind of foods will help and what will hinder you feeling better. Too many carbohydrates and sugars and your energy will diminish. Eating mostly proteins with a small amount of fats and sugars is scientifically proven to help with good health and better energy. But, don't forget other possibilities: thyroid, pre-daibetes, hormone imbalances. ...Read more
Is there any food can be harmful to people who have blood type a, for example meat, potato, and tomato?If that true what are the healthy food to them?
Broad question: Healthier and nutritious foods - fruits and veggies are less likely to cause digestive problems vs junk foods. Certain conditions like celiac disease will flare up if a person eats gluten rich goods- wheat, oat, rye , barley . Chronic constipation may promote inflammation so it's better to poop daily to flush those toxins.Drinking lots of water daily is good for the body .Read the link below , . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: You can maximize skin health by eating a well balanced diet rich in all the vitamins/minerals you need, avoiding nicotine/ilicit substances, limiting alcohol, getting enough sleep, drinking at least 64oz water/day.None of this, however, changes the fact that UV from sunlight (or UV tanning salons) damages the skin, prematurely aging it &increasing skin cancer risk. Sunscreen >=SPF15 is important. ...Read more
Are the binders in my prenatal vitamins going to make it difficult for me to digest and therefore difficult to metabolize the ingredients?
I am addicted to ciggerettes and would like to know ways to naturaly beat the habit. Are there any ways such as change of diet, or vitamins ?
No easy answer....: Cigarettes are terribly addicting; many doctors would rather help someone stop heroin - it's easier! the most useful source i've found is alan carr's book: look on amazon.Com for "stop smoking." i've seen some impressive results with hypnotherapy. The seventh day adventists offer a free smoking cessation program. And we have a few good meds. Most people really do this cold turkey - several tries! ...Read more
No evidence: I'm not aware of specific foods that can affect bipolar mood disorder. Keeping a stable and predictable schedule, with regular mealtimes and sleep and wake times, is important. If it is true bipolar disorder (which is often mis- and over-diagnosed), then medication needs to be part of the treatment plan. ...Read more
Are there any natural ways to make breasts grow that work? And is there anything that could prevent them growing?
Please tell me what are some high protein foods i can get that are easy to prepare (nothing requiring the oven) i can get?
Actually: there are a number of websites that specialize in foods. ...Read more
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