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Are there certain foods that can make my dysphagia easier to handle?

Are there certain foods that can make my dysphagia easier to handle?

Dysphagia foods: Soft, gooey foods are easier to swallow. Solid foods may be minced or blenderized or added to foods like pudding or jello to aid is swallowing. Go see a speech therapist to suggest dietary modifications. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

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


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How to increase your memorizing skills? And are there some natural food (easy ones) to help in such?

How to increase your memorizing skills? And are there some natural food (easy ones) to help in such?

Memorizing: Sleep and studying prior to sleep will assistyou in memorizing also studying at the same place will help this is an age old question obviously alcohol does not help! ...Read more

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Are there any food or supplements that I can take to make me less appetizing to mosquito?

Are there any food or supplements that I can take to make me less appetizing to mosquito?

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

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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

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 more

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Food for the brain? Those that will help me remember things and concentrate more. Those that are easy to find.

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

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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?

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

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Can there be any routines people have that are really effective and find easy to stick to?

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

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Are there certain things that are easier to become addicted to?

Are there certain things that are easier to become addicted to?

Absolutely: The majority of people who use cigarettes use them compulsively so this is highly addictive. A much smaller percentage of alcohol and THC users will become dependent. ...Read more

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What are some foods that will allow me to have more energy?

What are some foods that will allow me to have more energy?

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

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What are some foods that cause flammation? Want to avoid it at all costs.

What are some foods that cause flammation? Want to avoid it at all costs.

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 more

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Are there certain foods I can eat that will help me in getting pregnant?

Are there certain foods I can eat that will help me in getting pregnant?

No.: Just follow a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and you should be fine. If you are having difficulty getting pregnant, see an infertility specialist. ...Read more

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Are there foods you can eat that can replace having to use sunscreen?

Are there foods you can eat that can replace having to use sunscreen?

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

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Are the binders in my prenatal vitamins going to make it difficult for me to digest and therefore difficult to metabolize the ingredients?

Usually not: That's why those particular binders have been used. There are people that may react to different binders differently, but in general, they tend to be well tolerated. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Can there be certain foods to eat to help bipolar?

Can there be certain foods to eat to help bipolar?

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

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Are there any natural ways to make breasts grow that work? And is there anything that could prevent them growing?

Are there any natural ways to make breasts grow that work? And is there anything that could prevent them growing?

Gain weight: The greatest difference in breast size is the amount of fat. My patients often complain that the first place thru lose weight is in their breasts. Likewise, that is one of the places weight gain is often obvious. ...Read more