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Avoid Bpa (Overview)

Occupational or other long-term exposure to certain types of toxins and chemicals (such as herbicides and pesticides) may reduce sperm count by either affecting testicular function or altering hormone systems. Estrogen-like and hormone-disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol A, phthalates, and organochlorines are particular potential concerns.


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Are all aluminum and stainless steel water bottles bpa free?

Are all aluminum and stainless steel water bottles bpa free?

Manufacturer knows: Stainless steel bottles are found everywhere and from everywhere. Some major "health food" chains sell glass bottles encased in a rubber-like sleeve to decrease the chance of breakage. Both types require careful attention to cleaning, which can be difficult around the curved parts. Baby bottle brush helps clean before putting into dishwasher. Untreated glass (like in baby bottles) might be best. ...Read more

Avoid Bpa (Overview)

Occupational or other long-term exposure to certain types of toxins and chemicals (such as herbicides and pesticides) may reduce sperm count by either affecting testicular function or altering hormone systems. Estrogen-like and hormone-disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol A, phthalates, and organochlorines are particular potential concerns.


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Avoiding Dehydration (Checklist)

Monitor and increase your water consumption
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Avoid alcohol and other diuretics
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Do all canned foods contain carcinogens? Are there any safe canned food brands?

Do all canned foods contain carcinogens? Are there any safe canned food brands?

Moderation: There is no risk free food, water or air. The air you breathe contains carcinogens. What are you going to do, stop breathing? Have a sense of proportion. Canned foods are generally safe. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Avoiding Sunburn (Checklist)

Wear a wide-brimmed hat
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Reapply sunscreen after bathing or swimming
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Stay out of the sun between 11am and 2pm
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How to avoid gluten and unnecessary amounts of sugar?

How to avoid gluten and unnecessary amounts of sugar?

Gluten & sugar free : Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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Are bottled water bottles hazardous?

Are bottled water bottles hazardous?

No: Bottled water is generally safe, but excessive usage may be harmful for our environment. Buy a reusable bottle! ...Read more

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What water bottles are safe to drink from considering bpa?

What water bottles are safe to drink from considering bpa?

Most are: First, please understand that the degree of risk from bpa is certainly small for adults, and purely theoretical- no one has bee shown to be harmed by it. That said, manufacturers voluntarily stopped using it because of the bad press, so any newly made bottle in the us should be free of it. Aluminum or glass are each definitely free if it as well. ...Read more

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Are diet sodas and other products with artificial sweeteners safe to consume while pregnant?

Are diet sodas and other products with artificial sweeteners safe to consume while pregnant?

Yes: The american academy of pediatrics' committee on nutrition appointed a task force to investigate this question, and they concluded that all the currently available artificial sweeteners are safe during pregnancy. The fda recommends that pregnant women limit aspartame consumption to "moderate levels"-- which is actually a lot more than you would think (roughly 10 cans of diet soda daily). ...Read more

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Why are carcinogens allowed in our food, beverages, water and hygiene products?

Why are carcinogens allowed in our food, beverages, water and hygiene products?

Many reasons: Carcinogens may be naturally occurring, or man-made. They are ubiquitous in our environment and cannot be completely avoided. They are allowed because they cannot be completely removed, and in low "doses" may not be harmful. That being said, it is a good idea to limit exposure as best you can. ...Read more

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What are dietary alternatives when trying to avoid refined sugars?

What are dietary alternatives when trying to avoid refined sugars?

Stevia!: Stevia is a powerful sweetener made from the chrysanthemum. It has 0 calories, very little flavor other than sweetness, and is generally recognized as safe. My wife uses it in all sorts of baked goods, we sweeten drinks with it! and we find that it's delicious on plain yogurt. Fruit is a great alternative dessert to anything containing refined sugar too. ...Read more

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Why should we avoid chemical products during pregnancy?

Why should we avoid chemical products during pregnancy?

Unknown toxicities.: Because with many chemicals the potential toxicities to the developing fetus are not completely known. To be honest everything is a chemical. And of course your body does not know a natural chemical from a not natural chemical. Only your brain "knows" the difference. Better advice: do not expose yourself to out of the ordinary products needlessly. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much herbal tea containing artificial sweetener be harmful?

Can drinking too much herbal tea containing artificial sweetener be harmful?

Too much: Of anything can be a problem. I'm not worried about the sweetener, although some do. I don't know what's in the herbal tea and whether it could be harmful in large amounts. In fact, i don't even know what amount you're drinking, which makes it impossible to answer the question. Herbs can interact, however, with both prescription and otc medication in potentially harmful ways. ...Read more

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Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Safe? yes needed? no: Plastic bottles from deer park or aquafina are fine for single use. However, there is nothing inherently safer about bottled water that you can't get from your tap. Especially if you have a refrigerator filter or a faucet filter like brita. It's much more economical for you and the environment to have a special stainless steel thermos they can use, or bpa free plastic one. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods I should avoid altogether?

Yes: Don't eat foods that sound disgusting. If the thought of eating it makes you question your judgment...Then don't eat it. What kind of a question is this anyway? ...Read more

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Is eating chips ( fried potatoes in bags from market ) harmful while pregnant?

Is eating chips ( fried potatoes in bags  from market ) harmful while pregnant?

NO: Not harmful but watch out for SALT intake!!! If you have a Blood Pressure problem or swollen legs this dietary habit may be harmful! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more