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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


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Please suggest what foods should people with COPD and heart disease avoid completely?

Please suggest what foods should people with COPD and heart disease avoid completely?

Here few: Saturated fats specially trans fats like red meat, cheese, ice cream, butter, packaged snack foods, candy bars, high sodium carbonated sodas, fried chicken with the skin, fast food. ...Read more

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Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Yes: There is no reason not to eat a regular diet unless the cancer has somehow impaired their ability to swallow. ...Read more

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Is caffeine bad for you if combined with good nutrition and sleep habits?

Is caffeine bad for you if combined with good nutrition and sleep habits?

Probably ok: Caffeine doesn't seem to have detrimental long term effects (in doses under about 400mg/day), but for some people can cause anxiety, mild dependence, and other unpleasant symptoms; it can be dangerous for people with underlying conditions such as cardiac arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What foods should people with COPD and heart disease completely avoid?

What foods should people with COPD and heart disease completely avoid?

Heart healthy: CAD and COPD often go together. Actually in pts w/ copd, CAD is a more common cause of death than copd. So heart-healthy diet should be focus--typically avoid high fat, high salt, while eating lots of veggies, nuts, fatty fish, etc. Although some pts w/ COPD have hard time maintaining wt, try to do so with more heart healthy foods, rather than just eating calorie-dense, heart-unhealthy food. ...Read more

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Is it important for people with congestive heart failure to avoid fats and refined sugar and carbs?

Is it important for people with congestive heart failure to avoid fats and refined sugar and carbs?

Yes and no: It's important for everybody, including people with chf, to avoid bad fats (animal fats, trans-fats), refined sugar, and simple carbs. A balanced diet includes mono and poly-unsaturated fats, complex carbs and starches and protein, all in moderation. Folks with CHF should avoid salt which promotes fluid retention and htn, and should aim for normal body weight. ...Read more

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What happens to people with diabetes who make poor food choices?

What happens to people with diabetes who make poor food choices?

It's very simple...: It's very simple: people with diabetes who make poor food choices generally gain weight, have poorer glucose control, ignore other aspects of their diabetes and overall health, feel terrible, have lousy lives, require more medication, have earlier and more severe diabetes complications, and die early. Do you need any other inducement to talking better care of yourself? ...Read more

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Can i improve kidney health for better . ( by alternatives and healthy food )especially if the problem due to accident with epileptic seizures.

Can i improve  kidney health for  better . ( by alternatives and healthy food )especially if the problem  due to accident  with epileptic seizures.

Possibly: We don't know your age or your kidney function. If the kidney function is normal, then no. If it is abnormal, it is possible that some patients might benefit from a diet that provides the rdi for protein intake or if you are followed by a nephrologist, a lower protein diet could be used. Use of drugs like Ibuprofen regularly can cause kidney damage. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What foods should people with COPD avoid completely?

What foods should people with COPD avoid completely?

None: It is not all or none. In general with bad copd, carbohydrates make you make more co2 which is harder to get rid of so we say limit simple carbohydrates. Also you may want to avoid sedatives (i.e. Alcohol) particularly prior to sleep as this can worse breathing. You want to avoid heavy meals because it may make your diaphragm work harder to breath. ...Read more

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Any tips on food habit and lifestyle to counter irritable bowel syndrome? What major things to avoid? ?

Any tips on food habit and lifestyle to counter irritable bowel syndrome?  What major things to avoid? ?

Home treatment: may be the best way to manage the symptoms. Pay attention to diet, fiber supplements, exercise, and stress management should help keep your symptoms under control. They may even keep your symptoms in remission. Take care. ...Read more

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Due to numerous bowel obstuctions, I was advised to alter my eating habits. Will lack of fiberous foods raise my bad cholesterol?

Due to numerous bowel obstuctions, I was advised to alter my eating habits. Will lack of fiberous foods raise my bad cholesterol?

Probably nothing: The public hoola about dietary fiber being the key to managing cholesterol sells breakfast cereal. Studies are widely divergent, and dietary fiber is anything but the key to health. A high-roughage diet might cost you your life. Watch you coronary risk factors otherwise, and don't focus on lab tests -- I'd urge you to focus on fitness and stop fretting about labwork. ...Read more

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What foods or habits can I cultivate to reduce forgetfulness?

What foods or habits can I cultivate to reduce forgetfulness?

Skim this article: Do you mean 'more able to stay focused' by 'reduce forgetfulness'? Skim this article. It has some good pointers: http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/07/23/13-ways-to-beat-distractions-and-stay-focused-at-work/?Iid=hl-main-mostpop1. ...Read more

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How to overcome high BP at home? With which food intake or exercise?

How to overcome high BP at home? With which food intake or exercise?

Changing BP: Achieve ideal weight; don't smoke; eat only low salt, low sugar, no saturated fats, high intake of fruit and veggies and whole grains, avoid breads, pizza, muffins; egg white is excellent; lean meat modest portions only; exercise twice daily; nuts are excellent - unsalted. Colored fruit and colored veggies are best. ...Read more

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What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

Caffeine, alcohol: Some people - but not all - with arrhythmias are sensitive to caffeine and alcohol. Other common triggers include stress, lack of sleep, sugar, sleep apnea, and chocolate. For people with known triggers, avoidance is the key. ...Read more

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I'm 18yrs old suffering with anemia, i rarely eat and tend to avoid big meals. Can you suggest a healthy diet plan for me of what I should be eating?

I'm 18yrs old suffering with anemia, i rarely eat and tend to avoid big meals. Can you suggest a  healthy diet plan for me of what I should be eating?

Anemai in an 18 yr o: If you anemia is recently then you need to eat lean red meats or dark chicken meat, your doctor should check the reason for anemia and may need to check your stool, if female your menstrual periods, and if long term it may be familial. Also avoid excess milk since this can inhibit iron absorption. ...Read more

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What are the risks of drinking alcohol (~3 drinks) with oxycodone(not abusing, chronic pain, 30-50mg daily) and is there anything i can do to mitigate?

What are the risks of drinking alcohol (~3 drinks) with oxycodone(not abusing, chronic pain, 30-50mg daily) and is there anything i can do to mitigate?

detox hotlines: Call aa/na hotline, or 1 855 detox 00 if you feel like stopping dependency provoking drugs. You may need detox, and stopping on your own may cause severe withdrawals including seizures in some cases. Stay clean. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Abnormality of the heart muscle which can cause heart failure or potentially lethal ...Read more