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Best fibromyalgia exercising plan?

Best fibromyalgia exercising plan?

You decide: There is not a single best one. It is whatever you can do and you enjoy doing. But try to get at least 30 min of aerobic activity in each day. Does not matter if it is fast walking, running, cycling, or swimming. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases can affect the ...Read more


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What is thw best diet for scleroderma patients?

What is thw best diet for scleroderma patients?

Can be hard problem: No simple answer. Scleroderma patients can have problems with chewing (soft diet helps), esophageal issues (poor contractions, lots of reflux-avoid fried, greasy, fatty, spicy foods, large meals, lying down after eating, chocolate, minimize coffee); can have diverticula and bacterial overgrowth in small bowel-causes diarrhea-may need episodic antibiotics; probiotics may help. C doc and dietician. ...Read more

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Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

The one that works: The 12-step programs have been very successful. However, there are other methodologies that work. Like most mental health treatments, you must fit the patient to the treatment modality. ...Read more

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Is dr. Larry wilson's protocol a successful program?

Is dr. Larry wilson's protocol a successful program?

Uncertain: I disagree with some aspects of recommended treatments such as coffee enemas for detoxification purposes. I find no convincing studies proving benefit. In general, a working liver and healthy kidneys take care of detoxification quite admirably. Talking with people who have undergone treatment and discussing with various physicians and perhaps getting a second opinion would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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What diet is best for RA and fibromyalgia ?

What diet is best for RA and fibromyalgia ?

No best, but...: A mediterranean diet or low glycemic diet work best for most. Get enough fiber and fresh vegetables, berries, with adequate protein. Avoid the "whites, " ie. Starches and bread, and stay away from sugar! ...Read more

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How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

It's your choice: It's a crash diet and arbitrary "this is good, this is bad" from somebody with no evidence and no qualifications. It's your life and your health. Many people find this sort of thing comforting. If you have actual health issues, get with an evidence-based physician, preferably one who shares your interest in "natural medicine" and pop claims. ...Read more

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What is best diet with celiac sprue -help!?

What is best diet with celiac sprue -help!?

Gluten: Exclude foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. It occasionally can contaminate oats so use gluten free oats. ...Read more

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What should the ultimate goal of a cardiac rehab program be?

What should the ultimate goal of a cardiac rehab program be?

Education & exercise: Cardiac rehab is a structured program run by medical professionals that includes supervised exercises tailored to your medical and physical condition, education on how to control your risk factors for heart disease. Multiple scientific studies have shown it improve patient outcomes like quality of life, survival, reduced re-hospitalization, better control of cardiac risk factors. ...Read more

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Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Yes: The steps are largely the same. All 12 -step groups are based on the same steps. Admitting they were powerless over their illness/problem. And admitting that a power greater than themselves could restore them to sanity. Then following a series of steps to come to terms with their past actions and to enable them to lead fruitful productive lives and to be of service to others who suffered simil. ...Read more

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What is the best at home free strength training program?

What is the best at home free strength training program?

See below: Pilates and Yoga are both excellent ways to strengthen your back. Another great program is RehabZone. Check out www.therehabzone.com for more information. ...Read more

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What diet and exercise program is best for me?

What diet and exercise program is best for me?

An MD: Visit might put one's mind at ease. Coexisting medical conditions often require an adjustment of any conditioning program to lower the potential risks. That said, the best program will be the one that will (1) allow for consistent engagement (usually based on one's interest) and that (2) supports the desired goals..Strength, aerobics, endurance, and/or any combination. ...Read more

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Please describe a good at-home exercise program?

P90, P90X or X2: Carefully researched, targets major muscle groups, provides aerobic and endurance training as well as yoga, stretching and core work. Have fun! ...Read more

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What diet/strenghtening is best with metabolic myopathy?

What diet/strenghtening is best with metabolic myopathy?

L carnitine: It is not clear what you mean concerning metabolic myopathy. Many conditions affect muscle metabolism. Most common is the use of steroids, then the diabetic state, and then congenital disorders of metabolism. One common condition is carnitine deficiency. Supplemental carnitine may be of value with little side effect. Basic good nutrition and appropriate exercise is also important. ...Read more

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What is the best diet and exercise plan for someone with hashimotos disease?

What is the best diet and exercise plan for someone with hashimotos disease?

Unrelated: Hi. People with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, treated with the correct dose of thyroid hormone replacement to normalize TSH and free T4 can eat whatever they want! I ALWAYS recommend healthy diet and regular exercise, but that's because it's GOOD for them, not because of any influence on their thyroid hormone replacement! Live healthily because it's GOOD for you!!! Holy cow! ...Read more

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Why is a heart rehabilitation program important?

Why is a heart rehabilitation program important?

Prevention: It is of paramount significance in that it helps rebuild heart muscle stamina and eventually prevent recurrent heart attacks and increase its endurance. ...Read more

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Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Great question...: ...but we are constrained not to support commercial products through this forum. However, we do not support use of anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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How does a chronic disease wellness program affect health care costs?

How does a chronic disease wellness program affect health care costs?

Wellness program: Lowers costs by decreasing obesity and the associated htn, hypercholesterol, cardiac disease, arthritis. Smoking cessation also lowers cost by lowering pulmonary, vascular, and wound healing issues. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia: Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www.aapainmanage.org/ ...Read more

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Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more