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Brain Eating Bacteria
Yes indeed: Eating food -- especially fresh vegetables -- contaminaed by the feces of someone with the pig tapeworm is the cause of cysticercosis, a grisly infection of the brain by encysted worms. This isn't "unhealthy eating" as in "junk food instead of fruits and vegetables"; this is a problem that's genuine, authentic, very serious and unfortunately very common in many places. ...Read more
Afffect nerve fibers: Most prominent changes associated with alcohol consumption involve myelinated massive bundles of nerve fibers that interconnect neurons in different regions of the brain. Loss of memory, slowed thinking, impaired problem solving and decision making are especially vulnerable to damage caused by alcohol consumption, because it disrupts white matter connections to the cerebral cortex and deep brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does ingesting lactose when you're lactose sensitive affect how body absorbs macro & micro nutrients from the foods you eat after?
Is true that saturated fatty acids help white blood cells to recognize and destroy invading viruses and bacteria?
No: Saturated fatty acids are not essential and not good for one's health. ...Read more
I'm eating better and walking 30min daily, I worry about gut bacteria and read that the lectin in legumes& tomato kills good gut bacteria sois it bad?
Gut bacteria: I'm eating better and walking 30min daily, I worry about gut bacteria and read that the lectin in legumes& tomato kills good gut bacteria sois it bad? ANS: congrats on better eating and activity. I would worry about other things. The best diet to eat for health is the DASH Diet. Get this book and read and follow: ISBN 9780743410076 Good luck. Can do 2nd opinion any time. ...Read more
Yes, proper cooking: Thoroughly cooking foods, and proper food-safety habits, kills e. Coli bacteria. The "bad" e. Coli in food poisoning at first causes intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea. If it goes on to damage the blood and the kidneys, more organs get affected, and skin rashes looking like tiny blood spots or like bruises can appear. This second, serious stage of the illness is called hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toxic: Of interest, smoking does increase risk of clinical multiple sclerosis which is an autoimmune disorder, so it is an environmental trigger for ultimate nerve damage. Probably does not directly kill brain cells, but if you have heart disease, lung disorder, or cancer, all of this can kill both your brain and your totality. So heed us, stop smoking now! ...Read more
Diet and diabetes: Sometimes certain foods will theoretically delay the onset of type 2 diabetes but this is poorly understood and more hypothetical. Foods containing brewers yeast contain chromium and can be useful as an example. More preventive information is available from: http://www.Diabetes.Org/diabetes-basics/prevention/. ...Read more
Acid Actions: While there are bacteria that reside in our stomach, it is actually the acid environment and thick mucous layer that protect us from bacterial invasion in bad foods. Unfortunately, most food borne illness are from pre-formed toxins made by the bacteria in the food before we've eaten it. The toxins are often less likely to be affected by the acid and as a result we get ill following consumption. ...Read more
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