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Can Better Nutrition Make Me Feel Better
Anti nausea, inflamm: Ginger is a rhizome, not a root; contins chemicals that are anti inflammatory (modestly), and can decrease nausea, flatulence. Can cause heartburn, bleeding risk with certain meds, e.g. Blood thinners, or before surgery (not chinese or indian food, but high dose supplements). Helpful as dried ginger, ginger candy, ginger ale or beer, ginger tea, cooked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antidepressant : Antidepressants will change the neuro chemical balance in your body creating a change in self acceptance, but they come with side effects and should be taken with care and alongside a good counseling program in order to get to the root of what is causing your depression. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go gently: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour > ...Read more
Too much?: If you're actually sleeping too much, I am curious about what you mean. What is too much? Too much for what? "hypersomnia" can indicate the presence of a disease or disorder. It's a good idea to discuss this with your main doctor--your go-to primary care physician. People do have differing needs for sleep. Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more
I feel weak and miserable when I try to reduce my calorie intake, how can I make myself feel better and get used to better eating habit?
Salad/salmon diet: Reduce the simple carbohydrates.Stop donuts,baked goods &white rice,pasta & potatoes. Add protein to your diet,especially breakfast- 1-2 eggs,yogurt etc may have carbs for lunch.Eat nuts,beens,flax seeds in salad. No big meal after 6PM Refer to drhoffman.com for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral Health: From a general health standpoint- enough sleep, exercise, sufficient hydration, a healthy nutritious diet and routine medical check-ups. Then brush and floss daily after meals and have routine dental check-ups and cleanings. Avoid unrefined sugars, sticky starchy foods and liquids high in acid. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Upset stomach: A simple way to v nausea is w ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more
Antibiotic effect: Definitely. Imagine millions of bacteria where, in a wave of antibiotic, a majority of these bacteria exploding, with their guts and toxins spilling all over the place- it's a total mess. This mess attracts thousands of white blood cells, and an inflammatory response ensues that cleans this mess up- resulting in increased tenderness, redness, warmth, and swelling. Once done, the area improves. ...Read more
Sort of: Antidepressants don't do much of anything if you are ok to start with. But if you are depressed, they usually result in a happier mood and better feelings about yourself, after a few weeks of use. Talk to your doctor if you feel depressed, as there are many medication and non-medication treatments available, and treatment should be customized to you personally. ...Read more
Depends on timing: There are different phases following different levels of intensity of exercise. Some people can feel fatigued following exercise, ranging from light to vigorous. However, the general adaptation to exercise should be an improved energy level as your body adapts to the increased stress. If there are reasons you still feel tired, make sure you are not pushing yourself too hard and allow proper rest. ...Read more
Wish we knew: Keratoconus is a condition of the cornea (the window at the front of the eye) in which the protein molecules lose some of their adhesive strength and the cornea bulges out which in some cases impairs vision. We do not know the cause. It does spontaneously get a little better but more likely progresses. See your corneal specialist for the best management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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