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Doctor insights on: Can My Urine Change Color If I Start Eating Healthy

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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Is it true that if i become vegetarian, fruit person and really stopped eating meat my eyes can change their colour to a lighter color?

Is it true that if i become vegetarian, fruit person  and really stopped eating meat my eyes can change their colour to a lighter color?

Eye color changing: Some people who have changed to a vegetarian or vegan diet claim their eye color has changed. There is no definitive proof at present that this is true although it's being studied to see if the iris can regenerate new cells due to such dietary changes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have just started eating healthy :d please judge my smoothie recipe and am i overeating in the morning?

What to do if I have just started eating healthy :d please judge my smoothie recipe and am i overeating in the morning?

Congratulations on: Taking steps for better health. It is wise to start the day with a good breakfast, have a moderate lunch, and a modest dinner, with healthy food choices. The following shows recommended calories per day: http://www.Cnpp.Usda.Gov/publications/usdafoodpatterns/estimatedcalorieneedsperdaytable.Pdf. Design your eating for balance over the day based on activity and mood. Best regards for healthy life. ...Read more

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Should i change my diet for the fall season? If so, how?

Should i change my diet for the fall season? If so, how?

Not necessary: You can maintain the same balanced, healthy diet all year round. Nowadays, we can get fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh fish and meat all year around. ...Read more

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I poop right after i eat. and it's in a watery consistency. Should I be concerned? And are leptin slimming coffee/tea dangerous or harmful?

I poop right after i eat. and it's in a watery consistency. Should I be concerned? And are leptin slimming coffee/tea dangerous or harmful?

Herbals watery BM: Did the diarrhea start after starting the teas or before? Leptin teas are not leptin a hormone that regulates hunger but herbal blends .:caffeine, green tea, EGCG, yerba ,.Lots of green tea, EGCG ( >600 mg /day) is associated with liver harm. yerba, a caffeine s can increase anxiety, BP. irregular HR,stomach upset. For diarrhea check gb, H pylori, stop herbals, food diary f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Help! I need a eating change of diet. Now greens are coming up. Can I just eat salads?

Help! I need a eating change of diet. Now greens are coming up. Can I just eat salads?

Not really: Eating salad is good, but you may need more than just salad to meet all nutritional requirement. ...Read more

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Should I change any of my eating habits if I donated one of my kidneys?

Should I change any of my eating habits if I donated one of my kidneys?

Overall health: There is no special diet a kidney donor has to follow. I recommend common sense and overall health maintainence. Don't put yourself at risk for kidney problems. Therefore maintain a healthy weight to avoid adult onset diabetes and problems with hypertension. Don't smoke. Watch cholesterol. Exercise. ...Read more

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My urine is a neon yellow color and I don't take vitamins. What could cause this and should I be worried? I drink water and eat ice all day long

My urine is a neon yellow color and I don't take vitamins.  What could cause this and should I be worried?  I drink water and eat ice all day long

Urine color: Normal urine color ranges from very pale yellow/or clear (when it is very dilute) to dark yellow, almost brown when it is extremely concentrated (i.e. You're not drinking enough fluids). The color is affected by certain dyes in foods, a common one is due to the riboflavin vitamin you mentioned. As long as it continues to vary in this range, being mostly yellow, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I want to change the time of my birth control, I normally take it at 5:30 pm everyday and i'd like to change it to 11 pm. If I change the time wi?

I want to change the time of my birth control, I normally take it at 5:30 pm everyday and i'd like to change it to 11 pm. If I change the time wi?

Should be no problem: Not many people take their medicines at the same time each day..So variations of few hours will not matter, especially birth control pills. So, if it is more comvenient for you to take at 11 instead of other time, you can make that change tonight! if u have additonal concern, post it here or consult doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Don't think i poop regularly. What can I do/eat to have my stool in a regular appearance and poop regularly/routinely?

Don't think i poop regularly. What can I do/eat to have my stool in a regular appearance and poop regularly/routinely?

Unnecessary Obsess: I would talk to your mom. In all of the questions and descriptions you have been putting on here there is not one piece of evidence of disease, medical condition, or of any concern that would require a medical appointment. ...Read more

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If i'm dieting and exercising trying to lose weight and then i get pregnant, do I have to change my habits?

If i'm dieting and exercising trying to lose weight and then i get pregnant, do I have to change my habits?

Pregnant diet: It is perfectly fine to continue exercising while pregnant (as long as it isn't too extreme). However, i wouldn't recommend dieting while pregnant. Just eat healthy. Dieting in general is not ideal for anyone. Just eat healthy, well balanced meals and make sure the portion size is appropriate. ...Read more

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I donated blood yesterday, should I change my diet in any way?

I donated blood yesterday, should I change my diet in any way?

Not essential, but..: A few days before, iron-rich foods (red meat if so inclined), dark greens, good nutritious food so body has what it will need to start to replace lost unit. Continue after for 1-2 days while replenishing loss. ...Read more

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Will I feel deprived if I have to change my diet to 1500 calories?

Depends: What are you eating now? Simply changing calories will make you feel deprived if you don't also alter the food you eat. A nutritionist can help you find balance in your diet. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more