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Doctor insights on: Can The Human Body Surive On Liquids And Protein Drinks For A Week Or Two

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Is it safe for the body if i drink 24-30 ounces of veggie smoothies (with the fiber) in one sitting or is it bad for kidneys?

Is it safe for the body if i drink 24-30 ounces of veggie smoothies (with the fiber) in one sitting or is it bad for kidneys?

Sounds good to me : If you can comfortably drink that much in one sitting, it shouldn't be a problem. That's a large volume of anything; but the fiber and veggies sound good for you. Good for you! ...Read more

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If body is generally dehydrated from regular alcohol use- such as bottle of wine daily, and no water intake- how would that affect the body over time?

If body is generally dehydrated from regular alcohol use- such as bottle of wine daily, and no water intake- how would that affect the body over time?

? dehydrated ?: If you pee every 6-8 hours it is unlikely you are truly dehydrated.The body (kidneys) sort out your level of fluid intake from both liquids and food (vegies 60% water).If you drink few fluids your body adjusts and makes your urine concentrated. Wine is more water than alcohol,but it does make you pee more as an alcohol effect.The effect on your system has more to do with the alcohol than hydration ...Read more

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Malnutrition is it dangerous if a person rarely gets hungry and their diet consists mostly of coffee and water and one small meal a day with walking as the sole exercise?

Malnutrition is it dangerous if a person rarely gets hungry and their diet consists mostly of coffee and water and one small meal a day with walking as the sole exercise?

Yeah, not so good: I'm OK with the exercise but you need to eat more. Eating actually helps us burn calories, as the breakdown of food requires energy. Smaller more frequent meals throughout the day with 35 grams of fiber daily and plenty of water (perhaps a couple cups of coffee) would be great. ...Read more

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Can someone get diarrhea from eating only one small meal a day for a few days straight and no other food, & drinking 10 cups water throughout the day?

Can someone get diarrhea from eating only one small meal a day for a few days straight and no other food, & drinking 10 cups water throughout the day?

Well: Diarrhea can be caused by many things. Not likely eating one meal a day. If the diarrhea persist go see doctor for further evaluation ...Read more

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How bad for the body is it drink a bunch of tea in one day?

Moderation. Too much: Of anything is not good. 3 to 4 cups/day can have health benefits. Drinking 5 or > cups of caffeinated green tea can lead to possible side effects. ...Read more

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Is drinking 3-5 glasses of (nonfat) milk a day bad for us? What if you're active with 6-7 workouts a day and attempting to gain muscle?

Is drinking 3-5 glasses of (nonfat) milk a day bad for us? What if you're active with 6-7 workouts a day and attempting to gain muscle?

Milk intake: As long as you watch your caloric intake, drinking milk is not bad for you. If you are trying to build muscle, there are more effective means to build muscle than milk though. Consult with a dietician and/or trainer. ...Read more

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What is a balanced diet for a 3 year old boy? How many times per week does he have to eat meat and chicken? And does other types of proteins like eggs

What is a balanced diet for a 3 year old boy? How many times per week does he have to eat meat and chicken? And does other types of proteins like eggs

Kids are great: They tend to eat what they need. They may eat one thing for a week and then stop it and move on to something else. They may eat nothing for days and then eat very well again. Provide him with healthy choices and he will choose what to eat. I worry less about "making" them eat certain things. Some prefer fruits to veggies. Some like meat and others refuse all meat. It is all ok. ...Read more

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I consume 7pints of water per day and have an average type body with about average activity levels, is it safe for me to have 2oz of bourbon in a day?

I consume  7pints of water per day and have an average type body with about average activity levels, is it safe for me to have 2oz of bourbon in a day?

Not really.: For heart health that is near the limit, for cancer prevention, less. There is no known benefits to bourbon health-wise such as reseveratrol in red wine. Best to cut down from daily drinking to a few times per week and no drinking alone. http://www.prevention.com/food/food-remedies/alcohol-consumption-limits-men-and-women ...Read more

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Is the "cold water diet" an effective weight loss tool? It's where you only drink water for a couple of days with little or no food

Is the "cold water diet" an effective weight loss tool? It's where you only drink water for a couple of days with little or no food

Not effective: Hi. Negative energy balance (more calories burned than taken in) does cause weight loss, and if you only drink water for a few days, you will be in negative energy balance. But you'll rebound and overeat coming off it. Those diets never work. In fact just about no diet ever works in the long run. If they did, obesity/overweight would not be epidemic. Live healthily. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello. Can the body feel fatigue from not eating any type of meats at least once or twice a week?

Hello. Can the body feel fatigue from not eating any type of meats at least once or twice a week?

Fatigue: Body can not feel fatigue from not eating any type of meats. we get energy from healthy, nutritious and balanced diet which includes Protein, fat, carbohydrates, Vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Non-meat sources of Protein are-Milk, Yogurt, cheese, grains an various Beans. fatigue can be due to not being able to cope with stressors in life. Please see a Therapist and a Nutritionist. ...Read more

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What is the best foods that burns fat? As im already getting on the treadmill at 3-4speed for 30mins to an hour a day and eating 1200calories

What is the best foods that burns fat? As im already getting on the treadmill at 3-4speed for 30mins to an hour a day and eating 1200calories

Wrong question!: Sorry to burst your bubble but contrary to popular wish, there are no true fat burning foods, at least none w/repeatable scientific proof. While you're to be commended for exercising regularly, consider what you're doing the rest of your day. Being sedentary the other 23hrs will hamper your efforts. So will drinking anything besides water, black coffee & tea (avoid any liquids w/hidden calories). ...Read more

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Can over night food cause a person to gain weight than if cooked and eaten then or does putting some in the fridge to eat another day is bad for you?

Can over night food cause a person to gain weight than if cooked and eaten then or does putting some in the fridge to eat another day is bad for you?

NO: Night food is not different at night or daytime .The problem is how much you eat. If you eat the right amount at a regular meal time and then snack with regular food but at late night you will gain weight. Eat a balanced diet that is calorie controlled mixed with exercise. You will then either lose weight or maintain. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is cold or warm water good for the body? Why? For PCOS, should I take more than the recommended intake of water daily? Or is it irrelevant !?

Is cold or warm water good for the body? Why? For PCOS, should I take more than the recommended intake of water daily? Or is it irrelevant !?

Same as usual : The temperature of the water doesn't matter; for PCOS in particular, there are no hard and fast recommendations, other than what is recommended in general. Most people with mild to moderate activity need about 10, 8-12 oz glasses of water a day--that's water, not soda or flavored drink, even if it's sugar-free. ...Read more

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Will i need to drink water or eat a special diet on the day of my 24 hour urine specimen test?

Will i need to drink water or eat a special diet on the day of my 24 hour urine specimen test?

Depends on the: Type of test. Some chemicals tests do require refraining from some food items, e.g. Bananas. You should discuss the matter with your doctor about what will the 24 hour urine will be tested for and dietary restrictions needed. You need not restrict your water intake. One example of dietary restrictions for one of the chemicals may be seen at this site, other chemical have different restrictions. H. ...Read more