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Do I need to eat a special diet and drink extra milk to help my spine heal?

Do I need to eat a special diet and drink extra milk to help my spine heal?

Eat healthy: A healthy diet of fruits, veggies, protein, good fats, whole grains, dairy should be adequate for healing. If you have medical conditions that prevent your eating certain foods, discuss that with your doc to optimize your nutrition and healing. A daily multiple vitamin with vitamin d3, calcium and trace minerals might supplement the healing process. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Iam 19 female I want to know can I increase my height by drinking milk and doing stretches that will support my spine and back posture?

Iam 19 female I want to know can I increase my height by drinking milk and doing stretches that will support my spine and back posture?

Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & remaining physically active.Nothing special you eat or drink will add inches.Stretches do nothing to change your height.Most at 19yo females have closed growth centers and will not grow taller. ...Read more

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If a drink milk or eat food to strenghten my bones does my bone contusion heal faster?

If a drink milk or eat food to strenghten my bones does my bone contusion heal faster?

Not likely: Unless you have rickets or a severe metabolic syndrome or other deficiency. The effects are not that quick but it's certainly a good idea. ...Read more

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If i drink milk and eat yougourt and eat collard green speed up the recovery of a broken ankle and not way to eat i need it to heal in 6 to 8 weeks so month and two weeks i hope.?

If i drink milk and eat yougourt and eat collard  green speed up the recovery of a broken ankle and not way to eat i need it to heal in 6 to 8 weeks so month and two weeks i hope.?

I don't believe: The healing in the bone will be substantially increased based on your diet. It is important that you are not deficient in say vitamin d and calcium but, once those levels are normal ...I don't feel "more is better". Bone takes 6-8 weeks. Things like smoking, steroids, even anti-inflammatories have all been reported to delay bone healing. ...Read more

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Can I have a list of foods that help heal ulcers faster? Also, are we allowed to eat peppermints or drink soy milk? Had bloody stool this weekend.

Can I have a list of foods that help heal ulcers faster? Also, are we allowed to eat peppermints or drink soy milk? Had bloody stool this weekend.

No specific foods: No specific foods heal ulcers but eating a bland diet can prevent worsening. Peppermint can increase acid reflux. Soy milk can worsen symptoms if you are sensitive to soy. If you are having active rectal bleeding you need to be evaluated immediately. Go to the ER ...Read more

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Could i drink full fat milk on a diet?

Could i drink full fat milk on a diet?

Sure: if trying to lose weight, eat the things you enjoy, but eat less. Whole milk is not necessarily a restriction. Of course, the question becomes HOW MUCH> don't want more than 20-30% of your calories from fat in a day. So if on a 1500 calorie diet- 300 calories from fat ( each 8ounces of milk has about 80 calories from fat). Try not to have more than 4 glasses a day. Best to you and weight loss ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet. Is milk a low residue drink?

I have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet. Is milk a low residue drink?

Yes: If you temporarily are on a low fiber diet, the easiest way to follow that diet is no fruits, no vegetables, no whole grains! meat, fish, chicken and dairy are fine. You may have white rice and white bread. Only exceptions to fruit/veggies is mashed potatoes and non chunky apple sauce. Not a healthy diet in the long run but necessary in the short(4-6weeks) to allow the colon to heal and recover. ...Read more

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I am 24 male. Do i still need to drink milk at night? Thats for growing kid. Do i still need it? Isn't my diet& other fluids not enough?

I am 24 male. Do i still need to drink milk at night? Thats for growing kid. Do i still need it? Isn't my diet& other fluids not enough?

No you don't: In fact milk is not necaessary after 6 - 12 months of age. It's a very convenient food and good source of calcium & protein. In fact may be an unnecessary source of fat for many people. Dairy industry has done a fantastic job in self promotion. Vegans remain perfectly healthy without ever consuming milk or any dairy products. ...Read more