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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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I want to know if green tea, black or red can help me lose body fat percentage if I use before exercise. I eat a healthy diet and I do focus t25.

I want to know if green tea, black or red can help me lose body fat percentage if I use before exercise. I eat a healthy diet and I do focus t25.

No: Only if the tea makes you want to exercise harder, longer, or more frequently will the tea accelerate fat loss. Otherwise, it's just another drink. One should be sure not to eat or drink back the calories lost through exercise, so watch out for sugars in drinks. ...Read more

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I go to college what fiber and fruit and vegetables i can bring to school to take and i drink a lot of water. To regulate my bowels?

I go to college what fiber and fruit and vegetables i can bring to school to take and i drink a lot of water. To regulate my bowels?

Many: Eat whole grain foods and raw fruits and veggies as much as possible. Most colleges now have salad bars as part of their dining choices. Keep up the water, and exercise when you can. If you are still constipated, try adding psyllium husks in water daily. And MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is a safe stool softener if needed. ...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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Want to lose weight, and having a hard time coming up with good diet guides. I want to eat healthier and be healthy. Can you help me out?

Want to lose weight, and having a hard time coming up with good diet guides. I want to eat healthier and be healthy. Can you help me out?

Yes I can: Healthy foods include low fat foods which shouild include no fried or fast foods. Your diet should be plant based(avoid animal products including regulatr dairy, low fat dairy products are fine). This means predominantly vegetables and fruits with each meal, supplemented with grains and proteins from sources like fish, aggs, nuts and soy products. ...Read more

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Do I need to increase my calcium intake to help heal a broken leg?

Do I need to increase my calcium intake to help heal a broken leg?

Calcium intake: There are plenty of sources of calcium and depending on your age and sex you may need to be on form of calcium supplementation anyway. I am not aware that this form of therapy helps heal fractured bones though. I common source i recommend is caltrate which has calcium and vitamin d in it --often two a day. ...Read more

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I exercise but i think i need more help can anyone recomend a safe diet pill to add to my exercise and healthy eating?

I exercise but i think i need more help can anyone recomend a safe diet pill to add to my exercise and healthy eating?

Diet pills: If there were a 'safe' diet pill, everyone in america would take it. There is no pill for safe weight loss. Diet and exercise are key. Adding resistance to your workouts, or increasing reps and lifted pounds, within safe margins, is always a good idea. ...Read more

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I don't eat green vegetables.Should i take a dietary supplement in order to replace them in my diet?What should it be?

I don't eat green vegetables.Should i take a dietary supplement in order to replace them in my diet?What should it be?

No supplement: Best to just eat green vegetables.. The nutrients they provide can not always be found in a supplement. Fiber can be substituted with metamucil and other products. Fruits are another good source of nutrients but should have some vegetables as well. ...Read more

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What fruits and vegetables should I eat for gastritis? I need to add more fiber to my diet.

What fruits and vegetables should I eat for gastritis? I need to add more fiber to my diet.

Diet: Tomatoes (often called a vegetable but actually a fruit) are often very good for gastritis. Citrus is best avoided. The easiest way to add fiber to your diet is to get a jar of Millers bran and throw a teaspoon into everything you eat. It has no detectable taste and therefore can be added to anything. ...Read more

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Want to loose 75 pounds but don't have the money to eat a lot of fruit and veggies and the way I should. Have any suggestions on how to loose weight?

Want to loose 75 pounds but don't have the money to eat a lot of fruit and veggies and the way I should. Have any suggestions on how to loose weight?

Extreme dieting is: dangerous, even life-threatening. Weight loss needs to be supervised by a doctor. Ask about a low carb and higher protein food plan. Congrats on working on this goal. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I want to lift hard weights and for dis I have to drink protein shake and food which will make my stomach out so what should ido i will be more fatty?

I want to lift hard weights and for dis I have to drink protein shake and food which will make my stomach out so what should ido i will be more fatty?

Proper protein: Eat carefully. Egg white is superior to all. Quinoa is excellent. Beans and lentils are excellent. Milk protein is excellent. Whole grains are good but not sufficient. Nuts are excellent. Yogurt is excellent. Have fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid bread, pasta, sugar, desserts. ...Read more

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Please help, how much milk would I have to drink to get my required daily amount of vitamin d?

Please help, how much milk would I have to drink to get my required daily amount of vitamin d?

A Lot!: Vitamin d is best produced in the skin with sunlight! when we live in climates such as areas in canada and we can't get adequate sun exposure and we are at risk of vitamin d deficiency. We have supplements, but our milk and juices have also been fortified with vita d. Vita d is necessary for strong bones. Eating fatty fishes such as mackeral, sardines and tuna also help prevent vita d deficiency. ...Read more

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If I want to lose some weight by exercise and follow balanced healthy diet can I do it alone or should I consult doctor first ?

If I want to lose some weight by exercise and follow balanced healthy diet can I do it alone or should I consult doctor first ?

You can go it alone: As long as you don't have any known concerning medical ailment or concerning symptoms like chest pain, dizziness on exertion, abnormally significant shortness of breath on exertion or significant joint/muscle pains. you also have to be incredibly motivated to seek out information about exercise/diet on your own or seek other professionals like a personal trainer or dietitian. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a good protien to eat after exercising to get sugars back down?

Help! need to know if there's a good protien to eat after exercising to get sugars back down?

Getting sugars dwn-: - is a metabolic problem and as such needs to B addressed by an internist or diabetic specialist. Eating doesn't help 2 lower sugars. Most good protein supplements have sugar in them otherwise they taste horrible. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take electrolytes plus and don't exercise am over weight and find it hard to exercise can I just take them to reduce water ?

What will happen if I take electrolytes plus and don't exercise am over weight and find it hard to exercise can I just take them to reduce water ?

Electrolytes plus: 41 F with unknown medical Hx. Asks: What will happen if I take electrolytes plus and don't exercise am over weight and find it hard to exercise can I just take them to reduce water ? ANS: I have no idea what you mean by electrolytes plus. Do the DASH eating plan to lose weight. Major electrolyte that drives weight ( if you swell) is Na. DASH is low Na. My record pt lost 70 lbs. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-8 ...Read more

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Hi, i'd like to know how much protein/fat/carbs I have to eat each day to slowly and healthy loose weight and to not have sagging skin. 36kg to go :)?

Hi, i'd like to know how much protein/fat/carbs I have to eat each day to slowly and healthy loose weight and to not have sagging skin. 36kg to go :)?

Slow: If you decrease your caloric balance (calories in - calories out) you will lose weight. Firming your muscles is achieved through exercise. Skin tightening is not improved with weight loss, it can actually be worsened. Skin tightening is better addressed through surgery or laser treatments. Visit with a board certified plastic surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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