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Do List The Minerals Act Like Antioxidants
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
Do all those natural diet supplements, like green coffee extract, really work? Or are they just a marketing ploy?
OTC diet medications: are not generally effective. A bariatric doctor can help if you want to use meds. In any case, lifestyle changes are way make the difference. We are all built differently so please don't get into self blame. You can turn fat into muscle and be healthy and well toned. Peace and good health. Many folks these days have metabolic syndrome. See Mark Hyman's book about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best antioxidant foods? Which fruits, vegetables or other foods have the most antioxidants or best antioxidant power?
Foods : Foods that are rich in antioxidants include: berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries), red grapes as well as red wine, cherries, plums, dark chocolate, artichokes, carrots, potatoes, apples, and a variety of beans, namely red beans. Try not to focus on one specific food that has the most or best antioxidant power as you put it, rather eat a diet that consists of a wide variety of anti-oxidant rich foods. This will prove more beneficial in the long term. ...Read more
Does Activated Charcoal also adsorb nutrients and other positive things you dont want adsorbed? Its good for bloating but are there downsides?
Can calcium that comes from plant sources have any adverse reactions like clogging arteries? I wanna take RAW CALCIUM from garden of life product
No: it is a wise idea for most women to supplement calcium and vitamin D. Exercise is very important for bone preservation also. Although it is important to supplement your calcium, the particular calcium supplement that you were asking about appears to be very expensive compared to others with no obvious proven benefit over them though. Calcium supplements do not clog your arteries. Good luck. ...Read more
Can taking anioxidents like acai and grape seed extract help clean drugs out of you and your unborn baby?
No: Avoid herbal supplements during pregnancy. Many have not been studied in pregnancy for effect and dosing and may cause you and your unborn baby some untoward effects. Stick with your prenatal vitamins. These are enough and stay off illicit drugs at all times, during and after the pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes, but also...: I have no reason to doubt that centrum has what it claims on the label, but there are far better vitamins out there. For example, it has synthetic vit e, which appears to be toxic, it has magnesium in the notoriously poorly absorbed oxide form, has artificial colors, preservatives like sodium benzoate ; toxins like titanium dioxide. See http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 for independent ratings of 101 vits. ...Read more
Tea with meals does it prevent the body from absorbing iron and nutrients that we get from these meals? Such as breakfast.I mean regular black tea
I read somewhere that sperm contains the essential nutrients(incl protein), so does excessive ejaculation(masturbation) deplete these nutrients?
Easily replaced: Your spit and or other body secretions also contain protein and are replenished with normal feeding activity. Masterbation is a normal part of human sexuality. If it becomes excessive it can draw you away from social activities where you could develop more as a person. That would be more important than the trivial amount of nutrients in ejaculate. ...Read more
What are some tasty but healthy ingredients to add to spice up my chicken and fish that doesn't contain salt?
Do all fortified foods contain cyanocobalamin or do some contain methyl or hydroxo, and which natural sources of b12, are the most bioavailable?
Most cyanocobalamin: No way of knowing if "all" have the cyano form but I believe virtually all have that form as it is the least expensive and most widely available. But methylcobalamin is the optimal form for supplementation- see http://tinyurl.com/h7scsna Some foods contain higher concentrations of B12 but the form found in food is hydoxycobalamin so all equally bioavailable. See http://tinyurl.com/j7npwg3 ...Read more
Just eat wisely: You are wise to eat a sensible diet and get your vitamins and minerals in this way; if you wish, some people (especially vegetarians) probably benefit from an inexpensive vitamin-and-mineral supplement. It is extremely difficult to do studies of real people and the impact of diet as there are so many variables; sometimes high intake of some "good things" seems to increase some cancer risks. ...Read more
Are there any p450 enzymes that act upon things like acetaminophen and nsaids? I'm really into pharmacology and pharmicokinetics.. And take them.
Yes: Cytochrome p450 metabolism accounts for about 5% of the breakdown of acetaminophen, and produces the toxic compound napqi that is responsible for its toxic effect on the liver. Nsaids are hydroxylated by 2c8 & 2c9 in the liver as one of several paths before conversion to the glucuronide & excretion in the urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are your thoughts on toothpaste that contains xylitola as well as does not contain sls for those of us who get canker sores?
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