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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Do spicy foods speed up your metabolism?

Do spicy foods speed up your metabolism?

Minimally: They marginally increase your metabolism. But eating spicy foods is no way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can eating a spicy pepper whole speed your metabolism?

Can eating a spicy pepper whole speed your metabolism?

Cayenne pepper: Extract , capsaicin has shown in some clinical trials to increase the metabolism and cause some weight loss. Therefore it is used in some diets to increase the metabolism and assist with weight loss. ...Read more

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What foods keep your metabolism high? Do apples and coffee help boost ?

What foods keep your metabolism high? Do apples and coffee help boost ?

Exercise: Exercise with both cardiovascular and strength training helps build muscle. Muscle has a high metabolism and you will burn calories even at rest. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does eating more meals speed up your metabolism?

Does eating more meals speed up your metabolism?

Prevents hunger pain: Eating more frequently than four times per day might be helpful on higher-carb diets to prevent gorging, but it’s generally not necessary. Eating more frequent meals also appears to have no enhancing effect on resting metabolic rate, despite claims to the contrary. fewer calories is the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

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What foods or liquids can you eat or drink to boost your antibodies & immune system?

What foods or liquids can you eat or drink to boost your antibodies & immune system?

Healthy diet: Nothing really boosts your immune system, but you should maintain a healthy diet by eating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and avoid fast food and packaged foods. ...Read more

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Does eating fast food Affect sexual ability?

Does eating fast food Affect sexual ability?

It can: Nasser, Eating fast food in large quantities can lead to obesity, Type II Diabetes, and high cholesterol, all of which can cause erectile dysfunction. This takes years to occur, and wouldn't be a problem in a 16 year old, but if you want to avoid problems down the line, skip the drive thru and eat whole, non processed foods. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How does fatty food affect your health?

How does fatty food affect your health?

Good fat from: things like olive oil, coconut oil, eggs,etc.is good for you. Bad fat such as that in packaged food called "transfat"is bad for you because it's really foreign to the body. Please avoid low fat diets. We need good fat for a feeling of satiety and to nourish our brain and nerves. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does eating certain foods actually raise my metabolism?

Does eating certain foods actually raise my metabolism?

Eat breakfast!: Missing breakfast is a common problem among young people and those who want to lose weight. In fact, eating a healthy breakfast will improve daytime performance, and actually assist in weight reduction, in part by revving up your metabolism with the breakfast meal. ...Read more

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How does a diet of junk food affect your body?

How does a diet of junk food affect your body?

Uh, BADLY!: Hi. I bet you knew the answer to that question! The epidemic of obesity & type 2 diabetes in our society is a function of unhealthy lifestyle. Average Americans eat fast food, processed food, white flour, too much sugar, and saturated fat, and don't get enough exercise. Terrible lifestyle. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, bad lipids...steep price to pay! ...Read more

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Could eating bad foods help boost immune system?

Could eating bad foods help boost immune system?

No: I don't know what you exactly mean by bad foods. However, eating properly is important for proper health, nutrition and the immune system. ...Read more

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Share some great foods to eat while dieting, that help burn calories, boost immune system, and give energy?

Share some great foods to eat while dieting, that help burn calories, boost immune system, and give energy?

New food pyramid: In general, there is no one magic food that do all of the things you ask. However, you can attain most of those by following the new food pyramid recommended by the usda. It emphasizes on exercise, eating more grains, vegetables, fruits, lean cut meat, poly-unsaturated oil, but not fried food and avoid processed food and fat and also keep the calories down by decreasing serving sizes. ...Read more

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How do processed foods affect your psychological health?

How do processed foods affect your psychological health?

Psychological health: rests upon brain health, which is a BIG part of your body. Whatever you put in your body affects brain tissue, hence how your psychology functions. Zillions of studies show that unnatural food additives can be harmful. Here's where a lot of research is indicated. Here's a starting point: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/UCM078753.pdf ...Read more

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How long does eating foods like garlic, onions, curry, affect your body odor?

How long does eating foods like garlic, onions, curry, affect your body odor?

Sweat: It's the volatile sulfurous substances, including one called allicin, in garlic and onions that cause their odor to linger on for hours after we eat them. Mint and tumeric also contain volatile compounds that our bodies release through our sweat. These compounds are absorbed into our blood and our lungs after digestion, giving us not only bad body odor but bad breath as well. ...Read more

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Does eating spicy foods help the immune system? If not, what kinds of foods can help?

Does eating spicy foods help the immune system?  If not, what kinds of foods can help?

A healthy diet: To improve your immunity the best advice is to eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, don't take street drugs, drink alcohol in moderation, exercise and keep your stress level low. There are no specific foods that will provide short cuts except try to avoid preservatives and other chemical additives in your food. ...Read more