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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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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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Any diet or food to increase stamina levels?

Any diet or food to increase stamina levels?

Healthy: Natural, varied diet in frequent intervals throughout the day, small portions (along with good sleep) should help. Avoiding chemicals, processed foods, fast food is also in general good advice. ...Read more

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Does smoking increase your metabolism?

Does smoking increase your metabolism?

No: By reducing oxygen and increasing carbon monoxide, it actually may slow your metabolism, but since nicotine has stimulating effects, these may all balance out. Studies of tobacco effects on basal metabolic rate have been conflicting. ...Read more

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How can snacking increase your metabolism?

How can  snacking increase your metabolism?

It doesn't: It only increases your weight, not your metabolism. It does the exact opposite of what you're looking for. Eat less, 3 meals/day without snacks, and exercise. It's the only way. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...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 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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Does drinking alcohol increase your cholesterol?

Does drinking alcohol increase your cholesterol?

No, not generally: If you are on fenofibrate, it means your triglycerides are high, and alcohol can raise these free fats very high and is dangerous for you. You are also on medication for bipolar disorder, and alcohol is dangerous for that as well, worsening the disorder and also interfering with the medications you are taking. Talk to your doctor about it. Low dose alcohol (1 drink/day) can raise good cholesterol. ...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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Does eating frequently maintain your metabolism?

Does eating frequently maintain your metabolism?

Small frequent: meals- 4-6 small portions/day will help your body "burn faster and hotter"- an effective weight reducing strategy. ...Read more

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Does eating burnt food increase your risk of cancer? Does overcooking food with oil in turn into hydrogenated fat?

Does eating burnt food increase your risk of cancer? Does overcooking food with oil in turn into hydrogenated fat?

Possibly: There is a fair amount of research on overcooking of meat and correlation with cancer, in particular colon cancer. You can search for such articles on www.pubmed.org but one example of a review article is: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/100/Supplement_1/386S.long Sorry I cannot answer your other question. ...Read more

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