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Doctor insights on: Does The Brain Shrink If I Have Poor Diet

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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 have sle lupus and a poor diet, what should I be doing differently?

I have sle lupus and a poor diet, what should I be doing differently?

Avoid dairy: Avoid red meat and dairy, add vitamin c, b complex and omega three fatty acids and you may see an improvement with in a few months while you take your medications. ...Read more

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My uncle has cancer of the of the colon due to poor diet. We have no cancer history in the family but i've been wondering if this is hereditary?

My uncle has cancer of the of the colon due to poor diet. We have no cancer history in the family but i've been wondering if this is hereditary?

Unlikely genetic: Just one member of the family is not enough to call it familial cancer , 75 % of colon cancers has no family history , so don't worry , you are 21 and if no symptoms , 20 years from now go for regular screening colonoscopy , you will be fine. Yes diet plays a roll but unlikely it is the cause of cancer , develop good dietary habits, eat lots of veggies, fruits, less re meat , will be fine. ...Read more

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My vit d raised from 18 to 23, just by correcting my poor diet recently. If i get daily sun could this help raise it more? Don't want supplements

My vit d raised from 18 to 23, just by correcting my poor diet recently. If i get daily sun could this help raise it more? Don't want supplements

Vitamin D level: Assuming that the test was a 25-hydroxy vitamin D test, a level of 20-29 ng/mL is adequate for general health needs, and some experts think a level of 30 to 80 ng/mL is best. Yes, getting daily sun will improve your vitamin D levels. Sunscreen will decrease the amount of vitamin D conversion in your skin, but sunscreen will help by protecting you from skin cancer. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a poor diet cause colds longer to go?

Might it be that a a poor diet cause colds longer to go?

Yes: I'm not sure if any direct studies have been done relating to diet and how long colds last, but a poor diet means the body in not being optimally nourished, which affects the functioning and effectiveness of the immune system. A well-nourished body will be operating at its best capacity to recover from a cold virus more quickly. ...Read more

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How does a poor diet lead to a poor appetite?

How does a poor diet lead to a poor appetite?

Filling up: If you fill up with foods full of processed carbohydrates, you won't be hungry for healthier foods. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more