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Doctor insights on: Does Unsweetened Shredded Coconut Have Any Good Health Benefits

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What are the health benefits of coconut water?

What are the health benefits of coconut water?

Electrolytes Hydrate: Coconut water is a good source of potassium and other electrolytes and gives better hydration than water alone. Raw coconut water also has enzymes that may have (unproven) benefits. I was recently interviewed for a good article that explores this topic: http://www. Santacruz. Com/news/2013/07/09/coconut_water_everything_its_cracked_up_to_be. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of cold-pressed organic unbleached coconut oil?

What are the health benefits of cold-pressed organic unbleached coconut oil?

Limited: Coconut oil actually is not healthy but it is a good alternative to butter and margarine for baking purposes. Its main fat, a saturated fat called lauric acid, may have some anti-infection benefits and is believed to raise good cholesterol. However, few studies in humans have actually been done. Most studies done are from brazil and philippines, where coconut products are a major export. ...Read more

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I eat over a bar of dark chocolate on some days. What health benefits can I expect from this? As long as I stay active, is this a good idea?

I eat over a bar of dark chocolate on some days. What health benefits can I expect from this? As long as I stay active, is this a good idea?

Unlikely a problem: I think there are benefits to dark chocolate in many respects and certainly in the naturpathic medicine fields. Overall if your weight is good, you don't have diabetes or high blood pressure, and you don't smoke and your cholesterol is good, there shouldn't be much of a problem with that. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of getting fresh air? They say it's good for you, but why is that?

What are the health benefits of getting fresh air? They say it's good for you, but why is that?

High Oxygen: Air is filtered through tress, and photosynthesis produces fresh oxygen and removes pollutants from the air. Going for a walk where there is trees is healthy. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. THe healthy negative ions we get are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, ...Read more

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Fasting for 28-40 days with nothing but water for "health benefits" is this a good idea?

Fasting for 28-40 days with nothing but water for "health benefits" is this a good idea?

No: You are going to destroy all your muscles, you are going to have severe vitamin deficiencies. What health benefits are you talking about? ...Read more

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What are the additional health benefits of matcha green tea from japan. I read a study it is a very good tea for health.?

What are the additional health benefits of matcha green tea from japan. I read a study it is a very good tea for health.?

Matcha green tea: There are some studies saying that it's high in antioxidants. Does this mean that it's good for health? Maybe. The definitive studies would be a rct looking at improvement rates of diabetes, hypertension, increase length of life, etc. I'm not sure if these studies have been done. At the very least, matcha green tea won't hurt you. ...Read more

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What would be a good jogging pace for a 56 yr old man looking for cardiovascular health benefits? And how many miles per day?

What would be a good jogging pace for a 56 yr old man looking for cardiovascular health benefits? And how many miles per day?

Highly variable: Pace and distance are highly variable among runners, depending on their experience level, goals, desire, prior injuries/orthopedic conditions and conditioning level. I would recommend you start gradually, perhaps at a pace of 9-11 minutes per mile and 1-3 miles on non-consecutive days. You can increase your distance 10-20%/week and consider a goal of decreasing your pace/mile by 30 seconds/month. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of blackstrap molasses? It is so tasty, and with such a deep, dark color, it seems it must be good for you.

What are the health benefits of blackstrap molasses? It is so tasty, and with such a deep, dark color, it seems it must be good for you.

Tasty stuff: This was an old "health food" since the early 1900's, and you've correctly identified why people believe it must be magic. As a substitute for refined sugar, it contains a small amount of some minerals, including copper and iron, some of which it gets from the machinery in which it is prepared -- takes ~1/4 lb of molasses to get your rda of iron. Don't expect any other health benefits. ...Read more

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Is Oolong Tea good for weight loss? And what else are health benefits from Oolong Tea?

Is Oolong Tea good for weight loss? And what else are health benefits from Oolong Tea?

There are: No health benefits and it won't help you lose weight. Drink it if you like the taste. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of chlorophyll? I heard's it's good for a healthy diet (green veggies) and improving metabolism, but I'm not sure about the latter.

What are the health benefits of chlorophyll? I heard's it's good for a healthy diet (green veggies) and improving metabolism, but I'm not sure about the latter.

Product of greens: Chlorophyll is what gives plants the green pigment. As for health benefits I don't see any harm in taking it up as green leafy vegetables are high in minerals and nutrients. As for helping metabolism - it helps maintain plant metabolism as it is essential for phtosynthesis. Not sure it has much effects on humans, . ...Read more

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Is Lipton decaf green tea from the tea bags at Walmart good for acid reflux with ice? Can you get same health benefits from using Lipton tea bags?

Is Lipton decaf green tea from the tea bags at Walmart good for acid reflux with ice? Can you get same health benefits from using Lipton tea bags?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. It is a licorice product found in health food stores. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Decaf is often made using chemicals that are not good for you. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to swallow a few pieces of raw garlic for its health benefits? I don't wanna chew on the garlic because I know it causes bad breath…

Is it a good idea to swallow a few pieces of raw garlic for its health benefits? I don't wanna chew on the garlic because I know it causes bad breath…

Bad breath: Do not except garlic to treat or prevent any illness. What you propose doing will give you bad breath and not provide any benefit.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Does semen have health benefits if swallowed I was wondering if semen has health benefits like extra protein, good for skin, helps generate any type of virus fighting cells or anything like that.

Does semen have health benefits if swallowed I was wondering if semen has health benefits like extra protein, good for skin, helps generate any type of virus fighting cells or anything like that.

What: What an interesting question to start my day with. What does semen contain? White blood cells, epithelial cells and spermatozoa as well as water, fats, steroids, carbohydrates (sugars) and protein. There is usually about 2 to 6 ml of semen per ejaculation. Is it good for you or not? Well, I guess that depends on who you are talking to.
There are a number of cultures and religions that consider sperm to be sacred - however, I am not aware of religious rituals involving semen ingestion. There is a study that suggests possible health benefits from ingesting semen. It proported a reduced risk of breast cancer if a woman engages in fellatio at least three times a week. Two other benefits from semen that have been suggested (but do not involve ingestion per se) include an antidepressant effect on women and possible reduction of pre-eclampsia. I can not tell you how how scientific the methods were for any of these studies.
On the flip side (and there is a lot of evidence to support this) semen can contain viruses and bacteria. Hiv can be transmitted through oral sex. Herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases can also be contained in semen. If there is significant gum disease in the person who ingests the ejaculate, that would provide more portals for infection. It is reported that about 5% of women are allergic to ejaculate. I am not aware that injesting semen strengthens your immune system, gives you radiant skin or improves the quality of your diet. ...Read more

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I have been reading lately on the health benefits of drinking hot water with fresh lemon juice. I have gerd, will the lemon do me more harm than good?

I have been reading lately on the health benefits of drinking hot water with fresh lemon juice. I have gerd, will the lemon do me more harm than good?

May actually help!: Many people find that drinking lemon juice actually helps GERD! However, any benefits are temporary and purely symptomatic (like the drugs that are commonly used). For an excellent and thorough discussion of how to cure GERD by addressing the underlying causes please see http://chriskresser. Com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd ...Read more

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What are the health and skin benefits of coconut oil and almonds?

What are the health and skin benefits of coconut oil and almonds?

Protein Source: Almonds are a good fat and a good protein source, so they are a nice and healthy snack. Otherwise there are no special or extra health benefits. And, medicine would remain fully neutral on the topic of coconut oil on the skin. There is nothing there for health or not health. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits of eating bugs?

Are there health benefits of eating bugs?

The protein levels: In some insects can be life saving in some situations. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of kundalini?

What are the health benefits of kundalini?

Kundalini: Kundalini is a psycho spiritual energy, the energy of consciousness which is thought to reside in the sleeping body, and is aroused either through spiratual discipline or spontaneously to bring a new state of consciousness. ...Read more