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Alkalinizer: These are alkaline materials which increase the ph of the water through the addition of basic materials. They make many claims about potential health benefits and taste of the water. It is a commercial product that you will have to decide for yourself whether it is worth the money. ...Read more
Changes. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training.
Homeopathy: Evidence-based medicine is trapped in a system that is pricey and dysfunctional but it does what it promises on the odds, and is based on science. Homeopathy is cheap, friendly, unhurried, presents an even more complex system than astrology, has no rational scientific basis, and may be worth it for non-life-threatening disease just for the placebo effect and the camaraderie. ...Read more
Low carb diet: I've found a low carb (no starch or sugar) ketogenic diet containing about 60+ grams is protein and below 40 grams of carbohydrate along with mild exercise the most effective for weight, fat and girth loss. If you get in mild ketosis which is fat burning state your hunger level will be very little. ...Read more
It's how you feel: Dropping is when the pregnant woman feels it is easier to breathe, harder to walk and needs to urinate more frequently. She may feel that there is some space between the top of her uterus and her rib cage. ...Read more
Right foot drop-no: Not without a special brace that enables you to bring up, or dorsiflex your foot. Worrisome would be if your foot was stuck on the accelerator. Ask your neurologist and explore adaptive mecahisms that would make driving safe. All the best. ...Read more
Weight loss: Decrease total caloric intake. To get started do not change your diet just reduce the amount you eat. When successful, concentrate on fruits and vegetable + basic dairy as main caloric intake and "taste" other foods. Minimize carbs and alcohol. NEVER EAT FAST FOOD or DRINK POP. They are calorie rich and nutritionally useless. ...Read more
Cut calories!: But the goal of weight loss is not to lose muscle, which conventional dieting will do: 1 lb of muscle per 3 lb of fat loss. The goal of weight loss is to become leaner: lose fat and little muscle. You cannot accomplish this by dieting. Why are you looking for a way out from exercising to achieve the goal of weight loss! ...Read more
No social conscience: A two year old is the king/queen of their universe & unrestrained by such things as a social conscience. They are seldom worried about what they wear or whether their hands, face etc are dirty or covered with drool. Can they be teething? Yes. Can they have sores in their mouth? Yes. Can they go about their day unconcerned about the drool? Certainly! ...Read more
Too fast: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
Hard to say:
He may have had hereditary hemachromatosis which can cause depression. He also drank. He was hospitalized for paranoia and had electroconvulsive shock therapy seveal times. Whether he was bipolar or depressed is not clear.
See http://haemochromatosis. Org. Au/symptoms/
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway ...Read more
At many if not most: Many/most schools have a lot of options - salad bars, fresher foods, less fats along with higher fat foods - pizza, fried foods etc. So while not all options are healthier there are at least healthier options available. ...Read more
Acquired hypomagnesemia may be due to low dietary intake, loss due to medication (most commonly diuretics, also possibly acid lowering drugs), chronic diarrhea, or a result of high alcohol use, and other causes.
Common symptoms include muscle cramps, weakness, heart rhythm problems and others.
Also, a low magnesium blood level will make it very difficult to maintain normal potassium levels. ...Read more
Sensibly: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
Hard work: There are many diets and all work if you stick to them. It is a matter of having the will power to limit your caloric intake to less than you expend which includes adding exercise. Get advice from a nutritionist and exercise therapist. Diet pills do not work and function mostly by placebo effect. ...Read more
Bad thermometer or: A bad thermometer or incorrect temperature-taking technique is the usual cause of a 92 degree temperature reading, in a person who seems ok, or who is not in an obvious medical crisis. ...Read more
That really isn't a: Healthy weight loss goal. If you want to lose 20 pounds have you considered spreading it out of 2 1/2 to 5 months? Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine. ...Read more
Probably okay: Although uncommon, prolonged effects of dilating drops can occur. They will get better. If you are concerned, call your eye doctor. In the future, ask your eye doctor to use a less strong dilating drop for you. ...Read more
You can exercise!: Obviously eating correctly and running a mild calorie deficit will work, but mild activity like walking, going up stairs, etc. Constitutes activity. My colleague, dr. Bassett's research claims that if we get 10000 steps per day, we need no more. I have never told a patient that all activity was off limits! ...Read more
No: No. If the physician can not maintain a therapeutic relationship with you, then it is important to discontinue the md/patient relationship. ...Read more
Clean wound: Wash out your wound w/lots of water. Make sure you're not still bleeding. Make sure everything still works, eg you can still touch & feel as well as bend joints & pick up things. Assuming that it's a shallow cut w/o exposing tendons, nerves, bone, heck, even muscle, you might be ok at home. Still, you'll need to check for your last tetanus shot. Anything over 5yrs should be updated. ...Read more
Yes: But you should use the ones labelled "for use with contact lenses". ...Read more
Are 'normal" but many "tear drop" cells means alteration of the red blood cell architecture in the bone marrow or spleen and is associated with HEMOLYTIC anemia! Speak with your Primary Care Provider (or Hematologist) if this finding is associated with ANEMIA (LOW blood cell count)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Veggies: Eat as much from fresh vegetables, then fruits as you can- they are low in calories and high in nutrients. They make you feel full without contributing a lot of calories to your diet. Aim for 5-7 fresh fruits and veggies a day. To stick to your diet, find out what is the motivating factor for you. Its different for everyone. For some its looks, others its health. Don't forget to have protein. ...Read more
No.: There are several drops used to dilate the pupils. They vary by length of duration. None can cause damage. ...Read more
Losing Weight: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more
Tabata Protocol: The key to undertaking any high energy training is to first discuss it thoroughly with your doctor and your trainer, if you have one, and make sure your body is healthy enough for an "all out" cardio. Never plunge right into this all at once - work yourself up to the full protocol gradually. ...Read more