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Eating Healthy Foods Helps In Managing Stress Because
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Can my body naturally start not agreeing with certain foods/drinks after eating healthier foods and home made natural juices?
It takes time: The best way is to switch to healthy, plant based foods consisting of starches, Vegetables and Fruits for a few days. That should settle it. An antacid may help for a couple of days but stomach heals itself if you eat bland foods and avoid gastric irritants like, Spicy foods, Alcohol, Aspirin and smoking. Instead use low fat foods including low or no fat milk. lets know how you feel in one week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is dairy essential for a healthy diet? I enjoy foods like cheese but tend to think of them as unhealthy.
Not necessarily: There is no consensus on this and research studies show conflicting results. I believe cow's milk is the perfect food for baby cows but not for adult humans! if you do drink milk i strongly advise choosing rbgh-free milk & ideally organic milk. To see the pros & cons of this issue see http://milk.Procon.Org/view.Resource.Php?Resourceid=000656. ...Read more
To reduce fat wheat is important to us . Also eating meat is more beneficial or eating green vegetables to reduce fat and weight?
What are some good foods to include in our daily diets to keep the immune system healthy, esp. During cold/flu season?
Protein + hydration: I'm not much a believer in foods 'enhancing' immune function beyond the concept of good nutrition as a whole. But go for some extra protein. And keeping yourself well hydrated will help mucus production to clear the bad bugs from your respiratory passageways. Chicken soup anyone? ...Read more
Maintaining lower glucose levels: In sequential order, what foods should I avoid eating (I can easily handle a strict diet)?
See below: For patients with diabetes who want to adjust diet to lower blood sugar: -Avoid sugary foods and sweets -Avoid most juices -Avoid starchy foods -Avoid simple carbohydrates like white bread and instead choose complex carbohydrates labeled Whole Grain -Avoid choosing foods from the center of the supermarket and instead choose fresh produce around the outside ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No key: There isn't a single key that is great for all, but a universal truth includes maintaining a balance. Healthful eating of foods that lack processing and ingredients that you cannot pronounce along with a daily exercise program assists. The mind has to be nourished with new information, achievements and assisting others to be strong. Smile and laugh often and keep your mind limber and open. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Natural Origin, No!: The idea the saturated fats were unhealthy was dishonestly promoted by ancel keys, starting in 1953. This was his "theory", though the evidence available to him contradicted his theory. So what did he do? He cherry picked the data - fraudulant, & did not look at other factors. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths" foxnews, also nusi.Org. "lustig fatchance", etc. ...Read more
Will eating high GI foods regularly increase the chance of getting diabetes in future (even if that high GI food is considered healthy food) ?
Aim for at least 5: Servings of vegetables and at least 4 servings of fruit per day. Make it a goal to eat fresh, organic produce of varied colors. All of these different colored foods carry varied enzymes. ...Read more
18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?
Reversible: Congratulations on eating healthy- it's not easy! having a poor diet may have created some extra fat cells and metabolic imbalances, but our bodies have great capacity to heal and any damage that might have been done should be reversible over time. For more advice on diet see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more
Does eating any foods heavily and doing cardio exercises heavily keep cholestrol lvl and BP in control or we should maintain a diet also ?
Diet AND exercise: There are many factors which go into overall cardiovascular health: how much exercise? How healthy is the diet? Are you a healthy weight? Any other health problems? Any concerning family history. The balance of all these factors and more will determine one's health. In general, though, increasing exercise should help as should eating healthy foods. ...Read more
Yes, diets: Yes there are some available be careful of price watch the advertisements. ...Read more
Yes, of course: Healthy people require healthy food and conception is no exception! ...Read more
That is strong: weight loss for one month. I would recommend that don't lose any faster than 1 kg per week - otherwise you may find yourself losing too much muscle too quickly. take care. ...Read more
How does eating healthy foods help someone who already has type two diabetes if it can't be cured?
It matters a lot: If you eat the right foods, you can go off most if not all diabetic meds. It is not a question of carbs but what type of carbs - you want low glycemic index foods (lists available all over the web). You should also cut out all meat from your diet, not eat processed foods except rarely, never drink soda (even diet) or eat fast food, and eat lots of fresh fruits/veggies, whole grains, nuts, & beans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspirin: It depends given your past medical history. If you are over 45 you might benefit from a baby Aspirin daily. If you have high cholesterol, having that treated with medication can help reduce your further risk of heart problems. Certainly you want to get adequate exercise most days of the week. There is not enough research to confirm what vitamins to take yet. ...Read more
Eating healthy foods and maintained a balanced diet, could you add muscle or does that only happen through working out?
Obesity: You're probably overweight and if you eat less than you burn off, so that you will love weight, you will not be full and you will be hungry. That's your body's way of telling you you're losing weight. It's not harmful or dangerous and the feeling generally lessen as your body gets used to the lower intake. If you eat when hungry, you'll never lose weight. ...Read more
Ive been eating 1000 calories a day for a month, is there any damage from this, while taking vitamins and eating healthy foods?
I am 17 years old!im doing body transformation!..Im eating healthy foods and supplements !.My height is 5.8 my dad's height is 5.10 and mothers is 5.3?
Your question is ???: Your projected genetic height given your parents height is 5'9". (m+d/2+2.5 in) if your growth centers remain open you can expect more growth, but not much more. If you entered puberty at the same time as your friends you are likely done as most growth centers close at 17 in males.An x-ray of your wrist and hand could see if more growth was possible. ...Read more
Please tell me if it is okay to stress-eat or binge-eat if eating healthy food (healthy as in organic and vegan)?
Although that might: Be better than bingeing on crap food- the body really doesn't like ingesting huge amounts of food to the point of discomfort. If you have an uncomfortable relationship with food - have you considered overeater's anonymous? ...Read more
Low Vit D even though supplementing, unable to lose weight inspite of eating healthy foods/exercising, sky high CRP. Any ideas?
Need evaluation: It is not feasible to settle the issue without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, you have identified a major problem, weight. There is not easy way to lose weight. You need to drastically reduce your intake of food. High CRP is an indication of inflammation and obesity itself may be contributing to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe right side pain after eating fatty foods. I have slight right side pain after eating healthy foods. My ALT and AST are elevated. ?
Blood sugar drops below 3.0-4.0 mmol/l every time after eating healthy foods. Only way to keep it at 6 is eat at least 150-200g of carbs.Non-diabetic?
why keep it at 6?: I have no idea why you want to keep it at 6. A level of 4 (or 72 mg/dl) is perfectly healthy and should not cause any symptoms. Some people will get symptoms below 3.3. It is a bit unusual but not dangerous to have levels that low. No problem eating that much carbs but still avoid sugars and starches; choose complex carbs. Consider seeing an endocrinologist and checking your Insulin levels. ...Read more
I have lost a lot of weight due to I think stress, from 60kg to 52kg in about a month. I started on liximal.. can this cuase it? I make a point of eating healthy regular meals to try and pick up, but nothing. I feel great while on leximal
Per Drugs.Com: Lexamil (escitalopram) side effects may include: Common (1% to 10%): Decreased appetite, increased appetite, weight increased. Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anorexia, carbohydrate craving, weight decreased. I have never seen people lose 8 kg in a month as a side effect of escitalopram. I am glad you are feeling good on this medd. ...Read more
I've been working out and eating healthy, using neutragena naturals & nothings working for my acne. Could it be my stress working against it?
Not lifestyle: Contrary to what anybody else has told you, lifestyle (diet, fitness, personal hygiene, "stress") is not a major factor in acne. Being a young adult with acne is hard enough without being fed disinformation. It's not a bad soap, but not cure. If benzoyl peroside has failed, get with your physician for something that works (the pill, topical clindamycin, other options right for you). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I 23 year old male, healthy diet and get a cold every month. I am concerned i get too many infections . What you think ? I do have chronic stress
Stress weakens you: Your main problem is stress-- these germs are having a field day at your expense. When under stress the body is weaker, as you've proved to yourself here over and over again. I highly recommend u do everything to change this. Quit your job, meditate, pray, exercise, get sunlight... Do something! Not to scare u, but bigger problems can arise later if u go on living like this... ...Read more
Not overweight, healthy diet, EF 55%, LV normal size & function, BP 119/63, (sob) stress results moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical wall mostly reversible. Cath scheduled in 4 days. How bad?
Cardiac response: This clearly concerns me but you are doing the right thing and dealing with the problem urgently. Catheterization is definitely recommended. Unfortunately Cardiac disease also has a strong genetic component that may be present. Is your cholesterol normal and are you exercising adequately? Hopefully, you are also consulting with a cardiologist as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more
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