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Apart from healthy eating, to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder, vanilla extract & stevia daily?
Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more
I want to lose some weight I'm trying to eat healthy but I suppose to eat salt it's so gross I'm probably the only person who don't like salt any idea?
Unrelated: Hi. Inclusion or exclusion of salt has no bearing on weight loss (unless food addiction involves salty foods!). There is no weight loss program I'm aware of that tells you to eat salt. Please give us more information because so far, it's not making much sense to me. Good luck! ...Read more
Need doc opinions! I am trying to eat healthy and exercise more but I literally have no idea where to begin?
Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information and get you started on your healthy lifestyle. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more
I work out in the am, eat healthy, only drink water/tea. I wake up with a flat stomach but am extremely bloated as day goes on. Any idea why?
Weight Loss: I applaud you for eating healthy, for that is a great start. Be sure that in addition to healthy foods you are practicing portion control. Also, change up the types of exercise you are doing to lose weight. Cardio (running, biking, swimming) will help burn some fat while you exercise, but make sure to build muscle too. Muscle burns fat for energy at rest, and glucose for energy during exercise. ...Read more
Don't smoke drink or do drugs exercise daily eat healthy but blood pressure is high never was before so any ideas why now. Tyvm?
A few ideas: It might be genetic. Age contributes, too. Also, do you watch your sodium? Many healthy foods are high in sodium. Check labels. Max of 2000mg a day. Practice belly breathing can sometimes lower your blood pressure. Make sure you get enough sleep and not stressed out. In addition, you should ask your doctor to check secondary causes of hypertension, such as thyroid or renal problems. ...Read more
This past year, no matter how much I exersize or eat healthy, my legs continue to gain weight. Also, I have low energy and difficulty focusing. Ideas?
Healthy vs '/calorie: Eating 'healthy" does not mean you are not overeating. 100 calories are 100 calories whether it was whole wheat bread or white bread. Calorie intact cannot be more than calories burned if you are wanting to lose weight. On the other hand, endocrine disorders, thyroid being only one, can make it almost impossible to lose weight. ...Read more
5ft 23yr female 248lbs. High BP & HR, PCOS, Anxiety. I also retain water & haven menstruated in 4months I eat healthy & exercise. Advice and ideas?
Hormones: You may be suffering from a hormone deficiency, or a problem with your cells uptaking and using the hormones you are producing. If you are only 23 y/o and you are having all these issues, I would highly recommend having your primary doctor do a full blood work panel on you to see if there are any imbalances that could be treated to alleviate these issues ...Read more
I am experiencing intermenstrual bleeding with clots and severe cramping with back pain. I'm 40 and not pregnant. Any ideas? I workout, eat healthy.
Dysmenorrhea: We call this condition dysmenorrhea. If it becomes more frequent and heavier we call it Menometrorrhagia. Several things can cause this condition. Need to see your GYN doctor for examination and evaluation. Recommend iron supplementation to help prevent anemia from the blood loss. ...Read more
Have some health problems was thinking about a plant based eating lifestyle + fish only, ppl say that's a bad idea it can cause more problems. True? Ty
Food plan: Please start by seeing your doctor so that you both know what you are dealing with. If you think you have some nutritional imbalances consider getting a Micronutrient Test like one from Spectracell. Com. Then you will know what you need to eat or supplement with. A plant based diet w/fish is a possibility but you need to be more informed before doing that. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I want to start eating healthy but have no idea what to eat for breakfast/lunch what are some healthy ideas?
Jump on in: The water's fine! Huge enthusiastic yes! swimming stretches and works out your body all over. It's low impact so it's friendly for backs and knees too. So if you're feeling amphibious, it's a great way to get moving. But most of all, choose exercise that will be fun for you. If you're not inclined to swim, that's okay. You can find something else to do. ...Read more
Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read more
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
What are the main signs of being Diabetic if you have no idea? It runs in both sides of my family but I try my best to take care of myself health wise
Not a bad idea.: Healthcare and the way healthcare is provided is dramatically changing in these last few years. 'Obamacare', insurance payments, doctors not choosing to build a solo practice are among these. You're at a time where you can decide as you go what you wish to pursue as healthcare will not remain as you know it today and will continue dynamically changing. Technology/ Economy are related. ...Read more
I am a healthy but overweight 27 year old. I watch what I eat very closely and go to the gym 5 days a week yet I cannot lose! Any idea's?
Losing Weight: Any answers to this question will be very ambiguous and generic. Please follow this advise and then bring it back to us. I need a one week food diary (you can find any of a number of tools online for this) with the total calories you consume and what type of calories they are. Then I need the specifics of your exercise. What your activity is, for how long and what your heart rate is. ...Read more
How is applied medicine different from academia? Would it ever be a bad idea to ask for health advice from say a biomedical researcher (phd)?
Yes: Mds and dos are trained in clinical medicine with basic science background. Phds are trained in basic science and clinical research, not the practice of medicine. There is a long educational process and art to clinical medicine. They study the same disease processes but work on different aspects. Phds work on the science and theory. Mds/dos work on using this knowledge to treat people. ...Read more
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
What to do if I had a perfectly healthy friend, who one day just didn't wake up after a nights sleep. He was 18. Do you have any idea what this could be?
Sooner the better!: As long as there is no reason to think your child has food allergies to the items in question, just try it! There is some evidence that introducing foods like fish before 9 months is beneficial to the immune system and future tolerance of the food. As long as the food is soft (no choke hazards) and not honey (botulism risk), infants >6mo can try what you eat! ...Read more
I wanted to start taking 1tbsp of coconut oil a day for health but my LDL is high. Is this a bad idea or is it really healthy? Tyvm
It is ok,: But enjoy some coconut flakes on your cake, I like the pepperidge farm 3 dollar coconut cake, 1 piece 3 inch a day is good, walk alot and don't worry about it, smoking and being fat is the danger. ...Read more
I need to eat healthier and am considering the Paleo Diet. Is this a good idea? If not, what would be a basic, reliable, simple and easy alternative?
Paleo Diet can: Be a good choice but see your doc or a nutritionist first. One size does not fit all. What is good for one person is for another. Peace and good health. ...Read more
28 weeks preg. Have put on 4.5 kgs till date. Bub is active & healthy. Any idea how much weight I would end up putting on by my due date - june 24th?
Please see below: There's no one-size-fits-all approach to pregnancy weight gain. How much weight you need to gain depends on various factors, including your pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index (bmi). Your health and your baby's health also play a role. Work with your health care provider to determine what's right for you. Average normal gain falls between 25-35 pounds (11-16kg). ...Read more
Im22 physically n mentally active, wrkout, train martialarts, folow a healthy diet. Recently I hav trouble holding a boner/lasting long. Any idea why?
Erections & Brains: Given your age this is most likely a temporary condition and it can be made worse by your thinking, worrying about your erections. Erections are a complex combination of physical stimulation and mental stimulation with the brain being more than 50% responsible. Any worry or fatigue or stress can make getting an erection or maintaining an erection more difficult. Give it time. Stop worrying! ...Read more
I m now 30, I would like some idea about daily physical exercise for keeping my health up? Thanks
30 min/ day: To keep aerobically fit 30 min. Of exercise 5 days a week is recommended. Check w/ your pcp before starting a more aggressive regimen. Also find out your maximal heart rate;you should exercise w/ a target of reaching 80% (or so check w/pcp) of your mhr. Jogging, bicycling, swimming, or any other aerobic exercise that u like will work. Just get started! Gl! ...Read more
I've had a tickle in the deepest part of my lunhs for about 2 weeka any idea what caused it. I don't smoke im in good health its worst at night?
Allergies?: You may have allergies or postnasal drip. I suggest you get this evaluated. Your PCP would be the first point of call. ...Read more
Benefits of Niacin: Yes, as a cholesterol treatment. It can boost level of good cholesterol and lower triglycerides. It also lowers bad cholesterol. Niacin also has others benefits. There is good evidence that it helps reduces atherosclerosis.It is a fda approved treatment for pellagra. It has been studied as a treatment for many other problems like lowering the risk of alzheimer's disease, cataracts, osteoarthritis and d.M. ...Read more
I am f/25, 5'3 and 193lbs. What is my recomended weight? Will 2 healthy meals a and 2 snacks (fruit)help me lose lbs? Is fasted cardio a good/bad idea?
Listen to your body: If overweight with ovarian cyst, one needs 6 small equal meals with a slow anti-inflammatory grain like quinoa, buckwheat groats, or amaranth at each meal and fresh vegetables more than fruit and small amounts of high quality protein from beans, fish, high quality eggs, and grass fed meat. Relax and de-stress and aim for 60 minutes of fun movement exercise spread through the day. ...Read more