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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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What is the role of the food and drug administration (fda) in the us cosmetics industry?

What is the role of the food and drug administration (fda) in the us cosmetics industry?

No much: The cosmeceutical industry products are not subject to specific fda review process. Use of such products and their claims have not been studies or reviewed for effectiveness or safety. ...Read more

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What drugs and food can make one grow taller?

What drugs and food can make one grow taller?

Eating healthfully: Will help you to reach your potential height. But there isn't a secret growth formula for a healthy person to increase height. ...Read more

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What type of foods should you eat when detoxing off drugs?

What type of foods should you eat when detoxing off drugs?

Healthy foods: One should always strive to eat in a health manner, especially when undergoing stressful times (physically and mentally.) this would include a variety of complex carbohydrates (vegetables, whole grains, etc), lean proteins (skinless chicken, seafood, lean red meat), drink plenty of water, and avoid as much processed foods as possible. Read labels and avoid anything with more than 4 ingredients. ...Read more

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What is the best way to curb food cravings, without dangerous drugs?

What is the best way to curb food cravings, without dangerous drugs?

Compl Carbs/Prot/H2O: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Within 2-3 weeks. Still ups/downs though. Good luck! ...Read more

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What type of food or drugs should person having BP should be taken to cure?

What type of food or drugs should person having BP should be taken to cure?

Diet and bp: Achieve ideal wt, don't smoke, minimize salt, eliminate saturated fats, be modest with meats, eat fruit, veggies, and whole grains, minimize caffeine, exercise daily, select foods rich in magnesium and potassium, avoid sugars, breads, pasta. ...Read more

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Why is grapefruit so toxic when taken with certain drugs is there a chemical I should be looking out for in other food?

Why is grapefruit so toxic when taken with certain drugs is there a chemical I should be looking out for in other food?

Grapefruit: Grapefruit juice is not in itself toxic, but it potently inhibits an enzyme [cyp 3a4] that breaks down certain drugs. When this happens these drugs can build up in your system, leading to increased effects and side effects.Seroquel (quetiapine) is one of these. Grapefruit juice can also affect p-glycoprotein transporters that allow your body to absorb and utilize certain drugs -- fexofenadine is an example. ...Read more

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My life is in jepordy, I need to lose weight and I don't have the will power I need a rehap food is like a drug to me. Help?

My life is in jepordy, I need to lose weight and I don't have the will power I need a rehap food is like a drug to me. Help?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I have urolithiasis. What are the food and drugs that I should avoid?

I have urolithiasis. What are the food and drugs that I should avoid?

Depends on kind: The stone kind makes a difference. However, as a rule of thumb you need more fluid intake especially lemonade/ limeade. Avoid calcium supplements and heavy dairy products and heavy animal protein. ...Read more

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What foods and products should be avoided by someone who is allergic to sulfa drugs?

What foods and products should be avoided by someone who is allergic to sulfa drugs?

Sulfa vs. Sulfite: Sulfa drugs include antibiotics [septra, bactrim, pediazole] some water pills, sulfonylurea diabetes medicines, celebrex (celecoxib). There are no related food allergies. More information here:
http://allergies. About. Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfa_2.Htm
sulfites are common preservatives in food and certain drugs. You can find more info here:
http://allergies. About. Com/od/foodallergies/a/sulfites. Htm. ...Read more

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What foods and drugs should be avoided if the baby is g6pd deficient?

What foods and drugs should be avoided if the baby is g6pd deficient?

Long list: There are long lists of foods and drugs to avoid for people with G6PD deficiency. Talk with your child's pediatrician or specialist that they may be seeing for a detailed list. There are also G6PD support groups online. If you have any questions about what can or can't be given to your baby, always consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the foods and drugs that should be avoided if a baby is g6pd deficient?

What are the foods and drugs that should be avoided if a baby is g6pd deficient?

CONGENITAL ANEMIA: G6pd deficiency, avoid sulfa antibiotic, antimalarial drugs, salicylates, nitrofurantin, nalidixic acid, vitamin k, phenacetin and avoid fava beans. ...Read more

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Eating indian food right before a drug test can it alter the result?

Any food can: Depending on the test you are undergoing, any food may alter the results, not just indian food. Check with your doctor if you need to fast before the test. ...Read more

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Can you suggest foods that trigger 'false positive' drug test results?

Can you suggest foods that trigger 'false positive' drug test results?

As far as I know,: The only food that can cause positive results in urine (and other) drug testing is poppy seeds. This is actually not a false positive, because poppy seeds do contain very tiny amounts of a chemical related to morphine, papaverine, which is metabolized into morphine. I am not aware of any other food that can do this. They are found in pastries, bagels and other baked goods. ...Read more

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•best tips 2 get pregnant asap. Baby to b born 2014? Food/drugs/exercise problems

•best tips 2 get pregnant asap. Baby to b born 2014? Food/drugs/exercise problems

Overall health: The average woman takes 6 months to conceive- you might succeed with the first try but it may take some time. It helps if your partner has a good sperm count/healthy sperm ; doesn't ejaculate for several days before the times near ovulation when you try. You're most fertile 2 days before ovulation ; day you ovulate.Healthy diet, exercise, reduce stress, avoid gmo's, take prenatal vit ; see comment:. ...Read more

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What types of drugs an foods interfere with the coagulation test of prothrombin time?

What types of drugs an foods interfere with the coagulation test of prothrombin time?

Depends on: Circumstances. In a normal person, usual drugs and foods do not affect pt measurably. In patients on warfarin, foods both prolong pt, e.g., grapefruit, or shorten it, e.g., green leafy vegetables. Many drugs affect pt, e.g., birth control pills, isoniazid, anti-fungals, antibiotics, and many other drugs metabolized through cytochrome p450 system, and barbiturates and alcohol. ...Read more

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Iheard about choosing gender of child before conception by some food supp. N drugs in states. Is it true? Wat is it

Iheard about choosing gender of child before conception by some food supp. N drugs in states. Is it true? Wat is it

Boy or Girl: There are no food supplements or drugs that can select gender.

Females provide an x (girl) chromosome and males can provide and x (girl) or y (boy) chromosome.

So the man provides the deciding factor and it is random. ...Read more

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I had my first baby 6 months ago, and after that I lost my drive for sex. What can I do to restore my desire for sex, what drug or food do I take.

I had my first baby 6 months ago, and after that I lost my drive for sex. What can I do to restore my desire for sex, what drug or food do I take.

It's complicated: Women's sex drives are fueled by many different factors. Certainly hormones play a big role, and yours aren't back to normal yet. But also, fatigue, stress, depression, diet, exercise, all play a role. If it's been a while since you've had sex, you may want to make time to get "reacquainted" with your husband, with non-intercourse touching (like massage) and see where that takes you. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs or foods that interact badly with strattera (atomoxetine)?

A few: Mao inhibitors and maprotiline which are antidepressants not commonly used and linezolid, an antibiotic are the only absolute contraindications. However, all medications can interact with each other and it is always important to make each one of your prescribeing physicians aware of any other medications and of any health supplements or herbal products you may be takiing. ...Read more

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Are there drugs and foods that interact with alfalfa supplements?

Are there drugs and foods that interact with alfalfa supplements?

Coumadin (warfarin) and BCP: Alfalfa contains large amounts of vitamin k which is used to help make clots. Coumadin (warfarin) is used to slow blood clotting. Alfalfa may decrease the effectiveness of coumadin (warfarin). Some birth control pills contain estrogen and taking alfalfa with them might decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills- use a condom. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs and foods that interact with tylophora supplements?

Are there any drugs and foods that interact with tylophora supplements?

Depressant: Don't take with antidepresants or central nervous stimulants because tylophora has central nervous system depressant effects/
caution is also advised when taking with corticosteroids, because tylophora may antagonize the supression of the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can wine in food make fail a drug test?

Hello docs. I was wondering can wine in food make fail a drug test?

If EtG is tested for: See the following article. Etg can be detected up to 80 hours in the urine. It is a break down product of alcohol.
Alcohol-test-info. Com/urine_alcohol_test_etg. Html. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs or food that interact badly with strattera (atomoxetine)?

Are there any drugs or food that interact badly with strattera (atomoxetine)?

Drug interactions.: Strattera (atomoxetine) contraindications include: monoamine oxidase inhibitors, leflunomide, selgiline, teriflunomide, lomitapide, furazolidone, isocarboxazid, mipomersen, linezolid, procarbazine, tranlcypromine, pimozide, phenelzine; dose adjustments are needed for medications like paroxetine, quinidine, fluoxetine (cyp2d6 inhibitors). ...Read more

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Does strattera (atomoxetine) interact badly with different types of food or drugs?

Officially :: Mao-i, cyp2d6 inhibitors, albuterol and similar beta2 agonists, anthypertensives in general, are the main groups of drugs that clearly interact with strattera (atomoxetine). Of course, this lists are never expected to cover all the possibilities in the universe, it s just what there is enough evidence of. Discuss it with your dr, mostly if some particular drug or food is in question. ...Read more

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Apart from ppis is there any other food or drugs that may affect calcium absorption?

Apart from ppis is there any other food or drugs that may affect calcium absorption?

Foods: Phytic acid and oxalic acid, found naturally in some plants, bind to calcium and can inhibit its absorption. Foods with high levels of oxalic acid include spinach, collard greens, sweet potatoes, rhubarb, and beans. Eating spinach and milk together reduces calcium absorption. Foods high in phytic acid include whole-grain products and wheat bran, beans, seeds, nuts, and soy isolates. ...Read more

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What s shingles its cause by a particular food eaten. What do I run away from. What drugs doct?

What s shingles its cause by a particular food eaten. What do I run away from. What drugs doct?

Shingles: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella virus. You can only get it if you had chicken pox in the past. ...Read more

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Pls mention drugs that will worst hemorrhoids & foods to be avoided when one having hemorrhoids????

Pls mention drugs that will worst hemorrhoids & foods to be avoided when one having hemorrhoids????

Hemorrhoids worse: Constipation is what makes hemorrhoids worse, both because of straining, and because of rubbing of a hard stool. Any drug or food which causes constipation will therefore make it worse. But you can prevent this by always taking stool softeners like Colace, (docusate sodium) and eating lots of salads and drinking lots of fluids to prevent constipation. ...Read more

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Why is it that I can't think of anything but sex, drugs, food, working out, money, and alcohol?

Why is it that I can't think of anything but sex, drugs, food, working out, money, and alcohol?

Self-absorption: Sounds like you are very self-absorbed, but many humans are. Is there something you'd like to change about this, though? You could consider getting involved with something larger than yourself -- you could do your community, or at least a few other people or animals, some good. Many opportunities exist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why vitamins or other drugs gotta be taken with food? And what happen if I take them without food

Why vitamins or other drugs gotta be taken with food? And what happen if I take them without food

Stomach upset: Usually, it is to prevent your stomach from being upset. With your history of bloating, I would recommend you take any vitamins or drugs with food unless the pharmacist recommends you take them on an empty stomach (this is rare) ...Read more

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I have countless drug, food and seasonal allergies even though my insurance won't cover allergy shots is it practical to consider them?

I have countless drug, food and seasonal allergies even though my insurance won't cover allergy shots is it practical to consider them?

No: Multiple allergies from numerous different causes are not really effectively treated by allergy shots. Speak with an allergist as there are several meds that can be very effective. ...Read more

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My seven months old baby vomits almost frequently as he takes in drugs or food. What could be wrong? We have seen a doctor but he says its malaria

My seven months old baby vomits almost frequently as he takes in drugs or food. What could be wrong? We have seen a doctor but he says its malaria

Cannot diagnose: If you are having your baby seen by a competent pediatrician and they have made a diagnosis of malaria would suggest that your baby be treated appropriately. If not satisfied with the diagnosis then suggest that you get a second opinion. This cannot be diagnosed long distance. Hope the baby is better soon. ...Read more

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Accutane's medication guide shows that "the drug should always be taken with food". How much fat does food contain for best absorption of accutane?

Accutane's medication guide shows that "the drug should always be taken with food". How much fat does food contain for best absorption of accutane?

No reason: There is no indication from the manufacturer of Accutane that one needs to pay attention to the amount of fat in the foods taken concomitantly with accutane. ...Read more

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I was a drug addict while being a teenager now I feel this need to always cobsume everything food alcohol buying things etc. How can I treat this?

I was a drug addict while being a teenager now I feel this need to always cobsume everything food alcohol buying things etc. How can I treat this?

Generalized baehavio: Tendency to want to have "all or none" and having difficulties with self control can color the personality traits in someone with addiction problems, impulse control is another trait that is associated with that. Psychotherapy and medication can help, provided the person is motivated to change and make progress. ...Read more

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What type of food or drug can improve sperm motility?

What type of food or drug can improve sperm motility?

Several possible: Hopefully you're working with a urologist and/or fertility medicine physician on this? But, several herbs have some evidence to support their use -- including maca, mucuna pruriens, ginseng, ashwagandha, and tribulus. Tongkat ali, also known as eurycoma longifolia is another. Acetyl l-carnitine & zinc. See http://tinyurl. Com/n8tmwlh for more information. ...Read more

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Can there be drugs or food that can cure high blood pressure permanently?

Cure HI BP: Great question: optimal diet is DASH Diet: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, pomegranates, tomato, kiwi, spinach, kale, whole grains and low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of very lean meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. BP might melt away!! -- meds lower BP but won't "cure HIBP" ...Read more

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