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Foods To Restore Kidney Health
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
How many teeth would you have to lose for it to negatively affect your ability to eat nutritional foods such as meats, fruits, veggies, etc.?
Avoid toxins,sugar &: Alcohol, many drugs (both prescribed & recreational) & environmental toxins like pesticides, pcb's & dioxins harm our livers, so it's best to avoid these. Also avoid deep-fried & genetically modified foods & excess sugar; being overweight leads to a fatty liver. Eat organic fruits & veggies. See http://www.Globalhealingcenter.Com/natural-health/top-9-herbs-for-liver-cleansing/ for info on herbs. ...Read more
Healthy food: Eating right can help you fend off plaque, periodontal disease, and gingivitis. The best food for the health of your teeth include cheeses, chicken or other meats, nuts, and milk. Also crunchy fruits (e.g. apples and pears) and vegetables. Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dairy products: If you have been on a low intake of calcium and vitamin d (or little sunshine) you might improve bone density slightly over several years by increasing milk and yogurt intake (8oz, provides 300 mg calcium) to receive 1000 mg a day. Salmon is the best food source of vitamin d but supplements are easier to be sure you get enough (generally 1000 units daily). ...Read more
1st, avoid caffeine!: The b vitamins are necessary to a healthy nervous system. If you'll read up on the various deficiency syndromes caused by the lack of these vitamins, you'll see why. Next, it's a good idea to take a 1200 mg soft gel fish oil capsule daily, that will cover your need for omega-3 fatty acids. Third, "nac " n-acetylcysteine, 600 mg twice a day, seems to help stabilize neuronal cell membranes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy diet: There is no specific food likely to increase your capacity to perform sexually. If you are having difficulty performing you may want to consult with a clinical psychologist who specializes in sexual issues. Good luck ...Read more
Some products claim to be natural enzymes which can detox the body. Does a healthy person with consistent balance diet need such products to detox?
These are scams: I'm glad that you see through the glitzy ads by people posing as persecuting humanitarians. Use your discernment to recognize supplements that may indeed by helpful -- and get with your physician. In fact, if you're interested in this area (it's fascinating) there's probably an ethical holistic-medicine practitioner in your area -- choose wisely. Best wishes. ...Read more
Probably: There are anecdotal reports that certain foods improve or worsen the symptoms of pro statism. There is no scientific evidence. Most of such reports have a marketing aspect too ! ...Read more
Many ways: In many ways but a key one is bones are made of minerals (calcium, magnesium etc.) & collagen; vitamins are essential to absorb minerals & build collagen. We can't absorb calcium without vit. D &a. Vit. K directs calcium to our bones (instead of arteries/soft tissues). Vit c supports collagen production. See osteoporosis-treatment. ...Read more
Renal diets: A low sodium diet is often recommended for kidney patients but, if kidney disease is moderate to severe, additional restrictions may be needed. Your health care provider may be able refer you to a local dietitian for education. Online organizations, such as the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) often provide free information - including recipes. Check out the NKF at www.kidney.org ...Read more
How do you prevent kidney stones in your body & also which foods, fruits, dairy, liquids should we not be eating & are ok to eat?
Is it beneficial to consume magnesium, calcium phosphate, and vitaminD3/K2 together with a meal to maintain bone and tooth health?
Blood potassium level of 3.4...How long will it take to restore to normal levels by eating more potassium rich foods and how much do I need to add?
Poor digestion/weight loss. Unable to eat most foods due to gas. Limited to vegi diet - again only leafy vegis. All tests normal, docs can't understand.
Functional Approach: I would consider a detailed evaluation of your overall health, nutritional intake, as well as gastrointestinal health. A functional medical approach would likely uncover some issues in regards to your digestion and assimilation. An in depth stool analysis is a good place to start in regards to digestive issues. You might also benefit from seeing a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Are sugar free Tums (calcium carbonate) a good way to get calcium in your mouth to help restore minerals to teeth? Like remineralizing.
Yes and no: Tums (calcium carbonate) are an excellent source of calcium. One must be careful with taking too much sugar free Tums (calcium carbonate), because that may be sweetened with sorbitol, which could cause diarrhea if taken in excess. I doubt that using calcium supplements will make you successful in remineralizing teeth though. However, it probably would not hurt you and may give you benefits in maintaining bone density. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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