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Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


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Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.

Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.

OK for most BUT...: Many people eat only raw vegetables (and raw food) for health benefits, but many nutrients in vegetables are better absorbed when cooked (esp. if boiled or steamed) while others are degraded by cooking. Cruciferous veggies have chemicals that suppress thyroid function if eaten in excess that are deactivated by cooking. See http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/raw-veggies-are-healthier/ ...Read more

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Why take estrogen after fresh blast transfer?

Why take estrogen after fresh blast transfer?

Proliferation: Estrogen tends to have a proliferative effect on the endometrial lining. It's quite possible that exogenous (an outside source) estrogen, as such, would create a more hospitable/welcoming environment for the rapidly growing "blast." ...Read more

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Can frozen embryo provide stem cells someday?

Can frozen embryo provide stem cells someday?

Yes if they want: Most couples who have surplus frozen embryos after completing their family choose to discard them, but recently many couples have not felt comfortable with this option and instead choose to donate them to stem cell research so that these embryos can be utilized to help others. ...Read more

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I love my vegetables and i was wondering are frozen vegetables from the freezer aisle in supermarkets nutritionally as good as fresh veg?

Yes: Frozen vegetables in the supermarket are picked ripe and are then frozen and have good nutrients. All vegetable lose nutrients when you cook them though, so fresh raw vegetables and fruits are the best. ...Read more

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Can only fresh fruit smoothie spike my blood sugar?

Can only fresh fruit smoothie spike my blood sugar?

If you have diabetes: Any food intake in-between meals, particularly fruit smoothies, can cause a spike in glucose. Your body isn't able to quickly secrete a surge of Insulin to prevent the rise when you're on oral therapy, and if you're on insulin, it wouldn't be covered by the injections before meals or the nighttime basal insulin. If you have diabetes, avoid in-between meal snacks of any kind. You'll also gain weigh. ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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Can a 9 month ild drunk fresh pomegranite juice?

Can a 9 month ild drunk fresh pomegranite juice?

Babies ; Food: As long as this juice is dilute and not replacing any of the necessary milk or formula. There is no protein in juice and there is no calcium. So, please do not let this juice take the place of the necessary nutrients your baby needs. ...Read more

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Would having a live virus in my blood from a mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) shot affect platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment?

Would having a live virus in my blood from a mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) shot affect platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment?

See below: Are you receiving platelet rich plasma? If yes, for what? It is not likely to do you any good. MMR will not have any effect on this otherwise dubious treatment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Valium-If the half life is up to 100 hours, but peak plasma is 1-1.5 hours, but the drug is effective for 6 hours. Please explain these relationships.

Valium-If the half life is up to 100 hours, but peak plasma is 1-1.5 hours, but the drug is effective for 6 hours. Please explain these relationships.

Valium metabolism: Valium, a benzodiazepine, t1/2 is 20-70h. That's a wide range. Time to onset (oral route) is 30 - 90 minutes. has active metabolites, so there are actually two peak plasma times. Active metabolites also cause it to be effective longer.Do note, however, that 1/2 life tells us how long it will take for drug to reach steady state & for 1/2 diazepam 2 b cleared, but not about active metabolites. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how donating plasma work?

Can you tell me how donating plasma work?

All vs component: Whole blood donation collects red cells, plasma, platelets--which can be separated and used. Plasma collection (/pheresis) uses a machine to separate reds & platelets from carrier fluid--golden ylw fluid (/plasma). The cells are returned to you in saline (salt water) and the plasma is collected. Plasma can be donated every 3-7 days. ...Read more

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Is platelet rich plasma and prolotherapy the same thing?

Is platelet rich plasma and prolotherapy the same thing?

No: You are comparing two "alternative" treatments in which stuff is injected into the insertions of ligaments / tendons. In prolotherapy, the operator injects sugar, glycerine, or some other simple substance. Injecting platelet-rich plasma is a whole new level of things. Caveat emptor. ...Read more

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Does dried fruit have the same amount of nutrients as fresh fruit?

Does dried fruit have the same amount of nutrients as fresh fruit?

A bit less . . .: In general, heat used to dehydrate fruit causes loss of heat-sensitive nutrients such as Vitamin C. Aside from that 1/4 cup dried fruit is, for the most part, comparable to 1 cup fresh fruit, aside from H2O content. Check out http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/science/01qna.html & http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/dried-fruit-nutritious-fresh-fruit-7614.html. ...Read more

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Had 5 d blastocyst frozen transfer. 10 day post hCG 330. 14 day post hCG 1270. Had 2 good quality embryos transferred. Twins?

?maybe! congrats: haha. don't get greedy! that is a normal rise, almost double in 2 days... BUT it is early, so will know soon! ...Read more

Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more