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Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more
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Healthy: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alkaline foods: Learn about epigenomes you can turn them on by eating foods that supply methyl groups - here is to learn more - http://learn.Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/epigenetics/. ...Read more
Why does GFR test ask about african-american? What's optimal gfr? Are age, gender, and race taken into account? Why?
It's the muscle mass: The muscle mass is more in african americans vs others, men vs women, young vs old. When muscle mass is high, creatinine will be expected to be high without actual kidney weakness (overestimates kidney weakness). Accordingly, we need to factor these elements in the equation to estimate kidney function (gfr). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read about a study about seaweed intake helping with two things: controlling HIV and preventing pregnancy. Any thoughts as pertaining validity of ?
Total rubbish: It takes only a few seconds to make something up and put it on the internet. These people pretend to be persecuted geniuses, advanced scientific minds and so forth. Whatever they are selling is relatively cheap and people think, "A little money for something that might work." You're rewarding their lying, and if it fails (contraception is super-serious), they'll blame you and you can't sue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mayo Clinic: I find the information thorough, understandable and spot on. ...Read more
A hoax: Vaccine haters in the 80's told us they caused cp, in the 90's crib death & now autism. Court testimony revealed a money making hoax behind the MMR scare and the dr lost his license to practice. The vaccines have been the single best lifesaver for kids in a hundred years. They are safe and effective as offered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any good healthy recipes for a overweight child besides exercise, i'm talking about food (don't like veggies) any way to make it fun?
Fun food: Depending on the age of the child, you can get them interested in cooking and food preparation. Show them how to mix ingredients in a bowl. Older children can cut up vegetables and other ingredients. Gradually, involve them in the actual cooking, with close supervision. Also, you can sneak vegetable puree into various foods- ie. Pureed squash goes well in macaroni and cheese. They'll never know! ...Read more
Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health i've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health. Do you know anything about them?
Hair health: Agree with the doctor who commented on $. Nioxin is basically a super weak "knock off" for rogaine (minoxidil) type medicine. If you have hair loss best to make sure no thyroid or anemia issues (or many other derm issues). If really a problem & want a product, discuss something more "proven" to invest your efforts. (for ex: rogaine (minoxidil), but not for pregnant women.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started reading why we get fat by gary taubes. Seems unhealthy to eat so much protein. And knowledge about the books content or recommendations of another book about a healthy diet?
No one best diet: There is no one best diet for everyone but i share your concern about the excessive protein that low-carb advocates advise. I've written an essay on the pros & cons of various diets including low-carb vs. Low-fat diets at http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ my favorite diet book is eat to live by joel fuhrman md. Also see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/are-you-a-nutritarian.Aspx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acai: The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. The acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai >. ...Read more
I'm 4 weeks pregnant. I've heard great things about magnesium supplements helping morning sickness. Are they safe to take please? Thank you
Giving/ receiving: Taoist teachings say that to be in balance one must be able to both give and to receive. “he who giveth much will receive much.”. ...Read more
Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?
Bad idea: Never put your trust in someone until you know them well including their background .You are playing with your life. ...Read more
One person +: Each of us(healthcare or non healthcare) can raise awareness of health issues by teaching our children proper health habits and hygiene, sponsoring a health panel discussion at our church or fraternal/sorority organization, employing good eating habits, and volunteering to transport a cancer patient to their chemo or radiation treatments. ...Read more
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