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What are some facts about the bodily impacts of healthy food and unhealthy food?

What are some facts about the bodily impacts of healthy food and unhealthy food?

Actually variable: In the short run, often caloric intake independent of food "quality" dominates. As many short term unhealthy diets(google 30 day twinkie diet), if calorically restricted can improve health metrics like blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. But in the long run unhealthy food can lead to inflammation, poor cholesterol panels, micronutrient deficiencies and many other life threatening issues ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Does cavemen/paleo diet have benefits in other aspects of lives & what are possible lessons teens could gain from their lifestyles?

Does cavemen/paleo diet have benefits in other aspects of lives & what are possible lessons teens could gain from their lifestyles?

Paleo Diet: Paleo diet can be helpful in autoimmune disease and gastrointestinal disease. Here's a quick start guide... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.html. ...Read more

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In today's life human has wide threat of dangerous things like free radicals and other toxic elements in body, how to prevent or wash them out?

In today's life human has wide threat of dangerous things like free radicals and other toxic elements in body, how to prevent or wash them out?

Free radicals are: Atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Antioxidants (vitamins c and e, carotenoids, phytochemicals from plants) scavenge or neutralize free radicals. Fruits and vegetables are important sources of vitamin c and carotenoids. Whole grains and high quality vegetable oils are major sources of vitamin e. ...Read more

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What are some of the statistics of eating fast food compared to healthy food?

What are some of the statistics of eating fast food compared to healthy food?

Too High: About 1 in 4 people eat fast food every day (https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-american-eating-habits). American children now get about one quarter of their total vegetable servings in the form of potato chips and French fries. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-are-obsessed-with-fast-food-the-dark-side-of-the-all-american-meal/ ...Read more

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How does the cost of healthy food compare to that of junk food?

How does the cost of healthy food compare to that of junk food?

Unfortunately: In many circumstances, "healthy" foods cost more than "junk" food. Some of this revolves around what comprises "healthy" foods versus "junk" food, as governmental subsidies allow for the food stuffs that tend to make up most of "junk" food cheaper than healthy foods! Just think about how massive a meal you can get at McDonald's for under six bucks or even less ! ...Read more

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Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Junk vs good food: Junk food is called junk food because it is rich in calories without supplying nutrition. Nutrition=protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Examples of junk: cookies & candy. Examples of good food: fruit, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, eggs. Impact of junk food: weight gain. Impact of good food: maintenance of normal weight, avoidance of diabetes, improved energy and fitness. Be well! ...Read more

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Do pacemakers improve the quality of life of people?

Do pacemakers improve the quality of life of people?

Not always: In some cases, it is meant to prevent occasional pauses in conduction, which can occur very rarely. Sometimes they are put in to prevent the first such event, when the likelihood it will occur seems likely, and the patient may never notice a difference! if someone is fainting often, or feeling very lethargic/weak from low heart rates, the pacemaker may have a drastic impact on quality of life. ...Read more

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What part of the healthy living lifestyle would yoga go in?

What part of the healthy living lifestyle would yoga go in?

Mind-body health: There are many components to a healthy lifestyle including diet, minimizing toxic exposures, exercise, stress reduction, positive attitude & social connectivity. Yoga can be a great aid to reducing stress & hatha yoga can improve physical fitness. Yoga can help foster a positive attitude.If done in a group setting it may also provide social support.Thus, yoga can be part of many aspects of health. ...Read more

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Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

No. play with dirt.: Manufacturers do not have the purchase power and therefore cannot condemn. Hand sanitizer has a place in many situations and has been shown to be effective in situations where handwashing isn't available. It is true however that we have to encourage kids to exercise more, be outside more, play more & get dirty more instead of watching tv and playing inside video games. Engage with nature! ...Read more

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They built a bunch of turbines near our house. What are the health risks to our family and pets?

They built a bunch of turbines near our house. What are the health risks to our family and pets?

No: There is insufficient evidence that the noise from wind turbines is directly (ie, independent from an effect on annoyance or sleep) causing health problems or disease ... The strongest epidemiological study suggests that there is not an association between noise from wind turbines and measures of psychological distress or mental health problems. (from health impact study). ...Read more

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What makes mcdonalds food so unhealthy? What's the difference between their burgers, and the average burger you cook at home, or other restaurants?

Fat and salt: Fast foods, mcdonalds and others are often high in saturated fats and salt, both of which are not healthy. The same may be true of burgers cooked at home and in restaurants, depending on the quality of meat and cooking process. ...Read more

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What's the shelf life of meclizine?

What's the shelf life of meclizine?

Expiration date: Virtually all food/medicine products sold in us have an expiration date before which it is guaranteed most effectiveness for what the medicine can do. This only means as time pass, the medicine slowly deteriorates and thus becomes less and less effective. For example: if the med is to expire 12/31/12, it should still be good 1/1/13, but may not be in 9/1/15 etc.. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to eat soaked, uncooked steel cut oats? I'm getting mixed messages about the health benefits and difficulties of digesting whole grains.

Is it healthy to eat soaked, uncooked steel cut oats? I'm getting mixed messages about the health benefits and difficulties of digesting whole grains.

It's ok: Uncooked soaked oats, like in muesli, are ok. Cooking breaks down cell walls, turns it into porridge, released mucilages and soluble fiber; makes it easier re: digestion, but not likely an issue with normal GI tract. Arguably some of the undigested carbs might increase gas (fermented by bowel bacteria). ...Read more

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Healthy 6yo boy on gf diet 4 yrs. Each gluten trial brings many loose mucusy stools in <36 hrs. Genes carry 1% risk of celiac. What else could it be?

Healthy 6yo boy on gf diet 4 yrs. Each gluten trial brings many loose mucusy stools in <36 hrs. Genes carry 1% risk of celiac. What else could it be?

Gastroenterologist?: If you are truly concerned about his stools, either discuss and start with preliminary evaluation and studies with your pediatrician or see a pediatric board certified gastroenterologist. Growth and development should be assessed. Stool studies as simple as ph, stool for white blood cells, fat stain, reducing substances, blood, ova and parasites can be performed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me process of digestion of food in small intestine in human beings ?

Can you tell me process of digestion of food in small intestine in human beings ?

Not in400 characters: There are entire text books written about this topic, some of which are thousands of pages in length. Essentially, the body mechanically breaks food down, then uses chemical reactions and enzymes to absorb the nutrients, and then excretes the waste products in the stool. The detail involves how it does that with each different type of nutrient. Fascinating field! ...Read more