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Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Not all competitive: Childhood is not a rehearsal for adulthood. Kids should play sports to learn about team work, make new friends, learn a new skill and exercise. What is a "top player" in little league? ...Read more

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Im doing a tough mudder race on october, (10-12miles with 25 military obstacles designed by british military forces) should I take any multivitamin?

Im doing a tough mudder race on october, (10-12miles with 25 military obstacles designed by british military forces) should I take any multivitamin?

Probably: Vitamins are important for you to get through your diet. If you feel you do not get the necessary daily requirements through a balanced high content of plant based diet, its best to take a multivitamin each day regardless of tough mudder race or not. In general, use a high quality multi vitamin tablet such as new chapter brand as insurance to ensure you get your daily vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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I want to do kris gethin's workout program dtp. I am a career of hepatitis b.Is the supplements given by kris appropriate for me.@bodybuilding.Com/dtp?

I want to do kris gethin's workout program dtp. I am a career of hepatitis b.Is the supplements given by kris appropriate for me.@bodybuilding.Com/dtp?

Avoid like Plague: If you are a teenager, run away from getheen as fast as you can.I have reviewed his supplements.The claims he makes for them are unproven.Studies have shown that they help promote and do absolutely nothing.And several of them have very dangerous potential side effects. No gain and maybe much pain. ...Read more

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19 yr old male, skin tone on hands appears yellow. Highly active, professional ballet dancer. Diet could be better, fast food, etc. Heavy veggie juice?

19 yr old male, skin tone on hands appears yellow. Highly active, professional ballet dancer. Diet could be better, fast food, etc. Heavy veggie juice?

Could be: At age 19, most likely explanation would be heavy vegetable juicing. Foods such as carrots, oranges, spinach, squash and sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene and can cause skin discoloration/yellowing. To be safe, can also get blood tests with your doctor to make sure you do not have diabetes or jaundice (caused by liver dysfunction/disease). ...Read more

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Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker says on Healthtap that most adults need 5000 IU of vitamin D. Isn't that rather a lot? I am 67.

Dr. Randy Baker says on Healthtap that most adults need 5000 IU of vitamin D. Isn't that rather a lot? I am 67.

How often?: If you specify HOW OFTEN the recommendation was made then, there'd be more clarity to the question. There is no real tried & tested protocol yet for how much vitamin D should be taken by human beings, if it should really be supplemented at all. You need to get blood tested first. If your numbers are in need of replacement then, it becomes each physician's discretion how to do that safely. ...Read more

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Are there good, inexpensive sports for kids to grow up playing if they don’t like team sports?

Yes: Of course! how about track and field? All you need is a pair of good running shoes and a positive attitude! swimming is an individual sport- lessons can be expensive, but your local ymca may have some that are affordable. ...Read more

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What probiotic is good for candida yeast gnc 50 ultra 50 probiotic complex or gnc multi strain probiotic conplex 10 billion cfus ? Plz suggest me thx.

What probiotic is good for candida yeast gnc 50 ultra 50 probiotic complex or gnc multi strain probiotic conplex 10 billion cfus ? Plz suggest me thx.

Probably won't help: No probiotic is likely to be effective in treating a yeast infection. If that's what you have, you need treatment with a proper anti-yeast antibiotic. However, if you're talking about "systemic" candidasis, it's an urban myth; there is no such thing, and no treatment makes any difference. Discuss with a scientifically trained physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should we be aware of vegan guru's who claim to cure serious medical conditions like type 1 diabetes like American Dr Robert Morse?

Should we be aware of vegan guru's who claim to cure serious medical conditions like type 1 diabetes like American Dr Robert Morse?

Be aware: Use critical thinking thinking about health. He wrote a book called The Detox MIRACLE sourcebook. It would be miraculous if a detox could cure type I diabetes. A plant based diet is very nutritious but I would need to see the evidence based review of how herbs and raw food cured medical conditions like Diabetes, Crohns cancer. ...Read more

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Age: 17 Sex: Male Question for Nutritionist: I run 4 miles daily how many calories do I require? I also do strength train every other day. HT: 5'4

Age: 17 Sex: Male Question for Nutritionist: I run 4 miles daily how many calories do I require? I also do strength train every other day.
HT: 5'4

Calorie need: Usually, at your age, the calories needed/d would be 2500-3000/d. It appears from your history that you are toning well and running and exercising that with a broad judicial diet will keep your weight management balanced. If need further nutritional guidance, you can make an online appt with the healthtap nutritionist. ...Read more

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I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

Sure: Yoga can be an incredibly wonderful activity. I practice regularly and love it. However, you can also hurt yourself in yoga if you do not have instruction or if you try to do something that you are not ready for. I generally recommend to my patients interested in yoga to go to classes and then to use tapes/dvds only when they have gained some experience and no what to do and what not to do. ...Read more

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What are some good sports nutrition/ diet planner websites?

What are some good sports nutrition/ diet planner websites?

Mixed bag: Bodybuilding.Com is a good place to start. They have great nutrition plans and recipes as well as tailored work outs. Word of caution however most sites these included are trying to sell supplements. Ignore the banners, do your research and consult your physician. ...Read more

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Hi, can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

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can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?

Above three?: Do you mean above or below the age of three? Recent studies suggest that children under the age of two, really do not benefit from any video electronics. They can be too overstimulating. All children's tv programming should be limited to no more than one hour per day. I do not believe in having a tv in a child's room. You are not doing your kids a favor by exposing them too early to media. ...Read more

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Training to lose weight + gain muscle. Do you recommend the following supplement: douglas preventive x? Rated 5 stars in nutrisearch comparative guide

Training to lose weight + gain muscle. Do you recommend the following supplement: douglas preventive x? Rated 5 stars in nutrisearch comparative guide

It's your money: This is a pricey vitamin-mineral preparation, with betaine (you decide, it's got some effects) and a couple of metals such as vanadium the only stuff you're not likely to find in a cheap chain-pharmacy daily tablet. I'd have trouble telling you they're worth the money. It'll be far more pleasant even short-run to male-bond with some gymrats and work yourself super-hard. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pravastatin 40MG, Fosamax (alendronate) 70MG, Prilosec & Calcium/Vitamin D3. Can I take Premium Pure Forskolin? Need to lose a few pounds & inches.

Pravastatin 40MG, Fosamax (alendronate) 70MG, Prilosec & Calcium/Vitamin D3. Can I take Premium Pure Forskolin? Need to lose a few pounds & inches.

More benefit from : Like all supplements, this is not a tested regulated substance. There are no tests showing if it interacts with you current medications. Also like most supplements you will end up peeing out all you take in. Despite what we all want there is no miracle pill to "burn fat". regular exercise and a good diet are the only proven weight loss cures. Try 30-45mins of brisk walking 4 times a week. ...Read more

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Dr schulze formula 1 herbal tablets : do they work?

Dr schulze formula 1 herbal tablets : do they work?

No data: There is no real data to suggest that the products work. I think they mainly work to increase the size of dr. Schulze's bank account. ...Read more