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Doctor insights on: Growing Season

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Should my diet change season to season?

Should my diet change season to season?

Change seasons: Yes. There are many factors. One factor is the availability of the foods in your diet e.g. Fruits are plentiful in the summer and harder to buy in the winter. Ones calorie requires may vary by the season as usually people are more physically active in the summer as opposed to winter. ...Read more

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Is there a season when more people get sick?

Is there a season when more people get sick?

Flu seasaon: Late fall/winter is the flu season in america, often resulting in increased sicknesses seen. Recommended that all people over 6 months old get a flu shot, unless otherwise contraindicated in individual cases. ...Read more

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What diet should one follow in summer season?

What diet should one follow in summer season?

Organic produce: One filled with vegetables and fruits that are in season. Organic produce that is bought locally can help to ensure freshness. Enjoy mother natures' gifts of the season. ...Read more

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Should i change my diet for the fall season? If so, how?

Should i change my diet for the fall season? If so, how?

Not necessary: You can maintain the same balanced, healthy diet all year round. Nowadays, we can get fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh fish and meat all year around. ...Read more

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I get coughing fits during colder seasons. What should I do?

I get coughing fits during colder seasons. What should I do?

See doctor...: There are many possible causes of this including bronchospasm, infection of the airways due to bacteria or virus, GERD, post-nasal drip, or even a combination of these factors. Treatment depends on the cause so see your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated. If you smoke, you need to quit ASAP!! ...Read more

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What do you advise if i swam an entire swim season. Practice that even happen?

What do you advise if i swam an entire swim season. Practice that even happen?

Good for you: I hope you enjoyed the sport and will keep it up -- old football players go to seed, but swmming is a plan for lifelong fitness. What's your question? ...Read more

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Does the body physiologically change as the seasons change to accommodate a change in temperature? (ie: more weight in the fall and winter)

Does the body physiologically change as the seasons change to accommodate a change in temperature? (ie: more weight in the fall and winter)

Not Really: Humans live in artificial environments most of the time; we heat our homes in the winter and cool them in the summer. Our "seasons" are not what our ancestors lived through. That said, if we are less active in the winter and more active in the summer, then yes, our bodies will change, but it's due to that phenomenon, not the seasons themselves. ...Read more

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Do kids feel hotter than adults when its hot and colder than adults when its cold? Why are children more likely to fall sick in changing seasons?

Do kids feel hotter than adults when its hot and colder than adults when its cold? Why are children more likely to fall sick in changing seasons?

Children get more...: ...Illnesses because they've been exposed to less. The immune system needs to be exposed to something in order to develop immunity to it. The more illnesses a person is exposed to, the more immunity is developed. ...Read more

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