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Dr. Jeff Seaman
Board Certified, Psychiatry
21 years in practice
839K people helped
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What's the most destructive habit us humans have in this time and age?

Dr. Jeff Seaman
Board Certified, Psychiatry
21 years in practice
839K people helped
What's the most destructive habit us humans have in this time and age?

Best Q I've seen: Toss up between #2 selfishness, but I vote for: #1 sinful pride. Arrogance - narcissism seems to be the most destructive and toxic from A to Z for humanity. Terrorists leaders are almost universally narcissistic / corrupt business folks with the power to ruin economies, ditto. Selfishness is horid and causes alot of pain in the world, but pride causes the destruction. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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23 years in practice
66M people helped
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
11M people helped
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My eating habits are horrible how can I change them ?

Dr. Pam Yoder
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
11M people helped
My eating habits are horrible how can I change them  ?

Start with food list: Keep a daily record of what is eaten. If little time, then use your phone or camera to take a photo. After a few days, look at the images and consider sharing them with a friend or a professional. There are also apps to help people change habits. But the first best step is to note what you are putting in your mouth each time you eat :0. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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66M people helped
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Dr. Christine Norton
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
317K people helped
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How can I change my eating habits. From less processed to more whole food. Habits are hard to break but want to be healthier?

Dr. Christine Norton
Board Certified, Family Medicine
19 years in practice
317K people helped
How can I change my eating habits. From less processed to more whole food. Habits are hard to break but want to be healthier?

Stop eating out: It is difficult because quick foods are more processed. So clean out all processed foods from your kitchen and go shopping with a list for basic foods as well as make a menu for the week and shop for those ingredients as well. If you are a busy person try to do most of your prep for the meals on the days you are off. Eating at home and taking your own lunch yo work will help you eat whole foods. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Board Certified, Pediatrics
789K people helped
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How do I start my baby on a good habit of not wasting food?

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Board Certified, Pediatrics
789K people helped
How do I start my baby on a good habit of not wasting food?

Portion control: I agree with dr. Valdez-small portions. In america, we often eat until we are 'full', while in other cultures one eats until about 70% full. Serve small portions of everything, with 'seconds' only after first servings are consumed. An age appropriate serving could be a single bite. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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23 years in practice
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
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When do kids start forming good habits?

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
When do kids start forming good habits?

Very early: Learned behaviors start at 6 mos.; you can teach a lot by a year. At 15-16 mos., a toddler will " do what you do, not do what you say, " so model what you expect of him. At 18 mos. Developmental age a child can understand " time-out." "Little people" by Dr. Ed Christopherson is a good book . Keep your rules short, & what you want, e.g., "feet go on the floor, "not "don't stand up in that chair." ...Read more

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David Escobar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
4 years in practice
600K people helped
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How is your mental health related to your eating habits?

David Escobar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
4 years in practice
600K people helped
How is your mental health related to your eating habits?

Depression: Enjoying our food activates the pleasure-sensing portions of our brains. Also, good nutrition plays a prominent role in our mental health. A more specific example of the relationship between eating and mental health involves depression. In typical depression, folks will start eating less; in atypical depression, folks will tend to overeat and snack often. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
47M people helped
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I have very eccentric and particular habits. Should I get my mental health checked out?

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
47M people helped
I have very eccentric and particular habits. Should I get my mental health checked out?

Mental health: Everyone should have their mental health check out now and then, as humans are prone to many problems. Good idea to have regularly physical exams and discuss your worries with the physician. ...Read more

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Dr. John Jarrett
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
39 years in practice
106K people helped
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Can you tell me bad habits that decrease you sex potential?

Dr. John Jarrett
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
39 years in practice
106K people helped
Can you tell me bad habits that decrease you sex potential?

Be healthy: Smoking, excessive alcohol, illegal drugs such as marijuana, steroids such as used in body-building, and excessive use of hot tubs or hot baths in men are all potential casues of impaired fertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
9M people helped
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What are the eating habits of a healthy person?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
9M people helped
What are the eating habits of a healthy person?

Eats less,exercise m: For good health our body needs a balanced meal made of carbs, proteins and some healthy fats. A good source of healthy carbs are grains(avoid sugars as much as possible), good amount of proteins from eggs, fish, nuts and low fat dairy.No saturated fats(avoidingredmeats) but use oils for cooking(olive oil is the best.). ...Read more

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
68 years in practice
9M people helped
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How do you help children develop really good eating habits?

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
68 years in practice
9M people helped
How do you help children develop really good eating habits?

Discipline: I always advise 1. Get rid of all the "junk" in the house. 2. Serve the right food for meals. If he/she does not want it, remove it to the fridge and serve for next meal. Never insist and do not give in. Hunger wins the day and children begin to appreciate the nuances of flavor from "god-made"food. Discipline demands that "you have to be cruel to be kind". ...Read more

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