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Can esophugas be stretched to allow food to go down.

Can esophugas be stretched to allow food to go down.

Yes: Consult your primary care doctor for a referral to a gastroenterologist unless your network allows you to self-refer. Esophageal dilation can be performed after ensuring there is not another cause for your difficulty. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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How often can I allow myself a treat? No health issues, love my chocolate or nuts daily

How often can I allow myself a treat? No health issues, love my chocolate or nuts daily

Every day-moderation: There is no need to limit nuts, as they are among the healthiest of foods, though raw unsalted nuts may be healthier than salted roasted nuts. Almonds & walnuts are especially healthy. Chocolate is actually good for you if it is dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids- probably up to 2 ounces a day. If sweeter chocolates then consume less. If a food gives you joy then enjoy it in moderation. ...Read more

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I havent ate in 48+hours as im afraid of food. will i loose any weight? and gain it all back eating. im so scared so i wont allow myself to eat.

I havent ate in 48+hours as im afraid of food. will i loose any weight? and gain it all back eating. im so scared so i wont allow myself to eat.

Eating disorder: There are healthy ways of losing weight. Avoiding food altogether does more harm than good. Moderation is the key when eating. A nutritionist can help you make better food choices. ...Read more

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What are some foods that will allow me to have more energy?

What are some foods that will allow me to have more energy?

Lethargic? Best Food: Hi i think the bigger answer to this question is what kind of foods will help and what will hinder you feeling better. Too many carbohydrates and sugars and your energy will diminish. Eating mostly proteins with a small amount of fats and sugars is scientifically proven to help with good health and better energy. But, don't forget other possibilities: thyroid, pre-daibetes, hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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Could the fda allow bugs in our food?

Could the fda allow bugs in our food?

Unclear: I'm not clear on your question. The FDA does not allow pathogens or bugs in the food supply. However, there are so few food inspectors that they can't inspect everything. So, yes, it is possible that "bugs" get into the food. The FDA was created in the early 20th century because real live bugs would be in the meat supply - read "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. ...Read more

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Why does us continue to allow carcinogens in our food?

Why does us continue to allow carcinogens in our food?

Not preventable: Trace amounts of carcinogens are present in the environment every where and it is not possible to exclude these from the food. ...Read more

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How to understand labels in food?

How to understand labels in food?

Not always easy: Most are reasonable in terms of calories (be careful about serving size) and sugar and fat content. But the listing of other components is almost certainly not accurate. The government is planning a new labeling initiative to take some of the mystery out of labels - keep posted. ...Read more

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What should we look at on food labels?

What should we look at on food labels?

Five ingredients: I highly recommend a book written by micheal pollan called food rules. Only buy food that has five ingredients or less. If you follow this rule you will be forced to buy unprocessed food which is generally the healthiest kind. Don't buy food that comes in a box, is microwaveable, or prepared by someone else. Buy wholesome ingredients and make your food yourself. ...Read more

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