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What is the best way to get nutrition to allow body to heal spinal disc? L4 - L5 bulge, not arthiritis nutrition, heat ? New techniques? Has va insurance

What is the best way to get nutrition to allow body to heal spinal disc? L4 - L5 bulge, not arthiritis nutrition, heat ? New techniques? Has va insurance

Physical Exercise: Tai chi, yoga for low back pain, Osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and lots of walking may work to help alleviate your symptoms. Here is an explanation of osteopathic medicine: http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-dos/about-osteopathic-medicine/Pages/default.aspx ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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What is going to be on the new food/nutrient labels?

What is going to be on the new food/nutrient labels?

Check out: This site: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm#Summary Basically the labels will be larger, easier to read, included added sugar info, include potassium and vitamin D info, updated daily values and more realistic serving size info. ...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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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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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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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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Why is it dangerous for my health to boil soup? Why do they put on packets do not allow to boil?

Why is it dangerous for my health to boil soup? Why do they put on packets do not allow to boil?

Not dangerous at all: The instructions almost certainly are to preserve taste, texture, etc. Certainly your health would not be at all affected whether or not it comes to a boil. ...Read more

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What do you feel about tx being the 1st state to allow employers to have access to employee health records?

What do you feel about tx being the 1st state to allow employers to have access to employee health records?

My understanding...: Was that employers can get a list of employees and family - not identified by name, but by a code - whose health spending was greater than 15, 000. It also lists the diagnosis, amount paid, dates of service, prognoses and treatment plans. Personally, i'm not too comfortable with it... But the argument is if the employer is paying the medical bills, then they should have access to the info. ...Read more

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I only go number 2 every 4 days or so. Does this allow my body to absorb more calories from the foods i eat?

I only go number 2 every 4 days or so. Does this allow my body to absorb more calories from the foods i eat?

No: But it does suggest that you need more fiber, fluid & physical activity to get your bowels moving a bit more frequently. With that said, as long as you're not straining to pass a bowel movement, then you're probably normal as stool frequency varies greatly. To be on the safe side, if you're also overweight, lethargic & intolerant of cold, consider asking your doc to check your thyroid function. ...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 do you read a food label in indian store?

How do you read a food label in indian store?

Indian store: Look at picture & ask the store attendant to interpret the item. ...Read more

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How do I know whether the serving size on a nutrition label refers to cooked or uncooked food?

How do I know whether the serving size on a nutrition label refers to cooked or uncooked food?

State of food: What is the state of food in the package? If it's uncooked the label refers to uncooked, if it's cooked, the label refers to cooked. ...Read more

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Can someone expain food labeling on packages? What should we be looking for?

Can someone expain food labeling on packages? What should we be looking for?

Depends on your goal: What are you trying to achieve? If you have high blood pressure you may want to focus on sodium content, if diabetes the carbohydrate content. For general health low fat and high protein are good goals. Here's a really helpful link to an interactive guide with more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/nutrition-facts/nu00293/. ...Read more

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Foods that allow microorganisms to grow are called?

Foods that allow microorganisms to grow are called?

Nutrients: All living things require sources of energy and building blocks for proteins, nucleic acids, etc. ...Read more

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Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Yes, but...: ...Guess what? Insurance companies can also look at your paper records too. Built into the contracts they sign with doctors, insurance companies can "audit" a physician to look at their clinical notes. This is to prevent overbilling or incorrectly billing. So your insurance company already has access to all of your medical records. An ehr would make it easier to share those records. ...Read more

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Is it health risky to cut open the tip of a teat to allow as easier flow of milk for my baby. I can't find the right teat?

Is it health risky to cut open the tip of a teat to allow as easier flow of milk for my baby. I can't find the right teat?

Proper flow rate: When you invert the bottle you should see a drip, drip, drip of the milk in a spaced but regular fashion. Enlarging the hole with a needle is needed if there is no drips to gravity.If the flow is a constant stream, the flow is too fast and may cause choking in the baby & breathing problems. ...Read more

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How much milk should I allow my 3 year old to drink In a day? How much is too much? Is there health risks if he drinks A gallon by himself in 2 days

How much milk should I allow my 3 year old to drink In a day? How much is too much?  Is there health risks if he drinks A gallon by himself in 2 days

NO more than 16 oz: Justin - see my answer to your other question. There can be severe nutritional deficiencies, especially severe anemia, with that amount of milk intake. 16 ounces of milk a day maximum and the rest of his fluid intake should be water only! No giving juices, Kool-Aid, smoothies - nothing but water! ...Read more

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