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Besides food, exercise and sleep, which aspects of our life are most important to our health, and how can we improve them?

Besides food, exercise and sleep, which aspects of our life are most important to our health, and how can we improve them?

Happy and fulfilled: A healthy diet and adequate sleep and exercise are fundamental to good health. It is also crucial to minimize exposure to environmental toxins. But being happy may be the most important of all This generally involves doing work you enjoy, helping others, having good relationships and a spiritual connection. Minimizing stress is important. Exercise, meditation and social support help with this. ...Read more

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What foods can improve tooth health?

What foods can improve tooth health?

Healthy food: Eating right can help you fend off plaque, periodontal disease, and gingivitis. The best food for the health of your teeth include cheeses, chicken or other meats, nuts, and milk. Also crunchy fruits (e.g. apples and pears) and vegetables. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What vegan friendly foods will improve my health the most?

What vegan friendly foods will improve my health the most?

Vegan friendly foods: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Vegan friendly foods: Oatmeal, Plant Protein smoothie. Collard greens, watercress, kale, arugula, Avocados, peanut butter. Watermelon, Plums, red grapes. Beans and lentils. Nuts, seeds, unsweetened dried fruit, and dark chocolate. Drink Water filled with sliced whole lemons, oranges or grapefruits Be disciplined, be consistent, set small goals. ...Read more

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What foods or vitamins can substantially improve cognitive health?

What foods or vitamins can substantially improve cognitive health?

Cognitive health: As long as you are not on blood thinning medication, consider taking high quality Marine Fish Oil. Nordic Naturals is a good brand. Ginkgo biloba can also be useful. See a book called "The Neurogenesis Diet & Lifesyle" by Cortwright for more information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you please list a few foods I should be eating to improve my overall health?

Can you please list a few foods I should be eating to improve my overall health?

Eat Healthy: Plant-based foods are good for us. So avoid too much dairy products and sweets/sugar and meats. Exercise daily and eatl less so that you maintain a healthy weight.Use plenty of veggies and fruits and less of starches. ...Read more

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If sugar and salt were regulaated foods, would global health improve?

If sugar and salt were regulaated foods, would global health improve?

WE NEED TO REGULATE: Ourselves as individuals first. That's the problem! lack of personal responsibility and too much dependance in government! wow, was that too conservative ish? Sorry?! ...Read more

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What foods can one eat to improve bone density and health in general at 50+ ?

What foods can one eat to improve bone density and health in general at 50+ ?

Dairy products: If you have been on a low intake of calcium and vitamin d (or little sunshine) you might improve bone density slightly over several years by increasing milk and yogurt intake (8oz, provides 300 mg calcium) to receive 1000 mg a day. Salmon is the best food source of vitamin d but supplements are easier to be sure you get enough (generally 1000 units daily). ...Read more

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Can i improve kidney health for better . ( by alternatives and healthy food )especially if the problem due to accident with epileptic seizures.

Can i improve  kidney health for  better . ( by alternatives and healthy food )especially if the problem  due to accident  with epileptic seizures.

Possibly: We don't know your age or your kidney function. If the kidney function is normal, then no. If it is abnormal, it is possible that some patients might benefit from a diet that provides the rdi for protein intake or if you are followed by a nephrologist, a lower protein diet could be used. Use of drugs like Ibuprofen regularly can cause kidney damage. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can old men improve their health with nutrition supplements?

Can old men improve their health with nutrition supplements?

May be: An otherwise healthy person consuming a balanced diet does not need nutritional supplements. If the "old" person in question has difficulty taking usual foods, nutritional supplements may help in maintaining adequate nutrition. Improving health usually requires treatment for an ailment, if any, balanced nutrition and exercise. ...Read more

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I am advisef by my friend to use amway nutrition products. Will it help seriously in improving one's health. Will there be any bad effects?

I am advisef by my friend to use amway nutrition products. Will it help seriously in improving one's health. Will there be any bad effects?

No and Yes: Good questions no, there is no evidence that taking any supplements (amway or other) will improve health unless you have been diagnosed (by a doctor) with low levels of a nutrient you need. Yes, there is a bad side effect: you will spend money on something that is probably useless. ...Read more

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Is food colouring a danger to health?

Is food colouring a danger to health?

May be: Consult this site for a start for information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/food-dye-adhd. ...Read more

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Is food coloring really bad for your health?

Is food coloring really bad for your health?

Artificial Colors: Artificial Food dies may be potentially hazardous to your health. There are concerns about the following dye colors: Blue Die #1 (Brilliant Blue), Blue Die #2- Indigo Carmine, Citrus Red #2, Green #3 (Fast Green), Red #40 (Allura Red), Red #3 (Erythrosine), Yellow #5 (Tartrazine), Yellow #6 (Sunset Yellow), ...Read more

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What foods are the most risky to your health?

What foods are the most risky to your health?

All depends: The list varies and depends on amount eaten, your general health (diabetes is a great concern). It would be helpful to know more about you. I applaud your concern about eating health foods and the most important thing for you to do, because every person is unique, talk things over with your family physician & have him/her refer you to a dietician. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should I be getting everyday for health?

Please suggest what foods should I be getting everyday for health?

Fruits and Vegetable: Like michael pollan said: "eat real food, not much, mostly plants". By real food i mean: eat the apple, not the apple juice; eat the grape, not the processed grape juice with all the sugar and additives. ...Read more

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What are the best food for health?

What are the best food for health?

A mixed diet rich: In fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains; and low in saturated fats. Eat only enough to maintain a healthy weight. Do not use tobacco in any form and do not take more than one during a day, it may be better to abstain entirely. Take vaccinations as needed and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What is the health benefit of vinegar and pickled foods?

What is the health benefit of vinegar and pickled foods?

Multiple: Vinegar-good for people with diabetes-slows down absorption of carbs, lowers bad cholesterol, good for arthritis, balances the body ph, anti-inflammatory -all these when taken in salads, ... Externally (50/50 dilution with water)-for toninghair and skin.Pickled foods are very good for healthy digestive tract-provide healthy flora, trigger the secretion of digestive juices, provide minerals, plenty vitami. ...Read more

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Are genetically modified foods (gmos) bad for your health?

Are genetically modified foods (gmos) bad for your health?

Probably REALLY BAD : The reason i hedge a bit is that there have been absolutely no studies done showing gmo foods are safe (or harmful) for humans. However, many animal studies have found disturbing evidence of significant harm to health & there is no reason to think humans would not suffer the same adverse consequences!see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ for a detailed discussion & useful links. ...Read more

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Does walmart pick foods based on making money or health?

Money: All large corporations having as a guiding principal, making profit. If there is a health issue advertised you can be sure that it has been cleared by their accountants. Health in foods and other products for a corporation like walmart is entirely a secondary issue. ...Read more

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How can food colour affect our health?

How can  food colour affect our health?

Unclear question: Are you asking about artificial coloring in food or naturally colored foods. In short, artificial color is not generally harmful, but should be avoided. Eating foods of multiple natural colors, e.g., blueberries, strawberries, green leafy vegetables, mangoes and such are good for you. ...Read more