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What is the proper diet for cleansing the body and resetting the digestive system?

What is the proper diet for cleansing the body and resetting the digestive system?

A balanced diet: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Is yellow tea healthy for our body? And what are the benefits of it into our body?

Hi doctors. Is yellow tea healthy for our body? And what are the benefits of it into our body?

Yellow tea is: Healthy. It is a form of green tea. Like white tea, the yellow tea is picked in early spring. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. ...Read more

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Is yoga actually healthy for the body?

Is yoga actually healthy for the body?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #12: Lessens inflammation. Chronic inflammation is linked with multiple health issues. Regular yoga practice, studies showed, tends to lower levels of cytokine associated with this. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

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Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

Exercise: Regardless of whether you want to lose baby weight or belly fat, consider body weight exercises rather than purchasing equipment. http://www.mensfitness.com/topics/body-weight-workouts, http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-routines/5-best-bodyweight-training-exercises & http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/ultimate-body-weight-workout. ...Read more

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What is a good suppliment to cleanse your body and organs?

What is a good suppliment to cleanse your body and organs?

We're self-cleaning: Humans, designed or evolved over millions of years, are self-cleaning. That means we should eat what we are designed to eat, and our bodies will clear out unneeded materials without help. No supplements are needed, unless one wants extra fiber to move the bowels better. Proper diet, enough exercise, and a healthy mind should normalize bowels. Diseases may need treatment, but seldom supplements. ...Read more

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What is the best way to detox your body? A daily detox program aiming to improve health and wellbeing, eliminating toxins and free radicals.

What is the best way to detox your body? A  daily detox program aiming to improve health and wellbeing, eliminating toxins and free radicals.

Eat better: Detox programs haven't really been shown to work nearly as well as eliminating unhealthy foods from your diet and adding more fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and wild fish like salmon and sardines. Focus on the long term health of your body and not on a gimmicky detox. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice healthy for the body?

Is cranberry juice healthy for the body?

Yes: Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Is the percentage of my body fat important for health?

Is the percentage of my body fat important for health?

Body fat: A body mass index (bmi) should be < 30 for health reasons. The two main causes of high bmi are a lot of muscle mass (usually a good healthy thing) or a lot of body fat, usually not a very healthy condition. % body fat, respectively, for women and men: athletes 14–20% 6–13%; fit persons 21–24%, 14–17%; average 25–31% 18–24%; obese 32%+ 25%+. ...Read more

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After eating fatty unhealthy food, how can I cleanse my body of all the unhealthy food and start all over fresh to put healthy food in my body?

After eating fatty unhealthy food, how can I cleanse my body of all the unhealthy food and start all over fresh to put healthy food in my body?

Does'n work that way: Our body is an amazing biochemical machine but it does not work the same way as in your car engine. Therefore, we cannot just flush out the toxins or bad things in one shot like car mechanics do on car engine. Despite a lot of claims by several OTC medications, those cleansing methods are myths and not scientifically found. Try to eat healthy and live healthy consistently is the best way. ...Read more

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What's the safest, most effective (re weight loss) juice cleanse right now? Or are all "cleanses" inherently not good for your body?

What's the safest, most effective (re weight loss) juice cleanse right now? Or are all "cleanses" inherently not good for your body?

Prob not healthy : No specific juice cleanse proven either healthy or more effective. You could just do bowel cleanse like prescribed for a preparation for colonoscopy if you feel need to cleanse your bowels. However, the bowel is self cleansing. Bowel cleansing doesn't result in weight loss. Healthy levels of good bacteria in colon recently linked to protection against obesity so instead consider taking probiotic. ...Read more

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Does the human body use fat to be energetic and heal the immune system, heal cancers and viruses, and make body functions more efficient?

Does the human body use fat to be energetic and heal the immune system, heal cancers and viruses, and make body functions more efficient?

It's source of Ener: Fat just like other 2 main nutrients of our diet(Carbohydrates and Proteins) is a source of energy to run the body machine. It does not have any specific or selective role for the other functions(immunity, healing of cancer etc) that you have listed. In this reference we can be healthy/ normal with small amounts of Fat intake unless you do physical labor requiring extra energy. ...Read more

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Tomatoe is good for what? In our body

Tomatoe is good for what? In our body

Food Questions: It has some fiber but is mostly carbohydrate calories. It is a source of energy but has no magical or otherwise special health benefits. ...Read more

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A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?

A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?

Carrier state?: That is a low viral load (if it is measured in copies/ml). You may be in a carrier state - your doctor will have to decide that. You will then need to be followed closely and may not need any meds right now.. In the meantime, eat healthy, avoid excessive alcohol/acetaminophen intake. ...Read more

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A lot of health stores sell liver cleansing and colon cleaning regiments. Is there a cheaper way of detoxifying?

A lot of health stores sell liver cleansing and colon cleaning regiments. Is there a cheaper way of detoxifying?

No need: You don't need to detoxify your body. Your body is designed to get rid of toxins. Companies that sell you detoxifying products are only after your money. ...Read more

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What are the limitations of using BMI in assessing a healthy body weight?

Some limitations: Bmi is "body mass index", a calculation that relates height and weight. A bmi under 25 is normal, 25-30 is "overweight", above 30 is "obese". However, bodybuilders with high muscle mass will have bmis above 30, but are not obese. As we age, the bmi may not change much, but the amount of body fat compared to muscle increases. For any given bmi, women will typically have more body fat than men. ...Read more

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What is the berfect food for body building?! and how to build my body at home?!

What is the berfect food for body building?! and how to build my body at home?!

Snsible diet: Plenty of protein, relatively little grease or sugar (folks overeat this stuff), enough variety to ensure sufficient micronutrients, no supplements other than a cheap multivitamin-and-mineral tablet and perhaps cheap protein powder. I have friends who are elite athletes who train in simply home gyms. Glad you're getting into fitness -- doing yourself a huge favor. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of consuming fat in our diet and how much serving should we consume for a day?

What is the purpose of consuming fat in our diet and how much serving should we consume for a day?

Energy source: Fat is a concentrated energy source; back when we were hunter/gatherers and food was scarce, fat was important to keep us alive. Nowadays, there's very little purpose to intentionally consuming dietary fat as we have plenty in our modern diets. Low fat diets are just that, the lower the better. ...Read more

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What is the ideal macronutrient for body building, maintenance and weight loss?

What is the ideal macronutrient for body building, maintenance and weight loss?

Just call it FOOD: Lean meats, egg white, some fish, some nuts, etc... and lots of veggies. Some veggies can be raw, others can be cooked... lots of variety! Whole grains like brown rice, corn, etc..., are fine (but not in large amounts). Beans have protein (fruits don't really have protein). If one stretches the definition of veggies, he can even include the "fruit veggies" such as tomatoes, cucumbers. Avoid sugar. ...Read more

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White stuff (calcium? ) in drinkable tap water. Effect of this on my (long/short term) health? How does the body cleanse itself of this?

White stuff (calcium? ) in drinkable tap water. Effect of this on my (long/short term) health? How does the body cleanse itself of this?

Ask your water dept: Sounds like you have a potential sediment problem with your water supply. I would check with the city water department or your city government offices where you live to see if they have any answers. If this is something that just began then, there may be contamination to your line. No way to tell without testing what it is so i would suggest drinking bottled water for now. ...Read more

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After eating fatty unhealthy food, how can I cleanse my body of all the unhealthy food and start all over fresh to put healthy food in my body?

Does'n work that way: Our body is an amazing biochemical machine but it does not work the same way as in your car engine. Therefore, we cannot just flush out the toxins or bad things in one shot like car mechanics do on car engine. Despite a lot of claims by several OTC medications, those cleansing methods are myths and not scientifically found. Try to eat healthy and live healthy consistently is the best way. ...Read more

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Could musturbation reduces our health/body?

No: It will not make you short, fat, stupid, hairy, bald, infertile, an unfit spouse / parent, or insensitive to the needs of others. All of these questions come to HealthTap on a regular basis, and it's unfortunate that there are still so many people offering disinformation intended to frighten young people. Think about that one special person in your future, and enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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How to have a healthy body?

How to have a healthy body?

Diet, exercise,happy: A healthy diet is essential for good health- the basis should be fruits & veggies. See http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.aspx Minimize exposure to environmental toxins. Being happy is ESSENTIAL! This usually involves doing work you enjoy, helping others, having good relationships & a spiritual connection. Try to reduce stress- meditation helps. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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How frequently should I cleanse my body?

How frequently should I cleanse my body?

By staying fit: The best thing by far is to eat sensibly and spend a fair amount of time each day exercising hard. Your body and your internal organs clean themselves naturally. Anyone telling you to drink something weird or do something off-the-wall is at best deceived and at worst playing a cruel prank on you -- some of the "health cleanses" on the internet can land you in the intensive care unit. ...Read more

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Best way to cleanse your body internally ?

Best way to cleanse your body internally ?

No need: Eat healthy and exercise. Our bodies cleanse themselves beautfiully when cared for appropriately. Most marketed "cleansers" are just laxatives that can lead to complications with excess use and in some folks with any use. If you must do so, i suggest going on a fruit and water only diet for 2-3 days, along with age and health appropriate exercise; this will improve your bowel function a bit also. ...Read more

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When is it recommended to cleanse your body?

When is it recommended to cleanse your body?

Daily: We are exposed to toxic agents every moment. Maintaining good nutrition is critical, and i suggest a good whole foods based multivitamin/mineral as a start. A product called natural cellular defense is one of the best detox agents i've found, and I use it every day. ...Read more

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Which is the healthiest type of fat for your body?

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Which is the healthiest type of fat for your body?

Fish oil & olive oil: I agree w/dr. Fowler that monounsaturated fats are good for you. So are polyunsaturated fats. Recent study showed benefit of extra virgin olive oil or nuts in add'n to mediterranean diet in preventing heart disease. Numerous studies show benefit from eating non-fried fatty fish, too. Some studies suugest benefit from fish oil. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cleanse your body of toxins?

What is the best way to cleanse your body of toxins?

Good nutrition: Do no look for pill, wraps, enemas etc. A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low in saturated fats would be helpful. Keeping weight under control through caloric restriction and exercise are important, though easier said than done. ...Read more

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Is there any way to be healthier and feel happier about my body?

Is there any way to be healthier and feel happier about my body?

Health behaviors: To be healthier and feel happier about one's body, it might be helpful to begin with acceptance. Accept the facts about your body and your health as they are right now. Then, be honest about what you'd like to do to improve your health. Consult with a dietitian or other professional if necessary. It usually improves self-esteem to actively participate in positive health behaviors. ...Read more

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How do i make a healthy body?

How do i make a healthy body?

Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise are key in getting a healthy body. Do 30-60 minutes of exercise daily like walking or biking. Drink at least 2 liters of water daily. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and a source of lean protein like lean meat or nuts. Minimize sugars and starchy foods like bread, pasta and rice. Take a multivitamin daily. ...Read more

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How can I have a healthy body ?

How can I have a healthy body ?

Health: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more

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Diet for healthy and slim body?

Diet for healthy and slim body?

Exercise a lot...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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How can I clense my body of THC fast?

How can I clense my body of THC fast?

Stop using: And don't start again. Your body stores thc in your fat. Depending on how long and how frequently you've used, it may be detectable for months. Sorry -- no way to hurry mother nature in this one. ...Read more

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Is yoga actually healthy for the body?

21 reasons 2 do yoga: #12: Lessens inflammation. Chronic inflammation is linked with multiple health issues. Regular yoga practice, studies showed, tends to lower levels of cytokine associated with this. ...Read more

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What is the best detox to cleanse the body?

What is the best detox to cleanse the body?

None: There no such agents, nor is there a need for one! your body cleanses itself, and any substance advertised to do that is potentially dangerous. I had a healthy patient nearly die after a "colon cleansing". See your doctor for any healthcare concerns, and don't take any supplements unless directed by a physician. ...Read more

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What is a full body fat and lymphatic cleanse?

What is a full body fat and lymphatic cleanse?

A nonproven detox: I don't know much about this, but my understanding is this is a method advocated by some natural medicine folks of cleansing the body of toxins using exercise, massage, skin brushing, and deep breathing. It is not known to treat or prevent any disease. These techniques cannot remove toxins from the body, but they may make a person feel better by decreasing stress and improving relaxation. ...Read more

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