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Are green houses healthier for families?

Are green houses healthier for families?

Yes: Green homes use more non-toxic & nonvolatile organic materials. They tend to have natural ventilation systems. There is likely to be less mold growth with natural materials and this can help with respiratory problems. ...Read more

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Are there cases of people with high cholesterol living long, healthy lives?

Are there cases of people with high cholesterol living long, healthy lives?

Yes: For sure. High cholesterol is only one of many risk factors and, the cholesterol that we measure in clinical practice isn't even the whole story (ie, what appears to be high may be non-injurious when it is sub-typed - which is usually only done in specialized research studies). If your family has good longetivity and you're controlling other risk factors, don't sweat it. ...Read more

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Are all healthy live babies euploid>?

Are all healthy live babies euploid>?

What is "healthy?": Xo and xyy are two common aneuploidies with reasonably healthy phenotypes. Xo (turner's) are small in stature and infertile, and xyy tend to have difficult personalities, but both can expect a life of normal duration. ...Read more

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Are developing and maintaining relationships essential to living a happy life?

For most: There are some people who are true loners. However, for most of us - our lives are enriched by sharing it with others. ...Read more

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Are multi-vitamins helpful for healthy men in their 30's?

Are multi-vitamins helpful for healthy men in their 30's?

YES: Multi-vitamins are just a start, but need several other vitamins extra including omega-3 fish oils, vitamin c, d3 etc. ...Read more

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Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Probably not: There is a huge promotion for "organic" foods that are produced without fertilizers or insecticides and therefore cost much more. Despite the emotionally-based and politically-correct rhetoric, nobody has been able to convince most of the scientific community of the physical (in contrast to emotional) benefits, especially since organic-eaters tend to have healthy lifestyles generally. ...Read more

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Are some people born picky eaters?

Are some people born picky eaters?

FOOD PREFERENCE: Genetics does not determine what we will eat, these are learned behaviors. ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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How can we develop healthy eating habits in schoolchildren?

How can we develop healthy eating habits in schoolchildren?

Take it easy: Children's palettes take a while to develop. Putting too much pressure on them to eat a variety of foods when they don't want to could wind up having the opposite of your intended effect. That said, set a great example. Offer lots of choices. And make it fun. Because if it's fun you're likely to enroll them. If it's a burden, you're likely to push them in the wrong direction. ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks that finicky kids will love?

What are some healthy snacks that finicky kids will love?

Suggestions below: Peanut butter on a cracker. Peeled and cut up fruit. Certain low fat crackers yogurt small pieces of cheese. ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Not likely: Healthy eating programs should really work against eating disorder development. Increased control of eating may be related to the development of some abnormal eating patterns for some individuals. ...Read more

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Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Yes!: Yes! the only danger is if the pieces are so small a child could inhale them accidentally. Usually by age five it isn't so much a concern but if you are worried, just mash them. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet healthy for people who are prone to kidney stones?

Is the mediterranean diet healthy for people who are prone to kidney stones?

Yes, provided:: Subject keeps salt itake low ; water intake high, same as for anyone who is prone to kidney stones. Basically, olive oil, used in mediterranian cooking, is healthier than animal fat anyway. ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders in students?

Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders in students?

Possibly: If healthy eating programs focus more on weight loss than on eating nutritiously, some adolescents who are more vulnerable to eating disorders could become obsessed with weight loss . This could possibly launch an eating disorder. Any factors that lead to heightened awareness of weight or body image can have the same result (like ballet training, modeling, any dieting behavior, etc). ...Read more

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Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?

Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?

Multiple causes: Great question! a healthy diet & exercise significantly reduces risk of heart attack but not entirely. Young athletes who die suddenly usually have genetic/congenital causes. There are many genetic factors in heart disease. Inflammation, heavy metals & other environmental toxins, infection & stress are common causative factors. Diet & exercise may not be enough to always counteract these. ...Read more

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What skills can families teach to young children to ensure they are healthy later in life?

What skills can families teach to young children to ensure they are healthy later in life?

Several: Basic hygiene lessons on hand washing after toileting, brushing teeth everyday, healthy foods, water vs soda and get out and play. Don't forget safety talks about seat belts, strangers, social media caution. Limit TV/Screen time to no more than 2 hours a day. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/healthy-habits-mothers-should-teach-kids#1 ...Read more

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What are healthy snacks for young children?

What are healthy snacks for young children?

Great Question!: Here are some ideas: http://1.usa.gov/1DQBu7f Snacking is a favorite pastime of kids, and that's not necessarily bad. However, keep in mind that it's best to lead by example--it's gonna be hard to push healthy foods if you're noshing on the cheetos at the same time. Also, I always suggest broadening the menu and offering several choices, all of which are healthy. That way they feel more in control ...Read more

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What are the healthy eating guidelines for females 50+ agegroup?

What are the healthy eating guidelines for females 50+ agegroup?

Alkaline foods: Learn about epigenomes you can turn them on by eating foods that supply methyl groups - here is to learn more - http://learn.Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/epigenetics/. ...Read more

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What are health challenges faced by people with rural lifestyles?

What are health challenges faced by people with rural lifestyles?

Rural Life style: In the Journey of Life, some people have chosen Rural Lifestyle. At some point in our life, people enjoyed City Lifestyle and had Specialist medical care when there was need. Some Health problems were due to air pollution, water pollution, traffic congestion, and Rush life style. Less Specialist medical care in rural area is a health challenge. Peace and Spirituality in rural area is a Blessing! ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

What are doctor-recommended strategies that pediatricians teach children to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Healthy Kids: I usually discuss diet, sleep, and exercise at each well visit. I stress the importance of 3 meals a day and lots of fruits and veggies. I discourage soda and juice as well as unhealthy snacks. I also recommend approx 45 min-1 hour of exercise every other day to every day. I ask teens to try to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. Most of all, a doctor needs to spend time with you... ...Read more