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Doctor insights on: Healthy Foods For The Brain

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How come junk foods disgust me and healthy foods attract me?

How come junk foods disgust me and healthy foods attract me?

Good for you: You're fortunate to have good taste. Truth be told, the greasy / salty / sugary stuff is nasty. Who'd pass up a good orange for a sponge cake? Consider yourself fortunate to think for yourself and to have the sense not to let advertisers dictate your taste. ...Read more

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What healthy foods are good for you? And what is it good for?

What healthy foods are good for you? And what is it good for?

LOTS!!: One trick is to shop the perimeter of any grocery - avoiding the inner isles -with the pre-packaged preserved foods... Giving preference to fresh vegetables and fruits along with leaner cuts of meat and fish and seafood are the best ways to eat health - along with making sure you are avoiding too many sodas and getting 64+ ounces of good ole water in a day! ...Read more

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I am wondering what healthy foods should teens be eating?

I am wondering what healthy foods should teens be eating?

Balanced diet: A healthy diet with balanced nutrition is the best choice. Use low fat milk (skim or 1% is best), low fat meats and cheeses, lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Get at least 1 hour per day at least 3-4 days per week of active exercise. ...Read more

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What are healthy foods that are filling?

What are healthy foods that are filling?

Protein snacks: is the best way to fill up just enough, and give you longer energy. For example Greek yogurt has twice the protein of regular yogurt. Ask your primary care provider for a referral to a registered dietitian or certified nutritionist. ...Read more

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Which otherwise healthy foods should be avoided if you are constipated?

Which otherwise healthy foods should be avoided if you are constipated?

Hard to say: It may all depend. In general for constipation, a diet high in fiber including fruits and vegetables with skins on them as well as whole grains. However people who are quite constipated may have increased gas and bloating with these foods and therefore may not be tolerated. In this case medications may help. ...Read more

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Why are dietary suppliments not a subsitute for eating a variety of healthy foods?

Why are dietary suppliments not a subsitute for eating a variety of healthy foods?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You may not feel any different but your immunity and overall health can improve. Soil in depleted and toxins abound. Good local organic is best. ...Read more

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How can you stop binging even if its healthy foods?

How can you stop binging even if its healthy foods?

Get help: Get the book "the diet cure"and find a professional to work with you .Do not try to do this all alone .You will need to work hard on the journaling can help. ...Read more

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What healthy foods will help a gum inflammation go?

What healthy foods will help a gum inflammation go?

Diet for gingivitis: The main cause for gum disease is a poor oral hygiene as well as foods that contain lots of sugar and processed foods. More fresh organic fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods are important for healthy teeth, gums and overall health. However, there is no replacement for a regular dental cleanings and prophylaxis by the dental health professional. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods or healthy food programs?

What are some healthy foods or healthy food programs?

Start with local: Community-supported agriculture programs are spreading throughout north america. Farmers' markets are popplng up. Even traditional grocers are stocking some local produce. One can start by doing a search online, asking local chefs or contacting a nearby university with an ag or environmental studies program. Also one can ask people with healthy-looking active kids the difference is often apparent. ...Read more

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What healthy foods can I eat that are ulcer friendly?

What healthy foods can I eat that are ulcer friendly?

Fruits and vegetable: Fresh fruits and vegetables are ulcer friendly foods. Avoid caffeine, high fat foods. Lean proteins and low fat dairy products are also acceptable, eggs and fish are also ulcer friendly. Whole grains and legumes are also part of a ulcer diet. Small meals are better than large ones, low in fat intake. ...Read more

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Could eating less and healthy foods make you lose weight?

Could eating less and healthy foods make you lose weight?

Excellent approach: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by just eating healthy foods?

Is it possible to lose weight by just eating healthy foods?

Exercise: You lose weight by burning up more calories than you are taking in. Try walking or increasing your activity level in addition to eating healthy foods. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods to prepare for someone with ibs?

What are some healthy foods to prepare for someone with ibs?

R/O IBS With GERD: GERD symptoms with IBS nausea/reflux/abdominal pain /bloating. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole) , if symptoms persist baseline EGD.. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach. ...Read more

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What are healthy foods to give my 3 yr old child as snacks.?

What are healthy foods to give my 3 yr old child as snacks.?

Fruits and vegetable: Healthy snacks can be fruits and vegetables. But as with all things portions size is very important because everything has calories. Limit snacks in older children but at three they seem to eat all day long. (which is okay). ...Read more

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What can I do if my child does not like to eat healthy foods?

What can I do if my child does not like to eat healthy foods?

Eliminate the junk: Kids will often decide to eat what they can get away with & seldom can a parent really win a food fight. That said, if all the thoughtful adults in the house agree, you can eliminate all the snack foods from the house & only keep foods you approve of available.U don't state the age of the kid, but they all play on your fear they will suffer if u don't give in. ...Read more

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Can not eating healthy foods affect your chances of having a baby?

Can not eating healthy foods affect your chances of having a baby?

Yes, of course: Healthy people require healthy food and conception is no exception! ...Read more

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Besides healthy foods and vitamins, any other way to build immunity?

Besides healthy foods and vitamins, any other way to build  immunity?

Herbs, reduce stress: Many herbs can build immunity, such as astragalus, arabinogalactin, garlic, green tea & medicinal mushrooms like maitake. Minerals like zinc help. Adequate rest & exercise help. Stress impairs immunity, so stress reduction techniques like meditation hep build immunity. Thymus extracts like proboost can help. See the road to immunity by kenneth bock md for more ideas. ...Read more

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How can I get my children to eat healthy foods when they don't like it?

How can I get my children to eat healthy foods when they don't like it?

By example: They eat what we eat. We buy the food, so buy only healthy foods and your child has no choice. They never starve! ...Read more