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Doctor insights on: Healthy Home Cooked Meals

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Is prepackage food healthy or restaurant or home meals ?

Is prepackage food healthy or restaurant or home meals ?

Home meals healthy: Meals prepared properly at home are probably the most healthy you can regulate how much salt, fats and other ingredients go into your meals. You also choose the ways they are prepared and the proportion sides you want. So it would be best if possible to prepare your own meals at home. ...Read more

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I eat mostly once a day and i don't like snacking. But i eat mostly home cooked meal. How do I add a little weight. I weigh around 80kg or is it ok?

I eat mostly once a day and i don't like snacking.  But i eat mostly home cooked meal. How do I add a little weight. I weigh around 80kg or is it ok?

Depends on your: Height, but 80kg sounds like good weight. Assuming that you eat a variety of food groups, I am not sure whether adding weight is a good idea at age 40. ...Read more

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Doc why everytime I have a nice home cooked meal and i get pretty full i get so sleepy 10 minutes later . I weight 210 pounds im 5'7 am i obese?

Sleep medicine : This is normal. The autonomic nervous system is diverting most of the blood flow to the digestive system to work on digestion. Heavily proteinaceous meals will elevate the blood levels of certain Amino Acid like triptophan. This increases the synthesis of serotonin which will make you feel relaxed and sleepy. Reducing portions helps. ...Read more

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When do you know its time for a dementia patient to go to a nursing home? Mother is 85 years old..Lives alone in apartment..Forgetful, but otherwise good health..Apartment is extremely clean and tidy, makes her own meals, walks independently. Siblings w

When do you know its time for a dementia  patient to go to a nursing home? Mother is 85 years old..Lives alone in apartment..Forgetful, but otherwise good health..Apartment is extremely clean and tidy, makes her own meals, walks independently.  Siblings w

The : The basic reason for a person to live permanently at a nursing home is if they can not function without assistance. Can the person handle every day tasks of living such as brushing their teeth, washing themself, dressing themself? Does the person engage in unsafe behaviors such as forgetting to turn off the oven? Does the person have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to live alone such as falling often or seizures? Is the person depressed and isolating themself? I think that it is excellent that your mother continues to interact with others and that she maintains her own home and makes her own meals. Many elderly people who have difficulty with some of those activities of daily living, may still elect to live independently in their own home but might have some meals delivered or might have maid service. Sometimes relatives want their elders to be placed in nursing homes so that they will not worry about them. I think it is very important to ask the person what their desire is. ...Read more

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