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How does a poor diet affect your mental health?

How does a poor diet affect your mental health?

Mind and body...: ...affect each other. "Garbage in results in garbage out." The idea that mind and body are separate and unrelated is false. Taking really good care of yourself in all ways (enough sleep, healthy diet, regular exercise, relaxation, recreation, healthy relationships, work and other activities that give meaning and purpose to your life, etc.) will all improve your mental as well as physical health. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How does a healthy diet benefit someone's lungs?

How does a healthy diet benefit someone's lungs?

Nutrients: A healthy diet is high in nutrients that helps with tissue repair. It also helps the lung to make new cells that are needed to clear the lungs of foreign debris. Overall function is improved through a diet high in nutrients that comes from a diet that is varied, well balanced, preferably containing all food groups. Vegetables in particular are high in nutrients and low in calories. ...Read more

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How does a healthy diet benefit someone's muscles?

How does a healthy diet benefit someone's muscles?

Need nutrients: In order for your muscles to contract and relax they need nutrients- such as sodium, potassium and calcium. A healthy diet should provide these and other nutrients that your muscles need to grow or to repair themselves. Adequate protein in the diet from a variety of sources helps muscles achieve these functions. ...Read more

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How does a healthy diet benefit someone's liver?

How does a healthy diet benefit someone's liver?

Liver: The liver is the largest internal organ. One can think of it as a big filter used to protect your body from toxins. A healthy diet as free of possible from chemicals, toxins, etc. helps the liver do its job more easily. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does a healthy diet benefit someone's stomach?

How does a healthy diet benefit someone's stomach?

Gut flora or: bacteria in the GI system needs to be in balance. When out of balance lots of problems arise, e.g., bloating, lower immunity, yeast infections, etc. Peace and good health. Too acid or too alkaline diet trigger symptoms also. ...Read more

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How can training for a sport affect your mental health?

How can training for a sport affect your mental health?

Feel better many way: Primarily it will give you a focal point around which you will build / schedule your daily routine. This helps with good planning, better health choices (eating, especially), and adds structure to your life. The sheer physical activity promotes positive chemical changes in your body (including your brain), as well as muscle,joint,system, activity. All combined, you lessen your anxiety and stress. ...Read more

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How does the paleo diet affect the fitness levels of a moderately active teenager?

How does the paleo diet affect the fitness levels of a moderately active teenager?

Paleo diet: Also known as the cavemans fieconsisting of fish .Lean meat, vegetables, fruits andnuts is a healthy diet and if you stick to ityou should do well. ...Read more

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How does a diet of junk food affect your body?

How does a diet of junk food affect your body?

Uh, BADLY!: Hi. I bet you knew the answer to that question! The epidemic of obesity & type 2 diabetes in our society is a function of unhealthy lifestyle. Average Americans eat fast food, processed food, white flour, too much sugar, and saturated fat, and don't get enough exercise. Terrible lifestyle. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, bad lipids...steep price to pay! ...Read more

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How does a healthy diet benefit someone's kidneys?

Prevent stones: A healthy diet that includes lots of hydration, can prevent kidney stones. A well balanced diet can prevent the deposition and precipitation of stones in the kidney. Hydration is important to keep the crystals from precipitating ...Read more

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How might incorporating a fitness plan and a balanced diet positively affect your well-being?

How might incorporating a fitness plan and a balanced diet positively affect your well-being?

Many ways: Good looks for both genders is more about physical fitness than anything else -- for a man, it takes precedence to height, features, hair ; complexion. Strangers tend to be nicer to an athletic-looking man and to a slender woman -- it's a fact of life. You'll protect your arteries from atherosclerosis and delay adult diabetes if it's in your genes. Perhaps the best gift you can gift yourself. ...Read more

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How does coffee affect a diet or weight loss?

How does coffee affect a diet or weight loss?

Various studies: But most conclude there is no difference depending upon coffee intake. Don't believe what you hear about green coffee bean extract, however. It does nothing for weight loss. It's all about burning up more calories than you take in. Diet and exercise are the only way. ...Read more

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How does a healthy diet benefit someone's heart?

How does a healthy diet benefit someone's heart?

Heart and diet: read this for information and resources: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyEating/The-American-Heart-Associations-Diet-and-Lifestyle-Recommendations_UCM_305855_Article.jsp ...Read more

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How can nutritional substitutes affect a balanced diet?

How can nutritional substitutes affect a balanced diet?

Sugar: Sugar substitutes fool the brain into thinking and wanting to get sugar. You get used to sugar. The best place to get sugar is from natural sources as fresh fruit, not from artificial sweeteners. The artificial sweeteners can lead you to crave more sugar than you would if you had them from natural sources. ...Read more

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How does depression affect a teenager's overall health?

How does depression affect a teenager's overall health?

Depression is nothin: to mess with. It is the nervous system's way of turning itself off, which has physical consequences. It is also the psyche's way of dealing with stress, or dealing with too many stimuli or what happens when drugs and/or alcohol are nearby. Brain and body are connected, so when brains are depressed, there are physical signs, too. Go to a GP for the initial look-see... ...Read more

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How much does drinking once a week effect athletic performance?

How much does drinking once a week effect athletic performance?

Variable: It all depends of the amount drank, 1-2 alcoholic beverages 1-2 times per week may actually have some health benefits and not affect performance. Binge drinking, which is more than 5 drinks for a male and 3 drinks for a female in one evening can be a sign of a drinking problem. That amount will most definitly affect athletic performance the next day even in a healthy fit indivdual. ...Read more

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How can healthy eating affect physical fitness?

How can  healthy eating affect physical fitness?

Fuel: Fitness work requires appropriate nutrition to fuel workouts (energy), replace glycogen (energy stores) & rebuild muscle. The importance of clean, nutrient-rich foods consumed regularly throughout the day cannot be overstated. Our cars don't get very far without appropriate fuel and neither will our bodies. Hard training, absent the right fuel, is a recipe for exhaustion, muscle loss and illness. ...Read more

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How does yoga affect a person's stress level?

How does yoga affect a person's stress level?

Stress: Yoga is noted for helping one find their inner peace so it shoud lower a person's stress level. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vegetarian Diet (Definition)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as ...Read more