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How does fasting work? Will fasting help clear my digestive system?

How does fasting work? Will fasting help clear my digestive system?

Not really: Fasting will not clear your digestive system. It will empty at it's own rate. If you fast long enough it may empty somewhat but your metabolism will slow and eventually your body will begin to consume your muscular tissue for energy. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more


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I wish to know how does the body system work for digestion?

I wish to know how does the body system work for digestion?

Biochemistry: Acid in the stomach and enzymes in the small intestine break down food into small molecules that can be absorbed through the intestinal lining. This takes the combined work of the GI tract, the liver and the pancreas. ...Read more

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What can I take to boost or support my digestive immune system up and how top lose my baby fat weight wil prune juice cleanse out my body please help.

What can I take to boost or support my digestive immune system up and how top lose my baby fat weight wil prune juice cleanse out my body please help.

Good news/bad news: 1st, good news. Congratulations on your baby (i assume b/c you mentioned baby fat). Bad news. Ignore all the hype on radio, tv & internet about some special food or combination of foods to boost or support your digestive immune system. Prune juice can help get your bowels moving again but that's about it. Best to focus on eating healthy diet, exercising regularly & resting while your baby sleeps. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol stay in your system and how does a etg urine test work?

How long does alcohol stay in your system and how does a etg urine test work?

Generally an : Hour for every drink you drink. So if you don't have the time to wait in a safe place after drinking or use dd.The etg test can still be positive 3-5 days after intake because it tests for longer acting metabolites. Be really careful, if you are trying to stay a step ahead of the law. Testing gets better quickly. A woman should only drink 1 drink/day, and only if your apo e is not a 3/4 or 4/4. ...Read more

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After eating a problem food allergen, how long does it take to show up in body symps? And how long does it take to exit system? Thanks Dr!

After eating a problem food allergen, how long does it take to show up in body symps? And how long does it take to exit system? Thanks Dr!

2 hours: Most allergic responses occur within 2 hours although reaction to red meat may not come on until 3-6 hours later. Most allergic responses from food should subside in less than a day. As for how long traces of the food may remain in your body, it would depend on the kind of food. ...Read more

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How does metformin work to maintain blood glucose?

How does metformin work to maintain blood glucose?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this subject. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696005.html ...Read more

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How does metformin work to maintain blood glucose?

How does metformin work to maintain blood glucose?

Metformin: This is a very good drug for diabetes. It decreases the amount of sugar the liver makes (thus lower blood sugar) and it makes the Insulin in your system more effective at the muscles (insulin lowers your blood sugar). Unless you have contraindications or severe side effects from the drug, you should be on this if you have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how much time does it take for your blood to complete one circuit through your whole body?

I'm wondering how much time does it take for your blood to complete one circuit through your whole body?

About a minute...: The average adult heart pumps approximately 5 l/min of blood at rest (the cardiac output); with a total blood volume of approximately 5l in an average adult, a blood cell will run through the complete circuit about once a minute. However, countless factors can effect this average. ...Read more

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How do you explain garlic healing a gum infection when antibiotics wont work and kelp helping me lose weight when thyroid issues wont show on bloodwor?

How do you explain garlic healing a gum infection when antibiotics wont work and kelp helping me lose weight when thyroid issues wont show on bloodwor?

Natural: Plants can be powerful. Many modern medications come from plants. Your thyroid issues may not be showing up because the right test may not have been ordered. Iodine deficiency will impact thyroid function. They will not know you are deficient unless they test. I bet no one has tested your iodine. ...Read more

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How long will metro take to show some improvement on c.diff? How long will it take to cure? Will my digestive system be back to normal? Thank you

How long will metro take to show some improvement on c.diff? How long will it take to cure? Will my digestive system be back to normal? Thank you

You should: Start to have relief within 3 days. If you are feeling no better, talk to your doctor about your concerns and whether you might need an alternate treatment. We typically treat for 10-14 days. Once you're done, try a daily probiotic. ...Read more

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How long does it take for 1500mgs of nician too work in your system to affect your cholesterol.

How long does it take for 1500mgs of nician too work in your system to affect your cholesterol.

Niacin: Can affect cholesterol and liver within 2 weeks. Liver function and cholesterol should be checked within a month. ...Read more

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How does insulin and glucagon work together to control blood sugar?

How does insulin and glucagon work together to control blood sugar?

Diabetes hormones: Insulin lowers blood sugar. Glucagon raises blood sugar. Normal blood sugar depends on the balance of the two hormones. In type 2 diabetes, Insulin doesn't work well and glucagon is overproduced, leading to higher blood sugar. ...Read more

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How does qcarbo16 work, I see people using it to pass drug test, well that's not why I brought it, I need to cleanse my body, how does it work, thanks?

How does qcarbo16 work, I see people using it to pass drug test, well that's not why I brought it, I need to cleanse my body, how does it work, thanks?

It doesn't work: Herbal detox preparations will not help you pass a drug test, nor will they cleanse your body of imaginary (or real) "toxins." Eat healthy, exercise and don't use drugs. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more