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Is there any science behind the "ketones for alzheimer's" concept? (will eating coconut oil help?) I am very anxious about alzheimer's disease. My mother, her sister and my cousin have all come down with it by their late eighties. Every time i can't t

Is there any science behind the "ketones for alzheimer's" concept?  (will eating 
coconut oil help?) I am very anxious about alzheimer's disease.  My mother, her sister and my cousin
have all come down with it by their late eighties.  Every time i can't t

I'm sorry: One article in Br J Nutr 2011 from a Thai medical school that I'd never heard of, done on rats with a "theory" that I was not able to follow and results simply too good to be true. No follow up, and not reproduced by any other group. Anywhere in the world. Sorry. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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The best current science says that eating dietary cholesterol is not a cause of heart disease. Why do docs still insist on cutting back on eggs?

The best current science says that eating dietary cholesterol is not a cause of heart disease. Why do docs still insist on cutting back on eggs?

Defensive medicine: I've noticed over the years that some advice is evidence-based, and other advice is simply given out of fear of lawsuits. "Didn't your doctor tell you not to eat eggs?" It's taken not just the joy but even the integrity out of much of doing general preventive medicine. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after eating acidic foods to brush my teeth? I am going to the state science fair soon, and many of my judges from the school and district levels have asked me how long they should wait to brush their teeth after eating acidic food

How long should I wait after eating acidic foods to brush my teeth? I am going to the  state science fair soon, and many of my judges from the school and district levels have asked me how long they should wait to brush their teeth after eating acidic food

Hello; : Hello; i'm having a little difficulty trying to interpret your question. Why would you want to wait a certain amount of time to brush your teeth after eating acidic foods? I must assume that your project addresses the effect tha acid has on the demineralization of the enamel matrix. The acids can be from citrus fruits, sodas, and from the bacteria that reside in your mouth, to name a few. So, in reality, to really minimize the effects of the acids on your teeth after ingestion you should brush your teeth immediately... But that is often not possible for most people. It is for that reason that we recommend limiting intake, and more importantly, frequency of intake of sugar laden foods and foods that are acidic in nature. Best of luck with your presentation. ...Read more

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How could I of gained 7 lbs. In 1 week when I take exercise class 3 days a week and haven't changed eating habits.?

How could I of gained 7 lbs. In 1 week when I take exercise class 3 days a week and haven't changed eating habits.?

Water retention: Water retention is one of the most common causes of rapid weight gain. Fortunately it should be transient. Excessive salt intake or hormonal fluctuations are the first things to consider. ...Read more

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3 years ago my hair started thinning on the top and now it seems tojust be falling out so much! don't have any bad eating habits. What can I do?!

3 years ago my hair started thinning on the top and now it seems tojust be falling out so much! don't have any bad eating habits. What can I do?!

Alopecia: Go see your family doctor who can refer to specialist if necessary . You're awfully young & wrong gender to worry about male pattern baldness. However, abnormal thyroid can cause hair loss as can excess testosterone (but this also causes other issues too). Some skin infections can cause hair loss. Biggest concern is an autoimmune disorder where your body is fighting itself eg lupus. ...Read more

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How to get a handle on my eating habits?

How to get a handle on my eating habits?

Planning!: Plan your meals with proper portions and buy food accordingly and stick to menu plans. Avoid eating out especially at fast food places. And drink a glass (8oz) of cold water or unsweetened ice tea before eating. Keep junk food out of your house. Don't bake bread or pastry! ...Read more

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How can I stay healthy by eating habits?

How can I stay healthy by eating habits?

Its a bit unclear: Do you mean, what are healthy eating habits? If that's the case, it focuses around portion control usually eating until your comfortable and not necessarily "full". Minimizing processed foods. Focusing on "color foods" - this means vegetables and fruits. Focusing on whole grains when eating grains. Eating healthy fats - which particularly means you should avoid trans fats. ...Read more

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How can I stop the compulsory eating habit?

How can I stop the compulsory eating habit?

Treatment.: You have to get to the underlying cause. Get a physical and see a psychologist. It may be due to an medical problem, so it needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of unhealthy eating habits?

What is the meaning of unhealthy eating habits?

Very, very general: ? Not eating regularly? Eating too much or too little? Too much fat? Too many junk carbs? Lack of balance in diet, ETC. ...Read more

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What is the definition for unhealthy eating habits?

What is the definition for unhealthy eating habits?

99%OfTheYankeeDiet: The nature of your question impels me to say"everything you currently eat."But that aside,keep it simple:anything that does not include fresh raw greens & other vegetables,lean meats & whole grains.My reductio ad absurdum is"protein & roughage."But it can get more complicated,like vegetarian,vegan,no red meats at all,etc etc.(for fun,Google "Breatharian").Try "Nutrition for Dummies"(Amazon $17.95) ...Read more