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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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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 an "unhealthy eating habits" definition?

What is an "unhealthy eating habits" definition?

Eating habits: unhealthy eating habits = unhealthy behaviors associated with eating. Such as poor choices in amounts eaten and food that is eaten. ...Read more

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What is the definition of unhealthy eating habits?

Eating habits.: unhealthy eating habits = unhealthy behaviors associated with eating. Such as poor choices in amounts eaten and food that is eaten. ...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

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Why teen girls have unhealthy eating habits?

Why teen  girls  have unhealthy eating habits?

Role models: The most common reason is that public models and figures in the entertainment and fashion industry have an obsession with thin-ness. This model for young girls is a powerful attraction and may contribute by imitation to unhealthy eating habits. A few of course do the opposite, eating badly and thoroughly and gain too much weight. ...Read more

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Is constantly eating bananas a habit that can hurt you?

Is constantly eating bananas a habit that can hurt you?

Balance: Any good diet contains a balance of foods and does not rely on any one food. Bananas are naturally high in potassium and too much potassium has adverse effects, but a person would likely tired of eating bananas before that point. Moderation is key; balance a moderate consumption of bananas with other foods for optimal health. Being careful with potassium intake if you eat many is recommended. ...Read more

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Need to know healthy eating habbits?

Need to know healthy eating habbits?

Probably one of the: best places to start is at health.gov where you will find the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Key points: eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low fat dairy, a variety of protein including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, beans/peas, nuts, seeds and soy. Calories sufficient for ideal weight. "Eat (real) food, not too much, mostly plants" Michael Pollan. ...Read more

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What are good eating habits for sleeping?

What are good eating habits for sleeping?

Avoidance: Avoid caffeine, chocolate, sugar or other stimulants. Avoid heavy alcohol intake. Do not eat in the two hours before bed.Do not eat in bed. Avoid a lot of fluid intake to reduce the need to wake up to urinate. Maybe elevate the head to reduce acid regurgitation from stomach. ...Read more

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What are the proper eating habits for being pregnant?

What are the proper eating habits for being pregnant?

Balanced diet : The same healthy habits apply in and outside of pregnancy. A balanced diet of more fresh and less processed food is the way to go. And try to take your prenatal vitamin daily. ...Read more

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Should I change any of my eating habits if I donated one of my kidneys?

Should I change any of my eating habits if I donated one of my kidneys?

Overall health: There is no special diet a kidney donor has to follow. I recommend common sense and overall health maintainence. Don't put yourself at risk for kidney problems. Therefore maintain a healthy weight to avoid adult onset diabetes and problems with hypertension. Don't smoke. Watch cholesterol. Exercise. ...Read more

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I just can't stop eating junk food. I know it is a bad habit. Any tips on how to eat healthier?

I just can't stop eating junk food. I know it is a bad habit. Any tips on how to eat healthier?

Subsitute: Eat smart bacon instead of regular bacon. It only has 2 grams of fat vs 30g. Turkey bacon has 20 grams. ...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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What is good eating habits?

What is good eating habits?

Think before eating: Good eating habits come from thinking about the foods & drinks before eating them. At the 3 main meals each day, think about what to select and how much to put on the plate. For snacks, think about what would be a healthier snack. One should avoid overeating at social gatherings (such as restaurants), avoid eating to relieve stress or sadness, and avoid eating while watching TV or on the computer. ...Read more

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What are bad eating habits?

What are bad eating habits?

How we r eating now!: Some of the worst damage we do do ourselves we do with our diets. Eating large quantities of fast, highly processed foods instead of freshly prepaired meals, using chips, cookies, snacks to fill up as opposed to fruits & veggies. Eating late at nite is another biggie. Just not taking the time to eat the things our gobies were designed to eat is the worst " bad eating habit" we have! ...Read more

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What are good eating habits?

What are good eating habits?

Think before eating: Good eating habits come from thinking about the foods & drinks before eating them. At the 3 main meals each day, think about what to select and how much to put on the plate. For snacks, think about what would be a healthier snack. One should avoid overeating at social gatherings (such as restaurants), avoid eating to relieve stress or sadness, and avoid eating while watching tv or on the computer. ...Read more

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What can I do to change my eating habits?

What can I do to change my eating habits?

Diligence: Only you can really answer that question. Dr's can tell you what to eat, but only you can do it. If you want to change your eating habits, write down a food diary of things you would like to eat and those you would not. Be diligent, be regimented, and follow the "good" diet! ...Read more