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How Does Science Affect Eating Habits
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a habit of eating raw rice. Is dat becomes an affect to me in the future if I continue eating raw rice?
Yes: Raw rice is harder to digest than cooked rice. If one chews and chews to grind the raw rice into a flour slurry, it should digest better. If one has no gurgly tummy symptoms, then the raw rice is not likely causing any problems. One might end up with TMJ pain due to all that chewing. One should also be checked for anemia, which can cause cravings to chew on things. There exist some raw rice myths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rice gains weight.: Rice are carbohydrates. If you eat them and don't burn them through physical activity, they are stored as fat. You gain weight. If you exercise and eat a well balanced diet, there should be no significant weight gain. Not cooking it, does not save you from gaining the weight, acids in the stomach break through the rice so the body can absorb it's calories and if fortified, nutrients. ...Read more
I'm 6ft 136lb. I look leaner to average. I play a lot more than to what my eating habits. Feel my metabolism rate affects me gaining weight. Any tips?
Starts with desire!: See your primary care doctor first to get a check-up. Then, follow the mediterranean diet, daily physical activity 300 minutes per week for life. Reduce alcohol intake to 1 glass of wine 3-4 times per week. Avoid unsaturated fats, eat lots of good fats, eat and drink well in moderation. Eat protein at all meals and do not skip meals! ...Read more
Start with food list: Keep a daily record of what is eaten. If little time, then use your phone or camera to take a photo. After a few days, look at the images and consider sharing them with a friend or a professional. There are also apps to help people change habits. But the first best step is to note what you are putting in your mouth each time you eat :0. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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