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How is your mental health related to your eating habits?

How is your mental health related to your eating habits?

Depression: Enjoying our food activates the pleasure-sensing portions of our brains. Also, good nutrition plays a prominent role in our mental health. A more specific example of the relationship between eating and mental health involves depression. In typical depression, folks will start eating less; in atypical depression, folks will tend to overeat and snack often. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


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Can you please discuss the importance of healthy eating habits?

Can you please discuss the importance of healthy eating habits?

Thank you: This is a very important question even if it sounds simple.Not only it prevents diseases, but it is such an essential component in the treatment of many conditions ! it is "contagious" in families and groups of friends. Fortunately, nowadays it s even considered trendy and "cool" for more and more people. ...Read more

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How does cigarette smoking affect your health and the health of those around you?

How does cigarette smoking affect your health and the health of those around you?

Negative effects: Smoking has been linked scientifically to lung cancer, emphysema and a worsenting of asthma. Smoking has been linked to berger's disease, damage to blood vessels in the extremities and can be a cause of loss of a limb. Second hand smoke is linked to these lung problems especially children., there are negative fetal effects in the case of pregnant smoking mothers, especially growth defects.. ...Read more

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How does the hypothalamus control eating behaviour? (I'm a Psychology/Biology student looking at the role of dieting in regards to health. Thank you)

How does the hypothalamus control eating behaviour? (I'm a Psychology/Biology student looking at the role of dieting in regards to health. Thank you)

The Hypothalamus: releases hormones and in that process regulates processes such as metabolism, hunger, body temp., sleep, and more. If there are lesions on this small almond-shaped organ it can cause starvation or obesity. Textbooks contain lists of hormones and what they control. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does mental health affect your attitude in some instances?

How does mental health affect your attitude in some instances?

many ways: It depends on what's meant by "attitude, " but some common mental health symptoms associated with anxiety (e.g. Worry, irrational fears) and depression (e.g. Hopelessness, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness) can imbue someone's attitude towards life engagements with a negative hue, leading to a tendency to withdraw and/ or perceive other people and certain situations with degrees of negativity. ...Read more

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How can not eating enough affect your mental health?

How can not eating enough affect your mental health?

Eat for health: Severely inadequate nutrition could cause all sorts of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, or even delirium. At milder levels, inadequate blood sugar causes decreases in "willpower" or self control. To be at one's best mentally requires being at one's best nutritionally. ...Read more

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How do heredity and experiences affect your health?

How do heredity and experiences affect your health?

Nature and nurture : In general, heredity provides the sensitivity or resistance to those environmental experiences that occur on a regular basis which affect health. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your mental and emotional health?

How does your diet affect your mental and emotional health?

Food: provides the basic building blocks for all of you chemistry including your brain. If you do not give your brain and body what they need to function, they will not do so. ...Read more

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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

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How does flossing affect the health of your cardiovascular system?

How does flossing affect the health of your cardiovascular system?

It Seems To Help: The exact cause-and-effect mechanism between excellent oral health & improved cardiovascular health is not yet know, but there is definitely a strong correlation. It's probably related to lower overall inflammation within the body in people with good gum health. Some studies suggest more than double the risk of fatal heart attack and stroke in people with unhealthy gums. So, don't risk it. Floss! ...Read more

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How can living in the desert afect your physical health?

How can living in the desert afect your physical health?

Type of desert: A desert may be a hot and dry place, dry and cold, at sea level or at high altitude. All of these issues would have a bearing on the health relevance. Hot dry desert creates a risk of dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, in subsistence agriculture it may result in malnutrition. Scorpion, gila monster and snake bites. Dust storms may affect respiratory health. ...Read more

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How do insecticides affect the health of a neighborhood?

How do insecticides affect the health of a neighborhood?

Mostly favorably : This is why we are dying in large numbers in the developed world from malaria, yellow fever, Chagas' disease and a bunch of others and a big part of the reason we can feed over seven billion people. There are both science-based concerns and crooked fearmongering in these discussions. Be discerning. ...Read more

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How does a history of depression affect your future health?

How does a history of depression affect your future health?

Great Question: Depression is often recurrent. It is treatable There is some evidence that people who are depressed are more likely to get certain physical diseases such as heart disease but maybe others such as diabetes and immune disorders. Depressed people may not get proper medical care and might not take care of themselves as they would do if they were not depressed . So get med and mental health followup. ...Read more

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Can not eating healthy foods affect your chances of having a baby?

Can not eating healthy foods affect your chances of having a baby?

Yes, of course: Healthy people require healthy food and conception is no exception! ...Read more

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How can surfing the web affect your health and stress level?

How can surfing the web affect your health and stress level?

Could help or hurt: Surfing the web for intellectual and recreational stimulation in moderation is probably better than staring at a movie re-run for the 35th time. However, it can become obsessive if it comes at a cost to balance in life, especially the basics such as eating right, getting enough rest to be productive, sleeping right, exercising and of course relating to people. ...Read more

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How much alcohol affects the brain in negative ways and can permanently damage your health/put you at risk for alcoholism?

How much alcohol affects the brain in negative ways and can permanently damage your health/put you at risk for alcoholism?

Alcohol affects vary: With body wt, gender, age, genetics, food consumed, beverage concentration, other drugs ingested, & tolerance. Any amount affects the brain. 5+ drinks kill brain cells, decreases rem sleep, lowers inhibitions & reasoning, impairs reflexes & coordination, etc. Guidelines for moderate drinking = male: max 4 drinks/day, 16/week; female: 3/day, 12/week. Greeleypsychologist.Com/alcohol.Xhtml. ...Read more

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Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

Improving health: habits is wonderful for preventing many diseases and illnesses. There is nothing that can ever prevent every type of disease as some causes are unknown. Eating healthy and staying active will definitely give many excellent health benefits. ...Read more

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How can working in a sweatshop affect your emotional and mental health?

How can working in a sweatshop affect your emotional and mental health?

EMOTIONAL HEALTH: Low pay, no benefits, long hours, harsh working conditions can all markedly increase stress/depression, feelings of hopelessness, aggression, and erode selfesteem. ...Read more

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How is your mental health related to your eating habits?

Depression: Enjoying our food activates the pleasure-sensing portions of our brains. Also, good nutrition plays a prominent role in our mental health. A more specific example of the relationship between eating and mental health involves depression. In typical depression, folks will start eating less; in atypical depression, folks will tend to overeat and snack often. ...Read more

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What are the biggest health risks from poor eating habits?

What are the biggest health risks from poor eating habits?

Obesity generally.: that affects 1 in 3 adults in the US with consequent increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. Changeable, by methods to change behavior. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ outlines some habits/compulsions/triggers/patterns of eating that cause obesity and ways to deal with it. ...Read more

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Changing to healthier eating habits due to health issues. What are some tips you could give me?

Changing to healthier eating habits due to health issues. What are some tips you could give me?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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What are daily habits for maintaining holistic health?

What are daily habits for maintaining holistic health?

Healthy habits.: Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Aim for 8 hrs of sleep & at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid soda, alcohol & junk carbs. Get mix of cardio & weight lifting exercises. Spend time in green spaces. Seek balance - avoid over-indulgences. Find time for meditation or prayer. ...Read more

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Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

Improving health: habits is wonderful for preventing many diseases and illnesses. There is nothing that can ever prevent every type of disease as some causes are unknown. Eating healthy and staying active will definitely give many excellent health benefits. ...Read more

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What are some daily habits you can implement to maintain your mental health?

What are some daily habits you can implement to maintain your mental health?

Take care: Take care of your body, good nutrition, exercise, rest , etc. Read the Serenity Prayer frequently and try to follow this philosophy. Find a few people you admire and trust and discuss your thoughts, feelings, and plans and listen to their feedback. ...Read more

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If i was to ask what are the ten greatest tips/ habits that one should follow daily for good health, what would they be?

If i was to ask what are the ten greatest tips/ habits that one should follow daily for good health, what would they be?

See Below: Here are some: exercise - include both aerobic and strength training, maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet - eat many more veggies than meat, take time to sleep and time to rest, reduce stress, limit the amount of alcohol you consume - if you do wine is better, do not smoke. ...Read more

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How can I improve my health and hygiene habits?

Too general: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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What kinds of bad health habits should I look out for when dating?

What kinds of bad health habits should I look out for when dating?

That perfect partner: If i understand your question, i think you might be looking for a partner who will have better health over the long haul? If so, look for a non-smoker, a non-drinker or moderate drinker, someone who is physically active, and has healthy aging parents! beyond this, look for someone with a gentle sense of humor - and someone who treats you wih kindness and respect! good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Why are preventive habits such as regular exercise important to health?

Why are preventive habits such as regular exercise important to health?

Get the lead out: There are many benefits to properly performed exercises. These include improved muscle tone and posture. The benefits also include improved heart and lung functions lending to less fatigue. It is no wonder that the exercisers generally look and feel better. ...Read more

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Its about my health my weight is not gaining and my face looks dull im not more attractive i think its because of my habit of masterbation?

Its about my health my weight is not gaining and my face looks dull im not more attractive i think its because of my habit of masterbation?

Unlikely: Masturbation is not necessarily linked with appearance. Eating healthy, avoiding smoking, genetics play a bigger role. Take care of your health by being active and making good dietary choices. best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?

My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?

Toxins are in: Plastic. Don't panic but try to get him to switch to something else, e.g., gum, mints, etc. Never microwave food w/saran wrap. It releases the toxins. Please don't drink bottles of water that have been sitting around. The toxins eventually migrate to the water. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Advice for vocal health? As a singer, i was wondering what sort of advice there is concerning vocal health; are there foods I should avoid, activities I should try to limit, or habits to get into?

Advice for vocal health? As a singer, i was wondering what sort of advice there is concerning vocal health; are there foods I should avoid, activities I should try to limit, or habits to get into?

As : As a singer, your vocal health is paramount. To maintain it, you should be conscious of your diet. In general, foods that promote the reflux of acid can have a negative impact on the voice and on vocal health. Obviously, not everyone suffers from reflux of acid, but singers are predisposed due to the negative pressure which develops in the chest with deep inspiration, that tends to draw acid up from the stomach. Avoidance of excessively spicy, acidic, and fatty foods is recommended. Carbonated liquids, alcohol and caffienated liquids also promote reflux. Wine is a particularly strong promoter of reflux. And the single most important factor to maintain vocal health is to stay very well hydrated. Caffiene and alcohol lead to dehydration and should be enjoyed in moderation. Meals within 2-3 hours of bedtime should also be avoided. As far as activities, i strongly recommend avoiding vocal strain. This means that if it ever becomes painful to speak or sing it is time to rest the voice. Avoidance of situations where you may be required to speak or sing over loud ambient noise is recommended. Examples include nightclubs, sporting events or loud concerts. If you are a parent, avoid yelling at your children or cheering loudly at sporting events. Provide yourself with a vocal break each day where your vocal cords have time to rest and recover. If you have never seen a laryngologist, i would recommend a baseline examination of your vocal cords. This is useful for several reasons. For one, you will get an idea of your current vocal health and the presence of any changes of your vocal cords that might predispose you to future problems. An annual vocal cord exam is important for healthy singers, because when problems arise it is nice to compare with what things looked like in the healthy state. In addition, if you have the resources, and if you have never done so, i would consider voice lessons and formal voice training. This can help prevent common injuries that affect the voice. ...Read more

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Hello docs, i need to know whether the habit of masturbation is good or bad for health?

Hello docs, i need to know whether the habit of masturbation is good or bad for health?

Depends: What is it doing for you? For most teens, it's a way to learn about your mind and body in preparation for adult life, and have fun and to stay comfortable and able to focus on other things. This is natural, normal and healthy and it won't make you self-centered, impotent, short, hairy, smooth, stupid or infertile. If you're obsessed with erotica ; missing out on life, get with your doctor 4 help. ...Read more

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After a long time, can self-harm become just a bad habit that has no significant connection to underlying mental health problems?

After a long time, can self-harm become just a bad habit that has no significant connection to underlying mental health problems?

Always Meaning: Even when our behavior becomes a habit, it has an underlying meaning. Self harm is a behavior that can become a habit, but I believed it's still linked to emotional distress and pain. Often the physical pain becomes a coping mechanism to deal (or rather not to deal) with overwhelming emotional difficulties. Hotline: http://ow.ly/x7AVK ...Read more

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What health habits are critical for the mouth, tongue and teeth to function efficiently?

What health habits are critical for the mouth, tongue and teeth to function efficiently?

For sure: Proper regular brushing, daily flossing & raking your tongue. Also healthy diet with food that will be non injurious to the teeth. This recipe will without fail, provide you excellent oral health. ...Read more

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