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Doctor insights on: How Eating Habits Affect Your Health In The Future

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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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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?

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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