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I eat a lot. But i am not getting fat. And i think i am not gaining muscle either. Is it normal? Or maybe my digestive system does not work properly?

I eat a lot. But i am not getting fat. And i think i am not gaining muscle either. Is it normal? Or maybe my digestive system does not work properly?

Be healthy.: Make sure you are eating good healthy whole foods. Get as many vegetables into your day as you can. Drink plenty of water. Get on a good exercise program. Make sure you are getting good sleep every night. If you do all of these things, then you should develop and grow as you should. If you are doing all of this and are still having problems, get in to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Saturated Fat (Definition)

Saturated fat is a kind of fat found in certain foods. Eating high amounts of saturated fats over time may make a person more prone to developing heart disease and plaques ...Read more


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What can cause problems with my digestive system?

What can cause problems with my digestive system?

Look at diet first: Whatever goes into your gut affects what happens. Review your diet. If you aren't eating a healthy diet, it's likely you'll have some symptoms. You should be aiming for a diet high in fiber (fruits, veggies, whole grains), low in red meat (notice I didn't say none!); proteins should be lean. Drink lots of water, minimize caffeine (again,I didn't say none!). Get some exercise regularly. How's that? ...Read more

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What are some effective ways to get a healthy digestive system?

Healthy diet: The best way to get healthy digestive system is to eat a healthy diet. Avoid highly processes foods, substituting whole grains, generous portions of vegetables and fruits. Eat appropriate portions. Proteins can come from meats, fish, cheese, yogurt. Generally "wild" or free range have better balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. Greek yogurt is a good natural "probiotic". ...Read more

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Why is the health of the digestive system important for the entire body?

Why is the health of the digestive system important for the entire body?

Nutrition: Our nutrition decisions and intake can affect every part of our body. Our body use glucose as its main energy source but can get glucose from sugars, proteins and fats. There are vitamins and minerals that our body needs to run the multitude of chemical reactions constantly running. Deficiencies can lead to many different medical issues with two of the more common being anemia or osteoporosis ...Read more

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Does colo-vados help for digestive system? Or can hurt digestive sistem?

Does colo-vados help for digestive system? Or can hurt digestive sistem?

Unsure: I am not familiar with colo-vados. Also what is wrong that you think you might need this remedy? I you do have a GI problem it would be wise to consult with your family physician. ...Read more

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What is the proper diet for cleansing the body and resetting the digestive system?

What is the proper diet for cleansing the body and resetting the digestive system?

A balanced diet: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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When does babies digestive system fully develop?

When does babies digestive system fully develop?

Early: The taste buds are complete by the sixth month and an infant of seven months is capable of living outside the womb. Even though the digestive system is complete by this age certain digestive processes only mature around 6-8 months. ...Read more

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Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Very: Much so. Diet and fluids can affect digestive system tremendously. ...Read more

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Does activa yogurt really help your digestive system?

Does activa yogurt really help your digestive system?

It can.: A lot of people have found that daily yogurt helps normalize their digestive system. Activia brand has some added probiotics, which can also be found over the counter in the drugstore. ...Read more

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To what extent can worms damage our digestive system?

Parasitic Worms: Humans are susceptible to many parasitic worms, which generally infest the intestinal tract but can spread and thrive elsewhere in the body. While some are serious and even fatal if left untreated, others have much milder symptoms. ...Read more

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Could black coffee help you clean your digestive system?

Coffee like: allthings with caffeine is a diuretic, meaning you urinate out more than you put in and hence can lead to constipation, anal itching and hemorrhoidal flares. So in my opinion, coffee is not a good idea to clean out the digestive system ...Read more

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How can I cleanse digestive system of something or rid body of it?

Not a good idea: Cleansing regimens particularly of the intestine have little to no value in removing nonexistant toxins. No diseases can be attributed to "toxic buildup." Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and adequate protein. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How strongly do our nutritional decisions affect the health of our digestive system?

Food affects GI: Consider the beneficial effects of live-lactobacillus yogurt when compared to the detrimental effects of some processed foods containing nitrates. Choose mindfully. Avoid fasting because of the overeating imbalance seen after the fast. Favor fresh, whole foods grown locally. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more