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Is Activia Really Good For You
Yes and no: Activia is touted as 'good' for you because of the live bacterial cultures. We need beneficial bacteria in our GI tract to help process vitamins, digest food, absorb nutrients, and fight infection. Activitia, however, is dairy which is a common food allergen/sensitivity, & many products have a lot of sugar in the them. Cottage cheese would be ok, but yogurts have excessive sugar. Take probiotic. ...Read more
LOTS!!: One trick is to shop the perimeter of any grocery - avoiding the inner isles -with the pre-packaged preserved foods... Giving preference to fresh vegetables and fruits along with leaner cuts of meat and fish and seafood are the best ways to eat health - along with making sure you are avoiding too many sodas and getting 64+ ounces of good ole water in a day! ...Read more
Vitamin A: Vitamin a is the most significant. Most prenatal vitamins have lower amounts of vitamin a, as high doses of vitamin a can cause birth defects. Also be aware of anti-aging creams, as most of those have retinoic acid or isotretinoin. If you want to see what high levels of vitamin a can do to a developing fetus, search Accutane and birth defects. Vit a is required in pregnancy, consult your obgyn. ...Read more
It depends: Aspirin is very good for heart attack prevention. It is also an antiinflammatory. The problem is that the incidence of stomach problems including severe bleeding is high with aspirin. Since other antiinflammatories tend to be more gentle on the stomach we usually prescribe those instead. Aspirin thins blood more so than other anti-inflammatories as well. Discuss options with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderation: How much fat are we talking about? You need carbohydrates- to run the brain, heart, muscles etc. If your diet is over 50% fat, you may be limiting the ability of the body to function. Some fats, like unsaturated fats are healthier than saturated fats- are solid at room temperature. I say moderation- 20% of diet from protein, 60% from carbs like fruits, vegetables,grains and 20% healthy fats ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: It depends on what else is in it. Probiotics supposedly repopulate your gut with good bacteria. Most people have sufficient amounts of good bacteria in their digestive systems. I do use them when people who are taking antibiotics get GI distress as the antibiotics kill off the good gut bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No good idea: There are many causes of nausea and most are non-specific. It is not clear what you mean by a "good idea for nausea". For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Fish oil: Is good for you, don't think is does anything to your buttocks. ...Read more
Masturbation: It's normal but health benefits depend on your emotional well being ...Read more
It's good: It is good - not a magical way to lose weight but certainly healthy and better for you than many of the food choices we tend to make. If you are committed to getting healthier, losing weight, exercising, then shakeology can be a tool to use to reach your goals. I have used meal replacements (other brands) with great success in myself and patients - motivation and determination are they keys! ...Read more
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Likely healthy: I believe that the medicinal element in tandoori rotis is the fenugreek. Claims about fenugreek are extensive - apparently curing everything from stomach ailments to cholesterol to eczema. There is not enough scientific evidence for any of the claims to be able to confidently recommend this herbal supplement. That being said, it is safe, tastes good and if any of that's true, then even better! ...Read more
Green tea: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested green tea can assist w glycemic control. Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. Too much caffeinatted tea can cause anxiety, GI upset or isomnia. ...Read more
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