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Is drinking blood unhealthy? Honest question

Is drinking blood unhealthy? Honest question

Personal preference.: Drinking human blood is a definite no no for many reasons not necessarily stated here, but obvious! animal blood such as that of a cow/steer is just like any other animal organ rich in protein and other nutrients and really no different than eating steak. It's a personal preference. ...Read more

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Honest question, is drinking human blood unhealthy and what are some risk?

Honest question, is drinking human blood unhealthy  and what are some risk?

Risks like raw meat: If we set aside the cultural/psychological "ick" factor, drinking blood is similar to eating raw meat: it can contain bacteria, viruses and other infections which may not be destroyed by stomach acid, and it can upset your digestive system. Infections from drinking somenone else's blood include anything from "food poisoning" to life-threatening and incurable diseases, such as hiv. ...Read more

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I understand that drinking blood can be seriously unhealthy, but is the human digestive system capable of digesting blood?

I understand that drinking blood can be seriously unhealthy, but is the human digestive system capable of digesting blood?

Yes it can..: Blood composes of red + white cells, platelets, and proteins/minerals. The cells are basically proteins/lipids + some fluid/minerals, and the red cells contain heme/iron giving it the red appearance. Red/raw meats contain blood and your gut can digest it fine. Carnivores consume meats/blood and digest it fine as well. I not sure if this is the answer you are looking for. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 160lbs, 5'8" male. How much coffee would be acceptable to drink without worrying about creating a dependance or addiction?

I am 160lbs, 5'8" male. How much coffee would be acceptable to drink without worrying about creating a dependance or addiction?

Caffeine addiction: One can become physiologically habituated to caffeine by drinking only 1-2 cups of coffee per day. You would notice this if you used coffee daily for awhile, and then stopped suddenly. Caffeine withdrawal leads to headache, muscle aches and pains, fatigue, foggy-headed thinking, etc. ...Read more

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Alan Carr's easy way to stop smoking helped me n my wife quit smoking. But she is addicted to drinking daily. Is 3 glasses of red wine too much for he?

Alan Carr's easy way to stop smoking helped me n my wife quit smoking. But she is addicted to drinking daily. Is 3 glasses of red wine too much for he?

Try his book for it: If you both were pleased with his help on smoking, continue with his ideas on alcohol. Why switch from a winning strategy? The size of the glass matters of course and the issue of compulsion does too. So does her size, activity level, consumption w/ food, etc. But read his book - it's available to buy online. Best ...Read more

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What are the health risks of drinking too much diet coke?

What are the health risks of drinking too much diet coke?

Stroke : A study, which followed more than 2, 500 new yorkers for nine or more years, found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, than those who completely eschewed the diet drinks, according to researchers who presented their results today at the american stroke association’s international stroke conference in la. ...Read more

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Ive read drinking very hot drinks increases your risk of esophagal cancer. Is this true? Coffee/tea isnt carcinogenic so i dont understand how

Ive read drinking very hot drinks increases your risk of esophagal cancer. Is this true? Coffee/tea isnt carcinogenic so i dont understand how

No increase: The onlysuggestion of oral intake affecting esophageal pathology is long terms alcohol abuse. This may make the esophageal lining more susceptible to the effects of posible carcinogens in the diet, reflux of h. pylori or entry of viruses into the esophageal mucosa. Hot drinks that you have heard can increase development of esophageal malignancies does not hold true. ...Read more

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Is drinking too much water a bad thing? Please advise!

Yes: drinking too much water can be serious. can't judge your risk based on info provided but if you are feeling compelled to drink water and thirst never dulls, then see your doc or go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Is drinking beer dangerous to your health?

Is drinking beer dangerous to your health?

Rational drinking: If you are not an alcohol dependant person, rational drinking entails not going over 30-50 grams of alcohol daily (one or two beers). People who drink beer heavily get more calories, excess fluid (might affect kidneys and heart), drinking more that two beers per hour might impair your performance, including driving, and continued drinking can cause alcohol dependence, as any other alcoholic drink. ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking too much milk unhealthy?

Help please! is drinking too much milk unhealthy?

It can be: Vegans think any amount of milk after you are "weaned" from mothers milk is unnecessary and unhealthy. Milk has large amounts of cholesterol and fat. If you drink skim milk of 1% low-fat milk, you reduce much of the problem, but still should limit your intake. Some people who get kidney stones are taking in too much calcium, which milk has a great deal of. Moderation in all things is good. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous/bad if you don't eat at all?My friend is desperate to lose weight and he's doing this.He's drinking a lot of water.He's being active 2

Is it dangerous/bad if you don't eat at all?My friend is desperate to lose weight and he's doing this.He's drinking a lot of water.He's being active 2

Extreme dieting is: dangerous, even life-threatening. Weight loss needs to be supervised by a doctor. Blood sugar can go out of balance and cardiac issues can result just for starters. Spectracell lab in Texas has a good nutritional lab panel that can become the basis of a good food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why is binge drinking bad for the heart and blood arteries?

Why is binge drinking bad for the heart and blood arteries?

Inflammatory changes: Alcoholic beverages contain ethanol, which is metabolized to acetaldehyde in the body. In binge drinking acetaldehyde levels rise and remain high for many hours after drinking. This causes blood cells called monocytes to become more sticky and attracted to artery walls -- also increases in other factors which cause inflammatory changes in vessels. http://tinyurl.com/la7lzx7. ...Read more

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Is drinking yerba mate for a diabetic wrong (how much could I drink)?

Is drinking yerba mate for a diabetic wrong (how much could I drink)?

Not good: Yerba mate has been associated with more labile blood sugars in diabetics. It also has been associated with more vascular problems and multiple cancers of the upper half of the body ...Read more

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Is vomiting doing any good in a situation where too much alcohol was consumed?

Is vomiting doing any good in a situation where too much alcohol was consumed?

Yes: Get rid of the excess alcohol. Too much alcohol can irritate the stomach and cause alcoholic gastritis and even bleeding. If you vomit up excess alcohol, that is your way of getting rid of excess. ...Read more

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Is sugar, fat and salt addictive, if so how can you say chipotle is not addictive?

Is sugar, fat and salt addictive, if so how can you say chipotle is not addictive?

No Withdrawl: You may really enjoy chipotle. I like it too. But it does not cause addiction. Stopping it does not produce a withdrawal syndrome the way morphine based drugs would. ...Read more

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My saliva is sweet, is drinking coke doing this?

My saliva is sweet, is drinking coke doing this?

Likely yes.: Imeediately after drinking it or if the coke bubbles up from the stomach. Long term, changes in the tastebuds or development of diabetes can also do this from the actions of too much soda (the sourness of it, makes other things tastes sweet afterwards for minutes to an hour). ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking bottled water help lower your blood sugar?

Is it true that drinking bottled water help lower your blood sugar?

Maybe: In order for your metabolism to properly work the minerals in your body must be healthy. If you have been drinking unhealthy tap water and now change to a healthier spring water, this could possibly be beneficial. More importantly avoid sugars and do not consume excessive carbs. ...Read more

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My liver enzyme is triple the account. Is that considered bad? What future health consequences will it bring? I don't smoke and don't drink alcohol.

My liver enzyme is triple the account. Is that considered bad? What future health consequences will it bring?  I don't smoke and don't drink alcohol.

Repeat in 2-4 weeks: An isolated mild elevation of liver enzymes, I assume transaminases you are referring to, may have no relevance. Common culprits are drugs, prescribed or OTC, supplements and alcohol. Comorbidities, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism or obesity may also cause a mild increase in liver enzymes. Would recommend repeating your liver enzymes in few weeks in trying to understand if there is any dynamics. ...Read more