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Is it normal to poop 5-6 times a day? I am a slim, active, healthy 37 year old woman. My diet is pretty good, although I should eat more fruit and vegetables, and I probably eat too much sugar. My poop is usually a 4 or a 5 on the Bristol scale, although

Is it normal to poop 5-6 times a day? I am a slim, active, healthy 37 year old woman. My diet is pretty good, although I should eat more fruit and vegetables, and I probably eat too much sugar. My poop is usually a 4 or a 5 on the Bristol scale, although

May be normal: Moving your bowels 5-6 times a day is more than average but not necessarily an sign of illness. If you are feeling healthy and this has been a normal frequency for you and not a recent change, and if you are not having loose, watery stools, abdominal cramping or bloody stools then your likely ok. (Some people with IBS have frequent movements when under stress.) ...Read more

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Other than fruit and vegetables what are the healthiest foods to eat?

Other than fruit and vegetables what are the healthiest foods to eat?

Good foods: We all need protein in our diet, so dairy or lean meats and nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pecans) are good sources of this. Also, whole grains add nutrients and fiber to the diet, so these are good to add to diet as well. The key is variety - use things like color to get that variety. The more different colors on your plate, the better the diet!! ...Read more

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For long time sex in bed Wat to do for that any vegetables to eat or any fruit s to eat ?

For long time sex in bed Wat to do for that any vegetables to eat or any fruit s to eat 
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Sexual health: The only dietary advice you need is a well rounded healthy diet which includes fruits, vegetables,nuts and no excess of alcohol. It's a good idea to lower your intake of sweets and fatty foods. Regular exercise and healthy sleep habits help. ...Read more

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Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.

Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.

OK for most BUT...: Many people eat only raw vegetables (and raw food) for health benefits, but many nutrients in vegetables are better absorbed when cooked (esp. if boiled or steamed) while others are degraded by cooking. Cruciferous veggies have chemicals that suppress thyroid function if eaten in excess that are deactivated by cooking. See http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/raw-veggies-are-healthier/ ...Read more

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I am 49 healthy woman and I am contemplating going on a raw fruit and vegetable diet is there anything I need to make sure I include to stay healthy?

I am 49 healthy woman and I am contemplating going on a raw fruit and vegetable diet is there anything I need to make sure I include to stay healthy?

Raw food thoughts...: Raw fruits and raw vegetables have many benefits, but there are some drawbacks, which is why all human cultures eat cooked food. Raw plants have tough Cellulose fiber, so require more chewing to break into the cells so we can get the nutrients. Undigested fiber is fermentation food for our gut bacteria, leading to gas. Without cooking, one eats live bacteria, fungi, and parasites that are on food. ...Read more

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What is the best fruit and vegetable for digestive health?

What is the best fruit and vegetable for digestive health?

Fruit/Vegetable: Almost all fruits and vegetables are good for you. Bananas help with soothing the stomach and stopping diarrhea. Pineapple and papaya help with the digestion of your food. Eat fruit separately from your meals, because it is better digested this way. People individually may have food allergies, but most people do not. Remember to eat a variety of fruits/vegetables to get all you need. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would i feel better health wise using a juicer to get my fruit & vegetable intakes?

Hi docs, would i feel better health wise using a juicer to get my fruit & vegetable intakes?

That depends.: If you use a whole food juicer you will get enzymes exposed and the food fiber. Howerver if you use a juice extractor you will not get the benefit of the fiber. Eating food whole - you get the fiber and nutrients with less access to the enzymes. I find that whole juiciing helps one to get more vegetable/ fruit servings at one. ...Read more

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Eat 7 portions of fruit daily, plenty of vegetables, eat pretty healthy and exercise intense 4 to 5 days a week, could get diabtes because of glucose?

Eat 7 portions of fruit daily, plenty of vegetables, eat pretty healthy and exercise intense 4 to 5 days a week, could get diabtes because of glucose?

Unlikely but...: While fruit contains sugars as glucose and fructose, the fiber in fruit reduces its effects on raising blood sugar. In the context of an otherwise healthy diet and exercise you probably won't get diabetes, though it would be wise to consume mostly lower-glycemic fruits like berries, cherries, apples and citrus while minimizing melons and tropical fruits that tend to have a higher glycemic index. ...Read more

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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read more

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Is the juice diet healthy? You do it 6 times a day and only drink the juice you make out of multiple fruites and veggies. How long is okay for this

Is the juice diet healthy? You do it 6 times a day and only drink the juice you make out of multiple fruites and veggies. How long is okay for this

This can be healthy: If you add in protein - rice protein is easily digested. Cleanses of this type are often done for 3 days or a little longer. Shouldn't be done without knowledge of what you are doing. For instance - do you know if it is ok to juice apple seeds? What rinds can be juiced and which shouldn't be? How do you clean vegetables. Too many fruit juices can be too much sugar. Juices must be freshly juiced. ...Read more

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Exposure to chlorpyrifos ethyl when used on fruit vegetables etc. Also used as insecticide on plants by spraying in homes. Does it affect our health?

Exposure to chlorpyrifos ethyl when used on fruit vegetables etc.  Also used as insecticide on plants by spraying in homes.  Does it affect our health?

Yes: This is an organophosphate insecticide that is moderately toxic. It has been linked to neurological effects and developmental delays in children. Some have hypothesized it causes autoimmune diseases. It has been banned for household use since 2001. ...Read more

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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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Is it true that vegetarian diet is healthier than a diet consisting of red meats chicken and fish that also includes fruit and vegetables?

Is it true that vegetarian diet is healthier than a diet consisting of red meats chicken and fish that also includes fruit and vegetables?

Moderation is key: As with most things, too much of a good thing may not be good. Too much red meat can cause problems with weight management and cardiovascular health. Fish is a good source of healthy, cholesterol reducing omega's. Balance is key and a strict vegetarian diet will sometimes require people to increase their need for other supplements. There are good organic sources for meat, fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to live solely off of fresh vegatable and fruit juice for 60 days? Just the juice and water nothing else.

Is it healthy to live solely off of fresh vegatable and fruit juice for 60 days? Just the juice and water nothing else.

Calories: Nope. Not in any way. Eating 100% carbs will leave your muscles weak, your hormones unbalanced, and your immune system near collapse. Why would anyone attempt this? ...Read more

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Can not eating enough vegetables and fruits cause physical and mental health problems?

Can not eating enough vegetables and fruits cause physical and mental health problems?

Not immediately.: Poor eating habits will deprive you of necessary nutrients that the body requires to survive the day to day stress that we go through. Living in moderation, eating a healthy diet with all the essential food, exercise, good sleep and relaxation help us combat depression, anxiety and physical illness. ...Read more

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What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?

What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?

Organic vs non-organ: Conventional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth, spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease, use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds. While organic farmers apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants, use beneficial insects and birds or traps to reduce pests and disease, rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds. ...Read more

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I know fruits and vegetables are vital to healthy living. But what are your true servings per day and how much.

I know fruits and vegetables are vital to healthy living. But what are your true servings per day and how much.

As much as possible : Vegetables are the cornerstone so the more the better, & the more the colors (variety) the better. Then fruit/whole grain starches/beans/legumes, & then meat (fatty fish is best, as you know) protein. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Healthy eating: how much more or less effective are nuts at reducing cancer risk than fruits and vegetables?

Healthy eating: how much more or less effective are nuts at reducing cancer risk than fruits and vegetables?

Unknown: A precise answer doesn't really exist. Focus on consuming a well-balanced meal to achieve an ideal body weight for your height and build. Regular exercise is also important. There is accumulating evidence that avoiding obesity lowers your risk of developing cancer. ...Read more

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I was told a long time ago I had an extra long colon. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables but if I don't take mom every day I cant have a bm. lately?

I was told a long time ago I had an extra long colon. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables but if I don't take mom every day I cant have a bm. lately?

Drink lots of fluids: to help make up for your extra long colon. One of the main functions of the colon is to absorb fluid, so the longer it takes for your stool to pass through the colon, the more water is reabsorbed and the more constipated you can become. Milk of Magnesia works by drawing water back into the intestines. Other conditions, like hypothyroidism can cause constipation, so see your Dr if this continues! ...Read more