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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok For Grandparents To Spoil Kids With Lots Of Candy At The Holidays

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Is it ok for grandparents to spoil kids with lots of candy at the holidays?

Is it ok for grandparents to spoil kids with lots of candy at the holidays?

Multiple layers: This is a more complex question than it might seem on the surface. As dr. Bergman indicated, grandparents often are exempted from some rules that parents impose, but it is also important that they not undermine parental authority. Loading kids down with candy has problems ranging from weight to tooth decay. The broader question is how can grandparents be a positive force in the child's life. ...Read more

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How did I gain weight so fast? Did a lot of candy over the holiday since too busy to eat. But not a real binge

How did I gain weight so fast? Did a lot of candy over the holiday since too busy to eat. But not a real binge

Intake>>metabolism: One gains weight when the number of calories eaten is greater than the number of calories burned. Go to www.Caloriecount.Com and open a free account. You'll be asked a few questions about your age, height, weight and activity level and then it will tell you how many calories you need each day. There is a bar at the top called "search for food" that will tell you how many calories are in the candy. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of holiday candies to get that do the least damage to children's teeth?

What is the best kind of holiday candies to get that do the least damage to children's teeth?

None: An occasional treat is how i was brought up and that is now old fashioned. There is no doubt that candy in its excesses of today is producing a lot more trouble than just dental decay. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and exercise pretty frequently. In general i'm pretty healthy, but i love candy. Even with a lot of exercise, is it possible to get diabetes?

I'm 23 and exercise pretty frequently. In general i'm pretty healthy, but i love candy. Even with a lot of exercise, is it possible to get diabetes?

It is ...: There are many factors which contribute to someone developing diabetes. Much is genetic as in inherited from your mother and father. Some is weight related. Your diet can contribute too. Though eating candy alone is unlikely to cause you to become a diabetic, if it causes you to gain a lot of weight it's possible that it might lead to diabetes. ...Read more

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Eating a lot of ginger candy from friend. Urine has kind of musty smell. Related?

Eating a lot of ginger candy from friend. Urine has kind of musty smell. Related?

Probably related: Although i don't know for sure, it is likely related. Many things we ingest appear in urine and are evident in color, smell, aspect, or all. Examples include penicillins that change the smell of urine and heavy dairy intake with vegetables that make urine cloudy due to phosphate load and alkaline state of urine. Vitamin b makes urine deep yellow. You can prove it by quitting and retrying in 2 days. ...Read more

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Subsequent to eating a lot of candy my throat started hurting & I am not allergic to candy?

Subsequent to eating a lot of candy my throat started hurting & I am not allergic to candy?

Irritation: Rather, not inflammation of your throat, happens with excessive intake of complex sugars in candy, just be careful, for your health, consume sweets in moderation ...Read more

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Was wondering if you eat candy and after 30 minutes you wash your teeth does that causes a lot of damage?

Was wondering if you eat candy and after 30 minutes you wash your teeth does that causes a lot of damage?

Better: Better to brush and floss or at least rinse out right after the candy. The longer you wait the greater the risk. Sticky candies are worse than let us say chocolate. ...Read more