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Is Mastrubating Good Or Bad
Cholesterol: If you have elevated levels of cholesterol and trigycerides you need to discuss with your doctor the best way of managing this if in fact it is necessary to do so. This otc product, like other 'natural' products purported to be effective is not tested or regulated by the fda and so have no way of knowing whether it really works. Look up pt barnum. ...Read more
Both: Medications are both good and bad. There is always a benefit and risk to be weighed. For most people with known heart disease the benefits of statins generally outweigh the risks. For those without heart disease but known high LDL cholesterol the benefit is less clear and needs to be weighed carefully. ...Read more
Hb1ac has an upper limit of normal of 5.5
this test does not change quickly; only if your diet, exercise, and/or weight have changed a lot will it change.
Diabetes mellitus is diagnosed by this test at 6.0.
So if you are healthy, your result should put you at ease.
If, however, you rdoctor suspected diabetes, then the lab test may have been in error and needs repeating. ...Read more
Your definition...?: What do you consider "good and bad" to mean in reference to food--low or high (high or low) in calories, nutritional value, satiety, taste, texture, quantity, quality, composition, origin, safety...? ...Read more
PUFA Toxicity: Most people in industrialized countries get too much polyunsaturated fat of the omega-6 kind: from either natural or partially hydrogenated corn, soy, cottonseed or safflower oils. Only 1% of dietary calories is required as polyunsaturates and most modern diets supply 10% or more. These fats oxidize themselves (the same process makes oil-based paint dry) and increase the need for anti-oxidants. ...Read more
A work in progress.: A bacteriophage or a phage is a virus that infects bacteria & multiplies within it. Phage therapy has been used in countries that were previously part of the soviet union to treat bacterial infections that did not respond to antibiotics. Lytic phages are used to kill specific bacterias. Bacteriophage research is on-going in the us and europe & will hopefully yield good results. ...Read more
MASTERMATION: The only drawbacks to masterbation can be desensitizing the phallus and if done prior to intercourse it can drop the sperm count during intercourse. ...Read more
No: Commercial mushrooms added to food makes them more palatable and interesting. Mushrooms from this source have few nutrients however. Be careful about harvesting your own as there are some seriously poisonous varieties growing wild. In general, however, mushrooms are neither bad nor good in the usual sense of these words. ...Read more
Generally bad: The vagina is an amazing organ- it keeps itself clean without the help of any soaps or douches. There are "good" bacteria in the vagina that help keep out the "bad" bacteria, and douching too much can lead to a change in the bacterial flora of the vagina. This can predispose to infections such as bacterial vaginosis. You can clean with water and gentle soap around the outside of the vagina. ...Read more
It is elevated: Normal triglyceride after a 12 hour fast is <150. Your level is mildly to moderately elevated if done fasting. If it was not a fasting level you should get a fasting level. Watch fats in your diet. Avoid fast foodtrigs, fried foods and alcohol all of which are high in fats. ...Read more
Neither: This is a bodybuilding supplement made from water chestnuts, therefore it is unlikely to harm you. However, there is not enough research to validate the claims that it will improve strength and lean body mass. ...Read more
Depends: As with any activity, it can be good or bad depending on how you do it! Boxing is a great exercise, but you need good coaching to avoid injury. Your cardio, strength and agility will all improve, and you don't need to spar for these benefits. Striking target mitts, or punching bags can develop your basics. "Light" sparring is safe, but I would avoid strikes to the head to avoid concussions. ...Read more
What is: We all have a drive 2have sex, just as we all have a drive 2eat. But one person's drive sex will B stronger or weaker than another's, just like one person's appetite 4food will B stronger or weaker than another's. What's more, sex drive, just like appetite 4food, will fluctuate 4 many reasons (age, time since last sex or meal, emotional state, etc.). What satisfies 4 U may B too much 4 another! ...Read more
Bad, very bad!: There is no safe number of cigarettes that you can smoke on a daily basis. We don't even recommend smoking infrequently. Let's put it this way: outside of casinos & similar establishments, states & federal government have done away with indoor smoking to lower risk of second hand smoke exposure to non-smokers. So if 2nd hand smoke is bad for you, then any smoking is bad, too. ...Read more
Better choices...: Eating the right type of fats in the right amount can have a dramatic impact on your health. The usda guidelines suggests 25-35% of your daily calories should come from fat with no more than 7% coming from saturated fat. Saturated fats and trans-fats are unhealthy and disease promoting. Healthy fats contain essential fatty acids and can be found in olive and canola oils. ...Read more
Very good: Regardless of age, from teens on.Get a more detailed answer ›