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Doctor insights on: Is There Any Truth That Nightshade Veggies Increase Arthirities

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Is there any cancer risk if we take diet cokeor something similar?

Is there any cancer risk if we take diet cokeor something similar?

No: Water from the tap is cheaper & quenches thirst as well. But i've followed these claims for 20 years & they show basic ignorance of bioscience -- ask a junior-college chem prof. If the artificial sweeteners actually caused cancer, one of the research piranhas at the nih would have proved it. Science is driven by vanity & jealousy & a provable claim cannot be suppressed. Enjoy without cancer fear. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that genetically engineered foods are harmful?

Is there any evidence that genetically engineered foods are harmful?

See below: Harmful to the environment - probably. Harmful directly to health - probably not per a recent study below: http://well.Blogs.Nytimes.Com/2012/09/04/organic-food-vs-conventional-food/. ...Read more

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The Atkins diet is definitely unhealthy, are there any other fad diets that actually work?

The Atkins diet is definitely unhealthy, are there any other fad diets that actually work?

Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more

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Are there any cheeses that will not compromise a low-fat diet?

Are there any cheeses that will not compromise a low-fat diet?

Cheese: For regular cheeses, the answer is no. But there are no fat cottage cheeses that may fit the bill for you. ...Read more

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Are there any natural, healthy ways to boost testosterone? Many supplements seems sketchy, at best, and am I skeptical of the effect of diet.

Are there any natural, healthy ways to boost testosterone? Many supplements seems sketchy, at best, and am I skeptical of the effect of diet.

No need for supp.: Dear Joseph: There is no need to boost testosterone if you are an otherwise healthy man. Your body will produce the right amount. Actually, even in older people that have been found to have a deficiency, the latest clinical trials have shown minimal benefits (www.nejm.org). So I would recommend not to seek ways to boost your testosterone if you are otherwise healthy. All the best, Ariel ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplements that effect the glutamate receptor in a positive way?

Are there any natural supplements that effect the glutamate receptor in a positive way?

Magnesium: I would say, that magnesium have the potential forhaving a positive effect on the glutamate receptors. I say this, because magnesium for the most part, inhibits excitation which would salvage these receptors. ...Read more

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Is there any truth to the South East Asian belief that coughing is worsened by cold beverages? Are there any links to studies on the subject?

Is there any truth to the South East Asian belief that coughing is worsened by cold beverages? Are there any links to studies on the subject?

Not aware of any: The temperature of any thing that you put in your mouth,either hot or cold, will very quickly equilibrate to your stomach temperature of 98.6 F or 37.0 C. How that can effect your cough or not is beyond my ken. ...Read more

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What benefits does taking Vitamin D3 provide? Is there any truth to claims that it boosts GH levels and can actually cause added height in adults?

What benefits does taking Vitamin D3 provide? Is there any truth to claims that it boosts GH levels and can actually cause added height in adults?

Many, Yes and No: There are many benefits of taking Vit D3 including preventing many forms of cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis,diabetes,depression & many other illnesses.It also enhances immune function, reducing risk of influenza. It can raise GH levels but no adult can grow after bone growth plates close in adolescence. Adults should take 5-8000 iu/day. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer ...Read more

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Are there any body benefits to eating smoked oysters?

Are there any body benefits to eating smoked oysters?

Yes: Oysters have a # of health benefits. 3 oz of smoked oysters has 67 calories & 7 g of fat. They are low in saturated fat with no trans fats. They are a good soure of iron, selenium, zinc & vitamin b-12. ...Read more

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Is there any way to eat no high fructose corn syrup in modern us?

Is there any way to eat no high fructose corn syrup in modern us?

YES!!: Just avoid prepared foods of any kind. Cook your own bread, meals, and desserts completely from scratch, and drink only water. It's not easy, but it is possible! hfcs does not occur in nature, so if you cook everything yourself, you can avoid it. On the other hand, hfcs isn't any worse than refined table sugar, and both should be strictly limited. Look at labels before you buy! ...Read more

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Are there any safe protein drinks that doctors recommend?

Are there any safe protein drinks that doctors recommend?

Protein Drinks: I recommend protein drinks that are lactose and gluten free with low sugar count. Brands such as Orgain, R.A.W., Dymatize Iso-100, MHP Paleo Protien. And many others. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs or vitamins that put people in happy moods?

Are there any herbs or vitamins that put people in happy moods?

Yes, it depends...: Are you talking about changing from normal to happy or from depressed to happy? Many supplements/herbs can lift one's spirits, ranging from chocolate to herbs like rhodiola, st. John's wort & medical marijuana. Amino acids like tryptophan & tyrosine can help. Vit. D often helps, and other vits (esp. B's) will help if one is deficient (which is common). See my comments for why you should seek help. ...Read more

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Benefits of quitting smoking? I've heard that the chances of cancer reduce and there are all numbers but is there any proof?

Benefits of quitting smoking? I've heard that the chances of cancer reduce and there are all numbers but is there any proof?

What is your idea of: Proof? Numbers are good evidence that quitting smoking will reduce your risk of cancer. Do you know any benefit of smoking? You should quit while you are ahead! ...Read more

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There is clinical evidence to prove that artificial colors and preservatives in food causes adhd?

There is clinical evidence to prove that artificial colors and preservatives in food causes adhd?

No: There is no conclusive properly performed research showing causality between expsoure to dyes or additives & adhd. However, naturalistic experience shows worsening of symptoms in a few, but not all adhd children. This effect is rarely seen in adults. The older the pt is, the less likely there are clinical signs of exposure and mostly hyperactivity. Rarely, college pts perform less well with dyes. ...Read more

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