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Any truth to what I read--that 1-2 sodas/day, like Mountain Dew, can cause GH levels to rise & increase the height of adults (many yrs past puberty)?

Any truth to what I read--that 1-2 sodas/day, like Mountain Dew, can cause GH levels to rise & increase the height of adults (many yrs past puberty)?

Sadly no: Or we should all buy stock in Coca Cola. Once your bones have reached maturity (the ends fuse) at about 16-18 years of age, you will not grow taller. Only wider. ...Read more

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Any truth to the changing of seasons, mostly fall and spring, woman's hormones change? I've read during these times there were increases in births?

Any truth to the changing of seasons, mostly fall and spring, woman's hormones change? I've read during these times there were increases in births?

Hard to tell: There are studies that attest to this theory. I know that some people's thyroid function fluctuates according to the season, but as far as birth rates in spring and fall, it's hard to tell if it really plays a role. The change of climate, however, seems to produce more change in hormones than the season. ...Read more

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I take a supplement w/ plant sterols & stanols to lower cholesterol. Read online those ingredients can increase height. Any truth to that in adults?

I take a supplement w/ plant sterols & stanols to lower cholesterol. Read online those ingredients can increase height. Any truth to that in adults?

Unlikely: Once growth plates fuse at the end of puberty, linear growth stops. Adults grow taller under only very very rare circumstances! Good posture and exercise with stretching can maximize a person's height potential, but new growth does not really occur. ...Read more

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Any truth to what I just read on Net: foot massage can increase height of people of ALL ages by several inches by stimulating growth hormone secretion?

Any truth to what I just read on Net: foot massage can increase height of people of ALL ages by several inches by stimulating growth hormone secretion?

None: Foot massage is fine to do. If one starts foot massage at a young age, say age 10 years... and continues foot massage until age 20 years, one will notice a large amount of height growth between age 10 and age 20. Of course, it is not due to the foot massages. ...Read more

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Any truth that rubbing of legs, sending tingles & chills thru body, causes excess growth hormone & height to increase? I'm an adult way past puberty.

Any truth that rubbing of legs, sending tingles & chills thru body, causes excess growth hormone & height to increase? I'm an adult way past puberty.

No truth: There are a lot of people who want to be taller who would wish you could rub your legs and make it happen... Sorry but there is no truth to that statement. As an adult the growth plates are fused and you will not be getting taller. ...Read more

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Any truth to online ads claiming meds, vitamins, exercise/stretching can increase height in adults? How about @ almost 40 YO? Some say massage does it

Any truth to online ads claiming meds, vitamins, exercise/stretching can increase height in adults? How about @ almost 40 YO? Some say massage does it

Not true: Mere quackery, ask your doctor if you feel you have a problem or if you want to start something strange, some of these preparations may contain hormones and are not regulated, best wishes ...Read more

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In the last week I've increased fruits and veggies. The first of the week I had terrible lower abdomone pain, like cramps. Now im just blotted?

In the last week I've increased fruits and veggies. The first of the week I had terrible lower abdomone pain, like cramps. Now im just blotted?

Enzymes/Probiotics: This is an indication that you need to take some food enzymes from the health food store to help break down the fiber and better digest the fruits/and veggies. Also you need to replenish your colon with probiotics to fun off all of the gas-forming bacteria to eliminate the gas, bloating and odor. The pain comes from the gas bloating the intestines. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I wanted to know how I can increase my muscle power? By food, I am a veggie....

Hello doctor, I wanted to know how I can increase my muscle power? By food, I am a veggie....

REAL healthy habits: The health benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle have eluded science in the best studies despite all the pop claims, and you will ruin your health if you don't supplement. Whey protein's the best but if you think you can't use soy. Resistance exercise in the gym is key; get some creatine and consider an electronic muscle stimulator if your doctor ok's it. ...Read more

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How can I raise good cholesterol if I have IBS and have been instructed not to eat fruits veggies nuts or starches?

How can I raise good cholesterol if I have IBS and have been instructed not to eat fruits veggies nuts or starches?

HiFat&AboveGndVeggie: Study: DietDoctor. Com, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, Robert Lustig, Big Fat Lies, McGovern's Report, Science for Smart People & my answers. Bigger issue: Cholesterol is a fat molecule in every animal cell membrane on planet, enables animal cell flexibility & animals to move. There is no such thing as good/bad cholesterol, a myth promoted by NIH. Gov. The correct issue is lipoproteins. Get NMR profile. ...Read more

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If your normal platelet count is at the high end of normal, could eating many veggies rich in vitamin K cause platelets to raise to 450, 000 -500, 000?

If your normal platelet count is at the high end of normal, could eating many veggies rich in vitamin K cause platelets to raise to 450, 000 -500, 000?

Veggies raising plat: Very unlikely that your platelets are increased due to eating vegetables. Platelets are also acute phase reactants. Meaning they may be transient high due to a minor infection or inflammation. Repeat platelet count after 3-4 weeks. If high may need further workup for thrombocytosis. ...Read more

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Could you list the nightshade veggies please?

Could you list the nightshade veggies please?

Nightshade veggies: Potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, sweet & hot peppers. They can reportedly trigger arthritis flareups. ...Read more

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I am worried about "truth serum"?

No such thing: There's no medicine in real life that compels you to tell the truth. That's for spy fiction. ...Read more

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I'm taking lexpro for 2nd time. Is there any truth that it may not work when taking it the 2nd time. I was only off for 2 months.?

I'm taking lexpro for 2nd time. Is there any truth that it may not work when taking it the 2nd time. I was only off for 2 months.?

Have not heard: That one before. If lexapro (escitalopram) previously worked for you then that is actually a good sign that it may be helpful again. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm so scared. I knew if I lose the truth then I fall completely into schizophernia. Now I have trouble realizing myself!! Life makes no sense to me...

I'm so scared. I knew if I lose the truth then I fall completely into schizophernia. Now I have trouble realizing myself!! Life makes no sense to me...

Talk to your: Parents about how you are feeling and get professional help. You are old enough in many states to get psychotherapy on your own. Call a hotline and get help. ...Read more

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Why do so many dr.'s have diff. Opinions on what cd is too late to ovulate on? Some say past cd18, some say cd16 what is the truth to this or is there

Why do so many dr.'s have diff. Opinions on what cd is too late to ovulate on? Some say past cd18, some say cd16 what is the truth to this or is there

The truth: It depends on the length of a women's cycle. You generally ovulate approximately 14 days from the length of your cycle. In other words, if your cycle is 28 days, you ovulate on day 14, 30 days, day 16, 32 days day 18, 26 days day 12. So making love every other day from day 12-18 covers you for ovulation for a day 26-32 day cycle. Make sense? Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is lying or telling the truth?

How can you tell if someone is lying or telling the truth?

I wish I knew: I usually figure that if their mouth is moving, they're lying at least a little bit. Seriously, I know of no test of truth. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any truth to younger siblings being taller than older siblings?

Is there any truth to younger siblings being taller than older siblings?

Siblings: Not all siblings are the same size if they are the same gender.
If you are concerned that one of your children is not growing tall or quickly enough contact your pediatrician.
Most pediatricians keep track of growth in height and weight so you should make sure you get a copy. ...Read more

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What's the truth about circumcision?

What's the truth about circumcision?

Removal of foreskin: Only undeniable truth. Unecessary for all men unless jewish or muslim. Does reduce risk of utis in 1st 6-months of life. More hygeinic if penis isn't washed. May or may not inprove sexual intercourse by delaying time to ejaculation. Definitely reduces risk of contracting hiv-aids in africa. Prevents/cures phimosis (tight foreskin) prevents RAE penile cancer in phimotic or unwashed penises. Optional. ...Read more

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Is it easier to diagnose someone psychotic than listen to the truth?

Is it easier to diagnose someone psychotic than listen to the truth?

Related questions: I've seen all your questions, and they are related. Sounds as though your doctor is truly concerned. Many, many people experience depression at some point and there's no shame in it (i have!) it's important not to get caught up in fearing a "diagnosis". That can prevent the help you seek. ...Read more

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I've read that an ingredient in chocolate works better than fluoride, is there any truth to this?

I've read that an ingredient in chocolate works better than fluoride, is there any truth to this?

Chocolate: Let's emphasize that, when reading any articles, pay attention to words like "might be better", "could mean", etc. The recent research that studied positive effects on compounds from cocoa is a curious one; especially its potential in mineralizing (strengthening) the enamel, like Fluoride does. This does not mean eating chocolate is better or same as getting fluoride. The truth is in the future. ...Read more

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How many grams of protein can the body metabolize in one day? I've heard so many mixed answers. What's the truth?

How many grams of protein can the body metabolize in one day? I've heard so many mixed answers. What's the truth?

Dietary protein: You should get 1.2-1.5g/kg/day. It really depends on your nitrogen balance and kidney function. Protein metabolism is different for everyone and it has to do with those two variables: nitrogen balance and kidney function. ...Read more