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Is There Any Truth That Nightshade Veggies Increase Arthirities
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
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
I just CM across an article bout diet spray w/raspbery ketone it increase adiponectin 2 help shed body fat any truth? Ever heard of it?
Garbage: The only fat loss will be from your wallet. ...Read more
I take a supplement w/ plant sterols & stanols to lower cholesterol. Read online those ingredients can increase height. Any truth to that in adults?
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 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
My total cholesterol is 132. I've read a few articles that too low a total cholesterol (<160) is linked to health problems like increased risk of hemorrhage, depression, and even dementia. Any truth?
Not too low: This level of cholesterol should not present any problems to you. ...Read more
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
Any truth that spinal stretching by chiropractors increases space b/w vertebrae & make 30 something inches taller? Is that ht change permanent or temp
No: In real life, that does not happen. To look or seem taller, an adult may improve her posture, clothes, shoes, gracefulness, confidence, etc... ...Read more
Truth or myth: Growth hormone can be stimulated by massaging of legs/arms--& tingly feeling it causes--resulting in increased height in kids & adults?
My husband likes to often rub and message my legs. Any truth to that stimulating human growth hormone and causing height to increase in an adult?
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
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
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
Would consuming veggies increase the variations of gut bacteria? Do they increase beneficial gut bacteria? How much to obtain benefits daily?
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
I have heard that career women have a higher chance or risk of developing endometriosis. Is there any truth to this?
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.?
20, Female, severe mental health conditions mentioned in my profile. Keep thinking I'm less likely to live past 40. Is there any truth to this?
No!: No reason to believe that your mental health problems will cause early death. ...Read more
Is there any truth to the popular phrase "no pain, no gain"? When doing an intense workout how do I know when I should force my self or take a rest?
Planification: You must likely do section of 30 min exrcise and 10 of rest up to 2 j2 hours. ...Read more
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...
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
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
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
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
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