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Is There Any Truth That Nightshade Veggies Increase Arthirities
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
I have heard that eating canned soups, vegetables, and fruits is bad in pregnancy because of BPA is there any truth to this?
Maybe: theoretical problem only; no proven harmful effects ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cheese: For regular cheeses, the answer is no. But there are no fat cottage cheeses that may fit the bill for you. ...Read more
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
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?
Many!: There are too many to name by brand, but eas and atkins are two. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the benefits of cigarette smoking? I believe if done in moderation there is some benefits
Please...: ...tell me you're joking.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Benefits of quitting smoking? I've heard that the chances of cancer reduce and there are all numbers but is there any proof?
I know about eggs, nuts and peanut butter. Are there any other food high in protein that can help you bulk up?
High protein: For sure, lean meat, poultry, fish, quinoa, cottage cheese, yogurt, beans, soy, milk ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Organic food by definition are supposed to be free of pesticides, . ...Read more
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