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What is wulong or wu-yi tea and how will it help me loose weight?

What is wulong or wu-yi tea and how will it help me loose weight?

Maybe.: There are many teas which claim to have weight-reducing properties, this is just one of them. Bottom line is that eating right and exercising are required! The tea certainly won't hurt, and adds quiet relaxation time to your day. Try the advice at www. Loseit. Com, which is totally free! ...Read more

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Does dr. Linus pauling's vitamin C therapy for high cholestorol and heart disease work?

Does dr. Linus pauling's vitamin C therapy for high cholestorol and heart disease work?

No evidence: Dr. Pauling's theories about taking vitamin c to prevent heart disease have not been shown to work. ...Read more

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How can we make life beautiful again after a death?

How can we make life beautiful again after a death?

Grieving: Remember that we all die. Those that are grieving may need support and encouragement to go on, but time is the great healer. Most of us recover fairly quickly and within months are better, but if this persists, counseling may be helpful from friends, clergy, psychologists, etc. Try and find meaningful substitutes for your loss and try and imagine how the one you lost would want you to recover. ...Read more

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Can we work out at night like after 7:pm is that fine?

Can we work out at night like after 7:pm is that fine?

Exercise: It is really ok to exercise at any time of the day. Whatever works in your schedule. ...Read more

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How do we count intermediate power in the progressive lens?

Progressive lens: The intermediate power is the transition between the distance power and the reading power at the bottom of the lens, all are measured in diopters. The intermediate power varies depending on what portion of the lens you are looking through ...Read more

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It seems like my child too much homework - how do we keep balance?

It seems like my child too much homework - how do we keep balance?

Set a schedule: Figure out how much time is required for homework then set a schedule that includes family and fun time along with the time required to complete homework. This will allow your child to focus on other things and not feel overwhelmed with the amount of time required to complete homework. Setting a schedule will also allow you to remove other activities that may be time consuming and unproductive. ...Read more

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How do we convince these teenagers, that they can get hurt on line?

They are immortal: Unfortunately this is one more area that teenagers are simply not going to believe the cautionary tale until it happens to them or a friend of theirs. It's like teaching your kids about stranger-danger. They may give the right answers. "ok mom, I won't post pics of me", but do whatever they want when you're not there. Keep at it though, and hopefully the message will stick before they are the tale. ...Read more

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I like to get up at 530 my roommate goes to bed at 4. How can we resolve this?

I like to get up at 530 my roommate goes to bed at 4. How can we resolve this?

Communication: Night owl vs day walker...If you have to share a room then find some balance that allows your roommate to sleep while you get ready and then roommate needs to be quiet while you sleep. If in an apt or house then separate rooms can work. It may be you need different roommates with similar sleep schedules to resolve it. ...Read more

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How can we commit a suiside? What medicine should we take? Life is meaningless.

How can we commit a suiside? What medicine should we take? Life is meaningless.

Wanting to Die: I am sorry to hear of your pain and the reality of your feelings that life is meaningless. There is not one physician here on health tap that would want to help you hurt yourself. Every single one of us knows the depth of your despair but we also know that this bad feeling is only temporary and there are real and wonderful ways to grow into a better mental state. Please ask for help at home. ...Read more

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Why do we view death as a bad thing when it is inevitable and a natural part of life?

Why do we view death as a bad thing when it is inevitable and a natural part of life?

Some don't: But cause and timing may make one sad.
Kids with disease, anyone with cancer, accidents, military losses are sensitizing to me. ...Read more

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We would like to have a child, but it took about 2 years without any sight. What should we do?

We would like to have a child, but it took about 2 years without any sight. What should we do?

Fertility doctor: Better get evaluated, both yourself and your husband/partner by a fertility specialist, a (reproductive endocrinologist) good luck ...Read more

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My boyfriend and I are really close and we both want to do it. But there's a part of me that's scared. What will it be like?

My boyfriend and I are really close and we both want to do it. But there's a part of me that's scared. What will it be like?

Waiting may be right: Congratulations on finding one another. Call me old-fashioned, but I'm not the only person who thinks that the best might be worth saving for the wedding night. Maybe there is something else other than intercourse that the two of you can try. The key is maintaining your relationship -- it takes much work even when you are in love. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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Boyfriend and I are in our 40s it is like we can't get enough sex he says I have a problem but he is the same way is this normal?

Boyfriend and I are in our 40s it is like we can't get enough sex he says I have a problem but he is the same way is this normal?

Sexuality: There are no rules or health reasons to limit one's sexual activity. I believe that most of the people here reading this question will be jealous of such stamina. I would say that feeling sexual is a very healthy thing. I see no problem or health issue here. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel like giving up me and my bf want a child but it seems hard for us I feel like we doing everything we pose to do?

Sometimes I feel like giving up me and my bf want a child but it seems hard for us I feel like we doing everything we pose to do?

See fertility doctor: If you really want to figure out why you and your boyfriend are having problems conceiving, especially if you have been trying for over one year, is you need to see a fertility doctor if you can. Maca root is most likely going to do nothing except waste time. Both you and your boyfriend need to be tested. ...Read more

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I feel like my family is pushing me away. I feel very isolated and alone even though we all live together. How do I deal with this?

I feel like my family is pushing me away. I feel very isolated and alone even though we all live together. How do I deal with this?

Psychologist: They spent many years to deal with these things. Get one. You are not living on a far away island. Use knowledge in a knowledge society! ...Read more

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I have boyfriend of 4 yrs. We love eachother but some months it's like fighting everyother day. Any way to get out of rut and be happier?

Seek counseling: It would be advisable to seek the help of a couple therapist to help you figure out what's going on in your relationship and how to change it. ...Read more

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I'm a 49 years old male and would like to make a baby with my wife of 35 years old wife we been trying for 6 months now and nothing yet what should we?

I'm a 49 years old male and would like to make a baby with my wife of 35 years old wife we been trying for 6 months now and nothing yet what should we?

Patience: Sources quote an average of 6 mo trying prior to establishing a pregnancy. Most would not consider a fertility issue involved until you went 1yr without success. A discussion with the OB and a referral to a fertility center may provide you with more information. There can be issues with either party in this process. ...Read more

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How do we live a healthy life?

How do we live a healthy life?

Key Word: Life Style: Exercise. Eat 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Sleep 8 hours a day. Manage stress. Drink 8 glasses of filtered water a day. Avoid artificial sweeteners, pop, tobacco, chemicals, white sugar/flour/rice/, flouride, mercury fillings. Add omega 3's and vitamin d & a well absorbed multi. Love much and forgive all. You will then be far ahead of the experience here. ...Read more

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How can we live a healthy life? ?

How can we live a healthy life? ?

Healthy Life: I commend you for your desire to live Healthy Life!
Your home country Nepal is ideal for Physical Health, Emotional Health. And Spiritual Health.
Walk, hike with view of majestic Himalaya and feel the Wonders.
Go to Lumbini, Birthplace of Sidhartha who became Buddha for- Peace and Spirituality.
Use gifts of mind-perspective, logic and problem solving.
Have Caring and sharing in relationships. ...Read more

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Can we lead to a healthier life by being a vegetarian?

Can we lead to a healthier life by being a vegetarian?

Reduced disease risk: A large body of research shows that vegetarian diets are "associated with lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, less obesity & consequently less heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and mortality."-quoting from www. Vegetarian-nutrition. Info/updates/vegetarian_diets_health_benefits. Php/
vegetarians live longer. However, there is some debate about why- see my comment:. ...Read more

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Hi I like to know what we can do for growing taller? Thanks

Hi I like to know what we can do for growing taller? Thanks

Nothing specific: Keep active, get restful sleep ; a healthy diet but don't expect to grow taller than your genetics will allow. At 17 most males growth centers have closed making increased height unlikely. If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. ...Read more

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I would like help -- how dialysis work and why do we need it?

I would like help -- how dialysis work and why do we need it?

Dialysis machine: The purpose of a dialysis machine (D) and the artificial kidney (A) used on it is to replace the function of the kidneys of an end stage renal disease kidney patient which do not work. The A filters the blood of the patient removing waste products and water the diseased kidneys of the patient cannot do. This prevents the patient dying of kidney failure. The D does not affect the patient's kidneys. ...Read more

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Do custome and traditions have any value in the digital life we live?

What do you think?: Minority groups / grievance groups cherish the holidays, outfits, ways of talking, and social controls that maintain identity. Even in a world of science, the best holidays (thanksgiving for gratitude, "the christmas spirit" for generosity, days to be thankful for freedom) reinforce the best things that make us happy and keep good people together. Our new age gives us more options -- value them. ...Read more

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Hello I like to know how we can find out that we have diabetes? Thanks

Hello I like to know how we can find out that we have diabetes? Thanks

Diabetes can be: Diagnosed by your doctor. Thirst ; excessive urination, can be indicators. There are two types of diabetes. Blood tests will tell the story and then you can get help and live a happy life. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hello dr. Just I would like to ask about how we can make my skin white?

Hello dr. Just I would like to ask about how we can make my skin white?

Lightening your: Skin, in my opinion, is not good for your physical or mental health. I know this is a cultural issue but please try to simply keep neat, clean, and respect yourself and others. That will help change things for the better little by little. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why does our stomachs make noise? Like growl? Before and after we eat

Why does our stomachs make noise? Like growl? Before and after we eat

Borborygmi...: Stomach rumble is called borborygmi, and is caused by the peristalsis (contractions) of the small intestine moving gas and digested food through the intestine. This is what we listen for when placing our stethoscopes on the abdomen and is normal when it occurs - even when audible without a stethoscope. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can we determine diagnosis of what looks like hirschprung's disease?

How can we determine diagnosis of what looks like hirschprung's disease?

Study and biopsy: A low segment barium enema will outline the colon and any typical features of hirschsprung's disease. The gold standard is rectal biopsy looking for microscopic ganglion cells. Absence of these ganglion cells is suggestive of hd. ...Read more

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If sugar levels are getting border line high then what should we avoid eating?

If sugar levels are getting border line high then what should we avoid eating?

Sugar: Sugar is a carbohydrate. Any carbohydrate you eat will be turned into sugar when digested. Avoid sweets and starches. Bread, rice, potato, pasta all are carbs. Regular sodas and fruit drinks have a lot of sugar too. Avoid alcohol which can raise your sugar. ...Read more

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We like to have a baby but we cannot have one what do you think the problem to us?

We like to have a baby but we cannot have one what do you think the problem to us?

Time for consult: If you have been having unprotected sex with your partner for more than a year & not conceived, a workup at a fertility center may be the best way to find answers. Both you & your partner will need to be evaluated. Your regular OB can sometimes start the process but the center can study you both & provide information on assisted pregnancy if needed. ...Read more