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Measure Gut Health
Unknown: we are still in the early stages of knowing what constitutes altered gut flora and the consequences of this. Certainly when one develops an infection with Clostridium difficile it is very apparent, due to diarrhea and abdominal pain. Short of that, however, we have insufficient evidence to give you a definite answer. The longterm effect of probiotics is still unclear also. Good luck. ...Read more
Food affects GI: Consider the beneficial effects of live-lactobacillus yogurt when compared to the detrimental effects of some processed foods containing nitrates. Choose mindfully. Avoid fasting because of the overeating imbalance seen after the fast. Favor fresh, whole foods grown locally. ...Read more
No: Blood ph is maintained in a narrow range, and if it out of normal range, absorbing food will not be your first concern. ...Read more
It Seems To Help: The exact cause-and-effect mechanism between excellent oral health & improved cardiovascular health is not yet know, but there is definitely a strong correlation. It's probably related to lower overall inflammation within the body in people with good gum health. Some studies suggest more than double the risk of fatal heart attack and stroke in people with unhealthy gums. So, don't risk it. Floss! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WHO and health: Great question. Let's do 2nd opinion and discuss in detail. ...Read more
Would consuming veggies increase the variations of gut bacteria? Do they increase beneficial gut bacteria? How much to obtain benefits daily?
"human pancreatic exocrine response to nutrients in health and disease" bmj 2005 figure 2 says lipase post-lundh meal should rise 5x. Is this correct?
Maybe, but...: That graph is a generalization, based on other scientists' studies (one would have to review the original studies). The graph shows pancreatic "enzyme delivery into the duodenum increases rapidly and reaches maximal values within the first postprandial hour", which means it's an estimate of the amount of enzyme put into the small intestine to digest food... Not a measure of lipase on a blood test. ...Read more
Your question is: important, but hard 2 answer in 400 characters. I hope that Obama Care will help improve the Mental Health system in our country. It is flawed largely due 2 the fact that mental health services are underfunded. Many people fail 2 see that psychotherapy can help reduce medical costs. Let your senators/congressmen know U want more mental health services covered by insurance ...Read more
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Model of MS: Environment is important for many neurological conditions. Using MS as example, hot weather can cause fatigue, and bright sunshine may cause temporary loss of vision. Cigarette smoking can make disorder worse. Lack of sunshine will reduce vitamin D which makes not only MS worse, but also makes Parkinson's and Alzheimer's worse. ...Read more
Kidney disease: If you have chronic kidney disease, your body will have difficulty excreting protein and other metabolic by-products. Your intake of protein may need to decrease, as well as intake of salt and other electrolytes. More information about this kind of diet can be found here: http://tinyurl.Com/ycsx4kz. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer