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Doctor insights on: One To Three Alcoholic Drinks Day

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Is drinking one coffee per day bad for you?

Is drinking one coffee per day bad for you?

Coffee.: Drinking one cup of coffee per day is fine. There are some touted health benefits to coffee. Just make sure it's not one of those fancy calorie-laden store-sold coffee creations. Just have a simple cup of coffee, with milk and sugar if you choose. ...Read more

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Are five hour energy drinks every day bad for you?

Are five hour energy drinks every day bad for you?

Yes: The problem with 5 hour energy drinks is the amount of vitamins they contain (8333% recommended daily intake of b12). This is an essential, water soluble vitamin that is excreted by your kidney. However, taking this much every day could lead to kidney failure or other effects from an excess of vitamin b12. Anything is toxic to your body in extreme amounts, even water and oxygen! ...Read more

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How many redbulls can one consume safely in one day?

Danger: Zero. I don't know of any physician who would recommend any patient use these dangerous drinks. ...Read more

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Took one regular strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) at 2:30 pm. I drank one glass of wine at 11:00pm. Is that going to damage my liver?

Took one regular strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) at 2:30 pm. I drank one glass of wine at 11:00pm. Is that going to damage my liver?

Unlikely: As you are astutely aware, mixing alcohol and Tylenol (acetaminophen) is never a good idea (Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) is the worst choice for hangovers). Liver toxicity of each is exponentially worse when mixed. If you are healthy (no baseline liver dysfunction), then I would not worry about these levels of ingestion. Stay vigilant! ...Read more

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Is consuming whey protein daily harmful for my health? I workout 5 days a week and drink one or two shakes per day

Is consuming whey protein daily harmful for my health? I workout 5 days a week and drink one or two shakes per day

There is a debate: There are two camps when it comes to whey protein derived from cheese. The vegan camp believes a link exists between dairy and cancer and autoimmune diseases. The other camp believes it helpful against inflammation and helps build muscle. My take is that the science is inconclusive either way, no one needs too much protein, and that nuts and grains like quinoa are a better source of protein. ...Read more

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Hello dr,consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily,3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal ,can lose arm fat?

Hello dr,consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily,3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal ,can lose arm fat?

No protein?: Starvation diets and diets that only include sugar calories are the most dangerous and unhealthy choices one can make. This diet is ABSOLUTELY not wise. It will not in any way lead to health! ...Read more

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I eat organic eggs about six to eight a day and walk one hour straight is this safe?

I eat organic eggs about six to eight a day and walk one hour straight is this safe?

Egg Consumption: The on-again, off-again debate about eggs and health has been cracked open again by a new report on death and egg consumption. On the one hand, one study shows a higher death rate among U.S. Men who eat seven or more eggs per week, especially among diabetic men. Another study showed no effect of eating 6 eggs per week. You are eating too many eggs. ...Read more

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Should I wait more than one day to continue breastfeeding after taking one dose of Alka-seltzer plus?

Should I wait more than one day to continue breastfeeding after taking one dose of Alka-seltzer plus?

Safe to breast feed: you can start breast feeding now. As Alka -seltzer plus only has sudafed and should not bother the child. It is safe. ...Read more

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Is it more harmful to drink just one alcoholic drink of 30% a month then to drink the same glass 2x a week?

Is it more harmful to drink just one alcoholic drink of 30% a month then to drink the same glass 2x a week?

Missing Context: This question is unanswerable. What is harmful about one time drinking of an alcoholic beverage? What is harmful from minimal alcohol intake? I think we are missing the purpose or reason behind this question. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have one alcoholic drink (i.E. A beer) in between two back-to-back one-hour sessions of tennis?

Is it safe to have one alcoholic drink (i.E. A beer) in between two back-to-back one-hour sessions of tennis?

Not a great idea: Alcoholic beverages are dehydrating. The effects of drinking are individual and can be affected by your age, your fitness level, and how intensely you are playing. At the minimum, your performance will suffer. You are also increasing the risk of heat related illnesses. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink one cup of normal coffee per day? Pregnant 25 weeks

Is it ok to drink one cup of 
normal coffee per day? Pregnant 25 weeks

Yes.: Good measure is always an excellent idea. There is no evidence that a cup of coffee daily has any effect on the pregnancy (good, bad, or otherwise). If you like it and cannot do without it, go ahead, but do not exceed 2-3 cups daily. ...Read more