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Doctor insights on: Organic Foods Vs Regular

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Can you suggest foods labeled "usda organic" is non gmo?

Can you suggest foods labeled "usda organic" is non gmo?

Yes: By definition a GMO food can not be certified "organic" and foods certified as organic can not be GMO. See http://drrandybaker.com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ for details. ...Read more

Organic Foods (Definition)

Organic foods are foods that are produced not using synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents ...Read more


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Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more

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Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease? No processed foods of course. ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?

Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease?  No processed foods of course.  ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?

No GMO, anti-inflam.: Diet is best individualized but i advise an anti-inflammatory diet: see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would also be appropriate: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx do your best to avoid gmo's & foods high in pesticides: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ see my comment for more:. ...Read more

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Could consuming organic food help lose weight faster than regular food?

Could consuming organic food help lose weight faster than regular food?

No: But if it is fresh, the lack of pesticides is a + for your health. ...Read more

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What are some local organic foods or healthy food programs?

What are some local organic foods or healthy food programs?

Start with CSA, etc.: Community-supported agriculture programs are spreading throughout north america. Farmers' markets are popplng up. Even traditional grocers are stocking some local produce. One can start by doing a search online, asking local chefs or contacting a nearby university with an ag or environmental studies program. Also one can ask people with healthy-looking active kids the difference is often apparent. ...Read more

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What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?

What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?

Organic vs non-organ: Conventional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth, spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease, use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds. While organic farmers apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants, use beneficial insects and birds or traps to reduce pests and disease, rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds. ...Read more

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How are "organic" and "pesticide-free" foods different?

How are "organic" and "pesticide-free" foods different?

Organic Means More!: To be certified organic, a food or fiber must meet strict rules that include being grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial hormones, chemical fertilizers, and genetic modification. And animals must have access to pasture and normal behaviors for their kind. 'pesticide-free' is nice, but not certified. ...Read more

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Aren't foods healthier microwaved instead of fried?

Aren't foods healthier microwaved instead of fried?

For the most part: If you fry foods at too low a temperature or put too much food in the pan it will lengthen the time it takes to cook and will cause the food to absorb more fat from the oils. Some oils are less healthy than others. Studies support the notion that fried foods increase the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Frying in a canola oil for very brief time at high temp may be less harmful. ...Read more

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Which fruit and vegetable are considered the best to eat on a fruit and veg diet?

Which fruit and vegetable are considered the best to eat on a fruit and veg diet?

Fruit & veggies only: Is too limited. For a healthy diet, check out www.Drmcdougall.Com. He cites lots of research evidence for a low-fat, starch-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...Read more

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Which probiotic is best for reducing body odor? Eating yogurt, chlorophyll tablets, less meat & more fruits & vegetables has not made any difference.

Which probiotic is best for reducing body odor? Eating yogurt, chlorophyll tablets, less meat & more fruits & vegetables has not made any difference.

Oils: The oils we eat are exuded through the pores. Did you ever notice a garlicky smell after a meal with garlic? You can try to look at the oily foods you eat to see if adjusting them helps. However, anti-antiperspirant with Aluminum Chloride seems to be the most effective anti-antiperspirant which helps reduce body odor. Finally, daily soap and water of the areas with apocrine glands is essential ...Read more

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Are diet sodas worse than regular sodas for your health?

Are diet sodas worse than regular sodas for your health?

Not as bad!: From tooth enamel-just as bad. From a weight perspective, much better. Diet drinks can fool the brain into making you feel hungry, but they contain no sugar, nor do they increase Insulin production like non-diet. They also do not cause a sugar burn-and crash phenomena which really drives hunger. They should be drunk at a minimum. The sodas with phosphoric acid (coke.Dr. Pepper) bad for teeth! ...Read more

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What foods are considered safe for a starch free diet?

What foods are considered safe for a starch free diet?

Fish fruits dairy: Starch free consists of low-carbohydrate foods such as fish, cheese, eggs, fruit, vegetables, poultry, dairy and meat. This diet requires elimination of breads, flour products, potatoes, rice, pasta and other foods high in complex carbohydrates, or starches. Always look at the label to make sure starch has not been added. ...Read more

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Is a veggie smoothie with the pulp more nutritious to consume vs eating it (let's say both processes use raw veggies)?

Is a veggie smoothie with the pulp more nutritious to consume vs eating it (let's say both processes use raw veggies)?

Smoothies: Smoothies are often not very healthy since most, like yours, are concentrated sugar calories. If you are overweight or at risk of diabetes the carbohydrates and sugar are the enemy. There is no health difference to the smoothie you asked about. Both sound like 100% carb calories. ...Read more

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What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.

What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.

Depends: Ghee (choose organic) has one of the highest smoke points. Virgin coconut has a relatively low smoke point, and for higher heat cooking, one may want to use expeller pressed coconut oil. More info: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more

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What foods or fruits contain magnesium?

What foods or fruits contain magnesium?

quick google answer: Foods high in magnesium in (mg) beans, black 1 cup 120 broccoli, raw 1 cup 22 halibut 1/2 fillet 170 nuts, peanuts 1 oz 64 okra, frozen 1 cup 94 oysters 3 oz 49 plantain, raw 1 medium 66 rockfish 1 fillet 51 scallop seeds, pumpkin and squash 1 oz (142 seeds) 151 soy milk 1 cup 47 spinach, cooked 1 cup 157 tofu 1/4 block 37 whole grain cereal. ...Read more

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Other than fruit and vegetables what are the healthiest foods to eat?

Other than fruit and vegetables what are the healthiest foods to eat?

Good foods: We all need protein in our diet, so dairy or lean meats and nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pecans) are good sources of this. Also, whole grains add nutrients and fiber to the diet, so these are good to add to diet as well. The key is variety - use things like color to get that variety. The more different colors on your plate, the better the diet!! ...Read more

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Regarding corn, canola, safflower, and other vegetable oils; is there a real difference among vegetable oils to one's cholesterol and health?

Regarding corn, canola, safflower, and other vegetable oils; is there a real difference among vegetable oils to one's cholesterol and health?

Yes: Fats can be good and bad. Good fats are omega 3 (fish or plant based such as flax, soybeans, walnuts, krill), omega 9 which comes from other nuts, olive oil, and canola oil. Corn, safflower, etc are omega 6 which is not healthy since all animals are overfed this and destroys the omega 3 to omega 6 balance we need in our body. Saturated and trans fats are also bad. ...Read more

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Is a plant based diet better than a DASH diet for eliminating cardiovascular risk factors?

Is a plant based diet better than a DASH diet for eliminating cardiovascular risk factors?

A plant based diet: is excellent for reducing cardiovascular risk. The DASH diet was designed primarily for hypertension management. There are secondary cardiovascular benefits from this. Probably the best for cardiovascular risk reduction is the plant based diet recommended by Dr. Esselstyn. The removal of oils is key in that diet. The trick to any of these diets is compliance. ...Read more

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