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Pear Of Anguish
Nopales: Looking at prickly pear cactus, we might not realize the paddles can be food -- but they have a long history in mexican cuisine. The flat pads are called "nopales;" the fruits are "tuna." nopales have lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals. For people with diabetes, eating nopales may lower blood glucose. Also, they have 17 Amino Acids -- 8 of them "essential" ones that our bodies can't make. ...Read more
Tastes good: Raspberries are full of antioxidants and part of a balanced diet. Same goes for all berries & fruits in general. Don't forget leafy greens & other colored vegetables. Deep dark & bright colors linked to various antioxidants. So eat a variety of foods. We teach our kids to eat the color of the rainbow in terms of vegetables & fruits. ...Read more
Exercise and diet: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
What's a common way people go about dealing with large amounts of stress, and the loss of loved ones (parents, siblings etc)?
Accepting grief: Grief is a natural reaction to loss and involves various stages: denial, bargaining, anger, depression and finally acceptance. We all go through stress when we experience loss. It all takes time so we need to be patient with ourselves and the process. Accept the pain and hurt. Allow yourself to experience the grief because you need to go through it to get through it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat cooked food: You can reduce the risk (but not eliminate it) by eating food that has been freshly well-cooked. You want to avoid food that has been sitting out at room temperature, especially milk products like yogurt that grow bacteria quickly, mayonnaise, etc. Make sure the place you are eating in looks clean. Eat only well-cooked hamburgers, chicken and eggs. ...Read more
That is fine: We do not known, but if it organic has benefits. ...Read more
Sunflower seeds: Benefits outweigh any dangers. Examples are high content of essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, dietary fiber, tryptophan, vitamin b1 & e & folic acid, and the cholesterol lowering phytosterols. The only negative is that if the seeds are old, ingesting them might cause stomach irritation with bloating & diarrhea. ...Read more
False importance: Delusions are beliefs detached from a generally accepted "reality" as most people would define it. For example, a middle aged man thinks he is going to play for the seattle mariners, although he has never played baseball, or more extreme, a woman who believes she has been contacted by aliens to save the human race. Delusions are usually firmly held and not very amenable to change. ...Read more
What are10 unexpected things that men find sexy..Along the lines of men being attracted to the color red or the scent of pumpkin.
Depends: You will find that it greatly depends on the man. ...Read more
How many calories are there in a cup of japanese white rice (i'm guessing steamed)? On the web, estimates range from 150 to 400 calories.
No need to guess: Find the package and read and measure. ...Read more
I suffer from bipolar can cause mania lost control of the self with the words of strange words and lack of sleep and the desire to commit suicide?
Yes: Yes, bipolar disorder can do all those things. Thoughts can run so fast they're hard or impossible to follow. People can go without sleep for many days/nights. If you're thinking about suicide, please contact your physician . . . Or call suicide hotline @ 1-800-784-2433. This condition needs treatment so you can feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutritionist question: Does one slice of white bread vs. one slice of wheat bread have the same amount of sugar grams regardless of how slow digested?
No: Lemon juice can produce a stain on the skin surface but it will not alter the presence of a variety of birthmarks that babies can have. ...Read more
What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?
Metabolism: Not all calories are created equal. The body metabolizes high sugar foods, including alcohol, very quickly into fat if these calories are not needed to sustain physical exercise. Most of us do not burn the amount of calories we eat. Unless we are in control of our eating. Do replace your junk food with healthy foods with the same # of calories. See for yourself. I bet you will lose some lbs. ...Read more
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