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I am 49 healthy woman and I am contemplating going on a raw fruit and vegetable diet is there anything I need to make sure I include to stay healthy?
Raw food thoughts...: Raw fruits and raw vegetables have many benefits, but there are some drawbacks, which is why all human cultures eat cooked food. Raw plants have tough Cellulose fiber, so require more chewing to break into the cells so we can get the nutrients. Undigested fiber is fermentation food for our gut bacteria, leading to gas. Without cooking, one eats live bacteria, fungi, and parasites that are on food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.
OK for most BUT...: Many people eat only raw vegetables (and raw food) for health benefits, but many nutrients in vegetables are better absorbed when cooked (esp. if boiled or steamed) while others are degraded by cooking. Cruciferous veggies have chemicals that suppress thyroid function if eaten in excess that are deactivated by cooking. See http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/raw-veggies-are-healthier/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No solid facts on it: Haven't seen good research linking certain foods to the tastes/smells of bodily parts or bodily secretions. Basic ideas can be followed, such as cleanliness (bathing removes bodily oils, which come from sebaceous glands, which have bacteria and can carry oils/flavors from spicy/odorful foods). However, overwashing damages skin cells, and can make aromas worse. Avoid std's. Keep vaginal ph normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not advisable.: When patients that come to me asking about certain diets, i turn the questioning around and ask them, "could you safely participate in this diet for your entire life?" should you eat a lichi diet for the rest of your life? If it's not safe for the rest of your life, what makes it safe for 2 weeks or 2 months. The best diet is one you can apply to your eating habits life long. ...Read more
I don't eat fruit or veges so it makes it hard to find a good diet for myself. I'm currently 582 lbs. Can you help me out?
Help needed: At this weight level you are morbidly obese and at risk for your life. It doesn't matter what you eat but you must severely cut the quantity. When you weigh this much, you cannot function yourself but must be having "helpers" supply your food. They have to be enlisted in your weight loss program. You need psychological counseling, dietary advice and a physician's guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: Any food can cause an allergy in a person. If you have symptoms every time you eat it, then you might be allergic or intolerant of the substance. If your symptoms go away when you don't eat it, that tells you that the particular food (quince in your case) is the culprit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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