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Phytoestrogens And Health
Hard to demonstrate: Despite all the talk and promotion, the really big prospective studies that control for the other healthy habits of vegans / vegetarians have failed to show any benefit in terms of longevity or protection from any major category of illness. Vegetarians need to supplement for vitamin B12 and usually iron, calcium, vitamin D, iodine and some others. Choose based on accurate information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: I believe in taking vitamins and minerals that you need. When taking pharmaceutical grade vitamins (most common are fish oil, b's and d's) people feel better. If you are not getting a step up with vitamins within 3 weeks, they are not doing anything for you. Good vitamins will dissolve in vinegar within 15minutes so test yours out to see if they are any good. ...Read more
B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. The most effective are e, d & biotin. See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366 & www.Naturalnews.Com/029018_hair_loss_vitamins.Html. ...Read more
See:: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=39 & https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/blackberries.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Is there a list of vegetable and plant fats and oils, comparing their relative healthiness or badness for your cardiovascular well-being?
Many: The gardener is literally in touch with the earth. The dedicated gardener experiences the life cycle of growth from beginning to end, cultivating mindful presence and affirming the pragmatic virtues of knowledge, planning, discipline, care and patience. Satisfaction comes when flowers bloom and fruits ripen.Taking care of ones garden is a powerful metaphor for wise living. ...Read more
Protein Source: Almonds are a good fat and a good protein source, so they are a nice and healthy snack. Otherwise there are no special or extra health benefits. And, medicine would remain fully neutral on the topic of coconut oil on the skin. There is nothing there for health or not health. ...Read more
Do different things!: Tumeric is one of the most potent anti-oxidance by weight on the planet. Anti-oxidants have antiaging properties in animals, but no studies exist for humans. Anit-oxidants help prevent damage to dna and are anti-inflammatory. Garlic exibits some antibacterial activity, and has been shown to benefit liipid profiles. ...Read more
I do not claim to be: Any type of expert on food supplement; however, from what i was informed, any benefits of garlic are obtained by eating fresh garlic from the clove. It is possible that any "good" chemicals in the garlic may be lost with the pickling process. ...Read more
How and why does tobacco smoking negatively impact on the body and mental health of adolescents aged 12-18?
Addictive: Since many who start never stop, the younger they are the longer they'll be damaging all the cells in their body. Some cells are just not going to function as well w/ inflammation - some may begin a process toward malignancy. The circulatory system is also stressed. The clearest mental issues are the habit and any guilty feelings. It's expensive too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flaxseed oil: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-flaxseed-oilGet a more detailed answer ›
Garlic: Has many nutrient substances, including a marvelous derivative of vitamin b1 that is created in the bulb only after it is crushed or cut. Ginger is more obscure but is invariably served with sushi and japanese people are very knowledgeable. It "clears the palate" and is a carminative that "settles" the stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a list of vegetable/plant fats and oils, comparing their relative healthiness/badness for your cardiovascular well-being?
Yes: You can get that at the aha website. Note new data on the benefits of olive oil! ...Read more
Masturbation: Some benefits are relief of depression & attainment of higher sense of self-esteem, relaxation & better sleep, improving relationships thru mutual masturbation, some studies claimed reduction in future development of prostate cancer, better breathing thru opening of nasal passages, and serving as a cardiovascular workout. ...Read more
I've been hearing mixed messages regarding soy and soy products and their effects on estrogen levels...Is soy good or bad for you?
Wt loss- antioxidant: The acai berry contains antioxidants (phytochemicals) which reduce free radical formation & are reported to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss however there is not yet scientific research to back this claim nor is a mechanism for weight loss known at this time. It is also used as an oil in cosmetics. ...Read more