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Doctor insights on: Poor Eating Habits

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Is poor nutrition over time caused by not eating healthy food?

Is poor nutrition over time caused by not eating healthy food?

Yes: that is one cause, another cause is a problem with absorbing food. A third cause is a problem with metabolizing the right food. So for example, a person with inflammation of the gut, may eat healthy foods and not absorb them due to inflammation in the intestines. Celiac and Crohns are two examples, and can be tested for. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Poor Eating (Definition)

Poor eating = Unhealthy eating habits that fail to meet the body's nutritional needs. Examples are eating too much or a diet that is ...Read more


Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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Does excessive exercising affect appetitie or food consumption?

Does excessive exercising affect appetitie or food consumption?

Yes: Excessive exercising can decrease appetite immediately after exercise. However, after a period of rest and cooldown generally the appetite will increase. Consumption is not necessarily related because it can be controlled by the person in question. However, when energy stores are depleted, hormones are activated which increase appetite. ...Read more

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Binge eating and obesity caused by anxiety ?

Binge eating and obesity caused by anxiety ?

It can be for some: Binge eating disorder is a way of coping with difficult feelings by turning to food. The behavior with food expresses an underlying issue, conflict or problem. Bingeing feels like “the” problem, but it is actually a “symptom” of a deeper problem or conflict, such as anxiety. Obesity is usually a result of eating too much, but that may or may not be a result of binge eating. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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Is childhood obesity due to unhealthy habits or food?

Is childhood obesity due to unhealthy habits or food?

Both: Childhood obesity is predominantly due to excessive calories and decreased physical activity. Kids need to exercise daily. Also, they have no reason to drink soda's, juice, or any other form of caloric beverage if they are overweight or obese. Here is some background on childhood obesity: http://1.Usa.Gov/lbwdrt. ...Read more

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If you got appendicitis, does that mean that you had poor eating habits?

If you got appendicitis, does that mean that you had poor eating habits?

Just bad luck.: The cause of appendicitis is not really known. Often there are small hard deposits of stool (called fecaliths) in the appendix when it becomes inflamed. There is no evidence that poor eating habits are associated with appendicitis. ...Read more

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What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

STRANGE QUESTION: There are other possibilities. How about fat eating less and skinny eating well? If self control and self image are problems, consider a therapist. If this is the top of the iceberg in a problem filled life, consider a therapist and get help in taking control and sorting them out. ...Read more

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Can eating disorder such as anorexia and compulsive eating cause gastritis?

Can eating disorder such as anorexia and compulsive eating cause gastritis?

Possibly.: An eating disorder can cause gastritis if there is vomiting associated with it or if a person is not eating enough, compared to the amount of acid produced in the stomach for normal digestion. The symptoms of gastritis, which can include nausea and pain, can also be caused by overeating or hunger from not eating enough. You should discuss this with your doctor and be examined. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food of which you don't know the source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them if they are organic
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Eat grass-fed meats
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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Not likely: Healthy eating programs should really work against eating disorder development. Increased control of eating may be related to the development of some abnormal eating patterns for some individuals. ...Read more

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Difficulty eating and heartburn?

Difficulty eating and heartburn?

See doctor: Though this can improve with some otc h2 blockers, or ppis as advertised in magazines or tv, i would suggest you see a physician to make sure that nothing more is going on. ...Read more

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if a vegan diet is appropriate for you
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See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet
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See your doctor to ensure that you are getting enough micronutrients
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Is boredom eating considered an eating disorder?

Is boredom eating considered an eating disorder?

Not a disorder: Our current framework to consider a psychiatric disorder is based on dsm-iv-tr criteria. One key element in considering a disorder is "functional impairment". Boredom eating may be indicative of an underlying issue that would benefit from an evaluation. ...Read more

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Marijuana addiction brings, hot flashes, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, poor eating when sober, won't eat all day. Only 18?

Marijuana addiction brings, hot flashes, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, poor eating when sober, won't eat all day. Only 18?

See your doctor: If marijuana has taken over your life, and is causing many serious symptoms and problems, and yet you are continuing to use it, then you have a problem and need help. If you are unable to cut back or stop on your own, help is available. Your primary care doctor can give you advice about resources available in your area. For some younger people, AA/NA or Alateen may be helpful, others need more. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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Poor work history, due to poor handling of stress, nonsocial tendency and/or depression?

Poor work history, due to poor handling of stress, nonsocial tendency and/or depression?

All problems: Poor stress tolerance can lead to depression. Treatment with therapy and possible medications can help teach better coping mechanisms and increase stress tolerance. This leads to better work performance. ...Read more

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Can lack of eating cause sleep problems?

Can lack of eating cause sleep problems?

Of course. The: body is not happy when it is not nourished and this sets off lots of uncomfortable symptoms (stomach contractions, being one), but possible headache, dry mouth, etc.). Hard to sleep when feeling this way? Your body wants you to get up and track down a bear, or at least go out in the garden and pick a squash. Next question: why are you not eating? Have you seen a mental health or food pro? ...Read more

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