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Raising Kids Is Part Joy And Part Guerrilla Warfare
Flouride Works: There are tons of research showing the fluoride is important to strengthening the enamel of teeth. These lessens the chance of cavities. It can be added topically as in toothpastes and rinses. And it can be ingested in water and some vegetable. It is important to know that too much fluoride is also harmful to the teeth and body, especially in a young infant. See your dentist for more information. ...Read more
Is there an autoimmune disease that targets attacks, kills the nerves in the entire body which affects personality behavior loss of emotions, feelings?
No but: It doesn't sound autoimmune. Depression doesn't require an autoimmune disease. It can make your mind attack itself, be associated with physical pain, loss of energy, insomnia, crying spells. Get seen, treatment will make difference. Only 30% of people get acceptable improvement on 1 med, insomnia, pain, low energy all need attn. Therapy and meds together is best if u have this problem. Gd luc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Raynaud's and I'm thinking of accepting a job in Northern Canada. In winter the average temperature is -25. Is it safe?
Is illness illusion the same of obsessive compulsive? The idea of being ill by heart attack is settled in my mind. I can't get rid of it. Thanks
"Illness illusion": Some people with ocd focus on their health, becoming anxious about dire illnesses or contaminations -- but these are not the only obsessive thoughts they have. Others have high health anxiety but no other obsessions -- they might have somatoform disorders. So, "illness illusion" is not exactly the same as ocd. There is help for both conditions with cognitive behavioral therapy, though. ...Read more
Is adhd, add and odd forms of autism like aspergers, alway thought they were part of the spectrum?
Very stressful year(s)with my health, finances, relationships... What is the least problematic/symptomatic way of cleansing the psychological clutter?
Counseling: is at the opposite end of the spectrum from therapy. It helps one deal w/developmental phases of life, life stress, etc. You don't need a psychological diagnosis to get help via counseling. It can speed up and smooth out the process as we move through life. Peace and good health. ...Read more
We are taught that the immune system recognizes self from non-self but do the non-self stomach bacteria that live in harmony with us count as well?
Simplistic idea: To answer this question would require a textbook-length treatise on all of biology. Our immune system can attack us and be evaded by enemies. Helicobacter hardly lives in harmony with us in the stomach, but the intestinal bacteria are physically remote from places that the cells and antibodies of our police force can go, and live happily with us. ...Read more
If processed food is a major factor in the lack of weight loss, are we chemically killing ourselves?
YES!!!: Most processed foods contain trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils, preservatives, artificial colors & flavors, high fructose corn syrup, chemicals like msg & (unless organic) pesticides & herbicides. All of these are associated with increased risk of serious diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes & alzheimer's. An organic diet of whole foods is essential for maintaining optimal health! ...Read more
My elderly (86 year-old) father in law is coming off of percocet, and while the source of his pain is better, he's anxious and fearful. Is this normal?
Munchausen by Proxy: Munchausen by proxy.Get a more detailed answer ›
When i, and other people i've asked, sneeze, its always through the mouth. This happens naturally, as part of the reflex. This is normal, right?
Why is it important to understand the stages of social and emotional developmet of a 2 year old child?
Expectations: It's important to know so you have appropriate expectations of the toddler. By knowing where he should be and where he needs to be headed, you can avoid frustration and disappointment for the both of you. You should not expect him to name all the presidents in order, but he should be able to self-feed and assist with dressing himself. Knowledge of what is appropriate is key to raising healthy kids. ...Read more
What are the dangers of crack fumes? My 2 yr cousin lives with his parents and they smoke crack while he is in the house. Is the baby being affected
See below: I wouldn't be as concerned about the crack fumes, as i would the fact that his parents do not have the common sense to not smoke around the baby. And that they are using drugs. If you are truly concerned, i would call your local child services and make a report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can one drink the yellow part(york) together with the white part of an egg.Its for bodybuilding purpose.
Can an autoimmune disease effect our nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?
Possible: It all depends on the kind of autoimmune disease and place of involvement. For instance, lupus could cause cerebritis ie brain inflammation and even could go as far as causing coma. But lupus could be only localized to other places like causing kidney disease, lung diseases, skin disease, or arthritis. ...Read more