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For some reason I have low energy, i don't know why, I do my best to exercise and eat healthy, since my energy is so low i don't feel like doing it?

For some reason I have low energy, i don't know why, I do my best to exercise and eat healthy, since my energy is so low i don't feel like doing it?

Medical eval first: Fatigue can be caused by a lot of things, not enough sleep, sleep apnea, cardiac conditions, low thyroid, depression, anemia, etc. If you eat, sleep and exercise well and still chronically suffer a great deal of fatigue consulting with your physician, getting a good check up and some bloodwork. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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Does taking Benedryl for ten years be the reason I can't lose weight even though I eat healthy?

Does taking Benedryl for ten years be the reason I can't lose weight even though I eat healthy?

No: Some antihistamines like periactin can cause weight gain, but it is not a common problem. Frequently the problem is that patients with chronic allergies are not as physically active as non-allergic patients. The reasons you may have trouble losing weight can also be age and hormone related. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that I am always sick even though i eat healthy, perfect weight and take vitamins?

What could be the reason that I am always sick even though i eat healthy, perfect weight and take vitamins?

Integrative Medicine: Your situation is not uncommon -- but the answer is not more vitamins. In some cases you may even be taking too many supplements and these could be causing problems for you also. Feeling "always sick" is not normal, of course. Work with an integrative medicine physician who can partner with you to improve your overall health. You can find such a physician through: http://www.Abihm.Org/. ...Read more

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I walk approximately 5000 steps 7 days a week, eat healthy and am in good shape overall but I am always exhausted - any reason?

I walk approximately 5000 steps 7 days a week, eat healthy and am in good shape overall but I am always exhausted - any reason?

Causes of Fatigue: First, you should be sleeping 8 hours a night. That means asleep at 10pm and up at 6am for example. If you are not sleeping well, eliminate all caffeine after 12 noon. Otherwise, chronic stress can affect our body clock, our testosterone levels, and even our thyroid to make us feel fatigued. I would be happy to meet with you online to show you how we test and treat thousands of cases like this ...Read more

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Fat intolerant after inflamed gallbladder. On low fat/high fibre diet. Lost 20lb. Could this be the reason I've had constant bouts of colds/virus/flu for 2mths? (i hydrate/rest/exercise/eat healthy?)

Fat intolerant after inflamed gallbladder. On low fat/high fibre diet. Lost 20lb. Could this be the reason I've had constant bouts of colds/virus/flu for 2mths? (i hydrate/rest/exercise/eat healthy?)

Yes it can: Any gallbladder issues from gallstones to gallbladder infections are said to bring about flu like symptoms. Your best response to make sure your treatment is working and the gallbladder issues are correctly diagnosed. If you have a doubt about treatment or diagnosis then call the treating doctor or get a second opinion. Congratulations on the weight loss and healthier lifestyle! ...Read more

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I force myself and my children to try and eat healthy but i can't! what are some suggestions or websites you'd recommend for healthy family meals?

I force myself and my children to try and eat healthy but i can't! what are some suggestions or websites you'd recommend for healthy family meals?

Myplate.gov: The us government has some resources that may help you. Have you tried www.Myplate.Gov? It talks about proportions of foods (half of the plate is vegetables + fruit). It's visually easy, and might help. First lady michelle obama has resources on her "let's move" campaign, promoting physical activiy and healthy food for kids. Don't forget your public library - or google "healthy family meals.". ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more