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Should I Buy Fruits High In Water From Places With A Lot Of Pollution
Are there health hazards in drinking soft or hard water over a long period of time? I live in eastern canada and the water is hard in my region.
What is the risk of getting sick from eating veggies watered with rainwater in a plastic rain barrell?
Very low: Any chemicals leeched from the plastic containers are at exceedingly low concentrations. ...Read more
I buy cooked, hot veggies from store + blot off as much fat as i can before eating. Do the veggies still have a lot of calories from the cooking fat?
How can I keep from getting totally constipated from medications. I drink tons of water. And I'm on a low oxalate diet. So greens veggies are out?
How to avoid getting cold and flu while bathing in waterfall , lake and in other cases when i face a change of water other than I use regularly?
Are there any serious pathogens you need to worry about from splashing in a decorative fountain in a park? Cold water and in wisconsin.
Unlikely.: The two important characteristics of the water that make it unlikely to be a problem is that it is (1) cold, and that it is a (2) fountain, which should mean it is circulating, always moving water. The water that would be much more likely to contain dangerous bacteria and other organisms would be warm and stagnant (not running like a river). ...Read more
I tend to go to the bathroom a lot at night. There is a small amount of urine and it's colorless. I'm a 26 y/o grad student and drink a lot of coffee.
This may be normal: and may be controlled by decreasing your coffee intake, particularly in the afternoon/evening. Caffeine acts as a diuretic as you likely know. Physiologic nocturnal diuresis occurs where the kidneys produce more urine while the body is recumbent as this position causes increased blood flow to the kidney. Urologic problems such as overactive bladder and small bladder capacity require urologic eval. ...Read more
My mum sprayed lots of perfume in the house with the windows and doors shut and i had to breathe a lot of it in. Is perfume in large amounts harmful?
My son drinks plenty of water eats veggies and fruits also snack. But has a hard time using the bathroom from constipation. He's also active at times ?
I do urinate in small amounts but I drink a good amount of water because I walk a lot and participate in Zumba.
Worry about hydratio: if you are worried about hydration check your urine in the bowl. If concentrated urine goes to bottom with clear water on top you are dehydrated. You got to increase amount of water intake. If you end up with uniform urine with no clear water top you are hydrated well. Hope it answers your question ...Read more
What's something really cheap and easy that i could get a high amount of lysine from as a non-meat eater, and preferably low in arginine?
NatureMade: Supplement contains only lysine and is about the least expensive brand of supplement. ...Read more
Hello Doc hope your are fine. I am patient of mild hypertension. I have a question i would like to known Himalayan salt lamps in room increases your blood pressure or not?
Blub in salt lamp heats up and salt particles are in the Air so this increase in b
Salt particles are: not released into the air by a salt lamp. The claim is that negative ionic particles are released into the air but science has shown that these are very limited and do not contribute to any health claims. Either way nothing about them will raise your blood pressure and in fact looking at beautiful relaxing soothing objects for extended periods of time might help to lower it. ...Read more
I suffer from awful halitosis after consuming even a small amount of sugar (even natural sugars in fruit juices). What can I do?
Halitosis: Halitosis can result from: acid reflux, decayed teeth, infected gums, infections or diseases of the mouth and throat, poor oral hygiene, diet, stomach or intestinal issues. Make an appointment with your dentist for a thorough exam, dental cleaning, and oral hygiene instructions. If there are no dental issues, see your medical doctor for an examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is loose stool always unhealthy? I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of salad. I also take around 700mg of vitamin C a day
Not always: Generally loose stools mean that things are moving relatively quickly through your intestines, which water and salad would encourage.700mg of vit. C is unlikely to affect this. Conversely, hard dense stool has spent a long time transiting the intestines. In general, it is healthier to have food and waste move quickly thru the GI tract than linger too long, so loose stools are often not a problem. ...Read more
If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily.Sugar from yogurt.
It depends : Even natural sugars have calories and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess. However, our bodies process natural sugars better than refined ones. You are better off getting your sugars from natural products like fruits and honey because of the other nutrients they contain. As long as you are not diabetic your body should handle the sugars without difficulty. ...Read more
A SNF says patients there are not allowed to eat any kind of food brought in from the outside. Their food has no fresh fruit or veggies. Why?
Control: The SNF is attempting to control the possibility of food borne infection or allergies from food products brought into the facility as well asis attempting to control the possibility of food borne infection or allergies food products brought into the facility as well as to be aware of the nutritional maintenance off the residents. ...Read more
Are sports drinks more effective than plain water at preventing dehydration? I work out year round and sweat a lot, especially in the warmer months. I always drink a lot of water during workouts, but should I be drinking sports drinks instead?
Yes,or coconut water: You want to replace electrolytes as well as water and research shows that water is better absorbed when electrolytes are added. My concern with sports drinks is they tend to have a lot of sugar, often in the form of high fructose corn syrup which is best avoided. Consider coconut water with added sodium as a good alternative. See http://onforb.Es/1ac8vzh & http://bit.Ly/18pve5h. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My HDL is around 35. I have an excellent diet with lots of fruits and vegetables with 3-5 ozs a day of lean animal protein. How can I raise my hdl?
I love to eat fruits, but i know some of them have a lot of calories... What would be the right amount of fruits i can eat in a day to keep fit?
Healthy fruits: Fruits can be an important part of a healthy diet. Many do contain sugars, but also fiber and important phytonutrients and vitamins. Lower-sugar fruits like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are fine. Apples, kiwis, etc too. Since i don't know how active you are, here are some guidelines and you can select: http://tinyurl.Com/kkpye7t best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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