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Stress Ball Ingredients
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
I bought some weights & a yoga mat at the store. But it says both of them might contain chemicals that causes cancer & other harm. Should I use them?
It may just be defen: Sounds like a defensive position taken by the manufacturer. There are very few materials in such articles that have any real risk of causing Cancer. other than asbestos I can not think of anything else. Just check with the place where you bought this material and ask what material is used in making these articles. Then we can help you. ...Read more
What's the better baby formula? Water as first main ingredient or corn syrup as main ingredient? Sounds sketchy. Using syrup one now, read box, felt uneasy.
I : I would recommend using a water based formula. Corn syrup is concerning because for one it's artificial, secondly it can affect the things your child will want to eat (mainly a preference for sweets) also when corn syrup is consumed in large quantities over time it can lead to health problems in the future like childhood obesity. Continue asking questions about issues concerning your child. You are being a great mom by making sure you are informed. Take care. ...Read more
Just bought everlast womens dumbells,5kg- contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?
Will eating many fruits in a day cause diabetes or high blood sugar? (20 blueberries ,10 grapes pieces, 1 tomato,1 orange and 1 apple)
Food and diabetes : Using our current knowledge of how patients become diabetic there is currently no evidence that certain foods cause diabetes. Since the risk of type 2 diabetes tends to increase with increasing weight changes in diet to either prevent weight gain or to help people to loss weight if they are overweight or obese can be very effective on preventing diabetes ...Read more
Does squeezing on a stress ball help w trigger thumb & please adv also what other ways to treat besides splint & anti inflamatory drugs, desperate, no ins?
I take a supplement w/ plant sterols & stanols to lower cholesterol. Read online those ingredients can increase height. Any truth to that in adults?
Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour" any suggestions?
Whole breads: Have you tried health food stores or organic stores? There should be some in your area, i hope. Also, worst case scenario - try on-line retailers such as amazon or other food stores. As far as labels, you gotta believe what they say. Otherwise, your only choice is to take it to the lab and get it tested yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pregnant. Many foods we buy such a potato chips flavoured ones etc contain maltrodextrin (maize). Is this safe for me and my baby in pregnancy?
Is it ok to eat foods containing soy during my period? I've heard soy can mimic activities of female hormones.
It's OK: The amount of hormones in the soy is small enough that it should not cause any problem for you. ...Read more
Stop eating chocolat: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more
Can the extra chemicals and artificial sweeteners in crystal light which have 0 calories prevent weight loss?
Does optimum nutrition 'serious mass' weight gainer contains the same ingredients as 'red bull' energy drink?
What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. Should i look at medicati
Management : Management of stress can be very challenging. Oftentimes it resolves with addressing the particular stressors if this is feasible. Otherwise, i would recommend a multidisciplinary approach starting with behavioral specialists such as psychologists and therapist then moving on to medications if necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I can't go jogging because it causes my knees to swell. Are there any exercise equipment like an exercise ball which could help?
Is it safe to use to 100% natural products? (like products which claim to have coconut & other plant-derived ingredients instead of synthetic ones)
Natural products: can lower the probability of illness but are no guarantee against health problems. Please think holistically. Look at your lifestyle. Do you exercise, get enough rest, etc. All of this helps. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I play football and excercise a lot causing much sweating i take two lemons with sugar, water , salt daily. Any other thing which will refill the salts?
Stimulants: Be cautious with these drinks. Many contain high dose caffeine and other stimulants that are excitatory to the brain. Some contain artificial sweeteners that can be toxic to some persons (phenylalanine sensitive). Grapefruit flavoring may interfere with the absorption of your regular seizure medication. ...Read more