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Doctor insights on: Suffering Malnutrition In North America Due To Poor Eating Habits

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I am 19 years old, female, i workout and eat well. Is it safe to take oxyelite pro? Hi, i am 19 years old, i workout about 5 or 6 days a week, and i eat well. I put on some unwanted weight about a month ago due to less working out and poor eating habits.

I am 19 years old, female, i workout and eat well. Is it safe to take oxyelite pro? Hi, 
i am 19 years old, i workout about 5 or 6 days a week, and i eat well. I put on some unwanted weight about a month ago due to less working out and poor eating habits.

In : In an 8 week study this supplement did not increase fat loss as compared to inactive pill (placebo). Heart rate and blood pressure have been elevated with this agent. It has not been tested beyond 8 weeks in clinical studies. I do not advise that you take this supplement which appears to be neither safe nor effective. See my blog site for more on weight loss. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...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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How can you overcome poor eating habits that you developed during childhood?

How can you overcome poor eating habits that you developed during childhood?

"The Power of Habit": Changing lifetime habits is hard! How motivated R U? What will your new habits look like? What steps will this require? Do U expect to gradually introduce changes or suddenly change everything? Changing habits works best when we have (a) clear plan; (b) gradual goals; & (c) an understanding of what may go wrong (esp when our emotions take over & we don't feel like sticking w/the plan) & what to do ...Read more

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Im 22 why do my legs feel so sluggish lately? Lack of excercise poor eating habits or what?

Im 22 why do my legs feel so sluggish lately? Lack of excercise poor eating habits or what?

Could be many things: When this happens to my young and otherwise healthy patients, i first start with telling them to get good sleep, have a good breakfast, avoid excess alcohol, and work in at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity daily. If any other symptoms are happening like numbness, pain traveling from the back, or not getting better after a week or two, they should check in with their doctor. ...Read more

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What are the biggest health risks from poor eating habits?

What are the biggest health risks from poor eating habits?

Obesity generally.: that affects 1 in 3 adults in the US with consequent increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. Changeable, by methods to change behavior. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ outlines some habits/compulsions/triggers/patterns of eating that cause obesity and ways to deal with it. ...Read more

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What diseases are related to poor nutrition? Are they all treatable if you start eating right?

What diseases are related to poor nutrition? Are they all treatable if you start eating right?

TNTC: too numerous to count- poor nutrition can lead to any vitamin or mineral deficiency and their consequent problems. Eating right can resolve the problem ...Read more

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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

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Can poor nutrition cause platelets to drop?

Can poor nutrition cause platelets to drop?

Not really: Depending on the cause of "poor nutrition", a person may become deficient in iron, B12, folic acid, or something else, but this causes anemia rather than low platelets. "Natural / holistic" diets can be as unhealthy as eating a lot of junk. Best wishes ...Read more

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Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

Depends: Vitamin d deficiency is usually poor intake or lack of sunlight exposure or both. Iron deficiency can be poor intake, poor absorption, or excessive iron loss, which usually means bleeding. ...Read more

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Poor nutrition slows growth but will it affect final height?

Poor nutrition slows growth but will it affect final height?

Yes: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more

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If you were compelled to spend 3 days completely without sleep/poor nutrition, what is the best tactic?Food, sleeping technics, preparation, supplements?

If you were compelled to spend 3 days completely without sleep/poor nutrition, what is the best tactic?Food, sleeping technics, preparation, supplements?

Avoid it: Having been on call a lot in my life, i can tell you that staying awake for 72 hours straight will increase your goofy-titer. Any decisions you make after 24-36 hours are likely to be stupid ones, with slowed reaction time too. You may also hallucinate. Truck drivers, airline pilots, and even military people know to rest and feed themselves. It may be in shifts, but rest is essential. ...Read more

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Is reactive arthritis related to poor nutrition, in terms of causes and treatment?

Is reactive arthritis related to poor nutrition, in terms of causes and treatment?

Reactive arthritis: Arthritis is due to inflammation in the joint spaces. Proper nutrition is important for well-being and for healing. Everyone who has poor nutrition does not have reactive arthritis; the cause and effect relationship between the two is not established. ...Read more

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Is it possible to miss or have a late period because of a combination of too much stress and poor nutrition?

Is it possible to miss or have a late period because of a combination of too much stress and poor nutrition?

Yes: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is is true that poor nutrition during your infancy causes you to have shorter arms and legs?

Is is true that poor nutrition during your infancy causes you to have shorter arms and legs?

May: Different type of nutritional deficiencies may produce different growth disorders. Vitamin d defieicncy and resultant rickets may cause arms and legs to be shorter than normal. ...Read more

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How does poor nutrition affect gu system?

How does poor nutrition affect gu system?

Huge effect: In the us poor nutrition usually involves too many carbs and unhealthy fats. That ends up causing many different gu problems from infections to kidney stones to fertility problems. Look into paleo or primal lifestyles to keep all your body systems working well. ...Read more

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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

Poor nutrition or malnutrition occurs when the body has insufficient intake, too much intake that is not healthy or when the diet is poorly balanced . Malnutrition can be the result of poor ...Read more


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