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How can I eat healthier and have a two week meal planner?

How can I eat healthier and have a two week meal planner?

Check these out: Check foodnetwork.com, WWW.health.com, allrecipes.com, www.bhg.com, www.eating well.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.foodnetwork.com and others for healthy meal and recipes ideas. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Wanted to know where can I find a vegetarian diet planner?

Wanted to know where can I find a vegetarian diet planner?

Online: http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/vegetarian_meal_plan this link gives you a 28 day vegetarian meal planner that is in the range of 1200-1800 calories a day. ...Read more

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What are some good sports nutrition/ diet planner websites?

What are some good sports nutrition/ diet planner websites?

Mixed bag: Bodybuilding.Com is a good place to start. They have great nutrition plans and recipes as well as tailored work outs. Word of caution however most sites these included are trying to sell supplements. Ignore the banners, do your research and consult your physician. ...Read more

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Could PMS cause your forehead to ache a bit? I haven't had my planner near to help keep track of my cycle lately. But it might be coming soon .

Could PMS cause your forehead to ache a bit? I haven't had my planner near to help keep track of my cycle lately. But it might be coming soon .

Not typical: Forehead pain is not a typical PMS symptom. Also women who have PMS typically have the same or similar symptoms each month. If this is not a symptom that you have gotten in the past before each menstrual cycle then it is not likely related to PMS. ...Read more

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Have any of you psychiatrists/addictionologists treated a case of kratom addiction? What were special concerns? Notes of importance?

Have any of you psychiatrists/addictionologists treated a case of kratom addiction? What were special concerns? Notes of importance?

Kratom: Kratom is an herb from southeast asia, in the coffee family -- and at lower doses, it provides an energy boost. But at higher doses, it affects the same brain receptors that opiates do. Even its promoters warn against daily use. The "special concerns" are similar to treating heroin/other opiate addiction & withdrawal, and the fact that the drug is still legal. ...Read more

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What does heroin addiction do to a person’s life?

What does heroin addiction do to a person’s life?

Shortens It: Heroine addiction makes it more likely that an individual contract HIV & hepatitis c. It also makes one less likely to engage in regular health maintenance. It often decreases quality of life by eroding relationships & makes it more likely for people to engage in illegal activities to maintain their habit. ...Read more

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Is there an appropriate way to request narcotics, so that the dr.'s can see it's pain related and not an addiction?

Is there an appropriate way to request narcotics, so that the dr.'s can see it's pain related and not an addiction?

No, r u an addict?: Most physicians try to understand what is causing the pain, and treat that problem. If you are more concerned about getting narcotics , then stopping the pain, red flags go up. There are many treatments for pain. Just resorting to narcotics suggests an addiction issue. ...Read more

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How do I cure tv addiction?

How do I cure tv addiction?

Let's treat cause: An evaluation by a well trained psychiatrist should clarify the depth, strength, causative factor(s) involved. An addiction similar to opiates or ''speed'' is unlikely. I suspect anxiety of a general to specific nature or a difficulty related to depression or compulsive behavior is more likely. All these are easier to treat than chemical addictions. ...Read more

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How can one fight addiction?

How can one fight addiction?

Find a specialist: To help with your addiction, see someone who specializes in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry. The american society of addiction medicine (www.Asam.Org) and the american academy of addiction psychiatry (www.Aaap.Org) can steer you to experts in your area. ...Read more

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How do drug addictions start?

How do drug addictions start?

Drug addiction: Starts by using a drug that briefly gives you pleasure or relieves distress. The most addicting drugs produce tolerance -- more drug is needed to get the same effect -- & cause withdrawal reactions -- you feel terrible as the drug leaves your body. Addictions are misguided attempts to feel good. They are temporary & can cause more problems than they solve, including permanent brain damage. ...Read more

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