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Vegetarian Diets Are Associated With Increased Consumption Of What
Metabolic syndrome: High cholesterol. Also metabolic syndrome [belly chub, high blood pressure, high sugar/ triglycerides]. What you can do: eat well: good portions, whole grains, lots of fruits & veggies. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. These are powerful things you can do for not only metabolic syndrome and high cholesterol, but also preventing cancer and being healthy all over. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Controversy: Aspartame is a non nutriative artificial sweetner that many people believe causes neurological and GI problems it can cause bloating, upset stomach, headaches, mood alterations fatigue, memory loss and more. The soft drink industry says that it is safe. As a dentist, i know that diet sodas are as bad for your teeth as regular sodas so switch to water. ...Read more
Vit B12 may drop: The vegan diet is complete and very healthy. All that is missing is B12 (cyanocobalamine), which comes only from animal food, or from vitamin supplements. Taking a multiple vitamin pill or better a higher dose B12 supplement by pill (or injection) is recommended. I like to test the B12 levels on my vagan patients just to be on the safe side. It is crucial to vary your types of vegetables etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What types of foods have the highest amount of proteins? This is not including whey or other protein supplements.
Better health: Treating anemia typically leads to higher energy levels. The major question to answer is "what is the cause of the anemia?". This is critically important. For example, colon cancer causes a slow intestinal bleed can be a cause of anemia, and early detection of colon cancer makes a cure much more likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastroenteritis: Eating spoiled food or undercooked meat can give you gastroenteritis (nausea, vomiting and diarrhea). This is bad enough when you are not pregnant but completely horrible when you are pregnant. You can become dehydrated. Rarely infections like listeria which comes from spoiled food can cause a miscarriage. This is very rare however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soy: Probably not but it is still in discussion. If your thyroid levels are within normal limits is there any real need to take soy? If so, take your soy and keep check on your thyroid levels. Nothing will go wrong overnight. ...Read more
Not clear: Fish oil, at various levels, is known to lower cholesterol, and decrease coagulation and inflammation. However, no study has clearly shown that commercially available fish oil in pill form, as opposed to eating fish, has any real clinical benefit in preventing disease. Recent study showed that pesco-vegetarians have the lowest mortality. http://mdprevent.blogspot.com/2013/06/are-all-fish-equall. ...Read more
Both can be fatal: Smoking can lead to lung cancer and death. Drinking can lead to physical ailments like liver disease which can be fatal but can also lead to drunken driving which can not only kill the drinker but also innocent passengers in their car or other people on the roads. In addition, alcoholism destroys marriages, families, and can lead to job loss. ...Read more
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What behavioral and health problems are associated with having a lot of refined sugar in your diet?
Multiple: Continuing deterioration of health to the point of loss of body functions. I know a man that was so bad (could not even walk), the doctors told him he had 3 months to live. On his own, he decided to give up soft drinks. That was 7 years ago and now he is healthy with no walking problems. ...Read more
What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?
Parkinson's disease: There is no protective effect from alcohol in parkinson's disease. There is a protective effect from caffeine and cigarette smoking. Obviously, this information perhaps suggests that one of the hundred toxins from cigarette smoking may have neuroprotective properties. This does not keep me from providing smoking cessation counseling to all my patients. For the moment, i just do my morning coffee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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