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What ages healthy people the most? Wrong food or exercise? Genes?

What ages healthy people the most? Wrong food or exercise? Genes?

Difficult call.: Exposure to uv radiation (sun), tobacco use, and excess alcohol or drug use are the things doctors see that make people appear "older than stated age". After avoiding those insults, to me, the *right* food does most to reverse aging. Eating right can even turn on the right genes to promote a healthier you. See books by drs fuhrman, mcdougall, and barnard or go to forksoverknives.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What is the way to convince people of the need to healthy eating and exercise work, we are a society likes to eat a lot , our obesity rate is too high?

What is the way to convince people of the need to healthy eating and exercise work, we are a society likes to eat a lot , our obesity rate is too high?

Some ideas: Two things that may work are one: penalties/surcharges for unhealthy living choices(though it hasn't seemed to help too much with the tobacco tax) or significant benefits for healthy lifestyle choices(this is already happening in various health insurance organizations and job benefits). Otherwise it's incredibly difficult. Always keep trying to get the good word out! ...Read more

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Any recommandations for healthy meals ? Is it true that the meals (healthy or non-healthy )affected the skin ?

Any recommandations for healthy meals ? Is it true that the meals (healthy  or non-healthy )affected the skin ?

Healthy Food Website: 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

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I notice that more & more folks have diabetes. Is that mostly due to genetic defects, besides food, milieux, obesity, among other things?

I notice that more & more folks have diabetes. Is that mostly due to genetic defects, besides food, milieux, obesity, among other things?

Not really: More people are gettinfg diabetes because of sedentary life style and excessive eating genetic plays the same role as it did 100 yrs ago. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of american families are living off of a fast food diet?

Can you tell me what number of american families are living off of a fast food diet?

Why do you ask?: What I can tell you is this. People love to criticize other people's food choices. When we control for obesity and lack of exercise, alcohol and smoking, most supposed benefits of "healthy eating" and especially vegetarianism disappear. Fast food outlets offer low salt low fat options that you may prefer. Government guidance on diet largely political and keeps changing. Stay fit and eat sensibly ...Read more

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I'm a severely overweight person (150kg/6ft). Trying to change this with diet and exercise. What are some good snacks that i can eat that are healthy?

I'm a severely overweight person (150kg/6ft). Trying to change this with diet and exercise. What are some good snacks that i can eat that are healthy?

Nutritionist: Fruits and vegetables including carrots, celery, berries, and even some nuts are healthy alternatives. You may want to discuss options with a nutritionist. ...Read more

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What exactly does this mean: overall less than 2% of the population experience anaphylaxis but one-third of all cases are due to food! scared to eat!

What exactly does this mean: overall less than 2% of the population experience anaphylaxis but one-third of all cases are due to food! scared to eat!

Relax: If you have never experienced anaphylaxis it is very unlikely that you ever will. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only as a sleeping pill. There are other antihistamines much more effective and much safer. ...Read more

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I asked a poll of benign fasciculation syndrome and the common denominator of participants is it happens to athletic people that eat low carbs. Why?

I asked a poll of benign fasciculation syndrome and the common denominator of participants is it happens to athletic people that eat low carbs. Why?

Unknown: The true cause of benign fasciculations is yet unknown. To my knowledge there is no study to prove association of low carb diet and bfs. Once serious causes of fasciculations have been ruled out, one should stop worrying about it. ...Read more

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What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?

What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?

Life style change: Diet and exercise are important factors to change after a heart attack or stroke, but more importantly, changing the amount of stressors in ones life is more important. Cortisol, the stress hormone can be a big factor in strokes and heart attacks. Lowering cholesterol levels with statins is also important in reducing recurrent heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Can people get diabetes because the food that they eat or their unhealthy lifestyle or because genetic?

Can people get diabetes because the food that they eat or their unhealthy lifestyle or because genetic?

All if the above: Most patients with type 2 diabetes have a family history of it. The genetic predisposition manifests itself in the presence of poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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What foods are high in iron that you can commonly find in typical family restaurants, besides meat?

What foods are high in iron that you can commonly find in typical family restaurants, besides meat?

See below: Egg yolks dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards) dried fruit (prunes, raisins) iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels) mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops) turkey or chicken giblets beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans liver artichokes. ...Read more

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Are there any protein dense food which can be stored in a locker at school and eaten during recess,the food in the canteen is really unhealthy.

Are there any protein dense food which can be stored in a locker at school and eaten during recess,the food in the canteen is really unhealthy.

Ans: You could get the protein bars. Very high in protein and rn tasty as well. You could also get fruit cups or even fruit easy to store and tasty ...Read more

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What is the most important factor in staying healthy through the years? Diet or exercise?

What is the most important factor in staying healthy through the years? Diet or exercise?

Both!: That said, i favor exercise to maintain health. Regular exercise has many health benefits that are independent of weight. Meaning it is better to be overweight and fit, than normal weight but out of shape. I always push exercise first. Once that is a part of the regular schedule, work on healthy eating habits. Diet should include healthy foods and be in moderation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Some people are aware that leading a healthy lifestyle helps. How does one avoid getting cancer since it is so prevalent among the general population?

Some people are aware that leading a healthy lifestyle helps. How does one avoid getting cancer since it is so prevalent among the general population?

Very good question!: Genetic factors and environmental factors predispose risk of cancer. You can only modify environmental factors. The most important are avoiding tobacco products and minimize alcohol use to 1 unit or less/day. Eat balanced diet (low salt, sugar, fats) with mostly fresh food (avoid preservatives) and exercise. Keep normal body weight. Reduce stress. Avoid polluted air, water, soil. You can pray too! ...Read more

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Gene (Definition)

A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of dna that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. Genes undergo mutation when their ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more