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What is a good substitute for eating binges due to stress?

What is a good substitute for eating binges due to stress?

Resolving the stress: If you're aware the stress is the source of the problem then try to find methods to reduce it. I that is not pissible, and trust me i understand some stresses can only be dealt with and not reduced at their source, consider exercise and meditation - or at least quiet contemplation... ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

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


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What is a substitute for binges due to stress?

What is a substitute for binges due to stress?

Therapy to deal w/it: Need to learn other, more healthful responses to stress. Binges, purges, smoking, alcohol and/or drug use as response to stress are counterproductive. Learned skill to come up with other response. Learn stress reduction techniques, or meditate, or exercise, etc. Behavioral/cognitive therapy can help. Hard to break old patterns, but often can be done. ...Read more

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What is a good replacement for binges due to too much stress?

What is a good replacement for binges due to too much stress?

Treat the cause: Although i agree with that symptom substitution (replacing the binging with a less destructive behavior) is a good part of the plan, overall stress reduction is likely to be a more effective long- term solution. In looking for a replacement for the binging, it needs to be something you enjoy that reduces anxiety, or it's not likely to work. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is a good diet for a diabetic person? What foods to avoid?

What is a good diet for a diabetic person? What foods to avoid?

Avoid sugar & carbs : Everyone agrees that it is best to avoid sugar and minimize simple carbs (as found in rice, wheat and other grains) and sweet fruits. It is good to emphasize vegetables, beans and nuts. Dr. Gabriel cousens has found that a raw food vegan diet often dramatically improves and at times even reverses diabetes! see http://bit.Ly/1dlmd23 and http://www.Naturalnews.Com/028341_diabetes_living_foods.Html. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with bed (binge eating disorder)?

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What is a good way to deal with bed (binge eating disorder)?

Binging/purging: Even with professional help, it is a slow process of recovery. A trained professional can help you explore the dynamics behind the behaviors, instead of just treating the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a good home solution for migraine(without medicine intake)? Can stress be a cause?

What is a good home solution for migraine(without medicine intake)? Can stress be a cause?

Headahes: Silence, dark room, ice packs over the head and otc meds ( if not contraindicated Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ) are first things tried. Medicines for nausea or vertigo might help. Relaxation technics. ...Read more

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What should a good diet and eating schedule of person suffering fron hypothyroidism ? How much necessary is physical exercise for him

What should a good diet and eating schedule of person suffering fron hypothyroidism ? How much necessary is physical exercise for him

Appropriate med RX: The most important thing for you right now is to make sure your thyroid issue is adequately treated. Once this is handled there should be no limitations to your normal exercise routine. Start with a well balanced routine of gradually increasing aerobic activity on an every other day basis to allow time for recovery. Incorporate light weights 2 days/week and include gentle stretching daily. ...Read more

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What is the best diet and ways to exercise for panic/anxiety disorder? I find mindfullness is helping a lot. I eat a lot of sugary food, i think sugar is not helping

What is the best diet and ways to exercise for panic/anxiety disorder? I find mindfullness is helping a lot. I eat a lot of sugary food, i think sugar is not helping

Sugar lifts your: mood in the short-term, then drops it like an anvil in a vacuum. Any refined carbo potentially might mimic this effect, so indulge more in fats and proteins. Aerobic exercise is great if you are in good shape, and the endorphins that it produces lowers anxiety as well as mellows moods. The half-life of endorphins is pretty long, so three times a week is plenty. Mindfulness is great, period ...Read more

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Is Calming Chronic Stress By Dr,Bell a good natural choice for stress and anxiety? How long should it take to see a difference?

Is Calming Chronic Stress By Dr,Bell a good natural choice for stress and anxiety? How long should it take to see a difference?

Therapy?: Self help books often only go so far. Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Which is a good diet for someone that is unable to exercise due to haveing a pacemaker?

Which is a good diet for someone that is unable to exercise due to haveing a pacemaker?

Pacemaker: You have no reason to not be able to exercise because of a pacemaker the pacemaker has no effect on your ability to exercise if you cannot reach adequate heart rate on exertion you can ask your doctor to reset the pacer to a higher exercise rate as far as a diet decrease the number of calories per day if you want to loose weight use my fitness pal application to follow your progress. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to start eating after my diet!?

Is there a good way for me to start eating after my diet!?

Healthfully: Obvioulsy, you don't want to regain the weight that you just lost. It is essential to develop & maintain long-term healthy eating patterns. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day). Eat 5 vegetable & 4 fruit servings per day – get that fiber in. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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What type is of exercise is good for for me as a pastor ?

What type is of exercise is good for for me as a pastor ?

The kind that...: ...Makes you feel happy. Whatever it is that you like to do or whatever makes you feel grounded or closer to god. Could be walking in the woods on a trail, could be handball, yoga or martial arts. Doesn't matter as long as you enjoy it and stick with it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to diet with a history of an eating disorder?

Is it possible for someone to diet with a history of an eating disorder?

Yes BUT: With history of an eating disorder, there's always the possibility of relapse. Please consult with your psychiatrist or therapist about your dieting plans before implementing them. They may also know eating-disorder-wise nutritionists and trainers who can help you safely and effectively. ...Read more

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What is a good eating plan for chronic kidney disease patients to gain weight?

What is a good eating plan for chronic kidney disease patients to gain weight?

See Dietician: If you are on dialysis you should have an assigned dietician to help you with weight gain. If you have chronic kidney disease you need to be careful because a high protein diet potentially could cause fasting loss of kidney function. I would recommend talking to your nephrologist about a referral to a dietician. They are highly trained and generally can provide very useful information. ...Read more

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Please answer! what salt is good for the heart and also a food dish?

Please answer! what salt is good for the heart and also a food dish?

Heart health: Sodium chloride is not good for the heart. It can raise BP and elevate blood volume. Minerals that are good for the heart include potassium and magnesium. Garlic and onion salts are excellent substitutes. Mrs DASH seasonings are excellent. Heart health can be optimized by Co Q 10 or Co Q plus. Antioxidants are excellent, too. Fruits of color and veg of color are loaded with antioxidants. A ...Read more

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Not eating from breakup stress: what kind of food would be good to try?

Not eating from breakup stress: what kind of food would be good to try?

First: Dear breakup stress, first have a good long cry in the shower, it works wonders. Crying releases our bodies natural endorphins--pain killers, mood enhancers whenever you feel a discomfort in lower throat-have a nice cry.You'll feel better. Food--light, happy foods like fruit, yogurt, brown rice, soup are good. Grieving is a natural process. You'll feel a bit better each day.If not, get counseling. ...Read more

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I want to start dieting and being a healthier person, i'm hypothyroidism, due to no thyroid, what diet is a good one to start?

I want to start dieting and being a healthier person, i'm hypothyroidism, due to no thyroid, what diet is a good one to start?

Thyroid first: Make sure your thyroid levels are normal on brand name T4 replacement, as generics are cheaper, but unreliable. Then get diet and exercise education and begin 3 meals/d without snacks or supplements, and exercise more. You need to find a way to eat for the rest of your life. Eat less than you burn off. It's 3500 per pound- gain or lose. The exact name of the diet is not important. You are! ...Read more

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Binge Eating (Definition)

This is the essential feature of bulimia, i.e., eating vast amounts of food in short periods of time that have nothing to do with appetite, rather having to ...Read more