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What Is The Best Brain Food For Children That Are Taking Standardized Tests
I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?
No straight answer: Not aware of evidence that particular food is better for studying...But in general before studying: -make sure you are physically and mentally rested, like after a nice nap -avoid hunger or thirst -avoid heavy meal right before studying. ...Read more
There are no "tests": and food addiction is not really recognized, in those terms. There are a number of disorders, including overeating and obesity, bulimia and anorexia nervosa among the eating disorders. That being said, there is an organization called Overeaters Anonymous (or OA) that uses 12 step principles to help those who eat more than they need. There are many ways to diet. See your doctor and a dietician. ...Read more
Not appropriate: Not an appropriate question for this site. They are all safe and have been extensively studied. ...Read more
What types of medicine usually recommended for IBS? Is IBS harm our hormone, protein, vitamins etc. If it is then is there any way or med for recovery?
A varied diet.: A regular and varied diet is best. You will get everything that your body, and your brain, needs. More important is what to avoid - excessive alcohol, tobacco, street drugs and foods that add to cardiovascualr risks such as high salt or high fat foods. While you are at it make sure to get enough sleep. ...Read more
Try this approach: Consider , in the last few years, our work with "medical foods" has shown value of vitamins b-6, b-12, folate, and vitamin d, in some cases mediterranean diet, fatty cold water fish, red wine, coffee, seem of value in some cases. Since a low fat, low carbohydrate diet is generally thought to be protective, there is a secondary benefit to brain. But all of this is not definitive for everyone. ...Read more
What is the laboratory criterion for male hypergonadism? What are the dangers, if not tumor? What are the treatments?
Why do you ask?: The diagnosis is best made clinically (erections / ejaculation / sperms) with labs (testosterone, gonadotropins) to point the direction for the workup to find the cause. There are guys with lifelong hypogonadism (some xxy's, others) who prefer it (less acne, stink, belligerence, discomfort), but one serious concern is bone loss (osteoporosis) later in life. If this is you, your doctor's a guide. ...Read more
Let's say you tested negative for a food allergy on both the IgG and IgE tests. What is the likelihood that you are actually allergic to the item?
Depends: Having igg to a food merely means that you have been exposed to that food and in fact the igg4 (a subclass of igg) may even indicate that you can tolerate that food. The presence of ige to a food alone does not necessarily mean that you are allergic to it. Usually it takes a much higher value above the normal to get a positive response when challenged. ...Read more
None proven: At this point, there is no good scientific evidence for nutritional supplements or diet to help control glaucoma. There is some weak evidence that suggests that 20 minutes of light aerobic exercise 3x weekly, may improve blood flow to the optic nerve which may help glaucoma. This is not a substitute for conventional therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many benefits, yes: Oats have many proven benefits- they lower cholesterol, contain antioxidants likely to prevent heart disease and cancer, enhance immune function, stabilize blood sugar and reduce risk of diabetes. Oats are a very healthy food for children. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=54 for more info. ...Read more
If a child is given ADHD meds of different types, and none work, is it safe to say that ADHD is not the problem?
It suggests so: Not completely but it certainly raises that possibility. But remember some meds work for 1 patient and not another.But make sure your evaluation is done by a trained professional. Also some patients have add/adhd but also other coexisting diagnoses such as anxiety, ocd , etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the most common buzz words used to give the impression of a "healthy" food product that may not
necessarily be healthy?
Read the label: Important to take a careful look at the nutrition information on label. Look at the amount of fat and carbohydrates. Also look for other ingredients. Is the product made with many artificial colors or flavors? Are there preservatives? That healthy product may not be so healthy. Here is an article from consumer's reports about making sense of food labels http://www.Consumerreports.Org/cro/magazi. ...Read more
I have a question regarding the prenatal which are taken during pregnancy. Is "brainstrong powered by life dha" is good to take?
Yes: Pregnant women are recommended to take 200 mg of dha daily which enhances neuronal development. ...Read more
What is the best method for treating c. Diff? What foods should be avoided and which are beneficial? What about yogurt?
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