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What To Do To Avoid Choking After Taking Psyllium Husks
Fiber: Fiber has to be ingested to do the body good. As such, I know of no good way to get fiber if you don't either get it in the diet or via supplementation. Bran, beans, berries, whole grains, peas, greens, nuts, seeds, squash, and potatoes are all possible dietary methods to get fiber. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In fridge: Put into closed container and store in your fridge for short-term use and freezer for long-term use. ...Read more
Anything w/calories!: Seriously...There is no magic to staying slim--eat everything in moderation, avoid snacking between meals, minimize ingestion of alcohol or sugary drinks, look toward a diet well-balanced between all food groups but enjoy fruits and vegetables. And, oh yes, exercise! ...Read more
What kind of healthy foods should I eat to avoid taking prenatal vitamins while trying to conceive?
If i've taken three stools softener gelcaps how long do I have to wait before i can take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?
Constipation relief: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is a laxative, it can be taken any time with stool softener. Together, they may give a better result than either one alone. Natural remedies for constipation is more plant based diet such as salads and fruits, more fluid and physical activity such as walking after eating. Consult your doctor if these fail to work. ...Read more
Prune Juice - H20: Lots of clean, clear water - at least 64 ounces per day. Try prune juice - recommended by grandmother's world wide. ...Read more
EVERY TIME I eat any kind of nut (even AFTER taking Lysine daily) I get a cold sore. Is there any way to avoid this? I want to eat in peace!!
2 issues to consider: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with gastritis then treatment is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are several antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating H.pylori. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance. Regarding diet, pls re-ask. ...Read more
I read certain food (soy protein/walnuts/dietary fiber) can affect Synthroid (thyroxine) meds. How long need to wait before eating these after taking pill?
That's silly: Forgive my frankness. This is news to me after 40 years in medicine and I traced it to a phony "natural healing" doctor-bashing scare website. You do best to take thyroid hormone replacement on an empty stomach and waiting a while maybe 30 minutes before eating, but you were probably told that when it was prescribed. It's of minor importance. Best wishes. ...Read more
Addicted to raw carrots ..I eat around 3 to 4 carrots a day and I have tried to stop I find myself eating them any time of the day please need help?
Addicted?: Carrots are not addictive. You could have worse habits and there are no bad side effects from eating them. If this behavior distresses you however, it may be a compulsion. A compulsion is defined as an uncontrollable desire to perform ant act whether it is eating, hoarding, gambling etc... If this is the case, see your doctor. ...Read more
47 and TTC: You should find a prenatal supplement that works. You will need more folic acid than you would normally receive in your diet. At 47, you will likely need donor eggs or donor embryos if you wish to be successful, so I'd be sure to ask your own physician based on your medical history what might be recommended. Anyone trying to conceive should avoid processed carbs, limit saturated and trans fat. ...Read more
Do eating foods you are allergic to keep your body from absorbing dietary protein? I am allergic to beans and soy, but am trying to be a vegetarian. If i eat foods I am allergic to, do I get protein from them, or does my allergy prevent absorption?
Food diary, stress: Some people have food triggers. Caffeine is one of them. Usually you need to be consistent with y our caffeine intake or try to come off caffeine completely. But not all of the sudden or you can get terrible headaches. Wine, beer and other alcohol can trigger migraines. Some people report cheese. But keep a diary and see if you can identify your triggers. Sleep and stress reduction needed. ...Read more
When i take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for my ADHD what should I avoid eating or drinking to prevent the effects to wear off quickly?
Im want to start drinking a detox shake of fruits/vegetables.When is it best to drink? Before or after excersice?
NeitherJustMarketing: Detox products bogus; body does detox continuously to stay alive. Fruits & drinks with any carbs will be very effective in keeping your abs padded/hidden with fat tissue, both inside/outside. The low-fat diet con started by Ancel Keys in 1953; made US Gov policy by George McGovern 1977, was counter to centuries of evidence both previous & since. Study my answers, Big Fat Lies, McGovern's Report. ...Read more
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