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What Will Happen If Your Diet Lacks
Can you tell me if you crave a certain food, does that mean your body is trying to tell you that you're in need of it's nutrients?
Sometimes: It appears yes. Like in the case of pica, where people will have the urge to consume non-food(like clay) items in the setting of iron deficiency. It is thought that the body's preparation for increased nutritional needs, like salt, might drive pregnant women's cravings for things like pickles. ...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
Gas cramps: Sometimes if you too quickly make large changes in fiber, it may result in a large production of intestinal gas and cramping. If an insufficient amount of water is taken, the stool could be dry and maybe even difficult to pass. Try to gradually increase fiber and fluids in the diet for the best results. ...Read more
Balanced, low carb: Research shows that vegetarians have significantly lower risks of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure as well as alzheimer's disease. There is even evidence that vegetarians are less prone to depression. Avoiding these conditions is likely to lead to a long & healthy life! see www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20515497 & www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2009/07/090701103002.Htm. ...Read more
Is it true that your blood type affects the diet you should be eating? If so, what are the guidelines?
No: We believe the healthiest diet is a diet consisting of a well balanced mix of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins and water. Most if not all of this can be obtained by eating a vegetarian diet. An infant should not be on a vegan diet as they might develop rickets. Otherwise, as an adult a vegan diet is fine. Tying your diet to your blood group has no basis to it. There are some disea ...Read more
Read cookbooks: Grilled or baked (not fried) vegetables, lean meats, and smaller portions fit a "healthier" option. Maranades that minimize fats, as well as ensuring your meats are well "drained", are healthier fare. ...Read more
Question confusing: The human brain requires glucose (sugar) for fuel & everyone must either ingest it, create it from other dietary sources, or convert protein, glycogen or fat to make it. If you are concerned that a kid acts different when they consume sugar, consider the event. Studies have shown that kids celebrate sweet treats if rarely allowed & blinded tests reveal no change in behavior, sugar or sugar free. ...Read more
How difficult is it to switch cardiologist if you have had your current one for your whole life? What is the process? Will they let you switch?
Get a referral: You have the right to switch cardiologist. Try to get your primary care doctor to give you a referral to a new cardiologist. If the new cardiologist is in the same group as the old one that might be difficult as many have policies to prevent that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true , if you eat fruits and drink healthy your vagina taste sweeter for your lover. If so how long do you recommend doing it for?
Diet: I dont think one thing has to do with the other what you eat or drink will not affect your vaginal secretions. ...Read more
Silly question. If on restricted diet how long does it take for blood chemistry to change and become a problem ?
HIgh potassium level: The effect of the potassium (K) level in the blood depends on how well the body is used to it. Dialysis patients tolerate higher K levels than do non-dialysis patients, as their bodies are used to a higher level. Common symptoms of high K are weakness of the muscles, slowing of the heart rate and possibly death due to cardiac arrest, if the K is high enough without treatment. ...Read more
If soya protein affects you if it has estrogen in it when you stop taking it will your estogen go back to normal or does it do permant damage ?
Estrogen: It will go back to normal when you stop the soya(due to lack of negstive feedback)--assuming you are pre-menopausal. ...Read more
Is it true that once you get high blood pressure you have to depend on medication for rest of your life even if you exercise and eat healthy food ?
Often is: For many people, hypertension is genetically programmed. Nothing to be ashamed of, and you are risking your brain function and your life if you forego medication that you need. Several percent of hypertension cases are due to underlying disease, famously renal artery dysphasia and Conn's. ...Read more
Does masturbating affect the brain? & how can you stop doing it.. Is their is a way that you can increase your brain & make it stronger?
Brain power: Brain is not in danger during masturbation except in cases of erotic asphyxia (permanent brain damage or death can occur). The sensation of pleasure linked to masturbation may lead to a habituation. Some find useful displacing the habit with healthy pleasure stimulating activities like sports or a hobbie. Sleep well, eat healthy, don't smoke or use drugs, read and you will have a stronger brain. ...Read more
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