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Zero or neg. calorie: Zero or negative calorie foods don’t lack calories, but they require more calories to digest than are consumed. Some examples include lettuce, onions, peppers, radish, spinach, turnips, zucchini, garlic, cucumbers, dandelions, endive, asparagus, beet roots, green cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cress, leeks, green beans, grapefruits, cantaloupe, rhubarb & honeydew melon. ...Read more
Is drinking 0.5l Coca-cola ZERO per day unhealthy / dangerous in long term (lifetime) perspective?
EXTREMELY UNHEALTHY!: In my opinion Coke Zero is poison and very unhealthy. I strongly advise NEVER drinking it if you want to have good health. It has both aspartame and acesulfame potassium, both of which are hazardous. Diet soda consumption appears to cause obesity and significant increased risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke. See http://tinyurl.com/j6ppg3l http://tinyurl.com/ojobj5r http://tinyurl.com/ztzfn2a ...Read more
Help,son 15 months old,opened whole fish oil 1000mg,wheat germ 100 mg per caps,2 caps and ingested,mouth smells fish,don't think mercury free?
Child should be ok: Fish oil caps are intended for maintenance use and if mercury content was high, it would not be safe for adults either. About 6 oz of wild salmon will provide about 2000 mg of DHA, and it is thought that infants over 6 months can have up to 3 oz a week, so avoid further fish in your infants diet for the next few weeks to be sure. ...Read more
Both are toxic: Both are toxic in different ways. Dianebol is an anabolic steroid. It can lead to reduced sperm count, shrinkage of the testicles, and enlargement of the breasts, hair loss and liver disease. Alcohol is directly toxic to the liver and brain and can cause hepatitis, cirrhosis, mental slowing, depression and death. Recommended maximum use of alcohol for men is 2 drinks daily. ...Read more
Too much cholesterol: That is an unnecessarily large amount of cholesterol to consume on a daily basis. Try egg whites instead of whole eggs. ...Read more
No: The only type of tuna that may have an increased percentage of mercury is solid white tuna. The recommendation is to avoid eating solid white tuna more than once per week when you are pregnant. ...Read more
32wks pregnant w/ gestational diabetes.control w/diet.last 2days eat too much carbs got high reading(124,153..)2x a day.did it put baby at risk?
Yes: It is imperative that you stay on your diet as the baby's risk for Macrosomia(too large baby weight) is dependent upon your diets' compliance or not. When the baby is too large then there is a rash of vaginal delivery complications and inherent risks to the baby's health in general. ...Read more
Any concern with eating one 4 oz. Small can of tuna fish for lunch each day that contains 6 percent dv (20 mgs.) of chloresterol in each can?
Not likely,,: I don't know what your cholesterol is but if you're eating this every day you're likely helping yourself as this is fish which have omega 3 fatty acids which are very good for your circulation and seem to help stop heart disease, etc.. It's also a good source of protein and calories, so keep it up and enjoy. Good luck. ...Read more
16years old, T cholestrol-370mgh/dl, Tg-1.5, HDL 1.16, LDL 294, Ratio 7.91..taking Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20mg daily,can take one table spoon of flax seed also?
Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, i've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy(4 month)in danger?
Unknown, prob. fine: As is often the case, there is little research on this subject. Some people say that goji berries contain betaine (; perhaps other compounds) that can cause miscarriage but if you did not have a miscarriage in the first 3 months it is unlikely now. Others recommend 10 gr/day- see http://www.Thesuperfoods.Net/goji-berry/should-you-take-goji-berries-during-pregnancy i think you should not worry! ...Read more
Aviva Plus gluco-meter readings fluctuate btw 102-122/mL over 3 yrs, ie @Pre-Diabetes T2 Genetic. 5'10 165lbs healthy. Need I take prescribed drugs?
Prediabetes.: Medications are not necessary for prediabetes, only lifestyle measures such as high fiber diet with complex carbohydrates, smaller more frequent meals, leaner proteins, regular aerobic exercise and weight training and weight reduction if necessary. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium can help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone consumes zero grams of saturated fat, are they still at risk for arterial plaque? What about 8 grams of saturated fat per day?
Yes;saturated fat OK: For decades doctors believed saturated fat was a major risk factor for heart disease. Recent research shows it is not a significant factor! see http://bit.Ly/1bpcmj4 ; http://bit.Ly/1jenftl ; http://nyti.Ms/1hlus84 the real cause of heart disease is inflammation; reducing sugars ; simple carbs will reduce risk much more than avoiding fats! see http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq. ...Read more
How much albacore canned tuna can a 18 year old male safely eat? I'm 5'9 160-170 pounds. And also, are mini bella mushrooms healthy?
Mercury toxic; NO!!!: Unfortunately tuna is fairly high in mercury. Experts advise eating canned albacore no more than 3 times a month, though it is ok to have "light" or skipjack tuna twice a week (but not both!). See http://www.Nrdc.Org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.Asp portabella mushrooms large and small are healthy but they should be cooked and organic ones are much better to avoid pesticide exposure. ...Read more
I've been eating frozen chicken meals, getting 2, 000 calories total per day, but saturated fat intake is at 92% daily value (18g), is saturated fat too high? I'm 5'6", 95 lbs, mild active/sedentary.
Tsh is .08 (lab reference rrange .27 - 4.20) ft4 is .78 (lab reference range .93 - 1.7) current treatment armour 75 mg daily. Do i need to see dr?
Yes!!!: Tsh is suppressed due to too much thyroid from your armour dose which contains a fixed ratio of T4 to t3 (liothyronine). I'm curious as to your free T3 (liothyronine) (ft3 (liothyronine)) value since your ft4 is low, too. Ft3 (liothyronine) is considered active hormone. However, by dropping your armour dose, both T4 & T3 (liothyronine) doses will drop in accordance, too. Chat w/your doc about branded levothyroxine (which brand isn't important as long as you stick w/one). ...Read more
I wanted to try out fish oil 1000 mg with 300 mg of omega 3. Curr only taking vitamin D3 2000 IU. Is 1000 gen a high dose?
Perfectly safe: Vitamin c is incredibly safe. Humans are one of the only animals who do not make vit. C. Other mammals the size of humans produce 2-6, 000 mg of c a day, and up to 10 times more when ill or stressed. I advise my patients to take 1-2000 mg 2x/day. See http://www.Vitamincfoundation.Org/bsardi.Html & http://www.Vitamincfoundation.Org/ & http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminc/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help,son 15 months old,opened whole fish oil 1000mg,wheat germ 100 mg per caps,may be 2 caps and ingested,not don't think mercury free?
How much?: Did he take a whole fish oil capsule or just swallow some liquid- I don't think that should be a problem Same for the wheat germ- I would feed him normally and if he has vomiting, diarrhea or does not poop in the next 24 hours to take him to your local doctor. I would not worry about mercury ...Read more