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Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-17-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Can omega 3 cause skin breakouts?

It could be the flax seeds. One way to find out is to stop eating them for 3 or 4 days to see if the spots go away.
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 01-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,030
Posted By JohnR41
Re: European lifestyle

About 63% of Americans are overweight or obese but Europeans are not far behind with about 50%.

One reason might be that Europeans do more walking. Also, it may be that Americans got a head...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 01-15-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,535
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Green tea? What are its benefits?

Green (decaffeinated) tea contains antioxidants but that benefit can be canceled by adding sugar. And artificial sweeteners are as bad as sugar because they add to the risk of weight gain, metabolic...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 01-14-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By JohnR41
Re: 6 year mystery

The normal gut (digestive tract) is home to trillions of bacteria. Are they all the same? No. I don't think anyone knows for sure how many different types of bacteria there are. In total it's...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-13-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Frying Foods

Fried foods taste better but add extra calories. Instead of making fried eggs, for example, you could try poached or soft boiled. Instead of stir-fried vegetables you might try steamed. Instead of...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-13-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By JohnR41
Re: I'm so hungry.

When you get unusually hungry, as you described, why don't you cut back on fruit and concentrate on other items like solid vegetables, whole grains and protein. If you try to fill up on items like...
Board: Urology 12-30-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Can we get Doctors to be more Honest with us

Being honest takes time and time is money. Also, there may be dietary factors involved that doctors don't take into consideration because they are not licensed dietitians. Even if doctors know that...
Board: Obesity 07-27-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,229
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Obesity and Possible Type 2 Diabetes"

My advice would be to start making some common sense changes in your diet. No one gets obese eating salads with a small amount of olive oil or lemon-juice dressing.

Generally, people get obese...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-27-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,202
Posted By JohnR41
Re: mom has Alz and Dementia and talks constantly

Being that your mom is this far along in her dementia, is in a memory care facility and has a Geriatrics doctor, I would just relax and let them manage her decline. It's not going to get better.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Food as Medicine

When it comes to your TSH level, there's no one absolute number that is right for everyone. And for any individual it can bounce around. On my first test, my TSH was 8. My doctor set me up for...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-18-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By JohnR41
Re: is No Salt no Sugar in daily diet harmful?

I can tell you from my own experience: Being that you are a vegan it's not likely that you will get enough iodine without iodized salt. None of the foods you mentioned above are a good source of...
Board: Aging Issues 07-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,388
Posted By JohnR41
Re: How to stay young?

Excess calories from high-calorie processed foods speeds up the aging process. A diet that's high in animal protein is bad too because it displaces healthier foods such as dark leafy greens and...
Board: Aging Issues 07-03-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,140
Posted By JohnR41
Re: 61 year old trying not to be old

Johnny, I don't know what your lifestyle is currently so I'm unsure of what changes to recommend. But I know what slows down the aging process.

Extensive studies were done starting in the 1930s...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-03-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By JohnR41
Re: is No Salt no Sugar in daily diet harmful?

You don't want to have too much iodine or too little. I'm taking 1/2 a tablet and it's a small amount just to see if it will help my TSH number. If you buy tablets in a health food store, it will...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-30-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By JohnR41
Re: is No Salt no Sugar in daily diet harmful?

Regular processed salt is fortified with iodine because iodine is relatively difficult to find otherwise. If you lack iodine in your diet, it will most likely interfere with normal thyroid function,...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-30-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,381
Posted By JohnR41
Re: I don't think my husband can eat much...

This shouldn't be too difficult if you would just eliminate processed foods. It's usually processed foods that are high in fat, carbs and sodium. And cholesterol is found in animal protein so you...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,381
Posted By JohnR41
Re: I don't think my husband can eat much...

Top 10 foods highest in potassium:

1) White beans

2) Dark leafy greens (spinach)

3) Baked potatoes (with skin)

4) Dried Apricots
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-30-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Dairy free cheese..

I believe dairy-free cheese is usually very high in sodium for a small serving. So if you eat 2, 3 or 4 servings, which is easy to do, your sodium intake will be sky high. The net result is less...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Food as Medicine

Believe your PCP when he says your TSH is normal.

Giving up dairy never hurt anyone and might be helpful. Cavemen never had dairy and had strong bones.

Only a very small percentage of the...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Paleo bread

Are you gluten intolerant? If you don't have IBS or Celiac disease you shouldn't have to worry about avoiding grain/gluten. There are some very good (healthy) breads made from sprouts. Some...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-28-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By JohnR41
Re: 4-5mg of Iron Daily?

Do you have a family doctor? A complete check-up including a blood test should be helpful.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-28-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By JohnR41
Re: green tea is amazing

The only way I can see that it would give you extra energy is if it contained sugar. Otherwise, maybe it was just the fact that it was keeping you properly hydrated. Staying hydrated is very...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-28-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Apple Cider Vinegar

Do you mean using vinegar in your diet or putting it on your skin? Vinegar is highly acidic so I have only used it as a weed killer and to clean pots 'n' pans.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-28-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By JohnR41
Re: problems in adjusting to new routine :(

Do your grocery shopping right after you eat a good meal. Use a written list of items that are basic (non-processed) foods like whole fresh fruits and vegetables. If you have cookies or other such...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 06-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,549
Posted By JohnR41
Re: getting off sweet n low and other artificial sweeteners

To get off sweet n low and other artificial sweeteners, go cold turdey! I've never been addicted to artificial sweeteners but cold turkey is always the best way to deal with an addiction.

I...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 06-15-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,251
Posted By JohnR41
Re: When is it going to far trying to avoid unhealthy foods?

Where to draw the line: Stick to what's healthy, period. Especially when kids are in their formative years. If you start blurring the line with a little cake now and then, and maybe some cookies...
Board: Bowel Disorders 06-15-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Laxative dependency, SOMEONE HELP ME, I am desperate!

Have your ever tried stewed prunes? You just put about 6 prunes in a little water. Maybe about a 1/2 inch of water in a 1 quart pan. Put the prunes into boiling water and then simmer for a few...
Board: Weight Loss 08-12-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Weight Loss Diet Plans

Processed foods are usually the problem so the solution is to eat lots of natural whole foods. But a high protein diet is best avoided. High protein diets have been known the help people lose...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 08-12-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By JohnR41
Re: How to lose weight and gain muscle?

Danny,

Can you change your diet to anything you want? Or do you mostly depend on what is prepared for you at home?

You should not be eating any fried foods and processed foods should almost...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 08-12-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,434
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Eating Healthy Question!

Often, the bacteria in your digestive system will change based on the foods you're eating. For example, if you go from eating lots of highly processed foods to eating lots of natural whole foods,...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-12-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Eating for your blood type?

What is his blood type and age? I am type O. That means I'm supposed to eat meat. I tried this diet for a while but didn't see any difference in my energy level. Like your your husband I'm in good...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-29-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By JohnR41
Re: I'm 48 and weigh less now than when I was a teenager

It's quite possible that you're exercising too much for the amount of calories you're taking in. I don't understand why you would keep increasing your exercise regimen. Is more always better? I...
Board: General Health 07-29-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Not sure what to do

If he's not going to respect your privacy and it upsets you, perhaps you should start thinking about developing some new relationships.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-20-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Would a vegan diet be doable for someone with anemia?

I forgot to mention that I have been a vegan since 2006 and I'm doing well. One thing about seeing a doctor or nutritionist: Doctors are individuals like the rest of us and are not infallible. The...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-19-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Everyone wants to lose their weight... BUT I JUST WANT TO GAIN IT

Ladybeam,

I'm not used to kilograms so I looked it up on the internet and I just realized you only weigh slightly over 88 pounds. That would give you a BMI of only about 13.5 .. So it's more...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-13-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What is wrong with me??

Do you drink alchohol? If so, I would stop completely and drink plenty of water. Alchohol has a dehydrating effect on the body. That may be the reason you have dry hair, skin and eyes. Also, a...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-13-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Normal aging

Normal healthy aging shouldn't be as you described. I would make sure that there's no nutritional deficiency. Older people sometimes have difficulty absorbing nutrients and may need a supplement. ...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-13-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Everyone wants to lose their weight... BUT I JUST WANT TO GAIN IT

ladybeam,

Some people just have a certain body type with a fast metabolism and it's hard to make nature do what it doesn't want to do. Have you had a doctor checkup lately? Have you had your...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-13-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Peanut butter and Jelly Diet

Peanut butter and jelly? If that's really a diet, it must have been thought up by the peanut butter, jelly and bread industry (just like the special-K diet). What a great way for industries to...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-13-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Would a vegan diet be doable for someone with anemia?

SpicyGirl,

Get a list (online) of all the vegan foods that are high in iron. If you like those foods and can eat a lot of them, then, yes, a vegan diet is doable. Then get a periodic blood test...
Board: Relationship Health 03-13-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Boy friend finding me unattractive or am I over exaggerating

I agree with the two previous posts. This guy should be written off as an unfortunate experience. I don't hear anything to make staying with him worth it. Sometimes it's better to be alone than to...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-13-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Do you need fiber with Juice?

Captjane, great explanation! I would just add that, in my opinion, promoting high blood sugar is bad for one's health and cancels out any good that might come from consuming the juice.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-12-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Gastritis diet

You might try small non-spicy simple snacks or meals and see what the effect is. Let's say a serving of rice, for example. If it aggrivates the condition you can cross it off your list. Another...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-12-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 13,349
Posted By JohnR41
Re: what to eat during loose motion?

Paki guy,

Here are some ideas that should help:

Eat a full banana

Drink some hot tea but avoid coffee, milk products and spicy foods

Drink lemon juice diluted with water
Board: Thyroid Disorders 03-12-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Question on Hashimoto/Borderline hypo

My blood test indicated that I am moderately hypothyroid. My TSH: 8.88 .
However, I am totally healthy and don't have the usual symptoms that would be expected. So my doctor set me up for a second...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 02-18-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,398
Posted By JohnR41
Re: My First Detox

If you're lactose intolerant, there's no need to stop eating, just stop consuming dairy products. Your body doesn't stop needing nutrition to maintain itself. Cells are constantly being repaired and...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 02-18-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Rapid Weight Gain

AEW1996,

If dinner alone was providing the right number of calories to maintain a healthy weight, then possibly, you would have to eat a somewhat smaller dinner when you add two more meals per...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 02-12-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,830
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Tingling and metallic smell after juicing

I'll take a wild guess at it. :) The only thing I can think of that would cause tingling in your toes and fingers is when blood goes to your stomach for digestion. It may temporarily cause less...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 02-12-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By JohnR41
Re: High-gluten diet

Gluten is mostly found in wheat but also found in rye and barley. Lots of products are made from wheat so it's easy to find. I'm not familiar with "whole meal" bread; is it 100% whole wheat? Or...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 02-11-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By JohnR41
Re: High calorie foods? (need to gain)

That's good! Give it more time and see what happens. Sometimes changes in the body happen slowly.
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