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Board: Exercise & Fitness 07-06-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What am I doing wrong

You might not be doing anything wrong; it might depend on body-type and/or hormonal. Everyone has their own limit as to how much muscle they can develop. For some it's easy and for others it's...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-01-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By JohnR41
Re: is this ok?

A few years ago, I got tested for thyroid function for the first time. My TSH was high, around 8.5. I asked my GP if I might be able to do something with my diet to help correct it and he said no. ...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-30-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Tips for Staying Healthy?

I don't think Dairy is healthy but I might have a difficult time proving it to others as there are a lot of conflicting studies. One thing I would point to is this: For many thousands of years...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-29-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Tips for Staying Healthy?

Here's a big tip in one simple, easy to remember sentence: Eliminate processed foods to the fullest extent possible. Oops! There goes the yogurt, granola, soft drinks and sweets. ;)
Board: Aging Issues 06-26-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Midlife crisis

Did you lose your appetite? Try concentrating on some of your favorite foods. Do you like nuts? Peanut butter?
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-26-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Is this homemade bread healthy?

Yes and no depending on which "expert" one listens to and how much bread one plans on eating. Whole wheat should be better than white or multi-grain. Most times, multi-grain has much more white...
Board: Weight Loss 06-23-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By JohnR41
Re: I'm so unhappy

It's usually manufactured foods that people can't stop eating and it's not something that just happens by accident. These foods are purposely designed to make it difficult to stop eating.

When...
Board: Weight Loss 06-18-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Live to eat or eat to live.....

Could it be that there are too many tempting processed-foods in front of you at the dinner table? And too many tempting processed-foods in the fridge? If that's the case, I can imagine how that...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-18-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Breakfast and Energy and Potassium

You're getting the energy you need for highly demanding physical work but gaining fat around the middle. My thought is that you might be exceeding the amount of oatmeal that you need. I would...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-17-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Cereal versus toast

I would slice a ripe banana lengthwise and make a banana sandwich with a good (100%) whole grain bread. Assuming the banana is sweet, you wouldn't need jam.
Board: Gallbladder 06-17-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Syntoms back after Gallbladder removed

Tk642,

Why not get a second opinion from another doctor in case the first doctor made an incorrect diagnosis.
Board: It's Life - Off Topic Discussions 06-09-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,449
Posted By JohnR41
Re: How do you know your significant other is the cheapest person on earth?

You Know when a man is the cheapest person on earth when a robber holds a gun on him demanding "Your money or your life!" and he has to pause to think it over.
Board: Exercise & Fitness 06-06-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Very high heart rate

You mentioned that last year you were hospitalized with "multiple pulmonary embolisms". One of the symptoms is a fast heart rate. I don't see a problem with having a heart rate of 150 - 160 on the...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-01-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Is going on a diet bad for your body?

If a diet called for the elimination of highly-processed non-nutritional foods like soda, beer, ice cream, white bread, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, chips 'n' dips, candy, and other such foods, I...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 05-27-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What healthy foods to put on a few pounds?

Advice depends on what you consider to be "eating real healthy". Are you both vegans? Vegetarians? High protein lifestyle diet? High carb lifestyle diet?



Eating healthy means getting...
Board: Urology 05-26-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By JohnR41
Re: frequent urination at night

braveneck,

I also had frequent urination for many years and my doctor couldn't find a reason for it. In that case the standard diagnosis is "overactive bladder". That means the doctor doesn't...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 05-23-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,985
Posted By JohnR41
Re: When is it going too far trying to avoid unhealthy foods?

Ken,

Yes, there is more to life than chasing immortality/longevity; there is health! If you like, you can forget about longevity or chasing immortality and just concentrate on living a healthy...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 05-23-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Sugar addiction

Sherry,

If you would just stop completely (cold turkey) it might be difficult in the beginning but at some point the cravings will completely go away. If you just cut back, the habit will always...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 05-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Oil instead of crackers for a quick snack?

Whole grains contain fiber and a slice of whole grain bread would have roughly about the same amount of calories as a teaspoon of oil. But the whole grain fiber will be more satisfying because it...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 05-21-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Effects of eating carbs almost exclusively

It could have an adverse effect in the later years of a persons life if continued over a long period of time. Non-starchy vegetables have lots of healthful nutrients including antioxidants and...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 05-21-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Calories vs nutrition

I think it's fantastic that you are cutting out high calorie processed foods instead of cutting down. I have always believed that that is absolutely the best way.

I would suggest distributing the...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-17-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
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: 4,070
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: 7,702
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: 866
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: 818
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: 588
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: 340
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: 4,276
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: 2,341
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: 964
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: 1,520
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: 4,486
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: 4,219
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: 1,520
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: 1,520
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: 3,411
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: 3,411
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: 9
Views: 982
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: 964
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: 732
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: 401
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: 2,027
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: 777
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: 539
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: 5,659
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: 12
Views: 5,985
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: 349
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: 1,541
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: 586
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...
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