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Board: Bowel Disorders 08-31-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Large + small bowel impaction--help!

What do you eat? Can you eat with things the way they are? Have you been just taking in liquids lately? Have you tried drinking prune juice?

When I was a kid, if I ever I had constipation, my...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 08-29-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Vitamin Deficiency

My blood pressure (checked at my doctor's office) is usually 100/50 but not a problem because I don't get dizzy. However, I cannot take aspirin, especially before napping or going to sleep at night....
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-29-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By JohnR41
Re: How to get skin glow?

They have genetically modified aquarium fish that GLOW in the dark. And there are genetically modified pigs that glow in the dark too. I'm sure they could do this with humans too if they wanted to....
Board: Exercise & Fitness 08-28-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Lost my muscle mass in one week??

What exactly did your doctor say? No working out with heavy weights? Are you allowed to at least flex your arms without weights? If so, that might help to at least maintain whatever you have. Ask...
Board: Tourette Syndrome 08-26-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Could this be tourettes?

It could be: Tourettes includes motor and vocal tics such as neck-stretching and head-jerking, throat-clearing, coughing, grimacing, eye-rolling and blinking. Unusual breathing or gasping too.
Board: Exercise & Fitness 08-25-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Trying to gain weight

It would help to know your height and weight in pounds or your body mass index (BMI).

Let's say, for example, your BMI is 17 even though you consume 3000 calories per day. You might have an...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-25-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Cereal versus toast

One breakfast may be healthier than the other but far from optimal as far as nutrition goes.

Also, you might have heard this saying: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What's the best diet for me?

Not everyone has the same concentration endurance. Some people can concentrate for hours and hours with no problem while others lose their concentration after a few hours of classes. Try different...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-18-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By JohnR41
Re: How to get skin glow?

Several years ago I met and talked with a woman briefly in a supermarket. We were both looking for the same product, both interested in health. She told me she was into juicing and was juicing...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-17-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Eating healthy without an oven or stove

I'm going to assume you have a refrigerator so I'll put in a good word for healthy salads. (Even a small counter-top fridge will do.) In my opinion, there's nothing healthier than a well made salad....
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-17-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Getting too much vitamin A from veggies + beta-carotene-based multivitamin?

The short answer is NO.




Yes, that is correct. Your body will convert carotenes to vitamin A as needed. In that case, there should never be any excess vitamin A coming from a plant...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-15-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Getting too much vitamin A from veggies + beta-carotene-based multivitamin?

Hypervitaminosis can result from overconsuming foods that are high in vitamin A, but it's usually the result of too much preformed vitamin A from supplements. Too much can cause liver damage and it...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 08-11-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By JohnR41
Re: need advice on shakes and smoothies

It seems that both whey and soy protein isolates pose various health risks. I wouldn't take the chance.

I wouldn't advise drinking any protein shakes or vegetable smoothies unless you just lost...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 08-05-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Need an indoor, low ceiling fitness routine

No one should give you an exercise routine calling for 10 of one thing and 20 of another unless they know you personally and know that you can do it. So just do as many as you can do without...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 08-05-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Exercise hard but still severe bloat/fat.

You stated lots of fruits and lean meats. That's not much to go by. Fruits are good as long as you don't overdo any sweet fruits. Some fruits are very sweet. Concentrate on a limited amount of...
Board: High Cholesterol 08-04-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By JohnR41
Re: High Cholesterol for an 18 Year Old

Are you sure you got those numbers right? Usually, they say that total cholesterol of 200 mg/dl or less is considered desirable. You stated 2.32 for "general". Perhaps you mean two hundred and...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 08-04-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By JohnR41
Re: How to gain weight naturally?

You might try some foods that are higher than usual in calories, like avocado. Also, non-roasted, unsalted nuts (but not raw peanuts) and complex starches. Perhaps some extra virgin olive oil for...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 07-30-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Weight gain

I wouldn't depend on boxing alone to build muscle. It would be a big help to do some working out with weights.

And as far as not wanting to lose anymore weight, you would likely need to...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-30-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Calcium intake vs bioavailablility

Hi,
a supplement in powder form sounds good so you just take what you estimate you need. At the same time it won't hurt to continue working on improving your intake of foods containing usable...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 07-30-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Silica in my B12 tablet

It seems that wherever silica goes in one's body it raises the risk of cancer (i.e., lung and ovarian). So my worry was about what silica might do in my digestive tract (i.e., stomach, intestinal,...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 07-27-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Extreme Fussy Eater looking to change her diet!

How about making a chocolate smoothie with cocoa powder: Maybe start with unsweetened Almond milk and add lots of cocoa powder, banana etc. Have you ever tried anything like that?
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-27-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Calcium intake vs bioavailablility

Hi,

Off hand I don't recall any number being put on "large calcium supplements". For safety sake I would assume that you just need to take a small amount to make up the difference of what you're...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-23-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Calcium intake vs bioavailablility

From my experience, most dietitians often say that dairy is rich in calcium. Now that's certainly a true statement but it doesn't address the issue of whether or not your body can use it and not...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-23-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Getting enough iron

Here are some of the best sources of iron for vegetarians and vegans:

Spinach: Include some fresh spinach leaves in your daily salad.

Beans/Lentils: Enjoy beans and lentils for protein and...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-14-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Raw Vegetable strategies concerning pathogens

If you sample something to see if it's contaminated, I believe it will take about 24 hours to get results. Why do you suspect contamination? Try calling your local health dept. for advice on this...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-11-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By JohnR41
Re: High blood sugar level!

Natural whole foods like fruit, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Get some exercise and build some muscle tone. Eliminate processed foods as much as possible.
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 07-08-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By JohnR41
Silica in my B12 tablet

Should I be worried about silica in my B12 tablet? I have heard that silica in talc can be carcinogenic under certain circumstances. In years past, barbers who used it on their customers sometimes...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 07-06-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
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: 239
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: 9
Views: 524
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: 9
Views: 524
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: 629
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: 3
Views: 430
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: 379
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: 7
Views: 497
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: 641
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: 10
Views: 563
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: 397
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: 14
Views: 4,315
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: 3
Views: 442
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: 4
Views: 715
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: 369
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: 385
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: 11
Views: 6,107
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: 6
Views: 962
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: 520
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: 3
Views: 682
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: 4
Views: 581
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: 379
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: 4,119
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...
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