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Board: Kidney Disorders 07-12-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Recent left kidney imaging findings. Docs not to concerned. Should I be?

My personal opinion: If I were in your shoes I wouldn't push for more answers. I would feel lucky about their conclusions.

What I would do is rethink the soundness of my dietary choices. For...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-05-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,211
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Could it be my thyroid?

Hi again,

I neglected to mention some other related items in the same category with cruciferous vegetables. They are avocados, peaches, strawberries and peanuts, peanut butter and possibly peanut...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-04-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,211
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Could it be my thyroid?

Hi Safeplace,

In addition to avoiding junk food, you need to make sure your diet has enough foods that contain iodine. Most iodine comes from seafood. And at the same time try to avoid eating raw...
Board: Digestive Disorders 05-01-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,295
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Unable to keep any liquids down

Now, in your latest post, we have been told she has gastroparesis and is taking Reglan and Protonix.

Reglan is mainly used to treat acid-reflux disease (GERD) by speeding up the rate of stomach...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-16-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Concerned about Prostate Cancer

Hi Jim,

I don't think the Nurse should have been so quick to tell you that you need a "biopsy based on the recent PSA spike." There are certain activities that can cause PSA to rise. 1) bicycle...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 03-10-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Emphysema?

Hi,

This is why I recently canceled an appointment for a CT scan. After making the appointment, I did some research and found there are lots of doctors that don't recommend this. One report...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 03-02-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,039
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Some advice please ...

Constipation can cause abdominal pain and perhaps bowels and rectum? Did any of your doctors ask you anything about your diet? What if all your pains are due to constipation? Did they ever consider...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 01-11-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Should I be concerned?

New research shows a link between gut flora and mental health. Having a healthy community of bacteria in one's digestive tract seems to have an anti-anxiety effect. Prebiotics serve as food for...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-31-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Radiation Damage?

I'm a vegan and your diet sounds similar to mine. I don't drink coffee, no white bread and no meats. Every morning at about the same time I have an urgency to go to the bathroom. The amount is...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 11-16-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,998
Posted By JohnR41
Re: worrisome, need help please

I went to my doctor for a check up and she told me my thyroid felt hard and that it's supposed to be soft. To make a long story short, I did a lot of needless worrying until I got the idea to call...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-08-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,236
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Misdiagnosis ...

In your first paragraph you mentioned that it started in your calves as "an aching, throbbing, cramping sensation." There is a rare condition called "Cramp-fasciculation syndrome" (CFS). It's...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 10-29-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Is it Meniere?

Being that your minor dizziness disappeared within an hour and your ear blockage was resolved in the afternoon, it sounds like it may have had something to do with one or more of the following: 1)...
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-22-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Chronic Insomnia and not being able to lose weight.

I've always been lean so I don't know from personal experience, but I believe your doctor is wrong to say that insomnia has nothing to do with it. Can he point to any scientific studies to back up...
Board: Weight Loss 09-01-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,329
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Reduced Sodium Diet Side Effects

How do you know how much salt you're getting each day?

You say you're not drinking any more water than usual. But are you doing anything different, like eating watermelon? Drinking tea or...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-30-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Too much fruit??

Yes, I did hear that, I give a light sprinkle of cinnamon over the fruit every morning. Glad you brought it up, I didn't think to mention it. However, now I'm questioning whether or not I need it. ...
Board: General Health 07-26-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Help! Heart surgery questions

It seems your doctor didn't say that you absolutely need surgery right away in order to survive, he said, it's "time to consider surgery." Although, he said it's worsening. Then again, you say your...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-25-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Too much fruit??

I'm glad you asked this question because I too have been worried about eating too much fruit. Every morning I fill a large salad bowl with many different kinds of fruit: 1/2 a banana, 1/3 cup of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-10-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,064
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What are some great ways to prevent prostate cancer?

The main ingredient in aspirin that helps to prevent cancer is Salicylate. However, eating a plant based diet will provide all the benefits of aspirin without the risks. Most fruits and some...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-07-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,064
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What are some great ways to prevent prostate cancer?

Cooking cruciferous vegetables so as not to block iodine absorption is supposed to work fairly well. Is it 100% effective? I don't know. I've read lots of articles and I'm still not sure. But...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-05-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,064
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What are some great ways to prevent prostate cancer?

Studies: Phytochemicals from Cruciferous Vegetables Demonstrate Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer.

I include one or two servings of cruciferous vegetables in my diet every day. Broccoli is...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 06-05-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,970
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Need Diet Help

I can get you off to a good start with one piece of advice: Avoid processed foods in favor of natural whole foods.
Board: Weight Loss 05-02-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,264
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Weight Gain during diet?

Protein shakes are not real food and usually contain a lot of additives like sugar and other sweeteners. Almond milk usually contains some form of sugar/sweetener too. It's a processed food, not...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-30-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By JohnR41
Re: noctunal super hi bp

If I understand correctly, your medications are not working. If that's the case, why do you keep taking them? If they are not working, they can only make things worse by putting a burden on your...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-24-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Are eggs meat? Scientific evidence?

I'm not sure about enzymes but there is a hormone that is common to all forms of animal protein. And this hormone is responsible for speeding up cell growth. It's called Interleukin-like Growth...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-23-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Are eggs meat? Scientific evidence?

Instead of asking, "Are eggs meat?" I think the question should be, "Do eggs contain animal cells?" In that case the answer would be yes. After all, an egg is an unborn chick.

Does that answer...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-27-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Cancer then BPH

How certain is he that he has BPH? What test was given to get his diagnosis?

And if he does have BPH, it might be worthwhile to explore dietary means to deal with it. The problem is: Urologists...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 08-25-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Thyroid diagnosis elusive

I didn't have any health issues at all but kept going for regular checkups. My doctor just decided on his own to have my TSH tested as part of overall blood work. The result came back with a high...
Board: Weight Loss 08-24-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,955
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Breakfast and lunch ideas

Yes, pretty much impossible.




No, sorry, eating healthfully requires some sacrifice at least in terms of the amount of time you are willing to put in.
Board: Kidney Disorders 06-17-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,303
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Does Aspartame cause Kidney Problems?

Instead of drinking a lot of diet soda, try drinking a lot of water and see if it helps.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-05-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By JohnR41
Re: How should I deal with oxolates?

Fitman40,

Many of the foods that are high in oxalates are often high in calcium and iron as well. So even though some of the minerals are removed by oxalates, a lot of it still gets absorbed.
...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 02-09-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,094
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What is the lifecycle for probiotics?

There may not be a simple answer to your question. It could depend on the probiotic and the individual. I believe it will depend on the foods you eat to support the good bacteria from the...
Board: Depression 01-30-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By JohnR41
Re: How to sleep better when I am depressed?

Moderate exercise, like walking, can work wonders for depression (and some say it's better than taking drugs). Also, it helps to eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight.

Then when you go...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-23-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Grocery List

Only once a month? What about fresh fruit and vegetables? Fresh produce will usually only last about a few days to a week.




You should shop at least once a week and concentrate on...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-09-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 953
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Cholesterol levels high

What's needed is more fiber from whole intact grains, legumes, nuts, fresh fruit and non-starchy vegetables. And all of that should take the place of a high protein diet.

The only thing good...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 10-27-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,022
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Advice on Carbohydrate-free Diet

I say, "yes" to cutting out all refined carbohydrates, but not complex carbohydrates. Good insulin control (balance) can be achieved with complex carbs by limiting consumption to one serving per...
Board: Dental Health 09-19-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,081
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Is it actually safe to have 17 teeth extracted in one sitting?

Hi,

I didn't but my father did have all of his teeth pulled back around the mid to late 70s. Evidently his gums were bleeding badly (gum disease) and it was too late to do anything about it to...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 09-17-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,211
Posted By JohnR41
Re: fat loss muscle gain

Hi,

Some food items shouldn't be cut completely, like good fats and complex carbs. It's good to keep the amounts under control but not cut completely.
For example, it's okay to have one serving...
Board: Weight Loss 06-23-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
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: Healthy Lifestyle 01-15-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,036
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: Relationship Health 03-13-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
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: Cancer: Thyroid 02-06-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,334
Posted By JohnR41
Re: New here, worried and scared

When you get it, let us know the result of your biopsy. I'm new at this and found it difficult to understand all the information you posted. But I would recommend that you take your time in...
Board: Cancer: Colon 11-10-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,648
Posted By JohnR41
Re: No Colonoscopy?

Al,

Since you don't want to take the risks of further testing, have you tried any lifestyle changes like diet and exercise? Dr. Dean Ornish did a clinical study with older men who had high PSA...
Board: Aging Issues 03-10-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,012
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Sunscreen good or bad to prevent skin aging??

Wear a broad brimmed hat whenever you're out in the sun. So, you don't need sunscreen. Then eat a healthy diet containing a large variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, unprocessed grains, olive oil...
Board: It's Life - Off Topic Discussions 12-26-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 47,983
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What are your expectations for longevity?

Thanks to everyone for all the interesting (and sometimes amusing) replies. This thread has been active since 06-26-2010. That's longevity! :-)

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Best wishes...
Board: It's Life - Off Topic Discussions 12-03-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 47,983
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What are your expectations for longevity?

I often feel that my mental abilities are slowly declining. What I dislike the most is when I try to remember the name of something, some person, or a word, and it just won't come to me. I find that...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 11-15-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,112
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Mysterious fainting for over a year now!

Thanks for letting us know how everything worked out. I think it's great that you finally got your health issue solved. The best part is that you get to stay alive! Left unresolved, you might not...
Board: Aging Issues 10-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,172
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Reaching the Fountain of Youth

All great suggestions except for number 5, in my opinion. We need some unprotected sun for vitamin D. And once you get your 5, 10, or 15 minutes of sun, for health purposes, I don't think it's a...
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 08-26-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,912
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Lowering My LDL

100 is optimal, 100 to 129 is near (or above) optimal and 130 to 159 is borderline high. So, you're borderline high. I think you should first set your goal at being "near optimal". I think that's...
Board: Aging Issues 08-25-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,042
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Biokinetics for back pain

Has anyone diagnosed the cause of the pain? Is it constant pain? If exercise was recommended, does that mean they think it's a muscle problem?
Board: Diet & Nutrition 07-14-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,210
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Glucose Intolerant-High Cholesterol - need help

When you say "Glucose Intolerant", I take it that you don't yet have type 2 diabetes but may be headed in that direction. I will assume that because I'm not that familliar with all the different...
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