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Chronic Kidney Disease

September 19, 2017 at 10:07am

My wife has chronic kidney disease. Should she avoid whey protein? Is there any protein supplement that she can safely take?

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Connection Between Calcium and Cholesterol

December 13, 2016 at 10:06am

What us the connection between calcium and cholesterol? As kids we drank up to two quarts of milk a day, almost never water. First we had cows, later milkman delivered the milk. I was in my 30’s before even considering drinking water.

My family has a history of strokes. I eat a couple cups of nuts a day as I crave nuts and may also eat 1/2 cup of peanut butter a day.

I am nervously re-incorporating one egg a day. I was hard-boiling eggs, discarding yolks once a week and pulverizing whites. I add them to a water slurry for a milky substitute with oatmeal.

My craving for nuts is so great. What is going on? My carotid are in stage 3 and 4. Can you help slide my diet around?

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Unexplained weight loss

December 13, 2016 at 9:42am

When does your weight loss become dangerous to your health?

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Better to Exercise in the Morning or Evening?

February 16, 2016 at 2:40pm

Is it better to exercise in the morning or the evening? Any tips on how to become a morning exerciser?

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Menopause and Weight Loss

May 20, 2015 at 4:30pm

I’m 48 and going thru menopause. I have gained 30 pounds and I am anemic. I take vitamins and iron pills, but I still have no energy or weight loss. I have two young kids and it’s hard to keep up with them. I need help with weight issues. I tried exercise and eating well, but nothing helps.

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Pre-Diabetes Diet

January 31, 2015 at 7:30pm

I am a healthy 68 year old yoga teacher with mild anxiety. My blood pressure and lipids are normal. I do yoga 3 times per week and walk 35 minutes, 4 times per week. But I found out I have pre-diabetes (fasting sugar of 116). I eat well, I love carbs like bread and pasta, and I cook fresh food every day. What can I do to bring down my Glucose level?

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Achieving Your Ideal Weight

September 15, 2014 at 11:32am

What is the proper way to lose weight and cook regular meals for my busy family when I am the only one dieting in the family? I am currently overweight at 227 pounds and I am trying to lose at least 60 pounds in the next four months. How much should I diet to achieve my goal?

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Foods That Improve Brain Health

July 23, 2014 at 6:35am

Do certain foods improve focus and brain health?

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Weight Gain and Hormone Therapy

April 18, 2014 at 5:50am

I feel like I continue to gain weight while on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). I’ve exercised five to six times a week since I was 18 years old. I also do cardio five days a week.

I went on bio-identical HRT three years ago and my body composition has changed in an awful way. I have gained roughly 10 pounds. Is it the hormones or would it have happened anyway? I get so down about it that I feel like I don’t want to go to the gym anymore because it’s a waste of my time.

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Nasal Sprays and Blood Pressure

March 31, 2014 at 12:13pm

Is the sodium in nasal sprays enough to raise blood pressure if used daily to flush the nose?

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