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Remember not to drink too soon before or after a meal as the water will dilute the digestive juices While that claim might sound reasonable at first, I doubt this has any effect you need to consider for your health. There's several reasons for this: The stomach normally contains about 20 to 100 milliliters of stomach acid at a pH of around 2 to 3. To ...


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"How to know if (or when) I fall asleep, and not merely just lying there doing nothing?" Sleep Retrograde Amnesia: Retrograde amnesia refers to the loss of memory for things preceding a certain event. When we talk about retrograde amnesia in the context of sleep, this event is sleep onset. You not remembering has to do with your short term memory ...


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Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se. If green tea extract are drunk during the meal there is a proved effect of it on fat oxidation. Efficacy of a green tea extract


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Simple answer: Because that is just the medication guidelines. Some medications, because of onset of actions, effect of stomach acid, upsetting stomach and other factors need to be taken on or off a full stomach. The doctors know this, because there is evidence based practice proving what works the best. To make sure the meds work best for you it is best to ...


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Is it true that one shouldn't take a bath after lunch? No. That's a long hold myth, nothing more. Although it might have all the pedagogical value of scare stories in general: So telling kids they might drown because they’ve just eaten is one way of getting them to listen to you. But from the evidence, it doesn’t appear to be backed up by science. Bathing ...


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4 times a day means those 4 doses should be spread roughly evenly over a 24 hour period, so approximately 6 hours apart. The best way to do this is usually to take a dose right before bed and right after you wake up. Don't worry too much if you sleep for more than 6 hours. Dosing schedules aren't generally down to the minute, as everybody metabolizes drugs ...


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The glycemic index of rice varies quite a lot: according to this link from Harvard Medical School, from 38 for Parboiled rice to 72 for white rice. The latter is a rather high glycemic index. As a consequence, it may be that white rice at dinner releases glucose rapidly, and what is not needed then gets stored as fat. Of course, this depends on a number of ...


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There is some experimental evidence that suggests that those who front load ( have their main meals earlier in the day ) are more likely to lose weight than those who eat later. BACKGROUND: There is emerging literature demonstrating a relationship between the timing of feeding and weight regulation in animals. However, whether the timing of food intake ...


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Although the etiology is unknown, we have a bit of an idea of its pathophysiology Etiology of RA is unknown. Although the impact of genetic factors is obvious, the genetic basis is not sufficient to explain the triggering of the immune insult. - pubmed - ncbi As you have mentioned, the circadian rhythm of cytokines has something to do with the classical ...


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Modern smartphone apps offer this information. A smartphone has a gyroscope built in, and when you lay it on the mattress close to your body, it picks up tiny movements. As you fall asleep, your musculature relaxes, and the app knows how to distinguish the movements of a person in deep sleep, light sleep, and lying awake. It provides you with a record of ...


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1. Very very slightly - you produce more saliva which you swallow (more on this in 2), but I'm not sure if that really contributes on a meaningful scale. 2. I'm only talking about the important and/or long-term effects: -Vastly better dental health (depending on what your gum contains, xylitol and polytol are good components to have) -Chewing gum might ...


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In the Morning on an Empty Stomach/Between Meals - Fruits are recommended to be eaten on an empty stomach or in between meals because at this time digestion happens fairly quick and also different types of enzymes are used by the body to digest the fruit. Fruits contain simple sugars, which need time to be completely absorbed by the body. When fruits are ...


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1) Human growth hormone (HGH) shots, meals and glucose and insulin spikes. HGH shots increase blood glucose and therefore insulin, both of which can be further increased by having meals shortly before or after the shots. There is some evidence that glucose spikes (International Journal of Clinical Practice, 2002 ; Clinical Therapeutics, 2005) and insulin ...


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If you eat a substantial meal before exercising, you will burn slightly more calories than if you ate the same meal after exercising. The reason for this is that by eating before, you then have to tote around that much more mass, which requires slightly more calories to perform the same exact task. This is one of the reasons why people on a diet eventually ...


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Sleep Hygiene is the first line treatment for most insomnia. This is another good list from Harvard. Anecdotally, the principles of it that worked best for me were blackout curtains, removing everything including TV from the room (the saying is "the bed is just for sleep and sex"), never reading or using my phone in bed, not eating within 3 hrs, and ...


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Drinking water during or after a meal actually aids digestion. Water and other liquids help break down food so that your body can absorb the nutrients. Water also softens stools, which helps prevent constipation. Despite the fact that it aids digestion, it also has its down-side such as the fact that it would slow the digestion process and reduce the body’s ...


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When you are forced to wake up, you've interrupted your body's circadian rhythm. If your body is used to waking up at particular time and you're woken before that time, you'll still feel very tired. Because to your body, you're still meant to be sleeping.


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They are referring to taking them with a meal (so in a real world sense you'd take them right after you sit down to eat). I'd suggest taking them as prescribed. Not taking your medicine with food can affect the bioavailability / absorption of your medicine. Can get a sick feeling too if taken on an empty stomach.


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Individual Results Vary Some people only eat food 30 points or lower on the Insulin Index. Low carb, medium protein, high fat. This is usually where the ketosis plays in, but is usually only necessary for people with a high carb addiction, and they should taper down very slowly. Other people are vegan and might do the above or the below. While others need ...


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There does not seem to be a wealth of scientific research relating to the effects of meal timing on weight gain or other health metrics. The common conception is that a calorie is a calorie and there shouldn't be a difference in weight gain if you just change meal time and all other variables are left equal. As for meal time in relation to exercise, there ...


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With most medications, the important thing is to simply be consistent and make it easy on yourself to remember to take them. An hour or two one way or the other isn't going to matter with most medications, and if something is sensitive enough that it does matter then your doctor should tell you that. In case s/he overlooks that part, you can and should ask ...


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There is a reason you get tired after eating - It's due to a portion of your blood in your body moving to your gut and bowel, leaving less for the rest of your body (brain, muscles etc) and slowing you down, making you sleepy(1)! Whether is is healthy or not, it's neither here nor there. It can mess with your natural sleeping cycle, but it is also not good ...


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There is no evidence that cold drinks during or after meals adversely affects health - in fact - the opposite may be true. In studies of people with pure liquid meals, the temperature of the liquid had essentially no effect on the time it took for the stomach to empty itself (i.e. digest the food). Additionally, it is worth noting that a liquid as it ...


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