aparente001
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Is the washing hands in order to protect yourself from COVID-19 backed up by research?
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Here's an article that I found helpful, to understand why washing hands with soap is so helpful, and how it helps (Pall Thordarson is a professor of chemistry at the University of New South Wales, ...

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Can being cold or wet be a significant influence in getting the common cold?
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My experience has been that when I, or someone in my family, gets chilled, this seems to increase the chance of coming down with a cold. I tried searching on google for this, and found this article, ...

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Have to constantly pick my nose in order to breathe normally
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You may see improvement by using a saline spray several times a day. Don't pick, as picking will favor the formation of crusts. You'll need to find some alternate things to fidget with for the ...

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Treatment of addiction
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Heroin is a special case of substance addiction, because of the tremendous withdrawal side effects. In general, substance addiction recovery doesn't require a gradual approach. In fact, from what I ...

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Fibre <= carbs always true?
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The link @bummi provided is very helpful in understanding this. Here's a quote: While fibers are carbohydrates, they do not affect your body’s sugar/glucose levels or the levels of sugar related ...

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Need succinct overview article about insulin resistance
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After massive searching I found a suitable fact sheet. Its primary focus is diabetes but it includes the basic information I need to get across about insulin resistance. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/...

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What diet/foods decrease IGF-1 and increase IGFBP-1?
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My son's pediatric endocriniologist recommended a low-carb diet for increasing his insulin sensitivity (=reducing his insulin resistance). This is apparently not totally mainstream (yet), though, ...

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How does insulin sensitivity affect weight loss?
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People who have insulin resistance generally find it more difficult to attain and maintain a healthy weight. If the person with insulin resistance is overweight (which is often the case), and if s/he ...

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Can you measure insulin resistance?
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There is a surrogate marker of insulin resistance, called IGFBP-1. It's a blood test. This test is done at a specialty lab and takes several weeks for the results to come back. You get your blood ...

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How to prevent darkening of wrist?
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I would try a cordless keyboard and get used to using the mouse pad and keyboard shortcuts as much as possible.

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Why does my girlfriend have such smaller stools when we eat the same food?
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Here's how poop gets made. In the intestines, some molecules are removed and sent to where they need to go. The leftovers collect and come out as poop. The density of the poop is a function of the ...

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