Count Iblis
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How to gain weight naturally or by food around the house
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Unless you are very short, your weight indicates that you are severely underweight, see here for details. If you are indeed underweight, then you should follow the advice given there: If you are ...

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Having a 2.4/5 Ghz wireless router next to us is healthy?
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According to the FCC depending on the frequency, a few Watts per kg absorbed RF radiation is an appropriate safety limit. Since 20 dBm corresponds to a total emitted power of 0.1 Watt, there is ...

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Is all protein the same?
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The requirements for amino acids are given here. The relative ratio between the amino acids is also important here, it's no good getting a lot of one type if you miss out on another one, you need to ...

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Why are people so worried about 2019-nCoV?
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The danger posed to society from this disease doesn't come from the mortality rate, rather from the potential to make large fraction of the population ill. Unlike the flu virus, this virus is a new ...

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Anxiety of everything
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A psychologist could help her, e.g. using Cognitive behavioral therapy. It's likely that whenever she feels that something doesn't feel quite right and the idea that this could be cancer crosses her ...

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Is there any health benefit or detriment from bathing?
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One big problem here is that it's difficult to do double blind studies. One is then forced to use more theoretical arguments, but because medical science is not a hard science like physics, such ...

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How much Vitamin D does the body produce if you are outdoors a whole summer day?
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Vitamin D is produced in the skin by UV irradiation of 7-dehydrocholesterol. But vitamin D in the skin is also broken down by UV irradiation and this leads to a maximum equilibrium level of vitamin D ...

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Turmeric vs Ibuprofen
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Let's look up Ibuprofen up in a reliable source. We can read there that: Cardiovascular Risk Increased risk of serious (sometimes fatal) cardiovascular thrombotic events (e.g., MI, stroke). ...

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Long term use of stomach acid reducers: Omeprazole or Ranitidine?
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Recent research results point to serious adverse health risks with the long term use of PPIs. These medicines increase the risk of heart disease, increase the risk of dementia and chronic kidney ...

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Lab test result meaning
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Measurements will always have measurement errors, we distinguish between systematic errors and statistical errors due to noise, or other random effects than on average are zero. Usually the former ...

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Eating fast food every single day
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While it seems logical that you only need to consider the deficit or surplus on the energy balance to see if you'll gain or lose weight, this is not going to work because the body will regulate the ...

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When is too much running bad for your health?
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The consensus view is given here. So, the views of James O'Keefe are not widely accepted in the medical community. Suppose, however, that the adverse effects of strenuous long endurance exercise he ...

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Calcium and iron absorption
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Stomach acid helps to get iron absorbed from food. Calcium supplements in the form of calcium carbonate will lower stomach acid levels and thereby impede iron absorption. One can avoid that problem by ...

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Normal life with heavy weights?
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If you build this up gradually, then you're more likely to succeed, although it may still be above the limit that your body can tolerate in the long term. In general, exercise stresses the body, but ...

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Why do people snore?
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As explained here [1], it is the price we've paid for our ability to speak: Obstructive sleep apnea is an anatomic illness caused by evolutionary changes in the human upper respiratory tract. ...

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Do we really need as much calcium as the government recommends?
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According to this review article, adults need a bit more than 1 gram of calcium per day. However, it may be the case that the natural vitamin D levels for the human body should be a lot higher than ...

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How much Vitamin B12 do you need?
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Let me address this point mentioned in the question: "My apothecary person told me 500-1000 µg per day are needed to even start absorbing meaningful quantities by ingestion." This addresses a problem ...

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Do most People Actually Manage To Drink 2 Litres Of Water A Day?
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We can find the answer here: Among U.S. adults, men consumed an average of 3.46 liters (117 ounces) of water per day, and women consumed 2.75 liters (93 ounces) per day. Men aged 60 and over ...

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Is Type 2 Diabetes reversible?
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As Neil Barnard explains in this video, a low fat whole food plant based diet has yielded positive results. But note here that you don't need to go full vegan for this to work, the most important ...

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How to get rid of insomnia naturally?
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Insomnia is extremely rare in indigenous populations, as mentioned in this article where the sleeping habits of 94 members of the Hadza of Tanzania, the San of Namibia and the Tsimané of Bolivia were ...

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Should I "give in" to insomnia?
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Suppose that you also want to sleep better on the long term. Then that may require some lifestyle changes like exercising more. If waking up much earlier than usual and feeling that you just can't ...

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How long does it take for iron supplements to start improving energy levels? Is it instant or gradual?
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Ferritin levels of 21 ug/L are on the extreme lower edge of the normal range. You can think about iron stores as follows. A healthy person will have iron stores of a few grams. Since iron is present ...

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Where do you even start going into the world of physical health?
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Since you approach this from a mathematical point of view, you should consider reading this first. Von Neumann's theory on universal constructors captured the essentials of biochemistry long before ...

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Considering obesity using BMI
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Let's not conflate two different problems with BMI here. One the one hand you can have a low body fat percentage and still have a high BMI, but that only applies to body builders who exercise at a ...

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Why are carbs said to be fattening?
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The reason why some people say this is because consuming carbs causes insulin levels to rise and insulin inhibits fat metabolism. In the opposite case when type 1 diabetic patients don't take insulin (...

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Ketosis over extended period
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Ketosis is not a healthy state for your body, a low carb diet by itself isn't healthy either as Dr. Klaper explains here. While you may not notice serious health problems after a year in ketosis, a ...

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How often should I shower?
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There is no official medical advice on this matter, taking regular showers doesn't yield any known health benefits. Except for certain specialized professions e.g. in the medical field where you need ...

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Will I lose weight following this diet?
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Your diet will yield poor results. As JJosaur analysis points out, it only contains 1150 Kcal, the amount of vitamins and minerals is quite poor. You also need to eat enough protein as JJosaur has ...

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Is Coca-Cola unhealthy?
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Coca-cola contains a lot of calories but very few nutrients, foods like that are called "empty calories". There is harm to the body due to regularly consuming empty calories alone. If the ratio of ...

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Is putting lime juice up your nose on a queue-tip safe/effective to relieve sinus pressure?
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In general, any medical procedure that is not prescribed and performed by a health care professional has to be regarded as unsafe. Basically, in medicine everything is assumed to be unsafe until it is ...

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