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A truly healthy person has a sound body and mind that is free of disease and infirmity. Healthy living includes taking the steps needed to optimize one's chances of surviving and thriving, like eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Questions relating to all aspects of health and living a healthy life are welcome here!
How long does it take niacin to flush your system of THC if your a heavy smoker?
Well...there are several ways to do it. However, I MUST tell you that there is an exact way to do it. It is very painful and if not done exactly right, NIACIN CAN KILL YOU! So, with that being said, if you know that you're gonna have a UA and have several days to prepare it will be much easier and less painful for you. All you have to do is go to your local GNC or any store that carries...
Asked in Health, Human Anatomy and Physiology
What is a group of organs that work together called?
Two or more organs work together to form an organ system. Various types of organ systems include the skeletal system, the circulatory system, the muscular system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, and the respiratory system. Functions of digestive system are procuring , mastication ,digestion and absorbing the food that we eat. What we can't digest is eliminated as waste. The organs in the digestive system include oral cavity , pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine. The Human Organ Systems are: (in brief) Integumentary...
Asked in Health, Nutrition, Calorie Count
How many calories do you need per day?
HOW MANY CALORIES DO YOU NEED PER DAY So, how many calories do you need per day? Well, here are example guidelines for weight loss, weight maintenance or weight gain. It all depends on your current body weight, body composition, level of activity, and your health status, and of course, most of all, whether you want to: 1. lose weight 2. maintain weight 3. gain weight. Calories Per Day General Guidelines (because we do not know your individual health status) 2,500 calories per day for men...
Asked in Health, Public Health and Safety, First Aid
How do you treat a sprained thumb?
== == First make sure it's only a sprain. If there is any doubt about torn ligaments or broken bones you need to be seen by a doctor. However, if you can move it around, there is no "crackling" with movement, and the only symptom is that it's sore, then do the following: Use ice the first 24 hours after a sprain, then heat to the area after that. (Reason: ice reduces swelling and any bruising when you apply it right away. It...
How many carbohydrates per day for weight loss?
HOW MANY CARBOHYDRATES PER DAY FOR WEIGHT LOSS? The usual number of carbohydrates per day for weight loss ranges from 20 - 60 grams. It can vary according to how insulin resistant you may be (many people have a degree of insulin resistance, often without being aware of it). Some people can eat around 70 grams of carbohydrate per day and lose weight. However, 70 grams daily is usually only for those who are engaging in regular weight training in addition to...
Why is a headache only on the left side of head?
There are a wide variety of answers to this question. The most common and least dangerous is a muscular strain at the neck or front of the skull, producing a unilateral headache. Another possibility is migraines. Have you worked out hard recently? Fallen, or been invovled in a car accident? Heavy duty stress? Any of these can cause these symptoms. First let's check the easy, likely stuff,and go from there. A bit more: Migraine headaches often occur on the same side of the head...
What should a normal white cell blood count be?
White blood cell count (WBC). The number of white blood cells in a volume of blood. Normal range varies slightly between laboratories but is generally between 4,300 and 10,800 cells per cubic millimeter (cmm). This can also be referred to as the leukocyte count and can be expressed in international units as 4.3 - 10.8 x 109 cells per liter. ...
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Health, Exercise
Best exercises for weight loss?
Any for of cardio is a great exercise. This can range from jogging, walking or even mowing the lawn. Anything to get your heart rate to rise. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park your car in the back of the parking lot. Everything helps. Best exercises for losing weight Cardio exercises that increase your heart rate, like jogging, running, walking long distances. Walking to lose weight is easier on your body than running or jogging and it is sustainable long term. These are all...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Mosquitoes
How do mosquitoes spread diseases?
Mosquitos feed on blood. When they bite they inject some fluids into the site to keep the blood from clotting (and which later cause the itchy hive). Some infections, such as malaria, can get into the mosquito when it drinks the blood of an infected person; the germ migrates to the glands that produce the anticoagulant, and then is injected into the blood of the next person bitten. The mosquito is a vector for many diseases. Malaria, dengue and yellow fever are...
How many carbohyrates per day?
HOW MANY CARBOHYDRATES PER DAY So, how many carbohydrates per day for an adult man or woman, Well, here are four options. First, it depends on whether you want to lose weight. Second, it depends on whether you simply want to maintain weight. Third it depends on whether you want to gain weight, Fourth, it depends on whether or not you would like to aim for optimum health irrespective of wanting to lose weight, maintain weight, or gain weight. Therefore, this question overall...
What does a Lamictal rash look like?
Most people who are allergic to sulfa based medicationss are also allergic to Lamictal. The reactions vary from blisters in the mouth to busted eyeball capillaries, to a very serious SJS or TENS reaction. Pain in the ankles and the joints feeling like glass is inside of them are also symptoms, and the sufferer is often prescribed other medications for conditions which simply do not exist. If you take Lamictal, be on the lookout as the side effects are as violent as the...
Asked in Health, ADD-ADHD, Medication and Drugs
What medications are used to treat ADD?
ADD Medications Psychostimulant medications, including methylphenidate (Ritalin�) and amphetamines (Dexedrine�, Dextrostat�, and Adderall�), are by far the most widely researched and commonly prescribed treatments for ADHD. Several short-term studies have proven the safety and effectiveness of stimulants and psychosocial treatments for helping the symptoms of ADHD. Again, NIMH research has found that the two most effective treatment methods for elementary school children with ADHD are a closely monitored medication treatment and a treatment that combines medication with intensive behavioral interventions. In the MTA study, which included...
Asked in Miscellaneous, Health, Lawn Care
What are the effects of an improper drainage system?
Improper drainage can cause major foundation problems and water damage. There are companies that will install French drains to pull water away from the foundation. ...
Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Nutrition
What foods trigger fat burning hormones?
In relation to fat burning hormones and how to lose body fat, the best natural tactics for obtaining and sustaining a well-balanced endocrine system are specific fat burning foods with correct nutrition, correct strength training, and sufficient rest. There are safe and natural tactics to manipulate hormones for fat burning and weight loss. Food is excellent medicine. To learn more about fat burning foods and fat burning hormones, see this free Internet resource: ...
Asked in Health, Vitamins and Supplements, Heart
Do protein supplements have any side effects?
Assuming that you're consuming a normal amount of protein and are otherwise healthy and normal, supplements will not have any unwanted side effects. Protein supplements are not a complete dietary replacement. Excessive consumption of protein (300+ grams a day) can have unwanted side effects in the kidney and liver. (see link below) Always remember that too much is always bad for our health.so in taking too much protein will harm you too. why don't you add organic food on your diet, it has...
How do you treat a burn with a first aid kit?
With any first aid situation, assess the scene make sure it is safe. Then start the primary survey as follows... ABC's: Airway Breathing Circulation Firstly, run the burn under cool water for 15 minutes. Do not put ice on it, for it may cause tissue damage. In the first aid kit, (or some of them anyways) you will find dressing specifically for burns. Never use gauze, or toilet paper. This will stick to the burn. You may want to wet the bandages or dressings before applying....
Why does your back itch after you cough a bunch?
I have this sensation too. It is not skin related (unless it is an allergic reaction that makes you both cough and have a rash), but rather a nervous symptom - that is, related to the nerves in your chest. A cough is produced when the diaphragm (the large breathing muscle that your lungs sit on top of) rapidly expands, and at the same time, the throat is closed shut. This quickly builds up a pressure within the lungs. Then, when...
Why is water so precious?
Water is precious because it is the main source of human needs. Without water we dehydrate and in the long term it causes death. - you can do many more things with water - you need water to survive - water is not renewable ...
Will rabbits go blind if left in the dark too long?
Would you go blind if left in the dark for too long? The answer is no. Actually, yes. So can humans. It must me total darkness though. And for many months. It would have to be room with no windows. Humans kept in total darkness go blind because the cells involved with their rods and cones die off from lack of use. ...