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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!

Asked in Health, ADD-ADHD, Medication and Drugs

What medications are used to treat ADHD?

The most common medications used to treat ADHD are drugs belonging to a category of drugs called psychostimulants. These drugs include amphetamines such as Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts), Adderall XR (mixed amphetamine salts extended-release), Desoxyn (methamphetamine), Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), Dexedrine Spansules (dextroamphetamine), and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Many other stimulants contain methylphenidate, including drugs such as Ritalin, Methylin, Concerta, Metadate, Daytrana (methylphenidate transdermal). Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) and Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate extended-release) are, simply put, simply more potent forms of methylphenidate also used for ADHD. Amphetamines work by increasing levels of the...

Asked in Health, Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets, Nutrition

How many grams of carbs are recommended per day?

HOW MANY GRAMS OF CARBS ARE RECOMMENDED PER DAY It depends on whether you want to aim for optimum health, in addition to whether you want to lose weight maintain weight or gain weight. Therefore, the question overall is answered using sub headings -- one is for weight loss, one is for weight maintenance or weight gain, and one is for optimum health for all groups. HOW MANY GRAMS OF CARBS ARE RECOMMENDED PER DAY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT For weight loss 20-60...

Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Sinus Infections

What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

The bumps on the back of your tongue would be called your taste buds. The vallate papillae are a v-shaped row of larger taste buds at the back of your tongue. Many people don't notice these until they have a concern about oral infection and take a good look in their throat, not realizing that these prominent bumps have always been there. Take a look at the related link to see if these vallate papillae are what you're concerned about. And, whatever...

Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Exercise

Easiest way to lose lower stomach fat?

EASIEST WAY TO LOSE LOWER STOMACH FAT What is the easiest way to lose lower stomach fat is a question asked by many. This page aims to answer that question. Here I share with you a successful method for losing abdomen fat, stomach fat, or lower stomach fat. It is outdated thinking, or lack of current awareness, that leads some people to mistakenly state that one cannot ("spot target") lose fat just from the abdomen, stomach or lower stomach. However, a person most...

Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Calorie Count

How many calories are in eggs?

HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN EGGS Here are the calorie counts for both cooked and uncooked eggs. Boiled or plainly poached eggs: 54 calories in 1 small size boiled or poached egg 63-70 calories in 1 medium size boiled or poached egg 77-78 calories in 1 large size boiled or poached egg 80 calories in 1 extra large size boiled or poached egg 90 calories in 1 jumbo size boiled or poached egg 13 calories in 1 tablespoon of boiled or poached egg 211...

Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Nutrition, How To

How to lose stomach fat?

A cardio exercise plan such as brisk walking is an excellent way to lose stomach fat (and body fat elsewhere). Moreover, the best way to burn more calories and build firm muscle is through cardio exercise plus weight training. However, you cannot neglect the second half of the equation; you must change your eating habits. Body fat accumulating around the stomach is caused by poor eating habits. In other words, consuming too many refined carbohydrates. Refined carbohydrate is the major cause of excess...

Asked in Health, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Drinking Water

Is drinking too much water toxic?

Yes, drinking too much water can be toxic - except it is very hard to drink too much fresh, clean water to be able to die. Normal healthy people would need to drink on the order of 20 liters per day for it to be toxic but people with some medical problems, particularly the elderly and very young, can get toxic on much lesser amounts. Also people with psychiatric disorders, most notably schizophrenia. Drinking too much water is called polydipsia. This, as...


Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Fitness

What are fat burning foods?

WHAT ARE FAT BURNING FOODS Consuming the specific fat burning proteins can be an important part of achieving lasting fat loss (along with exercise if possible). In relation to these foods, there are three key ideas about nutrition to understand. Namely: The "thermic effect" of food How to boost your metabolic rate The order of macronutrients your body prefers to use The three macronutrients of food are proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. However, the caloric cost for your body to use them significantly differs. In relation to...

Asked in Health, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Viruses (biological)

How can you protect yourself and others from viruses and flu?

How to avoid the spread of colds, flu, and other viral infections: THE SHORT ANSWER: For the flu, get a vaccination (flu shot or jab). See more below in the longer answer. For other viral infections such as measles, mumps, etc. there are also vaccinations that should be used. To avoid HIV/AIDS, or other viral sexually transmitted diseases and infections, always use a condom. See below for more. For a common cold there are no vaccinations, so you'll need to avoid anyone sick, stay at...

Asked in Health

What are the 8 comprehensive school health program?

8 components of CSH program are: Environment Instruction Services PE Nutrition Counseling Promotion Partnerships ...

Asked in Health, Literature & Language, Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

What are examples of prefixes and suffixes?

A prefix is a syllable placed in front of a word to add or to change its meaning. Prefix -- Meaning -- Example 1) anti -- against, opposite -- anti-fungal, antidepressant 2) auto -- self -- autograph, automobile 3) bi -- two -- bicycle, bivalve 4) con -- with -- contact, conform, converse 5) un -- not -- unconvincing, unnatural, unprepared 6) re -- again -- revisit, reenter 7) a, an -- not, without -- amoral, anesthetic, apolitical, asocial 8) ab -- away from -- abduction,...

Asked in Health, Nutrition

How can you gain weight quickly and easily?

One can gain weights by eating excessively. One can also gain weight without enough exercise. Too much fatty foods can also lead to weight gain. ...

Asked in Health, Food Safety

Is it safe to eat chicken every day?

There are no specific dangers related to eating chicken (with other things) every day. However, limiting your diet also limits the various vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs. If you are sticking with chicken, be sure to mix up your different veggies, fruits, grains, and other types of food to better cover your diet. ...


Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets

Best foods for weight loss?

BEST FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS (foods to eat and foods to avoid) So, what is the best diet or the best foods for weight loss? Well, to lose body fat and keep it off, eliminate or strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates (apart from an occasional treat). Consuming too many refined processed carbohydrates can have many negative effects on health. Over-consumption of refined processed carbohydrates, is a major cause of unwanted weight gain, obesity, heart disease, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and many other diet...

Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Health, Weight Training and Strength Training, How To

How to build muscle and burn fat?

HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT (suitable for men or women) How to build muscle and burn fat? Well, the correct ways to burn fat and build muscle are through specific eating habits and specific exercises. The best overall approach involves three components: (1) Eating specific foods (2) Weight/Strength training (3) Cardiovascular (cardio) exercise Awaiting you at the bottom of this answer, are links to free lists of foods to eat and foods to avoid, choices of free cardio exercise plans, and free weight/strength...

Asked in Health, Muscular System

Can a girl have a six pack?

With proper Exercise and diet anyone regardless of gender of body type can achieve a six pack all it required is persistence and dedication. ...

Asked in Health

Is gobo root good for you?

Yes, it is. It has a high source of protein. It also tastes good.... YUM!! ...

Asked in Health, Biochemistry

What is The meaning of phosphorous?

Phosphorus is one of the mineral elements, indeed a major mineral required by the body for its proper metabolism. The term metabolism used here is in a loose sense. Actually, phosphorus level in the body is checked alongside with that of calcium. This is done by the hormone secreted by the parathyroid gland, the parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone is supported by the prohormone, provitamin D3, which is actually produced by the direct rays of the UV light at about 298nm on...

Asked in Medication and Drugs, Health, Toothbrushes

What drug store sells Equaline products?

shaws does.. and most likely all supervalu stores as well

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 Exercise, Health, Cardio Exercise

What is cardio exercise and what are good examples?

The best cardio exercise is the one that suits you as an individual. In other words, the best cardio exercise is the one that you can sustain. For example, walking is easier on your body than running or jogging. Therefore, walking will be the best cardio if you are significantly overweight or unaccustomed to exercise. Therefore, the best cardio (or more than one if you like variety) is one that you can physically sustain and not grow bored with after the first week. Any...

Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets

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...

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...