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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 04:05:56 AM »

Avoid: Bran

Bran is high in insoluble fiber, which doesn’t dissolve or gel in water, so it has a tendency to send food through the bowels at a speedier pace — not an ideal outcome when you’re already living on the throne. The same goes for granola, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 04:04:42 AM »

When You Have A Stomachache, Nausea or Diarrhea

Avoid: Dairy Foods

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Put down the milk if you have a stomachache! Dairy can intensify diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain.


Dairy foods contain lactose, which the stomach breaks down with the help of a digestive enzyme called lactase.

“In the setting of gastroenteritis with diarrhea, the lactase enzyme can become temporarily depleted due to inflammation in the lining of the gut (where the enzyme is located),” said Rabia De Latour, gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at NYU Langone Health.

Eating dairy when your stomach’s already feeling iffy can intensify symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 04:00:37 AM »

Eat This: Honey

Not only can its soothing texture help relieve a sore, itchy throat, but “honey is a natural cough suppressant,” Wellenstein said, and may be just as effective as over-the-counter methods.

Bonus: A 2013 review published in the Iran Journal of Basic Medical Science suggests that honey has antibacterial qualities that can help the body fight off pesky germs.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:59:55 AM »

Eat This: Eggs

Not only are eggs super easy to swallow, but they contain both vitamin D and zinc, a dynamic duo that works with the immune system to show invading viruses and bacteria who’s boss.

Plus, the protein that eggs provide gets broken down into amino acids, which are then upcycled into antibodies and other proteins that offer additional help to your immune system.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:56:33 AM »

Avoid: Citrus Fruits

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While citrus fruits provide a good boost of vitamin C, their high acidity can irritate a sore throat.


Eating citrus fruits when you’re sick can be tricky. On one hand, doing so can reload your body with vitamin C, as well as electrolytes like potassium, which you may be running low on.

On the other, “the acidity levels found in oranges and grapefruit may further irritate the throat,” Wellenstein said, so you may want to score your vitamin C and electrolytes from other sources until your throat feels better.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:54:04 AM »

When You Have A Cough or Sore Throat

Avoid: Raw Veggies

Depending on the severity of your sore throat, foods that are rough or jagged in texture (like raw vegetables) may be harder to swallow and cause further irritation, Wellenstein said. It’s best to save snacking on these for when your throat is back to its regularly scheduled programming.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:50:06 AM »

Eat This: Cucumbers

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The hydrating properties of cucumbers can help when you feel a headache coming on.


When the body is parched, it draws water from anywhere H20 is available, including the brain. The result? The brain — including the protective covering around it — shrinks, causing it to pull away from the skull and create head pain.

“Eating water-rich foods, like cucumber and watermelon, recalibrates the fluid balance in the body,” Wellenstein said. “The brain fills back up with water and the headache symptoms resolve.”

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:49:39 AM »

Eat This: Lean Protein

Beef, chicken and other lean meats contain riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), two important vitamins that keep the body’s energy supply flowing.

“The exact mechanism is unknown, but research is coming out supporting that migraine sufferers may have a problem with energy metabolism in the brain,” Wellenstein said, so this could explain why these vitamins help with migraines ― and headaches generally.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:44:15 AM »

Avoid: Fermented Foods

Tyramine, an amino acid found in fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi, can be a headache trigger, too.

“Some people have a hard time breaking down tyramine, causing them to be more prone to headaches associated with foods containing high levels [of tyramine],” Wellenstein said.

Eating those foods can cause a chain reaction that results in the constriction and dilation of blood vessels in the brain, cueing up a throbbing headache.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:42:21 AM »

When You Have A Headache

Avoid: Aged Cheeses

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Skip the Parmesan cheese when you have a headache. It can cause the blood vessels in your brain to dilate.


The longer foods age, the more histamine they produce, with cheeses like Gouda, Swiss, and Parmesan topping the list of offenders. The histamine consumed in those cheeses may cause the blood vessels in the brain to dilate, triggering a headache (or worsening one).

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:37:42 AM »

Eat This: Chicken Soup Or Broth

Studies hint that chicken soup contains compounds that have an anti-inflammatory effect, making it an ideal food to eat in the fight against cold and flu symptoms.

One of these compounds, carnosine, is found in chicken and could be helpful when combatting the early stages of a cold or flu, according to a 2012 study published in the American Journal of Therapeutics.

But if the thought of eating a chunky soup gives you a case of the queasies, chicken broth can help you out in the meantime. Broth contains electrolyte minerals, such as potassium and sodium, Ghannoum said, which are important to keeping your body hydrated.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:35:52 AM »

Eat This: Mushrooms

Cytokines are small proteins that head up the immune system department of the body. They regulate the immune response by sounding the alarm when you’re sick and initiating sleep mode when you’re well.

Research suggests that mushrooms, such as shiitake, reishi, and cordyceps, can increase cytokines and help the immune system fight infection, Wellenstein said.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:34:46 AM »

Eat This: Red Peppers

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Eat red peppers for their anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties when you have a cold.


Red peppers contain a compound called quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that’s also anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. “Quercetin can help with preventing the virus from duplicating itself, repairing oxidative tissue damage as a result of the infection and calming the inflammation associated with the illness,” Wellenstein said.

They’re also rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that’s thought to shorten the duration of cold symptoms, yet aren’t as acidic as citrus fruits — a bonus if a scratchy throat has got you down.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:28:37 AM »

Avoid: Broccoli

“While broccoli is quite beneficial, as it contains immune-boosting nutrients like vitamins A and C, it’s also high in fiber, which can be difficult to digest when you’re ill,” said Mahmoud Ghannoum, gut health expert and author of “Total Gut Balance.”

To avoid irritating your gastrointestinal tract, go with foods that are lower in fiber and easier to digest so that your body can focus its attention on evicting the infection from your system.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:27:13 AM »

Avoid: Nuts

Nuts contain important nutrients to help the body fight off infection, such as zinc and vitamin E. But you may want to refrain from eating them during the beginning stages of an illness, especially if your stomach’s flip-floppy or you have a fever.

Because nuts are high in (healthy) fats, your body will have to work harder to digest them. This could cause an upset stomach and sap your body of the energy it needs to fight off the infection instead.

Nuts are thought to be a histamine liberator too, which could amp up your congestion.

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Health and Food / Re: 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:25:49 AM »

When You Have A Cold, Flu Or Fever

Avoid: Spinach

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That bed of spinach will only release histamines and make a cold worse, but the egg can actually be good for a sore throat.


Histamine is a chemical produced in the body whose release triggers allergy symptoms, but it’s also found in many foods — and some foods, even though they’re not high in histamine themselves, are considered histamine liberators.

“They trigger cells, called mast cells, to release histamine and activate an inflammatory response,” said Renee Wellenstein, a board-certified physician specializing in functional medicine. “This response may further worsen congestion, fatigue and other symptoms often associated with a cold or flu.”

It’s thought that spinach might be a histamine liberator, along with strawberries, tomatoes and citrus fruits (among others).

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Health and Food / 10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:21:07 AM »

10 Healthy Foods To Avoid Eating When You're Sick

Whether you have a cold, a headache or a stomachache, these are the ingredients to avoid (and what to eat instead).

By Krissy Brady
01/28/2020

When your sniffles and scratchy throat turn into a full-blown bodily fluid extravaganza, one thing’s for sure: Feeling sick sucks.

But you know the drill. Drink plenty of fluids. Add ginger to the menu when nausea strikes. Get as many nutrients into your body as you can, even if they’re only in liquid form at first. And once you finally work your way back to solid foods again, make sure they’re not processed or sugary. Easy peasy, right?

Well, not so much. There are some otherwise healthy foods that have a reputation for making an already sick person feel worse because they exacerbate or prolong symptoms in some way.

Which healthy foods are the biggest offenders, and what should you eat instead? Read on to find out, but keep one caveat in mind: Everyone reacts to foods differently, even when sick.

If there’s a food (or several) that made this list, yet don’t bother you when you’re sick, then listen to your body and keep enjoying them.

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Science and Research / Re: Ten women in science you should know
« on: January 28, 2020, 03:38:51 PM »

Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997)

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Chinese-American physicist Chien-Shiung Wu is credited with disproving one of the basic laws of physics, called conservation of parity. Prior to Wu's work, the laws of physics stated that all objects and their mirror images behaved in the same way, symmetrically, meaning that nature could not distinguish between right and left. Wu's breakthrough research revealed that during the process of radioactive decay, decaying identical nuclear particles didn't always behave symmetrically.

She also worked on the Manhattan Project, helping develop the process for separating uranium metal and developing better instruments to measure nuclear radiation.

In 1973, Wu became the first woman to lead the American Physical Society, and in 1975 she received the National Medal of Science. Her book "Beta Decay" remains a standard textbook for nuclear physics students.

https://edition.cnn.com/

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Science and Research / Re: Ten women in science you should know
« on: January 28, 2020, 03:37:17 PM »

Maria Winkelmann (1670-1720)

Maria Winkelmann was a pioneer in German astronomy. In 1902, she became the first woman to discover a new comet. Sadly, her husband Gottfried Kirch published the discovery in his own name and did not publicly reveal her as the true source of the comet discovery until years later.

However, Winkelmann was still widely recognized as an accomplished scientist during her time, and her research and observations on sunspots, Aurora Borealis and comets were met with high regard. She also took on an active role in improving the Berlin Academy of Science, where her husband served as the principal astronomer.

But years later the Academy turned on her. While serving as an assistant to her son at the Berlin Observatory, Academy members complained she took on too prominent of a role and forced her into retirement -- ending her astronomy career in 1716, aged 46.

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Science and Research / Re: Ten women in science you should know
« on: January 28, 2020, 03:35:38 PM »

Tu Youyou (1930-present)

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Pharmaceutical chemist Tu Youyou's discovery of a new malaria treatment has saved millions of lives. Tu, who studied traditional Chinese and herbal medicines, found a reference in ancient medical texts to using sweet wormwood to treat intermittent fevers -- a symptom of malaria.

Tu and her research team were able to extract a malaria-inhibiting substance called artemisinin (or qinghaosu in Chinese) from wormwood. She even volunteered to be the first human subject to test the substance. Since her discovery of artemisinin in the 1970s, antimalarial drugs based on the substance have saved millions of lives.

Tu is now chief scientist at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine -- a position she reached without a medical degree, a PhD, or research training abroad. She won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery, which has been deemed "arguably the most important pharmaceutical intervention in the last half-century" by the Lasker Foundation for medical research.

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