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    “Probably 100 people handled that banana before...

    “Probably 100 people handled that banana before you did,” says Ann Zander, a food safety expert with the Colorado State University Extension in Longmont, Colo. “If you have somebody who hasn’t washed...
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    Excellent questions. One at a time: Yes...I...

    Excellent questions. One at a time:

    Yes...I calculated I'm getting something like 1700 to 1800 calories/day...and figure I need at LEAST 2500.

    Doctor...well, I have had work-ups, but not...
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    Size DOES matter...

    So...I'm 68 years old (fit, by the way...don't need to lose weight...just the opposite). I weigh 140 pounds, and am 5'10" tall. Spouse is 55 years old, weighs 103, and is 5'4" tall.

    We eat...
  4. Thread: Water

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    Don't use a refrigerator filter...they're...

    Don't use a refrigerator filter...they're worthless, and probably harbor bacteria. We've been using PUR faucet filters for years...filters all the bad stuff (including the awful taste of municipal...
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    Motorcycles can be a joy, too...

    Motorcycles can be a joy, too...
  6. I haven't had a shot for many years, but spouse...

    I haven't had a shot for many years, but spouse still gets them and is a believer. However, I have a mild skepticism about the literal "shot in the dark" nature of the yearly vaccine "guess", in...
  7. Soooo...you're saying that somehow the flu shot...

    Soooo...you're saying that somehow the flu shot will protect your mother from a cold? Ummmm...how does that work?
  8. (Not about nutrition, but...) Flu Shot: Yes...or no?

    I believe Mark once stated he didn't do the flu shot. Don't know if that's still true (and I know this is the nutrition board, but it's active, so members will see this and perhaps answer)...but do...
  9. Thread: Orthotics

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    Thanks for taking time to reply...I'm going to...

    Thanks for taking time to reply...I'm going to check out the exercises.
  10. Thread: Orthotics

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    Orthotics

    I have high arches. I also have a left ankle that, due to sprains many years ago, pronates more than the right. I've tried orthotics, and they seem to help...for a while. But then other things...
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    Have you altered your exercise routine in the...

    Have you altered your exercise routine in the last 10 months?

    Do you drink alcohol?
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    Try 4 ounces of Kambucha before bed. This one...

    Try 4 ounces of Kambucha before bed. This one (GT's Guava) is incredible:

    http://www.amazon.com/GTs-Enlightened-Synergy-Organic-Kombucha/dp/B00B04H6W0
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    Try going without wine for the 21 days...or...

    Try going without wine for the 21 days...or longer. You'll never know what a difference it can make until you do.
  14. Thread: 1% vs Skim Milk?

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    Why isn't whole milk available...some kind of...

    Why isn't whole milk available...some kind of misguided health directive?
  15. Thread: Did Grok Drink?

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    Oh, sh*t, now that you explain it I think you're...

    Oh, sh*t, now that you explain it I think you're good to go. Enjoy. I'd suggest balancing that Coke with a Snickers bar though...just my opinion.
  16. Thread: Did Grok Drink?

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    Good luck with that. Let us know how you feel...

    Good luck with that. Let us know how you feel when you're 60!
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    Might be extreme, and difficult to get a...

    Might be extreme, and difficult to get a physician to authorize it unless there were some identifiable gut pathology...i.e., C.Diff. Though you might be able to do it outside medical supervision,...
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    Why "problematic"?

    Why "problematic"?
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    Take probiotics every day, regardless of whether...

    Take probiotics every day, regardless of whether you're taking antibiotics. Elimination of gut flora can lead to nasty - even life-threatening - consequences, such as Clostridium Difficile (C....
  20. My philosophy is...if you question it, toss it. ...

    My philosophy is...if you question it, toss it. I don't care what it smells like. Trashing a steak, or any food for that matter, is cheap compared to a case of food poisoning. Been there...
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  21. Awesome, Jack. It's a great feeling to wake up...

    Awesome, Jack. It's a great feeling to wake up without a gauze filter between you and the world.
  22. Yes...I've read that also.

    Yes...I've read that also.
  23. Point taken... Thanks for posting.

    Point taken... Thanks for posting.
  24. Hell of a good idea. Doing so right now (as soon...

    Hell of a good idea. Doing so right now (as soon as I find her email address). If you have her address, please post...
  25. Well, OK...that's a valid point. So...what to...

    Well, OK...that's a valid point. So...what to make of Dr. Shanahan's other assertions, if she is making ones like this with no scientific backing for it? She seems reasonable and honest, and Mark...
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