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Over the last ten years, I've put on 10-15 pounds of pure, unadulterated fat. Giving up desert for the next ten years doesn't seem feasible, but my general food intake is fine. I was looking for a healthy but reasonably quick way to loose 10 pounds, and 4 Hour Body was recommended. After six weeks, I am at my exact starting weight. What am I missing, and where should I go from here? [more inside]posted by aint broke at 3:33 PM - 41 answers
Someone asked me this this morning, and I have no idea so I thought I would throw it out to the green. [more inside]posted by deliciae at 1:14 PM - 8 answers
Primary care physician and an eye doctor are both needed. I live just north of Howard street in south Pflugerville so a good doctor by there would be great. If you know they take United Healthcare Insurance that's even better! posted by OnTheLastCastle at 11:49 AM - 3 answers
I am supposed to be doing a yoga class with my friend on Wednesday, this will be my first one in over a year, and I have some pain in my neck and shoulder at the moment, will this make it worse? [more inside]posted by ellieBOA at 4:19 AM - 7 answers
I'm looking for non-AA alcoholism treatment groups (non-residential) in New York City (preferably Manhattan or Brooklyn ) for someone who is AA-averse. [more inside]posted by DMelanogaster at 9:45 AM - 7 answers
Mail-order pills from a reputable overseas vendor (have seen them recommended in Ask) turned out to not contain any active ingredient according to a blood test. I switched meds when I found out, but am at a loss as to what to do beyond that. [more inside]posted by tigrrrlily at 1:03 AM - 13 answers
So I found a translucent green worm thing in some salad I was eating: image
. The salad leaves are from a friend's garden, so it's entirely possible that I didn't manage to get the worm off when washing the leaves. I'm kind of worried that I might have eaten one or more of its family members without noticing. So:
1) Can I get an ID of the thing? I think the immature form one of those ubiquitous green caterpillars, based on this ask
2) Do I need to drink ipecac/see a doctor? If so, how urgently? posted by Maecenas at 5:49 PM - 22 answers
All of a sudden, within a couple of minutes, my skin on my arms/chest/face turned beet red and was hot to the touch, like I had a bad sunburn. In addition was a headache(similar headache that I get when I've been in the sun for too long) and I could feel my heart beating faster and was a little lightheaded. I wasn't itchy at all. This lasted for about 30 minutes and my skin is still sort of splotchy and warm but is going back to normal. [more inside]posted by fromageball at 2:56 PM - 10 answers
What blood glucose meter can be reliably carried in a pocket, handle the wear of being jostled around, and avoid being activated when not actually in use? [more inside]posted by scottreynen at 1:09 PM - 11 answers
I'm aware that there are metabolites of the many various medicines that people take in the water supply in many US cities and towns. What are the health effects of this (known or theoretical)?
Has drug residue/metabolites ever been linked to weight gain in humans? How can it be removed from the water (is reverse osmosis the only way)? posted by mintchip at 12:12 PM - 5 answers
I'm convinced from friends' reports and reviews that I would benefit from an inversion table. Which should I get? [more inside]posted by annabellee at 12:03 PM - 5 answers
Think I may have broken a bone in my foot- how do I get checked out without spending the whole damn day in the ER? [more inside]posted by jimmysmits at 7:45 AM - 11 answers
If asked how is your health, or how are you feeling, I'd answer almost always "fine", because that's how I regard the state of my health, unless I'm undergoing something like a cold or some illness.
But it is also true, that if I concentrate really hard, I can usually spot some ache somewhere, or some muscle spasm, or much more frequently, utterly transient episodes of a fairly strong sudden stab of pain somewhere, which passes within a second or a few seconds, sometimes slightly longer. [more inside]posted by VikingSword at 4:10 PM - 22 answers
So my best friend has ovarian cancer. And she's a divorced mom with no family. All of the support is going to come from friends, and I'm the Friend Leader. I'm going to be asking a million questions about this, I bet, in the coming months, but here's where I'm starting: if I say anything sweet or sentimental to her, she's gonna give me a black eye. I need snarky, sarcastic humor & presents for one of the smartest cancer patients ever. [more inside]posted by BlahLaLa at 11:13 AM - 27 answers
In February, I got a full time job after six months of freelancing, and seven years of grad school before that. I like the stability, but I think I underestimated how profoundly a 9-hour desk job was going to affect my activity levels. I'm a little alarmed at how quickly I've fallen out of shape, and I'm looking for some suggestions as to how to go back to being a reasonably healthy person while still having this job. [more inside]posted by Ragged Richard at 10:26 AM - 37 answers
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