Janet Dolores. Vlha, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Geriatric Medicine
Location and Office HoursDouglas Clough
400 W Culvert St
Zelienople, PA 16063
- tuesday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
- Allegheny General Hospital
- UPMC Passavant
Is Juice Plus+ worth the extra money?
It is recommended that we eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. This task can be a chore to accomplish on a daily basis. It is always a good practice to do everything possible to get this recommendation from whole sources of fruits and vegetables especially because some important fibers are missing from drink sources. Since Juice Plus is made from dehydrated fruits and vegetables, it may be an alternative when one does not reach this recommended number of servings per day. Keep in mind that Juice Plus does not replace whole foods and also should not be taken in place of your daily multiple vitamin/mineral formula.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
What is the amount of soy a person should have?
The issue of soy and isoflavone activity is in question today based on its potential effect on estrogen levels. Until more definitive research is available, 1 serving per day should be a safe level for anyone, including those who have a current or family history of estrogen-induced health issues (such as breast and ovarian cancer). If you are not at risk of these types of health issues and wish to use more soy products, 2 to 3 servings (some professionals suggest as many as 5) can be safely used. Soy foods can offer unique health benefits for most everyone when consumed daily in moderation.Helpful? 4 people found this helpful.
What is exercise?
Exercise is any form of physical activity that helps to promote overall health. Most movement of the body is considered beneficial, as long as it is done in moderation and at the skill level of the person. There are many ways for people to exercise including, gardening, walking, sports activities, and dancing. Patients beginning an exercise program should choose activities that fit their levels of strength and endurance. Exercise that causes extreme pain or discomfort is considered by many experts as unhealthy, and may even cause permanent damage to the body.
Exercising on a regular basis may decrease the risk of developing many illnesses, such as heart disease.
Based on expert opinion, most regular exercise plans adjusted for the abilities and goals of the patient are about equally beneficial. The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that patients choose exercise programs they will do consistently. They also recommend lower impact forms of exercise, such as walking or swimming for pregnant patients and patients unable to handle more intense forms of exercise.
American College of Sports Medicine: For cardio-respiratory fitness and body composition: 20 to 60 minutes of continuous or intermittent (bouts of at least 10 minutes) aerobic activity at 55 to 90% maximum heart rate, or at 40 to 85% maximum oxygen uptake, 3 to 5 days per week. For muscular strength and endurance, body composition and flexibility: One set of 8 to 10 exercises, with 8 to 12 repetitions of each exercise, 2 to 3 days per week.
American Heart Association: 30 to 60 minutes of exercise at 50 to 80% aerobic capacity, at least 3 to 4 days per week.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 30 minutes of moderate activity on all or most days of the week.
World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research: 30 minutes of vigorous or 60 minutes of moderate activity daily, plus additional 30 to 60 minutes of vigorous activity once a week.
World Health Organization: 30 minutes of moderate activity every day.
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