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 holy water?
There is a large number of Orthodox Christian churches in Macedonia with miraculous power, and in some of them there is a holy water’s for all sorts of need’s and problems to the human kind. D...

 How does being in front of TV or Computer screen affect our health?

 What can i do about my sleeping problems?
i have huuuge trouble falling asleep, even if im'm exhausted from school or a lot of work during the day. my schedual is usually full, so in the night im veeery tired but just don't fall ...

 Why Do We Yawn?
Why do we yawn?
Why is it contagious?
Why do we yawn when we are sleepy?
Why do we yawn when we are bored?
Why do we yawn when we are tired?...

 I Need Medical Advice STAT!?
Why do people ask the YA message board to diagnose and treat their health issues? Seriously,WHY?

(((Jello is Clear!)))
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Seeing the first two answers really W...

I have started cutting myself not too long ago..I don't know why I even started. I get great grades in school, have a loving family, and a bunch of friends. But sometimes I guess I feel a little ...

 Need help and advice to stop drinking...?
I usually go out once a week, and I went out last night of course had too much to drink and feel horrible today. I live in a very small town and am married and have a daughter. My husband and I do ...

 Dr. needs a stool sample, but i dont have one, just chairs. Would he mind if I just brought a chair instead?

 Any ways to get rid of a cold before it fully develops?
I've felt like I'm about to get a cold for a couple of days and tonight I know I definately am. My throat hurts at the back - feels kinds swollen and although my nose isn't blocked or ...

 How to loose weight and do dieting?
i am going to gym and wanna loose weight on thies and belly, i am doing trademill, cycling, what else should i do to reduce those parts. and also what i am suppose to eat the whole day as my diet. ...

 5 day headache..help!?
I have spent the last five days suffering with a headache.... Today it was on and off(with meds) and i have taken headache meds, but it is outlasting anything I take!
I also had some specks of ...

 Is candle making bad for your health?
I have a studio right above a commercial candle maker, and their fumes fill my space. Perfumey, waxy, sometimes acrid fumes. Should I be afraid?...

 What's the best way to make cold feet warm when you have neither a hot water bottle nor a warm body nearby?

 Do you wet the bed at night?
Do you have a problem with wetting the bed and what age are you? I tend to wet the bed about once a week and sleep with a plastic mattress protector under my bottom sheet and also wear a full nappy ...

 Do you "get older" when you are in a coma?
If you were in a coma for 20 years would you look older when you woke up?

Just curious......

 This is a bit rank but we were debating 2day, Is it Physically possible to fart and burp at the same time?

 If you didn't know your age, how old would you think you are?
Give your real age too!

I would think I was 33 but I'm really 46.
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Wow, you guys are making me feel kinda old! LOL! Great answers too!...

 what foods and drinks help to keep a clear complexion?

 Would it be possible to eat so much that food fills up your esophagus?
Kind of a weird question but I was just wondering if you were forced to eat a lot of food, would it fill up your stomach and start coming out of your esophagus?...

 Am I the only person that eats spoonfuls of black pepper?
And what are the health benefits?...

Lynn G
How do you know if your low on iron without a blood test?
Someone told me that if you rub white gold or silver ring on your skin and it turns color, then you are low on iron. Is this an accurate test? Why does my skin turn color if not?

I don't know about that. But if you pull your lower eyelid down and it is pale pink instead of red you have anemia. Also if you press on your thumb nail and it takes more than 3 seconds to turn from white to pink you could be low on iron.

you always feel tired eventhough you've had enough sleep. i've got low iron so i would know.
try the website it goes over all the symptoms

David T-V
to know if you're low on iron is like parsay your tired, low energy,etc,etc.

I would consult a Doctor to be sure. I have a friend who is low on iron and has to have IV treatments 4 times a month because she does not retain it.

No way is that true, only way to find out is to get your blood drawn & a clinic to give you results.

the crusader
No. Without a blood test there is no way to know for sure.

That test is to see if you are acidic I believe, and you use a real gold ring and run in along your cheek. If it turns green you are acidic or vitamin c deficient. To have an idea if you are iron deficient you look at your bottom eyelid. Pull it down. If it it white-ish then your iron is low. If it is red as it should be then your iron is normal. That came from my doctor.
That's how he told me to monitor when I stopped taking the iron pills, to be sure I wouldn't need more.

The only way to know for sure is with a blood test, anything else is a myth and you will never know if your iron is within normal limits.

Never heard of that. The only real way is with a blood test. I have heard that if you pull your eyelid down and it doesn't look pink you could be anemic.

The Oldest Man In The World
Sounds like mumbo jumbo. Try adding more iron to your diet and see if you feel better. ( but be careful not to exceed the recommended dosage, as it can be bad for you.

Old wives tale. You really can't know for sure with out a blood test....but you can predict based on your signs and symptoms:
Pale skin
A fast or irregular heartbeat
Shortness of breath
Chest pain
Cognitive problems
Numbness or coldness in your extremities

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