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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
BRAT diet is...: Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. It was originally proposed as a treatment for diarrhea, since these are binding foods; problem is, it doesn't ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience Bariatrics
After BRAT diet: After a brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, & toast), you can pretty much return to eating whatever you would like as tolerated. Use common sense ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
BRAT: Bananas , rice, applesauce, toast.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
BRAT diet modifiied: You can have crackers in ur brat diet as a modification of the toast in the bart or the r in it if they are made from rice. People can also have lacta ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Depends on how much: Of it you eat. For most people a calorie is a calorie.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe : It does result in weight loss however recent evidence suggest increased cardiac disease in patients on an atkins diet.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Non-spicy, low-fiber: A bland diet (soft, low-fiber, non-spicy) may include: lowfat milk and other lowfat dairy; cooked, canned, or frozen vegetables; cooked or canned frui ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: If you are using it for bowel regularity, any yogurt with active cultures will do well. If you are doing it to supplement clostridium difficile treat ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes.: Fiber and drinking enough water to allow fiber to work well.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Yes: Flavoring would be fine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Daily recommended: Dose is 25-30 gms a day. Besides fiber drink atleast 6-8 glasses of water and take a stool softener twice a day. Stay active and if this all doesnt h ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience Bariatrics
No. Not safe: The low carb atkins during breastfeeding might not be safe, according to many experts. Risk of dehydration, low calcium, high fats, and other reasons.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Better choices: And we can't say that diet soda IS healthy! Drinking a can or two of diet soda a day is not likely to hurt you. The small amount of artificial sweeten ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
No evidence: That lousy diet causes ulcerative colitis, but if you have it, you need to watch carefully what you eat.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet + exercise: No diet would work by itself. Exercise is of paramount importance if the reason for the diet is weight loss. Otherwise, each and every diet is address ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathan Lilya
7 years experience Family Medicine
Low carbs...: So, your body runs on fuel (like a car runs on gas). The fuel your brain runs on is glucose, which is a carb. If you eat nothing but protein and fat ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Rice: Use brown nice. White is full starch like potatoes. If its white don't bite.
A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: A brat diet is used mainly for diarrhea. Certain foods such as fried, fatty and spicy foods as well as soda, alcohol and caffeine may aggravate gastr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Ashworth
19 years experience General Practice
Good news ; bad news: Good news is that cabbage soup is good for you. Bad news, its not good for wt loss that is long term.Only types of wt loss that will be long term are ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
If U like: Yes if u like.......And tolerate and enjoy.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
? Your question?: I am not sure what you're asking? Anybody consuming only snickers bars and diet coke is not providing adequate nourishment to their body. If this k ... Read More

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