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dangers of the mcdougall diet

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: I am sticking my neck out, but aspartame is a potent cause of what is known as excitotoxicity in brain. This is even worse if there is inadequate oxid ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Potentially: The carbonic acid can contribute to caries, mineral depletion & dehydration. Increased caffeine in some sodas can ^ anxiety in people w anxiety di ... Read More

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lipman
55 years experience Diabetology
No current danger: High thryoid tests ( t3 (liothyronine) & T4) usually means an over acting thyroid which causes fast heart beat, weight loss, sweaty skin, often bi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All h ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Claude
Specializes in Pediatrics
A well balanced one: the best diet for anyone is a well balanced diet with the appropriate proportion of all food groups. MY PLATE on gov.com has the best illustration of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
No: we can all do with less simple sugar in our diet. There might be less diabetes with less consumption of highly processed sugar. Complex carbohydrates ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Bp: That systolic blood pressure is normal and the diastolic is upper limits of normal. You're doing pretty well, you might cut your salt intake back if y ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
May need medication: Your uric acid level is abnormally high and if diet has not helped you may need to take medication to control it. It is important to control it to pre ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: How long you fast for and how hydrated you remain. Brief fasting may be healthy provided adequate hydration and safety precautions are in place
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doesn't sound safe: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calor ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
24 years experience Family Medicine
Extreme low cal diet: Extreme low cal diets can create states of catabolism where the body starts breaking down its own tissue for energy. It can affect your electrolyte ba ... Read More
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