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Dangers of the mcdougall diet

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Claude
Specializes in Neonatology
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
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
52 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
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
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Extremes: I believe it is better for most to eat nearly everything in moderation instead of going on an extreme diet. I don't see how getting ketosis, which ma... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: I think it is a horrible diet. A breakfast of sugared coffee only is not a good idea. Best to adopt a lifestyle of sensible eating. I would put this ... Read More
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