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foods that are not good for g6pd

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Soy lechitin: Soy lechitin is not recommended for kids with g6pd defiency.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
G6PD: Check out the site www.g6pd.org. It will give you a good overview of what to avoid. Not every baby reacts the same way. That site recommends avoiding ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darius Adams
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Fava beans: Broad beans like fava beans should be avoided.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
G6PD deficiency: Fava beans and similar legumes (Soy, Mediterranean, Mexican, black, red, Kidney beans,....) SULFITES MENTHOL Artificial blue food coloring Vitamin C ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: You need to mention specific foods. Your question is too general.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO, sadly many!: As a very starchy food with a high glycemic index (60) ; glycemic load, eating maize is not particularly good for health. In general sugars ; starchy ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Cagnoli
22 years experience Internal Medicine
In : In general there aren't any good or bad foods for patients with lupus different from what we recommend to anybody who wishes to stay healthy. Recent r ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many apps: Try "pregnancy companion" - it's put out by a couple of board certified ob/gyns & my patients like it. I give my patients the book "what to expect whe ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
29 years experience Family Medicine
Most are not.: Most cold cereals, even the "good" ones, contain a large serving of simple carbs and sugar. Their glycemic index is very high and they are, indeed, n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Lerner Angeles
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Nutrition: Organic foods are very good for you. I often counsel my patients to not just assume that if something is labeled organic, it is true and necessary. T ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Many..: Garlic, grapefruit, beets, leafy greens, green tea, avocados, lemons, tumeric, walnuts, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussel sprouts a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerry Friesen
29 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends onthe antiox: There is evidence for benefit for cancer prevention from the physicians's health study with a multivitamin. Usually benefit is due to the presence o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
CONGENITAL ANEMIA: G6pd deficiency, avoid sulfa antibiotic, antimalarial drugs, salicylates, nitrofurantin, nalidixic acid, vitamin k, phenacetin and avoid fava beans.
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Any food is OK: The amount of acid that you might ingest at any one meal is meaningless. Your body produces much more than you produce, except in very rare cases (Zol ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Ignorance: Egg yolks are rich in cholesterol but eating eggs has minimal effects on cholesterol levels. The bottom line is not how eggs affect chol. But their ef ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Protein not carbs: The typical American breakfast relies too much on carbs/starches like cereal, toast and pancakes. Avoid those and emphasize whole foods, esp. those hi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A wide mix of colors: If your select from a rainbow of colors you are getting in a good mix of nutrients and enzymes.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fruits & Vegetables: are best of course. In addition powdered greens that contain many fruits and vegetables, a scoopful of which can be put in water daily can help. Pea ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
NOT AT ALL!!!: I have not idea where you got this idea. The pigments that color vegetables tend to be different powerful phytonutrients so it is wise to eat vegetabl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Any: No fruits will increase or decrease thyroid dysfunction.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
There are many sites: There are many sites with heart healthy diet tips. Here's one: http://blog.Partnersforyourhealth.Com/blog/bid/96537/foods-that-are-part-of-a-heart-hea ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: The Mediterranean Diet is a good starting point. Add a healthy food and reduce or eliminate an unhealthy choice every few days. If the urge for a fav ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Yes, bananas are high in potassium, which is good for the body and heart.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Not much unless...: Gluten sensitive enteropathy is an inflammatory condition of the small bowel where its lining flattens after exposure to dietary gluten, with associat ... Read More

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