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Mediterranean diet

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
29 years experience in Gastroenterology
Fish,olive, veggies: Olive oil, veggies, fish are the staples of the mediterranean diet and they are all packed with healthy nutrients and antioxidants. Of course the way ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May be: It depends on how much you eat. To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. Reduce your in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Seriously, two: reasons. I've read on this extensively. The first is just wrong. The rate of heart disease was relatively low in Greece compared to England.. AND SO W ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Yes!: It's very healthy. Good for you for asking about it! it can prolonge your life by many years. Try your best to make it an organic (pesticide free) med ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in 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 male asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Both : Strict compliance with both diets results in significant amount of weight loss in 3 to 6 month period. Paleo diet causes more weight-loss initially bu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
15 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Controversial: This is a topic that i dont think there is a straightforward answer for! a vegetarian diet can be healthy because you lower your saturated fat intake ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
If done carefully: There is limited research but a careful vegan diet can be very healthy; vegan diets reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure, lower cholesterol &am ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Lifestyle choice!: Hard to really answer this question as phrased.Ayurvedia is a complete and integrated healing system originating in india that includes diet suggestio ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Within limits: You only have carbohydrate, protein and fat to deal with. It's not like baskin robbins where you have 32 flavors to choose from. Eat a balanced diet a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience in Bariatrics
Low carbs is theBEST: Low carbs is the beeest! basically, your choices for each meal includes protein, fat, carbs, and veggies. It is always best to focus on protein and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Vegan is always healthier than vegetarian which is healthier than omnivore (the most common) diets. You don't need any animal or dairy products in you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on "diet": Juicing is generally considered a healthy way to consume additional fruits and vegetables. It should not, however, be the sole source of nutrients. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Indian Veg. diet: From what I have learned, it consists of; 28% vegetables. 28% cereals. 28% dairy products in form of clarified butter (ghee). 9% fruits. 6% pulse ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathan Lilya
7 years experience in 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not badthere's worse: Some people like the convenience and lack of choice, e.g. Calorie defined, just stick to the plan, no guess work, no cheating. Tend to be high protein ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Balance: You need a balanced diet. Some diets are more appropriate than others if you have certain medical conditions.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May be: It depends on how much you eat. To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. Reduce your in ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not quite: Weight watchers assign points to encourage healthy eating and excercise.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
Diets: In general, with regard to weight loss, the calorie content of the diet is more significant than the nutrient content of the diet. Health benefits li ... Read More
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