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Doctor insights on: 3 Day Diet Vegetarian

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Nocturia (1-3/night). Age 34. Healthy diet & weight. 3, 12 oz. Diet colas/wk. No other caffeine. 6-8 glasses of h20/day. Most food consumed after 2pm.?

Nocturia (1-3/night). Age 34. Healthy diet & weight. 3, 12 oz. Diet colas/wk. No other caffeine. 6-8 glasses of h20/day. Most food consumed after 2pm.?

UTI, kidney function: If nocturia is a new symptoms need to check for UTI and kidney functions. If has been a chronic symptom and no cause was found in the past- possible causes are drinking water late at night, eating late at night. Better to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

Not enough calories: If you drop caloric intake too drastically - you will actually eat up a lot of muscle and drop your metabolic rate. This is NOT a healthy way to lose weight. Consider working with a nutritionist so that you can do this in a healthy way. Take care. ...Read more

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What do sugar cravings constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?

What do sugar cravings  constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?

See Dr.: A 70 pound weight loss is troublesome, especially if you are not trying to lose weight? Sugar craving and weight loss, may indicate diabetes as one example, but either way, you need an exam and testing by a dr. A soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Accutane and low carb vegetarian diet ( hight fat) - what do you think?!

Accutane and low carb vegetarian diet ( hight fat) - what do you think?!

Not so great: Acutane can Increase your triglycerides (fats) and is generally something you have to be very cautious with since having high cholesterol in your diet (includes triglycerides) can increase your risk at developing heart disease and other metabolic dysfunction. High fats in your diet are not advisable while on Acutane. ...Read more

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Does omega 3 & probiotic supplement help in Crohn's, also person should eat low or high fiber diet ?

Does omega 3 & probiotic supplement help in Crohn's, also person should eat low or high fiber diet ?

Crohn's: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your questions. Probiotics may be worth taking in inflammatory bowel disease and omega 3 oil shouldn't hurt. If diarrhea is a prominent symptom, I recommend avoiding harsh roughage but taking soluble fiber like metamucil may help firm up stools. ...Read more

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My diet is 35% fat (from chicken, turkey, fish &nuts), 35% carbs and 30% protein I do strength training & cardio 4 days/wk. Weight gain probable?

My diet is 35% fat (from chicken, turkey, fish &nuts), 35% carbs and 30% protein I do strength training & cardio 4 days/wk. Weight gain probable?

It is math: Caloric intale minus basal metabolic rate minus calories burned from activity. If it is a plus you add weight if minus you loose. ...Read more

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Lost 70 lbs 1 1/2 yrs.ago.Eat Lofat diet w/ lots of fruits and veges,fiber &protien. Maintained wgt loss. Why am I always hungry? No reg sugar in diet

Lost 70 lbs 1 1/2 yrs.ago.Eat Lofat diet w/ lots of fruits and veges,fiber &protien. Maintained wgt loss. Why am I always hungry? No reg sugar in diet

Good fats: satiety is best achieved with good fat intake such as nuts, avocados, grass fed butter, raw cheese and coconut oil. Cook books such as the one by Sarah Ballantyne has good, paleo-based receives is a good start ...Read more

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What daily vitamins should a vegetarian take to stay healthy? I'm a vegetarian & already take b12, vegetarian omega 3, multivitamin, and vitamin d-3.

What daily vitamins should a vegetarian take to stay healthy? I'm a vegetarian & already take b12, vegetarian omega 3, multivitamin, and vitamin d-3.

Consider L-carnitine: Sounds like you are doing well with the vitamins you have chosen. A healthy vegetarian diet can provide nearly all the nutrients you need except for dha, an omega 3 which you can get from algae extracts. Carnitine is not a vitamin, but is a beneficial nutrient found mostly in red meat that aids in burning fat for energy & is good for our hearts & muscles, so consider taking l-carnitine too. ...Read more

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Cholesterol is now high so added daily workout, walking, eating mostly vegan. After 2wk, gained weight! can I find balanced lo-chol diet online?

Cholesterol is now high so added daily workout, walking, eating mostly vegan. After 2wk, gained weight! can I find balanced lo-chol diet online?

Yes: Explore the resources on this page from the mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cholesterol/cl00002 also, check out: http://caloriecount.About.Com/ open a free new account and read some of the many resources that are available to you. ...Read more

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Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8

Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8

Not healthy: See your pcp without delay for exam and guidance on your weight and proper eating. You may need closer to 2000 + calories / day depending on your level of activity. Be honest about any other meds/ alcohol/drug use and current stresses. Take care of your health and please get help. ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Look into Paleo : Your lab numbers suggest you're on the path to diabetes. Even though you don't eat "sugar" any fiber or starch that your body can digest turns into sugar and fruit juice is sugar. Even things like diary that is thought of as healthy has sugar (lactose is a type of sugar). A person with lab numbers like yours has to limit all sugars and heal the damage. The paleo approach can help you do both. ...Read more

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I am 61, female, vegetarian. Eat a lot of Morningstar vege protein food with Boost drink supplement & vitamins. Can I get adequate nutrition this way?

I am 61, female, vegetarian. Eat a lot of Morningstar vege protein food with Boost drink supplement & vitamins. Can I get adequate nutrition this way?

No Boost.: There's lots of very tasty protein in many Morningstar products. You do not need boost in addition. You can get what you need from better tasting food and freshly prepared fruits, grains, and vegetables, properly prepared. High protein diets are not healthy even if due to veggie sources (although High veg protein diets are better than high animal protein diets when we're talking risk of cancer). ...Read more

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Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? Would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.

Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? Would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.

1 ounce/day: Nuts and seeds are great to add to a weight loss plan. Realize that one ounce of nuts is 200 calories. One ounce of nuts a day is all you need for protein, unsaturated fat. Take into account the calories from the nuts and seeds when you do eat them. They are healthy foods and should be a part of everyones plan. ...Read more

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Im taking whey protein regularly. Practicing weight lifting 3 times/week. I take 50 g whey protein after workout and the next morning. Is it healthy?

Im taking whey protein regularly. Practicing weight lifting 3 times/week. I take 50 g whey protein after workout and the next morning. Is it healthy?

Depends . . .: Minimum recommended is 10-15% of daily calories from protein or ~0.36g/lb body weight for someone relatively inactive. But for athletes, 0.5-1g/lb body weight is recommended. So whether it's healthy depends upon your weight & your kidney function (less if your kidneys aren't healthy). Check out http://goo.Gl/r2oo3 & http://goo.Gl/oaqo0. ...Read more

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Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?

Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?

Possible Allergy: You may not be able to digest certain foods. Try keeping a food diary and see if a pattern or certain food causes problems, if so , avoid. Also you may need to try digestive enzymes like beano for vegetables and lactaid for dairy products. Also make sure you are eating plenty of probiotic foods to aid in digestion as well. ...Read more

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Exercising at least 1.5 hrs/day. Eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables w/few processed foods. Moderate portions. Why am i showing minimal weight loss.

Exercising at least 1.5 hrs/day. Eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables w/few processed foods. Moderate portions. Why am i showing minimal weight loss.

Too many calories: Minimal weight loss despite exercise and eating a healthy diet is most likely due to consuming beyond the calorie limit required for your body to burn fat. You have to eat about 3500 calories less than what you burn over 7 days to lose just 1 pound! Track your calories by weighing and measuring your food and using the label information. Calories from beverages add up quickly too. ...Read more

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Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements helps prevents acne for people taking vegetarian diet.

Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements helps prevents acne for people taking vegetarian  diet.

No: The last three real human studies of omega-threes for atherosclerosis / lipid problems showed no benefit. The vegetarian / natural foods people write about this-and-that benefiting this-and-that without needing any real basis, and there's an anecdotal peer-reviewed article, but nothing solid. Acne's treatable by 21st century medicine and if you need us mainstream physicians, we're here for you. ...Read more