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Doctor insights on: Accepted Diet And Food Restriction Following Colonoscopy

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Is there a need to follow a strict diet plan after the removal of gallbladder..I.E..Eating low cholesterol diets, no meat..

Is there a need to follow a strict diet plan after the removal of gallbladder..I.E..Eating low cholesterol diets, no meat..

No: Ignore whoever told you this unless it's your surgeon or an evidence-based clinician. Life's difficult enough without limiting yourself based on stuff you read on the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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Is there any way of following up on IBS besides keeping a strict low FODMAP diet?

Is there any way of following up on IBS besides keeping a strict low FODMAP diet?

Yes: Do you know what your triggers are for symptoms? I would ask my patients to keep a food diary and a symptoms diary to try and identify what dietary items were triggers for them. In addition, stress and other forms of stress can be triggers. Trying to manage that stress can be helpful as well. There are medications available to try and help control symptoms. Can discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Yes: Low carb diet, irrespective of fat content will help you lose weight, keep insulin levels low and help liver clear fat. Ensure you eat adequate protein - 1.5 grams/kg body weight. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can eating vegan and gluten free facilitate weight loss?

Can eating vegan and gluten free facilitate weight loss?

Vegan. gluten free: Yes, you can lose weight with a vegan and gluten-free eating plan. But -- this doesn't mean eating a bunch of "gluten free" junky snacks! you still need to eliminate added sugars, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods. Eat veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats (olive oils, avocados, omega-3's like wild alaskan salmon, etc), and complex carbs. Fruits like raspberries, blueberries too. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable goal for dietary fiber intake for a 1400-1700 calorie diet?

What is a reasonable goal for dietary fiber intake for a 1400-1700 calorie diet?

20 - 30 grams: Eat 20 to 30 grams of fiber each day for maximum health and even weight loss when eating a 1400 to 1700 cals per day diet. ...Read more

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Is following the Atkins diet and using Atkins products a good diet for type 2 diabetics?

Is following the Atkins diet and using Atkins products a good diet for type 2 diabetics?

Yes, if lose weight: An atkins diet is an extreme low carbohydrate diet. Most people are not able to follow this diet long term. Despite eating more fat on this diet, if you eat very little carbs and are losing weight, your diabetes will improve. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet or paleo diet better for losing weight?

Is the mediterranean diet or paleo diet better for losing weight?

Paleo Diet: Paleo diet is especially helpful for autoimmune disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Here's a quick start guide... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.html. ...Read more

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What foods are staples in a dairy free and gluten free diet?

Lots: There are many foods u can eat when avoiding dairy and gluten. Meats and vegetables and nuts and fruits and quinoa and beans are a good start! ...Read more

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Can a strict VLCD diet such as the Cambridge Diet be responsible for low haemocrit levels?

Can a strict VLCD diet such as the Cambridge Diet be responsible for low haemocrit levels?

Low hematocrit: It is possible to develop anemia (low hematocrit) from a diet that is deficient in protein, iron, folic acid or Vit. B-12. Check to see if the diet is supplemented with these. Most of the diets have adequate protein. It is also possible that you could be anemic from menstrual blood loss, which is the most common reason healthy women are anemic. ...Read more

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Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Not unhealthy: mostly, balanced diet of unprocessed foods. WHole grains would fit with this. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be entertaining. ...Read more

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What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily. ...Read more

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Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Check web-site: I don't have info on the atkins diet, since i don't find it of any use. Check w/a registered dietitian and get support from weight watchers or other quality programs. Eat less and exercise more. It's the only way. ...Read more

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What are considered the common vegetarian food/ food products for the Atkins diet?

What are considered the common vegetarian food/ food products for the Atkins diet?

Any of....: Morning star farms meat substitutes (griilers-sausage, etc without excessive carbs. This canrivore likes their products! eas and atkin's shakes and protein bars ( do contain whey-so not for vegan). ...Read more

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Is the vegan diet the most healthy diet?

Is the vegan diet the most healthy diet?

Depends...: ...On who you ask. People who believe in the diet may swear by it, but there are plenty of knowledgeable people who believe that you can still eat meat, chicken, and fish and live to 100. Just ask the sardinians in italy who have been doing so since the bronze age. Vegans also need to supplement with vitamin b12. ...Read more

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I see an emphasis on low carb eating, even from bariatric docs here. Are fruit, yogurt, high fiber cereal not recommended for weight loss?

I see an emphasis on low carb eating, even from bariatric docs here. Are fruit, yogurt, high fiber cereal not recommended for weight loss?

Determine Yourself: Most marketing, advice&products, is only marketing to sell stuff, Not Reality. I disagree with other answers. To figure out what works for you, weigh daily, to 0.01 lbs accuracy, after up & commode, & record. Mentally do a detailed review of specific foods & quantities you ate previous day & Start Seeing What Works vs. What Does Not. LCHF really helps. Study my answers, DietDoctor.com & NuSI.org. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more