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How much sodium is in no-salt-added diet if it includes purchased baked goods and processed foods?

How much sodium is in no-salt-added diet if it includes purchased baked goods and processed foods?

1500 mg: 1500 mg is your daily budget. Your food can still taste great. Crank up the flavor by adding more spice to your dish. Example: if you're cooking with garlic, add more garlic than the recipe calls for. You can find more information here: www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.Pdf congrats on making great changes! ...Read more

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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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Why patient with low na level requires no added salt diet?

Why patient with low na level requires no added salt diet?

Timed correction: Assuming the low sodium was low enough to get admitted, too rapid a rate of correction can cause neurologic complications, which can be severe and permanent (but are fortunately very rare)--so it is done in a controlled fashion with IV fluids, even though the thought of an extra large french fry to fix it seems logical. ...Read more

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Would adding a diet pill harm me with the meds I'm already on as I had a hysto last year and since then can't lose the weight I gained? I have fibro.

Would adding a diet pill harm me with the meds I'm already on as I had a hysto last year and since then can't lose the weight I gained? I have fibro.

Depends: It really depends on what other medications you take. Your profile indicates you take Xanax (alprazolam) and have a history of heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Some of the more common medications and herbals used as 'diet pills" may worsen anxiety and increase heart rate. I think you should consult your cardiologist before adding any "diet pills". ...Read more

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What are some foods/herbs I can add to diet to detox my gut. How long? Too much yeast for apprx 2 years. Trying to eliminate it. Please help Dr!

What are some foods/herbs I can add to diet to detox my gut. How long? Too much yeast for apprx 2 years. Trying to eliminate it. Please help Dr!

Yeast reduction: Taking probiotics daily and increasing raw garlic in the diet can help reduce yeast. Pau D'Arco, grapefruit seed extract, and caprylic acid supplements may also help. Avoid excess sugar and simple carbohydrates in the diet as well. As always, consult with your healthcare practitioner before using any supplement, as some can interact with medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 10m old caught a viral infection and isnt eating much! she was mostly on solids, but now wont even drink bottles. Took her to dr and was told she is dehydrated. What can I do? I have poly v should I add to diet?

My 10m old caught a viral infection and isnt eating much! she was mostly on solids, but now wont even drink bottles. Took her to dr and was told she is dehydrated. What can I do? I have poly v should I add to diet?

VIRAL INFECTION: Viral infections are self limited lasting few days to a week. If baby is dehydrated, he needs fluid intake like jello water, pedialyte, 7up , juice, etc. Multivitamins can be added. She will regain wt. Loss easily. ...Read more