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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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Adderal ADHD medication , weight loss, appetite, what to do?

Adderal ADHD medication , weight loss, appetite, what to do?

Talk with your: prescribing medical provider if you have excessive weight loss on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - it might not be the best medication option for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Maybe : It does result in weight loss however recent evidence suggest increased cardiac disease in patients on an atkins diet. ...Read more

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Can a gluten-free diet treat autism?

Can a gluten-free diet treat autism?

See below: There are people that believe diet and supplements can help autism, but there is not any reliable evidence. You can certainly try a gluten free diet. However, it can be a difficult diet to follow. ...Read more

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Adhd son is starting the gluten free casein free diet. What can he eat?

Adhd son is starting the gluten free casein free diet. What can he eat?

No wheat or cow milk: Gluten free- means no wheat, rye, barley products. Casein free, means no cows milk products. He can have soy milk, rice milk or almond milk. The gluten is a protein found in the above mentioned grains, he can have rice, potato, corn as his carbohydrates as they are gluten free. He can have rice starch, corn and potato starch as well. ...Read more

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Reboxetine good for ADHD and focus?

Reboxetine good for ADHD and focus?

Not proven : Reboxetine is similar to atomoxetine (strattera) being a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, but its application for use in usa was declined by the fda in 2007 because it showed no efficacy for adhd or depression in research studies. It is used in europe for add & depression. ...Read more

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I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

Track calories & exe: Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal". ...Read more

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How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

NO CURE: No cure but can be treated and managed with medications and therapy like behavior modification. Many diseases cannot be cured which would mean that it is somehow eradicated from your system. However, you can work on reducing the symptoms with treatment. ...Read more

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Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety?

Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety?

Gluten bipolar?: 19 F asks: Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety? ANS: Very unlikely to help but easy to test. Stick rigidly to such a diet and see if you get better or not. If you get better then stop to see if you get worse. Repeat until you and team convinced it helps. But I would exhaust all other proven treatments first. ...Read more

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Does gfcf diet work for autistic kids?

Does gfcf diet work for autistic kids?

No..: ..A trial of the diet at the university of rochester in 2010 showed that it did not help autistic children compared to a regular diet. ...Read more

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How do non-stimulant drugs help add kids pay attention?

How do non-stimulant drugs help add kids pay attention?

Norepinephrine is : The brain chemical whose circulating levels are, essentially, kept where they need to be by non-stimulants in the parts of the brain that inhibit behavior. They work ~65% of the time after building up a blood level & must be given daily. Stimulants keep Dopamine circulating, work 80-90% of the time & wear off daily. Read " straight talk about psychiatric medications for kids" by dr. Tim wilens. ...Read more

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Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Unsure: The only way to know is to find out what response you had in the past and what your physical condition is now. Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight if adhd?

Will Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight if adhd?

Sometimes: Many people experience weight loss when starting on stimulant medication. It can act as an appetite suppressant, as well as increasing metabolism. Diet and exercise are still the best methods to lose weight and vitally important when starting a stimulant medication. ...Read more

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Will calorie shifting diet work?

Will calorie shifting diet work?

Depends: Calorie shifting has many meanings but if you are asking about eating more during the day and less at night, its helpful but not as much as it is to eat what your resting metabolism rate is (and a little extra if exercising). It is best to consume more midday and less at night but most people are just overeating all day long! know your rate and then shift the calories. ...Read more

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How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read more

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Is Atkins diet good diet for breast feeding mom?

Is Atkins diet good diet for breast feeding mom?

No. Not safe: The low carb atkins during breastfeeding might not be safe, according to many experts. Risk of dehydration, low calcium, high fats, and other reasons. ...Read more

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Constipation problems. I've tried everything. Laxatives. Fiber. Change in diet. Probiotics. Chiropractic adjustments.

Constipation problems.  I've tried everything.  Laxatives.  Fiber. Change in diet. Probiotics. Chiropractic adjustments.

Other basics: Do you try to move bowel twice a day, after breakfast and dinner, at least 5 minutes, regardless the result? Do you drink plenty of fluid including juices containing large amount of soluble fibers such as apple or prune juice? Have you consulted with your doctor( to rule out neurologic conditions and hirschsprung disease)? ...Read more

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Are there any effective holistic diet habits for people with adhd?

Are there any effective holistic diet habits for people with adhd?

No: Only avoidance of foods and beverages that affect brain such as caffeine and chocolate. Some younger children react adversely to artificial red dyes, but "holistic" diets per se, will not improve adhd. That said i agree with the other posters who suggested good nutrition exercise and sleep benefit brain function, but again do not treat adhd. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more