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Doctor insights on: Adrenal Health Diet

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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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Can a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?

Can a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?

No evidence: There is no evidence to suggest that a low glycemic index diet will help hypothyroid disease. Taking enough thyroid hormone to get thyroid levels into the normal range is the best treatment for hypothyroidism. However, a low GI diet may help someone lose weight and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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How can nutritional substitutes affect a balanced diet?

How can nutritional substitutes affect a balanced diet?

Sugar: Sugar substitutes fool the brain into thinking and wanting to get sugar. You get used to sugar. The best place to get sugar is from natural sources as fresh fruit, not from artificial sweeteners. The artificial sweeteners can lead you to crave more sugar than you would if you had them from natural sources. ...Read more

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Does a gluten free diet give you health benefits?

Does a gluten free diet give you health benefits?

Probably not: Nobody knows what percentage of people are gluten-sensitive (celiac sprue / dermatitis herpetiformis). Because these people respond so dramatically to a gluten-free diet, and because any claim will attract believers, a gluten-free diet is now being promoted for everything. If there is any benefit for the non-allergic, it has resisted demonstration to the satisfaction of most scientists. ...Read more

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Does a low carbohydrate diet good for health?

Does a low carbohydrate diet good for health?

One of many: You need to figure out some way to eat properly and exercise for the rest of your life. Lose weight if overweight. There's no magic, just burn off more calories than you take in. Don't artificially limit or increase any of the nutrients-- protein, carbohydrate or fat. Just eat a restricted total amount. ...Read more

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Can vegan diet solve Graves' disease?

Can vegan diet solve Graves' disease?

No: Veganism is a moral choice, not one for health promotion. Despite all the huckstering, it cures nothing. I'm sorry someone deceived you. The most recent big studies show no benefit of vegetarianism for longevity or any category of illness when you control for the fact that these people tend to have other healthy lifestyle features. Graves' will kill you if you neglect it. Be smart and treat it. ...Read more

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Does Atkins diet affect health as it based on low carb but practised calories based foods?

Does Atkins diet affect health as it based on low carb but practised calories based foods?

Atkins and Fat: The atkins diet is primarily focused on protein and an absence of carbs. Of course, it is good to avoid carbs (especially those with rapid absorption like white bread, white pasta, and sugars). Some people believe that too many fats are allowed on the atkins diet. I have also found that people have a hard time staying on this diet for long. We focus on veggies, fruit, and protein. ...Read more

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Can eating a low calorie diet effect your period?

Can eating a low calorie diet effect your period?

Menstrual cycle: Yes. Anorexia is a cause of abnormal period, very low calorie diet might cause the same symptoms. Please consult a dietitian before doing a low calorie regimen. ...Read more

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Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...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 the paleo diet a good diet for someone with digestive issues?

Is the paleo diet a good diet for someone with digestive issues?

Yes!: Paleo diet works well for gastrointestinal issues. I suggest checking out this quick start guide http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.Html. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with a vegetarian diet ?

What health benefits are associated with a vegetarian diet ?

Good to know: The big studies have not shown increased longevity or much protection from any of the common cancers or vascular diseases just from vegetarianism / veganism. These people do tend to have other healthy habits. I admire the moral statement against the cruelty of factory farming. If you do not supplement (b12, several others) you will ruin your health -- your physician can guide you. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight and gain health benefits on vegan diet?

Can you lose weight and gain health benefits on vegan diet?

Not really: The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more

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Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?

Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?

Low fat is: not a good diet. You will always be hungry. Eat good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil--good for brain, joints, etc. Lower carb works well for lots of folks but see doc to be sure it's ok for you. Remember to eat protein or you will get tired. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does stress change psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?

How does stress change psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?

Stress Attenuates,: At least to some degree, many of the benefits of fitness & clean nutrition. Stress causes hormonal surges that affect the way food is absorbed, utilized and metabolized and diverts mental and physical energy away from the rigorous requirements of physical training. Minimizing stress (the "bad" kind) cannot be overstated! take care & meditate regularly! ...Read more

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How does a poor diet affect your mental health?

How does a poor diet affect your mental health?

Mind and body...: ...affect each other. "Garbage in results in garbage out." The idea that mind and body are separate and unrelated is false. Taking really good care of yourself in all ways (enough sleep, healthy diet, regular exercise, relaxation, recreation, healthy relationships, work and other activities that give meaning and purpose to your life, etc.) will all improve your mental as well as physical health. ...Read more