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Doctor insights on: Alkaline Diet For Constipation

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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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What diet for diarrhea?

What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated.Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more

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Diet for diverticulitis?

Diet for diverticulitis?

Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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Is boost liquid diet constipating for everyone?

Is boost liquid diet constipating for everyone?

No: Probably not for everyone, however, the cows milk protein which is predominantly casein, curdles in the stomach, empties slowly and is a contributing factor to constipation. Boost is also low in fiber, further leading to constipation. The casein in milk is also converted to alpha caseo morphine- a by product similar in constipating properties to morphine. ...Read more

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Is eating a high protein diet bad for your kidney health?

Is eating a high protein diet bad for your kidney health?

It can be: A high protein diet can affect kidney health. This occurs because diets rich in protein can damage the glomerular membrane (a "filter" in the kidneys) and lead to kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet cause more acidic urine?

Can a low carb diet cause more acidic urine?

Possible : It depends on what's in your low carb diet. If you eat lots of protein and citrus fruits, your urine ph could be acidic. Which in itself is rarely a problem. You can dilute the acid urine by drinking more water. ...Read more

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What type of diet should I follow for gastritis, dyspepsia, Ibs and acid reflux? I've been trying to drink more water and eat vegetables and fruits.

What type of diet should I follow for gastritis, dyspepsia, Ibs and acid reflux? I've been trying to drink more water and eat vegetables and fruits.

Diet for GI problems: The recommended diet would be different for each of those G.I. problems. The best diet for you would depend on which of these are actually causing you the most symptoms. I would see a gastroenterologist to help sort out your predominant problem and base your diet on that. Until then, a high fiber diet low in citrus fruits and tomatoes would be a good place to start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a high fiber diet beneficial for weight loss?

Is a high fiber diet beneficial for weight loss?

Yes: To lose weight you need to get into negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. High fiber diet and exercise will help. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet cause daily diarrhea and urgency to defecate?

Can a low carb diet cause daily diarrhea and urgency to defecate?

Multiple etiologies!: Consult Ur Family MD or Gastroenterologist. It could be your diet. You may want to restrict fat or food additives in your diet, or U could have some simple condition like Irritable bowel syndrome to serious conditions like Tropical Sprue or chronic pancreatitis.etc. U may want to try more Fiber in the diet(25-30gm/day). Try "Optifber or Benefiber" ...Read more

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Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice bad for blood sugar?

Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice  bad for blood sugar?

Carbohydrates: Eaten alone, chapathi and rice may cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly. Insulin doses and pancreatic response may not be able to keep up. If you want to eat those foods, adding protein, non-starchy (fibrous) vegetables, and healthy fat will help your system deal with the carbohydrate more gradually. Chapathi is a little more nutrient-dense than rice, though. http://tinyurl.com/mxm8qh3. ...Read more

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Will a fiber rich diet help constipation?

Will a fiber rich diet help constipation?

Daily recommended: Dose is 25-30 gms a day. Besides fiber drink atleast 6-8 glasses of water and take a stool softener twice a day. Stay active and if this all doesnt help then see a GI doc for further workup. ...Read more

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What are some healthy, low calorie foods for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

What are some healthy, low calorie foods for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

Vegetables: vegetables are healthy, low in calories, and high in nutrients. They don't contain lactose so they are ideal for a lactose intolerant person. Try to have them steamed and not fried, for good health. For reflux, try to have them in small portions, cause large portions can worsen reflux. ...Read more

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Is laxative good for constipation?

Is laxative good for constipation?

Yes: take them as needed. if constipation does not respond to over the counter laxatives, visit your doctor ...Read more

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Fiber- are there any fiber drink mixes or supplements that are useful in bulking up stool to combat chronic IBS related diarrhea? Gluten free as well?

Fiber- are there any fiber drink mixes or supplements that are useful in bulking up stool to combat chronic IBS related diarrhea? Gluten free as well?

Yes there are many: There are several like benefiber drink mix, viacost organic hempprotein high fiber drink, andfitsmart protein fiber shakes you can get these on line from amazon or others by googling for it. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more