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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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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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Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Fiber and our Bowels: Good morning: i think you are smarter than the rest of us. You have identified the most likely reason of the problem with your bowels. Low fiber diets lead to all kinds of problems including obesity but most importantly constipation. Please add some fiber either naturally or with an additive such as psyllium fiber. And hydrate well. Your bowes will start moving regularly. ...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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Might consuming diet soda effect my weight loss diet?

Might consuming diet soda effect my weight loss diet?

Diet soda BAD!: Stay far away for diet soda. Nutrasweet and splenda are both not good for you, and can even promote weight gain. ...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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How can people eating low carb diets prevent constipation?

How can people eating low carb diets prevent constipation?

Fluid and fiber: When u avoid carbs u do not get the type of carb known as "fiber" that is so important 4 soft bowel movements. Fiber holds the water in ur colon and keeps the stool soft. U can increase the fiber in ur diet without increasing carbs by supplementing with psyllium husk or other bulk laxative and then drinking lots of fluid . Take high fiber nuts, broccoli etc for your allowd carbs each day. ...Read more

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Does eating more carbohydrate (rice, pasta) prevent weight loss?

Does eating more carbohydrate (rice, pasta) prevent weight loss?

NO!: They and sugar are the major cause of obesity. Eating white rice in eastern countries caused beriberi. Good class protein, appropriate fat and complex carbs make up a balanced diet that you get from "god-made" food. ...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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Could a high protein diet and low carb diet help me lose weight?

Could a high protein diet and low carb diet help me lose weight?

Not necessarily: Any diet that reduces calories lower than what you are burning up wiii cause you to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can a gluten free diet cause weight gain?

Can a gluten free diet cause weight gain?

Possibly: Gluten needs to be eliminated from the diet of those genetically unable to digest this wheat protein. Others eliminate it because it is a form of a restricted diet since there are far fewer gluten free items to eat. Losing weight is a common goal of such persons. In most cases weight will be lost, but it is very possible with such a diet to ingest a lot of calories and therefore gain weight ...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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Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...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 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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Brown rice diet for weight loss....?

Brown rice diet for weight loss....?

Which type?yes,but..: There is not just one "brown rice diet." I do not advise a diet of only brown rice and water. This will result in toxins coming out of your fat and brown rice does not give enough nutritional support to help our body to process these toxins.A brown rice diet with additional organic fruits & vegetables is much healthier, but I do not advise it primarily for weight loss- please see comment for more:. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet help lose Wright?

Can a low carb diet help lose Wright?

Yes but: Rest of diet, protein and fat must be balanced properly. Also types of carbs used very important too. Best to consult a dietician. ...Read more

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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