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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 on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Yes: Low carb diet, irrespective of fat content will help you lose weight, keep insulin levels low and help liver clear fat. Ensure you eat adequate protein - 1.5 grams/kg body weight. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Not related: However a healthy diet is recommended for patients with vascular disease. Ideal body weight, lower blood sugar, increased lean muscle are helpful in risk reduction for cardiovascular events. High fiber is the beginning of better diet. ...Read more

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Can a Mediterranean diet lower my risk of Alzheimer's?

Can a Mediterranean diet lower my risk of Alzheimer's?

You may know that a Mediterranean diet — rich in fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes, whole grains and fish — offers many heart-healthy benefits: But a Mediterranean diet may also benefit your brain. Studies show people who closely follow a Mediterranean diet are less likely to have Alzheimer’s disease than people who don't follow the diet. Research suggests a Mediterranean diet may: Slow cognitive decline in older adults, Reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a transitional stage between the cognitive decline of normal aging and the more-serious memory problems caused by dementia or Alzheimer's disease, Reduce the risk of MCI progressing into Alzheimer's disease, Slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and prevent disease-related deaths. It's unclear why following a Mediterranean diet may protect brain function. Researchers speculate that making healthy food choices may improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels and overall blood vessel health, which may in turn reduce the risk of MCI or Alzheimer's disease. Another theory suggests that following a Mediterranean diet may help prevent brain tissue loss associated with Alzheimer's. But for now it's difficult to say what exactly explains the relationship between following a Mediterranean diet and reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease. A major problem is that most studies on the effects of diet on dementia are based on dietary questionnaires completed by participants who may have trouble recalling what they ate or have memory problems. A 2015 study addressed this issue and used a modified food questionnaire developed for use in older adults to look at whether following a Mediterranean diet, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet designed to treat high blood pressure or a hybrid diet that combined aspects of both diets known as the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet could reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The results showed that people who strictly followed any of the three diets had a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. Moreover, even modest adoption of the MIND diet approach, such as eating two vegetable servings per day, two berry servings per week and one fish meal per week, appeared to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease. More research and clinical trials are needed to know to what degree a Mediterranean diet prevents Alzheimer's or slows the progression of cognitive decline. Nonetheless, eating a healthy diet is important to stay physically and mentally fit. ...Read more

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I know that diet & exercise for slow healthy weight loss is best, but is there a fast healthy diet for the holidays? I'm looking at "the digest diet" book or atkins.

I know that diet & exercise for slow healthy weight loss is best, but is there a fast healthy diet for the holidays? I'm looking at "the digest diet" book or atkins.

Diet wrong term!: You mean life-style change. For people with an apple build, nothing beats a low-carb/ low-glycemic index diet. For pears, low calorie, gih fiber diets are thec best. For quick weight loss, low calorie will produce short term results, but with hypocaloric weight loss, you lose one pound of muscle per three pounds of fat. It becomes harder to get back the muscle and keep of the fat. ...Read more

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Following the specific carb diet has been rumored to provide a "lack of short chain fatty acids" , but I thought nuts & fruits & vegs supplied enuf?

Following the specific carb diet has been rumored to provide a "lack of short chain fatty acids" , but I thought nuts & fruits & vegs supplied enuf?

Yes, but: All diets work because overall you are decreasing calories. There are no tricks. Eat what you usually eat, but less, and make sure to include a variety of nuts and fruits and vegetables. Pay attention to what you put in your mouth. Eat less, exercise more. ...Read more

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High colesteral, low end of normal thyroid, depression, celiac. Blood pressure is low. Was vegitarian but not eating well.What about dash diet?

High colesteral, low end of normal thyroid, depression, celiac. Blood pressure is low. Was vegitarian but not eating well.What about dash diet?

Not here!!: These questions are well beyond the scope of a forum such as this. You need to see your own physician for appropriate management of your issues. Answering you here is pure foolishness! ...Read more

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Can the paleo diet increase fitness levels in teenagers?

Can the paleo diet increase fitness levels in teenagers?

When incorporating: The paleo lifestyle with the diet it can be beneficial. Paleolithic diet reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. The assertion is that man's body has not acclimatized to diets that are heavily impacted by industrialization ; crop cultivation. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid processed ; junk foods as well grains. Frequent, varied >. ...Read more

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Does a processed food diet increase risk of vascular disease?

Does a processed food diet increase risk of vascular disease?

Yes: Ptocessed food has increases high level of glucose in blood along with high Insulin levels. This causes high lipids and atherosclerosis an causes vascular disease. It's lowest with high fibre unprocessed natural food. ...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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Ejection fraction of gb very low. Diet stripped down to lean meats, fruits, vegs. Reflux in throat that is constant yet varies in intensity. Related?

Ejection fraction of gb very low. Diet stripped down to lean meats, fruits, vegs. Reflux in throat that is constant yet varies in intensity. Related?

Maybe...: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. There is a phenomenon known as "biliary dyspepsia." if no relief from prevacid, (lansoprazole) please consider your doctor's advice regarding management of your sick gallbladder. ...Read more

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Taking seroquel (quetiapine) XR for bipolar ii, developed high cholesterol & plaque in artery despite healthy diet. Are there any new medications instead of this?

Taking seroquel (quetiapine) XR for bipolar ii, developed high cholesterol & plaque in artery despite healthy diet. Are there any new medications instead of this?

Latuda (lurasidone): Latuda (lurasidone) is newer antipsychotic that may cause less metabolic side effects. You can ask your physician about possibly adding a mood stabilizer as well to your medication regimen. He or she should discuss the risks, benefits and side effects associated with treatment after a thorough evaluation. Perhaps starting a gradual, regular exercise regimen may help with the high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Strong family history of heart disease. Confused about the best diet? low fat or low carb, as studies are coming stating whole grains cause inflamatio

Strong family history of heart disease. Confused about the best diet? low fat or low carb, as studies are coming stating whole grains cause inflamatio

Talk to your doctor : Read the book, "The China Study". Dr. Campbell makes a very strong case for a whole food diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. No dairy and no meat (no animal protein). Beans and nuts for protein source. This is a Vegan diet. This is the best diet for a healthy heart. ...Read more

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Have type 2 diabetes; and have been on a strict ketogenic low carb diet. Ques: is it safe to eat up to 8 eggs a day in terms of ldl?

Have type 2 diabetes; and have been on a strict ketogenic low carb diet. Ques: is it safe to eat up to 8 eggs a day in terms of ldl?

It does not : Need to be ketogenic in my view. Sugar is the villain and you do need a supplement of vitamin b1 + magnesium + multivitamin. It has recently been shown that diabetics excrete a lot of vitamin b1 in urine so it is important to replace it. ...Read more

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I gained 35lb in 6mo. No change to diet/exercise. 1000-1200 calories of a gluten-free, dairy-free, all organic diet. Low WBC, High ALT, .49TSH. Ideas?

I gained 35lb in 6mo. No change to diet/exercise. 1000-1200 calories of a gluten-free, dairy-free, all organic diet. Low WBC, High ALT, .49TSH. Ideas?

Weight gain: When you say low WBC do you know how low? Also what was your T4 level? Sometimes people that are in extreme stressful conditions, poor sleep or high cortisol levels tend to affect your overall adrenal system. It may not be as apparent in a clinical setting but it can be subclinical. Doing things like mediation and yoga and frequent exercise can sometimes push you back to balance. ...Read more

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Is amall amount of pork rind ok on the medabolic diet / lo carb diet?

Is amall amount of pork rind ok on the medabolic diet / lo carb diet?

Doubtful: Read the (lack of) nutritional content of pork rinds....Basically "food porn" in most instances. ...Read more