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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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How can I maintain a healthy vegetarian diet if breastfeeding?

How can I maintain a healthy vegetarian diet if breastfeeding?

Diversity: Make sure to have a good supply of diverse vegtables, fruits and protein in the form of some type of bean. Eggs are a good source if you normally eat those also. Making sure you have an adequate supply of vegtables, fruits, fiber and adequate hydration should help a lot. ...Read more

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Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

No: You can literally eat or drink anything (except alcohol) without concerns. Breast feeding moms have no restrictions on diet. ...Read more

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Can you eat a grapefruit while taking diet pill(lipozene).

Can you eat a grapefruit while taking diet pill(lipozene).

Not recommended: Space them apart at least 2-4 hours just to be sure that grapefruit won't offset the effect of the diet pill. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet while breastfeeding?

What's  a healthy diet while breastfeeding?

Same as for others: A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; and low in saturated fats should be good for lactating women. Supplements such as calcium and iron may be needed depending on individual circumstances. ...Read more

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Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Yes: You should give it a try. It may cause fussiness and/ or gassiness in your baby but everyone is different. Dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate. It's full of antioxidants that help prevent cancer and heart disease. ...Read more

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What food , fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?

What food , fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?

Your diet won't work: you must exercise to become physically fit--more important than y9ur diet. Learn how to eat healthy. Be sure you do not have vitamin D deficiency. ...Read more

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What can I eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

What can I eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

Balanced diet+500Cal: Awell balanced diet with extra 500 calories, total of 2000 calories fruits and vegetables whole grains pritein and meats milk and milk products if that does not make the baby fussy snacks avoid junk food vitamins. ...Read more

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Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

Yes: Sushi can be wonderful, healthful food during nursing. 3 health risks to know about 1) mercury. Some large fish, such as bluefin tuna can have high levels of mercury. You may want to minimize these choices. 2) parasites. Very rare in us. (<40 cases per year, mostly raw salmon or mackerel). Freezing, smoking, vinegar drops risk. 3) pufferfish. Fugu has potent poison if not prepared right. Why risk? ...Read more

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I am wondering what healthy food can I eat while drinking beer on a high protein low carb diet?

I am wondering what healthy food can I eat while drinking beer on a high protein low carb diet?

Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits with low sugar contents, chicken, fish and lean meat. Keep in mind that a can of beer has about 13 grams of sugar and drinking a few can take the low out of your low carb diet. ...Read more

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I have been trying hard to gain weight but cant. I follow a healthy diet whch includes bananas, milk shake, nuts, almonds. I eat every 3 hours.

I have been trying hard to gain weight but cant. I follow a healthy diet whch includes bananas, milk shake, nuts, almonds. I eat every 3 hours.

Deserves evaluation: A surprising number of people have trouble gaining weight. This sounds like a good diet that should help you gain weight. You may have digestive problems leading to poor absorption of nutrients. You might have intestinal parasites. An overactive thyroid could also cause this. I advise being evaluated by a gastroenterologist or holistic doctor- see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and cannot stop eating! especially naughty foods like chocolate! why is this. I am a healthy weight and exercise?

Chocolate : Is not "naughty". The chocolate bean is bitter and it is the addition of large amounts of sugar that gives it its flavor and its addictive properties. Dr yudkin, a london professor did research on sugar and wrote a book "sweet and dangerous" in 1973. He showed that sugar was the cause of cardiovascular disease and it was forgotten. I am only too well aware of the extent of health loss from this. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to a baby if I eat flax meal while breastfeeding?

Is it dangerous to a baby if I eat flax meal while breastfeeding?

Flax breastfeeding: Flax seed meal is probably safe during breastfeeding as long as you don't take more than a normal supplemental amount of 2 tablespoons or so. Too much can decrease breastmilk supply due to estrogen effect. It can be a good healthy source of brain healthy fats, however, and is recommended on several health forums. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to lose weight while still eating meat?

What is a good diet to lose weight while still eating meat?

LowCarb/LimitREDMEAT: One starch per day. No bread, cereal, rice, corn, potatoes. 4-6 ounces of fish, chicken or turkey per meal. Eat one serving of red meat monthly. Protein for breakfast and 2 servings (one cup raw = a serving) of green leafy veges per meal. No fried foods. Limit fruits to berries @ one serving daily (to replace one serving of veges). Only olive oil. No soda only water or green tea. Add vit d. ...Read more

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If i take a multi-vitamin every day, will i be getting enough vitamins/nutrients to stay fairly healthy? I also eat unhealthy food.

If i take a multi-vitamin every day, will i be getting enough vitamins/nutrients to stay fairly healthy? I also eat unhealthy food.

Maybe: It depends if the vitamins are being absorbed by your body. Check that the product you are using is nsf certified. Key issues: if what they say it's on the label is on the bottle and if it is bioavailable..This means that your body is able to absorb it and use it.I use juice plus which is more than a multivitamin as it contains vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients. www.drbarretojuiceplus.com. ...Read more

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Can I eat only fruits and veggies while breastfeeding ?

Can I eat only fruits and veggies while breastfeeding ?

No: You could and should eat a balanced diet including all food groups. Stay away from spicy foods, foods that make you gassy and carbonated drinks, as well as liquor. Keep the diet bland, and healthy. ...Read more

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How can I eat a healthy vegetarian diet?

How can I eat a healthy vegetarian diet?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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Can I gave birth to a healthy baby if i dont eat fruits and vegetables?

Can I gave birth to a healthy baby if i dont eat fruits and vegetables?

Probably: You probably can if you take prenatal vitamins. Can you eat at least 1 serving a day? Do you really eat NO fruits or vegetables? I am not a person who likes those either but when I was pregnant I made myself eat healthier. Talk to your doctor or nutritionist (if available) to come up with the healthiest possible plan for your pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Ron E. Bell
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Vegan Diet (Definition)

Vegans undertake their diet either out of concern for the way that factory-farmed animals are treated, or because they have heard too-good-to-be-true claims about the health benefits. Anyone undertaking a vegan diet will need to supplement elaborately in order to avoid ruining their health, but i especially honor those gentle souls who do it ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more