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Can I Eat A Vegan Diet While Breastfeeding
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
What food , fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach 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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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