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Can The Mediterranean Diet Hurt Diverticulosis
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
I've eaten a high fiber diet my whole life and now have Diverticulosis. I question the etiology of this disease. Does high fiber cause Diverticulosis?
Holistic hoax: Anecdotal study based on African tribes who had a high fiber diet and were w/o diverticular disease. There have been no scientific double blind long term studies. Since you now have diverticular disease suggest a low residue diet. Consult a gastroenterologist for help in management ...Read more
Could the specific carbohydrate diet (scd) cure my ulcerated colitis or will it just suppress the symptoms?
Definately: There are other factors such as genetics, hobbies like cycling, pregnancy, jobs that involve sitting and lifting, but bowel regularity is the most common reason for hemorrhoids in america. Hemorrhoids are a result of the pressure that builds up in the abdomen for any of the above reasons. If you can decrease that pressure by fiber and regular bowel habits, you can prevent hemorrhoids. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What?: I don't know of any health risks. ...Read more
Depends: Reducton in cholesterol containing foods can lower cholesterol for some people. Also weight loss can be associated with improved lipids. However< increased saturated fat intake can increase LDL cholesterol. This may , however be associated with decreased triglycerides and increased HDL cholesterol along with lower nonhdl , apob and LDL particle number. Follow you numbers if you change your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 choices: When it comes to food, you only have fat, carbohydrate and protein. You can't eliminate any of the 3 altogether. If you increase or decrease one of the 3, the other 2 have to change as well. Too much or too little of any of the three can cause problems. Try eating a well-balanced diet with fewer calories and more exercise. Stay away from exotic info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Is it possible that stools came back to normal size if I had colon cancer with intake of probiotics, healthier diet and a lot of fiber rich food.
Diverticulis - what sort of diet would effectively prevent diverticulosis? (assuming that diverticuli are present in the colon)
Which is worse in the long run: eating a low oxalate diet and missing out on the various nutrients, or eating healthy but getting multiple stones?
No need to avoid ox.: This is actually a false choice. It's not proven that a low oxalate diet is effective in reducing stone formation. I agree that it's not wise to avoid the beneficial nutrients in oxalate-rich foods. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=george&dbid=48 taking magnesium & vit b6 reduces stone formation over 90%. Drink more water too! see http://www.Drwhitaker.Com/magnesium-for-kidney-stones. ...Read more
How does a diet rich in saturated fat contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease? What does the fat do?
This is not true: Dietary saturated fats & dietary choleseterol do not cause heart disease. Studies consistently show that saturated fats raise HDL (the good cholesterol). Sugars & excess carbs on the other hand, particularly high frutose corn syrup raise triglycerides, contribute to Insulin resistance & eventually cause full blown diabetes, high blood pressure & heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?
Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof.But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet.Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more
Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?
I keep eating the same foods, mostly and unhealthy things . What foods can I eat with ulcerative colitis?
Veggies: Lots of whole vegetables are ok. Lean meats. Avoid processed foods. Learn to cook! ...Read more
With publicity on the mediterranean diet, are doctors getting average americans to eat 2-3 tbsp of olive oil daily, and into what foods is it added?
Normal diet.: Fiber is not needed to prevent anemia. Most anemias are caused by iron deficiency, especially in young women. Iron rich foods are red meat, dark green leafy vegetables, raisins and liver. The other nturients needed are B12 (mainly animal products) and Folic Acid (vegetables, fruits, nuts, fortified cereals and grains). ...Read more
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