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Common Therapeutic Diets And Guidelines
Yes: Try googling it to see what other folks are saying who tried it. ...Read more
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
Depends: Do you have any medical problems? Low cholesterol and low fat is recommended. ...Read more
Food: Vegetables, hummus, seafood, fruits.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nutrient dense foods:
Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more
If properly prepared: Would be healthy. Eat less walk more! ...Read more
Reduce, yes.: "avoid" as in "never catch any" may be a bit optimistic. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are some common everyday foods that I should cut off of my diet to lose weight?
It's possible...: ....But unlikely, unless you quit a healthy diet and started eating an unhealthy one. Unless you are specifically sensitive to something you are eating, or you are eating something to excess, it's unlikely that good, fresh, healthy food is going to cause abdominal pain. ...Read more
Is it true that your blood type affects the diet you should be eating? If so, what are the guidelines?
No: We believe the healthiest diet is a diet consisting of a well balanced mix of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins and water. Most if not all of this can be obtained by eating a vegetarian diet. An infant should not be on a vegan diet as they might develop rickets. Otherwise, as an adult a vegan diet is fine. Tying your diet to your blood group has no basis to it. There are some disea ...Read more
I'm a borderline diabetic and my cholesterol levels are on the high side. Any recommended diet guidelines?
Yes: Start learning about food with low glycemic index (scale indicating how high a food can raise your blood sugar level). Start eating more vegetable and fruits. Non-starchy vegetables are best: spinach, carrots, broccoli or green beans. Eat whole grain foods instead of processed food (whole wheat over white breads). Add fish to your meals 2-3 times per week. Dry beans & lentils are good protein... ...Read more
Why do I get the cold so easily? I always seem to get the common old easily than others... I eat fruit and vegetables and I have a balanced diet.
Check thyroid: The common identifiable cause of cold intolerance is hypothyroidism, which your physician will probably screen for if you mention it to him/her. Many people develop cold intolerance without any identifiable cause, and a few people develop visible skin changes due to cold allergy or proteins and precipitate in the cold. ...Read more
Veggies and nuts: Veggies except porato and cirn, nuts, wild fish, beans, seeds are all low carb. Don't obsess on avoiding any healthy non-processed foods. Avoid fried foods, sweetened food, or any food that barely resembles the natural ingredients from which it originally started. Eat whole grains, fruits, and other healthy carbs. ...Read more
Binge eating: The prevalence of binge eating disorder (bed) is estimated at 1-5% of the general population -- with women comprising 60% of these, men 40%. (all types of eating disorders are more common in women, though.) bed is often associated with depression; people also feel a lot of shame about it, which can delay getting help. Bed may be more common than other eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, etc). ...Read more
Can extremely painful defecation (with any diet) be the symptom of prostatitis, is it more common to acute or chronic prostatis?
Dyschezia/painful: Defecation can b due to constipation/tumor or prostatitis (acute more likely in your age group). Hemorrhoids (internal)also a possibility. Suggest see urologist/pcp for tests, evaluation, treatment. Keep stool soft with added fiber & fluids &/or stool softener. May also need sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy. ...Read more
I've been eating healthy for about 3 1/2 weeks now. Watching nutrition and cut out processed. Is frequent urination common with diet change?
It is not uncommon!: The thing that seems to cause diuresis (increased urination) for most people with diet change is the significant reduction in sodium that comes with eating healthier/avoiding more processed foods. Often, when people lose more weight the first week or so on a "diet", it is chalked up to "water weight." Your body soon equilibrates. Remember, healthy drinking of more water also leads to more urine:) ...Read more
Few months now I notice armpits smell more than ever before in my life. Diet has not changed. Is this normal/common? They don't smell through clothes.
When you shower you no doubt take care of your armpits.
Once you have dried off you can put some cream (or similar) under your armpits.
They are inexpensive, many options, and available at any pharmacy or food store. ...Read more
Can you please describe common natural treatements (diet, vitamins) I can take increase my progesterone?
I have just had my appendix removed. Do I need to change my diet until the post-surgery pain improves? Is 'gurgling' or trapped wind common post-op?
Very common, post op: Your diet post appendecomy should be soft and bland with slow advancement to a more normal diet. Post surgery 'gas' and 'gurgling' is normal. Surgical removal of the appendix causes the rest of the small/large bowel to act irregular and irritable. This should slowly regain a normal flow pattern. Avoid heavy foods with high bulk. Avoid gas forming foods. Add probiotics, yogurt. Avoid constipation. ...Read more
What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined - thru testing or elimination diet?
Intolerance/immune: Intolerance consists of any undesired effects from from wheat and there is no definite test for it (other than a double-blind food challenge). Allergy to wheat often affects the guts but may cause hives, swelling, nasal congestion, and even rarely anaphylaxis. Allergy can be detected by skin testing or allergy blood test but double-blind food challenge remains the gold standard. ...Read more
Can you please list the most common benefits of various vitamin supplements other than you consume in your diet?
Usually zero: There is very little need for the routine use of supplemental vitamins. ...Read more
Is it common to have positive urine ketone after lar surgery while on full liquid diet? I have ifg & igt & fam history of diabetes I & ii. When to recheck?
Not unusual: A number of patients (15-20%) will have urine ketones in response to the stress of surgery alone. In addition, the post op period is commonly one of relative starvation in which your body utilizes ketones as an alternate source of fuel. Consider rechecking your blood sugar and ketones after you have been on a regular diet for 72 hours or more. ...Read more
Wouldn't surprise me: "liver detox diets" are widely varied and are not evidence-based medicine. Use them at your own risk -- they have landed people in the intensive care unit. Your personal physician -- who unlike an internet "independent thinker / persecuted humanitarian" is obligated by law to tell the truth -- is your best guide to health, be it liver function, diet, or whatever's troubling you now. Cheers. ...Read more