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How long does it take to lower your cholesterol when you radically change your eating habits. For two weeks I have given up all processed sugar and starched products. Am eating a large variety of veggies and a smaller amount of fruit. Also gave up all m

How long does it take to lower your cholesterol when you radically change your eating habits. For two weeks I have given up all processed sugar and starched products.  Am eating a large variety of veggies and a smaller amount of fruit.  Also gave up all m

This : This is a great question. Typically, with cholesterol lowering medications, it takes at least 6 weeks to see the maximum effects. It takes quite a bit longer with changes in lifestyle, such as diet. At our lipid clinic, we wait at least 3-6 months to assess the cholesterol changes due to diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Oz says that eating a lot of starch can lead to appendicitis, because it has a longer chance to cause fecaliths. Is that true?

Dr. Oz says that eating a lot of starch can lead to appendicitis, because it has a longer chance to cause fecaliths. Is that true?

Could: Dr. Oz is referring to decreased intestinal transit times with carbohydrates or starches. Anything that does this could increase the likelihood of fecaliths and subsequent appendicitis or even diverticulitis for that matter. ...Read more

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I have a problem with eating starchy things first i had an addiction with baby powder then rice now corn starch what could be wrong?

I have a problem with eating starchy things first i had an addiction with baby powder then rice now corn starch what could be wrong?

Pica (adult): This is more often seen in children, but it's not too different. Have a very thorough set of lab work to determine deficiencies to address. Also, specialist psychologists can help break the attractions with behavior mod, hypnosis, etc. But there may be a nutrient you crave. It can take time, but it can be good to take corrective action. Best! ...Read more

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I am 31 weigh 180 if I stop eating meat and starch for four months will it help me to loose weight I'm only want to loose 45 pounds?

I am 31 weigh 180 if I stop eating meat and starch for four months will it help me to loose weight I'm only want to loose 45 pounds?

Not practical: Several facts about weight loss: Trying to loose more than 1-2 pounds a week is not advised and is generally unhealthy. Studies suggest that the most important thing is to limit the amount of calories on a daily basis. Cutting out meat per se won't accelerate weight loss. A low-carb diet is not significantly more effective than a normal diet. Go to http://bit.ly/1ybbG2S ...Read more

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Can eating excessive amounts of corn starch during pregnancy cause vaginal dryness?

Can eating excessive amounts of corn starch during pregnancy cause vaginal dryness?

NO: There is no direct correlation between corn starch and dryness; however, the bigger question is why you are ingesting corn starch: this condition may be pica and requires immediate medical and psychological evaluation. ...Read more

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If i eat a lot of starches during meals, how can I obtain a healthy eating diet, and lose all my excessive weight?

If i eat a lot of starches during meals, how can I obtain a healthy eating diet, and lose all my excessive weight?

Eat less calories: starch is not the enemy, eating more calories than you need contributes to excessive weight and eating processed high sugar foods contributes to deposition of fat. Try a balanced meal of fresh fruits and vegetables, a protein at each meal and a high fiber healthy starch such as a serving of beans, legumes. In order to lose weight, eat less calories than you need. Consult a nutrition professional ...Read more

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I read that eating starches with animal product contributes to bloating. I want a flat stomach so do I eat these groups separately. How true is this?

I read that eating starches with animal product contributes to bloating. I want a flat stomach so do I eat these groups separately. How true is this?

Disinformation: Glad that fitness is important to you. Life is difficult enough without people offering well-intentioned, unscientific guidance like this. I admire vegetarians who choose it for moral reasons, but when you read of "animal products" having some bad effect that makes little sense, it's likely to be misinformation. Your personal physician can offer quality advice on diet & fitness. ...Read more

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I experience pain on the roof of my mouth when I eat, especially after not eating for more than 12 hours, and especially with certain high-starch food?

I experience pain on the roof of my mouth when I eat, especially after not eating for more than 12 hours, and especially with certain high-starch food?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor, an ENT doctor, and a dentist can look to see if there is anything unusual on or near the palate. They will look for teeth abscesses, gum disease, palate lesions, sinus infections, etc... Is all looks "normal", the primary care doctor may refer to other specialists to look into issues with nerve signals and oral allergy / mouth pain disorders, etc... ...Read more

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Stomach pains after eating food with starch. What does this mean please?

Stomach pains after eating food with starch.  What does this mean please?

Check if you are : Sensitive to gluten and/or other components of starchy foods... Talk to a physician with knowledge in the area. Good luck! ...Read more