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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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I'm diabetic with gastritis what's a list of foods i can eat?

I'm diabetic with gastritis what's a list of foods i can eat?

Eat Healthy.: No specific foods to avoid. As a diabetic eat a healthy diet with general avoidance of high simple sugar intake. There is no prohibition on any food, but you should use common sense and measure bg to get an idea of which foods are reasonable and which are not. If gastritis is due to medications, treatment is to avoid those meds or add additional protective treatment not avoid foods. ...Read more

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List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

Too long to: List here. Check w/diabetes.Org for more information. A good registered dietitian can also help provide information. ...Read more

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Hi I had gestational diabetes and the nutritionist gave a list of food ideas. I don't eat like that. What can I do?

Hi I had gestational diabetes and the nutritionist gave a list of food ideas. I don't eat like that. What can I do?

Become more active: You will likely have the same problem with each pregnancy, so in between increase your aerobic activity level and loose weight if possible. Meet with the dietitian to discuss your specific dietary concerns - unless you really just want to eat lousy foods there are usually healthy alternatives. Otherwise you;ll have to take pills or use Insulin shots. ...Read more

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Gestational diabetes and the nutritionist gave a list of food ideas for breakfast lunch and dinner. What if I don't like them?

Gestational diabetes and the nutritionist gave a list of food ideas for breakfast lunch and dinner. What if I don't like them?

Count carb content: The major goal of gestational diabetes is to control the post-prandial (after-meal) sugar levels. The greatest predictor of the degree of post-prandial glucose rise is the person's carb intake at that meal. So if you don't like the nutritionist's suggestions, you may want to substitute other types of carb intake while maintaining the same total # of carbs. Ask them for other food possibilities. ...Read more

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Endocrinologist/Dietician: Can you send a link to a list of highly popular brand named foods bought at grocery store low in carbs/sugar for diabetic?

Endocrinologist/Dietician: Can you send a link to a list of highly popular brand named foods bought at grocery store low in carbs/sugar for diabetic?

Interesting question: Foods that are naturally low in carbs include: non-starchy vegetables and low-sugar fruits such as: Salad Greens (lettuce, spinach, cabbage); Swiss chard or other chard, collard greens, kale, bok choy; Herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro); radishes, sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes; avocado, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts; meats, fish, and eggs. Otherwise read food labels. ...Read more

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How is it that food borne chemical toxins cause diabetes?

How is it that food borne chemical toxins cause diabetes?

Mostly a myth: Free speech allows people to promote concerns about "artificial chemicals in food" with little real evidence. The mainstream "processed food" diet in fact has much that is unhealthy. Diabetes is an autoimmune (type i) or genetically programmed, lifestyle-modified (type ii) disease & so far nobody's demonstrated to real scientists any strong relationship with "chemicals." stay fit & eat sensibly. ...Read more

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I have been treating my diabetes. What food should I eat?

I have been treating my diabetes. What food should I eat?

Diabetes: It is difficult to know what you have for management of diabetes. Your age is not given, neither is your height or weight. If you are not yet seeing a specialist for diabetes you must do so as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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What are the ways that food borne chemical toxins cause diabetes?

What are the ways that food borne chemical toxins cause diabetes?

Mostly mythical: Type i diabetes is a smoldering autoimmune disease with stronger (and still dubious) links to viruses than to chemicals. Type ii diabetes is genetically programmed and can be staved off fairly well by staying physically fit. While your physician is required by law to tell you the truth as hard-headed experimental science best understands it, internet scare sites finance themselves by misleading u. ...Read more