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What is the definition or description of: diet changes?

What is the definition or description of: diet changes?

New Eating Decisions: Most of us can make improvements in our usual eating behavior. Making adjustment to limit unhealthy food, or emphasizing healthy foods, would be a healthy diet change. However, not all diet changes share healthy eating characteristics (e.g., fad diets that focus on extreme limitations or exclusions). When considering a diet change avoid "fads" that may not reflect healthy eating behavior. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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Which kind of diet changes should I make to see improvement in my skin?

Which kind of diet changes should I make to see improvement in my skin?

First what problems: are you having with your skin? There are many supplements that can be taken but it depends on your issues, ie vitamin E for dry skin, so please clarify ...Read more

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What diet changes to increase "good cholesterol"?

What diet changes to increase "good cholesterol"?

Increasing HDL: Hdl is your happy cholesterol that protects you from heart disease. It is very hard to increase but Niacin or Niaspan (niacin) can help, exercise, losing weight, fish oil and some statins can help. Focus on improving all of your numbers so even if you get this up a little but your LDL comes down alot, the risk ratio improves. ...Read more

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Are there diet changes that would help cure psoriasis?

Are there diet changes that would help cure psoriasis?

No.: First of all, there is no "cure" for psoriasis - not yet, anyway. We have many effective methods of controlling it, but diet, unfortunately, is not one of them. The only dietary factor that is known to influence psoriasis is alcohol, which will make it markedly worse in most cases. ...Read more

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What major diet changes can alter cellular metabolism?

What major diet changes can alter cellular metabolism?

Any and all: Since you "are what you eat" and you are made of cells that have metabolic activity andy major diet changes will affect cellular metabolism. For example - fried foods are oxidized toxins that will interfere with the ability of your mitochondria to make cellular energy. A high carb, high sugar diet will cause suppresion of thyoid function and Insulin resistance which will also impair metabolism. ...Read more

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What diet changes are needed for someone who is going to lose a kidney?

What diet changes are needed for someone who is going to lose a kidney?

Depends: This depends on the underlying disease. Part of the surgical plan will include a dietitian that will discuss this very subject. Ask questions! ...Read more

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Is it common for a type 2 diabetic to have a change in bm's and diet changes?

Is it common for a type 2 diabetic to have a change in bm's and diet changes?

Depends: With diabetic pts, if they change their diet , eating better and more healthy , then their bm would change. ...Read more

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2.6 creatinine ! How worried I should be ? Life style changes & diet changes? Thnx!

2.6 creatinine ! How worried I should be ? Life style changes & diet changes? Thnx!

See doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your creatinine level is way above normal and you should consult a kidney doctor at the earliest. Diet and life style changes will not be sufficient. ...Read more

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Are there any good long-term diet changes that i could make to reduce inflammation?

Are there any good long-term diet changes that i could make to reduce inflammation?

Yes: Long term diet changes to decrease inflammation include: limiting saturated fat and trans fats; increasing intake of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil); limiting intake of carbohydrates that worsen Insulin resistance (highly refined carbs, sugars, high fructose corn syrup, high glycemic index/load carbs); eating natural antioxidants (dark leafy greens, deep red tomatoes, blueberries, carrots, grapes). ...Read more