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Can sugar intake ie; in form of fizzy drinks, sweet drinks increase anxiety or related symptoms? Thanks

Can sugar intake ie; in form of fizzy drinks, sweet drinks increase anxiety or related symptoms? Thanks

Other ingredients: Sugar will give you increased energy, but you will usually get increased anxiety from stimulants such as caffeine or ma huang. Other ingredients like ginseng can cause similar symptoms, such as headache, elevated blood pressure and restlessness. Ginseng can cause mania in some individuals. ...Read more

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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Can drinking diet drinks with aspartame slow down weight loss?

Can drinking diet drinks with aspartame slow down weight loss?

No: Won't have any effect either way. You need dietary restriction, exercise, support in order to lose weight. Make sure you're not eating junk food or snacks while you're drinking the diet drink. ...Read more

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Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Yes: Low carb diet, irrespective of fat content will help you lose weight, keep insulin levels low and help liver clear fat. Ensure you eat adequate protein - 1.5 grams/kg body weight. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Might consuming loads of sugary drinks cause diabetes?

Might consuming loads of sugary drinks cause diabetes?

Not immediately: Excess sugars, lack of exercise and family history of diabetes can create a situation for you ;predisposing you to diabetes. Excessive weight can interfere with Insulin use in the body and lead to a type 2 diabetic situation. Loads of sugary drinks can interfere with proper utilization of carbohydrates and create other health related issues. ...Read more

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Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Not related: However a healthy diet is recommended for patients with vascular disease. Ideal body weight, lower blood sugar, increased lean muscle are helpful in risk reduction for cardiovascular events. High fiber is the beginning of better diet. ...Read more

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Are energy drinks, like "boost" or the Atkins diet energy drink ok for a no carb diet?

Are energy drinks, like "boost" or the Atkins diet energy drink ok for a no carb diet?

Energy Drinks: First there is no medical or health benefit from 'energy drinks'. These drinks are usually high in caffeine and/or sugars. I would read the labels and if there are any carbs in the drink recommend that you not ingest it. But, in general i would recommend avoiding these unnecessary and non-nutritional drinks all together. ...Read more

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Sugary or hi carb diet cause behavioral changes?

Sugary or hi carb diet cause behavioral changes?

Yes: Sugar and other simple carbohydrates cause cahnges within the body, such as Insulin output. This can have behavioral effects. ...Read more

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Does diet soda or sweet and low increase your blood sugar?

Does diet soda or sweet and low increase your blood sugar?

Not directly but...: Most diet sodas have aspartame. Sweet n'low has saccharin. Neither of these directly raise blood sugar but they cause weight gain ; increase diabetes risk! aspartame worsens Insulin sensitivity- see http://bit.Ly/1hylgyu ; http://ti.Me/ovdmhn also see http://bit.Ly/18u9wmo ; http://bit.Ly/1hvl28d i think anyone who wants to be healthy should avoid these- stevia xylitol, maltitol etc. Are better. ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause diabetes/?

Can diet sodas cause diabetes/?

No: No food per se can cause diabetes but if the food cause you to gain a lot of weight, then your risk of developing diabetes increase. ...Read more

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Does a processed food diet increase risk of vascular disease?

Does a processed food diet increase risk of vascular disease?

Yes: Ptocessed food has increases high level of glucose in blood along with high Insulin levels. This causes high lipids and atherosclerosis an causes vascular disease. It's lowest with high fibre unprocessed natural food. ...Read more

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Can i eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet with leaky gut?

Can i eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet with leaky gut?

High fiber: Eat a high fiber diet. A high fiber diet contains more vitamins and antioxidants than a low residue diet. Good luck! ...Read more

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Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read more

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Companies market light alcohol drinks as a healthier alternative. Is this true and do low alcohol calorie drinks slow down your metabolism.?

Companies market light alcohol drinks as a healthier alternative. Is this true and do low alcohol calorie drinks slow down your metabolism.?

It depends: Alcohol has about 8 kcal of energy compared to sugar with about 4kcal of energy. So it could be that a drink with lower alcohol could be considered safer because it had less alcohol and hence prevented unnecessary weight gain or other complications. Alcohol is a sedative so it can be argued it helps slow down metabolism. This is marketing! lite beer has likely killed a lot of people. ...Read more

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Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.

Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.

GI symptoms: Please see your doc who may refer you to a GI specialist. If all is well then see a nutritionist. Are you following the vegan diet correctly? One diet does not fit all. We respond differently. Consider experimenting to see what food plan works best for you. Probiotics may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Eating food high in fat, sugars and carbs is bad for skin and causes hair loss?

Eating food high in fat, sugars and carbs is bad for skin and causes hair loss?

No: You need to stop reading disinformation websites. Now, people tend to overeat greasy and sugary stuff and that's how they get fat. The public therefore comes to believe that this stuff is "bad for you" and people are ready to believe that is causes other problems as well. In fact, acne & most other skill trouble is mostly unrelated to diet, and balding is hereditary. ...Read more

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What's the best diet to follow with Sjogrens possible MS and lupus and IBS.I know fruit,veg,meat,no junk or processed.Is cow milk ok?pasta? Bread?

What's the best diet to follow with Sjogrens possible MS and lupus and IBS.I know fruit,veg,meat,no junk or processed.Is cow milk ok?pasta? Bread?

Anti inflammatory : An anti inflammatory diet can help improve the symptoms of Sjogrens, lupus and other conditions. Inflammatory effects of different foods can be found on the following website http://nutritiondata.self.com. Also Dr Joel Furhman's book Super Immunity has good information. ...Read more

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Aside from high sugar foods and caffiene, can certain foods cause hyperactivity in children.?

Hyperactivity/Foods: While there is some evidence to suggest that additives and preservatives (i.e., chemicals) in food do some harm, diet has not found to be directly causative to any behavioral or psychological syndrome. ...Read more

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What led to fatty liver, I do not drink, what is metabolic syndrome?

What led to fatty liver, I do not drink, what is metabolic syndrome?

Most likely a: High cholesterol or hyperlipidemia problem- often associated with metabolic syndome- a collection of conditions that 'travel' together fequently- diabetes, high blood pressure and lipid problems. ...Read more

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Can metabolic syndrome cause hypogonadism. Is it reversible? I have been drinking 6-8 cans of beer 3d/week for six years. My genitals seem smaller.

Can metabolic syndrome cause hypogonadism. Is it reversible? I have been drinking 6-8 cans of beer 3d/week for six years. My genitals seem smaller.

Metabolic syndrome: As well as weight gain and alcohol ingestion can all lead to hypogonadism, but that doesn't mean shrinkage of your genitals -- only a reduction in hormonal production and possibly sperm count. Check w/your doctor, lose weight, and stop the alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Metabolic Syndrome (Definition)

A cluster of conditions—increased blood pressure, high blood-sugar levels, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing the risk of heart ...Read more