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Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

Will differ: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...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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Will a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Will a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

No: Gastroenteritis means an inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines. There are many causes. Self-limited viruses are the most common cause. Other causes include lactose (dairy) intolerance, celiac disease (wheat gluten sensitivity), inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis) and others. If it is recurring, it should be further investigated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Can a vegan/vegetarian diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Yes it can: Depending on what you are eating. Light healthy vegetarian diet is good for GI health. Rice and lentils are good source of carb and protein during diarrhea, make sure eat plenty of yogurt and probiotics for good bacteria. ...Read more

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Have diarrhea for 2 months. No relief. Fodmap diet not help. Tested for crones, celiac and other things. Help.

Have diarrhea for 2 months. No relief. Fodmap diet not help. Tested for crones, celiac and other things. Help.

Functional Medicine: You need to find a functional medicine expert in your area to determine if there are microbial imbalances or leaky gut leading to inflammation. They can do more specific testing such as comprehensive digestive stool analysis to determine what the underlying problem is and help you work to correct it. http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many.html. ...Read more

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What can you do to help reduce fatty liver? Also, is South Beach Diet safe for fatty liver

What can you do to help reduce fatty liver? Also, is South Beach Diet safe for fatty liver

Lose weight: Vitamin e has also been shown to help. You do have a risk of gall stones with rapid weight loss. Ironically patients who had some fat when they dieted as opposed to no fat, developed fewer gall stones. ...Read more

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What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

Many choices: First, stomach ulcers are often related to infection with H. Pylori. Conventional treatment is with antibiotics but herbs like Mastic Gum can help too. Drugs like Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) are usually prescribed but there are natural options like DGL & cabbage juice. See http://tinyurl.com/mp2xh62 & http://tinyurl.com/mwxb522 Dietary changes & supplements can cure reflux- see http://tinyurl.com/7t2gecq ...Read more

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Can a vegan diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Can a vegan diet help with recurring gastroenteritis?

Unlikely: There is no reason a vegan diet would specifically help recurrent gastroenteritis. You should see your provider to find out a possible cause. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice for the best diet for diverticular disease and ibs?

Can you give me advice for the best diet for diverticular disease and ibs?

FODMAP diet: For diverticular disease, the conventional wisdom is to consume a high fiber diet, but there is very little good scientific evidence behind this recommendation. Likewise, people used to be instructed to avoid seeds and nuts. This has since been debunked. For IBS, the best evidence is for a low FODMAP diet. ...Read more

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Help can benecol work for high cholestrol?

Help can benecol work for high cholestrol?

No: Here are the ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Plant Stanol Esters, Nonfat Milk, Less than 2% of:, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake (CI 15985). There is NOTHING there that would lower cholesterol. Sugar and corn syrup would RAISE it. This is unregulated - the FDA would never approve it. IMO, this marketing should be illegal. ...Read more

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Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?

Can anybody please help me work out a low carbohydrate diet to help improve my health and help aid weight loss?

More than diet: Low carbohydrate diets are effective tools for weight loss but it needs to be combined with a lifestyle change if you want lasting results. Look for a comprehensive program that helps you create new, healthy habits combined with coaching and support. ...Read more

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Do (lactose free) probiotics help with gastritis? Also, do they provide any benefit for the elderly?

Do (lactose free) probiotics help with gastritis? Also, do they provide any benefit for the elderly?

Yes, esp. if...: Most cases of gastritis are caused by H. pylori. This is usually treated with antibiotics (though herbs like Mastic Gum can work as well). Probiotics are important for both helping to eliminate H. Pylori & for re-establishing healthy flora. Probiotics can be beneficial for people of any age as healthy flora is essential for good health. See http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/gastritis ...Read more

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Suggest good diet for testis health??which foods good for testis to be healthy??

Suggest good diet for testis health??which foods good for testis to be healthy??

No specific food: A well balanced and good diet would benefit the testes as well as the entire body. There is no specific dietary advice for testicular health. ...Read more

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Please describe a good dietary supplement and good diet to use for weight loss?

Please describe a good dietary supplement and good diet to use for weight loss?

Inc HSL ; use Shakes: A suppl that stim the release of hormone sensitive lipase (hsl) is the best like hsl-accelerator, more info from me for you at ashworthmed@hotmail.Com. Best diet is one that uses meal repl shakes, like robard nutritions nutrimed shakes, soups, ; bars. These allow low cal rapid wt loss w/ no burning of muscle which spares your metabolism allowing you to maintain the wt loss. ...Read more

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How to cure gallbladder sludge? What diet foods should I take?

Removal: Sludge in the gallbladder occurs when there is an alteration in liver metabolism, and one of three main components of bile crystallize, and sit in the gallbladder. This sludge will eventually coalesce in to stones. There is no cure for the inderlying cause. Surgical removal of the gallbladder does solve the problem. If there are no symptoms, its ok to watch it. ...Read more

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What are some beneficial vitamins and supplements for Crohn's disease to help keep your gut healthy?

What are some beneficial vitamins and supplements for Crohn's disease to help keep your gut healthy?

Vitamin D and...: Many supplements can be beneficial for those with crohn's. Vitamin d can be especially beneficial, but many other supplements, herbs and dietary changes can be very helpful. However, i strongly advise you consult with a holistic doctor knowledgeable in this area for guidance. See http://www.Crohnsforum.Com/showthread.Php?T=32036 for info and http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors to find a good doc! ...Read more

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I need some help with making a low fat diet work for me?

I need some help with making a low fat diet work for me?

It doesn't: Most diets are simply temporary fixes to a much bigger problem. We decide to go on a diet for awhile and exercise to temporarily lose a few pounds. Let's change our thinking process. We have to make long term changes in order to attain proper long term goals...Healthy disease free living. We must get out of the temporary fixes of a diet and work on lifestyle changes that last forever. ...Read more

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Is there food program i can follow to help improving acne?

Is there food program i can follow to help improving acne?

Food program: Contrary to common belief there is no connection between diet and acne. The important thing is that you eat a wholesome diet. ...Read more

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Losing weight. Want to protect gallbladder. Had sand in gb before. Besides slow loss, are there foods or safe remedies to help gallblader?

Losing weight. Want to protect gallbladder. Had sand in gb before. Besides slow loss, are there foods or safe remedies to help gallblader?

Sand will grow : There is no way to get rid of the sand or sludge in the gallbladder. Although a medicine exists to help dissolve stones, it only works 50% of time and doesn't work well on multiple stones. Sand will likely grow w time to become multiple stones. Best overall management is well balanced diet with good control of fats and cholesterol. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of ...Read more