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What foods are recommended for people with ibs?

What foods are recommended for people with ibs?

Fiber!: A high fiber diet with fruits and veggies can help a lot. Start slowly, though, to get used to it. Simethicone and Beeno can help. Avoid sucralose (Splenda) and sorbitol, as well as jelly/gummy type candies, the sugars used in them can cause some people to have all the symptoms of IBS! Keep a food diary so you know what helps and what doesn't. High protein and high fat dies won't help either. ...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 people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Yes: There is no reason not to eat a regular diet unless the cancer has somehow impaired their ability to swallow. ...Read more

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Do probiotics help people with celiac or crohns?

Do probiotics help people with celiac or crohns?

Symptoms not disease: Complex issue. Couldn't hurt, may help symptoms. No good evidence they affect underlying disease process. Lots of research into role of the microbiome (gut bacterial flora) on crohn's and ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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Which is the best diet for people with 'irritable bowel syndrome'?

Which is the best diet for people with 'irritable bowel syndrome'?

Daily fiber: Any diet will do, but incorporate daily fiber. Sometimes supplementation is needed with something like benifiber to help with symptoms. ...Read more

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Diagnosis, treatment, and diet for people with kidney stones

Diagnosis, treatment, and diet for people with kidney stones

Depends: On the cause of the kidney stones. These have to be analyzed for content and then the source of the problem identified. As an example, do you have excess parathyroid hormone causing calcium salt stones? Are these due to gout? See a doctor and get this worked out in detail. ...Read more

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Macrobitic diet to help people with weight?

Macrobitic diet to help people with weight?

Yes: But some people need more protein and good fats so modify the diet accordingly. Olive oil can be added after food is cooked, and coconut oil is good to cook with. Avoid soy oil as it promotes weight gain more. ...Read more

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Are there any effective holistic diet habits for people with adhd?

Are there any effective holistic diet habits for people with adhd?

No: Only avoidance of foods and beverages that affect brain such as caffeine and chocolate. Some younger children react adversely to artificial red dyes, but "holistic" diets per se, will not improve adhd. That said i agree with the other posters who suggested good nutrition exercise and sleep benefit brain function, but again do not treat adhd. ...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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Hi. Would people with anemia and thalassemia experience more fatigue during diets that people without it? For example a ketogenic diet?

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Would people with anemia and thalassemia experience more fatigue during diets that people without it? For example a ketogenic diet?

Address issues : If you have thalassemia minor and a very mild anemia as a result, it is a non-problem unless you marry someone else with it. If you have a second cause of significant anemia, it needs to be addressed. Unless the ketogenic diet is prescribed for epilepsy, please reconsider. These fad diets are likely to make you feel unwell and are less effective than developing a fitness habit. ...Read more

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Is kale okay for people with fructose malabsorption?

Is kale okay for people with fructose malabsorption?

Yes...: If fructose is present in kale it will be miniscule amounts and will not exacerbate any symptoms of fructose intolerance. The benefits far outweight the risks. Good luck! ...Read more

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Best treatment or diet for sibo sufferers?

Best treatment or diet for sibo sufferers?

It depends: 1. Be certain symptoms are caused by sibo. See health care provider, have hydrogen breath test (test does have limits too) if sibo documented and symptoms related--may warrant: 2. Course of antibiotic Rifaximin or neomycin if the Rifaximin is too expensive. 3. Improve bowel motility 4. Consider diet such as low fodmaps diet for ibs or, possibly, scd. ...Read more

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What are some good foods for someone with a restricted diet due to pku?

What are some good foods for someone with a restricted diet due to pku?

Vegetables are OK: Phenylketonuria is treated with a low phenylalanine diet, which means most proteins are verbotten. But people with pku need expert guidance from a metabolic dietician and biochemical geneticist to do it right. Too much protein restriction can be just as bad. You need to have your phenylalanine blood levels checked regularly. If you are a woman of childbearing age, you have to be even more careful. ...Read more

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For what reasons healthy diet important for people with diabetes?

For what reasons healthy diet important for people with diabetes?

Cornerstone: Diet, exercise and weight loss are the cornerstone of diabetes therapy. Without them, you need a lot more medication, the medication doesn't work as well, and you'll develop complications sooner and die at an earlier age. ...Read more

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Is fortified orange juice a good calcium alternative for people who are lactose intolerant? Also is it safe for people with bowel issues?

Is fortified orange juice a good calcium alternative for people who are lactose intolerant? Also is it safe for people with bowel issues?

Calcium supplement: As long as you do not have any peptic disease such as reflux or gastritis it is ok to drink fortified OJ. keep in mind the amount of calcium in such beverages may not be adequate specially if you are trying to prevent osteoporosis and you may need to take additional calcium tablets daily . Lastly make sure your Vitamin D level is in the normal range as well ( blood test for 25-OH Vitamin D ) ...Read more

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For patients with angina cases, will limiting daily food intake help their situation?

For patients with angina cases, will limiting daily  food intake help their situation?

Food intake: If the patient is overweight or has a poor lipid spectrum, then diet can be quite helpful. For diet to help more than just caloric restriction is important, the content of the diet especially trying to be plant based it likely to be more useful. Appropriate medicines and exercise and not smoking are also very important. ...Read more

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Is the paleo diet a good diet for someone with digestive issues?

Is the paleo diet a good diet for someone with digestive issues?

Yes!: Paleo diet works well for gastrointestinal issues. I suggest checking out this quick start guide http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.Html. ...Read more

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Which nutritional products are suggested for someone with gastroparesis who can barely eat?

Which nutritional products are suggested for someone with gastroparesis who can barely eat?

High protein, lo fat: There are 3 main therapies: 1) small meals, 1 cup or less -- focus on high protein, low fat, low fiber foods. Skip the raw fruits & vegs 2) eat frequently (2 hours) and use supplements like boost, ensure, etc. To get more protein 3) take a motility medication like Erythromycin or Reglan (metoclopramide) (in us), or domperidone (other places). Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more