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Any diet recommendations for gout?

Any diet recommendations for gout?

Gout diet: Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. Nuts are excellent. ...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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Diet recommended for healing psoriasis naturally?

Diet recommended for healing psoriasis naturally?

None Proven: Natural treatments are generally backed by little if any evidence of effectiveness. I do not discourage my patients from trying, but don't keep dumping money into diets or supplements if they aren't helping. ...Read more

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Please Suggest me chicken pox diet and reciepe for faster cure?

Please Suggest me chicken pox diet and reciepe for faster cure?

None I know of: This runs its course over a period of a week or 2. They can eat whatever they are comfortable with, given the amount of oral blisters. No specific med, vitamin or diet that I know of will alter the length of recovery. ...Read more

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Recommendations for a traveler on how to get a nutritionally balanced gluten-free diet?

Recommendations for a traveler on how to get a nutritionally balanced gluten-free diet?

Eat whole foods: Shop at stores that sells whole foods and eat at restaurants that are vegetarian and gluten free. Rinse fruits and vegetables carefully, and eat beans, nuts and seeds. Consume wild salmon whenever available. ...Read more

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Diet for diverticulitis?

Diet for diverticulitis?

Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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Is sunlight good for shingles rash?

Is sunlight good for shingles rash?

Mixed advice: Sunlight has been blamed for bringing on a relapse in some. During an outbreak, those places may be more sensitive to sunburn, but if mild - moderate exposure - it should have little effect. If you try it - do it only a little bit and discover your reaction. If it helps, great! if it hurts - stop. The medicine should help. Talk w/ your dr about how it's going. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips for chicken pox for teens?

Can you suggest tips for chicken pox for teens?

Avoid: Maintain distance as it may spread thru respiratory droplets nd thry contact.Also good handwashing.Best prevention is proper immunization. ...Read more

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A diet plan for diabetic?

A diet plan for diabetic?

Low carbs: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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Are there any diet restrictions for chicken pox patients?

Are there any diet restrictions for chicken pox patients?

Nothing special: The primary focus with this or other illnesses is hydration, so fluids or fluid containing foods are important. Other than the fluid focus, i will feed them whatever they are willing to eat.Some have significant mouth blisters and may not tolerate some solids. ...Read more

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Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

Certainly but....: ... For children this is an unbelievably restricted diet. It is very difficult to sdhere to.In a study where parents were asked whether medicine or the diet was effective, where both would work, the choice by the parents was the medicine by a clear margin. ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet safe to follow for over a year?

Is the Atkins diet safe to follow for over a year?

Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof.But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet.Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet for a cancer patient?

Same as for others: A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; and low in saturated fats should be good for a patient with cancer as it is for other people. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for lupus patients?

What is a good diet for lupus patients?

SLE + diet: Lots of fresh fruits and veggies, excellent grains, lean meats with high protein, fish, etc...Simply put a good diet will always provide the body with the best building blocks to help. ...Read more

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I've heard about a vegan/gluten free diet for endometriosis. Is this diet effective for getting pregnant or just relieving symptoms?

I've heard about a vegan/gluten free diet for endometriosis. Is this diet effective for getting pregnant or just relieving symptoms?

Diet: It tends to be more beneficial for relieving symptoms. But with the regression of symptoms, it does adjust the body into a more normal sate, which makes one conclude that getting pregnant should be easier. ...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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Any advice for a diet plan?

Any advice for a diet plan?

Don't diet: The science is clear. Although you can lose weight with certain diets, the weight almost never stays off. Forget dieting altogether. Read my blog on the subject at. http://mdprevent.blogspot.com/2013/11/stop-weight-loss-madness.html. ...Read more

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I need a diet for gout relief.?

I need a diet for gout relief.?

Low purine diet: Low purine foods include milk, egg whites, vegetables, berries, breads and pasta. Avoid alcohol and high purine foods such as red meat, salty fish, liver, gravy, mincemeat, scallop and mussels. All protein contains purines and should be consumed in moderation. Consult your doctor for a balanced diet so that you are still getting all your nutrients. ...Read more

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Is a "meat free" diet really better for autoimmune conditions?

Is a "meat free" diet really better for autoimmune conditions?

Autoimmune disease: It is unlikely that a vegetarian diet can alter the course of autoimmune disease, as the the cause of such diseases remains elusive on why the body turns on itself. There are several theories that are debated but none have been proven yet with certainty. ...Read more

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Diet for a 87 year old person--need low salt--suggestions?

Diet for a 87 year old person--need low salt--suggestions?

Geriatric diet: Maintain your weight. Do not aim at drastic weight control at this age. Eat well. Eat more fruits, vegetables and grains. Avoid canned foods, salty snacks, fast foods and corn syrup sweetened products. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more