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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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Any advice for someone with an inflammatory bowel disease for diet?

Any advice for someone with an inflammatory bowel disease for diet?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Good diet for someone who had gastro enteritis?

Good diet for someone who had gastro enteritis?

Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually a viral illness that results in nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Hydration is very important, but you want to make sure you are replacing electrolytes which you lose - in younger kids, pedialyte and gatorade work. A bland easily digestible diet like toast and bananas work well. Many cultures use rice. ...Read more

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Tips for someone living with ulcerative colitis?

Tips for someone living with ulcerative colitis?

Autoimmune Paleo: The best way to improve colitis is by stopping foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs) and milk protein since they also cause inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic, vitD3 10k IU/day. The Paleo Solution by R. Wolfe is a great book ...Read more

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What is a good healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

What is a good healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

Healthy eating: Many diets have been tested for crohn's, but there is no evidence to support any particular diet. However, some with crohn's develop intestinal strictures or narrowing. If you do, a low roughage diet is important because undigested food like corn kernels or celery strings can get trapped in a stricture and cause pain or a blockage. Some also malabsorb specific nutrients so check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What healthy diet foods would be for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

What healthy diet foods would be for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

Low fat diet: Mesenteric ischemia is typically caused by atherosclerosis of arteries supplying blood to the intestines. A low fat diet may help prevent progression of atherosclerosis. Small meals may make it less likely you will get ischemia and pain with eating. ...Read more

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What is a good, healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

What is a good, healthy diet for someone with crohn's?

Depends: On disease activity, location of disease and complications (ie strictures). A well balanced diet is high recommended; but depending on your disease you may have difficulty tolerating large amounts of fiber. ...Read more

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Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

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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What is a good diet for someone with fructose malabsorption?

What is a good diet for someone with fructose malabsorption?

Simple choice: The patients with congenital or acquired fructose intolerance need only to avoid foods with this sugar in it. This is the sugar of all fruits and fruit juices. Sometimes a person with the problem can tolerate small amounts that may be contained in other foods without symptoms.Read labels of canned or processed foods to check for fructose content. ...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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Is abdominal pain on a gluten-free diet suspicious for someone with celiac disease?

Is abdominal pain on a gluten-free diet suspicious for someone with celiac disease?

Yes: Abdominal pain on anyone , regardless, is not normal, pain is the way your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong. If you have pain and especially if it persists you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet for someone with hypothyroidism?

Please describe a good diet for someone with hypothyroidism?

None: Diets are not important. If you thyroid replacement meds place your thyroid function in the normal range, that is all you need. ...Read more

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Trying to find a diet for someone who has diverticulitis?

Depends: Diverticulosis: hi fiber diet and and plenty of fluids. Include fruits, vegetables, salads and whole grains. Diverticulitis: low fiber diet, no fruits vegetables, salads or whole grains and plenty of fluids. Until inflammatory/infection completely resolves approx 6 weeks. ...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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Please describe a good balanced diet for someone with high glucose?

Please describe a good balanced diet for someone with high glucose?

Weight loss: A healthy well-balanced diet where you take in less food than you burn off. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. Check w/ a good registered dietitian. Weight watchers is a good program for support. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with diverticular disease. Is there a special diet to follow?

Recently diagnosed with diverticular disease. Is there a special diet to follow?

Yes: Eat a well balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids. Hydration is so important. Stay away from sodas. It is okay to have salads but cooked vegetables are better as you get more moisture. Red meat can be constipating, so keep that in mind. I am a believer in eating in moderation and not skipping meals. Cereal, oatmeal, yogurt and fruit for breakfast is a great start, not donuts. ...Read more

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What is a good daily dietary menu for a patient with peptic ulcer?

What is a good daily dietary menu for a patient with peptic ulcer?

Think easy: Foods that are easy to digest will be easy on the stomach (less churning, less acid needed). You will find low fat, dairy and vegetable meals to be well tolerated. Softer meats, prepared in low fat ways and eaten slowly (well chewed) will do well. Don't be afraid of fruits and vegetables. Natural acids will help digestion of grains and meats. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for a person with an hiatal hernia, gastritis and ibs?

What is the best diet for a person with an hiatal hernia, gastritis and ibs?

Find out why this is: Work w/ an integrative doctor to find out why your body is responding like this. Try an elimination diet for a month, add back foods one at a time, one per week, keep a food and symptom diary. Many people are intolerant of gluten and dairy or something else and can feel much better when they identify what foods and stressors trigger attacks. Dgl (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) can help gasrtitis. ...Read more

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What is a recommended vegatarion diet for someone with addison's disease?

What is a recommended vegatarion diet for someone with addison's disease?

Be careful: With addison's, your life hangs in the balance every hour and matching your cortisol replacement to your needs is life-and-death. Vegetarianism is safe only if you know exactly what you are doing and supplement wisely, and the health benefits (longevity, particular diseases) have eluded the best clinical studies. If it's not an extra stress, get a guide and eat like other informed vegetarians. ...Read more

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Should someone with mesenteric ischemia follow a specific diet?

Should someone with mesenteric ischemia follow a specific diet?

Limit calories/ fat: Control calories: eat quality fat eat the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein avoid fad diets: eat a well-rounded diet instead. Eat small, frequent meals. Avoid large and heavy meals. Limit cholesterol in diet: limit iron intake: eat enough dietary fiber: whole grains are best. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable. Reduce salt. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more