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Can you tell me is cutting out everything unhealthy from your diet healthy?

Can you tell me is cutting out everything unhealthy from your diet healthy?

Obviously yes: Like the fuel that you put into your car that governs engine performance, so is your body dependent on the food you eat isince it supplies the fuel for all functions ...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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Is the nitritarian diet healthy?

Is the nitritarian diet healthy?

Nutritarian healthy: I have never heard of a "nitritarian" diet but dr. Joel fuhrman's nutritarian is the diet I recommend most to my patients. It's a superb diet not only for weight loss but for maintaining optimal health. Even if you don't follow it exactly, if you eat like this most of the time you will benefit. So yes, 2 thumbs up for this diet! See http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet. Aspx. ...Read more

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Is a juicing diet healthy?

Is a juicing diet healthy?

Not likely: Fad diets are generally not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Not unhealthy: Mostly, balanced diet of unprocessed foods. WHole grains would fit with this.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet
might be entertaining. ...Read more

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Help please! Is eating a fruit only diet healthy?

Help please! Is eating a fruit only diet healthy?

NO: You need protein, and fruit is not a complete source of protein. You also need at least 50-100 calories a day of fat to absorb vitamins a, d, e, k. Without some fat in your diet, you won't absorb these vitamins and could be come deficient in them. A well balanced diet, needs, protein, fruits, vegetables, and beans, legumes, nuts etc. They each offer things that the others may not have. ...Read more

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Is the water diet healthy?

Is the water diet healthy?

No.: In and of itself, the water diet does nothing to increase health. Set aside the questionable weight loss. The water diet explicitly says you can still eat what you want as long as you ingest 64oz of cold water. So if you were having fast food all day before the water diet, you'd be eating just as unhealthily while on the diet. ...Read more

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Is a vegetarian diet healthy?

Is a vegetarian diet healthy?

Controversial: This is a topic that I don't think there is a straightforward answer for! A vegetarian diet can be healthy because you lower your saturated fat intake from animal fat! However, it is not the end all answer to eating healthy! I have encountered many obese vegetarians and vegetarians with terrible cholestrol panels. I believe a well balanced diet with lean meets can be just as healthy or healthier! ...Read more

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Is a mediterranean diet healthy?

Is a mediterranean diet healthy?

Med diet: Mediterranean diet is very healthy. In this case food is medicine. Prolongs life in those with coronary disease, reduces BP in those with hypertension, improves glucose control and can promote weight loss. ...Read more

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Is a green tea diet healthy / safe?

Is a green tea diet healthy / safe?

Yes: I in favor of green tea. I opine it has health benefits like relaxation, anti-oxidant activity and it is mostly water. ...Read more

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How can I eat healthy enough to repair any damage from bad diet?

How can I eat healthy enough to repair any damage from bad diet?

Just do it: The benefits of a healthy diet and reasonable weight loss can slow down or reverse amny of the bad effects of a poor diet and obesity. ...Read more

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Is a cheat day from a diet healthy? And to what extent can one cheat? I heard it helps body to see it is not starving?

Is a cheat day from a diet healthy? And to what extent can one cheat? I heard it helps body to see it is not starving?

It depends: It depends on what kind of "diet" you're talking about, and what you mean by "cheat day." if you've shifted your food plan to a healthy one that you can enjoy & maintain at least 90% of the time, you won't have cravings. You might want to review your food plan with a nutritionist or integrative medicine physician. Following this is your choice. If it gives good results, you'll likely want to! ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet healthy?

Is a vegan diet healthy?

If done carefully: There is limited research but a careful vegan diet can be very healthy; vegan diets reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure, lower cholesterol & likely reduce cancer risk. However, certain nutrients such as vitamin b12, carnitine, taurine & dha are difficult to obtain with a vegan dirt so should be supplemented. See https://vegetarian-nutrition. Info/vegan-diets-pros-cons/ for more info. ...Read more

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Is a cheese, beans and rice diet healthy?

Is a cheese, beans and rice diet healthy?

Rice diet: Never heard of it. But the rice-fruit diet is. ...Read more

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Is an all fruits and vegetable diet healthy or do you need bread, eggs, etc?

Is an all fruits and vegetable diet healthy or do you need bread, eggs, etc?

You need variety...: Fresh fruits and veggies are good in general because they provide some good vitamins/nutrition, but as human we cannot digest cellulose--the main component in veggies/fruits, which the cows/horse can. They can turn grass/hays into proteins/meats, we cannot. A variety of food types is recommended--see the pyramid for example. Consult your doc/nutritionist. Live well, melani6. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's a safe, effective and quick diet for a 18 year old female? Be more specific than eat healthy and exercise. I want lose 10-15 pounds.

What's a safe, effective and quick diet for a 18 year old female? Be more specific than eat healthy and exercise. I want lose 10-15 pounds.

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet. Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www. Huffingtonpost. Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see comment:. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet healthy?

Is a low carb diet healthy?

Absolutely, & Hi Fat: Foods are healthy, opposite what Ancel Keys http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, Sen. McGovern's committee http://goo. Gl/oMgBct & the medical industry http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW have long promoted. Low fat diet never been supported by human clinical trials; was/is driven by $ (↓ed $ to produce & ↑ed $ for processing & sales). Cholesterol made by all animal cells. Lipoproteins=key artery disease. Http://goo. Gl/k8x9LF ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet healthy for a 21 year old?

Is the hCG diet healthy for a 21 year old?

Yes: The HCG diet was originally developed by a.T.W. Simeons M.D. During the 1940's -1950's. It has been used all over the world for over 50 years. This method is extremely safe & effective when used under the care of an experienced & trained md. Apparently HCG has an effect on your hypothalamus, increasing adiponectin levels & reducing leptin resistance. The method must be followed strictly to work. ...Read more

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Is the juice diet healthy? You do it 6 times a day and only drink the juice you make out of multiple fruites and veggies. How long is okay for this

Is the juice diet healthy? You do it 6 times a day and only drink the juice you make out of multiple fruites and veggies. How long is okay for this

This can be healthy: If you add in protein - rice protein is easily digested. Cleanses of this type are often done for 3 days or a little longer. Shouldn't be done without knowledge of what you are doing. For instance - do you know if it is ok to juice apple seeds? What rinds can be juiced and which shouldn't be? How do you clean vegetables. Too many fruit juices can be too much sugar. Juices must be freshly juiced. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a gluten-free vegan diet healthy?

Can you tell me is a gluten-free vegan diet healthy?

Suit yourself: This is a new cult diet. Anecdotally some people who have no evidence of celiac disease find they feel better / have symptoms relieved when they do not eat gluten. The vegan diet is safe if you know how to supplement, and will cost your health and perhaps even your life if you don't. Don't try to dissuade someone who wants to try it, and if you want to try it yourself, check 1st with your Dr. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a gluten-free vegan diet healthy?

Please answer me. Is a gluten-free vegan diet healthy?

Must supplement: I admire vegans who undertake this for moral reasons, and some of them claim to feel much healthier. A gluten-free diet indisputably relieves celiac sprue and dermatitis herpetiformis and there is a minority belief that people not affected with these illnesses may improve their health by going gluten-free. Discuss this with your physician / dietician and don't force it on your children. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a low calorie diet healthy if the foods are healthy but low calorie?

Please answer me. Is a low calorie diet healthy if the foods are healthy but low calorie?

See below: Depends on what you mean as low calorie. and what you consider healthy. I might understand better so give me more information of what you are asking! ...Read more

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I wanna eat healthy but its hard when you are on a budget so what vitamins should I add to my diet.

Multi, D, superfoods: Unfortunately it's hard to eat well on a budget, though it can be done- search "eating healthy budget" for many good sites. I advise a good multivitamin- see http://bit. Ly/1b36cq0- any in top 40 are good. 5000 iu of vit d in fall ; winter is wise. Many crucial nutrients are in fruits ; vegies- a superfood powder like orac energy greens has many beneficial phytonutrients for about a dollar a day. ...Read more

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Is it true that:" if you eat Healthy Diet + you Exercise + Hydration that Equals 70% of diseases Prevented"?

Is it true that:" if you eat Healthy Diet + you Exercise + Hydration that Equals 70% of diseases Prevented"?

Interesting factoid:: 1. Obesity (and/or physical inactivity)
2. Tobacco use
3. Alcohol (more than 3 drinks /day)
4. Drug use (THC included - see #2)

are preventable /modifiable risk factors to the top five causes of death in the United States:

1. diseases of the heart,
2. cancer,
3. chronic lower respiratory diseases,
4. cerebrovascular diseases (stroke),
5. unintentional injuries. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions if I eat healthy everyday, drink a lot of water and do cardio almost every day. Is vodka bad during diet?

Can you give me suggestions if I eat healthy everyday, drink a lot of water and do cardio almost every day. Is vodka bad during diet?

Alcohol ; Cardio: I think the workout piece is great and the enhanced water intake. The? About vodka is to serve what piece of your physiology or metabolism? Alcohol, is an interesting proposed addition to diet and certainly moderate alcohol use in individuals not prone to substance use disorders is pretty typical. Keep in mind that fundamentally as chemical alcohol is a solvent. We use it to strip paint. ...Read more

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I have Pco's. I eat healthy diet and don't eat junk food. But its hard for mto loose weight. How can I loose weight? Atleast 3kgs per month?

I have Pco's. I eat healthy diet and don't eat junk food. But its hard for mto loose weight. How can I loose weight? Atleast 3kgs per month?

Glucagon!: Its hard for women with PCOS to lose weight. Metformin can help you lose weight. Also, if you fast (No food or sugar passes your lips) between about 4 in the afternoon and about 8 in the morning, it will help you lose weight because your body will produce Glucagon (fat burning). Do this, and exercise in the morning before you eat, you will lose even more weight. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Just wondering, why I have no energy. I eat healthy, I am on a no starch diet, by dr orders, but I can rarely "function" my energy lvl is gone!

Just wondering, why I have no energy. I eat healthy, I am on a no starch diet, by dr orders, but I can rarely "function" my energy lvl is gone!

Possible thyroid.: Variety of issues can cause this although the most frequent cause is usually nothing.- thyroid, anemia, connective tissue diseases, cancers, etc- usually requires some simple screening lab tests. Not sure the diet is helping you any. ...Read more

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Eat healthy all day and then have something bad at night (because night is my crypto night with food) will this effect my diet?

Diet escape: Yes it does impact your diet. For cravings, eat an apple, pear, celery, cucumber, or nuts. Limit. Drink water. ...Read more

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My friend has been diagnose with ovary cancer. Does smoking make her cancer worse? And does she needs to start to eat healthy diet?

My friend has been diagnose with ovary cancer. Does smoking make her cancer worse? And does she needs to start to eat healthy diet?

Yes: By all means, you should advise your friend not to smoke during ovary cancer treatment, and start to eat health diet. Smoking increases the risk of ovarian cancer. If she uses chemo, smoking also increases the risk of complication and decreases the therapy effectiveness. ...Read more

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I have POTS can't exercise standing up. What exercises can I do that will help me lose weight/tone? How do I eat healthy on a high sodium diet?

Squats/calf raises: Squats and calf raises increase your blood pressure which is the problem in POTS. These are also exercises you can do if you start to feel dizzy while doing other things ...Read more

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After many years of fad diets binges and gett fatter, IV joind a gym. I now know I need to eat healthy. I don't know where to start. I know nothing?

CONSULT A DIETICIAN: I will recommend you physician first and get checked. Your weight;height and bmi.Your blood test to check your sugar, cholesterol and thyroid tests.
Next set a goal as to how much you need to loose over how long period, and be realistic, no short cut. Consult a nutrishnist. Diet has to be low calorie, avoid simple sugars and low carb diet, low in polysaturated fat
and exercise programme at least 3to4/week. ...Read more

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Woulda bad diet in childhood mess up your blood sugar control permanently? I eat healthy now as a teenager, andadult. Would this have effect on present?

Woulda bad diet in childhood mess up your blood sugar control permanently? I eat healthy now as a teenager, andadult. Would this have effect on present?

Healthy: Your previous bad eating habits should have no effect on you as long as you keep eating healthy. Congratulations. ...Read more

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I am a healthy 45 year old male. I regularly suffer from constipation which can last 2 or 3 days. I do not take any medication for it and it seems to resolve itself. I try to eat healthy and have fibre in my diet and drink plenty water. Advice please?

I am a healthy 45 year old male. I regularly suffer from constipation which can last 2 or 3 days. I do not take any medication for it and it seems to resolve itself. I try to eat healthy and have fibre in my diet and drink plenty water. Advice please?

Constipation: Fluid intake in critical drink about 2-3 liters /day and also vegetables like greens, sweet potatoes, strawberries, avocados. Grains like bran while helpful in moderation if eaten too much can be constipating as well ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet healthy for kids? I became a vegetarian when I was a young teenager. More recently I turned vegan because I was having health problems caused by dairy. Because I became a vegetarian when I was so young, I never learned how to cook meat. I

Is a vegan diet healthy for kids? I became a vegetarian when I was a young teenager. More recently I turned vegan because I was having health problems caused by dairy. Because I became a vegetarian when I was so young, I never learned how to cook meat. I

Whether: Whether to eat meat or dairy is a personal choice. With that said - to have a balanced diet, a vegan needs to have a significant knowledge base. Vegan diets are often low on vitamin b 12, calcium, vitamin d, iron and other nutrients. If these are not obtained through the diet, there needs to be appropriate forms of supplementation. If you plan to raise your children as vegans, I really suggest you thoroughly educate yourself on the matter. It takes much more careful planning for your kids to fill their nutritional requirements if they are vegans. I would also suggest you work with a good nutritionist, to ensure that children's nutritional requirements are met. A possible option could be a primarily vegan diet with some dairy and /or meat supplementation. Raising children on a vegan diet is not child abuse. It can however, be trickier than a vegetarian diet or eating that includes fish and meat.
If you are not vegan based on moral issues and your main concern is about cooking separate meals- how about making the same basic meals for the whole family and augmenting the children's meals to ensure that their intake is balanced? ...Read more

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Why can't I loose weight after I had my first son it is imposible to loose weight I had try everything diets pill exercise I eat healthy and I gain weight instead of loosing I talk to my dr. And they always saythesameeat healthy could their be something

Why can't I loose weight after I had my first son it is imposible to loose weight I had try everything diets pill exercise I eat healthy and I gain weight instead of loosing I talk to my dr. And they always saythesameeat healthy could their be something

I: I have battled with thyroid disease and weight gain all my life so I hear you. I also had two children and had a difficult time getting back in shape with work, house and kids. Diets do help but life style changes are best. Make sure your thyroid medicine, estrogen and other hormones are balanced. An endocrinologist would be a great specialist to see first. Then mentally you need to take time for yourself and excercise and see a nutritionist. Set a goal and be committed. Eat smaller portions and learn to say no to wine, sugar and breads. You could also seek advise at your local metabolic center. Keep trying and feel good in your body whatever your results and efforts should give you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Maybe: It does result in weight loss however recent evidence suggest increased cardiac disease in patients on an atkins diet. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet healthy for people who are prone to kidney stones?

Is the mediterranean diet healthy for people who are prone to kidney stones?

Yes, provided:: Subject keeps salt itake low ; water intake high, same as for anyone who is prone to kidney stones. Basically, olive oil, used in mediterranian cooking, is healthier than animal fat anyway. ...Read more

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Is a 1200 calorie a day diet healthy, for losing weight? Is it a good diet if you are not trying to lose weight. Because sometimes you miss meals.

Is a 1200 calorie a day diet healthy, for losing weight? Is it a good diet if you are not trying to lose weight. Because sometimes you miss meals.

Maybe: 1200 calories a day can be a good maintainence diet, but could also cause weight gain. If you are not exercising and if there are a lot of sugars and starches iin that 1200 cal, weight gain is more likely. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will burn also. ...Read more

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24 y.Bmi of 19 with healthy diet & healthy, nonsmoker, nonalcoholic, presenting for asymptomatic elevation of ALT 170 for 6 mos. Nafld? What to counsel?

24 y.Bmi of 19 with healthy diet & healthy, nonsmoker, nonalcoholic, presenting for asymptomatic elevation of ALT 170 for 6 mos. Nafld? What to counsel?

Work up: Chronic elevations in alt suggests liver issues. Ggtp? Ast? Alk phos? Hepatitis screen? Lipid panel? Etc. Lots of things to look into. Please see you doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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