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Sugary or hi carb diet cause behavioral changes?

Sugary or hi carb diet cause behavioral changes?

Yes: Sugar and other simple carbohydrates cause cahnges within the body, such as Insulin output. This can have behavioral effects. ...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


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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Could vegetarian diet affect your mood?

Mood in Vegetarians: An Article in Nutrition Journal of 2010- Vegetarian diets are associated with healthy mood states: a cross-sectional study in Seventh Day Adventist adults- The vegetarians in our survey reported significantly less negative emotion than the omnivores as measured by mood scales. Higher intake of total polyunsaturated fat and high circulating concentrations of antioxidants may explain mood profile ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause diabetes/?

Can diet sodas cause diabetes/?

No: No food per se can cause diabetes but if the food cause you to gain a lot of weight, then your risk of developing diabetes increase. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food of which you don't know the source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them if they are organic
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Eat grass-fed meats
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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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Will cholesterol meds cause bowel issues?

Will cholesterol meds cause bowel issues?

Some of them: There are several kinds of medicines for lowering bad cholesterols. The meds that prevent the intestines from absorbing fat from the food will leave some fat in the intestines. Undigested fats go out in the stool, so can cause some gassiness, loose stools, and / or worse smelling stools. The doctor can adjust the med doses or change the combination of meds, to keep side effects at a minimal. ...Read more

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Can a vegan diet cause anxiety/depression?

Can a vegan diet cause anxiety/depression?

I don't think so.: Anxiety happens when your mind registers a threatening or intimidating future event and your body prepares for action (fight/flight). Change your thoughts about the triggering situation, learn to calm your body's reaction, or deal with the situation to make it less threatening. If you're worried about your diet, talk to a dietician about why you're worried. A vegan diet is very healthy. ...Read more

Dr. David Liu Dr. Liu
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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if a vegan diet is appropriate for you
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See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet
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See your doctor to ensure that you are getting enough micronutrients
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Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?

Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?

IBS Diet: I commend you for limiting stress. For IBS, avoid: •Breads and cereals made with refined grains •Processed food-s chips and cookies •Coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol •High-protein diets •Dairy products, especially cheese •Too much fiber, fruits and vegetables •Food and drinks with chocolate, •Carbonated drinks •Large meals •Fried and fatty foods •See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more

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Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medications???: Certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiseizure medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, heartburn medications can interfere with weight loss or cause weight gain. I note you are on metformin and Phentermine which can both contribute and your Cytomel (liothyronine) indicates you have hypothyrodism, which may be under-treated. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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Could diet yoghurt work?

Could diet yoghurt work?

To lose weight?: Relying on yogurt to lose weight is not practical. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Not related: However a healthy diet is recommended for patients with vascular disease. Ideal body weight, lower blood sugar, increased lean muscle are helpful in risk reduction for cardiovascular events. High fiber is the beginning of better diet. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Fiber and our Bowels: Good morning: i think you are smarter than the rest of us. You have identified the most likely reason of the problem with your bowels. Low fiber diets lead to all kinds of problems including obesity but most importantly constipation. Please add some fiber either naturally or with an additive such as psyllium fiber. And hydrate well. Your bowes will start moving regularly. ...Read more

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Can vegan diet solve Graves' disease?

Can vegan diet solve Graves' disease?

No: Veganism is a moral choice, not one for health promotion. Despite all the huckstering, it cures nothing. I'm sorry someone deceived you. The most recent big studies show no benefit of vegetarianism for longevity or any category of illness when you control for the fact that these people tend to have other healthy lifestyle features. Graves' will kill you if you neglect it. Be smart and treat it. ...Read more