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Suggest some diet plans for someone with a thyroid condition?

Suggest some diet plans for someone with a thyroid condition?

Diet and exercise: Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. ...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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Nutritionist - is there a food plan/diet for those with graves disease who need to lose weight because of meds?

Nutritionist - is there a food plan/diet for those with graves disease who need to lose weight because of meds?

Nothing specific.: Keeping the graves' disease under good control would be most important. For the diet, i would suggest the same healthy choices as for anyone, including fruits and vegetables, and keeping portion sizes reasonable. ...Read more

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Are there any good diet pills which people with an underactive thyroid can take?

Are there any good diet pills which people with an underactive thyroid can take?

Diet pills: If your thyroid is truly underactive then your dr. Will probably recommend thyroid replacement and that may help with your weight. I have had little to no success with other diet pills and recommend lifestyle changes instead with exercise and dietary changes. Good luck with your weight loss. ...Read more

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As a diabete advice , on diets and medication?

As a diabete advice , on diets and medication?

Many things can help: A healthy diet is the basis of treatment. Dr. Gabriel cousens has found a raw food vegan diet can often reverse type 2 diabetes! see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j ; http://bit.Ly/1dlmd23 many vitamins, minerals ; herbs are proven to help such as lipoic acid ; chromium- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp ; http://bit.Ly/19ymyl0 there are also drugs like metformin that are widely used. Exercise is also important! ...Read more

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Hello, can doctors manage and prescribe birth control pills and medications for anxiety and depression on the premium paid service?

Hello, can doctors manage and prescribe birth control pills and medications for anxiety and depression on the premium paid service?

With periodic exams: Virtual health care is not "online shopping for prescription medications" and needs each patient to have an in-person doctor to do in-person exams periodically. For example, after an in-person exam has cleared a healthy woman for starting birth control pills, she may be able to get follow-up care online for the rest of that year. Psychiatric meds and certain other drugs are not given on HealthTap. ...Read more

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How can one keep soy out of their diet when on thyroid medication?

How can  one keep soy out of their diet when on thyroid medication?

Thyroid: It binds to soy in GI system and inhibits absorption. Better taken at least 1-2 hours before or over 2 hours after. ...Read more

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What are the dietary recommendations for someone with elevated weight on a diet?

What are the dietary recommendations for someone with elevated weight on a 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

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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Can you take tax deductions for gluten free food for people with celiac disease because it's a medical condition?

Can you take tax deductions for gluten free food for people with celiac disease because it's a medical condition?

Not to my knowledge: You should certainly check with your accountant, however, my understanding is that the avoidance of certain foods (which is what a gluten-free diet is) does not qualify for a tax deduction. If there are medications or doctor's visits, these would qualify. ...Read more

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Will restriction impact metabolic rate for a person on daily Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine...Does the medicine keep it constant regardless of the restriction?

Will restriction impact metabolic rate for a person on daily Synthroid (thyroxine) medicine...Does the medicine keep it constant regardless of the restriction?

I don't know: What "restriction" means, but if you're on brand name T4 replacement at appropriate levels, they should remain normal except in unusual circumstances. Besides the level needs to be checked at least yearly and readjusted if needed, . ...Read more

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Does anyone have experience with the ketogenic diet for epilepsy? If so do medications become more potent on the diet?

Does anyone have experience with the ketogenic diet for epilepsy? If so do medications become more potent on the diet?

No: Ketogenic diet was introduced long before current antiepiletic drugs became available. Ketogenic diet works well for some individuals with intractable epilepsy allowing tapering down the AED they have been on. ...Read more

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I have an underactive thyroid. Aside from diet and exercise, what are some recommended thyroid medications to help with losing weight?

I have an underactive thyroid.  Aside from diet and exercise, what are some recommended thyroid medications to help with losing weight?

None : Although commonly believed to cause weight loss, properly dosed thyroid hormone does not produce more than a 5-10 pound loss of water weight. Diet and exercise, that is the key. ...Read more

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What diet pills are you able to take on a low dosage birth control pill ? Are caffeine ones not recommended ? can caffeine bring fertility issues?

What diet pills are you able to take on a low dosage birth control pill ? Are caffeine ones not recommended ?  can caffeine bring fertility issues?

Diet pills: I don't recommend diet pills at all - they have unpleasant side effects and may help you lose weight temporarily but you don't want to depend on them to maintain weight loss. Consider limiting the times and places you can eat, and spending some time on small portions of exercise every day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Type 2 bipolar. Breastfeeding. Not on medication. Looking for natural management methods. Currently taking 1g of omega 3 a day. Any other advice?

Type 2 bipolar. Breastfeeding. Not on medication. Looking for natural management methods. Currently taking 1g of omega 3 a day. Any other advice?

Consider: Absent side effects such as loose or greeley stool the dose of omega 3 fatty acids can be up to 6 grams per day. Purity of formulation is important to be aware of as it can vary greatly. ...Read more

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What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

What are some recommendations for food allowed on water restriction diets for CHF patients?

Salt restriction: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction in most patients. Fluid restriction might be appropriate in a patient with low sodium. Salt restriction is important in all patients with congestive heart failure. A typical recommendation would be 2000 milligrams of sodium daily. ...Read more

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For a diabetic, hbp, high cholesterol & anxiety patient are there any prescribe or OTC diet pills you can recommend..

For a diabetic, hbp, high cholesterol & anxiety patient are there any prescribe or OTC diet pills you can recommend..

Speak to your doctor: He knows your situation best and can give any recommendations, if he feels it is safe. ...Read more

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Holistic options for treating hypo thyroid. Im just not interested in taking hormones for the rest of my life.

Holistic options for treating hypo thyroid. Im just not interested in taking hormones for the rest of my life.

Many options but...: There are many options to try to cure hypothyroidism but they don't always work. Minerals, herbs, homeopathy, diet ; detoxification may help. See http://thyroid.About.Com/b/2006/11/09/can-your-hypothyroidism-be-treated-naturally.Htm ; http://bit.Ly/1ddkbiq see the book why do I still have thyroid symptoms? By datis kharrazian dc get tested for thyroiditis- if you have it see http://bit.Ly/17nx2ax. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more