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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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Can the metformin really help with weight loss for those people who have pcos?

Can the metformin really help with weight loss for those people who have pcos?

Sometimes: Metformin should not be taken primarily for weight loss, it's inconsistent. Many of my patients feel metformin helps them with weight, but don't count on it doing anything for sure. ...Read more

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What do experts consider effective weight loss soups with diet plans that are fast?

What do experts consider effective weight loss soups with diet plans that are fast?

Longevity is king: The longer a company has been around the better chance of them having soups and shakes that are palatable.My 10+ years in wt mgmt. Medicine has taught me that nutrimed shakes and soups by robard nutrition is by far the best. They have been around the longest and I have had the most rapid, safe, and successful weight reduction protocols using their products. ...Read more

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For what reasons healthy diet important for people with diabetes?

For what reasons healthy diet important for people with diabetes?

Cornerstone: Diet, exercise and weight loss are the cornerstone of diabetes therapy. Without them, you need a lot more medication, the medication doesn't work as well, and you'll develop complications sooner and die at an earlier age. ...Read more

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Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Can people with nose cancer eat a regular diet, with no restrictions?

Yes: There is no reason not to eat a regular diet unless the cancer has somehow impaired their ability to swallow. ...Read more

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Are there any effective holistic diet habits for people with adhd?

Are there any effective holistic diet habits for people with adhd?

No: Only avoidance of foods and beverages that affect brain such as caffeine and chocolate. Some younger children react adversely to artificial red dyes, but "holistic" diets per se, will not improve adhd. That said i agree with the other posters who suggested good nutrition exercise and sleep benefit brain function, but again do not treat adhd. ...Read more

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Can weight watchers has different plans for folks who have had weight loss surgery?

Can weight watchers has different plans for folks who have had weight loss surgery?

Weight watchers: No, they do not have specific meal plans for specific weight loss operations. However, you can use weight watchers as a way to control your eating habits after weight loss surgery. Just be aware that if you have the time, you can prepare food at home for yourself that is even healthier than weight watchers. ...Read more

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What are some diet recommendations for someone with gestational diabetes?

What are some diet recommendations for someone with gestational diabetes?

Small portions: You need to have an honest, realistic assessment of your calorie needs per day which is generally too much. It is based on your prepregnancy height and weight. You need to eat unprocessed food. Make your food yourself. You need to eat a tremendous amount of vegetables of all sorts. The bulk of your plate should be filled with vegetables. Eat a lot of fish for your protein source. ...Read more

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Can someone with diabetes live for months with insulin but without food?

Can someone with diabetes live for months with insulin but without food?

Probably not: Even persons without diabetes need food to survive for many months. Even when persons with insulin-dependent diabetes (whether type 1 or type 2) are not eating it is still important that they take some Insulin to prevent their body from going into ketoacidosis. However prolonged starvation is not good for anyone. ...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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Why are some people who are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus not compliant with their dietary regimen?

Why are some people who are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus not compliant with their dietary regimen?

If only I knew...: Compliance with physician advice (dietary or otherwise) is very individual. Some patients lack confidence in the advice they are given, some choose to eat what tastes good and makes them happy, some lack self-control, some are sabotaged by other friends/family who set them up to fail. The only difference between my health today & my health in 7 days are the choices i make every day this week. ...Read more

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Does metformin help in weight loss with people with pcos?

Does metformin help in weight loss with people with pcos?

Sometimes: It definitely helps with Insulin use so if you eat a healthy diet and exercise many patients see a weight loss and will also start ovulating, . ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective recipes and snacks for ppl with diabetes?

Can you please recommend some effective recipes and snacks for ppl with diabetes?

No or lo calores: Snacks aren't good for people w/diabetes as they raise your glucose and require extra insulin, either from your body or by injection. No cal, or lo cal snacks such as diet jello, veggies etc are the best if you absolutely need them. If you feel like a snack, make sure your glucose isn't low. Don't treat glucose with food, use meds to treat food. ...Read more

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Struggled with weightloss. Tried diet and exercise plans, even adipex with no results. 330+ could this be a medical problem?

Struggled with weightloss. Tried diet and exercise plans, even adipex with no results. 330+ could this be a medical problem?

Yes: Some med problems can cause or at very least worsen obesity (not causing all the extra weight but making it harder to lose), so see ur pcp or endo. Although u may have put in significant effort, dieting correctly may help u see results- often a combo of dietician, psychiatrist and endo is needed. ...Read more

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What diet and exercise program would you suggest for women with pcos?

What diet and exercise program would you suggest for women with pcos?

Low glycemic: Pcos is associated with high Insulin levels; estrogen dominance. To decrease insulin, eat low glycemic diet. To keep estrogen from worsening, you need to consider decreasing dairy since it comes from pregnant cows with thousands of times more estrogen than humans and eat organic meats when possible exercise helps get your resting metabolism rate checked to understand your calories needed 4 u. ...Read more

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Hi. Would people with anemia and thalassemia experience more fatigue during diets that people without it? For example a ketogenic diet?

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Would people with anemia and thalassemia experience more fatigue during diets that people without it? For example a ketogenic diet?

Address issues : If you have thalassemia minor and a very mild anemia as a result, it is a non-problem unless you marry someone else with it. If you have a second cause of significant anemia, it needs to be addressed. Unless the ketogenic diet is prescribed for epilepsy, please reconsider. These fad diets are likely to make you feel unwell and are less effective than developing a fitness habit. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more