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Are calorie restrictions or low carb diets effective?

Are calorie restrictions or low carb diets effective?

Yes: By eating more fresh fruits and especially vegetables which are lower in carbohydrates compared to processed foods such as high calories such as cakes, you could lose weight by taking in less calories and feeling fuller. Calorie restriction or portion control is another way to lose weight. However, the smaller size of what youre eating may not be as satisfying as having more fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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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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Diet for diverticulitis?

Diet for diverticulitis?

Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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With restrictions food wilson's. What to eat?

With restrictions food wilson's. What to eat?

Wilson's Disease: Wilson's disease is a hereditary disorder that affects your ability to regulate copper absorption & storage. Instead of being excreted into your intestines and out of your body, copper gets stored in your eyes, liver, kidneys, and brain. You need to avoid eating too much copper in your diet -- including in multivitamins. Great site with dietary suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/mrsxk6y. ...Read more

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Any diet recommendations for gout?

Any diet recommendations for gout?

Reduce red meat: Reduce your red meat intake with white meat as much as possible. Moderate or eliminate alcohol consumption. Avoid excessive red bean consumption as well. Bing cherries have been known as a folk remedy for gout for years. Consider adding them (or pure cherry juice) to your diet. ...Read more

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Regarding my reflux do I need nissen surgery, or continue using Nexium (esomeprazole) with diet & healthy foods. No chocolate, fried food, acids, alcohol, etc...

Regarding my reflux do I need nissen surgery, or continue using Nexium (esomeprazole) with diet & healthy foods. No chocolate, fried food, acids, alcohol, etc...

Weight matters: The surgery can help reflux, but many people get relief with losing weight, modified diet, and elevating head of bed. Your GI doctor can probably predict your chance of getting better without surgery and recommend a good surgeon if you need one. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis, 5 yr. Healthy food (salad, beans) painful. Juicing okay? Focus on wght loss & good A1c (5.7). No alch, no gallst, ERCP cause

Chronic pancreatitis, 5 yr. Healthy food (salad, beans) painful. Juicing okay? Focus on wght loss & good A1c (5.7).  No alch, no gallst, ERCP cause

Juicing ok, but...: Juicing was a mainstay of nutrition for me when I was recovering from pancreatitis. Anytime my pancreas flares is, I return to it. Unfortunately, there's not a lot that can be done with pancreatitis other than resting the organ. Be sure to get protein also through small amount of lowfat foods such as beans or tofu or a whey protein drink or shake. ...Read more

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Can food like ornish diet reverse heart disease or pritkin diet ?

Can food like ornish diet reverse heart disease or pritkin diet ?

Possibly : Observational studies suggest that following a vegan diet can help improve coronary atherosclerosis. http://www.healthyhearthealthyplanet.com/wordpress1/a-way-to-reverse-coronary-artery-disease/ ...Read more

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Is there a need to follow a strict diet plan after the removal of gallbladder..I.E..Eating low cholesterol diets, no meat..

Is there a need to follow a strict diet plan after the removal of gallbladder..I.E..Eating low cholesterol diets, no meat..

No: Ignore whoever told you this unless it's your surgeon or an evidence-based clinician. Life's difficult enough without limiting yourself based on stuff you read on the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed, no health issues. No previous pancreatitis

Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed, no health issues. No previous pancreatitis

Not on the internet: No. This answer MUST come from the professional who has your health history, lab values and is responsible for your care. Getting permission from strangers on the internet for this very serious situation is not appropriate. It is not up to us who have no access to your health information. ...Read more

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Is no carb all protein diet beneficial?

Is no carb all protein diet beneficial?

DANGEROUS, however:: A no carb diet would consist only of meat ; eggs; i don't know anyone who recommends this. It would result in many nutritional deficiencies, completely lacking vitamin c, fiber, flavonoids ; other phytonutrients essential for good health. There is lots of research showing benefits of a vegetarian diet but none on the benefits of no carb diet. However, many recommend a low carb diet. See comment:. ...Read more

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Does diverticulosis require a special diet? Foods to avoid?

Does diverticulosis require a special diet? Foods to avoid?

None, really.: The key is just high fiber diet and plenty of fluids. We used to think to avoid nuts and seeds, but studies have shown otherwise. ...Read more

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Soft foods diet after colon open surgery?

Maybe: I usually have my patients in regular diet before they leave the hospital. By the time the food transits into colon it is digested anyway and mechanical soft diet won't matter. ...Read more

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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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Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed & no health issues. No previous pancreatitis

Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed & no health issues. No previous pancreatitis

Wait: After a pancreatitis it is best to give your pancreas and liver a break. It's liky best to wait until you liver function enzymes and pancreas enzymes are normal which may take 1-2 weeks. If the ERCP caused the pancreatitis then when the numbers are normal it should be ok to resume etoh in moderation. ...Read more

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Best foods to eat for oxalate calcium diet?

Best foods to eat for oxalate calcium diet?

Re: kidney stones: You want a low oxalate diet. Calcium does not usually require restriction. Oxalate is found in spinach, cola, nuts, chocolate, beets, tea, cranberries, and rhubarb. Avoid these. ...Read more

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Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Yes: Low carb diet, irrespective of fat content will help you lose weight, keep insulin levels low and help liver clear fat. Ensure you eat adequate protein - 1.5 grams/kg body weight. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is eating shredded wheat advised for kidney stone patients?

Is eating shredded wheat advised for kidney stone patients?

It's fine: Depending on the type of kidney stone, you may restrict calcium some (calcium stones) or purines some (uric acid stones). Beyond this, diet is generally at your discretion and in keeping with your preferences and overall health. ...Read more

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I had severe abdominal pain under my breastbone. Diagnosed as gallstones. Do I need surgery? What restrictions will there be and for how long?

I had severe abdominal pain under my breastbone. Diagnosed as gallstones. Do I need surgery? What restrictions will there be and for how long?

Not ready 4 surgery?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of ...Read more