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Can oatmeal and chia seeds lower cholesterol?

Can oatmeal and chia seeds lower cholesterol?

Both are high in: Fiber ; can contribute to a healthy cholesterol lowering plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more of the small pouches in the digestive tract ...Read more


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Are nuts and seeds healthy snacks?

Are nuts and seeds healthy snacks?

Yes: but like everything else, they should be consumed in moderation. I think a total of 30 nuts per day would work out fine. ...Read more

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What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts soy bean soy whey sun flower and strawberries and fresh fruits?

What types of food can I eat if i'm allergic to all tree nuts  soy bean soy whey sun flower  and strawberries and fresh fruits?

? Truly Allergic: Many patients claim to be allergic to foods but on allergy testing are negative. Furthermore positive reactions don't in themselves mean one is allergic but that one has allergic antibodies to foods. Many patients with reactions on testing to peanut have developed tolerance to foods. You need to see an allergist, get tested and possibly have an elimination and food challenges done. ...Read more

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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more

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Is it true eating nuts seeds or berries can cause diverticulitis?

Is it true eating nuts seeds or berries can cause diverticulitis?

Probably not: It was once thought that such things could lodge in existing colonic diverticuli or block their openings, resulting in inflammation and infection. There is no real evidence of it. Some doctors still recommend avoiding such foods, but it probably makes no difference. (Personal story: I had divertiulitis 35 yr ago, another episode 2 yr ago, no others -- and I eat these things in large amounts.) ...Read more

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Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Surprisingly fatty.: Sounds good on the surface, but would be rather caloric because of the amounts of healthy fats in the avocado and nuts and seeds. Would cut back on those ingredients, perhaps choosing one per day and switching them up. ...Read more

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Can chia seeds and hemp hearts cause gastric bloating and pain?

Can chia seeds and hemp hearts cause gastric bloating and pain?

My answer is only: About chia seeds. Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). This is more likely to occur with ingestion of larger amounts of chia seeds. ...Read more

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Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Hwo can you follow a diet ?That is free of wheat, milk, egg, potato, soy, tree nuts and peanut?

Diet for allergic : Consulting a nutritionist should help you choose alternatives. Instead of wheat, you can have rice, oatmeal, barley, corn. Instead of milk, you can have goat's milk, for protein, you can have beans, edamame instead of tree nuts and peanuts. This is just a short list. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?

Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?

Kidney Stones: • Vegetables highest in oxalate and lowest in calcium a pose the highest potential risk: beat greens, rhubarb, chard, tea. • If oxalate and calcium levels in a food are balanced, they stay in the gut and do not reach the kidneys. • Dehydration, excessive vitamin C, and excess Salt contribute to kidney stones. • High protein, meat-rich diets are associated with more kidney stones ...Read more

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Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Sure: Eat anything you want as long as it doesn't cause symptoms. If some foods disagree with you (ex. Fatty foods can sometimes cause pain in patients with gallstones) then avoid them. ...Read more

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I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals.Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds,oat bran,wheat germ?

I take oats with nuts & multi grain porridge for 2 out of 4 meals.Can I add these for more nutrition- Sprouted flax & chia seeds,oat bran,wheat germ?

Keep it up: The options you suggest are healthy ones. You should eat according to your taste with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a healthy source of lean protein. The key is to limit processed foods and sugar as much as possible. You are making healthy choices. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Sunflower seed butter better for kidney stone patient as opposed to peanut butter? Any other nut butters safe?

Sunflower seed butter better for kidney stone patient as opposed to peanut butter? Any other nut butters safe?

Oxalate stone?: Peanuts and peanut butter are rich in oxalate, though nowhere near as much as spinach, or what one will excrete from taking lots of vitamin c. There's a theoretical risk that this will promote oxalate stone production, but since even vitamin c zealots seldom get stones from it, i'd simply ask you to stay well-hydrated and not be afraid of a little peanut butter. Ask your urologist as well. ...Read more

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I am vegetarian and gluten free. I consume eggs, fish, lentils, beans and greek yogurt for protein. Any other alternatives?

I am vegetarian and gluten free. I consume eggs, fish, lentils, beans and greek yogurt for protein. Any other alternatives?

Nuts ; seeds, also..: Technically you're not a vegetarian since you eat fish; it's fine to eat-just don't say you're a vegetarian! nuts ; seeds are excellent sources of protein- hemp seeds are among the very best sources.Greens like broccoli ; kale contain surprising amounts of protein- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/faq/question.Aspx?Sid=16;qindex=9 quinoa is also a good source. Your current diet supplies good protein. ...Read more

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My son has a fruit, veggie, and rye food allergy. Are beans and potato chips safe?

My son has a fruit, veggie, and rye  food allergy. Are beans and potato chips safe?

Wide categories: Beans and potatoes are vegetables, and you say your son has allergies to "veggies." Do you mean ALL "veggies" or just specific ones? (and fruits and rye, etc). If you're not sure, please check with the physician who did the food allergy testing. ...Read more

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I eat daily lot good healthy food: raw almond, seed, Walnut, Pecan Pistachio, Brazil nut, & olive oil.This adds up to 15+grams sat fat. Any Concerns?

I eat daily lot good healthy food: raw almond, seed, Walnut, Pecan Pistachio, Brazil nut, & olive oil.This adds up to 15+grams sat fat.  Any Concerns?

NO unless...: While it's long been recommended that people minimize saturated fat, recent research suggests there's no benefit to limiting saturated fat (especially when it comes from the healthy foods you are eating) unless you have Familial Hypercholesterolemia or ApoE4. See http://authoritynutrition.com/saturated-fat-good-or-bad/ for a very well-written discussion of saturated fat and the current science. ...Read more