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Do low calorie diets normally cause fatigue?

Do low calorie diets normally cause fatigue?

Yes: Calories provide energy if you do not take in enough, you will eventually use up body stores and get weak. ...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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Why do current recommended weight loss diets forbid dairy?

Why do current recommended weight loss diets forbid dairy?

Diets: Who told you that dairy products affect your weight? They are wrong. Please go online to "NuVal". This lists 100 food items that are either good, not so good, or bad for you. Use that to possibly alter your diet. ...Read more

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Accutane and low carb vegetarian diet ( hight fat) - what do you think?!

Accutane and low carb vegetarian diet ( hight fat) - what do you think?!

Not so great: Acutane can Increase your triglycerides (fats) and is generally something you have to be very cautious with since having high cholesterol in your diet (includes triglycerides) can increase your risk at developing heart disease and other metabolic dysfunction. High fats in your diet are not advisable while on Acutane. ...Read more

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How do people do low carb diets and don't get constipated?

How do people do low carb diets and don't get constipated?

Fresh veggies: Fresh veggies are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, with adequate fluid intake, you should not get constipated. It depends on the type of carb and the amount of fiber. Alot of processed carbs are stripped of their fiber and contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are iron rich foods i can eat daily/weekly for healthy iron levels?

Could you tell me what are iron rich foods i can eat daily/weekly for healthy iron levels?

Diet: Sources of iron - egg yolks, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more

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Low carb diets work for me but are they healthy ?

Low carb diets work for me but are they healthy ?

Proper Calories: A proper diet is a low calorie high protein diet. We now know scientifically that the majority of our calories should come from protein sources with only 25% recommended from carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Have bad anemia. Tests show i can't absorb iron from food or pills. Are their liquid iron supplements & do you think they'd help?

Have bad anemia. Tests show i can't absorb iron from food or pills. Are their liquid iron supplements & do you think they'd help?

Liquid wont help: If you're not absorbing from food or pills, i don't think that liquid form will help. Most likely you will need to get a shot of iron to absorb it. Check with your physician. It seems you are getting IV iron- that is another method to absorb iron. Have your doctor also look into why your iron is so low. ...Read more

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Can iron supplements make you fat?

Can iron supplements make you fat?

No: Iron supplements do not make a person fat. However, if a person takes iron pills with a big glass of orange juice, whole milk, or a smoothie, then "taking iron pills" could make him fatter. Some people get constipated when taking iron pills. Constipation can make one look fatter due to the extra poop staying in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Could anybody suggest iron rich vegetarian food?

Could anybody suggest iron rich vegetarian food?

Iron-enriched: Vegetarianism is not without serious misinformation, just as there is from the folks who bring us mainstream processed food. You can avoid multiple deficiencies if and only if you know exactly what you're doing. Iron in spinach is mostly unavailable being bound to phytates. Beans are pretty good, but many products for vegans are enriched with iron and this is your best bet. ...Read more

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Why do victims of iron deficiency anemia crave and chew ice so much?

Why do victims of iron deficiency anemia crave and chew ice so much?

Pagophagia: The exact relationship between chewing on ice and iron deficiency has not been exactly worked out. Many physicians will order iron studies on patients that report chewing on ice just to make sure there are no deficiencies. Further studies will be needed. ...Read more

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Iron saturation= 10 %. All else normal, no anemia. On supplements for vit B deficiency. Do I need iron supplements to help with fatigue and rls ?

Iron saturation= 10 %. All else normal, no anemia.  On supplements for vit B deficiency.  Do I need iron supplements to help with fatigue and rls ?

Anemia: Transferrin saturation of less than 20% indicates iron deficiency. Work with your doctor to address the cause of your fe deficiency state, and correct it as well as the fe deficiency state itself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is carbs are bad I mean whole carbs I want to lose wieght but eat healthy carbs in my diet can't follow low carb diet but some doc say low carb some ?

Is carbs are bad I mean whole carbs I want to lose wieght but eat healthy carbs in my diet can't follow low carb diet but some doc say low carb some ?

Whole grains: Your diet is part of a healthy lifestyle along with exercise. Carbohydrates are absolutely healthy and you should choose whole grains and high fiber carbohydrates that take longer to break down. Here is a guide on choosing whole grains:http://www.choosemyplate.gov/grains-tips ...Read more

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So I have iron deficiency anemia. What supplements won't cause constipation or abdominal pains?

So I have iron deficiency anemia. What supplements won't cause constipation or abdominal pains?

Depends: Various forms aof iron are available and a trial and error approach may be necessary to find the one that is best for you. Taking a stool softener and drinking 80 plus ounces of non cafeeineated, non alcoholic fluids per day can help. More importantly, be sure you have received a thorough evaluation as to the cause of the anemia which may include a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy by a gi/colorecta. ...Read more

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What can vegetarians do to ensure they have adequate iron intake?

What can vegetarians do to ensure they have adequate iron intake?

Spinach, tofu, beans: There are many iron rich plant based foods including beans and lentils, nuts like almonds, tofu, and spinach (less than once thought). ...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

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Talking iron and folic acid supplements can cause weight gain?

Talking iron and folic acid supplements can cause weight gain?

No: Taking iron and Folic Acid supplements do not cause weight gain unless a person is drinking a high calorie drink (such as fruit juice) to wash the pills down. Fruit juice has lots of calories. ...Read more

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Can high protein low carb diets have an ill effect on neurofibromatosis ?

Can high protein low carb diets have an ill effect on neurofibromatosis ?

Probably okay: I don't know of any contraindications to high protein, low carb diet in nf type 1 or 2. However, still trust the advice of your neurologist, and of course be sure you don't have any other health conditions that could contraindicate this diet (liver disease, e.g.). Enjoy your healthy lifestyle, and good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have tried rating high calorie foods, are there any supplements or vitamins to gain weight quickly?

What to do if I have tried rating high calorie foods, are there any supplements or vitamins to gain weight quickly?

Yes: You need to discuss this with your primary care provider. Make sure you've had this problem looked into (thyroid profile blood test is a start). ...Read more

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What is high carb diet and why do people avoid it ?

What is high carb diet and why do people avoid it ?

Unhealthy: Carbohydrates are the major feeder of fat cells in the body so a high carb diet is likely to lead to weight gain. High carb diets are also generally very low in fats. This can be helpful for someone with heart disease but some types of fats, such as omega-3s are healthy and provide good health benefits. High carb diets are generally not well regarded. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more