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Do Vegan Diets Cause Anemic
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
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
Why do some people's bodies need low-carb, high protein/fat diets while others require high-carb low-fat?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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