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Doctor insights on: Does A High Protein Diet Lead To Amyloidosis

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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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How does low dietary protein leads to hypervolemia?

How does low dietary protein leads to hypervolemia?

Third spacing: Low protein decrease osmotic pressure inside vascular compartment that leads to third spacing and hypovolemia. ...Read more

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Does a low carb diet lead to white poo?

Does a low carb diet lead to white poo?

Light color stool: Color of stool could vary depending on diet. Lighter color stools have been reported with very low carb diets. However, there are other medical conditions that may cause light color stools as well. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for complex carbohydrate intolerance to develop from a "healthy" vegetarian diet and high stress levels? Does it affect eczema?

Is it possible for complex carbohydrate intolerance to develop from a "healthy" vegetarian diet and high stress levels? Does it affect eczema?

Stress: Stress affects eczema, foods rarely in adult affect eczema, it is mostly a pediatric disease. See an allergist and get tested to get some answers if you are allergic to any food. ...Read more

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Is a high calorie, high fat or high protein diet beneficial to young cystic fibrosis patients?

Is a high calorie, high fat or high protein diet beneficial to young cystic fibrosis patients?

Not high fat: One of the problems folks with CF have is that their pancreatic duct gets blocked. This means that the fat-digesting enzymes from their pancreas can't get to their gut and break down the fat they eat. A high-fat diet would be very bad in this situation. You need to have conversations with your CF doc to optimize your diet. You should have both a pulmonologist and a GI doc on your team. ...Read more

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What can people mean by a high protein diet?

What can people mean by a high protein diet?

Taking chemical,: Liquid or solid high protein diets. Regular foods contain protein, carbohydrate and fat in fixed proportion for proper and full digestion. High protein diet is not advisable for long period. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet cause higher urine ph?

Can a low carb diet cause higher urine ph?

Possible : It depends on what's in your low carb diet. If you eat lots of protein and citrus fruits, your urine ph could be acidic. Which in itself is rarely a problem. You can dilute the acid urine by drinking more water. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eating high amounts of protein to cause metabollic acidosis?

Is it possible for eating high amounts of protein to cause metabollic acidosis?

Of mice or men?: Yes, but how high is high? Also depends upon whether you consume enough basic food to help your body maintain pH balance. Your skeleton serves as a store of calcium which is used to buffer excess acid. It appears that adequate calcium intake should be enough to protect bones & overall health, unless you're in an experiment. Check http://goo.gl/0wMvoc, http://goo.gl/7H5wXQ & http://goo.gl/6uut4M ...Read more

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What will eating a low calorie, high protein diet do to the body?

What will eating a low calorie, high protein diet do to the body?

Depends on the exten: of the change from an average diet. normally we need about 10x weight in pounds to maintain weight. 10-20% below that, you'll lose weight. If you don't do muscle stimulation (weight lifting) it will be mainly loss of muscle. 50% less than required calories could cause metabolic serious problems. Protein causes a bit more kidney work. W. normal kidneys, doesn't matter. ...Read more

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Could a high salt diet or high protein & fat (low carb) be to blame for my water retention?

Could a high salt diet or high protein & fat (low carb)  be to blame for my water retention?

Not entirely: The high salt would cause fluid retention in persons with heart or kidney disease. If healthy, you should not develop edema with this diet. It is important to note that high protein diet is not sure to be safe for kidneys for the long haul i. E. A year or more. If you have fluid retention, you need to have your kidneys and heart evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can it be that a high carbohydrate diet cause the blood glucose levels to increase in type II diabetics?

Can it be that a high carbohydrate diet cause the blood glucose levels to increase in type II diabetics?

Yes: It is of the utmost importance to control your carb intake to control your diabetes. Check out this ada sponsored web site, ...Go to: http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/carb-counting/. ...Read more

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How much protein is in a high protein diet?

Size, activity, age: Our protein needs depend on our age, size, and activity level. To estimate your minimum daily protein requirement multiply the body weight in pounds by .37. This is the number of grams of protein that should be the daily minimum. According to this method, a person weighing 150 lbs. Should eat 55 grams of protein per day. If you don't have kidney problems then you can take in more than this amount. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a food with high protein but low calcium?

Docs can you explain what is a food with high protein but low calcium?

Beans, Beans: Beans (black, brown, green, lentils) are high in protein, super low in sodium, moderate/high in fiber and water. They are a healthy source of calories though not quick release (good for diabetic patients) and not high in calcium either. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I prevent protein deficiency as a vegetarian?

How can I prevent protein deficiency as a vegetarian?

Quinoa, tofu, beans: Eating plant based foods rich in protein such as tofu, beans, lentils, and nuts like almonds will give you the protein you need if eaten in sufficient quantities. ...Read more

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Can a high carbohydrate diet cause both metabolic syndrome and fatty liver in a thin person?

Can a high carbohydrate diet cause both metabolic syndrome and fatty liver in a thin person?

Diet: Please let me know what your concerns might be. A thin person should not have a fatty liver or metabolic syndrome but it can happen. Please set up an appointment with your primary doctor and let me know how things are going. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

A condition where there is a build up of amyloid proteins (considered an abnormal protein) in the heart, kidneys, ...Read more