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Does the grapefruit diet works?

Does the grapefruit diet works?

Old classic: This is decades old and there's no magic -- nobody's going to overeat grapefruit. Perhaps you'd have even better results with a fitness-focused lifestyle (it's fun and you make friends) and a less bizarre diet with plenty of yellow and green vegetables and fresh fruits. It's something you could make part of the rest of a new life. Cheers. ...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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Does the hCG diet really work?

Does the hCG diet really work?

Absolutely: You must do the diet under supervision of a qualified physician, injectable HCG not drops, and strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet and not a modified version of it with higher calories. You can lose 1-2 lbs of fat per day. Some physicians call this diet dangerous or won't work, but lack an understanding about the diet and it's proven safety. In use since 1950s. ...Read more

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Does the ACE diet pill actually work, and if its really natural?

Does the ACE diet pill actually work, and if its really natural?

Diet Pills Fraud: Nope. If there was really a diet pill that led to real and lasting weight loss it would be sold at every store and offered at every medical clinic. There is nothing on the market that will actually lead you to real and permanent weight loss. Please do not let this be one more product that keeps you from the true life changes you need to make to lose weight. ...Read more

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Does the brat diet really work for a stomach?

Does the brat diet really work for a stomach?

BRAT diet: Brat diet is meant for stomach flu, which is layman's term for diarrhea in this context. It helps solidify your bms. It includes b-banas, r- rice, a- apples, t- toast. It gives your intestines time to recover as well so that it can tolerate the regular diet including protein and sugars in the diet. ...Read more

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How does the Atkins diet work? Does it induce satiation? Does it derail the calories in/out "math"?

How does the Atkins diet work? Does it induce satiation? Does it derail the calories in/out "math"?

Yes: Atkins diet is nothing but a low carbohydrate diet, a maximum of 60 gms of carbohydrate per day. The daily recommended intake of carbohydrates for a normal person is 200-300 gms per day. ...Read more

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Does the Specific Carbohydrate Diet work for Ulcerative Colitis? If yes, why does it seem to work?

Does the Specific Carbohydrate Diet work for Ulcerative Colitis? If yes, why does it seem to work?

Helps many, flora: Many people with UC have had significant improvements following the SCD but there is no formal research proving it helps (and none proving it doesn't). It is thought that undigested starches feed unfriendly flora that aggravate colitis. See http://tinyurl.com/nv5pt3t A similar diet is the low FODMAPs diet. This has been more accepted by mainstream docs. See http://tinyurl.com/na7mg8r ...Read more

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Does fish oil help fight against heart disease? How does it work and does it really work?

Does fish oil help fight against heart disease? How does it work and does it really work?

Omega-3: Fish oil or omega-3, specifically DHA and EPA as a beneficial effect on reversing atherosclerosis and Lowering the risk of heart disease ...Read more

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Is consuming ground flax seeds beneficial? How much if so, and does it really cleanse the intestines? What else should we add/not add to daily diet?

Is consuming ground flax seeds beneficial? How much if so, and does it really cleanse the intestines? What else should we add/not add to daily diet?

Flax seeds: Ground flax seeds can be beneficial, although it is not as beneficial as a good fish oil, flax is not as well absorbed as fish oil and one of the main reasons for taking either is to increase the intake of fatty acids such as omega three oils. Flax is used mainly by those who want a vegetarian source of omega 3 and can not eat fish or take fish oil. ...Read more

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How exactly does a low-fat diet work?

How exactly does a low-fat diet work?

It doesn't: Most diets are simply temporary fixes to a much bigger problem. We decide to go on a diet for awhile and exercise to temporarily lose a few pounds. Let's change our thinking process. We have to make long term changes in order to attain proper long term goals...Healthy disease free living. We must get out of the temporary fixes of a diet and work on lifestyle changes that last forever. ...Read more

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Suboxone and grapefruit does it make the medication stop working? I like grapefruit and remembered that it interacts with some medications.

Suboxone and grapefruit does it make the medication stop working? I like grapefruit and remembered that it interacts with some medications.

Use Caution: Grapefruit juice is an inhibitor of the enzyme (cyp3a4) responsible for the metabolism of Buprenorphine (opioid component of suboxone), however, even though there are no reported problems with this juice, i suggest that you limit or omit use of grapefruit juice while you are on suboxone. ...Read more

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Why does organic food is better and how will it affect my health?

Why does organic food is better and how will it affect my health?

No pesticides: Organic food is grown without using pesticides. Exposure to many of these is associated with cancer and other illnesses like parkinson's disease, etc. Our environment contains many kinds of toxins, and our bodies can have difficulty getting ride of these. Eating organic food will mean you have less pesticides in your system. In some cases, organic produce may be more nutritious & taste better. ...Read more

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How can Atkins diet work and what is it all about?

How can  Atkins diet work and what is it all about?

Suppressing insulin!: Suppressing Insulin is key. By doing so, fatty acid synthase decreases up to 90%, making it quite difficult to put fat into adipocytes. Remember, eating very low glycemic protein and fats, fiber, and certain carbs blocks Insulin secretion. The body converts to preferential utilization of triglycerides and free fatty acids! ...Read more

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Does oxyelite pro, a diet and weight loss supplement work? Does it is have any side effects?

Does oxyelite pro, a diet and weight loss supplement work?  Does it is have any side effects?

Unlikely to work: Diet supplements are a big industry but don't really work. One's desire to eat can be much stronger that a supplement's power to decrease his appetite (or "burn fat"), so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet supplements don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet supplement was effective, we would not have so much obesity today. ...Read more

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Does the hCG diet really work? Otc or prescribed better?

Does the hCG diet really work? Otc or prescribed better?

Scam: This is a very-low-calorie diet with an expensive placebo. You'll lose weight by restricting calories, and spend money for something that will do you no good. Ask your personal physician whether a crash diet is really right for you. Better, start hanging out with people who are into physical fitness and join in. Unlike a crash diet, this will result in real, sustained good results. ...Read more

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Does cabbage soup diet work ro lose weight? Any side effects? Any other certified fad diet that really work?

Does cabbage soup diet work ro lose weight? Any side effects? Any other  certified  fad diet that really work?

Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit intereact with lansoprozole and is it safe to eat while on the medicine thanks ?

Does grapefruit intereact with lansoprozole and is it safe to eat while on the medicine thanks ?

Grapefruit and meds: We actually stopped serving grapefruit and grapefruit juice to our hospital patients a number of years ago because of the potential for interactions with many medications. Grapefruit can affect how drugs are absorbed from the GI tract into the bloodstream and also how drugs are metabolized by the liver. This can lead to much higher than expected levels of the drug in the blood. Avoid this combo. ...Read more

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Does niacin pills really work and for how long?

Does niacin pills really work and for how long?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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Does whole grain product stop absorption of ca and if so how does it consider healthy?

Does whole grain product stop absorption of ca and if so how does it consider healthy?

No: Whole grains do contain phytic acid which can bind to calcium because its a chelates with it. It is such a low amount that it does not stop absorption of calcium. Whole grains many benefits and little down side unless you have celiac or other digestive diseases. Hope this helps. ...Read more