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What foods are bad for arthritis?

What foods are bad for arthritis?

High protein: If you are suffering painful arthritis as a result of gout, you should avoid foods that are high in protein. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What are some foods that are bad for your skin?

What are some foods that are bad for your skin?

Alcohol : Too much alcohol can ruin the liver, pancreas, and brain and turn the skin yellow. High carotene can turn skin orange. Smoking causes dull skin and makes nails and teeth discolored and causes wrinkles. Diets high in cholesterol can cause unsightly skin lesions, high amountsof fat can cause obesity which predisposes you to skin tags, psoriasis, ; discoloration between skin that rubs (thighs). ...Read more

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Are bananas unhealthy to eat? Are there any fruit that are bad for you?

Are bananas unhealthy to eat? Are there any fruit that are bad for you?

Banana = healthy: No. They are healthy. Avoid nectarine pit and apple pits. Don't eat rhubbarb leaves. Bananas are a good source of potassium, b vitamins, vitamin c and magnesium. Bananas don’t contain any fat or cholesterol. A remedy for a mosquito bite – rub the bite with the inner part of banana skin to v swelling/ irritation. ...Read more

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Are diets good for people that have bad kidneys?

Are diets good for people that have bad kidneys?

Usually Not: Most weight lowering diets substitute protein for fat. High protein diets are not recommended for patients with advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are the foods that are not good for acidic people ?

What are the foods that are  not good for acidic people ?

Any food is OK: The amount of acid that you might ingest at any one meal is meaningless. Your body produces much more than you produce, except in very rare cases (Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. You may suffer from Gerd, wherein stomach content, including HCL, rises into the mouth. Take a liquid antacid. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that are gluten free, not processed/packaged, and no sugar? Need some ideas badly! what are some health benefits this diet has?

What foods can I eat that are gluten free, not processed/packaged, and no sugar? Need some ideas badly! what are some health benefits this diet has?

Not much unless...: Gluten sensitive enteropathy is an inflammatory condition of the small bowel where its lining flattens after exposure to dietary gluten, with associated malabsorption, anemia, increased cancer risk.Gluten intolerance occurs in about 10% of americans who may get diarrhea after exceeding their threshold for gluten intake. Short of these patients, trying a gluten free diet is giving in to just a fad. ...Read more

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What are some good foods and stretches for arthritis?

What are some good foods and stretches for arthritis?

Not enough info: No foods are all that valuable for arthritis. Stretches depend on the type of arthritis, the areas involved and the severity of the involvement. ...Read more

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What are foods and drinks that are good for the heart?

What are foods and drinks that are good for the heart?

There are many sites: There are many sites with heart healthy diet tips. Here's one: http://blog.Partnersforyourhealth.Com/blog/bid/96537/foods-that-are-part-of-a-heart-healthy-diet. ...Read more

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What are some foods that help with arthritis and joint problems?

What are some foods that help with arthritis and joint problems?

Lose wieght and : Omega-3 fatty acids(fish oil) extra-virgin olive oil antioxidants—vitamin c, selenium, carotenes, bioflavonoids , selenium-rich diet. Some of the best foods for selenium:brazil nuts, tuna carotenes:fruits and vegetable bioflavonoids — quercetin and anthocyanidins: : some of the best foods for quercetin:onions (red, yellow, white), kale, leeks, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, blueberries, black curran. ...Read more

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Are there any artificial sweeteners that aren't bad for you?

Are there any artificial sweeteners that aren't bad for you?

Define bad for you: Anything can have side effects, even too much clean water. Artificial sweeteners are just that....Artificial. They don't belong in your body. Stevia is a plant extract that can be used as an "artificial" sweetener that may have less issues. Some people seem to tolerate artificial sweeteners without any problems, others get massive side effects. Choose your poisons carefully! ...Read more

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Are eating potatoes bad for people with gout?

Are eating potatoes bad for people with gout?

Diet: Is no longer considered a factor in precipitating gouty attacks like we used to think. The one notable exception is beer, which produces xanthine oxidase, a precursor of uric acid production. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that the medication isn't working for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some reasons that the medication isn't working for rheumatoid arthritis?

Wrong diagnosis: Diagnosis is wrong or your activities prevent it from working, but medications don't always work. Your doctor should be able to provide direction. ...Read more

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What are a variety of foods that I can eat that are high in protein?

What are a variety of foods that I can eat that are high in protein?

Many: Egg whites are extremely high quality protein. Fish too have a lot of protein with little fat, not fried of course! Beans are high in protein but not of as high a quality as the others. ...Read more

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What is the proper diet for lupus patients? What foods are good to eat if you have lupus? Are there any foods that should be avoided?

What is the proper diet for lupus patients? What foods are good to eat if you have lupus?  Are there any foods that should be avoided?

EAT HEALTHY!: Low starch, little sugar, high fiber, plenty of water, good proteins in adequate amounts. And eat your colored veggies and greens. Good nutritional support might also include 3-omega fatty acids found in fish and flax seed oil. Take a complete vitamin. Avoid saturated fats. Emphasize monosaturated fats! ...Read more

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Is there a comprehensive app of all foods that are safe to eat when pregnant, and those that arent?

Is there a comprehensive app of all foods that are safe to eat when pregnant, and those that arent?

Many apps: Try "pregnancy companion" - it's put out by a couple of board certified ob/gyns & my patients like it. I give my patients the book "what to expect when expecting" & they tell me that it's also pretty good. Acog also has a website that makes "info" sheets available & as always, i'm sure you're OB provider is an excellent resource for any questions you may have. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are pineapple and grapefruit good to eat for diabetics or there are too much sugar in them?

Are pineapple and grapefruit good to eat for diabetics or there are too much sugar in them?

SUGAR: A lot of sugar in those 2. You can drink them but stay within the daily carb range recommended by your doc or dietician. On an unrelated note, there are so many drugs that grapefruit juice interferes with, I have gotten in the habit of telling my patients that they should avoid it, especially if on multiple medications. ...Read more

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Can I know if wheat bread and popcorns are bad for my gouty arthritis?

Can I know if wheat bread and popcorns are bad for my gouty arthritis?

Gout and foods: People with gout should consume primarily complex varieties, such as whole grains. Examples of arthritis friendly whole grain foods include 100 percent whole grain breads, whole wheat pasta, old-fashioned oatmeal, long grain brown rice, wild rice, barley soup, air popped popcorn and quinoa. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more