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Foods That Are Bad For Arthritis
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
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
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
Myths in Medicine: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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