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Foods To Avoid For People Who Have Gout
That's junk: Anybody offering you a special diet based on your blood type is a charlatan. Ignore this stuff -- it has no scientific basis. Life's difficult enough without having to put a limit on your healthy eating habits because of something that a charlatan made up to sell a fantasy book. Vegetables, all in all, are good for you -- in fact, for most of us they're a key part of healthy eating. ...Read more
Very careful: If you truly have celiac disease then very small amounts of gluten will trigger increase in zonulin in the gut which causes increased intestinal permeability and inflammation. Studies show that even very small amounts will trigger this inflammation and that it takes days for the response to calm down. First make sure you really have celiac, but if you do, you must be very careful to avoid gluten. ...Read more
Can hypothyroidism people eat chocolates? will there be any food that hypothyroidism people should avoid?
Dark chocolate is OK: As per the nutritional GURU, Dr.Alan Gaby, MD consumption of a high fiber diet has been reported to increase levothyroxine requirements in hypothyroid patients.This increase appeared to be due to dose dependent absorption of levothyroxine to fiber.Reduction of fiber intake was followed by a decrease in thyroid requirement.No deleterious effect on hypothyroidism ...Read more
Does a person who has multiple drug allergies and is also just prone to hives also have to avoid high-risk foods even if not officially allergic?
I've been overindulging on rich foods with propensity for gout. Any suggestions to prevent an attack?
I heard that some foods can be proinflammatory. However, some people who eat a lot have great skin and those who diet don't have that good skin. Tips?
Gout diet/purines: Avoid purines in your diet. What you put in your mouth can affect the gout flare-ups as much as medications. Avoid processed meats* (hot dogs and deli/"cold cuts") and legumes (beans, peas). Make sure you are hydrated. Dehydration and alcohol (beer/wine) worsen the condition. Suggest not eating shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp, mussel, clams). *processed meat has animal organs, a classic "no-no". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low FOD-MAP diet: The low fod-map diet identifies foods that may contribute to gassiness and bloating. Perhaps your future reduction of fod-map ingestants can be part of your greater effort toward healthier eating & drinking. Gassiness may be symptomatic of a bigger problem, however--see other HealthTap answers on the subject. ...Read more
If to get b12 u have to eat animals daily then why do Asian that eat no dairy and very little meat as their traditional diet..don't have b12 issues?
None: It is not all or none. In general with bad copd, carbohydrates make you make more co2 which is harder to get rid of so we say limit simple carbohydrates. Also you may want to avoid sedatives (i.e. Alcohol) particularly prior to sleep as this can worse breathing. You want to avoid heavy meals because it may make your diaphragm work harder to breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What not eat: Right question wrong format. The question should be what to avoid.Avoid simple cabohydrates&animal fat consumption. So avoid white breads, white potatoes, white pasata, pastries etc stick with complex cabohydrates such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, apples, etc. Avoid high glycemic index foods. Redmeat, especially high in fats are to be avoided as well as fried foods.Eat fish esp those w/omega-3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common are chocolate allergies for a toddler? have you heard of people being allergic to chocolate?
Traces of peanuts: Watch for labels that say "contains traces of peanut", "may contain traces of peanut", "made on shared equipment with peanut" & "made in a plant where peanuts are processed". There's a 10% chance of measurable peanut in any of these situations - sometimes enough to trigger reaction in an allergic person. Hazelnut (aka filbert) & almond are often found in chocolate especially european chocolates. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Doctor suggested to take tomato, sweet potato, broccoli to keep skin young and charm but do I need to take these in cooked state or uncooked state?Thx.
It depends: Raw food advocates would advise raw tomato & broccoli, which is ok, but cooking lightly may increase absorption of nutrients. Saute tomatoes over low heat in olive oil to increase absorption of lycopene. Slice broccoli into small pieces, sprinkle with lemon juice, let sit for 5 min. Then steam for 3 minutes- see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=george&dbid=64 bake sweet potato thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy variations: There are some food allergies that are life threatening & produce major reactions when exposed. These seldom change & avoidance is the major rx. Some foods simply show up as + skin or blood tests & trigger nasal drainage or loose stools if eaten in quantity. Many kids develop tolerance to these as they grow older & simply rotating ++ foods to reduce having several ++ the same day helps kid stay ok. ...Read more
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