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Foods You Can Eat To Balance Your Thyroid Function
You have little cont: We have little control over our metabolism. So eat healthy, keeping in mind a balanced meal which is nutritious and well balanced in terms of proteins, cartbs and low on saturated fats. In general plant based foods(grains, veggies and fruits) are the most healthful foods we should consume. But proteins are essential too. For a good dose of protiens, eat, fish, eggs, nuts and drink low fat milk/yo. ...Read more
How many teeth would you have to lose for it to negatively affect your ability to eat nutritional foods such as meats, fruits, veggies, etc.?
No: Unless the weight loss you want is from muscle. Thyroid wastes muscle, not fat mass. ...Read more
One possible cause: Will be the possibility of depression not uncommonly seen in a patient with heart disease specially after interventions and hospitalizations. Drug induced, diabetes, hyperthyroid can be another possibilities. I will recommend see your physician asap for avoid history and physical and look for a cause. Malnutrition not good in the presence of coronary artery disease. ...Read more
Serotonins: Serotonin is a brain chemical involved in vital body functions and to regulate mood and sleep. These are the foods that increase serotonin from literature review- buckwheat, bananas, dark chocolate, sour cherries, whey protein, wild fish and seafood , flaxseed, free range turkey and beef. ...Read more
Can you please guide me on foods to reduce cholesterol or healthy to eat while watching your cholesterol?
Blood potassium level of 3.4...How long will it take to restore to normal levels by eating more potassium rich foods and how much do I need to add?
Can a low calorie diet cause an increase in liver tests (alt specifically)? If so, do they return to normal as body adjusts to diet?
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Did you check you ALT level before starting the diet? It is likely that ALT is elevated due to fatty change in the liver and it will come down as you lose weight.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Carbohydrates to keep you awake and provide you with enough antioxidants, and protein to manage your sugar levels?
Clarify please ?: Are you asking about what comprises a healthy diet? Or what the different functions of proteins & carbohydrates are? how to get anti-oxidants, maintain energy, & healthy blood sugar? A good start: eat plenty of servings of fruits & veggies. The more the better - this is where most anti-oxidants come from & where most or ur carbs shu come from. Eat 6 small meals/day. C ur PCP re: a diet right 4 u ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fruits & veggies: Eating real food, that has as little processing as possible, will help your body get important nutrients to help it heal and prevent infection. Aim for at least 5-9 servings of fruits & veggies every day. Try to buy fresh or frozen rather than canned. Eat lots of dark, leafy greens and brightly colored fruits & veggies also get enough sleep & regular exercise & enjoy friendships & volunteering. ...Read more
Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarines (take control or benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by up to 15% if 2-3 tablespoons are eaten each day. There are low fat versions. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil) can lower cholesterol by 5-10% if you take 10 grams or more per day of psyllium. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How low does your glucose have to be in order to eat a snack and how many carbs can the snack total?
15-20gm: If your bs is over 200, then it's better if you opt for a carb free snack, however at bedtime you should have carbs regardless of bs. Snacks should be in 15-20 gram range unless strenuous physical activity is taking place in which double the amount is advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On the digestion issue, e.G gas, bloat, or cramps, or nausea, or diarrhea, or constipation, or pain (location is a factor). In general, avoid fried greasy, spicy foods, alcohol, chocolate, coffee. Some are sensitive to the carbohydrates in dairy, or grains and beans. Some have issues withe proteins in wheat and some other grains. Avoid carbonated beverages, sugarless gum ( sorbitol). See a doc, rd. ...Read more
Foods to help w : Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more
Can't imagine how.: I would be really curious to hear about the connection and doubt that there is one. If there were, it might be some nutritional deficit involved in melatonin-like chemical regulation. Almost certainly, other symptoms or effects would be noticed before this sort of thing would become apparent. Tanning isn't really an "ability" as in a skill, as much as a protective reaction to sun exposure damage. ...Read more
1st, avoid caffeine!: The b vitamins are necessary to a healthy nervous system. If you'll read up on the various deficiency syndromes caused by the lack of these vitamins, you'll see why. Next, it's a good idea to take a 1200 mg soft gel fish oil capsule daily, that will cover your need for omega-3 fatty acids. Third, "nac " n-acetylcysteine, 600 mg twice a day, seems to help stabilize neuronal cell membranes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.
Nothing if treated!: If treated appropriately, you do not have to have any long-term consequences from hyperthyroidism. If left untreated, the most serious concern is a heart problem like rapid or irregular heartbeat. Longstanding hyperthyroidism can cause osteoporosis (fragile bones) and fractures. If untreated, other issues can be psychiatric disease, weight loss, trouble sleeping, or eye disease. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism is easier to correct. In hypothyroidism, supplemental thyroid hormone can be taken to reach an adequate normal level. Hyperthyroid states are usually more difficult to control. Depending on the hyperthyroid illness, radioactive iodine, surgery, or anti-thyroid medications may be used. Often hypothyroidism results after treating hyperthyroid patients, but is easy to deal with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time. ...Read more
Not subclinical now: Subclinical means not clinical which means you are not having symptoms from the hypothyroidism, but you do have symptoms (tired). Thus, this is not subclincal. If you have the lab result to support hypothyroidism, along with your being tired, treating it is a reasonable course of action. Thyroid hormone replacement is quite easy and with correct dosing, side effect is rare. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want a doctor that specializes in thyroidism. What doctors specifically deal with thoses issues?
?: No established direct effect, but such deleterious drug isn't expected to be of any benefit in any condition, including psychiatric illness claimed by some to be of value, do yourself, or the person you're asking on his/her behalf, a favor, and get treated right in a detox program, good luck ...Read more
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