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Doctor insights on: Hcg Allowable Foods

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Are hCG diet safe?

Are hCG diet safe?

No: And has not been proven to do any good either .Please stay away. ...Read more

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What foods should be consumed to fulfill calcium requirements. Will prefer vegetarian food.

What foods should be consumed to fulfill calcium requirements. Will prefer vegetarian food.

Several foods: For calcium from vegetarian sources, you can eat dark green leafy greens like spinach, kale, mustard greens adn collard greens; soy-based foods like tofu that are enriched with calcium; almonds and other nuts like brazil nuts and pistachios. A serving of almonds gives 250 mg of calcium. Many cereals like oatmeal and others are also enriched w/calcium. Dairy like milk & cheese if diet allows. ...Read more

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Do gluten free foods increase your blood glycemic index?

Do gluten free foods increase your blood glycemic index?

Glycemic index: A high glycemic index means a food turns into sugar readily in your body. Foods containing gluten are grains, and are carbohydrates, so they have a high glycemic index. Gluten free foods can be either high or low depending on their carbohydrate content. Sugar is gluten free but has the highest glycemic index. Meat is gluten free but has a low glycemic index. There's no consistent relationship. ...Read more

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Female 35 128lbs. Eat south beach style diet. Limited carbs and sugar. Drink wine daily. Fasting test. Bilirubin elevated at 1.5mg/dL. Platelets 140. ?

Female 35 128lbs. Eat south beach style diet. Limited carbs and sugar. Drink wine daily. Fasting test. Bilirubin elevated at 1.5mg/dL. Platelets 140. ?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Why was the test done? Do you have any symptoms? What was your hemoglobin? Ask you doctor if you could have Gilbert disease, which is harmless. ...Read more

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Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch  and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...Read more

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Must one eat low-fat foods to be healthy?

Must one eat low-fat foods to be healthy?

No such thing: The long term effect of a low fat diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. www.edibolic.com. ...Read more

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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat naturally protein foods every day?

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Is it safe to eat naturally protein  foods every day?

Natural protein?: Search for info on DASH, Mediterranean & vegetarian diets as these are the only ones w/large amounts of good evidence demonstrating long term health benefits eg lower risk of cancer, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, etc. While our ideas on healthy nutrition are evolving, it's not a bad idea to eat varied foods at each meal, which includes protein, regardless of source, eg animal & non-animal. ...Read more

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Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?

Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?

Neither: There is no evidence that any of those dietary restrictions are helpful during pregnancy. Avoiding excessive weight gain is great, but your goal for weight gain depends on your starting weight. If you are already obese (BMI > 30), then you should gain very little weight during the pregnancy, and eating a low calorie, low carb diet can help. You should NOT try to lose weight, though! ...Read more

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Please i need a healthy diet for 800 calories without these intolerances: wheat - potato - strawberries - egg - haddock fish?

Please i need a healthy diet for 800 calories without these intolerances: wheat - potato - strawberries - egg - haddock fish?

See nutritionist: You require far more detail than can be explained on this site; in addition, i don't feel there is a healthy, 800 calorie a day diet. I would seek a nutritionist for counselling and determining what calorie count is appropriate and how to achieve that with your food intolerances. ...Read more

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Should fruit and vegetables be counted in a calorie reduced diet?

Should fruit and vegetables be counted in a calorie reduced diet?

Agree w Dr. F.: I suspect the question arose because weight watchers changed its plan last year to make most fruits and veggies 0 points. Their aim was to get you eating more of these foods, which will fill you up, and tend to be much less calorie dense than less healthy choices. You still need to reduce total calorie intake to lose weight, and zero points does not mean zero calories. ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Look into Paleo : Your lab numbers suggest you're on the path to diabetes. Even though you don't eat "sugar" any fiber or starch that your body can digest turns into sugar and fruit juice is sugar. Even things like diary that is thought of as healthy has sugar (lactose is a type of sugar). A person with lab numbers like yours has to limit all sugars and heal the damage. The paleo approach can help you do both. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Food: I dont know of any food in moderation besides salt which would be dangerous. Alcohol is not a good choice. ...Read more