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Healing With Whole Foods
Okay to put frozen vegetables in the boiling water with pasta at the BEGINNING and cook with pasta or will that destroy all the veggies nutrients?
No magic: Plenty of protein, enough vitamin d, vitamin c, zinc and calcium. Generally, a prudent & healthy diet as you'd do well to follow at all times. A cheap daily vitamin-and-mineral supplement might be in order as you recover from injury. You'd get the idea from the internet that food choice is the key to medical treatment -- it's not. ...Read more
Suggest some common foods to eat to be energized and revitalized all day. Foods made of common fruits and veggies, milk, etc. In a tropical country.
Lighter fare: Generally when you eat something high in fat you body goes into a "rest and digest" mode which may make you feel sluggish, tired. Likewise, a large consumption of simple carbohydrates may lead to a reactive hypoglycemia making you feel shaky, cranky. Eating healthy, lean proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats in moderate amounts will help you avoid those responses yet still power your activities. ...Read more
Does mixing juiced vegetables and fruits with soda (which I dont drink) reduce the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables?
No: i would think not if you are just using soda water as a way to give it a little fizz. This would in no way change the nutrients . Carbon Dioxide is a rather inert gas in these situations., if you are using something like 7-up you are adding unnecessary calories ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it healthy to eat soaked, uncooked steel cut oats? I'm getting mixed messages about the health benefits and difficulties of digesting whole grains.
It's ok: Uncooked soaked oats, like in muesli, are ok. Cooking breaks down cell walls, turns it into porridge, released mucilages and soluble fiber; makes it easier re: digestion, but not likely an issue with normal GI tract. Arguably some of the undigested carbs might increase gas (fermented by bowel bacteria). ...Read more
Do frozen veggies have same nutrition as raw veggies? And can microwaving food damage the food's nutritional components or does it maintain them?
Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease? No processed foods of course. ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?
No GMO, anti-inflam.: Diet is best individualized but i advise an anti-inflammatory diet: see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would also be appropriate: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx do your best to avoid gmo's & foods high in pesticides: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ see my comment for more:. ...Read more
Is this a healthy breakfast whole grain whole wheat cereal with vitamin d or almond milk with two eggs and a banana other days i eat a pbnj w/ banana?
HiCarb ↑esObesity DM: You're describing a breakfast which is high in carbohydrates; the grains are no longer hole, they have been ground into flour which dramatically increases their glycemic index ; bananas are a high glycemic index fruit. The eggs are fine yet everything you describe is low fiber content, a highly relevant issue given your stated history. All foods are marketed as healthy because this increases sales. ...Read more
Can my body naturally start not agreeing with certain foods/drinks after eating healthier foods and home made natural juices?
My tounge and whole mouth tingle after eating some foods like noodle box, hot chips with chicken salt and soft shell vedgaterian tacos..?
Allergy?: You may just be very sensitive to spices or possibly allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the foods that you mentioned. Read the ingredients on the packages and try only one item at a time and see if you can isolate the cause of your symptoms. They may have a common spice or ingredient that you react to or possibly even several. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a veggie smoothie with the pulp more nutritious to consume vs eating it (let's say both processes use raw veggies)?
Smoothies: Smoothies are often not very healthy since most, like yours, are concentrated sugar calories. If you are overweight or at risk of diabetes the carbohydrates and sugar are the enemy. There is no health difference to the smoothie you asked about. Both sound like 100% carb calories. ...Read more
Soda is one of the: worst things for your body.avoiding it is a really good idea ...Read more
What's the best diet to follow with Sjogrens possible MS and lupus and IBS.I know fruit,veg,meat,no junk or processed.Is cow milk ok?pasta? Bread?
Anti inflammatory : An anti inflammatory diet can help improve the symptoms of Sjogrens, lupus and other conditions. Inflammatory effects of different foods can be found on the following website http://nutritiondata.self.com. Also Dr Joel Furhman's book Super Immunity has good information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurologist david perlmutter in his new book "grain brain" says to eliminate whole grains and fruit from my diet to avoid alzheimer's. Should i?
Grain Brain: Grain brain contains some life changing ideas. Whether you adopt all the suggestions depends on your clinical status. Staying off wheat is probably a good idea for most of us -- other grains like amaranth, quinoa, etc are better. If you're Insulin resistant at all, you might need to be careful of very sweet fruits that increase your blood sugar. Berries, apples, etc are less a problem. ...Read more
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