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Healthy Diet For One Day
Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more
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Yes: Yes, it depends on how you're doing it. If you're maintaining a healthy diet and exercising, then that may be just fine. Remember, though, it's generally easy to lose weight at first because a lot is water weight. It gets harder as time goes on. Also, be sure to get good nutrition & take appropriate rest so you don't damage your organs or strain muscles. And follow up with your doctor regularly. ...Read more
Is consuming whey protein daily harmful for my health? I workout 5 days a week and drink one or two shakes per day
There is a debate: There are two camps when it comes to whey protein derived from cheese. The vegan camp believes a link exists between dairy and cancer and autoimmune diseases. The other camp believes it helpful against inflammation and helps build muscle. My take is that the science is inconclusive either way, no one needs too much protein, and that nuts and grains like quinoa are a better source of protein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Garlic: Bleeding disorder: garlic, especially fresh garlic, might increase bleeding. Stomach or digestion problems: garlic can irritate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Use with caution if you have stomach or digestion problems. Surgery: garlic might prolong bleeding. Stop taking garlic at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking five miles a day, eating five a day, following Mediterranean diet, no smoking/drinking/drugs/caffeine, 8 hours sleep. Healthy lifestyle?
Hello dr,consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily,3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal ,can lose arm fat?
Could an eighteen-year-old girl at a healthy weight survive on?A thousand?Calories per day for four weeks?
Probably: Not recommended.What is your definition of survive ? With plenty of water, the correct nutrients, and proper sleep, 1000 calories could likely sustain her. But, if those conditions are not met, and / or she is burning up far more than that, then problems will occur. Important to monitor the chemical levels in the system. Also depends upon the balance of the calories. Check with the nutritionist. ...Read more
Yes and Not Really: The water portion of it is healthy and fine to drink. The vitamin (or other additive) portion of it is neither healthy nor unhealthy, because it can be obtained in our food or in a daily multivitamin (which covers most of the recommended vitamins); or because it is an additive that is advertised as helpful but may actually be unnecessary and unproven. It is fine to drink plain water and save $$$. ...Read more
Please describe a good, healthy meal plan for one day for a petite 15 year old that's vegetarian?
She'll decide: I'm going to assume you're a parent, possibly a concerned one. Vegetarian / vegan diets are popular among teenaged girls and may be well-informed or based on disinformation (teens have good hearts & are easily deceived). She's going to plan her eating, and you can only be sure she takes supplements (or she'll ruin her health) and isn't masking anorexia nervosa. The family physician can help. ...Read more
Katz book: Disease proof by david katz, md is a good book for overall health. It contains lots of useful information about the way we eat and is written very clearly. Focus more on health and lab results than the number on the scale. Walking can be a great benefit also. You can do it. Please see your doc first. I see that you have had back issues. Low carb and high protein works for some also. ...Read more
This is NG: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more
Good luck trying: The balanced diet is an adult idea, & a good one to practice for your lifetime.However it is a bit impractical when you deal with kids. Breast milk is balanced, but get past weaning & you must deal with a kid with his/her own ideas about eating. I like to look on kids from the vantage point of a balanced week rather than meal or day. Before school age their brain directs their cravings & does ok. ...Read more
Interesting question: There are gazillions of fad diet programs out there & don't be hard on yourself if you feel like a deer in the headlights trying to figure out which one to select. Low-carb diets (depending on how low you go) work well, but you don't want to starve your brain from glucose. Healthy (polyunsaturated) fats are great appetite reducers, and you need protein as well to maintain your muscle mass. Cont-> ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more