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Benefits and dangers of low carb high fat ketogenic diets?

Benefits and dangers of low carb high fat ketogenic diets?

Extremes: I believe it is better for most to eat nearly everything in moderation instead of going on an extreme diet. I don't see how getting ketosis, which may reduce your appetite, can be good for the body. As for the high fat, too much saturated fat is likely harmful because it promotes inflammation. If you must, try unsaturated fat. ...Read more

High Salt Diet (Definition)

Too much sodium may lead to high blood pressure in those who are sensitive to sodium. If you have high blood pressure, your doctor will probably recommend that you reduce your sodium (salt) intake. Sodium may lead to a serious build-up of fluid in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, or kidney disease. Such people should be on a strict sodium-restricted diet, as ...Read more


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Can high protein diet cause high risk of cancer?

Can high protein diet cause high risk of cancer?

Cancer: Not to my knowledge. What does your doctor say? Is there cancer in your family? If all is OK keep doing what you eat. If not please discuss with your doctor to confirm that your risk of cancer is low or otherwise. Don't fret something that is not there. ...Read more

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Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Yes: Low carb diet, irrespective of fat content will help you lose weight, keep insulin levels low and help liver clear fat. Ensure you eat adequate protein - 1.5 grams/kg body weight. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Low fat low carb ketogenic diet for person with high bilirubin?

Low fat low carb ketogenic diet for person with high bilirubin?

Let's talk: If your only finding on chemical profile is a consistently high indirect bilirubin and you feel fine, you almost certainly have gilbert's and this is a non-problem that you should not try to address. If consistently high indirect, dubin-johnson is likely, same advice. If you have high bilirubin from an identified or unidentified illness, get with your physician before you try this diet. ...Read more

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How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ?

How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ?

Controversial: Various studies have yielded various results, as is common in epidemiology. It may still be "politically correct" to blame meat-eating, low-fiber, high-fat diets for colon cancer, but you also need to know that the hard-core studies have generally shown less of an effect than you may have been told. Don't forego screening -- no one's immune. ...Read more

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Are low carb high fat diets safe?

Are low carb high fat diets safe?

Safe but not healthy: Low carb is good especially low refined carbs but high fat is not good especially animal fats. Beware of foods that come from animals that walk on 4 legs (or that are mistreated!) eat lots of fruit vegetables grains high quality protein. If you are diabetic watch out for the fruit. There are a lot of very good websites that can advise you on healthy diets. And don't forget to be active! ...Read more

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Will low salt low sodium diets lead to iodine deficiency?

Will low salt low sodium diets lead to iodine deficiency?

Unlikely: You get iodine from other food sources beside salt, so you will not have iodine deficiency by cutting back salt. ...Read more

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Does eating excess salt result in high cholesterol?

Does eating excess salt result in high cholesterol?

No: Total cholesterol is made up of "good" cholesterol (hdl), "bad" cholesterol (ldl) and triglycerides.You want high hdl, and low LDL & triglycerides. High cholesterol is caused by genetic factors (your body makes too much cholesterol), dietary intake, and lack of exercise. Exercise has been shown to increase HDL and lower ldl. Salt intake does not impact cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Which is best diet for permanent fat loss? Aikins high fat type diet or high carb low fat or low calorie diet. Confused.

Which is best diet for permanent fat loss? Aikins high fat type diet or high carb low fat or low calorie diet. Confused.

Diet: It's tough to change your diet at age 71. Go online and look at the several options for good diet control. My preference is "NuVal" but the others are good. Don't forget to exercise regularly but start slowly and increase as you feel stronger. ...Read more

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Can eating a diet high in fat increase my risk for diabetes?

Can eating a diet high in fat increase my risk for diabetes?

Maybe: Depends on your genetics, what you consider to be a high fat diet, and your activity level. A high fat diet can cause obesity which carries an increased risk of type ii diabetes. There are, however, obese people who do not develop diabetes. Furthermore, the kinds of fats you eat may play a role. If most of your fats are from avocado, nuts, legumes, healthy oils, fish, you may be ok. ...Read more

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Is a raw vegan diet healthy for diabetes and high blood pressure?

Is a raw vegan diet healthy for diabetes and high blood pressure?

Yes but: With any vegetarian diet, it is hard to get all the nutrients your body needs. A raw diet will make it harder, still. However, switching to a healthier vegetarian diet should help control diabetes and high blood pressure if it is associated with exercise and weight loss. If you are serious, make an appointment with a registered dietitian to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. ...Read more

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What are good high protein foods with low sodium foods?

What are good high protein foods with low sodium foods?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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Is carbonated water with added vitamins a healthy low calorie choice?

Is carbonated water with added vitamins a healthy low calorie choice?

Yes: Much better than sodas. Plain water is good too, and does not pollute the earth with more plastic bottles. Drinks with high sugar content such as juices or sodas will raise your blood sugar too quickly, then drop just as quickly. Watch out for artificially sweetened beverages. There are health risks associated with many of the synthetic sweeteners. ...Read more

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Advice? Would low carb high fat/protein diet clog my arteries?

Advice? Would low carb high fat/protein diet clog my arteries?

Controversial: Conventional wisdom is "yes" but short term studies of patients on the adkin's diet (low carb, high fat) surprisingly had lower cholesterols. And it's unknown if the long term incidence of disease and death is affected. ...Read more

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Which foods high potassium intake?

Which foods high potassium intake?

Many foods: Salamualaikum! These include sweet potatoes, tomato sauce, beet greens, beans, bananas, yogurt, clams, prunes, carrot juice, molasses, fish, soybeans, winter squash, milk, orange juice. ...Read more

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Why patient with low na level requires no added salt diet?

Why patient with low na level requires no added salt diet?

Timed correction: Assuming the low sodium was low enough to get admitted, too rapid a rate of correction can cause neurologic complications, which can be severe and permanent (but are fortunately very rare)--so it is done in a controlled fashion with IV fluids, even though the thought of an extra large french fry to fix it seems logical. ...Read more

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Could a high salt diet or high protein & fat (low carb) be to blame for my water retention?

Could a high salt diet or high protein & fat (low carb)  be to blame for my water retention?

Not entirely: The high salt would cause fluid retention in persons with heart or kidney disease. If healthy, you should not develop edema with this diet. It is important to note that high protein diet is not sure to be safe for kidneys for the long haul i. E. A year or more. If you have fluid retention, you need to have your kidneys and heart evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Examples of low carb diet please?

Examples of low carb diet please?

Meat and fiber: A low carb diet basically focuses on meat (hopefully lean protein like chicken or pork) with high fiber, low starch vegetables like leafy greens. Avoid grains and avoid root vegetables, as these are high in starch. Of course, avoid sugary snacks, as well. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more