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I got high chelestrol, doing everything to control but still can't. So what should I do? Lots of exercise well diet did not help. Got family history.

I got high chelestrol, doing everything to control but still can't. So what should I do? Lots of exercise well diet did not help. Got family history.

You'll need Rx: Despite all the grandstanding about "healthy lifestyle", diet and exercise will fail if you have a strong genetic tendency to hypercholesterolemia. This isn't your fault. It's time to ask your physician about a statin or other medication. Ignore the anti-statin "natural" websites, keep up the physical fitness and healthy diet stuff for its other benefits, and accept what you need to do. ...Read more

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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


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Is it possible for someone to diet with a history of an eating disorder?

Is it possible for someone to diet with a history of an eating disorder?

Yes BUT: With history of an eating disorder, there's always the possibility of relapse. Please consult with your psychiatrist or therapist about your dieting plans before implementing them. They may also know eating-disorder-wise nutritionists and trainers who can help you safely and effectively. ...Read more

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What of you think about the paleo diet for a man with a history of gaut?

What of you think about the paleo diet for a man with a history of gaut?

Gout diet: Excellent!!! Also --Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more

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Is the paleo diet risky for a 50 year old woman with a significant family history of osteoporosis?

Is the paleo diet risky for a 50 year old woman with a significant family history of osteoporosis?

Potentially but..: This depends on what type of paleo diet you do. Some versions are really high in meats/animal foods and such foods appear to increase risk of osteoporosis. A diet rich in fruits ; vegetables protects against osteoporosis. Before starting the paleo diet see http://bit.Ly/18dbggr ; http://bit.Ly/1cpscua for a great article on osteoporosis ; diet see http://huff.To/j97q64 ;. ...Read more

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Due to family history im having a routine psa test next week. My previouse 4 years have been in mid 2.S can diet help a healthypsa # , any advice ?

Due to family history im having a routine psa test next week. My previouse 4 years have been in mid 2.S can diet help a healthypsa # , any advice ?

Using prostate helps: if you're not having many ejaculations, increasing the frequency may lower the PSA. If it is suddenly higher, one cause could be prostatitis, which can be excluded after four weeks antibiotic therapy with a return to your usual PSA value. ...Read more

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Having family history of diabetes(grandparents) does it mean there is a high chance you are going to get it? Or can you avoid it with a healthy diet?

Having family history of diabetes(grandparents) does it mean there is a high chance you are going to get it? Or can you avoid it with a healthy diet?

Increased risk: You have a greater chance of developing diabetes later in life especially if you gain weight, and do not get adequate exercise. Healthy lifestyle will be very important for you. ...Read more

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Hi i am having psoriasis on my scalp. i have a history of 13 years . Whats the best remedy available and also what diet should i follow? Scalp is ichy

Hi i am having psoriasis on my scalp. i have a history of 13 years . Whats the best remedy available and also what diet should i follow? Scalp is ichy

See a dermatologist: Diet is not a factor. There are many shampoos and meds to use on the scalp for psoriasis. After 13 years you must have tried some of these. Some are OTC, some are prescription. Daily shampoo using tar and/or salicylic acid products are standard. It is not your fault. It is a genetic condition. A skin specialist will help you. ...Read more