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History Of Diet Fads
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more
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
Medications???: Certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiseizure medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, heartburn medications can interfere with weight loss or cause weight gain. I note you are on metformin and Phentermine which can both contribute and your Cytomel (liothyronine) indicates you have hypothyrodism, which may be under-treated. ...Read more
My long list of symptoms indicates malnourishment, despite protein/complex carbohydrate-rich diet and supplements. Specialists are stumped. Help!
Keep a journal: I would like to see a food journal of what you are eating, portion, and amounts of food eaten. I would have a dietician do an analysisof the amounts eaten first, if it seems that your intake is adequate, the next step is to look for evidence of malabsorption or processing problems. ...Read more
Yes, but...: There are advantages to eating a diet that minimizes unhealthy saturated fats, but a vegetarian diet does not limit processed goods that contain white sugar and flour and the diet also allows frying of food and trans-fats. So the plant based aspect of the diet is healthy, but not every aspect including excluding wild fish such as salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!
Diet: Diet is a key in weight control but when you are so close to ideal body weight you need some exercise to maintain metabolic rate and muscle mass. Otherwise your body will simply slow metabolic rate and you will not feel or perform well and may not lose weight. More lean muscle burns more calories and makes it easier to keep weight off. If you don't build muscle you may add fat when gaining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plenty: A no carb diet is the extreme of a low carb diet. Carbs provide energy for daily activities including exercise. Fruits and vegetables are carbs and have an abundance of antioxidants. The bottom line is that most things taken o the extreme are not good. The body, at least for the long term, is about balance. ...Read more
I think that : Psychological benefits would be greater if one were looking to adopt aspects of the paleolithic lifestyle in to to (vice diet alone). Paleolithic life style reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid junk foods ; grains. Frequent, varied exercise, use of complex natural body movements, exposure to sun, . ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Look on the web: Lots of material on the web, and multiple books. Just one site--not one with which I have any relation--is http://www.Precisionnutrition.Com/elimination-diet. You also can find doctors or nutritionists who specialize in this, if you want to step-by-step help. Basically, it entails stripping away as many foods as possible that might cause trouble, them slowly reintroduce them one by one. ...Read more
What to do about connective tissue disease & lack of intestinal peristalsis? I have high fiber diet, drink lots of h20, & exercise daily.
Try Triphala: The things you are doing are wise. I advise trying triphala, a combination of 3 fruits used in ayurvedic medicine, that can improve peristalsis- especially the component known as haritaki. See http://www.Onlyfoods.Net/terminalia-chebula-haritaki.Html and http://www.Planetherbs.Com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.Html triphala is quite safe and not habit-forming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You know the warning: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." According to their labeling, ReFirm formula includes laxatives & diuretics that cause weight loss through stimulating defecation/urination. This type of weight loss is almost always temporary & may actually be unsafe. While difficult to find, it appears to be quite expensive. Focus on healthy, calorie-controlled diet & exercise, a proven formula ...Read more
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
What's healthy diet & life style other than drink and meat consider.& routine exercise, enough sleep, lack of worry for potential liver cirrhosis?
A plant based diet: is excellent for reducing cardiovascular risk. The DASH diet was designed primarily for hypertension management. There are secondary cardiovascular benefits from this. Probably the best for cardiovascular risk reduction is the plant based diet recommended by Dr. Esselstyn. The removal of oils is key in that diet. The trick to any of these diets is compliance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression and diet may be related: Several studies have found that people who ate a poor quality diet — one that was high in processed meat, chocolates, sweet desserts, fried food, refined cereals and high-fat dairy products — were more likely to report symptoms of depression. The good news is that the people who ate a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fish were less likely to report being depressed. These results are in line with other research findings that healthy diets help protect against disease. For example, studies suggest that people who follow the Mediterranean diet — which emphasizes fruits, vegetables and fish, and limits meat and dairy products — have lower rates of depression and other diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and heart disease. More research is needed on the connection between depression and diet. In the meantime, it would be wise to cut back on the less nutritious options and make healthier choices. ...Read more