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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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What to do if I have been suffering with anorexia for 2 years now, i would like to get help and be healthy?

What to do if I have been suffering with anorexia for 2 years now, i would like to get help and be healthy?

How Much U Want This: It might help 2 learn about the 5-stage transtheoretical model of change (diclemente & prochaska). These include precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action & maintenance. Consider figuring out where u are w/ respect 2 taking steps 2 recover from anorexia. For help w/ steps 2 recovery, contact: natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. (630) 577-1330. ...Read more

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How to tell doctor? I have a colonoscopy coming up but i can't be on clear liquid diet I have to eat food with my meds how to i tell my doctor?

How to tell doctor? I have a colonoscopy coming up but i can't be on clear liquid diet I have to eat food with my meds how to i tell my doctor?

Your doctor: Should know what medications you're taking, and be able to advise you appropriately. Talk with your doctor openly about your plans. If you present to radiology with solids still in your colon, they won't be able to do your study. You and your doctor need to devise an appropriate plan. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i used to follow a low carb diet , but now i want to maintain my weight, i don't know how many calories should I eat per day?

What do you suggest if i used to follow a low carb diet , but now i want to maintain my weight, i don't know how many calories should I eat per day?

See below: Go to www.caloriecount.com. Open a free account (they'll ask you some basic question about your age, gender, weight, and activities) and they'll calculate your daily caloric requirement for you. IT's a great site. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tried dieting for many months and i can't stick to one what diet would best suit me ?

What to do if I have tried dieting for many months and i can't stick to one what diet would best suit me ?

Well...: think of it as a learning experience on what habits are not working, what cues, what thoughts are underlying eating habits. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet maybe helpful, certainly entertaining ...Read more

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Weight loss, I have been not very active for over a year and am 6'6" and 443lb. I want to know how i need to start out exercise.

Weight loss, I have been not very active for over a year and am 6'6" and 443lb. I want to know how i need to start out exercise.

See below: Please see your physician for an evaluation and they will make recommendations on how you need to start out exercising. My first advice would be just start walking no more than 15 to 20 minutes a day to you build up your endurance. RemoveSugar, soft drinks, and high carbohydrate foods from your diet. Drink plenty of water... But most importantly see your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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If I want to grow faster what should I do with my diet nutrition?

If I want to grow faster what should I do with my diet nutrition?

Balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low in saturated fats, will promote normal growth. Diet will not accelerate the growth and it is not a good idea to try to do that even though some medications have the potential of accomplishing that. ...Read more

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I really want to lose weight but i don't have any determination and eat what i shouldnt. I never stick to a diet for a long time. Need help please! ?

I really want to lose weight but i don't have any determination and eat what i shouldnt. I never stick to a diet for a long time. Need  help please! ?

Diet: A diet is how you eat all of the time not what you go on to lose weight. Try some diet changes that you can live with forever as opposed to going on a diet. General healthy rules: eat more fruits and veggies, drink more water. Walk daily! ...Read more

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Need doc opinions! I am trying to eat healthy and exercise more but i literally have no idea where to begin?

Need doc opinions! I am trying to eat healthy and exercise more but i literally have no idea where to begin?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information and get you started on your healthy lifestyle. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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I want to get pregnant in few months. What should I do before we try? What kinds of vitamins should I take? Do I have to talk to a doctor before?

I want to get pregnant in few months. What should I do before we try?  What kinds of vitamins should I take? Do I have to talk to a doctor before?

If you have not: Has a pap and exam in the past year then u need that before u get preg and i rec the doc do a good hx and physical to make sure you do not ahae any gyn or non gyn problems that need to addressed before u are pregnant and if everything is ok then u should be taking a prenatal or multi vitamin and extra Folic Acid 1 mg while u are trying. ...Read more

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The 2nd doctor said I have ezcema. I wanted to know if i can exercise. I also wanted to know if i can do obstacle races with mud and water with ezcema?

The 2nd doctor said I have ezcema. I wanted to know if i can exercise. I also wanted to know if i can do obstacle races with mud and water with ezcema?

See below: Usually, ezcema is a fairly simple issue to deal with. The most important, and first 3 rules for treating eczema are: moisturizing, moisturizing and moisturizing! then after this topical steroid can be used to help flares. Your racing is fine, just remember to keep your skin moisturized before and after the races. ...Read more

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I have pcos and being trying to get pregnant for 2 years now , what can I take or do to help ?

I have pcos and being trying to get pregnant for 2 years now , what can I take or do to help ?

See a doctor: You should see a fertility specialist bc women who have pcos often do not ovulate. Weight loss also helps with pcos. ...Read more

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I want to do a detox and was told to eat fruit and i'm wondering is this all I should eat and how long do I do this?

I want to do a detox and was told to eat fruit and i'm wondering is this all I should eat and how long do I do this?

Detox: Why do you want to detox? If it is from a medication or a drug you should talk to your doctor about that. If it is just to 'detox' it is not necessary. Your body is excellent at cleaning itself. To be healthy you need to have 4-5 fruit and vegetable servings a day, exercise for 30 minutes 5 times a week, and not smoke. Most of the detoxing regimens can cause imbalances in your body. ...Read more

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I'm 19ys old and 240lb. I want to lose weight with gastric band. I tried every diet. I want to know if I should do it or not and why ( pro and cons).

I'm 19ys old and 240lb. I want to lose weight with gastric band. I tried every diet. I want to know if I should do it or not and why ( pro and cons).

Cons: Pro- you may lose weight- Con- it doesn't teach you good eating habits which you need to learn for the rest of your life. Eating a healthy diet high in fruits, vegetables and in moderation is the way to go. With the band, you will limit your intake, but not learn how to eat properly. ...Read more

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I am ready to lose weight and get in shape now how do I do that with 20min a day?

I am ready to lose weight and get in shape now how do I do that with 20min a day?

Caloric restriction: How old are you? How much do you weigh? Do you have any health problems? It would be prudent to consult your doctor to determine your fitness for rigorous exercise. If only 20 minutes, exercise will have to be rigorous and you need to reduce your caloric intake. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot use make up, foundation etc as I am a guy. What can I do to help with my redness?

What to do if i cannot use make up, foundation etc as I am a guy. What can I do to help with my redness?

Foundation & make up: There's no rule or law that says guys can't use make up or foundation to hide skin blemishes. However, before you whitewash your body, go see your Family Doc & Dermatologist to determine why your skin is red. Perhaps they can find a solution rather than a coverup. ...Read more

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Hi I just want to know if its ok to get pregnant if I have mild chronic inactive gastritis? Am 27yrs old an will like to start having a family.

Hi I just want to know if its ok to get pregnant if I have mild chronic inactive gastritis? Am 27yrs old an will like to start having a family.

Pregnancy OK: Hello, Of course, if you are otherwise healthy, you can safely plan a pregnancy. As for the mild gastritis, this can be managed with diet avoiding spicy food and food high in fats. These typically increase the acid that the stomach produces. Always consult a physician when taking medication that may effect the early weeks of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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