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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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60 year old woman with very low blood pressure on low-salt diet (by choice). Good idea or is that a problem?

60 year old woman with very low blood pressure on low-salt diet (by choice). Good idea or is that a problem?

Not problem: Low blood pressure is not considered as serious as high blood pressure, assuming you do not have symptoms. A normal blood pressure is when the reading is 120/80. Anything below those numbers is considered low. There is no specific blood pressure reading that is considered dangerously low, as it can vary with different individuals. ...Read more

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I'm beginning a lifestyle change with a low carb high protein for improved fitness and weight loss . What is a good sweetener, for say plain yogurt?

I'm beginning a lifestyle change with a low carb high protein for improved fitness and weight loss . What is a good sweetener, for say plain yogurt?

Slightly different..: Greek yogurt is better than regular (unless you can get kroger's carbmaster. Go with two percent, without it beeing preflavored. There is more milk sugar in the 0% fat greek yogurt. Berries then can be added. I would sweeten with sucralose or splenda! ...Read more

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What is a good protein to carb ratio for a male in his 20's?

What is a good protein to carb ratio for a male in his 20's?

50:50: In general carbs/protein should be equal with a few caveats. If you are significantly overweight and want to get into a mild ketosis "fat burn" state keep the total carbs below 85 g. Increase protein a bit if you were actively muscle building. For exercise and endurance ad carbs as you go. Good health ...Read more

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What is a good multivitamin and diet for someone with high blood pressure?

What is a good multivitamin and diet for someone with high blood pressure?

Moderation: Lowering your sodium intake is good. Alcohol in moderation (<2 drinks per day) decreasing fat/carbohydrate intake to lose weight. These are all good dietary recomendations. Any good once daily multivitamin should do. You should ask your pharmacist as they are a wealth of information about medication. ...Read more

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Is a 1000 calorie diet that bad for a 16 year old male?

Is a 1000 calorie diet that bad for a 16 year old male?

Yes: It is about 1/2 the calories needed for a healthy diet. In reducing the diet this much, too many nutrients will not be ingested and multiple health problems can develop. Extreme weight loss can occur and any one reducing their food intake this much should be under the care of their doctor. ...Read more

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Is eating a high protein diet bad for your kidney health?

Is eating a high protein diet bad for your kidney health?

It can be: A high protein diet can affect kidney health. This occurs because diets rich in protein can damage the glomerular membrane (a "filter" in the kidneys) and lead to kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is protein good for a person with no thyroid?

Is protein good for a person with no thyroid?

It doesn't matter: If you're on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement and your thyroid levels are normal -- it's just like you never had a thyroid problem. Eat whatever you want to, but exercise and stay lean. ...Read more

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What is the recommended protein intake for a 270lb male with kidney problems and a GFR of 70?

What is the recommended protein intake for a 270lb male with kidney problems and a GFR of 70?

Protein intake: At your present level of kidney function, you do not have to severely restrict protein intake. You do need to get on a weight reducing diet as soon you can. Your weight is clearly in the obese range. People who are obese lose their kidney function faster than those that are not. Do you have hypertension or diabetes? If so, are they under control? Consult with your doctor to get his opinion. ...Read more

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Can I maintain a diet of only protein for a week? Is it dangerous?

Can I maintain a diet of only protein for a week? Is it dangerous?

No and yes: It is nearly impossible to have a "protein only" diet. Meat will have some fat, soy will have some carbs. Eliminating entire food groups altogether is dangerous. There are essential fatty acids your body needs to function. You need carbs for energy. A high protein, low carb diet is safe. An "all" anything diet is not. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for a person with arteriosclerosis and diabetes?

What is a good diet for a person with arteriosclerosis and diabetes?

Avoid sugars and fat: Avoidind sugars, less carbohydrates, less fat, more of lean meat, more vegetables alcohol in moderation, will help diabetes and atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for someone with fructose malabsorption?

What is a good diet for someone with fructose malabsorption?

Simple choice: The patients with congenital or acquired fructose intolerance need only to avoid foods with this sugar in it. This is the sugar of all fruits and fruit juices. Sometimes a person with the problem can tolerate small amounts that may be contained in other foods without symptoms.Read labels of canned or processed foods to check for fructose content. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

Is it healthy for a 15 year old girl of normal weight with a cholesterol level of 230?

No: That is an elevated level. This is often due to genetics. Diet and exercise may help and it should be checked again in the near future. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest protein breakfast to have for 43 yr old male with borderline high cholesterol?

What is the healthiest protein breakfast to have for 43 yr old male with borderline high cholesterol?

Be careful: Too much protein can affect kidneys, so before embarking on a diet, it is best to check with your doctor and get baseline blood testing to check your kidneys, liver, etc. Your doctor can help tailor a diet appropriate for you. If all is normal, some breakfast ideas include egg whites with veggies, cottage cheese with fruit, quinoa as a hot cereal, to name a few. ...Read more

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Please send a vegetarian diet for 37 yrs old women with high protein and less carbohydrates preferable...

Please send a vegetarian diet for 37 yrs old women with high protein and less carbohydrates  preferable...

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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What is a good diet for a person that is anemic and have high blood pressure?

What is a good diet for a person that is anemic and have high blood pressure?

Need to establish: Cause of anemia before providing dietary advice about anemia. Common causes are deficiency of iron, folate (folic acid) and b12. But is it important to rule out blood loss. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. For general advice about nutrition please see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/health-foods/my01108. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for someone with high cholesterol that don't eat veggies?

What is a good diet for someone with high cholesterol that don't eat veggies?

VeryLowCarb, Hi Fat: See the last question i just answered. Specifically high natural, not processed, fats & only moderate protein + minimize body fat. Also study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths" (on foxbusiness.Com), "what makes us fat", fatchance.Html, eatingacademy.Com, nusi.Org, & the people involved in these research efforts, etc. Also study youtube: "big fat lies". ...Read more

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What's a good vitamin or supplement for a diabetic, hbp, high cholesterol patient that suppresses the appetite?

What's a good vitamin or supplement for a diabetic, hbp, high cholesterol patient that suppresses the appetite?

Biotin,B3,Chromium &: Many vitamins have been shown to be very beneficial for diabetics. Biotin has been shown to significantly lower blood sugar in both type 1 & type 2 diabetes. Niacin, esp. When combined with chromium, helps to lower glucose levels. Magnesium, vitamin e, vit d, coenzyme q10 & Alpha lipoic acid are among the other vitamins i believe every diabetic should take. See comment:. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more