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Is going gluten, sugar, and dairy free a good idea for type one diabetics?

Is going gluten, sugar, and dairy free a good idea for type one diabetics?

If you like it...: But it won't either help or hurt you. A good, healthy well-balanced diet and daily exercise is much more important than any specific restriction. Gluten restriction is only important if you're gluten sensitive and the same with dairy if you're lactose intolerant. You can't avoid sugar since it's in all the foods you eat. ...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


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What is a good diet for hypoglycemia?

What is a good diet for hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia: There is no good diet for hypoglycemia. If you have diabetes and take insulin you need to reduce the dose. If you are not on medication for diabetes and your blood sugar is low please call your doctor and a visit to the Emergency Room would be important - and do that ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to have a low fiber diet without dairy?

Is it a good idea to have a low fiber diet without dairy?

No and yes: Fiber is important; dairy is not. Fiber absorbs fat and keeps intestinal contents moving along. Get your fiber from non-starchy vegetables and beans. ...Read more

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Is caffeine good to drink and healthy for a good diet plane?

Is caffeine good to drink and healthy for a good diet plane?

Depends: The U.S. Food and Drug Association has studied the effects of caffeine on the body and determined that "Moderate" caffeine intake was safe (Less than 300mg per day). Safe does not mean it is good and healthy however. There are concerns about caffeine and the effect it can have on bone loss, and it can affect other organs as well (heart/intestines). http://www.medicinenet.com/caffeine/article.ht ...Read more

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What is a good diet for for pre-diabetes and hypothyroidism?

What is a good diet for for pre-diabetes and hypothyroidism?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Why would a high-carbohydrate diet as opposed to a low-carbohydrate diet be beneficial for someone?

Why would a high-carbohydrate diet as opposed to a low-carbohydrate diet be beneficial for someone?

Healthy carbs: Your body runs on the breakdown of healthy carbohydrates into glucose. Low carb diet may deprive your body of enough glucose. When this happens, fat is broken down for energy putting the body in a state of acidosis, which is not healthy. Healthy carbs include, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, and whole grains. All gain be eaten in moderation. ...Read more

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Why is a fat diet not good for you?

Why is a fat diet not good for you?

Moderation: How much fat are we talking about? You need carbohydrates- to run the brain, heart, muscles etc. If your diet is over 50% fat, you may be limiting the ability of the body to function. Some fats, like unsaturated fats are healthier than saturated fats- are solid at room temperature. I say moderation- 20% of diet from protein, 60% from carbs like fruits, vegetables,grains and 20% healthy fats ...Read more

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What is a good diet for a diabetic person? What foods to avoid?

What is a good diet for a diabetic person? What foods to avoid?

Avoid sugar & carbs : Everyone agrees that it is best to avoid sugar and minimize simple carbs (as found in rice, wheat and other grains) and sweet fruits. It is good to emphasize vegetables, beans and nuts. Dr. Gabriel cousens has found that a raw food vegan diet often dramatically improves and at times even reverses diabetes! see http://bit.Ly/1dlmd23 and http://www.Naturalnews.Com/028341_diabetes_living_foods.Html. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet good to follow if you have hypothyroidism?

Is a low carb diet good to follow if you have hypothyroidism?

Generally safe: If you hypothyroidism adequately controlled and you follow on low carbohydrate sensible diet and it would not be a contraindication. However i rapid weight loss or a fad diet would not be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is simple carbohydrates and protein with every meal a good plan for diet?

Can you answer, is simple carbohydrates and protein with every meal a good plan for diet?

Every one of: Your three meals/day should include water, complex carbohydrates, a moderate amount of protein and some fat, preferably unsaturated or monosaturated. Eat less than your burn off and you'll lose weight in a healthy fashion. It's not rocket science. ...Read more

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Is splenda a good sugar substitute for diabetics to consume?

Is splenda a good sugar substitute for diabetics to consume?

No better/no worse: They're all about the same. Use whatever you think tastes better. Some can't be used in baking. ...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 the Low Carb Diet good for you?

Is the Low Carb Diet good for you?

Absolutely:LCHFfoods: =healthy, LFHC are not. Why? Carbs digested & absorbed as simple sugars, ?ing blood sugar? ? Diabetes & cancer. Water based creatures cannot store much water binding, low-energy sugars; thus convert them (in liver) into triglyceride fats for more energy-dense, less water-binding storage: driving triglycerides, lipoproteins (VLDL, LDL) ? & Large-HDL ? driving artery Ds, obesity & ? blood pressure ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast free diet as a vegetarian?

Yes: Please go ahead and ask. Recommend clear & specific question. ...Read more

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Please describe a good balanced diet for someone with high glucose?

Please describe a good balanced diet for someone with high glucose?

Weight loss: A healthy well-balanced diet where you take in less food than you burn off. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. Check w/ a good registered dietitian. Weight watchers is a good program for support. Good luck. ...Read more