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Is Following A Ketogenic Diet As Effective As Surgery For Epilepsy
Diet vs surgery: The ketogenic diet and surgery are two approaches to reduce or control seizures. Surgery is directed at localized areas of brain from which seizures are triggered. The ketogenic diet is most often used for medication resistent seizures that are generalized forms of epilepsy or seizure syndromes. They are not usuallly interchangeable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Precision "Diet": Precision Diet is a program customized to individuals that aims for fat loss, muscle preservation or building, and optimal health. The lead proponent does NOT believe there’s a single, absolutely, positively, without-a-doubt best diet for every person to follow, always, and forever. He customizes, develops a plan, listens to feedback, and gives precise advice. It can work. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
There is a weight loss diet marketed as eat-stop-eat. It involves fasting for 1or2 days/week. Does anyone have experience of the eat-stop-eat "diet.
Can be helpful: This plan is based on the way primitive humans ate. Before agriculture developed food was caught or foraged and the amount available was not consistent. This meant long stretches without any food. The theory is that now we consume all day every day but our physiology is still similar to our ancestors. If you have no medical problems and take no meds you can try on your own otherwise seek advice. ...Read more
Are there downsides to a ketogenic diet for a normal, healthy individual with an active lifestyle?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low hematocrit: It is possible to develop anemia (low hematocrit) from a diet that is deficient in protein, iron, folic acid or Vit. B-12. Check to see if the diet is supplemented with these. Most of the diets have adequate protein. It is also possible that you could be anemic from menstrual blood loss, which is the most common reason healthy women are anemic. ...Read more
Its possible: Exercise, stretching, splinting, heat, electric stimulation and other modalities have the potential to improve a hemiplegia, usually of a brain origin. Prognosis after a spinal cord lesion may be actually better although much rarer. Of the brain causes, recovery is influenced by many factors including age, other health problems and amount of brain damaged. Sometimes no improvement will occur. ...Read more
Is glucerna fine for non- diabetics to drink? Can it be used as a meal replacement for weight loss?
Not recommended: Glucerna is loaded with ingredients i believe are best avoided by anyone who wants to be healthy. Since the dairy, soy ; corn products in it aren't organic they are almost certainly gmo-derived ; thus likely quite toxic. The fish oil it has is from sources like tuna ; since it doesn't say it's purified is likely high in mercury. You couldn't pay me to drink it. See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e ; comment:. ...Read more
Since alcohol is is a depressant, in high enough doses could it be effectively used as a general anesthetic for surgery?
Can phytoestrogens be safely used as a holistic option for fibroid treatment for someone in their 20s? And are topical as effective as oral supplement
Perhaps: About 10% of the population has nightshade sensitivity (eggplant, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, etc). They do best totally avoiding all nightshade plants. Three months is a good trial. Also consider dairy and gluten free. Eating becomes challenging, but still doable with practice.. There are still many foods and a good dietitian can help you. Leigh wagner rd at kumc will do phone consults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What chemotherapy protocol is effective for recurrent PCNSL? Is ESHAP and/or ICE a good option is MTX cannot be tolerated and WBRT already done?
PCNSL: The initial treatment for primary central nervous system lymphoma is methotexate and whole brain irradiation. The optimal treatment for this disease is unknown. There is much variation in clinical practice. Other agents used include Rituximab, procarbazine, vincristine, cytarabine, iosfamide in various combinations. All have some effect but all have toxicity. You need an oncology center. ...Read more
It depends: There are many causes of hypertension. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly will decrease your risk factors for developing chronic disease such as diabetes and heart disease which are often associated with high blood pressure. Hypertension can also be caused by stress. ...Read more
Not usually: Would certainly not be my first choice, and have never noticed it to be effective in migraine therapy. Many good choices, and might consider depakote, topirimate, naproxen, indomethacin, or otc riboflavin, co-q10, butterbur, feverfew; also, botox, acupuncture, occipital nerve blocks. Find a headache expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a permanent cure for IBS,What should be done in terms of diet and exercise.Any medicine or treatment which can cure it.Help.Thanks?
IBS, no cure: increasing your intake of fiber-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains) can improve your condition and encourage normal bowel movements. Unfortunately, too much fiber can worsen symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, wherein you may deal with abdominal bloating and gas. Limit your fiber intake to 20 to 35 grams a day, and slowly increase your intake to ward off bloating ...Read more
No: The HCG diet has been studied, and it is not effective for weight loss. Hcg is a hormone produced by your body when you are pregnant.Severe side effects includea ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (massive enlargement of ovaries, breast tenderness, fluid in your lungs, etc.) the only thing that will get thinner on an HCG diet is your wallet! eat fewer calories and exercise and you will lose weight! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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