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Is The Scarsdale Diet Okay For Diabetics
Not a diet pill: A new study shows 2 drugs approved to treat type 2 diabetes may also aid weight loss in overweight people with or without diabetes, the drugs Byetta and victoza (liraglutide) mimic gut hormones that decrease appetite. A new research review, published in bmj reveals that the avg. Weight loss for diabetics was 6lbs when pts. Injected daily or weekly. Ask your dr. If you are a good candidate for this rx. ...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
Is selenium supplement good as for antioxidant purposes in our body. And what is the recommended dose for 24y male and is it good for liver .Nash?
I wouldn't advise it: Thirty years of work on antioxidants has made it pretty clear that they don't prevent disease or improve longevity, despite all the theoretical reasons that they are supposed to. There's one reference in an obscure journal in 2005 to selenium having been tried for nash and on the evidence it was a dismal failure -- if it worked, the research piranhas would be all over it. It's your choice. ...Read more
Is it healthy and/or acceptable for children 10-13 to do a 10 day juicing fast, or "reboot"? My family is interested in the micronutrient benefits.
Tween cleanse : I would be very concerned about this age group doing a 10 day cleanse. This is a time it significant growth and for tat lengthy of time i would be worried they would not get nough calories to sustain their growth at that time. I would discuss it with your pediatrician in detail before embarking in this direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof.But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet.Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more
Avoid....: Organ meats, red meat in general, excessive alcohol, and several other things. Cherry juice helps. However, even implementing these, in my opinion the effects are modest and result in life-style changes that can be large. Reducing etoh and not-eating organ meats are good ideas unto themselves. But the majority of people with increased urate: 1/3 under secrete: 1/3 over-produce; and 1/3 both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet;Exercise: Best daily diet for diabetics is diet without sugars, low carbs, low saturated fats, more fruits and vegetables, legunes, tree nuts.I personally recommend all diabetics to consult a dietician and follow the diet strictly as it is important part of therapy and exercise is also very important part of the treatmemy/therapy for patieints with diabetes.But make sure you get clearance from your docor. ...Read more
What are the health benefits of chlorophyll? I heard's it's good for a healthy diet (green veggies) and improving metabolism, but I'm not sure about the latter.
Product of greens: Chlorophyll is what gives plants the green pigment. As for health benefits I don't see any harm in taking it up as green leafy vegetables are high in minerals and nutrients. As for helping metabolism - it helps maintain plant metabolism as it is essential for phtosynthesis. Not sure it has much effects on humans,. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a 500 calorie diet okay for a short amount of time (a month) if the person is overweight, no health issues, and taking a multivitamin daily?
Yes: Yes, this should be fine, though agree that a high-quality multivitamin is important, and the 500 calories should be nutrient-dense (lots of veggies). You will lose weight but need to guard against regaining when you are done with the diet. See http://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for sound advice on weight loss. Good luck! ...Read more
Diet for diabetics: You would do well working with a dietician and or a nutritionist to review with you a proper diet plan. In america, we eat too much, large portions, too concentrated fatty foods, too many carbohydrates that are easily converted to sugars, like bread and pasta. Make the changes now! don't waste another minute! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is rolled oats recommended for diabetic patients to be comsummed in the night and what is the latest timing at which a diabetic patient can eat?
MIlk Thistle: There are too many different products sold as milk thistle to give you any valid or specific answer. In my practice i always advise my patients to follow the dosing instructions that are on the product they purchase. ...Read more
Sir, I read in one article that drinking coconut water is not good for athletes and diabetes ...is it true??
Myths: That is not true and is a false myth. ...Read more
Research shows strawberry is good for diabetic although at infant stage. Should I include it in my regular diet?
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Hi Doc, Is chamomile tea is good for CKD patients? Read somewhere stinging nettle tea is also good in reducing creatinine levels. How much is enough?
Unlikely to help: Chronic kidney disease is very serious and you're doing yourself a disservice by reading trash websites. You owe it to yourself to find out exactly what's going on with your kidneys, whether there's even anything really the matter (well-muscled men are all diagnosed as "CKD" cases by today's labs), and become an expert on the science affecting your health. ...Read more
No: That's a very unfortunate myth. A majority of maturity-onset diabetics probably benefit from cholesterol-lowering agents, but diabetics are a diverse group and there's no one-size-fits-all Rx. ...Read more
Hello! Is there a prescribed diet for PCOS? Is cutting down sugars recommended? Also, does inositol help?
NO YES NO: Most people with PCOS are too fat. Weight reduction helps, may even cure it. Weight control depends on a life-long commitment to exercise and a healthy, high-fiber, low-calorie diet. There is no diet specific to PCOS. Reduction of sugar is certainly part of this. Inositol is found in many foods, is of no value for PCOS. Inositol is for suckers. Spironolactone and metformin help PCOS. ...Read more
Is it safe to take the slim quick diet pill along with the green coffee dietary supplement for weight management?
Coffee or tea?: With green coffee extract, make sure it's made in the usa, and contains at least 45% chlorogenic acid. The slimquick pill seems to rely on green tea extract as well as some other components. You will probably find more caffeine in it than the green coffee bean one. If you want a pill, pick just one kind, and combine with a consistent diet plan with accountability such as weight watchers. ...Read more
Low carbs: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
Diet: It depends. It's not fasting for sure! you will need to work with a dietitian to get one established for you. If you are overweight, it is one, if you are normal weight person, it is different. There are many ada diets but again, each one needs to be individually tailored to your needs. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Diabetics are at increased risk for developing many other diseases and should follow a strict diet of meat, fish, non-starchy vegetables, nuts, olives, seeds. Diabetics should moderate intake of fruits, grains (oats, wheat, etc), and baked goods. Diabetics should avoid pasta, cereals, sugar, and artificial sweeteners. ...Read moreSee 33 more doctor answers
Healthy Lifestyle: Fad diets and some juice diets can be associated with health risks. A healthy lifestyle with a balance of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins & fats is best. You will be missing out on important nutrients if you only drink juice. Juice may be high in vitamins but is mostly sugar. This much sugar will have an effect on your blood glucose levels & how much Insulin is needed to control it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several small meals: You should visit the hospital dietitian which is usually free of charge. Most diabetic should eat several small meals during the day with a total carbs 260 g, however this will change dependent upon how bad your blood sugar is running and your weight, your height, and your activities. ...Read more
Good Food: Good foods for someone with diabetes are the same as good foods for someone without diabetes. Maintaining a balance between carbs (sugar & starch), protein, and fat is one goal. Another is emphasizing complex carbs over simple carbs to spread sugar absorption out over a longer timeframe and reduce "spikes" in blood sugar. Complex carbs = whole grain, starchy vegetables, beans. ...Read more
Balanced diet,weight: A balanced diet, but more importantly being fit, and preventing obesity is key. Central obesity (belly) is especially bad. In general the average persons diet has too many carbs. If your diet is carb heavy, look to that as a potential area of change. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Watch carbohydrates: Healthy diabetic eating includes limiting foods that are high in sugar eating smaller portions, spread out over the day being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day eating less fat limiting your use of alcohol using less salt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet for diabetes: Healty diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, berries blue berries, very lean meat-small amounts, wild salmon or sardines, lots of salads, and only oil use should be extra virgin olive oil. Keep sugars very low. Learn about low glycemic foods (google it). No soda or diet drinks. Walnuts and almonds are good snacks. Avoid cheese and whole milk. Use skim milk. Keep weight normal. ...Read more
No sugar, low carb: Diabetes is a disease of sugar and carbohydrates. You need to limit them at all costs. Insulin, the storage hormone of sugar and carbs, in excess causes inflammation and most preventable disease in this country: heart disease, high blood pressure and the most common cancers (breast, colon, prostate). Rheumatism is a disease of inflammation as well, both dm and RA are linked and related to diet. ...Read more
Quite a lot: well... not huge amounts in childhood onset type 1. Huge importance in adult onset type II. First, with weight loss a far amount of people can become non-diabetic (bariatric surgery, generally needed). WIth a reasonable amt of either/both diet and /or exercise, the diabetes improves/is easier to control. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't hurt: A diabetic diet limits simple/processed carbohydrates & unhealthy fats, and should include plenty of natural fiber & foods rich in vitamins & minerals, so it is healthy for almost anyone. If you are at increased risk for developing diabetes, following a diabetic diet may decrease your chances of getting the disease. Joining a diabetic friend/family in their diet is a great way to show your support. ...Read more
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