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South beach diet question--are the bars healthy?

South beach diet question--are the bars healthy?

South Beach: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Phone number for dr. Joel l. Adams?

Search internet: Physicians really can't hide from the public. Most state boards of medicine make our information available (online) to the general public. Many online sites collect information on us & republish for you to compare & access. This site (as do most) also gives you access to our practice information including both address & phone. ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Is the Atkins diet healthy/safe low-carb diet?

Maybe : It does result in weight loss however recent evidence suggest increased cardiac disease in patients on an atkins diet. ...Read more

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Is dr. Larry wilson's protocol a successful program?

Is dr. Larry wilson's protocol a successful program?

Uncertain: I disagree with some aspects of recommended treatments such as coffee enemas for detoxification purposes. I find no convincing studies proving benefit. In general, a working liver and healthy kidneys take care of detoxification quite admirably. Talking with people who have undergone treatment and discussing with various physicians and perhaps getting a second opinion would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Best book on glycemic index regarding diabetes?

Best book on glycemic index regarding diabetes?

Start simple: There are 2 publications a for dummies version and a complete idiot's guide for the glycemic index they run at 10 to 15 $ and muchnless used. There are also apps for your smart phone that can help you with the calculations. ...Read more

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How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

It's your choice: It's a crash diet and arbitrary "this is good, this is bad" from somebody with no evidence and no qualifications. It's your life and your health. Many people find this sort of thing comforting. If you have actual health issues, get with an evidence-based physician, preferably one who shares your interest in "natural medicine" and pop claims. ...Read more

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Cancer cell loves sugar.R fruits not suitable as cancer patients' diet? Read sum books tat veggie n fruit diet can inhibit cancer cell.Is tat correc?

Cancer cell loves sugar.R  fruits not suitable as cancer patients' diet? Read sum books tat veggie n fruit diet can inhibit cancer cell.Is tat correc?

Not effective: Cancer cells survive by outcompeting your normal cells. They certainly thrive on sugar, but all cells do. If you were to limit sugar, to starve out cancer, you would starve out every other cell as well. Veggie and fruit diets have health benefits but no proven anti-cancer benefits. ...Read more

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Weight loss queries/help/advice---is spark.Com good?

Weight loss queries/help/advice---is spark.Com good?

Yes: It's a good free service. If you use the info correctly, it could help with weight loss. Remember the site is sparkpeople.Com, not spark.Com. Spark.Com is a dating site. ...Read more

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Is salmon roe (ikura) a healty diet?

Is salmon roe (ikura) a healty diet?

Part of, or totally?: Salmon roe can be a part of a well balanced diet-high in salt though. It is not a healthy diet in itself (even with vinegared rice). ...Read more

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Examples of low carb diet please?

Examples of low carb diet please?

Meat and fiber: A low carb diet basically focuses on meat (hopefully lean protein like chicken or pork) with high fiber, low starch vegetables like leafy greens. Avoid grains and avoid root vegetables, as these are high in starch. Of course, avoid sugary snacks, as well. ...Read more

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How about low-carb diets?

How about low-carb diets?

Low-carb diets: Low carb diets can clearly help you lose weight. Carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars. They then enter your cells with help from Insulin and this gives you energy. Thus, you cannot decrease carbs too much. Although you can lose on a low carb diet, any diet that decreases calories can help you lose weight. Increasing your activity level is the most important factor to sustain it. ...Read more

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Could following Dr Weil's or Dr Joel Fuhrman's diet reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease? What are pros/cons of each diet?

Could following Dr Weil's or Dr Joel Fuhrman's diet reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease?  What are pros/cons of each diet?

Ok: Pros: Both are for healthy living but recent dietary guideline recommends that fat and cholesterol are not harmful if consumed in moderation. Cons: There is no scientific proof that they do help autoimmune diseases per se. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a gluten-free vegan diet healthy?

Please answer me. Is a gluten-free vegan diet healthy?

Must supplement: I admire vegans who undertake this for moral reasons, and some of them claim to feel much healthier. A gluten-free diet indisputably relieves celiac sprue and dermatitis herpetiformis and there is a minority belief that people not affected with these illnesses may improve their health by going gluten-free. Discuss this with your physician / dietician and don't force it on your children. ...Read more

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How can I start the paleo diet (caveman diet)?

How can I start the paleo diet (caveman diet)?

Mark's Daily Apple: There are a lot of great sites on this topic but Mark's Daily Apple has some great articles and the recipes are really great as well. If you want a book recommendation I would recommend Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat" first for a great foundation. Other great reads would be Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Primal Blueprint, Deep Nutrition. Also watch Dr. Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on youtube ...Read more

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How to practice paleo diet?

How to practice paleo diet?

"Practical Paleo": If you want to learn more about the paleo food plan, diane sanfilippo has a helpful book called "practical paleo" that explains the process and provides many recipes. The idea is really to eliminate processed foods, sugars, grains, etc in favor of "real food, " including grass-fed meats, eggs, vegetables. Occasional fruits, etc. Her blog is helpful also: http://balancedbites.Com/practicalpaleo. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would eating a vegetarian diet help me lose fat/muscle?

Hi docs, would eating a vegetarian diet help me lose fat/muscle?

Fat loss: A vegetarian diet combined with exercise usually helps a person lose fat. One must be careful to get enough protein and exercise to avoid losing too much muscle. Consider partnering with an experienced vegetarian to help you get started. ...Read more

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Is a fruitarian diet actually healthy?

Is a fruitarian diet actually healthy?

Rarely, if ever: For a short time it may be okay but long term it is deficient in protein (unless nuts, grains, and seeds are included) and essential fatty acids (which can be supplemented) will lead to muscle and bone loss as well as other health problems. There may be also be a deficiency of other essential nutrients, especially vitamin B12 and other b vitamins, depending on the types of fruit consumed. ...Read more

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Best fitness dvd for losing weight/toning/fitness?

Best fitness dvd for losing weight/toning/fitness?

Hard to Say...: The "best" is relative and tends to be "that which works best for you." that said, I have had wonderful success using the p90x and related in-home dvds and think that after medical clearance they are a serious option. However, training responsibly is critical to avoid injury. Check them out! ...Read more

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1600 calorie south indian style diet chart for weight loss ?

1600 calorie south indian style diet chart for weight loss
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Diets: In general, with regard to weight loss, the calorie content of the diet is more significant than the nutrient content of the diet. Health benefits like improvements in diabetes and heart risk appear to be more related to nutrient content. In general, data seems to be pointing to moderation in simple carbohydrates and saturated fats and high in omega 3 fats, lean protein, and fiber. ...Read more