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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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Can a ketogenic diet cause blood in stool? Would this be because of all the protein one eats?

Can a ketogenic diet cause blood in stool? Would this be because of all the protein one eats?

I do not thing so: It could lead to constipation which this may lead to bloody stool, kidney stones and in adults, common side effects include weight loss, constipation, raised cholesterol levels and, in women, menstrual irregularities including amenorrhoea. ...Read more

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Is metformin safe to combine with a ketogenic diet? (in a non-diabetic.)

Is metformin safe to combine with a ketogenic diet? (in a non-diabetic.)

Complicated question: With renal insufficiency, metformin can cause lactic acidosis. So on the surface, there is not a risk of ketoacidosis. But if you eliminate all carbs you may not need metformin, and an extreme ketogenic diet can cause many symptoms and metabolic derangements that I would not want to combine with metformin. Suggestion: moderation. Enough carbs to limit ketosis, and check glu daily. See your md. ...Read more

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I am on a standard ketogenic diet, is this the best diet for an endomorph to lose weight? I'm also involved in hiit cardio 5x week.

I am on a standard ketogenic diet, is this the best diet for an endomorph to lose weight? I'm also involved in hiit cardio 5x week.

Round person: The ketogenic diet is high in fat and low in carbohydrate. There is much debate as to how healthy this diet truly is. I have seen patients have temporary success with this diet only to gain weight back when they resume a normal diet.

I personally think the best way to lose weight for good is to eat smaller portion sizes and maintain an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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Will ketogenic diet lower igf-1?

Will ketogenic diet lower igf-1?

No: It won't do that, it'll just dehydrate you. Why would you want to do that? ...Read more

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Is a ketogenic diet able to turn around ckd?

Is a ketogenic diet able to turn around ckd?

Kidney Quandary: Unfortunately, the answer is no. One of the problems in chronic kidney disease is the inability to handle metabolic stress in the system. If you preferentially burn fat at the cost of little or no carbohydrate intake, you create ketones as a by-product of metabolism. This can cause significant stress on the liver and kidneys and it won't turn around CKD but may in fact make it worse. ...Read more

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Is raw papaya salad allowed on ketogenic diet?

Is raw papaya salad allowed on ketogenic diet?

Its in the Low GI: This means you concentrate on low glycemic index foods. Foods w a GI less than 55.This allows you to stay in a ketogenic state. U don't sacrifice an entire days food choices so that every item is below 55.U look at an overall meal or a days meal plan and see if the average GI of all items taken as a whole is below 55.Make smart choices and above all else exercise & drink 64 oz's of h2o/day. ...Read more

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How can I deal with being epileptic anf does the ketogenic diet work in adults?

How can I deal with being epileptic anf does the ketogenic diet work in adults?

Possibly: The ketogenic diet can be helpful for some people with epilepsy. You should discuss this with your neurologist. Don't try it on your own. It should be done with close supervision and specific instructions. ...Read more

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Low fat low carb ketogenic diet for person with high bilirubin?

Let's talk: If your only finding on chemical profile is a consistently high indirect bilirubin and you feel fine, you almost certainly have gilbert's and this is a non-problem that you should not try to address. If consistently high indirect, dubin-johnson is likely, same advice. If you have high bilirubin from an identified or unidentified illness, get with your physician before you try this diet. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an adult use ketogenic diet for treating epilepsy?

Not useful: Although children with difficult to control epilepsies do respond, most adults do not. Furthermore the diet is rather tough to tolerate in adults, as it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and could cause chemical imbalances and cardiovascular problems. Best to avoid. ...Read more

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Is following a ketogenic diet as effective as surgery for epilepsy?

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 more

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Is it generally no issue on occasion to drink beer and mixed drinks while on a ketogenic diet?

Is it generally no issue on occasion to drink beer and mixed drinks while on a ketogenic diet?

Both bad: It is better to have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats, no tobacco and no more than one drink a day, and exercise 30 minutes/day. See this site for more info on alochol.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/alcohol/faqs. Htm. ...Read more

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How many carbs should I eat daily to get into ketosis. I'm interested in a ketogenic diet. I'm not diabetic.

How many carbs should I eat daily to get into ketosis. I'm interested in a ketogenic diet. I'm not diabetic.

Depends on factors: Ketosis, when the body shifts from glucose 2 ketones as n energy source, depends on many factors like how much glc "reserve" was built up in the liver, & ur activities (energy in vs. Energy out). A ketogenic diet, where 10-15% of cal r from carbs, takes anywhere from 3-14 days to deplete glucose stores. Genetic factors also play a role. Ketogenic diets r medically controversial except in epilepsy. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight by the ketogenic diet?

How can I lose weight by the ketogenic diet?

First...: You should be high wiasted and carry weight on the middle for optimal results. Initially keep carb intake below 40g per day. You should become ketogenic. You will notice once weight loss occurs, your lipids will improve almost immediately! It is not a diet: it is a lifestyle! It prevents metabolic syndrome or corrects it, if strictly adhered to. ...Read more

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Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Yes: This type of diet will result in some weight loss during the first week. Most of this will be water weight rather than body fat, however. Ketogenic diets can have adverse effects, so close physician supervision is recommended. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the ketogenic diet for the type 2 diabetic?

How dangerous is the ketogenic diet for the type 2 diabetic?

Not dangerous: People get 'ketosis' mixed up with 'keto-acidosis'. Ketosis is the process of burning fat for energy instead of sugar or muscle. This is definitely a GOOD thing for type 2 diabetics. Keto-acidosis is a very dangerous condition that occurs in type 1 diabetics when they are not taking in enough insulin. I have had MANY diabetic 2 patients do with with ketogenic eating plans (sensible) ...Read more

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I am an endomorph, is a cyclic ketogenic diet the best choice for someone that gains fat easily?

I am an endomorph, is a cyclic ketogenic diet the best choice for someone that gains fat easily?

Count calories: When food is consumed it has a certain caloric (heat, energy) content. They are really only three ways that that caloric content can leave the body. 1. Malabsorption (i.e. You don't consume it in the first place, e.g. Diarrhea). 2. Burned off as heat. 3. Burned off as movement. Anything left over is stored as fat. Overthinking diets and body type clouds main concern: reducing caloric intake. ...Read more

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How/why does a ketogenic diet help in epilepsy? (what happens in the body and brain?)

How/why does a ketogenic diet help in epilepsy? (what happens in the body and brain?)

See below: The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling bra. ...Read more

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Can a high-protein ketogenic diet cause slightly increased bilateral echogenicity on a kidney ultrasound?

Can a high-protein ketogenic diet cause slightly increased bilateral echogenicity on a kidney ultrasound?

Not likely: If you use this diet, you have some medical problems required this kind of diet. Diet can not do this. You have to discus all this questions with your doctor who know your medical condition. ...Read more

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I am on a ketosis/ketogenic diet, how can I healthly raise my calorie intake?

I am on a ketosis/ketogenic diet, how can I healthly raise my calorie intake?

Fiber, protein: I would add an extra green salad - 1-2 cups with some grilled chicken. Adding another protein bar or an apple / orange would also be. ...Read more

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I have been on BC for 3 years. If I start a Ketogenic diet, will it mess with the effectiveness of the birth control pill?

I have been on BC for 3 years. If I start a Ketogenic diet, will it mess with the effectiveness of the birth control pill?

No: In general a ketogenic diet (low to no carbs) will not affect the absorption or effectiveness of the pill ...Read more

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Hi. Would people with anemia and thalassemia experience more fatigue during diets that people without it? For example a ketogenic diet?

Hi. Would people with anemia and thalassemia experience more fatigue during diets that people without it? For example a ketogenic diet?

Address issues: If you have thalassemia minor and a very mild anemia as a result, it is a non-problem unless you marry someone else with it. If you have a second cause of significant anemia, it needs to be addressed. Unless the ketogenic diet is prescribed for epilepsy, please reconsider. These fad diets are likely to make you feel unwell and are less effective than developing a fitness habit. ...Read more

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Will following a ketogenic diet while breastfeeding adversely affect my 8 month old daughter? She is a good eater and eats a variety of solids.

Constant ketosis: In light of the fact that your infant "is a good eater and eats a variety of solids", breast feeding her while on the ketogenic diet probably will not harm the baby. However, it may have detrimental effects on your health and energy levels. Our body needs carbs to perform normal day functions. Importance of a well balanced diet cannot be overemphasized. ...Read more

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Is metformin dangerous with diet-induced (not diabetes-induced)ketosis? Like would a ketogenic diet+metf cause metabolic acidosis? (2000mgmet a day btw)

Its possible: I have many patients on metformin and in ketosis and its sometimes fine but you must watch out for hypoglycemia. For example if on a regular diet you require metformin but then then go into ketosis (which will severely reduce your' blood sugar) if you keep taking the same dose of metformin you could become hypoglycemic and this needs to be monitored by your' doctor. ...Read more

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With readings of over 94 in diastolic blood pressure, I've started exercising, ketogenic diet, less sodium, coq10 etc. Enough or do I need BP meds?

With readings of over 94 in diastolic blood pressure, I've started exercising, ketogenic diet, less sodium, coq10 etc. Enough or do I need BP meds?

Probably enough: For now, that should likely be enough. Get it checked a few more times over the next few months especially if you start losing weight. It will probably normalize.... Go blue devils!?!? Okay, I know that is a potentially very "politically" charged statement, but I grew up there and am a die hard fan :). ...Read more

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Taking glyburide/metformin for type 2 diabetes. On a ketogenic diet. Avid bicyclist. Worried about meds causingn blood sugar drops on my bike ride.

Taking glyburide/metformin for type 2 diabetes. On a ketogenic diet. Avid bicyclist. Worried about meds causingn blood sugar drops on my bike ride.

Hypoglycemia: I understand your concerning of hypoglycemia. You need to try to increase your physical activities that can improve your diabetic condition. If you find the blood sugar drop, you can consult your doctor to adjust your medication. ...Read more

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What is a ketogenic diet?

No carbs: A strict ketogenic diet is one in which you will release ketones which can be measured in the urine. This occurs when carbohydrates are avoided completely and only protein and fats are eaten. ...Read more

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What is a great ketogenic diet?

Here's how to start.: Go for it. Best choice you will ever make for your' health. To get started read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. This is the absolutely necessary first step. It is available in audiobook form as well. Then go to Dr. Peter Attia's site (Eatingacademy. Com) and watch the videos he recommends (search on site for "videos peter likes" like Sugar: The Bitter Truth) and then read his articles. ...Read more

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If a child is on the ketogenic diet, what is he eating?

Fats and proteins: A ketogenic diet is very low in sugars, almost none. The idea is the ketones from digestion without sugars may lessen seizures. The diet is quite difficult and restrictive. It is typically only used in severe cases where multiple medications are not controlling the seizures. A nutritionist is always involved (along with the neurologist), to ensure that all vitamins and minerals are included. ...Read more

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Are there any research papers on the ketogenic diet and PMS?

Are there any research papers on the ketogenic diet and PMS?

A lit search start: I don't know of one, but here is a starting point through which you may find what you want.
http://www. Theketogenicdiet. Org/
Ask questions there.
Good luck in your hunting! ...Read more

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Is the ketogenic diet the only one for people who have epilepsy?

Is the ketogenic diet the only one for people who have epilepsy?

Best for kids: Ketogenic diet was first introduced in childhood epilepsy, and seemed to work well in kids who failed to respond to medications. No real reason why it could not work in adults, other than nasty gastrointestinal side effects. Of interest, this concept is being employed to assist thinking in patients with alzheimer's, using a triglyceride to induce ketone bodies which can fuel brain cells (axona). ...Read more

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Does anyone have experience with the ketogenic diet for epilepsy? If so do medications become more potent on the diet?

Does anyone have experience with the ketogenic diet for epilepsy? If so do medications become more potent on the diet?

No: Ketogenic diet was introduced long before current antiepiletic drugs became available. Ketogenic diet works well for some individuals with intractable epilepsy allowing tapering down the AED they have been on. ...Read more

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Can a ketogenic diet cause heartburn, and if so what can I take to help balance pH levels to minimise heartburn on this specific type of diet?

Can a ketogenic diet cause heartburn, and if so what can I take to help balance pH levels to minimise heartburn on this specific type of diet?

Fats and heartburn: Ketogenic diets are high in fat, which relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), allowing food to come up & irritate the esophagus. Food does not have to be acidic to cause heartburn; backwash of bile can be irritating. Antacid containing alginic acid (Gaviscon or generic) taken after meals & at bedtime can help - forms a foamy raft on top of stomach contents. Omeprazole can help, if needed. ...Read more

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