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Wat are things to eat on liquid diet. Colon scope prep?

Wat are things to eat on liquid diet. Colon scope prep?

Clear liquid diet: Juice, soups, jello, etc. Are just some of the things that you can have on a clear liquid diet. ...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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Whats a fad diet --like only juice and water?

Whats a fad diet --like only juice and water?

Unreasonable: A fad diet is any eating plan this is unreasonable and, most importantly, cannot be sustained long term. These diets tend to fail because when you back to "normal food" all the weight you lost comes back too. In addition, if you have any health concerns, a fad diet may be very dangerous to your health. Check the "dash" eating plan - it's safe and it works, and no one is selling it. ...Read more

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What are some delicious foods on a clear liquid diet?

What are some delicious foods on a clear liquid diet?

Chicken soup: If made right, chicken soup can be a delicious food on a clear liquid diet. You should be able to see right through the broth. Make it with parsely, dill, turnips, carrots, parsnips and fresh chicken. All the good ingredients will come out in the broth. Add salt to taste. Some people also add garlic. ...Read more

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One must consume less calories than they burn.I eat very small amounts of food which mainly consists of vegetables. I move A LOT. No weight loss.Why?

One must consume less calories than they burn.I eat very small amounts of food which mainly consists of vegetables. I move A LOT. No  weight loss.Why?

First point is true: "One must consume less calories than they burn" or else one will not lose any weight. Even if one is eating apparently small amounts of food, and moving a lot, the laws of nature do not change... meaning there will not be weight loss until the number of calories absorbed into one's body is less than the number of calories burned each day. This is always true for normal, healthy people. ...Read more

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Are there braces for weight loss and liquid diet?

Are there braces for weight loss and liquid diet?

Unethical: It is unethical for a qualified Orthodontic Specialist to treat your medical problem (obesity). If requested by, and monitored by, your Physician your Orthodontist may assist in care prescribed by the Physician or internist. A safer, less invasive, proven successful path would be for your Physician to refer you to a nutritionist. Ultimately safe weight loss is your responsibility. ...Read more

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My daugther is constipated all the time and she eat green salat, beans, cereal in general any thing contains fiber inclusive she drink mineral oil?

My daugther is constipated  all the time and she eat  green salat, beans, cereal  in general any thing contains fiber  inclusive she drink mineral oil?

No good idea : Drinking mineral oil is not a good idea. If a youngster is constipated there are problems that need a proper evaluation by a doctor and the problems can be resolved thre correct way. ...Read more

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Can the Atkins diet literally mean no carbs?

Yes: Simple carbs are sugars and are a major cause of obesity. Complex carbs come from fruit and vegetables and represent normal diet. Atkins is not a "normal" diet. ...Read more

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Is a largely fruit only diet unheathly? A diet that consists of largely fruit for breakfast and lunch and then a modest dinner that is not fruit based but typically with meat and vegies.

Is a largely fruit only diet unheathly? A diet that consists of largely fruit for breakfast and lunch and then a modest dinner that is not fruit based but typically with meat and vegies.

Hello. : Hello. Fruits have a high sugar content. Adding in healthy fat and protein would help to prevent spikes in blood sugar (hypogylcemic index). The different types of food would need to be eaten together to get these benefits. Because of sugar content, want to lean more heavily on vegetables instead of just fruits for first two meals. I would not call the diet you are describing as unhealthy, but it is unbalanced and may be lacking in nutrients. Take care. ...Read more

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Is this ok to drink this during colonoscopy prep? Low Blood sugar Isopure coconut water the only completely clear whey protein when dissolved in water

Is this ok to drink this during colonoscopy prep? Low Blood sugar
Isopure coconut water the only completely clear whey protein when dissolved in water

... clear liquids ..: Prior to colonoscopy 24 h regimen is clear liquids only, no red colors. Any dairy or protein drink are out of this recommendation . During prep drinking ...,apple juice is permitted - in case of diabetes can provide glucose if hypoglycemia . If you have special needs - consult w Gastroenterologist before procedure. . . ...Read more

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There are some clear liquid protein drinks, like Isopure. Can those be included in the "clear liquid" phase of the bowel prep?

There are some clear liquid protein drinks, like Isopure. Can those be included in the "clear liquid" phase of the bowel prep?

Bowel prep: Please don't take any clear liquid drinks till you have met with the doctor about a bowel prep. A phone call to the doctor is probably the best thing to do for now. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Throwing up food and losing weight daily. Is there any solution?

Throwing up food and losing weight daily. Is there any solution?

Need for examination: Unexplained vomiting and unintended weight loss are good reasons to see a doctor for evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests. ...Read more

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Is boost liquid diet constipating for everyone?

Is boost liquid diet constipating for everyone?

No: Probably not for everyone, however, the cows milk protein which is predominantly casein, curdles in the stomach, empties slowly and is a contributing factor to constipation. Boost is also low in fiber, further leading to constipation. The casein in milk is also converted to alpha caseo morphine- a by product similar in constipating properties to morphine. ...Read more

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On meds and liquid only diet for diverticulitis when should I introduce foods and metamucil?

On meds and liquid only diet for diverticulitis when should I introduce foods and metamucil?

You can you tolerate: Diverticulitis mystifies , same disease acts differently , some never know they had it , in some the first attack takes them to emergency surgery, in most it lingers in their whole life , the reason for varieties of opinion. Once the acute attack subsides try it as you can not stay on liquids for ever, speak to your doctor , persistent recurrent disease require surgery. ...Read more

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Which foods contain the soluble fiber that is gud for IBS-d?

Which foods contain the soluble fiber that is gud for IBS-d?

Lots: grains, e.g. oats, beans,pulses, legumes, e.g. lentils, fruits, e.g.apples,pears (flesh, not skin- but that fiber is ok too) ...Read more

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Is it healthy for me to avoid carbohydrates alot? I only consume carbohydrates frm starchy vegetables, wholegrains n white bread(not excessively).

Is it healthy for me to avoid carbohydrates alot? I only consume carbohydrates frm starchy vegetables, wholegrains n white bread(not excessively).

Yes, it's healthy: It is a healthy habit to avoid sugars (includes corn syrup), white rice, tapioca, refined noodles, and pasta. Small servings of starchy vegetables are ok, but too much would be bad. Avoid drinks that contain a lot of sugar, such as fruit juices, sodas, sweetened milks, and smoothies. Water is a healthy drink, as it replaces sugared drinks one might buy. ...Read more

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If a person completely changes their diet...No fried foods nothing with white flour and only drinks water. Does that warrant losing ten lbs a month?

If a person completely changes their diet...No fried foods nothing with white flour and only drinks water. Does that warrant losing ten lbs a month?

Maybe: If you do those things and keep the calories to 1200kcal a day as well as doing 90 minutes of moderate exercise every day you will lose weight. If you cut out fried foods and white flour but are eating 2500 kcal a day and not exercising, you will not lose weight. ...Read more

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Loose stools for over a week that leave quickly. Took Psyllium, helped bulk stools. Is soluble fiber the only problem? Eat fiber but most insoluble.

Loose stools for over a week that leave quickly. Took Psyllium, helped bulk stools.  Is soluble fiber the only problem? Eat fiber but most insoluble.

Diarrhea: Loose stools are seldom the result of inadequate fiber. If these persist go and get evaluated. You also might just try a cup of Yogurt three times a day for a week or so. ...Read more