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List Foods Avoid Hypoglycemic Attack
Some people experience palps after eating heavy meals that are rich in carb, sugar, fat, high level of MSG, nitrates & sodium (webmd.com). Why could?
Multiple responses: Carbs and sugar effect changes in insulin and blood sugar levels which, when abnormal, can cause palpitations. SMG and sodium causes salt and fluid retention, high blood pressure and heart failure with palpitations. Nitrates cause asthma and allergies in some. I'm not aware of fat causing immediate palpitations. ...Read more
Diabetes Prevention: The things you mention are certainly good ways to stay healthy in general. If you are already pre-diabetic, the data shows us that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day coupled with a 5-10% reduction in body weight will prevent almost 60% of pre-diabetics from becoming diabetic. Spread the word:)! ...Read more
Not really.: Fat is a basically unrefined cholesterol, so even if you eat fatty foods, the body makes cholesterol from the fat. Most high fat foods are also high cholesterol foods. The national cholesterol education program helps provide guidelines of how to reduce the intake of total and saturated fat for lower cholesterol to lower risk for atherosclerosis. ...Read more
I read that diabetics should avoid fatty foods. Fatty foods have low GI & they satiate me for hours, keeping calorie count low. So why is this bad?
Fatty foods: Everyone should avoid fatty foods except for rare occasions. I assume you have type 2 diabetes. For the next week please check your blood sugar at breakfast and just before lunch and the next day check before lunch and before supper. If the blood sugar values are OK don't worry. If they are not please try and find more acceptable food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I like eating dietary products that are high in protein (such as protein cookies)i also eat veggies, meat, fruit...Is it ok to eat those cookies?
Yes: As long as you use with moderation. ...Read more
Metabolism: The outward appearance that you describe may be related to the metabolism of the patient. They may be able to break down all that junk food so that they do not appear fat. However, don't be deceived as there may be manifestations in blood sugars and cholesterol that you may not see outwardly.These can have long term effects such as leading to chronic diseases like hypertension or diabetes mellitus. ...Read more
Why do high fat foods and high carbohydrate foods make me go into tachycardia. I have SVT and take atonelol. I can't eat those kinds of food. ?
Empty calories: When you eat high calorie foods without the necessary vitamins that process them it is like choking a car engine with too much gas that can't be burned efficiently. You are taking a drug that tries to block the nervous messages by which you adapt to environment. If you get rid of the empty calories your cellular engines will run better. See my post on diet. ...Read more
Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease? No processed foods of course. ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?
No GMO, anti-inflam.: Diet is best individualized but i advise an anti-inflammatory diet: see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would also be appropriate: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx do your best to avoid gmo's & foods high in pesticides: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ see my comment for more:. ...Read more
I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.
Possible: Try gluten-free oat to see if causes the same symptoms. Even though you may not have the full-blown symptoms,and heart burn is not the usual symptoms in gluten intolerance, it cannot be totally ruled out. Nonetheless it would be a good idea for you to consult a doctor regarding these symptoms. ...Read more
In chronic hepatitis b can i eat fried foods made at home? Fried fish, fried egg, fried vegetables?
Yes: You could eat fried food though is not healthy ...Read more
I don't eat cakes, sweets, chocolate or take fizzy drinks. Could alcohol be the cause of high blood sugar levels ? I have a healthy diet, confused ?
Diabetes: Hi. Hi blood glucose levels are diabetes. Diabetes is not caused by alcoholic beverages (although we always advise against alcoholism, if that's a problem for you). Getting diabetes can occur in people living a very healthy lifestyle (usually type 1 in these cases, which can occur at any age). Type 2 usually is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle, but not always. Treat yur diabetes aggressively ...Read more
Spicy Foods: Some foods may contain elements that are stimulating to the brain. Once such example are foods that contain elements that cause hot flashes. We may interpret these bodily changes incorrectly and assume we are becoming anxious. While not a spicy ingredient, the caffeine in coffee is a stimulant and too much of it may cause one to become jittery, which could be interpreted as anxiety. ...Read more
Concerning diets, ppl often suggest things like cutting off carbs and sugars and add lean proteins. Can you please suggest specific foods for diets?
Balanced diet: I like diets that focus on eating foods with a low glycemic index. Glycemic index is a measure of how much the foods impact your blood sugar. Low Glycemic diets have been associated with decreased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, and more. Try to fill up half your plate with green veggies, 1/4 of your plate with lean protein, and 1/4 of your plate with starch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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