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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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Any good way to stick with my low-carb diet?

Any good way to stick with my low-carb diet?

Low carb: There is probably too much emphasis on ;low carb; the emphasis should likely be on low processed sugar food product. Carbohydates as a generic term are not necessarily bad. If you eat natural foods rather than processed foods you are likely better off. ...Read more

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What are some helpful tips to stick to a low-carb diet?

What are some helpful tips to stick to a low-carb diet?

Know what you eat: Study your food, read about calorie content and protein/carb/fat content. Over time, you will know your likes and will learn about balance in what you are used to. You are much more likely to be successful at eating what you choose, informed therein. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat on a low carb diet?

Please suggest what foods can I eat on a low carb diet?

Don't use low-carb: Diet. Check out www.Drmcdougall. Com for information on a healthy diet. He cites lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, starch-based diet. ...Read more

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Why's it the fact that you can eat fats on a low carb diet?

3 choices: When it comes to food, you only have fat, carbohydrate and protein. You can't eliminate any of the 3 altogether. If you increase or decrease one of the 3, the other 2 have to change as well. Too much or too little of the three can cause problems. Try eating a well-balanced diet with fewer calories and more exercise. Stay away from exotic info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Should I stick to a low carb diet if I want to be very healthy?

Should I stick to a low carb diet if I want to be very healthy?

Yes: The low fat dogma of the last 40 years has made our country fat, and sick. Low carb diets have outperformed low fat diets in every study. It is our natural diet. Carbs are only available in nature in late summer /early fall: to fatten up for winter when food is scare and hard to find (animals). Humans are a top-level predator. We are top of the food chain. We are designed to eat other animals! ...Read more

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Is it true that it's really possible and easily possible to go on a low carb diet?

Is it true that it's really possible and easily possible to go on a low carb diet?

Yes: You need to understand that the term low carb is misused all the time. . Reducing carb will help you loose weight. But cut out soda, sugar, and other sugar related foods will help as well. Our web page give you free information that might help. See our newsletters at www.Weighstation. Net. Lots of recipes in every one. It will help you understand how to eat"lowcarb". ...Read more

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Can you have taco or tortilla soup on a low carb diet?

Can you have taco or tortilla soup on a low carb diet?

YES: Low carbs does not mean "no carbs." instead, you are more selective about which carbs you include in a diet where protein is the dominant food source. In general, avoid the most common delayed food allergens (e.g., cow's milk, wheat, and sugar) as they can cause inflammatory reactions. If tacos and tortilla soup are corn-based they are ok. Use milk (e.g., rice) and sugar (e.g. Stevia) substitutes. ...Read more

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Would a low carb diet be appropriate for teens to follow?

Would a low carb diet be appropriate for teens to follow?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall. Com. He cites lots of research evidence for a low-fat, starch-based diet for good health. ...Read more

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Which type of things I can drink while on a low carb diet?

Which type of things I can drink while on a low carb diet?

Anything: That doesn't contain a lot of simple sugars. Avoid sugared soft drinks, fruit juices, etc. Talk w/a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

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How many grams of carbs a day is considered a low carb diet?

How many grams of carbs a day is considered a low carb diet?

40-60g/day.: More if you exercise a good amount. Some low glycemic carbs can increase the daily amount. You can "google" "low-glycemic foods, and multiply the carbs by the glycemic index. Whatever you do, weight should come off, if your choice is appropriate! ...Read more

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How can you reduce your cholesterol, while on a low carb diet?

Physical activity.: Stay physically active. Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep-fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more

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Shoud I lower my creatinine and still stay on my low carb diet?

Creatinine and carbs: A person's creatinine is a reflection of their muscle mass. It is also dependent on the person's sex, age and race. Staying on a low carb, or a high carb diet will have no effect on a person's serum creatinine. If your creatinine is elevated, see a nephrologist to obtain optimal care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi docs! Wondering what and how much can I eat on a low carb diet?

Hi docs! Wondering what and how much can I eat on a low carb diet?

Carb limitations: The average american eats >250-300grams of carbs/day. To lose weight on average most people should shoot for <100grams a day. To maintain current weight most people should shoot for 100-150 grams/day. To lose weight quickly many people choose ketosis which often requires limiting carbs to <30-50 grams/day ...Read more

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What to do if I have acanthosis nigrican. Can I go on a low carb diet?

What to do if I have acanthosis nigrican. Can I go on a low carb diet?

Yes: A low carb diet without processed carbs is a good idea. Try to get your low carbs from fresh vegetables and fresh fruits with fiber. They will decrease the sugar rise into your blood. Eat plenty of protein and good healthy fasts such as olive oil. Stay away from white flour, processed carbohydrates since they are absorbed into the blood fast. Stay away from foods that contain simple sugars - ...Read more

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I'm eating low carb diet and vegetables, and im evacuating not solid is that normal?

I'm eating low carb diet and vegetables, and im evacuating not solid is that normal?

If you: Have increased dietary fiber through vegetables — this could lead to increased loosed stools. ...Read more

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Please tell me what amount of carbs is considered to be low carbs, in a low carb diet?

Please tell me what amount of carbs is considered to be low carbs, in a low carb diet?

Low carb diet : There is a much simpler approach to healthy limitation of carbohydrates than counting carb grams. It is simply the elimination of two classes of carbohydrates: sweets and starches. Sweets are sweet things sweetened with sugar. Artificial sweeteners are not ideal but much better than sugar (I would always recommend avoiding aspartame and saccharin). Starches include any grains, potatoes and rice. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if you're eating a low carb diet but the carbs are simple ones?

Please explain what happens if you're eating a low carb diet but the carbs are simple ones?

Simple: Refined, processed carbs are low in nutrients ; dietary fiber — this means they are broken down rapidly. It is sort of self-defeating to go on a low carb diet where the carbs are refined. ...Read more

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Does a low carb diet lead to white poo?

Does a low carb diet lead to white poo?

Light color stool: Color of stool could vary depending on diet. Lighter color stools have been reported with very low carb diets. However, there are other medical conditions that may cause light color stools as well. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do you need to count calories on a low carb diet?

Do you need to count calories on a low carb diet?

Somewhat: If you are not worried about muscle mass, you do not have to count calorie as much. It would be good to keep track of calories as a reference. Most people do well with taking 1500 to 1800 kcal per day especially when they are trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is there a link between nocturia and low-carb diet?

Is there a link between nocturia and low-carb diet?

Yes: A low carb diet leads to weight loss which is mostly water in the first 1-2 weeks. After that there should not be excess water loss and the nocturia will cease. If you are on this diet for weight loss and drink more water to help 'detoxify' you may have nocturia. If it is not related to either of these and continues, seek medical help. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to up my calories on a low carb diet?

What would be a good way to up my calories on a low carb diet?

Nuts: Nuts have no carbohydrates and are energy dense, you get about 200 calories in one ounce of nuts.
Meat chicken and fish also are protein and fat without carbohydrates. They don't have as many calories as nuts and seeds. ...Read more

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How to eat on a high protein & low carb diet?

Vegetables: Eat 4 oz meat with each meal and 4-8 oz of organic vegetables. Also, 1 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil with each meal. ...Read more

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A1c 4.9 low carb diet glucose test passed but get dawn phenomenon of 110 or so why?

A1c 4.9 low carb diet glucose test passed but get dawn phenomenon of 110 or so why?

Morning sugar: Your morning sugar can rise due to stress hormone cortisol, which could be activated by activity in dreams. Also, Progesterone can cause a slight increase in sugar. Your a1c implies you are not diabetic or even prediabetic. ...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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When you go on a low carb diet do you tend to urinate more?

When you go on a low carb diet do you tend to urinate more?

Depends: If you're on an extremely low carb diet, meaning less than 50g of carbs a day, then your body after a certain amount of time can go into a ketotic state. (ketosis). Acidic environment of blood. In order for your body to compensate it may cause you to have increased respiratory rate (blow off co2) or urinate in order to cause an alkaline state in your blood. (contraction alkalosis). ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


Low Carb Diet (Definition)

A low-carb diet emphasis dietary protein and fats, but limits carbohydrates like grains, ...Read more