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Can a low carb diet cause higher urine ph?

Can a low carb diet cause higher urine ph?

Possible: It depends on what's in your low carb diet. If you eat lots of protein and citrus fruits, your urine ph could be acidic. Which in itself is rarely a problem. You can dilute the acid urine by drinking more water. ...Read more

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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 low carb diet cause more acidic urine?

Can a low carb diet cause more acidic urine?

Possible: It depends on what's in your low carb diet. If you eat lots of protein and citrus fruits, your urine ph could be acidic. Which in itself is rarely a problem. You can dilute the acid urine by drinking more water. ...Read more

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I have been on a low-carb diet for two weeks and the last few days my urine has been tea colored instead of yellow. Should I be worried?

I have been on a low-carb diet for two weeks and the last few days my urine has been tea colored instead of yellow. Should I be worried?

Not the diet: It is not likely that the diet is causing the changes in urine color, unless it's a fixed diet.
Any reason to believe you got dehydrated?
What do you do for fun? Any possible intense exercise lately? Taking any new supplements?
Have you ever passed a kidney stone? Any other symptoms, burning, abdominal pain, fever? ...Read more

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I'm all ready on low carb diet, what else can I do to reduce my blood sugar levels? Is that possible?

I'm all ready on low carb diet, what else can I do to reduce my blood sugar levels? Is that possible?

Blood sugar: Not only is it possible - it is essential. Two options:

1: Make an appointment to see a dietitian.
2: Go online to "NuVal" and learn more about good eating habits. You may be surprised but happy. ...Read more

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If I eat mostly saturated fat for month (bacon, cream), on a very low carb diet w/ lots of veggies, what should happen to me? Testing blood & weight

If I eat mostly saturated fat for month (bacon, cream), on a very low carb diet w/ lots of veggies, what should happen to me? Testing blood & weight

Diet changes: This sounds like the very popular Adkins diet. If you maintain this diet and seriously curb carbohydrates, you will likely see a notable weight loss. From a blood testing perspective, I would anticipate an elevation in your total cholesterol and LDL levels which can elevate your cardiac risk long term. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic, no meds, sugars controlled by low-carb diet. 1 hr postprandial blood sugar 6.5, then at 2 hr mark DOWN to 3.5-4. WHY THE LOW DROP?

Type 2 diabetic, no meds, sugars controlled by low-carb diet. 1 hr postprandial blood sugar 6.5, then at 2 hr mark DOWN to 3.5-4. WHY THE LOW DROP?

Diabetic: You are not diabetic, you have diabetes and should work to get rid of diabetes. With appropriate food intake and exercise you should gradually lower your blood sugar level to a point where your diabetes is no more. There are many easy to read articles focussing on blood sugar information. Let me know if you are not working towards no longer having diabetes. ...Read more

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I am on metformin and a low carb diet. I do a 6 month blood test for my sugar. I feel horrible today. So I tested my sugar it was 270. What should?

I am on metformin and a low carb diet. I do a 6 month blood test for my sugar. I feel horrible today. So I tested my sugar it was 270. What should?

See doctor soon: If you are not aware of it, you clearly have diabetes and despite the metformin and low carb diet, it is not controlled at all. Please see your doctor soon to get your medication regimen intensified. If you are indeed feeling horrible, go to an urgent care or er now, as a complicated condition called diabetic ketoacidosis can be life threatening. Good luck ...Read more

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A dietian made to me a test that measures insulin in blood before &after taking 70g of glucose then she gave me a low carb diet but I ain't diabetes?

A dietian made to me a test that measures insulin in blood before &after taking 70g of glucose then she gave me a low carb diet but I ain't diabetes?

Diet for weight loss: It sounds like you did a glucose tolerance test, measuring Insulin as well as glucose levels. Unfortunately, this is not an accurate way of trying to diagnose Insulin resistance. Based on your history, I suspect you are significantly overweight. I agree that the most effective diet to help with weight loss is a low carb diet, regardless of your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Missed period (now 5 days late), virgin. Started low carb diet 3 weeks ago. Dr said blood sugar 122, so started low carb to prevent future diabetes

Missed period (now 5 days late), virgin. Started low carb diet 3 weeks ago. Dr said blood sugar 122, so started low carb to prevent future diabetes

Diet may play a role: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can the low carb diet work?

Can the low carb diet work?

Sure, but...: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it'll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off. ...Read more

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How do I go about starting a low carb diet?

Go slow: I am not a big fan of fad diets as studies have shown that maintaining such a diet becomes harder to achieve chronically. For any weight loss plans, I recommend approaching is slow. A short diet plan may reduce weight initially, maintaing it will requires complete lifestyle changes. I would strongly encourage a good balance diet with increases in exercise to achieve wt loss goals. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to go on a low-carb diet?

By starting one: The best way is to start such a diet in the first place. No bread, pasta, desserts, sodas of any kind, junk food, fast food and snacking. Control portion size. ...Read more

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Which specific foods should I avoid on a low carb diet?

Which specific foods should I avoid on a low carb diet?

Avoid simple sugar: Avoid simple sugars and processed foods. Eat healthy carbs with other nutrients or high in fiber like whole grains, oatmeal, greek yogurt etc. ...Read more

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

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

Avoid simple sugars: Avoid soft drinks, table sugar, bread, pasta, starches, ice cream, anything with high fructose corn syrup. Eat vegetables, salads, beans, whole fruits with low sugar contents, chicken, fish and lean meat. Get in the habit to look at the label and see how much carbohydrates is in (high fructose corn is in ketchup, salad dressings, bread, coated french fries...). ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to have weetabix on a low carb diet?

Can it be no problem to have weetabix on a low carb diet?

Sure: You won't die! It's totally okay. It isn't low carb but why do you want to be on a low carb diet anyway? (to lose weight? Weetabix is 117 calories for 2 biscuits, 3.9 g of protein, 0 g of cholesterol, saturated fat, or transfat and is considered an "a" food. There are 23 g of carbs - I think that's fine! ...Read more

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What exactly does it really mean to go on a low carb diet?

What exactly does it really mean to go on a low carb diet?

That you eat less: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it;ll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet healthy?

Is a low carb diet healthy?

Absolutely, & Hi Fat: Foods are healthy, opposite what Ancel Keys http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, Sen. McGovern's committee http://goo. Gl/oMgBct & the medical industry http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW have long promoted. Low fat diet never been supported by human clinical trials; was/is driven by $ (↓ed $ to produce & ↑ed $ for processing & sales). Cholesterol made by all animal cells. Lipoproteins=key artery disease. Http://goo. Gl/k8x9LF ...Read more

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How can you resist eating pasta on low-carb diet?

Will-power: You don't have to totally eliminate carbs from your diet, in fact, it's impossible and unhealthy. Make sure to check on which pastas have a low glycemic index. Check w/ your registered dietitian. ...Read more

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What should I eat on a low carb diet such as atkins?

Read his book!: But the internet is a great resource. You can "google" low carb version of........." and get recipes. Avoid hidden carbs, not counting fiber, and keep carb intake to between 40-60g/day. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat lots of fiber on low carb diet?

Yes: Lots of fiber means fruits and vegetables. These are "good carbs" that are less caloric, less "glycemic" and less of a metabolic stress than sweets + starches. Atkins originally didn't allow much carb of any kind, but most doctors now recommend keeping the good carbs and focusing on limiting sugar, sugary drinks, sweets, commercial baked goods and starches. ...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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Can low carb diet use your muscle or fat for energy?

Can low carb diet use your muscle or fat for energy?

All the same: Your body uses mostly carbohydrate for energy, and then some fat is broken down to replenish lost calories if you're losing weight. Muscle is only broken down in starvation, cancer, severe disease or long-term illness. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet good to follow if you have hypothyroidism?

Is a low carb diet good to follow if you have hypothyroidism?

Generally safe: If you hypothyroidism adequately controlled and you follow on low carbohydrate sensible diet and it would not be a contraindication. However I rapid weight loss or a fad diet would not be appropriate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high cholesterol low carb diet question?

Need more info: How high is your cholesterol? More important than total cholesterol are the number and size of LDL and HDL particles. Also important is the triglyceride level and triglyceride to HDL ratio. Another helpful number is the LP (a) value. To obtain the above values, you need to get an NMR lipid test or a VAP test. Ask your doctor to order one of those test. The normal lipid panel is of limited value. ...Read more

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on a low carb diet can you eat talapy fish sardine.... tuna. .

on a low carb diet can you eat talapy fish sardine.... tuna. .

Yes: As long as the fish is not breaded, it complies with a low carb diet. Tuna is the healthiest fish mentioned. Tilapia is fatty and sardines high in sodium. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the normal daily intake of carbs in a low carb diet?

Could you tell me what is the normal daily intake of carbs in a low carb diet?

Variable: If you're really interested in a low carb diet, read books by dr. Dean ornish who has done the most research on the subject: http://www. Amazon. Com/ornishs-program-reversing-heart-disease/dp/0804110387

there are also youtube videos - search "dean ornish". ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Carbs (Definition)

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