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What 'diet' do you recommend for low fat, low salt, low carbs for hypertension, diabetic, and gerd? I'm tired of feeling unwell. Thank you

What 'diet' do you recommend for low fat, low salt, low carbs for hypertension, diabetic, and gerd? I'm tired of feeling unwell. Thank you

Too complex...?!: I see you smoke 2 packs a day. First, please stop smoking--the cardiac, metabolic, & GI benefits are significant & worth the effort. Second, the diet you describe is essentially all protein, which may be quite problematic. A dietician &/or diabetic educator is your best bet for a safe meal plan to avoid ketogenesis and cardio-renal complications. Here's to your good health... ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Last 2 week, whenever I eat food, I feel low salt in it, I sprinkle more salt in food. Family members feel salt level is fine in that food. Pls advice?

Last 2 week, whenever I eat food, I feel low salt in it, I sprinkle more salt in food. Family members feel salt level is fine in that food. Pls advice?

In moderation...: Everything in moderation is a good rule of thumb when it comes to a healthy diet. Too much salt is a big contributor to high blood pressure. Try using other flavors other than salt to improve the taste of your food if possible. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Foods to avoid on a low-sodium, low-salt diet?

Processed foods: Processed foods (canned, prepared) foods are notoriously high in salt content restaurant food as well. They pack on the salt, to make it more flavorful. Fortunately, most grocery food stores have nutrition labels, so please look at the salt content closely. Alot of restaurants are being urged to note salt contents on their menus. ...Read more

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Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Not necessarily: Msg is a flavor enhancer which intensifies the flavors of food. Salt is a food additive for flavor as well as preservation and is a different chemical compound-nacl. ...Read more

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on a low salt and low carb die what is the best food to ear thanks can you eat peanutbutter?

 on a low salt and  low carb die what is the best food to ear thanks can  you eat peanutbutter?

Low salt: Recommend the DASH Diet for Hypertension. Excellent. Yes you can eat peanut butter but in moderation. Usual goal for low salt is <1,500 mg a day of Na. Recommend you get Fitness Pal app to track your carb and salt. Also get this book and follow it. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 You will be at goal in 3 days if you do chapter 9 exactly. ...Read more

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Too little sodium? Started eating low fat raw vegan and wondering if my sodium levels will drop too low. Consume around 100-150mg a day.

Too little sodium? Started eating low fat raw vegan and wondering if my sodium levels will drop too low. Consume around 100-150mg a day.

MAY NEED MORE SODIUM: In a nov. 22, 2011 jama article: a mcmaster university study suggests that both high and low levels of salt intake may put people with heart disease or diabetes at increased risk of cardiovascular complications. Their study is the first to report a j-shaped association between sodium intake and cardiovascular disease. The study is interesting because too little sodium intake may be harmful!-wow. ...Read more

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How do a low salt and a low sodium diet differ?

How do a low salt and a low sodium diet differ?

Diet difference: There is no difference between a low "sodium" and a low "salt" diet. Sodium restriction is one way to treat both hypertension and fluid accumulation. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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How can I find some sites with healthy but low-salt meals?

How can I find some sites with healthy but low-salt meals?

More fruit in diet: Do a internet search for dash diet. You can eat more fruits rich in potassium such as tomatoes oranges bananas. The dash ( dietary approach to stop hypertension) diet is good on outlining this ...Read more

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Diet for a 87 year old person--need low salt--suggestions?

Diet for a 87 year old person--need low salt--suggestions?

Geriatric diet: Maintain your weight. Do not aim at drastic weight control at this age. Eat well. Eat more fruits, vegetables and grains. Avoid canned foods, salty snacks, fast foods and corn syrup sweetened products. ...Read more

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I'm on a low salt diet what happens if I occasionally slip up?

I'm on a low salt diet what happens if I occasionally slip up?

Fluid retention: Occasional "slip ups" in general are of no concern , however you may notice some additional fluid retention in your lower extremities. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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