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Macro Patterning Diet
My hight 164cm weight 74, 4kg age 23, what is my ideal weight I should be and their is a diet or exercise pattern to get there before chrismas? Ty
Look in the mirror. If oyu have good muscle and narrow waist your weifght is ideal. If you have weight around your middle you need to eat 6 equal healthy meals with 6 fresh raw or cooked vegetabls and 1 fruit a day, slow carbs, high quality protein, and good fats every day, get 7-8 hours of sleep, and move a lot through teh day every day. Try jump roping. This is a life style
for life. ...Read more
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
I have frequent migraines. I follow a regular sleep and diet pattern and do not smoke. What more could one do regarding lifestyle to help it?
Consider your jaw.: Most people aren't aware that headaches, even horrible migraine like headaches, are from pain in their jaw muscles. These muscles extend from the front, around the side, to the back of the head and down the neck. These muscles and more get very strained for various reasons and are actually what most headaches are. One of the most common causes is clenching while sleeping, also stressing the tmj. ...Read more
Would change in diet/exercise affect possible blood tests at my endo appt? Should I wait until after the appt to stray from my usual patterns?
Probably no: Diet and exercise are life style changes and take time to change blood levels. We all hope to see immediate changes but generally it takes about 3 months to 1 year because people have different levels of compliance, education on how to make changes and what works for them. Get your lab work, establish your baseline and continue to do the lifestyle changes. Every 1% improvement is exponential. ...Read more
I suffer from migraines that don't have a clear pattern. They are sporadic and debilitating. What are ways to combat them other than diet and sleep?
Atypical Migraines: Atypical migraines lack features of classic migraines including aura, prodrome, maternal lineage history of migraines and clear triggers but still present with hemicranial headaches of long duration with nausea, sensitivity to light and sound. Try melatonin to promote sleep and reduce anxiety, stay hydrated, meditate to reduce stress impacts, avoid computer blue light exposure and keep a diary! ...Read more
Could a change in BM pattern from 1x/day to 5-6x/day be caused by a new high-fiber diet (lots of fresh vegetables and fruit)/or sth bad's happening?
Hormone tests are normal. Diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss. I'm 30 years old unmarried female.
It's hard to check: Hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness ...Read more
Lost 60 lbs over summer from diet and exercise. Up back pain since may. Hair loss sed rate elevated and ana+w/spec pattern. Lupus panel neg. Cbc ok?
Inflammation: You describe a body that is generally inflamed. Diets that promote animal proteins (meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and dairy) are inflammatory. This may have been your situation. Read dr. Neal barnard's book foods that fight pain. He describes a plant-based, anti-inflammatory diet that will improve healing and decrease inflammation. Many of my patients have benefitted and no longer need medications. ...Read more
Moderation: Portion control, moderation, variety and balance. Portion control is important- especially eating out where portion sizes have grown. Fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, whole grains, lean cuts of meat, fowl and fish, low fat dairy products, nuts. Unhealthy-processed foods, high in animal saturated fats and processed sugars. ...Read more
No such thing: Cystitis cystica is a pathologist's curiosity of little or no implication to the person from whose bladder was biopsied. I appreciate that you're taking a proactive approach to your health. But life's difficult enough without people making up dietary advice for non-diseases. If you have something else going on, your physician can advise you. Thanks for asking. ...Read more
Balance: 1/4 plate from protein, 1/4 plate from complex carbohydrates as beans, legumes, whole grains. 1/2 plate as fruit and vegetables. Try to get 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies a day. Try to use olive oil or unsaturated fats instead of saturated fats. Do not have more than 30% of your daily calories from fat. ...Read more
There are many!: Best way to start is to look at your blood lab panels and see if there are any problems with your hormone levels, anemia, vitamin/nutritional deficits. In other words go see a weight management medicine physician. The most popular programs are low carb (less than 50 g carbs /day), using medical meal shake suppl., low cal/low glycemic index, always incl 64 oz's water/day, 4-5 days of 30-40 min walks. ...Read more
Too general: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Too few calories: Too few calories or restriction to a limited number of food choices is unbalanced, since we need calories and nutrients to repair tissue, make new cells and fight off infections and toxins. Try to eat from as many of the food groups as possible to have a well balanced diet with nutrients that different foods provide to optimize your health ...Read more
Call in backup: When sticking to a healthy diet or exercise plan, it's always important to enlist the support of your family and friends. It's impossible to create meaningful diet change without changing what food is purchased and how food is prepared where you live. Make goals with your family and friends, and keep each other in check! Best of luck to you! ...Read more
Unbalanced diet: Eating an unbalanced diet means you are eating too much of certain types of food and not enough of others. It means that you can become deficient in certain vitamins and nutrients. This can set you up for chronic illness. An example of an unbalanced diet is fast food, heavy in fat sugar and salt. ...Read more
No: You cannot possibly get all your necessary nutrients from eating just pickles. In fact, you might end up getting too much salt which may lead to water retention. There's no way you can get fats, calories, proteins, and all necessary vitamins & minerals. Don't do it. This sounds like a scam diet. ...Read more
Gestational Diabetes: Its a diet for those with high blood sugar during pregnancy. One way of keeping your blood sugar levels in normal range is by monitoring the amount of carbohydrates in your diet. Carbohydrate foods digest and turn into blood glucose (a type of sugar). Glucose in the blood is necessary because it is the fuel for your body and nourishment your baby receives from you. ...Read more
Avoid carbonated...: Avoid carbonated sodas or drinks, to decrease gas bloating. Eat soft foods, and chew foods carefully. Cooked fruits and vegetables are good, though be careful about fibrous vegetables as these might result in problems if they are not pureed. Have a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Be sure not to gorge or overeat. Small meals throughout the day are best. ...Read more
Lactulose: Dietary ammonia comes from metabolism of protein; reducing the total protein in your diet may help, but there is the counter problem of needing protein to actually make things the body needs. The best management for ammonia is to be compliant with lactulose to eliminate it from the gut. ...Read more