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Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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Hi. I've been eating vegan/raw foods for the past 2 1/2 years. But I noticed when I eat cooked foods my stool becomes greasy with an orange oil color.

Hi. I've been eating vegan/raw foods for the past 2 1/2 years. But I noticed when I eat cooked foods my stool becomes greasy with an orange oil color.

Orange stool: Orange color stool could be from orange-colored foods or high in beta-carotene or from medications but could also indicate liver or gall bladder dysfunction. It is recommended to consult with a doctor to rule out liver or gallbladder disease especially if symptoms persist or develop worsening symptoms such as but not limited to abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more

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I still find severe stomach ache when i eat spicy foods. My doc adviced to stop nonveg, oily and spicy foods. I started believing my stomach is allerg?

I still find severe stomach ache when i eat spicy foods. My doc adviced to stop nonveg, oily and spicy foods. I started believing my stomach is allerg?

Food sensitivity: You may be sensitive or allergic to certain foods. Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas USA has a good dried-blood spot test for food sensitivity which can be done through the mail or your local doc may have one. Alternatively, you can do a food elimination diet and see the results. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Acidity.After eating I burp & acidic food comes to my food pipe. Only taking PPI, I feel OK. I hv fatty lever with bit high SGPT/SGOT. Is that CA sym?

Acidity.After eating I burp & acidic food comes to my food pipe. Only taking PPI, I feel OK. I hv fatty lever with bit high SGPT/SGOT. Is that CA sym?

Gastroenterologist: In addition to taking ppi or zantac, (ranitidine) I feel your symptoms would improve by avoiding spicey and fatty,fried foods as well as caffeine,alcohol and nicotine all of which either relax your the valve separating the stomach from the esophagus or increase the acidity in your diet. Your symptoms aren't characteristic of cancer. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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How can I lower my liver enzyme?What foods shall i eat?What food supplement?Thanks

How can I lower my liver enzyme?What foods shall i eat?What food supplement?Thanks

It depends: First, you need to learn why your liver enzymes are elevated.. This can come from many causes, including alcohol abuse, hepatitis, and even some food supplements. Your doctor can help you determine the cause of your elevated liver enzymes, and select treatments from there. Whole foods (especially organic, non-pesticide containing vegetables & fruits, lean proteins, & healthy fats) are essential. ...Read more

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I have severe pain everywhere(thigh muscles, chest, stomach, e.T.C) when i eat fruits vegetables both cooked and fresh, water, any sugary foods. Why?

I have severe pain everywhere(thigh muscles, chest, stomach, e.T.C) when i eat fruits vegetables both cooked and fresh, water, any sugary foods. Why?

Pain everywhere: It sounds like you've had a medical workup and come up without an answer. One long shot answer is that the problem may be caused by unconscious stress related to those foods that results in muscle tension and associated pain. A psychologist might be able to help under those conditions. But, it's a long shot. Have you considered going to the mayo clinic or some other diagnostic facility? ...Read more

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I am vegan and only eat whole foods (fruit, veg, whole grains, beans, etc.), and I drink 2-3 L H2O/day, yet I've been constipated recently. What's up?

I am vegan and only eat whole foods (fruit, veg, whole grains, beans, etc.), and I drink 2-3 L H2O/day, yet I've been constipated recently. What's up?

A few possibilities: You're correct that a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fiber & water should prevent constipation. However, some vegetables (like cruciferous veggies, esp. raw) can suppress thyroid function and hypothyroidism can cause constipation- see http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 An imbalance of Gi flora (including yeast overgrowth & certain parasites), magnesium deficiency & stress are among other possible causes. ...Read more

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Stomach constantly rejects food, I become nauseous when eating normal amounts and occasionally throw up.

Stomach constantly rejects food, I become nauseous when eating normal amounts and occasionally throw up.

Check your pills: How long have you been on your pills? were you feeling,this way before you started them? You should be checked anyway. If it is a reaction to your pills, you may need to switch. If not, you may need a GI work up. Are you anxious or trying to lose weight? Check in these directions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Took clindamycin. finished last week. Some foods tastes nasty now like chemicals (ammonia). Peanut butter and soda are the only ones so far. normal?

Took clindamycin. finished last week. Some foods tastes nasty now like chemicals (ammonia). Peanut butter and soda are the only ones so far. normal?

Not unusual: Disturbance in taste is not unusual following a course of antibiotics. This side effect should resolve after a brief period,however. I expect your sense of taste will return to normal in another week or so. ...Read more

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I am indian used to eat spicy food but now a days can't really eat it and got swellon face whn i ate those spicyfood.?

I am indian used to eat spicy food but now a days can't really eat it and got swellon face whn i ate those spicyfood.?

Cut it down: You may have developed allergies to some ingedient of the spices you can consult an allergist to be tested for food allergy or cut down on spicy food for time being and after a break of few weeks, try different spices, but if still can not tolerate stay off spices which make you sick. ...Read more

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What foods or workout will help me loose belly fat? I m eating blueberries and have stopped eating rice! I was eating white rice and soda alot! Thanks

What foods or workout will help me loose belly fat? I m eating blueberries and have stopped eating rice! I was eating white rice and soda alot! Thanks

You did it!: There is no particular food or diet that works to remove fat from any specific location. If you cut out one soda a day and do not replace it with anything else AND do this consistently you will lose about 3 lbs every month. Sound like you have already made that change. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 2011 and still now after eating abit after i run to the loo with orangey coloured diarrhea even when not eating fatty foods?

Gallbladder removed 2011 and still now after eating abit after i run to the loo with orangey coloured diarrhea  even when not eating fatty foods?

Be evaluated for ...: As what reported, you should be evaluated soon to make sure of no new issues with poor absorption, bowel virus, or bowel chronic inflammation like IBS or others, other than focusing old gallbladder disorders. How to unveil the myth behind all symptoms? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work with doctor for right Dx & Rx. ...Read more

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I am lactose intolerant and ate mac n cheese. My lactaid pills didn't work and am now so nauseous. Would indigestion pills work to calm my nausea?

I am lactose intolerant and ate mac n cheese. My lactaid pills didn't work and am now so nauseous.  Would indigestion pills work to calm my nausea?

Probably not: The symptoms of lactose intolerance usually subside several hours after the lactose-rich meal. If your symptoms persist much longer than that,they may not be due to lactose. ...Read more

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I ate a vegan cake and another time PB cookies with white sugar no gluten and got sick both times with bad cramps and diarrhea. Why? Is it sugar(IBS)

I ate a vegan cake and another time PB cookies with white sugar no gluten and got sick both times with bad cramps and diarrhea. Why? Is it sugar(IBS)

Food intolerance: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts && peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. What you described sounds more like a food intolerance however. Practically everyone responds adversely to some ingestants. In your case, would suggest researching the ingredients in both foods to see what they had in common. Ref: Relief From IBS by Elaine Shimberg ...Read more

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Could eating a lot of fruit raise my ALT/AST? I was eating a fruitarian diet and they were elevated and still are. 115 alt 70 AST?

Could eating a lot of fruit raise my ALT/AST? I was eating a fruitarian diet and they were elevated and still are. 115 alt 70 AST?

No: Eating fruit will not change your AST or ALT. They are usually elevated if there is a problem with your liver or gallbladder. There could be other causes of elevated AST and ALT unrelated to the liver, however. If they are elevated, the best thing to do is have that repeated in a month. If they are still up, then an evaluation with a your doctor or a gastroenterologist would be best. Good luck. ...Read more