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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
Vegan. gluten free: Yes, you can lose weight with a vegan and gluten-free eating plan. But -- this doesn't mean eating a bunch of "gluten free" junky snacks! you still need to eliminate added sugars, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods. Eat veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats (olive oils, avocados, omega-3's like wild alaskan salmon, etc), and complex carbs. Fruits like raspberries, blueberries too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding. How can PPD (postpartum depression) affect ones sex life?
Yes, it can: In fact, it can effect everything and is very worth seeking specialized treatment for. The well-being of your entire family (especially you) is in the balance. It's a common condition w/ elements that come from hormone changes, life demands, emotional intensity of relationships, etc. A good fit w/ an experienced therapist really helps. If meds are needed briefly they'll help select the right one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Gluten needs to be eliminated from the diet of those genetically unable to digest this wheat protein. Others eliminate it because it is a form of a restricted diet since there are far fewer gluten free items to eat. Losing weight is a common goal of such persons. In most cases weight will be lost, but it is very possible with such a diet to ingest a lot of calories and therefore gain weight ...Read more
Fiber& constipation: If you are not on medications that cause constipation, like antidepressants, a low fiber diet can cause constipation. Solution, try to incorporate high fiber foods like whole-grain breads, cereals, pastas, fresh fruits, vegetables, and legumes such as beans and lentils.If you are female, you should eat 21-25 grams of fiber per day.If you are male, then you should eat about 30-38 grams of fiber a day! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If done carefully: There is limited research but a careful vegan diet can be very healthy; vegan diets reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure, lower cholesterol & likely reduce cancer risk. However, certain nutrients such as vitamin b12, carnitine, taurine & dha are difficult to obtain with a vegan dirt so should be supplemented. See www.Vegetarian-nutrition.Info/updates/vegan-diets-pros-cons.Php for more info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How old is baby: A baby less then 4-6 months of age should be receiving appropriate nutrition if being provided right amount of formula or breast milk. In an infant between 6-12 months of age, a mixture of milk/formula and solid foods provide good nutrition. Please avoid any processed (junk) foods - provide vegetables, protein and grains. ...Read more
Yes, and...: This is a great way to end unhealthy eating habits. Vegetarian fare isn't as greasy / sugary / salty / yummy as the stuff that most of us overeat. Even better -- why not "jumpstart" a whole new lifestyle based on fitness-based activities, as much a choice-of-friends issue as anything? They'll guide you on reprogramming your mind and body for a far better life long-term. ...Read more
Controversial: This is a topic that i dont think there is a straightforward answer for! a vegetarian diet can be healthy because you lower your saturated fat intake from animal fat! however, it is not the end all answer to eating healthy! I have encountered many obese vegetarians and vegetarians with terrible cholestrol panels. I believe a well balanced diet with lean meets can be just as healthy or healthier! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interesting question: There are gazillions of fad diet programs out there & don't be hard on yourself if you feel like a deer in the headlights trying to figure out which one to select. Low-carb diets (depending on how low you go) work well, but you don't want to starve your brain from glucose. Healthy (polyunsaturated) fats are great appetite reducers, and you need protein as well to maintain your muscle mass. Cont-> ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat Smart: Try to incorporate fruits, vegetables, protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats into your everyday diet. Eat small meals throughout the day so that you won't overeat all at once. If you have cravings allow yourself to have them every once in a while, otherwise you will crave them more. You can eat healthy and still enjoy yourself! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: No. Diet doesnt really affect the thyroid. Hypothyroidism is the deficiency of thyroid hormone because the thyroid is not functioning properly. Generally the treatment is with thyroid hormone replacement. Postpartum (thyroiditis) hypothyroidism sometimes recovers on its own. You should discuss whether that is a possibility with your general physician. ...Read more
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?
Had mild hypoglycemia, no diabetes. 6 months postpartum, now sugar constantly dropping range of 70-42. Eat a clean diet, drink water. Why the big drop?
Be patient.: Hot flushes are not unusual postpartum, especially after tubal ligation. Be reassured that they are alomst always self-limited and be patient. They should be gone by your 6-week postpartum ob/gyn visit. If they interfere with your daily activities, try Prozac (fluoxetine) or clonidine, after talking with your doctor. Rarely this is permanent and seen in sheehan's syndrome. ...Read more
Walking is great: There is also something called stroller aerobics that a lot of new moms find helpful. See if there is a class near you check with the local hospitals to see if they know of classes. Also google kegel exercises. Can also talk with karen quigley at trueformcoaching.Com. She's very good in this area & does online personal coaching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: After a delivery, either c-section or vaginal birth, it is normal to bleed for up to 6 weeks. Your bleeding can also go back and forth between heavy and light and you may have different sized blood clots . If you feel like you are bleeding excessively call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postpartum bleeding: Post partum bleeding occur in most pregnancy and can last up to 90 days after delivery. During this post partum period, most patients may resume their menses at varying time. At 6 months, post partum, any bleeding will be expected to be normal menses. However, if the bleeding persist longer than expected, CBC for hemoglobin and pelvic ultrasound will be beneficial for reassurance. Discuss BCP/IUD. ...Read more
Possible: Some pregnancies are very uncomplicated and depending upon the woman's general health, stamina, and abilities and the requirements of the work place, she may be able to return to work. This would require a discussion with her obstetrician, her employer, hr, and consideration of child bonding and care. This should all be discussed prior to delivery with all concerned and very carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food preference: The only foods that i can think of avoiding postpartum are dependent on your own dietary restrictions. You can choose to eat whatever you want , just ensure that you have enough protein. If you want to avoid something consider alcohol, marijuana, recreational drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do if I'm experience severe upper GI pain, also in my back? I am 4 weeks post partum.
I am 3 weeks post partum and noticed my clitoris looks as if it has moved down, it's not as high up as it used to be. Normal?
Probably normal: It is common for the pelvic anatomy to be a bit distorted and potentially permanently altered as a result of parturition. However, at three weeks postpartum there may still be a significant change in the outward appearance of the anatomy as everything tries to return to normal. ...Read more
Is it possible to NEVER have Postpartum with other deliveries and suddenly have it? Emotions are everywhere and i feel saddened this time around.
Absolutely: I'm assuming you mean postpartum depression? Each pregnancy is different, even in the same woman. Even if you never had symptoms after any of your other pregnancies, it is possible to have depression symptoms with this one. Normally, those symptoms are mild and resolve in a few weeks. If you are having severe depression that is prolonged, see your doctor. ...Read more
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