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Pregnant Yeast Low Carb
I need to stay on a low carb diet because of candida, but I'm on such a restricted diet. How can I not feel so edgy all of the time?
Are you sure?: Candida is a questionable diagnosis. Your body needs a healthy, well-balanced diet. Has your primary physician diagnosed candida? If so, the next step would be to see a dietician. If you have received this diagnosis from another source, please check with your primary. Starving your body is never a solution a path to good health. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I am over weight can I eat low carb or low fat to lose weight during this pregnancy. I'm 295 at last weigh in. I don't look it but I am. What to do?
Decrease intake.: Controlling how many calories you consume daily will be your best bet to control your weight. Your height also plays an important role (bmi) in your risk for complications of pregnancy, so consult with your obstetrician to set realistic goals of weight by the end of the pregnancy (gain less than 10 lbs would be a good idea). Avoid sodas, bread, pasta, fried food, eating out - prefer grilled food. ...Read more
Is it possible for a high protein, low carb, low fat of about 800-900 calories a day diet to give a false negative on a pregnancy test?
2 missed periods, low left back/hip pain, not pregnant, chronic yeast inf? Ultrasound tech had hard time finding left ovary. What could this be?
Safe but not healthy: Low carb is good especially low refined carbs but high fat is not good especially animal fats. Beware of foods that come from animals that walk on 4 legs (or that are mistreated!) eat lots of fruit vegetables grains high quality protein. If you are diabetic watch out for the fruit. There are a lot of very good websites that can advise you on healthy diets. And don't forget to be active! ...Read more
LCHF foods have best: Track record for long term human health. LFHC, started by Ancel Keys based on cherry-picked observational data & made official *.gov policy by George McGovern, et. Al., drives Artery Disease, Diabetes, Cancer & Obesity, etc.; verified by public response, clinical research & many clinical trials. LCHF foods improve lipoproteins, blood glucose, BP & other physiologic responses + most feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremes: I believe it is better for most to eat nearly everything in moderation instead of going on an extreme diet. I don't see how getting ketosis, which may reduce your appetite, can be good for the body. As for the high fat, too much saturated fat is likely harmful because it promotes inflammation. If you must, try unsaturated fat. ...Read more
Depends: There are several brands of 'low carb' ice creams available at most supermarkets. You would need to check the nutrition label for the exact counts. Otherwise, regular ice cream is loaded with carbs (the bad ones) and will definitely not be acceptable on most low-carb diet programs. ...Read more
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