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Does the abc [ana boot camp] diet work?

Does the abc [ana boot camp] diet work?

Danger !: The ABC Diet or Ana Boot Camp Diet lasts for 50 days w calories ranging from 0 to 500 per day except 1 day at 800 calories. It is essentially a starvation diet which rotates the # of calories eaten per day. It is predictable that high % muscle mass will be lost. This can cause a lower metabolic rate. That in turn causes you to burn fewer calories & that can lead to weight gain. This is dangerous ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What is the ANA test? 

What is the ANA test? 

Autoimmune screen: A blood test. A positive ANA test indicates that your immune system has launched a misdirected attack on your own tissue — in other words, an autoimmune reaction. This may indicate lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma. Some people have positive ANA tests even when they're healthy, so further confirmatory tests are needed. ...Read more

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Is my ANA postive at 1:32?

Is my ANA postive at 1:32?

See below: That would be considered a positive test---but a positive ANA alone does not diagnose a disease. ...Read more

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What does a 1:620 ANA mean?

see details: It means your ANA is positive. Because the ANA is a relatively nonspecific test, its meaning is determine but the symptoms you have and the results of more specific tests. ...Read more

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What's a normal ANA reading?

Negative: Although it is not uncommon for healthy people to have low titer anas at 1:40-1:80 in a speckled pattern. ...Read more

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What does an ANA test look for?

ANA: Tests for antinuclear antibodies, which are autoimmune antibodies and can be found in numerous autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, etc. ...Read more

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What does >or=320 homogenous ANA mean?

Auto-antibody: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the result means that you have an auto-anibody, generally see in lupus, does not mean you have lupus. See your doctor and this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/ana-test/basics/definition/prc-200 ...Read more

Ana (Definition)

An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more