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What is a good mediterranean diet foods?

What is a good mediterranean diet foods?

Fish, olive, veggies: Olive oil, veggies, fish are the staples of the mediterranean diet and they are all packed with healthy nutrients and antioxidants. Of course the way of preparation is also important. Raw, stewed, or lightly grilled without butter or heavy sauces. My personal favorites are lentils, okra, eggplants, tomaties, peppers and wild mushrooms. Studies have shown that medi diet decreased cardiac mortality. ...Read more

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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Is the mediterranean diet actually good for you?

Is the mediterranean diet actually good for you?

May be: It depends on how much you eat. To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. Reduce your intake, and exercise more (easier said than done). ...Read more

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Why is the Mediterranean diet considered so healthy?

Why is the Mediterranean diet considered so healthy?

Seriously, two: Reasons. I've read on this extensively.
The first is just wrong. The rate of heart disease was relatively low in Greece compared to England. AND SO WAS THE OBESITY RATE! . (google 7 countries survey)
Second, many good things are in that diet: no transfat, fish, vegetables, etc.
mostly this is bunk though
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Thinking about starting the mediterranean diet. Anything in addition you all would suggest? I want to be healthy, but still stay lean and fit...

Thinking about starting the mediterranean diet. Anything in addition you all would suggest? I want to be healthy, but still stay lean and fit...

Good diet!: Recent study on over 7500 people followed in spain compared the mediterranean diet (nuts, olive oil, fish, vegetables, wine -glass per day), vs low fat diet. Fewer heart attacks and strokes! Good diet! Low fat diets are archaic! Low carb also beats low fat! Good nutritional support can't recommend low fat! ...Read more

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Is a mediterranean diet healthy?

Is a mediterranean diet healthy?

Med diet: Mediterranean diet is very healthy. In this case food is medicine. Prolongs life in those with coronary disease, reduces BP in those with hypertension, improves glucose control and can promote weight loss. ...Read more

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Mediterranean diet, is it ok to eat sardines everry day?

Mediterranean diet, is it ok to eat sardines everry day?

Small fish are good: Yes, sardines daily are great.

High in protein and in omega-3 fats, sardines are also delicious.

They do not accumulate mercury or toxins like large fish do: they do not get big enough.

I recommend sardines, salmon and herring in this Wall Street Journal piece on longevity and omega-3s: http://www. Wsj. Com/articles/SB10001424052748703837004575013393566949312 ...Read more

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What is healthier, Ayurveda or mediterranean diet?

What is healthier, Ayurveda or mediterranean diet?

Lifestyle choice!: Hard to really answer this question as phrased. Ayurvedia is a complete and integrated healing system originating in india that includes diet suggestions, meditation, exercise, thought processes/actions, etc. Such systems have a great deal of power when fully used. Mediterranean diet has been shown to be very heart healthy especially compared with standard american diet (sad).What you do & eat is key. ...Read more

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What are the heart benefits of the mediterranean diet?

What are the heart benefits of the mediterranean diet?

Stops arterioscleros: It reduces the likelihood of having a heart attack and dying of heart disease. ...Read more

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Will the mediterranean diet help reduce my cholesterol level?

Will the mediterranean diet help reduce my cholesterol level?

Yes, modestly: Depending on how bad your baseline diet is, adopting & maintaining a mediterranean diet enriched with polyunsaturated oils (olive), emphasis on plant-based foods, fruits, legumes, nuts, & use of meat, if any, as a condiment rather than the main course, will modestly reduce cholesterol, assuming your weight is stable. Weight loss will spuriously lower the cholesterol more, until weight stabilizes. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet or paleo diet better for losing weight?

Paleo Diet: Paleo diet is especially helpful for autoimmune disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Here's a quick start guide... http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet. Html. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet acceptable for people with type 2 diabetes?

Is the mediterranean diet acceptable for people with type 2 diabetes?

Largely No: Ancel keys is considered the father of the mediterranean diet. Study him on google, including the photo of him when elderly. Also study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, how the government makes you fat, dietdoctor, taubes, attia, nusi. Org, lustig, eric westman, & many answers I have offered on healthtap. ...Read more

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Will going from an mostly fat diet to an mediterranean diet have extreme weight loss?

Weight loss: The mediterranean diet is an excellent diet but you will have to exercise regularly to lose weigh and keep it off. Best. ...Read more

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Fish allergy and the mediterranean diet==what are substitutes?

Fish allergy and the mediterranean diet==what are substitutes?

Nuts, poultry, beans: A good source of protein in the diet is important, and chicken, various nuts and soy can supply this. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet healthy for people who are prone to kidney stones?

Is the mediterranean diet healthy for people who are prone to kidney stones?

Yes, provided:: Subject keeps salt itake low ; water intake high, same as for anyone who is prone to kidney stones. Basically, olive oil, used in mediterranian cooking, is healthier than animal fat anyway. ...Read more

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Hello. How can I get rid of celulite? I have it on my thighs and a little on my knees. Currently I am working out and having a mediterranean diet.

Hello. How can I get rid of celulite? I have it on my thighs and a little on my knees. Currently I am working out and having a mediterranean diet.

Difficult but can do: Hello AnaV: This is a difficult thing to do but many of the treatments are not going to help when using creams and topical treatments. The best is to do specific exercises that isolate and tone the muscles that are involved in the areas of the cellulite. This can be achieved in looking for the specific articles that will show you the appropriate treatments. Womenslife. Today look for cellulite. ...Read more

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Y wud I hav NASH or nafld if I am a 24 y male non alcoholic BMI 19.5. Exellent lipid profile. Good mediterranean diet. Negative u/s & workup 4 high alt?

Y wud I hav NASH or nafld if I am a 24 y male non alcoholic BMI 19.5. Exellent lipid profile. Good mediterranean diet. Negative u/s & workup 4 high alt?

NAH: I'm not sure one abnormal liver function test would qualify as adequate to label one with a diagnosis of hepatic disease. Have you discussed with your dr.? Have you seen a gastroenterologist? ...Read more

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I'm tired of being fat! 5'8 260 How many calories a day? I need my health back so I can stop BP Med & lower Cholesterol 239 total! Mediterranean diet

I'm tired of being fat! 5'8 260 How many calories a day? I need my health back so I can stop BP Med & lower Cholesterol 239 total! Mediterranean diet

complicated: Multiple factors lead to weight gain. Plain advise maintain emotional stability, reduce anxiety, get 7 to 8 hour of restful sleep, avoid medications that cause weight gain like antihistamines, avoid sugar beverages, processed foods and fried food. Eat 4 to 5 small meals with low glycemic index carbonhydrates, lean protein and vegetables and exercise ...Read more

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What is a cervical conization?

What is a cervical conization?

Remove precancerous: Cervical conization is a surgery to remove a section of the cervix when there are pre-cancerous cells. This can usually be done in the office, and recovery is not too uncomfortable. Extra repeat pap smears should still be done to make sure all pre-cancerous cells are gone and don't return. Can still have kids after, but cervix can be weak or scarred, so will need special attention when pregnant. ...Read more

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Will cervix be shorter after conization?

Will cervix be shorter after conization?

Yes always: But may or may not be significant hopefully you are just getting a leep and not a cold knife cone which is worse. ...Read more

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What can I expect from cervical conization?

What can I expect from cervical conization?

Easy procedure: A cold cone biopsy of the cervix is a quick procedure & usually done in the or in case heavy bleeding is encountered. Either a general anesthetic, IV sedation, or a local injection can be used. I prefer a combination of the later two and my patients do very well. They rarely feel any pain & appreciate the short nap. ...Read more

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Cervical conization- what can I expect to happen?

Cervical conization- what can I expect to happen?

Easy procedure: A cold cone biopsy of the cervix is a quick procedure & usually done in the or in case heavy bleeding is encountered. Either a general anesthetic, IV sedation, or a local injection can be used. I prefer a combination of the later two and my patients do very well. They rarely feel any pain & appreciate the short nap. ...Read more

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Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Pregnancy: Miscarriage could occur if early in pregnancy. Preterm labor/delivery or cervical weakening could occur if later. Would advise discussing with a gyn oncologist and hi risk ob--if cancer risk is high that may outweigh pregnancy risks. ...Read more

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Scheduled for a leep conization tomrrow morning, what to expect?

Scheduled for a leep conization tomrrow morning, what to expect?

Not to worry: Crampy pain during procedure if you're not under anesthesia, some bleeding after, like a period.
Your doctor should also provide instructions and information in the post procedure paperwork. ...Read more

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Can I still conceive after conization?

Can I still conceive after conization?

Yes: Yes. It may be more difficult if there is extensive scarring at the cervical site. ...Read more

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Cervical conization- what can I expect? Will I be out?

Discuss with doctor: Cold knife conization is a procedure in which a cone shaped biopsy of the cervix is removed to treat cervical dysplasia. No overnight stay is required unless complications arise. You will be put under general anesthesia and the surgery lasts approximately 30 minutes. Your total recovery time varies from 1-2 weeks. The cervix, however, usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more