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Doctor insights on: Sicknesses Caused By Lack Of Fats And Oils In The Diet

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Does eating a very lowfat diet give you more constipation due to lack of food oils in your intestine?

Does eating a very lowfat diet give you more constipation due to lack of food oils in your intestine?

Fiber: In general, the best natural way to "move bowels" is to eat foods with high fiber content. Fiber is material that can't be broken down by our gastrointestinal system and move things along. Oil and oily foods are absorbed by the gut, unless there is some sort of enzyme deficiency, so they aren't effective for what you're suggesting. Very oily foul smelling stools are termed steatorrhea. ...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 there merit in dr caldwell esselstyn's program for reversing heart disease ie a plant based diet with no added oils or fats?

Is there merit in dr caldwell esselstyn's program for reversing heart disease ie a plant based diet with no added oils or fats?

Maybe...: As with a variety of 'alternative' health care treatments I always advise my patients to do their homework, review the product with their doctor before starting it; and most importantly..."let the buyer beware"! ...Read more

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How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?

How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?

Theories: Of slow bowel activity, build up of bad bacteria creating toxins or toxic environment. And healthy intestinal bacteria with higher fiber diet may cause less colon wall mucosal irritation and less risks for cancer. Also theories of low fat diet and increased exercise lowering colon cancer risks. ...Read more

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I have IBS and waldmanns disease. I try to eat a low fat diet, high in protein, take mct oil and a water pill. Can you tell me more about the disease?

I have IBS and waldmanns disease. I try to eat a low fat diet, high in protein, take mct oil and a water pill. Can you tell me more about the disease?

A rare disease: Also know as primary intestinal lymphangiectasia. Enlargement of lymph vessels supplying the lamina propria of the small intestine. Cause unknown. Loss of lymphatic fluid into GI tract and protein loosing enteropathy and too little Albumin in blood causing abdominal discomfort and leg swelling, diarrhea and degrees of immnunodeficiency. Are you under the care of a GI doc or in a univ. Hospital? ...Read more

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If I follow diet should I take my fat in form of oil or can I take it in anu form like egg or cottage cheese?

If I follow diet should I take my fat in form of oil or can I take it in anu form like egg or cottage cheese?

Diet: Hi, in a perfect world of dieting 50-60% of calorie should come from carb, 20% from Protein and up to 30% from fat.
This is for a person with normal weight, now if you want to lose weight then you should decrease your fat and carb on desired weight, follow above,
read below:
http://www. Ghc. Org/healthAndWellness/? item=/common/healthAndWellness/conditions/diabetes/foodBalancing. Html ...Read more

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10m baby w mild diarhea can I give him fried food with oil or I should avoid fat? Apart from brat diet what else I can give & what to avoid

10m baby w mild diarhea can I give him fried food with oil or I should avoid fat? Apart from brat diet what else I can give & what to avoid

Mild diarrhea: As long as the diarrhea is "mild" continue to feed his regular diet. You may want to add 1-2 oz of extra water to account for any losses of fluid. If the diarrhea is worse or contains blood, or if it associated with vomiting, fever or pain see his doctor. BRAT diets may lead to increased diarrhea but are often appropriate for vomiting. ...Read more

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If too little body fat leads to organ failure, then why do people say to avoid things like oil in our diet?

If too little body fat leads to organ failure, then why do people say to avoid things like oil in our diet?

Separate issues: Excess body fat is MUCH more common than too little. One has to be on an extreme diet (or anorexic) or have malabsorption to get dangerously low body fat. Avoiding oils does not reduce body fat much; eating carbs is the main cause of fat. The reason some say oils should be avoided has to do with the fact that many oils are pro-inflammatory & cause oxidative stress- see http://tinyurl. Com/metmg3w ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I've barely hit puberty. Could a lack of milk in my diet be the cause of this?

I'm 16 and I've barely hit puberty. Could a lack of milk in my diet be the cause of this?

No: But calcium is certainly an essential nutrient and adequate intake is necessary for proper bone growth and development. Check w/pediatritian for further dietary advice and other calcium sources or supplements. ...Read more

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Is that ok if I follow 1200 calorie and cut out oil and fat from my diet I try to lose weight?

Is that ok if I follow 1200 calorie and cut out oil and fat from my diet I try to lose weight?

It depends: It is more than calories but a overall balance of carbohydrate, protein, and fat that can make the biggest long-term changes.

Healthy oils and healthy fats need to stay. Cutting out simple sugars is always safe. Don't forget to get enough protein or you will lose muscle instead of fat.

For best results, your diet and weight loss goals need a in depth assessment to correctly guide you. ...Read more

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Is this 'lack of energy' caused by diet or exercise?

Poor diet?: It's hard to say without knowing if your diet is well balanced. If you're not getting enough protein you may feel tired. Exercise usually makes a person feel more energetic. If your lack of energy continues see your doctor. You might want to keep a food diary for 3 days so your doctor can see what you're eating. ...Read more

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What causes female pubic boils and how do I make them go away? Is it my diet or lack of water?

What causes female pubic boils and how do I make them go away? Is it my diet or lack of water?

Boils: These may be due to a variety of different causes. It should be evaluated by an ob/gyn doctor. This is not due to your diet or dehydration. More likely to be infectious and need drainage or antibiotics or both. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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On Banting LCHF diet, 40y/o male, bad cholesterol slightly elevated... No meds currently. What sources of good fat to use? Recently started hemp oil.

On Banting LCHF diet, 40y/o male, bad cholesterol slightly elevated... No meds currently. What sources of good fat to use? Recently started hemp oil.

Marine Fish Oil: Has a large amount of scientific studies to support its usefulness. It is often taken to lower triglycerides and for eyes, brain, joint, and mood. Make sure you get a good brand w/about 50% of the total mgs in epa ; dha. If you are on a blood thinner check w/doc first. Coconut oil is another excellent fat. ...Read more

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What should I eat to get more fat in my diet with out gaining weight? I was told always being cold and having thin nails is a sign of lack of fat in my diet but im afraid of gaining weight

What should I eat to get more fat in my diet with out gaining weight? I was told always being cold and having thin nails is a sign of lack of fat in my diet but im afraid of gaining weight

A: A healthy diet and exercise is crucial for the development of lean muscle mass as opposed to just packing on fat. Junk food without exercise is not a good way to add fat to your diet. Eating high calorie, but protein and nutrient rich foods containing healthy fats such as nut butters, cheese, avocados and nuts is a good way to start. Using olive oil is also a great way to add healthy fats to your diet. That being said, you may want to speak with your doctor first before making any drastic dietary or exercise changes. Always feeling cold and having brittle nails can also be a sign of a thyroid disorder, so you may want to have that checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Female, late 50s with hair patch only on the small of the back since childhood - what causes it? Lack of proper diet? Remedy?

Female, late 50s with hair patch only on the small of the back since childhood - what causes it? Lack of proper diet? Remedy?

Hair on back: A patch of hair on back can be a sign of spinal problems and I would recommend that you see your doc about it and maybe have some x-rays done. ...Read more

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I've started a plant based low fat diet, but it prohibits all fats, even natural fats. Are fats needed? Is a lack of fats bad for my health?

I've started a plant based low fat diet, but it prohibits all fats, even natural fats. Are fats needed? Is a lack of fats bad for my health?

Fats are essential: Good fats are critical for health. Your brain operates on fat, not glucose like the rest of the body. Naturally occurring vegetarian fats such as nuts, avocados, seeds, olive oil are great and if only eating a vegetarian diet, you will need more. Plant based diets are great if done well which means eating real vegetables, some fruit, lots of nuts and seeds, and minimizing the carbs to 3/day ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a lack of calcium in diet cause bone pain?

Would it be possible that a lack of calcium in diet cause bone pain?

Not likely: Unless you were severely depleted of calcium is is not really possible.
Bone pain is common with certain forms of toxicity. Toxic accumulation of cadmium and other poisonous heavy metals in the bone can cause this type of pain. Itai itai disease is a form of cadmium poisoning where even light touching of the bones cause severe pain. It is associated with smoking and with industrial polution cars. ...Read more

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Can a lack of insoluble fiber in diet for almost 8 months cause thin stools? And is a mushy but still formed stool considered loose or normal stool?

Can a lack of insoluble fiber in diet for almost 8 months cause thin stools? And is a mushy but still formed stool considered loose or normal stool?

No: Lack of fiber will make the stool harder and thicker fiber is important for a healthy vowels the stool you have is a reflection of your diet eat more healthy hydrate well and exercise ...Read more

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Can a lack of fiber in my diet cause a lot of bowel problems?

Can a lack of fiber in my diet cause a lot of bowel problems?

Fiber: Can prevent constipation and help with IBS irritable bowel syndromes so use otc fiber or eat salads and whole grains it should help[ ...Read more

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How does a bad diet cause lack of appetite? I'm 22 and my appetite just isn't as strong lately I've been fearing cancer but everybody is saying appetite loss is not a usual sifn of cancer true or false please explain in detail so I can understans fully?

No true, false here!: What is a bad diet? A good diet is balanced to carbohydtes, protein and fat, with fruits and vegetables. The amount as well as quality are important. Appetite loss can be a sign of many diseases. What is your weight? Any fatigue or fever, pain or...? How are your emotional and psychlogical conditions? One has to open, hopeful, optismitic and not hypochondiac. Give us more details? See a dr. ...Read more

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Could frequent urination with having to strain be caused by a lack of water in the diet?

Could frequent urination with having to strain be caused by a lack of water in the diet?

Frequent urination: If you have frequent urination (F), get a urine culture and urine analysis. Urinary tract infections can give your F. If you have one, get antibiotics to treat it. F can be seen in diabetes insipidus (DI) or diabetes mellitus (DM). Your urine analysis will show a dilute urine in DI and a urine with glucose in it in DM. Lack of water does not cause F. See a physician for a answer to your question ...Read more

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OTHER THAN ALLERGIES AND LACK OF SLEEP, what are possible causes of dark circles under a toddlers eyes? Medications? Diet?

OTHER THAN ALLERGIES AND LACK OF SLEEP, what are possible causes of dark circles under a toddlers eyes? Medications? Diet?

Familial?: Dark circles may also be a familial trait but nasal congestion and sinus infection (uncommon at this age) may cause them too. Have you talked to your doctor? ...Read more

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Bags under my eyes. Is it from lack of sleep? Stress? Diet? What causes them? And what can I do to get rid of them permanently (naturally of course).

Bags under my eyes. Is it from lack of sleep? Stress? Diet? What causes them? And what can I do to get rid of them permanently (naturally of course).

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more