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Doctor insights on: Soy Protein And Thyroid Function

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Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Hyperplastic Polyps have protein levels at 4.8/Albumin 2.8. How do I improve my protein levels. Being drinking Boost and eating protein bars. ?

Hyperplastic Polyps have protein levels at 4.8/Albumin 2.8. How do I improve my protein levels. Being drinking Boost and eating protein bars. ?

Enteropathy?: You've had some investigatoin if you know you have hyperplastic polyps, but you don't note in colon, stomach, or elsewhere. You should be investigated for protein-losing enteropathy by a gastroenterologist. You maigh talso consider evaluation for cirrhosis, as this is associated with low protein. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could whey protein dymatize with milk produce +1 protein in urine?

Could whey protein dymatize with milk produce +1 protein in urine?

Unlikely: Protein in urine , need careful evaluation for kidney function , you need to see your doctor , diet is unlikely cause. ...Read more

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Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?

Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?

Hemp protein: Hemp protein contains healthy nutrients for the body. It contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It also contains 21 amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids. Plant proteins such as hemp have been shown in animal experiments to place less strain on the kidneys. The researchers speculate that hemp protein contains large amounts of arginine, and arginine supports kidney functioning. ...Read more

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Does soy protein and soy products have a negative effect on men. Testostrone amd erectile dysfunction?

Does soy protein and soy products have a negative effect on men. Testostrone amd erectile dysfunction?

Controversial: Some studies suggest isoflavones or their metabolites in soy products lower testosterone; other studies report increase in testosterone; yet others say no change. Most of these studies were meta-analyses of older studies, some of which were flawed. Controlled studies are needed to determine actual effects of soy on testosterone. Check http://www.Ironmanmagazine.Com/soy-and-your-testosterone/. ...Read more

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Can a high protein diet with exercise increase LiBiDo+erections and testosterone production?

Can a high protein diet with exercise increase LiBiDo+erections and testosterone production?

Protein & Exercise: are good things but not enough to boost libido and help w/erections. Please see your doc who will likely run hormone lab tests. Then you will know if your situation is more psychological or physical. Natural or pharmaceutical hormone replacement is an option as is stress management training. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does almond milk interfere with the absorption of Oroxine and slow release T3 (liothyronine) similar to dairy milk? Most have been fortified calcium.

Does almond milk interfere with the absorption of Oroxine and slow release T3 (liothyronine) similar to dairy milk? Most have been fortified calcium.

Almond/Oroxine/T3: It is time you go to a library or online to more fully understand the question(s) you have asked. I did my Medical School and Graduate training before I left Sydney for USA and have been here since 1974. Go back "home" infrequently. If you have some difficulty understanding what you read, please send me a note and we can discuss things. ...Read more

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Having protein in urine due to lupus. Does drinking protein shakes (to gain muscle for exercise) affect the protein activity ?

Having protein in urine due to lupus. Does drinking protein shakes (to gain muscle for exercise) affect the protein activity ?

Doubtful: It is related to your disease activity. However if there is impairment in kidney function, you should limit the protein intake. ...Read more

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For muscle gain n body building which protein powder is helpful , whey protein or soya protein?

For muscle gain n body building which protein powder is helpful , whey protein or soya protein?

Whey protein: Is a little better for body building, but there is not that much difference. Make sure you are only using it as a supplement as well. You also need a solid balance of proteins from diet from sources such as meets, chicken, fish, etc. ...Read more

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Whey protein or soy protein, what is better?

Whey protein or soy protein, what is better?

Depends: Use of soy protein might increase the chance for male to develop breasts or gynecomastia. Soy protein might help with to lessen the effects of menopause. I guess it depends on wether you are male or female. ...Read more

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Eating high intake of potassium rich diet ( 7 banana/ day) and other fruits, yet my potassium level is 3.3, is issue with kidney. Anything needed done?

Eating high intake of potassium rich diet ( 7 banana/ day) and other fruits, yet my potassium level is 3.3, is issue with kidney. Anything needed done?

Low potassium: Benicar/hct has a diuretic that causes potassium (k) magnesium (m) losses in your urine. Ask your physician (p) to check your serum m level. If low, it needs to be repleted as k can't be elevated until the m is within normal limits. If your m is normal, ask your p to check your blood and serum k. If your urine is high in k with a low blood k level, you may have a kidney issue, see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Does amino acids and whey protein causes problems in kidneys?

Does amino acids and whey protein causes problems in kidneys?

Here are some ...: All available studies have revealed no conclusive evidence to cause kidney damage although possible increased risk of renal stone and possible stress onto the already sick kidneys. Generally speaking, their use for ordinary healthy kidneys should be okay and poses no known risk to the kidneys. More? To http://www.livestrong.com/article/261806-whey-protein-kidney-damage/. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Variable amounts: Plant food sources contain variable amounts of iodine, depending on the soil content of this mineral. In us you may use iodized salt that would cover the requirement. ...Read more

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Uric acid level 5.8 and creatinine level 1.3 on high protein diet with 2 scoops of whey protein... is it test high shall i stop the diet?

Uric acid level 5.8 and creatinine level 1.3 on high protein diet with 2 scoops of whey protein... is it test high shall i stop the diet?

See below: 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, your results are not abnormal and you can continue taking the supplement. ...Read more

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Can whey protein helps gain weight? Or soy proteion.

Can whey protein helps gain weight? Or soy proteion.

In a way. ..: ...It's a good source of protein that is needed 2 gain muscle mass, but not by just taking it. U need a good exercise program, including weight ; cardiovascular. Remember u need 2put the pprotein 2 work for u by the above type of program. ...Read more

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What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Many foods: The us diet has adequate i levels both in the food and added as stabilizers in many foods and other products as toothpaste and shampoos. If you are hypothyroid you need thyroid hormone in this country. ...Read more

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What has protein. Low carb and low or no sugar. Need protein diet?

What has protein. Low carb and low or no sugar. Need protein diet?

I think you are: Asking about a low carb diet. Please check w/professional to make sure this is a good food plan for you. Meat and diary are high protein food sources. Complex carbs such as whole grains and vegetables break down more slowly in the body and are better for you than simple carbs from refined grains in bread, muffins, cookies, etc. Please look up glycemic index and eat low on that. Peace. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more