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Doctor insights on: Special K Protein Water

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Is Special K protein water mix safe for pregnant women?

Is Special K protein water mix safe for pregnant women?

Unknown: if this is a protein supplement alone, then it is likely safe for consumption during pregnancy but in general, dietary supplements are not very well regulated or tested and if you are using this, it is at your own risk. ...Read more

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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How much Special K cereal should you eat for the Special K diet?

How much Special K cereal should you eat for the Special K diet?

45 grams per bowl: Eat one bowl or 45 grams of special k with half a cup of low fat milk for breakfast and then eat a second one for either your lunch or dinner. This is done for two weeks. ...Read more

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Can i drink a special k protein shake with high blood pressure?

Can i  drink a special  k protein shake with high blood pressure?

May be: With having high blood pressure, it is important to not eat too much sodium. High sodium in your diet makes it harder to keep a normal blood pressure, even if you are taking medication for it. Try to keep your total daily intake at 1, 500mg a day. So, you'll have to check the label on the back and add in how much sodium it has to your daily intake to see if you should drink it or not. ...Read more

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Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

No: Food, in restricted amounts, is much better for meals than any shake, drink, supplement or substitute -- no matter whether you have diabetes or not. These meal replacements are only an attempt to make money on products that have no use. ...Read more

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Can I drink Special K protein drinks while pregnant?

Can I drink Special K protein drinks while pregnant?

There is nothing in: Special K protein drinks that would be harmful to a growing fetus. However, they aren't a substitute for a well balanced diet. Substituting a protein shake for one meal a day or using it as a supplement (like a snack) once a day shouldn't be a problem. However, if you have any health problems like kidney disease or gestational diabetes, talk with your OB first. ...Read more

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Have pain in kidneys more after drink water. Trace of blood in urine. Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine. Drink lots of water?

Have pain in kidneys more after drink water.   Trace of blood in urine.   Vegetarian w/ low protein intake + norm creatinine.  Drink lots of water?

? hydronephrosis: Pain with fluid load suggests possible hydronephrosis (swelling of kidney" doe to partail obstruction at the ureterovesical juction (junction beteen kidney & urine tube leading to the bladder. Can also explain trace of blood. Best diagnosed by kidney ultrasound after a liberal fluid intake. Please take care of your protein intake tofu and grain in vegan, also eggs & cheese if not vegan. ...Read more

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Is eating fresh water fish wiser than eating salt water fish becoz of its low sodium content, when u want 2 increase protein intake for bodybuilding?

Is eating fresh water fish wiser than  eating salt water fish becoz of  its low sodium content, when u want 2 increase protein intake for bodybuilding?

NOT really: Sodium content of saltwaterr fish vs. Fish water fish is apron. Equal. Shellfish ( clam, oysters) and crucateans (crabs, shrimp lobsters) has 3-4 x the sodium per dry weight. Unless the fish is pickled (like herring) or actually slated there should be not restriction in a weight builders diet. ...Read more

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Are whey protein isolate powders safe to drink if I drink lots of water with it? 1.4 liters - 2 liters a day of water, 1 protein shake after gym.

Are whey protein isolate powders safe to drink if I drink lots of water with it? 
1.4 liters - 2 liters a day of water, 1 protein shake after gym.

Probably.: Protein shakes can be problematic for people with kidney problems or who don't stay well hydrated. So long as your urine is light in color or clear, and you tolerate the drink (no gut symptoms of allergy or intolerance), it's unlikely to harm you. Be careful of calorie content in your shake, though; some are surprisingly high in unnecessary sugars. ...Read more

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Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Distilled: Distilled water would be ideal at this stage. Fluoride is not necessary until the teeth start to erupt. 'Drinking water' is from a municipal source ( tap water), nursery water is often priced higher and not necessarily superior to Distilled. Spring water quality is variable is quality and consistency. ...Read more

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Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Can powerade/gatorate zero count towars daily water intake?

Can powerade/gatorate zero count towars daily water intake?

Yes: As a fluid it does count, as dopes the fluid value of foods, like applesauce that is 95% water, or vegies that are often 50%. ...Read more

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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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Concentrated mineral salt baths ok for skin?

Concentrated mineral salt baths ok for skin?

Yes: Depends on how concentrated. Epsom salts and mineral salts in the bath can be very beneficial for the skin. They do help draw out toxins as well as provide some mineral nutrients for the skin. Using them according to directions will be the most beneficial. ...Read more

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Does excessive intake of proteins (free proteins) stored as fat ?

Yes: Excess calories of any nature, regardless of the source, will be stored by the body as fat. ...Read more

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Does drinking only whey protein suffice the requirements of protein per day or am i missing some type of crucial protein?

Does drinking only whey protein suffice the requirements of protein per day or am i missing some type of crucial protein?

Protein=20AminoAcids: Check out: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/protein ; https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/whey_protein_isolate, reasonable overviews. I would suggest a more varied source of hflc protein foods to round out the aa balance. The big issue: there is no good scientific data to answer your question, especially on an individualized basis. Tracking lipoproteins ; metabolic panel could help. Study: dietdoctor.Com. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume over 1000% RDA of Vitamin K from food daily? (Mostly leafy greens)

Is it safe to consume over 1000% RDA of Vitamin K from food daily? (Mostly leafy greens)

Totally safe: There is no known toxicity from high doses of Vitamin K from diet or supplemental K1 or K2, though one can get toxic from a synthetic form called K3. in research studies doses of 45 mg/ay have been successfully used to treat osteoporosis with no reports of toxicity- that is 500 times the RDA for females! See http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-K and http://tinyurl.com/zk5taub ...Read more